ELBA Vegan Cosmetics Review

Company: ELBA Vegan Cosmetics (Facebook) (Etsy Shop)

“ELBA vegan cosmetics handmade personal care products are Non-Toxic, Ecological, Natural and Organic for the ethical consumer market”

“No: parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, chemical, sulfates”

Products:
Advanced Hydration Facial Cream (2 oz. – $25.00 USD)

Hand and Body Butter (8 oz. – $17.99 USD)

Hydrating Face Tonic (4 oz. – $17.99 USD)


Reviews:


The Advanced Hydration Facial Cream contains Squalene, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Aloe Vera making this a deeply nourishing and moisturizing cream that also protects your skin from damage.

Prior to trying out this product, I had a serious allergic reaction to a skincare product that I was testing. A red, bumpy rash appeared on my face and chest. After several days and no improvement, I went to see my doctor, and she prescribed me a steroid cream to help with my skin condition. I did not want to fill the prescription since I knew that topical medications are tested on animals. My pharmacy informed me that they were out of the steroid cream anyhow, so I was back at square one.

I decided to try using this Advanced Hydration Facial Cream due to its moisturizing and calming ingredients. I’m so glad I did! My skin was noticeably hydrated and my skin rash had drastically improved! This facial cream makes no claims about being used as a medical treatment, but for me, it was just what my skin needed. My skin is now clear and I continue to use this product. My skin is dewy and hydrated, and I use it under my makeup in the morning and after cleansing in the evening. I really love how this fragrance-free cream soothes my sensitive skin, and how its light consistency quickly absorbs and hydrates. This facial cream really gets the job done and I will be using this as part of my skincare routine for a long time to come!

 

The fragrance-free Hand and Body Butter is extremely moisturizing due to its signature components of coconut butter, shea butter, Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera. It is thick yet absorbs quickly after you massage it into your skin. I use it after spending time in the sun, before heading off to work in the morning and to replenish my skin at night. If it can make my dry, cracked elbows look healthy and hydrated, it can do just about anything!

For the most part, I have not used facial sprays or tonics, but I was curious to try this Hydrating Face Tonic since the other products are so great. This spray contains Chamomile Distilled water, Hyaluronic Acid, and Silk Powder (Some vegans may not consider to this be 100% vegan due to the silk powder since they are an animal by-product). One to two pumps of this facial tonic is enough to cover your face and neck with a fine mist of soothing ingredients. Although my face is dry and needs a moisturizer after it, I think this would be absolutely perfect moisturizer for people with oily/combination skin. I enjoy using it as a pick-me-up throughout the day, and before applying the Advanced Hydration Facial Cream at bedtime.

The Bottom Line

I highly recommend ELBA Vegan Cosmetics! These products absolutely rescued my skin and it gets better and better as I continue to use them! The packaging is gorgeous and durable (great for travel or for people like me that tend to drop things) and the products themselves are naturally effective and luxurious. Give these products a try and let me know how you like them!

Thank you, Elba Vegan Cosmetics, for sending me these products to review!

Miz Magickal – Whipped Body Butter & Lip Balm Review

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to bring on the summer! This includes longer days, more time outside, and of course, summer scented body products!

It’s not enough that a product smells great. It also has to get the job done, which is why I’m so happy to have tried out some products from Miz Magickal! Lisa, the owner, was kind enough to send me her Whipped Body Butter and Lip Balm to review.

Miz Magickal is a new company based on positive energy, meditation, peace and serenity. All products are free of emulsifiers, parabens, and phthalates, and the lip balms are beeswax free! YESSS! Save the bees!


I chose the Whipped Body Butter in the Sweet Orange and Vanilla Scent (2 oz.). This product hits your nose with notes of sweet citrus and leaves behind the scent of vanilla and cocoa butter, along with a subtle sheen/glow on the skin. It is the consistency of a thick mousse and is easily worked into the skin!

So… this body butter passed the fragrance test, but did it actually work?? For the ultimate test, I used this on my legs right after shaving and on my always dry, and not so cute, footsies. I am happy to report that my legs are as soft and smooth as (body) buttah!! My feet look and feel wayyyyyy better after just a few uses!


The Orange Lip Balm (.15 oz.) comes in the CUTEST bright pink tube and I absolutely love it! It has a very similar scent to the Body Butter, with sweet notes of citrus, organic coconut oil, and cocoa butter. This balm glides on easily and leaves behind a subtle shine, perfect for when you don’t want to fuss or when when you want to pull a look together. It is not sticky or tacky in the slightest, so you don’t have to worry about your hair getting stuck in it on a windy day (Hooray!). I put this on before bedtime, and my lips were noticeably softer. It’s a winner in my book!

So, if you’re looking for vegan and cruelty-free products that are effective and made from good people, give Miz Magickal a try! Check out her newly launched website to see all of her available products, and follow her on Instagram @mizmagickal!

 

Help Put an End to Cosmetic Testing on Animals! This is BIG!

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This is a screenshot from The Humane Society of the United States… we are getting closer and closer to eliminating animal testing in the cosmetics industry! Please click the link below to call/email your legislator and to send out a prewritten letter to help this cause (Click on the ACT NOW option with the bunnies!). I sent emails to 3 state reps, and even the White House! Every little bit helps! This is a dream, and it is almost coming true! Please help!

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