Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites

Last week, I shared my favorite summer makeup products (See that here). Today, I want to tell you about some of the summer beauty products for 2017 I use under my makeup and well as products used for my body.

When I was younger, I didn’t take the BEST care of my skin. Maybe I would, maybe I wouldn’t take my makeup off at night. Perhaps sometimes I used harsh soaps to wash my face. And yes, most of the time I used products because it smelled good or the bottle was pretty. About five or six years ago, I started a beauty regimen that I was pretty strict about…up until about a year ago.

Well, now that I’m older, I can see my skin changing right before my eyes. #thejoysofgettingolder I’ve been promising myself I would find new products and start my beauty regimen back up, but just didn’t want to devote the time or put my skin through the pain of trying various products. I didn’t want to have to wake up to a scary skin reaction.

For about six months or so, I’ve been using Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and have loved the results. Lately, I’ve been seeing beauty and skin products made with activated charcoal. Charcoal has the ability to absorb toxins and pollutants. It also act like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil. And I love that it has actually been around for a really long time. Because of this, I figured adding charcoal-infused products would be nothing but a win-win situation for me and my delicate skin!

I’ve listed below some of the charcoal (as well as non-charcoal) products I use.

Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites1. Bamboo + Coconut Charcoal Scrub – I’ve mostly used this on my body because I feel the granuals are too rough for the face and neck. I love that it smells so pretty, which is a good thing here!

2. Coconut Charcoal Powder – As far as dental usage, charcoal absorbs bacteria, toxins, and staining, and makes teeth whiter as a result. FYI…I read from a dental assistant that brushing this in your mouth (per directions) can cause damage to tooth enamel, something we can’t replace. So instead of brushing my teeth with this for 2-3 minutes, after dipping my wet toothbrush in the powder, I brush it on for about 10 seconds and let it sit there for about 2-3 minutes and then rinse. And I do this every other night before bed. I can actually say, I’ve seen results in the three weeks I’ve been using this.

3. Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask – I love this stuff! I tend to use masks that dries into a clear sheet on your face that you must peel off. This mask doesn’t do that. This mask is more like a paste. I says to leave it on for about five minutes. I usually leave this on for about 15-20minutes and then massage it with my fingers for a couple of minutes or so and then rinse.
Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites4. Charcoal Detox Shower Gel with Lavendar – Just the smell of this wakes me up in the morning! I love using this with my exfoliating bath glove. According to the bottle, it’s anti-aging properties leaves the skin soft and smooth. Gotta love that, right?

5. SixThirteen by Chaz Dean Intensive Body Treatment – I’m typically a Vaseline girl. I use it all over my body and have done so since I was a little girl. But for my hands, this stuff is extra amazing!!! There’s something about the scent of this that reminds me of my childhood. To this day, I still haven’t figured out what that smell is. But I absolutely LOVE this product!

6. Konjac Sponge – I recently got turned on to the Konjac sponge. Last night was my first night using it so I can’t really give you a true review of it. When I do my favorite winter/holiday review, if I’m still using this, I will be sure to include it. I will say that what I love about it is it’s infused with bamboo charcoal, chemical-free, ph balanced, and biodegradable. Thumbs up thus far.

Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites

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Have you tried any charcoal beauty products? What beauty products can you not live without? I would really love to know. Thank you so much for reading. And as always, have a beautiful day.

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  1. August 3, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Similar to you I was very up and down with not looking after my skin when younger compared to now when I’m always on the lookout for a lovely new potion. I haven’t used anything charcoal yet, have seen some around but I’m struggling to find vegan products which I always prefer. I currently love using a brand called Liz Earle.

    • kuwc2016
      August 9, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      I haven’t heard of Liz Earle. I will definitely look this brand up.

  2. Allison
    August 3, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I’m pretty obsessed with all the charcoal products on the market, too- but I’ve never tried the foot scrub. Adding it to my list!

    • kuwc2016
      August 9, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      I usually use it with a loofah and it feels so wonderful. Even better if you can get someone to do it for you!

  3. August 3, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I’ve been using the Biore charcoal face scrub for at least a year now and I love the feeling that it leaves on my skin. Highly recommend this product!

    • kuwc2016
      August 9, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      I definitely agree with you! I use it way more than the other facial products.

  4. August 4, 2017 / 12:53 am

    I may have to try some of these products because I, too, am experiencing the #joysofgettingolder. ? Perhaps I’ll get the foot scrub for my husband! Hahaha!

    • kuwc2016
      August 9, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Not sure how he’ll feel about it, but he would probably LOVE it if you scrubbed his feet and vice versa!

  5. August 4, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Your photography is impeccable as always. I have heard so much about the charcoal scrub but never dared try it. reading it’s one of your summer fav makes me lean toward trying it ahah

    • kuwc2016
      August 9, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      You should defintiely give the charcoal a try! Your skin feels clean without feeling dry. And knowing it’s removing toxins is tops!

  6. August 5, 2017 / 2:06 am

    Looks like some awesome products. I love the coconut charcoal scrub, I’d love to try it! I’m always looking for new natural products.

  7. August 5, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    These products are just amazing! I got to check them out and I’m definitely sharing this to my sisters!

  8. August 5, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    The charcoal lavender body wash sounds like something I need in my life. I love peel off masks too they are my favorite kind.

  9. August 5, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I just love when bloggers share their favorite products. I’d especially love to try the charcoal lavender body wash and my daughter has been experimenting with peel off face masks. Are any of the products cruelty-free? x

    • kuwc2016
      August 9, 2017 / 5:30 pm

      The majority of the products I use are cruelty-free. 🙂

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