Lowen’s Natural Skincare Bubble Paste Review

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Today I have a review of the Bubble Paste from Lowen’s Natural Skincare – I bought myself a few treats from their Black Friday sale, I already reviewed the Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’ve gotten a PR package from them in the past and have reviewed several of their products. Those reviews are hereherehere and here. [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen’s is a Canadian brand, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Conceived by a veteran Pharmacist committed to using organic, fair-trade, and/or locally-sourced ingredients, Lowen’s creates unique skin care products that are safe, effective, long-lasting, and affordable.

Let’s take a closer look at the Bubble Paste:

Our FAMILY FAVORITE PRODUCT! You’re one scoop away from the healthiest, bubble bath day. Get the kids and whole family excited about using Lowen’s Bubble Paste. Simply made- using only 3, 100% natural ingredients. Plus, scented using Blood Orange goodness!

Ingredients: Glycerin (vegetable source), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (organic salt foaming agent), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Essential Oil

Bubble Paste is totally new bath product for me, you just scoop out the paste and add to running water and it will bubble up – and it really bubbles up, and the bubbles are fairly long lasting. I also love that the ingredient list is so simple.

The jar of Bubble Paste is MASSIVE at 15 ounces of product. It bubbles beautifully, and smells divine. I love the Blood Orange scent. They also sell jar-less refills which is so great!

Have you tried this? Are you a bubble bath fan?

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Disclosure: I purchased this. My opinion is based on my experience of using the product.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub Review

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Today I have a review of the Salt of the Earth (Sea Salt Scrub) from Lowen’s Natural Skincare – I bought myself a few treats from their Black Friday sale. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’ve gotten a PR package from them in the past and have reviewed several of their products. Previous reviews are here, here, here and here. [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen’s is a Canadian brand, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Conceived by a veteran Pharmacist committed to using organic, fair-trade, and/or locally-sourced ingredients, Lowen’s creates unique skin care products that are safe, effective, long-lasting, and affordable.

Let’s take a look at the Sea Salt Scrub!

Our amazing (if we say so ourselves) exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub, loving made with: 

Vancouver Island Sea Salt

Extra Virgin Fair Trade Coconut Oil

Cold Pressed Organic Alberta Hemp Seed Oil

We’ve also added Soma Spa’s unique customized “relaxing mix” of essential oils. Helping to ease your journey into blissful serenity. All this local goodness will get your skin exfoliated, refreshed, and breathing again. For fans of softened skin, you’ve just found the perfect product win!

How to Use: Grab a pinch of Salt of the Earth Salt Scrub and slowly work it into the areas of your body you want to soften.When the salt granules are reduced to a fine powder. Rinse-off with warm water. Voila, you are off to the races!  Also, you can do a full body scrub in the shower.  Use as a once a week treat (but we do use the scrub on our hands on a daily basis.)

I think that this might be my first sea salt based body scrub! I really love how it exfoliates AND hydrates after using. My skin is so silky smooth after I use it!

The jar is quite big – who am I kidding – it is HUGE at 450g / 15oz! And they sell refills, so you can reduce your plastic consumption and just keep refilling the same jar which I love.

The essential oil blend is made up of:

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Bergamot Fruit (Citrus Bergamia) Oil, Juniper Berry (Juniperus Communis) Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower (Cananga Odorata) Oil.

It is beautifully scented, very fresh and uplifting!

Have you tried this one? Do you like salt based body scrubs?

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Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is based on my experience of using this product.

Cumulative Empties Aug to Dec 2020 – Hair, Body and Makeup

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Earlier this week I shared my cumulative skincare empties, and today I have my haircare, body care an makeup empties (not decluttered makeup, that was a separate post). I didn’t finish up nearly as much in these categories as I did with my skincare stash, but I still feel like I’m making progress in using up products. I will link to my original reviews and let you know if it is something I would purchase / re-purchase or not (by purchase I mean eventually, as my goal is to only buy products when necessary).

Hair and Body Care:

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo – This was a part of a larger PR package from the brand. The matching conditioner has a few uses left in it, so I’m sure it will be in my next round of empties. I really love the Perfect Repair Shampoo – it makes my hair so soft and healthy feeling. I would purchase a full size of this if I can get it here, or order online from a Canadian website.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked this a lot, it worked well for my wavy, frizz prone hair. I would love to get a full size of this eventually – once I use up my current stash of styling products.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum – This was a PR product. This is more like a rich body butter than a serum. Amazing for dry skin, and left my skin silky smooth. It is on the pricy side though, and I have a few body lotions / body butters to use up in my stash.

Makeup Empties:


Essence Cosmetics Lips Go Wow Plumping Lip Gloss – I LOVE this lip plumping gloss. It doesn’t sting or burn like a lot of lip plumpers. I plan on getting another one if they still have them at Shoppers / Pharmaprix.

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara – This was a free deluxe sample with purchase. Its a nice mascara, but didn’t hold a curl well for me, so I would not purchase a full size. I think that it is a great mascara if you don’t have stick straight lashes like I do!

So there you have it, the final empties for 2020. I’ve already finished up a few things this month, so I might return to a monthly empties format as long as I finish up a minimum of five products each month.

I’ll be back next week with some Bath and Body product reviews.

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Disclosure: Post contains both PR and self-purchased products – all are individually identified. My opinion is my own regardless and is based on my experience with the product(s).

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel that came in my Fall CAUSEBOX. [info in italics taken from the Aromatherapy Associates website]

Our best selling De-Stress Muscle Gel first cools inflamed muscles before imparting a deep, comforting warmth. Invigorating Black Pepper and warming Ginger are the perfect antidote to an intense workout, a demanding day, or in-flight heavy legs, leaving muscles soothed and relaxed.

Not only is this muscle gel great for sore muscles, it smells amazing with the black pepper, ginger, rosemary and lavender – much like the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil which I have previously tried and absolutely loved!

You can also use it on the back of your neck or temples when you have a headache!

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavendar) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajaputi (Cajput) Oil, Parfum**, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral*, Coumarin*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Natural Essential Oil Contents **Natural Plant Extracts

Have you tried this Muscle Gel? Do you have a favourite one?

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Disclosure: This came in my Fall CAUSEBOX subscription that I paid for!

Cumulative Monthly Empties April to July 2020

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Today I have a cumulative empties post. I decided to only do a monthly empties post if I have at least 5 products finished. So now I have empties collecting from April to July! I’ll let you know if I plan to re-buy or not, either right away or eventually, and link to my original reviews.

Haircare & Bodycare:

Monthly Empties Apr to Jul 2020 1

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo – these were minis form the Sephora annual birthday gift. Loved both of these, I would like to buy full sizes eventually. Review is here. *Sephora Beauty Insider freebie*

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream – I LOVE this one. I’ve re-purchased this a few times, and plan on getting it again as soon as I finish up one of the other body creams / lotions in my stash. Review is here.

Skincare:

Monthly Empties Apr to Jul 2020 2

The Inkey List Collagen Booster and Hepta-Peptide Serums – I love facial serums, and will probably re-purchase eventually. I have a few serums on my wish-list that I would like to try first. Reviews are here and here.

Not pictured: There was also an oil cleanser (Aromatica Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil) from my CertClean judging package that I had not yet reviewed, but I cannot find the bottle – I think that the Mister recycled it already, oops! I have a few more oil cleansers to use up, so I won’t need to buy any for awhile! *PR / judging package product*

Makeup: 

Monthly Empties Apr to Jul 2020 3

FitGlow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara – I scored this mascara a 5 out of 7. It is a nice mascara, but it isn’t a great one for me personally, as my eyes are way too watery for this formula. Review is here.

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Multi-Effect Mascara – I scored this one a 5.75 out of 7. It didn’t give me enough volume, but it is a good waterproof lengthening mascara – but I want volume. Review is here.

So there you have it, my cumulative monthly empties – I didn’t finish up as much as I thought I would and I have several skincare products that are so close to being finished up, so maybe I’ll have more next time. But progress is progress when it comes to using up products rather than wasting them!

Did you finish up much this month (or over the past couple of months)?

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Disclosure: Most of these were purchased by me, products that membership freebies or PR are identified above with an * (and disclosed in the original review).

Undercarriage Natural Deodorant Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing two natural deodorants from Undercarriage – the Gerouli NO BS Natural Deodorant and the Woodzee Natural Deodorant that I purchased from well.ca. [info in italics taken from the Undercarriage website]

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Undercarriage is a fairly new Canadian brand – I found out about them on InstaGram – here’s a little bit of info about them:

We decided to come up with Undercarriage for the simple reason that people want to feel fresh in all “under parts” under the arms, under the breasts and under the belt – and the options we are presented within the marketplace are deodorant sticks, talcs and other products that aren’t necessarily the healthiest of options.

This product is for anyone that wants odor protection. It won’t prevent you from sweating, but it will minimize your wetness and keep you smelling fresh. Creates a barrier that kills bacteria that causes odor.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

My underarm skin has been sensitive recently, so I decided to first try out their No BS Natural Deodorant Cream in the Gerouli scent.

SERIOUSLY NO BS…THIS DEODORANT FORMULA IS BAKING SODA FREE FOR EXTRA SENSITIVE SKIN. THIS BAKING SODA FREE FORMULA IS PERFECT FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT MIGHT GET RED, BUMPY AND IRRITATED UNDER THE ARMS FROM REGULAR BAKING SODA FORMULAS. A CRISP, REFRESHING BLEND OF GERANIUM, PATCHOULI AND GRAPEFRUIT GIVES THIS DEODORANT ITS COOL SCENT. A LITTLE HIPPIE-DIPPIE MIXED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HOOD. NATURAL DEODORANT CREAM WITH POWDERY FINISH FOR UNDER THE ARMS AND THE BELT. NATURAL OIL BARRIER PROTECTS SKIN AND PRIVATE AREAS FROM ODOR, CHAFING AND DISCOMFORT.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Normally, I don’t find that baking soda free deodorants are as long lasting as a regular formula for me, but this one lasts surprisingly well. And my underarms seem to get less wet than with other BS-free formulas. The scent is mild, I smell the geranium more than the patchouli – not at all hippie-dippie.

The Mister has also tried and liked this deodorant as well!

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide (Magnesium), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Citrus racemosa (Grapefruit White Essential Oil), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli Essential Oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Carbo activatus (activated charcoal)

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

After using the No BS formula, I decided to buy and test out the regular formula (with baking soda) soon as well to see if the Undercarriage formulation would work with my sensitive skin.

A REFRESHING BLEND OF YLANG YLANG AND CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OILS GIVES THIS DEODORANT IT’S COOL – WOOD-ZEE SCENT.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

The regular formula so far seems to be ok for my sensitive underarms – no irritation even if I use it several days in a row! It has been working really well for me during the current heatwave – a miracle, because it has been STINKING HOT! The Mister tried and liked this one as well!

One thing that I really like is that neither deodorant is over-scented! Great if you are sensitive to scents.

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang Essential Oil) Tocopherol (vitamin E), *Organic

Have you tried either formulation of Natural Deodorant from Undercarriage? They have several different scents – and they have a vegan formula (without the beeswax).

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things!

 

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the 09 Deodorant Cream from Speak. It came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin. Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy. Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve made the switch to natural deodorant a few years ago, and have had various degrees of success using natural deodorants. Some work amazingly well, some are just ok, and some are not a good match for my body chemistry.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I’ve had better luck using deodorants with baking soda in them as they tend to last longer for me, but because I have sensitive skin, I sometimes react to the baking soda. To reduce the chances of a reaction occurring, I tend to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my skin a break.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this natural deodorant works really well and it holds up all day! And it keeps my underarms a lot drier than most baking soda free formulas. My only complaint is that it doesn’t smell like lavender to me at all! It doesn’t really smell like anything.

Update March 19th – The Mister has started trying this deodorant out and he said that it works amazing for him even though he finds the cream application to be weird! He has a job where he is moving about (and sweating a lot) and so far, he has not been smelly when he gets home from work!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide, Kaolin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil 

Do you use natural deodorants?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions February 2020

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My February Petit Vour box finally arrived on February 28th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour February 2020

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3586 my box cost me $31.25 CAD this month.

Petit Vour February 2020

Let’s take a closer look:

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Hydrating Moisturizer – sample size 0.5oz / 15ml , $20 USD, full size 1.7oz / 50ml, $68 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

More than just a daily moisturizer, Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost delivers hydration, antioxidant nourishment and a brightening glow to all skin types. Skin-boosting and rejuvenating Vitamin D supports skin health, providing powerful hydrating properties. This moisturizer may improve suppleness and the appearance of skin color and tone while promoting a more youthful-looking complexion. Brightening skin agent, Gooseberry Extract, leaves skin looking dewy, radiant and flawless. 

 

My moisturizer stash is getting low, so this came at the perfect time! I’ve really liked everything I’ve tried from Goldfaden MD, so I’m sure that this will be awesome!

KVoss Lip Treatment – full size 7ml / 0.24oz $17 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.
  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

I’ve had a few things from KVoss via Petit Vour, and I liked them all, and hello – lip balm addict here, so I’m super happy to try this one out!

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream – 1oz / 30g $12 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin.

Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy.

Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Hopefully this will work well for me. Natural deodorants with baking soda tend to work better for me, but sometimes irritate my skin, so having a baking soda free one will give my skin a break. I’ll let you know if this one works for me.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Minis – sample size 22ml each $10 USD, travel size 60ml / 2oz shampoo $9 USD, conditioner $9.50 USD, full size 9.3oz / 275ml shampoo $34 USD, conditioner $36 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

Shampoo: Formulated with rare, sustainably sourced ingredients, this rich, restorative shampoo leaves hair soft, silky, and luminous, and scalp soothed. Made with omega-9 rich Rahua oil and naturally scented with the fresh, woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil, this cult-favorite formula is concentrated and will keep scalp in balance—not too oily, and not too dry. 

  • Rich in active antioxidants known to protect
    and promote hair growth            
  • Proprietary blend of natural oils moisturizes,
    strengthens and adds shine
             
  • Heals and maintains the scalp

Conditioner: An enriching and luxurious complement to the Rahua® Classic Shampoo, this award-winning Conditioner delivers lustrous, rich and ultra-hydrated hair. Omega-9-rich Rahua oil acts as a detangler and exotic extracts maintain strong hair and a healthy scalp. Can also be used as a lightweight styling cream to smooth, tame frizz and flyaways, and add hold.

These sound awesome, I can’t wait to try them out!

Petit Vour February 2020

This month’s box is worth a total of $59 USD which works out to $80.16 CAD. What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum Review

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Today I have a review of the Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum Jeunesse Corps that was sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub. This body serum won a 2019 Beauté Clin d’oeil award in the category of Body Care products! [info in italics taken from the PozPub press release, and the Sothys Canada website]

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Your essential body routine! A melt-in formula with the appeal of a grapefruit scent combined with the efficiency of a serum to keep your body looking young.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The skin is smoother, firmer, and visibly redensified. Younger-looking body that appears beautifully lifted. PROVEN EFFICIENCY! Visibly redensified skin: 16% after 28 days and 29% after 56 days!* For 89% of users**: This formula is a real youth serum for the body after 28 days **! A body that appears visibly younger, as though it had been lifted, a smoother and younger-looking décolleté, firmer arms **! * Ultrasound measurement performed on 18 women after 28 days and after 56 days of twice-daily use of Pro-youth body serum –Smoothness / firmness on the thighs. **Study conducted with 19 women who applied the Pro-youth body serum – Smoothness / firmness twice a day for 28 days. Result expressed in % of satisfaction.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

This is a luxurious body serum, the formulation is very rich, but it soaks into the skin fairly quickly, and keeps it hydrated all day. My skin feels super smooth and stays that way until the next day when I shower and re-apply!

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The key active ingredients are: M 3.0 Peptides, Sacred Lotus Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Hyaluronic Acid Substitute, Complex of Vitamins and Omegas 3, 6, and 9.

As for the firming claims, I’ve only used it two weeks thus far, so I can’t really comment on that aspect of the Pro-Youth Body Serum. I’ll try to update this post after a few more weeks of use.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Have you tried this body serum?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this is a PR sample. However, my opinion is my own – based on my experience of using this product.