A new year means time to try new things! It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on some recently discovered products and faves that I’ve been reaching for over and over again! I don’t know about you, but I have NOT been wearing much makeup lately, so a lot of what I’m sharing today is skincare focused. There are definitely some standouts that I cannot wait to introduce you to!
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So if I actually DO put on makeup lately, it’s basically a little bit of concealer and some powder. Erin recently launched a new set of cruelty-free, vegan makeup brushes and one of them is this concealer brush! It’s super soft but I especially enjoy that it has two different sides.
One is perfect for covering a blemish or doing more intricate work (I like it for applying under my eyes), the other side is a dome shape that is ideal for blurring concealer into your skin. The handles are sturdy and made from FSC certified wood. I feel like it can be hard to find good brushes that are specifically for concealers, but this one is great and makes applying concealer a breeze. You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on her site!
Related post: “Comparing Organic Concealers: Which is Best for Your Skin?”
I love the Georganics Toothpaste Tablets, so I was really eager to try the mouthwash tablets. I got the English Peppermint flavor and it’s so refreshing and leaves my mouth feeling alkaline. You’re supposed to dissolve the tablets in water first, then use it as a mouthwash, but I just pop one right into my mouth and it pretty much dissolves instantly and you can start swishing immediately.
It’s definitely a little different than regular mouthwash, but I like it! These would be really convenient for traveling too. The tablets don’t contain any SLS or fluoride either which is a plus. So many mouthwashes come in plastic bottles so it’s really cool that this is a zero waste option! The coupon code BECCA10 gets you a discount on these from EarthHero 🦷
You guys know I love a good honey mask. This one is something else, let me tell you, and I am totally going to get the full size once my mini runs out! 🍯 The texture is basically like putting jelly on your face! But it feels and smells so good; it has raw honey, apple pectin, juniper berry, and aloe. I like to leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off.
Aside from the amazing honey benefits for your skin, the mask is also helpful for calming and purifying. I feel like this leaves my face feeling clarified, toned, and supple. If you want a mask that will help with breakouts and redness, yet can’t handle something too harsh, this would be perfect.
Also available at Poppy Avenue Clean Beauty Bar.
Okay, this is one of those products that I never thought I would need or even gravitate towards since I don’t have scalp issues. And you know I am low-maintenance when it comes to my hair routine. But now that I’ve tried it, I’m hooked. It’s a scalp treatment that you use before shampooing; just massage it into wet hair (it’s actually a lot easier to work in than I thought it would be). It’s extremely minty and even feels a little tingly. Like, your whole bathroom will smell minty and aromatic!
The scrub has peppermint, tea tree, and Hawaiian red salt. My hair definitely feels clarified and *extra* squeaky clean after using it (which is much needed because I only wash my hair about once a week and it’s basically 90% dry shampoo by the time I do wash!). It does a good job of scrubbing away buildup and impurities. Totally recommend 👌
We’re just going to continue the mint theme here 😆 This cleanser is quite unique! I mean, have you ever seen a black cleanser?! It’s a clay-based formula with activated charcoal, tea tree, and peppermint. It reminds me a lot of the Osea Cleansing Mudd, but much milder. It doesn’t get that foamy, but it still produces a lather that’s effective enough for cleansing. I don’t recommend it for removing heavy makeup, though.
But it’s SO refreshing and cooling, especially in the morning to wake you up, or if your skin is feeling congested. Since I haven’t been wearing a ton of makeup lately, this has been one of my go-to’s for cleansing! I love that it doesn’t strip your skin or make it feel dried out, yet leaves it feeling decongested and fresh ✨
Related post: “Natural Cleanser Showdown: Your Guide to Organic Face Washes”
Oh you know, just another tool to add to my ever-growing collection of facial tools 😬 You’ve probably heard of cupping (on your back), but what about for your FACE?! These are small silicone cups that have a gentle suction when squeezed and you move them around your face. It promotes increased blood circulation, relaxes facial muscles, and helps sculpt and tone. The small cup is ideal for lips and eye area, and the larger cup is best for the rest of your face and neck.
I like to use the cups after doing my skincare routine and using an organic oil serum (so they’re able to glide around easily). Similar to gua sha or jade rolling, you want to move them from the center of your face and outward to promote lymphatic drainage. It helps to hold your skin taut so that the cups aren’t excessively pulling. Wow, I can’t describe to you how good it feels, especially on my jaw area and between my eyebrows where I hold a lot of tension. They literally suck the clenched, tense feeling right out of your face. Amazing and I’m officially obsessed! 🧖♀️
Good to know: Don’t let these sit on one area for too long or you can bruise your skin! Always keep them flowing and moving. Avoid any inflamed areas.
Would you believe me if I told you I gave up coffee for two weeks? ☕️ Yup. I just wanted to give my body a little break and see how I’d feel without it. The first few days were brutal (headache and lethargy), but after that, I felt fine. I was craving a warm drink each morning and found this coffee alternative to try! It’s an adaptogenic blend of herbs like cacao, chicory, dandelion, ashwagandha, and mushrooms. It gives you natural, sustained energy instead of a big caffeine spike.
I tried both the Plain and Cacao – the Cacao is definitely better! The plain one is not really yummy on its own unless you mix it with creamer or something sweet. I’ll be honest (because I’m a coffee snob) in saying it does NOT taste just like coffee; it’s more of an earthy, herbal taste. But I especially like to blend it up with butter and collagen for a frothy treat. It *almost* tricks my mind into thinking I’m having a bulletproof coffee. I don’t plan on giving up coffee anytime soon. But going forward, I’m surely aware of how much caffeine I consume and am going to try to use this substitute here and there!
To make up for my lack of drinking coffee, why not just apply it to my face?! This serum is delightful. It has coffee oil from repurposed coffee grounds and all of the packaging is recyclable. I love that it feels so lightweight yet provides enough moisture (I use 3-4 drops). It smells like coffee, geranium, and lemon. The formula targets dark spots and pigmentation so it’s helpful for brightening dull skin (it has Vitamin C). It’s been my go-to face oil the past few months and I cannot get enough of it!
Did I mention that it’s only $20?! Heck yeah. You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on this oil at The Choosy Chick.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my product rotation lately! It’s always fun sharing things that I’m testing and grabbing repeatedly. I truly am picky about what makes the cut here, so I hope you’re able to try at least one of the recommendations. Drop any questions or comments below, I’d love to hear from ya 💚