Favorite Beauty Products September 2016

Beauty Elixir by Caudalie

This hydrating spray is made with an all natural formula including ingredients like grapefruit extract, rosemary and peppermint. The smell is neutral and not strong at all. The travel size bottle will be your best friend on long haul flights when skin becomes super dry. I also love this hydration mist as a setting spray for make up. 

Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo by Giovanni

An inexpensive natural shampoo that can be found at your local Walmart also happens to be sulfate free. This is a great shampoo for frizzy, damaged or colored hair and contains ingredients like aloe vera, grapefruit and apple. I don't like scented products so this a great option. It pairs well with the smooth as silk deep moisture conditioner. 

Hawaiian Sea Salt Body Scrub by Alba Botanica

Another inexpensive drugstore product that contains only natural ingredients like sea salt, sunflower seed oil, grapefruit oil and almond oil. Many of the ingredients are even organic. I love using this body scrub in the shower before a suntan or when I feel like my skin is getting dry. The oil in the scrub continues to moisturize the skin even after you wash off the sea salt.

Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 by Juice Beauty

This is the only moisturizer I will use on my skin because it is the perfect two-in-one product. It contains blemish clearing oil control and a zinc based SPF. It is extremely lightweight and lasts all day. Not to mention, Juice Beauty is pioneering the organic and chemical free movement in skincare, using antioxidant rich ingredients like grape, pomegranate, aloe vera and sea algae. I haven't gotten a sunburn once since turning to this product. 

Green Apple Mousse Hand and Body Wash by Juice Beauty  

This blend of organic apple, lemon and aloe vera is the perfect combination for age-defying skin. Juice Beauty products contain zero parabens, sulfates, pesticides or synthetic fragrances. The body wash will leave your skin feeling nourished, hydrated and blemish free. 

Brazilian Super Mask by Artifact Skin Co.  

I randomly met the founders of this brand at a local event in Los Angeles and fell in love with their superfood-enriched line of skincare. I love clay masks because of their natural ingredients and the way they combat all kinds of skin issues from redness and breakouts to clogged pores and blackheads. I've been using this mask for over a year and it is the perfect solution to any redness or skin irritation. This particular mask is designed for normal or combination skin and contains powerful ingredients like acai, mango and carrot root to help prevent formation of wrinkles. 

Vitablast A & C Eye Cream by M-61 

I learned about this high performance skincare line from Blue Mercury here in LA. I love that this brand is vegan, paraben, synthetic-fragrance and gluten free. The active ingredients in this eye cream include papaya, vitamin E, seabuckthorn and natural passionflower, which all help improve skin elasticity, calm, brighten and promote firming. My priority for an eye cream is that it helps combat wrinkles and I can immediately notice the difference from when I stop using it. The Vitablast truly helps keep your skin looking plump, hydrated and nourished. I would also recommend checking out the rest of their product line, particularly their Powerglo Peel

Wicked Fresh Mouthwash in Cool Mountain Mint by Toms 

I have never been a fan of mouthwash because the only one I ever tried was Listerine and it is the most toxic, horrible tasting mouth wash ever. Tom's mouthwash is vegan and gluten free and contains limited ingredients like aloe leaf, water, menthol, and xylitol. I use this mouthwash about three times a week along with brushing and flossing and it has a very minty after taste that isn't overkill like Listerine or other drugstore products.