Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite brands and my new vegan skincare routine.
From Acure "Acure Organics is a family owned and operated company founded on sustainable principles to provide the highest quality fair trade, natural and certified organic personal care products. Our products are created with great care and are a reflection of our values. Each of our products is free from animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colors. We travel the globe to find the most potent certified organic ingredients that meet our high standards of efficacy and purity. We thank you for sharing in our mission to have a positive impact on the world we live in."
Since going vegan it has really caused me to be more conscious of all the things I buy and not just their effect on myself but on the environment and all inhabitants of the the planet. It's become very important to me to really look into the companies I'm supporting and what their values are. I've noticed so many smoke and mirrors when looking into brands that I previously thought were cruelty-free...but things are not always what they seem. I really applaud brands like Acure Organics who are very transparent with their ingredients and how they aim to better the world around them by giving back.
Read more about Acure on the site AcureOrganics.com
Facial Cleansing Creme
I struggled with acne for 9 years I've only just recently been able to say my acne is curring up. Previously I would only use cleansers with active acne fighting ingredients; thinking that they would help keep my skin clear. It resulted in further irritating my skin, causing dryness and leading to more acne. I have since learned that gentle cleansers are the way to go. I have been using this cleanser for two and a half months and I really enjoy it.
I use the Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Creme after I've removed my eye and face makeup with an natural oil, it removes all traces of oil residue and any makeup lingering on my skin. My favorite thing about this cleanser is I am not left with any tightness or dry patches that I formerly associated with all cleansers; it leaves my skin and soft and super cleaner with zero oil residue even though it contains many oils. I know a complaint I've often heard in association with oil based or creme cleaners is that after you rinse it off they leave a film on your skin that is definitely not the case with this cleanser.
Brightening Facial Scrub
This is a thrice weekly exfoliating treatment. Containing Organic Sea Kelp that will gently exfoliate your skin as well as French Green Clay and Organic Lemon Peel that will remove impurities from your pores. With Organic Chlorella Growth Factor and Argan Stem Cells that help stimulate new cell growth while providing a deep cleansing, brightening experience.
Previously I used this about a year ago and I did really enjoy it, after each use my skin felt renewed and look more luminous. I recently one this and the radical resurfacing treatment on the Acure Organics youtube channel just by being subscribed! It was on my wishlist so I am to start using this again. I like to mix this with water and gently apply all over my face, once its spread all over I actually like to let it sit for about 5 minutes as a little mini mask.
Cell Stimulating Facial Mask
This is quite different from any other mask I've used before, it's almost hydrating. I am more accustomed to using a clay mask that drys very hard, is slightly tedious to remove and leaves the skin feeling a bit tight and dry. This mask sets softly, no fear of it cracking off if you need to speak while wearing it, and washes off like a cleanser. Some of the reviews I read mentioned a tingly feeling while wearing the mask but personally I felt nothing, the reviews were a couple years old so maybe it's been reformulated since then; I do consider my skin a bit sensitive and I did not note any signs of irritation. I plan to continue using this I hope to give a full review of this mask soon.
Radical Resurfacing Treatment
This is a serum like treatment directed for use under moisturizer. It claims to even out skin tone and improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. It also protects against free radical damage. As someone who has over 50% of their face decorated with hyperpigmentation I am really excited to see what results I'll be able to achieve with this treatment and will keep you posted!
Organic Moroccan Argan Oil
From Acure " Argan oil is Incredibly rich in Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids, and Proteins, Argan Oil helps fight lines, repair imperfections, minimize scars + stretch marks; all while restoring texture, elasticity and tone." I love it so much because its an amazing moisturizer for my acne prone skin and absorbs quickly into my skin and does not clog my pores. Since I started using Organic Argan Oil everyday my skin has never felt smoother or softer. I think argan oil is a must have for everyone!
All product names are linked to product pages on iherb.com my favorite shop for green beauty and bath products, you can use my code ZOT179 to get cash off your first order. Also Acure Organics can now be purchased at some targets.