My DERMA E Clean Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Amy Stretten eco ethical sustainable clean beauty skincare brand DermaE Madonna Inn

“I regret taking care of my skin.”

-No one ever

Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting my skincare routine. The aesthetic benefits are obvious, but the real plus for me is that it feels good too, which is specially necessary when I need a reset after a stressful day.

Setting aside time for ourselves is so critical. We can’t do amazing things if we’re running on empty. Dedicating 10 to 15 minutes daily (even just once a week, if that’s all you can do) for a gentle self-aromatherapy massage can be a really great pick-me-up.

The practice is meditative, helps open your sinuses, and can melt away tension. It’s the perfect time to practice mirror work, while saying self-loving mantras. Simply looking at your reflection and into your own eyes, really seeing yourself and sending yourself gratitude and love, can feel really good. Depending on how you want to feel (relaxed or energized), power poses are great too. Turn on your favorite song that puts you into your ideal heart/mind space.

I have been a fan of eco-ethical clean beauty brand, Derma-E for years, and am a pretty faithful user of their products. Besides feeling like I’m making an ethical and responsible environmental choice, I really love the quality and effectiveness of just about every product I’ve ever tried across their entire product range. So, I am excited to share some of my newest favorite products that I’ve added to my routine!

Thanks to the new DMAE line, my skin is visibly more dewey and feels more plump and hydrated. I received several compliments in the first week of using my number one faves the Ultra Lift DMAE Concentrated Serum and the Ultra Lift DMAE Firming Moisturizer. (They’re tied in first place.)

If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you know I’m a Superfan of DermaE’s Tinted Moisturizing BB Cream. Not only does it have SFP 30, it works as a great everyday, hydrating foundation, too. I’ve been pairing it with the new Nourish and Glow Skin Illuminators. They’re perfect for a wintertime highlight because they’re creamy and very hydrating.

I try and wash my hair once, maybe twice a week. When I do, I use DermaE’s Thickening Shampoo, Thickening Conditioner, and spray with the Keratin Thickening Spray before blow drying/styling. It usually doesn’t look like it in photos or IRL, but my hair is pretty fine. The thickening line is really great for adding some texture and volume without drying out my hair.

Thank you to DermaE for supporting The Chief of Style by sponsoring this post. As always, all views expressed are that of the author.

Here are my 10 Must-Have DERMA E Products for Holiday 2021:

Check out my review of each product below. I’d love to know which ones are on your must-have list!

Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Cloud Cleanser

I love this light and sulfate-free foamy cleanser! It’s gentle, and removes makeup and excess oil without stripping the skin of its healthy moisture. It contains a unique blend of Hyaluronic Acid and adaptogen Snow Mushroom Extract which helps nourish and condition thirsty skin for a softer and healthier-looking complexion. I use this cleanser daily and am left with clean feeling skin that isn’t overly dry.

Ferulic Acid Resurfacing Pads

I love these resurfacing pads!! They are pre-soaked with a blend of some amazing ingredients: ferulic, lactic acids, anti-aging resveratrol (which protects skin from collagen degradation), DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol, also known as nature’s firming agent), which tones and tightens, revealing a lifted, smoother-looking complexion. They’re great for cleaning and exfoliating, evening out hyperpigmentation, lightening acne scars revealing new skin cells over time. I don’t use them every day, but they’re great as an exfoliation treatment every few days.

Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Water Eye Gel

Did you know that the skin under your eyes is thinner than anywhere on else on your body? It’s so important to keep this area of our skin hydrated, especially during these colder months. This eye gel contains a powerful combination of hyaluronic acid, botanical antioxidants, and alkaline water. It instantly hydrates and balances the moisture under your eyes with a cooling, soothing feeling. I love the roller ball inside. If you have a skincare fridge, this would be great to use cold! It de-puffs and awakens the skin for brighter-looking eyes.

Ultra Lift DMAE Concentrated Serum

Now this is where my skincare routine gets really good! I am obsessed with this one! This DMAE serum tightens and tones with a silky, concentrated, and nourishing formula made of antioxidant-rich Kakadu Plum and botanical extracts. Combined, they fight free radical damage, while DMAE’s firming agent minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. My skin looked and felt tightened and toned. It tends to have a smoothing effect on my skin, so I love to use it before putting on my foundation.

Enriched with skin-firming Copper Peptides (which support collagen and elastin health to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles) and anti-aging Resveratrol, this silky, concentrated serum protects against collagen degradation as it nourishes and moisturizes the skin.

Vitamin C Glow Face Oil

This is one of my favorite new DERMA E products! This lightweight Vitamin C Glow Face Oil contains deeply nourishing golden mineral mica. It absorbs quickly, providing deep hydration and giving the skin a radiant glow.

Because my skincare routine is about more than just aesthetics, I look forward to using products that feel good to apply. In other words, don’t forget to spend a little time massaging your face. Meanwhile, golden turmeric brightens and evens the skin’s tone over time, while seabuckthorn oil (rich in Omega 3 & 6, known for anti-aging benefits) and antioxidant-rich superfoods: red raspberry, cranberry, and ginger root oils, help to nourish skin.

Ultra Lift DMAE Firming Moisturizer

When I say that this moisturizer firms and hydrates, I mean it! This is the key to my new found dewey hydration. Known as a “facelift in a bottle,” (not that you need it!), this Ultra Lift contains copper peptides that support collagen and elastin health to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Potent antioxidant resveratrol, antioxidant-rich Kakadu plum, and main-stay DMAE (Dimethyl MEA) combine to tone, tighten and brighten.

This is a best-selling, dermatologist recommended product and a newly updated clean formula that will hydrate, visibly firm, lift, and smooth your precious skin.

Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Gel Booster

I am obsessed with this hydration booster! With Hyaluronic Acid and pH Alkaline Water, it delivers intense moisture and supporting the skin’s natural pH balance. I use it at the end of my routine to replenishes and balance my skin’s natural moisture barrier. It can be used as often as you’d like, but I would definitely recommend using it on especially cold and dry or windy days. Over time, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, dullness and dehydrated skin.

Tinted Moisturizing BB Cream with SPF 30+

I will say it again: I am in LOVE with this BB cream! This lightweight, tinted moisturizing BB cream helps to prime, hydrate, illuminate, and protect the skin. It’s a perfect go-to product for everyday wear and for travel. It’s the ultimate beauty Swiss army knife: a primer, moisturizer, foundation, brightener, and SPF. It’s lightweight, buildable, is long lasting, and each shade matches a variety of skin tones. I use this product almost every single day.

Formulated with mineral non-nano zinc oxide to help protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB sun rays. Infused with antioxidant-rich Bilberry, Vitamins C and E to help moisturize and nourish the skin while minimizing the appearance the fine lines and wrinkles.

Nourish and Glow Skin Illuminator

To finish up my natural, dewey glow-glam look, I apply this nourishing illuminator stick. It’s infused with sweet almond oil that has antioxidant-rich Vitamins A & E to help nourish and condition for softer skin. Not only is it densely pigmented, it’s creamy, lightweight, and works for all skin tones. There are two colors available: pearly pink and gold. (Personally, I love the pearly pink for the face and the gold for a body shimmer.) The containers are easily portable and durable. The highlighters are limited edition, too. So, once they’re sold out, they will no longer be available.

Thickening Hair Care Set

This set is really great if you’re wanting more oompf without drying out your hair. Increase body, volume, and healthy hair growth for fuller and thicker looking hair with the thickening shampoo, thickening conditioner, and keretin thickening spray.

The shampoo is formulated with a blend of naturally-derived proteins, vitamins, and oils to create thickening formula that nourishes the scalp and hair follicles. The sulfate-free, ultra-hydrating conditioner is infused with a nutrient-rich blend of naturally-derived proteins and essential oils to help nourish the scalp and hair from root to tip. And, the protein-enriched spray gives hair an instant lift of volume and height

However you spend this holiday season, I hope it’s everything you’re wanting and needing.

Anyone else getting really excited for 2022!?

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