As a woman and an actress this is an area that I really love and have a learned appreciation for, I have also used and tried many a brand over time. Conscious consumerism is something we truly value and in the beauty product world we find it to be just as essential as in anything we promote, that we can trust brands and their transparency all the way through the sourcing of materials to the packaging to taking care of their staff and doing what is best for mother earth.
These are currently a few of my top choices. I wanted to share with you, also I believe that it is good to switch your skincare around and not always use the same products because your skin is very smart and once it gets used to something its effect can be reduced, so I like to switch my products every few months and now more than ever that is possible because there are so many fantastic brands on the market that are aligned with what I seek for in a skincare line. I am listing them in no specific order other than how I tried them. I have to say that since living in Hawaii, I have been able to use absolutely no make up on my face but I am definitely more exposed to the elements, wind, sun and of course the ocean. I am also in my forties so I have looked for products with high hydrating benefits and hey, who doesn’t like to reduce a line or two! Although I am proud of my wrinkles because that only means that I have gotten this far, I like to refer to them as smile lines. However everybody likes their skin to feel hydrated and look healthy. So here goes…
One thing I really like about this brand is that they offer a small sample set, with glass bottles, also great for traveling. It is really convenient to be able to sample several products for a very fair price. And… yes I am really impressed with the products. The activist method is a 4 step process, and what I like most about it is the first step! They offer 3 different oil based cleansers that you use right on your dry skin and then rinse off, which already leaves your skin feeling super hydrated before you use toning mist, hydrating serum and nourishing oil. One of my absolute must haves is the vitamin C powder. You will just have to try it to see what I mean but my skin really soaks it up. You can use it both as a scrub or add it to your cream as a supplement which is what I do.
Most importantly and what I really value about what Activist Skincare is their refill system. As far as I know this is one of the only brands that offers refills, so not only do you save on your carbon footprint but the refill pouch can also be returned to be recycled. So join the #refillrevolution and send back the pouch when you have used it. Love this!
When you shop with Activist, you help protect our oceans, rainforests and atmosphere. They donate 5% of their revenue to Rainforest Trust.
So feel good about your purchase and enjoy these lovely products..
The packaging of this brand is all recyclable or reusable which we of course love, and it looks like it has jumped right out of a 20’s movie. I got the travel set, which includes a beautiful 100 % cotton pouch. This brand is really simple and just has two products.
The rose mist and the super luxurious Sacred Serum with CBD oil (all the ingredients info here, must read) for me this Serum is an absolute winner, and not sure if it is the CBD or what but I am obsessed with the smell of the product, you are also told to spread it in your hands and take a strong inhale before you massage it on to your face. What I also love is keeping it simple, your skincare routine is taken care of in a few minutes. 1 % of their proceeds go to 1% for the Planet, it is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through everyday action.
I myself being such an ocean girl am absolutely fascinated with this brand. Their main ingredient is seaweed, it’s benefits are truly remarkable. I love to eat it so why not include it on my skin regimen.
Of the products I have tried so far my very favourite is definitely the Undaria Argan Oil it comes as a small roller and is so handy to just throw in a handbag and simply smells spectacular. I do have to say that I have very dry skin and always have been more attracted to oils for my skin than creams but the combination of both feels super hydrating and I really like the way my skin looks in the morning when I wake up after a night time application. I really love the smell of this oil, it’s kind of mesmerising.
The cleansing milk, is really creamy in texture and smells like the ocean to me, they say to use it and rinse off, I myself like to apply it on my dry skin and then I use a reusable cleansing pad just to gently wipe it off.
OSEA Is a story of a long line of women inspired by the sea, we encourage you to support and join these women on their mission, and that way you will also be supporting ours.
Have you ever heard of Aguaje Oil? Neither had I until I came across this awesome brand. It is one of the richest sources of Provitamin A in the world. It is sustainably wild harvested, sourced from the Peruvian rainforest. We were so lucky to come across this brand right as they launched their product out into the world and we are proud to say we are one of the very first to try it and review it…. and are VERY impressed, It feels light and smooth and has a very distinct smell and is a super rich and dark, it looks like liquid copper.
The bottle is protected from natural light and the packaging says so much about who they are. We wish you all the best on your product launch and will continue to be your loyal customers, and encourage that you may try it to.
This is an extremely high end brand, and how could it not be with such ingredients as real liquid silver and gold. It’s easy to feel pampered and radiant with these ingredients.
Julisis prides itself on its natural ingredients. I have tried the facial Serum Oil and the Sun Emulsion (even this contains liquid silver). The Oil smells wonderful and is absorbed very quickly, you only need a very small quantity and I have been inclined to use it in the evening for regenerative purposes it contains White Diamond Essence, which apparently intensifies all ingredients in their efficiency. I am very curious about numerous other products and will give you more details as I get to know them better. The packaging is sleek and the serum bottle is protected by cloudy glass, I would have liked the Sunscreen not to come in a plastic bottle but hey we are all growing and evolving in this sustainable world. It is Reef Safe and that is really important to me.
P.S I also wanted to share with you this random gem that I absolutely fell in love with, if you have long hair and need to keep your hair out of your face you use a hair tie…. for me finding a biodegradable hair tie absolutely made my day!
Thank you for reading and sharing this article, I truly love to hear about your suggestions or even if you like any of these products yourself, don’t be shy and send us a message!
Sanny and family