January 11, 2019
2019 is officially HERE… and with the new year comes a new sense of #RENEWAL. Renewal of goals, renewal of intentions, renewal of inspiration, and renewal of SELF.
That said, we’ve decided to call upon some of our favorite San Diego clean beauty babes and Shop Good team to share their top renewing tips, intentions, and routines for the year ahead, with the hopes of inspiring you on your 2019 self-care journey… whatever that may look like!
Let’s get started —
Leah, Shop Good Founder
My plan to renew and refresh my beauty routine in 2019: using makeup brushes! Here’s why: I find that when using makeup brushes vs the quick swipe of the fingers, it slows me down and creates a more intentional and mindful practice — I am always rushing so this is huge for me! I’m also working on being more gentle with my skin, including my eyelids and around my mouth area. Over time, the tugging and pulling while applying makeup can cause premature fine lines and wrinkles. (no thx!) Using brushes serves as a much gentler approach to applying foundation, eye shadow and even creme blush and highlighters! Have you seen our very own, vegan, SHOP GOOD BRUSHES?? They’re best in class!
January, Shop Good Holistic Esthetician
The best thing you can do for yourself is have a skincare ritual that leaves you feeling refreshed every day! I start off with the Daily Face Wash from Botnia, the ingredients in this cleanser are so gentle and transforming! This has willow bark which is a natural source of salicylic acid, and is going to break down the skin cells and kill bad bacteria. It’s also loaded with goldenseal and arnica, which are incredible to bring down inflammation and heal redness! From there I spray my skin with the Botnia Toner… aka the most AMAZING toner you will ever use! It is like having a toner and serum in one because of the glycol and hyaluronic properties… um YES PLEASE! Then I finish off with my favorite moisturizer – Berlin Skin’s Sandalwood. This is a game changer for oily skin – and I’ve noticed a huge difference when it comes to regulating my skin’s oil production. Lastly, I’ve been finishing off by spraying Osea’s Sea Mineral Mist all over my face and chest, to remineralize my skin and add a youthful glow. Now… go on and master this skin care ritual that will leave you feeling #renewed and ready to take on 2019!
Juana, Shop Good Store Manager + Buyer
To #RENEW and revive from the inside out, I’m turning to adaptogens – a.k.a powerful herbs and plants that support our adrenal system and bring the body back into balance (think ashwagandha, rhodiola, chaga, holy basil, mucuna pruriens). Instead of sticking to a routine of the same every day, one of my 2019 intentions is to better listen to my body and make sure I switch it up to provide support where needed. Moon Juice dusts make it so easy and fun to incorporate these magical adaptogens into my everyday routine and allows me to experiment with different tonics to revive my skin from the inside out! Skin lacking a little glow? I’ll choose an antioxidant skin boost in the form of Matcha and Beauty Dust. Hormones feeling out of whack? MUD/WTR and Sex Dust for the win. And can’t forget quality Z’s for a more renewed, restful complexion – find me sipping on Golden Milk + Dream Dust before bed!
Faith, Shop Good Product Expert
My new favorite trick for a fresh and dewy 2019 makeup look is to apply blush under my foundation! First you apply the W3ll People Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick along the cheekbones, then lightly blend the product using the tips of your fingers. Using your Shop Good Chubby Blender brush apply Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation to your full face. Throw on some Lily Lolo Big Lash Mascara, your favorite TMF Vegan Lips lipstick, and finish the look with the W3ll People Bio Brightener Powder! The end result? A naturally glowing and #RENEWED you… all day long!
Lainey, Shop Good Product Expert
I’m excited to share with you my renewing morning ritual! I start off with Aloe Vera juice & I’ll tell you why! It flushes toxins, cleansing while hydrating my system so I can more effectively absorb fresh nutrients. Up next, I usually have matcha but I’ve switched it up recently and have been loving MUD\WTR in the mornings. The masala chai paired with the medical mushroom blend, cacao, turmeric, sea salt, and cinnamon is totally energizing yet grounding. What a combo, right?! I add a tablespoon of the MUD\WTR to 8 ounces of hot water with 2 scoops of our Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for the protein my body needs to start my day off all the way right. I have to admit, I originally thought the collagen was all hype but I’ll tell you, I see a major improvement in my skin from the regular use! I encourage you to try this cocktail of wellness ingredients in the mornings – you won’t regret it!
Ashley, Shop Good Holistic Esthetician
My most recent fave when it’s time to give my skin a little extra love is Osea’s White Algae Mask. It’s an instant fix when it comes to saying buh-bye to dull, uneven skin tone! You’ll be working with white marine algae, white tea and resveratrol to diminish surface redness, while mineral peptides and hyaluronic acid locks in hydration (much needed rn). A tip of mine – leave it on over night. You’ll be waking up with smooth, plump, and glowing skin that’ll make you feel refreshed and #RENEWED.
Cori Dunton, Shop Good Customer
Like so many of you, winter has taken a toll on my body! So as I focus on renewal this January I’m loving all things moisturizing. Botnia’s Hydrating Serum is saving my dry skin and I don’t go a day without this magic liquid. To help my curly hair from getting frizzy I’m always reaching for Innersense Sweet Spirit Leave In Conditioner, it’s a quick and easy way to keep my locks shining. These amazing products, plus tons of water (shout out to LaCroix), are helping me start the year #renewed and refreshed!
Lauren Gionet, Shop Good Customer
My favorite renewing products in my daily beauty routine are the Nuori Vital Foaming Cleanser and Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator. These deeply cleanse my combination/acne-prone skin and remove dead cells making my skin feel refreshed and smooth. The Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream is my favorite city-living essential that locks in moisture for dry winter months, plus provides protection against everyday harmful pollutants and toxins. When I am ready to head out the door I swipe on the Cocokind Highlighter sticks to my cheeks. These are my go-tos for makeup or non-makeup wearing days, that help me feel put together and glow-y, even when I am just going to grab lunch with a friend in leggings and a tee!
Lillie Bennett, Shop Good Customer
My favorite skincare products that help me feel renewed start with my skincare. The Botnia Daily Face Cream and the Replenishing Facial Oil are MUSTS for me in my daily routine. For makeup, my holy grail product is the tmf Vegan Dream Conceal. I’m convinced that I couldn’t live without it! I love using the Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation over the concealer and finishing with the Lily Lolo Cheek Duo for some color and glow on my cheeks. The “Awaken” Veyali spray has also been such a great way to feel renewed in this new year. One spray makes me feel refreshed and energized!
Whether 2019 is your year to finally jump into the world of clean beauty + natural skincare, or whether you’re a self-proclaimed #CLEANBEAUTYBOSS, we’re here to help you along the way… to feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and #RENEWED to take on the year ahead!