There are some companies and products in life that after one use, you know it’s going to be a long love affair. I already had an instant infatuation with Goddess Garden’s packaging- so clean and crisp with soft welcoming colors and transparent ingredient information. Additionally, being someone who loves outdoor activity and safe products, I was thrilled to find a plant-based, non-toxic sunblock of this caliber and quality.
Sun sister, let me introduce you to two products that will always have a place on my beauty shelf. From the Sun Repair System, Under the Sun Pre-Sunscreen Serum and its BFF, Face the Day SPF 30 Sunscreen and Firming Primer. Yes, it feels as fancy as it sounds. One pump of the botanical-filled Serum feeds nourishing nutrients to your whole face and neck. The botanical scent transports me to the feeling of a day spa. Made from numerous oils with the spotlight on Baobab Oil, the texture glides on luxuriously over my skin, softening, hydrating and with the Baobab benefit of reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Um, yes please!
We take vitamins for our internal organs, makes complete sense to feed our largest organ, the skin, vitamins too! Starting the day saturating my cells with a vitamin-packed punch of rosehip, sea buckthorn, and marula oil ensures I’m hydrating, infusing my face with antioxidants and repairing any damage the sun previously made.
Pre-Sunscreen Serum lays the perfect foundation for the mineral-based sunscreen. Because the sunblock moonlights as a primer, it is the most moisturizing texture that smooth’s over effortlessly. Providing the perfect base to set up your gorgeous face for powder, blush or foundation. Not only are you protecting your skin from the sun with an SPF 30 but the vitamin B3 reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots! How would you like to achieve the benefits of retinol with no side effects? Done and done, my friend. Chicory root firms the face, boosts collagen production and unclogs pores. Definitely can’t brag about that in a chemical filled sunscreen.
So what’s the deal with them chemical filled blocks anyways? Well, chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays while containing dangerous toxins that can degrade when exposed to these rays. Goddess Garden uses mineral ingredients to battle those bad boys. Two in particular, Zinc Oxide, which targets the UVA aging rays, and Titanium Dioxide going after the UVB burning rays, both protect without exposing us to any harm. Wondering which scary ingredients to keep a sun-glassed eye out for? Avobenzone, oxybenzone, octisalate and homosalate are four good ones to start with. Yeah, say that 10 times fast!
All of the Goddess Garden products are plant-based, vegan, organic, and my favorite, cruelty free. They are completely transparent with the ingredients and mention stand-out benefits in a fun, easy-to-understand way on the side of the box.
While unfortunately there is no fountain of youth, sunscreen is the closest protector we’ll find to prevent premature skin aging from the sun and elements. Not to mention, warding off the risk of skin cancer. The next best step is always choosing a safe, mineral-based product to love yourself from the outside in.