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Just Neem Organic Skin Care Review

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Just Neem Skin Care

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

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Wind & Sea Soap

Just Neem’s Description:

“Our ultimate bestselling scent is now available in an organic Neem soap made with organic oils! Wind & Sea Neem soap is made with a blend of powerful organic oils, rich antioxidants, Aloe Vera, and therapeutic Neem leaves. Ingredients and a fascinating combination of sweet and clean smelling fragrance oils work together to soothe and heal skin and senses. Wind & Sea Neem soap is a perfect bar for face and body! No Sulfates, Parabens, or Phthalates. Gluten free.

Ingredients:

Certified Organic Palm and Coconut Oil, Purified Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Neem, Aloe Vera, Essential and Fragrance Oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I got to try a bundle of Just Neem products a few weeks ago that were a bit different than this soap in that they did not contain organic ingredients–were just free of harsh parabens, sulfates, etc. You can read that review here.

Having organic palm and coconut oil is a better base than the soap I tried before that was classified at “natural.” However, I still wish all of these ingredients were organic. It frustrates me a bit, frankly, that companies that are obviously ingredient conscious don’t go the extra mile to make sure that every ingredient they use is organic, yet they market the word “organic” with some of their products.

All of that said, this soap smells very nice and pleasant. I have it by my kitchen sink right now in my “soap rotation.” It is very tough on oil and grime on hands–almost too tough, as it dries out my hands if I lather up with too much of it. I would prefer it to be a bit more moisturizing.

I’d recommend this soap to someone looking for a slightly above average natural soap that provides a very thorough clean.

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Neem Clay Mask

Just Neem’s Description:

Purify Your Skin With Our Neem Clay Mask – Best Seller!

Featured on The Dr. Oz Show in February and June!

Our best selling, natural Clay Mask with Neem promotes clear and healthy skin. Made with the purest French clay, African Neem leaves, and hydrating oils, this natural clay face mask draws out skin impurities, tightens pores, as it deeply cleanses your facial skin.

The invigorating combination of Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils stimulates the skin and increases blood circulation to the skin’s surface, generating a youthful glow. Our Neem Clay Mask has also been used as a natural acne treatment. Read what others are saying!

Ingredients:

Aqua, Illite (French Clay), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower Oil), Azadirachta Indica (Neem), Cetearyl Alcohol & Ceteareth 20, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Essential Oils, Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Thought this mask feels nice on my skin, isn’t messy compared to a lot of masks and is a unique product, I can’t get past the fact that I wish these ingredients were all organic. This mask doesn’t contain a single organic ingredient, which is just plain discouraging to me.

I so badly wish that Just Neem would make an all-organic version of this. I would be in line to get it. I believe the idea and plants used in this mask are a neat idea that I haven’t seen before in a skin care product, they just are not delivered in an organic manner.

I’d recommend this to anyone wanting to take a step up from the mask they bought at the drug store, as it is free of a lot of harsh chemicals and does perform well as far as making skin feel clarified. I would not recommend this mask, though, to someone that is looking for an all organic mask.

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

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Just the Goods Organic Skincare Review

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Just the Goods Skin Care

Overall Rating: 4 Stars/5 Stars (4.5 Stars)

About Just The Goods:

“Just the Goods seeks to offer affordable vegan products to help them become more widely available, therefore facilitating healthier living as part of increased consciousness about kind living, environment protection, and consumerism in general.

Just the Goods does not test any of its products on animals, nor does it commission such testing, because I believe it both unnecessary and unproven to make cosmetics safer for human consumers. Instead of testing Just the Goods on animals, I test all products on myself, and I am joined in this process by many great friends eager to try out my recipes. I am very concerned with how my products rank at http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com, so the spectrum of ingredients I use have known safety records. The Compact for Safe Cosmetics has acknowledged my choices by granting Just the Goods Champion Status. Beyond that, be assured that I would never include in a product something I wouldn’t consider putting on my own body, or giving to people I care about =-).”

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Vegan Face Wash for Acne Prone Skin

Just the Good’s Description:

“Just the Goods’ face wash for acne prone skin begins with a gentle organic castille soap base plus kaolin clay to help absorb impurities. Tea tree, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils provide a deep, antibacterial clean.

This product is available with our without exfoliating jojoba beads.

This product is handcrafted without the use of artificial preservatives. Please store in a cool, dark place for maximum longevity.

Ingredients:

Distilled water, saponified organic sunflower oil + organic coconut oil, vegetable glycerine, salt, citric acid, kaolin clay, tea tree oil, eucalyptus and lavender essential oil,  jojoba beads (where applicable) 
Note: 

Not recommended for highly sensitive skin.”

My Description & Thoughts: 

This cleanser worked great on my acne prone skin. You can feel this wash thoroughly cleansing and purifying skin. The consistency is a bit watery and suds up as you lather it into the skin.The use of the tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender have a calming and clarifying affect on skin. The only improvement would be if these essential oils were organic–along with the other organic ingredients.

Overall, I am very impressed with this face wash. It’s not easy to come across a product with good ingredients that targets blemishes without drying out skin.

I would recommend this face wash to anyone, regardless of gender, who struggles with acne. It will help clear your skin and will act as a catalyst in helping blemishes go away.

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Vegan Facial Moisturizer for Acne Prone Skin

Just the Good’s Description:

“A quick look at the ingredients in conventional moisturizing lotion can be disconcerting. Petroleum is problematic enough without a whole bunch of other chemicals such as parabens and carbomers, not to mention artificial fragrances and colours, added to the mix. Yet, those elements constitute the basis of most widely available products and we simply can’t understand why.

It seems the sky is the limit when it comes to selecting oils for use in cosmetics, so our goal when creating a moisturizing lotion was to balance healthier choices and affordability. This is what we came up with:

Ingredient highlights:

Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, as well as potassium, proteins, beta-carotene and numerous essential unsaturated fatty acids. It also contains a high quantity of sterolins, which is reported to help reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. Avocado oil is furthermore said to increase the amount of collagen in the skin, which facilitates regeneration, particularly in the case of skin that is dehydrated or otherwise affected by difficult climates (i.e. Winnipeg’s dry winters). Some claim that avocado oil can even help to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.

Apricot kernel oil has a high content of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acid. It is considered gentle enough to be used in products for babies, and is thus also suitable for mature and sensitive skin. It is well absorbed without leaving a greasy feeling, and can be helpful in calming the discomfort associated with conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

Aloe vera gel is a powerful moisturizer that simultaneously helps to remove dead skin. It also stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin and is known to have a healing effect on burns and other wounds, all of which translates into assisting regeneration.

Tea tree oil helps fight bacteria and keep pores clear.

Distilled water gives this lotion a smooth, fluid texture while ensuring a non-greasy finish,vegetable based emulsifying wax holds everything together, and vegetable glycerine provides staying power.

Complete Ingredient List:

distilled water, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, exthxylated sorbitan ester (vegetable based emulsifying wax), aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf gel, vegetable glycerine, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil, tocopherol (vitamin e).”

My Description & Thoughts: 

I followed up the wash with this moisturizer and found that it restores the moisture balance on skin nicely. Some might think acne sufferers should shy away from moisturizer, however, this is not founded. I find that the opposite is true–skin needs to have an adequate amount of moisture to heal itself. The only fragrance noticeable is from the essential oils, thus, it smells fresh and herbaceous.

Anyone who tries the wash should get a bottle of this as well, as they work well together to tackle problem areas on skin.

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Vegan Acne Spot Treatment

Just the Good’s Description:

“After months of testing and many positive reviews, Just the Goods is pleased to finally launch a simple yet effective vegan acne spot treatment.

Combining the clean healing benefits of aloe vera with the antibacterial properties of astringent essential oils, this gel treats blemishes without overdrying skin in the way products filled with petroleum and alcohol are known to do.

To use, add a small dab/thin layer to affected area on freshly washed skin. Allow the gel to dry sightly before applying make-up, if desired. The gel may be re-applied as necessary.

Feel free to combine this product with Just the Good’s other facial care products for oily/combination and/or acne-prone skin, including face wash, toner, and moisturizer.

This product is handcrafted without the use of artificial preservatives. Please store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for maximum longevity.

Ingredients:

aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf gel, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium bourbon) essential oil, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) essential oil.”

My Description & Thoughts: 

This stuff is great!! I am happy that I’ve had this on hand through times of the month when my skin breaks out. Like with the wash, my only scrutiny of this spot treatment is that the essential oils are not organic. However, they are naturally derived, which is a good thing. In regards to effectiveness, I can see a noticeable different in my blemishes after applying this treatment a few times–my skin reduces in redness, puffiness, and irritation.

I recommend applying it a few times a day to problem spots, as well as right before going to sleep for optimum effectiveness. This is a product that is great to have in your beauty cabinet for skin “emergencies.”

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Vegan Lip Scrub

Just the Good’s Description:

“Beat the effects of dry weather with this gentle lip scrub available in a range of delicious flavours including: cinnamon, peppermint or orange essential oil, vanilla absolute, or unflavoured.

To use, place a small amount on your finger tip and rub gently onto your lips in a circular motion. Rinse off or, if you can’t help yourself, licking is okay, too 😉 Follow with lip balm if desired.

This preservative-free product lasts longer when exposure to the elements (i.e. air, humidity, sunlight) is kept to a minimum. Please store in a cool, dark place and keep tightly sealed between uses.

Ingredients:

sucrose (brown sugar), deodorized simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, vegetable glycerine + essential oil / absolutes where applicable.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This lip scrub tastes good enough to eat. I have not consumed it, but when applied to my lips, I want to lick it off! The brown sugar provides a fantastic grittiness for exfoliation but also makes this concoction amazingly tasty and sweet. Add in the vanilla and this lip scrub is seriously phenomenal stuff.

I recommend this to anyone and everyone–who doesn’t want to make their lips softer, healthier and scrumptious? As a gift, I see this product being perfect as well. I keep my jar in the shower and apply and rinse, making clean up simple.

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

Just Neem Body Care Review

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Just Neem Body Care

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About Just Neem:

“JustNeem, LLC is a Body Care company based in Cary, NC, specialized in natural premium Neem products for body and skin care. JustNeem is a certified B-Corporation. B-Corporations are a new type of corporation, which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

From our profit we support job creation, economic development, Neem tree planting and ecological improvements in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania, West Africa. Read more aboutOur Mission. This year, 2012, we were recognized by B Lab as a “Best For the World” company for our efforts.

All products we make are with the finest cosmetic grade raw materials and contain naturally grown Neem and other pure ingredients that help sustain healthy and soothe irritated skin. Our Neem comes from our own orchards grown organically in the deserts of Africa.

JustNeem products are made with African Neem- and there is a reason for that. African Neem is known for its high concentrations of active ingredients that exert Neem’s healing and protective properties.

We know that you will love what Neem can do for your skin and enjoy using JustNeem Body Care products!”

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Wind & Sea Body Polish

Just Neem’s Description:

“Neem Body Polish is a rich blend of moisturizing oils, soothing Neem, and exfoliating sugar. With every wash this natural sugar scrub removes dead skin cells and leaves skin well nourished, smooth, and hydrated. Its organic oils comfort and rejuvenate the skin. Try it! You’ll love it! No Sulfates, Parabens, or Phthalates.

  • Soothing Neem
  • Sunflower, Coconut, and Grapeseed oil
  • Gently exfoliating sugar
  • Extremely moisturizing
  • Invigorating fragrances
  • No Sulfates, Parabens, or Phthalates
  • Gluten free

Sucrose (Sugar), Azadirachta indica and Helianthus Annuus (Neem-infused Sunflower Oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Sodium Chloride, Liquid Castile Soap (Water, Potassium Oleate*, Potassium Cocoate*, Glycerin*, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Palm Kernel Acid, Potassium Citrate), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl  Glycol, Fragrance Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil), Iron Oxide.

*Made with USDA organic oils.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This body polish smells like taking a deep breath of ocean air. It is like having a little container of the beach with you in your shower.

The oily mixture and grittiness of this polish make it such a nourishing experience for your skin. The grit isn’t too abrasive, but just enough to remove the dead skin cells from the surface. I think this scent would appeal to both men & women, making it great to put in a shower for family or guests in your house (if you are nice enough to share such a treat!). 🙂

I love that Just Neem uses organic oils in this body polish. Most of the other ingredients are clean–as they do not use sulfates, parabens and phthalates (all harsh chemicals) in their product line.

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Coconut Soap

Just Neem’s Description:

“Saturate your skin with the moisturizing elements of Coconut oil and the healing benefits of Neem. This Coconut Neem soap is perfect for irritated and stressed skin. It relieves dryness and helps fight skin infections. The exotic Coconut-Vanilla fragrance is plainly irresistible! It reminds you of relaxing at the beach!

Use our Coconut soap for your face as well as your body. Many customers have reported it’s excellent use for Acne prone skin.

  • 4.2 oz bar
  • Exceptional face & body soap
  • Healing Neem
  • Natural glycerin soap
  • Moisturizing Coconut oil
  • Good for acne prone skin
  • Naturally antibacterial

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Glycerin (from sugar and vegetable oil), Sodium Stearate (from salt and vegetable oil), Sorbitol (a sugar), Propylene Glycol (from sugar and vegetable oil), Neem Leaves (a healing herb), Sodium Laureth Sulphate (from mineral acid, vegetable fatty acids, and sodium carbonate), Coconut Oil (a moisturizing oil), Stearic Acid (from vegetable oil), Lauric Acid (from coconut and palm oil), Titanium Dioxide (a natural oxide), Fragrance Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This soap smells like coconut heaven! Like the body polish brings you right to the ocean, this soap brings you right to a beach surrounded by coconut trees. The coconut scent is rich and intoxicating.

I use it as a hand soap by my bathroom sink, but it is also fantastic for acne prone skin, as Just Neem suggests. Having a dual purpose soap on hand that smells divine is a great thing.

It leaves skin clean but not stripped, and smelling fantastic. Unfortunately, I’m a bit discouraged by some of the ingredients because they are items that I have learned to be harsh. Would love and applaud this soap a lot more without those extras.

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Lovely Summer Body Lotion

Just Neem’s Description:

“Nourish your skin to a healthy glow! Our Neem lotion contains the healing properties of Neem and the long lasting moisturizing elements of Jojoba and Coconut oil.  This hydrating, all-natural body lotion is a wonderful skin protecting and soothing agent for dry skin. Pair our lotions with  soap, bath salt, or body polish of the same fragrance. Choose your favorite scent!

  • 8 oz bottle
  • Healing Neem extract
  • Jojoba & Coconut oil
  • Soothing and deeply moisturizing
  • For eczema and extremely dry skin
  • 7 different fragrances
  • Or choose fragrance free

Ingredients:

Distilled Water, Neem-infused Sunflower Oil (Azadirachta indica and Helianthus Annuus), Emulsifying Wax, (Cetearyl Alcohol & Ceteareth 20), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Acid), Optiphen (Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol), Fragrance Oil.”

My Description & Thoughts:

The smell of this lotion of lovely, summery, and so pleasant to smell as you apply. The consistency is rich and enables a little bit of the lotion to go a long way.

This ingredient list looks a bit cleaner than the soap, which is great. The moisture lasts on my skin for a long time with no need for re-application.

I would recommend these products to someone looking to be reminded of the beach and summer while showering!

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