May 13, 2014

Natural Beauty Favorites of the Moment featuring Burt's Bees Brightening Line

Mostly what I have to talk about on here is running and food, but today I'm switching it up and talking about some natural beauty products I'm loving.  Now that it's starting to actually feel like spring/summer and I'm feeling less like a cave creature who doesn't want to leave my warm bed, I've been focusing on trying to look less than ghostly pale and more even-toned.  

Since I have sensitive and acne-prone skin, I'm pretty cautious about what products I'm using on my face. With the huge trend of natural makeup and products, finding things that won't irritate my face has been a lot easier!

Avoiding crappy food helps my acne, but I still have a bunch of leftover dark spots and scars from years of fighting it.  This is why I was really excited to receive some samples of the new Burt's Bees Brightening Dark Spot Corrector (retails for $20.00).  It claims to visibly brighten skin, even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles in 4 weeks.  I'm a big fan of Burt's Bees chapsticks so I was interested to try another one of their products.   

The Brightening Dark Spot Corrector is noncomedogenic and dermatologist-tested, along with using natural daisy extract which is shown to brighten skin by regulating skin's melanin production.  The whole Brightening Face Care Line also includes a Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser, Even-Tone Moisturizing Cream, Eye Treatment, and Refining Tonic.   The product line claims to brighten and even skin tone when used as part of a daily regimen over 8 weeks. 
The corrector is super thin and light!

I was surprised to see that the corrector was more like a thin serum rather than a cream or gel. A little bit of product goes a long way in covering my entire face. I have put it on before bed or in the morning after washing my face once a day for 2 weeks so far.  I haven't had any allergic reactions or sensitivities so far. I also have noticed that my face tone does seem more even and the scarring and spots less noticeable! I'm going to keep using it in hopes of seeing more results!

If you still are on the fence, they are offering a $3 off coupon on their Facebook page or website!
 Check out Burt's Bees on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more information! 

Another product I've been loving is Tarte's giftedTM Amazonian clay smart mascara.  I had bought this on a whim a few months ago at Sephora and have been pleasantly surprised by how much I like it! Tarte's Amazonian line of makeup uses natural amazonian clay to help makeup last longer, wear better, and help balance skin.  The mascara claims to lengthen, condition, repair and replenish lashes.  

I like it because the mascara goes on easily and doesn't flake off. I can layer a few coats without it looking too clumpy or thick, and it lasts all day. With this I have voluminous lashes that still look natural looking.  

Let me know if you try either of these products or if you have any suggestions of other natural makeup products I should try!

Disclaimer: I’m a Women’s Health Action Hero helping to promote RUN10FEED10 and to test out products straight from Women's Health Magazine. I was given Burt's Bees Brightening Dark Spot Corrector samples free of charge in this partnership but with no other compensation. As always, all opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Both of these sound awesome, but especially the dark spot corrector for me. I have a couple spots on my face (I am pretty sure they are from being in the sun so much during my life guarding years in high school). I have tried a few products, but nothing works. I may give the burt's bees a try!