Organic Skin Care For Less
I was cruising the internet this morning, doing my Sunday routine of coffee while reading beauty reviews, when I stumbled on an article from Lucky magazine that sent me into a frenzy. One of their beauty editors was talking about how great Acure Organic Skin Care is for sensitive skin. I’d never heard of it at all so I went into full research mode. After reading a ton of glowing independent reviews, Amazon reviews, Makeupalley reviews, and Walgreens reviews I’m crushing on these products hard! Acure is a family run business focused on giving you products that are not just organic but free of just about every questionable thing you have ever wondered about eliminating from your beauty routine. No potential cancer-causing crap, no sulfates, and no animal testing. They donate money to breast cancer research because the founding family lost someone to it and they wanted to create this line in her memory. The line is super economical for the ingredients listed and if the reviews are to be believed the products might as well be bottled angel tears. I’m going to have to order some products and put them to the test. In the meantime, I want to share a few of what seem to be the superstar items of the line with you. Please feel free to contact us with rants or raves about these products if you have any!
1. 100% Organic Certified Argan Oil Josie Maran’s brand sells at Sephora for 2x this cost for one ounce and it’s not even organic! I’ve seen even higher prices for organic pure oil elsewhere as well. Honestly, I’m not sure that this product can be price matched with any brand especially with this great packaging!
2. Radical Wrinkle Complex allegedly, this cream ups your natural collagen production by 300%. It’s full of plant stem cells and good-for-you oils that are all clinically proven to provide major skincare benefits. I read one review that said they no longer had to use foundation because after using this cream all their redness, fine lines, and pores were improved so much that it looked like she was already wearing foundation.
3. Sensitive Facial Cleanser. This is one of the items suggested by Lucky Magazine. This cleanser is mildly exfoliating due to the lactic acid but it’s buffered with argan oil, rosehip oil, sea buckthorn oil, and pumpkin seed oil. It’s also got probiotics in it which is the hallmark ingredient of another major natural high-end brand, Nude. I always have trouble finding a good balance in a cleanser: gently exfoliating, tough enough to get off everyday makeup, and not stripping my skin into what feels like tree bark. This sounds like Holy Grail material.
4. Sensitive Face Cream. This was also recommended by Lucky. It’s got many of the same ingredients as the face wash but with the added benefits of CoQ10, Babassu oil, Shea, growth factors, and plant stem cells. Reviewers say it’s a powerhouse in the moisture department, nonporous clogging, and helps repair skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
5. Lemongrass + Argan Oil Firming Body Lotion. This lotion has some major tech in it. It’s got many of the same ingredients of the Radical Wrinkle Complex with the added benefits of CoQ10, Aloe, cocoa seed butter, evening primrose oil, and green tea extract. Reviewers were not only captivated by it’s delivering on its promises of firming and moisturizing but also the wildly delicious smell. One reviewer actually said that this is better then the LEGENDARY La Mer cream she was using.
6. Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner each Chock full of scalp and hair improving oils that supposedly stops hair loss. WHAT!?!?! It supposedly penetrates the follicle with hormone-blocking factors naturally derived from Pumpkin Seed oil! It also allegedly kicks every scalp issue to the curb and is clinically proven to stop dandruff in its tracks. It’s also recommended for all types of hair including kinky and coil hair types. It’s safe for color-treated hair and smells like Marzipan? TAKE.MY.MONEY.NOW. Reviewers raved that this line is better then Pureology and Moroccan Oil which as we all know to work great but cost an entire paycheck. Even reviewers with fine color-treated hair loved it. Several reviewers claimed they are losing less hair while using this duo. If this stuff does even half of what it claims to do it’s the best shampoo and conditioner available on the market; this might be the mother of all Holy Grails for hair.