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Acure Organics Hair & Body Care Review

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Acure Organics

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Acure Organics:

“We believe that each and every one of us can make an enormous impact on the world. By making small changes in the items we use, the purchases we make and the way we approach each day, we all really can change the world! Each day you vote with your dollars, supporting the companies that share your values.

We believe in creating a sustainable company culture, one where each decision is carefully weighed based upon the impact

We believe in pursuing a triple bottom line. People and planet are just as important as profit.”

I have reviewed a few of Acure Organics’ facial products prior to these; I loved them. You can read that review here.

Body Wash: Pure Mint + Lilac Stem Cell

About:

“Don’t get bummed by body breakouts! Keep those blemishes and dark spots at bay with this energizing, clarifying body wash. Lilac stem cells are shown to help reduce breakouts and imperfections, while sea buckthorn, CoQ10, and Argan Oil help keep your skin soft and ultra-hydrated.

Ingredients:

Organic Euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry), organic rosa canina (rosehips), organic punica granatum (pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certifiedâ„¢ 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 agania spinosa (argan oil), Organic Fair Trade Certifiedâ„¢ olea europea (olive) oil, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, attalea speciosa (babassu) oil, chenopodium quinoa (quinoa) protein extract, ubiquinone (CoQ10) , Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Stem Cell Extract, mentha peperita (peppermint) and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) essential oils.”

Body Lotion: Mandarin Orange + Moroccan Argan Stem Cell

About:

“Rough day? Late night got you feeling like a zombie? Break out of that funk with this uplifting lotion that restores brightness and rejuvenatues your spirits. Non-greasy formula so that much needed coffee won’t go flying out of your hand! Vitamin C you later stress! Advanced Triple Moisture System of Organic Argan Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, and Organic Olive Oil provide serious hydration.

Ingredients:

Organic Curoxidant Blend [(Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Organic Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile), Organic Fair Trade Aspalanthus Linearis (Rooibos)], Organic Camelia Sinensis (Mango Ceylon), Organic Aloe Barbensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Organic Fair Trade Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE (Vegetable Derived), Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Infusion of Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower in Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Glucono Delta Lactone (Fermented Sugar), Citrus Reticulata (Red Mandarin) Oil, Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cell Culture, Marrubium Vulgare (White Horehound) Stem Cell Culture, Echinacea Stem Cell Culture, Fermented Resveratrol Extract (Probiotic), CoQ10, Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf extract, D-Alpha Tocoperyl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E), Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative), Syzygium Aromaticum (Clove Bud) Oil.”

Shampoo: Pure Mint + Echinacea Stem Cell

About:

“Intense Volume

For Normal to Fine/Limp Hair

Build dynamic volume without stripping natural oils or creating build-up. For hair that feels thicker, fuller, and uplifted. Quinoa protein extract supports keratin. Babassu oil provides lightweight moisture for root and scalp maintenance. Echinacea Stem Cells promote cellular regeneration at the root level. Safe for color treated hair. Forget the neighbors…turn up the volume!

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,Attalea speciosa(Babassu) oil, Chenopodium quinoa (Quinoa) protein extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10),Echinacea angustifolia (Echinacea) Stem Cells, Mentha peperita (Peppermint) and Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oils.”

Conditioner: Lemongrass + Argan Stem Cell

About:

“Keratin Building Complex

Daily Nourishing Conditioner

For All Hair Types

This daily nourishing conditioner provides vital moisture to combat everyday tangles and buildup. Promotes shiny, soft, healthy, clean hair. Organic Argan Oil, Argan Stem Cells + CoQ10 help support hair keratin and strengthen the follicle connection. Organic Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter provides moisture. Safe for color treated hair. Voted “Best Conditioner Ever” by my Mom. Thanks, Mom!

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), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cell Culture, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Lavendula Dentata (French Lavender), Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss), & Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oils.”

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My Thoughts:

I have completely and thoroughly enjoyed trying every single one of these Acure products. I also really loved their skin care products that I’ve previously reviewed, especially the exfoliating scrub.

These ingredient lists look pretty stink in’ awesome, yeah?! I’m impressed with Acure’s ingredients and also how accessible this brand is. I have seen them in several of my local health food stores.

This shampoo and conditioner combination is fantastic. The shampoo is clarifying and gives my hair body (love the minty smell)–and the conditioner detangles and smoothes hair like a dream. The lemongrass scent of the conditioner really gives your shower experience a kick of zest.

I typically do not use body wash. I look to bar soap, as it lasts longer. However, body wash is nice sometimes to squirt onto a loofah and get scrubbing. This body wash cleans well without stripping my skin.

The mandarin orange is, quite seriously, one of my very favorite lotions of all time. I just can’t say enough good things about it. I looked forward to using it just because of the smell. But, on top of that, it is nothing short of dreamy on skin. It soaks into your skin just enough and leaves the top layer of your skin fresh and moist feeling.

This review kind of feels like floating along on a river, no complaints. I use these products daily and would recommend them to any of you. The ingredients are organic merely top to bottom and they perform like they should. Good things, Acure!

 

 

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The Wonder Seed Skin Care Review

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The Wonder Seed

Overall Rating: 3.5 STARS

About The Wonder Seed:

“Formerly known as The Healing Seed, we’ve launched a new brand with a more accurate name.  Yes, our products help heal skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne and itchy, flakey scalp) but they do so much more! They’re anti-aging, they improve skin texture, balance oil and give you your most radiantly healthy glow ever! Of course we kept the same, oh so divine formulas that are a product of our 25 years of expertise in natural body care, botanicals and aromatherapy.

Our mission at The Wonder Seed is to nurture, heal and protect skin and hair with a complete line of products rich in virgin organic hempseed oil, the most nutritious oil on Earth. Our formulas contain the optimal amount of hempseed oil for human absorption and are 100% natural, vegan, with no parabens, and no artificial colors or perfumes. We never test on animals and we have an eco-conscious philosophy recognizing the importance of protecting our environment. We’re also socially conscious, always dealing by the highest of fair trade standards and donating to both local and international organizations that help make the world more wonderful.

We consider it a privilege to educate about hemp and all its benefits for our health and for our planet.  From our families to yours, we wish you vibrant health for your most wonderful life!

About Hemp seed Oil:

Hemp seed oil is the most nutritious oil on Earth.  All of our products are made with virgin organic hemp seed oil, drawn by cold pressing the highest-grade hemp seeds for the purest quality.  What makes this remarkable oil so nutritious?

  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E
  • Minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Iron & Zinc
  • All 10 Amino Acids humans need
  • Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids in perfect ratio for human absorption so all of the above gets absorbed deep into your skin delivering your most radiantly healthy glow ever.

What benefits will all this nutrition deliver?

  • ANTI-AGING – compensates for lower ceramide levels that deplete naturally with aging, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin texture
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY – reduces inflammation
  • ANTIOXIDANT – combats free radicals that cause premature aging
  • BALANCES OIL – works for all skin types to balance oily, dry or normal skin
  • HEALING – helps heal Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Acne and dry, itchy scalp.”

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My Thoughts:

I am such an advocate for hemp seeds and oil, so to try more products from The Wonder Seed was a neat thing because this is a brand that highlights and utilizes organic hemp seed oil in all of their products. Hemp oil is expansive in its healing properties and makes these products very dense and rich. I have reviewed a few of their other products here.

These three products are certainly that way–I’d say they are smooth & gentle. The body wash provides a good amount of clean without stripping my skin. The lotion is milky and rich, and is the quench my skin needs after hours in the sun. The hand cream (besides the fact that not every ingredient is organic) offers what I desire in a hand cream. It really soaks into my hands and relieves them of the dry, overworked feeling from being outside gardening.

All three of these products have the “Fresh Jasmine” scent. I would recommend it to someone very into flowery, fresh, sweet fragrances. I am more of a fan of minty, cool scents. Though I enjoyed the Jasmine for a change, it’s not my absolute favorite.

In regards to ingredient quality, here is an example of the ingredient list for the Body Lotion:

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Organic Virgin Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Jasmine Essential Oil, Organic Jasmine Blossom Extract, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Gingko Herbal Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable), Mandarin White Oil, Soluble Natural Plant Collagen, Ginseng Infusion, Organic Green Tea Extract, Neem Oil, Seaweed Extract, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil Based), Geranium Extract, Caprylic Triglyceride (Coconut Oil Based), Kola Nut Extract, Mate Extract, Guarana Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Hyaluronic Acid (Natural Plant Based), Vegetable Glyceryl Stearate (Natural Plant Based), Bilberry Extract, Behenoyl Stearic Alcohol, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Potassium Stearate (Natural Plant Based), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Lauric Oil Extract, Nutmeg Oil Extract, Sea Salt.”

I appreciate that these products contain several organic ingredients. My obvious scrutiny is for that percentage to be a bit higher. They do pay attention to what they put into these concoctions, as they state this, too:

  • “All Natural Formula – optimal blend of Virgin Hemp Seed Oil
  • No parabens, sulfates, gluten, artificial colors or fragrances
  • Jasmine essential oil fragrance
  • 100% vegan & cruelty free.”

Parabens and sulfates are often times the most harsh and harmful chemicals found in beauty and skin care products, so it isn’t trivial that they omit them.