Naked Soul Inspired Organic Beauty – High Quality and Luxurious Skin Care & Giveaway!!!

Company: Naked Soul Beauty

“Our luxurious ingredients and fresh botanicals will transport you to the cherry blossom-lined streets of Kyoto and the white sand beaches of Tulum. As President of Naked Soul, I am committed to bringing you the safest and most nourishing ingredients for your skin and spirit.

You will indulge your skin with exotic ingredients like white camellia seed oil from Asia, known as the “beautification oil” and a geisha’s secret to flawless skin and lustrous hair. All the products in our collection are free of parabens, dioxins, sulfate cleansers, synthetic colors, and fragrances and are never tested on animals.

In addition to carefully curating the finest ingredients, I believe business should benefit as many people as possible. Naked Soul’s strongly supports fair-trade and ecological practices. When you purchase products from Naked Soul, you are investing in your beauty and that of the planet. Now that’s beautiful.”

Reviews:

All of these products contain Organic White Cammellia Oil, a powerhouse ingredient that provides moisture, softens your skin, and fights the signs of aging. Sign me up!

Ok! First up, is the SACRED Cleansing Cream. I love this cleanser! It is just what you need to gently wash away all of your make up while adding moisture and anti-aging properties to your skin. All you do is massage 3-4 pumps onto your face, add a little water, massage, and voilà! Your face is completely clean and hydrated! It easily removed my mascara, eye liner, foundation, and several layers of bronzer (hey, don’t judge me, it’s winter!).

The SACRED Cleansing Oil is the pure oil version of the SACRED Cleansing Cream discussed above. Like the cream version, it completely removes make up and impurities while adding a dose of moisture to the skin. It is just a matter of preference whether you would like to use a cream or oil cleanser!

Next, is the fabulous GODDESS Face & Eye Cream! You all know I love a good, multi-use product! Organic White Cammellia Oil gave my poor, dry skin some must needed moisture. I used 2-3 pumps of this face/eye cream and my skin instantly drank it up! My skin does not feel or look dry whatsoever, it looks dewy, fresh, and hydrated! I really like to use this under my make up and like its subtle, slightly sweet scent.

I was also sent a sample of Naked Soul Beauty’s Hair Prayer Oil Elixir. I have long, curly, highlighted hair, so you know your girl needs some hair oil! I really enjoy this one, especially the floral fragrance. It is absolutely gorgeous! I concentrated this product on the ends of  my hair, then ran my fingers through my curls (staying away from the roots).   I am happy to report that my locks looked healthier and shiny, which noticeably less frizz. I also worked a tiny bit of this oil on my dry hair, which helped to smooth my curls. I really like this hair oil!

If masks aren’t a part of your skincare routine, they need to be! I tried out the BREATHE Ageless Pearl Mask, Naked Soul Beauty’s “most powerful anti-aging mask.” This mask applies to the skin like a gel, and works to build collagen and fight blemishes. It contains passion flower, sea kelp, and actual pearls! It has a sweet scent and leaves your skin feeling smooth, moisturized, and calmed. It is a luxurious treat for your skin!

The HEART Tight Mask is another fantastic skin treatment! It will “lift, tone, and tighten with algae extracts” and has an absolutely stunning rose scent. When you apply this gel to your face, it quickly dries and tightens on your skin. You can actually feel your skin being lifted. How cool is that?!

Next, I tried the SOUL White Camellia Oil Exotic Elixir, starring Naked Soul Beauty’s signature ingredient. This oil can do it all… you can use it on your body, in your bath, and even in your hair to add moisture and nourishment to your routine. My hands were incredibly dry, thanks to the recent cold weather, and this oil really helped to moisturize them. After a few applications, my skin was as good as new. It also leaves a nice, healthy looking sheen on the skin that I really like! If you’re curious about White Camellia Oil and what it can do for your skin, I suggest giving this product a try!

Another great way to try out some of Naked Soul Beauty’s products is their SIMPLICITY Collection Sample Set which will give you “brighter, younger-looking skin.” It includes 4 generously sized samples jars of the ALIGNED Sea Kelp Face & Eye Night Serum, LOVE Exfoliating Mask, Goddess Face and Eye Cream, and the Sacred Cleansing Oil.

The Bottom Line

I love this line! Everything from the sleek, packaging to the high-quality ingredients and formulations, I truly enjoy Naked Soul Beauty’s products! I had never used (or heard of) White Camellia Oil, but now that I have, I’m in love! My skin looks bright, healthy, and hydrated and my hair looks healthy and shiny, as well… who wouldn’t want that?!

It is also great that they offer sample sets to let people discover their new favorite products. Check out my Instagram posts later today for a giveaway of the SIMPLICITY Collection Sample Set and the Heart Tight Mask @VeganTreasureHunter, and Naked Soul Beauty’s Instagram for their latest sales @NakedSoulBeauty.

Have a great day!

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NW Beauty Works Reviews

Company: NWBeautyWorks

"Handmade, Vegan & Cruelty-Free!"

Products:

Daily Acne Cleanser

Cucumber & Cranberry Moisturizer

Warm Vanilla Sugar Lotion

Reviews:

Warm Vanilla Sugar Lotion contains Organic Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, and Grapeseed Oil to hydrate even the driest skin (I would know!). To be honest, the skin on my feet gets so dry sometimes I can't even sleep at night, it's that uncomfortable! If a moisturizer can help my feet, it'll help anybody!

Within minutes of massaging this product into my skin, it was noticeably softer, smoother, and more comfortable. The sweet vanilla scent will leave a subtle scent behind, but it is not overpowering and will not compete with any other fragrances or products you are wearing.

Daily Acne Cleanser has a very strong fragrance of lemon and tea tree oil. It will definitely wake you up in the morning! Lemon is known to fade scars and brighten skin, while tea tree oil is known to kill bacteria to fight breakouts.

Cucumber & Cranberry Moisturizer is intended to be used all over the body without any greasiness. It's a very thin, gel consistency that smells primarily of cucumber. I'm not the biggest fan of cucumber in general, so I let my boyfriend try this one out! He used it and reported having softer, hydrated skin.

The Bottom Line

NW Beauty Works makes vegan, cruelty-free products that contain good for you ingredients without all of the chemicals and bad stuff. If you enjoy natural fragrances in products to moisturize and care for your skin, this brand is for you! Check out their website to learn more about their products and what they have to offer!

Thank you, NW Beauty Works, for sending me these samples to review!

 

 

CYPRESS SkinCare Review

Company: Cypress SkinCare

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“CYPRESS SkinCare is 100% Organic Natural Nourishing Skin Care Indulge Yourself With Affordable Luxury”

“The oils in CYPRESS SkinCare are 100% organic and cold pressed. They are pure, potent goodness delivered by nature. We keep the ingredients true to their natural state by never overheating.

CYPRESS SkinCare products are handcrafted in Laguna Beach and never tested on animals, also vegan. The product containers are the highest quality, BPA free, made from recycled material and recyclable. And lots of people ask why I don’t use glass. The plastic I use has the same ‘foot print’ on the earth as glass but enables me to keep my costs down which are passed on to our Cypress Family Clients.”

Products:

Body Love

Pure Love Cleanser

Face Love

Review:

Body Love is a light yet powerful oil that moisturizes the skin without feeling greasy. 100% Organic, Cold-pressed Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Olive Oil blend together to give you some serious hydration! It absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves a subtle sheen, perfect for showing off your legs and skin this summer! Body Love has only the slightest scent of coconut oil and lemon essential oil, and it’s absolutely delicious! The ultimate test was to massage this oil into my dry feet, throw some socks on, and see how it moisturized. I’m happy to report that it made my feet much softer and smoother after just one use!

I usually use cream cleansers to gently clean my dry, sensitive skin, so I was curious to try the Pure Love Cleanser. It is a blend of 100% Organic Hemp, Jojoba, Castor Oil, and Lemon Essential Oil. I’m happy to report that this oil cleanser quickly melted away my foundation, concealer, and eye makeup. My face was left completely clean, without a trace of makeup left behind. My face felt hydrated and soothed after massaging off this cleanser with a warm washcloth. After using this, my face had a nice glow with noticeably less redness.  I could have even gotten away with not using a moisturizer afterward, but I didn’t want to get the skincare gods all riled up, so I did anyway.

Face Love is a lightweight beauty oil that leaves your face moisturized and radiant. The ingredients include 100% Organic Almond, Cold-Pressed Coconut, Hemp, and Jojoba with Cypress Essential Oil.  I used Face Love after washing my face and before applying my foundation, which made it glide on and blend much easier (ugh, don’t you just hate it when your foundation gets patchy looking because of your dry skin?). I only needed 1-2 pumps of this product to cover my face and neck.  It made my skin feel and look soft, healthy and happy!

The Bottom Line

Cypress SkinCare makes pure, good-for-your-skin oils that do any excellent job hydrating, cleansing, and nourishing your skin. Of course, the products are all vegan and cruelty-free, YAY! The Pure Love Cleanser and Face Love oil work wonderfully together, and Body Love is an excellent, all-natural body moisturizer. I highly recommend giving these products a try!

Thank you, CYPRESS SkinCare for sending me these products to review!

Luminous Beauty Product Reviews

Company: Luminous Beauty

“Upma Kaur, celebrates over 22 years experience as a Holistic Esthetician with a passion for illuminating our natural beauty and vitality. Becoming frustrated with the “apply this and look better” magic bullet approach to skin care, Upma decided to create her own line.

She knows that healthy, vibrant skin is both an internal and external experience, our skin is through which we touch the world and how the world touches us. Her approach is based deeply in compassion, kindness, and self-love, supporting the skin from the inside (what you drink and eat and how you think) to the outside (what you apply, express, and how you act). Effective skincare is sustainable whole-body care.

With a love for nature, diversity and an alchemist’s soul, Upma began by crafting body butter in 2013. Received well by friends and family they all clamored for “more of that please!” They also demanded more variety, diversity, and complexity in order to nourish their personal self-care needs. Upma responded with a complete, ever evolving skin care line, luminous beauty. Where heart, soul, and whole body health meet sustainable beauty.”

Products:

Essential Toner (100 ml, $32.95)

Grapefruit Body Creme (4.5 oz, $12.95)

Rejuvenating Cleansing Oil (1 oz, $28.95)

Reviews:

When it comes to toners, I have dry skin so I am always looking for one with hydrating and soothing ingredients. Luminous Beauty’s Rose and Chamomile Essential Toner is perfect for my skin type! Along with rose water and chamomile to nourish and calm the skin, it also contains aloe to soothe and moisturize and witch hazel to gently remove impurities. This toner does not have any added fragrances but the scent itself reminded me of fresh and tangy kombucha!

The packaging is gorgeous and does indeed seem luxurious (I mean, look at it)! The sprayer itself delivers a strong and steady mist of the product, and I only needed 2-3 pumps for my entire face and neck. After using the Essential Toner, my skin felt refreshed, soothed and slightly dewy. It is perfect for wearing on a no makeup day, under a moisturizer, or even as a very light primer!

I LOVE fruity and summery scents so I was super excited to try out the Grapefruit Body Creme! The scent, oh-my-gosh the scent smells like a delicious blend of sweet grapefruit and vanilla. I would absolutely love to wear this as a perfume! The creme is thick yet works into the skin quickly without feeling oily, due to its base of Lavender Hydrosol. After just one use, my skin felt healthy, moisturized, and smelling fabulous!

The Rejuvenating Cleansing Oil is a light blend of various oils including;  Castor Seed Oil, Sesame Oil, Neem Oil along with turmeric, sage, and essential oils. It has a strong herbal scent and I only needed 2 pumps to cleanse my face. I massaged the cleanser into my skin in small circles and it quickly broke down my face and eye makeup with very little effort on my part. My skin was left completely clean and felt fresh and hydrated. I will say that if you do not enjoy using strong scents on your face, you may not enjoy this. Although the scents are due to the natural ingredients and not synthetic fragrances, I did notice that the scent stuck around for awhile on my skin. Otherwise, it worked very well and would recommend this to anyone that enjoys natural, herbal scents!

The Bottom Line 

Luminous Beauty creates quality products with amazing, great-for-you ingredients. These three products performed very well and I would encourage anyone to give them a try! The packaging is absolutely fantastic and would look beautiful displayed in your bathroom or vanity! I will continue to use these products because they do truly make my skin feel noursihed and cared for. Have you tried Luminous Beauty? Let me know what your favorite products are!

 

 

Bloom Making Skin Happy Product Review

Company: Bloom Making Skin Happy

“For 14 years Bloom Making Skin Happy in beautiful Bozeman, Montana has specialized not only in organic skin care but specifically, you. Our core principle at Bloom is to provide affordable, organic skin care that helps everyone feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin. We believe this offers a pathway towards heightened confidence, self-esteem and respect for self and others. We strive to live up to this maxim with a range of services using only our own line of organic skin care products. From waxing to microdermabrasion there’s something for everybody. Bloom… Just Skin, Just You.”

The products reviewed are vegan, cruelty-free, and organic!

Products:

Orange Blossom and Sunflower Nourishing Cleanser (6 oz. – $30.00 USD)

Dew Extreme Moisture Infusion Serum (1 oz. –  $25.00)

Review:

The Orange Blossom and Sunflower Nourishing Cleanser contains Aloe Vera, Sunflower Seed Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Avocado Oil, Orange Blossom Fruit Extract, Black Currant Seed Oil, and Red Raspberry Seed Oil. With ingredients like that, you know the product is going to be good, and I loved using it! It’s sweet and bright citrus fragrance instantly lifted my mood as it removed all traces of my foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, and brow pencil! After using this, my skin felt clean and healthy, not overly dry or tight in any way. 1 pump was more than enough product to remove my full face of makeup, so the bottle will last for quite some time.  It is definitely a new member of my daily skincare routine!

The Dew Extreme Moisture Infusion Serum contains many natural and lovely ingredients, including Aloe Vera, Blue Passion Flower, and Mannentake and Shiitake Mushroom extracts. This serum has a fresh fruity and floral fragrance (say that 3 times fast!) that instantly wakes up your senses and brings your skin to life!  Like the name implies, it gives your skin a shot of moisture, which my dry skin really needs. This serum is light and absorbs quickly into the skin. With a few uses, my skin looked smoother and my redness was calmed. I used this product in the morning before applying my makeup and it helped my foundation glide on easier. My skin did, in fact, look dewy and hydrated. I also used this at night and I woke up to perfectly moisturized skin. I was actually comfortable going out in public with little or no face make up (LOVE it!).

The Bottom Line

I truly adore companies like Bloom Making Skin Happy. Their products are naturally effective, smell fantastic, and the packaging is as cute as can be! The packaging is made of recycled plastic, the labels are printed with soy ink, and they are a Zero Waste company. How awesome is that? Of course, the products are vegan and cruelty-free and they use only high-quality organic ingredients. With their fabulous and naturally powerful products, conscientious packaging, and anti-cruelty stance, Bloom is everything a company should be! Please check out their website and let me know what products are your favorite!