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TastyFace Organics Skin Care Review: Part Deux

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TastyFace Organics

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I have been supremely lucky to have gained an organic beauty sister in Kelly, the founder of TastyFace. She’s a vibrant soul and a passionate woman–infectiously so. She also just so happens to make one of my very favorite lines of skin care (in my top 2!). Here are a couple other posts I’ve written on TastyFace products:

http://runonorganic.com/2014/08/15/tastyface-organics-giveaway/

http://runonorganic.com/2014/03/26/tastyface-organics-skin-care-review-must-have/

You can use the coupon code “TFO4ROO10″ at checkout to save 10% on anything TastyFace!

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These are the products that were new for me to try: (I have previously reviewed the Coconut Cream Cleanser–you can read my thoughts here!)

Blood Orange Vanilla Body Butter

About:

“This is a a powerful butter.  Thick, rich, dense with moisture.  We combine organic shea, cocoa butter, coconut and sweet almond combine to create a powerfully moisturizing and nourishing all over body treat.  Finished with vanilla and blood orange essential oil to create a scent that’s quite simply a combo of creamiscle and chocolate.  Delicious. Your skin will soak it up!

(Please note:  Product consistency can vary depending on temperature.  Colder temps will lend to a hardened consistency – will soften at room temp.  Likewise, try to keep below 78 degrees to avoid melting!  *Just like butter.)

Ingredients:  Shea butter*, cocoa butter*, coconut oil*, sweet almond oil*, blood orange essential oil, jojoba oil*, vanilla extract*, essential oils*

*organic/high quality source

Directions for Use:  Slather on as you see fit – this is one that is completely up to personal preference.  It might seem oily/rich at first but it will absorb quickly, don’t fret.”

Tamanu + Grapefruit: Healing Serum

About:

“Our serums are wildly popular for a reason.  They pack a powerful punch!  Designed specifically to address redness, acne, eczema, and other skin issues. Lighter in texture than moisturizer, but filled with nothing but the highest quality organic oils and essentials.  The healing serum is specifically formulated with tamanu oil – which is known for its ability to quickly heal cuts, abrasions, acne, and help reduce the appearance of redness and scarring. This is a lovely light moisturizing serum and can also be layered with other TastyFace products. (We recommend cleanser, toner, serum, then moisturizer!)

Ingredients:  jojoba oil*, tamanu oil*, sunflower oil*, evening primrose oil*, sea buckthorn oil*, calendula essential oil*, grapefruit essential oil*, essential oils*

*organic, high quality source

*Please note:  citrus essentials oils can increase photosensitivity, so be cautious in the sunlight (and use sunscreen!).”

Argan + Sweet Orange: Nourishing Serum

About:

“The TASTYFACE nourishing serum:  Designed to soothe, moisturize, and smooth skin.  This is the serum to choose if you have especially dry skin or if you are concerned with the appearance of lines and tiredness.  Ultra high quality, organic argan oil combines with sea buckthorn, jojoba, and rosehip (to name a few) to deliver awesome and intense nourishment for your skin. Use alone or layered with moisturizer. Leaves skin refreshed, dewy, and happier!

Ingredients:  Jojoba oil*, argan oil*, rosehip oil*, sunflower oil*, evening primrose oil*, sea buckthorn oil*, sweet orange essential oil*, essential oils*

*organic, high quality sourced

*Please note:  citrus essentials oils can increase photosensitivity, so be cautious in the sunlight (and use sunscreen!).”

Sweet Orange Cream Lip Balm

About:

“Our newest!  HUGE tin of lip love right here. Sweet orange combined with warm, comforting vanilla scent our classic balm recipe… coconut oil, cocoa and shea butters, sweet almond oil and beeswax.  Simple yet so awesomely effective on stubborn chapped lips!  And it just plain tastes amazing.  Having a hard time not licking my lips off over here.  Remember, our lip balms are a giant 1 ounce.  That’s about 4 times the size of normal balms!

Ingredients: coconut oil*, cocoa butter*, shea butter*, sweet almond oil*, beeswax, vitamin e* (from sunflower seed oil), sweet orange essential oil*, vanilla oleoresin, essential oils*

*organic/high quality source

Directions for use:  Apply liberally to lips.  Can also be used as a healing salve for various cuts and scrapes, or a cuticle softener. Replace lid tightly after using.  Balm is temperature dependent.  In cold temps, warm by rubbing a very clean finger on product.  In warmer temps, throw in fridge to re-solidify.  Do not leave out in the hot sun and please take caution when opening product on a warm day to avoid spills!”

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My Thoughts:

I truly began to laugh to myself in beginning to write another piece on Tastyface. Why am I laughing? Because this could be a 4 word review: “Tastyface Organics freaking rocks!”

Let me just say, I have tried many brands of organic skin care (most of them not actually containing entirely organic ingredients–which in my opinion is an abuse of the word “organic”) and it is rare to find product lines:

1. Made in small batches.

2. Headed by an engaged, warm founder that is eager to help.

3. Is comprised of 100% organic ingredients.

No bull honkey. No tomfoolery. No bogus promises. TastyFace is the REAL deal.

As the name suggests, these products are incredible aromatic, intoxicating and the ingredients are good enough to eat. Kelly truly abides by the idea of “if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it onto your skin.”

Now for the these new products I got to try! These two serums are like summer dreams in a bottle. Not only are the ingredients organic and pure (as always, with Tastyface) but they soak into my skin perfectly. If you’re new to facial serums, don’t be afraid! Even if you have oily skin, nature’s oils are and should be your friend. Damaged skin needs moisture; it shouldn’t be deprived of it. Investing in a bottle of Tastyface serum will do so much more good for your skin than ANY bottle of chemical-filled acne-fighting cream. Chemicals don’t solve imbalances, organic skin care & a healthy diet do.

If I had to pick one of the two serums, I’d say the Tamanu + Grapefruit is my favorite. When I was in college a few years ago, Tamanu oil was one of the very first natural remedies I began to use on my blemished skin. I noticed the health of skin improving almost immediately. It felt better, I was more evenly complected and my skin just stopped freaking the bleep out. Tamanu oil might sound foreign, but your skin will love it.

The sweet orange lip balm was a product that our 6 year old was eyeing. She said “Ohhh orange cream!” It gives me so much peace of mind knowing that we have an organic lip balm for her that she loves. So many sticks of lip balm are riddled with junk. No junk here, just pure, sweet orange goodness. I was lucky that she was willing to share it with me so I could try it 🙂 This balm, along with the lemon rosemary balm by Tastyface is a balm recipe perfected. It’s the ideal consistency–soaks into your lips just enough but keeps them moist. It seems like so many lip balms with a cheap base ingredient don’t hang around on your skin for long (same for cheap, junky lotion), you apply it and then your skin is dry again in 10 minutes. I don’t have that problem with these lip balms. They rock!

It’s a good thing that my husband doesn’t regularly use body butter, because blood orange is his favorite! Blood orange kombucha, blood orange sparkling drinks–blood orange everything. This body butter is such a treat. These scent combinations that Kelly has come up with are simply brilliant. Blood Orange + Vanilla is a sublime coupling. Like in using body oils, I like to use this body butter right after showering, when my skin is still a bit damp. The water droplets help the body butter spread onto skin more easily (it also allows you to use less–so it will last longer!). It gives skin the perfect quench and such a pleasant smell. It’s SO redundant, but seriously, with every TastyFace product I try, I think: “Yep, Kelly has done it again–perfectly.”

If you haven’t read any of this review until right now, what I want you to leave with is the notion that you need to check out Tastyface!

Also, at any time you can use the coupon code “TFO4ROO10″ at checkout to save 10% on anything TastyFace!

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L’uvalla Organic Skin Care Review

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L’uvalla Organic Skin Care

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I especially love the note that came with this box of goodies…

“Dearest Jesica,” (with my name spelt correctly)

“When you feel whole and complete you will attract all good things.” 🙂

About L’uvalla:

“Our Convictions

L’uvalla (loo-VA-la) means love the spirit within all things.

Love your skin. L’uvalla Certified Organic skin care products use the powerful, healing properties of nature to bring out your skin’s natural beauty.  Our ‘BIO’ certification gives you confidence that no dangerous toxins are being absorbed through your skin because we only use all natural and certified organic ingredients in our skin care.

Love the Earth. Every element of the natural products L’uvalla creates is sustainably produced from seed to shelf for optimal environmental preservation.

Love People. Fair trade practices used in harvesting our all natural ingredients, such as Argan Oil, not only help to preserve the argan forest, but also to improve the social and economic status of women in the Essaouira region of Morocco.

Love the Animals. You can be certain that no animals were harmed during the manufacturing of L’uvalla. Our beauty products are animal cruelty-free and vegan-approved by COSMEBIO, PETA and Leaping Bunny.

Love Yourself. The pure essential oils in L’uvalla provide powerful aromatherapy that will connect you to the beauty within yourself and quickly turn your daily skin care regimen into an addictive, unforgettable experience that you look forward to every day.

L’uvalla is a way of life: mindful, healthy, balanced, and beautiful. L’uvalla is the luxury skincare experience that goes beyond beauty—it’s a way of life that respects your health – mind, body, spirit – and the well-being of the world around you.

‘LUV’ All is the very core of our name, our company, our mission and our beauty products.

A Labor of ‘LUV’ – The journey of L’uvalla

We are three individuals just like you – people that want to live a healthier lifestyle without compromising quality or effectiveness.   We were outraged at the lack of regulation that allowed over 10,500 different chemicals to be used in personal care products even though only 11% had been tested for safety.  We were confused with all of the labels claiming ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ yet still containing toxic ingredients that could put our health at risk.  Our journey was born out of a desire to provide an authentic 100% natural and organic skincare that was sustainably produced with the health of you and our planet in mind.  We believe that skincare should be a total wellness product that is made with the values you cherish and delivers the results you demand for your skin.”

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Foaming Facial Cleanser

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Combo/Oily Skin) – This gentle foaming cleanser thoroughly removes daily toxins, impurities, and makeup without irritating your eyes or drying out your skin. Potent ingredients, such as Bilberry and Lotus Flower, contain flavonoids that have antioxidant properties more powerful than vitamin C in fighting free radicals, the number one cause of aging skin. This deep-cleansing formula combines the most effective NATURAL & ORGANIC ingredients from around the world to work synergistically with your skin in delivering these results:

  • Balance Sebum Production
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Neutralize Free Radicals
  • Minimize Breakouts
  • Gentle Eye Make-up Remover
  • Provide Matte Finish

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Cocamidopropyl Bétaïne, Organic Bilberry Extract, Lotus Flower Extract, Madder Root Extract, Organic Rose Geranium Flower Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I must say, I typically prefer facial soaps to be in bar form because it’s less messy and easier to apply. I did enjoy using this cleanser, though. When lathered up, it does a good job of cleaning even the dirtiest of skin.

I like how L’uvalla states that this product provides “matte finish,” as I think that is a good description of how it leaves your skin. All of the sweat and shininess is gone and skin looks completely clean. Because of how good this cleanser cleans, I do make sure to follow up with moisturizer or serum so that my skin stays moist.

I’d recommend this cleanser for someone looking for a thorough clean by way of very good ingredients.

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Eucalyptus Toner

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Combo/Oily Skin) – This refreshing toner contains NO ALCOHOL and effectively clears away congestion in your skin and aids in fighting acne. Formulated with the most effective NATURAL & ORGANIC plant extracts from around the world, including Eucalyptus and Sage, this toner works synergistically with your skin to invigorate and protect your skin while delivering these results:

  • Unclog & Tighten Pores
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Minimize Breakouts
  • Restore Skin to 4.5 PH Balance
  • Remove Hard Water Residue
  • Infuse Skin with Powerful Antioxidants
  • Protect from Environmental Pollutants

Ingredients:

Organic Eucalyptus Leaf Extract, Natural Spring Water, Lotus Flower Extract, Maris Sal Extract, Organic Niaouli Leaf Oil, Organic Sage Oil, Organic Yarrow Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I find toners to be most useful to me mid-day in between washes when my skin has perspired a bit and needs a refresher. The eucalyptus provides such a pleasant, calming fragrance and the other ingredients add to that earthy, herbal scent.

This is a great product to have in your gym bag for post workout in the middle of the day. You might not want to go through the whole routine of washing your face, so a toner might be just what your skin needs. This way, the oil and sweat that has built up on your skin will be kept at bay. Using a toner is also more time efficient than washing and moisturizing your face.

I’d recommend this to anyone who has oily/combination skin or is looking for a mid-day skin fix. This product contains mostly organic ingredients and when you use it on your skin, it feels pure and effective.

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Balancing Day/Night Cream

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Combo/Oily Skin) – This light moisturizer leaves a matte finish and utilizes the highly effective antiseptic/astringent properties of Thyme, Clove Flower and Cinnamon Bark to clear congestion and balance oil production. The powerful anti-aging properties of Argan Oil, which has twice the vitamin E of olive oil, help to maintain cell integrity while keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. This cream combines NATURAL and ORGANIC ingredients from around the world to work synergistically with your skin to provide hydration and to deliver these results:

  • Boost Collagen Production
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Neutralize Free Radicals
  • Balance Sebum Production
  • Increase Cell Regeneration
  • Clear Congestion
  • Provide Matte Finish

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Hazel Seed Oil, Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Lotus Flower Extract, Organic Thyme Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Organic Lemon Peel Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Oil, Organic Marjoram Leaf Oil, Organic Clove Flower Oil, Organic Cypress Oil, Organic Nutmeg Kernel Oil, Organic Cinnamon Bark Oil, Olibanum Oil, Organic Palmarosa Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

What a great moisturizer this is–It’s light and even has essential oils that are natural astringents, which allows this cream to keep the oil on your face at bay. It doesn’t take much of this product to thoroughly hydrate your face and neck (if desired), which is great because it helps the bottle of product last a long time.

The day/night cream is just ideal–can’t say enough good things about it. It leaves skin feeling just as you’d like it to feel–clean yet hydrated. The ingredient list is merely entirely organic and the ingredients are specifically nourishing and helpful for maintaining healthy skin. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a light moisturizer than is chock full of organic goodness.

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Age-Defying Day/Night Cream

L’uvalla’s Description:

(Normal/Dry/Mature Skin) – This luxurious, high-performing moisturizer uses Hazel Seed and Palm Kernel to protect your skin from losing vital moisture. Infused with the most effective NATURAL and ORGANIC ingredients from around the world, such as the rare Argan Oil (which contains twice the vitamin E of olive oil) and the prized Rosewood Oil, this powerful moisturizer works synergistically with your skin’s natural biochemistry to help skin rebound from damaging environmental toxins and to deliver these results:

  • Boost Collagen Production
  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Neutralize Free Radicals
  • Provide Extreme Hydration
  • Increase Cell Regeneration
  • Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Organic Hazel Seed Oil, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Argan Kernel Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Lotus Flower Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Rosewood Oil, Organic Rose Geranium Flower Oil, Organic Lavendin Oil, Organic Palmarosa Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Organic Cypress Oil, Organic Thyme Oil, Myoinosite, Chlorophyllin-Magnesium Complex, Citric Acid, Organic Bitter Orange Leaf Extract & Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Another great L’uvalla product–my thoughts are very similar on this product as they were for the balancing cream. It does great things in protecting skin and keeping it young looking.

This age-defying version is an even better option for those looking for fight wrinkles and damaged skin. The ingredients are dreamy, one organic ingredient after the next.

Though I enjoyed using this product, I’d recommend it more for those looking specifically for an anti-aging cream or wrinkle reducing products. Otherwise, I’d recommend L’uvalla’s balancing cream–they are both great creams that target different skin types.

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Hydrating Milk Cleanser

L’uvalla’s Description:

“(Normal/Dry/Mature Skin) – This versatile vegan cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup without stripping vital moisture from your skin. Formulated with the most effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents from around the world, such as Wild Chamomile, Passionflower and Lotus Extract, it works synergistically with your skin to lock in moisture. Meadowsweet, a natural source of Beta Hydroxy Acid, leaves your skin refreshed and clean without the residue often left by other milk cleansers. Rich in fatty acids, this luxurious cleanser delivers the following results:

  • Improve Skin Tone
  • Remove Make-up
  • Revitalize & Hydrate Skin
  • Calm & Soothe Irritations
  • Increase Cell Regeneration
  • Infuse Skin with Powerful Antioxidants

Ingredients:

Natural Spring Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Cocamidopropyl Bétaïne, Organic Hazel Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lotus Flower Extract, Organic Orange Peel Oil, Organic Lavendin Oil, Organic Palmarosa Oil, Organic Matricaria Flower Extract, Organic Meadowsweet Extract, Organic Passionflower Extract, Organic Asian Ginseng Root Extract.”

My Description & Thoughts:

As far as the cleaning job this milk cleanser does, it is not my favorite because my skin needs a more thorough clean. However, it does exactly what it says it does. It is gentle and it does not rid skin of moisture.

If you have oily skin and you still like to incorporate gentle cleansers in your routine, I’d recommend this product for a mid-day routine in which your skin doesn’t desperately need a cleansing, but it could use a light wash. I could also see this cleanser being great for make up removal at night (as L’uvalla suggests to boot).

Just like all other L’uvalla products, this one boasts mostly organic ingredients, which always speaks to the effectiveness of the products, as I believe organic, plant based ingredients are not only the safest, but they “work” best!

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

Mun Nighttime Dream Youth Serum Review

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Mun Nighttime Dream Youth Serum

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Mun:

“Philosophy

Created with both you and the planet in mind, our organic skincare products connect the cycles of beauty, health, and sustainability. Pure, natural, and completely free of synthetic chemicals, our ingredients are derived from native plants that are carefully selected by women-owned, responsibly managed local co-operatives.

The organic ingredients in our products are essential both to your beauty and your health—not only do they provide a higher volume of rich nutrients for your skin and your body, but organic farming also protects the soil and the ecosystem of microorganisms within it.

Finally, our business model ensures we adhere to the highest standards of fair trade and sustainable development.

This is the cycle of nourishing and sustaining our bodies and our planet that we so strongly believe in.”

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Mun’s Description:

“Night after night, pure and organic No.1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum renews the beauty of your skin. At the heart of this luxurious anti-aging formula, three treasures work bedtime wonders: Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Argan Oil combine to transform the appearance of your skin, while soothing Rose Oil lightly scents your sweetest dreams. Every night, the look of wrinkles and fine lines gradually diminishes with the firming and refining of your skin. Every day, your complexion is more even-toned in appearance, glowing with the radiance and vitality of youth.

A nightly anti-aging ritual with No.1 Aknari…

* Instills radiance for a captivating complexion.
* Nourishes, softens and smoothes the skin.
* Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
* Prevents premature wrinkle formation.
* Brightens dark circles and evens out skin tone.
* Protects the skin from free radicals.

Ingredients:

Prickly Pear Seed Oil (ECOCERT Organic), in its pure organic form, has traditionally been used to protect and heal the skin from the harsh and burning desert wind in Southern Morocco. One of the most precious plant oils in the world, it is extracted through a time-involved, hands-on process; 1,500 lbs* of Prickly Pear fruit is needed to produce 1 liter of the rare oil. Prickly Pear Seed Oil is exceptionally rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals. Its inherent anti-aging benefits help reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent premature wrinkle formation. Additional optimal properties moisturize, nourish, revitalize, soften and smooth the skin, and effectively brighten dark under-eye circles.

* In the spirit of optimum efficiency, all byproducts are used to feed livestock.

Argan Oil (ECOCERT Organic), oftentimes referred to as ‘liquid gold’ in the region of Morocco to which it is exclusive and unique, is extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree. Used by Berber women in Morocco for centuries, its moisturizing and revitalizing properties restore the skin’s barrier while neutralizing free radicals, making it ideal for daily skincare. Suitable for all skin types, it possesses anti-inflammatory properties that diminish the redness caused by enlarged capillaries in the skin, making it the perfect treatment for acne and sunbathed skin.

Rose Oil is created from one of the world’s most beloved flowers, variously known as the Queen of Flowers and a symbol of love, purity and fragrant perfection. Abundant in antioxidants, our Rose Oil, native to Morocco, features rejuvenating properties that soothe and silken while scenting the skin with its delicate bouquet.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I absolutely love this serum. What a dream it is! Prickly pear seed oil is an entirely new concept to me. Its description sounds like it is an ultra nourishing plant for the skin. The quality of the ingredients are wondrous–straight forward, organic and high-quality.

I’ve known about argan oil and rose oil and the applause they get for how they benefit skin, so I was excited to see those ingredients in this product.

Simple and organic is what I look for when looking for a facial serum. I have been using this serum right after cleansing my face (at night). This serum works best if you use it in combination with the water droplets left on skin after cleansing it. This enables the serum to spread more evenly and easily (it truly makes all the difference in the world doing it this way–it will also allow you to use less product to get full face coverage).

You truly only need a small droplet of this oil to cover your entire face. The way this product leaves your skin is the best possible way you could imagine–soft, smooth, hydrated, healthy, refreshed, protected, renewed.

This is one of those few products that I feel grateful for discovering through blogging. Otherwise, I don’t know that I would have ever stumbled upon it. I would recommend this serum to any and everyone. Thought men are perhaps more reluctant to use a facial serum, I believe it could improve the health of their skin, just as it does for women.

I see this product as being a replacement for those pricey skin products that women buy at the mall department stores. Those products are full of junk, just read the ingredient lists! This Mun Nighttime dream youth serum is what you have really been looking for all along. It’s amazing in that it benefits all ages of skin; young, old and every age in between.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

Zweena Argan Beauty Elixir Review

Zweena Body Care

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Zweena:  

“At ZWEENA Body Care we’ve carefully chosen the following wholesome ingredients and botanicals, allowing us to create the purest and most effective line for naturally beautiful skin and hair. Our signature ingredient, Organic Argan oil, is made by Berber women in fair-trade cooperatives in Morocco and certified organic by ECO CERT. All of our beauty elixirs are toxin-free, cruelty-free and preserved in dark violet bottles from Switzerland. Our line is free of parabens, synthetics, sulfates, petroleum, GMOs, animal byproducts, artificial colors and fragrances. As a company committed to the highest quality skincare, it is important that the products be as effective as the ingredients are pure. 98% of our ingredients are certified organic.

Pure Argan Oil contains: 100% Organic Argan Oil

Argan Rose Rejuvenating Serum contains: Organic Argan Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil and Moroccan Rose Damascena Oil.”

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Pure Organic Argan Oil

Zweena’s Description:

“For centuries, Moroccan women have used argan oil, referred to as “liquid gold,” as a beauty elixir for anti-aging. A multi-use, multi-benefit daily treatment, argan oil is extremely high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, E and F, making it a natural super food for healthy glowing skin. Our Argan Oil is 100% organic, first cold-pressed, chemical-free and of the highest quality sourced directly from a fair-trade cooperative in Morocco that we visit.

Benefits for Face: Prevents Wrinkles, Minimizes Fine Lines, Protects and Moisturizes, Restores Elasticity & Texture, Reduces Redness & Irritation, Heals Imperfections, Neutralizes Free Radicals

Benefits for Hair: Repairs Split Ends, Moisturizes Dry Scalp, Restores Shine, Tames Frizz

Benefits for the Body: Rehydrates Dry Skin, Nourishes Brittle Nails, Minimizes Stretch Marks, Moisturizes Baby’s Skin, Soothes Sunburn, Softens cracked heals

Ingredients: 100% Organic Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil

Natural and Organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife , unrefined and unscented.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I have always heard of Argan oil, but had yet to try it. The best way to try something is in its pure form so, enter: Zweena.

Using this oil on my face appears to treat all of the problems you could have with your skin. For me, it’s mostly redness, blemishes and dry skin (around lips and nose) in the winter months. I find it to be everything it promises to be. It is entirely organic and effective–what more could you ask for in a facial oil?

I have been pleased with this oil. I apply it to my face right after washing–using the droplets of water still on my face to spread the oil on evenly and easily.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a purely organic product to apply to their skin.

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Argan Rose Rejuvenating Face Serum

Zweena’s Description:

“This luxurious serum hydrates, smoothes and promotes a healthy glowing complexion. Exceptionally high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich botanicals, it provides all the revitalizing nutrients of organic argan oil, boosted by an age-defying organic blend of rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, evening primrose oil and the Queen of all essential oils, Moroccan Rose.

Benefits: Ingredients have been shown to Diminish Fine Lines, Hydrate and Soothe, Promote Cell Renewal, Smooth Uneven Skin, Reduce Inflammation, Improve Suppleness, Fight Free Radicals and Restore Glow.

Directions: Use as an aromatic face and neck serum day or night. Perfect for repairing skin cells and diminishing fine lines, this moisturizing beauty serum absorbs quickly leaving the face silky soft, toned and radiant. Use alone or underneath your night cream.

Ingredients: Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, ** Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed) Fruit Oil,* Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil,* Punica Granatum, (Pomegranate) Seed Oil,* Moroccan Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil

*USDA Certified Organic ,**ECOCERT Certified Organic Formulated without parabens, phthalates, synethetic fragrances, PEGs, SLS or any toxic chemicals.”

My Description & Thoughts:

What I know about rose in skin serums is that it is effective in soothing irritated skin. Zweena suggests that it also targets wrinkles and aging, which is a characteristic that I see appealing to a lot of women.

This oil is even better than the argan oil alone for my skin. The use of additional oils in this blend do an even better job of working magic on my skin and helping make it look its healthiest and clearest.

The quality of this blend is tops and is highly effective in healing and helping skin. I would recommend this oil for those who have issues with their skin, be it dryness, blemishes or wrinkles.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

The Seaweed Bath Company Skin & Hair Care Review

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The Seaweed Bath Company Skin & Hair Care

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About The Seaweed Bath Company:

“The Seaweed Bath Co., LLC is dedicated to fighting dry, flaking and scaling skin naturally with our combination of specific species of seaweed with high-quality, all-natural ingredients that help manage severely irritated skin. Since launching in October 2010, The Seaweed Bath Co. has brought happiness to thousands of loyal customers.

The Seaweed Bath Co. is the vision of Adam Grossman, a long-time psoriasis sufferer, who created his seaweed-based cosmetic products to take control of his own irritated skin without the use of prescribed medications or harsh chemicals. Seeking to improve the lives of other sufferers, Adam founded The Seaweed Bath Co. to share his remarkable all-natural seaweed bath products with the world.  

In the continuing development of The Seaweed Bath Co.’s innovative product line, we spend countless hours listening to the needs and concerns of our valued customers who are in search of natural ways to treat and soothe their irritated, scaling, flaking and red skin.

The Seaweed Bath Co. sustainably hand-harvests wild bladderwrack seaweed off the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia. We combine our bladderwrack with the highest quality natural ingredients from around the world. These ingredients are both known to be moisturizing and pH-balancing. In fact, many of the ingredients used in our seaweed-based products have been used for centuries by Asian, African and European cultures to improve the skin’s health and well-being. 

Our mission at The Seaweed Bath Co. is to improve the quality of life for severely irritated skin sufferers by offering a constantly-expanding line of high-quality, affordable, all-natural cosmetic products that have soothing, pH-balancing and moisturizing properties.  Additionally, The Seaweed Bath Co. provides opportunities for psoriasis and eczema sufferers to discuss and share information about skin conditions, all-natural products and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We invite you, your family and your friends to join our psoriasis and eczema blog as we lead conversations on a variety of topics, including natural alternatives for the management of psoriasis and eczema.”

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Soothing Body Wash – Citrus Vanilla Scent

The Seaweed Bath Company’s Description:

“Calm & Cleanse Your Body. Our Wildly Natural Seaweed™ Soothing Body Wash combines the naturally nourishing and detoxifying properties of seaweed with all-natural ingredients to soothe and moisturize your skin.

Amazing Kukui Oil
Brought to Hawaii by early Polynesian settlers, the Kukui Nut Tree is so embedded in Hawaiian culture that it is the state tree of Hawaii. Our pure Kukui Oil, rich in oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids, is a potent natural moisturizer that helps soothe dry, flaking and scaling skin.

Wondrous Neem Oil
The powerful benefits of Neem oil have been known to the natives of India for over 3,000 years. The oil is derived from the seeds of the fast-growing Neem Tree. Our pure Neem Oil is rich in emollients, which help to protect and moisturize dry, cracked skin.

Pure Ingredients:
Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Sodium Lauryglucoside Hydroxypropylsulfonate (corn & vegetable derived), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Vegetable Glycerin, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Spirulina (Blue Green Algae), Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Castile Soap, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (vegetable derived), Allantoin, Citric Acid, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Essential Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Titanium Dioxide, Chlorophyll, Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Mica, Gluconic Acid, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger) Essential Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I’ve enjoyed having this body wash in my shower. It provides a good clean and has a lovely, zesty, orangey scent. I wish the ingredient list was a bit more recognizable and simplified, but it is ultimately an above average product.

Scent wise, this is a great body wash to keep in a shower for the whole family to use–I believe it would please most.

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Argan Shampoo – Lavender Scent

The Seaweed Bath Company’s Description:

“Naturally Strengthen & Volumize Your Hair. Our combination of bladderwrack seaweed with soothing argan oil and gluten-free hydrolyzed barley protein infuses strands with essential nutrients to achieve thicker, fuller, healthier hair.

Pure Ingredients:
AAqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe), Sodium Lauryglucoside Hydroxypropylsulfonate (corn & vegetable derived), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Vegetable Glycerin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hydrolyzed Barley Protein (gluten-free) Babasuamidopropyl Betaine, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Gluconic Acid, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).”

My Description & Thoughts:

In regards to effectiveness, this shampoo is fantastic. I prefer a shampoo that gives a very thorough clean because my scalp tends to get oily amidst frequent workouts. This product is ideal for me and I’d imagine it would please most active individuals who have similar issues with an oily scalp.

Like with the body wash, I wish this ingredient list boasted more recognizable and organic ingredients. It is an improvement from the typical chemical ridden, drug-store bought shampoo, for sure.

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Argan Conditioner – Citrus Scent

The Seaweed Bath Company’s Description:

“Naturally Smooth & Nourish Your Strands. Our combination of bladderwrack seaweed with soothing argan oil and nutrient-rich borage, broccoli seed, and flax seed oils naturally tames and protects your tresses to achieve sleek, shiny, manageable hair.

Pure Ingredients:

Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearylkonium Chloride, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Barley Protein (gluten-free), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Citric Acid, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Gluconic Acid, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate (natural version), Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Essential Oil, Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger) Essential Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I am always on a constant search for a good conditioner because my hair is so long and tends to tangle easily. This conditioner is very effective in detangling my long hair and leaving it with a healthy sheen.

I feel similarly to the body wash and shampoo in regards to ingredients–would love to see more organic ingredients here.

I would recommend these product to someone looking to take a step up from their current shampoo that doesn’t contain any natural ingredients. Though this line isn’t tops, it contains some nourishing ingredients that are a step in the right direction in establishing a routine with organic products.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.