Time for You to Try Plant-Based Hair Care
Jun. 11, 2020
Many of us have now moved to a vegan diet, or at least embraced more plant-based foodstuffs, whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons.
So it’s no surprise that there’s also been an explosion of new plant-based and vegan hair products onto the market recently, and to help you find out more, I’ve looked into 4 of the most interesting new brands:
- Navy Hair Care
- Gemma Haircare
- Better Not Younger
emerge is a new hair care line which debuted in January 2020, created specifically with young Gen Z women of color in mind – a “clean beauty brand for next generation naturalistas.”
As a curly girl myself, I’m always interested to investigate new products that claim to work with, not against, my kinks and curls!
However, I quickly discovered that the brand is owned by Unilever and is retailed exclusively through Target in the US. If that doesn’t sit with your values, it might not be the brand for you.
Although the products claim to be clean with no nasties and are powered by plant-based ingredients, it’s hard to tell whether the range is 100% vegan or not. So be sure to scrutinize the ingredients carefully
One of the 6 products in the range is It's Knot Happening Sulfate Free Shampoo.
Made with almond milk and fair-trade shea butter, its aim is to give you hydrated, frizz-free, defined curls. All emerge products currently retail at under $10.
Navy Hair Care
Navy Hair Care Products are manufactured in the US, not tested on animals, and are sulfate, mineral oil and paraben free.
Some of their product range is vegan-friendly, but check the product descriptions carefully, as only those that specifically state that they are vegan can be guaranteed not to contain any animal derivatives.
One of the vegan products in the Navy Hair Care range is the nautically named Search and Rescue shampoo.
It combines Pro-Vitamin B5 with Panthenol for shine, heat protection, and to prevent breakage before it starts, and also includes added Vitamins A, C and E and Rosemary.
Navy Hair Care’s products don’t come cheap, so if you’re on a budget you might do better to look elsewhere. And if you’re looking for a product that is definitely vegan, do check the packaging first!
NAVY HAIR CARESearch and Rescue Shampoo
Gemma Haircare is a start up from early 2019 and takes a prescriptive approach to haircare.
They make the bold claim that with Gemma, you'll have good hair days 365 days a year! But how does it work?
On their website, you’re encouraged to answer a quiz about questions such as your most concerning hair problems and how often you wash your hair.
You’re then given a customized range of products to suit your hair type and the option to subscribe to regular deliveries. Gemma products are free of parabens, dyes, and sulfates, and are not tested on animals, although you’ll need to check the ingredients lists carefully as they do not make direct claims about their products being 100% vegan.
I was matched with Shampoo Formula 6, which contains Glycerin, along with Coconut, Avocado and Camellia Japonica Seed Oils, which aims to hydrate, moisturize and protect hair from drying out – real concerns for a curly girl like me.
It’s not the cheapest option out there, and you may find yourself tied into a subscription, so make sure you know what you’re signing up for.
Better Not Younger
Better Not Younger is a haircare brand founded by Sonsoles Gonzales, a hair industry veteran in her 50s, specially aimed at women over 40 to tackle issues caused by aging hair.
All their products are paraben-free, sulfate-free and cruelty-free. Like Gemma Hair Care, Better Not Younger take a prescriptive approach and ask you to complete a quiz about subjects such as whether you color your hair or are affected by frizz or fly-aways.
So I took the quiz…. Here comes the confession… yes, I admit it, I am over 40 (it’s our little secret)!
One of my recommended products was the Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque, containing Vitamin E, Natural Mango, Macadamia, Avocado, Cupuaçu, and Murumuru butters for brittle, dull, unmanageable hair.
Is the whole range vegan? Nearly…all their products are vegan except for the Power Within Skin & Scalp Collagen Gummies which contain marine collagen.
Better Not YoungerHair Redemption Butter Masque
Give Plant-Based Hair Care a Try!
There’s a whole host of new hair products on the market to try right now for all budgets, but be careful when you’re selecting products, as sometimes only selected ranges are 100% vegan and free of animal products. Enjoy with a clean conscience and an almond milk latte!
Which moisturizer is right for my skin type?
A little bit of moisturizing a day keeps the dry skin away! Moisturizing is crucial to a healthy skin barrier. All 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 help with dry skin. Yet, not all moisturizers are created equal. So, how do you choose the 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿 for your skin? I am breaking it down today for #WinterSkinReliefDay. In general, 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 provide a little bit of water to the skin and contain a greasy substance that holds it in. 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 are formulated in 𝟯 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀: ✅ 𝗢𝗰𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀: greasy/oily and block the evaporation of water from your skin. 💦 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀: pull water into the top layer of your skin both from the air and from deeper layers of the skin. 🧖🏾♀️ 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: not really moisturizering but rather to make the skin feel smooth by replacing absent skin the lipids and oils to fill in all the cracks on the skin, helping smooth out the surface of your skin and repair your skin’s barrier. Here is a cheat sheet to help you select the appropriate moisturizer for your skin. 𝗣𝗿𝗼 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 📅 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆, regardless of your skin type. Even oily skin needs moisturizing every day with the right type of moisturizer. Please avoid moisturizing reactively, aka moisturizering 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 when your skin is dry. 🚿 Always apply to 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻. P.S I keep my moisturizer in my shower to apply right after I towel off gently. 🔑 𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿. This is key for the winter 🥶 months. You need both a humectant which draw moisture to the skin and occlusive ingredients which keep water from evaporating off of your skin. 🌓𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗿. This is really important in the winter if you are using humectant heavy moisturizer. The dry air can pull the water out of your skin. Sounds crazy right? 🚫𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴. Even if you do not have sensitive skin. Fragrance and coloring are just a set up for possible irritation/allergy and no one has time for that. 🦶🏾 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗸. They too need some TLC. #skincaretips #moisturizer #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #dermatologist #dermatology
HOW TO ROUND 2: EASIEST INTENSE WING LINER
Why hello there! I’m continuing on my how to tutorials. I really like this series breaking down all makeup trends and putting up how to tutorials for all makeup artist levels for makeup trends. Continuing on the wing liner, I used a liquid liner for my wing tutorial which is what I normally do. But liquid liners are not very beginner friendly. So this tutorial will teach you how to create an intense wing liner using a matte black eyeshadow. So check out the tutorial above to see how I achieve a wing liner using eyeshadow. Next tutorial will be the last of the wing liners. Products used: ￼COLOURPOP - Stone Cold Fox Shadow Palette ￼MORPHE - M165 Angle Liner and Brow Brush ￼MORPHE - M217 Bent Liner Brush Until tomorrow Xoxo 💋 #CherieCreator
My Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin
Here are my top 5 foundations for oily/combination/acne prone skin! These are by no means my only favorite foundations, just the ones I keep going back to. 1. ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation This matte, oil-free foundation controls oil all day. It’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant, waterproof and 24-hour colour true. With buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and so comfortable. No touchups needed. Best for hot weather/ holidays. The only Downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation This foundation is a must have if you are looking for a good drugstore option for oily skin. It’s super affordable and gives a beautiful finish without feeling heavy on the skin. 3. HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation is perfect for you if you are looking for full coverage. Just a couple of pumps go a long way. However, the formula isn’t ideal for anyone with dry skin or for people sensitive to string fragrances. 4. L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation This formula blends unbelievably well and you can build this to completely full coverage! ! I'm beyond impressed for this being drugstore. 5. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 this is my everyday foundation and gives good enough coverage. I just have to mix two different shades to get my color as the range is quiet limited but for the price I pay, I don’t mind. Always stay away form words like “dewy”, “luminous”, “shiny” , “glowy” if you have oily skin. Let me know if you have any questions.
The best workout hairstyle!
Hairstyles for the gym don’t have to be cute - but it’s nice when they are!! Here is a SUPER easy Dutch braid into a bun - perfect for the gym when you don’t want your hair getting in your face when you’re moving around! Begin with the Dutch braid which is a 3 strand braid taking pieces from either side of your head, UNDER the middle strand of hair. Then fluff it out by pulling on the braid strands and then take all of that and put into a half bun, wrap the extra hair and you’re done!!! Literally so easy yall and SO STINKING CUTE!! Xo, Johanna
are pore bubbling masks worth it? 🧼🛁💬
since COVID has started, I know many people are on new (or refining old) skincare journeys and I’ve recently been experiencing some dryness/dehydrating as the winter rolls around, which also aggravates my already oily skin. I’ve worked in the beauty industry for a while and also was formerly an esthetician, so I can get picky with skincare and ingredients. ‼️for reference, my skin type is: combo (oily/dehydrated), formerly acneic, hyperpigmentation prone, and sensitive 🔬I’ve used Dr. Jart in the past and love that it’s a Korean, science-backed brand so I was stoked to try this Porecting Solution Mask! this mask promises fresh, clear glowing skin that deeply cleanses and purifies pores. the mask contains charcoal and saponine, which creates the bubbling effect you see in the above photo. this product does not contain sulfates, paragons, are phthalates. 🛁when I first took it out of its package, I thought there were *two* masks per package instead of one, but if you read the instructions, there’s actually a “mask film” on the actual mask itself that you’re supposed to remove, so make sure to do that! the actual mask is thick and full of product while the mask film is thinner and lighter in color. the directions also give you a tip to massage the mask to release the bubbling/foaming effect - I did this mask with my mom at the same time in separate rooms and she totally didn’t read the instructions so her mask didn’t bubble at all, so I would suggest to definitely massage the mask. 💬I left it on for 20 minutes and it continued to bubble about 5-10 minutes in, then stopped bubbling. you can hear the bubbles pop as the mask sits on your face, which is kinda weird but cool. the mask didn’t slip off AT ALL which is also a huge, even when I put a sweatshirt on over my head. after taking it off, the serum took about another 10 minutes to soak into my skin and my face felt super smooth and my pores looked tighter and more clean. I have a few sebaceous filaments on my nose that I sometimes pick at and as I was rubbing the serum into my skin, I saw that some of the sebaceous filaments on my nose were sloughing off (which is gross, but speaks to how well the product worked)! overall, I would definitely recommend and use this again! if you have oily skin or otherwise clogged pores, sebaceous filaments, blackheads, etc. I would suggest this for you. even if you have dry/normal skin, this would be a good option since my skin didn’t feel dried out at all afterward, even in my dry spell now, and felt rather hydrated and plump. five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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