Your 5-Step Makeup Routine For Your Next Virtual Meeting, Chat, or Wedding

Your 5-Step Makeup Routine For Your Next Virtual Meeting, Chat, or Wedding

Although most of us rely on digital tools to do our work, no one realized just how big a role the internet would play in our daily lives during 2020. We’re working from home, participating in distance learning, and staying in touch with loved ones via FaceTime. And although 35% of weddings now take place outdoors, many couples have opted to say “I do” via Zoom, as well.

Times may be tough, but we’re making the most of it. Since large gatherings are still prohibited in many places and you may be avoiding any type of in-person social interaction out of an abundance of caution, it’s no wonder that you’re relying on online platforms to stay connected. But since video chats are among the few opportunities we have to see others sans face mask, you might be hoping to make the most of it. Whether you’re trying to impress your coworkers, are having a virtual girls’ night over Skype, or are attending an online wedding ceremony, you’ll want to look your best (in spite of the worst!). Here are five steps that’ll allow you to perfect your makeup routine for virtually any virtual hangout.

Your 5-Step Makeup Routine For Your Next Virtual Meeting, Chat, or Wedding

Create Facial Definition

It’s actually not true that the camera doesn’t lie. Webcams tend to wash us out and flatten our bone structure, which can make us seem far more pale and doughy than we actually are. If you’re doing your makeup with teleconferencing in mind, you’ll really want to add some definition back into your face. Work on your contouring skills by watching some YouTube videos to make your cheekbones stand out and to make the planes of your face look their best on camera.

Conceal Dark Circles

You’ll also want to use a foundation that gives your skin a healthy glow without adding too much shine. But you can’t rely on your foundation to cover everything. That’s where concealer comes in — and you’ll definitely need it, especially if your sleep has been disrupted with pandemic dreams. Your webcam will zero in on those dark undereye circles, so use a concealer that reflects the light without looking cakey.

Go Bold With Your Brows

Bold brows were already in, but your webcam can probably handle an even bolder brow than you might be able to pull off in real life. Still, don’t go too crazy with the brow pencil or pomade. Use a thin pencil, brow marker, or sharp-angled brush to draw hair-like strokes to fill in your existing brows and brush them in place with a tinted brow gel.

Don’t Forget to Bronze ‘n Blush

As we mentioned, webcams will wash most people out, so you’ll want to put your bronzer and blush to good use. Although the global cosmetics products market was valued at $532.43 billion in 2017, there are even more choices available now — and it’s never been easier to access the beauty products you need. Blush and bronzer aren’t among the priciest cosmetic items out there, either, which means you can go a little wild without spending a ton. You can feel free to be a bit more liberal with these products than you ordinarily would, as they won’t show up as brightly on camera.

Pop On Lashes and a Bright-Colored Pout

If you’re attending a Zoom wedding or a virtual prom, you shouldn’t feel self-conscious about going all-out with your makeup. Aside from some mascara, you might consider adding a strip of false lashes to your final look. A bright-colored lip can be really effective on camera, as well (and fortunately, you’ll be able to check to make sure you don’t have any lipstick on your teeth!). Even if you aren’t much for an all-over makeup look, a brighter lip can instantly make you look more polished and ready to party… or give an amazing presentation.

Although 31.77% of bathrooms are considered to be large in size, the final step isn’t to check your makeup in your bathroom mirror. Rather, you’ll actually want to fire up your webcam before you enter the conference room or Zoom window to see how you look. You might think you look too dolled up, but your makeup may actually read pretty natural through the screen.

Once all that is done, all you have to do is get dressed, do your hair, and click a couple of buttons. Presto: you’ll be sure to turn heads and feel great about your appearance — even if you’re still wearing pajama pants no one can see.

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

They say “The eyes are the window to the soul,” but sometimes those windows need a little sprucing up. Some of you may have experienced this, but sometimes, even after showering, our eyes still feel heavy or puffy. We usually rely on our showers to “wake us up” but some days call for extra help. This is where Eyetitude and their amazing eye care products come in. This fantastic skincare brand focuses solely on your eyes and repairing the most delicate and fragile area on your face, your eyes. Their products are especially fantastic to use after spending time in the sun or if like us, your eyes still don’t “feel awake” after a shower.

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

Eyetitude boasts seven eye care products: ProZerve Peptide Cream ($75.00), FixZer Instant Eye Repair, EyeZ-Luronic Serum ($65.00), NoCrowZ Retinol Eye Cream ($79.00), MicroNeedZ Eye Patches ($10.00), IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator, and the RevitaleyeZ 4-in-1 Facial Wipes ($15.99). We had the pleasure of indulging our tired peepers to the full benefits of two of their products; the Eyetitude FixZer Instant Eye Repair and the IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator (which we now cannot live without).

IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator, $129.99

Eyetitude IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator

Remember when we said that sometimes, even after a shower, our eyes still felt heavy and puffy? Well, apparently this superb beauty tool is exactly what we needed. Our eyes have never felt so “alert”. On those brief moments we ventured outside for food, we’ve been told we look so bright-eyed; a compliment we haven’t heard in ages. Here’s why you will love it as much as we do. This anti-aging massager negative ion reduces fine lines, improves dark circles, eye bags & restores vitality. The IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator combines 10,000 times/minute high frequency vibration massage with heat and red LED light to do the following:

*Repairs damaged cells
*Enhance cell activity
*Promote the skin’s collagen and elasticity
*Tightens the skin
*Promotes blood circulation whereby reducing dark circles & under-eye bags
*Increases maximum absorbability of your favorite creams and serums

When you use the Rejuvenator with your eye serums and creams, it helps for maximum product absorption into the delicate skin around the eyes.

FixZer Instant Eye Repair, $75.00

Eyetitude FixZer Instant Eye Repair

Eyetitude’s FixZer Instant Eye Repair is a pro strength formula that instantly reduces puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines, delivering a brighter lifted look. It consists of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, a flavonoid found in citrus fruits that targets capillaries under eyes. These capillaries are responsible for dark circles, swelling, and puffiness that can plagued our eyes. Light-diffusing mineral pigment reflects and emits light further concealing imperfections. Chrysin, a flavonoid found in the blue passion flower, synergistically works with other ingredients to add another layer of power, deflating puffiness and dark circles; leaving eyes looking refreshed and well-rested.

With continuous use of Eyetitude’s range of eye care products, your eyes can truly be the windows they were meant to be.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

As awareness surrounding climate change and the state of our environment grows, more consumers are making more conscious choices about the products they purchase. While all industries have production techniques that negatively affect the environment, these practices in the beauty industry also have the potential to adversely impact your personal health. To combat these negative impacts, the clean beauty movement highlights brands and products that use sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients that benefit your health. National Clean Beauty Day is a day dedicated to this movement, showcasing products in the beauty industry that boosts the health of the body and the environment.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

July 15 is National Clean Beauty Day and encourages all consumers who partake in the beauty industry to choose products that use plant-based ingredients. This inaugural day of awareness comes from Juice Beauty, an antioxidant-rich skincare and plant-based makeup brand that has been pushing back against the status quo within the beauty industry for years.

The goal of the day is to not only make consumers aware of the efficacy of plant-based ingredients but other beauty brands as well. Many beauty products are full of unnecessary ingredients that harm the environment as well as consumers. There’s a wide range of conventional chemicals that hide within the long list of ingredients on the backs of beauty products. Some of the most common chemical ingredients include acrylates polymers (plastics), artificial and synthetic dyes, benzoyl peroxide, and carbon black. These ingredients often come from petroleum products and can contain potential cancer-causing carcinogens.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty bases the formulations for their products around antioxidant-rich, certified organic, botanical juices rather than petroleum. On top of this healthy base, Juice Beauty chemists then add powerful plant-based ingredients to achieve effective age-defying and blemish-clearing skincare. The brand has vowed that they will never use an ingredient that is potentially harmful to humans, animals, or the planet.

Juice Beauty's Karen Benhke

Entrepreneur and wellness expert Karen Behnke was inspired to make this vow and start Juice Beauty after looking more closely at the ingredients in her own beauty products. She had become pregnant with her first child at the age of 40 and was concerned about skin absorption. She found that products from both inexpensive drug stores and expensive department stores contained potentially harmful ingredients. As Behnke changed her personal care regimen to be cleaner, she also wanted to make an impact in the wider beauty industry. That’s how Juice Beauty got its start, nearly 15 years ago.

Now, Juice Beauty makes clean beauty products that yield better results than conventional, chemical-based products. The company even has an organic farm in Sonoma County, California to ensure that its ingredients are all-natural and ethically-sourced. The farm spans 20 acres and is solar-powered, further speaking to the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Solar power in the United States offsets more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which is akin to planting nearly 1.2 billion trees. This allows the Juice Beauty farm to have a positive impact on the environment rather than a negative one while growing organic ingredients that have higher antioxidant performance.

Juice Beauty is also committed to sustainability in its manufacturing and packaging practices. Using recycled boxes and bags to ship goods is the best way to promote eco-friendly transportation and Juice Beauty does just that. The company uses 100% FSC paper, which is paper that has been responsibly harvested, for outer packaging product boxes and 52% FCS for shipping boxes. Nearly one-third of full-size Juice Beauty products utilize sustainable glass and the company also uses recycled plastic from the U.S. rather than shipping it from other countries, thereby reducing the negative environmental effects of international shipping.

As a pioneer of the clean beauty movement, Juice Beauty hopes that National Clean Beauty Day can inspire companies and consumers alike to seek clean, green ingredients for their beauty products. If you’re trying to clean up your beauty routine, start by looking locally. About 46% of all searches on Google are for a local business or service and through this type of search, you may be able to avoid the environmental impacts of shipping while supporting a small business in your community. If there are no clean alternatives locally, make a commitment to only support brands like Juice Beauty that are equally committed to creating products that help the environment rather than harm it. With just a little bit of research on your part, you can use your power as a consumer to create a positive impact on the wider world as well as your own health.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

Go Toxic-Free This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

If there is one thing that will force you to pay more attention to what you put in your body, it’s a pandemic. Although we were slowly adopting more health-conscious habits, the arrival of Covid-19 has sped that practice up. When we say health-conscious habits, we are not just referring to what we eat and drink. Your body absorbs from foods,  drinks, and beauty products you use topically; this also includes things like nail polish. Are you ready for a healthier approach to nail care? Non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish, like SOPHi Nail Polish, allows you to have a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure. Whether you’re health-conscious or not, this water-based polish is free from any harsh chemicals, so you can enjoy natural, healthier nails this summer.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

With SOPHi Nail Polish, you enjoy on-trend nail colors and a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure! The non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish is better than 9 or 16-free because it is free of ALL harsh chemicals! The water-based SOPHi nail polish leaves nails healthy and doesn’t cause them to yellow or become brittle. Plus, they are cruelty-free and vegan.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

To complete your healthy mani, finish up with the SOPHi Prime + Shine + Seal System for best wear. It’s the perfect partner to your favorite color of SOPHi nail polish. This revolutionary Primer + Sealer in-one is a must-have for chip resistance, and the Shine Topcoat offers additional scratch resistance. Since this water-based polish doesn’t have any harsh chemicals, this multitasking Primer + Sealer and Shine Topcoat duo give your polish lasting power (and a completely non-toxic manicure!). When applied with SOPHi’s 4 step system (Prime, Color, Shine, Seal), this water-based formula easily competes with standard nail polish durability.

SOPHi nail polish is non-flammable and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or ethyl acetate. It was founded by the same company that started the best-selling non-toxic nail polish for little girls – Piggy Paint! The brand is available at www.target.com, Amazon, www.sophinailpolish.com, and www.piggypaint.com for $7.99 – $9.99.

*This product feature is also posted on The Nail Polish Exchange.

Black-Operated Brands You Can Support Today

Put Your Money Where the Movement Is: Black-Operated Brands You Can Support Today

In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, people across the United States have started speaking out against police brutality in Black communities. The past few weeks have seen protests in every state in America and in at least 40 countries around the world, countless petitions to get justice for Black Americans who have been killed by the police, and crowdsourced lists of organizations to donate to. As the initial wave of protests subsides, many people have been wondering how they can continue to fight against racial disparities in this country.

Black-Operated Brands You Can Support Today

In addition to keeping this necessary conversation going even as the media cycle focuses less on the protests, a great way to help ensure that Black communities receive the reparations they deserve is to support Black-owned and Black-operated businesses. Whether you physically go to businesses in your community or you support businesses across the country by shopping online, you can fight inequality in the long-term by putting your money where your mouth is and giving Black businesses your hard-earned cash. There are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S. and all it takes is a simple Google search to discover which of these are owned and run by Black entrepreneurs. To get you started, here is just a small list of some of our favorite Black-owned and Black-operated brands.

Castamira Swimwear

Castamira Swimwear - Black-Operated Brands You Can Support Today

Chantel Davis, a Jamaican-born model, founded this luxury swimwear brand in 2017 and hasn’t stopped her entrepreneurial efforts since. Davis wants Castamira to be a swimwear company for all women, regardless of their size, shape, or skin color. Before she founded the brand, Davis went to university and then signed with Wilhelmina Miami to work as a model for three years.

After seeing the same thin body type over and over again in the modeling industry, Davis was inspired to launch a swimwear brand that aimed to make all women feel comfortable, sexy, and confident in their own skin. Davis designs Castamira swimsuits so that they highlight the small of the back, support the bust, embrace curves, and elongate legs. Every inch of these swimsuits is catered to the female form so that any woman can have fun in the sun while feeling undeniably beautiful.

The Doux

The Doux Haircare

The Doux is a professional approach to curly hair that delivers real results without all of the hype. Maya Smith, a licensed cosmetologist, developed The Doux in a textured hair salon with extensive research and development and thousands of transitioned clients. Smith developed The Doux to treat any style of hair, whether it has natural curl definition or it’s been thermally straightened. With Smith’s innovative product, she’s squashed the battle between straight and curly and proved that any kind of natural is beautiful.

Black Girl Sunscreen

Shontay Lundy's Black Girl Sunscreen

Shontay Lundy created Black Girl Sunscreen in 2016 to help Black people protect their skin against harmful UV rays. Lundy formulated this sunscreen specifically for darker skin tones so that it doesn’t leave a white residue or cast after you apply it. Whether you love laying out on the beach or you’re among the 162 million people who make up the U.S. civilian labor force and spend your working hours out in the sun, you can use this sunscreen to protect your skin. It is also reef-friendly, as it is made with an all-natural formula free of harmful parabens and fragrances.

JustFab

Black-Operated Brands You Can Support Today

JustFab is a fashion-subscription e-commerce site that provides members with a personal shopping experience and is part of TechStyle Fashion Group’s portfolio of brands, which also includes Savage X Fenty, Fabletics, and ShoeDazzle. Daria Burke helps ensure JustFab’s success as their Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this position, Burke oversees all marketing functions and pilots JustFab’s global brand awareness and positioning.

Prior to joining JustFab in 2019, Burke led various fashion and retail advertising partnerships at Facebook and Instagram; was a founding team member of Rent the Runway, and served as Head of Beauty Strategy, Innovation, and Experience at CVS. Although Burke is early in her career at JustFab, she is sure to give the fashion brand a boost with her extensive expertise. Bet you didn’t know, JustFab was a Black-operated brand.

Mielle Haircare

Mielle Haircare

With a focus on health from the inside out, Mielle products have shaken up the hair care market since the company’s 2014 launch. Monique Rodriguez is the company’s founder and CEO and used her nine years of experience as a registered nurse to create a line of natural beauty products for all hair types. At an affordable price, you won’t need to pawn precious stones to get the cash you need to purchase Mielle products. You can easily find these natural products at major stores like Walmart or purchase them online to support Rodriguez and her business directly.

Glam Body

Danika Berry's Glam Body

Danika Berry created Glam Body in 2017 with the goal of making skin look and feel better with natural ingredients. Glam Body’s coffee scrubs are vegan and cruelty-free, containing jojoba oil, coconut oil, and coffee. This combination of ingredients helps fight stretch marks, cellulite, hyperpigmentation, eczema, dull skin, and aging effects.

French Deal

French Deal Mens Fashion

Steeven Kodjia started in a competition-winning dance crew at the O’Tentick dance company, a Parisian-based dance studio. While he performed at concerts and in music videos, he developed a strong interest in men’s fashion. After frequent trips to New York City to search for streetwear styles he couldn’t find elsewhere, he decided to start his own fashion label, French Deal.

French Deal is based on Parisian hip-hop looks and VOLUME 4, Steeven’s latest collection, aims to shine a positive light on Africa. With this collection, Steeven wants to challenge stereotypical beliefs to prove that Africa has an amazing fashion scene with a rich history and culture.

Glow by Daye

Glow by Daye Hair Tools

Glow by Daye is a brand that sells high-quality hair maintenance tools and products to help you meet your hair goals. Ranay Orton, a self-proclaimed lazy natural, wanted simple solutions to care for her hair and didn’t find them on the market. So, she created her own. Whether your hair goals are focused on length, moisture retention, or prolonging hairstyles, Orton’s products are designed to help you.

Rucker Roots

Rucker Roots Haircare

Sisters Ellen Rucker Sellers and Ione Rucker-Jamison launched Rucker Roots, a line of healthy products to help all hair types. Their products are derived from vegetable roots, such as ginger root, carrot root, and turnip root. You can shop the Rucker Roots collection for individual shampoos and conditioners or for multi-step systems to boost your hair’s health.

Whether you want to treat yourself to a piece of luxury fashion or you’re looking for affordable products to use in your daily life, you can support Black businesses. Use these companies as a starting point and remember to share your favorite brands with your friends and family. By creating a network of financial support for Black-operated businesses and recognizing the achievements of Black entrepreneurs, we can help Black communities thrive.

The Best Scented Soaps You’ll Want to Lather Up With

The Best Scented Soaps You’ll Want to Lather Up With

We have all gotten to know our soaps a lot more than we used to. We can attest to not really talking too much about soap as we do now. It’s true we had favorites; we loved some because of how our skin felt after using them, and others because of how much we love the scents. Today, we’re highlighting hand, and body soaps that both leave your skin feeling great and smell wonderful. The following are our favorite scented soaps you’ll want to lather up with.

The Best Scented Soaps You’ll Want to Lather Up With

Whether you’re washing your hands for the thousandth time for the day or pampering your skin with moisturizing cleansers, you’ll want to get your hands on these scented soaps.

Lavender Blossom Goat Milk Hand Soap By Dionis, $8.00

Dionis Hand Soap

Dionis hand soap is a rich and creamy concentrated formula that is sulfate-free and highly moisturizing because they blend their natural Goat milk with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil. This hand soap will not only clean your hands, but it will leave you feeling silky smooth and moisturized.  Lather your hands and the result is delightful Aurelian lily blossom, juicy orange and cassis, surrounded by jasmine, rose and lavender on a creamy background of coconut, apricot nectar, and musk.

Ounce of Nature Activated Charcoal Soap, $10.99

Ounce of Nature Activated Charcoal Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap draws out impurities, dirt, and oil from the skin. Ounce of Nature puts loads of charcoal in this soap for maximum cleansing effectiveness. It is then blended with Colloidal Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Gel to make their amazing soap base. Free of synthetic fragrances, this wonderful, naturally scented soap contains just activated charcoal, colloidal oatmeal, aloe vera, and soap.

Coconut Sugar Hand Soap & Lotion Sink Set from Mer-Sea, $38.00

Coconut Sugar Hand Soap & Lotion Sink Set from Mer-Sea, $38.00

Don’t leave your hands high and dry, keep some lotion close by with this chic set of soap and lotion from Mer-Sea. Their Coconut Sugar is a cult classic and once you take in the scent, you’ll know why. Subtle coconut notes are warmed with vanilla and musk for a smooth, addictive fragrance. It will remind you of warm, summer nights after a long day at the beach. Enjoy the benefits of Sea Kelp extract, Artemia Extract, Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, and Jojoba oil every time you wash and hydrate your hands.

Eczema Honey Gentle Oatmeal and Lavender Soap, $8.95

Eczema Honey Gentle Oatmeal and Lavender Soap, $8.95

Enjoy a mild cleansing for sensitive skin that will leave you feeling soft and smooth. It’s more than a soap, it’s a gentle cleansing bar. Washing with regular soap can cause your skin to feel dry and tight. What makes the Eczema Honey soap different? The combination of cleansers and moisturizing ingredients helps to nourish skin, plus it is more gentle than typical soap bars.

Orange Honey Blossom Artisan Soap by SoapCreek Company, $9.99

Orange Honey Blossom Artisan Soap by SoapCreek Company, $9.99

Take your bathroom to the next level with SoapCreek Company’s handmade, artisan soaps. The large, luxurious 6 oz bars contain rich Cocoa Butter and Honey with exfoliating Orange Peel. This makes them a moisturizing treat (you may remember we highlighted SoapCreek a few months ago). Ylang Ylang essential oil gives a heavy floral scent with bergamot and sweet orange to lighten this perfect blend. As a certified organic company, SoapCreek is dedicated to making the world better, one bar at a time. Each bar of soap is handcrafted in the U.S.A and has generous amounts of additives sourced both locally and worldwide.

Fizz and Bubble Whipped Soap, $15.00

Fizz and Bubble Whipped Soap, $15.00

We love the thought of a truly fun soap and this ready to whip soap gives you clean, super smooth, silky, and yummy-soft skin! If you want to say goodbye to old-fashioned soap, then this Fizz and Bubble Whipped Soap is for you. You have the freedom to scoop out as much as you’d like of the super nourishing (and calorie-free) Birthday Cake Whipped Soap! Lather this treat all over for blissfully soft and glowing skin (and smell like a delicious cake, of course). You’ll be glad you did.

Outlaw Soaps, $10.00

Outlaw Soaps For Men

Outlaw Soaps are formulated with an all-vegan combination of oils that is both delightfully sudsy in the shower and leaves your skin silky smooth. The brand creates scent profiles that include whiskey, campfire, clean laundry, and fresh grass. All perfect as Father’s Day gifts. This personal care purveyor puts the “Yippee Ki Yay” back in his day with soap, lotion, body wash, deodorant, cologne, and more; all made in the USA and also available at www.amazon.com.

Nature Pure Vegetal Base Soap Bar – Real Shea Butter, $4.79

Nature Pure Vegetal Base Soap Bar $4.79

Nature by Canus Vegetal Base Soaps are made using sustainable palm oil and a rich formula of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. The key ingredient is fresh goat’s milk; which has the benefit of moisturizing dry, flaky skin from constant handwashing. Made by traditional saponification, the goat milk cleanses the skin without drying or altering the natural hydration barrier to give your hands a break. This Shea Butter bar leaves a sweet flowery fragrance while providing all the softening and nourishing benefits. For those with extra dry skin, Nature’s Creamy Body Lotion is a great follow up product.

Sea Witch Botanicals Printed Body Soaps, $7.00+

Sea Witch Botanicals Printed Body Soaps

Printed Body Soaps are one of Sea Witch Botanicals’ best-sellers. Each soap contains an image printed on rice paper with vegetable-based ink to help make washing your hands enjoyable, but don’t just admire the bar for its beauty. The soaps contain a gentle formula that can be used from head to toe. The Certified B. Corp. brand offers plant-based, certified vegan, and cruelty-free home and body care products. Its mission is to keep you and the environment equally healthy.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the scented soaps we highlighted. Have you tried any of these brands?

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

When it comes to beauty practices, Moroccan women are ahead of the curve. For one thing, they made us aware of how absolutely necessary oils are to our daily beauty routine; the amazingness of rose water; detoxify skin with clay masks; and the benefits of deep exfoliation for the entire body. While Moroccan beauty is rooted in ancient practices, one new brand is applying those old-world rituals to a modern, active lifestyle. Join us in welcoming Ziri Skincare to our beauty routine. Launched earlier this year, Ziri Skincare is the skin and hair care brand sharing North African beauty traditions.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Ziri means “moonlight” in the Moroccan Amazigh language and for centuries, the moon has played an important role in Moroccan culture. According to Moroccan legend, skin and hair are more absorbent in moonlight, making it the perfect time for rejuvenation and recovery. We have been indulging ourselves in some of this wonderful range of Moroccan Hamam beauty products.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Moroccan Black Soap with Lemon, $30.00 – This 100% virgin black olive oil and lemon cleanser is a miracle worker. We’ve only been using it for a few days and our skin is already brighter. As acne sufferers, we love its anti-bacterial properties and that it fights against discoloration. It’s great at removing toxins and unclogs your pores, whether after a workout or a very humid day. It works especially great with the exfoliating glove, $10.00. But don’t let it’s powerful cleansing abilities scare you; this soap also moisturizes, exfoliates, and soothes your skin. Not once did our skin feel tight or dry; in fact, it felt quite the opposite.

Ziri Distilled Rose Water

Rose Water, $30.00 – From Morocco’s Valley of Roses, this multi-purpose spray serves many skin benefits at once. It tones your skin and thanks to its antibacterial properties, fights acne caused by oil and dirt. This distilled rose water also reduces the signs of aging as you hydrate and strengthen skin.

Moroccan Red Clay, $35.00 – Need an ultimate detoxifier? This clay effectively absorbs sebum and significantly impacts the appearance and overall health of your skin! The Ziri Skincare Moroccan Red Clay removes excess oils and reduces acne and blackheads. It will also remove any dirt, grime, and dead skin cells left behind after any physical activity.

Organic Argan Oil, $30.00 – Perfect for skin and hair, this wonderful oil is made from the seeds of the Argan tree located in southwest Morocco.  It leaves your skin renewed and moisturized, reduces inflammation, and the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. For healthier hair, just apply it to your hair and scalp to not only reduce breakage and frizz but to promote hair growth.