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Pure Gold: Hair Products for Thinning Hair

Pura d’Or is my new favorite haircare jam

As we near summer, the warmer temps often lead to shedding hair. I thought it just might be my (ahem) 40s, but turns out, we lose more hair when it’s hot… obviously. Luckily, PURA D’OR, pretty much the gold standard in haircare, offers their Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo to handle these haircare woes. With over 13,000 5-Star reviews on Amazon, it truly is like liquid gold.

I’ll be honest. I don’t know if any hair thickening shampoo and conditioners work, but I do know that this duo smells amazing and I’m obsessed. Let’s be real, hair thinning is a common concern according to the American Hair Loss Association with 40% of women experiencing some form of loss and 85% of men showing significant thinning by the age of 50. Several underlying causes can create this condition, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a viable solution available to help repair and reduce damage to restore a fuller head of hair. So, I’m taking the time to tend to my tresses with PURA D’OR’s Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Biotin Shampoo (SRP: $28.50 and $32 for the Shampoo & Conditioner Set). The strengthening formula is clinically tested to stimulate scalp wellness with a nourishing blend of 17 active key ingredients to hydrate dry hair and natural preservatives to promote fuller, thicker locks encouraging regrowth with hydrating certified organic components made to enhance healthiness.

Available at Amazon and Purador.com

Redken: Buy More, Save More at Ulta.com

Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo

This just in so I had to share. Redken is offering a buy more save more deal for Ulta shoppers that you won’t want to miss. The current 2 for $30 sale offers the purchase of a Redken shampoo and conditioner from their wide range of lines, for only $30 total. To give you an idea, one bottle of Frizz Dismiss Sulfate Free Shampoo (10oz) is $23. Redken specializes in shampoos and conditioners that work for every hair type, so there’s something for everyone. 

Head to your local Ulta or shop on Ulta.com before this Redken sale ends on 10/23. Your hair and wallet will thank you!

Eco Friendly CBD Lip Balm by Eco Lips

CBD Me by Eco Lips

When an eco-forward CBD beauty company reached out about their products, how could I say no? Long known to help muscle stress and aid in relaxation, CBD is the latest green goddess to appear in beauty.

They sent me a selection of three different lip balm from Natural to Lavender Orange and Lavender Mint. I started with the Lavender Orange and I immediately felt the nice hint of orange in a lightly emollient stick balm tinted with essential oils and a very subtle green hint of hemp and lavender.

My favorite, however, was the cooling tingle of peppermint essential oil in the Lavender Mint. All featured 30 mg of broad spectrum CBD paired with certified organic hemp oil, Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa butter and coconut oil for an all-around lip moisturizing experience. Their hemp-derived, broad-spectrum CBD extract is sustainably grown through regenerative agriculture practices and CO2 extracted in Oregon by Klersun. It is thoroughly tested by 3rd party labs to qualify concentration levels. Products contain 0.0% THC. Oh well 😉

They also boast the finest cold-pressed Cannabis Sativa seed oil to deliver a natural balance of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and amino acids which are great for skin care applications.

At only $7.99, it’s a no brainer to try out

CBD ME™ 30mg Lavender Mint Lip Balm

Ingredients: *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *†Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *†Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract. *Organic Ingredient †Fair Trade Certified Ingredient Size: 0.15 oz Certifications:Fair Trade Certified™, Gluten-Free, Leaping Bunny

RecyclableManufacturing:Manufactured in the U.S.A. with globally sourced ingredients. Eco Lips offset its manufacturing with 100% renewable energy and is a certified B Corporation.

Daily Rituals: Essential Oils Set

Eight Saints Skincare “Daily Rituals” set

Customize your vibes. Morning, noon, and night and tap into the power of essential oils. Just in time for the holidays Eight Saints Skincare drops their Daily Ritual Essential Oils Set ($79), three unique essential oils for three parts of your day or mood.

Eight Saints Skincare products are all derived from the chosen “eight saints” including highly effective and proven skincare ingredients. These ingredients can also be found in their new aromatherapy products, made to boost circulation, reduce headaches, soothe anxiety, and help to fade scars and stretch marks.

The set include three scents:

WOKE UP LIKE THIS – Energizing notes of geranium, French lavender, a punch of jasmine and uplifting ylang ylang are meant to jumpstart your day, evoking feelings of peace, well-being, and self-confidence. You don’t need to be a morning person to have a good morning. This blend is also good for boosting circulation and reducing headaches when applied to pulse points. The Chamomile can be especially beneficial in helping calm anxiety when flying and Geranium acts natural mosquito repellant.

ISSA VIBE– Sometimes a day can get away from you… You’re vibin’ and suddenly you hit a wave of anxiety, a wave of unsteadiness. Take a moment to soothe and comfort your psyche. This blend mixes sophisticated, sweet, and woodsy varieties like balsam and sandalwood that counteract stress and help ground your mood. Vibe out the rest of the day, you got this. Tip: Apply before happy hour, why not improve everyone’s mood? For centuries sandalwood blends have been the preferred choice for meditation. Roll on palms and work through ends of hair for added shine and restored moisture.

NIGHTY NIGHT – WE MADE IT! Unwind and settle into the chill zone. Blended with calming lavender, frankincense, and comforting chamomile, this blend encourages relaxation and sweet, sweet dreams.

Bonus: We love this aromatherapy blend for PMS and cramps. Apply directly to painful, achy joints. Massage onto feet hitting various reflexology points.

Directions: Apply to temples, wrists, and behind ears. Additionally, Roll-ons work well when applied to pulse points like inner elbows, sides of the neck, or backs of knees. Keep in mind, these are not perfumes, so they won’t be strong and, even for aromatherapy scents, they’re on the subtle side, but the notes work with with one another and I can’t resist a good ylang ylang.

Price: $79

Eight Saints Skincare