Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser

I like to rotate between a few cleansers but for the past month I’ve been consistently only using this dual action cleanser from Botanics USA. It features clary sage extract, which the brand sustainably sources from the leaves of the Salvia Sclarea species found in Southern Europe. It smells light and soothing and transforms from a gel consistency into a more milk-like texture when mixed … Continue reading Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser

TOP 5 NATURAL BRANDS SEEN AT FOUNDERMADE’S CONSUMER DISCOVERY SHOW

On June 11, I attended Foundermade’s Consumer Discovery Show in New York City. Here, the top brands I saw at the show. Cannuka – The base of everything in this product line is cannabis CBD and Manuka honey, both of which known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Products range from eye balms to soap bars. For those looking to drape themselves in the healing proprieties of … Continue reading TOP 5 NATURAL BRANDS SEEN AT FOUNDERMADE’S CONSUMER DISCOVERY SHOW

Natural Product Review: Nyakio Beauty Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

For the last month, I’ve been using this Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil from Nyakio Beauty, and I’m obsessed with it! It features Manketti from the Kalahari Desert, which is rich in vitamins E and C and Marula from Zimbabwe, which is high in essential fatty acids. I’ve been applying it on my face, which I was hesitant about since everything makes me break out. … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Nyakio Beauty Manketti & Mafura Anti-Aging Oil

Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

On May 3, I attended the beauty2 tradeshow, an event that showcases small brands (near and far) the beauty industry needs to have on its radar. While I don’t have the space to talk about every brand I saw, here are some of the ones that stood out: Deco Miami – Specifically created for millennial consumers who are seeking a luxury aesthetic, without the luxury … Continue reading Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you’ve already seen me talk about a makeup brand called Real Her. The natural and cruelty-free makeup brand empowers women by adding positive affirmations to the packaging of each eye, lip and face product. Messages range from “I am a queen” to “Yes I can” and are meant to uplift the you in the morning and serve as a … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Nontoxic Fragrance Review: Phlur

When I started learning about all of the potentially harmful ingredients lurking in common beauty products, I swiftly started trading out a lot of the products I was using with nontoxic ones. The one beauty area I’ve had the most difficulty finding clean products in has been fragrance. One thing people don’t realize (and I didn’t even know until recently) is that light damages fragrance; … Continue reading Nontoxic Fragrance Review: Phlur

Natural Brand Review: Summer Fridays

When I heard that two influencers, Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland, were coming out with their own product line, I rolled my eyes. As a full-time beauty editor, tons of products come across my desk, and immediately thought Summer Fridays would be some kind of gimmick looking to capitalize on the influencers’ dedicated fan base. So, I attended the launch party in NYC, wrote … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: Summer Fridays