End of Summer Hydrating Skincare & Hair Essentials

My current favorite products for a little much-needed TLC
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End of summer always finds me with a renewed desire to give my skin and hair a little TLC after months of sun rays, humidity and what-have-you. Today’s list of products includes some of my favorite hydrating, detoxifying, clarifying and all around MVP products worth giving a whirl this time of year. 

We recently introduced Herbivore Botanicals into the shoppe.  And I’m already such a huge fan; the Phoenix Facial Oil, Blue Tansy gel mask and the Detox and Calm bath salts are already some of my favorites in my entire beauty routine. I’m finding that the Blue Tansy mask is the perfect soothing, cooling gel that my skin is craving right now.  

As for hair: I’m really digging Aveda’s line right now.  Made without parabens, sulfates and phthalates, the collection of products bring moisture, nutrients and body back into my strands, and at a relatively affordable price point too.  I’m sticking to the Damage Remedy conditioner to help repair dry, brittle ends.  Have you tried any of their products lately?  I’d love to know your go-to’s and favorites!

Read on about the rest of the products below, and like always, chime in with must-try brands and products I should know about!  Truly, MKR

P.S. Discover more of my favorite all natural products HERE. xo 



Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask

Waiting on Martha Home, $48

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I’m all about the cooling nature of this resurfacing clarity mask.  The blue gel gently exfoliates, smoothes, and resurfaces skin’s texture, leaving it feeling and looking rejuvenated. Perfect for end-of-summer skin! 

Savvy Minerals Lipstick in Wish

Young Living via The Well Code, $22.75

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Young Living, my go-to for essential oils and nontoxic home products, just came out with an all natural makeup line!  I know, I know; great news.  I bee-lined to try this lipstick and I am such a fan.  It offers plenty of shine, plus nice and natural looking color, and it’s made of natural ingredients.  Since I basically eat lipstick, finding a nontoxic option is really important to me.  It’s been formulated without parabens, phthalates, fragrances, etc.  Added bonus: it moisturizes lips and is anything but dry; the creamy texture glides on so smoothly, and stays on for hours!

If you’re interested in joining the team over at The Well Code, aka receiving major discounts on YL products and learning about all natural skincare and nontoxic household must-haves, click HERE

Savvy Minerals Lipgloss in

Young Living via The Well Code, $27.50

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As I mention above, Young Living’s new natural makeup line is incredible.  I also tried out the new lipgloss, and it does not disappoint. Like the lipstick, itt’s been formulated without parabens, phthalates, fragrances, etc.  It gives me sheer coverage that looks great alone during the day or on top of lipstick. 

If you’re interested in joining the team over at The Well Code, aka receiving major discounts on YL products and learning about all natural skincare and nontoxic household must-haves, click HERE

Aveda Damage Therapy Restructuring Conditioner

Nordstrom, $30

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Quinoa in haircare?!  Yes, yes.  This conditioner includes a quinoa protein to bring life back to damaged hair.  It’s suitable for all hair types, and I’ve found that it helps to majorly detangle my hair.  Like all Aveda hair products, I’m super impressed. 

Aveda Thickening Tonic

Nordstrom, $29

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I like to apply this thickening tonic post-shower to towel dried hair.  It’s a great nontoxic formula, 97% naturally derived in fact) that’s paraben free, sulfate free and phthalate free.  I feel it gives my hair a little more ooph during a good blow-dry! 

Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Salt

Waiting on Martha Home, $18

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Bath time has become some sort of a ritual for me; it’s my time to relax, unwind and detox.  These are my favorite bath salts to do just that; the blend of lavender, eucalyptus and Cambrian blue clay works together to detox impurities and clear my mind. 

Erno Laszlo White Marble Brightening Face Mask

Nordstrom, $80

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I’ve heard a lot of hype about these face masks so I just had to try them.  The pair acts as a hydrating peel-off mask duo that promises to soothe, cool the skin and brighten your entire complexion. 

My verdict? The mask feels amazing, and it packs results you can literally see immediately.  Though a splurge, I’ll be masking up with these when I need a whole lot of hydrating TLC! 

Moon Juice Brain Dust

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Getting my hair, skin and mind right in the post-summer haze is important to me.  I’ve been mixing in a tablespoon of Brain Dust to my morning coffee and/or afternoon tea.  It includes an special blend of adaptogens that help promote clarity, creativity, alertness and the capacity to handle whatever stresses come my way. Seriously, a must-try!

Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil

Waiting on Martha Home, $88

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Here’s another current favorite from Herbivore Botanicals: Phoenix Facial Oil.  Not only do I feel a bit magical as I use this, I love the all natural ingredients and the luxe blend of botanical oils.  It packs some SERIOUS moisture back into my skin, dramatically rehydrating and rejuvenating it at a cellular level.  As a result, my skin feels silky and smooth.  If you’re looking for some concentrated moisture after a summer full of sun, this is your oil.

Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Spot Treatment

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The Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask is another favorite of mine when I need some quick spot treatment on blemishes or if I’ve feeling like pollution or other factors may have taken a toll on my skin.  It does the trick and diminishes breakouts almost overnight.  It is a bit drying, so I always follow it with an ultra-moisturizing cream or facial oil. 

Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts

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Another favorite blend of bath salts, this calming blend is incredibly soothing.  It has ylang ylang, natural vanilla and Himalayan pink salt crystals for ultimate relaxation and flora, mood boosting effects.  Love the idea of gifting these to a friend along with a candle or dry brush! 

Mini Fascia Blaster

Ashley Black , $60

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 I’ve written on here about the Fascia Blaster before; it’s a wonder tool to help “knead” the fascia, as it appears as cellulite, on the body.  This mini version has a convenient shape with a handle, 1 claw, and a nugget tip that allows for easy transitioning between FasciaBlasting and pressure point therapy for hard-to-reach areas in your traps, neck, upper back, deltoids, lower leg, and inner thighs. 

Healing Foot Butter

Waiting on Martha Home, $13

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I always find myself needing to give my feet a little extra TLC this time of year, and I’ve turned to our Healing Foot Butter from the shoppe.  It’s made of essential oils like grapefruit, patchouli and lemongrass, and works to soothe and soften dry and tired feet.  Paired with a Merben dry brush, it has the perfect healing effect.

James Read Tan Coconut Melting Tanning Balm

Dermstore, $35

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By now you know how fair my skin is, and that I probably don’t wear self tanner a lot.  Until I discovered this one.  It has a blend of organic virgin coconut oil and a hint of self tan, so it’s a deeply hydrating formula that gives a nice subtle glow. 
Not to mention, it smells amazing.  Most self-tanners smell like garbage but this one is all coconuts! 


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