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Healthy beauty blog posts about natural or healthier skincare products. I have to avoid endocrine disruptors and over time chemical ingredients irritate my skin.

Picture and reviews of Beauty Nouveau Facial Starter set and Face Polish, and all natural skin care line in San Diego founded by makeup artist Lacey Haegen

Beaute Nouveau Facial Skin Care Review & ApotheBeauty Opens in San Diego

Who is excited for another new San Diego skin care boutique? ME! Makeup artist Lacey Haegen and founder of Beaute Nouveau is opening a new skin care spot, ApotheBeauty in October! Update: ApotheBeauty is here! #latergram 💄💅🏻Mom and I had fun at @apothebeauty grand opening last Sunday! Nice little stop when you’re grabbing coffee at…

Pictures and reviews of organic Cacao Antioxidant Face Masks from Mahalo, Josh Rosebrook and Birchrose Co. I think all of these can help with my dark spots, melasma and hyperpigmentation on my face and upper lip.

Cacao Antioxidant Face Mask Reviews: Josh Rosebrook, Mahalo and Birchrose Co for Dark Spots, Melasma and Hyperpigmentation

So many face masks, so little time! This year I’ve amassed 3 superb cacao based antioxidant face masks. They are similar, but each a bit different so I’ve broken down the differences between them to help you choose. Birchrose + Co Cacao + Honey Antioxidant Face Mask Review I received this antioxidant mask in my…

Pictures and reviews of the best natural deodorants: Native Natural Deodorant and Agent Nateur. Also reviewed Schmidt's and Ursa Major

Aluminum-Free All Natural Stick Deodorant Reviews – Native, Agent Nateur, Schmidt’s and More

Here we go again. Even more aluminum-free natural deodorant reviews. The journey never ends! I really like natural deodorant pastes that work like Soapwalla and Piper Wei, but let’s face it: I’m a creature of convenience and deodorant in stick form is just easier most days. Let’s get right to it: Freedom Natural Deodorant Review…

Picture and reviews of Farsali Unicorn Tears Essence and First Aid Beauty Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion. Both make decent make primers, but are they worth the price?

Recent Sephora Haul: First Aid Beauty Color Correcting Cushion and Farsali Unicorn Essence Reviews

We’ve been a bit busy lately and I’m majorly losing track of time…how long ago did I buy these colorful beauties? A few weeks? Almost 2 months ago? Hard to keep track, but I’m finally getting around to my reviews. Farsali Unicorn Essence Review – What’s Not to Love? I frequently scan Sephora’s site for…

Picture and reviews of cleansing oils: Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil, Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, Josie Maran argan oil cleanser, Erno Laszlo phelityl oil and more.

Old Favorite and Non-Toxic Cleansing Oils and Balm Reviews: Tata Harper, One Love Organics, Erno Laszlo and More

So many face oils and cleansing oils with not enough time to use them all! I’ve accidentally amassed a large collection over the years, so time cleanse my collection and compile a review roundup! Erno Laszlo Phelityl Cleansing Oil Review I love this oil because it is nostalgic and always reminds me of my mom….

Some of my BITE Beauty organic and natural favorites: the Agave Lip Mask in Champagne, High Pigment Pencils creamy lipstick crayons and the lip liner in 012 and matte lip crayon in Glace

The Best of Bite Beauty: High Pigment Pencils vs Amuse Bouche Lipsticks and More

I’m still mourning the loss (discontinuance) of Bite Beauty Buttercream lipsticks. They were so luscious and unscented! My BITE Beauty multisticks review has been so popular, I knew I needed to share the rest of my BITE Beauty collection. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Reviews and Swatches The Good: These beauties are high moisture, high…

Picture of kumquats (my new obsession) and 2 Drunk Elephant mini sets: Rise+Glow and Night Bright featuring Drunk Elephant C-Firma, B-Hydra, TLC Framboos Glycolic night serums and virgina marula luxury facial oil.

Drunk Elephant Minis + The Green/Eco/Clean/Non-Toxic/Cruelty-Free/Vegan Beauty Debate

What motivates you for better beauty? Are you passionate about vegan products? Are you only interested in cruelty-free beauty? Do you use only organic skincare and makeup? Are you fine with added fragrance? Do you care about PEGs? or Propylene glycol? Do parabens or phthalates matter to you? There is no right answer. Everyone is trying…

Paraben Free, Talc Free, Vegan and Non-Toxic Urban Decay Naked Palette Eyeshadow Dupes from Etsy

Yes, another post about Mother Bear’s Handmade small batch vegan, phthlatate, talc and paraben free products. I gushed over the custom NARS dupe custom blush Angelica made for me and her eyeshadows are just as good! I bought 6 eyeshadows with the goals of comparing against Urban Decay shadows to find talc-free dupes. Unfortunately I’ve…

Picture of Clean Beauty Swap: Use Coola Rosilliance Organic BB Cream Beauty Balm with SPF 30 instead of Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm. Both are Paraben Free Beauty Balms

Non-Toxic Beauty Swap: Replace Stila Stay All Day Illuminating Beauty Balm with Coola RĹŤsilliance Organic BB Cream SPF 30

The first illuminating primer I bought was at Target almost 10 years ago. I don’t remember the brand – it’s one they no longer carry – but I remember the tub was lavender (one of my favorite colors) and the primer was perfection: It wasn’t heavily scented and it provided the perfect opalescent glow under…

Pictures and my reviews of awesome AHA and BHA resurfacers: My favorite is Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial then Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask followed by Ole Henriksen invigorating night treatment.

Radiant Resurfacing Mask & Treatment Reviews: Drunk Elephant Babyfacial™, Tata Harper and Ole Henriksen

I’m constantly trying new products to help improve my uneven skin tone, melasma and hyperpigmentation / dark spots. Alpha or Beta hydroxy acid resurfacing treatments have been a part of my weekly routine for years. These have variaying scents to them but they are all paraben-free exfoliating masks and treatments.  These are the ones I’ve…

Natural Deodorant Reviews and Pictures: Pacific Underarm Deodorant Wipes, Boscia Charcoal Deodorant, Green Tidings Organic Deodorant and EO Organic Deodorant Spray

Aluminum Free Natural Deodorant Roundup 2 Review: Pacifica, Boscia Charcoal, Le Couvent des Minimes Alum Stone Deodorant & More

I’m about 3 or so years into consistent aluminum free deodorant usage, and it was a hard transition at first. It’s still difficult – I feel overtime I because immune to the powers of ones I like. My magnesium oil based deodorant review was so popular – I need to step it up and show…

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