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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.

True Botanicals review

photo by Ely Fair 

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 Their shared love of nature and mutual frustration with an extremely outdated beauty industry soon sparked a partnership – with Hillary’s expertise in skincare and Christina’s deep understanding of tech, the two have dedicated themselves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.


Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Concealer Review

Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Revealer Concealer Review

wearing Kosas Tinted Face Oil in Tone 04 and Revealer Concealer in Tone 03

Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Revealer Concealer Review

Your skin but better – that’s the way I always describe my beloved combination of Kosas Tinted Face Oil and Revealer Concealer. These two products were made to complement each other, so much so that they’ve recently been dubbed The Dream Team. Today, I want to take a deep dive into these two formulations that are my most reached for combination in terms of foundation and concealer.

If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know that I have been a HUGE fan of Kosas since its inception. (Remember when Kosas only had lipsticks?) This brand was one of the first clean beauty brands to make my Best of the Best list. In fact, I really need to update this post because while it does have all of the Kosas lipstick swatches, there are now so many other products that I adore. (Did you see my post on the Kosas Sun Show bronzers?)

Kosas Tinted Face Oil 


Toxic Ingredients in Haircare Products To Avoid

Toxic Ingredients in Haircare Products To Avoid

Trying to discern what ingredients should and shouldn’t be in your hair care products? With the enormous amount of greenwashing in the beauty industry, it can be quite daunting. I feel like it’s almost become the norm for brands to tout all the “good” ingredients they are using while neglecting to mention the not-so-good ones that are lurking in the products as well.

Plus, SHOCKER, label reading really isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. (I know! I mean, who doesn’t want to spend their precious time deciphering a tiny label on the back of a bottle? Listen, I’m 45 years old and already wearing multi-focal contacts. My middle-aged eyes CANNOT TAKE IT.) And even if you do have the eyes of an eagle, it still can be daunting.

So I’m here to give you a little primer on some of the biggest offenders in terms of toxic ingredients in hair care, as well as some of my tried-and-true favorite products!


How To Find the Best Nude Lipstick (+ My Faves)

How To Find the Best Nude Lipstick

Dear friends, a good nude lipstick can be hard to find, but never fear for I am here to make things crystal clear! #quarantinepoetry

To find the best nude lip shade for you, three things need to be taken into account:

1. Skin tone (e.g., fair, light, medium, dark)
2. Skin undertone (e.g., cool, warm, neutral)
3. Natural lip color (e.g., beige, pink, brown, tan, etc)


Fitglow Beauty x Whoorl Collaboration

Fitglow Beauty x Whoorl Collaboration

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to finally announce what I’ve been up to over the past few months with Fitglow Beauty. Whoorl-Approved Skincare and Makeup Kits! If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know that I am one of Fitglow’s biggest fans and supporters – they are total pioneers in the clean beauty space and consistently introduce great products to the market.

Over the past few years, a handful (maybe even two handfuls, if we want to get technical) of products have landed in the coveted Best of Best spot at Whoorl and remained there ever since. Well, we thought it was time to share my very favorites with you all in two limited edition kits that showcase my tried-and-true, shout-from-the-rooftop products at an incredible discount!

Fitglow Beauty x Whoorl Collaboration

Introducing Whoorl Skincare Favorites and Whoorl Makeup Favorites!

Let’s start with the Skincare kit.

whoorl fitglow skincare favorites kit


Showdown: Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF40 vs Kosas Tinted Face Oil

Everybody’s talking about the new Ilia Super Skin Serum Skin Tint SPF40 on the clean beauty market and I get it. Skincare, makeup AND SPF in one product? Sign me up! The last time I remember makeup lovers creating such a buzz was when Kosas released their cult-status Tinted Face Oil.

Both of these products boast a skincare serum with just the right amount of coverage, so I thought I would do a little head-to-head action! Let’s get down to business.