Currently Using: Laurel Whole Plant Organics

Dear Beauty Heroes,
You did it again this month. Laurel Whole Plant Organics? Really?!
I broke into a spontaneous happy dance at my mailbox.  Can't wait for Sept.
xo, Jolene

It's no secret that I live for summer. To me, the sun is a source of joy, energy, healing, and bliss like none other. But its intensity touches every part of our mind, body and spirit, including—very visibly—our skin. Even though I practice a host of strategies to stave off some of the sun's negative effects (extra hydration, wide-brimmed hat and shades, sun protective diet, skipping extra sugar, totally luxe natural SPF, etc.), my skin and yours can always, always use some natural healing therapy.

This month I lifted the sunny, yellow-orange tissue paper inside my Beauty Heroes subscription box to find one of the most beautiful facial serums every to grace my vanity table. Laurel Whole Plant Organics Sun Damage Repair Serum shines not only because of its incredible lineup of 27 healing ingredients (including oils like red raspberry, jojoba, carrot seed, and cranberry seed that offer sun protective benefits), but because the source of these ingredients is the whole, organic plant—not a derivative or isolated compound. If this is your first introduction to the Laurel WPO brand, just know that this remarkable lineup of products offers some of the best formulas you can put on your skin. Laurel Shaffer, the owner and formulator, creates 'slow beauty' formulas that are incredibly concentrated (no alcohol or water to be found here) and made from organic, raw, whole plants like fresh flowers and herbs.

To say that your skin recognizes the difference is an understatement.

My previous experience with Laurel's Antioxidant Serum makes it a product I still recommend to clients, and this month my skin has been loving the naturally orange-hued Sun Damage Repair Serum in place of moisturizer. It's one self care ritual I will take with me well into the fall.

Speaking of self care, one of the biggest challenges for my clients (and—I'll admit it—myself) is carving out regular self care time. That means nourishing and replenishing inside and out even before getting burned out from doing, giving, and working too much. As adults, there's not always someone there to remind you to slow down, or to create a moment of self care, pure and simple, in your day. Beauty Heroes has become a monthly self-care moment like none other. It's like getting a package from your best friend (the one who really knows you). Not all self care has to have a price tag, but this one has proven well worth it for me during times of stress and depletion.

If you join by August 20th, you can get this month's Laurel Whole Plant Organics hero selection, plus a sample Laurel Honey Berry Enzyme Mask (one of my absolute favorites!) and Laurel Before & After Sun Body Oil. Note: I'll receive a small affiliate commission if you purchase a subscription.

Next month, you'll find your self care surprise in the mail box and I have a feeling you'll be doing a happy dance right along with me.