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Afterglow Lifestyle, Kristin's Saturday 7

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 10 June 17

Hey Beautiful!

Here’s my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Podcast I’m Recommending – Listen to this incredibly insightful interview with Esther Perel, renowned relationship expert and the author of Mating in Captivity. Esther and Tim discuss what it means to be in a fulfilling relationship as the needs and realities of modern life collide with primal instincts.  

2. Quote I’m Integrating –Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Unknown

3. Just a Reminder – Adequate levels of Vitamin D are crucial to health, beauty and disease resiliency. Our indoor lifestyles and constant use of sunscreen mean many of us are well below the healthy range for this life preserving, critical vitamin. For years I had disastrously low vitamin D levels myself. My first step to fixing my vitamin D levels was to request my gynecologist test my levels each year during my annual exam. This is an easy way to monitor your D levels and address it if needed with the consistent guidance of your health professional.

4. Travel Hack I’m Loving – Next time you travel, leave the shaving cream at home. Your hair conditioner will easily double as a moisturizing shaving lotion. Try it!

5. Radical thought I’m Having – Step into the question and find your strength in that question.

6. Recovering Stolen Nutrients – Did you know that your prescription medication could be depleting body of it’s natural stores of vitamins, mineral and hormones?! This depletive effect could be the source of unexplained side effects when taking prescription medication. The book Drug Muggers sheds much needed light on what supplements you may need to focus on when taking certain drugs to maintain optimal health.

7. Our Grand Prize Love Letter Winner #7 This Love Letter!  Check out our Infused Mineral Foundation that inspired this week’s Love Letter winner here. Thank you Pam S.! XO

Thank you for being!

Love & Light,

Kristin

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Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 27 May 17

 

Hey Beautiful!

Here’s my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. A Light in the Darkness Blind South Sudanese have created a massage clinic called Seeing Hands to offer locals and humanitarian workers relief during very tough times. I love what this group has done to provide blind individuals in war-torn South Sudan with healing skills and a career. Learn more about Seeing Hands here. Share their mission and if you feel inclined to support check out their GoFundMe video and page.

2. Quote I’m Integrating – “You are the sky. Everything else… it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chodron

3. Just a Reminder Take a walk in nature today… even if it’s raining.

4. Fascia is in Fashion – This simple tool might be the key to reducing or eliminating cellulite and relieving chronic pain by breaking up fascia and increasing circulation. The results are incredible. Check out the story behind Ashley Black’s Fascia Blaster here.

5. Radical thought I’m Having What would it take to be more playful with everything I do?

6. The Beauty of Change Spring: A lovely reminder of how lovely change can truly be.

7. Our Grand Prize Love Letter Winner #6 – This Love Letter!  Check out our Infused Calm Cover that inspired this week’s Love Letter winner here. Thank you Sara T.! XO

 

Thank you for being!

Love & Light,

Kristin

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Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 18 Mar 17

Hey Beautiful!

Here’s my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Eating Healthy and Local on Vacation – I just spent 9 glorious days on vacation in the wettest place on earth, the gorgeous garden island of Kauai, Hawaii. I’m so glad that our room had a full kitchen complete with a blender and stove top so we could buy food at the markets and eat local and clean for most of our meals!

2. Making Traveling with Supplements Easy – Using these is hands down the easiest way I’ve found to organize and efficiently travel with supplements. These are especially a must have for long trips!

3. Quote I’m Integrating “What can you do to support other women feel safe in your presence?” – Emma Clare Juniper

4. Creating Connection Around the World – I’m certain that 2017 will go down as ‘The Year of Sisterhood’. I celebrated International Women’s Day with my powerfully connected Awakened Dreamers meditation group. We sat in meditation at the same time with thousands of women from around the world in love and solidarity as part of Unity’s Synchronized Worldwide Sister Circles.

5. Radical thought I’m Having – The truth is always a gift.

6. Makeup Tool I’m Loving I so love my sweet open Eye Shadow Palette. I love how I can swap out the five eye shadow shades I want to match what I need for a trip.

7. Our Grand Prize Love Letter Winner #3 

A brush of Lustre on my lids

Each morning as I rise

Brings out a sense of confidence

And a twinkle to my eye

No longer fazed by busy days

For Lustre wears them well

Since finding one I truly love

I’ve bid other brands farewell

While some had left me lonely

When allergies came ‘round

My happy ever after

With Afterglow is found

-Anna L. ?

Check out the Eco Eye Shadow Shade (Lustre) of Anna’s affection here.

Thank you for being!

Love & Light,

 

Kristin

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Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 4 Mar 17

Hey Beautiful!

Here’s my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Gracefully receiving and gifting compliments – When someone gives you a compliment it’s a gift. Why don’t we receive compliments as the gifts they are? How many times have you rejected a compliment by minimizing it or denying the amazing observation of an aspect that is you?  What would it take for you to gift and receive compliments with pure intentioned love for yourself and others?

2. Why Thinking You’re Ugly is Bad for You – This video. As women we can all participate in shifting this for every generation.

3. Diversifying my healthy lunch menu with – Nori! I’m always looking for a new way to mix up my lunch menu. I’ve found nori sheets (the same stuff your sushi rolls use) help me make the most delicious rolls with what I have in my fridge. I make a filling of the random veggies I have on hand and dress it with avocado, ferments, chicken or fish if you eat meat, sprouts and a drizzle of toasted sesame seed oil and red onion. You can get nori sheets in the Asian food isle at many grocery stores or here online.

4. Quote I’m Integrating – “Cada patada en el culo es un paso ‘pa delante.” (Every kick in the ass is a step forward.)

5. Radical thought I’m Having – I can reinvent the best version of me in every moment. I’m continuing to ask myself, “Who do I want to be in this moment? What is my most helpful response?”

6. Natural Makeup Product I’m Loving The unseasonably warm weather has inspired me to break out my favorite shade of Organic Infused Glow Bronzer, Exotic.  This is an amazing shade if you’re looking to naturally add more true warmth and sunny highlights to your skintone.

7. Love Letter Winner #2 – Here’s our second grand prize winner of our Love Letter contest. Thank you Christina.

❤️ Love at Fist Sight ❤️ 

Infused with botanicals,

you blend right in.

Allowing MY beauty

to shine from within.

And, your natural sunblock?

Well, it’s a No Brainer!!

For, I live in the desert ?.

And SPF keeps me saner.

I ❤️ you, Organic Infused Foundation!

My heart and face are yours!!!

? Christina

Check out the love of which she writes here.

 

Thanks for staying present!

 

Love & Light,

Kristin

Hypoallergenic Makeup
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Hypoallergenic Mineral Makeup: Allergy-Free and Beautiful

Are you still on the search for the best hypoallergenic makeup for your sensitive skin? Having sensitive, allergy-prone skin is hard. You must always be careful about the products you’re using on your skin to prevent painful and embarrassing reactions. You’ve probably also spent hours staring at labels trying to decode the long list of chemical names to determine if it will be safe for your reactive body.

 You are not alone. Many women suffer through symptoms like redness, itching, burning, swelling, and breakouts when using certain makeup products. It’s not unusual for many to become so frustrated that they stop wearing makeup entirely. You don’t have to restrict yourself to that kind of lifestyle anymore. There are natural makeup brands that formulate hypoallergenicly with your sensitive skin in mind.

 Hypoallergenic Makeup  

 Your skin is your body’s largest organ. When it comes to makeup, foundation is the cornerstone for most women’s makeup look. Many of the most popular traditionally formulated makeup brands include a long list of synthetic chemicals and potentially irritating preservatives. They may even use natural botanical extracts that could be fine for a more resilient consumer, but can provoke a reaction in someone with more sensitive skin.

 For people with allergies, a single application can set off painful reactions. What’s worse, your body absorbs a certain amount of the product you put on your skin, so your symptoms could possibly reach beyond surface irritation.

 Hypoallergenic mineral foundation such as Infused Mineral Foundations that are free of Talc, Bismuth oxychloride and Aluminum are the best way to get the coverage you need without the adverse side effects of a traditional foundation with a longer ingredient list to discern.
Another wonderful benefit of mineral foundation is how much money you will save. First and foremost, you’ll be able to stop shopping around for other brands that don’t irritate your allergies. Second, mineral makeup never dries out and doesn’t go bad as quickly because it’s in powder form.

 Hypoallergenic Eye Makeup 

 Even if you can tolerate most traditional foundations, your eyes may be especially sensitive. The skin on the eyelids is thinner than anywhere else on the body, and the eyes themselves are very delicate. Applying products with synthetic chemicals and preservatives can cause redness, dry eyes, watering eyes, and even discharge. Not only do those ingredients irritate the eyes, once applied, those chemical ingredients go through a process of “gassing-off” which means that the chemicals in your cosmetic are releasing chemical gasses right into your eyes. This gas-off process is often the origin of many eye irritations.

 Your vision is very important, so you want to keep your eyes as safe as possible. Choosing a hypoallergenic natural mineral eye makeup is a great way to do so. You’ll get natural pigment without risking irritation.

 Another benefit of hypoallergenic mineral eye makeup? It provides pure pigments. A truly hypoallergenic mineral makeup is made of natural pigments and never uses synthetic FD&C or Lake Dyes. You get gorgeous, unaltered color that will stand out in a crowd without dipping into a pool of synthetic dyes and colorants.

 Hypoallergenic mineral eye makeup is also a wonderful choice if you have daughters who like to play with beauty products. Because the eyeshadows, liners, and mascaras are so gentle, you can let kids share in the fun without worrying about them having adverse reactions as their bodies, endocrine and immune systems develop.

 Allergy-Free Lips

 Mineral makeup isn’t restricted to foundation and eyeshadow anymore. You can also enjoy the same incredible look and benefits for your lips with hypoallergenic lip makeup! The best thing about these natural choices is that they include an all-natural, smaller ingredient list that even eliminates many natural ingredients that may be known irritants. This attention and sensitivity to formulation detail, considering the specific concerns and needs of reactive customers, is what a truly hypoallergenic makeup brand does.

 Other Hypoallergenic Makeup Products

 Mineral makeup has a lot of choices to offer these days. You can do a full face with natural, hypoallergenic products. Regardless of which hypoallergenic natural makeup brand you choose, be sure to look for the following ingredients on your ingredient list and avoid products that include these ingredients all together.

  • Quaternium-15
  • Sulfates / SLS
  • Bismuth oxychloride
  • Fragrance/Parfum
  • FD&C and Lake Dyes
  • PEG

 You don’t need to let your sensitive and allergy prone skin keep you from enjoying the artistry and fun of makeup. With a few smart purchases you’ll be able to put your best face forward (literally!) without worrying about painful or embarrassing reactions.

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Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 18 Feb 17

Hey Beautiful!

Here’s my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Addressing Dry Lips from the Inside – I’ll be the first to admit that a lip balm will not cure your chronic dry lips. I say this even though we make an amazing luxury organic lip balm. Regardless of the brand, lip balm simply soothes the superficial manifestation of your dry lips… but it doesn’t cure it. I’ve noticed that since I went on my hormone shifting diet guided by the amazing online program, Cooking for Balance by Magdalena Wszelaki, all my dry issues have disappeared. I attribute this to eating more healthy fats and healing my gut which has allowed me to fully absorb more nutrients.

2. Podcast That’s Inspiring Me – Dear Sugar: How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?

3. Falling in Love with Hemp – If you haven’t started using hemp hearts (aka hemp seeds) and hemp milk as an upgraded, healthy alternative to dairy and nut milk, they are worth trying. Gluten-free, sugar-free and nut-free, hemp hearts and hemp milk are mild in flavor and their benefits exceed the benefits of other proteins. In fact, hemp’s a complete protein, and provides more digestible protein than eggs, cheese and meat. They are insanely nutritious and rich in Vitamin E, healthy fats and minerals. They’re also an excellent source of essential fatty acids including the perfect balance of Omega 3, 6 and GLA. I get my hemp milk from Whole Foods and my organic hemp hearts for my smoothies and salads here.

4. Quote I’m Integrating – “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” – Byron Katie

5. Radical thought I’m Having – It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

6. Feeling the Love Every year we hold a Love Letters Contest asking you to write a love letter to your favorite Afterglow product for Valentine’s Day. The first 100 thoughtful entries automatically win a full size product. We choose ten love letters that kept us blushing to win $100 gift certificates. We love hearing your stories and seeing your creativity shine through. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  We will be announcing the winners and their letters over the next few weeks. Here’s the first winner…

7. Love Letter Winner #1 

Dear Shortcake (under eye concealer),

You are my love, my light for the darkness under my eyes. All those late nights up doing homework or sick from Celiac, you are right there to comfort my tired eyes. My eyes brighten as soon as you touch my skin with your silky presence. So soft, gentle and beautiful.

My days brighten when I know I can count on you, my shortcake, to put the light on the dark so my preschool students are not scared.

I can also count on you to be easy on my eyes and prevent me from getting sick. You are not like the other concealers, oh no, you don’t hide your ingredients and you are faithful all day helping me look my best. Other concealers boast of natural ingredients but you don’t have to boast. The proof is immediate, right when you are under my eye.

I know being gluten free, like me, we will always be great together in any kind of weather. I tell my gluten free group about you because I know they would love you like I do. I shout out to the world how much I love you because I want everyone else to know how lovely you are.

My shortcake, I can never do without you. One day without you would be miserable which is why I keep you close to my makeup bag. You will always be near me and I near you.

Shortcake, thank you for holding my hand through the darkness under my eye. Thank you for lighting up my life.

With much love,

Christina Griffin aka Your Valentine   

Check out the love of which she writes here.

 

Thanks for staying present!

Love & Light,

Kristin

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Best Foundation for Oily Skin: Mineral Powder Foundation

If you have oily skin, you know what a challenge it can be to keep your face from shining throughout the day. What’s worse, many traditional foundations “slip off” your skin or break down after a couple hours of wear, leaving you with a very unpleasant, patchy look. There are, however, some excellent foundation choices out there that actually perform the way you need them to, keeping your complexion picture perfect all day long.

Why Foundations Fail Oily Skin

It’s easy to understand why most basic foundations fail with your specific type of oily skin and why they are not really the foundations for oily skin. You don’t get good results by adding oil on top of oil! Many top foundation brands are liquid and often oil-based, so the moisture compounds over time and breaks down the coverage on your face. You’ll notice the telltale signs of foundation breakdown asyour natural skin’s sebum overtakes your failing foundation and you see tiny openings above your pores.

Ironically, if you go in the other direction with your foundation choices you may experience another common problem as certain foundations strip the oils off your face. Contrary to what you might think, removing all the moisture from your foundation will make your skin even oilier over time as your skin attempts to over compensate for the lack of moisture. Your pores will compensate for the dryness by producing more oil, leading to faster degradation of your makeup and potentially a ruined day.

A third reason foundations fail actually has more to do with your skin’s sensitivity to cosmetic ingredients. Cosmetic ingredient sensitivity can also lead to oiliness. Many traditional foundations include potentially irritating ingredients. Your skin’s response is, naturally, to try to self-protect and react. As a result, you’ll see more oil, breakouts, redness, and irritation.

 The Infused Mineral Foundation Difference

Afterglow Infused mineral foundation is truly the perfect answer if you have oily skin. Natural mineral foundation is formulated with minimal natural ingredients that offer color, coverage and SPF protection without the myriad of additional ingredients found in traditional foundation your skin may react to. You’re not adding to the problem, which means your skin can breathe more easily instead of exacerbating oil production.

Another benefit of infused mineral foundation for oily skin is that natural mineral foundations won’t strip your face of your skin’s own moisture. The minerals rest on your face more gently and the additional botanicals infused into the minerals offer the right amount of moisture and nourishment to keep your complexion fresh. Your skin won’t need to produce extra moisture to compensate for a complicated traditional cosmetic formula, so over time you may actually see a more visibly balanced complexion. Instead of a mid-day oil slick, you get flawless coverage.

The biggest advantage of infused mineral foundation is that it’s entirely synthetic chemical free. You’re not taking any risks with what you’re putting on your face or dabbling in the unknown ingredients in traditional foundation formulas. Using a simple mineral foundation instead of acomplex traditional foundation formula could help prevent breakouts, redness, and other skin issues. With continued use you’ll likely experience healthier skin overall.

 The Best Foundation for Oily, Acne Prone Skin

Acne is a side effect of oily skin. Sebum and debris build up in your pores, creating irritations and blemishes. Adding more oils or irritating synthetic chemicals can plug up your skin even faster. Infused mineral foundations are gentle and natural, so you don’t have to worry about adding to your acne. Many women report their significant clearing when they rely on these vegan mineral foundations instead of traditional liquid foundation brands.

Application Tips

In the past, primers and cleansers were fairly limited in what they could do. Now, there are plenty of products designed to smooth and prep your skin, even if you have an oily complexion. It’s important to look for specially-tailored versions of natural cleansers and silicone-free primers so they can remove excess oil, and balance your skin’s pH without stripping your skin completely and smooth your appearance without adding extra oils.

Another important part of using an infused mineral foundation for oily skin is applying it with the right brush. Even if your face is prepped, you won’t see the best results if you don’t apply the mineral foundation fully and evenly. The best brush for applying infused mineral foundation is a vegan kabuki brush. The soft, dense bristles will pick up just the right amount of powder and apply it in light, even layers for the most natural look.

Don’t let your oily or acne prone skin keep you from getting the beautiful, flawless results you want. Infused mineral foundation is a great way to naturally look and feel fantastic all day, every day.

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Love Letters Contest

I’m excited to announce our annual Love Letters contest …. with a twist!

The contest is pretty simple…write a love letter, haiku, poem or testimonial to your favorite Afterglow product and email it to us or post it on social media (more details below).

The first 100 thoughtful submissions will automatically win*

a free full size bronzer, gloss, or eyeshadow refill of your choice w/free shipping AND

you’ll be entered to win a drawing for one of ten $100 gift certificates.

Please only write a Love Letter to a product you’ve actually used.

Beautiful relationships are all about being open and honest. I know that not every relationship is perfect.

While we are aiming for LOVE here… we are happy to hear all of your feedback and honest perspective on your Afterglow experience.

All thoughtful entries will be entered into the contest.* Not just the warm fuzzy ones!   

And don’t forget…  we want you to help us share the love.*

When you include your friends in your Love Letter submission, they will ALSO get a free full size product.*

Here’s your chance to express your feelings about your favorite Afterglow product and win a great product in the process! 

LOVE LETTER CONTEST DETAILS

The first 100 thoughtful entries will win: a FREE Organic Infused Hydra Gloss, Organic Infused Glow Bronzer OR an Organic Infused Eco Eye Shadow Refill of your choice

From all entries, we will select 10 of the most beautiful, impassioned, creative Love Letters as this years’ winners.

The top 10 winners will receive $100 Afterglow Cosmetics Gift Certificates.

Contest Ends: 11:59pm PST, February 14, 2017

There are two ways to participate:

Email your Love Letter to support@AfterglowCosmetics.com

  1.  Write a Love Letter to Your Favorite Afterglow Product
  2.  Email your love letter to support@afterglowcosmetics.com with the subject ‘Love Letter’
  3.  cc up to 5 of your friends on your email*
  4.  In the body of your email, above your Love Letter, include this paragraph:   

Hey! I love this Afterglow Cosmetics product…I just entered their Love Letters Contest (my letter is below!). Afterglow will share the love with you (since you’re my friend) and send you a full size product FOR FREE. You only pay the shipping!

Just respond back to support@afterglowcosmetics.com and ask them to send you some love too and indicate which product you want. You can choose from bronzer, lip gloss or eye shadow refill. Afterglow will email you a coupon code to get the product of your choice for free!

OR Go Social to Share the Love

  1.  Share your Love Letter on your Facebook wall or Instagram.
  2.  Make sure your status for this post is set to ‘public’.
  3.  Above your Love Letter insert the following:  Hey! One of my favorite natural cosmetic companies, @afterglowcosmetics is holding a Valentine’s Day contest called, “Love Letters” where you write a Love Letter to your favorite Afterglow product for a chance to win a $100 in free makeup.

    Every submission wins a free product! 🙂  I can also tag up to five people to get a free product (you just pay shipping). If you’re tagged, Afterglow will message you to get your free full size product (while supplies last). #LoveLetters2017

    Here is my Love Letter: [insert your Love Letter here]

  1. Attach a photo of yourself with your favorite Afterglow product you wrote your Love Letter to.

Over the years, we have received countless testimonials about the transformations women experience when they feel confident and beautiful in their skin. Often, Afterglow is the first product that they found that offers the color and coverage they want without the chemicals and irritants.

I’m continuously thrilled to know that we are doing good in the world. Afterglow supports a consciousness shift for women on a personal level and is part of a global shift to mindful, greater-good business practices.

It is so gratifying for me to know that I am part of your experience of self-honoring and expression. I’m equally happy that the exchange is done with products and ingredients that honor the earth and our bodies at the highest vibration. That’s love!!

XOXO,

Kristin

PS: Contest Rules and Guidelines: We know you love us and like to play fair. Knowing the rules to the game helps us all have more fun and do more contests. Check out the full version of Contest & Giveaway General Rules. Here are the highlights.

* The first 100 entries may choose the free prize from in-stock items only while supplies last.

* Share the Love offers for your friends’ free product while supplies last.

* One per household/physical address.

* We reserve the right to disqualify any entry at our discretion.

* View our Company Policies page for full details.

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Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 4 Feb 17

Hey Beautiful!

Here’s my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Don’t be Jealous – I don’t mean to brag but… I just picked up a generic version of the pricy EpiPen brand called Epinephrine for a mere $9.99 at CVS! I don’t even have insurance! Last year, the makers the epinephrine injectable that saves lives for those with severe allergies to food and insect stings jacked their Epipen price up to an unconscionable $600! Thankfully, the market responded. Just waltz into your nearest CVS and plunk down this coupon with your prescription and get your shiny new 2 Epinephrine pen pack for $9.99. Please forward this coupon to anyone you know that carries Epinephrine!

2. Awareness and Shifting the Vibe – I’ve become very sensitive to the way conversations turn, and how we frame our experiences as “bad” or “good”. Often when a situation is annoying or goes sour, the comment will be made, “It’s always something, isn’t it?!” which immediately skews the vibe negative with a heavy thud. In my mind (and sometimes out loud) I like to counteract that by musing, “That’s an interesting point of view.” and “But how good can it get!?!”

3. Quote I’m Integrating – “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

4. Feeling Results – I’m a full two months into my hormone shifting diet guided by the amazing online program, Cooking for Balance by Magdalena Wszelaki. At this point, I have a whole laundry list of notable shifts that have happened in my body, but the biggest one is that my endometriosis pain, that plagued me every month, all month long, is gone! If you suffer from thyroid issues, Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, PMS, infertility, peri-/menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, estrogen dominance, fibroids, breast lumps/cancer check out Magdalena’s free intro workshop here.

5. Getting Sweeter with Omica Organics Stevia There’s simply too much evidence about the insanely damaging effects of sugar on the body to ignore at this point. Unfortunately, the healthy defacto sugar sub, stevia, can have a bad/bitter aftertaste. What’s a sweet tooth to do? Try Omica Organics Stevia. Their processing is different, it’s cleaner and eliminates the aftertaste. I was so inspired after listening to the owner talk about their conscious manufacturing processes that I went out and bought some. I don’t regret it at all. Delish!  I’m using this flavor.

7. Natural Beauty Product I’m Loving I just uploaded our latest video which details the what, why and how to for our Organic Infused Calm Cover concealer.  This is the perfect redness cancelling product for acne and blemishes. Check it out and please don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to our channel!

Thanks for staying present!

Love & Light,

Kristin

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Foundation for Sensitive Skin: Natural Mineral Foundation

Are you still on the quest for the best foundation for your sensitive skin? Finding the right foundation for sensitive skin can be quite a challenge. Many traditional foundations include so many ingredients it can be difficult to narrow down the root cause of your irritation and truly know what to eliminate from your beauty routine. Many women with sensitive skin simply give up using foundation all together out of pure frustration. If you have sensitive skin, continuously using the wrong foundation can result in cyclical breakouts, dryness, redness, itching, and other problems. The good news is that there are some wonderful options that will provide you beautiful coverage throughout the day without harming or irritating your unique skin.

Sensitive Skin Issues

 Traditional makeup presents a lot of problems for people with sensitive skin. The best foundations for sensitive skin are formulated with the less is more philosophy and focus on the most gentle natural and mineral based ingredients.

 If you’ve ever used a foundation and experienced acne, burning, itching, or dryness, you know how much it can ruin your day. If you have extra-sensitive skin, you also know that you can have problems with products even if they’re fine for your family and friends.

 Often traditional foundations are oil based, use specific petrochemical derived ingredients or synthetic chemicals and metals such as Silicone, Dimethicone and Bismuth oxychloride which can exacerbate skin irritations. Sensitive skin may react strongly to the presence of these ingredients.

 Having sensitive skin can also lead to wasting a lot of money on foundations that don’t work for you as you go through the process of elimination towards the best foundation for your skin. You’ve probably been through countless bottles of “hypoallergenic” or “gentle” formulas only to find that you’re still intolerant. The more brands you try to use the more of your hard-earned dollars you’re wasting.

 Why Natural Mineral Foundation is the Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin

 Infused mineral foundations are the answer you’ve been searching for to give you the finish, color and coverage you desire with minimal, gentle ingredients. Infused mineral foundation also gives you the secondary nourishing and skin conditioning benefit of gentle, non-comedogenic botanicals that will help reduce the appearance of redness, oil and irritation. Synthetic preservatives found in cosmetics often irritate people with sensitive skin. Infused mineral foundation is a loose powder which means that is doesn’t need to be as heavily preserved as it’s liquid foundation counterpart. This translates into less ingredient exposure for you and likely less irritation as well!

 When you choose infused mineral foundation you don’t have to worry about those unexpected reactions from mystery makeup ingredients. Your skin will be able to breathe easily without sacrificing coverage. In fact, mineral foundation can actually improve the appearance of your skin over time. Consistent use can calm the appearance of dry, angry, red, burning, or itching skin as your face adjusts to the safe and natural ingredients.

 Mineral foundations are great for oil control, too. Heavier liquid and cream foundations can suffocate your skin with their own oils. Infused botanicals work with the foundation’s minerals sit on top of the skin without plugging or irritating pores and absorb excess oil without drying the skin.

 There’s another benefit to natural mineral foundation for sensitive skin: savings. You can dramatically scale back your makeup costs by sticking with one foundation. Infused mineral foundation lasts a very long time. The coverage is excellent and buildable, so you only use what you need. You also don’t have to worry about them drying out or smelling bad. You’ll stop wasting money on foundations that don’t suit your skin. Instead of trying brand after brand, you can finally have consistent, calm results every day.

Other Considerations

 It’s important to keep other skin products in mind that may be irritating your sensitive skin, not just foundations. Every makeup product, cleanser, primer, moisturizer, and makeup remover you use will have an effect on your face. Consider choosing more natural, synthetic chemical-free products to achieve the best results and reduce the stress on your skin and body. There’s no reason to let sensitivity keep you from achieving a beautiful look. Try infused mineral foundation for sensitive skin, and let a more confident you show through each and every day!