For those of you who are looking for vegan skincare products, I would recommend subscribing to the Detox Box. It’s a little pricey, but it’s worth the money! Each month, you are surprised with different green skincare and beauty products.
In this particular box, I received Herbivore’s face oil collection. My initial thought was, “What the hell am I supposed to do with face oil?” Since I spend $55 a month for this box, it wouldn’t hurt to have an open mind to try these products out. Especially since Herbivore is the creator of my favorite mask, “Blue Tansy.” I should’ve known that I’ll have the same reaction to their facial oils. I’m excited for you to see my take on each oil from the collection. See below:
Whoever thought of Prism exfoliating facial oil; is a genius! This product is similar to a serum but takes it a step further with having 5% fruit acid that removes dead skin cells and regenerates the skin with the proper moisture. The direction says that you could use it as often as you can. Since I have sensitive skin, using it before I go to bed each night works better for me.
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Prism Exfoliating Glow Portion consists of three certified organic ingredients:
Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe Vera) leaf juice- improves skin and prevents wrinkles.
Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water- induces inflammation by suppressing the growth of bacteria. Perfect for oily skin.
Terminalia Ferdinandia (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract- contains Vitamin C, and is a powerful antioxidant acid that is suitable for restoring the skin’s natural barrier. Ellagic acid helps restore elasticity in the skin.
I must say that this Phoenix oil is expensive, but it works great for those who experience dry skin. This oil was made to revitalize collagen in places where dryness is present.
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Please see Phoenix Facial Oil key ingredients below:
Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed oil- is rich in essential fatty acids and is exceptionally high in Vitamin C that absorbs quickly without leaving an oily residue.
Hippophoe Rhaminoides L (Sea Buckthorn) Oil- has anti-inflammatory properties that are rich in antioxidants that protect from free radicals that cause skin damage and cancer.
Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil- is a moisturizing agent that works on people with eczema and other skin conditions, strengthens skin barriers, quells inflammation (chives), helps combats UV damage and dark spots.
Limanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil- helps your skin to form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis. Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Essential Oil- Reduces inflammation, alleviate stress, stimulate circulation, and enhances mood. Neroli essential oil treats oily skin, reduce signs of aging and the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
I didn’t know that it was possible to have a face oil specifically for oily skin. There’s a misconception that when you have oily skin, there’s no need to apply much moisture after washing your face because we can produce natural oils for our skin. But lack of humidity can cause sebum buildup. Lapis oil allows my skin to replenish natural oil that balances the oil levels in my skin and controls my blemishes. Fun Fact: I like to use this oil as a primer before applying my foundation.
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Lapis Facial Oil Key Ingredients:
Tanacetum Annum (Blue Tansy)- cooling and calming properties are great for angry, irritated skin conditions like acne and eczema.
Ensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- It’s rich in Vitamin E, Zinc, Iodine, and other nourishing antioxidants, and it works like a humectant.
Squalane- balances oil production by providing just enough moisture to keep the skin clear and healthy. Squalane oil has a powerful anti-aging properties that helps the skin age graciously as well as anti-inflammatory benefits to help with skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Jasmine Sambac Oil (Jasmine) Flower Extract- good for the skin, and it acts as a natural tonic and improves the skin’s health.
Herbivore refers to the Orchid oil as the youth-preserving oil. This oil protects against visible signs of aging. Side-note: to prevent aging, make sure you are taking care of yourself with a healthy diet, sleep, exercise, and regular check-ups.
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Orchid Facial Oil Key Ingredients: Cymbidium Grandiflora (orchid) flower Extract- used for reparative and protective properties, moisturizing fighting free radicals, and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Camelia Olefera (Camellia) Seed Oil- protects the skin from drying out while replenishing vital nutrients. It has outstanding moisture retaining the ability and is one of the most rapidly absorbed plant oil known for its ability to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin.
Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Absolute- create a sensual sweet, incredibly floral, and slightly herbaceous absolute.
Olive Squalane Oil- An excellent natural emollient that smoothes and softens skin, similar to the skin’s natural oil (sebum), penetrates the skin quickly so great carrier for other ingredients, enhances elasticity, spreads on the skin quickly, protects against moisture loss.