Soothing Makeup Finishing Spray

Today I’m sharing something I’ve been loving lately—a Soothing Makeup Finishing Spray. You certainly don’t have to use it over makeup (it’s also a great soothing & hydrating mist for bare skin!), but I’ve been using this as the last step in my makeup routine (and sometimes throughout the day if it’s extra dry or hot!) and I love how it works. This spray leaves my skin dewy and eliminates that powdery, “hey, that’s makeup on your face” look that can sometimes happen. It’s mostly water, aloe vera juice, and hydrosol, but this mist also has a great supporting cast of moisturizing and soothing ingredients. Let’s dive in!

How to Make Soothing Makeup Finishing Spray

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Passionfruit Facial Glow Oil

Today we’re getting our glow on with a simple & shimmery Passionfruit Facial Glow Oil. This beautiful facial oil serum features a blend of luxurious, exotic carrier oils, a potent skin-repairing antioxidant, and a touch of customizable shimmer. The end result is soft, moisturized skin that positively glows!

How to Make Passionfruit Facial Glow Oil

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An Interview with Lorraine Dallmeier of Formula Botanica

Today I’m excited to share an interview with Lorraine Dallmeier, the owner & CEO of Formula Botanica. I completed my Formula Botanica Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation in 2018, and shortly after I attended the Formula Botanica conference in London, England. The conference was wonderful—it’s not often you can meet so many new people who all love talking about formulation! I also got a chance to meet Lorraine and many other Formula Botanica Staff members, and it was just a lovely experience overall. We’ve stayed in touch (I’ve since done some design work for them as well, designing their 2019 yearbook!), and I’ve recommended their courses to many readers. As enrolment opens for their summer term, I wanted to share an interview with Lorraine for a bit of a peek behind the green Formula Botanica curtain. Enjoy!

An Interview with Lorraine Dallmeier of Formula Botanica

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Cream Silk Cleansing Balm

Today we’re blending up a Cream Silk Cleansing Balm that I’m really quite proud of. It was vaguely inspired by a storebought cleansing balm that I recently tried + a need for a really effective waterproof makeup removing product. In regards to the storebought cleansing balm I tried—I really liked how it melted on the skin, so I wanted to try to do that (but with completely different ingredients). And for the waterproof makeup—something about quarantine has me wearing more makeup than usual. I’m aware this is a bit odd, but whatever. I’m leaning into it… and then waking up in the morning with raccoon eyes because it would seem my makeup removal skills need to catch up to my application enthusiasm, ha. Anywho; this cleansing balm has a gorgeous decadent soft-solid-to-rich-liquid melt and works beautifully to take off a day’s worth of mascara and the like. I hope you enjoy it!

How to Make Cream Silk Cleansing Balm

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Passionfruit Coconut Matte Velvet Moisturizer

Today’s Passionfruit Coconut Matte Velvet Moisturizer is a riff on something I first tried back in 2016, and it’s lovely. Massage this soft, putty-like Passionfruit Coconut Matte Velvet Moisturizer into your skin and you’ll feel it turn into a velvety, super-smooth skin treat that leaves your face looking and feeling fantastic. And, best of all—you need just five ingredients!

How to Make Passionfruit Coconut Matte Velvet Moisturizer

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