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Beauty Brand Spotlight: Herbivore Botanicals

Beauty Brand Spotlight: Herbivore Botanicals

Alright, we are officially obsessed. We recently got our hands on Herbivore's products and it's kind of life changing. My facial skin in particular has always been a little uneven in appearance with visible discoloration and blemishes, adding some red spots around my nose and mouth for a finishing touch. Over and over I'd bring this up to my colleagues and I kept getting the same advice: try Herbivore's Blue Tansy Mask! So, I did it, and I've been getting compliments about my "clear and bright" complexion ever since, which is why I'm here to tell you that you should try it, too. That said, I became a little addicted and tested out some of their other products - and let me tell ya, this stuff is magical.

A little back story:

Herbivore Botanicals was founded by Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow in 2011 in their Seattle kitchen. Every ingredient that is included in their products is there for a specific therapeutic reason. There are no fillers of any kind, meaning that almost every ingredient in their products is an “active” ingredient. This results in pure, highly concentrated, and effective formulas that are a rarity in the skincare and cosmetics world today. All of their formulas are original, created and tested on real people — never on animals and always from scratch. All of Herbivore's products have an emphasis on organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients.

Knowing that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, they ethically source the finest raw natural materials the earth has to offer. With ingredients ranging from French pink clay to Brazilian gemstones, Herbivore formulate treatments that combine essential vitamins, minerals, and botanicals to restore skin to its optimum health and vitality.

Now, I haven't tried every product by Herbivore (I'm working on it), but here are my top picks that have proven to enhance my skin complexion and feed my at-home spa + wine night addiction. I highly suggest giving these a try to see what they can do for you:

Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask

A truly natural clarifying and cooling gel mask that gently exfoliates, smooths, and resurfaces skin. 

Lapis Facial Oil

This oil holds a component called Azulene which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that aids in reducing redness and clarifying the complexion. Formulated for combination, oily, and blemish-prone skin types or any skin in need of relief from inflammation.

Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask 

A truly natural radiance mask featuring gentle Fruit Enzymes, Rice Powder, and micronized Brazilian Tourmaline gemstone. This mask illuminates and energizes skin and exfoliates gently and naturally, giving skin a fresh new glow. Continual use increases radiance, softness, and a renewed appearance.

Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

This mist is created with pure plant actives — no fillers. A base of coconut water is infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose to tone, hydrate, and soften all skin types. 

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