Victoria Featherlight Customized Body Care

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I love to play chemist with my skincare– mix and match all day! So when I was contacted by a company called Victoria Featherlight about trying their new customized body care I was giddy as could be.

The idea is quite brilliant, actually. They offer a wide variety of products from Body Scrubs to Body Oils. Once you pick your product of choice you get to choose up to three different scent mixes (They have over 25 choices) and then decide what is written on the label.

I chose a body scrub, body mist, and body lotion. I had so much fun deciding what scents to make and will for sure be ordering some more in the future as gifts and for myself.

Victoria Featherlight can be purchased HERE, and use code DIRTYBOYSGETCLEAN for free shipping (not an affiliate code, just a little gift for my followers from the company)!

 

Custom Body Mist (8 oz $27.85) This can actually be used on the body, in your car, bedding, clothing, and upholstery. It is a lighter scent coverage than a cologne or perfume.

Ingredients: Perfumer’s Alcohol SDA, Fragrance

Scent: Dashing, Spicy Woods, and Forest Dew

This was actually my least favorite product of the three I chose. Not because its not a good product– but because I think the scent combo I chose turned out too much like a scent I would have worn back in High School. It’s very teen sort of Axe smelling, which is not my style at all. It smells great, I have actually been using it for my car. I think next time I will choose a more mature scent combo though.

 

Custom Body Lotion (8 oz $29.95) Skin loving formula to soothe, soften, help replenish and maintain your skins natural moisture barrier.

Ingredients:  Purified Water, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,, Tromethamine Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Organic Lavender Extract, Organic Arnica Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic White Tea Extract, Tocopherols, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Borage Oil, Organic Tamanu Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Fragrances of your choice

Texture: Very light, silky, lotion

Scent: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Daring

I really have been liking this lotion. I am more of a body butter and body oil type of guy personally but this has been nice. I think that the scent combo is lovely, very masculine but not overpowering. I have been enjoying this after a shower on super hot days when an oil or body butter would be too heavy for me. I think that they’ve done a great job with the formulation, it sinks in but still manages to leave the skin soft. The scent actually lasts pretty long with this lotion as well, which is nice.

 

Custom Sugar Scrub (8 oz $32.00) Super finely ground sugar and luxurious, all natural oils make this scrub ideal for moisture and conditioning properties while polishing and lifting away dull/rough skin.

Ingredients: Sugar, Certified Organic Safflower Oil, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, Certified Organic Olive Oil and non-GMO Vitamin E, Fragrance 

Texture: Super finely ground sugar

Scent: Sandalwood & Rose

Wow. That was my reaction when using this scrub. The scent is probably top 5 best smelling body product I’ve ever used. Honestly, the Sandalwood and Rose are so gorgeous smelling, not artificial or offensive at all. The sugar is so finely ground that my sensitive skin has absolutely zero irritation from this scrub. That is very rare for me. It has added moisture from the oils so that it’s not a dry/rough scrub. I want every single product in this scent combo!

Overall I think that Victoria Featherlight has found a fun and unique way to provide body care. I love the experience of being able to choose your own scents and labels. I love that they hand write the labels, it makes it seem so much more personal.

Please be advised that although products were provided for review, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Skincare Talk with Bella Aura Founder Yasmine Jones.

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Yasmine Jones & Bella Aura photographed by Cosmopolitan, 2017
Over the last few weeks I have been testing out a line that was sent to me by an amazing woman, Yasmine Jones who is the founder of Bella Aura. I’ve had some pretty great conversations with her and I feel that she is a vital and necessary part to her line. Yasmine reached out to me about trying out her amazing line. I did something I rarely do, which is test out the entire line exclusively for a week (I have since incorporated various products from the line into my routines) and I was amazed at the results after my first use. You will be able to read more about my thoughts on the line in my Bella Aura blog post that will be coming up soon.
I asked Yasmine if I could do an interview with her because her line is stunning but I think that it requires some education that I feel is best served by her own words. Yasmine has such a unique outlook and line that is quite incredible.
You can purchase Bella Aura HERE.
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Yasmine Jones photographed for Cosmopolitan, 2017
What makes Bella Aura so unique compared to everything else on the market?
Bella Aura is your complete skincare solution. We want to take the confusion that exists in the beauty industry by simplifying lifestyles. We’d rather have a few products that work, than lots of products that don’t: Less is More. Bella Aura philosophy centres on treating the root of imbalance to restore skin’s youthful health + vitality, to protect skin from everyday environmental stressors, and to defy free radicals. 
 
Let’s get to the root of the problem. The major cause of skin aging that includes wrinkles, acne, pigmentation, and weakened wound healing ability is ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). ROS is produced by living organisms as a result of normal cellular metabolism and environmental factors, such as air pollutants or cigarette smoke. It is a form of oxygen in which the molecular structure has been changed. It behaves like a free radical. The skin can be treated and protected from the injurious effects of ROS by using powerful antioxidants like Hydroxytyrosol, which is found in olive leaf extract in our formulations. Additionally, ROS has an ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity: its ability to absorb cell-damaging free radicals) of 68,576, which is considered to be 15 times higher than green tea. 
Bella Aura formulations consist of the finest natural ingredients to ensure you’ll get a powerhouse skincare that works with your skin’s natural renewal cycle, so you’ll see and feel amazing results that last a lifetime. The solution to great skin lies in feeding your skin the ingredients that it needs, when they’re needed.
 
Can you explain your formulas to us?
Bella Aura breakthrough formula is a serum in a cream emulsion designed to boost the microcirculation in the skin and prop up the metabolism with the most powerful antioxidants. It delivers a hi-tech, brightening solution for all skin types and tones. The concentrated formula is a complete approach to revitalize and energize skin cells and provide the energy needed. It penetrates deeply into the epidermis and nourishes the skin at the targeted cell level.

And your trendiest ingredients?
Bella Aura’s selection of high-performance ingredients are hydroxytyrosol, peptides, polysaccharides, niacinamide, ferulic acid, flavonoids, palmitic acid, proteasome, glutathione, Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids, 100 minerals, amino acids, caffeic acid, quercetin, Vitamins A,E,C,K,F,P,D and B complex. The concentrated formula is a complete skincare approach to the revitalization and energizing of facial skin cells, and provides the energy needed to improve and stabilize the natural ecology of our delicate skin.

Describe Bella Aura in three words 

 

Wise, Complete, and Unique.

What makes the Bella Aura line so effective with visible results?

 

Bella Aura includes the finest natural ingredients that delivers extraordinary results. There is a long line of research that has been done in terms of which ingredients produce the best results. We combined ancient beauty methods used throughout history with modern scientific advances in organic compounds. We have put together some of the most effective and healthy skincare products on the market thanks to the Swiss experts.

 

What do you think is the important skincare advice/ tip you can give?

My advice to everyone is to listen to your skin. Just because someone is using a product, it might work fine for them, however it doesn’t mean it’s a going to do the same for you. Your skin comes equipped with the best cream: its own natural moisture barrier, and it has the ability to renew itself. Less is more. The green beauty trend all about natural organic, which is all great but is it necessary to layer 10 products a day? Does your skin need all that? Excessive moisturizing makes your skin lazy and stops it from producing its own natural moisture. My advice is to try skin fasting once or twice a week, and wash your face with only water in the morning because excessive washing can really strip away your natural moisture barrier. I strongly believe simple steps can change your skin for the better.

Be sure to follow Yasmine/Bella Aura on Instagram!

Peet Rivko: Why You Need to Know This Line (Yes, You).

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There seems to be quite a movement happening in skincare lately where it’s all about how many actives you can throw on your face in a routine. It should be noted that as long as your skin can handle it, then go for it if that’s what works for you. However, I have extremely sensitive skin and when I use actives I am very cautious. Peet Rivko is a company that is coming to the rescue of many of us who have sensitive skin, or want to keep their routines simple when using actives.

Peet Rivko was founded by Johanna Peet after years of struggling to find natural products that worked for her sensitive skin. Johanna began studying the labels and ingredients of everything she was using and was disturbed by what she learned. The brands she loved were full of harmful synthetics and toxins. Johanna recognized that many natural ingredients also irritated her sensitive skin so she created a line that was simple, clean, and plant-based to give your skin the things it loves.

Purchase Peet Rivko HERE!

 

The Essentials Kit ($115) 

Kit includes: 

Gentle Cleanser     3.4 fl. oz 

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin (Palm), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut), Lauryl Glucoside (Corn), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Palm), Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate (Corn), Coco-Glucoside (Coconut), Glyceryl Oleate (Coconut), Xanthan Gum (Sugar), Propanediol (Sugar), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Allantoin (Comfrey), Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Stearic Acid (Palm), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera), Gluconolactone (Corn), Sodium Benzoate.

Daily Moisturizer    3.4 fl. oz 

Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut), Glyceryl Stearate (Palm), Glycerin (Palm), Stearic Acid (Palm), Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter) Fruit, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (Palm), Xanthan Gum (Sugar), Gluconolactone (Corn), Sodium Benzoate

Balancing Face Oil    1 fl. oz 

Ingredients: Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, Natural Vitamin E

When it comes to skincare I am totally complicated because I have sensitive skin but I love to use everything. I am not the minimalist kinda guy, lets face it. With that being said– I do have days/nights when I do need to listen to my skin and simplify my routines. I have found that Peet Rivko is great for those days. But more importantly, Peet Rivko is brilliant for days when I am doing actives in my routine. If I am going to be using a retinol or strong acid/peel then I will use this these three products (and a mist….always a mist!). I think that if you are someone who uses actives but might be a little sensitive then the Essentials Kit is something you might want to look into investing in. Each of the three products are great on their own and together they work great for my dry/sensitive skin. The products also work right into any routine I am doing. I think that what Peet Rivko has done is really brilliant, really. They have found a way to appeal to the minimalists out there but also to the product junkies (Hi, that’d be me) alike. Aside from the fact that the products are simple, clean, and non-irritating, the packing is stunning (which to me is just as important as whats inside the bottles….). I have a feeling that we will be hearing a lot more from Peet Rivko as they have found a way to effectively do what many brands are trying (and failing) to do in 2017…. simplify skincare without sacrificing effectiveness.

Be sure to follow Peet Rivko on Instagram!

Please be advised that although products were gifted for review all thoughts and opinions expressed above are my own.

Derma E: Radiant Glow Face Oil by SunKissAlba

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I have been a longtime fan of Derma-E products because they are effective, affordable, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free. Derma-E actually started in 1984 in a supermarket in California where they sold a jar of Vitamin E cream and have since grown to become one of the nations largest natural face care brands.

What is so special about this product is its actually a collaboration with the fabulous blogger Alba Ramos (SunKissAlba). Alba specializes in all things organic, non-toxic, beauty, and lifestyle. She is active on all forms of social media and so she has the chance to see what people want in a beauty/skincare product. I think that it is incredibly smart of brands to collaborate with bloggers this way because they have a fresh take on what people are currently seeking in terms of product.

You can purchase Derma E products HERE! 

 

Radiant Glow Face Oil By SunKissAlba (2.0 oz $22.50) Is a facial oil that helps to soften, illuminate, and add nourishing hydration to the skin while creating an unforgettable glow.

Ingredients: Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Organic Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil *, Organic Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil*, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Natural Fragrance Oils.

Texture: Silky Oil with subtle shimmer

Scent: Very slight floral 

If you follow me on Instagram you know I am obsessed with this oil. I have used it for my face, hair, and body. I love that it is super nourishing and adds a slight glow. The moment I posted about it I had three people tell me they purchased it immediately. I think this is absolutely a luxury oil at an affordable price. The texture is so gorgeous it just sinks right into the skin. I find that you only need a very small amount of product, a little goes a long way here. For me I have found that I like to add a few drops to my hands, warm up the oil, gently pat into the skin, then use any excess on my arms and hair. I am an avid oil lover and I have used everything from high end to drugstore and this oil holds its own to the competition. I did not suffer any reactions from this oil or any breakouts. I found that my skin was super healthy looking and felt nourished all day. The shimmer is so subtle, it doesn’t look like glitter, it just looks like glowing skin. I think this would be a great product to add a few drops to your foundation for an added glow boost as well. It’s also great to find a product that is natural and cruelty free but also effective. Derma-E and SunKissAlba really outdid themselves on this one and hopefully we see another collaboration between the two in the future….. self tanner? bronzer? overnight tanning mask? Just throwing some ideas out there….!

Be sure to follow Derma E & SunKissAlba on Instagram!

Please be advised that although product was gifted by brand, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Pai Skincare: Camellia & Rose Cleanser and Perfect Balance Blemish Serum

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I recall first hearing about Pai Skincare many years ago through the lovely Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends , who I still adore to this day (check her blog out if you haven’t already).  Pai Skincare was founded by Sarah Brown when she found that her usually calm skin had become irritated and acne-prone. She was struggling with finding products to help her so she decided to take control and create her own line. Pai is made with effective, organic ingredients.

Pai Skincare products can be purchased HERE. 

 

Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser (3.4 oz $50.00) This is a super-gentle cream cleanser for dry, delicate, and sensitive skin. It is alcohol and detergent free to help maintain the skin’s natural oil and pH balance. Includes a dual sided muslin/terry cloth companion.

Ingredients: 

Aqua – Purified Water
Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil* – Camellia Oil
Ricinus Communis Seed Oil* – Castor Oil
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil* – Sweet Almond Oil
Lactobacillus Ferment – Naturally Derived Preservative
Cetearyl Alcohol – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
Glycerin – Organic Derived Vegetable Glycerine
Butyrospermum Parkii Butter* – Shea Butter
Cetearyl Glucoside – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
Tocopherol – Natural Vitamin E
Rosa Damascena Oil* – Rose Oil
Pelargonium Graveolens Oil* – Rose Geranium Oil
Sodium Levulinate – Naturally Derived Preservative
Lavandula Augustifolia Oil* – Lavender Oil
Lactic Acid – pH Regulator
Litsea Cubeba Oil* – May Chang Oil
Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
Sodium Anisate – Naturally Derived Preservative

Texture: Thick cream

Scent: Most unscented in my opinion.

I really have fallen in love with this cleanser. I think that for my dry/sensitive skin this works like a dream. I prefer to apply it to dry skin and massage it in for a minute then add a bit of water and massage again before wiping clean with the warm/moist cloth provided. I find that it leaves my skin super soft and soothed. I think that the formulation with this cleanser is fantastic. If you take a look at the ingredients it’s really made with some of the best ingredients for sensitive skin. If you are not a fan of oils you might argue that, but we are all different and my skin loves oils. I think that this is definitely one of the better cleansers to splurge on.

 

 Perfect Balance Blemish Serum with Copaiba & Zinc (1 oz $78) Is meant to calm inflamed blemishes in a gentle way while reducing sebum production by up to 65% and protect the skins moisture barrier to prevent dry patches.

Ingredients: Aqua – Purified Water
Citrus Limon Fruit Water* – Lemon Fruit Water
Glycerin – Organic derived Vegetable Glycerine
Glyceryl Stearate Citrate – Naturally derived Emulsifier 
Cetearyl Alcohol – Naturally derived Emulsifier 
Carya Ovata Bark Extract – Hickory Bark Extract
Zinc PCA – Derived From Zinc
Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil* – Kukui Seed Oil
Copaifera Officinalis Resin* – Copaiba Resin
Sodium Hyaluronate – Hyaluronic Acid 
Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil* – Acacia Fruit Oil
Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil* – Andiroba Seed Oil
Illicum Verum Fruit Oil* – Star Anise Oil
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil* – Orange Peel Oil
Glyceryl Caprylate – Naturally derived Emulsifier
Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil* – Lemon Peel Oil
Crithmum Maritimum Essential Oil – Sea Fennel Essential Oil
Acacia Senegal Gum – Arabic Gum
Xantham Gum – Xanthan Gum 
Sodium Levulinate – Naturally derived Preservative 
Tocopherol – Natural Vitamin E
Lactic Acid – pH regulator 
Sodium Anisate – Naturally derived Preservative 

Texture: Watery lotion

Scent: Light citrus

I have found myself really enjoying this serum for preventative reasons when it comes to blemishes. I do not get blemishes often but when I do I really get torn up about it. I will get one randomly and think the world is over. But, this serum has been great at keeping any spots at bay. I have used it on active blemishes and it really does help calm the skin. I love that I can use this serum all over my face and it doesn’t dry my skin out. Most products aimed at blemishes usually tend to just aggravate the skin and make things worse. I think that for the price its a bit steep but I think it works well.

 

Be sure to follow Pai Skincare on INSTAGRAM!

Please be advised that although product was provided for review– all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 

Dr. Jacobs Naturals: All Natural Castile Soap

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There are a few staples in my life that I always have on hand and for the last 5 years castile soap has been one of them. I use it for everything. Like….. everything. I use it to clean the floors, dishes, myself, my dog, my clothes, my bedding, my counters, my toilet. Yes, everything. I will add essential oils to it accordingly (tea tree to disinfect, orange oil to add shine, grapefruit to add a lovely scent to my clothes, etc).

I was contacted by a brand I had actually never heard of before (I’ve always used DR. Bronners or the Vitacost brand) and I was super excited to try out a new (to me) brand of castile soap! These particular liquid soaps state they are for the face and body but I will still try them for my clothing and cleaning purposes.

Dr. Jacobs was a Swiss chemist that perfected the long-standing Castilian tradition of making Jabon de Castilla or Castile soap before the turn of the 19th century. DR. Jacobs Naturals was founded by Joey & Ezra Aini in 2011, who are familiar with the cosmetics and skincare industry from the experience they have of launching other brands.

Dr. Jacobs Naturals can be purchased HERE and they are also having a BIG sale on eBay currently HERE! 

 

Almond Honey Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (32 oz $17.95) Is a gentle blend of almond & honey that is nourishing for the skin and rich in antioxidants.

Ingredients:  Water, Saponified Coconut Oil, Saponified Olive Oil, Potassium Oleate, Vegetable Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Natural Almond Fragrance, Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E

Scent: Almond heavy.
This particular soap was sent to me by the brand for my dog. I usually wash him in a lavender or unscented Castile soap. The brand stated they are coming out with a dog shampoo and they are thinking it will be in this scent. I have used this on my dog and it was great. The scent was a bit stronger than I anticipated so I did make sure to dilute this greatly for his bath. He had no issues with it and it did leave his fur soft and his skin was not dried out at all. I love this scent and would use it for myself as well ! I will even try it for my laundry.

 

Peppermint Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (32 oz $17.95) Is meant to cleanse and deliver a soothing and cooling effect for your skin while providing a pleasantly refreshing and tingling sensation.

Ingredients: Water, Saponified Coconut Oil, Saponified Olive Oil, Potassium Oleate, Vegetable Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Peppermint Oil, Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E

Texture: Thick liquid

Scent: Peppermint

I live in Texas so peppermint soap is a must-have for me in the summer months. I love to shower with this because it not only provides a cooling sensation but it also helps with any aches/pains. It’s a brilliant product that I think anyone suffering from any aches will benefit from. I do get sore from exercise and such so I find that after a run or anything active this is the best for showers. I also really like washing my dishes with a peppermint Castile soap (I do add a few drops of tea tree oil to help with bacteria). This also makes for a great product to clean your home with if you want to get rid of any pests as they do not like the scent of peppermint. It is a strong scent so you will dilute according to your preference. I find that this scent helps with migraines as well. Peppermint for the win, always!

 

Citrus Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (16 oz $9.95) Is a citrus packed soap to create a clean, invigorating, and zesty scent to help lift the mood.

Ingredients:  Water, Saponified Coconut Oil, Saponified Olive Oil, Potassium Oleate, Vegetable Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Orange Oil, Ginger Oil, Sea Salt, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E

Texture: Thick liquid

Scent: Citrus

What I really love about this is the pump. I think that the larger sizes are great for refills. I would actually prefer to buy this size and the larger size together so that I can refill this pump bottle. I go through tons of Castile soap so I have no issues with this. I have been keeping this bottle in my shower and using it as my body wash the last few days and I really love it. I have dry skin, super dry skin actually and this keeps it hydrated. I love that there is not a thick residue from this soap as well. The scent is great for mornings when you are lagging a bit.

 

Coco Loco Limeade Bar Soap (5 oz $5.95) Is like escaping to a tropical paradise with this hydrating soap with added lime bits to exfoliate, brighten, and renew.

Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Blends of Essential Oils and Fragrance, Organic Shea Butter, Mint Leaves, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Gluconate, Rosemary Extract, Chlorophyllin.

Texture: Bar soap with exfoliating bits

Scent: Tropical/Citrus

I have been using this soap for a few days now and I do like the scent a lot. I have sensitive skin and sometimes if I press to hard while washing, it can be a little irritating with the exfoliating bits. I am sure for someone who doesn’t have ultra sensitive skin this would be no problem at all. I love bar soaps but so often they are so harsh on this skin– this one is not. I feel cleansed and hydrated after using this soap.

Dr. Jacobs Naturals also sent me another bar soap called Luscious Lavender but I haven’t tried it yet.

Please be advised that although products were provided for review– all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

 

 

 

Origins GinZing

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One of my fondest and earliest skincare memories actually involves Origins. I grew up in a town that had very limited skincare options outside of the drugstore brands. We did however have a Dillards (the town has an Ulta and other options now, FYI) with a gorgeous Origins counter. When I got into skincare in 2011 I remember going to Dillards  after and browsing the Origins area and I decided to splurge on a couple of things. Two of the items I picked out were from the GinZing line and I have used them ever since. When Origins reached out to me about trying some of their products I was thrilled when the box arrived and it was filled with some of the GinZing collection that I have loved for years.

Origins was founded in 1990 by Leonard Lauder (son of Estee Lauder) and now operates more than 2,000 stores. During the more than 25 years since Origins started the company has helped to plant over 500,000 trees.

Products can be purchased HERE! 

 

GinZing SPF40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer (1.7 oz $38) Is meant to hydrate, energize, perfect & protect. It is a sheer tinted moisturizer with added SPF to help skin look vibrant, healthy, and radiant.

Ingredients: -Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 2%, Octocrylene 2%, Titanium Dioxide 3%, and Zinc Oxide 3%

Water, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Laureth-4, Polyethylene, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Wax, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Adenosine Phosphate, Pantethine, Creatine, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’orge, Folic Acid, Tourmaline, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acetyl Carnitine Hcl, Caffeine, Rhodochrosite, Sodium Hyaluronate, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Trehalose, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Isostearic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone Silylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Nylon-12, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Silica, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). *Essential Oil.

Texture: Creamy, lightweight.

Scent: Citrus.

I really love this product. I think looking at the ingredients it should be very irritating to the skin, but I’ve used it for years with no issues whatsoever. It leaves the skin super hydrated, not shiny, but very glow-y. You also do not need a ton of product with this moisturizer. I tend to be dry so I will sometimes add a moisturizer underneath this one if I am feeling particularly parched that day. I find that this product works brilliantly for my pale skin. I am not sure how it would work for darker complexions. I also think that it tends to be more on the “orange-y” side of the color spectrum in my opinion so be mindful of that if you are looking into it. I love this in the fall/winter especially because I feel like it adds a much needed burst of warmth to the complexion.

 

GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream (0.5 oz $31) Is an energizing eye-opener that instantly wakes up tired eyes, helps reduce dark circles, unsightly bags, and brightens up the under eye area for a radiant look.

Ingredients: Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Peg-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Silica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Pantethine, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caffeine, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Yeast Extract, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Jojoba Wax Peg-120 Esters, Biotin, Tribehenin, Myristyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

Texture: Lightweight Cream

Scent: Light citrus scent.

When it comes to Origins this product is my absolute favorite. I have used this eye cream for years. I love it for the A.M. because it has a peach tone to it that helps cancel out any darkness. It’s not a concealer by any means, but I would say more of an eye cream with a bit of reflecting particles to help the under eye area look brighter. I love that it is hydrating but also very lightweight. I actually prefer to buy it when it is in a set that comes in tube form rather than the jar. I just don’t like my eye creams in pots, I prefer them in a roller or a tube. I will use this eye cream as long as they make it!

 

Energy-Boosting Moisturizer (1.7 oz $28.50) Is a facial cream that hydrates instantly to rev up radiance and create a healthy, vibrant glow.

Ingredients: Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Panthenol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Butter, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Wax, Dimethicone, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Trehalose, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Salicylic Acid, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phospholipids, Sodium Pca, Arginine, Caffeine, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polysilicone-11, Carbomer, Pantethine, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Lecithin, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol.

Texture: Lightweight, Creamy/gel like.

Scent: Citrus.

Again, the ingredients might look very irritating, but it actually has never irritated my sensitive skin. I think that it all boils down to formulation. This is a great summertime moisturizer for me. I love to wear it under my SPF in the A.M. if I am not going to be going outside very much. I think with the citrus oils in the ingredients you want to be mindful of the time you spend in the sun while wearing this. I also have used it in my P.M. routine if my face is feeling unusually oily.

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Please be aware that although products were provided for review– all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.