Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Three Ships Beauty Radiance Grape Stem Cell + Squalane Day Cream that I purchased during their Black Friday BOGO sale (along with their Dew Drops Serum – review is here).

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

When it comes to skincare science, we don’t use the word ‘revolutionary’ lightly – but grape stem cells truly are. They absorb environmental UV radiation throughout the day leaving you with healthy-looking skin. Which is pretty impressive if you ask us. 
Look closer: this cream also contains prickly pear, argan oils and natural squalane which hydrate and lock in moisture.

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

This day cream is super hydrating without feeling heavy. My skin loves squalane, so I was not surprised how much I love this one! It works really well with the Dew Drops Serum, and with any facial oils that I’ve tried it with so far. It absorbs quickly into my skin and keeps it hydrated all day. This Day Cream is recommended for all skin types.

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Seed Oil, *Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, *ᵀPentylene Glycol, *Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), *Cetearyl Alcohol, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, *Sorbitan Olivate, *ᵀArgania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, *Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Seed Oil, *ᵀRosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Bisabolol, *ᵀOpuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, *Picea Mariana Bark Extract, *Acer Rubrum Bark Extract, *Pinus Banksiana Bark Extract, *Betula Alleghaniensis Bark Extract, *Caprylhydroxamic Acid, *Glyceryl Caprylate, *Xanthan Gum, *Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil * Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

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Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum Review

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

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Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Today I have a review of the Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum. I purchased this (and the Radiance Day Cream – review is here) for myself during their Black Friday BOGO Sale. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Does your skin need a boost of hydration? We’ve got you covered. Our serum champions tremella mushrooms – a natural source of hyaluronic acid that replenishes moisture deep in the skin.
Look closer:
 this serum also contains Kakadu plum, which is packed with 100x more Vitamin C than oranges to brighten and plump up the skin.

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

This is a water based serum, and works really well to hydrate and brighten my skin. My skin does really well with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, so this is the perfect serum. It feels a little on the slimy side when first applied, but it absorbs quickly (and the slimy feeling disappears). And, it doesn’t have that weird scent that some vitamin C serums have.

This serum can be used with all skin types – as long as you don’t have a sensitivity / allergy to any of the ingredients. Always do a patch test!

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, *ᵀPentylene Glycol, *Tremella Fuciformis (Tremella Mushroom) Polysaccharide, *Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, *ᵀAloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Kappaphycus Alvarezii (Red Algae) Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) Fruit Extract , *Sodium Levulinate, *Sodium Anisate, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Glycerin, *Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Bark Extract, *Acer Rubrum (Red Maple) Bark Extract, *Pinus Banksiana (Jack Pine) Bark Extract, *Betula Alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch) Bark Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza (Red Sage) Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, *ᵀEucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil * Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic

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Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream Review

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

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Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Today I have a review of the Luna Night Cream from Gachala Skincare – a Canadian brand that has been on my wishlist for awhile now, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when the lovely owner Karen, reached out and asked me if I wanted to try their award winning anti-aging night cream. [info in italics taken from the Gachala Skincare website]

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Let’s take a look at the Luna Night Cream:

This rich nighttime cream contains the most potent, purest anti-ageing ingredients from the depth of the Amazonian Rainforests!. Its intelligent formula contains natural complex molecules that will deliver its active ingredients to the deeper layers within the skin cells. As a result, your skin will be tone, hydrated with an even texture. Its non-greasy nourishing formula will bring your skin luminosity and natural radiance.

When you sleep, and your skin is in a regeneration mode, using AMAZONIAN GODDESS Luna Night Cream will accelerate your skin tissue repair as well as promoting cell renewal, which plays a vital role in the health and quality of your skin.

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

This green cream is rich without being heavy or greasy, and is especially perfect for when you want to wake up with hydrated, glowing skin! The scent is a green smelling of a blend of essential oils of ylang ylang, frangipani and lavender which I quite like.

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Ingredients: *organic carrier oils of sacha inchi (plukenetia volubilis), coconut (coco nucifera),* organic butters of illipe (madhuca longifolia), *acai (euterpe oleracea), cupacu (theobroma grandiflorum), phyo-lumina liposome complex, phyto-bioactive skin toning blend, berry wax (rhus verniciflua), * organic sunflower wax (helianthus annuus), *organic fresh plant chlorophyll, phyto-preserve polyphenols complex, phyto-bioactive essential oils blend containing ylang ylang (cananga odorata), frangipani (plumeria acutifolia) & lavender (lavandula officinalis)

Do a patch test if there are ingredients that are new to you, or ingredients that you are sensitive to. I don’t put anything on my face without doing a patch test first!

Gachala products are crafted in Canada from organically grown, sustainably harvested ingredients from the Amazonian Rainforest. They’re also cruelty free and vegan friendly!

Have you tried anything from this brand? They have both facial skincare and bodycare lines – I definitely want to explore more from this brand!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was PR gifted. However, my opinion is always my own, regardless of whether or not I purchased or was gifted a product.

VGam Biome Go2 Biotik First Impressions

VGAM Biome GO2 Biotik Duo

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude! Today I have a first impressions / mini review of the GO2 Biotik Duo from Vgam Biome. Recently they had a sign up for free mini samples and I was one of the lucky ones who signed up before they ran out.

VGAM Biome GO2 Biotik Duo

This is a Quebec based, Canadian brand, that purchases its ingredients from sustainable sources, and have environmentally friendly packaging, and are cruelty free and vegan! The skincare line is minimalist and works for all skin types.

The GO2 Biotik Duo is made up of their Facial Cream and Mineral Serum:

VGAM Biome GO2 Biotik Duo

BIOTIK KOMPLEMENTS mineral serum and BIOTIK ELEMENTS facial cream are meant to be used together daily, morning and evening, applying the 2 products previously mixed in your hands.

You can increase or decrease the amount of each GO2 duo products. In general, dry skin requires more cream while oily skin requires more serum.

For any imperfections, apply a drop of serum with your finger directly on the blemish a few times a day (in addition to your V*GAM routine). Our formulas are designed to naturally reduce dark spots (hyperpigmentation) and prevent premature aging of the skin.

I love the custom mix idea – sometimes my skin needs more hydration, sometimes it doesn’t. Very gentle, and non-greasy. The serum also works great as a spot treatment for breakouts!

I’d like to try this skincare duo in full size, as I feel that you really need to try skincare for at least two weeks (if not longer) to really get the “feel” for products.

Have you tried this skincare brand?

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Disclosure: Free mini samples (not PR gifted). My opinion is my own regardless!

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol + Shorea Butter Night Cream Review

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

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Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

Today I’m reviewing the newly launched Dream Bio-Retinol + Shorea Butter Night Cream from Three Ships Beauty, a Canadian cruelty free and vegan skincare brand. I purchased it for myself using my discount code during their Virtual Launch Event back in October (and re-stocked my Purify Aloe + Amino Acid Cleanser). [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

Our new night cream works to encourage skin cell turnover and even out skin tone, leaving your skin feeling softer and smoother overnight. The key? A super gentle, plant-based retinol from Picão Preto – a medicinal herb that’s native to Brazil.

Look closer: Vegan squalane and seed butters like Shorea and Murumuru give this product a nice creamy texture that seals in moisture.

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

The Dream Night Cream is not at all drying or irritating like traditional retinol serums and creams can be. I think that the combination of the bio-retinol with the squalane and seed butters that make it so hydrating and non-irritating. It is lightweight, and non-greasy. I can see this night cream working for pretty much all skin types – unless you have a sensitivity to one of the ingredients. And unlike traditional retinol based skincare, this cream can be used during pregnancy / breast-feeding.

One of the really cool things about this brand is that on their website they have an ingredient glossary so you can familiarize yourself with ingredients AND where they are sourced.

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Squalane, Olus Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Lactate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, C12-16 Alcohols, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract

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My JetPeel Experience

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Today I have something a little different than my usual product review. I was invited to the W Hotel here in downtown Montreal for the JetPeel Experience last week (November 2nd) – thank you JetPeel and Blend PR [info in italics and infographics / photos from JetPeel Press Release]

JetPeel

Based on subsonic jet stream application, JetPeel enables fast transdermal delivery with no needles, no pain, and no downtime. The world’s first and only beauty technology of its kind, JetPeel is clinically proven to provide instant, same day, visible results in a non-invasive comfortable and relaxing treatment.

JetPeel turns targeted solutions into a fine mist that is able to penetrate the skin on a deeper level helping to provide you with specific treatments tailored just for you—travelling at a subsonic speed of over 200 m/s. Applied with an advanced JetPeel wand, the jet stream exfoliates the epidermal layer and gently stretches the skin surface, opening microchannels that allow for noninvasive delivery of nutritive microdroplets deep into the skin. The treatment takes about 45 minutes.

I was very intrigued by this facial technology, especially as it has no downtime, and is painless!

When I first arrived, the JetPeel Technician, Erin took a good look at my skin, and asked me a few questions to help target the treatment type based on my skincare concerns – which I’ll get into after walking you through the process.

JetPeel Treatment Sequence

The JetPeel is feels super cold – I jokingly compared it to February in Montreal when it occasionally goes down to -40C. It doesn’t hurt at all. The first step is the lymphatic drainage – it feels like a massage, and it reduces toxins and puffiness and increases circulation in the skin – this is done from your hairline down your neck to your clavicles.

The next step is the exfoliation / hydradermabrasion stage, where the chemical exfoliant is applied, and then sits for approximately 6 or 7 minutes before being neutralized. There are several different exfoliation ingredients to choose from, a Glycolic Acid 10% solution was used for me. The JetPeel machine basically blasts off dead skin cells and mades the skin ready for the next stage – the hydroporation and booster infusion stage.

The hydroporation and booster infusion stage is, in my opinion, “where the magic happens” – this is where you can target specific concerns and the treatments are delivered deep into the layers of the skin. We decided to do a combination treatment based on my skin concerns – redness / mild rosacea on my cheeks, mild hyper-pigmentation (from a sunburn from several years ago), and fine lines / wrinkles on my forehead, outer eye, and smile lines. Let’s take a look at each of the treatments / solutions that were used on me:

COUPEROSE (Rosacea Treatment): Specially formulated for the treatment of rosacea and very sensitive skin, Couperose & Sensitive Skin Serum is rich in anti-inflammatory and sun defence ingredients that soothe and protect, preventing irritation and redness. The formula is infused with purifying antioxidant aloe barbadensis extract, Niacinamide for the reduction of fine lines and pigmentation, antibacterial Azelaic acid that evens and tones the skin, and calming, regenerating Troxerutin. It’s the perfect gentle yet powerful solution for the most sensitive and delicate skins.

BRIGHTENING: Jet Solution Brightening Complex contains powerful ingredients that act as pigment inhibitors, instantly creating a brighter, more uniform tone. Enriched with Stay-C Vitamin, an oxidation-resistant variant of vitamin C, and the exclusive Bio-Light compound, rich in natural brightening and redness-reducing ingredients, the formula is gentle and powerful for effective use on the face, chin, neck, decollete, and hands.

ATX-NAT (Botox alternative): Discover a natural, safe and painless anti-ageing treatment that offers a superior alternative to Botulinum Toxin A. ATX-NAT Jet Solution takes a different approach, relaxing the muscles for a firmer appearance and improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. The clinically-proven formula is based on Argireline, a peptide composed of 6 amino acids, and Betaine, which balances the skin’s water retention activity for a hydrated, nourished result. Ideal for effectively and safely treating the wrinkle-prone areas around the eyes and lips, ATX-NAT is the key to exceptionally brighter, softer, and smoother skin.

Immediately after the JetPeel Treatment my skin was slightly pink, but not in a sensitive skin reaction way, just in that freshly cleansed way. My skin looked so smooth, plumped and glowing! Any pinkness disappeared before I made it back to my place from downtown. Its been a week post-treatment, and I look well-rested, and I can see a reduction in the pinkness in my cheeks, my serums and moisturizers feel like they sink in faster.

All in all, an AMAZING experience!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I had the JetPeel Treatment for free, however my opinion is based on my personal experience (as always). Thank you JetPeel Canada and BlendPR.

Made For Me Classic Experience Box Review

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

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Made for Me Classic Experience Box

I was sent the Made For Me (MfM) Classic Experience Box to try out and review. Made For Me is a new Toronto based skincare brand, that is made in Australia, and is organic, vegan and cruelty-free [info in italics taken from the Made For Me website]

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The concept for the Experience Box was modelled after that of the “subscription box” – a trend that was well known in the 2010s where consumers receive a monthly box full of curated products as a way of gifting them. However, not all monthly boxes are created equal, and some came in with mixed results to consumers.

After testing out the concept of the products in different sets, we found what works best and decided to package them together. However we still believe in the concept of gifting so long as it adds to their normal routines. Every few months, when you order a box, you may still get the same 3 core products, but you also get a mystery item that may be different from what you got before. That is, we decided to combine the surprise element with the predictability of our high quality, all organic selections that you would love. You are not obligated to order the boxes at preset durations. 

The Classic Experience Box ($90 CAD), is composed of a Brightening C Serum, a Hydrating Moisturizer and an Eye Cream. There is also a surprise mystery gift (this gift changes quarterly). Let’s take a look at the Brightening C Serum:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The serum contains properties from marine collagen, which improves the skin’s firmness and plumpness. It is also a great choice if you’ve been looking to fade dark spots or achieve the smooth, luminous texture that you’ve always dreamed of. Ingredients contain: Kakadu Plum Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C

My skin LOVES vitamin C based skincare, and this is a great serum. If you want luminous skin, then this is the serum for you. I can see this working for all skin types.

Now onto the Hydrating Moisturizer:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

Our Star product and a fan favourite, this facial lotion helps promote and improve overall glow of the skin. It contains a number of organic and botanical antioxidants to restore the skin’s natural appearance and achieve a supple complexion. Use it after the brightening serum and don’t forget your SPF! It can also be used as a makeup primer, as it leaves the skin glowing and prepped for any product you may be using after.
Ingredients contain: Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Davidson Plum

This is such a nice moisturizer! It is light, hydrating and works amazingly well with the Brightening C Serum. Hello glowing skin! It plays nicely with makeup too. It can be used both morning and night.

And last, but not least, the Eye Cream:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The Classic Eye Cream helps in de- puffing & soothes the skin around the eye area. Its soft, velvety texture enables the skin to absorb nutrients to reduce dark circles and lessen the look of wrinkles leaving the eye area firm and well hydrated. Ingredients contain: Jojoba, Avocado Extract, Shea butter

My eyes are often puffy from allergies, and dark circles from the combination of allergies and occasional insomnia, so this eye cream has been such a great product for me. It really works to de-puff and soothe my under eyes.

And as for the mystery gift box – it is such a great idea, and no I’m not going to spoil it, my lips are sealed!

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

This is such a great skincare set, and it would make a great gift idea. Each of the three products are also sold separately – which I think is a great idea, because I use up moisturizer faster than serums, or eye creams.

Have you tried this brand?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this box was PR gifted for reviewing purposes. However, my opinion is always my own.

Facial Oil Edit – Greenvines and AYSWE

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Facial Oil Edit Greenvines and AYSWE

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will remember that I was on the 2021 Cert CleanClean Beauty Awards” judging panel for a second year in a row, and my category was facial oils. I was sent a box of facial oils to test out and rate as a part of the jury. I wanted to show you two of the facial oils that I still use on a regular basis – the Greenvines Know More Resilience Facial Oil and the AYSWE Hydrate and Glow Facial Oil with Squalane. I’ve been using them both since the beginning of May. [info in italics taken from their respective websites]

Let’s take a look at the Greenvines Know More Resilience Facial Oil:

Facial Oil Edit Greenvines and AYSWE

Formulated with a skin-mimicking, light-weight oil complex, and featuring the award-winning Marine Bamboo that leave the skin feeling contoured with an iridescent glow, not weary and dull. Know more deep nourishment and no more inefficient absorption.

And now the AYSWE Hydrate and Glow Facial Oil with Squalane (certified safer skincare by CertClean):

Facial Oil Edit Greenvines and AYSWE

A lightweight oil formulated with organic babassu oil, argan oil, sugarcane-derived Squalane and other nourishing ingredients like vitamin E, black tea to soften and deeply moisturize skin. It also works to even out dull skin and keep skin elastic. This natural oil packs your skin with antioxidants and fatty acids without leaving a greasy feeling, making it suitable for all skin types, even oily and combination skin. Hydrate & Glow oil seamlessly absorbs into skin and is perfect for day or night time application. 

Facial Oil Edit Greenvines and AYSWE

Both of these facial oils contain squalane, which is probably why my skin loves them so much. Both are lightweight, non-greasy, quick to absorb and give my skin a healthy glow. Love them!

Both brands claim to be vegan and cruelty free. Where they differ is in pricepoint – the Greenvines sells for $76 USD, and AYSWE sells for $42 USD – both are sold in 30ml / 1oz glass bottles.

Do you like squalane based facial oils?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I received these facial oils as a part of my judging panel duties, and am under no obligation to review. My opinion is always my own.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Review

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA
HA

Today I’m reviewing the The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA (Hyaluronic Acid) that I purchased several weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Deciem website]

Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 10% formulation offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.

Because I know that my skin can be sensitive, I did my usual two rounds of patch testing – on my arm first and then on my neck or chest before trying this on my face. I only use this once a week, and never on the same night as retinol as both have irritation risks.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Surprisingly, this lactic acid does not irritate my sensitive skin, I guess that the Tasmanian pepperberry and hyaluronic acid really work to cancel out the irritation risk from the acid. It gives my sensitive skin a gentle exfoliation which I love.

Acids should only be used at night, and always followed by sunscreen the next day as they can make your skin more sun sensitive. You should always be wearing sunscreen anyways though.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

Have you tried this one? Do you have a fave AHA for exfoliation?

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