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Alexandria Professional – Phenomen-all Skin Repair -★★★
Description: All-in-one-treatment that replenishes moisture, calms irritation, and softens skin cells. From their site: Phenomen-all™ Skin Repair is formulated to repair, refresh and rejuvenate skin. #1 Seller for treating ingrown hair and skin issues. Clary, Rosewood and Grapefruit oils are the healing elements in this formulation, and also help to control oil production. 100% non-irritating and gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin by men, women, and children. Replenishes moisture, calms irritation, and softens skin cells to help relieve ingrown hairs.
I’m not really sure what this is used for. It’s very thick so I’m guessing I wouldn’t use it on my face. From what I can gather it’s an all-purpose moisturizer that can also be used as a cuticle balm or to help fade stretch marks and scars.
Balanced Guru – Balanced Scalp – ★★★★
Description: Balance your oily scalp by going straight to the root of the problem. This balancing mix of essential oils will help your roots get back on track to producing just the right amount of sebum to keep your hair looking healthy.
It smells lovely! The essential oils are diluted in aloe juice and denatured alcohol. I applied a few drops along my part, at the crown and near my temples. The mixture felt cold, but refreshing and was easy to rub in. A good excuse for a mini head massage. This is my second time receiving a Balanced Guru product and I think I’m in love.
Available at Amazon • Balanced Guru
Blissoma – Fresh, Mild Rice Cleanser -★★★★
Description: Organic, whole brown rice flour gently sweeps over the skin using natural grain fiber to effectively remove dirt and provide energizing B Vitamins. Willowbark extract provides a rich source of natural salicins that exfoliate by dissolving dead skin cells and also discourages bacteria buildup on skin. And using the principle of “like dissolves like” the emollient organic oils of Apricot Kernal, Hemp, and Sunflower mix with the dirty skin oils on your face and lift them, leaving vitamin-rich, soothing nourishment behind. Skin is cleansed instead of stripped. Infusions of organic Chickweed and Rose tone and freshen circulation to flush away toxins.
This cruelty-free facial cleanser’s unique construction makes it a good choice for both dry skin types, normal skin, and oily, acneic and problem skin. It is the correct, acidic PH for skin and will not damage the acid mantle. Due to the fact that it also contains no soaps or any type of detergent ingredients it does not dissolve or remove oil from the face. Instead it leaves a small amount of healthy, clean oils behind so that skin is fed and softened. Fresh will leave skin with a bit of a slick feeling just after use which some people are not used to. Simply pat the skin dry and within a few minutes the slick feeling will be gone and the healthy herbs and oils absorbed into skin, leaving just clean, comfortable, supple skin for you.
I’ve been loving this cleanser. It has a nice light fragrance (maybe the limonene essential oil?) and a smooth texture. The sample received comes with a dropper, but I’ve found it easier to just tap a little bit into my hand. The full-size appears to have a pump for easier dispersion. A few months back in a Petit Vour I received another of their products that I really loved. One more thing…I also like how informative their site is in regards to ingredients and how they work with our skin.
Available at Amazon • Blissoma
Red Apple Lipstick – Lipstick, Strawberry Lips – ★★★★
Description: Strawberry Lips is a gorgeous brown-kissed red. It does not have any sparkle to it, but it does have a subtle shine. This sophisticated color goes on a bit more sheer than it looks in the tube, giving you maximum control over the depth of color you wear! Apply 1-2 swipes for a light color that is more of a dark nude pink. Apply a few more swipes for an irresistible wash of red! Strawberry Lips is one of our best sellers.
Move over OFRA (I still love you though!) I have a new favorite lipstick! A new year a new lipstick or something like that. Red Apple’s lipstick feels a touch nicer than traditional lipstick, but so familiar you wouldn’t know it’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free, allergen-free, and even made in the usa! I love the shade as it appears on my cool-toned skin, it stays pretty true thanks to the brown-kissed red.
Available at Red Apple Lipstick
Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques – Lip Exfoliant – ★★★
Description: Our Organic Sweet Chai Lip Scrub is an exfoliant and moisturizer in one! It’s made with organic brown sugar, a delectable Sweet Chai organic flavor blend, plus our exclusive botanical lipid infusion to smooth and nourish dry, dehydrated lips.
My lips are always happy to be exfoliated. I swear they shed more than the rest of my skin. The chai fragrance is subtle, but enjoyed and the brown sugar feels soft and luxurious.
Available at Amazon • Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques
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