A+ Botanics Skin Care


A+ BOTANICS is a botanical skin care line from California, rooted in the purest of ingredients. You know I love natural and paraben-free skin care, so this is right up my alley! The line features cleansers, toners, lotions, serums, masques, and more targeted at skin concerns such as acne, aging, and discoloration. So while the products are natural, wholesome, and mostly organic, they promise to be effective too! All of these products are priced at $29, are cruelty-free, and also are proudly made in the USA. For my oily to combination skin, I’m most interested in trying the Bilberry AHA/BHA Anti-Acne Cleanser, the Neroli Nourish Toner and the Rosemary Anti-Acne & Oil-Controlling Masque. I definitely recommend giving their site a visit – I love how on each product page you can easily see all of the ingredients and what exactly they do on your skin.

Skin Care

OMG buy me THIS.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by A+ BOTANICS. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own.


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser

We’re going to briefly talk about something not so glamorous here: acne. As someone who’s struggled with acne on and off for the greater part of my life, I can tell you it sucks. It really really sucks when you feel like you’ve invested over hundreds of dollars in skin care products and treatments that are suboptimal. They work kind of, sort of, for a little bit, then your acne pokes through again, and it comes back with a vengeance. It’s even worse when it’s that certain time of the month when your hormones are all out of whack, and you get a super painful pimple to deal with that you feel everyone honing in on. It’s hard to even look people in the eye for fear they might start staring at your acne.

So in short, I’ve been there and I know how bad it can be. That’s why I’m so glad I finally tried this gel cleanser by La Roche-Posay that has instantly cleared up my skin after just a few washes. The pores around my nose are noticeably less clogged and dark looking. The large painful pimples on my forehead and chin have diminished. Not to mention, my overall skin condition has improved 10-fold, and I’m having a lot of “good skin days” lately that I’ve never experienced before. It dries up acne without overdrying or stripping your skin of moisture. This is a cleanser totally worth trying if you’ve had it with acne!

Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser
by La Roche-Posay

OMG buy me THIS.

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