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Loved it/bought it since ★★★★ • Good stuff ★★★ • Not for me ★★ • Hated it ★
My review of the Vegan Cuts November 2014 beauty box.
Shorganics – Orange Spice Bar Soap – ★★★
Description: Soap that’s lovingly crafted in small batches with organic ingredients to keep your skin feeling and smelling divine.
Shorganics gave us a nice travel size bar of their palm oil-free soap. I loved the orange spice scent—one of my faves. I am looking for Dove replacements. It’s easy to find vegan shower gel, but not the bar soap. Maybe because we also buy in bulk?? I usually use my bar of soap to shave legs and arm pits and I could do that with theirs. It wasn’t drying and had a really nice consistency. The ingredients are skin nourishing too.
Shorganics has an admirable ethics page and their products are vegan and cruelty-free. They also carry lotions, scrubs, masks, and deodorant.
Ingredients: Sunflower Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Water, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)**, Castor Oil*, Shea Butter*, Orange Oil*, Almond Oil*, Cocoa Butter*†, Clove Oil*, Rosemary Oil Extract* // *Certified Organic Ingredient **Consumed in finished product †Certified Fair Trade
Available at Shorganics
EvolvH – Shampoo – ★★★★
Description: Nutrient-infusing shampoo that leaves your hair feeling silky and smooth.
I love EvolvH shampoo and conditioners. They are luxurious, smell amazing, and really did leave my hair feeling and smelling amazing. I owe you guys a shampoo update since I posted this, but in brief I will say I shampoo/condition twice a week. I rotate between Nature’s Gate, BWC, Acure, and whatever has been included in my subscription boxes. I haven’t bought EvolvH since receiving it, but I’ve received it a few times between Petit Vour and Vegan Cuts. As I’m running low on some others I’ll throw this in the rotation. I also love that it’s sulfate and paraben-free.
Ingredients: Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), decyl glucose, disodium sulfosuccinate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucose, coco polyglucose, seaweed extract, citrus aurantifolia, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, soy amino acids, vitamin C, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, nasturtium, nectarine, passion-flower, citrus seed extract.
Available at Amazon • Vegan Cuts • EvolvH
The All Natural Face – Eyeshadow Crayons – ★★
Description: Versatile eyeshadow crayons that can also be used as an eyeliner for a dramatic eye look.
I think if you love smokey eyes you will love this crayon. It’s thick like a big kid crayola if we’re going to stick with the crayon theme. You can with a lot of patience crank out a regular line. At first I hated it because it seemed like Tammy Faye makeup. But then I learned how to set eyeliner with eyeshadow and everything was right with everything. If you have even remotely oily lids this will run hence the eyeshadow. They are a completely vegan company and offer a lot of products at affordable prices.
Available at The All Natural Face
La Mav – Antioxidant Rich Nightly Repair Nectar – ★★★
Description: Skin-saving serum that protects all skin types from free radicals and daily rigors for a fresh, youthful look.
Benefits: Visibly smooths fine lines, wrinkles and improves uneven skin tone • Omega 3 and 6 in Acai Pulp Oil and Lingonberry Oil boost skin tone and firmness • Instantly plumps your skin – it’s like natural Botox™! • Protects skin to combat the signs of premature aging
Ingredients: *Rosa Eglentaria (Rosehip) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, *Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, *Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E – plant derived), *Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, *Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Seed Oil, Ubiquinone, *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, *Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, *Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, *Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, *Helichrysum Angustifolium (Immortelle) Flower Oil // * designates an Australian certified organic ingredient
Available at La Mav • Vegan Cuts • Amazon
Mullein & Sparrow – Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm – ★★★
Description: All natural tinted lip and cheek balm that gives your lips and cheeks a sweet, naturally dewy finish.
It’s very oil-based so I like it more as a lip gloss/tinted lip treatment—the color is a beautiful. It has patchouli in it, which I can smell (I don’t like patchouli), but it’s not too strong. It is a little weird tasting it though.
Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Alkanet Root, Carnauba Wax, Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax, Essential Oils of Patchouli & Orange. All organic ingredients.
Available at Mullein & Sparrow
Demes – Butter Me Up – ★★★★
Description: All natural, long-lasting moisture in a biodegradable stick to keep your skin smooth all through the year.
I saved my favorite for last. OMG. OMG. The cherry scent. The cherry flavor. I’m in love. My three favorite smells are almond-y, rose, and cherry. Besides the scent it is another one of those ‘luxurious’ products with the first two ingredients being shea and cacao butters. Supposedly you can use this stick anywhere you would use lotion which is such a cool idea! I’m sticking with my lips for now. I live where there’s winter so it does get a little ‘hard’ if it’s colder, but a quick trip to my pocket and it’s good in a few minutes. I also love that the packaging is biodegradable.
Other scents/flavors/smells: Mint, Coconut, Tangerine-Vanilla, and Lemon (They also have a stick for pups!)
Ingredients: CERTIFIED ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER AND COCOA BUTTER, CANDELILLA WAX, SWEET ALMOND OIL, JOJOBA OIL, CHERRY FLAVOUR OIL, VITAMIN E
Available at Demes • Vegan Cuts • [find store location]
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