EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit Review

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I was sent the Love Your Curls Discovery Kit (the Smart Curls line) from the team at EVOLVh – it is a four piece set that contains shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and styling lotion in their new packaging. This four piece kit works together to give your hair soft, frizz-free curls. They are sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, colour safe, cruelty free and vegan! [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit

SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner gently cleanse, moisturize and condition the hair to prepare for the perfect curl.

SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner is a game changer for reducing frizz, adding moisture and softness without added weight.

Ultimate Styling Lotion has been dubbed “ringlets in a bottle” by stylist and clients.  The 5-In-One botanical formula creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine and or defines curls into smooth ringlets.

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I’ve previously  reviewed (and LOVED) the Ultimate Styling Lotion so today’s review will concentrate on the other three products. As you all know, my hair is wavy, fairly thick, and prone to frizz.

The SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner

Our passion for curls reveals itself in our dream-come-true wash for curly hair, made with the finest natural & organic ingredients. It gently cleanses without stripping beneficial oils, and infuses essential nutrients for increased strength, shine, softness, and maximum hydration, resulting in easy to manage, soft frizz-free curls.

The ultimate hydrating conditioner for every curl type – resulting in the smoothest hair you’ve ever had with increased strength, shine, softness and curl formation. Simply dreamy is an understatement. 

Both have a light, fresh scent – I can’t pinpoint exactly what they smell like, but I do like it, and it isn’t over-scented (a huge plus in my opinion). After using the shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks, that my hair is so soft and shiny, and way more manageable.

The leave-in conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - Ultimate Styling Lotion and SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner

Nourish and detangle with this weightless creamy formula specifically designed for all curly hair.   The addition of shea butter and coconut oil provide additional hydration and fatty acids for rich curl smoothness   Strengthens strands, eliminates frizz & flyaways, and prevents breakage while protecting from heat and UV damage.  The ultimate hair preparation after showering, and before using our curls styling products.

This makes combing my hair out after washing so much easier. I love that it is also a heat and UV protectant, while also helping to manage frizz and flyaways. It gives an added hydration boost without weighing my hair down or making it feel gross.

The Discovery Kits are a great way to try out a full system without committing to full size products. And they are perfect sizes for travelling! There are three other Discovery Kits available: Turn Up the Volume, Keep it Smooth, and Protect Your Color.

Have you tried anything from EVOLVh?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were sent to me to try out. I was not paid for this review. My opinions (and troublesome hair) are entirely my own!

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.

Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device Progress After 4 Treatments

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Today I have my first progress report for the Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device. I have completed four sessions so far. My initial unboxing and first impressions are here if you’d like to read about that (and the technology itself). [info in italics taken from the Silk’n website]

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Just to re-cap – I decided to start testing on my lower leg, bikini line and underarms – all of which I have previously had laser hair removal treatments and needed touch ups. I had nine treatments over the course of about a year and a half – and that was about 8.5 or 9 years ago. I would say that my lower legs are roughly 70 to 75% hair free, underarms and bikini line are roughly 65 to 70% hair free. So I’m not starting at the very beginning.

Here’s what the Silk’n website says about the hair removal plan:

A typical full hair growth cycle may take 18 to 24 months. During this time, multiple hair removal sessions will be required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal. The efficiency of hair removal varies from person to person according to body area, hair color and how the device is used. Here’s what a typical hair removal plan should look like during a full hair growth cycle:

Treatments 1 to 4: Two weeks apart. Treatments 5 to 7: Four weeks apart. Treatments 8+: Treat as needed, until desired hair removal results are achieved.

 

I have completed my first four treatments and have brief notes on the settings, and how I felt for each session. The machine makes a little zapping sound when it flashes, and you can hear the cooling fan inside the machine. Personally, I don’t think that it hurts at all, it just feels like a little heat pulse to me. I will say that areas where the skin is thinner (ie. underarms, back of the knee, and leg crease / bikini line) feel odd – not painful, just slightly uncomfortable in a weird sort of way. On my legs, it is such a breeze! There are two ways to use the Infinity Hair Removal Device with the pulse and glide methods:

To pulse, press the treatment surface against your skin. Work in rows either across or down the treatment area. The treatment surface creates temporary pressure marks on the treated area so you can see areas you have treated. After each pulse, move the treatment surface to the next spot. Keep doing this pulsing action for the area you are treating. Avoid gaps or overlaps as you use the device.

Gliding is the best technique for treating larger parts of the body. This technique is perfect for leg hair removal, under arm hair removal and treating large sections of the body. To glide, press the treatment surface firmly against your skin and slowly glide over your skin (either across or down as shown in the image). Make sure that the treatment surface is always touching your skin.

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Treatment #1 – March 10, I started by doing a patch test at level one to see how it felt, and then proceeded to do my underarms and bikini line at level 2, and my lower legs  at level 3. I felt that this first session was more to test how my skin reacted to the machine, and to get comfortable using the device. It was a little awkward at first, and slow as I was getting used to the process and handling of the device, using the pulse method.

Treatment #2 – March 22, underarms and bikini line done at level 3, lower legs at level 4. I felt like I was starting to get more comfortable with using the device, and was a little bit faster this time, still using the pulse method.

Treatment #3 – April 3, underarms and bikini line done at level 3, lower legs at level 4. Again, this time was faster, getting more comfortable using the device. Started using the gliding method, which was so much faster, and I felt that I has less chance of missing a spot.

Treatment #4 – April 19, underarms, bikini and legs done at level 4. I felt much more comfortable and less awkward using the device with the gliding method.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

After four sessions, I do see a reduction in the amount of hair already! Both underarms and lower legs have the most noticeable reduction – I would estimate that I now have approximately 8% to 10% hair remaining for both underarms and legs, and about 12% to 15% remaining for the bikini line.

I will post my next update after treatment #6.

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Disclosure: The Silk’n Infinity was gifted to me for testing and review purposes. However, my opinion is based on my experience of using this device (and of course, my experience might be different from yours).

Sothys Summer Chill Spring-Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

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I was recently sent a few PR package with products from the new Summer Chill collection, from Sothys / PozPub. [info in italics taken from the Spring-Summer Makeup Collection press release, first photo taken from Sothys website]

The new Spring-Summer makeup collection inspired by chic, ethnic style, is an invitation to travel, to unwind and to relax.  […] Fresh and vibrant tones Fushia and poppy embellished with luminous nude colours for a chic and cool summer collection. 

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

The seven piece collection contains a matte bronzing powder (Terre Lointaine), a radiant blush (Rose d’été), an eyeshadow palette (Harmonie de tons “Nude”), a matte contour lip pencil (Teint Universelle), two Lipstick Pencils (Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé) and a nail polish (Fushia Fauve). I received five products from this collection. Let’s take a look:

The Eyeshadow Palette Harmonie de tons “Nude” contains four taupe / mauve toned nude shades with an iridescent finish.

This palette is beautiful, it has a matte black magnetic case. The shadows all have a pearly finish, and the colours all work together.

The shadows are soft and buttery, quite pigmented for nude tones. I can see this palette working for a wide range of skin tones. Very wearable colours.

The matte Contour Lip Pencil in Teint Universelle (Universal Shade) is a lip pencil that  can work with all lipstick shades. It can be used on its own as well.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 40 harmonie de tons nude

The lip pencil is long wearing and pigmented, surprisingly comfortable on the lips.

The Lipstick Pencil in shades Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé with shea butter, brown algae extract and castor oil (for hydration, plumping and shine).

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Lipstick Pencil in Rouge Orangé and Fushia Fauve

I really love these lipsticks, very comfortable, pigmented and long wearing. The colours are so bright and juicy!

The Nail Polish in the shade Fushia Fauve with vitamins B5, C and E, as well as sweet almond oil for for protecting and nourishing the nails.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Nail Polish Fushia Fauve

This polish is super shiny, and bright. I love the pop of colour! I can see myself wearing this polish a lot.

What do you think of this makeup collection?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is based on my experience with the products.

Sothys Hydra3HA Hyaluronic Acid Discovery Kit Review

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I received the Hydra3HA Discovery kit from Sothys Canada / PozPub to test out. Our weather has been super cold so my skin needs a little extra hydration so I was excited to try out this hyaluronic acid based kit.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit

The Hydra3HA Hyaluronic Acid Discovery Kit contains three products formulated with triple hyaluronic acid: the Hydrating Youth Cream, the Hydrating Comfort Youth Cream and the Hydra-Smoothing Mask. [info in italics taken from their press release and from the Sothys website]

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit

 

Well-moisturized skin appears visibly younger and stands up better to the test of time. Driven by the latest in advance research discoveries on its exclusive active ingredient, 1055 boletus extract, Sothys is now renewing its hydration programme with a triple hyaluronic acid.

Goal number one: To immediately restore moisture and protect the skin on a daily basis.

The Hydrating Youth Cream comes in two different textures: the Hydrating Youth Cream (light emulsion, for normal to combination skin) and the Hydrating Comfort Youth Cream (creamy balm, for normal to dry skin). Result: +53% hydration after 3 hours.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit - Hydrating Youth Cream

My skin ranges from normal to dry, especially in the winter time, but I decided to test both of the Hydrating Youth Creams out, for several weeks now, and they are super hydrating.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit - Hydrating Comfort Youth Cream

I especially like using the lighter Youth Cream in the mornings, under foundation and the balmier Comfort Youth Cream at night. Both play nicely with make-up though, for me it all depends on how much hydration my skin needs on any given day based on how cold the weather is.

Hydra-Smoothing Mask: This creamy mask instantly envelops the skin with softness upon application. The skin is hydrated, smoother, rejuvenated. Result: +60% hydration, and +30% smoothing.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit - Hydra-smoothing Mask

I love hydrating masks, you can either wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes, or let it soak into the skin for a super hydration boost. Especially great for the winter weather!

Here’s a little info on the actives (triple Hyaluronic Acids):

1055 Boletus Extract: An exclusive, patented active ingredient from Sothys Advanced Research. Hyaluronic acid booster. Action on the barrier function. Action on moisture flow. Pro-youthfulness action. HPM Hyaluronic Acid in Patch Form + “Quenching” Active Ingredients: Surface action to form a protective film and progressively release the essential components of the NMF. HPM Hyaluronic Acid in Free Form: Selected for its surface protecting and water retaining action.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit

As with all Sothys products, they are more scented than I prefer. This line is described as having a floral, aquatic, musky scent. I personally don’t smell any musk (thankfully, I’m not a fan of musky scents). The scent isn’t long lasting and it doesn’t trigger a reaction for me.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this post contains PR samples, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience of using these products.

 

 

 

Sothys Echappée Parisienne Fall / Winter Makeup Collection

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Today I’m showing you a few things from the latest makeup collection from Sothys that PozPub sent to me to try out. I received two lipsticks and a liquid liner from their newly launched fall /winter collection titled Echappée Parisienne. The Sothys Fall / Winter Collection is a glamorous and elegant makeup collection, inspired by Paris.

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

The packaging for both lipsticks is beautiful, a shiny, lacquer type finish that makes it so hard to photograph!

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

Rouge Intense 236 Bois de Rose Vaugirard (Rosewood) Satin Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

This is a satin finish lipstick, feels very much like a Bite Beauty lipstick in terms of creaminess. I’ve been wearing this one a lot, it is a beautiful and wearable shade. This is a perfect rosy nude type shade.

Rouge Mat 340 Prune République (Plum) Velvet matte Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

I have to say that the Rouge Mat Velvet lipsticks are one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks that I’ve ever worn. I really like the shade for days when I want a bolder lip. It is long wearing and highly pigmented.

Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection - Calligraphy Liner

This is a smudgeproof liquid liner. Once it dries, it does not budge until you remove it! I like the brush tip, it makes it easy to do both fine and thicker lines. A perfect black liquid liner!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is my own and based on my own experience of using these products.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream Review

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

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The weather here in Montreal has been cold, cold, cold! And my skin is not happy, it is drier than normal. When PozPub reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out the Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream, I (of course) said yes!  [info in italics taken from Sothys website]

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

Night after night, this concentration of technology with a pleasant fragrance acts deep inside the skin to help it erase the visible signs of daytime damage caused by the environment.

Stabilized Vitamin C – To stimulate cellular activity and visibly reduce the signs of ageing

Detoxifying Complex: Shea Polyphenols and Yeast Extract – To boost the body’s detoxification systems

Extract of Nasturtium rich in A-Glucans – To revive cells through the optimal use of oxygen

Benefits: The skin is smoother as you sleep, and in the morning, appears uncreased and luminous. Wrinkles are smoothed, signs of fatigue seem to be reduce. Youthful radiance appears revived.

After doing my usual skin patch tests on my wrist, and then on my neck or chest, I began using the nOctuelle Detox Cream at night.

I feel that Sothys really shines in their anti-ageing formulations. Your skin will look and feel different when you wake up after using this overnight detox cream. It hydrates and brightens while you sleep.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

The packaging is heavy plastic, and comes with a little spatula for application.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

As with all Sothys skincare that I’ve tried thus far, I find that it is a little more scented than I prefer, but it doesn’t trigger a reaction, and then scent fades quickly as the cream sinks into my skin.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

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

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 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!