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!

Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub Review

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Derma E is a skincare company that delivers natural,cruelty-free, eco-friendly products.Derma E is a company striving to lessen the impact on the environment by using wind power which reduces the company’s environmental footprint to sustain clean, renewable energy.
What Is It?

A microdermbrasion scrub with dead sea salt to help retexture the surface of skin.

Product Claims

Immediately improve the appearance of your skin using this gentle yet effective multi-award-winning Microdermabrasion Scrub. This salon-perfect formula uses an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand (rich in Silica) to buff away dull surface cells, help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, and absorb excess skin oils. Enriched with natural astringents Lime and Lemon Peel plus antioxidants Grapeseed and Vitamin E, this pro-grade treatment retexturizes skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking. May also be used on your hands, elbows, knees, heels or any part of the body to promote soft, smooth and healthy skin. Ideal if you’re looking for immediate results from a salon-perfect treatment in the privacy of your own home. Please note: The crystal blend used in this product is a large molecular structure and is therefore not bio-available to the body, so there is no possibility of absorption through the skin.

Pros

Effective

Removes dead skin

Softens skin

Salon Quality

All skin-types

Even skin tone

Diminishes the look of blemishes/scars

Vegan

Cons

None

Overall Rating 5/5

The Derma E Microdermabrasion scrub is a must have! If you’re looking for a salon quality exfoliant then look no further. I use this once a week to kick-start my skincare routine because it removes all the dead skin cells that build up and rough patches on my face from healed acne so it resurfaces my skin for a smoother softer texture. I have also used this on stubborn rough patches on my skin like my elbows and it does wonders! personally speaking as someone with sensitive skin I wouldn’t recommend using it everyday but I find using it once a week does the trick. I cannot really comment on the product alone about its claims of diminishing fine-lines as I use other products but perhaps the microdermabrasion scrub coincides with a anti-wrinkle moisturizer. As someone who is in her late 20’s early 30’s I do believe this product is a must-have for people who are looking for a good exfoliant, or if you tend to go to the spa for a microdermabrasion treatment I say you can skip it and do it at home for less than what you would pay based on service. Derma E makes a big range of skincare products and I have used 3 products from the brand all which I am very satisfied with when it comes to down the products performance.

Hurraw! Lip Blam Review

What Is It?

Hurraw! Lip balm is a brand based in Montana that creates hand poured lip balms using vegan, fair trade and organic ingredients to provide quality lip balms from SPF protection, a scented selection as well as a nightly treatment all which help protect your pout!

Product Claims

To ensure the quality and integrity of our product, we individually pour each tube of Hurraw! balm in our own facility.
Our top priority is to make Hurraw! the finest all natural, vegan, balm available…
a great product to be used by everyone regardless of lifestyle.

We source honest, fair trade, organic, vegan and raw ingredients from reputable suppliers and are thrilled to share the labors
with other balm lovin’ individuals. Your purchase supports legit fair trade, organic farmers and suppliers here in the States and around the World.

Pros

Vegan
All natural
Smooth
Great scent
Long lasting
Hydrating
Not too shiny
Unisex

Cons

None

Overall Rating 5/5

As I’ve mentioned before in a previous post, I love lip balms especially during the fall/winter season to keep my lips hydrated. In my adolescent stages I never really cared for/ acknowledge the importance of lip balm until I discovered boys didn’t have cooties, Thats when I knew I should take care of my precious pout. These lip balms have a great scent (none of that artificial over powering smell) and long lasting, I apply the unscented balm nightly just to give my lips alittle TLC. After all if you’re going to apply a nightly moisturizer to your face and under eyes why not cater your lips as well. I also like the range in scents, the fact that some have SPF for summer time and even a Nightly lip balm. I’ve used a well known “natural” brand of lip balms however it contained bees wax and always had a grainy feel after a couple uses. I’m glad I found a better alternative brand that is all natural and vegan (doesn’t contain bees wax) and overall lives up to its true purpose of being a lip balm. Trust me you too will love the brand HURRAW!

Cover FX Primer Review

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What Is It?

A primer used before makeup application for acne prone/oily skin.

Product Claims

“The secret to Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment is its ingredients. Willowbark extract, naturally containing salicylic acid, provides gentle exfoliation to clarify the skin and reduce sebum buildup and support the body’s natural cell renewal process. Ancient African Tree Bark Extract reduces pore size, shine, sebum, and inflammatory acne while a natural fruit acid gently exfoliates and supports the body’s natural cell renewal process to unclog pores. Vitamins F, C, and E protect the skin, soothe inflammation, and reduce redness while protecting against premature skin aging. Ancient African tree bark extract derived from the chamomile plant reduces redness and inflammation. Vitamin F esters, Squalene, and Hyaluronic Acid nourish and moisturize the skin.”

Pros

Minimizes pores 
Light-Weight
Silky texture
Blend-able
Vegan
Evens skintone

Cons

None

Overall Rating 5/5

I looovee this primer! Before making the much needed switch I used the NYX Shine Killer Primer which was just horrible, it didn’t do any justice for my oily skin, this primer however doesn’t show up as oily as the other one did, I love this product!! 

Pacifica Stellar Glaze Mascara Review

imageimageI couldn’t wait to get my hands on this product since I’ve seen a handful of cruelty free/vegan bloggers rave about it, but dare I say don’t believe the hype?
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What Is It

A Mascara that lengthens,strengthens and adds volume

Product Claims


“You will fall in love with our long lasting, nourishing, natural mineral mascara. Our amazing formula is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume.“

Pros

-Separates lashes perfectly
-No clumps
-Lengthens
-Natural looking
-Vegan and Cruelty Free

Cons

-The mascara was dry(Most of the product is on the tip of the brush)
-Mascara wand might not work for short lashes
-Not waterproof

Overall rating  1/5

The packaging is beautiful and while I think it’s a decent mascara for a natural look it doesn’t have a volumizing effect like other mascaras.If you have watery eyes or the forecast calls for a rainy day this product will run.

Pacifica Stellar Glaze Mascara Review

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I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this product since I’ve seen a handful of cruelty free/vegan bloggers rave about it, but dare I say don’t believe the hype?

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IMG_7453-75What Is It

A Mascara that lengthens,strengthens and adds volume

Product Claims
“You will fall in love with our long lasting, nourishing, natural mineral mascara. Our amazing formula is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume.”
Pros

-Separates lashes perfectly
-No clumps
-Lengthens
-Natural looking
-Vegan and Cruelty Free

Cons

-The mascara was dry(Most of the product is on the tip of the brush)
-Mascara wand might not work for short lashes
-Not waterproof

Overall rating 1/5
The packaging is beautiful and while I think it’s a decent mascara for a natural look it doesn’t have a volumizing effect like other mascaras.If you have watery eyes or the forecast calls for a rainy day this product will run.

Lauren B. Beauty

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Lauren B Beauty is a USA based luxury nail varnish company that is cruelty free (vegan), without harmful chemicals like formaldehyde,DBP, tolune and camphor. Nail polishes and treatments range from $18- 28

Oh and did I mention Lauren B. is the niece of hair stylist guru Philip B.
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