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I get giddy with excitement whenever I discover a new skincare and cosmetics brand. I recently found the best of both worlds when I was given the chance to review a few luxurious products from The Organic Skin Co. I am hooked!
The Organic Skin Co. is a new skincare and color cosmetics brand designed to change the way you think about beauty. They are luxurious, fun, and eco-responsible. Fiercely organic -- yet glamorous.
In New Zealand,
The Organic Skin Co. is already a Millennial favorite. For that dewy glow, they’re snapping up the Good Oil and Luminizer. They also adore their blush, even on lips and eyelids and love to create their own collections with The Organic Skin Co's customizable color pods.
This amazing company sent me three of their best selling products to try out. I received the best primer I have ever used, the most beautiful rosy color for my cheeks and lips, and one of the most gentle, yet effective exfoliation formulas ever!
After a long hot summer of UV exposure and record-breaking heat around the world, exfoliation is critical for healthy skin.
The Organic Skin Company's
NITTY GRITTY Almond Seed Exfoliant is a gentle scrub that lifts away surface dullness for fresh, polished skin. Here’s the green reveal: no plastic microbeads are used in the NITTY GRITTY formula. Microplastics are now recognized as a major pollutant of our oceans, and can literally carry absorbed toxins to your dinner plate (sushi, anyone?).
I use my NITTY GRITTY twice per week. I usually use it in the shower, and I apply it onto my face, neck and décolletage after cleansing. I massage it in a circular motion for about 3-5 minutes before rinsing. I am left with fresh, soft skin that is better able to absorb my skin care products, since that layer of dead skin is removed.
After quite a bit of trial and error over the years, I have learned the importance of using a good facial primer before applying foundation. The Organic Skin Co. has created the Primp-N- Prime primer, which creates the perfect base for a flawless face.
To achieve a great result, you need to prepare well. And that’s exactly what this primer helps you do. Lightweight, rich in antioxidants, restorative oils and revitalizing supercritical extracts, it will not only help your makeup go on smooth and stay that way, it will care for your skin too!
It seriously fills in and blurs any of my imperfections, and makes for an easy, smooth application of my foundation. It is available in two easy-to-apply shades, and this natural liquid primer contains moisturizing aloe vera, as well as supercritical extracts of pomegranate, honeysuckle and rosemary.
I believe that a little bit of the right shade of blush is the perfect finishing touch for every woman's makeup routine. Blush just adds a pop of color for a healthy glow, and it can make all of the difference in how we look. I prefer a pinkish shade in a dewey formula. The Organic Skin Co.has created the most heavenly blush I have ever used! Their Cheeky Lips gives me that beautiful glow that I desire.
My favorite shade is Spice. (Shown above.) I love how creamy it is, and how it blends perfectly onto the apples of my cheeks for a completely natural looking glow. Since my summer tan has long faded, Spice suits my skin tone to help brighten up my pale complexion. I also love to use it on my lips for a quick touch of color.
To learn more about The Organic Skin Co. please visit: https://theorganicskinco.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The election is over, and winter is on its way. Now is the time to de-stress my skin and protect it from the colder weather that is coming. I have recently been introduced to a few wonderful all natural brands: Odylique, FATCO, and Believe Organics. My skin is already looking and feeling amazing! Below is a brief overview of my newest favorite brands.
Odylique is a beautiful range of accessibly priced eco-luxe products designed to care for the most sensitive skin. Formulated to meet the demands of 21st century living, Odylique is a high performance, sophisticated and award-winning organic skincare from the UK.
Avocado 24-hour Replenishing Cream: For a winter day cream, or night cream, Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream provides your skin with nature's finest contribution to smoothing out lines. Select extracts of sea buckthorn and horsetail help promote skin regeneration while nourishing cold-pressed avocado and olive oils offer rich helpings of protein, minerals and anti-oxidant vitamins.
The heavenly blend of essential oils including lavender, frankincense, bergamot and ylang ylang has superb balancing and cell-regenerating qualities, but can also
Silk-Touch Cleanser: This unique double-action formula deeply cleanses and removes make-up whilst providing the ultimate in skin comfort and long-lasting rehydration. Its oil-gel texture absorbs all make-up and impurities then on contact with water, instantly transforms into a light, easy-rinse milk leaving your skin incredibly soft, silky-smooth, clean and moisturized. Offering all the benefits of gentle cleansing with wash-off freshness, it leaves behind no oily residue or dryness and provides up to 8 hours of rehydration for all skin types.
Creamy Coconut Cleanser : This detergent free and all organic coconut cleanser is gentle and highly effective for all skin types. Whether you have normal-dry, oily or mature skin, this award winning cleanser will ensure that your skin’s impurities, and toxic oils are removed and gently replenished with a subtle trio of pure essential oils that not only make your skin soft and vibrant but also calms the skin and is particularly effective with rosacea probe skin.
To use, simply apply the cleanser and then rinse or whisk away with damp cotton pads to leave your skin thoroughly clean, smooth and refreshed. It also makes an excellent eye make-up remover too.
FATCO is a luxury skincare collection that is comprised of the highest quality and 100% organic ingredients. FATCO specializes in producing REAL skin products that are free from preservatives, chemicals and toxins. Its range of products only the highest quality ingredients, which include Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, and Frankinscence Essential Oil.
Believe Organics’ Cleansing caviar, clarifying toner, & facial elixir are all you need for clear, radiant skin. Feel the organic difference with a gentle non-sudsing cleanser, a clarifying toner, followed by a nutritious moisturizer specifically crafted for your face.
Step 1 - Cleansing caviar: The perfect aily facial cleanser for super soft skin. A pure and natural alternative in skin care and acne prevention. Detoxifying, non-sudsing clay based formula which provides gentle cleansing and light exfoliation with acne busting power. Cleansing caviar is simple, pure, and delightfully effective. For a weekly organic facial, allow yourself a few minutes to feel the tingling of a deeper detox prior to rinsing to help the true YOU emerge.
Step 2 - Clarifying Toner: This toner with fingertip mister to balance and condition your complexion. Toner may be applied anytime, anywhere to feel refreshed but is especially beneficial to your face after the use of cleansing caviar or detox bath. It’s all natural ingredients clarifies the skin and tighten pores.
Step 3 - Facial Elixir: dropper top full of nutritious oils specifically blended for your face. Nourishing, balancing, and quickly absorbed. Delicately scented with floral and refreshing citrus notes.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Hanson Skincare specializes in the manufacture and sale of high quality skincare products. Our focus is on creating products that produce outstanding results for all skin types. Our products have been carefully formulated to work together to help promote and maintain healthier, smoother, more youthful skin.
I am a huge fan of Hanson Skincare because their products are highly effective and very affordable. From my experience in reviewing some very high priced beauty products, I can honestly say that Hanson Skincare products are some of the finest I have ever tried and they work just as perfectly as high end products, if not better.
Hanson Skincare sent me some of their additional products that I had not yet tried for my review. They are as follows: Gentle Facial Cleanser, Blue Tango Scrub, Vitamin C Peel Off Masque, Citrus Purifying Toner, and Daily Moisturizer w/ SPF 15.
The hydrating gel of the aloe plant, combined with moisturizing vegetable-based cleansing agents and botanical emollients, dissolve away makeup and dirt. Helps preserve the natural moisture balance, leaving skin soft and supple.
My Experience: I love this gentle facial cleanser. I love to take it into the shower and thoroughly cleanse my face. It even removes my eye makeup without stinging my eyes. My daughters use it every morning and night, too. All of us agree that our skin is left thoroughly clean.
This pleasant smelling scrub/exfoliator uses Jojoba beads to gently remove dead skin cells and excess oils that clog pores. The result is a clear, refreshed, more vibrant complexion.
My Experience: I use this wonderful scrub twice a week. I usually take it into the shower with me and pour a small amount into my hand (or you can use a washcloth) and slather it all over my face, neck and chest, rubbing in a circular motion, and then I rinse. It is a great exfoliator, and I find that my skin care products are able to better absorb when I remove that outer layer of dead skin cells. Tango Scrub is very refreshing. My daughter uses it as a full body scrub. We love it!
- Cleanses and unclogs pores
- Exfoliates Skin
- Helps Stimulate sluggish skin
- Helps minimize damage caused by environmental elements
My Experience: This peel off masque is the greatest! I apply it twice a week after cleansing. I love how it dries rather quickly and I love peeling it off. It is so much fun because when you peel it off, it is as if you are peeling away your dead skin cells, and just leaving behind fresh, new and radiant skin. This amazing masque has been a lifesaver for my girls, especially during PMS time to help keep acne from forming. It keeps oily skin at bay and keeps pores unclogged for beautiful, flawless skin!
Gentle astringent Witch Hazel enhanced with natural plant extracts, hydrating Aloe and Glycerin to give skin a pH balanced, smooth finish.This gentle yet powerful formulation completes the daily cleansing process by removing traces of dirt, oil and other debris from the skin's surface. It also helps soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring it's delicate pH balance.
My Experience: After cleansing, but before any treatments or moisturizers, I apply this soothing toner to my face, neck and chest area using a cotton ball. I let it sit on my skin for about five minutes before I apply any further facial products. It leaves my skin so very refreshed and clean. It takes away any residue without drying out my skin. I love it!
A moisture-rich blend of Glycerin and antioxidating Vitamins K and E. Contains a clinically tested hypoallergenic sunblock agent plus Parsol 1789 to protect against UVA and UVB rays.
My Experience: This moisturizer is the perfect day cream to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. It is lightweight and it is not greasy like many moisturizers are. I am able to wear it under my foundation, and it looks flawless. My daughters love it, too.
My fresh-faced daughters who are big fans of Hanson Skincare
To learn more about Hanson Skincare or to place an order go to: http://www.hansonskincare.com
To Win: One winner will receive a 1.7oz bottle of Hanson Daily Moisturizer w/ SPF 15 (Retail Value $29.00)
How? It's Easy! Just enter below using the rafflecopter form. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Ireceived samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Hanson Skincare is yet another wonderful skincare company that I am absolutely crazy about! Their vitamin enriched skin products have been carefully formulated to work together to help promote and maintain healthier, smoother, more youthful skin. These products can also help slow the negative effects of time and the environment.
- Helps smooth skin texture and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and blotchy skin.
- Neutralizes free radicals from airborne pollutants. *Helps even skin tone and texture.
- Great for all skin types. This is an incredibly smooth, pleasant smelling formula that includes a rich blend of stabilized vitamins C, E and K blended with bioflavinoids.
My Experience: I apply this lovely serum after I cleanse my skin. I love how it fully absorbs into my skin without being greasy. I use it on my face, neck and chest area. It leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and refreshed. I have noticed that my skin seems to have a nice new glow to it.
Collagen Night Renewal Creme: Children don't have wrinkles because their skin is made up of Juvenile Collagen III plus Elastin. Adults have almost no Juvenile Collagen and depleted Elastin due to aging. Our new Collagen Boosting Liposome helps to increase Juvenile Collagen and Elastin by up to 45%.A concentrated, super-rich creme with patened Collagen Amplifying-CALIII which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improves elasticity, and leaves the skin soft and smooth.
My Experience: I apply this night cream after my vitamin C Serum is fully absorbed. The first thing I noticed about it is its light texture. I expected it to be heavier since it is a night creme, but I am extremely pleased with it. It has a cooling feeling and is not at all heavy or greasy. It feels so nice! I use it on my face, neck and chest area. My skin looks and feels so refreshed when I wake up in the morning. My fine lines seem to be almost completely gone!
Firming Eye Gel: Specially formulated to help revive tired, puffy looking skin around the eyes. Helps lessen the signs of aging by toning, moisturizing and smoothing the skin. This clear, cool gel goes on easily and leaves the skin with a smooth, radiant appearance. Recommended for use in conjuction with Shadowfade. Energizing plant extracts in a moisture-rich Glycerin formula tone, hydrate and revive skin around the eyes. Vitamin C, and Grape Seed Extract help to firm and wake up tired skin around the eyes, reduce puffiness and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
My Experience: Just last weekend, I had my share of unexplained insomnia. I had to get up early the next morning to teach my class at church. (I teach the 3 year olds and I love it) Anyway, my eyes definitely looked tired and puffy. You could tell I was lacking some sleep. I applied the Firming Eye Gel under my eyes, before I applied my makeup. Then I ate some breakfast and when I looked in the mirror, it was an amazing transformation. My eyes looked a lot less puffy. The skin under my eyes was toned up and tighter. I actually looked like I had gotten some rest!
Shadowfade: This revolutionary blend of vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts are combined with light dispersing micro-crystals to reduce shadows under the eyes. Brazilian Guarana Extract contains a high level of caffeine which immediately helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.
My Experience: I do get circles under my eyes from time to time. When I experience insomnia, like I tend to do, it does not help with those circles. I applied Shadowfade on my undereye circles (after I allowed my Firming Eye Gel to absorb) and I was completely amazed at how much it diminished my circles almost instantly. They completely lightened up and were a lot less noticeable. I am completely elated!
To learn more about Hanson's Skincare, or to purchase, go to: http://www.hansonskincare.com
To win: One lucky winner will receive a one ounce bottle of Hanson Skincare Vitamin C serum, ARV: $46.00
How? It's easy! Just enter below using the Rafflecopter form. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.