• Alura Carbrey

Coffee Chats by the Sea: Episode 1 Clean Beauty Recap


Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the first Coffee Chat by the Sea! We hope you learned about some new products and the benefits of implementing clean beauty products into your life. As promised here is an overview of our picks.

Erin’s Picks:


1. Coola Full Spectrum Sun Silk Drops, 30 SPF Face Sunscreen


The Ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: improves skin hydration and softness

  • Neroli Flower Extract: helps to calm, re-balance, and hydrate skin

  • A blend of antioxidants and plant-derived active ingredients: Clinically shown to help mitigate damage to the skin from exposure to blue light, infrared light, and pollution.


How to Use:

Apply 3-4 drops daily to cleansed skin on face and neck for a dewy moisturizing finish that will protect your skin from anything you need to take on during the day. It easily blends with a normal makeup routine as well. Re-apply after swimming or sweating.




2. R+Co Hair Products


The Ingredients:

A vegan line of shampoo, conditioners, gels, and all the hair care you could ever wish for. All the products are free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and petroleum. All their shampoos are color safe as well! Some of my favorite products include the High Dive Moisture + Shine Cream, Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner, Death Valley Dry Shampoo, Outer Space Flexible Hairspray, and Balloon Dry Volume Spray.





3. Schmitt’s Rose & Vanilla Natural Deodorant


The Ingredients:

  • Plant-based oils and butters like coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, and shea butter, and vitamin E.

  • Rose Water: for scent, controlling excess oil, and maintaining skin’s pH balance

  • Magnesium and Baking soda: what keeps you feeling fresh

  • Free of Aluminum, parabens, sulfates, Propylene Glycol, Phthalate, Fluoride, Artificial Fragrance, Formaldehyde, and Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (yes those can all be found in other deodorants)

Alura’s Picks:

1. Tula Level 3-Acne Clearing Routine

Included in the Kit:

· Keep it Clear Acne Foam Cleanser

· Clear it up Acne Clearing & Tone Correcting Gel

· Breakout Star oil-free Acne Moisturizer

The Ingredients:

· Salicylic Acid: fights and prevents acne

· Azelaic Acid + Niacinamide + Licorice: brighten the appearance of spots left behind by past blemishes

· Watermelon + Aloe + Willowherb + Hyaluronic Acid: help hydrate and soothe the skin

· Probiotics: helps calm the look of inflammation and redness.


How to Use:

Step 1: Apply 1-2 pumps of Keep It Clear Acne Foam Cleanser, massage onto the skin, rinse with warm water. Use daily, AM & PM.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of Clear It Up Acne Clearing + Tone Correcting Gel to affected area. Use 1-2x per day.

Step 3: Apply a dime-sized amount of Breakout Star Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer to clean skin AM & PM.

If you don’t suffer from Acne, Tula offers skincare regiments for all skin types. Shop them here. Use my code BYTHESEA to save 15% off all Tula products.



2. Glow Hour Brightening & Neutralizing Eye Balm


The Ingredients:

· Probiotics: help lock in moisture & improve skin smoothness

· Grapefruit & Algae: brighten the look of dark under eye circles

· Lingonberry: protects eye area from damaging blue light

· Hyaluronic acid, Aloe Water, Apple & Watermelon: deeply hydrate & help reduce the look of fine lines & wrinkles


How to Use:

Apply directly to under eye area for instant cooling & a golden glow. Use under & over makeup throughout the day. Gently pat around the eye area to blend in your golden glow.



3. Native Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant


The Ingredients:

· Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: An oil made from coconuts that makes Native go on smooth

· Tapioca Starch: Extracted from the cassava plant and helps keep you feeling dry

· Ozokerite: Also known as earth wax and is great at naturally stabilizing all the ingredients

· Baking Soda: a natural and safe mineral that helps neutralize odor

· Coconut Oil: packed with rich fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants


4. Beauty Counter Flawless in Five


This is my everyday makeup routine! Includes these six clean products:


· Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation or Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

· Touchup Skin Concealer Pen

· Color Define Brow Pencil or Brilliant Brow Gel

· Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara

· Satin Powder Blush

· Beyond Gloss

Shop full set HERE.

5. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

The Ingredients:

· Colloidal Oatmeal (OTC): FDA-designated skin protectant that relieves itching and minor irritation caused by eczema, rashes, and other skin conditions.

· Shea Butter: Moisturizes and protects the skin barrier with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.

· Allantoin: Calms and soothes skin.


How to Use:

Apply to face and/or body at least twice daily or as needed to restore and soothe dry, uncomfortable skin. Great for eczema.

6. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

The closest thing to washing your hair without water!

The Ingredients:

· Oryza Sativa (Rice Starch): Absorbs dirt and oil and adds volume and texture to hair.

· Sea Buckthorn Berry (Obliphica): Protects, hydrates, and nourishes hair.


How to Use:

Shake well. Hold 8 inches away and spray onto desired area, focusing on the roots. Massage as you would with a wet shampoo. Brush through.



If you missed our live you can watch the full video here. Until next time!

Cheers,

Alura & Erin


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