LUXE Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer Review

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

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Today I’m reviewing the Camu Brightening Moisturizer from LUXE Botanics that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

Revitalise skin’s natural luminosity with this buttery soft moisturising cream infused with vitamin C rich Camu Camu. Potent concentrations of this Amazonian superfruit supports cellular energy to fade the appearance of dark spots, repair the look and feel of environmental damage and reveal a vibrant, glowing complexion. Best suited for dull, sun damaged or lackluster skin. 

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

This cream is luxurious! A perfect moisturizer for cold weather as it is super hydrating and makes the skin glow from the Camu Camu (high in Vitamin C). My skin does really well with Vitamin C products as they really do help keep the skin bright. I’d love a vat of this cream!

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract*, Purified Water (Aqua/ Eau), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin*†, Phospholipids†, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester)†, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides*†, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearic Acid†, Glyceryl Monostearate*†, Silica†, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)†, Cetyl Alcohol†, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedar Wood) Essential Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Essential Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Essential Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract (Co2), Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Essential Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Blue Cypress) Essential Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Essential Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose Absolute) Essential Oil, Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Var. Amara (Neroli) Essential Oil. Naturally Occurring Components Of Essential Oils: Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Certified Organic †Naturally Derived

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

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

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

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Today I am reviewing the Balance Toning Mist from Akar Skin that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

This fine, non-sticky mist of rose and orange blossom sets gently into skin to provide hydration. Balance enables greater absorption of nutrients by lowering skin’s surface tension. Formulated to strengthen the acid mantle layer by restoring pH to optimum level and keeping environmental pathogens out.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

The mist does not contain irritants like alcohol, nor is it watered down with water fillers, ensuring noticeably softer and luminous skin with use. For all skin types.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

This is a beautiful facial toner mist! It is super gentle and so refreshing on the skin. My skin feels hydrated and soft after using.

I love that it has a minimal ingredient list as well:

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, *Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Water, Aqua, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Crocus Sativus Meristem (Saffron) Cell Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment. | *Organic or Wildharvested 

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

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

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions October 2019

Hello, hello! My September Petit Vour box finally arrived on  October 25th. 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 October 2019

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 @1.3621  my box cost me $31.33 CAD this month.

Petit Vour October 2019

Let’s take a look:

Petit Vour October 2019

KVoss Shine On Stick (full size $28 USD)

A buildable and blendable cream highlighter stick with an iridescent finish that glides on easily for on-the-go glow.

The creamy formula of this one of a kind product can be used alone or under other highlighters for a more intense effect. Its iridescent shimmer finish adds dimension and a pearlescent glow to the skin that leaves a gorgeously subtle shine with one swipe while delivering lit-from-within luminosity for a marvelous no-makeup makeup look. 

The main ingredient, Cupuaçu butter, comes from the Rain Forest and is known for its uniquely rich content of phytosterols which benefit dry and damaged skin. It combats free radicals in the tissue, and fatty acids to protect and moisturize, delivering a true healing and restructuring benefits as it improves the skin’s moisture barrier with ultra hydration for improved elasticity. 

Petit Vour October 2019

I’ve tried a few KVoss products and liked them a lot, so hopefully I’ll like this highlighter stick as well! It is super pretty shade!

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover (sample size 30ml $20 USD, full size 120ml $44 USD)

The Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover with Avocado & Raspberry Oil is great for all skin types. These hydrating oils remove makeup & excess oil, restoring your skin’s natural radiance while gently cleansing without over-drying your skin or destroying its natural pH. Raspberry Oil stimulates cell turnover, rejuvenating skin. Bergamot Oil clears congestion. Frankincense tones the skin. Lavender heals blemishes and works as a restorative. This essential oil blend calms, reduces stress, and relaxes your parasympathetic nervous system. The cleanser helps your skin stay nourished, balanced, and healthy.

Petit Vour October 2019

This sounds great! For now it will be getting stashed as I have several cleansers that I’m testing out for the CertClean 5th Annual Beauty Awards Judging Panel.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist (sample size 0.5oz, $12 USD, full size 2.4oz $55 USD)

This fine, non-sticky mist of rose and orange blossom sets gently into skin to provide hydration. Balance enables greater absorption of nutrients by lowering skin’s surface tension. Formulated to strengthen the acid mantle layer by restoring pH to optimum level and keeping environmental pathogens out.

The mist does not contain irritants like alcohol, nor is it watered down with water fillers, ensuring noticeably softer and luminous skin with use. For all skin types.

Petit Vour October 2019

I love toner mists, and this one sounds perfect for my skin! Can’t wait to test it out!

LUXE Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer (sample size 0.34oz, $10 USD, full size 2oz, $85 USD)

Revitalise skin’s natural luminosity with this buttery soft moisturising cream infused with vitamin C rich Camu Camu. Potent concentrations of this Amazonian superfruit supports cellular energy to fade the appearance of dark spots, repair the look and feel of environmental damage and reveal a vibrant, glowing complexion.

Best suited for dull, sun damaged or lackluster skin. 

Petit Vour October 2019

Can’t wait to try this one out, sounds awesome – my skin does really well with vitamin C based products!

Petit Vour October 2019

This month’s box has a total value of $70 USD, and with the exchange rate that I paid, that works out to be $95.35 CAD!

What do you think of this month’s box? Reviews to follow soon!

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Disclosure: I pay for this subscription box!

 

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Radiance Toner from Derma E Essentials that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

This alcohol-free, exfoliating, beauty toner helps to tone, tighten and brighten for a soft, smooth and luminous appearance.

Enriched with: Glycolic Acid: helps to reveal brighter, fresher skin, Rooibos: helps to detox encouraging healthy skin, Rosehip Extract: helps to brighten and rejuvenate skin

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

I love toners, and I love that this is an alcohol free formula. I was surprised that this acid toner was so gentle on my sensitive skin. No stinging! It gently exfoliates and brightens my skin.

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist® Bio-1), Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Pinus Pinaster (Pycnogenol®) Bark Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract*, Allantoin, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natural Fragrance Oils. 

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

Have you tried this toner? Do you have a favourite facial toner?

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

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Blemish Clearing Serum from Juice Beauty that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

Reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with willow bark, salicylic acid and organic fruit acids; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion. Clears while hydrates.

  • Reduces breakouts & clears clogged pores with beta hydroxy salicylic acid and naturally derived willow bark.
  • Evens skin tone and texture with organic lemon & apple fruit acids.
  • Helps renew the skin with Vitamin C.
  • Fights free radicals with antioxidant Vitamins B5 & E.
  • Creates a smoother looking appearance with CoQ10.
  • Hydrates & soothes with organic aloe and green & white tea.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

The Blemish Clearing Serum can be used all over, or as a spot treatment. Since my skin only gets the occasional breakout (usually stress or hormone related), I only used it for spot treatments. It reduces the inflammation of a blemish, and helps it to heal quicker. And it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, vegetable glycerin, sclerotium gum, algin, salix alba (willow bark extract), allantoin, decyl glucoside, panthenol (Vitamin B5), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), tocopherol (Vitamin E), salvia officinalis (sage leaf oil), ubiquinone (CoQ10), saccharum officinarum (sugar cane juice), organic botanical extracts of camellia sinensis (organic white tea leaf extract)*, camellia oleifera (organic green tea extract)*, lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract)*, chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract)*, melissa officinalis (lemon balm leaf extract), algae extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, lavandula angustifolia (lavender)* and Boswellia serrata (frankincense)* pure essential oils *certified organic

Have you tried this serum? What do you use for breakouts?

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

Honua Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Pa’akai Cleansing Cream from Honua Hawaiian Skincare that came in my August Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

Cleansing Hawaiian salt and antioxidant rich hibiscus combine to create a gentle daily cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Seaweed extract works to strengthen and renew the skin, while accelerating the natural skin repair process. The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is great for all skin types.

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is super gentle, with a very faint rose scent. It is geared for all skin types, and as someone with sensitive skin, I can see this working for just about anyone (unless you have a sensitivity / allergy to one of the ingredients). My skin feels clean, hydrated and smooth after using.

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Pure Vitalized & Coconut Water (Aqua), Organic Rose (Rosa damascena) Hydrosol, Organic Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis virginiana), Wild Harvested Seaweed Extract (Fucus vesiculosis), Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Co2, Honua Pa’akai (Hawaiian Salt) Organic Herbal Oil Infusions of Rose Petals (Rosa damascena), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Chamomile Flowers(Matricaria recutita), Calendula Blossoms (Calendula officinalis), Comfrey Leaf & Root (Symphytum officinale) & Rosehips Seeds (Rosa mosqueta) in Organic High Oleic Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) & Sesame (Sesame indicum), Sorbitan Olivate, Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis), Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Lecithin, Organic Gromwell Root CO2 (Lithospermum erythrorhizon), Sage (Salvia officinalis) & Organic Rosemary Antioxidants (Rosmarinus officinalis), *Lactobacillus Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract and *Sodium Anisate *New Green Beauty Approved Preservative System

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

Have you tried this cleanser?

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

Empties August 2019

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

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Can you believe that August is already finished? It feels like the summer has gone by so quickly! I’ve managed to finish up a few more products from my stash this month – not as many as I had hoped to finish, but progress is progress.

I’ll include links to my original reviews as well as a comment on whether or not I will eventually purchase a replacement.

Let’s take a look – Bath and Body:

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream – this was a Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked it a lot, but the scent made the Mister sneeze every time I used it, so I probably won’t purchase a full size. Review is here.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil – This might be my second bottle of this body oil. I love it, and will buy it again eventually once I finish up a few other body products. Review is here.

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter – Another Petit Vour sample. I liked this one a lot, but I think I prefer the rose scented one more. Review is here.

Haircare:

Empties August 2019 - Hair Care - Kristin Ess, Wise Men's Care

Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air Dry Spray – I used this wave spray a lot since I purchased it last summer, it worked amazingly well for my wavy hair. I’m currently testing out another wave spray, so I don’t need to repurchase this one right now, but I probably would get this again eventually. Review is here.

Wise Men’s Care Simple & Natural Men’s Shampoo / Birch Bark Daily Shampoo – This was part of a PR package. I loved the scent of this shampoo, it is very woodsy, and gentle on the scalp. I still have the travel size of this shampoo to finish up, and a few other shampoos in my stash to use up, so no need to purchase a replacement at this time. Review is here.

Skincare:

Empties August 2019 - Skincare - Lowen's, Goldfaden MD

Lowen’s Get Toned! Vegan Facial Toner – This was from a PR package. I kept this spray toner in my fridge, and used it whenever I needed a spritz of refreshing hydration. I have at least one or two toners in my stash to finish, so I don’t need to purchase a replacement (but I would like to eventually). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel – Another Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked to wear this light gel moisturizer under sunscreen. I have so many moisturizers / creams in my stash to use up, that I really cannot purchase a replacement. Review is here.

Lowen’s Bee Local Lip Balm – This is from the same PR package as the toner. I’m a lip balm addict, so you know that I loved this! I still have two more lip balms to finish (and the Mister claimed the third one), so I don’t need to replace just yet, but I would like to before winter. Review of some of the Lowen’s lip balms is here.

Makeup:

Empties August 2019 - Makeup - Essence, Nyx

Essence I ❤ Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base – I had this for way too long (shamefully – since 2016), so I am decluttering it. I’ve recently gotten another shadow base / primer in a recent Petit Vour box. I’d buy this again, it works great and is super affordable. Review is here.

Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara – Another one that I had for way to long! i really liked this brow mascara and will probably buy it again eventually. I’m currently using and loving the Essence Make Me Brow, so no need to replace right now. Review is here.

Did you finish up very much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains products that I purchased myself and PR samples (all PR samples are identified).

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions August 2019

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Petit Vour August 2019

My August Petit Vour box finally arrived on  August 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 August 2019

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 @1.3595  my box cost me $31.27 CAD this month.

Petit Vour August 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara (.25 oz, $18 USD)

Thicken and lengthen each lash with this nontoxic, vegan, 100% natural and organic mascara. Infused with conditioning organics and Vitamin E, this unique formula is smudge proof and water resistant. Free from artificial colors, preservatives and fragrances making it ideal for sensitive eyes.

Petit Vour August 2019

Hopefully this mascara will actually work for my sensitive eyes that easily water. I will have to test it out over the next couple of days!

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream (sample size 1 oz – $12 USD, travel size 2 oz – $24 USD, full size 4 oz – $42 USD)

Cleansing Hawaiian salt and antioxidant rich hibiscus combine to create a gentle daily cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Seaweed extract works to strengthen and renew the skin, while accelerating the natural skin repair process. The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is great for all skin types.

Petit Vour August 2019

This cleanser sounds perfect for me, I can’t wait to test this one out!

Derma E Essential Radiance Toner (sample size 1oz – $2.50 USD, full size 6 oz – $15 USD)

This alcohol-free, exfoliating, beauty toner helps to tone, tighten and brighten for a soft, smooth and luminous appearance. Enriched with: Glycolic Acid: helps to reveal brighter, fresher skin. Rooibos: helps to detox encouraging healthy skin. Rosehip Extract: helps to brighten and rejuvenate skin.

Petit Vour August 2019

Oooh, I love toners, and haven’t tried this one yet, but it sounds like it will be fab!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum (sample size 1oz – $15 USD, full size 60 ml $30 USD)

Reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with willow bark, salicylic acid and organic fruit acids; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion. Clears while hydrates.

Petit Vour August 2019

I will probably only use this as a spot treatment for occasional breakouts, as my skin is not prone to major breakouts.

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir Perfume Oil (sample vial .03 oz / 1 ml – $5 USD, full size .37 oz / 11 ml – $65 USD)

Violet glistens while gentle rose dances in soft rain. Powdery orris is the quiet, cool whisper of Paris.

Top: Bergamot, Angelica Seed
Middle: Rose, Orris, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, Ambrette

Petit Vour August 2019

This perfume oil sounds like something I will love – I hope that it works with my body chemistry!

Petit Vour August 2019

This month’s box is worth $52.50 USD which works out to $71.37 CAD! I really think this month’s box looks awesome and I can’t wait to test everything out and let you know what I think of it all. Reviews to follow as soon as I try everything out.

What do you think of this month’s Petit Vour box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the After Hours Soothing Night Cream from Kalos that came in my July Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

A soothing pH balanced crème for vulnerable skin. Natural oils and botanicals gently hydrate and soothe the skin while Vitamin C & E provide antioxidant protection. Nightly use helps irritated and stressed skin quickly regain glow and vibrancy.

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

This night cream is a dream – super gentle, super hydrating. It reminds me of a sleeping mask in how my skin feels when I wake up in the morning – very smooth, and glowing! I really love this one and can see it working for any skin type (unless you have an allergy / sensitivity to one of the ingredients).

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Lemon Essential Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin (Plant Derived), Sodium Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Safflower Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived), Isopropyl Palmitate Palm Oil, Polysorbate 20, Lavender, Comfrey, Reishi, Mullein, Glyceryl Caprylate (Natural Preservative), Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide (pH Modifier), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Ethylhexylglycerin (Preservative), Honeysuckle Extract, Gotu Kola Extract, Organic Equisetum Horsetail Plant Extract, Geranium Extract, Dandelion Extract.

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

Have you tried this night cream?

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