My guide to clear, hydrated & glowing skin with found beauty!

Following up with last month’s post on bright & clear skin ( in case you missed it it’s HERE ) I want to go deeper into my skin care routine with my fam over at found  . As I mentioned back in May, I have partnered up with them this year to share my favorite natural inspired products and how they help my skin! Honestly, incorporating skin care and makeup products that are safe for my skin has been a real life changer for me so here it is… my Guide to beautiful glowing skin!

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I’ll start with a product that has quickly become my #1 and for good reasons! I’m talking about found’s Seaweed Water Cream. This little gem is unbelievably light! Every time I apply it, the texture feels like water on my skin. I love skin care so of course I had tried other brands that came up with a similar concept —that water feel on your skin, but truthfully none that feels as refreshing and light as this one, not to mention that it’s 92% Natural and so affordable! This hydrating cream is also under the brightening collection which has had the best effect on my skin so far, so it’s no surprise that this is a must have on my everyday routine.

Next is the Cucumber Cooling Stick and if you can’t guess by the name, let me tell you this glide stick leaves my keeps my skin calm and soft through out the day. This once is  98% Natural and it’s meant to de-puff the skin so in my opinion it’s a great morning product —when I look my most vulnerable and need the extra help— this product comes to the rescue. I use it right before the Seaweed Water Cream and I’ve found that the effect of both is the perfect combo because my face feels cool and moisturized all day. Although it’s so small that I sometimes carry it on my purse in case the weather is acting up and I need a little pick me up!

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Moving on to the cleansing part of the routine, I’ve recently been trying the 90% Natural Makeup Removing BalmLast month I talked about how much I LOVE the Tea Tree Gel Cleanser and I still do! But on the days that I wear makeup I like doing a 2 step cleansing routine to make sure I am addressing both the makeup removal issue and the everyday impurities that the skin goes through everyday.  So I first used the Makeup Removing Balm ( a little goes a long way ) and next I use the Gel Cleanser that way my skin is fully clear!

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After cleansing my face I’ve been applying this Red Clay Facial Mask  to get rid of impurities and toxins. I leave it on for about 10min but the stick says I can rinse off in as little as 5min, so those who don’t really have much time these days for face masks this is for you. I like the idea of boosting my skin and making sure it’s reenergized so I’ve been using it twice a week. To be honest I’m more used to the typical fabric soaked masks so I wasn’t sure this one was for me, but I found that this is more convenient because the stick just glides easily across my face so it’s not as messy. I’m not saying I’m done with my other found face masks BUT when I don’t have time to lie down and apply those, this is a perfect and quick option! So of course it’s a new fave of mine.

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Every skin comes with a different set of needs and that’s why found has created several collections to choose from. This guide I just shared is my personal experience and real opinions I’ve made by following their number system in the packaging! It makes it really easy to use because they label their products with a step number of 1-3 to customise your own routine:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Treat
  3. Hydrate

And *Enhance  which are the non-daily products that are meant for extra skin improvements

I encourage you to try them for yourself! It is such a joy when you find the collection that truly fits your needs. This year I have been really enjoying getting to know found beauty products and there’s so many more I want to share! Specially on their makeup line, more on that soon. But the fact that this brand is so honest, takes such great care about the ingredients they use and how these products are made, makes me feel really good about using them on a daily basis. To be honest, I wish I had started paying more attention to what I apply on my body sooner, but ever since I’ve been switching to more naturally based products I have noticed a big improvement so I am happy I came across a brand like this one that I can fully trust.  Until next time!

 

My Love For Naturally Inspired Skin Care Products

As I’ve talked about on my blog before, I’ve been looking into beauty products that are more naturally based and therefore less damaging to my skin. I can’t stress enough the importance of paying attention to the ingredients these skin care products have in them! You can never be too informed when it comes to your face routine. And I am happy to share that this year I discovered a wonderful new brand called found that is formulated with 90-99% natural ingredients, crazy good right?

I created this blog to share my new finds and experiences, to share my real opinion on all matters concerning Fashion, Beauty and pretty much everything I find inspiring. And 3 years later it has been an amazing journey! But along with it I always want to continue being real with you my readers. This is something I’m truly excited about so I hope you find it helpful on your journey to beautiful and healthy skin! Now let’s get right into it…

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This new beauty brand found initially caught my eye because of their transparency simple as that. I loved how they disclose the percentage of Natural ingredients up front and center, you’ll find it in every product (which is surprisingly high) but what I really wasn’t expecting was the price point. Usually skin care brands in the same niche turn out to be really expensive but not this one. It’s currently sold at select Walmart stores, Walmart.com and discoverfound.com

They have collections for every need:

  1. Brightening       4. Pore Care
  2. Clarifying           5. Sensitive
  3. Firming               * You can find more info HERE

I will go more in depth in the following months, but for now I want to focus on my current favorites and why I love them! First is the Chia Seed Oil which is 99% Natural and so light weight that it leaves my skin feeling smooth, radiant and equally important, it doesn’t feel oily on my skin after I apply my makeup (extra points for that!!). The first time I applied it I liked how it made my skin feel, but I didn’t necessarily see firmer skin right away, however I have been applying it every morning and I find that with continued use, it makes a difference! My face feels softer and my mind is at ease knowing that I’m using a product that is safe for my skin since it’s formulated without harmful parabens, MI & MIT CMIT preservatives or nanotechnology and the applicator makes easy to use just the right amount. If you’re looking to replace your face oil you might want to check this one out.

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Next is theGreen Coffee Gel Eye Cream  , this one is 91% Natural which I appreciate because I’ve had my mom’s voice in my head for years about how the skin around the eyes is SO sensitive that of course I only want the most natural ingredients possible for the area and this one does the job beautifully. The ingredients in this formula soothe my skin and helps with my puffy eyes in the morning so I’ve been dying to do a review on this one. I’ve been using it on both morning and night time.

Now we can’t forget about the Lips!! Or at least I can’t because I’m one of those people that have chapped lips all year round (so annoying) and the Exfoliating Lip Scrub has come to my rescue <3 It says to use 2-3 times a week but honestly I’ve been using it more like 3-4 times a week and LOVE IT ( I haven’t seen any bad results, on the contrary, but I recommend using as instructed in packaging). The poppy seeds are light enough to not damage the skin but just enough to smooth and nourish, it’s the perfect balance and when I apply my favorite lipsticks they apply smoother so I’m sold on it.

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And last but not least is of course a refreshing face mask. I specially use sheet masks on Mondays after staying up later than usual on the weekends and having spent more time under the sun. This keeps my skin from looking dull by bringing back it’s natural glow and moisture. Plus found has several but the Cucumber Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin so it’s my No. 1 right now. This mask is 94% Natural and the Aloe Vera calms the redness on then sides of my face. After washing my face in the morning, I’ll apply this mask for about 20 min while I check my email and voilá beautiful skin to start the week! The Coconut and Argan Sheet masks feel amazing too so I would encourage you to try either as well.

These are my top favorites from found but I have many more products I want to cover so keep an eye for future posts here on the blog and on my Instagram  . Also feel free to let me know your thoughts on more natural inspired beauty brands, I’m interested to hear your experiences and if you’ve used this one before then please let me know which product you loved most by commenting below.

As always think you for reading!

xo Erika

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