Selfish Care – Nourishing Beauty Balm and Beauty Oil Reviews

Company: Selfish Care

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Product: Nourishing Beauty Balm (1 ounce/30 ml) $60.00 USD

Review: There’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself! Being a little selfish is a great thing. Loving yourself enough to take care of your skin and wellbeing is necessary to feel confident, valued, and empowered.

I love the message behind Selfish care and am thrilled to share their Nourishing Beauty Balm with you! This balm is full of fabulous ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, and jojoba oil to deeply moisturize, soften, and protect the skin.

It also includes Cranberry seed oil, which is enriched with fatty acids and antioxidants to improve inflamed, aging skin. Nettle Oil improves skin’s texture, while Coffee Oil helps to regenerate skin cells.Elderflower Oil tightens and brightens while Red Clover Oil gives skin a healthy dose of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and minerals. Last but not least, Alkanet Root Oil provides astringent and antimicrobial properties to this powerhouse balm!

Ok, so now you know what’s in it… but does it work?!

I used this balm in the AM and PM immediately after cleansing my face. This balm melts right into the skin and a little bit goes a long way! This balm provided deep (and much needed) moisture to my dry/combination skin. My face was noticeably more hydrated and it generally looked healthier and more even-toned. It also helped to calm the redness in my skin. I am happy to report that it did not cause any breakouts and has left my skin looking radiant and well cared for!

I also received a sample of Selfish Care’s soon to be launched Nourishing Beauty Oil. Just like the balm, it is packed with skin loving ingredients like Coconut Oil, Golden Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and other essential oils. It smells sweet and delicious, and instantly hydrates the skin while giving it a gorgeous glow!

The Bottom Line

Selfish Care’s Nourishing Beauty Balm and Beauty Oil are fantastic products. They are carefully formulated with natural ingredients to give exceptional results. Of course, they are vegan and cruelty-free! I highly recommend the Nourishing Beauty Balm to anyone that is looking to care for their skin with products that are designed to address multiple skin concerns in one easy step (aging, redness, dryness, etc.). Head on over to Selfish Care’s website to read more about this balm! Show your skin a little love!

Thank you, Selfish Care, for sending me these products to review!

Olìe Biologique​ Balancing Oil Review

Company: Olìe Biologique

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Product: 001 Huile Parfaite Balancing Face Oil

(All purchases can be made through their Amazon store)

 

Review:

This facial oil is the perfect shade of yellow because it is absolutely PURE GOLD! My skin loves everything about it and I am so excited to share it with you!

Ok, so if you’ve visited my blog before, you may know that I review a lot of skincare. A LOT. Some facial oils moisturize, others help to reduce acne and bumps, while others calm redness or soften fine lines. Well, I needed all of that to get done with one oil… and I am thrilled to say that I’ve found it with Olìe Biologique’s Balancing Oil!

It is the perfect formulation of non-GMO, plant-based, and all natural cold-pressed oils. Best of all, it is certified by PETA as a cruelty-free and vegan product. Jojoba, Tamanu, Argan, and Baobab oils blend together to make this an extremely effective daily skin treatment.

Every night, I used 3-4 drops of this oil on my face. Its thin consistency allows it to work into the skin easily and it absorbs quickly. I will note that it has a light to medium herbal, almost vegetable-like scent (it is plant-based, after all), but once it is massaged into the skin, it is not noticeable.

After just one week (actually, I noticed a difference after just a few days) my skin was noticeably more radiant, moisturized, even-toned and healthy looking. The stubborn clogged pores on my forehead began to clear out, the redness in my cheeks decreased, and I had absolutely no breakouts. Although it has only been a week, I believe that the very fine lines around my mouth and eyes have also decreased.

My skin has been looking so good that I even went out a few times without makeup! The 0.17 fl. oz. size is about $15.00 USD. It is a sample size, but I think it will last at least 4-6 weeks, so the price is fantastic!

The Bottom Line

I am beyond impressed with this Balancing Oil! I am loving how my skin looks since using this, and of course, I love that it is vegan and cruelty-free!! I highly recommend this exceptional product to anyone looking for healthy, organic skincare that is effective and affordable. The sample size is the perfect way to find which formula is right for your skin type without investing too much money. All of their products are available for purchase through their Amazon store (link above). Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Thank you, Olìe Biologique, for sending me this incredible product to review!

Cannabliss Organic – Skincare Review

Company: Cannabliss Organic

“Cannabliss Organic skincare is made with naturally rich hemp oil to provide numerous healing benefits. Our full spectrum hemp oil is grown organically in Colorado and has been shown to work wonders on dry skin, acne, wrinkles, scars, sunspots, eczema, and psoriasis.”

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Review: If you haven’t heard of the wonderful effects of hemp oil, where have you been? Hemp oil is known to improve “dry skin, acne, wrinkles, scars, sunspots, eczema, and psoriasis.” Well… sign me up!

This Starter Kit contains the Revitalizing Serum, Moisturizing Lotion, and Hemp Salve (5 ml each). All 3 products contain hemp oil. The Revitalizing Serum is a thin consistency with a light citrusy herbal scent. This serum works into the skin easily and absorbs quickly.  Along with Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, this contains fabulous, good-for-your-skin ingredients including resveratrol and vitamin C to fight free radicals and signs of aging.

The Moisturizing Serum is to be layered on after using the serum. The consistency is thin and absorbs quickly like the serum, making this pair of products perfect to use under makeup or at bedtime.  The scent is unique and absolutely delicious! It smells like a sweet vanilla creme donut and I really love it!

When used together, these products definitely hydrated my skin without causing breakouts. The redness in my cheeks was reduced and my skin feels firm and healthy.

I have to note that the Hemp Salve that comes with this set contains beeswax, but the company is working on a vegan formula which they hope will be certified vegan soon. Based on that information, I will say that this salve does an excellent job moisturizing. The consistency is that of a thick balm and has a moderately strong lavender/herbal scent. It is intended to use on very dry areas of skin, like elbows, knees, cuticles or even lips. I used this as a lip balm and it made them so soft and smooth with only one use! I will definitely purchase this once they release the vegan version.

The Bottom Line

I truly enjoy these products from Cannabliss Organic! Hemp has such amazing effects on the skin, and these products would be suitable for all skin types. They smell amazing and really bring your skin to life. I highly recommend the Revitalizing Serum and Moisturizing Lotion, and can’t wait for them to release the vegan version of the Hemp Salve!

Thank you, Cannabliss Organic, for sending me this Starter Kit to review! I’m a huge fan!

Ojai Sugar Sustainable Skincare Product Reviews

Company: Ojai Sugar Sustainable Skincare

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“Ojai Sugar Skincare is a line of artisanal body x foliants, face and lip care, and perfumed oils. We are known for quality and mindfully sourced ingredients. Our entire line is vegan friendly, cruelty “free” with zero toxins: parabens, sulfates, or water. We prepare each product in small batches to guarantee the purity and efficacy of its treatment. Unique hand-poured blends of restorative plant based ingredients with therapeutic grade essential oils inspired by the beauty and diversity of Ojai and California”

Products:

Petals Collection – Facial Waters (2 ounces $17.00 USD)

Petals Collection – Facial Oil (1 ounce $56.00 USD)

LemonGrass Body X Foliants (8 ounces $28.00 USD)

Reviews:

I was very excited to try out 2 products from Ojai Sugar’s Petals Collection! This is a long review, so if you’re curious and want a quick info, skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post!

The Petals Collection Facial Waters is made for all skin types and is packed with powerful plant-based ingredients. Rose, chamomile, geranium, and helicrysum hydrate, balance and tone the skin while hibiscus extract plumps and tightens, aloe vera calms, and witch hazel purifies.

This toner does everything that you want and more! It certainly calms the skin, lightly hydrates, and preps the skin for serums/oils. It has a light floral scent and I only needed 2 pumps for my entire face. I used this in the AM and PM and really liked using this on days that I didn’t want to wear makeup. It gave my skin a refreshed, healthy glow.

The Petals Collection Facial Oil is made to complement the Facial Waters and is also suitable for all skin types. The ingredients list includes; Borage, Camellia Seed, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn, Meadowfoam, Squalane (olive derivative) Vitamin E. Essential Oils: *Cistus (Rockrose), Rose, Neroli, and Rose Geranium. These ingredients are known to hydrate, nourish, calm, and brighten the skin.  It also contains a unique ingredient that I hadn’t used before called Rockrose. “Cistus/Rockrose with its warm amber notes set this blend apart with its ability to rejuvenate aging skin, reduce wrinkles, tighten loose muscles and calms inflamed and irritated skin.”

This Facial Oil has a sweet, floral fragrance. It comes packaged in a beautiful frosted glass bottle with a dropper to keep the product sanitary and to help dispense the desired amount. I used about 5 drops to cover my entire face a few minutes after using the Facial Waters. I opted to use this at as a night serum because it was slightly tacky for about an hour on my skin. This oil is thicker than other oils I have used, so you do have to work it into your skin for a minute or two. As with any facial oil, you need to massage the product into your skin to get the most benefits from the product. It doesn’t do much good to put it on and just let it sit.

I woke up to hydrated skin that looked healthy and dewy. My face is usually sensitive, dry, and somewhat problematic and after using this product it looked less red and dry. I do have to note that I experienced multiple breakouts while using this, but I have been very stressed, so I can’t say for sure what the cause is. I asked my boyfriend to try it for few days. He did not experience breakouts and said his skin wasn’t as dry or red.

The LemonGrass Body X Foliant has a bright, citrusy and slightly floral fragrance from essential oils of bergamot, geranium, and lemongrass. This sugar scrub will without a doubt perk up your senses while scrubbing away dull, dry skin. It has a whipped consistency and the sugar scrubs away dull skin without being too rough. After using this, my skin was noticeably moisturized thanks to the pumpkin seed butter, almond, coconut, and grapeseed oils! As a bonus, the essential oils fill the shower with their uplifting fragrance and leaves a subtle scent on the skin.

The Bottom Line

Ojai Sugar Sustainable Skincare creates products that are vegan, cruelty-free and made with fabulous, all natural ingredients including therapeutic essential oils. They are made to address dry, sensitive, mature, acne-prone skin along with rosacea and eczema.

I think the Facial Oil would be absolutely wonderful for people with sensitive or dry skin or people that want to address fine lines and firmness. In my opinion, this Facial Oil would be best for people that are not experiencing acne or frequent breakouts since the formula is quite thick. In my experience, breakouts need to be treated and also need to be able to breathe and heal.

I plan to use this facial oil in the upcoming winter months when my skin gets super dry!  I must note that the fragrance of this oil is quite strong, so if you do not enjoy floral fragrances, this would not be for you. For me, I quite liked catching hints of the scent throughout the day!

The Facial Waters contains Witch Hazel which is a natural acne fighter so I will continue to use it in my routine to clear up my skin. It’s calming and nourishing ingredients make it an excellent way to freshen up your skin or to prep it for serums and other treatments.

The LemonGrass Body X Foliant did a wonderful job softening and hydrating my skin.  Even my boyfriend, who does not enjoy or care about skin care what-so-ever, liked the clean, crisp scent. The sugar is rough enough to smooth and soften skin, but not too abrasive that you can’t use it a few times per week. I highly recommend this product and look forward to trying the other scents!

Thank you, Ojai Sugar Sustainable Skincare, for sending me these products to review!

ZGLOW Skin Care – Face Mask Reviews

Company: ZGLOW Skin Care

 

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Blueberry Antioxidant Mask $27.00 USD

Clearing Mud Mask $27.00 USD

Moisture Infused Mask $27.00 USD

Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask $27.00 USD

Reviews:

ZGLOW makes organic, vegan and cruelty-free face masks that beautify your skin naturally. With ingredients like blueberry, pumpkin, aloe, white tea and shea butter, these masks are a natural beauty lovers dream!

The Blueberry Antioxidant Mask smells like a fresh blueberry smoothie! Its consistency is that of a thick lotion, which means it doesn’t drip all over the place as you use it. Yay! Aloe vera, shea butter, mango butter, olive and almond oil make this mask super hydrating and nourishing.  I used this on my face for 15 minutes and after my skin was moisturized and looking dewy and refreshed! I really can’t get over the smell of this one. It is so so nice!

The Clearing Mud Mask is thick skin treatment aimed at reducing oil production and killing bacteria to clear and prevent breakouts. The star ingredients of this mask include:

“Pure Arctic mineral mud blended with botanicals, extracts, marine minerals and protein will promote firmness while clearing breakouts. Includes Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Japanese Green Tea which assist in rejuvenating the skin, while Cucumber Extract will help tighten pores. Enjoy our exclusive essential oils blend of Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Juniper Berry, Lemongrass assist in balancing the skin and preventing overproduction of oil”

I used this mask on my T zone (does anyone even say that anymore? I mean my forehead, nose, and chin). I added a little bit of water to it before hand, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. I have clogged pores on my forehead that never turn into pimples, they just hang around forever and make my skin look bumpy. After using this mask, I noticed that the bumps had been dried out a bit and easier to extract. The bacteria and oil seemed to have been drawn out of my pores and had begun to start clearing my skin! With just two uses, that is pretty impressive!

The Moisture Infused Mask has a thick consistency like the others, and a fresh, natural scent. This mask is a “creamy luxurious mask that eases wrinkles, fine lines and smoothes the surface with a slight plumping action.”It also contains hyaluronic acid (organic plant source) a super moisturizing property for skin. The hydration doesn’t stop there we’ve added sweet almond oil, olive oil, grape seed oil and sunflower seed oil.”

This mask is intended for dry, mature and/or sensitive skin. It definitely gives you a boost of hydration after using it! If you’ve read my reviews before, you know I like a good multifunctional product, so I used this on my excessively dry and peeling lips. I’m happy to report that it did an awesome job bringing my lips (and skin) back to life! I think this mask would be great for just about anyone looking to moisturize their skin.

Last up, is the Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask which smells and looks like pumpkin purèe! This mask contains “organic pumpkin puree with pineapple and carrot root to clear away old surface cells and pore congestion.” It also claims to “diminish fine lines, hydrate and reveal dewy skin with renewing apple, bilberry, lemon peel, orange peel and papaya extracts.”

With an ingredient list like that, who could refuse? 

I couldn’t help but look forward to the Fall while using this mask. It smells like pumpkin pie, and like almost every girl, I love pumpkin spice everything! This mask hydrates, exfoliates, and purifies and brightens skin… what more could you ask for? I like this product because it gets the job done, but it also is fun and different to use. This would make an awesome holiday gift! *Stay tuned for my upcoming Vegan and Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide!

The Bottom Line

If you’re into natural skin care and beauty, you must check out ZGLOW Skin Care’s face masks. No matter your skin type, there’s a mask for you! I liked using the Clearing Mud Mask on my forehead, nose, and chin, the Blueberry Antioxidant Mask on my cheeks, and the Moisture Infused Mask on my lips! Who says you have to use only one mask? Mix and match to address your specific skin concerns!

Above all else, I love that these masks are vegan, cruelty-free and organic. I highly recommend these products! My skin is looking healthy, clearer, and cared for. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for ZGLOW!

Thank you, ZGLOW Skin Care, for sending me these samples to review!