Surprisingly for a skincare blogger, the brand I’m currently most obsessed with is a wellness brand. Sun Potion, the brand I’m referring to, embodies the LA hippie luxe aesthetic better than any other brand that I’ve seen. From the purple glass packaging to matte gold labelling, they take wellness to a whole new level of luxury. I’ve been obsessed with them since I got my hands on a few of their products about a month and a half ago (I bought Tocos and Anandamide from iHerb; and Samantha Sargent of Be Naturally You, who recently started stocking the brand, kindly sent me the other two), and I use them all regularly. Unlike most other herbal powders that I’ve tried, these products taste amazing, and I really enjoy the ritual of creating my own custom elixirs every night by mixing my favourite powders together. View Full Post
I reviewed Correxiko’s Collagen Supplement a few months ago, and since then, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know more about the brand and chat with one of their founders. I think the green/clean beauty community has some of the most amazing people on the planet, and the founders of Correxiko are some of the loveliest. They are however, very media shy and prefer to stay out of the limelight. They just like to let the quality of their products do all the talking.
What is Correxiko?
Without divulging too much information about the founders, here is a quick intro into Correxiko. Correxiko was launched in January 2016 in California with the idea of ‘transformational beauty from the inside.’ Despite being US-based, they are ‘all British,’ and the product R&D and manufacturing is based in the UK (they couldn’t find a US facility that uses the stringent ‘clean’ standards they needed). View Full Post
I am sure at least some of my regular readers would have guessed by now that I love natural skincare supplements. Raw Complexions is an Aussie skincare supplement brand that offers two skincare powders, Skintox Beauty Food and Skin Balance Beauty Food.
These were sent to me by the brand, and I was excited to try them mainly because of their amazing ingredient lists. Skin Balance contains unique alkalising greens and herbs that rejuvenate the skin by offering antioxidant protection and slowing down the signs of premature ageing. It contains astragalus, hemp seed, beetroot, ashwganda, asparagus, alfalfa, strawberry, kelp, turmeric, slippery elm, celery seed and Siberian ginseng. Skintox, on the other hand, contains Chinese herbs and superfoods to purify and detox the skin from within. It cleanses the liver to address skin conditions like acne, rosacea, inflammation, dehydration and psoriasis. The impressive ingredient list for this product contains flaxseed, bee pollen, schizandra, amla berry, camu camu and pomegranate. View Full Post
Good skin, I’m starting to realise, is the result of a three-pronged approach that includes clean skincare, healthy eating and exercise. There are, of course, people who have flawless skin without doing any of the above. O how I envy them! They are like people who are born rich. Unfortunately, I do not have an inheritance or naturally great skin, so my only option is to work for it!
Skin supplements, as the name indicates, supplement a healthy lifestyle (and should never be a substitute for food-based nutrition). If I could recommend just one skin supplement, it would be a probiotic like Fivelac. Good health/beauty starts in your gut, and Fivelac is one of the best probiotics I’ve tried. It improves digestion, helps with immunity and keeps skin clear. Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic is another great option, if you are looking for something for more prolonged use. In addition to a probiotic, I’d recommend adding an Omega 3 (Dr Perricone’s Omega 3 is always a reliable choice) to your diet. It works wonders! View Full Post