Top 8 Cruelty-free (& VEGAN) Makeup Removers

I hope everyone had an amazing Day of Giving Thanks! I also hope for all the makeup beauties, after partying, washed those lovely faces before hitting the sheets. 

It is essential to use makeup removers FIRST before proceeding to use your daily cleanser. This ensures that first layer of dirt and other nasties is removed before cleansing for the second time. 

Now go shopping this Black Friday! 

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  1. S.W. Basics Makeup Remover $14.00 *
  2. Mineral Fusion Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser $18.99 *
  3. Thesis Rosemary Citrus Makeup Remover $19.95 *
  4. Verita Organic Argan Oil Makeup Remover $20.00 *
  5. Pacifica Kale Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic $12.00 *
  6. Captain Blankenship Blue Chamomile & Lemon Oil-based Cleanser & Makeup Remover $32.00
  7. Vapour Clarity Organic Makeup Remover $32.00
  8. FoxBrim 100% Natural Makeup Remover & Facial Oil $14.95

Skincare for EVERY Age: A Vegan and Cruelty-free Guide to your changing Routine

Some people are born lucky. These people can use the same skincare products from their teenage years all the way until their 70’s and beyond. My mom is one of these lucky people. She has been using the same Clinique products as long as I can remember and still looks amazing.

However, while this works for her, the products I use my teenage years don’t and can’t match my skin now in my 20s. I once had oily, acne-prone skin, now I am leaning more towards combination with occasional breakouts. My once favorite skincare products are just too harsh. But thankfully, with the rise of women and men creating and purchasing skincare products, there are items out there to address all kinds of skin concerns.

Below are just some of the various skincare products available for all ages!   

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Skincare Routine 20s (1)

While in your 20s, your hormones should be calming down from your awkward puberty days. However, now what is left are dark spots and an oily, persist T-zone. To help combat these problems look for products that are meant to ease the occasional breakouts and fade those dark spots. 

Skincare Routine 30s (1)

They say, “30s is the new 20s.” But with that said, your skin maybe telling a different story. Dryness will start creeping up on you. Stop dryness by finding hydrating moisturizers and soothing scrubs to buff away dead, dull skin. 

Skincar Routine 40s (2)

Aging is a blessing. But there is no shame in keeping wrinkles and age spots away. In your 40s, your skin is losing collagen, a protein that keeps your skin’s elasticity tight. While this is just part of nature, a healthy diet and a strong skincare routine may slow the process.

Skincare 50s+ (1)

When it comes to aging, it is but a number. Starting a good routine in your 20s, 30s, and 40s, will greatly help your skin when you are in your 50s and beyond. The main concern now is just keeping your skin smooth and fading away wrinkles. Look for products designed for mature skintypes or have BHA/AHA ingredients to regenerate your skin.  

National Novel Writing Month Day 3: Serums 101

Day 3! Still going strong~ Today, we are looking at serums.

What are Serums?

There are light, fast-absorbing liquids used as an alternative or in addition to creams or lotions.

Why use Serums?

Serums are meant to treat problem areas–big or small. Whether the problem is dry skin or age spots, serums are effective because of the deep penetration properties to them. Admittedly, serums are expensive (average serum costs are around $20), but a dime-size pump goes a long way!

How do Serums work?

Most serums are water-based. Ingredients such as mineral oil,  petroleum, nut & seed oils are not found in serums unlike their facial moisturizer cousin. What is left is a product that is high in active ingredients for target treatment.

Who can use Serums?

Anyone can apply serums! Whatever your issue–there is a serum out there to help. But be careful; applying serums onto broken skin, eczema or rosacea can cause more irritation. If you have experience one of these skin issues, please consider other options or wait until the skin is completely healed. For everyone else: choosing the RIGHT serum is very important to the benefit of your skin.

Listed below are serums that are a mix of vegan, organic, and cruelty-free!

Dry Skin (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Made Simple Skin Care Argan Ceranium Face Serum ($20.00)

– Highly Concentrated: no water, no filler, just pure product
– 100% Natural and Organic
– Raw, Vegan Non-GMO using only Food-Grade Ingredients
– Rejuvenating Argan & Jojoba nourish and restore
– Evening Primrose is packed with beneficial nutrients like omega-6 fatty acids
– Essential oils calm and nurture the spirit and body
– Glass bottle prevents leeching of plastics into product

Oily/Combination Skin Type (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Thesis Facial Serum for Oily Skin ($24.95)

Naturally balancing, calming and hydrating Face Serum for problem, oily, blemished skin, and T-zone. Boasts 99% organic content and natural vitamin E to help skin find its balance and peace. Light, fast absorbing and non-clogging.

Sensitive Skin Type (VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE)

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Grateful Body Healing Serum ($50.00)

Our Healing Serum restores glowing health to skin that is prone to be overly reactive. The result is a stronger, less-sensitive and more beautiful complexion.

Normal Skin Type (VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE)

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Osea Vitamin Sea Serum ($68.00)

This easily absorbed, potent serum contains an anti-aging blend of seven organic seaweed extracts in a hydrating Hyaluronic Acid base. Packed with powerful antioxidants including Ferulic Acid, Turmeric, and Walnut Seed and Green Tea extracts, this serum will plump up moisture-depleted skin and restore a youthful glow.

Acne-Prone Skin Type (ORGANIC, VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE)

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Rodale Organic Anti-Acne Treatment ($24.00)

This powerfully effective, non-drying formula includes an ultra-concentrated blend of certified organic active ingredients, all carefully chosen for their proven excellence in both treating and preventing acne. Antibacterial, moisturizing, and balancing, this non-greasy treatment deeply penetrates into your pores to treat each and every acne symptom.

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