Way of Will Brightening Face Serum Review

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

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

Let’s take a look at the serum:

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

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

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

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

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

grace & stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

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

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

Say ‘hi’ to hydration

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

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

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

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

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

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

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

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

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

BeOnMe Face Serum Review

BeOnMe Face Serum Hyaluronic Acid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BeOnMe

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

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

BeOnMe Face Serum Hyaluronic Acid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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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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The Inkey List Hepta-Peptide Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Hepta-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!

The Inkey List Collagen Booster Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Collagen Booster from The Inkey List. I’ve been using this serum for a few weeks now, so I’m ready to review. [info in italics taken from the Cult Beauty website]

The Inkey List Collagen Booster

They say you only miss things once they’re gone and, sadly, our love for collagen (the natural skin protein that helps to support skin’s firmness, suppleness and elasticity) tends to appear only once we realise its production has begun to slow down – sob. A perfect antidote to this sorry state of affairs, THE INKEY LIST’s Collagen Serum stars clever peptides called Matrixyl 3000 and Syn Tacks, which mimic the effect of natural collagen, keeping your skin looking plumper and smoother for longer. The formula also helps to boost collagen production, so your skin will look increasingly firm and supple in the long run too. Minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and targeting sagging, this skin-boosting potion is like an elixir of youth for your complexion.

I bought this at Pharmaprix (aka Shoppers Drug Mart in the rest of Canada) back in January, so I’ve been testing it out for several weeks now. It is a clear, super-watery, serum that sinks into my skin quickly. It helps to plump and smooth the skin. It also plays nicely with all of my various serums, facial oils, moisturizers and makeup too!

The Inkey List Collagen Booster

And, as an added plus, it is super budget friendly at $10.99 CAD!

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum Review

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

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Today I have a review of a serum that I’ve wanted to try for SO LONG – the Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum. This was a Christmas gift from a dear friend. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

What it is: A brightening serum powered by strawberry-derived vitamin C for noticeable radiance, hydration, and even-toned skin.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
– Strawberry Fruit and Seed Extract: Help brighten dull skin, unclog pores, and remove excess oil.
– Kakadu Plum: Helps reinforce luminosity and reduce appearance of redness.
– Hyaluronic Acid: Promotes skin elasticity for plump, hydrated skin.

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I love serums, and that my skin responds really well to Vitamin C based skincare. This serum is beautiful – it is gentle and fast absorbing, hydrating and definitely works well for brightening the skin – perfect for helping to deal with winter dryness and dullness. As an added plus, it doesn’t have that weird scent that some Vitamin C serums have. I don’t think that it smells like strawberries, but the scent is so so very minimal – I can’t really say what it smells like.

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

This is a cruelty free brand that I definitely want to try more from!

Have you tried this serum, or anything else from Volition Beauty?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a Christmas gift from a friend.

Sothys Detoxify – Energize Skincare Collection Review

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Today I’m reviewing three products from the new Detoxify – Energize  / Detox Energie Skincare Collection from Sothys, that was kindly gifted to me from the PR team PozPub / Sothys Canada. [info in italics taken from press release and Sothys website]

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

This collection aims to detox and protect the skin from pollution, which is a cause of premature aging on the skin. The Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize line was developed to make the skin more luminous, better oxygenated, and boosted, its youthful radiance restored.

There are five items in the Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize line:  Energizing Serum / Sérum énergisant intégral (depollute / oxygenate), Protective Depolluting Essence / Essence dépolluante protectrice (anti-pollution shield), Instant Energizing Corrector / Correcteur énergisant instantané (unify), Energizing Radiance Ampoules / Ampoules éclat énergisantes (smoothing), and Depolluting Youth Cream / Crème jeunesse dépolluante (rebalance the microbiome) .

I received the Energizing Serum, Protective Depolluting Essence and Instant Energizing Corrector and have been testing them out for a few weeks now. Let’s take a closer look at each one:

Energizing Serum / Sérum énergisant intégral:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

This powerful detoxifying and energizing cocktail is an incredibly gentle and light-textured serum: the ideal boost to your skincare ritual. Skin regains its vitality and looks younger.

Key ingredients: Organic energizing Siberian ginseng root extract (Protects the cell to maintain good energy levels and boosts intracellular energy) and Organic elderberry extract – A complete active ingredient to protect against pollution 92%*. Anti-free radical. * Anti-pollution protection: 92% – in vitro testing of keratinocytes exposed to urban pollution.

This is a light, milky looking serum. It absorbs into my skin quickly and feels very gentle, but hydrating without feeling sticky or greasy. It is scented, but does not trigger a reaction for me.

Protective Depolluting Essence / Essence dépolluante protectrice:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

To incorporate into your beauty ritual every day, and protect your skin’s youth. This formula works like a barrier against pollution. Its innovative dropper bottle provides just the right amount of protection, every day while enveloping the skin in an ultra-comfortable hydrating veil. * Depolluting = helps to limit damaged to the skin caused by pollution.

Key ingredients: Detoxifying peptides [Biomimetic design. 360°global antipollution (outdoor/ indoor/internal)], Organic energizing Siberian ginseng root extract and Organic elderberry extract.

In the morning, this is applied after your moisturizer, and in the evening, before applying moisturizer. This is a very watery essence, but it absorbs into the skin fairly quickly, leaving a very slight tacky finish at first (but the tackiness disappears quickly). This one is also scented – but again, does not trigger a reaction for me.

Instant Energizing Corrector / Correcteur énergisant instantané:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

An incredible texture that transforms during application to adapt to all skin tones and skin types EE* cream contains encapsulated pigments to instantly target and correct any imperfections visible on the skin’s surface. * Energy Enhancer

Key Ingredients: Detoxifying peptides, Organic energizing Siberian ginseng root extract and Organic elderberry extract.

This one is very much a blurring and brightening product, and it makes my skin so glowy and radiant. You can use it one its own for makeup free days, or as a primer before makeup. This turned out to my my favourite of the three products, and I find myself only wearing foundation when I have client meetings, and the rest of the time just wearing this with under-eye concealer and a touch of setting powder – it makes my skin look so good!

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

Have you tried anything form the Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize line?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, these are PR samples, this is not a sponsored post.

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serum Reviews – B-Three + The Calm

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Today I am reviewing two of the Premium Facial Serums recently PR Gifted to me from Cosmessential – B-Three (balancing) and The Calm (soothing). I’ve already reviewed The Grande and Essential-C serums. Last week I gave you a sneak peek of the surprise package that I received (info in italics taken from the Cosmessential website).

Cosmessential is a Vancouver based, Canadian company – their serums are cruelty-free and vegan.

Cosmessential - B-Three + The Calm

Let’s take a look at the B-Three Serum ($57 CAD / $44 USD)

REBALANCING FACE SERUM
Vitamin B3 is a secret skincare superstar, helping to balance oil production, reduce redness, improve the epidermal barrier performance and hydrate.

Skin Types: Combo or Oily Skin Skin Age: 16+ for consistent use.

Cosmessential - B-Three
This serum is geared more toward oily  and combination skin, but I’ve been using it in the mornings before applying sunscreen – and it does seem to help keep my skin (mainly my nose) from getting greasy. It is lightweight and adds hydration. It feels similar to that of the Detox Hydrating Gel from Goldfaden MD (reviewed here)

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Glycerin, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Avocado Fruit Oil (Persea Gratissima), Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Neem Seed Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Now let’s take a look at The Calm ($66 CAD / $48 USD):

SOOTHING AND ANTI-REDNESS FACE SERUM
Powerfully anti-inflammatory and full of strong anti-oxidants, The Calm Premium Facial Serum is formulated for even the most delicate skin. Containing Moroccan Blue Tansy Oil, Rooibos extract, White Willow Bark and many other superb calming ingredients, The Calm Facial Serum helps to soothe red, dry, itchy or irritated skin.

Skin Types: Sensitive or Reactive Skin, Rosacea  Skin Age: 16+ for consistent use.

Cosmessential - The Calm

This serum is great for days that my sensitive skin is feeling a little irritated.  It helps calm down redness – very gentle and soothing, and adds light hydration.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Glycerin, Organic Alcohol, DMAE Bitartrate (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate), Organic Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Organic Rooibos Leaf Extract (Aspalathus Linearis), MSM (Dimethyl Sulfone), Blue Tansy Oil (Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil), Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba), Organic White Willow Bark (Salix Alba), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Neem Seed Oil (Melia Azadirachta), Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Alcohol, Xanthan Gum

Cosmessential - B-Three + The Calm

Cosmessential has given me a coupon code for my lovely readers to get a free 15ml travel-size product with a purchase of a full size serum. This is not an affiliate code, I don’t make money if you purchase. The code is: TRAVEL.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were PR Gifted. However, my opinion is entirely my own. Also – this blog post contains a coupon code (not an affiliate code).