Not Soap, Radio – Peace, Joy & Sanity Gift Set and The Phoenix Bubbles for Bath or Shower Reviews (Part 2)

Company: Not Soap, Radio

Products:

Peace, Joy, & Sanity Gift Set

The Phoenix (when you need to rise for the ashes, yet again) Bubbles for Bath or Shower

Reviews: It is that time of year when you have a billion things to do and your nerves might be wearing a bit thin. Don’t worry! Not Soap, Radio’s Peace, Joy & Sanity Gift Set is exactly what you need! (Who says you can’t buy a little something for yourself, huh?)

This gift set comes with 3 travel-sized hand/body lotions and 3 travel-sized bubble bath/body washes. The bubble bath/body washes work into a nice, rich lather that leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and lightly fragranced. The lotions absorb quickly into the skin and also leave your skin smelling fabulous! The scents are absolutely mouth-watering and sure to help you unwind! (Nobody said you can’t have a little wine with that bubble bath too, did they?!)

The “To sleep full of sweet dreams (without waking up in a mad panic at 3am)” scent contains chamomile and lavender to calm your overworked mind and smells like lavender and clementine, which is just so so nice! It truly will help you get a (relatively) peaceful sleep!

The “Liquid Freud (when you need to turn up the volume on your inner voice of reason)” scent is made to balance your emotions and act as a little pick me up. The coconut milk, mango and vanilla scent definitely makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation… who wouldn’t feel better after that?!

“When life gives you one too many lemons (and you’ve misplaced your happy place…)” is a must try! The fresh, bright scent of lemons and sweet sugar naturally makes you feel more optimistic about life… It reminds me of summertime and lemonade and just generally makes me feel happy!

“The Phoenix (when you need to rise for the ashes, yet again)” is another fun, refreshing bubble bath/body wash that will help you exit the bath/shower with a brand new outlook! The super luxurious lather and intoxicating scent of persimmon and plum are exactly what you need to get back on your feet and attack the day head-on! It doesn’t hurt that your skin will smell like a million bucks!

The Bottom Line

I’m a huge fan of Not Soap, Radio’s bath and body products! They’re vegan, cruelty-free, and have the best scents out there! I love the names and how they are made to really make you feel better. These products would make the perfect gift for just about everyone on your shopping list, or just go ahead and treat yourself (you deserve it… you little badass, you!)

Head on over to Not Soap, Radio’s website to check out these products and all of the fantastic gift sets that they have available! While you’re at it, check out my previous review of their hair/body fragrance that is also a fav of mine!

Jivana Luxe Ayurvedic Skin Care Reviews- Natural, Vegan Products That Will Give You Healthy, Glowing Skin!

Company: Jivana

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Products:

Aloe and Rose Tonic For Face

Pitta Balancing Treatment Oil

Vata Face Cream

Bhana Body Scrub

Body Butter

Sananda Face Polish

Reviews:

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Aloe and Rose… sounds like the perfect toner to me!

Well, I was right! This toner soothes your skin after cleansing and also adds moisture. It has a subtle scent that smells like a sweet, floral tea that is absolutely delicious! This toner is made with 100% organic Rose Water, rose essential oil, and Aloe Vera to gently clear away any oil or make up to reveal a completely clean and healthy face! This toner is great for all skin types and I highly recommend it!

The Pitta Balancing Treatment Oil is an absolute dream for my skin! It is made to address inflammation, redness and reactivity, and sensitive skin. It smells like a bouquet of flowers and is packed with skin loving ingredients. Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Argan Oil and Chammomile and Green Tea are a few of the star ingredients that make this oil so fantastic. It hydrates and calms the skin without feeling greasy or heavy.

I love using this in the morning. I wash my face, massage 3-4 drops onto my face and let in sink in as I get ready for the day. By the time I am ready to apply make up (10 minutes or so), my skin is completely moisturized and my make up applies smoothly and easily.

This oil definitely calmed and moisturized my combination/sensitive skin without causing breakouts. My skin is less red and it just generally looks healthier! I love this stuff!

The Vata Face Cream is a thick, luxurious face cream that nourishes your skin with essential oils and herbs. It smells AMAZING… light, herbal, refreshing, just trust me! It instantly hydrates to improve the texture and tone of your skin. I like to use this after the Aloe and Rose Tonic at nighttime, however, it would make the perfect daytime moisturizer as well since it is not too heavy or greasy. For a double dose of hydration, this could be used under the treatment oil.

Exfoliation is very important to healthy looking skin. Once or twice a week, use a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells and impurities, improve circulation to give your skin a nice glow, and to improve cell turnover. The Sananda Face Polish is a nice way to do all of these things. This sugar-based facial scrub is made for acne-prone skin and removes bacteria and oil from pores for clearer skin overtime. It has an herbal/citrusy scent and oils to nourish the skin, so it will not cause dryness like typical acne-fighting treatments.

I’ve never used anything quite like the Bhana Body Scrub! It is a sea salt scrub with ground herbs and essential oils. It has a texture that’s somewhat gel-like and it’s very interesting! When you use this scrub with hot water, the scrub breaks down and does a great job removing dry skin cells and moisturizing event the most dehydrate skin. I use this on my feet and elbows, and it really did improve the look and feel of my skin. As with any scrub, its a good idea to put on a lotion or body butter afterwards. This is a unique product that is fun to use and definitely gets the job done!

The Body Butter is perfect treat for your skin. The consistency is very thick but it instantly melts and absorbs into your skin to leave it soft, smooth, and hydrated. It has a subtle scent that is fresh, clean, and herbal and it leaves a nice glowing sheen on the skin. Love it!

The Bottom Line

Jivana products are thoughtfully created with the highest quality ingredients. They effectively cleanse, hydrate and nourish the skin with natural oils, butters, and essential oils. Their range includes products for your face, body, and hair so it is simple to switch to vegan, cruelty-free products that are free of harmful chemicals and contain only the purest ingredients.

I absolutely adore how the Aloe and Rose Tonic and Pitta Balancing Treatment Oil work together to dramatically hydrate and reduce the redness in my skin. I felt comfortable leaving the house without make up and my boyfriend even told me that my skin looked better!

I highly recommend these products and look forward to trying more from this line! Head on over to their website and let me know what you think!

Thank you, Jivana, for sending me these fantastic products 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.”

Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 11.54.46 AMProducts: Topical Cannabis Starter Kit – $25.00 USD

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!

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!

 

 

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!