When I was 13, my mother started getting regular subscriptions of Seventeen Magazine for me. Now what that did was turn a little girl that was not so ready to face her teenage years into a young lady that was basically OBSESSED with darling/cute/fun beauty products. Naturistics, Bonnie Bell, Hard Candy, Revlon Toast of New York lipstick, Navy, Sand and Sable, I could go on forever, but I will not.
I will, however, tell you what was starting to develop here.
Without this teenage girl even knowing, she was starting to develop the knowledge of what would one day become her passion, her career, her company. All she knew at that time was how great it felt to thumb through the pages, admiring various products.. the creative ways that each item would be photographed, folding over pages that she wanted to revisit.
Unconsciously doing her research.
Until my move from L.A to Colorado a few years ago, I still had my first issue of Seventeen and my first Harpers...
I live for activated charcoal. Seriously. I use it everyday, more than once a day, and perhaps you should also.
Known for removing toxins as well as well as whitening teeth, it is amazing when used for your daily skincare regimen.
As a person with oily skin, activated charcoal really tones down the naturally oily nature of my skin, without overdrying, and I never need to use foundation or powder.
A recent photoshoot for 303 Face | Body where I wore the Sugarcane Spice lip duo set by 303 Face | Body and nothing else, just a freshly washed face with my go-to for the last five years, the Poppy Block.
Peppered with amaranth seeds for a natural exfoliation and of course, activated charcoal, this bar works wonderfully all seasons. No need to change your regimen because of a new season, this is a winner year round, and for an effective, time saving ( no foundation or powder) regimen each day, activated charcoal receives an overwhelming YAY!