Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum Review

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

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

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

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

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

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

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

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

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

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

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

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

Moor Spa Cleansing Milk, Supreme Cream, Pumpkin Peel + Tension Balm Reviews

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Today I have a review of a selection of goodies from Moor Spa, a Canadian based company, that is 100% naturally sourced, and cruelty free. I received a PR package from them recently containing samples of the Cleansing Milk, Supreme Cream, Pumpkin Peel and Tension Balm in a cute little makeup bag [info in italics taken from the Moor Spa website]

Moor Spa Cleansing Milk, Supreme Cream, Pumpkin Peel, and Tension Balm

Moor Spa’s comprehensive face, body, spa and wellness line is inspired directly by the healing powers of nature. Our products all contain the exclusive Austrian Moor, a nutrient rich plant/flower/herbal complex that enhances skin’s health and appearance.

 

By combining the revitalizing, purifying Moor essence with plant derived cosmeceuticals, unadulterated herbal extracts and pure essential oils, Moor Spa delivers safe and effective solutions to meet your skin and body care needs.

Our products are not 95% or 99% natural, they are 100% naturally derived. Moor Spa is rated as one of the safest product lines in the spa industry by one of the leading consumer product safety organizations in North America.

Let’s take of look at each of the products that I received.

Cleansing Milk:

Moor Spa Cleansing Milk

A mild yet effective blend of cleansing and soothing extracts including chamomile, lavender and arnica.

The Cleansing Milk is targeted for dry and sensitive skin, but I can see it working for all skin types as it is very gentle and effective – lightweight, hydrating and non-greasy. It removes makeup effectively and does not make my skin feel irritated or dried out.

Supreme Cream:

Moor Spa Supreme Cream

Combines the intensely hydrating action of hyaluronate spheres, the rejuvenating effects of sweet potato extract and the anti-oxidant properties of CoEnzyme Q10 – all in one advanced moisturizer.

I really like this one, it is super hydrating and rich without feeling heavy or greasy. As well, it plays nicely with makeup. I think that this is so perfect for winter weather, and I love that it has anti-aging and anti-oxidant ingredients!

Pumpkin Peel:

Moor Spa Pumpkin Peel

This enzymatic exfoliant blends pumpkin pulp, carrot extract, papain and bromelain enzymes, for a healthy, refined appearance.

Although this peeling mask is not for sensitive skin, I’m happy to say that I was actually able to use this enzyme peeling mask without any problems for my sensitive skin. I did, however do a patch test on my wrist first, followed by a second patch test on my neck to test for skin reaction. My skin looks so smooth and glowy after using this peeling mask.

Tension Balm:

Moor Spa Tension Balm

This unique cream helps soothe away muscular tension and headaches including migraines. It combines moor extract with a wealth of soothing botanical extracts including feverfew, linden, peppermint and melissa.

I love this type of product – especially when it is filled with soothing ingredients. I love that it can be used for both headaches and muscle aches. And it smells nice too!

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Disclosure: This was a PR package, however my opinion is based on my user experience.

Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm

Bless Beauty Balm is a delicate and silken moisture melt for your skin. Rich, organic butters coalesce with the most lush organic and cold pressed beauty oils to nurture and help reduce inflammation. From her pink, velvety texture to her sweet and grounding essence of orange blossoms and blue tansy oils – every element of Bless will envelop your skin and senses with love, vibrancy and aloha. 

Bless beauty balm melts tenderly between your fingertips, leaving your skin feeling smooth as silk and perfectly moisturized. This concentrated beauty balm is free of water, wax and emulsifiers, ensuring that every last dollop is full to the brim with 100% potent skin softening and skin nourishing ingredients. This precious, pink beauty has been infused with an abundant amount of aloha. Tenderly nourish your sweet complexion and Bless your skin. Best suited for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive and mature skin. 

Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm

This is a beautiful and super silky balm. It can be used as either a moisturizer or as a cleansing balm – I love multi-purpose products! It also can be used as a lip balm or for your cuticles – perfect for travel.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), *Theobroma Cacao (Cacao) Seed Butter, *Argania Spinosa, (Argan) Kernel Oil, *Camellia Sinensis (Camellia) Seed Oil, *Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) Seed Oil, *Sclerocarya Birrea, (Marula) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, Tocopherol, *Passiflora, Edulis (Passionfruit) Seed Oil, Clay (Rose), **Tanacetum, Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Orchis Mascula (Orchid), Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Flower, Ascorbic Acid, | *Organic, **Wild-Harvested.

Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm

Have you tried this one?

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

 

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive

Reveal a brighter complexion with this potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid mask that delivers spa-grade exfoliation, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dark spots and discoloration, for optimum age-defying results.

designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20’s and up and is effective for helping uneven skin tone and texture. NOTE: The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE® Brightening Collection is not designed for very sensitive or rosacea skin due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive

This acid peel / mask is not recommended for sensitive skin, but I did a patch test (two actually), one on my wrist, and when that showed no signs of reaction, I did a second test on my neck before trying it out on my face. I can safely say that my sensitive skin CAN tolerate this peel / exfoliating mask! There is some very minor tingle, but within what I would consider to be a safe amount, and my skin is a little pink, but it fades back to normal quite quickly after using.

All in all, I like this one. It helps to brighten and even out skintone, and can help with fine lines.

However, I will caution you if you sensitive skin, or have never used alpha or beta hydroxy acid, to please do a patch test before trying on your face. My skin has reacted badly to some acid type peels in the past – so please be careful!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive

Have you tried this exfoliating peel mask? Have you ever reacted to a peel type mask?

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

Sothys Detoxify – Energize Skincare Collection Review

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

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

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

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

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

Energizing Serum / Sérum énergisant intégral:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

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

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

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

Protective Depolluting Essence / Essence dépolluante protectrice:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

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

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

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

Instant Energizing Corrector / Correcteur énergisant instantané:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

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

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

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

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

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

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

The Inkey List Caffeine Review

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Today I am reviewing the Caffeine Eye Serum from The Inkey List. I’ve been wanting to try this eye serum for SO LONG, and it seems to be always out of stock (both online and in stores). Well, a few weeks ago I popped in to Pharmaprix (aka Shopper’s Drug Mart), I spotted it tucked away on a bottom shelf. And it was on sale! [info in italics taken from the Shopper’s website]

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Serum

An under-eye serum which is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant derived from coffee. It helps to reduce puffiness, dark circles and prevent skin damage from free radicals which can make dark circles more pronounced. As caffeine is a diuretic it can help to relieve water retention which can be a major cause of puffiness under the eyes. Caffeine serum acts to: Target dark circles Reduce the appearance of dark circles Reduce puffiness Reduce the appearance of fine lines.

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Serum

I am prone to puffiness and dark circles and have some fine lines – due to allergies,  occasional insomnia and age. My skin is sensitive, and so are my eyes, so a lot of eye serums and creams cause irritation. Thankfully this one does not.

It really does help reduce under-eye puffiness, and I think it does well to help minimize dark circles and fine lines. I’m so happy that I was able to finally try this one out!

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Serum

Ingredients: Water (Aqua / Eau), Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Squalane, Caffeine, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Phospholipids, Tribehenin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Polysorbate 60, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Behenate, Glycolipids, Butylene Glycol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Leuconostoc/radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hyaluronic Acid, Carbomer, Darutoside, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Phenoxyethanol.

The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Serum

Have you tried this eye serum? Do you have a favourite?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the 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.

LUXE Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer Review

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

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Today I’m reviewing the Camu Brightening Moisturizer from LUXE Botanics that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

Revitalise skin’s natural luminosity with this buttery soft moisturising cream infused with vitamin C rich Camu Camu. Potent concentrations of this Amazonian superfruit supports cellular energy to fade the appearance of dark spots, repair the look and feel of environmental damage and reveal a vibrant, glowing complexion. Best suited for dull, sun damaged or lackluster skin. 

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

This cream is luxurious! A perfect moisturizer for cold weather as it is super hydrating and makes the skin glow from the Camu Camu (high in Vitamin C). My skin does really well with Vitamin C products as they really do help keep the skin bright. I’d love a vat of this cream!

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract*, Purified Water (Aqua/ Eau), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin*†, Phospholipids†, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester)†, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides*†, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearic Acid†, Glyceryl Monostearate*†, Silica†, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)†, Cetyl Alcohol†, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedar Wood) Essential Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Essential Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Essential Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract (Co2), Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Essential Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Blue Cypress) Essential Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Essential Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose Absolute) Essential Oil, Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Var. Amara (Neroli) Essential Oil. Naturally Occurring Components Of Essential Oils: Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Certified Organic †Naturally Derived

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

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

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

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Today I am reviewing the Balance Toning Mist from Akar Skin that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

This fine, non-sticky mist of rose and orange blossom sets gently into skin to provide hydration. Balance enables greater absorption of nutrients by lowering skin’s surface tension. Formulated to strengthen the acid mantle layer by restoring pH to optimum level and keeping environmental pathogens out.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

The mist does not contain irritants like alcohol, nor is it watered down with water fillers, ensuring noticeably softer and luminous skin with use. For all skin types.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

This is a beautiful facial toner mist! It is super gentle and so refreshing on the skin. My skin feels hydrated and soft after using.

I love that it has a minimal ingredient list as well:

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, *Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Water, Aqua, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Crocus Sativus Meristem (Saffron) Cell Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment. | *Organic or Wildharvested 

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

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