Clean beauty is something that I’m pretty adamant about. I really have been paying attention and have chosen to use products that are mindfully produced without toxic ingredients (phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, talc, oxybenzone…just to name a few). I’m elated when I find them and I’m so happy that most of them are readily available at stores like Sephora or many brands have websites where you can purchase directly. Keep in mind that the price point is slightly higher, but you pay for what you get right??? These products are sourced using ingredients that are eco-friendly, cruelty free, and fair trade. That usually costs a little more and I’m cool with it.
Enter ILIA BEAUTY! I first read about this brand in a magazine because it’s so good it wins awards. I went to the website and discovered it’s a woman-owned business and was immediately intrigued. Because I’m an advocate of daily sunscreen, the first thing I wanted to try was Super Serum Skin Tint. I was looking to replace another sunscreen brand specifically formulated for melanated skin but had some questionable ingredients (R.I.P.) While there, I also picked up a few other things to try out. I ended up loving them & thought I’d share them with you!
This product is amazing!!!! First of all, it has all of the good stuff! SPF 40, check! So we have sunscreen covered. It’s a serum with a mix of hyaluronic acids, plant-based squalane, and niacinamide (and NONE of the harmful stuff). So clean and beneficial, check! And it’s tinted, so light coverage, check!! This product evens skin tone, softens fine lines and imperfections, and dries down to a natural, dewy finish. I’m alllllll about the dewy and glowy skin! The color match tool is pretty cool and the color that was picked for me was perfection!! I don’t wear foundation, but it’s light enough to layer a light foundation for the summer if you choose to, but I would bet that you wouldn’t need very much. I cannot rave about this product enough! All the basics are covered here ladies with a fusion of makeup, skincare, and sun protection!!! And guess what? No chalky residue!!!I’m telling you ladies, THIS. IS. IT!!!
This little stick is perfect for an easy summer look! It multi-tasks in the best way! A creamy formula for the cheeks and lips gives you a subtle wash of color and adds a little glow. It’s flattering for all skin tones and super easy to use. The color I have is Dreamer, but this one is very, very close to my skin tone. I can see it but I have to squint. LOL. I think I need something a little darker that shows up better. I even put a little dab on my eyelids. When I say easy, I mean it!
I’m quite partial to my holy grail, but I like this one. This concealer is a creamy concealer with a serum-like texture, which I love. I pretty much wear concealer daily so I need something that blends into the skin really well. I don’t have time for baking and such so I need my concealer to get the job done flawlessly. Again, the color match here was pretty spot on but I’ll probably need to get another color soon for this summer tan and possibly for winter. Overall, I like it.
Photos :: Kim Thomas
Dress : Old Navy (sold out but loved the pinky-lavender + red combo) | Sandals : JCREW Factory (sold out & a dupe of the sold out Prada sandal) | Bag : YSL
*’I’m totally aware of the unkempt flower bed & the grass needs to be trimmed in the background. It got taken care of soon after this pic was taken. I didn’t fully think the background through on this one + you’re not supposed to be paying attention that anyways. *
According to Q, if clean beauty is your thing, or even if it isn’t, definitely give Ilia Beauty a try! Specifically the Super Serum Skin Tint! It’s truly wonderful and you’re going to love the color match! It’s perfect for your summer skin!! I went on to purchase the mascara as well and I LOVE IT!! Ilia Beauty is having a friends & family sale right now and you can get 20% off of your purchase with the code ILIAFAM. Sale ends Friday, July 17th só act quickly ladies!
Are you a believer in sunscreen? Is clean beauty your thing?