What is Clean Beauty? (And 3 Reasons Why It’s a Great Idea to Make the Switch)

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At Aloette, we’ve been dedicated to providing beauty lovers with clean skincare and makeup formulas for over 40 years. We’ve pioneered the clean beauty space with our signature organic aloe vera and indulgent botanical ingredients, helping create healthier-looking complexions with visibly noticeable results. But what exactly does it mean to be clean?

Today, we’re pinpointing the basics of clean beauty at Aloette, as well as talking benefits of our age-defying collections including skin care, makeup, bath, body and more.

What is clean beauty?

Clean beauty is all about being mindful of what goes on your skin. It’s applying beauty formulas with good-for-your-skin ingredients to help condition and protect your complexion from whatever comes its way.

To be considered clean, products are generally formulated with gentle, plant-based ingredients, and are free of certain potentially toxic ingredients. The “clean” idea also extends to brand ethics, including product development standards—Aloette is proud to be 100% cruelty free!

Why You Should Consider the Switch

Here are 3 skin-loving reasons why you should consider making the switch to clean products.

  1. Gentle, plant-based ingredients

Not only is Aloette focused on leaving certain ingredients out of its formulas, we’re also very intentional about what’s put in! Powerhouse botanicals and rich antioxidants help address skin concerns and deeply moisturize the complexion for skin that appears more hydrated, awakened and bright.

  1. Makeup can be skin care, too

Clean makeup can benefit your skin two-fold. On top of helping to create the perfect makeup look for every occasion, whether everyday natural or all-out glam, the high-performance Aloette beauty collection conditions the complexion with indulgent skincare ingredients like Vitamin E, Aloe and Argan Oil.

  1. It’s easy

You don’t have to make the switch all at once. Start with the products you use the most, like cleanser, moisturizer and foundation. Then, as it comes time to restock on other steps of your skincare routine or beauty regimen, you could choose to be intentional in considering clean alternatives.

It’s easy *and* fun! Plus, it’s simpler than ever to get rewarded with special gifts, discounts and offers for choosing clean beauty with Aloette’s new loyalty program, the Clean Beauty Crew! Keep reading to learn how.

Clean Beauty Has Its Perks!

Get rewarded for loving clean beauty at Aloette! Clean Beauty Crew, the brand new Aloette loyalty program makes it super simple to stock up and save on all your favorite skincare and makeup staples at a member-exclusive discount. Plus, you’ll be able to discover exciting new arrivals all year long! For just $29 a year, Clean Beauty Crew members enjoy:

  • A Welcome Gift valued at $42.95 US | $49 CDN
  • Free Shipping on your First Order
  • A 15% Discount on All Full-Priced Products
  • Free Shipping on Orders Over $100
  • Exclusive, Members-Only Offers

Beauty lovers who join #CleanBeautyCrew in 2022 will receive a best selling, fan favorite Restorative Enzyme Peel Exfoliating Gel as their Welcome Gift! This 60-second exfoliator gently polishes away dead skin to help reveal a hydrated, healthy-looking glow (valued at $42.95 US | $49 CDN).

Join the Clean Beauty Crew to start your clean beauty journey today!

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Celebrate International Women’s Day With Aloette Influencers

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Here at Aloette, we run on girl power. Hard-working women are the center of everything we do, which is why we want to thank all of the dedicated women who work passionately and tirelessly to make our clean, innovative beauty dreams come true—today and everyday!

And to help us celebrate International Women’s Day, we wanted to get to know what inspires a few of our leading ladies and how they inspire others within the Aloette community. We were also sure to ask which Aloette product is their very favorite. Who wouldn’t want to know the beauty secrets of a leading lady?

Meet Mindy Boyd:

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How do you uplift and inspire other women in your daily life?

My entire job at Aloette is to educate, motivate and inspire our consultants to build businesses that empower them to live life to the fullest.  Whether they are part-timers or work their Aloette consulting business full time they know I’m always one dm, email or video chat away to lift their chin on a bad day or strategize a plan to level up.

What is the best advice another woman has given you?

Almost 20 years ago, a leader inside of Aloette gave me a piece of advice that has resonated with me to this day. “If you don’t quit, you’ll make it.” I’ve essentially built my entire career on the foundation of that advice.  No matter what, keep going.

What’s your favorite product?

This question is like asking me to pick my favorite child! Impossible. But the product I reach for most during the day?  My Complete Contour Lip Hydrating Lip Volumizer.  It’s the perfect glossy dose of moisture for my lips. I’m addicted!

Meet Brooke Norlin:

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How do you uplift and inspire other women in your daily life?

As a leader, uplifting and inspiring the women in my community and on my team is by far my favorite part. I truly believe that together we are better and creating community for women to rise up and really lean into who they are is important to me. We all have something unique and incredible to offer the world. We all have a voice. You might think it’s small or insignificant, but someone (likely many someones) needs to hear it and for that reason it’s very important. Encouraging others to use their unique voice, to be loud and to Wear It Boldly makes all of us stronger.

What is the best advice another woman has given you?

The “Wear It Boldly” phrase comes from my mother. When I was young, I was very insecure and not even remotely confident. Getting ready in the morning was often a really negative experience for me. I didn’t like the way I looked. I didn’t like any of the clothes in my closet. My mother would help me the best she could and send me off with the words to “wear it boldly.” She may have literally meant it to be about the clothes I didn’t love on myself, but the message has travelled with me and evolved in meaning over the years. It quite literally is the basis of the way I try to live and lead my life every day.

What’s your favorite product?

This can change based on what my skin needs are at the moment, but it’s almost always a skincare product. As someone who’s had poor skin health and acne for most of my life, finding skincare that has left me feeling confident enough to leave my home without a thick layer of foundation on my face is really incredible. Right now Beauty Biome is giving my skin the balance it needs in moisture and texture – plus it smells like a vanilla bean and that’s one of my favorite scents!

Meet Sawyer Reed:

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How do you uplift and inspire other women in your daily life?

By doing and leading by example. Seriously, I can’t ask others to do what I have not or am not willing to do. But also, just listening to their stories and letting them know that while they are in business for themselves, they’re not by themselves. No one is alone; they simply have to reach out and I’ll be there.  I love getting to watch others succeed no matter how small or big the accomplishment. We all need to take a moment to celebrate our success and in doing so we inspire others and ourselves.

What is the best advice another woman has given you?

It’s hard to narrow it down to just one as I’ve been blessed in my life to be surrounded by so many powerful, wise and inspiring women in leadership. Women who walked it, talked it and then got back up to do it all over again while holding a hand out to another. However, the advice that sticks out to me most is “we are not all equally conscious.” This has allowed me to give grace when needed to others and myself and made me a more empathetic leader. Grace over Guilt.

What’s your favorite product?

I use a skincare routine full of steps and there is a purpose with each product. Like baking a cake, I approach skincare as a recipe full of ingredients needed to create the best results. I do believe we have some fabulous standalone products but skincare is a habit and the commitment that you make that your skin is worth it. And I truly believe you cannot shortcut taking great care of yourself, and you shouldn’t want to anyways. BUT, the restorative enzyme peel is my favorite product to demonstrate!

Meet Mari Villar:

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How do you uplift and inspire other women in your daily life?

My goal is always to inspire them to get better at what they do, point out that they can be their own boss in their own business; to provide great customer support and service. I remind them continuously that when we provide value to our clients, we will always get back more than what we put in.

What is the best advice another woman has given you?

This is a tough one to answer, there have been so many inspirational women that have given advice in my life.  The one that resonates the most in my Aloette Career is a former Aloette President. She followed up with me for twelve months to join Aloette as a Beauty Consultant (influencer). Best decision I ever made!  She taught me that Aloette had the best products and that every woman needs to hear about our amazing products! To this day she continues to mentor and encourage me to keep going and to not let go of my dreams. She still sells Aloette to me as an opportunity of a lifetime.

What’s your favorite product?

It’s hard to pick just one, however, Ageless Science is my absolute favorite product! It really does ‘take your skin to the next level.’ This product is the alternative to costly cosmetic procedures that are unsightly and can harm your body.

Meet Sandy Shealy:

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How do you uplift and inspire other women in your daily life?

I uplift and Inspire women now with this motto “I am for the women in my life what I needed when I was their age” – and what I mean by that is in my coaching I speak the truth they need for where they are in their life!

What is the best advice another woman has given you?

The best advice another woman ever gave me was “The mental wards are full of people that couldn’t stop thinking about themselves and what was wrong with their life – so let your mind be about others and then you will be amazed at how much happiness that gives you.”

What’s your favorite product?

My favorite product is Ageless Science because when I use it I visually see a difference in my skin every day and I love instant gratification!!

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Wake Up With Aloette: 3 Eye Creams We Love For a Rested Look

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If there’s one thing we know, it’s that there’s feeling tired, and then there’s looking tired. Dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles—the delicate under eye area is one of the first places to show signs of aging—or a bad night’s sleep. Don’t let your sporadic sleep schedule continue to throw a wrench in your complexion. Instead, add a simple step to your AM/PM skincare routines.

After your moisturizer, go for an ultra-targeted, deeply moisturizing eye cream that can help address and minimize the appearance of skin concerns around the eye for a smoother, firmer, more awakened look. Here are 3 skin-loving eye creams that, whether applied in the morning or evening, help your skin look rested and ready to take on the day.

  1. Eye Witness Intensive Eye Balm

The boost of caffeine your under eyes need in the morning, Eye Witness Intensive Eye Balm is an ultra-hydrating eye cream that helps firm and soothe the look of skin for a more awakened appearance.

Ideal For: Soothing the appearance of under eye skin concerns with Aloette’s signature Aloeganic Aloe Vera and Cucumber Extract

Why We Love Eye Witness:

  • Helps minimize the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles
  • Helps soothe the under eyes with Cucumber Extract and Aloeganic Aloe Vera
  • Intensely hydrates and conditions the under eye area with moisturizing emollients
  • Velvety, non-greasy formula can be used AM or PM
  • A little bit of Eye Witness goes a long way

Why You Love Eye Witness:

★★★★★ “Fabulous Eye Cream”

“I absolutely love this eye cream. If you suffer from puffy eyes and dark circles this is the cream for you. This cream not only takes away my puffiness, but helps my eyes look more awake and less tired. This is an eye cream I just can’t live without!” —Jenna

  1. Line Control Eye Gel

Featuring a targeted applicator for easy, mess-free application, Line Control is a translucent Eye Gel that literally delivers on-point hydration and helps visibly improve the appearance of signs of aging around the delicate eye area.

Ideal For: Spot treatment of under eye skin concerns with vitamin-rich formula

Why We Love Line Control:

  • Help reduce the look of lines, wrinkles and puffiness
  • Helps improve the look of sagging in the under eye area
  • Helps diminish the appearance of dark circles
  • Deeply hydrates and conditions with Vitamins A and E, Chitin and Passionflower Extract for a firmer look of skin

Why You Love Line Control:

★★★★★ “Love”

“I smile with my eyes, and you could tell because I was getting lines around my eyes. I’ve used this twice a day for a few months and there’s a noticeable difference! Highly recommend!” —Victoria G.

  1. Advanced Eye Recovery Pro Eye Crème with Dermabind

A member of the high-performance Aloette Platinum Skincare Line, Advanced Eye Recovery Pro Eye Crème intensely conditions the under eye area with age-defying peptide blends, including Retinol, for a revived and rejuvenated appearance of skin.

Why We Love Advanced Eye Recovery Pro:

  • DermaBind, an age-defying peptide blend, helps firm, plump and smooth the look of dark circles, under eye puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles
  • Regu-age, an active soy and rice peptide complex, helps improve the look of dark, puffy eyes
  • Sodium Hyaluronate, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Retinol help deeply moisturize, soothe and renew the look of skin

Why You Love Advanced Eye Recovery Pro:

★★★★★ “Makes My Eyes Feel Wonderful!”

“Aloette’s Advanced Eye Recovery Pro is by far the best eye creme I’ve ever used! This rich emollient creme refreshes and rejuvenates my eyes. Smile wrinkles disappear as I gently massage Recovery Pro around my eyes and temples. This moisturizer lasts all day leaving my skin soft and refreshed.*” —Louise K.

*Review has been edited for clarity.

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What is ‘Skinimalism’? How to Love Your Skin Through a Simple Skincare Routine

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The concept of minimalism, a stripped-back lifestyle focused on simplicity and efficacy, has truly taken root within the past couple of years—especially as we’ve spent more time at home with our cluttered bathroom sinks and ever-shrinking closets. Known for its mantra of “Less Is More,” this idea of cutting out the unnecessary has since extended to skin care, resulting in the currently trending movement known as ‘skinimalism’.

So, what is ‘skinimalism’? At its core, this philosophy of skincare is all about embracing your natural skin. While this can look different for everyone (think: shortening your skincare routine, using gentler skincare formulas or switching to lightweight makeup,) the main goal is to help you pamper and love the skin you’re in.

Ready to treat your complexion with kindness? Here are 5 tips from Aloette to help get you started along your ‘skinimalism’ skincare journey.

  1. Quality over quantity

There’s not just *one* method or routine to follow for healthy-looking skin. While some of us love to be pampered with an extensive skincare routine, it’s not strictly necessary in order for our skin to look radiant and bright.

It’s time to go back to the basics. ‘Skinimalism’ encourages you to get the most out of each step of your skincare routine. For example, one multitasking serum might be more balanced than three individual serum products. Your solely hydrating moisturizer could also be age-defying, or double as an SPF.

Whatever you decide, be intentional with what you put on your skin. After all, consistent application of just a few skincare products will help your complexion more than the off-and-on application of many.

  1. Go for the natural look

Gone are the days when we were expected to have “perfect skin” and a face of full-coverage makeup every day. By being more intentional with your skin care and using products that really benefit the skin, you may not feel the need to cover up as much with makeup.

Now, of course, if you love going all-out with your makeup because it makes you happy, then keep on doing you! ‘Skinimalism’ focuses on embracing the natural beauty of your skin (and all its freckles) whether you’re fresh-faced or glammed up.

Try: Get the Look: Supernatural

Emphasize your natural beauty with this face, eye and lip palette featuring an array of dreamy neutral shades.

  1. Take weekend breaks from makeup

Skinimalism is all about understanding which beauty practices are staples in your daily regimen, and which places in your routine could benefit from scaling back. While some days might call for full-on glam, others days might suffice with a toned down look.

If makeup is what you prefer to wear to work, try using the weekend as a time to take breaks from using so many products. Just as you need the weekend to rest and unwind, so does your skin!

  1. Make the most of your mirror time

Your morning getting-ready routine might be some of the only minutes you have to yourself all day. Build yourself up with positive self-talk—whether it be a few affirmation statements, a daily goal you hope to achieve or a helpful piece of advice you’ve received.

By grounding yourself in the present moment, you’re able to treat yourself more kindly and give yourself more grace throughout the day.

  1. Try a new skincare technique

Just because ‘skinimalism’ encourages us to reduce the amount of skincare we use, it doesn’t mean we can’t get creative with how we apply it! Give yourself a facial massage as you cleanse. Use a facial roller to help increase serum absorption, or double your gentle exfoliator as a mask treatment.

Exploring new ways to make use of the skincare products you already have is a great way to infuse fun and excitement into your minimalist skincare routine. Each new skincare practice shows you just how *much* “less” can be.

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All About Our Signature Restorative Enzyme Peel

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Whether you’re a longtime fan of Aloette or you’ve just recently joined the Clean Beauty Crew, you’ve probably noticed that Aloette has so many amazing exfoliating skincare products that it can be hard to choose just one! We’re totally here for you. Today, Aloette is here to spotlight a gentle, hydrating exfoliator that’s ideal for all skin types: fan-favorite Restorative Enzyme Peel.

This Exfoliating Gel is oh-so-pampering for the skin and easy to use—making it our weekly skincare go-to for a hydrated, healthy-looking glow! But what makes our Restorative Enzyme Peel so special? Aloette is here with *all* the deets on how our clean, plant-based exfoliator helps your skin get the dewy, radiant look.

So what is the Restorative Enzyme Peel?

Gentle and smooth on the skin, the Restorative Enzyme Peel is an Exfoliating Gel that gently sloughs away dull, dead skin in just 60 seconds—to the point where you can literally *see* the dead skin coming off. Ultra-cooling with zero downtime, Restorative Enzyme Peel helps reveal the next layer of skin while promoting a softer, smoother-looking complexion.

How does an enzyme peel work?

Enzymes, typically derived from fruit, help break down keratin, and by extension, help lift off dead skin  from the skin’s surface. Routine enzyme exfoliation aids in a smoother, more even-looking complexion.

Surface exfoliation is important because your complexion is often dulled by dead skin that can’t simply be washed off. Using an enzyme peel can help improve the look of skin tone and texture, brighten the appearance of skin as well as boost product absorption of your favorite serum and moisturizer.

What are the benefits of an enzyme peel vs. a physical exfoliating scrub?

So many of us owe our skincare beginnings to a gritty physical exfoliating scrub. For many of us, it was our first skincare purchase! While an exfoliating scrub, usually featuring microbeads or natural exfoliants to buff away dull skin, can still be a relaxing skincare practice to include in our weekly skincare routine (hello Face Polish Gentle Oatmeal Scrub!), there are also plenty of gentle alternatives for those with sensitive skin, or for those seeking to switch up their exfoliation routine.

Restorative Enzyme Peel is über-gentle on the skin, making it an ideal exfoliation product for all skin types, including sensitive skin. This indulgent exfoliator is formulated with Aloeganic Aloe Vera to hydrate, soothe and cool the complexion as you massage the smooth-gliding gel across the skin. All the exfoliation benefits with none of the grittiness.

What key ingredients are inside?

Restorative Enzyme Peel is a hallmark of the Aloette brand and its dedication to gentle yet potent plant-based ingredients. This radiance-boosting Exfoliating Gel features:

  • Natural Fruit Enzymes: Including Papaya, Grapefruit, Pineapple and Cucumber, these natural fruit enzymes help lift dead skin cells from the surface of the complexion to reveal skin that appears fresh, glowing and bright.
  • Aloeganic® Aloe Vera: Formulated exclusively by Aloette, Aloeganic® is a super high-grade encapsulated Aloe Vera that provides skin with a burst of hydration while helping to soothe sensitive skin. Did we mention that it is also certified organic?

How to use Restorative Enzyme Peel

Apply a thin layer of Restorative Enzyme Peel to clean, dry skin. Rub gently in a circular motion until small beads form. Once beading has stopped, rinse face with warm water.

Pro Tip: Follow with Nutri-Hydrating Mist, a Daily Replenishing Face and Body Spray, to pamper the complexion with a post-exfoliation hydrating boost (and an extra glowy look!).

How often to use Restorative Enzyme Peel

We recommend applying Restorative Enzyme Peel once or twice a week for best results. We can’t wait to hear your experience with this all-time fan-favorite Exfoliating Gel!

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Which Aloette Daily Moisturizer Is Ideal For Your Skin Type?

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No two daily moisturizer formulas are alike—they often vary in thickness, specific skin concerns to address, skincare ingredients and sun protection. There are now more options than ever, which is amazing, but with so many choices, it can become harder to choose which moisturizer is best for our skin!

Aloette is here to help take the guesswork out of moisturizer shopping. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite daytime moisturizer products ideal for each skin type, all formulated with the clean skincare ingredients you know and love, so that you can make the most of your morning skincare routine.

For Normal to Dry Skin

Try: Nutri-C Moisture Crème Daily Moisturizer For Normal To Dry Skin

Very few of us wake up feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning. We need an AM moisturizer that can meet us halfway, helping our skin appear more lively and awakened—even if we’re still half asleep. We think Nutri-C Moisture Crème Daily Moisturizer is just the skincare superstar for the job. Formulated with Vitamin C, this ultra-hydrating daily moisturizer helps brighten and energize the look of tired-looking skin. Nutri-C also features Green Tea, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Aloeganic Aloe Vera to deeply moisturize and condition skin, prepping it for the day ahead.

For Combination Skin

Try: Gold Rush Crème To Oil Hydration Treatment

Help balance oily and dry patches with Gold Rush, a Crème To Oil Hydration Treatment! Densely packed with an advanced botanical and tripeptide blend, this pressed oil treatment provides instant hydration and conditioning, helping to brighten the appearance of skin. Gold Rush also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a truly age-defying complexion.

For Oily Skin

Try: Nutri-Moisture Lotion Daily Moisturizer For Oily Skin

Some with oily skin wonder if they should even use a moisturizer, and to that, we answer a resounding yes! Oily skin can definitely benefit from moisturizer, and Aloette has designed Nutri-Moisture Lotion especially for oil-specific skin concerns. This lightweight moisturizer hydrates while helping to soothe and protect the skin’s natural moisture balance with Green Tea Extract, Chamomile, Tea Tree Oil and Aloeganic Aloe Vera. With a velvety texture, Nutri-Moisture helps create a softer, smoother-looking complexion each use!

For Blemish-Prone Skin

Try: Get Hydrated Oil-Free Moisturizer

Help soothe and smooth the look of skin with Get Hydrated Oil-Free Moisturizer! This daily moisturizer is specifically designed to provide lightweight, oil-free hydration to blemish-prone skin. Part of the AloeClear Collection, Get Hydrated is formulated with Aloeganic Aloe Vera and Niacinamide to help reduce the appearance of redness and shine for a more radiant-looking complexion.

Bonus! With Sun Protection

Try: Correction Code

SPF is our BFF all year-round. Correction Code daily moisturizer, featured in the luxe Aloette Platinum Collection, is formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 25 to help protect the skin from UV rays as you’re out and about, or just hanging at home. This deeply hydrating daytime moisturizer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also helping to firm the look of skin for a more hydrated, age-defying complexion.

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7 Simple Lifestyle Habits That Can Help Boost Your Skincare Routine

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We’re as big of fans of skincare and makeup hauls as the next beauty lovers, but sometimes it’s all about what you do in between skincare product applications that can be the game-changer for your complexion. Here are 7 ways to help improve your overall skin health without needing to add more products to your skincare routine.

  1. Clean your makeup brushes

Old makeup, bacteria, oil and sweat—your makeup brushes really need a rinse. Remembering to clean your makeup brushes at least once a week can help prolong the life of your brushes, encourage a better product application and provide gentler care to your skin. And it’s simple:

To clean your makeup brushes, all you need is your trusty morning cleanser and lukewarm water. After wetting brush bristles with water, place a drop of cleanser in the palm of your hand. Gently swirl the brush in your palm and rinse thoroughly. Be sure to squeeze out any extra moisture and then gently re-form your brush to its original shape. To dry, set your brushes off the side of your counter on a clean paper towel or towel and you’re good to go.

Ready to start off the new year with new brushes? Try our Professional Five Piece Brush Set.

  1. Shower and cleanse with lukewarm water

Okay, we are totally of the opinion that a steaming hot shower has its rightful place in every wellness routine…but, did you know that regularly using hot water to cleanse can actually strip your skin of much-needed oils and dehydrate your complexion?

Try using lukewarm water when you wash your face and body for skin that feels clean and still looks hydrated. No need to get rid of your scorching showers completely, but it may be a good idea to save them for the days you need that extra warmth the most. And, as we always recommend, make sure you’re applying a thick moisturizer and pampering body lotion post-shower to help skin stay hydrated and conditioned.

  1. Treat skin with a more gentle touch

On the subject of cleansing, be gentle with your skin. While scrubbing down your skin might make you feel extra clean after a long day, it’s better to lightly massage your cleanser across the face and body using gentle circular motions, letting the product do the work. When it’s time to dry, gently blot skin rather than rubbing it dry to help lock moisture into skin.

  1. Turn your serum application into a facial massage

Rather than just patting in a serum, help enhance your relaxation and lock-in the skin-loving benefits of your serum with a facial massage. Whether you use a skin care roller, a gua sha stone or simply your clean fingers, a facial massage helps increase product absorption and reduce the appearance of puffiness for a healthier-looking complexion.

  1. Resist the squeeze

It’s so much easier said than done, but resisting the temptation to pick and squeeze at blemishes is a small but important change to make for your skin. While it might feel satisfying in the moment, picking at blemishes can cause discoloration and even more breakouts in the future.

  1. Consider your wardrobe

Especially during the winter, we’re *piling* on the fabrics in semi-successful attempts to stay warm. Even though we can sometimes tolerate a bit of suffering for ~fashion~, maybe it’s time to swap out those itchy, scratchy sweaters for comfier, more breathable alternatives. Or, dress in layers so that your chic (but rough) wool sweater isn’t directly touching your skin.

Additionally, make sure you have a pair of gloves handy to help stave off dry skin due to wind or chill.

  1. Switch to silk pillowcases

Whether you’re all about age prevention or looking for an excuse to turn your queen mattress into a bed truly fit for a queen, it’s probably a good idea to switch to silk pillowcases. Regular pillowcases can create friction against your skin and can cause skin creasing or even wrinkling over time. Silk is gentle on the skin, helping to minimize wrinkles from pillow smooshing and even help prevent frizzy hair to boot!

 

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How Do You Know Which Cleanser Is Right For Your Skin Type?

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All of us are on a quest for the “holy grail” cleanser—the face wash that can help us face the day (or wash it off) with a gentle, hydrating formula. After all, a daily cleanser that truly removes every last smear of foundation and smudge of mascara (along with dirt, oil and other pore-clogging impurities) is worth its weight in gold.

Each of us has unique skin concerns, so the ideal cleanser might look different for us all. That’s why Aloette is here to guide you through this first step of your skincare routine, helping you put your best face forward—whether it’s headed out the door or for the closest pillow.

OILY SKIN

The Oily Skin Type is known for producing excess oils, which can lead to a shiny appearance of skin. You may have oily skin if you experience:

  • Enlarged pores
  • A shiny complexion
  • Blemishes such as whiteheads and blackheads

Our Facial Cleanser Pick for Oily Skin:

Stick Shift Exfoliating Cleanser Stick

Formulated especially for oily skin, this all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator and toner foams on contact to help draw out dirt, oil and other impurities through a powerhouse blend of Charcoal and Moroccan Lava Clay. It helps reduce the appearance of blackheads and enlarged pores for an overall improved look of skin tone and texture.

DRY SKIN

The Dry Skin Type naturally produces less of the oils that help skin stay balanced. You may have dry skin if you experience:

  • Skin tightness (especially after cleansing)
  • Red, flaky patches
  • Nearly invisible pores

 Our Facial Cleanser Pick for Dry Skin: 

Hydra-Cleansing Emulsion Daily Face Wash for Normal to Dry Skin

Just as the name implies, this ultra-creamy face wash is designed to hydrate and cleanse skin at the same time. Through deeply conditioning skincare ingredients like Aloe Vera and Shea Butter, this daily cleanser intensely moisturizes skin while gently removing makeup and impurities for a hydrated, fresh finish.

 COMBINATION SKIN

The Combination Skin Type has both oily and dry areas across the complexion. You may have combination skin if you experience:

  • Areas of dryness
  • Shine and blackheads across the T-Zone
  • Enlarged pores

Our Facial Cleanser Picks for Combination Skin:

Essential Cleansing Oil

Even though the first instinct for those of us with combination skin might be to stay away from oils, an oil-based cleanser can actually help balance skin for a healthier-looking complexion. Essential Cleansing Oil is perfect for nighttime cleansing and makeup removal—soothing and hydrating as it helps remove pore-clogging impurities like dirt and makeup for a refreshed, residue-free finish. With Sesame, Avocado, Olive and Safflower oils, this face wash gently conditions skin for a more radiant-looking complexion.

Pure Radiance Revitalizing Cleanser

Helping to create an age-defying complexion, this Revitalizing Cleanser gently exfoliates and helps remove pore-clogging impurities for clearer-looking skin. Pure Radiance features Lumitone Complex to help brighten, soothing Allantoin, powerhouse Amino Acids and gently exfoliating Lactic Acid to help refresh and renew the look of your complexion.

NORMAL SKIN

The Normal Skin Type is known for having an even oil balance across the complexion. You may have normal skin if you experience:

  • Even appearance of skin tone
  • Clear-looking complexion

Our Facial Cleanser Pick for Normal Skin:

City Detox Environmental Defense Powder Cleanser

With just a sprinkle of water, this charcoal-infused Environmental Defense Powder Cleanser effortlessly transforms from a fine-grained powder into a luxurious, sulfate-free lather. It helps break down dirt, oil, makeup and other pore-clogging impurities for a complexion that’s visibly softer, smoother and brighter-looking.

SENSITIVE SKIN

The Sensitive Skin Type can be oily, dry or both, but with the added criteria of becoming easily irritated. You may have sensitive skin if you experience:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Dryness

Our Facial Cleanser Pick for Sensitive Skin:

Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Pamper your skin with a calming blend of Chamomile, Green Tea and Aloe Vera that gently removes excess oil and impurities while helping to replenishing the skin’s natural hydration levels. With a lightweight, velvety foam, this gentle cleanser helps create a more radiant-looking complexion.

ACNE PRONE SKIN

The Acne Prone Skin Type is known for having pores that become easily clogged, causing frequent (and oftentimes, persistent) breakouts. You may have blemish prone skin if you experience:

  • Frequent blemishes such as blackheads, whiteheads and pustules
  • Note: While blemish prone skin is often associated with oily skin, you can have either oily or dry skin and still be prone to blemishes.

Our Facial Cleanser Pick for Acne Prone Skin:

Start Clean Deep Cleaning Cleanser

Formulated specifically for blemish prone skin, the Start Clean Deep Cleaning Cleanser works to unclog pores and help draw out impurities like dirt and excess oil. Utilizing skincare superstars Lactic Acid, Aloeganic Aloe Vera and Peppermint Oil, Start Clean cools and soothes skin to help reduce the appearance of blemishes for an overall clearer-looking complexion.

Start Clean Deep Cleaning Cleanser is part of the AloeClear Collection designed specifically for acne prone skin. The full collection also includes a refining toner, spot treatment lotion and oil-free moisturizer.

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2021: Your Aloette Year in Review

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We’re making a list—we’re checking it twice! That’s right, we’re talking about an exclusive round-up of this year’s freshly released Aloette Beauty products. The skin care and makeup new arrivals that, as you’ve told us through reviews, social and your Aloette consultants, have quickly become some of your all-time favorite Aloette products! From skincare superstars like Retinol serums and indulgent shower collections to makeup masterpieces like brow pencils and vegan mascara, Aloette is proud to have been the beauty soundtrack to your 2021. Let’s take a look back at all these Aloette products that have become *such* an integral staple of your beauty routine, you’ll be saying, “That was only this year?”

1. Beauty Biome Microbiome Complex Serum

This year began with all of us Aloette lovers putting on our lab goggles and learning about what the skin’s microbiome actually is. We’ve learned that, in order to promote a healthier-looking complexion, we need to help keep our skin’s mini ecosystem in equilibrium. Enter Beauty Biome. This Microbiome Complex Serum helps balance your complexion and boost your skin’s barrier function. It features a blend of prebiotics and probiotics that help reduce the look of uneven skin texture and encourage a healthier microbiome. That’s a pretty valuable biology lesson!

2. Pollution Control Environmental Defense Charcoal Face Mask

The year carried on with 2021’s first addition to the Platinum Collection, Pollution Control. This smooth, pore-refining skincare mask, featuring skin-clarifying powerhouse ingredients Charcoal Powder, Bentonite & Kaolin Clay and Lactic Acid, has become an Aloette instant classic. The dual-action clarification and gentle exfoliation mask formula helps create a softer, smoother-looking complexion that truly makes you consider having a no-makeup day!

3. Tropical Gardens Coconut + Turmeric Body Collection

 We could try to describe our Coconut + Turmeric Body Collection all day, but we think one of our reviewers, Jillian, said it best: “Vacation Dream!” This body wash, body mist and body lotion trio has turned a regular shower routine into a tropical oasis, thanks to its decadent scent profile and ultra-moisturizing skincare ingredients like Aloe Vera and Shea Butter.

4. Complete Contour Hydrating Lip Volumizer

The Platinum Collection’s second release of the year, Complete Contour literally gave ‘em some lip by helping to soften, smooth and hydrate lips for a fuller-looking pout. This Hydrating Lip Volumizer is infused with Cocoa Butter, Raspberry Seed Oil and Acai Oil to help improve the appearance of dry, dehydrated lips and protect your pout from environmental stressors. From an under-mask hydrator to a winter weather moisturizer, we need a Complete Contour in our purse, our car, our office and in our homes.

5. Leaf Relief CBD Infused Aloe Gel

As Patricia S. says, Leaf Relief CBD Infused Aloe Gel is “Everyone’s Must Have!” Formulated with organic Aloe Vera, CBD, a blend of antioxidant-rich Mediterranean Extracts and Vitamin E, Leaf Relief Aloe Gel helps lock in moisture while providing long-lasting relief to dry, itching skin. This gentle formula helps show your skin some love after a long day.

6. Full-Time Brow Fine Tip Eyebrow Pencil

2021 has been *all* about the brow. Full-Time helps create fuller, natural-looking brows while also pampering the eyebrows with Shea Butter and Vitamin E. The ultra-fine tip helps fill in even the tiniest of hairs, while the spoolie brush helps tame fluffier brows. With Full-Time, *you* are in control of your brows.

7. Renewal-A Age-Defying Retinol Night Serum

In a lot of ways, this year has been about renewal—Aloette has helped carry that over to your complexion with Renewal-A, a Platinum Collection serum that uses skincare powerhouse Retinol (a derivative of Vitamin A) to help smooth, brighten and firm the look of skin. It also includes Niacinamide and Vitamin C to help improve the look of skin tone and texture. And did we mention that it does all the work as you sleep? Now we’re talking!

8. Winkable Lift & Lengthen Vegan Mascara

Last but not least, we released Winkable, our first Vegan Mascara designed to help lift and lengthen the appearance of lashes. Inspired by the playfulness of a wink, this lightweight, gentle, and versatile mascara can help create natural or dramatic lash looks while also aiding against flaking or smudging. This mascara reminds us to keep a sense of humor and wit about us no matter what comes next.

 

We can’t wait to see you in 2022!

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How to Practice Self-Care Over the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of gathering and togetherness with friends, family and all of our loved ones. We reminisce on old memories and make new ones—whether it’s a few hours or a few days. While the reunions are nice, sometimes all the shared space and cooking and hosting can get to be a little… much. Aloette is here to share tips on how to make time for *you* this holiday season with 5 fool-proof ideas to holiday self-care that really put the “me” in “merry and bright.”

  1. Morning Reflection

The house can get pretty hectic over the holidays—whether it’s dodging around blow-up mattresses in the living room or pulling up extra chairs to the dining room table. While all you probably want to do is sleep in, it might be nice to actually get up a little early, before the chaos of clamoring for breakfast begins. Take 5-10 minutes for yourself as part of your morning routine to add a sense of relaxation and preparedness to your day. Sit outside while sipping on coffee, set an intention for the day or listen to your favorite song. Whatever it is, start the day your way. You may find everything else becoming a little bit more manageable.

  1. Aromatherapy

Try: Re/Lax Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a hot bath and a glass of wine. Take your bath to the next level with Re/Lax Aromatherapy Bath Salts. Featuring a subtle ginger-citrus scent, Re/Lax helps invigorate the senses and relax the mind for a soothing bath and skin care experience. Help soak your worries away with this mini *you* moment at the end of your day!

  1. Multi-task & Multi-Mask

Try: Muddy Up Deep Cleansing Mud Masque & Beauty Parfait Probiotic Yogurt Treatment

With only so many hours in the day, it can sometimes feel like you’re trying to choose between flopping down in front of the TV or following your skin care routine. You don’t have to choose—do both! Before sitting down, put on a thin layer of Muddy Up Deep Cleansing Mud Masque. Flip on an episode of that baking show we *all* love as you wait for the mask to dry. This pascalite clay-infused mask will help draw out pore-clogging impurities like dirt and excess oil for a clearer-looking complexion. It’s a skin care mask that you feel working. As the clay dries, you feel your skin tightening underneath. Follow Muddy Up with ultra-hydrating Beauty Parfait Probiotic Yogurt Treatment to intensely moisturize and help soothe the skin for a healthy-looking glow. Multi-task and multi-mask! You can have your cake and eat it, too.

  1. Light Up

Since when does 5 PM feel like 9 PM? The sun sets so early during the holiday season and it can be tough to adjust. Try adding gentle light sources to your home for an instant mood boost in the evenings. Whether candles (scented or unscented), lamplight or holiday decorations, this will help you feel more awake and alert while also creating a warmer atmosphere and extra holiday cheer.

  1. Palette Refresh

Try: Get the Look: Rose Flush

A big part of self care is being self-aware, and to be honest, sometimes picking up new makeup is *just* what the doctor ordered. We’re loving Get the Look: Rose Flush as a fresh new palette to get that frosted rosy look for the holidays. It features a translucent setting powder, a warm bright pink blush, a pinky mauve lipstick and 3 shimmering and matte EyeSilk eyeshadow shades in neutral rose, rose gold and deep brown. For the perfect matching manicure, add on our sister brand butter LONDON Dearie Me!, a cool rose crème nail lacquer that truly nails the look.

By following these 5 self-care tips from Aloette, we hope you’ll escape the Holi-Daze and instead be present with your loved ones! Happy holidays!

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