Good morning, beauty!
See what I did there? 😉 This week over on my Instagram has been all about beauty! Earlier this week I shared about an affordable beauty brand, Eco & Earth and shared my beauty haul I received from them that was sharing an assortment of clean makeup products they have that I am loving! If you missed my stories earlier- the “fix it sticks”, jade roller, and the dusty rose eye shadow were a few of my favorites from the haul!
Today I am continuing the beauty themed posts for this week to review an affordable, clean, green, and never mean skincare line that I was actually asked by a sweet follower to review and share about. I was asked if I could review this brand several months ago, so I am excited to finally share my thoughts on this brand!
t h e d e t a i l s . . .
A little background on bioClarity– their unique ingredient Floralux is made from chlorophyll, the stuff in plants! It’s a serious skin superfood. With benefits such as reducing redness and hyperpigmentation, evening skin tone and texture, and minimizing pores, it lights up your skin with a healthy glow from the inside, out!
A few other plant botanical ingredients found in their products include: Green Tea, Cucumber, Chamomile, Jojoba, Tea Tree, and to top it all off… bioClarity is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, gluten-free, and fragrance-free (and yes, that means no bad stuff…ever.) Yay! Off to a great start already, so now…
t h e r e v i e w . . .
I was super excited to try out the different products I received, so I got right to trying out the cleanser, restore gel, zen serum, and moisturizer for my nighttime routine that same day that I received them. My initial thoughts on using the Essentials Skincare Routine was that it is quick, easy to follow as far as a skincare regimen goes, and didn’t cause me to break out much when I transitioned to using it. I did notice a couple of spots on the tip of my nose pop up, but they went away quickly, and that could have been due to other factors too such as the food I was eating, time of month, etc., so I didn’t think too much of it!
I was also rotating between the essentials routine and the ultra calming routine by swapping out the restore gel for the zen serum. I have LOVED adding serums into my skincare routine, and have noticed since starting to use one in the morning and at night before putting on my moisturizer a big difference in my overall look and feel of my skin. I think this was the first winter/spring I haven’t struggled with dry, dry skin on my face! I was very happy with the zen serum, and used it as recommended, AM and PM. I used the cleanse face wash first before doing any serums or hydrating, but what I’ve found to work best for my skin type is to only cleanse with my face wash at night, and in the morning just rinse off my nighttime routine with water and a washcloth. I have been doing my skincare routine this way for a little over a year now, and again, my skin has never been better as far as getting dried out/having breakouts. I learned a while back that if you over exfoliate and over wash, your skin actually produces MORE oils, causing MORE breakouts, so I think that I found the perfect amount of all of that for my personal skin type. With that said, I used the hydrate moisturizer as needed, but typically put it on at night, since I have been adding on sunscreen to my morning skincare routine now that it’s warm and sunny (most!) days here in MN!
Some sunscreens I have been LOVING lately for my face are: My Arbonne RE9 Restorative Cream with SPF 15, Coola Matte BB Cream + Face Sunscreen (LOVE how lightweight this is and how easy it blends in!), Coola Organic Face Sunscreen and also my Arbonne Pollution Defense CC cream with SPF 30.
Overall, I have loved using the bioClarity skincare line, and my face responded well to the products, gave me an even overall tone, and also gave me peace of mind knowing it didn’t break the bank, but still great products that value the ingredients that go into the skincare products they make. The one thing I shared on my stories was the size of each product, and they are not big. You don’t need a lot of the product (1-2 small drops or less), so it will last, but did want to mention that, because it was something I was a little surprised by at first when I received them!
t h e v e r d i c t . . .
My verdict on whether or not you’re wanting to take the plunge on investing in a clean skincare line that won’t break the bank: bioClarity is for you! Right now every skincare routine is on sale for almost 40% off PLUS if you use GOGREEN at checkout, you can get an extra 15% off on top of that! That puts every skincare routine they have in the $20-30 price range, which is definitely budget-friendly and is a great time to take the leap to try it out if you’ve been eyeing this brand and want to start to have a more structured skincare routine! I literally don’t go a day without doing my personal routine I shared above, and my skin has definitely benefitted from sticking to it!
I will add- a skincare regimen is NOT the only thing that supports healthy, glowing skin. I know first hand that when I do not get enough sleep, don’t drink my typical amount of water (64 oz), eat foods that are higher in sugar and grease/processed, and don’t take my prenatal + Vital Proteins collagen peptides + probiotic consistently… it definitely shows on my skin! These are all things on top of my skincare routine that I do daily to maintain healthy, glowing skin (and hair, too with the collagen peptides… have had minimal post-pregnancy hair loss again thanks to those, I swear!).
Needless to say, after reviewing bioClarity I give it a thumbs up for a skincare routine to try if you’re looking for something that is clean, green, budget-friendly, and simplifies your skincare routine (or helps you to form one if you don’t have one at the moment!)
Hoping this blesses you by saving you time, saving you some money, and helps you determine what products to go for from bioClarity as you get that skin glowing, girl!