Indulging in a new beauty brand has always felt a bit skeptical for me, maybe because I’ve dealt with sensitive skin issues all my life — you never really know what to expect. Social media, particularly Instagram, shifted the perspective of my old ways to go ahead and dive into trying new brands. As a style & beauty content creator, I spend (too much) time searching for new innovative designers & natural beauty brands to discover.
Because most brands share product information on their social platforms, this allows us to easily study useful details, engagement & authenticity of their products.
HEALTHY HYDRATED SKIN: LUMINANCE VEGAN SKINCARE
Stumbling upon their Instagram, I was instantly drawn to each and every Luminance product. From the ingredients listed on photo captions to a well thought-out-eye-catching-feed, it quickly intrigued me! Luminance offers a f r e e sample kit when you sign-up to their newsletter — it is the perfect opportunity to experience 3 key skincare steps: cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
Cruelty-free, vegan, and 100% natural my sample bottles were empty in 2 weeks. This led to making an official purchase of 4 naturally effective additions to my skincare routine — Delicate Facial Cleanser, Rosewater Toner, Nourishing Serum, and the Deep Hydration Moisturizer. It’s been exciting and refreshing to have discovered a natural skincare line that works ideally for all skin types.
NATURAL DEODORANT: SCHMIDT’S
After reading endless benefits on taking a natural approach with deodorant, it was overwhelming to decide what to try first with such high hopes. Because we live in a time where technology rules and cookies exist, a Schmidt’s ad sparked major interest after popping up on my Instagram feed. Pretty sure many of you are currently asking yourselves, does it really work?
Although I approached this new product with doubt, it quickly proved me wrong — it absorbs sweat & underarm wetness while also controlling odor. Like many other deodorant products in the market, they contain harsh chemicals and strong fragrances resulting in unpleasant odors.
BOTANICAL FACIAL OILS: KANAI ESSENTIALS
Earlier this month, I shared an in-depth blog post about my oil cleansing method where I introduced this local Miami brand to you all. Kanai Essentials is yet another favorite Instagram beauty brand discovery — made with all-natural greatness and an aesthetic to swoon over. The combination of their Cleansing & Repair Oils have done a number on my skin for the better.
The Kanai Cleansing Oil removes impurities while replenishing the skin, and the Repair Oil takes care of hyper-pigmentation, breakouts, and acne scarring. Both too gentle to believe they create so much magic without harming the skin.
These brand discoveries have continued to broaden my interest in using natural, cruelty-free products. Along with new habits, my skin is evolving nicely!
I’d love to know if any of you have been skeptical to approach new beauty brands on social media — share in the comments any brands/products I should take interest in.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.