Looking back on this past year, I can say 2018 has been one of my favorites: my acne flare ups became a distant memory (thus why the category has been removed this year); pregnancy and the birth of Chloe showed me the joys of motherhood – and the need for clean, efficacious and safe baby products; and while dry/dehydrated skin and perioral dermatitis persisted, I found a rhythm of gentle skincare products to help with both giving me my best skin to-date! Typically, I reserve this best-of list for year end, but it always seems to hit at an inopportune time after…

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If you’re a fan of green beauty, then you know about Juice Beauty. They were one of the first green beauty brands launching in 2005 back wayyyyyy before it was trendy to be green. At their core, the brand utilizes organic fruit juices that are naturally high in vitamin c, fruit stem cells, peptides and natural essential oils. A lot of brands will eschew using fruit juices (or floral waters) and opt for water instead, but water acts as a filler and can actually leech moisture out of the skin! I love that this line doesn’t use water as a filler, focuses…

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Everyone is going crazy for lip stains, but if you’re looking for a green, nontoxic option look no further than Juice Beauty’s Photo Liquid Lip glosses. They’re organic, long-lasting and made with plant pigments and skin benefitting ingredients like jojoba oil and shea butter. Their  holiday gift trio I tested includes bold colors – Gwyneth, Blythe and Apple – aptly named after Ms. Paltrow and the women in her family. They can be worn glossy, but I found them to be really stunning worn matte. Read on for the full review to see what I mean.  Product: Juice Beauty Photo Liquid Lip…

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