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.

Oneka Cedar & Sage Shampoo & Conditioner

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Today I’m reviewing the Cedar & Sage Shampoo & Conditioner from Oneka – they’re a Quebec (Canada) company that is organic and cruelty free.

Oneka Cedar & Sage Shampoo & Conditioner

Oneka’s all natural personal care products were created out of a respect for our water sources and the many organisms that help clean and purify it along its way. Rather than causing damage or polluting; Oneka products work WITH the elements of nature. We do this by using certified organic and wild harvested herbal extracts to nourish the hair and body without the use of sulphates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances.

Oneka Cedar & Sage Shampoo & Conditioner

Now onto the Cedar & Sage Shampoo & Conditioner:

Take a deep breath of the Boreal forest’s rich, earthy scent and enjoy our cedar and sage shampoo [and conditioner], specially formulated to help revitalize your scalp naturally. Your hair will absorb the cedar, known for its antibacterial properties, for a deep cleansing effect. The sage, known to help balance sebum production, blends with the hemlock, burdock, and nettle extracts to invigorate and stabilize. Go ahead – let the scent of the forest soothe your soul and amplify your senses.

Both the shampoo and conditioner smell amazing – I love the woody, earthy scent.

Recently my scalp has been very sensitive – probably due to the cold winter weather and  hat wearing. The shampoo makes my hair feel super clean and my scalp feels soothed and refreshed. The conditioner feels light and hydrating. My hair feels super soft after using this shampoo & conditioner duo, and my scalp is no longer feeling easily irritated.

And a lot of stores that carry Oneka have refill stations – so you can just pay for a refill instead of buying new bottles – so yay, less plastic waste to be recycled!

Oneka Cedar & Sage Shampoo & Conditioner

Below are the ingredient lists for both the shampoo and conditioner:

Shampoo Ingredients: Purified water, Calendula officinalis (organic marigold herb blend), Arctium lappa (burdock root), Salvia sclarea (clary sage), Urtica dioica (nettle leaves), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), Taraxacum officinale (dandelion), Equisetum arvense (horsetail), Decyl glucoside, Cocamidopropyl betaine, vegetable glycerin, Cannabis sativa (hemp seed oil), Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), guar gum, citric acid, Essential oil blend of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree), Citrus reticulata (mandarin orange), Thuja occidentalis (cedar), Tsuga Canadensis (hemlock), polyaminopropyl biguanide.

Conditioner Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Blend of Calendula Officialis (Marigold Calendula), Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root), Salvia Sclarea (clary Sage), Urtica dioica (nettle leaves), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), Taraxacum officinale (dandelion), Equisetum arvense (Horsetail), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Cannabis sativa (hemp seed oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Oryza sativa (rice protein), Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), Cetyl alcohol (Plant Base), Polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, Essential oil blend of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree), Citrus reticulata (mandarin orange), Thuja occidentalis (cedar), Tsuga Canadensis (hemlock), polyaminopropyl biguanide.

Have you tried anything from Oneka before?

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak & Avocado Soap Reviews

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap & Himalayan Salt Soak

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Today I have review of two products from Buck Naked Soap Company that I recently purchased from well.ca – the Himalayan Salt Soak and the Avocado Soap [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website].

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap & Himalayan Salt Soak

 

If you remember, back in October, I had previously reviewed a few things that were sent to me as a PR package from Buck Naked Soap Company (Himalayan Salt Soap, Geranium & Purple Clay Sugar Scrub and the Natural Lotion Bar), and I loved them so much that I wanted to try more!

First up, the Himalayan Salt Soak:

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak

Mined from ancient sea beds in the Himalaya, this mineral-rich salt is thought to be the purest available. Including over 84 minerals and trace elements to nurture balance, our soak helps maintain skin’s moisture and can be used to stimulate circulation and relax and soothe sore muscles. The unique ionic energy from Himalayan salt also helps draw toxins from the body.

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak

The Himalayan Salt Soak is beautiful. I especially like using this for a nice long soak after my morning yoga practice (if I have the time) as it helps with muscle recovery and circulation. My skin is super soft after using this!

Next up, the Avocado Soap:

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap

Relaxing | Antioxidants | Luxurious. Avocado oil is rich in proteins and nutrients that help soothe and moisturize skin. Vitamins A, D and E, as well as lecithin and potassium – “the youth mineral” – also work to repair dehydrated, rough and itchy skin while reducing the appearance of inflammation. Ideal for normal to dry skin.

Ingredients: Elaeis Guineensis, Aqua, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado), Sodium Hydroxide, Essential Oil, Tocopherol

Buck Naked Soap Company Avocado Soap

This is a super hydrating and gentle soap, perfect for sensitive skin! It lathers well and has a very mild scent.

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Disclosure: I purchased these things.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 5 – In Yo Face! Natural BB Cream

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Lowen's Natural Skincare

Today I’m continuing with my final review of a  product that came in my awesome PR package from Canadian company Lowen’s Natural Skincare (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4). Today’s review is on the In Yo Face! Natural BB Cream [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen's Natural Skincare In Yo Face! Natural Vegan BB Cream

In Yo Face! Natural Vegan BB Cream – Based on the fundamental success of the RIIWDY hand and body lotion (minus the beeswax) In Yo Face! our Vegan BB Cream contains active concentrations of Omega fatty acids (essential acids 3 and 6), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Lipoic Acid (Thioctic acid), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Hyaluronic Acid (AKA Hyaluron) and a little Zinc Oxide for a little daytime protection from ‘ole Sol.

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This is not a tinted BB cream. The In Yo Face! Natural Vegan BB Cream is a little on the thick side, similar to a lot of physical / mineral sunscreens – likely due to the Zinc Oxide in its formulation. And yay, it offers some sun protection because of this!

It soaks into the skin fairly quickly and works well to hydrate without being heavy or greasy feeling. I was fairly surprised because usually creams that feel like this tend to take a little longer to absorb into the skin. It works well for my sensitive, normal to dry skin.

Lowen's Natural Skincare In Yo Face! Natural Vegan BB Cream

The IYF! Natural Vegan BB Cream works well as a makeup primer too! I’ve worn it with both minimal makeup (concealer and powder) and with full makeup and it gives my skin a smooth base for makeup.

It contains loads of skin friendly ingredients and the only scent is of what it is made of – which I really like.

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Zinc Oxide (nano), Glycerin, Canola Oil, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Polysorbate 80, Lecithin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Thiotic Acid, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Rosemary Officinalis Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hyaluronic Acid

Have you tried this BB cream? Do you have a fave BB cream?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a part of a PR package. However, my love of natural skincare and my opinions are entirely my own.

 

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 4 – The Lip Balms

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

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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 (Parts 1, 2, and 3 are here). Today’s reviews are of the Lip Balms [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

 

 

The story behind all of Lowen’s Lip Balms can be found in a failed experiment.  In the early days when I was trying to create a natural, incredible effective and locally sourced diaper balm for our daughter Lowen, I accidentally came up with the lip balm formula. You see, after a boat load of experimentation and failed formulations, I finally thought I had created an amazing diaper balm! Not so…when my wife applied it to her hand and placed it under the tap, it didn’t do a great job repelling the water.  It actually “took on” water, which isn’t desirable when you are trying to protect baby’s bottom from dirty diaper nastiness.

Anyhow, I felt pretty defeated and my better half recognized this.  Later that same night after finishing up a late feeding with Lowen, my wife’s lips were really bothering her. Being half-asleep and not wanting to search in the dark for “lip chap,”  she decided to repurpose my failed formula, that happened to be sitting by the change table, as a lip balm. In the morning, I learned that, by accident, I had created “the most amazing lip balms she’s tried!” 

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

Lowen’s currently has 17 lip balm flavours on the website, and I received 6 of them: Be Local (made with local honey), Classic Lime Margarita (lime and tequila), Creamsicle (orange and vanilla), Funky Cold Camelina (their first unflavoured lip balm made with local camelina oil), Lime in da Coconut (lime and coconut oil) and It’s Mint Tea, Honey (mint & honey).

So far I’ve tried out Funky Cold Camelina, Creamsicle and It’s Mint Tea, Honey – all are incredibly creamy and hydrating and not at all waxy.

Funky Cold Camelina:

Lowen's Natural Skincare - Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm

Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm (formerly known as Cool Camelina) was our first unflavored lip balm made with the goodness of Three Farmer’s Camelina Oil.  For those of you that are not in the know, Camelina is an “ancient”grain (AKA – Gold of Pleasure) that used to be used as an oilseed in Europe in the oldtimey days. […] What is great about camelina oil is that it is very stable to high (and low, as in freezing) temperatures and is abundant in unsaturated fatty acids (see essential fatty acids).  So, it’s great for your lips and the rest of your skin, which is why we use it in so many of our products!

I’ve never heard of camelina before – it is an interesting ingredient. Although this is supposed to be an unflavoured lip balm, it does have a hint of flavour.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oleosomes, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Certified Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter.

Similar to the other Lowen’s products that I’ve already reviewed, the ingredient list is short and easy to understand – no weird or hard to identify ingredients.

Let’s a a closer look at Creamsicle:

Lowen's Natural Skincare - Creamsicle Lip Balm

Inspired one of our favorite summertime treats.  While they now come in a variety of flavours, there really is only one real flavour and that’s the orange creamsicle. To achieve this unique taste, like everything we do…we do is differently.  This time we’ve combined blood orange essential oil with a little vanilla essential oil to impart the “ice cream” effect.

This one smells dreamy. And in my opinion, better than a creamsicle!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Certified Organic Cold pressed Non-GMO Canola Oil, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oleosomes, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Certified Organic, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Citrus sinensis (Blood Orange) Essential Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.

The ingredient list is a little different than Funky Cold Camelina, but again, no mystery ingredients.

It’s Mint Tea, Honey is not listed on the website as I believe that it is a lip balm flavour that was made for exclusively for the Fairmont Palliser Hotel.

Lowen's Natural Skincare It's Mint Tea, Honey Lip Balm

This one is sweet minty goodness. Oh my!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Canola Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorus (Safflower) Oleosomes, Honey, Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Menthol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita Extract, Hyaluronic Acid

I haven’t tried out the rest because I don’t want them all open at the same time, but I am sure that they are all going to be awesome as their ingredient lists are fairly similar. The only one that I might not like is Lime in Da Coconut depending on if it has an obvious coconut scent or not (if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will be familiar with my aversion to coconut scents).

I’m a happy lip balm addict!

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

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

 

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 3 – The All Purpose Balms

Lowen's Natural Skincare Super Salve, Make Room and Vegan Vapor Rub

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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 (Here’s the links for parts 1, and 2). Today’s reviews are of three of their All Purpose Balms – Super Salve, Make Room Stretch Mark & Scar Balm, and Vegan Vapor Rub  [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

First up, Super Salve (all purpose balm):

Lowen's Natural Skincare Super Salve

Super Salve – All Purpose Skin Solution – Lowen’s Super Salve is essentially our Butter Balm but in a pocket sized format.  Just like its larger sibling, our Super Salve is is completely free of petrochemicals, artificial preservatives, colorants or scenting agents. Super salve serves as excellent barrier to irritants as well as being a very effective skin conditioner which means it is great for lips, cuticles, knuckles, heels, tattoos, rashes, chafing and more and small enough to take with you anywhere.  We suggest you don’t go anywhere without this crucial skincare item.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Super Salve

This stuff is awesome! I had a terrible cold over the holidays, and this helped heal my dry, red, irritated nose! I’ve also taken to using it as a cuticle balm since my hands get so dry in the winter.

Ingredients: Beeswax (Calgary, AB), Fair Trade Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil (Philippines), Cold Pressed Non-GMO Camelina Oil (High River, AB), Cold Pressed Grapeseed Oil (Sumerland, BC), Rosemary Oil, Certified Organic Cold Pressed Canola Oil (High River, AB), Vitamin E

Onto Make Room! Stretch Mark & Scar Balm:

Lowen's Natural Skincare Make Room

Make Room was specifically formulated for improving skin elasticity and tone for growing tummies but can also be used for softening superficial scars or even for those hulking out at the gym growing their pecs, delts and biceps. We have also heard customer reports that it also improves the appearance of cellulite…Bonus!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Make Room

This is a nice balm, I used it around my nose when I briefly misplaced (and then found) my Super Salve – and it also worked well to soothe my skin. I don’t have any stretch marks to test it on, but I can imagine that it would work well just based on the skin friendly ingredients.

Ingredients: Beeswax (Calgary, AB), Cetyl Alcohol, Certified Organic Fair Trade Coco Butter, Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (Philippines) , Cold Pressed Non-GMO Camelina Seed Oil (Saskatoon, SK), Rosemary Oil, Lecithin, Cold Pressed Non-GMO Canola Oil (High River , AB), Certified Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter (Ghana), Vitamin E (Natural Source)

And finally Vegan Vapor Rub:

Lowen's Natural Skincare Vegan Vapor Rub

Just like your favorite topical cough and cold body rubs but made better! Our Vegan Vapor Rub formula is 100% natural and preservative free.  Why does this matter?  Well there are many of us out there that would prefer not to use a petroleum based medicated rub.  Sure we grew up our parents slathering on Vicks Vaporub but knowing how simple that product was (and still is) we thought it would be better to come up with an effective product with a vegan ointment base.  It isn’t the easiest thing to do and isn’t the cheapest product to create but we wanted something we were 100% comfortable using in our home.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Vegan Vapor Rub

Perfect timing with this balm – I used it every night until my cold was gone. It really helped me breathe at night as I was so congested. And it doesn’t make my skin feel gross like the petroleum jelly based ones. I love the smell of this!

Ingredients: Certified Organic Cold Pressed Non-GMO Canola Oil (High River, AB), Fair Trade, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Candelilla Wax, Camphor, Menthol, Certified Organic Spearmint Leaf Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Oil, Limonene*, D-Limonene**. (*present at 0.0031% – naturally occurring component of camphor – listed to comply with EU labelling standards as an allergen, **0.0088% naturally occurring component of spearmint oil – listed to comply with EU labelling standards as an allergen)

Do you use these types of balms / salves?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was part of a PR package, however my love of natural skincare and my opinions are entirely my own!

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!

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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!

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 1 -You Sure Clean Up Nice and Get Toned

Lowen's Natural Skincare You Sure Clean Up Nice & Get Toned Vegan Facial Toner

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if you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen my unboxing of the awesome box of goodies from Canadian brand Lowen’s Natural Skincare. When the owner reached out to me, of course I was interested in testing out some things – thank you! [info in italics taken from Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

Lowen's Natural Skincare

A little background on the company:

Lowen’s Natural Skincare is a family-owned and operated skin care company based in 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.

Their products are made based on four main principals:

  1. Safe for us = safe for you: We ensure that our ingredients are thoroughly evaluated for safety, effectiveness, environmental impact, and animal welfare by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
  2. Keeping it simple:  What this means is that any single ingredient can provide multiple benefits within a particular product.  This keeps our ingredients list to a minimum number of “simple” components.
  3. Do no harm: We do not test our products on animals nor do we purchase ingredients that have been tested on animals.
  4. Sensible sourcing: We source local, certified organic and/or fair trade ingredients whenever possible and continually review and refine our practices to adhere to the above. If we are unable to find an ingredient close to home, we expand our search to find unrefined, organic, fair-trade ingredients

So yeah, knowing how I feel about skincare and cosmetics, you can see why I was so excited about testing things out! Because there were so many things in the box, I’ve decided to break it up into several parts – today I’m reviewing the You Sure Clean Up Nice (Face & Body Cleanser) and the Get Toned Vegan Facial Toner).

Starting with You Sure Clean Up Nice (Face & Body Cleanser) – to be honest I cringed a little at the thought of using the same cleanser for both face and body. But after doing my usual patch test for sensitivity, I tested it out on both my face and body but I’m going to talk more about using it as a facial cleanser.

Lowen's Natural Skincare You Sure Clean Up Nice Face & Body Cleanser

You Sure Clean up Nice!  Facial Cleanser is simply luxurious and like no other cleanser you’ve tried. We have formulated You Sure Clean up Nice! for all skin types but extra care was taken to ensure that it will be gentle on the most sensitive of skin types. (like all of our products).

Lowen's Natural Skincare You Sure Clean Up Nice Face & Body Cleanser

This cleanser is a sensitive skin dream! It is super gentle, but cleans really well – removes makeup without leaving my skin feeling tight or dry and doesn’t leave a residue. Because it is formulated for sensitive skin, it has no added fragrance, so it smells like its ingredients (basically, it barely smells like anything)! This would be great to take for travelling since it can be used on face and body.

Now onto the toner – Get Toned:

Lowen's Natural Skincare Get Toned Vegan Facial Toner

Get Toned! is a very clean, safe and simple facial toner. Having only 8 ingredients, they have been carefully selected to get the job done! Formulated with the refreshing and calming effects of lavender floral water, combined with the moisturizing and conditioning powers of  glycerin and Hydresia®.  Get Toned follows our mission perfectly as it is truly safe, effective…better!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Get Toned Vegan Facial Toner

I love facial toner / facial mists. This one has minimal ingredients and it is so refreshing to use after I wash my face. It smells beautiful due to the lavender. Very gentle, and hydrating.

So there you have it, part one of my Lowen’s Natural Skincare reviews. More to follow this week! Have you tried anything from Lowen’s?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were part of a PR package from Lowen’s Natural Skincare, but my love of natural skincare and opinions are entirely my own!

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil Review in Glowing

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Hello, hello!

Today I’m reviewing a product that has been on my wishlist for awhile – the Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil in the shade Glowing that I recently purchased. [info in italics taken from the website]

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

A little bit about Elate Cosmetics:

At Elate Cosmetics we are committed to empower everyone to use the best possible products for their daily rituals. We create safe effective beauty products using cruelty-free ingredients, ethical marketing and sustainable practices.

Vegan. Cruelty Free. Clean. Gluten Free. Made in Canada. Sustainable Packaging and Values.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Now onto the product itself. The packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource.

Finish off your look for the day with Veiled Elation in Glowing. This loose mineral powder literally transforms your skin, with special bamboo extract to reduce redness and irritation. Use Veiled Elation to set your liquid foundation, reduce oil and shine, and create the illusion of flawless skin for that perfect camera-ready glow.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Ingredients: Mica, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract Boron Nitride, Silica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines

First off, the packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource. This translucent mineral powder is great for setting foundation, but I’ve also used it on its own, or with a bit of under-eye concealer. It gives my skin a natural radiant glow without being glittery. It smooths out my skin and so far, doesn’t cling to dry patches or collect in my fine lines. I really like it!

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I’ve also previously reviewed the Creme Revealer (concealer) that came in one of my Petit Vour boxes. I have my eye on one of their foundations, but have a few to use up from my stash first.

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Disclosure: I purchased this.