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Ellovi Lip Butter Review

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Ellovi Lip Butter

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Ellovi:

“Ellovi was born to disrupt a beauty industry ruled by products laden with artificial ingredients and cheap fillers. We are passionate about crafting pure and nutritional skincare products from plants. Our aspiration is not simply to make the best natural skincare products, but the best skincare products of any kind.

We believe that what you put on your skin goes more than skin deep. Which is why we are committed to keeping our products free of anything that doesn’t come straight from nature.

Our first product, Butter, is an intensely hydrating body moisturizer made from macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea. There are no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients.

We promise to always make our products with integrity and the finest ingredients from around the world. We hope you see this reflected in Butter and we welcome your feedback.”

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Ellovi’s Description:

“We’ve taken all of the best things about Ellovi Butter, and made the perfect portable variation for your lips.

Like Butter, Lip Butter is made with just six ingredients so pure you can eat them.

The six ingredients are Hawaiian coconut, sunflower, hemp, macadamia, Ghanaian marula, and shea.

Each ingredient plays a specific role in keeping your lips hydrated and happy.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I previously composed a review on Ellovi’s other product, butter. Butter is a versatile product and it truly stands out to me within the long list of skin care products I’ve tried. I love how simple and pure the ingredients are.

I have merely the same things to say about this lip butter. It. Is. Awesome! This lip butter quickly became one of the lip balms I use most.

In regards to organic ingredients, I got this great info from Kelly about Ellovi products:

“4 of our ingredients are certified organic, and the other 2 are wildly harvested. 

We use the term “ethically sourced” to describe our ingredients because we only buy from companies that treat their employees well and pay them fair wages. We also work with a few fair trade organizations such as Global Mamas, (an amazing company that helps provide sustainable income opportunities for women in Africa).”

I have come to learn that the term “wild-harvested” is very similar to the word organic, but often without the certification. Plants that are wild harvested are grown away from pesticides and harsh chemicals–a great thing! So, when you see that on a natural product, that often is a great sign.

I recommend this product to everyone. I think men and women alike will find that it becomes their “go-to” lip balm. It’s also perfectly suited for children. My 5 year old turns her nose up at lip balms that sting her lips (products that contain minty ingredients), making Ellovi Lip Butter one that she loves, as it has a pure, fresh, earthy, nutty, pleasant aroma to it.

*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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Ladybug Jane Organic Flavored Lip Balm Review

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Ladybug Jane Organic, Vegan Lip Balm

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (Especially awesome for kids!)

About Ladybug Jane:

“Ladybug Jane is the brainchild of Jane May Graves – Recovered scientist, actress, and model. The Ladybug Jane character was inspired from a dream Jane had when her mom was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer.

Her mom’s diagnosis inspired Jane to research the link between the environment, chemicals, and disease. She soon discovered the rampant use of toxic chemicals in personal care products/cosmetics. Inspired by her findings, and her desire to share that information with others. Jane created an award winning animation short, conscious video games and an Eco- health conscious product line. Ladybug Jane is about connecting kids and adults to nature and to understand its wisdom.

Jane has been a lip balm user since she was 5 years old. When she found out what was hiding in lip products she couldn’t find one that tasted good and made with pure ingredients. All she could find at the store was lip products containing petroleum or beeswax. She didn’t like this because both ingredients were drying to her lips and didn’t allow her skin to breath. Therefore, she created a custom formula and made the first ever plant based VEGAN LIP HEALER.

Unlike any other balm, Ladybug Jane VEGAN healing Lip Balms- are all about pure ingredients without Beeswax, Chemicals, Nuts, Petroleum or GMO ingredients. Each balm is handmade with your health in mind using only the finest plant based Vegan and Organic ingredients.

Jane’s mom healed from her stage 4 Cancer by using natural medicine and wheatgrass.

Ladybug Jane’s motto is, ‘It all starts with … One Choice, One Step, One Change.’

About Our Products:

  • USDA Certified Organic Ingredients
  • Natural Sun Protection without Chemicals from Organic Aloe Extract and Vitamin E
  • Nut + Beeswax Free *Safe For Anyone With Nut or Bee Allergies
  • Non-toxic – In case you lick your lips;- don’t we all?
  • LONG LASTING- lasts up to 7 hours!
  • No Dyes or Artificial Colors
  • 100% Natural Flavors *No Phthalates
  • Made In The USA
  • ECO Friendly Packaging
  • No Testing On Animals
  • Contains No Nasty Preservatives like Parabens, Propylene Glycol or Polyethylene Glycol
  • Sweetened with Organic Stevia = 0 Calories
  • No Hydrogenated Oils- All Oils are USDA Certified Organic
  • No GMO Ingredients
  • No Petroleum or Mineral Oils
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients: Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Coco butter,Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, Organic Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E, 100% Natural Flavor, Organic Stevia

History in the Making:
When Ladybug Jane studied chemistry and researched what was hiding in lip products she was shocked!

Why were so many of her favorite fruity lip balms and lip glosses filled with chemically synthetic ingredients like Beeswax, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol? Citral, Limonene, Petroleum (made from crude oil), mineral oil, dyes like Blue 1 Lake? All of which dry out the skin on your lips.

What is Benzyl alcohol doing in lip products? Do you know its linked to Neurotoxicity, Allergies/Immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes and/or lungs) according to the research done by Skindeep.

Yuck! Don’t we all naturally lick our lips and therefore ingest these chemicals?

So what was Ladybug Jane to do? There was only one solution….. Create her own clean and natural brand.

Ladybug Jane formulated the first ever Plant based Healing Balms. A truly delicious way to moisturize and nourish your lips the chemical free way.”

Lip Balms

All of these balms are virtually identical in terms of how well they moisturize and wear on lips–they all are tops.

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Sugar Cookie

My Thoughts:

An absolute treat for your senses. This flavor is just as yummy, sugary and rich smelling/tasting as you would imagine. Would be a for-sure hit with young kids!

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Wacky Watermelon

My Thoughts:

Bright, fruity, summery, fresh, watermelon-y deliciousness! Watermelon is one of my favorite fruit flavors, so I knew that I would love this one. It does not disappoint, as it leaves this yummy aroma and taste on your lips. Like the sugar cookie, this flavor would surely be a favorite for young kids (and of course, adults too!)

Pomegranate (not pictured on Ladybug Jane website)

My Thoughts:

Unlike the other two flavors, I did not find that this scent/flavor matched up with my own idea of what pomegranate is like. It is pleasant and fruity, though–just not as straightforward as the sugar cookie and watermelon.

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

Aubrey Organics Skin & Hair Care Product Review

These are 5 Aubrey Organics products

that were new for me to try. I am excited to share each one of them with you! They are truly outstanding products.

After Sun Face & Body Moisturizer

Aubrey Organics’ Description:

Newly reformulated with powerful anti-aging ingredients, this rich, all-over lotion soothes thirsty, sun-exposed skin on contact. CoQ10 supports your skin’s collagen, organic pomegranate protects with antioxidant action, and baobab oil nourishes and rehydrates with essential fatty acids and plant sterols. (Note: After Sun is not a sunscreen.)

My Description and Thoughts:

Whether I’m out running, or occasionally on the beach, I am frequently exposed to the sun. I had never before used a lotion that was formulated specifically for after a day in the sun–what a fabulous idea. This moisturizer smells fruity and tropical, has a rich consistency (a little goes a long way), and counteracts the effects of the sun (dryness, irritation, mild sun burn). It does an excellent job of replenishing the moisture that is lost due to sun exposure. This product will be a staple in my cabinet because of it’s effectiveness and uniqueness.

Natural Lips Sheer Tint- Sheer Pink

Aubrey Organics’ Description:

Sheer lip tint adds gloss and soft, translucent color to your lips and smoothes and conditions with organic shea butter and other rich emollients. Try all eight natural shades for different looks and a fabulous smile.

My Description and Thoughts:

I go most days without make-up, but when I do wear it, I do my best to use mainly natural options. I have been using Aubrey’s Silken Earth Translucent Base for a while now and am so pleased. Thus, I was eager to try their lip products. This sheer tint is a great addition to the base. It provides such a pretty color to my lips. It’s not as thick and globby as lipstick can be, yet the color is still rich enough to complement your lips. It isn’t as dramatic as lip-stick, which I like. Also, this color, Sheer Pink, was a nice match for me. I’m not a fan of browns on my lips, nor deep reds–this one has a nice rich pink/magenta hue to it.

Green Tea & Green Clay Rejuvenating Mask

Aubrey Organics’ Description:

Invigorating antioxidant mask helps draw out impurities with green clay and natural fruit acids to leave dull, dehydrated skin renewed and refreshed.

My Description and Thoughts:

As an avid user of Aubrey’s Green Tea Facial Cleansing Lotion, I jumped at the chance to try the mask. These green tea products that Aubrey makes have changed my skin and have let it be its most vibrant, glowing self. This is no exaggeration. I used to have blemished, acne-prone skin and tried so many different products with no success. I have used this mask so far after workouts or at the end of the day when my skin is its oiliest/dirtiest. It does a fantastic job of clarifying your skin without stripping it of the moisture, like some masks tend to do. It restores your skin to its natural moisture balance and makes it feel clear, soft, clean, and refreshed.

E PLus High C Roll-on Deodorant

Aubrey Organics’ Description:

For total protection that lasts, this herbal roll-on formula reduces odor and keeps you feeling clean all day. With natural vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, organic aloe and other skin soothers.

My Description and Thoughts:

Aubrey deodorants are my favorite natural deodorants thus far in my search. They do the job. This is coming from a girl who does lots of running, working out, sweating, and perspiring. This particular deodorant has a light flowery scent and would satisfy a wide range to scent preferences.

One thing I hear often about natural deodorants is that they lack effectiveness and longevity. I’ve found it is possible to wear a safe AND effective deodorant, you just need to pick the right one.

I am currently using another Aubrey deodorant called “Calendula Blossom Natural Deodorant Spray,” which is a staple for me. This E Plus High Roll-on Deodorant will be an excellent addition. Some prefer spray-on deodorants, some prefer roll-on deodorants. To each his own! You have both choices 🙂

Creme de la Shave- Pomegranate

Aubrey Organics’ Description:

Made with rich emollients and fruit extracts, this moisturizing shave cream pampers and protects your skin for a luxurious, ultra-smooth shave and legs so soft, you may not need a lotion after shaving. You’ll love its silky feel and exotic tropical scent.

My Description and Thoughts:

In making the switch to organic beauty products, I had a hard time finding a shave cream to replace what I was currently using. This was a great product to come across. The pomegranate scent is so refreshing and lovely and will leave such a pleasant scent on your skin. The consistency of the cream is just right–not too runny, not too cake-y. This cream provides great coverage (a little goes a long way), and also replenishes the moisture in your skin that shaving takes out. Using a shave cream packed full of natural and nourishing components will provide all the goodness to your skin without the toxic chemicals found in your typical drug store shaving cream.

You can shop all Aubrey Organics products by clicking on this graphic!

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