2018 Holiday Gift Guide ūüéĀ

‘Tis the season for animal-friendly gift giving! This year, I created a vegan and cruelty-free Holiday Gift Guide for In Defense of Animals!

Click this link to enter to win all of the items in our guide! Happy Holidays! ūüéĀ

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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!

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!

Healing Home Foods – Delicious Vegan Snacks You‚Äôre Gonna Love!

Company: Healing Home Foods

Products:

Chocolate Chip Baked Biscotti Bites

Pizza Thins Raw Crackers

Almond Butter Chunk Baked Granola

Reviews:

Super crunchy biscotti pieces with Chocolate Chips? Yup! They exist and I’m loving them! Healing Home Foods’ Chocolate Chip Biscotti Bites are not too sweet and have a wonderful oven-baked flavor, which paired perfectly with my almond milk latte. They’re made with almond flour and other plant-based ingredients, so vegans and people that avoid gluten will be able to enjoy them! A handful of these and my regular cup of coffee kept me full and running ’till lunch time!

Next up, are the amazingly delicious Pizza Thins! These crispy little crackers are bursting with Italian flavors thanks to Sun-dried Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Oregano! These little guys pop with tangy tomato and they’re completely addicting! I may or may not have polished off the entire bag in one sitting (I absolutely did). You will think you’re diving into a freshly baked slice of your favorite vegan pizza! I’m in love!

Last but not least, is the Almond Butter Chunk Granola! What’s not to like about big, hearty pieces of baked oats and almond butter? This raw, gluten-free granola is subtly sweet and makes a¬† satisfying snack or meal. It’s made with¬†Gluten-Free rolled oats, *sprouted almonds, *maple syrup, *almond butter, gluten-free quick oats, *maple sugar, *ground flaxseed, *coconut oil, vanilla flavor, and Himalayan crystal salt. It’s so tasty, you’d never think it was raw, vegan, OR good for you!

The Bottom Line

Healing Home Foods makes unique snacks that are vegan, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and truly delicious! If I had to choose one item from the list above to recommend, I would say definitely try out the Pizza Thins… or maybe the Biscotti Bites… or the granola. Haha, I don’t know, just try them all and let me know which one you like the best!

Thank you, Home Healing Foods, for sending me these awesome snacks to try!

BioTerra Herbs ‚Äúboing‚ÄĚ Energy Supplement… Vegan Pep in a Bottle

Company: BioTerra Herbs

“Because we believe most of all our 100% Natural Supplements are better than synthetic and chemical-laden answers, many of which probably¬†seems like they leave you feeling worse than before. While with BioTerra Herbs Natural Supplements , you know¬†consequently exactly what‚Äôs going into your body.

As a result we create herbal remedies to balance your body, not harm it! First of all we test all of our raw herbs, check for molds and parasites. Finally we confirm that all of our herbs are gluten free, non-GMO, vegan, and 100% natural!

From our natural fertility pills to our all-natural energy boost supplements, we create formulas that help balance the body and get you going.”

Product: Energy‚Ķ boing‚ĄĘ Natural Energy Supplement

Review: 

If you’re new here, Hi, Hey there, Hello! I’m Julie and I’m a coffee addict. I love being fully caffeinated at all times and if I’m not, something is wrong, terribly wrong.

As much as I love and appreciate my daily coffees, I know that they are not the healthiest option and that they do not love me back. I’ve tried many times in the past to give up my beloved almond milk lattes and soy cold brews, but I just go crawling back!

I’m happy to introduce to you BioTerra Herbs Energy… boing Natural Energy Supplement! These little vegan capsules are plant-based and made to boost energy without stimulants.

Let’s be honest, I had my doubts but I’m surprised to say that these bad boys did, in fact, enhance my energy! Asian Ginseng has been used forever¬†to increase energy, improve concentration, boost the immune system and promote overall wellbeing. Sign me up!

It said on the packaging to take 2 capsules after a meal, 1x per day, for 7 days to feel the effects. In all honesty, I did not give up my coffee for the first few days. I shouted to the Universe that someone will have to pry my Starbucks cup out of my cold, dead hands for me to give it up. However, after day 4 or 5 I did notice that I was thinking more clearly after waking up in the mornings which is kind of a big deal. (To put this into perspective, I previously tried to open my car door with my house key and have worn 2 different shoes to work).

I noticed that I just had more pep in my step… but not in a I-just-took- an-illegal-substance kind of way. I didn’t feel rundown into the ground by mid-afternoon and I have generally gotten more stuff done.

The Bottom Line: I generally feel better when taking these supplements! I certainly have more energy but I think most of all, I really love how my concentration has improved and that there is no jitters, no weird coffee sweats, and no “crash” in energy levels. I’m a fan and will definitely continue to use these supplements! Head on over to BioTerra Herbs’ website to check out all of the natural, vegan supplements that they have to offer!

Thank you, BioTerra Herbs, for sending me this sample to review!

*This product was sent to me for free. As always, my reviews are authentic and genuine. All thoughts and ideas are my own.

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!

Absolute Green: Natural, Vegan Cleaning Products for Your Home!

Company: Absolute Green 

“A home improvement caused Karen to have an allergy-induced Asthma attack. Not wanting health issues to happen to another person or pet, she started refiguring some natural formulas started over 15 years ago.¬† Absolute Green developed into products that really work, smell great and have no harmful chemicals or artificial fragrances,¬† Made from 100% natural ingredients and pure essential oils, she’s created safe and all natural solutions for you, your family, your pets and the earth!

Absolute Green has taken the guessing out of “what cleans what” and eliminated the danger of using multiple toxic products, that could create adverse chemical reactions when mixed together,¬†Get rid of those harsh cleaners and aerosols in your home and replace them with our non-toxic, effective and great smelling¬†products.¬† Our products are¬†a great alternative for those who are chemically sensitive or can’t tolerate synthetic fragrances.

Our products do NOT contain: Synthetic fragrances, Sulfates (SLS,SLES,ALS), GMO’s, Chlorine, Ammonia, Phthalates, Phosphates, Dyes or colorants.¬† We do NOT test on animals or use any animal by-products.¬† We are PETA endorsed. Cruelty Free and Vegan.”

Products:

Lemon Multi-Purpose Cleaner (25 fl. oz) $7.49 USD

Peppermint Air Freshener (4 fl. oz.) $6.50 USD

Review:

Are the cleaners you are using safe? Sure, they may have pictures of happy families and pets in their ads… but are they really safe to breathe in and touch? Standard cleaners (think Lysol, Clorox) contain harsh irritants that can cause serious damage to your skin, eyes, and lungs. Sure, they clean pretty well, but is it worth your health? Not to mention, those products are definitely tested on animals. How ridiculous!

I made the switch to natural products a few years ago and have never looked back! That’s why I was thrilled to try out this multipurpose cleaner and air freshener from Absolute Green!

The Lemon Multi-Purpose Cleaner contains plant-based surfactants, sugar-derived alcohol, and fruit oils to make a completely safe and effective cleaner! It has a natural lemon scent that is noticeable yet not overwhelming. It comes is a large 24 fl. oz. bottle with a powerful spray nozzle. It is great for appliances, grease, showers, tile, sinks, floors, mirrors, and just about any solid surface!

The one place in my home that always seems to be messy is my glass top range. It somehow always has dried food or smudges on it (it honestly makes me a little crazy!), so naturally this is the first place I used this cleaner. I am happy to report that it cut through grease, dried on tomato sauce (I really don’t know how it got there in the first place), and whatever else was there. I let the cleaner sit on the surface for a few minutes and it wiped completely clean! My cooktop was sparkly and smelled wonderful! I also used it to clean my sinks and it did a fantastic job there, as well. This cleaner gets an A+!

Next up, is the Peppermint Air Freshener. In all honesty, I stopped using air fresheners a long time ago. The thought of my pets breathing in all of those toxic chemicals was too much for me and I swore them off for good. I was so excited to give this all natural air freshener a try! It only contains a few ingredients: water, sugar-derived alcohol, peppermint oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, and Polysorbate 20.

Listen, let’s get real for a minute. If you’re vegan and you live with a non-vegan, you may notice that after they visit the bathroom that their *business* smells particularly bad. Now, I’m not saying that vegan $hit doesn’t stink, but holy moly meat and dairy do not having any redeeming qualities, including the bathroom odor it produces once digested.

If there was ever a test for an air freshener, using it after my non-vegan boyfriend visited the little boy’s room was it! I hyped myself up, walked into the bathroom and sprayed 3-4 times in the air. Within seconds, the bathroom was filled with the most refreshing peppermint scent… no poo detected! Seriously, if you knew how incredible the before and after was in that bathroom, you’d fall out of your chair!

The Bottom Line

Absolute Green products are a necessity in everyone’s home. There is no reason to put your family’s health at risk for the sake of cleaning. Natural products are the new standard and I highly recommend these products to keep your home clean, safe, and smelling fantastic!

Thank you, Absolute Green, for sending me these wonderful vegan and cruelty-free products to review!

KINDri Cactus & Rose Skincare Review

Company: KINDri

“KINDri, a new natural, preservative-free line features a trio of anti-oxidant and mineral spiked treatments for both normal to oily and normal to dry complexions.¬† The name KINDri comes from the word ‚ÄúKind‚ÄĚ i.e. kind to the skin, kind to the environment and 100% committed to promoting intelligent, affordable,¬†Cruelty Free Beauty and Skin Care.”

Products:

Cactus & Rose Illuminating Face Oil (.50 oz) $30.00 USD

Cactus & Rose Healing Beauty Balm (.25 oz) $20.00 USD

Reviews:

Hello, hello! Welcome back fellow vegan treasure hunters! I’m excited to share these skincare products with you, so let’s jump right in!

When I try out new skincare products, I always ask the same questions:

  1. Is it vegan and cruelty-free?
  2. Is it made with natural ingredients?
  3. Is it effective?
  4. Is it reasonably priced?

KINDri‘s products check all of these boxes! They’re vegan and cruelty-free (of course!) and made with naturally nourishing ingredients. They do a wonderful job hydrating and caring for the skin and are priced just right! As a bonus, the packaging is beautiful!

The Cactus & Rose Illuminating Face Oil smells like a bouquet of fresh flowers. This golden oil absorbs quickly into the skin to deliver noticeably results. Take a look at the ingredients!

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These ingredients work together to heal, calm, and hydrate to give you ¬†glowing, youthful skin! I used this in the AM and PM, and even mixed a little into my foundation for a dewy finish! This oil took the place of my moisturizer and eye cream because I simply didn’t need them when I used this!

The Cactus & Rose Healing Beauty Balm does it all! This beauty balm is formulated to heal even the driest skin by using the best natural moisturizers out there! Take a look!

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With vitamins and fatty acids galore, this balm calms inflammation, improves hydration, protects from the elements, maintains elasticity, and inhibits water loss. Just put a dab wherever you need it and you’re good to go!

I loved using this on my super chapped lips and hands (winter has not been kind!). The floral scent is absolutely gorgeous and the thick, yet easily absorbed formula instantly delivers much needed moisture and forms a barrier between your skin to protect against the frigid winter temps. Put it on your lips before going to bed and you will wake up with a perfectly moisturized pout. A little goes a long way, so the jar will last for quite some time!

The Bottom Line

KINDri makes vegan and cruelty-free products that protect, hydrate, and enhance the natural beauty of your skin. The plant-based ingredients are packed with vitamins and fatty acids that improve the quality of your skin almost immediately and nourish your skin to keep you looking youthful.

I highly recommend these products to anyone and everyone that wants simple to use products that will give you glowing, healthy skin!

Thank you, KINDri, for sending me these products to review!

SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Review… A Natural Way to Have Healthy, Odor-Free Pits!

Company: SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant

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Product:¬†SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Starter Kit For Women¬†–¬†$16.99 USD

Review: If¬†you’re familiar with¬†natural deodorants, you probably know that¬†they do a pretty good job keeping your armpits smelling fresh, but they don’t do too much in the sweat-stopping department.

That’s why I was so excited to give the SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant a try! It is basically a 2 product system that uses natural vegan ingredients to keep your pits feeling dry and smelling great!

SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Vegan

The first step is the Underarm Detox Deodorant that is made to purify, exfoliate, and balance pH using organic, raw apple cider vinegar! How cool is that?!

The deodorant looks like your standard roll-on. After shaking the bottle up, you apply a few swipes to each armpit, and wait until it is almost dry (about 30 seconds). Then, you use the Underarm Dusting Powder (the part I was most curious about!).

SWAY Underarm Detox Deodorant Vegan

The Underarm Dusting Powder includes baking soda and arrowroot powder which is known to keep you dry, along with sweet orange and grapefruit oils to keep you smelling oh-so-nice! It is packaged in an adorable little powder puff which is perfect for fitting into the armpit area. I applied enough to cover my underarms (about 4 puffs on each side) and was good to go!

So, did it work?

It sure did! I am happy to report that this system delivered results! I felt dry and smelled fresh throughout the day and I did not experience any irritation. It is so important to get rid of unnecessary chemicals in your daily routine, so this system is perfect! It is vegan, cruelty-free, talc-free, paraben-free, aluminum-free, and made with naturally effective ingredients!

The Bottom Line

I recommend this product to anyone and everyone that is interested in cleaning up their daily routine! This unique system is effective, easy to use, and affordable. The packaging is tough so it is great for travel, and I love the citrusy scent of the cute little powder puff!

Head on over to SWAY to check out this system for yourself!

SWAY Underam Detox Deodorant

Flawless Beauty Essentials Review: Natural, Powerful Ingredients to Give You Gorgeous Skin!

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Company: Flawless Beauty Essentials

¬† ¬† ¬†‚Äč”Flawless Beauty Essentials was created for people to be able to find the skin care regimen they have always been looking for. That makes their skin rewind, become smooth, clear, hydrated, and well to be flawless. Our products are free of animal testing, they are Vegan, and they are made in the USA. We collaborate and strive to put out the perfect skin care regimen that will best suit any problem your skin may be having, whether that be lack of moisture, dark spots, wrinkles, acne, hyper-pigmentation or sun damage.”

Products: *Links for Flawless Beauty Essentials Amazon Store*

Rejuvenating Anti-Oxidant Mask, 4 ounces – $17.99 USD

Vitamin C Serum, 2 fluid ounces Р $16.99 USD

Niacinamide Serum – Vitamin B3 5%, 2 fluid ounces – $16.99 USD

Daily Facial Moisturizer, 2 fluid ounces – $16.99 USD

Ageless Eye Serum, 0.5 fluid ounces – $16.99 USD

Click here for a complete list of product ingredients and information. 

Reviews:

I was so excited to try out these skincare products from Flawless Beauty Essentials! These products are full of naturally powerful ingredients that help to reveal healthy, glowing skin! Of course, they are vegan and cruelty free… so let’s jump right in! If you just want a quick recap, skip to “The Bottom Line” at the end of this post.

I’m going to start with my favorite product that I tried, the Rejuvenating Anti-Oxidant Mask.¬†I’ll get into all of the fantastic ingredients in a minute, but the best part of this mask is the scent! To me it smells like a delicious blend of berries and tea… my boyfriend said it smelled like raspberry yogurt. Whatever the scent, it is seriously one of the best smelling products I have ever put on my face!

Ok, so what’s in it?¬†Organic Green Tea, Rosehip, and Vitamin C combine together to help fight free radicals, dullness, and signs of aging. ¬†Kaolin Clay detoxifies and exfoliates to remove dead skin cells. 6.5 % Glycolic Acid penetrates the layers of the skin to speed up cell rejuvenation and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This formula is made to correct skin issues and I’m a huge fan! It definitely made my skin brighter, smoother, and softer with just one use. This will be a weekly skin treatment for me (if I don’t eat it all first! Haha, I probably won’t do that but it really does smell good enough to eat).

Next up, is the Vitamin C Serum¬†that is formulated to brighten and tighten your skin without over-drying your pretty little face. This bad boy contains “a concentrated delivery system for the highest form of active, bio- available vitamin C for beautiful skin without the dryness that can often come with it.”

This is an interesting product! I love Vitamin C serums because of the healthy glow they give the skin. This serum is no different! I applied 1-2 pumps of this in the morning. It is instantly absorbed and has a noticeable tightening effect.¬† I don’t have sagging skin, but I imagine this would help those that want their face to look tightened and toned. After over a week of using this product, I do notice that my skin looks brighter and healthier.

Next, and probably the product I was most curious about, is the Niacinamide Serum – Vitamin B3 5%. So, what are these things and how do they help the skin? Vitamin B3 helps to hydrate, shrink pores, tighten skin, and even helps to improve acne, rosacea, and hyper-pigmentation. This anti-inflammatory formula also helps to boost collagen production which is essential for reducing and preventing wrinkles for youthful looking skin.

I used 1-2 pumps of this serum before bedtime. Like the Vitamin C Serum, it absorbed into my skin within seconds. It has a thick, gel-like consistency and a fresh, subtle scent. I used this all over my face including the eye area. I have fair, Irish skin and redness is something we pale-skinned girls experience every day.  Using an anti-inflammatory product helps to calm the skin, which I noticed happening after using this serum.

Next up, ¬†is the Daily Facial Moisturizer. No matter your skin type, using a daily moisturizer is very important if you want your skin to look its very best. I really like this product! My skin has been drier lately, probably because I haven’t been drinking as much water as I usually do in warmer months and because of the single-digit temps. we have been fighting our way through in North Carolina!

This is the perfect everyday, anytime moisturizer. I used 1 pump in the AM and PM after the serums discussed above. Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil provide deep hydration without making your skin looks greasy. It absorbs within minutes and makes your skin look naturally healthy. I will absolutely keep using this!

Last, is the Ageless Eye Serum. Whether¬†you are new to skincare, or you’re looking for a new eye product, this one has got it all! Vegan Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides improve “dark circles, wrinkles, sagging, puffing, loss of plump and firm skin, loss of tone, loss of resilience, and swelling.” Well… what more could you want???

This serum has a gel-like consistency and you only need the smallest amount of product to cover the under eye area, so the bottle will last for quite some time. It glides on easily and absorbs after a few minutes. For me, it had a slight cooling and tightening effect and definitely hydrated my under eyes thanks to Aloe and Vitamin E. It is very important to moisturize this area to reduce and preventing fine lines, but you don’t want a product that is too heavy and slides off. You need a natural eye product that quickly absorbs to deliver results, which is exactly what this little guy does.

The Bottom Line

If you want vegan, cruelty-free products that are full of natural ingredients, Flawless Beauty Essentials is for you. After using the products above, my skin looks healthier, smoother, and younger. It is also noticeably more hydrated and calmed. Whether you are looking for the perfect daily moisturizer, a treatment mask to rejuvenate your skin, or a fantastic eye serum, you will find a product you will love from Flawless Beauty Essentials. 

Thank you, Flawless Beauty Essentials, for sending me these products to review!!!