aeos Cleansing Oil Dé-Maq Review

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Sorry that I’ve not been keeping to my usual blogging schedule these days, but today I have a review of a cleansing oil that I’ve been using on and off for the past year – the aeos Cleansing Oil Dé-Maq. I received this as a part of my judging package for the 2019-2020 Cert-Clean Clean Beauty Awards and it was one of my top rated facial cleansers that I had judged. [info in italics taken from the aeos website]

Rapidly reveal a smooth, glowing, nourished complexion, as you remove every last trace of make-up and impurities with our award-winning oil-based cleanser.

A transforming blend of premium-grade organic and biodynamic oils and plant extracts, this revolutionary formula helps normal/dry skin retain optimal moisture with the pure power of plants, as well as balancing oily/combination skin types.

I tend to use oil based cleansers in the colder months, or when I’m doing a double cleanse. The aeos Cleansing Oil is so hydrating and does a great job of removing makeup – even waterproof mascara! It doesn’t leave a greasy film after rinsing. And it has a mild, pleasant herbal scent – I can mainly smell the frankincense.

Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Squalane (derived from olives), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, Boswellia neglecta (Frankincense) Resin Oil, Triticum Spelta (Spelt) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil. Natural constituents of essential oils: Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Eugenol, Farnesol.

Have you tried this cleansing oil? What is your favourite?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was one of the products that were gifted to me as part of the judging panel for the Cert-Clean Clean Beauty Awards. As always, my opinion is my own, and is based on my user experience.

Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel-Cream that I bought for myself recently. Versed is a cruelty free and vegan drugstore brand. [info in italics taken from the Versed website]

Let’s take a look at the moisturizer:

If you want to keep your skin hydrated but don’t like the feel of traditional cream textures, meet your new moisturizer match. The lightweight gel-cream formula with a jelly-like texture absorbs instantly and disappears into your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, never greasy. Basically, it’s ideal for those warmer months when heavier moisturizers tend to weigh you down—or simply if you deal with oily, breakout-prone skin 365 days a year. Sodium hyaluronate (like hyaluronic acid it helps draw in and retain moisture in skin) and aloe leaf juice hydrate while natural antioxidants found in green tea soothe skin, fight damaging free radicals, and quiet inflammation.

This is a super light weight gel type moisturizer. It absorbs quickly, and is surprisingly hydrating. I’ve been using it with my Way of Will Brightening Serum and Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The jelly texture makes it feel so refreshing when applied. I plan on trying a few more things from this brand as they are super affordable.

Have you tried this moisturizer?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Way of Will Brightening Face Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Brightening Face Serum from Way of Will that came in my Fall 2020 Causebox. [info in italics taken from the Way of Will website]

Way of Will is a Canadian brand, based in Toronto. They are cruelty free.

Let’s take a look at the serum:

Keep your skin looking healthy and glowing with our Brightening Face Serum. Formulated to be lightweight and easily absorbed by skin, this serum is rich in vitamins, high in antioxidants to fight free radicals, and keeps skin hydrated. Each compact bottle packs a powerful punch when it comes to skin-loving ingredients that moisturizes, brightens, tones, and revitalizes dull, tired-looking skin for a radiant complexion.

Serums are probably my favourite skincare product. The Brightening Face Serum feels like a facial oil, and it sinks into my skin quickly. My skin does really well with brightening serums – this one has a blend of Vitamins A and C, and contains Marula, Black Currant and Carrot.

Since I started using this serum, I’ve been skipping foundation, and only using concealer for my undereyes, and anywhere I have redness. It gives my skin a glowy look that I love.

Ingredients: Camellia oleifera seed (Camellia) oil, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Rosa rubiginosa Fruit (Rosehip) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) oil, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) oil, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Daucus carota (Carrot seed) Oil, Pelargonium roseum X asperum (Rose Geranium) Oil, Tocopherol

Have you tried this serum?

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

grace & stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Hyaluronic Acid Serum from grace & stella. It came in my Summer Intro Box from my CAUSEBOX subscription. [info in italics taken from the grace & stella website]

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

Say ‘hi’ to hydration

Hyaluronic acid is a must-have in your skin routine. The primary function of hyaluronic acid is to retain water to keep your skin hydrated at all times, so you can think about it as a BIG drink of water for your tissues. This is the holy grail for supple, youthful skin.

Lightweight and suitable for all skin types, our Hyaluronic Acid formula alleviates dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeding up wound healing. It improves skin elasticity, making your skin appear dewier and brighter.

Always Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and Paraben-Free.

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

grace & stella is a Canadian company that is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free – so I was super excited to try something from this new to me brand!

I love facial serums, especially ones that are hyaluronic acid based as they give an extra boost of hydration. This one is light and quickly absorbs into my skin. I love that it has a pump. I’ve even used it mixed in with my foundation to make it a little more hydrating.

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Ingredients: WATER/EAU/AQUA, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER, PANTHENOL, AHNFELTIA CONCINNA EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, CITRIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CHLORPHENESIN, HYALURONIC ACID, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE.

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

Have you tried this Hyaluronic Acid Serum?

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

Wyld Skincare French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge Review

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Today I have a review of the Wyld Skincare French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge that I got recently in my summer intro box 3 from CAUSEBOX  [info in italics taken from the Wyld Skincare website]

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Gentle exfoliating sponge made from 100% natural Konjac plant. Infused with ultra-soothing French pink clay to purify pores without drying your skin. Nourishing vitamins and minerals help brighten complexion and promote healthy skin. Leaves skin soft and dewy after every use.

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  • French pink clay gently removes dirt, oil, makeup and build-up in pores
  • Contains natural calming properties to soothe and nourish skin
  • Removes dead skin without stripping healthy oils
  • Infuses pores with rich minerals and vitamins (A, E, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, and C)

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This is a super gentle way to exfoliate my skin. I love that it is just the Konjac sponge and pink clay – that’s it – nothing else! It can be used by itself with water, or with the facial cleanser of your choice. And it comes with a little string loop so it can be hung to dry between uses – which is a nice touch!

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Have you tried using a Konjac sponge before?

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

CAUSEBOX Summer Intro Box 3 – Unboxing & First Impressions

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Today I’m sharing my unboxing and first impressions of my first ever CAUSEBOX – the Summer Intro Box 3. It is a quarterly seasonal subscription. [info in italics taken from the CAUSEBOX website]

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Five cornerstones define everything that we do at CAUSEBOX. We are: community focused, ethically made, environmentally conscious, for women, and impact driven. 

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3

Let’s take a look at what is inside:

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3

I ordered the Summer Intro Box because I really wanted the Zoe Crossbody Bag from Pixie Mood – I received it in Sage. It is a gorgeous bag, and photos just don’t do the colour justice! It is a beautifully constructed vegan leather handbag, and the interior lining is made from recycled plastic bottles.

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The next item is the 10-Piece Makeup Brush Collection from La Beauté Soi. These brushes are cruelty free. And I love the brush roll – great for travel! (Review to follow once I’ve tried them out)

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - La Beauté Soi Makeup Brush Collection

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - La Beauté Soi Makeup Brush Collection

The next item is a set of 6 silicone stretch lids from Altcooking Hub. I’m actually really happy about getting them, as we were talking about buying a set.

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - Altcooking Hub 6 Silicone Stretch Lids

The next item is skincare – yay! The Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Super happy to get a facial serum, especially from a brand that I’ve never tried before! (review to follow once I’ve tested it out)

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The final item is another skincare product – yay! Wyld French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge. I’m always happy to get skincare. (review to follow, once I’ve tried it out)

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - Wyld French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge

It cost me $32.90 USD for the Summer Intro Box which with the exchange rate of 1.3784 worked out to be $45.35 CAD so the value of this box is $148 USD which works out to $204 CAD!

The regular quarterly subscription is $54.95 USD plus $7.95 for shipping to Canada. The yearly subscription is cheaper, but I didn’t want to commit to a year just yet.

Have you tried CAUSEBOX? So far I like it!

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Disclosure: I paid for this!

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Review

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Today I have a review of the Indeed Labs Canada Retinol Reface that I purchased for myself a few weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Indeed Labs Canada website]

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retinol reface™ is a 3-in-1 formula combining retinol, bakuchiol, and a retinol-like peptide to help deliver softer, smoother, and visibly younger-looking skin. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, and bakuchiol are considered to be two of the most effective ingredients in helping those with aging concerns. This super-concentrated night cream quickly and effectively targets signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while minimizing redness. Additionally, it enhances skin tone, hydration, elasticity, firmness, radiance, and brightness. retinol reface™ is gentle enough to use on all skin types.

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Benefits

  • Reduces visible signs of skin aging
  • Improves skin texture and can be used by acne-prone skin
  • Delivers softer, smoother looking skin
  • Formulated with retinol microspheres to minimize sensitivity

This is a surprisingly gentle retinol formulation – a great “starter” if you are new to using retinoid based skincare, or if you have sensitive skin like me.

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface 3

If you are new to retinol, try using it every couple of days to let your skin adjust. And don’t forget to always wear SPF in the daytime, as retinoids make the skin more sensitive to sun exposure – and well, you should be wearing it anyway!

It does help improve my skin texture, and smooths things out, and it helps with fine lines and wrinkles. Price-wise, it is quite budget friendly at less than $20 CAD!

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Have you tried this one? Do you have a favourite retinol product?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, I purchased this!

 

BeOnMe Face Cream Sensitive Skin Review

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Today I have the third part of a three part series of sponsored posts of the newly launched organic skincare line from Italy called BeOnMe – this brand has three main lines – Beauty (face, body, hair), Tattoo, and Sport – all of which are certified-organic, and they are vegan, cruelty-free, with recyclable packaging. They are carried by Pure Stem Beauty / Organic Beauty is Easy [info in italics taken from the Organic Beauty is Easy website]

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Organic Beauty is Easy is the main retail site for Pure Stem Beauty.

PureStem Beauty’s mission statement is – WE ARE ON A MISSION TO BE MORE THAN A MISSION AND WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN US.

We believe that everything that we put in and on your bodies must be nutritious and safe.

We are not only distributors of eco-luxe products, we are also business owners who believe in having products that are both safe for the customer as well as safe for our staff who are constantly in contact with the products.

PureStem Beauty is continually searching for the safest beauty products available that are renowned for their proficiency. They hand pick only the best skin care and hair care products while partnering with ethically minded brands that share the same or similar ethos. They do this not only because they want to provide you with the safest products but also because they own and manage one of Canada’s leading organic spa. They firmly believe in using and distributing products that are environmentally safe, sustainable, and non-toxic.

BeOnMe

BeOnMe arose out of a desire to create and a creative instinct that came from our quest to provide people with the pure, natural and organic cosmetics they need and want—cosmetics that are free from synthetics, allergens, and components of animal origin.

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The BeOnMe Beauty Line has skincare for various skin-types: oily, combination, dry, sensitive, reactive, and first wrinkles.  Today I’m reviewing the Face Cream Sensitive Skin from the BeOnMe Beauty Line. This face cream can be used on all skin types except for oily and combination – they have another face cream recommended for those skin types.

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BeOnMe FACE CREAM SENSITIVE SKIN is a special blend of natural, organic ingredients selected to hydrate and nourish your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Special ingredients such as organic aloe gel and hyaluronic acid, known for their extraordinary ability to improve the elasticity of the skin, ensure long-lasting hydration and invigoration for the skin of your face and neck. Organic Helichrysum italicum hydrosol has astringent properties, while organic damask rose hydrosol reduces the appearance of the signs of skin ageing, refreshes your skin and relieves redness due to dryness. The protective and revitalizing blend of organic shea butter and oil, such as organic sunflower oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), and organic olive oil, provide intense nourishment and makes your skin look visibly energized while respecting its natural equilibrium.

This is a gorgeous facial cream – on par with many luxury brands in terms of the quality. It is hydrating and soothing, but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. And, it plays nicely with tinted sunscreen, concealer and foundation!

BeOnMe Face Cream Sensitive Skin

Key ingredients include: aloe gel and hyaluronic acid for hydration and healing, helichrysum hydrosol for circulation, and anti-inflammatory properties, damask rose hydrosol for anti-aging, anti-redness properties, and a blend of shea butter, sunflower oil, vitamin E, and olive oil for anti-oxidant and nourishing properties.

I love skincare with rose based ingredients – it works well for my sensitive skin that is quite often prone to mild redness.

The scent is very mild, and does not trigger any reaction for me – but as always, if you have sensitive skin, or ingredient sensitivities, ALWAYS do a patch test before using!

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Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), ALOE BARBADENSIS GEL* (ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*), GLYCERIN, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL GLYCERIDES* (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL GLYCERIDES*), CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER*, SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, COCOGLYCERIDES, GLYCERYL STEARATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER * (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*), DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM FLOWER WATER*, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BETAINE, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, OLEA EUROPAEA OIL* (OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL*), DICAPRYLYL ETHER, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM PHYTATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL), GERANIOL, LINALOOL, LIMONENE * Ingredients from organic farming. 98% of the total ingredients are from natural origin, 20% are from organic farming

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Pure Stem Beauty kindly gave me a coupon code for my readers to use on the Organic Beauty is Easy website, and the code is ABrashAttitude for 25% off your first order and applies to all products from all brands except Naturigin natural hair colour and anything already on-sale.

If you missed out on my other reviews, here’s the link for the BeOnMe Cleansing Mousse and the Face Serum.

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this is a sponsored post, however, as always, my opinion is very much my own and is based on my user experience.

BeOnMe Face Serum Review

BeOnMe Face Serum Hyaluronic Acid

Hello, hello! Welcome to A Brash Attitude!

Today I have the second part of a three part series of sponsored posts of the newly launched organic skincare line from Italy called BeOnMe – this brand has three main lines – Beauty (face, body, hair), Tattoo (tattoo aftercare), and Sport – all of which are certified-organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and  with recyclable packaging. They are carried by Pure Stem Beauty / Organic Beauty is Easy [info in italics taken from the Organic Beauty is Easy website]

BeOnMe1

Organic Beauty is Easy is the main retail site for Pure Stem Beauty.

PureStem Beauty’s mission statement is – WE ARE ON A MISSION TO BE MORE THAN A MISSION AND WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN US.

We believe that everything that we put in and on your bodies must be nutritious and safe.

We are not only distributors of eco-luxe products, we are also business owners who believe in having products that are both safe for the customer as well as safe for our staff who are constantly in contact with the products.

PureStem Beauty is continually searching for the safest beauty products available that are renowned for their proficiency. They hand pick only the best skin care and hair care products while partnering with ethically minded brands that share the same or similar ethos. They do this not only because they want to provide you with the safest products but also because they own and manage one of Canada’s leading organic spa. They firmly believe in using and distributing products that are environmentally safe, sustainable, and non-toxic.

BeOnMe arose out of a desire to create and a creative instinct that came from our quest to provide people with the pure, natural and organic cosmetics they need and want—cosmetics that are free from synthetics, allergens, and components of animal origin.

BeOnMe

The BeOnMe Beauty Line has skincare for various skin-types: oily, combination, dry, sensitive, reactive, and first wrinkles. Today I’m reviewing the Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid from their Beauty range. According to their skincare routine chart, this serum is targeted for all skin types except for oily, and reactive – they have other serums for those skin types.

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BeOnMe FACE SERUM is a combination of natural, organic ingredients designed to hydrate and nourish your skin without being heavy. With a light texture, it absorbs rapidly and is ideal for warm weather in place of facial cream or as a foundation for makeup. BeOnMe FACE SERUM features organic thyme extract, organic lavender hydrosol, and organic cornflower: this blend provides a purifying and astringent action, relieves redness thanks to its moisturizing properties, and reduce the look of dark circles under the eyes. Organic aloe gel and hyaluronic acid have an extraordinary capacity to protect the skin’s moisture barrier. The revitalizing combination of organic goji extract, organic macadamia oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), and olive oil nourishes the skin and improves its elasticity. These ingredients are often used in treatments to reduce skin imperfections.

BeOnMe Face Serum Hyaluronic Acid

Facial serums are one of my favourite skincare products. This is a lightweight serum that can also be used as an eye cream (gotta love multi-purpose products). It helps to tame redness, and adds a nice level of hydration to my skin without feeling heavy or sticky.

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It works great as a lightweight hydrator, and can be used as a makeup primer. It plays nicely with the two tinted SPFs that I’ve tested it with, and concealer. Texture-wise, it is somewhere between an emulsion and a cream – not too runny, and not too thick.

Key ingredients are thyme extract, lavender hydrosol, and cornflower hydrosol – these are soothing, and redness reducing; hyaluronic acid and aloe gel add the hydration, and healing, and goji extract, macadamia and olive oils, and vitamin E add the anti-oxidant content.

There is fragrance / parfum listed in the ingredients, but it is very very mild, almost no scent at all and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. But if you are sensitive to certain ingredients or fragrances – always do a patch test!

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Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT* (THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT*), GLYCERIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS GEL* (ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*), DICAPRYLYL ETHER, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA WATER*, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL (OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL), CETEARYL OLIVATE, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, CENTAUREA CYANUS WATER* (CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER WATER*), SORBITAN OLIVATE, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TOCOPHEROL, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, OLEA EUROPAEA OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES (OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL), MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL*, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM PHYTATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT*, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, LIMONENE * Ingredients from organic farming. 98% of the total ingredients are from natural origin, 20% are from organic farming

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Pure Stem Beauty kindly gave me a coupon code for my readers to use on the Organic Beauty is Easy website, and the code is ABrashAttitude for 25% off your first order and applies to all products from all brands except Naturigin natural hair colour and anything already on-sale.

In case you missed it, here’s the reviews for the BeOnMe Cleansing Mousse and Face Cream Sensitive Skin.

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, as always, my opinion is very much my own and is based on my user experience.