Vo Beauty Reviews

Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine, Skin Water, Beauty Sleep

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Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine, Skin Water, Beauty Sleep

Today I’m reviewing a lovely box of skincare from Vo Beauty – they’re a sustainable cruelty free luxury skincare line based in Toronto. Diana Vo, the founder of the brand, is a holistic esthetician and facialist. I received the Rise & Shine Gel Cleanser, the Skin Water 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum and the Beauty Sleep Mask. [info in italics taken from the Vo Beauty website]

Here’s the Rise & Shine Gel Cleanser:

Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine Low pH Gel Cleanser

Our gel cleanser is made to balance your skin pH without stripping of its natural oils. Formulated with sulfate-free surfactants from coconuts and apples so it’s more gentle on the skin

– Aloe vera is soothing and replenishes moisture

Vitamin B3 is anti-inflammatory and prevents irritation

I love a good gel cleanser, especially in the warmer months. This one is gentle, and my skin feels clean but soft after using. This cleanser works for all skin types – dry, sensitive, oily, acne prone, and mature skin. You can also use it when you do a double cleanse routine.

Skin Water 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

Vo Beauty - Skin Water Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Instantly plump and hydrate your skin with this hyaluronic acid serum that makes your skin feel like it just drank water. It replenishes the hyaluronic acid that you produce less of as you age.

Hyaluronic acid retains moisture better than any other ingredient and absorbs faster
Aloe vera retains and replenishes moisture
Allantoin calms, soothes, and prevents dryness and irritation

This is a beautiful serum, it soak into my skin so quickly and my skin feels less dry since I’ve been using it. It plays nicely with every other serum and facial cream that I’ve tried it with so far! Makes my skin feel so fresh and hydrated.

Beauty Sleep:

Vo Beauty - Beauty Sleep Leave On Mask

Wake up to skin that’s less tight, less red, and quenched of thirst with this leave-on mask that hydrates, softens, and plumps. Its hydrating properties prevent wrinkles and its cool, soothing effect makes it great for irritations and after-sun care.

Aloe vera & rose hydrate your skin
Royal jelly, vitamin e, and hibiscus (botox plant) plump and feed your skin with antioxidants
Glycerin humectant locks in moisture

Vo Beauty - Beauty Sleep Leave On Mask

This stuff is amazing! Not just as a sleeping mask, it also works great as a hydrating primer before makeup. Super gentle, hydrating and non-greasy. My skin loves this. It really does plump the skin! Such a beautiful and essential skincare product! The jelly texture just sinks into my skin and makes it look and feel radiant and smooth.

I have a few of their products on my wishlist for when I finish up some things in my current skincare stash.

Have you tried anything from Vo Beauty?

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Disclosure: Products were gifted, but my opinion is always my own regardless of whether I purchased a product or not.

boscia Gel Eye Mask & C Serum Review

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boscia / BlendPR "Green Box"

Today I’m reviewing the Triple Hyaluronic and Honeydew Moisture-Boost Gel Eye Masks and the Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum from boscia and BlendPR. These came in a green themed PR box for Saint-Patrick’s Day / Spring along with the Purifying Gel Cleanser [info in italics taken from the boscia website].

Let’s look at the Gel Eye Masks first:

boscia Triple Hyaluronic Acid and Honeydew boscia Triple Hyaluronic Acid and Honeydew Moisture Boost Gel Eye Masks

Replenish and restore much-needed moisture to dehydrated, overworked under-eyes with a pack of cool-on-contact hydrogel eye masks that instantly invigorate, hydrate and refresh.

These gel eye masks are so soothing and hydrating. Key ingredients are the triple hyaluronic acids (hydration, plumping and firming), honeydew melon (radiance, hydration), Niacinimide (vitamin B3 – brightening, anti-inflammatory).

I especially like to use these gel masks when my under-eyes are a little puffy due to my year-round allergies. They really help to de-puff and hydrate.

Now onto the Booster Serum:

boscia Vitamin C w Caviar Lime Booster Serum

Instantly brighten, reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and even skin tone with a Vitamin C serum that provides a beaming, smooth complexion. A powerful 10% Vitamin C Complex and AHA-rich Caviar Limes helps exfoliate and smooth uneven-textured skin for an everyday, healthy-looking glow-up.

This is a great Vitamin C Serum – it doesn’t have that metallic “hot dog water” scent that some C based serums have. The key ingredients are: 10% Vitamin C Complex (brightening, hyperpigmentation), Caviar Lime (vitamin C – brightening, AHA – exfoliating), Astaxanthin (antioxidant), Jojoba (prevent free-radical damage), and Willowherb (anti-inflammatory).

My skin thrives when I use any skincare with Vitamin C. This serum is light, and quick to absorb, and plays nicely with every single moisturizer that I’ve tried it with!

Have you tried either the Gel Eye Masks, or the Booster Serum?

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Disclosure: Products were gifted, however my opinion is always my own. Not sponsored.

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner Review

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

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Today I have a review of the Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner. I purchased it during their 5th Birthday Event, along with the Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

Rose hydrosol helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation while also maintaining the skin’s pH balance after cleansing.

Look closer: this toner also contains alcohol-free witch hazel, which shrinks the appearance of pores without leaving your skin feeling tight and parched.

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

This toner has a great sprayer – the mist of so fine. And hello – rose! I love rose in skincare. This is a great addition to my skincare routine. I tend to use it more in the morning, but it can be used both morning and night. It is just so fresh!

I can see myself using it as a skin refresher when the weather warms up.

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

It only contains 5 ingredients – all of which are vegan (and cruelty free):

*Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate, *ᵀAloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *ᵀHamamelis Virginiana (Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, *ᵀRosa Canina (Rosehip Extract) [* Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic]

I’m an affiliate for Three Ships Beauty, so if you would like to try this (or anything else) at a 20% discount – here’s my affiliate link and discount code: ABRASHATTITUDE20 – I will receive compensation for any sales made through my link and discount code.

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Disclosure: I purchased this. Blog post contains an affiliate link and code, of which I will receive compensation for any sales made via my link. My opinion remains my own, regardless of this.

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Three Ships Beauty Radiance Grape Stem Cell + Squalane Day Cream that I purchased during their Black Friday BOGO sale (along with their Dew Drops Serum – review is here).

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

When it comes to skincare science, we don’t use the word ‘revolutionary’ lightly – but grape stem cells truly are. They absorb environmental UV radiation throughout the day leaving you with healthy-looking skin. Which is pretty impressive if you ask us. 
Look closer: this cream also contains prickly pear, argan oils and natural squalane which hydrate and lock in moisture.

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

This day cream is super hydrating without feeling heavy. My skin loves squalane, so I was not surprised how much I love this one! It works really well with the Dew Drops Serum, and with any facial oils that I’ve tried it with so far. It absorbs quickly into my skin and keeps it hydrated all day. This Day Cream is recommended for all skin types.

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Seed Oil, *Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, *ᵀPentylene Glycol, *Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), *Cetearyl Alcohol, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, *Sorbitan Olivate, *ᵀArgania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, *Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Seed Oil, *ᵀRosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Bisabolol, *ᵀOpuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, *Picea Mariana Bark Extract, *Acer Rubrum Bark Extract, *Pinus Banksiana Bark Extract, *Betula Alleghaniensis Bark Extract, *Caprylhydroxamic Acid, *Glyceryl Caprylate, *Xanthan Gum, *Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil * Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

I’m an affiliate for Three Ships Beauty, so if you would like to try this (or anything else) at a 20% discount – here’s my affiliate link and discount code: ABRASHATTITUDE20 – I will receive compensation for any sales made through my link and discount code.

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Disclosure: I purchased this. Blog post contains an affiliate link and code, of which I will receive compensation for any sales made via my link. My opinion remains my own, regardless of this.

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum Review

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

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Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Today I have a review of the Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum. I purchased this (and the Radiance Day Cream – review is here) for myself during their Black Friday BOGO Sale. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Does your skin need a boost of hydration? We’ve got you covered. Our serum champions tremella mushrooms – a natural source of hyaluronic acid that replenishes moisture deep in the skin.
Look closer:
 this serum also contains Kakadu plum, which is packed with 100x more Vitamin C than oranges to brighten and plump up the skin.

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

This is a water based serum, and works really well to hydrate and brighten my skin. My skin does really well with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, so this is the perfect serum. It feels a little on the slimy side when first applied, but it absorbs quickly (and the slimy feeling disappears). And, it doesn’t have that weird scent that some vitamin C serums have.

This serum can be used with all skin types – as long as you don’t have a sensitivity / allergy to any of the ingredients. Always do a patch test!

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, *ᵀPentylene Glycol, *Tremella Fuciformis (Tremella Mushroom) Polysaccharide, *Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, *ᵀAloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Kappaphycus Alvarezii (Red Algae) Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) Fruit Extract , *Sodium Levulinate, *Sodium Anisate, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Glycerin, *Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Bark Extract, *Acer Rubrum (Red Maple) Bark Extract, *Pinus Banksiana (Jack Pine) Bark Extract, *Betula Alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch) Bark Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza (Red Sage) Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, *ᵀEucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil * Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic

I’m an affiliate for Three Ships Beauty, so if you would like to try this (or anything else) at a 20% discount – here’s my affiliate link and discount code: ABRASHATTITUDE20 – I will receive compensation for any sales made through my link and discount code.

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Disclosure: I purchased this. Blog post contains an affiliate link and code, of which I will receive compensation for any sales made via my link. My opinion remains my own, regardless of this.

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream Review

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

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Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Today I have a review of the Luna Night Cream from Gachala Skincare – a Canadian brand that has been on my wishlist for awhile now, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when the lovely owner Karen, reached out and asked me if I wanted to try their award winning anti-aging night cream. [info in italics taken from the Gachala Skincare website]

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Let’s take a look at the Luna Night Cream:

This rich nighttime cream contains the most potent, purest anti-ageing ingredients from the depth of the Amazonian Rainforests!. Its intelligent formula contains natural complex molecules that will deliver its active ingredients to the deeper layers within the skin cells. As a result, your skin will be tone, hydrated with an even texture. Its non-greasy nourishing formula will bring your skin luminosity and natural radiance.

When you sleep, and your skin is in a regeneration mode, using AMAZONIAN GODDESS Luna Night Cream will accelerate your skin tissue repair as well as promoting cell renewal, which plays a vital role in the health and quality of your skin.

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

This green cream is rich without being heavy or greasy, and is especially perfect for when you want to wake up with hydrated, glowing skin! The scent is a green smelling of a blend of essential oils of ylang ylang, frangipani and lavender which I quite like.

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Ingredients: *organic carrier oils of sacha inchi (plukenetia volubilis), coconut (coco nucifera),* organic butters of illipe (madhuca longifolia), *acai (euterpe oleracea), cupacu (theobroma grandiflorum), phyo-lumina liposome complex, phyto-bioactive skin toning blend, berry wax (rhus verniciflua), * organic sunflower wax (helianthus annuus), *organic fresh plant chlorophyll, phyto-preserve polyphenols complex, phyto-bioactive essential oils blend containing ylang ylang (cananga odorata), frangipani (plumeria acutifolia) & lavender (lavandula officinalis)

Do a patch test if there are ingredients that are new to you, or ingredients that you are sensitive to. I don’t put anything on my face without doing a patch test first!

Gachala products are crafted in Canada from organically grown, sustainably harvested ingredients from the Amazonian Rainforest. They’re also cruelty free and vegan friendly!

Have you tried anything from this brand? They have both facial skincare and bodycare lines – I definitely want to explore more from this brand!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was PR gifted. However, my opinion is always my own, regardless of whether or not I purchased or was gifted a product.

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum Review

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

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Luna Nectar Unboxing

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will know that I received an awesome PR package from Luna Nectar, a Canadian brand that has been on my wishlist for ages! They are woman owned, and are vegan, cruelty free, dermatologist tested, and contain high performance ingredients.

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

Today I’m only reviewing the Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum, as I am still testing out the Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum (lash serums take several weeks to see the full results – approximately 6 to 8 weeks. [ info taken from the Luna Nectar website]

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

Heliophilia is a moisturizer that goes on luxuriously rich yet feels lightweight, absorbing quickly and leaving a protective dewy finish. This multi-tasking face and hair serum addresses skin concerns relating to transepidermal water loss. Formulated with 15 active star botanicals such as Squalane, Baobab, Meadowfoam, Amla, Seabuckthorn, Gotu Kola, Camellia and Rosehip); this serum is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants such as vitamin A and C, essential fatty acids, omega-6, and omega-9. Heliophilia pulls double duty of deeply moisturizing, and producing a radiant, fresh, dewy supple glow.

Due to the seabuckthorn oil, Heliophilia will give you a subtle, beautiful bronzy glow – perfect for those effortless summer days.

For hair, Heliophilia is a nourishing oil to balance and restore moisture to damaged, overprocessed, and chemically treated locks.

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

First off, just look at the colour of this serum! This is definitely going to give your skin a healthy sun-kissed glow, even if you are mega fair like me. I love that it is a multi-tasker, it can be used for both skin and hair. It can also be mixed into your moisturizer or foundation for an added boost of hydration and glow!

Heliophilia is filled with so many wonderful ingredients:

Squalane*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Hip Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil* (infused with Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Emblica Officinalis (Amla), Glycyrrhiza Glabra* (Licorice Root), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola)), D-alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomile

Have you tried this facial serum? Review of the Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum to follow in a few weeks.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted. However, my opinion is always my own.

Made For Me Classic Experience Box Review

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

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Made for Me Classic Experience Box

I was sent the Made For Me (MfM) Classic Experience Box to try out and review. Made For Me is a new Toronto based skincare brand, that is made in Australia, and is organic, vegan and cruelty-free [info in italics taken from the Made For Me website]

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The concept for the Experience Box was modelled after that of the “subscription box” – a trend that was well known in the 2010s where consumers receive a monthly box full of curated products as a way of gifting them. However, not all monthly boxes are created equal, and some came in with mixed results to consumers.

After testing out the concept of the products in different sets, we found what works best and decided to package them together. However we still believe in the concept of gifting so long as it adds to their normal routines. Every few months, when you order a box, you may still get the same 3 core products, but you also get a mystery item that may be different from what you got before. That is, we decided to combine the surprise element with the predictability of our high quality, all organic selections that you would love. You are not obligated to order the boxes at preset durations. 

The Classic Experience Box ($90 CAD), is composed of a Brightening C Serum, a Hydrating Moisturizer and an Eye Cream. There is also a surprise mystery gift (this gift changes quarterly). Let’s take a look at the Brightening C Serum:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The serum contains properties from marine collagen, which improves the skin’s firmness and plumpness. It is also a great choice if you’ve been looking to fade dark spots or achieve the smooth, luminous texture that you’ve always dreamed of. Ingredients contain: Kakadu Plum Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C

My skin LOVES vitamin C based skincare, and this is a great serum. If you want luminous skin, then this is the serum for you. I can see this working for all skin types.

Now onto the Hydrating Moisturizer:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

Our Star product and a fan favourite, this facial lotion helps promote and improve overall glow of the skin. It contains a number of organic and botanical antioxidants to restore the skin’s natural appearance and achieve a supple complexion. Use it after the brightening serum and don’t forget your SPF! It can also be used as a makeup primer, as it leaves the skin glowing and prepped for any product you may be using after.
Ingredients contain: Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Davidson Plum

This is such a nice moisturizer! It is light, hydrating and works amazingly well with the Brightening C Serum. Hello glowing skin! It plays nicely with makeup too. It can be used both morning and night.

And last, but not least, the Eye Cream:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The Classic Eye Cream helps in de- puffing & soothes the skin around the eye area. Its soft, velvety texture enables the skin to absorb nutrients to reduce dark circles and lessen the look of wrinkles leaving the eye area firm and well hydrated. Ingredients contain: Jojoba, Avocado Extract, Shea butter

My eyes are often puffy from allergies, and dark circles from the combination of allergies and occasional insomnia, so this eye cream has been such a great product for me. It really works to de-puff and soothe my under eyes.

And as for the mystery gift box – it is such a great idea, and no I’m not going to spoil it, my lips are sealed!

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

This is such a great skincare set, and it would make a great gift idea. Each of the three products are also sold separately – which I think is a great idea, because I use up moisturizer faster than serums, or eye creams.

Have you tried this brand?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this box was PR gifted for reviewing purposes. However, my opinion is always my own.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Review

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA
HA

Today I’m reviewing the The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA (Hyaluronic Acid) that I purchased several weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Deciem website]

Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 10% formulation offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.

Because I know that my skin can be sensitive, I did my usual two rounds of patch testing – on my arm first and then on my neck or chest before trying this on my face. I only use this once a week, and never on the same night as retinol as both have irritation risks.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Surprisingly, this lactic acid does not irritate my sensitive skin, I guess that the Tasmanian pepperberry and hyaluronic acid really work to cancel out the irritation risk from the acid. It gives my sensitive skin a gentle exfoliation which I love.

Acids should only be used at night, and always followed by sunscreen the next day as they can make your skin more sun sensitive. You should always be wearing sunscreen anyways though.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Have you tried this one? Do you have a fave AHA for exfoliation?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!