Products: Favorites from September

It is a new month and I have a new list of my favorite products for you! It is pretty much one month away from my birthday and I could not be more excited for this beautiful Fall Season. Keep reading to see the products I have been using on repeat this past month.

Magnesium Lotion by Ancient Minerals-

Studies show that most Americans have magnesium deficient diets, with one in five getting less than half the RDA for magnesium in their daily diets (1). With that being said,  I love to apply this lotion to the back of my head and sometimes my forehead (when experiencing headaches). It helps to relieve tension in my muscles and absorbs quite fast. I use the Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion Goodnight which is great to put on before sleep because it also contains Melatonin.

Why Ancient Minerals?

Did you know that there is a difference between Magnesium Bath Flakes and Epsom Salts? Magnesium Bath Flakes are made from Magnesium Chloride. Epsom Salts are made from Magnesium Sulfate. Although both do have elements of Magnesium, the Magnesium Chloride is best to use because it can absorb easily and perfect to use topically.

Magnesium chloride is the best choice because of its clinical and pharmacological effects, and its lower tissue toxicity as compared to magnesium sulfate. Magnesium chloride is more easily assimilated, and therefore more bio available or absorbed and utilized by the body. Whereas magnesium sulfate is not as easily absorbed and utilized in the body. Magnesium sulfate is also more rapidly excreted through the kidneys than magnesium chloride, which explains why results don’t last long, and more amounts are needed for desired effects (2).

Ancient Minerals also sell Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes as one of their products, if you are into baths. I love taking baths with their salts as well, but with a busy lifestyle- I love having the lotion on hand.

Regular Magnesium Lotion

Ultra Magnesium Lotion

Andalou Naturals Meyer Lemon + C Creamy Cleanser

I was literally so happy when I found out about this brand. When researching for a new skin care line that not only included clean ingredients but was also NON-GMO I came across Andalou Naturals products.  The source of each of their ingredients is listed on their website, proving that all their ingredients come from the best source possible.

The line of products they carry literally have something for everyone. I really love the Vitamin C Cleanser. I feel as it revives my skin and does not drain my skin of moisture. It is perfect to use in the morning or evening to remove light to medium makeup.

This creamy cleanser is great for normal to combination skin. It contains a fruit stem cell complex, vitamin C, and manuka honey which is rich in enzymes and antioxidants. It gently sweeps the impurities and leaves a luminous complexion.

Where can you buy it? It can be found at Whole Foods or you can buy it on Amazon

IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

This has been my go-to foundation for awhile now and for good reason. It is effective, efficient, and easy to use. It contain seven products in one:

  • Full-coverage foundation
  • SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen
  • Brightening color corrector
  • Hydrating anti-aging serum
  • Poreless finish primer
  • Dark spot concealer
  • Moisturizing day cream

The best part is that the makeup comes in a squeeze tube with a pump, ensuring all the foundation gets out of the tube and you get the most for your investment.

It is very easy to use, perfect for a busy lifestyle or a mom on the go. I use a wonderful blender brush, find similar here. Then quickly blend it over my entire face and blend out to the neck. I love that is quick to use on the go and does not require much effort to provide a balanced look. It keeps my skin hydrated and always washes off well at the end of the night.

Get it at Ulta

References

  1. King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Geesey ME, Woolson RF. Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels. Journal Of The American College Of Nutrition. 2005 Jun;24(3):166-71. Available from: MEDLINE with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed November 6, 2009.
  2. Durlach, J., Guiet-Bara, A., Pages, N., Bac, P., and Bara, M. (2005). Magnesium chloride or magnesium sulfate: a genuine question. Magnesium Resarch 18 (3) 187-92

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