The Zoe Report

Stephanie Montes from The Zoe Report considers our Charcoal Detoxifying Mask as a Saturday morning ritual. 

Hustle & Halcyon

A lot of my skincare routine, currently, consists of taking preventative measures in terms of aging. The Hyaluronic serum is a gold medal winner in the wrinkle-prevention department. I’ve been using Vitamin C serum to even out my skin tone & prevent wrinkles ( double-teaming them ). You can physically feel your skin tighten after applying this serum to your face. The Rosehip oil gives my skin a natural glow. 

Stop, Drop, & Vogue

There’s nothing quite relaxing as drinking a glass of wine while watching Moana with a citrus face mask soaking into your skin. This is one of the most hydrating masks I have ever tried. I normally do a topical mask, but I really enjoyed this sheet mask! This is the PERFECT mask for summer because it improves the look of sun damage spots and age spots. It’s jam-packed with Vitamin C, among many other minerals this mask will deeply moisturize your skin. After using it mine felt soooo lush afterwards – even through the next morning!

       Public Lives, Secret Recipes

Yes, this is a spa size Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream BUT you’re bound to become obsessed & take it everywhere with you this summer. As the weather finally changes your skin craves constant hydration & we’ve found this cream from Advanced Clinicals to be the absolute best. P.S. did we mention this spa size 16 oz container is only $15!

Chicago Woman Magazine         

When you combine technologically advanced skincare that is also easy on the wallet, you have our attention. Advanced Clinicals was launched by Chicago-based cosmetic chemists using powerhouse ingredients like vitamin C, retinol and collagen. With no product over $20, stocking up is a no-brainer. 

          U.S. News & World Report

Active, effective face serums can be pricey, but these are a bargain. From retinol for anti-aging to hyaluronic for hydrating, you will find a serum for most skin-care needs.

The Wonders of Coconut Oil

If you’re a beauty product hoarder like most of us, then keeping track of all your bottles and concoctions overflowing on your vanity can be somewhat of a nightmare. You may have thought of downsizing but you can’t seem to let go of that favorite cleanser. Or moisturizer. Okay, and your lotions too. And you’re back to square one. Thankfully, there is a single item that can replace a handful of those products – even the ones you can’t seem to shed from your life. Better yet, it’s one hundred percent natural.



What makes Coconut Oil so special?

Coconut oil is the beauty essential that you’ve been waiting for. This moisturizing, antioxidant-filled miracle oil is beneficial in many ways. It is filled with saturated fats, called triglycerides, which not only plumps up the skin but also minimizes moisture loss through your skin’s pores. Coconut oil is also loaded with Vitamin E, which encourages the skin to repair itself and keeps your skin extra silky.

What can it do for me? 

Depending on how you use it, coconut oil can be your lifesaver. It can cure your acne, smoothen your hair, remove all of your makeup. Coconut oil is filled with Caprylic and Lauric Acids, which are the main properties that make up this beauty essential. These acids are antimicrobial and disinfecting, which means it will not clog your pores.


Which coconut oil is right for me? 

When using anything on your skin, it is important to use a reputable brand. Some terms to be aware of when purchasing are: “Extra Virgin” or “Virgin,” “Cold-Pressed,” “Organic,” “Raw,” and “Unrefined.” Natural and organic is always the best route to go.

What are some Coconut Oil creations?

Coconut sugar scrub: Mix in a mason jar 2 cups of coconut oil, 2/3 cup of body oil (Vitamin E and Jojoba oils are also great for skin), and 1 cup of organic raw white sugar. Apply all over body and face for a nice exfoliator in the shower.


Coconut body lotion: Mix in a mason jar 2 cups of coconut oil, ½ cup of body oil, ½ cup of aloe vera gel, 15 drops of essential oils (rosemary or lavender smells amazing). This lotion is extremely hydrating, fights aging and helps diminish stretch marks by nourishing damaged skin.

Coconut eye cream: Mix one part coconut oil and one part Vitamin E oil into a small jar. This non-irritating formula is okay to put near eyes. Will help fight crow’s feet and wrinkles.

If you don’t feel like creating your own potion, try Advanced Clinicals Coconut Moisturizing Cream. It nourishes and repairs dull, parched skin for deep hydration. The light and soothing sent is whipped with some organic ingredients mentioned above: Coconut Oil, Organic Lavender Extract, and Aloe Vera.

Stretch Marks ruining your summer?

Happy National Watermelon Day! And before you ask if this is a real day, yes it is, look it up! So enjoy today, head to the pool, eat some watermelon slices on us, and show off your radiant skin. 

Uneasy about showing off your skin? Get proactive with our Stretch Mark Intensive Care Lotion this summer! While summer is coming to an end, there is still time to replenish your skin with hydrating nutrients and minimize the appearance of stretch marks with high performance ingredients. Whatever the reason - stretch marks, pregnancy, weight changes - it is time to stop wishing those marks away. Take action into your own hands!

Our Stretch Mark Lotion is made with Licorice Root extracts that combats dark spots and signs of discoloration. Shea Butter and Coffee Bean nourish your skin's surface to restore your skin to a smooth texture. Micro-Algae and Coconut Oil revitalize your's skin elasticity, tightening and firming those loose ends for supple, radiant skin. 

For more inspiration, head over to our Instagram account for daily beauty tips and swoon worthy pictures. And also don't forget to check out Kelly in the City's blog post where she highly recommends our stretch mark lotion for expecting mothers.