Bee’ing Mindful – Pure Honey Skincare by Marin Bee

The biggest thing I’ve come to appreciate about beauty brands in the green beauty space is that many of them support organizations that benefit us, animals, the Earth and land, or in this case, the bees! That is why I’m excited to share the scoop on Marin Bee, a brand that delivers beauty products made with pure and raw honey, in effort to support their very own non-profit, the Planet Bee Foundation. Not only does this brand support a great (and important) cause, these products are just dang good!

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LOVE GOODLY Feb/March 2018 Eco-Luxe Beauty Box

Happy February all! Today I’m excited to share with you Love Goodly’s latest edition of their beauty box (in this case, it includes a yummy snack too!). In addition to some very delicious popcorn, Love Goodly is delivering a fruit enzyme scrub from Mychelle, a lash/brow serum, an AHA exfoliator, lip balm, and a wonderful eye cream, all for just $29.95.

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Collective Skincare Haul – Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant + More

Before I get into this plethora of goodies, I have to acknowledge that I just surpassed my 2 year blog anniversary! I know that my posts are far and few between these days, but I’m still enjoying what I do and I hope that my reviews are helpful, informative, and enjoyable for you all as well! If you’ve stuck with me I want to thank you for being a faithful reader and for supporting my passion.

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December Boxwalla Beauty – A Brief History of Timeless Things

Nothing makes you realize how fast time flies by like receiving subscription boxes! In this case it’s bi-monthly, but I can’t believe I’ve been trying out and reviewing the Boxwalla beauty boxes for one whole year now. Today, I’m bringing you their final beauty box of 2017!

Themed “A Brief History of Timeless Things“, the December Beauty Box* ($134 value) features 3 products, each a portal to travel through time and space, with ingredients that have been a part of ancient cultures. December’s excellent beauty product selection includes a golden sun-infused facial oil from Lepaar, a lotion-y eye serum from Dafna’s Skincare, and custom size coconut wax-based candle from Rebel & Mercury. Each of these products tells stories that began at least 5000 years ago. The last beauty box featuring H is for Love was my absolute favorite of this year, but this one is hotly coming in second. I’m a sucker for rich green beauty luxuries and I was really excited to experience new-to-me brands this go-round.

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YOU Skincare – The Next Brand You Need to Try

In the past year I’ve seen more skincare brands emerge who use formulas that combine science (I like to refer to these ingredients as “clinical”) and nature. Scientifically-backed ingredients typically refer to ones that have a proven track record in delivering results such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamin C, and so on – and nature referring to plant-based ingredients such as oils, butters, extracts, herbs, and others. Through a lot of trial and error I’ve learned that my skin likes the best of both worlds – science-backed formulas tend to contain skin identical ingredients that help with barrier health and I like natural formulas for the nourishment, aromatherapy, and sensory experience. Both combine to feed my skin in such a way that they can’t seem to do separately. Sometimes these “clinical” ingredients might be synthetic, but that doesn’t mean it’s unsafe health-wise. I think what a lot of us are discovering is that “biocompatibility” is what’s important with skincare – ingredients that our skin can actually utilize to heal and maintain health. YOU Skincare happens to be one of these brands that combine the best of both worlds into super effective formulas!

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