Best of The Best: True Botanicals

Best of the Best is a series showcasing my favorite, tried-and-true, go-back-again-and-again green beauty brands. Being a beauty blogger, I’m in a constant state of flux with skincare, as I’m always trying new products. However, these brands are always in my rotation and are worthy of my highest recommendation.

Best Of The Best: True Botanicals

True Botanicals products are some of the best in clean beauty – I have used their skincare products for years and they continue to impress me as time passes. Incredible for so many skin types, including sensitive skin, the reduction I’ve seen in the signs of aging personally has been incredible.

What Is True Botanicals

Let me give you a little rundown on True Botanicals as a company. Hillary Peterson and Christina Mace-Turner first crossed paths on the trails of Marin, California. Their shared love of nature and mutual frustration with an extremely outdated beauty industry soon sparked a partnership – with Hillary’s expertise in skincare and Christina’s deep understanding of tech, the two have dedicated themselves to disrupting the category, delivering superior results without harm to skin, health, or environment.

Hillary and Christina set out to create the world’s first line of luxury anti-aging products that were also certified MADE SAFE™. The result is a collection of super-concentrated, bio-active formulations that deliver clinically proven results without compromising your health. The products in the line contain a higher quantity of high-quality ingredients than even the most venerable luxury brands in department stores. They did that by eliminating the costs of the traditional distribution model (bye!) and embracing the next generation of commerce. This approach has another key benefit: they’re able to work directly with their clientele and offer a far higher level of personal service to ensure you achieve the results you desire. (And this is the truth – I have had many questions, and they are always addressed by the team. Superior customer service!)

Let’s talk about the products.

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Best of the Best: Josh Rosebrook

Best of the Best is a series showcasing my favorite, tried-and-true, go-back-again-and-again green beauty brands. Being a beauty blogger, I’m in a constant state of flux with skincare, as I’m always trying new products. However, these brands are always in my rotation and are worthy of my highest recommendation.

josh rosebrook review

Oh, Josh Rosebrook….where do I even begin? There are SO many products that I love in this incredible line of skincare and haircare, but today I am going to focus on my very top picks.

Active Enzyme Exfoliator

josh rosebrook active enzyme exfoliator

Let’s get started with the Active Enzyme Exfoliator. Friends, I can promise you it’s a very rare occurrence if this mask isn’t on my face every Sunday. This exfoliator supports the feeling of healthy cell turnover with enzymes from honey, papaya, yucca, beetroot and elderberry that naturally soften and brighten the skin’s appearance. And man, it does its job – my skin looks brand spanking new (not a dead skin cell in sight!) when I wash this off my face.

I love this exfoliator for many reasons – especially that it’s a chemical (natural enzymes like papaya) and physical (very finely milled walnut shells) exfoliant, so you’re getting the best of both worlds. I’ve tried A LOT of exfoliators, and this one is seriously impressive. Also, and I find this to be true with all Josh Rosebrook products, they never irritate my skin. I can leave the Active Enzyme Exfoliator on for up to an hour with no sensitivity – just gorgeous, clear skin.

And you know else loves this exfoliator? My husband, as you can see in this video!

He uses this exfoliator every week, not to mention the Hydrating Accelerator and Advanced Hydration Mask every evening. (Josh Rosebrook is his skincare line of choice..get your men using this incredible line STAT.)

Advanced Hydration Mask

Speaking of the Advanced Hydration Mask, will you look at that shade of blue?

Just looking at it makes me happy. This mask attracts and maintains cellular hydration retention with a synergy of senna seed, aloe vera, mango seed butter, honey, and avocado. Ginger, fenugreek, and chickweed stimulate circulation while blue tansy, rose and St. John’s wort instill a feeling of calm to inflamed skin. It’s basically the most soothing hug for your skin ever.

Looking to calm sensitive and/or irritated skin? Get this mask. Need a huge boost of hydration? Again, GET ON IT.

josh rosebrook active enzyme exfoliator and hydration mask

Aren’t both products gorgeous? p.s. – the scents are even better.

Hydrating Accelerator

Moving on to one of the line’s ultra top sellers since day one, the Hydrating Accelerator is a toner, light moisturizer and herbal vitamin-infused water that balances your skin’s pH and preps your skin to more readily absorb serums, oils, and creams that follow. I love to use this during the day and it’s no joke that I have 4-5 little bottles of it around my house at all times because my entire family uses it! I mean, you never know when you might need a spritz!

Cacao Antioxidant Mask

josh rosebrook cacao antioxidant mask

Next up, the Cacao Antioxidant Mask. This delicious (yes, I want to eat it) mask is a powerful skin-brightening and rejuvenating product that detoxifies, tones, tightens, and softens the skin. You’ll see instant results after just one use, and regular users will experience a clearer, firmer, and overall brighter complexion.

Cacao is extremely high in flavanols–powerful antioxidants that help to activate circulation in the skin, stimulating blood flow to micro-circulatory areas and feeding your skin the vitamins, minerals, amino and fatty acids, and antioxidants it needs to be bright, tight, and youthful.

And I can attest to activated circulation – you can expect your skin to be slightly redder for up to an hour after using. (The first time I used it I was concerned that my skin was too sensitive, but nope, it was just all the blood being brought to the surface of the skin by the flavanols. This has actually become my favorite part of the process – when I see my pink skin, that means damn good things are happening!)

Other ingredients are Coenzyme Q10, which delivers antioxidants via small molecules that can easily penetrate skin cells, Bladderwrack which is a rich source of vitamin A and sea minerals (super nourishing!), and antioxidants in Grape Seed oil which protect collagen to firm skin structure and restore elasticity.

This mask is incredible, y’all. I adore it.

Vital Balm Cream, Unscented

Although none of Josh Rosebrook’s herbal scent profiles are too much for my skin (the scents are one of my favorite parts!), sometimes when my skin is stressed and uber-sensitive, the unscented Vital Balm Cream is exactly what my skin needs.

Full Body Collection

New in 2022, this collection is so incredibly lovely. The scents are so invigorating yet soothing (how is that possible?) I will never be without Probiotic Body Cleanse – it’s my favorite part of showering.

Josh Rosebrook consistently delights me with his product line and I’m a huge fan. As always, please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to help if I can!

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Best of the Best: Ere Perez Cosmetics

Best of the Best is a series showcasing my favorite, tried-and-true, go-back-again-and-again green beauty brands. Being a beauty blogger, I’m in a constant state of flux with skincare and cosmetics, as I’m always trying new products. However, these brands are always in my rotation and are worthy of my highest recommendation.

So, I’ve been slightly holding out on you in regards to the incredibly lovely cosmetics brand, Ere Perez. I’ve been using it for months and somehow managed to not mention anything to you guys via social media. (Not really sure how I kept my mouth shut for so long, but I can do it no longer! Must share immediately!)

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Look

Wearing Oat Milk foundation in Chai, Carrot Colour Pot in Holy on lips and cheeks, Chamomile Eye Palette in Pretty, the Jojoba Eye Pencil in Brown, and the Avocado Waterproof Mascara.

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Best of the Best: Kosas Cosmetics

Best of the Best is a series showcasing my favorite, tried-and-true, go-back-again-and-again green beauty brands. Being a beauty blogger, I’m in a constant state of flux with skincare and cosmetics, as I’m always trying new products. However, these brands are always in my rotation and are worthy of my highest recommendation.

kosas cosmetics review

Since the inception of the brand in 2015, I have been borderline obsessed with Kosas Cosmetics. First came the lipsticks, which as you will soon see, possess some kind of magic fairy dust because every single one in the line works with my complexion. Yeah, let’s stop and think about that for a sec – have you ever encountered a line in which every shade worked on your skin tone? How does that happen exactly? (Lipstick swatches featured below!)

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