Organic Cosmetics Review -- Skincando
- Saturday, 16 April 2011
Oh, how I love it when spring arrives. The fresh air, the lovely colorful blossoms, the fact that summer is the next season. But with spring comes more activities. Fewer relaxing nights cuddled under a blanket or early bedtimes. Seems we are always busy and/or worn out. So…this is my first post of the week. And it is a good one.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll (right hand column) last week. I have decided to extend it out another week, just for fun, so be sure to cast your votes. So far it looks like the most popular vote is more product reviews. And that is what I have for you today – a review of a fabulous line I have just tried and am currently using.
Product reviews are one of my favorites posts to write because I love trying out great new green beauty products and sharing them with YOU. So many new natural beauty products are popping up constantly right now that it can be super confusing determining which are safe and which contain toxic chemical ingredients, even for me and I do this all the time. Some brands don’t list all of their ingredients on their website (which is always the first sign they may be greenwashing) and I have to actually get a hold of the products to check it out for myself.
Skincando is a safe nontoxic skincare line, made with pure natural and organic ingredients. And they perform like a dream. Skincando is maker of the Combat Ready products, which I reported on last week on Feelgood Style. Head on over and read all about them.
But here today I want to talk about the Skincando Luxe products, simply called Miracle Cream, Eye Balm, and Brew lip balm. These products are at once straight-forward and luxurious. Gotta love that in a beauty product.
Miracle Cream is a serious moisturizer. This facial cream goes on thick but sinks into skin pretty quickly. I like a pretty heavy-duty cream at night to give my skin nourishment and a big boost of hydration while I sleep. Miracle Cream is perfect for this. It is nice and rich so you don’t need a facial oil or anything else along with it. I have been using it on my face nightly and my skin is still well hydrated when I wake up. And all you need is about a dime-sized amount so the jar lasts a super long time. This is a new favorite!
Eye Balm is also on the thick and rich side, but I do like to wear this one both night and day. It goes on looking almost greasy, but soaks in so quickly that I can apply eye makeup right away. And my eyes look hydrated and bright.
I must admit that I was surprised by how well these unassuming products behave. They both come with minimalistic labels and a very short ingredients list, which is not a bad thing on either end. I expected the thick Miracle Cream to contain a lot of heavier oils (shea butter or cocoa butter) but was pleased to read Apricot Kernel Oil and Coconut Oil as the first two ingredients. These lighter oils deliver intense moisturizer without being as heavy. The cream also contains Rose Geranium oil, which is soothing, ...