Youth To The People

My first Youth To The People purchase was the Kale+Green Tea Vitamins cleanser, it’s a gentle cleanser and works pretty well for my sensitive/combination skin. I wish I could splurge and buy everything from the Youth To The People line!

I was in need of a new moisturizer and purchased the Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream and I love it! It’s great for my sensitive skin (no post breakouts) and I find it to be hydrating without making me oily, it seeps into the skin perfectly. Because it’s light weight its great for a nighttime skincare routine because no one likes that heavy feeling after you’ve layered on all your night time products. I also want to mention this moisturizer will be a savior and must have for the winter season!

Btw YTTP is vegan and cruelty free and packs all their products in glass containers which can be repurposed or recycled I’m actually going to use the cleanser bottle as a hand soap dispenser once I’m done using it!

Apoterra Herbal Detoxifying Steam with Flowers + Cleansing Herbs Review

What Is It?

Apoterra Skincare Previously known as Caru Skincare Co, is a skincare company based in NYC which launched in 2013 and has been featured in numerous publications from Allure,Vouge and Lucky. Apoterra Skincare is known to create quality products by providing all natural, effective,eco conscious products and never test on animals. Elle magazine listed one of their serums as one of the top 33 most effective natural products on the planet in 2015. Apoterra Skincare is a company that truly knows good skincare, the founder Dominique Caron is a certified aromatherapist, herbalist, and daughter of a family physician. Overall Apoterra Skincare is a company that knows wellness and quality ingredients go hand in hand.

The Herbal Detoxifying Steam with Flowers + Cleansing Herbs is used to calm and nourish the skin and soul, read below as I share my experience using the product and how effective I find it to be thus far.

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Product Claims

“This steam contains beautiful flowers and deeply purifying aromatic herbs to cleanse and nourish the skin while calming and soothing the soul. It opens pores, facilitates the release of impurities, and deeply cleanses while simultaneously nourishing and hydrating the skin. For best results, follow immediately with a clay mask.Directions: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Place 1-2 TBSP of the herbal blend in a large bowl. Pour steaming water over the herbs. Position face over the bowl and cover with a towel to seal in the herbal steam. Remain over herbal steam for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy this moment of serenity! Reuse the herbal water by mixing it with a clay mask or adding to bath water.”

Pros

Relaxing
Pleasant fragrance
Effective
Hydrating
Affordable
Aroma therapy
Gentle
Calming
All skin types
Organic
Vegan* (this specific product)
Cruelty Free

 

Cons

none

Overall Rating 5/5

The Apoterra Herbal Detoxifying Steam with Flowers + Cleansing Herbs  has become an essential product for my relaxing “home spa” once a week and any time I feel in need of a little pick me up. I received the product in the mail 2 days before an event that had me feeling uneasy and stressed (perfect timing) so I decided it would be a perfect opportunity to give the herbal steam a try.

As I am typing this review I find it a bit difficult to put into words my overall experience with this product as it is one of those you have to try it for yourself to understand the pleasant outcome of using this herbal steam bath, In my best attempt to describe the Herbal Detoxifying Steam with Flowers + Cleansing Herbs it is like a sauna for your face with organic herbs that help relax your mind,opening clogged pores and also great during the winter season when you need help with decongestion. Though it was quite easy to rate this product a 5 out of 5 My two main reasons were quite simple: it is effective and has a multi- purpose use, it can be used as a facial steam, used in a relaxing bath soak and even mixed with a clay mask.

As I briefly mentioned I had an event coming up that made me stressed and anxious and decided to try the herbal steam bath. This was my first time using the product and I truly felt relaxed as a weight was lifted off my shoulders, my skin felt soft and had a healthy glow and after using the product I was able to feel more at ease and concentrate which I found to be difficult prior to use.

Last week I had a migraine which had me in bed and wouldn’t subside, Rather than taking a generic aspirin I wanted to take a natural approach and decided to use the herbal steam and see if it worked, and it surly did help I was able to continue my day by running errands that I was putting off due to the strong migraine that made me feel like I couldn’t function. Now I’m not saying this Herbal detoxifying steam has “magical powers” because the proof is in the ingredients!

Heres a brief breakdown of some of the ingredients along with its benefits:

Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flowers*-Reduces the redness in the skin,great for sensitive skin,Reduces the appearance of broken capillaries,helps to calm inflamed conditions such as acne, rashes, and burns,has Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties

Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) buds*-Helps sooth anxiety and stress, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, helps with insomnia and restlessness

Calendula officinalis (calendula) flowers*- antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help relieve irritated skin and acne

Azadirachta indica (neem) leaf*-Helps with fevers,psoriasis,acne, wrinkles, skin pigmentation, black heads and dry skin.

Plantago major (plantain) leaf*-Natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties,great for healing wounds, rashes and for itching or pain associated with skin problems.

Apoterra Herbal Detoxifying Steam with Flowers + Cleansing Herbs provide numerous health benefits as well as great aroma therapy.This product along with the Tulsi Luminous Scrub with Lavender + Pink Sea Salt [my next blog review] has me feeling good, mind body and soul. The Apoterra brand was truly created with the concern and overall wellness of the consumer and I appreciate and support a brand that can deliver products that made me feel rejuvenated from the inside out.

I highly recommend the product and over all product line. I also want to mention with the holidays approaching these will make great gift ideas for those who enjoy relaxation,effective skin care and all natural products. The product line has a great range for all skin types + concerns.

Apoterra Tulsi Luminous Scrub w/ Lavender+Pink Sea Salt

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What Is It?

The Tulsi Luminous Scrub with Lavender+Pink Sea Salt can be used in the shower or bath to exfoliate and moisturize the skin as well as soothe achey muscles and as a end result leaving you with soft,glowing skin.

Product Claims

“Tulsi, also known as the “Elixir of Life” because of its healing powers, is combined with lavender to create a spiritually nourishing aroma that is balancing and soothing to the mind. Blended with nutrient-rich pink sea salt and deeply moisturizing plant oils, this scrub gently exfoliates and promotes healthy circulation, revealing the glowing, beautiful you.”

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Pros

Exfoliating
Moisturizing
Hydrating
Non-oily
Nonabrasive
Floral Scent
Cruelty Free

Cons
none
Overall Rating 5/5
The Apoterra Skincare Tulsi Luminous Scrub w/ Lavender + Pink Sea Salt is a great product for exfoliating my skin which is an essential step to help promote healthy body circulation, prep for body hair removal, stimulate hair follicles and remove dead skin cells for smooth skin.The pink sea salt grains are gentle enough to work onto the surface skin without having to worry about damaging my skin and as a result my legs and arms always feel silky smooth after use. I also want to mention I often have a habit of forgetting to moisturize my body after I get out of the shower however when I use this product, I am getting benefits of a 2-IN-1 product because not only am I exfoliating but I am also moisturizing my skin with the following hydrating ingredients:  Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,  shea butter, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil,Tulsi essential oil, and Lavender essential oil. After use I notice a healthy glow and I also feel I have given my skin extra pampering and not to mention the pleasant floral scent of the Tulsi Luminous scrub, once again this is another great product by Apoterra Skincare.

Click here to review my Apoterra Herbal Detoxifying Steam with Flowers + Cleansing Herbs

Bare Bones Body Care Review

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Hi everyone, I will be doing a depth video review for the Bare Bones Body Care so stay tune this week for that. To purchase these goodies visit Bare Bones Body Care or follow on Instagram

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What Is It? 

All natural scented lip balms in Spiced & Peppermint

Product Claims

(Spiced) “A fall inspired lip balm spiced up by organic cinnamon leaf and tangerine essential oils!”

(Peppermint)”Cocoa butter + Peppermint essential oil = Mint Chocolate….and soothing soft lips.”

Pros

Fall scents
Moisturizing
Long lasting
Smooth
Natural ingredients

Cons

none

Overall Rating 4.8/5

I love these lip balms! I’m sucker for fall scents and these lip balms smell just as you’d expect, It seems to leave a nice sheen to my lips without looking too glossy, I could either apply it as is or over a matte lipstick. Its longevity is great unlike other balms that I’ve end up reapplying every 5 minutes. I apply lip balm every other night as part of my nightly routine.

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What Is It?

A body and face oil for nourishing skin.

Product Claims

“All organic ingredients! This face oil will soak in fast and keep skin protected all day long. Chalk full of nourishing oils that keep your skin feeling good as gold.
Hemp seed oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, palmarosa essential oil, grapefruit essential oil”

Pros

Nourishing
Light-weight
Easy to apply
Non greasy
Good for oily skin

Cons

Slight scent

Overall Rating 5/5

I have acne prone/oily skin and I found this to be actually nourishing to my skin, I haven’t broken out and little goes a long way, while it does have a slight scent it isn’t over powering. I used to apply coconut oil on my skin and found it to be too heavy and didn’t absorb into my skin as easily as this does, I can apply this and sit within 5 minutes and not worry about leaving a greasy imprint on my furniture!

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What Is It?

…Deodorant, need I say more? :-p

Product Claims

“Simple ingredients to keep you smelling fresh and sweating…less. This is not an anti-perspirant, you will sweat, it’s natural. If you order this and your skin becomes irritated, don’t fret! You just have a sensitivity to the baking soda. Check out our sensitive skin version!”

Pros

Non irritating
Nourishing
No post buildup
Unisex

Cons

none

Overall Rating 4.3/5

I like this deodorant for seditive days lounging around the house, the scent is pretty unisex meaning a male can wear it too without having a floral/dainty scent. I used to hate* the yucky thick film deodorants left on my pits after I’d scrub endlessly, The deodearnt washes off easily and as stated in the product info isn’t a anti-perspirant so if you work out at the gym or hiking or anything along the lines of being pretty active this won’t help conceal the sweat and odor.

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Later this week I will have a video review posted on my blog for these products so stay tuned! 🙂