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How important is a nighttime skincare routine? Short answer: VERY!

Your nighttime skincare routine actually serves a completely different function than your morning routine. Each morning, you are prepping your skin to protect itself from any free radicals that you’ll encounter throughout the day, including your makeup, air pollution, dirt, bacteria and more.  A gentle cleanser, toner and moisturizer with SPF should do the trick!

Before you go to bed, your main goal is to make sure your skin is completely clean and help it repair itself overnight. It’s super important to use the right products, but when it’s late and your bed is calling your name, it’s so easy to “forget” to give your skin some TLC.

We’ve simplified the process to just the absolute essentials, so your skin will get the attention it needs every night in just 5 minutes!

Step 1: Double Cleanser

Always remember to start with a makeup remover! Your makeup not only clogs your pores, but throughout the day, it collects lots of bacteria and dirt. Our Chamomile & Green Tea Makeup Remover has a unique gel consistency and is gentle enough for all skin types.

Follow with a cleanser that suits your skin type. For those with dry skin, we recommend an oil-based cleanser like our best-selling ADE Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser (this one can actually double as a makeup remover). If you have oily skin to normal skin, we recommend our Clarifying Facial Wash.

Step 2: Toner

Use a cotton ball to wipe our Aloe Vera Toner all over your face and neck. Toners will remove every last trace of dirt, makeup and other impurities. Add our Clarifying Herbal Astringent to your routine if you need to dry out excess oil.

Step 3: Serum

Rub a few drops of your favorite serum for some anti-aging benefits. Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Cellagen Renewal Serum are great for all skin types and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

Step 4: Moisturizer

Finish off with your favorite moisturizer! Our Perfect Hydration Oil-Free Moisturizer is the best lightweight lotion for oily and combination skin types. Fragrance Free Almond-Aloe is a mediumweight moisturizer for all skin types, or try our Apricot Night Cream if you have very dry skin.

Extras

Once or twice a week, you can also add in an exfoliator like our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub and a chemical peel like our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque. Using an exfoliator will slough off any dead skin cells that are building up on your skin’s surface, and reveal smoother, brighter skin.

(If you have ultra-sensitive skin, try several of the products above in their Fragrance Free versions!)

Bonus tip: Switch out your pillowcase every week. Your pillow collects tons of dead skin cells and bacteria each night, so switching out your pillowcase frequently is an absolute must!

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Skin, body and hair care products, made from the best that nature has to offer don’t need to cost a fortune. Get a fresh start that’s nature-approved with these 10 great finds under $10.

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Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub – Our award winning, best selling scrub gives you a glowing complexion. Never made with harmful micro-beads, this vegan scrub improves your skin without harming the environment!

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Olive & Avocado Shampoo – Travel Size – Great hair anywhere you go is simple with this travel size version of our classic favorite. Our color-safe, sulfate-free, and gluten free formula makes this item an easy pick.

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Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque – Travel Size – Nourish dry locks with this powerful travel size version of our award winning favorite. Hydrating, smoothing, and gluten-free, this item gives you great hair anywhere.

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Tea Tree & Lavender Deodorant – Aluminum-free, 100% vegan, and gluten free, this deodorant will keep you smelling fresh anywhere you go.

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Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover – No tears with our ultra gentle and effective formula. Non-irritating, no artificial colors, fragrance free, and vegan, each bottle not only cleans and purifies skin, it also takes off stubborn mascara.

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Purfection Hand Cream – Travel Size – A Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved formula, this travel size cream gives you the softest hands in a tube that fits easily into any purse or backpack.

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Multi-Therapy Oatmeal Hand & Body Lotion – Extra dry skin needs extra pampering. Oatmeal, green tea, sweet almond oil, and Vitamin E provide deliciously vegan skin care.

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145 Smooth Start Shave Cream – Getting a close, comfortable shave shouldn’t be a chore. Soften, smooth, and moisturize skin with this gluten free formula.

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Mint Rosemary Deodorant – A great scent to keep you smelling fresh all day long comes in a hard working, aluminum-free, gluten free, vegan formula.

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Liken Plant Deodorant – Choose between light herbal scent or fragrance free. Long lasting, effective formulas, free of aluminum and gluten.

Our best-selling, original, Gentle Apricot Facial Scrub is a winner!  Better Nutrition Magazine gives it award-winning glory in the Skin category.

Scrub away and exfoliate.  Leaves skin softer and smoother.  Cleans without drying for luminous skin!

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