Anti Aging Skincare and More: The Lipstick League – week of 6.5.17
When it comes to cruelty free anti aging skincare, the important thing is to educate yourself on ingredients. Read the labels, and see what you’re actually getting in your skincare. Highly photoshopped before and afters and celebrity endorsements are basically useless. Get to know your skin, and what works well (and what doesn’t). I was recently sent samples of Oz Naturals products to test out.
The Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum is great for all skin types. Hyaluronic acid hydrates skin without adding heavy oils or waxes, which is perfect for my acne-prone skin. The serum is light, unscented, and works great under your moisturizer (and under makeup) or alone if you have very oily skin. The addition of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, rose hips and green tea makes this a great soothing antioxidant-filled serum, that won’t clog pores.
The Super Youth Eye Gel is one I’m especially excited about. It’s a very light gel – if it were any lighter, it would be a liquid. And that is SO important if you’re like me and prone to getting clogged pores and milia under your eyes. Those pores can clog just like any others on your face, but they are so small that they tend to make hard, white bumps that are difficult to treat. This eye treatment is designed to target dark undereye circles, crow’s feet, puffiness and fine lines. The ingredient mix is pretty impressive: peptides, plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, green tea, aloe vera and Vitamin E!
And finally – Oz Naturals makes a nice, natural body butter in tube form (which I generally prefer to a tub). The Sweet Almond and Macadamia Nut Body Butter is perfect for dry skin. It’s made with kukui nut oil, macadamia nut oil, shea butter, avocado oil, jojoba and sweet almond oil. For being as hydrating as it is, it’s surprisingly non-greasy. It does take a minute to soak in, but doesn’t leave your skin looking like an oil slick.
The Oz Naturals anti aging skincare products are very reasonably priced considering the quality of the ingredients! Most are in the $15-20 range, and you can find them on the company’s website or on Amazon (gotta use that Prime y’all!).
Question of the Week: Name three anti aging skincare products you’re currently loving…
Please note that not all Lipstick League posts are cruelty free.
we heart this – fell in love with the on-trend and affordable jewelry from 7 Charming Sisters, and are having a $50 gift card giveaway so that you can fall in love too!
Beautygeeks – worried about a new beauty hack with sunscreen, so she contacted six experts – and they explained why you should worry too.
Beauty Junkies Unite – It’s been a bit since we’ve done a giveaway over on Beauty Junkies Unite, so to get back into the swing of things — head on over and enter to win a Sephora gift card!
Blushing Noir – Trying on clothes at the store is time consuming and, for me, always a fail. I tried Trunk Club from Nordstrom to gather a few staples into my wardrobe. It was a HUGE WIN. Learn more about the at-home styling service + see what was inside my first Trunk!
Clumps of Mascara – A blast from the past of an old makeup look I did when I thought I wanted to be a makeup artist. Brace yourself…
EauMG – I’ve fallen for a perfume that smells like a day on the boardwalk – ocean air, carnival food and suntan lotion. I don’t think this was its intention but it makes me happy, so I’m not complaining!
fanserviced-b – Korea’s favorite “natural” beauty brand Innisfree is set to open an NYC flagship and US shopping site later in 2017 — here’s why I’m pretty meh on this development.
Gouldylox – Have you seen the summer cheek collection that every #GIRLBOSS is talking about? Grab it before the 20% discount code expires!
My Beauty Bunny – The new Nightly Lip Treatment from Dermalogica saved my chapped and bleeding lips when NOTHING else worked!
Phyrra – I share my first impressions on the Urban Decay Naked Heat Collection! See the palette, lipsticks and eyeliners.
Prime Beauty – has a new and interesting way to choose a fragrance–by your Zodiac sign! Read the best scent for your sign!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
we heart this is Currently Craving: the Sephora Favorites Summer Hair Saviors collection. Sample dry shampoos, wave sprays, oil treatments and deep conditioners at a BIG discount (just $38 with a $94 value).