Marie Karla has been a celebrity cosmetologist for two decades and is an internationally certified holistic health coach. Marie originally discovered the importance of a holistic, clean beauty lifestyle after working with chemical-laden conventional cosmetics for 20 years. She suffers from chemical sensitivity and endocrine autoimmune condition triggered by toxic beauty products. As a result, her approach to overall wellness includes a commitment to a non-toxic lifestyle which has been translated into her business, Health and Beauty Coach, which guides groups and individuals to feel radiant from the inside out. This includes her online women's wellness retreat, The Bliss Body Program TM.
To say Marie knows a thing or two about clean beauty would be a vast understatement. With combination, acne-prone skin, Marie is regularly looking for the best of the best clean beauty products to help her, and her clients achieve beautiful skin. As one of 146 judges for the Clean Beauty Awards, Marie reviewed the face oil category and had plenty to say about her top three choices. The overall ranking system of the Clean Beauty Awards is a systematic scoring method based on a product’s efficacy and performance based on skin type and skin needs which means that personal preference and brand values are not always reflected in the final results. When Marie was asked to choose her top three favourite products, we asked her to consider her personal connection to the brand ethos, values, packaging as well as what works best for her skin type and unique skin needs. Her personal preference, and unique skin concerns are not always reflected in the final results of the awards but are always an extra insight into some of the much loved products entered into the Clean Beauty Awards.
Favourite Face Oil #1: Bloem Botanicals 'Moments to Nourish'
Bloem Botanical's concentrated nourishing balm soothes skin in the most beautiful way. With its striking blue hue of azulene compounds and Bakuchiol Oil, this powerhouse, active ingredient is known to be a natural retinol alternative without the photosensitizing risks. It is effective as your primary hydrator or as a special treatment for sensitive, inflamed, damaged, or irritated skin, providing the perfect level of hydration.
Marie loved Bloem Botanicals Moments to Nourish because of its multi-faceted approach:
“This product has so many benefits. It's a great balm for aging, dry, acne-prone, or combination skin. The first time I applied 'Moments to Nourish,’ I felt like I needed no make-up whatsoever! Bloem Botanicals sent a surprise gold spoon, so applying the correct amount is easier and more luxurious.
The Balm also reduces breakouts, and an artful blend of essential oils powerfully accelerates this. This product is not only on another level; it's the whole experience. I just love being transported by the scent with each use!”
Read more of what Marie had to say about the Moments to Nourish Balm in her full review here.
Favourite Face Oil #2: Blume 'Meltdown Oil for Acne-Prone Skin'
The Meltdown Oil for Acne-Prone Skin oil is made from a powerful blend of clean ingredients to clear skin without compromising hydration. It is made with skin nourishing oils that fight imperfections, reduce the look of acne scars and help prevent future breakouts. A five-star oil for acne-prone skin that never leaves skin feeling dry or oily, just healthy, hydrated, and clear. Marie loves the Blume Meltdown for Acne-Prone Skin for its impact on her acne:
"After searching for the Holy Grail of acne serums, Blume 'Meltdown Oil for Acne-Prone Skin' is it. It is my go-to acne serum when I have hormonal outbreaks each month. The non-comedogenic oil serums penetrate and heal on a cellular level. As well as balance the overproduction of sebum. I like the versatility that it can be used as a spot treatment or lightly all over.
These products are very reasonably priced, they last and are concentrated! The scent, to me, is light and refreshing. It adds to the therapeutic feeling that it's literally melting away any inflamed areas.
What makes 'Meltdown' really stand out is the meltdown action that prevents hard-to-reverse brown spots from picking. Hello, clear skin! It feels clean and never too heavy, even with make-up. It's a cute brand.” Marie had more to say about her new favourite acne serum. You can read it all here.
Favourite Face Oil #3: Penny Lane Organics 'Facial Serum Oil'
This lightweight Facial Oil contains vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It reduces the appearance of aging and pigmentation, hydrates skin, provides a strong antioxidant boost, and is suitable for all skin types.
The minimalism and antioxidants of Penny Lane’s Facial Serum Oil stood out to Marie:
“Penny Lane Facial Serum oil was a favourite of mine. The mild vanilla scent is super comforting. It is a great minimalist skincare tool to have. Antioxidant-rich and hydrating, it reduced my pigmentation and fine lines. As a 40-year-old woman, this product is wonderful! It truly is an anti-oxidant skin booster.”
Marie experienced several benefits from using Penny Lane’s Facial Serum. Check them out here.
Marie Karla has been a Clean Beauty Awards judge for three years. She loves the quality of the products.
“It’s truly a treat to have the top clean beauty products arrive from around the world and savour your new favourites for the rest of the year. Certclean is doing the most fabulous job of building a rewarding online community while elevating clean beauty awareness.”
To connect with Marie and learn all about her services, expertise and reviews of the best clean beauty products, follow her on Instagram or visit her website.
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