Fyve Skincare Review: Vegan Products with 5 Ingredients or Less!

Calling all natural skincare fans! I’ve discovered a new, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare line and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Fyve skincare products are made with just 5 natural ingredients or less! That’s a BIG deal! If you look at the ingredients list of typical store-bought skincare products, the list is a mile long and you can pretty much bet they’re not vegan and/or cruelty-free. That’s what makes FYVE different! As you know, I review A LOT of skincare… and I’ve learned the cleaner the products, the better my skin looks!

Alright, let’s jump into the reviews!

First up, is Fyve’s Facial Melting Cleanser. This oil-based cleanser comes in a glass bottle (yay for less plastic waste!) with a handy pump. It contains Sunflower, Safflower, Castor, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, and essential oils. That’s it!

All you do is rub this thin oil cleanser onto your dry skin, and then gently remove it with a damp wash cloth. Since this is an oil cleanser, it does not foam up or strip away natural oils. The essential oils used in this product are Tea Tree, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang, which give it a natural, earthy, floral fragrance. It removed all of my makeup and left my skin feeling thoroughly cleaned without feeling tight or dry. I highly recommend using Fyve’s 100% Organic Bamboo Face Towel with this! It is super soft and adds a little exfoliation to your cleansing routine!

Next up, is Fyve’s Hydrating Face Oil made with Meadowfoam Oil  (deeply moisturizes and packed with antioxidants), Olive Squalene Oil (soothes, moisturizes, and protects skin), Evening Primrose Oil (anti-inflammatory used for acne and wrinkles), Cranberry Seed Oil (contains fatty acids and antioxidants), and Matricaria Flower extract (soothes and moisturizes skin). To be honest, I had not heard of a few of these ingredients before, but I’ll be the first to tell ya that they work!

After using the cleanser, I massaged 3-5 drops of this oil into my skin. Within minutes, my face was moisturized and noticeably less red. I naturally have a lot of pink in my skin, so I truly appreciate this anti-inflammatory effect!

This week, we got about a foot of snow, and with it, I got a terrible cold. I had to blow my nose about 1,000 times which left the skin around my nose extremely red and raw (you know how it is). Within 2-3 applications of this oil, I am thrilled to say my nose completely healed up! I REALLY love this stuff!

Last, is the Fyve Lip Balm Set that comes with 4 delicious balms in a cute metal tin. In all honesty, I wanted to give this away as a Christmas gift, but I try out each and every product to make sure my reviews are genuine. Really though, this little set is adorable and the flavors of these balms are SO GOOD! The Orange Tangerine has a sweet, citrus scent. The Cocoa Mint is perfect for this time of year with its refreshing chocolatey flavor, and the Grapefruit has a light, tangy citrus flavor. My favorite is the Coconut Lime… the lime flavor is so bright it instantly puts me in a good mood!

All of the balms except for the Cocoa Mint have a base of Sunflower oil, Coconut oil, and Candelilla wax. The Cocoa Mint’s base is Olive oil, Cocoa butter, Avocado and Candelilla wax. All of these balms are flavored with natural oils.

These lip balms glide on effortlessly and instantly melt into your lips. Like I said before, I was sick and a complete mess. My lips were SO chapped and cracked… until I started using these! I used a balm before bedtime and within a day or two, my lips were healthy and moisturized! You can bet your pretty little face I keep one of these with me at all times!

The Bottom Line:

Fyve 5 Ingredients or less products have quickly become some of my favorites! Using clean, animal-friendly products has become a passion of mine, and I can confidently say these products, from the packaging to the unique combinations of ingredients, are extremely high quality. I 100% recommend this brand and I truly hope you give the products a try! Please let me know if you do!

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Grow Fragrace Air + Fabric Freshener (100% Plant-Based) Review

Hello again, Veganeers!

I’m thrilled to start doing product reviews again, and I’m so excited to share this product with you!

Now more than ever, people are looking for healthier options for everything from the food they eat (go vegan!), the products they put on their body, to household cleaning items. There’s absolutely no need to use harmful, toxic chemicals and that’s why I’m so impressed with Grow Fragrance Air + Fabric Freshener!

This product is Leaping Bunny Certified 🐇 and made with 100% Plant-based ingredients. This is SO important when it comes to protecting yourself and your family from skin and respiratory irritants found in typical air and fabric fresheners (Febreeze, who?!). Why put chemicals into your body if you don’t need to?

I am always concerned about what my little dogs are being exposed to, so if you have fur babies or human babies 👶 in your home, please pay attention to the products you are using!

Now, onto the actual review!

I am a huge fan of the sleek, minimal, nature-inspired packaging of this spray! I selected the limited- edition Pine Forest scent to make my home smell like a holiday paradise, and I must say I ADORE this scent! The pine scent is fresh, natural, and authentic (no Pinesol, here!). After a couple of sprays – shake it up before you use it- I wasn’t sure if I was in my living room watching Youtube or lost in a forest! Really though, this spray did a great job covering up doggie odors and even the smell from the garlic tomato sauce I ate for dinner (does this also refresh garlic breath?!). So, as far as air fresheners go, it works and I love it!

This product certainly freshens the air, but what about fabrics?

To find out, I sprayed one of my knee-high boots (faux leather with fabric lining) that I stopped wearing because, well, they smelled pretty funky. 3 sprays later, I can say this product definitely works as a fabric refresher! (My one smelly boot was jealous, so I sprayed that one, as well).

Grow Fragrance Air + Fabric Freshener really gets the job done and has become one of my favorite products! I will definitely continue to use this to add some holiday spirit to the air and to de-funkify gym shoes, dog beds, etc.

Thank you, Grow Fragrance, for sending me this product to review!

Follow me @VeganTreasureHunter and Grow Fragrance @growfragrance on Instagram!

Essance Organic Skincare

Company: Essance Organic Skincare

“HERBAL INFUSED SKINCARE: Raw beauty is possible with natural ingredients. Handmade so you can feel amazing, loved, and beautiful.”

Review:

I’m so excited to be back! While I was away, I tried out a fantastic products from a brand called Essance Organic Skincare! Their products are made in Portland, OR and honestly, their everything I want in my skincare products! They’re organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and full of beneficial plants and herbs!

I had the opportunity to try out a bunch of their products that are included in their Dragon’s Blood Starter Package. Don’t worry, Khalisi’s dragons weren’t harmed to make these products! They are named for the antioxidant rich and anti-inflammatory ingredients called Sangre de Drago (aka Dragon’s Blood).

Ok, let’s go!

First, the Dragon’s Blood Cleanser is great for all skin types and does a great job removing the day’s dirt, oil, and make up without drying your skin. Its thick, rich formula contains skin-loving ingredients including aloe vera, olive oil, papaya, rosehip seed oil, MSM, frankincense to not only cleanse, but to moisturize and fight signs of aging, dryness, and inflammation! This isn’t just a cleanser, it is a skin treatment in and of itself.

After cleansing, I spritzed on the Dragon’s Blood Toner. All you need to do is lightly mist this refreshing toner all over you face and let the orange blossum, peppermint, witch hazel, lavendar, frankincense, and Chaga mushroom balance and reinvigorate your skin in preparation for the products below!

To seal the benefits of the toner into your skin, immediately apply the Dragon’s Blood Cream. It easily glides onto the skin which quickly drank it up like a sponge, leaving my complexion looking dewy and ready for make up! This cream has the same plant-based ingredients as the cleanser to really give your skin the benefits of these fantastic ingredients.

At night after cleansing and toning, I used the Dragon’s Blood Serum which has the same fresh, herbal scent as the rest of the line. This product is more like a thick cream/serum hybrid, jam packed with Chaga mushroom, Rooisbos Tea, coconut oil, rose distallate, rosehip, argan oil, sea buckthorn, pomegranate, and carrot oil. This list of superstar ingredients moisturizes and supplies anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties as you sleep. Your skin really couldn’t ask for more!

If you’re looking for a great body moisturizer, their Passionfruit Lotion is great for everyday use to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Like the rest of their products, it easily absorbs right into the skin. I love the light scent and the long list of all natural ingredients including aloe, jojoba, coconut oil, rose, and rooibos tea.

Last but not least, is the Passionfruit Lip balm! If I don’t have lip balm on, I really don’t feel my best! My lips dry out almost immediately (yesssss, mom, I drink plenty of water), so I’m always looking for a healthy, vegan and cruelty free lip product that moisturizes and doesn’t break the bank! I love this lip balm because it does everything a great lip balm should!

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for some serious skincare but want all natural, plantbased, and crueltyfree ingredients, Essance Skincare is for you! Each and every product contains all natural, nourishing ingredients that make your skin look healthy and glowing! I love how my skin looks! I only need a little concealer and I’m out the door! The redness is my cheeks is not as noticeable and my skin just looks radiant and cared for! Essance Skincare truly makes amazing products that are good for you, the environment and the animals!

Head on over to their website and let me know what you try! Thank you, Essance Organic Skincare, for sending me these products to review!

Natural Thriving Boutique Natural Insect Repellant

Company: Natural Thriving Clean Beauty and Wellness Boutique

Products: 

Elegant Rose Insect Repellent

Campers Shampoo and Body Bar – Natural Insect Repellent

Reviews:

If you are vegan and/or want a natural way to keep the bugs away, look no further! Natural Thriving Boutique offers a chemical-free bug repellant made with essential oils that will allow you to enjoy all of your favorite outdoor activities without the ridiculous toxins found in other bug sprays. Trust me, you don’t want to breathe in the store-bought stuff!

Lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, geranium, and peppermint oils combine to create a bright, herbal, citrus-y scent that is SO refreshing. Just spray on a few pumps of this fine mist and, you’re good to go explore the outdoors (or just sit outside and sip your coffee). It is even safe for your pets!

I’m happy to report that this spray does, in fact, keep the bugs away. Repel them, don’t kill them!

I also received a sample of Campers Shampoo & Body Bar. If you’ve read my reviews before, you know that I LOVE a good, multi-use product! If not, Hi, I’m Julie, and I want everything in my life to be multi-functional. 

This bar has an uplifting and refreshing scent that is very similar to the Insect Repellant spray, and contains coconut oil, shea butter, and lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, peppermint & geranium essential oils.

Under running water, it lathers up nicely and easily rinses clean from your hair and skin, leaving both thoroughly clean and smelling oh-so-fresh! You would never guess that this product is a natural bug repellant!

The Bottom Line

Natural Thriving Boutique offers effective vegan and cruelty-free products. Anyone, and I mean ANYONE that likes spending time outside needs this natural insect repellant! It works and smells great! I have some hiking trips planned and I will absolutely use these products!

Thank you, Natural Thriving Boutique for sending me these products to review and for offering natural, animal-friendly products!