Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite brands from 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 I have adopted a cruelty-free lifestyle last year 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 has 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. If ethics and social awareness are things that are important to you I highly recommend conducting your own research into brands before you buy. 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. They also offer so many high-quality vegan items , today I'm sharing five of them.
Facial Cleansing Creme
I struggled with acne for over 9 years I've only just recently been able to say my acne is healing. Previously I would only use cleansers with active acne fighting ingredients; thinking that they would help keep my skin clear. It only resulted in further irritating my skin by causing excessive dryness and irritation which lead 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 it has been heaven sent.
I use the Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Creme after I have removed my eye and face makeup with organic coconut oil. The cleansing creme removes all traces of oil residue and any makeup lingering on my skin. My favorite thing about this cleanser is that after rinsing it I am not left with any tightness or dryness that I formerly associated with all cleansers. My skin is left soft and super cleaner with zero oil residue even though it contains many oils. I know a complaint I have often heard in association with oil based or creme cleansers is that after you rinse them off they leave a pore clogging film on the skin. I am happy to report that I have experienced no such thing with the Acure Organics facial cleansing creme.
Brightening Facial Scrub
This is recommended to be 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.
I have previously used this brightening facial scrub about a year ago and I enjoyed it, after each use my skin felt renewed and looked more luminous. I recently won this and the radical resurfacing treatment, that i will talk about later in this post, on the Acure Organics youtube channel just by being subscribed! It had been on my wishlist so I am excited to start using it again. Facial scrubs can be a hit or miss for me as some are just way too harsh! With the Acure Organics brightening facial scrub I have not experienced any lasting irritation or tenderness after using this scrub.
The immediate effects of this scrub is the removal of any flakiness and dead cell build up leaving you with a fresh, smooth new layer of skin. The overnight benefits I have seen on my skin is the removal and prevention of blackheads and clogged pores, the french clay really does it's job!
Cell Stimulating Facial Mask
I found Acure Organics cell stimulating facial mask to be quite different from any other mask I've used before, it's almost hydrating? I am more accustomed to using those clay masks that dry very hard on the skin, are slightly tedious to remove and leave the skin feeling dry, tight and uncomfortable. This mask sets softly, no fear of it cracking off if you need to speak while wearing it, and washes off almost like a cleanser with little bubbles. 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 a moisturizer. Acure Organics state that the radical resurfacing treatment can even out skin tone, improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation while also protecting 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 on my progress!
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."
This is the best quality argan oil I have tried and it has the best price by far at only $12.99, it's a steal. Fast absorbing, non greasy and does not clog pores, what a winner. As I said before I do have acne prone skin and I know so many people with acne are extremely anti oil in everything skin related but it is so important for the health of your skin to keep it hydrated from the inside and out. So if you have acne prone skin or oily skin try using a pump of Acure Organics argan oil as your nightly moisturizer, your skin will thank you by being smoother and softer than ever before. Also for those with an oily skin type keeping your skin properly hydrated can lead to the reduction of excess sebum and balance out your oil production.
Want to try some of the products mentioned in todays post?
Acure Organics can now be purchased at Target locations across the United States so check out your local Target.
You can also find Acure Organics online at one of my favorite health shops iHerb.com who offer most of the products at a discounted rate. You can use the iHerb discount code ZOT179 to recieve $10 off a purchase of $40 or more and $5 off orders under $40!