Give the Gift of Glowing Skin

As I grow older, skincare has been become my top priority.  Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it’s important to make sure your nourishing it and keeping it hydrated with the best products on the planet.  I’m grateful that I’m exposed to very knowledgeable people in this market from my dermatologist Dr. Marguerite Germain, shopping at the organic skincare boutique Wildcraft, to meeting the owner of the organic skincare line True Botanicals.  The gift of radiant skin is always a great idea and I’ve picked out a few of my favorite items.

Back in October I attended a True Botanicals event  hosted by the beautiful all natural beauty blogger Jessica Morse of Bare Beauty at The Dewberry Hotel.  The founder of True Botanicals, Hilary Peterson was on a tour to spread their all organic goodness and it was so enlightening to hear about their ethos.  Their certified organic products made from botanical extracts contain antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids, and are the most heavenly scented because of the essential oils.  You can feel the quality when you use their products and it feels good to use them because they are MADE SAFE™, Cruelty free, Non-GMO, and Gluten free.

From left to right: Nourishing Lotion, GROVE $ 38.00, Nutrient Toner, CLEAR $48, Nutrient Mist, RENEW $48,  Resurfacing Moisture Mask $90 from True Botanicals // Abalone shell tree from Vieuxtemps

I love the toners because it gives my skin an invigorating boost that it needs after I wash it, plus it reduces blemishes, minimizes pore size, and plumps my skin.  Their anti-aging Cellular Repair Serum and Pure Radiance Oil keep my skin feeling hydrated while leaving my skin dewy and glowing.  You might have heard the many benefits of Vitamin C in your skincare products – from boosting collagen production, to diminishing the signs of aging, to correcting dark spots this is my new daily regimen.  I mix the Vitamin C Booster with the Cellular Repair Serum, RENEW to stimulate collagen production and even my skin tone.  I use the Resurfacing Moisture Mask to exfoliate especially in the winter time when you need to slough off that dead skin.  The Nourishing Wash & Nourishing Lotion infuses a woodsy citrus scent while it gives your skin a youthful glow because it fights free radical damage with potent antioxidants.   I’ve become obsessed with their products because I’ve seen my skin improve instantly.

Owner Holly Thorpe of  Wildcraft stocks her shelves with a highly curated mix of handcrafted, organic, cruelty-free lines of skincare, cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, bodycare + wellness blends.   Holly has researched and done her homework because every product she carries from Charleston to California are ethically + sustainably sourced.  Her shop located in South Windmere of West Ashley offers the right mix of product without being too overwhelming.  Here are some of products that are perfect to splurge on yourself or that special someone who deserves some pampering.

Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick in Attitude. 100% vegan. Attitude glides on as a hot, hibiscus-pink pop with a blush of blue undertones. Popular among both world-travelers and urbanites, this color evokes lustrous Indian saris and bright neon billboards—and will keep your lips loaded with moisture $30 from Wildcraft 

MCMC Fragrances in Hunter – With tobacco absolute, organic Bourbon vanilla and balsam fir, this fragrance is best worn with a flannel shirt. $95 eu de parfum & $45, roll-on perfume oil from Wildcraft 

Bless by Leahlani Beauty Balm. Makeup remover, moisturizer & lip treatment. Rich, organic butters coalesce with the most lush organic and cold pressed beauty oils to nurture and bless your skin for an unparalleled softness. Bless is a nutrient dense silken moisturizer that will soften the skin and deeply nourish the complexion. Infused with nutrient dense, organic and cold pressed oils, Bless will help to reduce inflammation, strengthen and protect your precious complexion $49 from Wildcraft 

Leahlani Meli Glow Illuminating Nectar Mask. Say aloha to a soft, supple and more even-toned complexion with Meli GLOW.  This illuminating nectar fusion mask, filled with enzyme and vitamin rich tropical fruits, nutrient dense beauty oils, skin moisturizing and plumping hyaluronic acid and stimulating clays steeped in the creamy fusion of organic Hawaiian nectar.  She will deeply nourish and strengthen the barrier of your skin, delivering a bountiful dose of active enzymes and antioxidant rich oils to each cell on your precious face. Plump skin cells, deeply nourish and gently exfoliate the skin, helping to promote a more even skin tone while unveiling that ‘aloha GLOW’ $49 from Wildcraft 

Leahlani Kalmina Coconut Cream Cleansing Powder. Your cleansing ritual will never be the same. Silken coconut milk, soothing oatmeal, vitamin and antioxidant rich tropical fruits, softening clays and organic vanilla beans come together to create the most exotic and opulent cleansing powder you have ever experienced. Organic hibiscus flower, wildcrafted camu camu fruit and water activated vitamin C are a powerhouse trio working harmoniously together to boost collagen production and even out the complexion $48 from Wildcraft 

Leahlani Siren Serum. Radiant and skin-brightening serum infused with vitality boosting micro-algae and organic and cold pressed oils rich in Vitamin C + A.  Luminous and youth enhancing blend of Sea Buckthorn CO2, carrot seed, geranium, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang and sweet citrus will absorb beautifully into your skin $44 from Wildcraft 

Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream. A uniquely effective, powerful moisturizer that combines the occlusive, breathable benefits of a natural balm with the absorption and luxury finish of a cream. This multi-benefit moisturizer supports true skin health and beauty by facilitating maximum cellular hydration, repair and restoring vital skin function $47 from Wildcraft 

Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask. Designed to help replenish and retain maximum skin cell hydration this unique treatment can be used daily to elevate skin appearance, vitality and function. Lock in moisture, plump, condition, and improve skin circulation which protects and supports healthy dermal function and slows skin decline. Removal the mask without water rinsing, which helps slow moisture loss and assists in maximum cellular hydration and retention $66 from Wildcraft 

Follow them on Instagram @shop_wildcraftchs for updates products and events.  They’ll be hosting a couple fun events next weekend – 12/15&16: Plants, Planters, Wreaths, and Illustrations Pop Up with Gertie’s Goods. 12/15: 11am-2pm Brow sugaring with Rock Beauty.

Photography by Clifford Pate

Reindeer card $9 (Quilling Card), I love you necklace ( by Lulu Dk) $ 185  from Germain Dermatology 

Classic Long Robe – Lavender -S $ 143 (barefoot dreams)  from Germain Dermatology 

Blue Boudoir silk pillow case by Branche $58, Creme Belle De Nuit Eye Masque $ 42 from Germain Dermatology 

Gressa Lumiére: Luminous Complexion Fluid in EVA – a warm rose gold. A gorgeous serum pigment adaptable to any skin tone. Use it on cheeks, eye lids or lips for a quick tint. This unique formulation nourishes while providing luminosity and ultimate versatility $28 from Wildcraft 

Smoke Artisan Perfume Co. Smoke Perfume – Grounding, uplifting, sensual. Their namesake scent is inspired by the fragrant streets and colorful history of New Orleans with notes of vetiver, jasmine, and citrus. Designed for every body and all seasons using pure essential oils and absolutes $62 from Wildcraft 

Province Apothecary Daily Glow Facial Dry Brush – The practice of dry brushing activates your lymphatic system to awaken the face and support overall skin health from within. The benefits of daily facial dry brushing are endless $52 from Wildcraft 

Siam Seas Yen Heal and Hydrate – A healing toner and serum hybrid. Twenty-Seven botanical extracts are entwined to infuse skin cells with healing actives and powerful antioxidants. Amino acid-filled protein and polysaccharides work to retain your skin’s moisture, encouraging skin elasticity while providing a transparent layer of protection allowing cells to repair and renew. Reset skin balance after cleansing, preventing further damage of the skin barrier. The all in one hydration boost toner and light moisturizer is also a perfect pick me up during the day for the beautiful natural glow $51 from Wildcraft 

Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick in Attitude. 100% vegan. Attitude glides on as a hot, hibiscus-pink pop with a blush of blue undertones. Popular among both world-travelers and urbanites, this color evokes lustrous Indian saris and bright neon billboards—and will keep your lips loaded with moisture $30 from Wildcraft 

Siam Seas SEAS Elements Beauty Balm – Evens skin tone. Boosts collagen. Preserves skin youth. A green, forest-like color balm with the sweet scent of jasmine flower envelopes your skin with healing passion. Formulated with four powerhouse Southeast Asian botanicals used by the ancestors to provide relief for stressed acne prone inflamed skin while replenishing hydration, reactivating skin elasticity, boosting collagen synthesis and regenerating skin cells to create a natural glow $97 from Wildcraft 

Hynt Beauty Aria Pure Lipstick in Shiraz, a perfect berry wine. Luxuriously creamy with exceptional color delivery, our ARIA PURE Lipsticks feature a patented 100% GMO-free plant based complex that boosts water absorption and hydration levels by +25% across 3 epidermis layers of the lip. ARIA PURE is also vegan, free of FD&C dyes and is not formulated with any ingredients that fail to pass our demanding clean-and-healthy ingredient qualifications. The clever lipstick case holds a small mirror and a lip conditioner to make on the go applications hassle-free and perfect $29 from Wildcraft 

52 Lists for Happiness by Moorea Seal. This beautiful, open-dated hardcover journal with 52 list prompts, plus bonus pages for your own prompts, encourages the reader to reflect, acknowledge, and invest in themselves, and ultimately transform their lives by figuring out exactly what makes them happy. Drawing on Moorea’s happiness research and her own personal philosophy, this journal focusses on cultivating a happy and fulfilling life through the power of lists. Through weekly practice and simple list making tools, you will delve deeper into your own understanding of what happiness truly means to you as you explore how to live a happier life every day $16.95 from Wildcraft 

 Captain Blankenship Limited Edition Mermaid Magic Sea Salt Shimmer Spray Sampler. In time for the holidays, gold, rose gold and silver sparkle and shine for your hair. Adds life, texture and subtle shimmer to all hair types and hair colors. Use on their own for texture and shimmer or layer for fun effects $28 from Wildcraft 

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