VERSED Vegan & Cruelty-Free Skincare Review

Long time, no see! It is great to be back at the product review game, and I have some awesome products to share with you!

You may have heard that Target just began carrying a new, vegan and CF line of skincare products… all priced at $20 or below! Versed Skincare offers everything you need for a gorgeous, healthy skin from serums and eye creams, to spot treatments, cleansers, lip oil and more!

Of course, I HAD to get to my local Target immediately! I instantly loved everything about this line from the simplistic yet eye-catching display and packaging, to the exciting range of products. (Did you see the Target display in my IG Story? Follow me!). First, I picked up the Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream.

Versed Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream

I’m a firm believer that if you’re old enough to (legally) drink, you’re old enough for an eye cream! This bad boy contains olive oil, shea butter, peptides, and algae extract to give your pretty little eyes some much-need TLC! Trust me, when it comes to this formula, she thicc but she absorbs quickly! Whether your undereyes are dry and need a little moisture, or you’re starting to notice some fine lines from age or from crying your eyes out because your ex stole your record collection, this eye cream will help address these issues (minus the ex) for a smoother, hydrated eye area. This eye cream has definitely worked its way into my skincare-lovin’ heart!

Next up, is the Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum made for dull and/or aging skin. Packed with Vitamin C, licorice Root, and turmeric, this serum is locked and loaded with pure pigmentation-fighting power! Like most people, I want to give the finger to acne scars and discoloration and want an even looking complexion! Use this serum before you moisturize to get glowing skin that just screams “Look At ME! I’m a healthy, radiant goddess and I didn’t have to spend millions to look like this!

Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum

Last, I tried out the Hydration Station Booster with HA to give my dry AF face some love!

Versed Hydration Station Booster with HA

Does your face look dry and patchy under your makeup or in general? No? Only me? Well, I add a few drops of this booster into my foundation and serum for an instant kick of moisture. It helps me to not look like a crusty mess, and I’m here for it! Hyaluronic Acid is pretty much a miracle worker when it comes to tackling dehydrated skin. HA is “your body’s natural hydrator that’s able to hold 1000 times its weight in water” so you can bet your parched little face that you will be looking better in no time!

The Bottom Line:

All in all, I really love Versed! The products are clean, fragrance free , dye free, and of course, vegan and cruelty-free. They’re packed with effective ingredients and are available at a great price, so just about everyone can have high quality natural skincare. You really can’t ask for more! Well, I can actually ask for more because I want to try out more of their line, like the lip oil, cleansing balm, and eye gel! Have you tried Versed products? Let me know what to try next!

California Pure Naturals Skincare Review

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend! It’s unusually warm in North Carolina today, so I was able to get some sunny pictures of the California Pure Naturals products I recently tried out!

California Pure Naturals
California Pure Naturals Skincare

So, a little info about this vegan and cruelty-free company:

“We are 100% committed to bringing you the safest, most potent and effective natural beauty products. We take the best of nature and combine it with our experience creating dermatologist grade formulas, for a superior, clean and pure skin care experience.”


California Pure Naturals Dual Action Scrub
California Pure Naturals Dual Action Scrub

First, I tried their Dual Action Scrub featuring California Pure Naturals’ Blackberry Antioxidant Complex. This multi-purpose scrub contains organic blackberry, kiwi, pomegranate, and grape to give your skin a burst of antioxidants to combat signs of aging, and walnut shell and papaya fruit extract to exfoliate away dullness.

This scrub smells fresh, fruity and delicious. The walnut shells are very fine, making this the perfect product to use for gentle exfoliation a few times per week. It leaves your face feeling and looking smooth and glowy without irritation. This scrub has definitely made its way into my heart (and skincare routine)!

California Pure Naturals Renewal Facial Serum

Next, is the Renewal Facial Serum designed to nourish and hydrate your skin with their Blackberry Antioxidant Complex mentioned above, Hyaluronic Acid, and vitamins C and E. This lightweight, lotion-like serum, instantly absorbs into the skin, leaving it silky smooth. It has the same, faint berry scent as the scrub, and is the perfect moisturizer to use both day and night. This is another winner!

California Pure Naturals Glow Facial Serum
California Pure Naturals Glow Facial Serum

Last, is the Glow Facial Oil featuring the Black Berry Antioxidant complex, and Jojoba and Evening Primrose oil to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin for a brighter, healthy appearance. Just like the serum, this product absorbs into the skin right away, and gives a dewy glow while providing deep hydration. I used this product at night and woke up to gorgeous skin!

The Bottom Line

Don’t miss out on California Pure Naturals’ products! Fruit is great for your insides, and it’s also fabulous for your skin! The more natural your products, the healthier you will be and the better your skin will look. Don’t clog your pores or absorb harmful chemicals when there are natural, vegan products like these available! I absolutely adore this line of products and my skin looks healthy, hydrated, and happy! I really couldn’t ask for more! Please give these products a try and let me know what you think!

Thank you, California Pure Naturals, for sending me these wonderful products to review!

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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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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!

Organics With Love Skin Care Review – Natural, Vegan, and So Luxurious!

Company: Organics With Love – Truly Natural Skin + Body Care Created With Intention

“Every ingredient we use is the highest of quality, natural, and organic (when available).  All of our oils are cold pressed, unrefined, and carefully selected for their regenerative and/or therapeutic benefits.  We never use synthetic fragrances, dyes, fillers, or parabens, which means you are getting a highly concentrated and effective product.”

Products:

PURITY Cleansing Water

WILD ROSE Complexion Mist

RESTORE Age-Defying Facial Serum

Reviews:

If you’re new to my blog… Hello! Thanks for stopping by!  If not, you probably know that I review a lot of skincare. A LOT. 

That’s why I am thrilled to share my review of O.W.L.’s products with you because they are truly special and exceptional!!! 

Organics With Love PURITY Cleansing Water

The PURITY Cleansing Water gently removes your makeup without over-drying your skin. It has a fresh, invigorating herbal scent. Rose water, tea tree, and lavender cleanse and nourish the skin while removing the day’s makeup, sweat, oil, etc. Of course, the more make up you wear, the more product you will need to use. I have been a fan of the double cleansing method for a long time to make sure that my skin is super clean. If I had a full face of make up, I liked using this cleansing water after using a makeup wipe to remove everything that was left behind (you’d be shocked how much makeup is left on your skin if you only cleanse once!). I definitely could have only used this cleanser to get a clean face but I stick to my double cleansing most of the time!

Wild Rose Complexion Mist

The WILD ROSE Complexion Mist is a fantastic way to quickly hydrate your skin before applying a facial oil, serum, or moisturizer. Rose water, aloe, witch hazel, and hibiscus flower give your face a nice dose of hydration that can be used whenever your skin needs a little pick-me-up! As part of your daily skincare routine, you can apply 3-4 sprays on your face. When your skin is still damp, you apply the facial oil (discussed below) to really seal the moisture into your skin. This technique is the absolute best way to get the most our of your skincare products!

RESTORE Facial Serum from organicswithlove.com

RESTORE Facial Serum – Picture from organicswithlove.com

The RESTORE Age-Defying Facial Serum is so luxurious! From its rosy pink hue to it’s gorgeous floral scent, this facial oil is sure to become you favorite! It feels luxurious because it truly is luxurious! This serum is packed with skin-loving ingredients like Cranberry Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Helichrysum Oil, Rose Damascena Oil, and Carrot Seed Oil. All of these ingredients combine to moisturize, fight signs of aging, slow down collagen destruction, repair free radical and environmental damage, purify the skin, reduce discoloration and scarring, and improve elasticity and firmness! What more could you possibly want?

At first, I was a little skeptical when it came to applying this facial oil with a Rose Quartz tumbled stone, as the instructions suggest. I have never used anything like this before… I mean, why can’t I just apply the oil with my fingers like I always do? (of course, you can apply it will your fingers if you want to!)

Oh, how wrong I was! Applying this facial oil with Rose Quartz is just so enjoyable! Gliding the cool stone on my face felt so refreshing and relaxing and I truly looked forward to applying my skincare at the end of a long day! Can you really say that with a straight face about your current skin care? I know I couldn’t before! 

This serum really made my skin look hydrated and radiant! My cheeks were noticeable less red and I did not break out from this what-so-ever. Yay! I only needed around 5 small drops to cover my entire face and it made my skin look fresh and dewy. I had no problem applying my make up on top on it. This stuff is amazing and stole my heart!

The Bottom Line

When you use O.W.L. products, you really feel like you’re using something special and that’s because you are! The ingredients are so nourishing that your skin will absolutely glow! The packaging is sleek and gorgeous and the scents are so natural and fresh! I truly enjoy this line of products from Organics With Love and highly recommend them to anyone that loves high quality skin care that is vegan, cruelty-free and delivers results!