AUGUST FAVORITES

It's been a little while since I last shared my beauty favorites. Because I am turning 31 this month I am making it a point to live a little healthier. We are slowly replacing household cleaning items with greener products that are less harmful for the environment. It's hard to go cold turkey but it is manageable. Now into the fun stuff! Below are items I have fallen in love with and use practically everyday. As you know I am a skincare addict keeping my skin hydrated and healthy is my top priority. I never skip my night regimen no matter how tired I might be. Is there anything you do for yourself that is a must? I would love to know.  

OLEHENRIKSEN- This may not be a 100% clean product, however it does really help hydrate my under eye area and it is glorious. A little goes a long way.

Here is what it does: A brightening, vitamin C-rich eye crème that targets signs of aging, reducing the look of dark circles while improving concealer application and wear—inspired by makeup artist secret, banana powder. 

Rosehip Seed Lip Cream- Whenever my lips need a little TLC I reach for this lip cream by Aesop. It leaves my lips felling hydrated without a greasy finish. If you are into essential oils this is for you, the scent is very soothing.  

Here is what it does: A vitamin-rich blend formulated to replenish, soften and hydrate the delicate and sensitive skin of the lips. Formulated free from silicone and paraffin.

Mario Badescu- I love this spray! Rose infused water that hydrates and smells amazing! 

Here is what it does: Revitalize skin with dewy radiance. Whether spritzed for a hydrating boost or mid-day pick-me-up, our cult-favorite facial spray helps revive dehydrated skin anytime, anywhere. It's a rejuvenating mist infused with herbal and botanical extracts (like Aloe Vera, Gardenia, Rose, Bladderwrack and Thyme) that help soothe and re-energize skin—giving it a healthy, radiant glow.

Micellar Cleansing Water- I use this in the morning and night. Micellar water is a game changer in my book. It leaves my skin feeling really clean and soft. 

Here is what it does: Micellar Cleansing Water is formulated with Australian White Cypress oil and honey extract to gently remove lingering makeup, gently cleanse away pore-clogging dirt and oil while nourishing your skin. This non-comedogenic botanical blend of cleansing and softening ingredients are gentle enough to use twice a day to clean and tone your skin, leaving it feeling naturally hydrated and revitalized.

Marvis- I wanted something a little more natural so opted to go with the Marvis toothpaste brand. 

Here is what it does: The enticing peppermint flavor takes you to a new dimension of brilliance. This original Marvis formula whitens and protects teeth, freshens breath, and helps prevent tooth decay, tartar, and plaque. It delivers a long-lasting, delightful flavor with a slight tingling sensation, and comes in a distinctive, display-worthy tube that makes the perfect bathroom accessory. 

Herbal Complexion Stick -  When I need a little pick me up I reach into my handbag for my complexion stick, it give me a nice refreshing feel. It also smells pretty awesome. 

What it does: Our Herbal Complexion Stick is your go-to, on-the-spot skin solution. Suitable for multiple skin conditions, this versatile natural formulation combines botanicals well-known for their skin-replenishing properties. Traditionally used as an herbal astringent, Tea Tree Oil gently soothes and smoothes skin as Willow Bark Extract helps to exfoliate skin and unclog pores.

Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum- I love bronzers anything that gives me a natural glow as well as helps even out my complexion is a win. 

What it does: A serum that immediately replenishes the delicate balance that supports a healthy barrier function of skin—like sunshine’s bronzy color, delivered without the damage. Raw, unrefined cocoa powder adds an infusion of good-for-skin polyphenols, platinum peptide acetyl tetrapeptide-17 strengthens and a chronopeptide mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D. This product is 100 percent free of fragrance, essential oil, irritant, and silicone. 

Bali Body- I love a good tan but hate the skin damage! Bali Body Bronzing lotion is a as a great alternative leaving my skin looking sun kissed. Because it's Summer I am skipping heavy foundation, Bali BB cream is great for a light weight cover and even has SPF15. 

What it does: Bali Body Skincare was made for even the most sensitive of skin types. Delivering hydrated and glowing skin year-round.

Collagen Inner Beauty Boost- I mix this into my water every night before going to bed and is now a part of my night regimen. 

What it does: Boosts collagen synthesis - a bio-synergistic blend of vitamin C and zinc work in harmony to fortify skin and nails. Helps protect the skin’s structural proteins - bio-fermented foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants help to protect the skin’s building blocks.

My name is Jessica Almanza, I am a lifestyle photographer. I love documenting motherhood, travel, good food, and life's simple joys.