Spring has sprung and Volume 3️⃣ of the Well Rounded series is here! 🌷 Each quarter I like to give you guys updates on new products I’ve been testing and grabbing over and over again. Whether it’s sustainable fashion, wellness-related, clean beauty, or natural skincare. I aim to include a fun variety for the season, so let’s take a look at what’s been #OrganicallyBeccaApproved lately!
This post contains affiliate links. Some of these products were gifted to me for PR consideration with no obligation to share. Trust me, I only share the good stuff with ya!
Btw, if you missed the first official Volume 2 from winter, you can check it out here!
1. Aleavia Body Cleanse 🌸
I know I’m late to the party with Aleavia products…but I see what the hype is about! Aleavia uses prebiotics which help balance skin’s pH and strengthen the protective barrier. The whole concept is that they are unlike typical “soaps” which can really strip the natural microbiome on your skin. These are super gentle and use really minimal ingredients. The body cleanses would be especially ideal if you have sensitive skin or conditions like eczema.
I assumed that they wouldn’t lather well because of this, but I was really surprised that they perform just like other body washes I use (even better when using a loofah to help aerate). It’s also been working nicely as a shaving gel! I have both the Green Tea Honeysuckle and Orchid scents and they’re lovely. You can get little travel sizes, too, if you want to sample them first.
You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount at Love Peace Organic.
Not your average lip gloss! These actually launched about a year ago, but Erin JUST released a *new* cool-toned berry shade called Starbright. It has a slight shimmer to it and I know I’m gonna be using it non-stop this spring and summer. These literally smell like a fruit smoothie (contain organic strawberry extract!) with a hint of peppermint.
They are REALLY pigmented for a lip gloss, too (without using FD&C dyes)! Starbright is actually the most pigmented of all the colors, too. When you first apply them, they’re quite glossy (not sticky), but after a while, the gloss fades while the color and moisture remain. They truly feel so great on my lips!
Bonus: they’re in a sustainable glass vial!
You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on your first order.
This one packs a punch because it’s basically a 3-in-1 product (foundation, sunscreen, and skincare benefits). You really get a lot of bang for your buck. Most tinted sunscreens are sheer or light coverage, but this one has BEAUTIFUL medium coverage with a radiant, skin-like finish. It does an awesome job of smoothing out my skin while still looking natural. You must try it!! I *knew* right away that I was going to include this foundation in the roundup this quarter because it’s amazing!
It is kind of luminous so I tend to put a setting powder over it to avoid looking too reflective (since my skin leans toward combo/oily). I wear shade Light Cool 150!
Read my full review here: “Review: Kosas Revealer Foundation vs. Tinted Face Oil Comparison”
You might have heard about this trendy wellness practice! I’ve been using a red light therapy device for a few months and am a BELIEVER. Its benefits range from decreased inflammation, faster wonder healing, improved skin conditions (acne, rosacea, scars, pigmentation, wrinkles), and pain relief.
I initially started using it for the skin benefits and noticed a more even skin tone and diminished redness on my cheeks! Also, I recently had some moles removed on my face and neck, so I have been using my panel daily to aid in the healing process; I truly feel like it has been helping!
The device I bought is called a MitoMin. It’s compact and works well for targeted use on smaller areas of the body. Plus, it’s way more affordable than a lot of brands on the market. You can read more about RLT and get the full scoop on a Mito device in my blog post below!
You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on Mito devices. It applies automatically with this link!
I honestly feel like Osea can do no wrong. They just dropped this new body butter and it’s SO good. In fact, it keeps selling out because people are going crazy for it!! It smells like an orange creamsicle and is the perfect texture; more moisturizing than a lotion, and not greasy like a body oil.
It has Undaria seaweed to replenish skin’s moisture barrier, shea butter for deep moisture, ceramides for skin barrier support, and amino acids for supple and firm skin. I’ve been applying this on damp skin after showering. I tend to need less intense moisture on my body once spring and summer roll around (compared to a heavier body oil) so this is great!
Related post: “7 Reasons to Love OSEA Skincare: My Top Picks!”
You can use code BECCA10 for a discount on your Osea order.
6. RMS Eyelights ✨
These are a newer launch and looked SO cute to me, I just had to try! They’re cream eyeshadows packaged in a little aluminum tube and come with a metal key you can use to squeeze out every last bit so none goes to waste. A little goes a long way and you can spread them around your lids fairly easily (I gently use my ring fingers or an eyeshadow brush). They’re metallic, reflective, and luminous.
Now, I was a little skeptical because I have oily, hooded eyelids and creamy eyeshadow products tend to crease and fade on me. But, I was pleasantly surprised with these. Although they’re a cream, they feel sort of dry to the touch and powdery. They dry quickly as you apply them and actually hold up SUPER well even after a few hours of wear. Like, I even wore them in the sauna and they still looked pretty good when I got out 😲 There was minor creasing but not much.
The real test will be in summer when it gets more humid out, but for now, I am so excited to keep using these little guys. I have shades: Blaze (muted silvery mauve), Sunbeam (golden coral with peach), and Flare (deep warm gold). My favorite of the three is Blaze!
If you’ve read my blog for a while, then you might know I kind of LOVE testing new deodorants! I discovered this brand called Supernatural and was really intrigued. They’re actually a sister brand of the bathroom spray Poo-Pourri, haha 💩
These deodorants are aluminum-free and come in earth-friendly paper tubes (no plastic parts). They have been working SO WELL for me; no irritation and I still smell good at the end of the day (even after a workout!).
I especially like that the formula feels SOFT. It’s more like a cream and not really oily or a gel. I just hold it on my armpit to warm it up for a second or two, then it swipes on easily. I do have to blend it in with my fingers a little bit, but not a big deal for me.
They DO contain baking soda which can irritate some people’s pits, but apparently, they add BS during the cooling phase and use a natural stabilizer so it’s supposed to be safe for even sensitive skin!
They have two scent options: Blood Orange Amber and Wood Sage Sea Salt. I honestly think they both smell wonderful. Blood Orange is way more vibrant and bright, but the Wood Sage is on the earthy side.
My desert island skincare product would DEFINITELY be manuka honey! It has tremendously helped with my acne, breakouts, and scarring. Manuka is naturally antibacterial and can be used for a variety of skin concerns; I mostly use it as a face mask on damp skin weekly. But since I recently had some moles removed on my face/neck, I have RELIGIOUSLY been doing manuka face masks almost daily to speed up healing.
I’ve tried a bunch of brands over the years, and there are a few things I look for when vetting a new one:
- At least UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) 10+; this certification means it’s legit, independently tested, and has the beneficial properties
- Packed and labeled in New Zealand
- Raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized to preserve the goodness (pasteurization destroys the beneficial enzymes)
My old jar was running low (what can I say, I use A LOT of manuka…), so I picked up one from the brand Three Peaks. It’s UMF15+ and checks all of my boxes. It’s incredibly smooth and creamy 😍 and has totally been helping my skin heal!
We’ll be back in summer for the next installment of the Well Rounded series. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about any of these products!