Channeling My Inner Gwyneth with goop Skincare

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I'm consciously uncoupling with my regular skincare routine...

I've been using the same ole heavy, rich, dubiously composed products for forever now, and I think it's finally time to part ways and make room for some lighter, brighter, better, and safer skincare products.

Enter these beauties...

I'm slightly obsessed with the lifestyle web site/newsletter, goop. Love or hate Gwyneth (for the record, I LOVE!), you can't deny that she knows a thing or two about healthy, natural, organic, sustainable, glamorous, luxurious, gorgeous living (yeah, yeah... I heart her). So I was super excited when I learned, back in March, that Ms. Paltrow launched a new high-end skincare line also aptly named goop.

I've been trying to be a bit more conscious about what's in the products I use on my face. (Did you know the average woman uses 12 personal care and cosmetic products a day, containing 168 different chemicals?!) Fortunately, goop only uses healthy, safe, and effective ingredients.

No need to decode labels, goop skincare naturally brightens and exfoliates without the use of harmful, harsh chemicals. Instead, the collection features, pure, organic and non-toxic formulas that work as well as (and in some cases, I believe, better than!) conventional products. Here are my faves...

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Revitalizing Day Moisturizer ($100): Gentle and light, this moisturizer leaves my skin soft and supple. I can see it smoothing lines, brightening dark spots, and evening my skin tone. I use it every day (and at nighttime--because I'm a rebel like that).

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Perfecting Eye Cream ($90): I’m very particular about eye cream. It can’t be too heavy or oily; it has to be gentle and light. This eye cream fits the bill—it’s hydrating, soothing, and refreshing… And, after a few weeks of use, I can say that I think it’s actually working!

Exfoliating Instant Facial ($125): A fair warning--this product is STRONG. If you are sensitive, try it on a small patch of skin before using as a full facial mask--and follow the directions. I neglected to do this train, and ended up with a very red, irritated face. That's because, this formula contains alpha and beta hydroxyl acids that will exfoliate your skin. I left it on for way longer than the recommended three minutes, and essentially gave myself a chemical peel. For the record, my sister also used it (and actually followed the directions) and her face is positively glowing!

This is not a sponsored post. We were given samples for review. All opinions are our own.

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