FIND: Blume Into Better Beauty
I have to admit — I’m a sucker for aesthetically-pleasing Instagram beauty accounts. Cohesive branding and clean grids really catch my eye… and my bank account.
Meet Blume. It’s more than a beauty brand and more than a box subscription service.
It was founded by two sisters, Taran and Bunny, who wanted to flip the script on how we perceive periods, acne, and our overall self-image.
I got a promoted post about its best-selling blemish treatment Meltdown, and figured it couldn't hurt to try. Seeing as I was almost out of face wash, and ready to switch up my regimen, I decided to also add Blume’s Daydreamer to my cart.
Did I mention their products are naturally sourced and you get a free jade roller when you purchase both of these products? Consider me sold. [use code: GLOWYSKIN]
You can even build a box with organic tampons, pads, and beauty products, and choose its delivery frequency. They donate a portion of their proceeds to Days for Girls, which “gives back days of health, dignity and opportunity through menstrual health solutions and education.”
Here’s the breakdown on the products I’ve now been using for a few weeks:
MELTDOWN: This spot treatment promises to reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and soothe irritation.
Pros? After feeling a zit ready to erupt under my skin one night, I applied a tiny drop of this before bed, and woke up with a significantly smaller spot. It’s fragrance-free, vegan, and alcohol-free.
Cons? The scent can be a bit strong — though, the lavender oil is relaxing — so a little bit goes a long way. However, since you’re only going to be using a little bit at a time, this product will seemingly last forever.
DAYDREAMER: This daily face wash claims to be hydrating, soothing, and makeup removing.
Pros? When I first washed my face with this cleanser, I was a bit in disbelief. I always remove my makeup first with micellar water, but I felt like my face was so clean with Daydreamer, that there was no way I didn’t still have makeup on my face. My pores looked significantly smaller, my face felt tighter — without feeling dry — and it’s gentle enough even for the most sensitive of skin.
Cons? It’s a cream cleanser, so if you’re more into foaming ones, this product might not be the best for you.
Overall thoughts? I love both products and will continue to use them. I also think it’s super cool how period-positive they are as a company, and how they give back. What could be better?!
Get Opinionated below — what are some beauty products you’re currently loving?