Honest Beauty's Younger & Clearer
Happy Friday beauties! Thank you for visiting the Girl from Playa! In today's post, I'm delighted to share my thoughts on Honest Beauty's brand new Younger + Clearer skincare line. If you're interested in natural, organic, or cruelty-free beauty products, I highly recommend Honest Beauty.
A little bit about the brand
Honest Beauty's products are safe, they work, they are not tested on animals, they never contain synthetic fragrance (which is like the worst thing in consumer products because companies don't have to disclose what's in their mysterious "fragrance" and it's in everything- body wash, hand soap, household cleaners, candles, ugh everything!), and the list goes on and on. Honest fully discloses every ingredient they use in their formulation + all the harsh chemicals they do not use in their formulation that other conventional brands might. As a way of education, the company provides a list of all the ingredients conveniently on Honest Beauty's website. Why is this important? Consumers don't know what is good or bad for them, unless they do their research. Honest Beauty has a research lab that does the studying for its consumer base and teaches its consumers that you do not need xyz ingredient to have an amazing & effective product. Another reason why I'm in love with everything Honest!
Honest Beauty launched a plant derived Younger + Clearer skincare line at the end of August 2017). This line is made for those who want clear skin, but also want anti-aging benefits. This is a great product because it solves a problem for many consumers: promoting clear skin + offering anti-aging benefits. This means you don't have to buy 2 different cleansers, moisturizers, toners, serums, etc. Not only will this product help with fine lines and wrinkles, it also claims to boost your skin's radiance, and minimize discolored skin from sun exposure and acne. There are 5 products within the Younger + Clearer skincare line: a Resurfacing Cleanser, Clarifying Toner, Spot-On Remedy, Nourishing Lotion, and Night Serum. I used all these products for 1 week straight morning/night.
Younger + Clearer 0.5% Salicylic Acid Resurfacing Cleanser
Scent: A very delicate, wintergreen scent, fresh, relaxing, clean, simple, addicting
Texture: Clear, gel, gentle
Use: I recommend using this product after make-up removal. I used my hands to wash, and I didn't feel like it really went deep into my pores to clean. I told this to my sista-in-law (a MAJOR girl boss #goals) and she recommended I pair it with my Clarisonic and it was like 10x more amazing! I def recommend using this cleanser with a face washing device for a daily deep cleanse, thanks to Anna. My face was so clean and smooth, my nose and cheeks were shiny (not greasy/oily) haha! I am obsessed with washing my face since pairing the two products together.
Key Ingredients: Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Neem Extract
Scent: Slightly stronger scent than the cleanser, wintergreen, amazing
Texture: typical toner liquid, clear, refreshing, soothing
Use: Just drop a few drops on a cotton pad, and bam. You'll feel the magic happening on your face with a slight tingle, so you know it's working. I love the feeling of going to a spa and getting a facial and when they add the toner you can feel it working into your skin. I get the same exact tingling effect with this toner. It's gentle and doesn't sting. It's almost like little bubbles are going deep into your pores and you can feel every pore soaking it in. It makes me feel so refreshed and glowy. I use this as a midday, pick me up, especially with LA's recent heat/humid wave.
Key Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Apple Extract
Spot-On Ready 2.0% Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment
Scent: Barely there wintergreen scent, less potent scent
Texture: Clear, gel, jelly-like, high spreadability
Use: Only a little drop is needed, a little goes a long way. Because you use less of this product, there's less of a scent. I added it to a blemish I had an it helped over the course of 2 days for me (I used twice daily for 2 days). It worked to keep the blemish at bay. The claims for this product say it reduces redness and discomfort from breakouts. It def took the pain away for me!
Key Ingredients: Salicylic Acid
Scent: Same wintergreen scent, light, fresh
Texture: White, lotion, easily spreadable, creamy, applies clear, invisibly blends in
Use: Honest Beauty has such amazing moisturizers and the Younger + Clearer version doesn't disappoint! This pairs perfectly with all the products in the skincare line and is a great way to end your skincare routine. It gives my face instant radiance and glow without making it greasy, oily, or dried out. I would apply this all day everyday if I could! It helps replenish moisture on my skin for a dewy look and it helps with comforting and soothing my skin.
Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Ferment, Reishi, Saw Palmetto Extracts
Night Serum with Retinol and 0.5% Salicylic Acid
Scent: Wintergreen, light, sweet, relaxing, calming
Texture: White, creamy texture
Use: Finally an Honest Beauty nighttime serum! I get excited to use this every evening. Our skin works its magic when we sleep, so I have been in search for an amazing overnight cream. This is the best of three worlds because it fulfills my desire for a nighttime cream, it helps with acne, and it also helps with anti-aging. This product claims to reduce the appearance of past damage, support a youthful look, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and helps with preventing future breakouts. This product is everything! Can't get enough of this product! I use this product on my face, neck, and décolleté nightly.
Key Ingredients: Honestly Pure Retinol, Salicylic Acid
Now that you have more details on the products, this is what my morning and night routine looks like. I like to leave on each product for a few minutes so it fully sinks deep into my pores. I plan on using only these products in my skin care routine to achieve optimal performance for the next few weeks.
1. Wash with Clarisonic and 3 pumps of Resurfacing Cleanser
2. Tone it up w/ Clarifying Toner and let is soak in for 2-5 mins.
3. Spot-On Treatment on blemishes. Leave on for 2-5 mins. (I sometimes skip this step if I do not have a blemish)
4. My favorite step: Moisturizer with the Nourishing Lotion!
5. SPF always! I use a dif brand for this.
1. Double Cleanse! This is so important to me. Remove all make up with an Honest Beauty wipe or wash it off with Honest Beauty's Powder Cleanser
2. Wash with Clarisonic and 3 pumps of surfacing Cleanser
3. Clarifying toner and let it soak in 2-10 mins
4. Night Serum 1-2 pumps and leave on for 5-10 mins to let it soak
5. End with nourishing lotion. I use this some nights, and other nights I skip. I am figuring out if my skin needs moisturizer twice a day or just once.
I'm always in search of natural and organic beauty products. Questions for you! Do you have any recommendations on any products or brands? What does your skincare routine look like? What tips and tricks can you share with me? Let me know in the comments!
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