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A review of the March 2014 Vegan Cuts beauty box.
ACURE – Shampoo and Conditioner – ★★★★
Description: Shampoo and conditioner formulated with argan oil to provide long-lasting moisture and shine to dry, damaged hair.
Oh man. I loved ACURE before this month’s box. I found them on Amazon and have fallen in love with every product I’ve tried. This shampoo smells like almond extract. I swoon. Love that I have travel-sized bottles I can use and refill on future trips.
Shampoo ingredients: Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certified™ Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Almond Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil
Conditioner ingredients: Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearylkonium Chloride, Vegetable Glycerin, Glucono Delta Lactone (fermented sugar), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside (from corn and glucose), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (guar gum conditioner), Glyceryl Stearate (vegetable-derived), L-Arginine (amino acid), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sorbitan Olivate (from olives + sugar), Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Cellulose (plant derived), D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin. E), Lactic Acid (vegetable derived), Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) seed oil, Organic Curcubita pepo (Pumpkin) seed oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, glycerophosphoinositol lysine (from sunflower), Prunus dulcis (Almond) Extract, Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia Bark) Oil
Available at Amazon [shampoo & conditioner] • ACURE
Pangea Organics – Facial Toner – ★★★
Description: Hydrating facial toner that removes dirt and oil while balancing skin.
Loved it. I feel like it’s something I wouldn’t normally buy just because of how expensive their product line is. But the toner was refreshing and clarifying without stripping my skin or leaving it really red. I’ve used it for travel thanks to the nice size.
Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER (AQUA), ALCOHOL (SDA 38B ORGANIC LAVENDER), GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORGANIC SWEET ORANGE) OIL, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (ORGANIC CALENDULA) EXTRACT, FOENICULUM VULGARE (ORGANIC FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE (ORGANIC HORSETAIL) EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (ORGANIC MARSHMALLOW) EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS VERBENONE (ORGANIC ROSEMARY VERBENON) OIL, BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL – This product is Gluten-Free and Vegan
Available at Amazon • Pangea Organics
Pure Natural Diva Botanicals – Sugar Scrub – ★★★
Description: An organic sugar scrub with natural humectants to soothe and nurture dry skin.
A luxurious sugar scrub that exfoliates your skin and moisturizes it at the same time thanks to the natural oils. The sugar gets a little hard so be sure to use it in a timely manner.
Available at Pure Natural Diva
Antipodes Nature – Gentle Cream Cleanser –★★★
Description: Clear impurities and remove make-up gracefully with this dermatologically approved organic cleanser that is a true gift for sensitive skin conditions. Its blissfully soothing formulation features anti-inflammatory Vinanza Oxifend® super-antioxidant, naturally extracted from pinot noir grapes from award-winning Marlborough vineyards. Nutrient-rich avocado oil and marigold flower gently yet effectively cleanse, freshen and soften your visage.
Really nice and light cleanser. I got 2-3 uses out of the sample.
No ingredient list available.
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John Masters Organics – Rose & Apricot Antioxidant Day Creme – ★★★
Description: This light yet potent formula is infused with apricot oil and peach & rice extract to help reduce wrinkles and promote cellular turnover. High in omega-6, this creme hydrates and protects the skin against harmful bacteria, while oat kernel extract stimulates pro-collagen production resulting in soft, healthy skin.
Nice and light for a creme. Pleasant scent. Sample lasted a couple of uses.
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LVX – Orchid Nail Lacquer – ★★★★
Description: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid, is this season’s it color. Our rendering of this majestic color is refreshing, captivating and confident. Pair this feminine and powerful purple with neutrals for a romantic and elegant Spring look.
I LOVE LVX! Application is flawless. Color is bright and vivid. It wears well and their topcoat is amazing. I’ve bought several of their colors since. Several. I also use their 3-in-1 treatment as my base coat. Every. Single. Time.
Available at Amazon • LVX • Vegan Cuts
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Favorites? LVX for sure and ACURE. 💅 💘 xx