Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 2 – Shampoo is Betta + Rub It In Why Don’t Ya!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta and Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

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Lowen's Natural Skincare

Today I’m continuing with my reviews of some of the products that came in my awesome PR package from Canadian company Lowen’s Natural Skincare (Part 1 and company info is here). Today’s reviews are of Shampoo is Betta (vegan hydrating shampoo) and Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! (face, hand & body lotion).  [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

Onto the shampoo:

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta

Shampoo is Betta! Gentle Vegan Hydrating Shampoo is a natural, vegan sulfate-free coconut based cleanser that is extremely gently yet incredibly effective.  It will effectively clean your hair and replenish it with hydrating unrefined, cold pressed locally sourced hemp seed oil. For extra conditioning we’ve added provitamin B5 (AKA Panthenol) as well as oat oil, with the latter providing exceptional activity in preventing itchiness and dryness (dandruff).

This shampoo is incredibly thick and lathers well despite being a sulfate free formula. It cleans my colour-treated hair well, and doesn’t strip the colour as it is super gentle and non-drying.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta

Ingredients: Coco-Betaine (Coconut based cleanser) & Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut based cleanser), Aqua, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut based cleanser), Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

The shampoo also smells amazing without being over-scented – with rosemary and peppermint being the main scents that my nose can identify. It rinses out nicely and doesn’t leave a filmy residue, leaving my hair clean, soft and hydrated.

Onto Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! the face, hand and body lotion with the best name ever!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

I formulated Rub it in Why Don’t Ya (RIIWDY) formulated specifically for our daughter Lowen back when she was barely walking.  It is safe, effective and long lasting and particularly great for those with sensitive skin. Our natural is paraben free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, contains no added fragrances and we only use minimal preservation.  Try it. We’re confident you’ll love it!

Another sensitive skin dream product! It really is long lasting – I’ve been using this more as a body lotion than as a face lotion after a bath or shower and it keeps my skin hydrated all day!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

Ingredients: Beeswax (Calgary, AB), Fair Trade Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Cetyl Alcohol,  Euxyl 9010 (preservative),  Rosemary Oil, Certified Organic Non-GMO Cold Pressed Canola Oil (High River, AB), Lecithin (Non-GMO source) , Cold Pressed Non-GMO Camelina Seed Oil (Saskatoon, SK), Polysorbate 80 (Vacuum Distilled – 1,4 dioxane free), Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum

This lotion has a minimal ingredient list with less than 20 easily identifiable ingredients and no added fragrance, so it smells like what it is made of – very mild.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta and Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

I love both the shampoo and the face, hand and body lotion!

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products came in a PR package, however my love of natural skincare and my opinions are entirely my own!

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm Review

Petit Vour November 2018

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Today I’m reviewing the Comforting Hand Balm from Metta Skincare that came in my November Petit Vour box.

Petit Vour November 2018

With the onset of winter weather, my hands get so dry, so I am always desperately needing a good hand cream that is deeply hydrating but not sticky or greasy, and not over-scented. So how does the Comforting Hand Balm measure up to my requirements?

Petit Vour November 2018

Let’s take a look at the product description and ingredients before moving onto my review [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

A deeply comforting vegan blend of certified organic fairly traded shea butter olive oil and calendula extract formulated to leave your hands feeling soft and moisturized. Suitable for all skin types.

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil*, Tocopherol (natural non GMO Vitamin E), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) CO2 extract, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Limonene** | *Denotes certified organic ingredient **Naturally occurring components of lavender essential oil

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

This has an interesting buttery balm texture that melts into the skin, definitely different than most of the hand creams that I’ve been using. This balm soaks into the skin and deeply hydrates and softens. And it smells really nice and calming from the lavender essential oil!

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

Natura Siberica Saaremaa Moisturizing Hand Cream

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Today I have a little review of one of the gifts that I was given while in Estonia – the Saaremaa Organic Wild Estonian Cloudberry and Siberian Ginseng Moisturizing Hand Cream from Natura Siberica. (Info in italics taken from the Natura Siberica website)

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Moisturizing cream gently cares for the skin of your hands, protects it from dehydration, stimulates active skin regeneration, making it more smooth and elastic. Organic cloudberry is rich in complex of С, А, Е, В1, В2, РР vitamins, antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids that give the skin extra nourishment and hydration, making it more soft and velvety. Siberian ginseng functions like active antioxidant, stimulates regeneration skin processes, prevents premature aging, and daily protects the skin of the hands from negative effects of the environment.

 

My hands have been really dry this summer. This is such a beautiful hand cream, it is highly moisturizing without being greasy. The scent is very mild and herbal – which I love because I cannot stand overly scented products! This hand cream is long lasting, my hands stay hydrated  and soft all day.

Natura Siberica has several eco certifications, is cruelty free and has some vegan products in their line.

Disclosure: This was a gift (from family).

Nova Scotia Fisherman

Nova Scotia Fisherman

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Today I’m reviewing two products from Nova Scotia Fisherman. Did you know that I was born in Nova Scotia?

I was curious about this brand for awhile now, I’d seen the soaps and lip balms the last time I was in Nova Scotia. And then in August, Dal from LittleBeautyLoves and Stashy from StashMatters both reviewed some of their products so I knew that I had to try this brand. I could have ordered directly from Nova Scotia Fisherman, but since I was already placing an order at well.ca to replace some staples, I would just add some products to the cart.

Nova Scotia Fisherman

About the company:

Nova Scotia Fisherman is a family and friend owned company in the heart of Nova Scotia. We are proud to produce a 100% Natural Body care line of products that are infused with Kelp from the shores of Canada’s Ocean Playground, Nova Scotia. […] We use local kelp in all of our products. This slippery ingredient found all along our coast line was used for many purposes in Nova Scotian history. It was a fertilizer, banked alongside houses to keep out winter winds, and used as packing material for shipping lobster.  Nova Scotia Sea Kelp, harvested off the pristine shores, Nova Scotia Kelp (Fucus Vesiculosus ) has amazing anti-aging properties and has been used in health and beauty products since ancient times. It contains a bounty of ingredients that enriches and soothes dry skin.

Now that the weather is getting colder, my hands and cuticles get so very dry, so I knew that I wanted to get the Hand and Body Lotion and the Cuticle Rescue.

Onto the reviews:

Nova Scotia Fisherman

Here’s what the website says about the Nova Scotia Fisherman Lotion:

Our ocean lotion is a premium all natural product that is a real treat for your whole body. You will fall in love with its creamy smooth texture. It is made from plant and tree derived oils and skin friendly botanical extracts. Nova Scotia Fisherman lotion improves skin’s texture, leaving it looking and feeling rejuvenated.

I’ve been using the lotion on my hands every day since my package arrived. It is super hydrating and fast absorbing without being greasy. The scent is very natural and mildly herbal. My hands are already so much softer!

Ingredients:

Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Cetyl Alcohol, Fucus Vesiculosus Powder*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey), Tocopherol, Parfum, Xanthan Gum                                     ** Certified Organic Ingredient

 

Nova Scotia Fisherman

And here’s what the website says about the Nova Scotia Fisherman Cuticle Rescue:

Seabuckthorn is loaded with Vitamin C which encourages collagen production and also softens and moisturizes your cuticles. Great cuticle health means healthier nails, less trouble with hangnails and infection. It really “kelps” to keep your digits in order.

I love this stuff! Even more than I loved the Burt’s Bees Cuticle Butter! The scent is mild and pleasant, more herbal than the Hand & Body Lotion. My cuticles are no longer dry and raggy looking!

Ingredients:

Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil infused with Fucus Vesiculosus (Nova Scotia Sea Kelp)*, Hippophea Rhamnoides (Virgin Seabuckthorn) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
*Certified Organic

Nova Scotia Fisherman

Have you tried anything from Nova Scotia Fisherman? I want to try the soaps, lip balms and scrub next!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Incase you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these products!

Canadian Brands at Generation Beauty – Skinfix and Cake Beauty

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Today I’m reviewing a few things from two Canadian brands that are new to me, that had booths at the Generation Beauty event in Toronto last month.

First up are two products from Skinfix, a cruelty-free Canadian skincare brand. The first of which is the Ultra Rich Hand Cream *Gift Bag Swag*

Clinically proven to promote healthy skin on hands. Award winning Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream is the ultimate in hand hydration. This rich, yet quick-absorbing hand cream is loaded with natural emollient oils of coconut and sunflower to relieve dryness and cracking on contact. Aloe leaf juice, chamomile and calendula soothe away dryness and provide long-lasting protection throughout the day. Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream is the ultimate skin fix.*

This hand cream is super mega rich, but not at all greasy, and has no real scent. Great for dry hands and feet.

The second product is the Ultra Rich Body Butter *Freebie from the Skinfix booth*

Chronic dry skin is a result of a depleted lipid barrier combined with overall dehydration. For most, simple lotions do not offer enough relief and do not contain enough emollient ingredients to heal the skin barrier. Skinfix introduces Ultra Rich Body Butter, the ultimate super quencher for skin that’s extremely dry, flaking and rough. This luxurious, rich formula melts into skin to instantly relieve tightness and flaking. It also deeply penetrates to lock in essential moisture that leaves skin soft, supple and healthy all day. Natural shea butter, coconut and sunflower oil soothe and nourish depleted skin while antioxidants soothe and protect. Can be used daily all over the body for maximum comfort. For best results, apply has a regimen following Skinfix Cleansing Oil Wash. Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter is the ultimate skin fix.*

Ok, I know that I just said that the Ultra Rich Hand Cream was super rich and not greasy, but the Body Butter is even more hydrating. It works amazingly well on skin that is both sensitive and needing moisture.

The other brand is Cake Beauty, a Canadian hair, body and beauty brand, that is also cruelty-free. The first product is the Everything Balm *Freebie from the Cake Beauty booth*

Scale down your routine with this all-over beauty balm. Silky smooth (and never greasy), this wonderfully rich and moisturizing formula has you covered everything hydration is needed. With 21+ innovative uses, this natural balm is a naturally luxe, highly addictive, easy-to-apply, timesaving, get-creative-with-it, must-have miracle worker.

The Everything Balm’s key ingredient is high-performing natural castor oil. Used for thousands of years as a hair and skin treatment because of its deep penetration capabilities, it is known to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, encourage hair, brow, and lash strength and growth, and soothe skin from head to toe. This super-ingredient is supplemented with well-known humectants such as shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter and sunflower seed oil.

The Delectable Everything Balm: softens skin, tames brows, plumps pouts, conditions cuticles, pops cheekbones, brightens dark circles, seals split ends, glosses lips, nourishes dryness, softens heels, polishes puckers, shields skin, rejuvenates knees, smooths frizz, reduces itchiness, refreshes hands, unchaps lips, soothes sunburns, nurses cracks, restores elbows, eases bug bites and more…

This stuff is a true multi-tasking product with a mild, sweet scent. I’ve used it as lip balm, on my cuticles, and on the ends of my hair. I’ll probably end up buying a full size of this when it is gone, I love that it is such a multi-purpose product.

The second product from Cake Beauty is the Strawberries and Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream *Gift Bag Swag*

Packed full of goodness, this ultra nourishing hand cream is enriched with mango butter, shea butter and aloe vera to smooth, nourish and rejuvenate hand and cuticles. Rich and never greasy, this beautiful blend is kissed with the delectable scent of strawberry & cream. Enjoy super-smooth, soft and nourished hands. A standing ovation all for you.

This hand cream is also rich without bring greasy. It has a strawberries and cream scent that is long lasting, so if you are sensitive to scented products, then this is not the one for you.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Products received at Generation Beauty. I am under no obligation to review these products, and my opinion is my own.

April 2016 Empties

April 2016 Empties

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Can you believe that April is nearly over already? Just a few products used up this month:

April 2016 Empties

Hair and Body Care:

April 2016 Empties

The Body Shop, Deep Sleep Comforting Milk Bath Float – I loved this foaming bath milk. If I didn’t have a stash of bath and body products to use up, I would buy this one again. The original review is here.

The Body Shop, Wild Rose Hand Cream – I loved this hand cream, but the metal tube cracked and split open before I was finished using it. Not only did it leak hand cream every time I used it, it was sharp enough to slice open my finger. I won’t repurchase this unless they change to a different packaging. The original review is here.

Consonant, Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream – Stashy sent this one to me as a part of her Totally Awesome Giveaway. I love, love, loved this hand cream. I will be purchasing a replacement the next time that I make an order from well.ca. The original review is here.

CO LAB, sheer invisible dry shampoo in Rio scent – This is my second can of this dry shampoo. It works well and I like the scent. I’ll be picking up a replacement this afternoon. The original review is here in my March Empties post.

Skincare Empties:

April 2016 Empties

Oz Naturals, Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum – I’ve gone through several of these serums since my first purchase. Love this stuff. I’m currently testing out some other products right now, but will likely re-purchase this at some point as it works so well with my finicky skin. The original review is here.

Naruko, Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Night Gelly EX – this stuff is so amazing. I love the rose scent (true rose, not cloying synthetic rose scent). It made my skin so soft, smooth and glowing. I’m currently testing out some other products right now, but will likely purchase this at some point as it works so well with my skin. The original review is here.

Oz Naturals, Vitamin C Facial Cleanser – I liked this cleanser more than the Ocean Minerals one. It worked well for my sensitive skin. I might repurchase at some point, but I’m testing out some new things right now. The original review is here.

Make-up Empties:

Both liquid liners are from Essence. I didn’t use them very often and the pen dried out, and the wand got clumpy – both from lack of use. Despite having a big love for Essence, I won’t be repurchasing either of these liners. The original reviews are here.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for individual product disclosures.

 

Giveaway Haulage from Stash Matters!

So the lovely Stashy recently had an insane giveaway extravaganza to celebrate her one year blogiversary, and I was lucky enough to win a runner-up prize package. And I have to say, it was extremely generous and filled with loads of awesomeness! I’ve had a chance to try almost everything out, and I wanted to show you what I won as well as to express my gratitude to her. THANK YOU STASHY! ❤

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

First of all, there was a lovely card and note inside the package.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A package of super swanky facial cotton pads from Shiseido. As I said in my recent empties post, I normally just buy whichever facial cotton pads are on sale because I figured that there wasn’t a huge difference. Well, let me tell you, I was so wrong! These facial cotton pads are LUXURIOUS! So soft, and non-linty.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A tube of the most amazing hand cream that I’ve ever used! The Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream from Consonant is so good, I’ve been using it non-stop. It has a lovely mild herbal scent (despite being called “unscented”), and it is non-greasy and moisturizes my poor dry hands like BUTTAH! I will definitely be buying a replacement tube of this.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A travel sized bottle of The Perfect Sunscreen, also from Consonant! I haven’t tried this yet as I’m saving it for the warmer weather, but if it is anything like the hand cream in terms of quality, then I’m probably going to love it. Plus it is SPF30, so it will be put to good use.

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A super soft little makeup brush from Anna Sui! The handle is to pretty – the end looks like a rose.

A sweet little pair of earphones. I had recently broken mine, and had not gotten around to replacing them, so this was perfect! Look how cute and colourful they are!

A mini kabuki type make-up brush from The Body Shop! It is so soft, I’m always playing with it because I cannot believe how SOFT it is!

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

A Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer SPF15 in shade Reserve Your Cabana! As Stashy said, this is a highlighting shade, not an actual bronzer.

The pan is ENORMOUS! I think that I’ve worn it just about EVERY SINGLE DAY since my package arrived, it is a perfect shade for me!

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

Stash Matter's Runner Up Giveaway Haulage

This was a runner-up prize, can you believe it? AMAZING AND AWESOMETASTIC!

Thanks again Stashy! ❤

 

Winter Hand Repair with Weleda Skin Food

My hands have gotten so dry this past month with the colder winter weather. Since I had temporarily misplaced my tube of hand cream from the Body Shop but had a free sample tube of Weleda Skin Food (that I received with my last order from well.ca). I decided to try it out.

Here’s what it says on the website:

Weleda Skin Food is a unique, ultra-rich whole-body cream that deeply hydrates, restores and protects skin with nourishing plant oils and extracts.

The essential fatty acids and vitamin E in organic sunflower seed oil take care of stubborn dryness on your elbows, hands and feet as organic pansy calms dry irritation. Soothing rosemary leaf extract’s mild antiseptic properties and the anti-inflammatory properties of Biodynamic® and organic calendula flower extract gently nourish and care for dry skin.

Deeply moisturized and protected, your skin looks soft and supple with a healthy glow. It’s your recommended daily allowance of radiance, and it’s just what you and your skin are craving.

My experience: This thick, pale yellow cream has a definite herbal scent which I really like, but if you don’t enjoy herbal scents, then this one is definitely not for you. It is super moisturizing and my poor dry hands are nearly recovered after just a few days use! I don’t think that I would want to use this cream as a full body moisturizer, it is just too insanely thick and rich, but for dry hands, feet and elbows, this stuff is incredible. For a sample tube, it is quite generous in size at 1oz /$12.50 (USD) – the full size tube is 2.5oz / $19 (USD).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Free sample with purchase from well.ca. (I bought a new yoga mat by the way)

 

Mini Wild Rose Hand Cream – The Body Shop

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With the start of colder weather, I decided to get myself a travel sized hand cream to keep in my bag because my hands get very dry. I wanted a hand cream that was super moisturizing but not greasy, and either unscented or lightly scented.

I was taking a shortcut through one of the malls to get to the metro and spotted a Body Shop and decided to pop in to see if they had any travel sized hand creams.

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The Body Shop that I went to had four different travel sized hand creams – absinthe, hemp, almond and wild rose. I smelled them all in the store and decided to buy the Wild Rose scented hand cream because it has a true rose scent (it smells exactly like a freshly picked rose from the garden *swoon*).

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The Wild Rose Hand Cream really is super moisturizing, and not at all greasy.

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I only have two small complaints – the first is that you have to be careful not to squeeze the metal tube too hard, else the hand cream will continue to ooze out of the tube while you are trying to get the cap back on the tube. My second complaint is that, although I do love the wild rose scent, it was VERY STRONGLY scented when I first opened the tube. So much so, that it was be smelled from across the room. But after using it daily, for nearly two weeks, the scent has started to lessen (thankfully).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!