Eco by Sonia Driver Super Citrus Cleanser Review

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After a brief hiatus, I am back with some new reviews for you. Today I have a review of the Eco by Sonia Driver Super Citrus Cleanser. I received this as a part of my judging package for the CertClean Annual Beauty Awards. I wanted to hold off on reviewing this gel based cleanser until after judging was completed – this was one of my top three cleansers from my judging package [info in italics taken from the Eco Tan / Eco by Sonia Driver website]

Eco by Sonya Driver Super Citrus Cleanser

SKIN COMPOST SUPER CITRUS CLEANSER  | FACE GEL CLEANSER

An extraordinary Super blend of Certified Organic Aloe, Lemongrass & Caviar Lime to deeply cleanse and help regenerate the skin for a smoother and more even complexion. 

Super Citrus Cleanser has been created for ALL SKIN TYPES; here’s why – it’s packed with only organic and natural ingredients that when blended work in harmony and are pure bliss for your skin.

ALOE VERA is super healing and anti-inflammatory, it fights acne, and soothes and reduces skin irritations.
LEMONGRASS, a powerhouse in anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties that helps to give your skin that beautiful, clear, even glow.
AUSTRALIAN CAVIAR LIME (also known as finger limes) is packed full of natural gentle AHA’s, anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants; to not only exfoliate your skin gently, but it helps clear acne and increases production of collagen that promotes healthy smooth skin.

Eco by Sonya Driver Super Citrus Cleanser

This is a gentle yet effective gel cleanser. It is soothing and exfoliating but not at all drying or irritating to my sensitive skin. It reminds me of the Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Cleanser. I really like this citrusy gel cleanser a lot – especially on days that I’m wearing loads of sunscreen! It is also works great as a second step after oil cleansing!

Eco by Sonya Driver Super Citrus Cleanser

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice*, Natural Coco-glucoside (Sugar Derived)**, Organic Glycerin (Vegetable Derived)*, Water**, Natural Sodium Levulinate (Plant Derived)**, Natural Sodium Anisate (Plant Derived)**, Organic Lemongrass Oil*, Organic Orange Peel Oil*, Natural Potassium Sorbate (Berry Fruit Derived)**, Natural Xanthan Gum (Sugar Derived)**, Natural Sodium Alginate (Plant Derived)**, Natural Alcohol (Sugar Cane Derived)**, Australian Round Lime**, Australian Caviar Lime**, Australian Desert Lime**, Citral (Citrus Fruit Derived)**, Geraniol (Plant Derived)**, Limonene (Fruit Derived)** ALL ingredients either *Organic or **Natural

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was gifted to me as a part of my judging panel package. I waited until the judging was completed before reviewing this cleanser. My opinion is always my own.

Insensya Illuminate Serum Review

Insensya Illuminate Serum

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Today I have a review of the Insensya Illuminate Serum. As you all know, skincare is my obsession – and facial serums are my absolute favourite – so when offered the chance to try it out, of course I said yes! Thank you Insensya and IGO PR ❤ [info in italics taken from the Insensya website]

Insensya Illuminate Serum

Supercharge your skincare regime with this ultra-concentrated formula of powerful ingredients, and discover the timeless beauty secret of glowing, radiant skin.
Insensya’s revolutionary BioArg+™ complex combines the ancient transformative properties of Moroccan Argan oil with cutting edge biotechnology, supercharged with brightening and radiance-enhancing ingredients:

  • Ultra-brightening peptides target uneven skin tone.
  • New generation Vitamin C fights free radicals and signs of skin aging.
  • Advanced molecule technology combats sun-related skin damage.
  • Botanically derived squalane boosts the skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, oxygenate, protect and prevent irritation.
  • Argan oil is renowned for its skin perfecting properties. Rich in essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and very high levels of Vitamin E for superior moisturization.

Insensya Illuminate Serum

This serum sounds pretty amazing right? It is lightweight, and absorbs so quickly. And I gotta say, it makes my skin look so radiant! I’ve gone out wearing just the serum, my sunscreen and some under-eye concealer (necessary due to seasonal allergies) and my skin looks great! But, it does play nicely with foundation, on the rare occasion that I’ve worn it.

Insensya Illuminate Serum

Insensya has given me a promo code for 40% off of the purchase of the Illuminate Serum for my readers:

https://www.insensya.ca/?ref=JODI   Code: JODI

Insensya Illuminate Serum

This is a Montreal based company, and their products are made in Canada. They are paraben-free, non-toxic, dermatologically tested, cruelty free, hypoallergenic, and vegan!

Insensya Illuminate Serum

Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), GLYCERYL STEARATE, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ACETYL GLYCYL BETA-ALANINE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PEG-100 STEARATE, 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID, C12-14 SEC-PARETH-12, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, STEARETH- 21, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, GLYCERETH-2 COCOATE, SQUALANE, BISABOLOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, XANTHAN GUM, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CELLULOSE GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SODIUM PCA, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, BENZOIC ACID, ALGAE EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DIMETHYLMETHOXY CHROMANYL PALMITATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), GLYCERYL LAURATE, CITRIC ACID, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, FRUCTOSE, UREA, MALTOSE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM LACTATE, TREHALOSE, ALLANTOIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, GLUCOSE, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM SULFITE, BENZYL SALICYLATE.

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Disclosure: Post contains gifted product and discount affiliate code. However, my opinion is based on my experience of using the product.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30 Moisturizer Review

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30

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Today I have a review of the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30 Moisturizer – I purchased it during the annual Sephora spring sale. I picked the 12ml travel size tube to try out ($26 CAD ) instead of pricier full size 1.07oz / 50ml ($89 CAD) as I wanted to make sure that I really liked it. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30

This light-activated moisturizer helps boost skin’s natural luminosity, while providing all-day hydration. It also protects against pollution and UV, infrared, and blue light. This eliminates the need for a separate moisturizer in your morning routine and is ideal for all skin types.

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30

This is a really nice moisturizer and a great sunscreen – no white cast! It plays nicely with my makeup as well – it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on my skin.

Have you tried this one? Do you have a fave facial sunscreen?

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning – I paid for this!

Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic from my March Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic

We make it easy to be good with this simple step in cleansing that requires no water and no rinsing. Fortified coconut, calendula and grapefruit waters, this powerful tonic helps capture and lift away dirt, oil and impurities without harsh rubbing or over-drying. For all skin types

First off, this smells very strongly of coconut, which I have an aversion to. It smells like bad suntan lotion to me – but if you like coconut scented products, then you will probably like this.

I only used this micellar water once because it triggered a reaction! The one rare occasion that I didn’t do a skin patch test first – my skin felt like it was burning and turned red! I immediately ran to wash it off with my most gentle cream cleanser and then put on a soothing facial moisturizer and managed to calm my skin down within about an hour.

Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic

I don’t see any obvious sensitivity triggers for my skin in the ingredient list so I’m assuming that it is something in the “parfum (natural)” blend in the ingredients that is not specified. I’m not willing to test this on my face again. I’ve had no problems with any of their skincare that I’ve tried before, so I was quite surprised!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | aqua (purified), sorbitan oleate decylglucoside crosspolymer, decyl glucoside, glycerin, cocos nucifera (coconut) water, calendula officinalis (flower) extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit water, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, parfum (natural).

Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic

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

The Inkey List Bakuchiol Moisturizer Review

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I finally used up the last of my moisturizer stash, so I was able to buy a new moisturizer to try out without breaking my low buy! [info in italics taken from the B For Beauty UK  website]

The Inkey List Bakuchiol

A natural alternative to retinol, this Bakuchiol moisturiser helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Plant derived, and with antioxidant properties, this natural Retinol alternative helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even skin tone. Formulated with the Omega-3 packed Sacha Inchi Oil and Squalane it also works to hydrate and nourish the skin.

The Inkey List Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol acts to:

  1. Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  2. Even skin tone 
  3. Nourish skin 

The Inkey List Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol is a natural retinol alternative, so if actual retinol is too strong for your skin, this might be a great substitute as it has a similar wrinkle fighting properties. It is a lightweight moisturizer, but hydrating and not at all greasy. I’ve been using Bakuchiol at night for well over a month now, and I do find that it helps with fine lines.

It is super budget friendly too, at $9.99 CAD for 30 ml.

The Inkey List Bakuchiol

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/ Eau), Squalane, Glycerin, Propanediol, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil (Sacha Inchi oil), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Bakuchiol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 60, Phytic Acid, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol.

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions March 2020

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My March Petit Vour box finally arrived on April 15th! 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 March 2020

I have temporarily cancelled my Petit Vour subscription, so I will not be getting the April box. I plan on re-subscribing as soon as life returns to some state of normality.

Petit Vour March 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 @1.3804 my box cost me $31.75 CAD this month.

Let’s take a closer look:

Petit Vour March 2020

MO MI Beauty Styling Jelly (travel size 30ml $22 USD, full size 100ml $38 USD)

This innovative jelly stays flexible and maintains movement, allowing easy styling and a no-frizz finish. Every hair type can achieve different textures using the jelly, which blends organic hydrating olive oil and clarifying apple cider vinegar with floral and gem-essences for inner and outer balance.

Petit Vour March 2020

This sounds interesting, especially the no-frizz finish.

Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil (0.04oz / 1.14g $18 USD)

A long lasting, highly pigmented natural eyeliner pencil. Natural Definition Eye Pencil is filled with soothing natural oils, waxes, and Chamomile extract to protect the delicate eye area. This eyeliner glides on smoothly, blends beautifully, and lasts all day.

Petit Vour March 2020

Sigh. Another  eye liner. I have so many liners in my stash! Hopefully it is a good one. Thankfully it is in the shade Coffee (rich cocoa brown) and not Ink (carbon black) as I have SO MANY BLACK EYELINERS in my stash!

Inkling Scents Roll-On Perfume in Sultry (sample size 5ml $15 USD, full size 10ml $25 USD)

Wearing this smooth fragrance is the art of seduction. The base is creamy sandalwood and white amber, the heart is lotus flower, orchid and Bulgarian rose, while the top is silky vanilla. The blend is provocative, but clean. This mix is deep and rich enough to leave you with a sense of pleasure.

Petit Vour March 2020

Oooh, this sounds like a scent that I will love!

Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic ( sample size 2 oz $5USD, full size 8oz / 236ml $12 USD)

We make it easy to be good with this simple step in cleansing that requires no water and no rinsing. Fortified coconut, calendula and grapefruit waters, this powerful tonic helps capture and lift away dirt, oil and impurities without harsh rubbing or over-drying. For all skin types

Petit Vour March 2020

Hopefully this will be a nice micellar water. I don’t like the ones that are soapy or leave a filmy feeling on the skin.

The March box is valued at $60 USD, which works out to be $82.82 CAD! I’m most excited by the Mo Mi Beauty Styling Jelly and the Inkling Scents Sultry Perfume!

Petit Vour March 2020

What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Polyglutamic Acid Serum from The Inkey List that I recently purchased from Shoppers / Pharmaprix. [info in italics taken from the B For Beauty UK website]

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid1

Naturally found in the skin, Polyglutamic Acid (PGA) helps to maintain skin’s moisture levels and holds 4 times more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid. Polyglutamic Acid acts to:

  1. Form a thin, smooth and moisturising film on the skin 
  2. Reduce the appearance of fine lines 
  3. Brighten skin and evens tone 

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

My skin loves hyaluronic acid, so I was especially interested in trying out this serum. It feels like a cross between a HA serum and a silicone primer. I’ve been using it in conjunction with the Hexa-Peptide Serum, and they work really well together.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

It is very lightweight, and my skin feels so smooth after applying. My only complaint is that this serum has an awful chemical scent (almost paint-like to my nose). Thankfully it disappears quickly, because yuck!

It works well with makeup too. Great as a primer! And it is budget friendly at $14.99 CAD for 30 ml.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Serum

Ingredients: Water (Aqua / Eau), Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglutamic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Propanediol, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Decyl Glucoside, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract.

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

The Inkey List Hexa-Peptide Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Hexa-Peptide Serum from The Inkey List that I recently purchased from Shoppers / Pharmaprix. [info in italics taken from the B For Beauty UK website]

The Inkey List Hexa-Peptide

A patented peptide sequence, which helps to promote skin renewal and targets visible signs of ageing. Hepta-Peptide acts to:

  1. Reduce the appearance of crepey skin
  2. Provide an instant blurring effect
  3. Reduce the appearance of wrinkles 
  4. Reduce the appearance of fine lines 

The Inkey List Hexa-Peptide

This is a really great peptide serum, the texture is a little thick but it sinks into my skin quickly. It does help to reduce fine lines, and feels light once absorbed. It plays nicely with my other serums and moisturizers, and with my makeup as well.

It is budget friendly too at $14.99 CAD for 30 ml!

The Inkey List Hexa-Peptide

Ingredients: Water (Aqua / Eau), Polysilicone-11, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate, Laureth-12, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carnosine, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Polysorbate 60, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Heptapeptide-7, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Isostearate.

The Inkey List Hexa-Peptide

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Empties March 2020

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Today I have my monthly empties post for you. I didn’t finish up as much as I had hoped, but progress is progress when it comes to using up the things in my stash and not wasting them! I’ll include links to my original reviews and let you know if I would want to re-purchase either right away or eventually.

Haircare:

Empties March 2020 1

EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque – This was a PR sample. I loved this hair mask so much, and it is on my wishlist to buy the full size as soon as I use up another mask in my stash. Review is here.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner – These were from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked them a lot. I’d like to try more from this brand – maybe for wavy/curly or dry hair. Review is here.

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve – These smell so good, and work well with my hair, so I’m sure I’ll eventually buy them again. Review is here.

Skincare and Makeup:

Empties March 2020 - Skincare and Makeup with Moor Spa, Sothys, Essence, Eyes of Horus

Moor Spa Supreme Cream – This was a PR sample. I mainly uses this cream at night, as I prefer something a little lighter in the day time if I’m wearing makeup. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a full size. Review is here.

Sothys Hydra3Ha Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Youth Cream – Another PR sample. This one was great for day or night use. I always need a little hydration boost in the fall and winter months so this worked well for me. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a replacement. Review is here.

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara – I really liked this mascara, and gave it a score of 6.75 out of 7. I  would definitely re-purchase this one. Review is here.

Eye Of Horus Brow Define – Another Petit Vour box product. This was my very first micro brow pencil. I’ve since purchased one from Essence to try out, but would love to get this one eventually. Review is here.

Essence Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara – I’ve already purchased a new one, it is that good! Reviews are here and here.

So there you have it! Were you able to finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains a mix of products – all PR samples identified, the rest have been paid for by me.