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!

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented. Mouthwatering moisture in a lip-saving, lemon flavor balm. Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. A variety of waxes and oils combine to provide an antioxidant-rich protective shield.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

The LipDrink Lip Balm is available in five shades:

  • Flirt – sheer peachy pink
  • Crush – sheer berry
  • Tease – shimmery plum brown
  • Buff – sheer nude
  • Sheer – sheer

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

I received the shade Flirt. It is a subtle soft pink.

As a lip balm addict, I’m always happy to try out a lip balm.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

And I love that this one has SPF in it. This is a really lovely lip balm, hydrating without feeling waxy, and the sweet lemon scent is so nice and not over scented.

This is my first Jane Iredale product, I’m curious to try more! Have you tried anything from Jane Iredale?

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Titanium Dioxide 1.75%, Vegetable Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Lotus Corniculatus (Lotus Flower) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Coconut Alkanes, Stearic Acid, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Alumina, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka 202), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360)

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

Empties July 2019

Empties July 2019

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Today I have my monthly empties for you with links to the original reviews, and whether or not I plan to purchase / re-purchase right away or eventually.

Skincare:

Empties July 2019 - Skincare - EiR NYC, The Ordinary, Blissona, BKind, Kahina Giving Beauty

EiR NYC Active Face Wash – This was a Petit Vour box sample. Quite possibly the most unappealing looking foaming face wash, but I really LOVED this one for washing off my sunscreen and makeup at the end of hot and humid days. Definitely going on my wishlist! Original review is here.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – This is the last product in my mini project pan for serums. You only need the smallest amount for your undereye, so this one took forever to finish up. I really like it, but want to try out something new. Original review is here.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment – Another Petit Vour sample. This was such an awesome mask, I’d love to own a full size. I have several masks to use up, so onto the wishlist it goes. Original review is here.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub – Yet another Petit Vour sample, a great exfoliating and moisturizing scrub, super gentle. I have other scrubs to finish up but I would purchase a full size of this one. Review is here.

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser – Another Petit Vour sample. I loved this oil cleanser, so very gentle and effective. I’m still working my through my cleanser stash, so you guessed it, onto the wishlist it goes. Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties July 2019 - Makeup - Covergirl, Essence, Suntegrity

Covergirl Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara – I liked this mascara a lot. I won’t be repurchasing this one because there are others from Covergirl that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Essence Volume Hero Waterproof Mascara – Similarly, I liked this mascara quite a bit as well, but I won’t be repurchasing this one but there are others from Essence that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 – Another Petit Vour sample. This was slightly too light for me recently, but I started adding in the KVoss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream and not only did it make the shade perfect for me, it added radiance and made the finish less matte / less drying on my skin. Review is here.

Empties July 2019

Overall, I’m happy that I’m making steady progress at using up the products in my stash. Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: All products in this post were purchased by me.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (longest name ever) from Suntegrity. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

  • Vitamin C + E – antioxidant protection that feeds & nourishes the skin
  • Peptides visibly reduce the signs of aging and provide an overall smoothing effect
  • Non-Nano Zinc Oxide provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection
  • Melanin (from non-GMO corn) protects the skin from damaging blue/violet light
  • Hyaluronic Acid provides long lasting hydration
  • Environmental Shield – protects against pollutants and allergens while preserving skin’s natural barrier function

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received the lightest shade Ivory.

I’ve previously tried and reviewed a sample of the 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen (Tinted) in the shade Fair back in 2015 (review is here), which worked great on its own, but didn’t play nicely with other makeup (concealer, powder, highlighter, and blush), so I was hoping that this new tinted SPF product would work better for me.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Shadewise, Ivory is a perfect match for my face right now, but will likely be too light by mid-summer.

I found that this tinted sunscreen worked best if I applied it over moisturizer as the matte finish was a little too drying for my skin if applied without moisturizing first. I think that it would work really well for normal to oily skin (my skin is currently normal to very slightly dry right now).

And most importantly, the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen played nicely with my concealer and other makeup!

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

 

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions May 2019

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My May Petit Vour box finally arrived, and I’ve managed to unbox and photograph it this morning. 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. [all info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour May2019

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 @ 1.3830 my box cost me $31.81 CAD this month.

Petit Vour May2019

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

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (sample size 0.25oz $7 USD, full size 2oz $55 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received Ivory. In the summer, I tend to wear very little makeup, and when I do, it is more likely to be either a tinted sunscreen, or a BB Cream with SPF – so I look forward to trying this one out.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream (full size 2oz $48 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application. For Whom: Normal, Dry, Combo + Sensitive Skin. The natural emollient properties of seaweed give this cream a uniquely light and silky texture. Vitamin E strengthens collagen and increases elasticity.

This moisturizer sounds great – lightweight and hydrating. Can’t wait to start testing it out! This is a full size product. I like that it can also be used as a primer.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub (sample size  15g $9 USD, full size 48g $25 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

The cranberry seeds and hibiscus face scrub has been created for your skin to be softly exfoliated and hugely moisturized at the same time. 

Perfect for sensitive or dry skin: this face scrub will leave your skin smooth, glowing and moisturized. 

A scrub for sensitive skin, hello! Can’t wait to try this one out! And, they’re Montreal based.

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream (sample size 30ml $7 USD, full size $28 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

This ultra hydrating foot cream is formulated with the aromatic Achillea plant and purifying oils like distilled myrtle and Organic Tea Tree. Serves to moisturize and repair chafed skin as well as purify and prevent foot odor. Leaves skin soft, supple and energized.

Since the weather is hopefully finally warming up, I’ll be living in sandals, so a good foot cream is always a useful product!

Petit Vour May2019

Total value of this month’s box is $71 USD which works out to be $98.19 CAD. I’m super happy with this month’s box!

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Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription.

Protect Your Skin with LASPA Natural Mineral Sunscreens

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, so it is the perfect time to share the PR package that I received from LASPA Sun Care Naturals and PK Communications.

LASPA Naturals

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you will recall that I received a beautiful package from them last year as well. LASPA is a Canadian company that specializes in natural suncare products, more specifically mineral sunscreens. [info in italics taken from the LASPA website and press release]

 

LASPA Naturals

This year’s package contained their two newly reformulated sunscreens – the Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 (for face and sensitive areas), and the Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF20, as well as the new SPF 50 Ultra Sun Protection Stick (with tint), and a cute little fanny pack to carry your sunscreen with you!

LASPA Naturals

 

These mineral sunscreens are clinically tested, hypoallergenic, chemical free, fragrance free, paraben free, gluten free, and reef safe, and are made for all skin types, especially sensitive ones. And they are cruelty free.

The new formulation contains a unique SPF blend, LASPA keeps skin smooth and protected by using essential oils, plant materials, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to deliver a translucent, non-greasy result. LASPA has added antioxidants to reduce inflammation and to prevent skin cell damage.

Benefits of Mineral Sunscreens:

  •  Zinc Oxide provides a broad spectrum protection against both UVA/UVB rays whereas chemical filters don’t necessarily provide this function
  • Zinc Oxide is effective immediately upon application, whereas chemical filters need approximately 20 minutes to be absorbed
  • Zinc Oxide reduces or eliminates the risk of allergies or skin irritation that can be caused by the chemicals used in chemical sun filters
  • Zinc Oxide avoids the risk of health issues that have been documented concerning the cumulative effects of chemical sunscreen ingredients on reproductive health 

LASPA Naturals

Let’s take a closer look at each one:

LASPA SPF30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen Sensitive Skin – Face and Neck (80 ml / 2.7 oz, $40 CAD)

LASPA Naturals

Formulated with a unique SPF blend, LASPA keeps skin smooth and protected by using essential oils, plant materials, zinc oxide to deliver a translucent, non-greasy result. LASPA has added antioxidants to reduce inflammation and to prevent skin cell damage. None of LASPA products contain harmful chemicals such as parabens, artificial fragrance or colours, or chemical UVA/UVB filters.

Right away I could see and feel that the revised formulation is a lot silkier and smoother texture-wise. It can be worn with or without makeup, and no white cast! I really like this one for the face, neck and chest. It feels very light and silky when applied, and a little goes a long way!

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%  Inactive Ingredients: Isoamyl Cocoate (Plant Derived), Organic Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Extract), Organic Cera alba (beeswax)*, Organic Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax*, Sorbitan Sesquioleate (Plant Derived), Organic Persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Organic Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

LASPA SPF20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion (125 ml / 4.2 oz, $44 CAD)

LASPA Naturals

Used as a daily regime for under makeup or all over body, it moisturizes the skin with organic coconut oil, and counteracts the aging and damaging effects of the sun rays with vitamin E.

Like the SPF 30, the revised formulation is smoother and silkier than the original version. I’ve used it both on my body and on my face, and it does not leave a white cast. It plays nicely with makeup. I do prefer to use the SPF30 for my face, and this one for my body.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 14% Inactive Ingredients: beeswax, bisabolol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, certified organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, isoamyl cocoate, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, tocopherols

LASPA SPF50 Ultra Sun Protection Stick (14 g / 0.50 oz, $18 CAD)

LASPA Naturals

Providing the Ultimate Sun Protection, this SPF50 stick is pocket size and perfect for use in conjunction with our SPF30 as a touch up for the T-zone, or heavily exposed areas. Our SPF50 contains zinc and titanium dioxide plus 95.7% certified organic ingredients to provide 98% broad spectrum protection. Vitamin D and E are added for protecting and repairing the skin.

LASPA Naturals

The SPF50 stick is great to keep in your bag for touch-ups. It has a tint, which at first I though would be too dark for me, but it blends in and looks completely natural, so it can be used on the face (and even on the body) as it blends in easily. I’ll be taking this one everywhere with me all summer.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 25% Titanium Dioxide 3.8% Ingredients: Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Zinc Oxide, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic beeswax, Organic Theobroma Cacao Butter, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Titanium dioxide , Copernicia cerifera(carnauba) wax, Tocopherol, Iron oxide, Silica , Jojoba esters, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf extract, Cholecalciferol

LASPA Naturals

This line of mineral sunscreens is perfect for all skin types, especially sensitive ones. I love that they are fragrance free (which is quite often of of the biggest triggers for sensitivity).

I am sure that you know that sunscreen should ALWAYS be worn to reduce your risk of skin cancer, but I’m telling you again! As an added bonus, you will reduce early aging caused by UV exposure (wrinkles, sunspots). Please wear your sunscreen!

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Disclosure: In case you totally missed it at the beginning of my blog post, this review contains PR samples, but I was not paid to do this review. My sensitive skin and opinions are entirely my own.

Monthly Empties March 2019 – Part 2

March Empties - Skincare

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Today I have the second part of my Monthly Empties – all my skincare finishes. Part one was all of my bath and haircare empties. And I will comment on if I will be purchasing or not, and link to my original reviews.

Let’s take a look:

March Empties - Skincare

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser Sample – I got this as a free sample in my last well.ca order. The sample was too small for a full review, but I liked it enough that I want to buy the full size to really test it out.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Sea Kelp Lip Balms x2 – I finished one and the Mister finished the other. Great lip balm for winter. I have a ton of lip balms in my stash, so I have no plans on repurchasing for awhile. Review is here.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Unscented SPF 28, and Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF 50  *These were PR Samples* I loved these sunscreens, and thankfully they both were nearly finished when I discovered that they were past their expiration dates. I have other sunscreen to use up, so no plans to purchase replacements at this time, but I would highly recommend their sunscreens, as they’re non-greasy and worked well for my sensitive skin. Reviews are here and here.

March Empties - Skincare

Bite Beauty Lip Balm – Another great lip balm, although I prefer their Lip Mask. Again, no plans to repurchase right now, I have a stash of lip balms to use up. Review is here.

Metta Comforting Hand Balm – This was a lifesaver for the winter months! It came in my Petit Vour subscription, and I’m sad that I finished it already. This is going on my wishlist for the fall since I don’t need a heavy duty hand cream in the warmer months. Review is here.

Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Revitalizing Face Oil – Another Petit Vour subscription sample. This was a nice facial oil – hydrating but not heavy or greasy. I’ve no plans to purchase, as I have several facial oils in my stash to use up. Review is here.

March Empties - Skincare

Poetic Blend The Warrior Serum – I won this in an InstaGram giveaway. This serum is one of the best facial serums that I’ve ever used! My skin LOVED it. I’m hoping to buy a replacement soon. Review is here.

Little Barn Apothecary Aloe + Rosewater Balancing Mist – Another one from my Petit Vour subscription. I love facial mists, especially rose based ones. I have two more in my stash to use up, so no plans to buy a full size right now. Review is here.

So there you have it, I’m pretty happy to have finished up more things from my stash.

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Disclosure: All products disclosed. My opinion is based on my experience with the products whether I’ve purchased them myself, won them in a Giveaway, or been gifted PR review samples.

Empties and De-Stashing September 2018

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Today I have my empties for September as well as few things that I’m de-stashing because I’ve had them for way too long.

Empties (and whether or not I’ll be re-purchasing):

Empties - September 2018

I didn’t finish up that much this month, but am so close to finishing several things, so I’m sure that I’ll have more in next month’s empties.

Sothys Crème Jeunesse / Youth Cream sample – original review is here. I still have one more sample tube in my stash to use up. (PR sample)

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara Waterproof – original review is here, already re-purchased.

Formulary 55 Sea Clay Body Mask – review is here. I won’t be re-purchasing this as my skin reacted to it. (Petit Vour subscription)

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defence SPF 30 – review is here. I don’t need to purchase any replacement sunscreen right now, I have another tube of SPF 28 from MyChelle to finish up, as well as LASpa SPF 20 and SPF 30 in my stash, so I’m set for sunscreen for awhile. (PR sample)

De-stashing Lip Products:

De-Stash Lip September 2018

I finally went through all of my lipsticks to see if any of them have started to go off or dry out, and had to cull a few.

Trèstique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in the shade Belize Bordeaux – The cover came off so it dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze in Candied Hearts – The only reason that I’m de-stashing this is because I broke the casing and now it is leaking. I’m kind of sad about this because I really liked it. (Petit Vour subscription) Review

Hourglass Icon Mini –  this has been in my stash for a long time, it is a gorgeous red, but it has begun to dry out. (Giveaway Prize)

Too Faced Melted Chocolate in Chocolate Honey –  it has gone off. It smells gross. (Generation Beauty Toronto 2016) Review

Soap + Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Plumble – Sadly it got lost in my stash, and has now started to thicken terribly. I do remember loving it though. (Giveaway Prize) Review

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Rosé – I never wear it, although it is pretty, it makes me look like a corpse. (Ipsy Glam Bag, I think)

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lady, Go Fish and Yasmin – I got these back in July 2015, and they have gotten dry. Review

Eyeliner / Brow Pencil De-stash:

De-Stash Eye September 2018

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green – the cap was knocked off, so this one got dried out so badly. I really loved this beautiful green pencil. Review

Essence Eyebrow Designer Pencil – another one that got dried out from the cap coming off.

Trèstique Mini Highlight Stick – I rarely ever used this one, and it has dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper –  I probably haven’t used this eyeliner since 2016, so it is beyond dried out. (Giveaway Prize)

Did you finish up much this month? DO you plan on doing a de-clutter / de-stash any time soon?

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Disclosure: All PR items and Giveaway Prize Winnings identified. Everything else was purchased by me.

 

 

 

EiR NYC Sunset Oil Review

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Today I have a review of the Sunset Oil from EiR NYC that came in my May Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

An essential for beach bums, this arnica and aloe-infused body oil contains soothing essential oils and vitamins to restore parched skin damaged by the sun, salt, and wind. For everyday use or to be applied post-sun to keep skin extra-moisturized.

The Review: I’ve been using the EiR NYC Sunset Oil since it arrived when I get out of the shower or bath because it smells amazing and my skin is so smooth and hydrated after using! It keeps my legs moisturized all day! I really like this body oil!

Price-wise the full size bottle is $35 USD for 8 oz –  it is little on the spendy side, but not outrageously so as a little goes a long way. My sample was 1 oz, and I’ve gotten several uses out of it, and still have at least one of two uses left before I finish it!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Olive Oil,  Sweet Almond Oil, *Coconut Oil, *Arnica, *Calendula-infusion, Jojoba Oil, *Aloe Vera, Vitamin E,  Lavender, Rose, Geranium and *Chamomille, Essential Oil Blend, *Rosemary Extract. | *Certified Organic Ingredients

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