MEET AMBAR: GREEN BEAUTY'S LATEST MUST-HAVES
In recent months, the green beauty movement has touched and changed my life in more ways than one. It’s always been my intent to not only report on the products that actually work, but to also highlight products and/or procedures that benefit the mind, body and spirit. Admittedly, the vision of Townsend Beauty got caught up in the hoopla of celebrity endorsements, YouTube drama and Instagram scrolling, but I’m conscious enough to recognize that beautiful things can happen when you take the time to sit down, reevaluate, and focus. That said, let me introduce you guys to AMBAR Skincare.
Coined “unicorn skincare,” AMBAR combines innovative technology of Korean Beauty (K-Beauty) staples with the purity of green beauty products. With nontoxic ingredients like Apple Amino Acids, Gromwell Root, Fresh Rose Hydrosol, and Viola Trico, AMBAR delivers powerful benefits and long-lasting results. I know it’s a damn colorful ingredient list, but let me explain exactly what each does.
Apple Amino Acids serve to remove access dirt and oil, while Gromwell Root calms and protects the skin from free-radicals and harmful pollutants. The Fresh Rose Hydrosol promotes healthy cell turnover, while Viola Tricola rehydrates and seals-in moisture. Just rust when I say the shit really works!
Here’s what I tested:
Hydrating Mineral Gelée
…a fuss-free, heaven scent, calming facial gel that hydrates and seals-in moisture without leaving behind a greasy residue often associated with facial oils. No shade to folks who love facial oils, but if you’re super oily like I am, then why not give yourself a glorious alternative this this gem? It’s jam-packed with zinc, Tamarind Seed and Manganese – all which support a healthy and more radiant complexion.
Micellar Cleansing Essence
Finally! A water-free cleansing product for sensitive, dehydrated skin! Did you know you can have oily and dehydrated skin all at the same damn time? At one point on my skincare journey, I remember skimping on the moisturizer – and wondered why my skin started breaking out. Well, duh! If you don’t moisturize, your skin will scramble to find all the moisture it can get, which in turn - causes access oil production, which then, causes unnecessary breakouts. Do you hear me, though? To me, this product serves as more of a toner than an actual cleanser, because regardless, you still need to use a product that’s going to deep clean – and rid the skin of nasty impurities.
Daily Antioxidant Primer
Ayyye! Meet my ultimate jam! I use this stuff right after my moisturizer, underneath my foundation. Not only does my makeup stay in place throughout the day, but I notice that my skin has natural glow that reminds me of the sunsets over Table Mountain in Cape Town South Africa. Muru Muru Butter and Bamboo Extract both serve as silicone alternatives, (silicone smooths the skins surface - and helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles) and the Dipalitoyl Hydroxyproline is an amino acid with twice as much antioxidants and collagen boosting power of Vitamin C. Smorgasbord of fabulous ingredients, anyone?
Now that my mind and vision are present, let us toast to all of the health and beauty products that truly serves us well!
What’s your favorite green beauty line?
Disclaimer: Products received for review - opinions all mine.
Photos: AMBAR Website + Nicole L. Townsend