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Embrace "Skinimalism": The Beauty Trend About Going Back to Basics

Three words: simple, nourishing, CBD

The next frontier of skincare isn’t outrageously expensive products or intricate 12-step routines. These have all been played out. And — contrary to whatever the latest celebrity skincare guru is hawking today — the magic remedy isn’t olive oil or other beauty fads.


Rather, the latest trend is an old one: get back to basics. These days, magic skincare isn’t about cure-all ingredients, but rather effective ingredients that you can seamlessly incorporate into your entire routine. Find what works, then stick to that. Beauty gurus agree that consistency is key. And simple is even better.

After two years of keeping it simple, who has the patience for tedious, overwrought practices. Not us, nor our skin. You don’t want to overload your skin with too many unguents and irritants.

According to Forbes, “When it comes to cosmetics and skincare, less remains more. Perhaps as a reflection of our collective desire to declutter and detoxify, skin-malism and two-minute makeup routines continue to inform how we choose beauty products. Where simple beauty routines are concerned, quality trumps quantity. Instead of a 10-step routine that resembles rocket science, compact and hardworking skincare products take up prime real estate on the vanity counter. The same goes for cosmetics. Apart from multitasking tinted balms and creams, the only other things taking up space in the makeup bag are cosmetics that bring in skincare benefits.”

Vogue dubs this emphasis on less as skinimalism.

“I expect that 2022 will see more people opting for a minimalistic approach and basic skin-care routines. After a few trials and errors, many of our clients are starting to realize that less is more when it comes to skincare and that using too many products doesn’t guarantee effective results; it can sometimes even do the opposite. Simply keeping your skin hydrated and protected can make a big difference.”

Simple ingredients with actual impact go a long way. But in truth, the biggest contributor to skin health is your lifestyle. No matter what you do, topical fixes can only do so much. Your body needs water, healthy food, and restful sleep in order to repair itself.

In fact, one of the biggest indicators of skin health is stress. Stress activates hormones in your skin that aggravate acne. It also affects your overall health in a negative way, compounding its effects on your body and your skin.

“The state of our skin is essentially a reflection of what goes on inside. Balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and ample rest all factor into how smooth, radiant and youthful our skin looks,” says Forbes. “The best way to address major beauty concerns like aging is by nipping the problem in the bud. Topical treatments, no matter how potent or groundbreaking the ingredients are, typically only work on the surface level. It’s our lifestyle choices that will ultimately determine how beautifully we will age. This includes, of course, the types of vitamins and nutrients we nourish ourselves with on the daily.”

Incorporating ingredients that are both simple and rejuvenate your lifestyle will contribute to a natural skincare routine that works in the long run. My multi-tasking ingredient of choice is CBD. You can take care of your mental health, nourish your skin, and decrease stress all at once.

Topical CBD products help me calm down, stress less, and stay in the moment rather than getting trapped in anxiety loops. What better, then, to help prioritize myself and my overall health than the new CBD line from Burt's Bees.

I’m quite selective with my CBD, and Burt's Bees fits the bill. Their transparent Full Spectrum CBD Skincare line has five products that constitute my entire routine, creating a ritual that’s the perfect intersection of self-care and skincare.

Each of the products — which work for your face, lips, body, hands, and feet — are infused with ethically sourced Full-Spectrum CBD, a non-psychoactive compound. They also feature invigorating scents that make these all-body products an immersive, sensory experience.

Each product nourishes your skin and unlocks your natural glow from head to toe. The formulas — for your face, lips, body, hands, and feet — are infused with Full-Spectrum CBD, a non-psychoactive compound. Burt's Bees uplifting scents beg to be incorporated into your self-care moments.

CBD Skincare helps connect you to your body so you can feel — and even see — changes in your skin. While you tend to your morning routine with CBD Skincare, all your senses — and emotions — will be enlivened. Plus, now you can get free international shipping!

It’s good to remember to never settle and demand the love you deserve — even if it’s from yourself. Take this notion into all areas of your life and connect with your inner and outer selves.

Here is a breakdown of all the products in Burts Bees’ CBD line:

Burt's Bees CBD Lip Oil

Your lips are one of your body’s most delicate areas. Similar to the skin under your eyes, this oft-overlooked part of your face deserves tender care and nourishment. Burt's Bees lip oil is a fabulous way to add CBD into your daily routine while benefiting your skin. Keeping your lips soft and smooth is a high priority. This CBD Lip Oil brings together transparently sourced, Full-Spectrum CBD, a blend of responsibly sourced Sunflower, Meadowfoam Seed, and Coconut Oils. Toss in a dollop of Shea Butter for some powerful hydration. It glides on smoothly and has a subtly cooling effect — thanks to that Peppermint Oil. This will replenish moisture for up to 8 hours and leave lips with a hint of shine.

Burt's Bees CBD Lip Treatment

Beauty Secret 101: prep your lips before you paint them. Scrub away dead skin and stimulate your lips’ cells for a plumper, more vibrant look. Consider this CBD Lip Treatment an open invitation to unwind — and wake up to soft, healthy-looking lips. It’s infused with transparently sourced, Full-Spectrum CBD plus natural emollients, waxes, and oils. Burt’s Bees’ formula smooths fine lines and hydrates lips overnight to get them ready for your favorite lip color.

CBD Face Oil

Face oil is the cornerstone of any skincare routine. It injects nutrients and antioxidants into your skin and locks in moisture. Elevate your skincare routine with this CBD Facial Oil. The formula combines CBD with nourishing ingredients like Rosehip, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose Oils that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

CBD Body Cream

Skincare shouldn’t stop at your neck. Your body deserves all your skin to be moisturized. This formula is infused with transparently sourced, Full-Spectrum CBD. This rich, non-greasy cream hydrates deeply, absorbs quickly, and leaves skin soft and hydrated for up to 24 hours. A botanical scent revitalizes the senses, too.

CBD Hand & Foot Cream

Your hands and feet go through a lot, but never get enough love. This fantastic formula is infused with CBD, Baobab Oil, and nourishing Watermelon Seed Oil that leave even the driest hands and feet super soft and smooth. The exhilarating botanical scent will keep you reaching for this quick-absorbing cream all day long.


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