There are some great ones here and a few disappointments as well. Read on!
Mahalo Body Vitality Elixir – I’ve now tried all four of Mahalo’s products, and they are fantastic! My favorite might be the Pele Mask, but this oil is just superb, too. After you use a lot of oils, you start to more readily notice textures, scents, and quality. This oil is expensive, but an excellent one to try if you have the money to invest in a great oil.
Elma & Sana Moroccan Rose Water – This rose water was fine, but I didn’t like it nearly as much as the Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Water. I think it was primarily the scent of the Alteya that I really love. I have been using rose water for months to prime and set my makeup. Plus, I just absolutely love the smell of fresh roses.
SW Basics Face Cleanser – This was a Petit Vour sample, and I actually didn’t like it as a cleanser. I just don’t enjoy the idea of rubbing a moist cotton pad over my face to “cleanse”. However, “waste not want not” – so I used this as a toner and quite enjoyed it that way!
Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation – This absolutely did not work for me. I used it in the winter which was terrible. My skin had dry patches all winter long, and this foundation only exacerbated them. The color wasn’t quite right – I purchased mine when there were fewer shades to choose from. For summer it may have worked, but I won’t know because I highly doubt I will ever repurchase. I wasn’t wowed by the formula and it’s too expensive for my taste. However, there are a lot of people who love this stuff. Also, Svetlana, the owner, has fantastic customer service! Here is my original review.
Manuka Health Honey – I used this in my face masks, as I was not a fan of the earthy flavor of this honey. I liked it and enjoyed it in face masks….but, it’s one of those things where you aren’t quite sure whether or not the product even makes a difference. And given the cost of manuka honey, I wasn’t in a rush to repurchase. Now I’ve just been using raw honey and it seems like it works exactly the same for my skin.
Painted Earth Vitamin C Face Wash – Bought this in the winter, and stopped using it because it was too harsh for my sensitive, dry skin. When the temperature heated up, it worked great for spring and summer. I would definitely repurchase this, but only for warm weather months.
Laurel Organics Eye Balm – I loved this eye balm. I bought it during a Black Friday sale last year and it lasted about 6 months with daily use. It has fantastic ingredients. The texture is much heavier than a serum, but definitely lighter than a balm like the One Love Organics Eye Balm.
One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo – I really thought I’d be blown away by this dry shampoo, as I heard fantastic things about it and I love OLO in general. So…this was a nice dry shampoo, but for me and my hair, it was nothing truly special. The scent is very nice, though!
Juice Beauty CC Cream – I’m seriously thinking about using this as my fall/winter tinted moisturizer with SPF. It has a consistency that leaves your skin dewy and moist – not so great in summer, but perfect for winter. I used every drop of this. It is somewhat comparable to the Suntegrity Tinted Sunscreen, but as it’s a little cheaper, I would probably go with Juice Beauty. The tint is very minimal – probably more to neutralize any white cast than to add any actual coverage, but if you don’t need a lot of coverage, this is great.
Lily Lolo Mascara – Where do I start? Maybe I’ll just keep it simple. This didn’t work for me. I really loathed using it at all. It made my eyelashes so spidery. The formula seemed so dry. Read my comparison of this with my fave W3LL People mascara here.
EarthBody Face Mask – Another Petit Vour sample that I used up, but was never really amazed with for my skin type.
Indigo Wild Zum Facial Cleanser – I am on my second bottle of this oil cleanser. I use this as my first cleanse in my double cleanse night routine. This removes my makeup really well, and the best part is it is really affordable. My only caveat is that I have to be careful not to get it in my eyes, as it will burn a bit. It looks like Indigo Wild has given their products a face lift, with new labels and packaging. FYI – I bought my bottle for about $9 for 4 ounces – the bottle on their website is $16 on sale for 8 ounces.
Have you tried any of these products?