Thursday, August 22, 2013

All Natural Style {New Seventh Generation Skin Serum}

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My all-natural style includes bright red lipstick. I realize ruby red lips don't exactly scream "natural," but for me, it's an easy way to look put together while wearing very little make-up overall. My go-to look is natural skin, a little mascara, and a red or fuschia lip. If my skin isn't at its best or I want to even out my complexion, I add BB cream with SPF, but that's really it. At work, I might not even do a red lip, just mascara and lip gloss or chapstick.

The way I keep my skin healthy and hydrated is with oils.  Many, many oils. This may seem counter-intuitive to some, but I swear that as soon as I started including essential oils and serums into my regular skincare regimen, my skin became much, much calmer and happier.

So, when Seventh Generation sent me a bottle of their newest skin serum, I was intrigued. I already use so many of their household products because I love the sustainably-focused philosophy of the company. Seventh Generation encourages us to consider the effects of our actions on the seventh generation into the future, not just those who surround us today. The idea is attributed to the Iroquois nation, and clearly it's one that we should all embrace whenever possible.

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There are six different types of skin-boosting serums: hydrating, soothing, firming, cleansing, revitalizing, and protecting.  I received the "soothing" serum with oat extract, and so far I love the smell and the effects. As instructed, I mix one drop into my moisturizer in the morning, and at night, I smooth two drops onto damp skin, following it up with my usual facial oils. After a full week, I can say that my skin is smooth, soft and calm.

I'm happy to report that all six of the serums are vegan, and free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. That's what I'm talkin' bout, baby.

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Wearing an Ace and Jig dress (fair trade, similar here, stay tuned for more info); shoes are second-hand from Secondi; lipstick by Radiant cosmetics (supports fight against human trafficking)

As part of this contest, we were asked to discuss our all-natural beauty and style secrets. As you know, my style is no secret: I stick to fashion that is kind to the earth and the people on it. My dress is made using fair labor practices, my shoes are consigned, and my lipstick helps fight human trafficking. I think it's quite natural to be kind, don't you? :)

What are your all natural style secrets? What natural products do you love? Please do tell me in the comments-- I'm always looking for new products to try!

And last but not least, please hop over to my Lucky post and vote for me! You don't have to sign in or anything, just click. I wanna win this joint for eco-fashionistas everywhere! :)

Full Disclosure: I received a free sample of this product (Seventh Generation Skin Boosts Serum) from Lucky and Seventh Generation for use in connection with this blog. #allnaturalstylesecrets
My product reviews reflect my honest opinion.

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