There are so many things I love about True Botanicals from their responsible packaging to their ingredient potency, to their product effectiveness to how about their line totally saved my skin and hair. True Botanicals is seriously like my personal care life raft. I started using their CLEAR line and stopped getting hormonal breakouts. I started using their Nourishing Shampoo and my hair was all of a sudden clean for days. Two minutes of their Resurfacing Moisture Mask and it’s like glow city. And the list goes on an on. So because I talk about this line all the time, I often I get asked; If I can only pick one of two products, what should I try first?
Well here it is friends! My top 5 picks from True Botanicals and IN ORDER. So if you can only buy one right now, go with #1 and so on. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Get ready to stop compromising.
1. True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo
Okay so after trying all the grocery store clean shampoos and even a few special order brands – I was ready to go back to my Pantine and call it a day. I didn’t want to use the toxins but I would wash my hair with these nontoxic brands and my hair was still dirty. I can’t deal with that. I just can’t. So I was chatting with my girl Suzi and confessing that I was about to crossover to the dark side and she said; Girl. Try True Botanicals shampoo! So I did and I never looked back.
Two rounds of washing and my hair is light, clean and bouncy. This wash will last 3-4 days before I have to wash again. Now let me add, if you are washing your hair daily now it will take some time to transition to a 3-4 day wash cycle but it can be done. You just have to give it some time to let your sebaceous glands regulate to your new routine.
Okay so not only does this shampoo clean hair, it foams (yes, it really does!) the ingredients are clean and it comes with a screw cap (and a pump) so you can alternate between both if you are traveling. It’s spendy but it will last a few months especially if you are not washing daily. Also, it comes in their signature scent FRESH which smells beautiful. Fresh, clean and alive.
Read my full review here. Or just cut to the chase and buy here. Oh and True Botanicals also has a subscribe and save option where you pick the products and the duration and they will auto deliver + save you 10% – WORTH IT! $34
2. Hydrating Cleanser
Okay here’s the deal with True Botanical’s Hydrating Cleansers. They will clean your skin without stripping the oils off your skin. Why is this so key!? If you strip your face of it’s essential oils, your skin goes into overdrive and makes more oil to compensate. That’s when most people will experience “combo” skin or “oily” skin. But when you let your skin regulate oil production on it’s own, guess what happens! Your skin evens out and there is balance. This is totally what happened with my skin when I started using the True Botanicals CLEAR line. You can read all about it here.
So I really love their Hydrating Cleanser in CLEAR and in BASICS. The CLEAR formula is a little more luxe. It’s silkier, it smells beautiful and it feels so soft going on. The BASICS formula is also really nice. It’s milkier and a little less fragrant but it’s still beautiful and works really well. I like to recommend both because if you can afford the CLEAR Hydrating Cleanser do it but if you are looking to save a buck go with the BASICS Hydrating Cleanser, it’s just as beautiful in it’s own way.
So these wont foam or suds. And they wont leave your skin feeling tight or dry. These pump out like a silky milky serum which you massage into your skin to take off all your grime. It can take off makeup too but I prefer to take my makeup off first and then follow up with this second. My skin feels so hydrated and happy after!
3. Resurfacing Moisture Mask
A one-two punch that every woman needs in her skincare arsenal. Seriously. I love this mask because it makes my skin glow but mostly I love it because it’s QUICK! Like, no time for a mask? You got time for this one girl! The Resurfacing Moisture Mask goes on clear and stays on for 2-5 minutes only. Put it on before you brush your teeth and take it off when you are done! BAM! Glowing, radiant skin.
So this mask comes in 50ml and has a clear gel-like consistency. You put it on in a thin layer and it provides a deep exfoliation, moisturizes and hydrates. The secret ingredient here is Astaxanthin which is a carotenoid (a group of red pigment) derived from microalgae and it’s what’s responsible for turning salmon, lobster, shrimp and flamingos pink. It also happens to be 65x stronger than Vitamin C and 14x stronger than Vitamin E in combating free radicals. This NIH study shows it improves skin elasticity and texture, increases skin’s moisture content, reduces wrinkles and diminishes dark spots. It’s kind of like a little miracle ingredient. And after seeing it here for the first time I am now seeing it show up in a lot of other green beauty products too.
This mask is my life! Get it here! $90
4. Antioxidant Booster and/or Vitamin C Booster
I have the Antioxidant Booster pictured but I really like both the Antioxidant Booster and the Vitamin C Booster equally. In fact, I like alternating between the both of them nightly to get the benefits of each. Typically when you see a Vitamin C treatment or an antioxidant serum they come pre-formulated as a serum in a bottle. But both of these come dry which is a benefit in four ways. First of all, without the addition of water, they will last. Second, without the addition of water, there is no need for a preservative. Third, you control the dose. This powder gets added to your face oil, face serum or moisturizer so if you want a little bit more, you add more or a little less, you add less. And fourth, it retains maximum potency until it’s mixed and activated – where as your typical pre-mixed serum will sit on a shelf and degrade daily. It’s really a brilliant concept.
Plus each of them is formulated to cut to the chase and made with only 3-4 ingredients.
The Antioxidant Booster promises to clear acne, calm inflammation, reduce redness, lighten scaring, even skin tone, brighten hyperpigmentation, firm skin and smooth wrinkles. (I love adding this to my face oil or an oil serum to avoid clumping). Read my full review here!
The Vitamin C Booster promises to stimulate collagen production, firm, repair, fight wrinkles, even skin tone and brighten.
These are $90 each. Shop here!
5. Pre Cleanse Oil
The Pre Cleanse Oil is one of those products that just kind of crept up on me and then the moment I realized I was out, I panicked a little. I love using this oil in three ways:
- At the end of the day as a makeup remover. The oil itself has an incredible slip and is so effective at loosening up dirt, makeup, grime and the like. After makeup is loosened I use a warm cloth (I LOVE this one) to remove the oil. Then I go back in with a gentle cleanser like True Botanicals Hydrating Cleanser to finish the job.
- Okay I also use it in the morning to massage my face when I first wakeup. It’s a great way to de-puff and stimulate circulation plus it feels amazing. Then I remove the oil with a warm cloth but I don’t go in with a second cleanse in the morning. This keeps my skin more moisturized throughout the day.
- Lastly, I use it for face massage in the evening to lessen wrinkles, drain the lymph system and keep skin looking young. If you haven’t tried face massage – do it!
I also love that the Pre Cleanse Oil is 100% organic too. $48 Buy here!
The Encore: Soothing Eye & Lip Balm Jar
Okay, how could I write this post without mentioning True Botanicals Soothing Eye & Lip Balm!? I can’t. So for my encore I am recommending their Eye & Lip Balm as a definite must-try. This is a solid oil balm with super clean ingredients and you can use it as an eye cream OR a lip balm!!! What’s better than that?! This little 2 in 1 is compact and fantastic for travel. It’s packaged in glass and I also love that it’s unscented too.
It’s formulated to hydrate, plump and seal in moisture. When I put this on my lips before I go to bed, they feel SO SOFT and hydrated in the morning. You will never go back! $72 Buy here!
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So that’s my top 5 you guys. If you haven’t tried anything by True Botanicals or you have been wanting to try but don’t know where to start – start with some or all of my top 5! Shop here!
Also code LISATRUE20 will save first timers on orders of $40+
For more check out these posts:
- True Botanicals CLEAR Line Review
- Basically I Love It – True Botanicals BASICS
- True Botanicals Antioxidant Booster Review
- True Botanicals Shampoo and Conditioner – Changed My Life!
- True Botanicals GROVE – Lotion
What do you love from True Botanicals?
Photos by Monkey + Squirrel