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Clean Beauty Haul | New Products From Ilia, Cocokind & Tower28

I've struggled for over 10 years with my skin. I get both hormonal and food-related breakouts like it's my job. Too much sugar? Zits. Ovulating? Zits. Hidden Gluten? Zits. Random Tuesday? Zits. Basically, it seems that everything breaks me out and I am, quite literally, at my breaking point.

I've considered for years now going through my beauty regimine and cutting out all "dirty" products. But, it wasn't until yesterday that I finally did it. While I did spend a bit to make this happen, I believe my {physical and mental} health is worth every penny.

I was able to keep several of my already-owned products in my roundup, thank goodness! Here's what I was using and what clean products I will use moving forward:

Makeup Remover

Will: Elemis is a clean beauty brand so I will continue to use this!


Was: Cerave Hydrating Cleanser


Was: Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate


Will: Both are clean beauty brands so I will continue to use these!


Will: Olehenriksen is a clean beauty brand so I will continue to use this!


Will: Tatcha is a clean beauty brand so I will continue to use this!


Will: First Aid Beauty is a clean beauty brand so I will continue to use this!


Was: L'Oreal ProGlow

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Was: MakeupForever Matte Velvet Skin Concealer

Will: Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer (this is currently out of stock in my shade but I will purchase and review once it is available!)


Was: Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush


Was: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer


Will: Milk Makeup is a clean beauty brand so I will continue to use this! Note: only the clear version of this brow gel is listed as "clean" on Sephora but I will continue to use anyway.


Was: L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

Will: I am still TBD on this one...I just love so many drugstore mascaras that it's hard to purchase one over $10. If there is one I just need to try, please tell me!


Was: Revlon Super Lustrous Melting Glass Shine Lipstick

I know, it's a lot! But, with coupon codes (available when signing up with email) on the majority of my new goodies, I was able to keep my haul under $200. Personally, I think that's pretty dang good! And, just know, I will not be throwing away the products that I will temporarily stop using. They will be going into my makeup drawers and pulled out when and if I feel like using them again. If I do not see myself using the products I'm setting aside, before their expiration date, I will give them to my family and friends; they will not go to waste!

I want to at least give myself a few months of only clean products to see if that helps reduce my acne and clear up scarring from old breakouts. I will keep you updated on Instagram so make sure you're following me there!

Do you have a favorite clean beauty brand? Or maybe a few clean products that you adore? Let me know!



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