We’re back today with the 3rd post in our series with Candice Barley.
Anyway, we thought it would be fun to get Candice’s favorite beauty, supplement and wellness recommendations because she looks INCREDIBLE.
With that let’s get right into with Candice’s must-haves.
Hey TSC fam!
I’m thrilled to be back here with you, sharing my favorite clean beauty products, must-have supplements, and all sorts of amazing health hacks.
Through my own personal experience with breast implant illness and working closely with the renowned holistic plastic surgeon and “Breast Implant Illness Expert,” Dr. Robert Whitfield, I’ve learned so much about the impact that inflammation, environmental toxins, and genetics have on our health.
Even more exciting, I have learned the secrets surrounding how to slow down the aging process. Small changes can make a HUGE difference in our skin, hair, hormones, overall health and longevity. I am 46 years old and I have better skin, hair, health and energy than I did in my 20’s! So let’s get to it.
Some foundational information I’ve learned along the way:
+ The importance of eating a clean diet that’s rich in organic fruits, vegetables, protein and whole foods.
+ How essential it is to drink high quality filtered water with minerals.
+ How damaging drinking or eating out of plastics, PFAS and BPA’s are on the entire endocrine system.
+ The impact of using non-toxic skincare, beauty products and makeup.
+ The power of supplements to support skin, hair, hormones and overall well-being.
+ The importance of getting enough sleep and managing stress.
+ The long lasting benefits of exercise, lymphatic massage and movement.
What I have come to learn is that truly beautiful, healthy skin starts on the inside. Melasma, overly dry or oily skin, rapid aging, skin laxity and poor texture are indicators of high levels of inflammation, an overburdened liver, depleted mitochondria and imbalanced hormones.
My skin drastically improved after I removed my breast implants and began focusing on supporting my liver and gut microbiome through incorporating regular detoxing protocols, high quality supplements, a low inflammatory diet, non toxic makeup, skincare and minimally invasive collagen building treatments.
Non-Toxic Beauty, Clean Supplements & Anti-Aging Hacks
When it comes to clean beauty products, Beautycounter has set an unmatched standard. Not only does the brand prioritize ingredient transparency, but it also goes above and beyond by banning harmful substances with their “Never List,” which bans over 1,800 ingredients – far more than what is legally required in the United States. The brand has powerful formulas that deliver impressive results. Beautycounter has become an indispensable part of my beauty arsenal, and personally, it’s the best line I’ve ever used and I am super picky when it comes to makeup after years of working with some of the best makeup artist in the film and television industry.
My MUST-HAVE Beautycounter products include:
+ their entire Countertime line
+ Lid Glow Eye Shadow in Gleam and Sepia
+ Cheeky Cream Blush in Paloma
+ Beyond Gloss in Brûlée
I love the ice roller! We even carry it in our office and in fact, we can hardly keep it on the shelves. It’s my favorite thing to do during or after a mask treatment to tighten my skin and pores.
This kit is perfect for dermaplaning and I do it about once a week before my favorite mask, which we’ll get to next.
If you follow my IG then you know how passionate I am about ASEA. It literally has saved my ass so many times. In fact, it is the only product on the market that has redox molecules which are essentially the “DNA whispers” of the cell. Redox molecules are created by the mitochondria. Redox reactions are essential for cell signaling, metabolism, and DNA repair. They are little life savers!
I take 3 oz of the ASEA liquid in the AM and 3 oz in the PM and it has changed my energy levels and skin. I also apply the RENU28 gel to my face and neck before any products and it leaves my skin calm and smooth. The RENU28 is also what we use on breasts after explant to restore blood flows and help expedite the “fluffing” process. Lauryn calls RENU28 “boob fluffer.”
Finally their REDOX mask is they best bentonite clay mask I have ever used. It cleans and tightens pores while also flooding the tissue with redox molecules. I dermaplane with the HOT SHAVE razor and then apply the REDOX mask. My skin has a rosy glow and pores are diminished after 20 minutes. My skin looks like I had a facial.
I do not have the time to juice daily and I am not a huge fan of salads or smoothies which is really inconvenient when you want to eat healthy. So I rely on freeze-dried fruit and vegetable powders and herbal blends to get the bulk of my nutrients in on a daily basis. And also support my body’s collagen production and balance my hormones.
I freaking love Organifi products and have used them religiously for the last three years. Because they are made with high-quality, organic ingredients and are glyphosate residue free. Glyphosate is a herbicide that has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer. The Organifi products I swear by are Greens, Reds, Harmony, Glow, Complete Protein and their Collagen.
My gut was a wreck for YEARS and became even worse with my breast implants. It’s no wonder my skin was dull and always breaking out. In fact, the foundation of optimal health and radiant skin lies within the gut microbiome. ION* Gut Support is made of humic extract, a type of soil-derived compound that is rich in trace minerals and amino acids.
Our gut houses a diverse world of microorganisms that play a crucial role in supporting digestion, immunity, and overall well-being. By replenishing and restoring the delicate balance of the gut microbiome we enhance nutrient absorption, reduce inflammation, and promote a clear and luminous complexion. I take ION* AM and PM so I never struggle with gut issues anymore, oh and my skin is clear.
Binders have been a life saver for me. I also don’t sauna or detox without them. Zeolite is a natural and gentle binder that can help detoxify the body and improve overall health. It is a type of mineral that has a negatively charged honeycomb-like structure. This structure allows zeolite to attract and trap positively charged toxins, such as heavy metals, pollutants, and free radicals. When taken orally, zeolite can help to remove toxins from the digestive tract, bloodstream, and organs. This leads to so many benefits like: improved energy levels, reduced inflammation, better sleep, clearer skin, and enhanced immune function.
Supplements have been instrumental in restoring my health to a level I didn’t know was possible. I take many different things but the foundation is Dr. Rob’s Inflammation Support Bundle. It is a complete package of supplements that are curated based on the four genetic immune pathways that are responsible for our body’s ability to detox and lower inflammation. Inflammation increases all kinds of systemic issues including rapid aging and total endocrine disruption. I also love his FEMSTIM supplement for a healthy libido.
After explant surgery (once your doctor clears you) saunas and oral binders are an incredible way to detox. If you still have implants it is best not to get in the sauna since there are no studies on the safety of heating implants up beyond body temperature. The Therasage infrared sauna is the best portable sauna I’ve found since it’s full-spectrum infrared while being still being low EMF. It comes with removable red light panels, grounding mat, heats up to 170 degrees, is easy to setup and doesn’t take up much space. I have had my Therasage sauna for three years and freaking LOVE it. Lauryn and Michael have a Sunlighten Sauna which is also low EMF and a great infrared sauna.
I am going to share my secret to tight skin without surgery. These are my absolute favorite, minimally invasive procedures, with virtually no downtime and majorly build your own collagen and elastin.
SOFWAVE for skin tightening and tone. I loved it even before Sara Jessica Parker was talking about it. Yea, it’s that good! If you’ve scrolled through IG, you’ve probably seen people raving about Sofwave, the non-invasive skin tightening treatment that’s quickly becoming the go-to for celebs and influencers alike.
It uses ultrasound technology to heat the dermis, the layer of skin where collagen is produced. This heat triggers the body to produce new collagen, which results in tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin and it’s completely non-invasive, so there’s no downtime. You can go back to your normal activities immediately after your treatment. I’ve done my face, neck, knees and arms. Full results take three months. Get SKINPEN with EXOSOMES finished with a CO2 MASK for skin texture and tone
This makes my skin look airbrushed for weeks.
SKINPEN is a microneedling device that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. Exosomes are tiny vesicles that help to repair and rejuvenate the skin and can increase collagen production by up to 700%. CO2LIFT its like a hyperbaric oxygen treatment for your face! It reduces redness after SKINPEN and helps to push the exosomes even deeper into tissue. CO2 Lift uses carbon dioxide to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This triple threat combo treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone and texture, and can even helps to fade acne scars leading to a seriously bright complexion!
Oh and if you’re in office ask about VLIFT. It’s a CO2 lift for your vajayjay that tightens and tones. Trust me…it works!
I hope this blog post inspires you to take epic care of your health and well-being. Remember, you are your own best advocate! If you are interested in learning more, or want to share your favorite beauty hacks with me I’m always around on my IG @olisticolife.
x, The Skinny Confidential team
+ if you’re into body sculpting be sure to stalk Le Spoon.
++ check out Lauryn’s summer lists from this year.