October Beauty Heroes: Linné & Gressa

not your typical clay and charcoal on barebeauty.com
photos: Hannah Reynolds

Well, it’s a new day, and it’s a new month, and Bare Beauty is not where you come for national or world news, so let’s talk about something light and easy to love, like Beauty Heroes.  October’s box surprised me – clay, charcoal, minimalist packaging and a brand that was new to me: Linné.  This month’s box features double, full-sized heroes, which adds even more value to this surprise.  Linné Activate Body Wash arrived at my doorstep just in time; between the changing of the seasons and my new addiction to Orange Theory, (after working hard at drinking rosé and barely exercising all summer, I was somehow still left with 20 pounds of baby weight to shed, so weird) I somehow started to develop a little bit of bacne (acne on the back).  Ew.  This body-wash-body-scrub hybrid has made a difference in just two weeks. Activated charcoal from sustainable forestry oak and wild harvested volcanic ash gently but effectively detoxify, so inflammation, bacteria and oil build up don’t stand a chance. My skin is left soft and balanced, as this formula doesn’t strip the skin (it also contains ingredients like avocado oil and aloe).  I also love that it comes in a squeeze bottle, unlike most body scrubs, so that water doesn’t get inside the bottle.  The co-hero is Linné Purify Face Wash, which is like a daily detoxifying facial.  I love the idea of a clay cleanser rather than a clay mask, as many clay masks are too drying, even for someone like me, who is acne-prone.  French green and bentonite clays draw impurities from skin while simultaneously depositing vital minerals that replenish and fortify.  Tea tree, lime and cypress leave a lasting tingle and provide a beautiful, refreshing aroma.  This formula renders a surprising lather – with warm water the consistency of the clay really loosens up, lifting away makeup and any daily grime.  The Beauty Heroes October Box is valued at $106, but members get it for less than $40.  To sign up, click here.  And, remember, members receive 15% off everything in their Beauty Store, every day.  (As always, this box is available util the 20th of the month, or until it sells out, whichever comes first.)

Clean Makeup with a cult following on barebeauty.com

Beauty Heroes also recently released their Seasonal Makeup Discovery, the Minimalist Collection, from Gressa.  It includes two full-sized Eye Tints (in Aureo and Obsur), a full-sized Lumiére (in Eva), and an Eye Tint Brush for only $45 ($38.25 for Beauty Heroes members).  Considering its value of $114, this is the perfect time to try Gressa products if they’ve been on your list.  Gressa’s Eye Tints are 50-60% mineral pigment, making for a cream-t0-powder finish that doesn’t crease, and the colors are universally flattering.  Lumiére has a cult following; it’s a sheer, rose-bronze oil that can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips for a sheer, lit-from-within look.  The Seasonal Makeup Discovery is only available while supplies last, so hop on it!

The Gressa glow on barebeauty.com
Wearing the Gressa Minimalist Collection

Sending peaceful, healing vibes your way.  This week has got to get better, beauties.