Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Review

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Today I have a review of the Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Lemon Leaves and White Tea [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Did you know white tea leaf extract is known to delay the aging process thanks to its high antioxidant concentration? It also helps to protect your hair from daily oxidation. Harness the power of antioxidant-rich white tea leaf extract with ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Clarifying Shampoo. Plus, thanks to its purifying lemon leaf extract, you can give your hair a deep clean to restore its shine, even more if you are using styling products. Also, you will love its aroma that reminds us of Earl Grey tea and fresh cucumber. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Clarifying Shampoo includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. 

This is a great sulfate free clarifying shampoo – it lathers super well, and leaves my hair feeling super clean and shiny. I don’t find that it dries my hair out like some clarifying shampoos. The scent is very mild – I don’t smell any cucumber though, but it does smell like a lemony tea to my nose.

Also – I love that this brand is made in Canada!

Have you tried this clarifying shampoo? Do you use a clarifying shampoo?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Bubble Paste Review

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Today I have a review of the Bubble Paste from Lowen’s Natural Skincare – I bought myself a few treats from their Black Friday sale, I already reviewed the Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’ve gotten a PR package from them in the past and have reviewed several of their products. Those reviews are hereherehere and here. [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen’s is a Canadian brand, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Conceived by a veteran Pharmacist committed to using organic, fair-trade, and/or locally-sourced ingredients, Lowen’s creates unique skin care products that are safe, effective, long-lasting, and affordable.

Let’s take a closer look at the Bubble Paste:

Our FAMILY FAVORITE PRODUCT! You’re one scoop away from the healthiest, bubble bath day. Get the kids and whole family excited about using Lowen’s Bubble Paste. Simply made- using only 3, 100% natural ingredients. Plus, scented using Blood Orange goodness!

Ingredients: Glycerin (vegetable source), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (organic salt foaming agent), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Essential Oil

Bubble Paste is totally new bath product for me, you just scoop out the paste and add to running water and it will bubble up – and it really bubbles up, and the bubbles are fairly long lasting. I also love that the ingredient list is so simple.

The jar of Bubble Paste is MASSIVE at 15 ounces of product. It bubbles beautifully, and smells divine. I love the Blood Orange scent. They also sell jar-less refills which is so great!

Have you tried this? Are you a bubble bath fan?

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Disclosure: I purchased this. My opinion is based on my experience of using the product.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub Review

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Today I have a review of the Salt of the Earth (Sea Salt Scrub) from Lowen’s Natural Skincare – I bought myself a few treats from their Black Friday sale. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’ve gotten a PR package from them in the past and have reviewed several of their products. Previous reviews are here, here, here and here. [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen’s is a Canadian brand, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Conceived by a veteran Pharmacist committed to using organic, fair-trade, and/or locally-sourced ingredients, Lowen’s creates unique skin care products that are safe, effective, long-lasting, and affordable.

Let’s take a look at the Sea Salt Scrub!

Our amazing (if we say so ourselves) exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub, loving made with: 

Vancouver Island Sea Salt

Extra Virgin Fair Trade Coconut Oil

Cold Pressed Organic Alberta Hemp Seed Oil

We’ve also added Soma Spa’s unique customized “relaxing mix” of essential oils. Helping to ease your journey into blissful serenity. All this local goodness will get your skin exfoliated, refreshed, and breathing again. For fans of softened skin, you’ve just found the perfect product win!

How to Use: Grab a pinch of Salt of the Earth Salt Scrub and slowly work it into the areas of your body you want to soften.When the salt granules are reduced to a fine powder. Rinse-off with warm water. Voila, you are off to the races!  Also, you can do a full body scrub in the shower.  Use as a once a week treat (but we do use the scrub on our hands on a daily basis.)

I think that this might be my first sea salt based body scrub! I really love how it exfoliates AND hydrates after using. My skin is so silky smooth after I use it!

The jar is quite big – who am I kidding – it is HUGE at 450g / 15oz! And they sell refills, so you can reduce your plastic consumption and just keep refilling the same jar which I love.

The essential oil blend is made up of:

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Bergamot Fruit (Citrus Bergamia) Oil, Juniper Berry (Juniperus Communis) Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower (Cananga Odorata) Oil.

It is beautifully scented, very fresh and uplifting!

Have you tried this one? Do you like salt based body scrubs?

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Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is based on my experience of using this product.

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

Have you tried this serum?

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

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Review

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Today I have a review of the Indeed Labs Canada Retinol Reface that I purchased for myself a few weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Indeed Labs Canada website]

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface 1

retinol reface™ is a 3-in-1 formula combining retinol, bakuchiol, and a retinol-like peptide to help deliver softer, smoother, and visibly younger-looking skin. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, and bakuchiol are considered to be two of the most effective ingredients in helping those with aging concerns. This super-concentrated night cream quickly and effectively targets signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while minimizing redness. Additionally, it enhances skin tone, hydration, elasticity, firmness, radiance, and brightness. retinol reface™ is gentle enough to use on all skin types.

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface 2

Benefits

  • Reduces visible signs of skin aging
  • Improves skin texture and can be used by acne-prone skin
  • Delivers softer, smoother looking skin
  • Formulated with retinol microspheres to minimize sensitivity

This is a surprisingly gentle retinol formulation – a great “starter” if you are new to using retinoid based skincare, or if you have sensitive skin like me.

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface 3

If you are new to retinol, try using it every couple of days to let your skin adjust. And don’t forget to always wear SPF in the daytime, as retinoids make the skin more sensitive to sun exposure – and well, you should be wearing it anyway!

It does help improve my skin texture, and smooths things out, and it helps with fine lines and wrinkles. Price-wise, it is quite budget friendly at less than $20 CAD!

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface 4

Have you tried this one? Do you have a favourite retinol product?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, I purchased this!

 

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover

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Today I’m reviewing the Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover from Province Apothecary that came in my October Petit Vour box. I was originally planning on stashing it away, but curiosity got the better of me, haha! [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Oil Cleanser Remover

The Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover with Avocado & Raspberry Oil is great for all skin types. These hydrating oils remove makeup & excess oil, restoring your skin’s natural radiance while gently cleansing without over-drying your skin or destroying its natural pH. Raspberry Oil stimulates cell turnover, rejuvenating skin. Bergamot Oil clears congestion. Frankincense tones the skin. Lavender heals blemishes and works as a restorative. This essential oil blend calms, reduces stress, and relaxes your parasympathetic nervous system. The cleanser helps your skin stay nourished, balanced, and healthy.

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Oil Cleanser Remover

Oil based cleansers are so great, I especially like to use them when doing a double cleanse on days when I’m wearing makeup. This cleanser works well to remove stubborn waterproof mascara but is still super gentle on the skin and eyes. It is hydrating and effective. And the scent is pleasant, clean and mild (yay!)

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Oil Cleanser Remover

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Sunflower Seed Oil*,  Jojoba Oil*, Avocado Oil*, Evening Primrose Oil*, Raspberry Seed Oil*, Gmo-Free Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract, And Therapeutic Essential Oils Of: Bergamot, Lavender*, Frankincense* And Petit Grain. | *Certified Organic. Bergamot is Bergamotene-free (not photo-toxic). Made in Canada

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

Currently Testing – Cosmessential Premium Facial Serums

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I received a little surprise PR package in my mailbox from Cosmessential – a sister company to GummiBand (who I have previously worked with). They are a Canadian company, based in British Columbia that just released their new premium skincare line of four serums.

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serums

These serums are vegan, cruelty-free, and contain a minimum of 60% certified organic ingredients:

The Grande (anti-aging), Essential C (exfoliation and brightening), The Calm (anti-inflammatory) and B-Three (for problem or sensitive skin)

Reviews to follow soon!

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Disclosure: PR Gifted products, however my opinion is always my own.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub Review

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

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Today I have a review of the Sensitive Skin Face Scrub from BKind, a Montreal company. This scrub came in my May Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

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. 

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

This is a super gentle facial scrub, the exfoliating bits are very fine and do not irritate my sensitive skin. The base of this scrub is very hydrating as well. My skin feels so smooth and soft after using – I really like this one!

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Pumice, Hydrated Silica, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Powder, Clay, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Powder, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil.

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

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.