Hey, guys! In today’s episode of Meet Your Next Dream Girl, we bring you Jasmine Garnsworthy. The smart babe is the proud owner of natural beauty brand The Buff, which she launched after being unable to escape a chronic acne outbreak with “harsh prescription creams and cleansers, antibiotics, and more than a dozen expensive visits to the dermatologist.” This may be the only time we’ve been thankful for acne, because it provided the impetus behind one of our favourite natural beauty brands.
To give you a bit more info, The Buff is vegan-friendly, and uses the best qualilty cold-pressed and unrefined ingredients. Animal-friendly oils that clear up outbreaks? Sign us up! Outside of her heavenly brand, Jasmine writes on all things wellness and beauty across Sportsluxe, Stylecaster, Byrdie Beauty, Refinery29, and POPSUGAR. In other words: when she talks, you listen.
Get to know all the products she swears by below, while you start to say goodbye to your blemishes. Thanks, Jasmine!
May Lindstrom The Problem Solver
“This charcoal face mask absolutely lives up to its name. A true problem solver, I mix the powder with jojoba oil and apple cider vinegar and use it as a spot treatment whenever I’m having a breakout. It works, every time! Every few weeks I’ll mix a larger amount with water and apply it all over my face as a clarifying mask. The charcoal draws impurities out of your pores, and the fact that this mask is dry — and not premixed with water – means they can get away with not using the preservatives that other liquid masks are forced to include as an ingredient to stop microbes from growing in the water. That means fewer chemicals on your face, which is always a good thing.”
The Makeup Factory Dream Conceal
“Concealers and foundations that are both all-natural and also able to effectively cover up dark circles and blemishes are few and very far between. The Makeup Factory, however, has nailed it with this antioxidant-rich product that blends beautifully without a cake-like finish.”
The Buff Customized Face Oil
“I would be lost without my cold-pressed and unrefined jojoba-based face oils — I have one blended with tamanu and clary sage to help control hydration and breakouts, and another blended with rose and lemon essential oil to brighten my skin and calm down redness. Jojoba is antibacterial, won’t clog your pores, and has been an absolute game-changer for my blemish-prone skin. The Buff’s customized oils are also monogrammed with my initials, because is it even yours if you didn’t monogram it?”
Beautiful Rights Perfect Pout Lipstick
“There are so many reasons to rave about Beautiful Rights and their Politically Pout lipstick. Aside from being the perfect neutral shade of pink that will also nourish and hydrate lips (thank the coconut and avocado oil extracts for that), it’s completely free from fragrance and parabens. The company also gives 20% of all sales (as opposed to just profits) to support women’s rights and gender justice initiatives.”
The Buff Customized Body Oil
“Chia seed oil is one of the highest naturally-occurring, plant-based sources of essential fatty acids, and I love using it all over my body to hydrate and nourish my skin. My customized blend also has a little tamanu and rose to help with scars, as well as argan oil, which is super lightweight and absorbs quickly.”
Davines NouNou Nourishing Shampoo
“Look, I get it that the jury’s still out — officially at least — about whether sulfate-free shampoo is better than the traditional kind, but I swear my hair looks and feels better using these products. I rotate shampoos pretty regularly and right now I love the Davines NouNou Shampoo. It’s for damaged hair (me!) and isn’t too heavy for my fine hair.”
Words, Madeleine Woon. With thanks to Jasmine Garnsworthy.