Clean Beauty Picks for Spring

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Spring is here! Well, kind of — depending on where you live, you might still be experiencing winter temps. I know I am, but that hasn’t kept me from swapping out for spring colors (hello Priti NYC nail polish and Lily Lolo makeup!) so I can pretend that spring is indeed here. That said, many of the products I’m crushing on this spring fall squarely in the skincare category. But hey, skincare is self care!

Let’s get to the goods, shall we? These are some of my current favorites this spring…

My journey with Mahalo’s The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate began in late January, but this beauty will continue to be a go-to cleanser during the spring. I love the way it effortlessly melts into skin, lifting makeup and purifying skin. It rinses away without leaving a trace of the balm behind, yet skin feels comfortable and balanced. Plus, the herbal scent is so calming at the end of a long day and features some interesting essential oils like fragonia, pink peppercorn, ginger, and cardamom.

My current dream team in the skincare department? Kahina Giving Beauty Face Cream and Blissoma Bright-Eye Vitalizing Nutrient Serum. The Kahina Face Cream is something I loved when it initially launched, and I recently repurchased because my skin was feeling parched beyond belief and I was struggling to find balance. This made all the difference in a single day—beautiful moisturizing relief without feeling heavy. It will absolutely be light enough for warmer temps when they come, and the scent is dreamy and reminiscent of the Essaouira perfume and body oil.

Under the Face Cream, my eyes are getting a healthy dose of the Bright-Eye Vitalizing Nutrient Serum, which is lighter than light but also hydrating. The magic, however, is in the potent herbal blend that depuffs, brightens, and repairs. Vitamin C helps boost collagen and plump fine lines, while yerba mate and eyebright help improve microcirculation and strengthen delicate capillaries. So long dreary winter skin.

Light and airy makeup is where it’s at, and the Lily Lolo BB Cream delivers. Just enough moisture and color-correcting pigment to brighten and even your complexion without giving away the fact that you’re actually wearing makeup. Depending on your skin type, this may be hydrating enough to act as your daily face moisturizer and light foundation. I like to wear it over something a little richer.

Speaking of rich, I’m totally in love with the buttery, creamy goodness that is Lily Lolo lipstick. It is hands-down one of the most comfortable to wear lipsticks I own, and I am obsessed with Love Affair — a dusky pink with a hint of brown that is the perfect segue to spring. This color is as close as I can get to a “nude” shade, and it will be a staple in my daily wardrobe. I can’t wait to try more of the Lily Lolo lipsticks. Do you have a favorite color?

Last but not least, I’ve added the new Agent Nateur Holi(stick) Deodorant to my routine and it is a pure delight. I’m not sure what I love more—the fresh lavender/eucalyptus scent, the way it glides effortlessly across skin for a quick and easy application, or the fact that it provides serious protection from the funk. I’m considering ordering the Holi(man) and Holi(rose) varieties so I can switch up the scent from day to day.

So tell me, has spring arrived where you live? How are you shaking up your beauty routine?

4 thoughts on “Clean Beauty Picks for Spring

  1. I love your springtime choices Susannah! I am head over heels in love with Mahalo Unveil. I love everything about it – especially the soothing scent & gentle feel. Sometimes I open the jar just to breathe in that aroma. I agree that the lavender & honey & eucalyptus combination of the Agent Nateur 3 is so refreshing. I recommend you get the rose & sandalwood one ASAP. My tween daughter took one whiff and stole it as her own. I had to get a 2nd rose one for myself because I love to switch the scents depending on my mood. Who knew putting on deodorant could be such a pleasant part of my day? I’m so happy Integrity Botanicals is carrying Agent Nateur now!

    I’ve added Lolo Lip Gloss in English Rose & Priti NYC polish in Day Flower for spring.

    1. Thank you Carol! My love affair with Mahalo Unveil was completely inspired by you. Thank you for recommending it! I just ordered the rose and sandalwood Agent Nateur per your recommendation as well. Can’t wait!

  2. That makes me so happy to hear Susannah! Dozens of my favorite green beauty staples over the last five years have been wonderful discoveries all because of you :) I miss your NMDL posts but am so happy you’re writing for Marc & Terri. What a fabulous collaboration!

    Too bad we live on opposite sides of the country because it would be so fun to get together and chat green beauty over a cup of Organic India tulsi peppermint tea :)

    1. Hi Carol! Sorry I’m just seeing this comment! Thank you so much for your support and for reading my posts! It makes me so happy that over the years my recommendations have worked for you. That’s what it’s all about. I completely agree that it would be so fun to share a cup of our favorite tea and chat green beauty. :)

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.