I’m super excited to be bringing you an update on my clean beauty routine! Once I find products I love, I stay true to them which means I’m not often writing about new beauty products on here. But a couple months ago I learned about this incredible, luxury, botanical skincare line, and it’s immediately become the only thing I want to use. It’s a simplified routine with only three main products, all packed with the highest quality botanical ingredients, and my skin is in LOVE.
Here’s the skinny: there’s an exfoliating scrub which doubles as a detoxifying mask, a cleanser which doubles as an enzyme peel, and an elixir oil that will be the last moisturizer your skin ever needs. No need for spot creams or toners or anything else. I couldn’t believe how supple and glowy my skin was after using these. If you follow my Instagram, you’ve definitely seen me post about it many times since I started using it. So let’s get into each one of these products and why they’re so amazing!
Black Lava Scrub & Exfoliating Mask
The Black Lava Scrub is a super gentle exfoliator that’s made with activated charcoal, which is known for it’s magnetic-like properties to draw toxins and impurities from the skin. It also has cucumber extract which firms, tones, and calms the skin, and a mix of essential oils that not only smell amazing, but have beautiful benefits for your skin. You’ll get a sweet, lovely scent of lavender and vanilla when you open the lid, which takes you straight to feeling like you’re in a spa. I use this scrub as a polishing cleanser a couple times a week to keep the texture of my skin feeling soft. About once weekly, I leave it on longer as a full face mask, and I even use it as a spot treatment on troublesome areas that pop up to clean out the impurities for quicker healing. I don’t ever want to be without this whipped up beauty again!
Citrus Gem Cleanser & Enzyme Peel
The other cleanser in this line is the Citrus Gem Cleanser which can only be described as sunshine in a bottle. It’s a testament to how nourishing this cleanser is that I want to use it. I’ve typically found gel cleansers to leave my skin feeling stripped in the past, and so for years I’ve opted for a simple shea and olive oil bar of soap instead. But true to this luxury line, the Citrus Gem Cleanser is power-packed with fruit and plant extracts like bilberry, orange, lemon, grapefruit, strawberry, and green tea which clean, hydrate, firm, and calm your skin all at once — and yes, of course, smell fresh and amazing. And my favorite part, when I rinse it off, is that my skin actually feels dewy instead of papery dry. You can rinse it off immediately for a simple cleaning, or you can leave it on for 5 minutes to get more of an enzyme peel treatment at home. I cleanse with this a few times a week, alternating with the Black Lava Scrub, depending on what my skin is telling me it needs.
Symphony Anti Aging Elixir Oil
The final product in the trio is the Symphony Elixir Oil which could easily have an entire blog write up on it. This elixir blends so many amazing extracts and essential oils that it’s hard to pick just a few to mention, but some notable ones that are highly repairing, nourishing, and protective for your skin are sea buckthorn, CoQ10, comfrey, pomegranate, and red raspberry seed. It has everything amazing that you want to put on your skin and absolutely no fillers — it’s the definition of a powerhouse product! I’ve used my share of clean beauty oils thanks to a 6-month clean beauty box subscription that I was gifted last year, but it wasn’t until I used the Symphony Elixir that I had a direct comparison of how watered down some of those other oils actually are. If you haven’t joined the oil-as-moisturizer camp yet, here’s your notice that “moisturizing” creams are wax-based and paraben-filled — plenty of nasties to coat your skin without offering any benefit or nourishment. Yikes! Oil mimics the natural oils of our skin, and is gentle enough to get down into your pores and over time work out the deep down dirt that could be making them appear larger and darker. Over two months of using this oil daily, I’ve noticed my pores around my nose start to appear smaller and cleaner. I take my time rubbing this into my skin because it’s a whole experience! The smell is heavenly and my skin drinks it up. I use this every morning and evening, and I no longer feel like I need to reach for one oil for redness, one for a golden glow, etc. Also I wasn’t keen on wasting even a drop of this elixir so I opened an extra empty bottle to show you the beautiful orange, glowing substance inside. It’s amazingly potent and powerful!
Of all the amazing benefits I’ve had since I started using SOCO Botanicals, two things which truly speak to my soul are the simplicity of the line, as well as the experience I get when using any one of these products. It always feels like a spa experience, like I’m wrapped in luxury and abundance. And I know I won’t feel confused or overwhelmed on which product is right for my skin, since everything your skin could want or need is packed into these three products. If you’d like to try them for yourself you can get 15% off your online order with code TRISTAN.DAV15 — shop here! I promise you’ll never want to go back to anything you were using before.
Thank you to SOCO Botanicals for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.