Cake Restorative Scalp Tonic

Cake Restorative Scalp Tonic

[READ TIME: 3 MIN]

What They Have to Say

Treat your hair and scalp to Cake, a restorative serum that smoothes, soothes, protects, and promotes regeneration. This leave-in treatment is powered by active ingredients such as apple stem cells proven to delay the aging of hair follicles and hydrolyzed protein from the sweet white lupine plant which has a restructuring and regenerative effect on follicles. A blend of eight essential oils, including frankincense, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang, complete this intensely hydrating formula. CAKE works wonders on dry, itchy scalps.  

REVERIE
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  • Tonic

Cake Restorative Scalp Tonic Review

The Cake Restorative Scalp Tonic was so-so. Reverie’s products all have a more masculine scent and are all light products. This scalp tonic is no different.

It didn’t seem to do much for me. So to get a better idea of how it works for more troubled scalps, I started using it on Jarrad (my fiancé). For a bit of background, Jarrad has a very dry scalp, straight hair, and suffers from chronic dandruff.

It hydrated his scalp, but only for so long. I also had to use a lot of product to thoroughly cover and hydrate his scalp. After starting to use it on his scalp regularly, I went through the bottle pretty quickly. You will have to use it daily. Granted, it will not leave your hair greasy (even with daily use), even if you have fine hair. So the verdict is; it feels nice but doesn’t have a lasting effect.

Overview

This product is Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, 100% Natural, and Color-Safe.
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$ / Mo.
$72.00 1.67 oz $43.11 $36.00
EWG RATING
pH
EWG Skin Deep Database - 2 5

Ingredients
Water, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf /Flower Water, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Resin Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Bourbon Vanilla) Bean Oil, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Leaf Oil, Myroxylon Balsamum Var. Pereira (Balsam) Resin Extract, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Potassium Sorbate

(Ingredients of Low Concern) (Ingredients of Moderate Concern)

Concerns
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
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Liquid Crystal Micellic Cleanser

Liquid Crystal Micellic Cleanser

[READ TIME: 4 MIN.]

What They Have to Say

Cleansing & toning, this 2 in 1 cleansing lotion contains micellar encapsulated micro-capsules to lift and remove dirt whilst hyaluronic acid locks water into the skin.

EVOLVE ORGANIC BEAUTY
  • Evolve Organic Beauty Liquid Crystal Micellic Cleanser
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Liquid Crystal Micellic Cleanser Review

I LOOOOOOOVVVEEE this micellic cleanser. It is affordable, cleanly formulated, great at removing makeup, extremely gentle, and oil-free.

It smells amazing but the scent is barely noticeable as there are no irritating artificial fragrances. You don’t have to worry about this micellic cleanser leaving your skin red or irritated. It will be fresh and ready for your second cleanse. If you prefer to use micellar waters as your morning cleanse, this will leave your skin refreshed and prepped for the rest of your AM skincare routine without stripping your skin of natural oils.

It is powered by one of my favorite skincare ingredients, pomegranate extract (an all-around skincare powerhouse). It also contains a healthy dose of rose water, aloe leaf juice, hyaluronic acid, and coconut-derived (rather than petroleum-derived) micelles. Added bonus… there are no harsh preservatives either.

DIY Travel-Friendly Micellic Cleanser Makeup Remover Pads - Photo by tCBC

DIY Travel-Friendly Micellic Cleanser Makeup Remover Pads – Photo by tCBC

The only drawback I’ve found with this product is that it needs to come in a larger size. I also think the product could be a little bit more acidic. A 6 rather than a 6.5, but that’s just extreme nitpicking.

Overview

This product is 99.9% Natural, 48% Organic, Handcrafted in small batches, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free.
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$23.63 3.4 oz $6.95 $11.82
EWG RATING
pH
EWG Skin Deep Database - 2 6.5

Ingredients
Aqua (water), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water*, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract*, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Mannitol, Lecithin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Citrate

*ingredients from organic farming

(Ingredients of Low Concern) (Ingredients of Moderate Concern)

Concerns
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Occupational hazards, Cancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Antioxidant Dew

Antioxidant Dew

[READ TIME: 2 MIN]

What They Have to Say

Our Antioxidant Dew restores hydration, vitality, and radiance to skin. Drench your complexion with ocean extracts and herb derived antioxidants. Phospholipid encapsulated superoxide dismutase, vitamins C & E, and an array of botanicals love on your complexion. Use as a lightweight multi-action moisturizer or as a potent layering piece in your skincare wardrobe.

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Antioxidant Dew Review

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Overview

This product is Cruelty-Free and Vegan.
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$ / Mo.
$72.00 1.5 oz $72.00 $24.00
EWG RATING
pH
EWG score 1 ?

Ingredients
Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Algae, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Phragmites Communis (Reed) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Calophyllum Inophylum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Superoxide Dismutase, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mannitol, Dextrin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum

(Ingredients of Low Concern)

Concerns
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

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Fur Oil for Pubic Hair

Fur Oil for Pubic Hair

[READ TIME: 2 MIN]

What They Have to Say

This versatile 100% natural oil can be used on any amount of fur whether you decide to remove it all, keep it all, or any option in between. An essential oil blend designed for pubic hair and skin that works anywhere and everywhere such as underarms, beard, chest, legs, and head hair.

FUR
  • Fur Oil - Inside
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  • Fur Oil for Pubic Hair

Fur Oil for Pubic Hair Review

Fur definitely roped me in with their clever name. *sigh* The twelve year old in me just couldn’t resist snagging an oil for pubic hair by a brand name Fur.

As far as its effectiveness at softening pubic hair, I can’t really say whether it does or doesn’t. Both times I tried to use this, it severely irritated me and almost gave me a UTI (urinary tract infection) both times.

However, in an attempt to find a use for this oil, I found that it makes a great oil for curly hair. Fur also says it can be used on beards, but I don’t have one of those at the moment. Though, I imagine it would work pretty well.

It smells amazing. Not too strong and it dissipates after about five minutes to a pleasant, light herbal scent. A little goes a long way too. One to two dropper fulls is enough for thick shoulder length curly hair out of the shower, and one dropper full is perfect for next day hair touch-ups.

I would highly recommend approaching this with caution if you are planning to try this near your lady-bits AKA your vagina. If this didn’t contain essential oils, I think this would be significantly less likely to be irritating.

Overview

This product is Cruelty-Free and Vegan.
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$44.00 2.5 oz $17.60 $7.33 (based on FUR’s rec.6 mo.)
EWG RATING
pH
EWG score 1 N/A

Ingredients
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavender Clary Sage Oil

(Ingredients of Low Concern) (Ingredients of Moderate Concern)

Concerns
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Endocrine disruption
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Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil

Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil

[READ TIME: 2 MIN]

What They Have to Say

The ultimate in multi-tasking luxury, Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover effortlessly lifts away impurities and makeup while restoring skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH balance. This non-stripping, clean-rinsing formula features papain, a fruit enzyme that helps to exfoliate and soften, and a natural Vitamin B complex to detoxify and tone. Designed with dry, dehydrated skin in mind yet concentrated enough for all skin types, The Cleansing Oil is ultra-effective when used alone or as the perfect first step in any double cleansing routine.

ONE LOVE ORGANICS

Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil Review

I’m officially halfway through this bottle and I enjoy it. The ingredient list is short and it’s a very effective cleansing oil. And, bonus, it smells fantastically like a tropical fruit basket (no fake fragrance, of course)!

It contains papain, a natural fruit enzyme that gently exfoliates your skin. So if your skin benefits from daily exfoliation, this will make a great morning cleanser as well.

Two pumps and a good massage, and makeup is easily removed with a warm washcloth. This seems to be best practice with this cleansing oil, it removes easily (no rough scrubbing to remove oily residue) and your skin will feel moisturized and smooth.

Following it with the Easy Does It Cleanser (also by One Love Organics) works beautifully but not your only option. Using any foaming cleanser as a second cleanse to this enzyme cleansing oil works equally as well. I’ve really enjoyed following it with the Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser by Glow Recipe or the No. 9 Beste Jelly Cleanser by Drunk Elephant.

Comparatively, the Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil is decently priced. As far as ingredients and packaging go, there’s nothing revolutionary so $28 – $30 would probably be a better price point for this product. Now it’s just waiting and seeing how long one bottle lasts.

Overview

This product is Cruelty-Free and Made in Small Batches.
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AMT
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$42.00 4 oz $10.50 ?
EWG RATING
pH
EWG Skin Deep Database - 2 N/A

Ingredients
helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, di-ppg-2 myreth-10 adipate, polyglycerol-3 beeswax, carica papaya (papaya) seed oil, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, papain, lecithin, fragrance/parfum (plant-based)

(Ingredients of Low Concern)(Ingredients of Moderate Concern)

Concerns
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous
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