The green beauty movement has gained momentum, now representing one of the fastest growing sectors of the cosmetics industry. And if you’re one of the many that has switched to clean skin care, you might have noticed that seemingly every other product on the shelf claims that it’s “natural,” “organic” or “non-toxic.” Most are not.
The famous actress, designer, and TV personality Kristin Cavallari is teaming up with the company Young Living on a brand-new cosmetics collection. This is, in fact, the first ever makeup line for the brand, that specializes in the essential oils industry. The makeup collection is named Savvy Minerals and it will feature several products.
Young Living Essential Oils is a cosmetics company based in Utah that is dedicated to completely natural products. The company uses only organic ingredients and essential oils in their products. Furthermore, their products don’t contain any toxic or synthetic ingredients. It is a company that goes green all the way, unlike many others out there that only claim they are eco-friendly. You can check all of the ingredients that they use, their sources and their activities on the official website of Young Living. According to many of their satisfied costumers, the products really work and they are a true treat.
“All of the products are clean and safe, which is huge for me‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇI want to know that everything I’m putting in my body [and] on my body is safe. But it actually gets the job done. There’s a lot of ‘safe’ makeup lines out there that I haven’t found really work, to be completely honest‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ Makeup is the last area in my life where I’ve completely transitioned [to natural products], and that’s why I’m so excited about Savvy Minerals because it really does [work].’- Kristin tells Allure.
The new makeup line features several products, all of them chemical-free. They are perfect for everyone, especially for those who have a gentle and sensitive skin. You will be able to buy a foundation, translucent powder, blush and bronzer from the new makeup line. The foundation will come in 10 shades and it contains kaolin clay that fights breakouts. When it comes to the eyes, the Savvy Minerals line will offer an eyeliner and eyeshadows. As for the lips, you will be able to enjoy a range of sheer lipsticks and oil-based lip glosses with peppermint. Savvy Minerals will also present a face finishing spray, with calming ingredients for your skin. The spray contains glycerin and aloe vera in its formula. All of the products are completely free of harmful ingredients are eco-friendly. They are the perfect way to go green and protect your skin from the many chemicals on the market.
What Cavallari loves the most about the new makeup collection are the wonderful colors, especially the eyeshadows. “I love the Determined eyeshadow ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Ü it’s a pretty brown with subtle shimmer. You can build to the depth, using either a light dusting that is very natural or you can smoke it out. You have options.”- she explains.
Kristin is a big fan of the Young Living brand, and she uses and enjoys their products on regular basis. She says she was very excited when the company approached her to discuss a collaboration. Their first meeting happened in December, and she accepted the offer without any hesitation.
“[Young Living] kind of just naturally saw that I was a fan through interviews that I’d done or social media postings. They’re a brand that you can actually trust, and that’s not true for most brands. I always have peace of mind using their products.’- Cavallari says.
Her personal favorite product from Young Living is the lavender oil, that Kristin has been using for five years. It is an essential product in her everyday routine and she doesn’t leave the house without it. Her mother is the one that introduced Kristin with this company, and since then she hasn’t stopped using their essential oils.
The launch of Savvy Minerals makeup line happened last week in Salt Lake City. The popular TV personality was looking lavish in wide-leg white pants and a skin-colored blouse. She posed with the products noticeably excited for the work she did with Young Living. The products will be sold starting today at youngliving.com. The price ranges from 20$ to 60$. The least expensive will be the Misting Spray, and the most expensive the Veil translucent powder. It might not be the most affordable collection ever, but it’s definitely worth to try it.
Why is it that we are so willing to spend hundreds of dollars on cosmetic products or the couch of a cosmetologist, who’s going to cost us an arm and a leg to create a temporary fix for a skin problem that we can heal without spending a single penny, except a dollar or two for groceries?
With that thought blaring in your mind, I would like to introduce you to some of the most powerful South-Asian skin care secrets for a natural, penny-less skin care regimen:
Turmeric is a magical skin care ingredient that has immense importance in the South-Asian beauty regime. Its powerful antiseptic and antibacterial profile makes it an amazingly effective remedy to fight off acne, pimples and all other nasty growths that overpower and diminish the beauty of your skin.
The South Asians use this magical herb to help maintain their skin tone and gain extra protection against the harmful UV rays of the sun, far more powerful that your regular SPF formula. Turmeric coats the skin only to leave it with a glowing radiance, and a lighter, even skin-tone. It’s hands down your perfect remedy to soothe away a bad case of sunburn.
All you have to do is create a creamy paste by tossing in 2 tbsp. of turmeric powder, 3 tbsp. of cream or half a cup milk, lime juice, and 1 tbsp. honey. If you live in a hot climate region, where the sun blazes down with a fierce look, apply this mask every day and at least, your skin won’t be complaining about the heat.
Aloe Vera is the king of skin care herbs for it contains a powerful profile of Vitamin E, the mother of all skin care nutrients. Furthermore, aloe vera gel has a dense concentration of two highly effective wound-healing hormones: Gibberellins and Auxin, which have a mighty anti-inflammatory profile.
Putting away with the medical Ayurvedic jargon, you can use aloe vera gel to heal chronic skin conditions such as, acne, psoriasis, and even a severe case of eczema.
If you make a habit of applying aloe vera gel every day, you will notice visible changes in the firmness, tone and softness of your skin. Mix it up with any other herb, fruit, spice or dairy product that you feel works for your skin. I recommend you to enjoy its benefits with honey, milk, yogurt and essential oils.
Unrefined Coconut Oil
If you’re struggling with hair problems, struggle no more. Just run down to your nearest herb/organic shop and grab a large tin of unrefined coconut oil, because trust me, when you realize all its amazing benefits, you’ll be using it A LOT!
Its mighty restorative properties allow the moisture to get locked within your hair, it’s roots and your scalp, and it repairs all the damage that the spells of dryness have cast on your lustrous mane. When topically applied to the skin, it helps heal dryness by dripping moisture deep into the inner layer of your skin, leaving you with an irresistible softness that beguiles to be touched.
Yogurt is brimming with lactic acid, a powerful nutrient that soothes, moisturizes and hydrates the skin. It is an excellent remedy for instantly soothing horridly painful cases of sunburn that make you howl at the slightest touch, it is really THAT effective. South-Asian women consider it the best anti-aging formula to fight off those horrid wrinkles and fine lines.
However, make sure you pick out sugar-free and non-flavored varieties, something you should already know, unless of course, if you’re a girl who eats gummy bears to improve her hair.
Since summer is upon us, and since the ozone layer is pretty badly damaged after all these years of accumulative pollution, we seriously need to create a powerful skin care regime to beat the heat that’s going to ooze out from the sky, and its mandatory skin hazards.
Now, if you’re going to make one, don’t forget to add some freshly cut slices of cucumber because it is a natural coolant that won’t just help you get rid of those awful eye-bags, but also help you soothe away sunburns, especially those dark red patches that seem to last for days.
What most women don’t know but want to know is the fact that cucumber is an easy way to tighten up your skin without spending a couple hundred dollars every week.