Clean Beauty 101 - Creating a Skin Prep Routine with Natural Botanicals
May 25, 2023
When it comes to skin prep, ingredients matter!
So many of the mainstream skin care products that you’ll find lining the shelves at drug stores and beauty shops are full of harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients that strip your skin’s biome and can lead to different kinds of health issues - which in turn make it necessary to buy even more products to repair the damage.
Somehow, even after saturating the skin with product after product, we realize that our skin is left looking dull, dry, and lifeless when all we wanted was a luminous glow.
Around the world, people are starting to realize the harm that the toxic ingredients found in our everyday products can cause, and are left looking for cleaner alternatives.
Ingredients like parabens, phthalates, BHT, aluminum, polyethylene glycols, and even formaldehyde (amongst many others) are commonly included in products and begin to destroy our health and well-being causing problems ranging from inflammation to hormone disruption and cancers.
Perhaps you’ve switched to stocking your pantry with organic foods that are free from GMOs and ingredients you can’t pronounce. You might even have switched up your cleaning products to non-toxic alternatives that are safer for you, your children, pets, community, and the earth.
Making the switch to less toxic products is an amazing step in the right direction, and you’re sure to see improvements to your overall health. Switching from a chemical cleaning product to a natural alternative is easy - but many of us are at a loss when it comes to our beauty products.
Why Make the Switch to Clean Beauty Alternatives?
If you take a look at the label on your standard skincare or beauty product you’ll be faced with all sorts of ingredients that you can’t pronounce.
There’s no way we should be putting those toxins on our bodies largest organ because your skin will quickly absorb them. If the products you use contain toxins and chemicals and synthetic colors and fragrances they will soon make their way into your blood, body, and lymphatic system. It’s time to ditch the beauty bad guys and switch to natural, clean beauty alternatives. Luckily, LaB.OTANICA has you covered.
Choose Plant Magic Over Toxins When it Comes to Your Skincare
If you’ve found yourself drawn to a more holistic lifestyle, and desire to create a skincare routine that is as nourishing to your body as it is beautifying there is no better time. But you may be questioning where to begin.
The easiest way to begin to switch out your products to cleaner and more natural alternatives is to start at the beginning of your routine - your skin prep! Before you go spend hundreds of dollars on new make-up, focus on switching out the most important products that go directly on your skin.
By choosing healthy, nourishing, ingredients infused with powerful plant magic and healing botanicals you’ll be elevating your entire routine. Your skin will quickly begin to detox from harmful chemicals and will be infused with ingredients that are healthy for your body, mind, and spirit.
Here at LaB.OTANICA we’ve done the research for you. All of our products are made with only the most nourishing botanical ingredients. They are sustainably crafted, cruelty-free, handmade, and born from the lush tropical rainforests of Costa Rica. Using powerful botanicals instead of toxic chemicals, will transform your skin and allow your beauty regimen to align with your wellness journey.
Skincare is self-care, and you’ll be amazed by the difference you feel in your skin and your body when you make the switch towards all-natural clean beauty products. When you choose
LaB.OTANICA products you’ll be choosing beauty potions that are made in small batches from ethically sourced clean herbal ingredients. Each product is cruelty-free, organic, and fair trade. They’re made with love and good vibes. Your skin prep routine will quickly transform from mundane to utterly magical.
Creating a Clean Skin Prep Ritual with Nourishing Products
If you’re ready to make the switch to clean beauty - start with your skin prep! We’ve formulated these products to transform your skin and provide the luminous natural glow that comes from health, wellness, and living with your mind, body, and spirit in alignment. Whether you’re brand new to clean beauty, or you’re already a natural goddess looking for the most luxurious clean beauty products on the market - we’ve got your covered.
Building the most basic skin prep routine requires at least three steps.
Cleansing - cleaning the skin from make-up, pollution, and daily grime.
Toning - balancing the skin.
Moisturizing - hydrating the skin so that it is supple and soft.
Once you’ve mastered your basic skin prep routine, you can add additional steps that target specific skin issues like wrinkles, acne, or discoloration based on your skin's specific needs. Regardless of your skin type, a basic skin prep routine is crucial so make it a beautiful ritual. Remember, skincare is self-care! Your skin prep should be a nourishing and peaceful experience - using beautiful botanicals with elevating scents and plant magic will make it an experience that you look forward to every day.
Step One: Cleanse
The first step in your skin prep routine will be to cleanse your skin. You’ll want to wash away old make-up, sweat, pollution, dirt, and anything else that has accumulated on your skin throughout the day or night. It’s best to cleanse your skin twice a day - in the morning when you wake up and in the evening before you go to bed.
If you’re having a particularly busy day, or going to the gym, you may choose to cleanse a third time - and with the gentle plant ingredients in our products, you can absolutely do so. A good cleanser should clean your skin, never strip it, as so many of the chemical cleansers on the market tend to do.
LaB.OTANICA offers two incredible skin cleansers. You can choose to use both for the ultimate double cleanse, or choose the product that best suits your skin’s needs.
Clearity Micellar Cleansing Floral Water is a superhero when it comes to removing makeup, dirt, and debris from the skin. It’s packed with good-for-you antibacterial ingredients like chamomile and ylang-ylang that help boost skin regeneration and regulate the products of sebum.
The natural scent of the flowers is calming and helps to relieve anxiety and encourage peace. It’s even energetically charged with quartz crystals with help bring power and clarity. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, this will work wonders!
If you’re someone with skin that is naturally a bit on the dry side, or if you find that cleansers often leave your skin feeling tight, then ourRevelation Bi-Phase Rose Cleansing Oil is perfect for you. Jojoba and almond oils are infused with rose oil and flower water along with calendula flowers.
It will cleanse your skin without stripping it of essential moisture and will help to boost collagen while calming and hydrating the skin. Charging this luxurious oil with amethyst crystals adds to the powerful potion to assist in cellular renewal.
Step 2: Tone
Toning is a crucial step in the skin prep process and one that is often skipped. OurClear-Voyant Facial Toning Mist makes the process easy - just spritz a few pumps directly onto your face and neck to balance, hydrate, and calm the skin. Lavender and rose help to calm redness and irritation and moisturize the skin. If you’re opting for a no-makeup day, this mist is perfect to spray on the skin whenever you need a boost of hydration. It will help relieve redness and inflammation and is perfect for all skin types but especially blemish-prone skin.
Step 3: Moisturize
Oils and creams are both lovely options for helping to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. LaB.OTANICA offers two sumptuous moisturizers that can be used separately or together for supple, hydrated, and glowing skin.
Our Alchemic Brightening Facial Oil is formulated with a botanical potion of passion fruit, sea buckhorn, and marula that helps to hydrate, boost collagen production, calm inflammation, and repair damaged skin. It’s like a botanical retinol alternative that results in plumb and glowing skin.
B-Magic Skin Regeneration Cream is a multi-purpose skin balm that locks in moisture while helping to calm and heal the skin. It’s perfect for when you need serious moisture, or as the final product to seal in your full skin regimen.
The lush cream is full of botanical ingredients that reduce inflammation and are antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal. In addition to being the ultimate moisturizer, it can also act as a balm for bug bites, cuts, scratches, and burns. A calming aroma of lavender, rosemary, and rose geranium is both calming and uplifting.
Once you’ve prepped your skin with all-natural clean beauty products, you can choose to apply make-up or simply sport your beautiful hydrated glow with a bare face. If you do wear make-up, clean moisturized skin provides the best base, and you’ll find that your make-up looks better than ever.
Most importantly, your skin will absorb the healthy beneficial ingredients of your skin-prep ritual instead of the harsh chemicals and toxins of most beauty products. High-vibe clean beauty products from LaB.OTANICA will have you glowing and feeling beautiful inside and out!
Created in Synergy with Amanda Morgan & Meleesa Luna