This month on the vanity we have skincare products that give you a natural glow, and that make you feel absolutely refreshed and relaxed. Most of these are made with all natural ingredients to feed your skin what it needs to glow from within. You should accentuate YOUR unique features and enhance your natural beauty, all you need is a pump of subtle shimmer and a swipe of gloss.
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1. Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish by HERBIVORE BOTANICALS
Amethyst gemstone + Magnesium epsom salt + Jasmine oil
A deep exfoliating body polish for silky smooth skin that leaves you hydrated and slightly perfumed.
I’ve never used a body polish that left my skin so silky, it’s incredible. It leaves me with even textured, smooth skin without being too rough or leaving scratches, with can often occur with harsh scrubs. The jasmine smell is relaxing and fresh, and the beautiful purple color is a nice bonus!
Because of the loose texture, I suggest applying in a shower or bathtub to avoid a messy cleanup, unfortunately I had to learn that the hard way. I still had little purple granules in my tiles a week later… oops.
2. Holi(stick) N°3 Deodorant by AGENT NATEUR
Lavender + Honey + Eucalyptus
An all natural, aluminium free deodorant stick with a smooth application that keeps you smelling fresh all day.
This deodorant combines my favorite scents: sweet honey and floral lavender. The application is really smooth and transparent, no white residue or stickiness. It feels like applying spa skincare rather than your typical strong deodorant.
You can re apply it during the day and it doesn’t result in build up. You can also use it at night after showering to stay fresh 24/7.
3. Slow dance Eau de Parfum by BYREDO
Opoponax + Geranium + Vanilla
“A heady collision of innocence and experience, not knowing and knowing. Slow Dance mixes ideas of the feminine and masculine, bitter and sweet, in a rich, intoxicating distillation redolent of warm skin and breathless exchange.”(BYREDO).
Sigh. This perfume just smells so good it sends chills through my body. The minute I smelled it I knew it was mine. It’s sweet and slightly smokey with hints of vanilla and violet.
Less is more when it comes to perfume, one spritz is enough to envelop you in this sweet sensual scent. BYREDO is by far my favorite perfumerie, my other favorite is Velvet Haze, which has been a staple on my vanity for a few years now. It combines musks and patchouli. It “evokes the daze state attained in artificial paradises. The opulence of the scent embarks us in a psychedelic whirlpool.” (BYREDO).
4. Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating glow serum by HERBIVORE BOTANICALS
Plant derived AHA and BHA + Rosewater
A gentle exfoliating serum derived from natural ingredients that minimises pores and improves skin tone and texture. It leaves skin glowing and hydrated.
I love how lightweight this serum is; the gel- like consistency leaves a nice sheen on the skin. It feels cool and hydrating on the skin and leaves no residue. Even over the past month I notice my skin has a more even tone and texture. I use it in the morning with my vitamin c serum from (Blank) and alternate it with the Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum.
You can mix this serum with your moisturiser or tinted sunscreen for an easy application and extra natural glow effect.
5. Luna Night Sleeping Oil by SUNDAY RILEY
Blue tansy + Chamomile + Licorice
A retinol face oil that reduces and prevents signs of aging while boosting skins radiance. It also helps reduce hyperpigmentation and redness.
This is one of my all time favorite skin care products. I’m addicted to this luxurious and effective face oil. It feels so soothing and therapeutic when massaged into the skin, especially if you use a face tool like a gua sha. It absolutely leaves my skin gleaming and smooth. I’ve probably ordered five bottles of this, and my skin has truly changed for the better.
I like to use a jade gua sha or face roller to really massage the contours of my face, then I let it soak in completely before applying my night cream.
6. Be Beautiful Luminous CC Cream by THANK YOU FARMER
SPF + Shea butter
A CC cream with SPF 30 that protects your skin from UV rays while enhancing your natural beauty with its luminous sheen. It instantly corrects redness and evens skin tone.
Talk about glowing, this CC cream is dewy with a shimmer. It makes my skin look like a pearl from all angles. I’ve never used such a glowy product, ever. It corrects the redness around my nose and enhances my natural skin tone. I love that it has SPF properties and acts as my sunscreen, color corrector and moisturiser all in one. It also smells fresh and expensive.
For more coverage you can mix it with tinted moisturiser.
6. Plump and Gloss by PROJECT LIP
Seed oil + Capsicum fruit extract
A clear and shimmering gloss that defines, plumps and hydrates your lips.
This gloss moisturises my lips with a slight tingle to enhance the natural pout and pink tint of my lips. It is not sticky and goes on so smooth. It has a mirror-like glow and leaves a dewy finish that looks natural. Not only does it have a pretty finish, but it really does plump your lips without an uncomfortable sensation.
I like to apply a swipe of this gloss to my upper lip, and a swipe of a tinted balm to my lower lip and mix them together. This adds a colored tint to your lips for an extra pop.
Please comment below if you try these products, I would love to hear your thoughts! Hopefully that give that so desired glow from within;)
See you next month at the Vanity.