August is here in full swing and for me, that means cool cozy days in, warm chai lattes, and a new skincare routine. The slow transition of winter to spring is making way and I’m looking forward to the new season ahead for my soul, my journey, and for my skin!
Cultivating a skincare routine that makes your heart and skin sing with love is probably more important than most people realize and the honest truth is that a lot of us neglect to do what’s best for our skin. We all deserve feeling beautiful in the inside and out…taking proper care of my skin has been a big game-changer in my self-esteem and practicing self-love. Below I wanted to share with you some of the products I’ve been using and absolutely loving to the core.
Mad Hippie – Cruelty-free Organic Skincare
These hippy goodies are on the top of my list. If it doesn’t convince you to have this brand on your radar with its philosophy being powered by nature, vegan-friendly, and using plant-based ingredients – just wait till you see the results of using their products!
I’m a big fan of plant-based brands that work in harmony with nature and Mad Hippie ticks all the boxes. Their skincare range is natural yet completely effective, you can feel it in your skin! Choosing from their line of products that tackle everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin, I decided to use their Triple C Night Cream, Exfoliating Serum, Vitamin C Serum, and Eye Cream.
Using the Exfoliating Serum it has noticeably aided in providing a glow to my skin by helping to reveal brighter skin. If you ever felt like your skin has a dull tinge to it or wanted to improve the complexion of your skin, Mad Hippie’s Exfoliating Serum will do the trick! The Vitamin C serum is a stellar pick for an essential boost of youthfulness and radiance. This versatile ingredient formulated in the potent serum apply’s on effortlessly and helps to support natural collagen and elastin all the while helping to even skin tone. Top it off with the Eye Cream to give some special love to the sensitive area under your eyes, and you’ll wake up feeling more vibrant and radiant than ever!
Next, I need a hot minute to talk about the beautiful Mad Hippie Triple C Nightcream and smothers on the skin with it’s whipped consistency makes it so satisfying to use at night just before bed. Winter is harder on the skin and I can see my skin naturally craving for extra moisture, especially at nights with my oi heater on to keep me warm! The Triple C is formulated using powerhouse ingredients derived from nature; Turmeric, Reishi & Cloudberry. This works as a deeply treated treatment packed to the brim with 3 forms of vitamin C, antioxidant and adaptogens, and just pure honest goodness. A must try!
Hot Tresses – Haircare’s Holy Grail
I remember around 2 years ago walking into the Bangalow health food shop taking a curious browse at what new goodies were on the shelves in the beauty section to spend my money on (as I do very frequently, no shame #selflove) and then & there I came across Hot Tresses. I was a bit skeptical as I never had an impressive lasting experience with plant-based/natural shampoos but I needed a new shampoo and thought I’d give this one a crack.
To this day even after 2 years, I can easily say that this shampoo and conditioner has been in my top 5 products I’ve ever tried on my hair. So I hope you can feel my enthusiasm in each sentence I have to say about this product line!!
The Hot Tresses Sulcate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner works miracles on my oily scalp and dry coarse hair. Having quite the combination in hair type on top of the damage from hair dye, it has always been a struggle for me to find the right hair products. This shampoo and conditioner literally leaves my hair so nourished, healthy, and smooth after every shower without making my scalp feel greasy after a day or two (which tends to happen with most hair products). It also helped with the dandruff problem that I’ve been battling with my whole life providing my scalp with the right formula to tackle so many concerns with my hair. Honestly, in summary, it is a god sent of a product line and a must-try in my beauty bible!! You won’t be disappointed with the results with Hot Tresses.
The Moisturing Leave-in “Heal Me” with quinoa + hemp was a new try for me which worked seamlessly with the shampoo + conditioner. I personally do not use any heat styling tools so I love just applying this to my hair after my shower and allowing it to air dry with the formula. The results are leaving your hair feeling like you just left the salon, giving your hair that extra moisture and love to tackle on the day ahead. I found this treatment especially helped with the ends of my hair that are more damaged and dry.
The Jojoba Company – Organic Skincare Range
I’m lucky enough to have come across The Jojoba Company, read more below and you’ll see why! Based at their Beresford Farm is where it all started, from the land, sustainably grown in their nutrient-rich fields of Yenda is the source of their jojoba organic skincare products. Utilizing the healing powers of this super-ingredient, their range concentrates on using this special ingredient within their range to deliver transformative skincare to our community!
I’m using their Jojoba Oil & Rosehip Oil which helps with scarring and skin discoloration/ imperfections and their Jojoba Water Toning Mist with its refreshing formula giving your skin that pick me up while toning and purifying your pores.
My favorite is the Australia Jojoba oil which is great for all skin types and for all seasons around. I found this to be such a universal product harnessing the power of Jojoba oil. I love using this oil at night after my cleanse when my skin is still a bit dewy and damp. Following up with their firming eye balm that’s rich and conditioning which has helped to reveal softer and younger-looking skin!
Overall I found that their range is so straightforward, simple, yet powerful. With a swift application process and products that help restore the skin to its smooth, glowy, and angel state, it’s quite hard to top this brand. In my opinion, these gems are absolutely worth the investment for good skincare.
These products all surpassed my expectations and I have truly fallen in love with this brand. Check out their website here.
Burt’s Bees – Harness the Beauty Of Nature
I’m back again with another review of Burt’s Bee! Being a fan of their range in Canada through the Autumn and Winter seasons, I love that this global brand is around in Australia as well.
I used their range specializing in using Clary Sage which you might have come across on the market shelves or on their website. Using my Burts Bees Cream Cleanser in the warm shower after the gym, it helps to remove sweat, dirt, and even makeup using the plant’s ability to trap and retain moisture in its harsh environment, this natural cleanser hydrates your skin while leaving it super soft and oh-so supple.
Following up with their Day Lotion which is incredibly fast-absorbing and leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated to take on the rest of the day! The lotion is created to aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Typically on Sunday nights, I give my skin an extra treatment complemented with a glass of wine and my favorite series. I’m using the Intense Hydration Mask which helps to give my pores a deep clean and to fully reset my skin to start my next week and take on the world with beautiful skin!