The Ultimate Back to School Guide

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It’s that time of the year again- it’s back-to-school! Whether you’re sending your kids off, or you yourself are going back to school, here are our recommended products to get both you and your family back on your feet in time for the fall.

Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer — Province Apothecary ($22)

Looking for a hand sanitizer that won’t dry out your skin? Get Province Apothecary’s Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer. Made of 70% ethyl alcohol, this hand sanitizer has Aloe Vera juice and Glycerin to help soothe and hydrate those dry hands. Scented with Lavender and Peppermint essential oils, these add an uplifting and energizing scent to your now bacteria-free hands.

Invigorating + Balancing Toner — Province Apothecary ($42)

Stressed out about back to school or need a boost to your skincare routine? Try Province Apothecary’s Invigorating + Balancing Toner. Formulated with Rose Flower Water, Geranium Oil, and Gluconic Acid, this gentle AHA toner helps to smooth the skin’s texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The addictive scent also helps to calm your mind and leave you feeling refreshed. This alcohol-free toner is designed to control the appearance of oils, enhance the absorption and performance of oil serums, and hydrate the skin without disrupting the natural pH. We

Healing Eczema Balm — Province Apothecary ($52)

The product that started it all for Province Apothecary, the Healing Eczema Balm. This targeted balm is steroid-free and made with a blend of organic plants to help deliver powerful relief from flare-ups caused by Eczema, Psoriasis, and rashes. With key ingredients of Colloidal Oatmeal and Non-Nano Zinc Oxide, the Healing Eczema Balm is gentle enough for applications on babies and anyone with sensitive skin.

Selfcare Kit — All Well Beauty ($56)

First-day kid-free since 2020? Try out AllWell Beauty’s Selfcare Kit for all your spa day necessities. This kit contains their Botanical Radiance Face + Body Mask, their AllWell 100% recyclable silicone/wood Applicator, and their Headband made from 100% recyclable terry cotton. The face + body mask is packed full of powerful plant-based ingredients to help boost your skin’s natural radiance through exfoliating, refining, and firming. Give yourself the gift of 30 minutes of peace!

Mega Lash Mascara — Rejuva Minerals ($16.95)

Made with naturally derived and organic ingredients, Rejuva Minerals’ Mega Lash Mascara is the perfect addition to your back to school look. Whether you’re the one walking through those school doors or you’re the parent doing drop off this mascara will make it look like you got 8 hours of sleep. Paraben, Soy, Gluten, Titanium Dioxide and Mica-Free, this vegan formula is developed to resist water for those rainy days or goodbye tears.

Premium Starter Kit — Branch Basics ($69)

Need a bit of fall cleaning? Branch Basics’ Premium Starter Kit has everything you need to start the school year fresh. This refill model is perfect for those who want to help the Earth while saving lots of money! The Concentrate is made with only 7 ingredients and is enough for 3 refills of all their bottles. Included as well is their Laundry Bottle, which can cover up to 64 laundry loads with the Concentrate. Finally, there is the Oxygen Boost, which is used to help boost the effectiveness of the Concentrate for those mysterious stains your kid comes home with.

Coffee Bean Eye Cream — 100% Pure ($16)

100% Pure’s Coffee Bean Eye Cream is perfect for those soon to come dark circles. Boosted with caffeine from coffee and green tea, the anti-inflammatory ingredients promote de-puffing while increasing circulation to brighten those under the eyes. This gluten-free formula also includes rosehip oil for a softer, more youthful skin look.

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