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Product Review: 'Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage, SPF 20' by True Nature Botanicals

If you couldn't tell by my last few posts, I've been on a True Nature Botanicals product binge!  As a professional makeup artist and natural skincare blogger, the most common question I get from clients is how they can achieve a more flawless complexion.  Whether they’re inquiring about product recommendations, or makeup application, I always start by telling them my number one rule first… insert drum roll… take care of your body from the inside and out.  That may seem intuitive, but there are a lot of factors that go into creating a healthy, beautiful complexion, sans makeup.  The top ones on my list are (1) clean eating, (2) exercising, (3) staying hydrated, (4) daily cleansing and moisturizing, and (5) using gentle, nontoxic products that also nourish and protect. 

Why I love this product…

TNB’s Everyday Sheer Coverage, SPF 20 is the perfect example of tip number 5.  This creamy textured product is easy to apply and feels weightless on your skin.  With its broad-spectrum UV protection, powerful antioxidants and non-nano zinc oxide, your complexion is left with a natural looking, sheer finish, while also getting protection and TLC!  I love this because it is perfect for a vast range of complexion types.  Whether you have sensitive or dry skin like I do, or a complexion that is prone to rosacea or blemishes, this is an incredibly effective yet mild product, gentle enough for every day wear.  Not only does it protect and nourish your skin, but it creates a smooth, sheer matte finish that looks radiant and fresh. 

Non-Nano Zinc Oxide — protects against the full UV spectrum (UVA + UVB), by reflecting UV rays rather than absorbing them. 

Pearl Powder — a combination of calcium carbonate and conchiolin, which are the alternating layers behind a pearl’s luster.  When used in cosmetics and foundations, it creates a lustrous finish that brightens skin, while softening the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles.

Oat Beta Glucans — a polysaccaride well known for its anti-aging benefits.  Its molecular structure enables it to penetrate deeply, in order to moisturize more layers of skin. 

You can purchase the Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage, SPF 20 directly from their website.  A 2oz. bottle goes for $58.00, and will last you months.  You only need a pump or two for your entire face and/or neck area. 

You can also purchase the Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage, SPF 20, (available in tint shades, Light and Medium) in TNB’s Pacific Desert Island Duet, which includes a 1oz. bottle of the Pacific Face Oil, along with a 2oz. bottle of the Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage, SPF 20.  

To learn more about True Nature Botanicals and browse their incredible line of Pacific Skincare products, visit their website.  You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter

merci beaucoup,


Product Review: 'Pacific Face Oil' by True Nature Bontanicals

I began incorporating several products from TNB’s Pacific Skincare line into my morning and evening routines a few weeks ago, and it’s been a great reminded of just how important the quality and purity of a product’s ingredients are.  Yes, using products with all natural and non-toxic ingredients is a good baseline for your skincare standards; however, the quality and potency of those ingredients are equally important.  Why?  Because those factors are what truly deliver incredible results.  As I mentioned in my Pacific Lip Treatment Product ReviewTNB spends at least 5 times more on their ingredients than the leading luxury skincare brands…  

In a recent Independent Scientific Clinical Study (a randomized, comparative, double blind trial), TNB’s Pacific Face Oil out performed the iconic Crème de La Mer across the board on every test measurement — from wrinkle reduction to increased hydration.  Check out the summary of the results after 45 days of consistently using the Pacific Face Oil

(1)  Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by:  22.6% (compared to 17.6% with La Mer)

(2)  Reduces facial pore size by:  10.1% (compared to 6.2% with La Mer)

(3)  Increases facial hydration by:  40.6% (compared to 36.4% with La Mer)

(4)  Increases facial smoothness by:  20.5% (compared to 18.0% with La Mer)

(5)  Increases facial elasticity by:  12.8%  (compared to 12.6% with La Mer)

"When measuring reduction of congestion and redness, La Mer participants showed a 5.8% increase in Erythema (facial inflammation & redness) vs. a decrease of .9% using Pacific Face Oil.  La Mer participants also showed a 29% increase in pore congestion whereas the Pacific Face Oil showed no statistically significant increase in congestion.”

Why I love this product…

After several weeks of using the Pacific Face Oil, I can absolutely agree that it delivers an array of noticeable complexion improvements.  As someone with sensitive and seasonally dry skin, I’m very particular about what products I put on my face; especially on a daily basis.  From cleansing, to toning, to moisturizing, to makeup — I refuse to compromise when it comes to the effectiveness and safety of a skincare product.  

Even after the first few days of using TNB’s Pacific Face Oil, I noticed an immediate glow in my complexion.  It keeps my skin feeling hydrated, nourished and balanced all day.  It also makes a fantastic base for flawless makeup application.  Whether you prefer liquid, creme or powder foundations and concealers, the Pacific Face Oil gives your skin a fresh, dewy, bright appearance.  

What makes it different from other oils… 

The Pacific Face Oil combines therapeutic seed oils with marine antioxidants to bring hydration, balance and protection to the skin’s top layers.  This powerhouse product softens dry skin, restores balance in oily skin, calms and repairs blemish or acne prone skin, and even minimized pore size.  It’s truly a multi-tasking product that a variety of complexion types can use and achieve amazing results. 

Key ingredients…

Chia Seed Oil + Kiwi Seed Oil — Both rich sources of Omega-3 fatty acids which are imperative for the strengthening of cell membrane barriers.  Why are strong membrane barriers important?  Good membrane protective function enables your cells to better absorb water and nutrients, while simultaneously keeping toxins out.  End result, a healthy, soft, radiant complexion! 

Passion Fruit Oil + Papaya Seed Oil — These tropical seed oils are cold-pressed to maintain maximum nutrient value.  Both seed oils are rich in Omega 6, Omega 9, Potassium and Vitamins A and C.  Their molecular structure enable them to penetrate skin quickly, while their enzymes work to reduce impurities and excess sebum (oil produced from your pores). 

Marine EFAs™ — True Nature Botanicals’ unique proprietary blend of essential fatty acids (EFAs), which includes the Omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).  It also contains one of the very few non-fish sources of these EFAs.  

Together, these super ingredients deliver unsurpassable skin nourishing, renewing and protecting results.  TNB never uses harmful chemicals, toxins, or fillers.  They leave out pore-clogging waxes, as well as water because it can evaporate and cause your skin to dry out.  They also exclude all nut oils that can go bad when exposed to UV rays.  

You can purchase the Pacific Face Oil directly from their website.  A 1oz. bottle goes for $110.00, and will last you months.  Just as a comparison, a 1oz. jar of the Crème de La Mer goes for $160… this is the same product that the Pacific Face Oil surpassed in the Independent Scientific Clinical Study I mentioned earlier.  

You can also purchase the Pacific Face Oil in TNB’s Pacific Desert Island Duet featured below:

This power duet includes a 1oz. bottle of the Face Oil, along with a 2oz. bottle of the Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage, SPF 20, (available in tint shades, Light and Medium).  I’ll be reviewing the Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage, SPF 20 next, but just as a quick intro, the Everyday Sheer Coverage nourishes and protects while providing naturally radiant, matte, sheer coverage.

To learn more about True Nature Botanicals and browse their incredible line of Pacific Skincare products, visit their website.  You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter

merci beaucoup,


Product Review: 'Pacific Lip Treatment' by True Nature Botanicals

The Pacific Lip Treatment  by True Nature Botanicals is without a doubt a miracle product.  Its powerhouse combination of emollients, antioxidants and proprietary LipPlump™ work together to moisturize, protect, and enhance the fullness of your lips.

My favorite go-to look is a fresh, dewy complexion paired with plush, full lips.  I love refined simplicity, and that is exactly what this product delivers.  I began using it daily several months ago, and I truly cannot find any other balm that comes close to comparing.  Whether you wear it by itself, or as a primer under your favorite lipstick or tint, your lips are guaranteed to look plump, soft and healthy. 

Key Ingredients

True Nature Botanicals’ LipPlump — a proprietary blend of peptides (various amino acids), and super-humectants that work together to nourish and replenish lips, while providing enhanced fullness and contouring.

Jojoba Oil — keeps lips soft and supple by helping to retain moisture. 

True Nature Botanicals uses only the highest quality natural and organic ingredients in all of their products.  Their Pacific Lip Treatment contains no water, no fillers, no harmful pigments or petroleum products, and absolutely no toxins.  In fact, their ingredients are so pure that industry insiders agree that TNB spends at least 5 times more on their ingredients than the leading luxury skincare and perfume brands. 

Their products have also received rave reviews from major publications and blogs such as VOGUE,  Elle,  Harper’s Bazaar,  InStyle,  Marie Claire,  Prevention,  No More Dirty Looks,  Refinery 29,  well+GOODand many more…

You can purchase the Pacific Lip Treatment in a .85oz size for $68.00 directly from TNB’s website.  If you’re apprehensive about investing that much in a lip treatment, let me assure you this is truly a phenomenal product.  Not only are the ingredients and results unsurpassable, but a teeny tiny bit goes a long way.  You can expect the .85oz container to last several months; even when used on a daily basis. 

To learn more about True Nature Botanicals and shop their amazing line of Pacific Skincare products, visit their website.  You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter

merci beaucoup,