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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.” ūüôā

About L’uvalla:

“Our Convictions

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

Love your skin.¬†L‚Äôuvalla Certified Organic skin care products use the powerful, healing properties of nature to bring out your skin‚Äôs natural beauty.¬† Our ‚ÄėBIO‚Äô 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‚Äôuvalla is the luxury skincare experience that goes beyond beauty‚ÄĒit‚Äôs a way of life that respects your health ‚Äď 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 ‚ÄėLUV‚Äô ‚Äď The journey of L‚Äôuvalla

We are three individuals just like you ‚Äď 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 ‚Äėnatural‚Äô or ‚Äėorganic‚Äô 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) ‚ÄstThis 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 B√©ta√Įne,¬†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) ‚ÄstThis 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) ‚ÄstThis 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) ‚ÄstThis 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‚Äôs 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) ‚ÄstThis 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 B√©ta√Įne, 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.

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Zweena Argan Beauty Elixir Review

Zweena Body Care

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Zweena:  

“At ZWEENA Body Care we‚Äôve 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 ‚Äúliquid gold,‚ÄĚ 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.