Daily Renew Facial Cream

Daily Renew Facial Cream

[READ TIME: 2 MIN]

What They Have to Say

This moisturizer restores normal to dry skin with a blend of pure organic oils. Organic Argan oil nourishes whilst natural hyaluronic acid soothes and hydrates. Delicately fragranced with soothing hypoallergenic vanilla & coconut natural fragrance.

Evolve Organic Beauty

Daily Renew Facial Cream Review

I am sad to say that this facial cream didn’t work for me. It has a beautiful texture and fragrance. It applies a little thickly, but it soaks into the skin relatively quickly and leaves you with a subtle glow. Unfortunately, we just didn’t agree with each other and it began causing some breakouts. So I am going to give it a new home, my mom.

[UPDATE] So far, Mom has given this cream the thumbs up. All in all, I’d say that if you do not have sensitive skin and are on the normal, mature side of things this one a go. It’s a good price, but if you aren’t sure you want to commit to buying a full-sized jar, Evolve offers travel sizes and testers. Testers are 5 ml for $1.40 USD (£1), and travel sizes are 30 ml for $16.80 USD (£12).

Overview

This product is 99.75% Natural, 32% Organic, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan.
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$ / Oz.
$ / Mo.
$33.60 2 oz $16.80 $?
EWG RATING
pH
EWG Skindeep Database - 3 ?

Ingredients
Aqua (water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Parfum (Fragrance) – Nautral, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Tocopherol, Lactic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate
* ingredients from organic farming

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


Concerns
Miscellaneous, Occupational hazards; Contamination concerns; Cancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Active Infusion Serum

Active Infusion Serum

[READ TIME: 4 MIN]

What They Have to Say

Formerly Deep Hydrating Serum, our Active Infusion Serum demonstrates the evolution of our collection. The original aroma, texture, and consistency remain, while the formulation has been adjusted to increase performance. Marula and Avocado oil have replaced Coconut as our primary carrier oil, and we’ve also added a few new, potent, skin-regenerating herbs.
 

This active, herb-infused serum penetrates quickly and moisturizes fully to assist and support real skin transformation. Rich fatty acids and vital phytonutrients help calm, nourish, moisturize and repair skin cells through our unique, concentrated plant and herb synergies.

JOSH ROSEBROOK

Active Infusion Serum Review

Josh Rosebrook’s Active Infusion Serum… where to begin?

It’s a beautiful serum. It is light but nourishing and the smell is amazing. Very herbal. So if that isn’t your thing, you might not be so enthusiastic about it. It also absorbs relatively quickly, doesn’t leave a greasy sheen, and one to two pumps is plenty for face, neck, and décolleté. I really appreciate that there is a pump rather than a dropper and that the pump consistently dispenses enough product.

This will make a great year-round serum for normal and dry skins and a great moisturizer for oilier skin types. In the summer, this would probably make a great night serum for oily skin types to flood the skin with moisture and use your normal moisturizer during the day. Just make sure that your skin isn’t reactive to Avocado oil, which can be comedogenic for combo to oily skin.

I can definitely say that this never broke me out. Mostly because the serum focuses on using powerful herbal extracts and not just oils to nourish and brighten your skin. And brighten it did.

I guess the only left to talk about is the price. You have three sizing options; 1 oz at $75.00, 2 oz at (couldn’t find a price because it was sold out), and 4 oz at $195.00. The price does seem a bit steep and normally I wouldn’t say that a serum is worth $75, but the quality of the ingredients is phenomenal. I would almost say this serum is a bargain. If you have an opportunity to try this serum, definitely do!

Overview

This product is Vegan and Cruelty-Free.
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AMT
$ / Oz.
$ / Mo.
$75.00 1 oz $75.00 $25.00
EWG RATING
pH
EWG score 1 N/A

Ingredients
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil; Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil; Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil; Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil; Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Oil; Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Oil; Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil; Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil; Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil; Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil; Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Extract; Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Extract; Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Extract; Rose Canina (Rose) Extract; Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract; Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract; Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract; Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract; Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) Extract; Cimicifuga Racemosa (Black Cohosh) Extract; Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Extract; Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract; Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract; Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract; Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger) Extract; Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract; Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract; Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract; Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Extract; Trigonella Foenum-Graecum (Fenugreek) Extract; Cats Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa) Extract; Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract; Hypericum Perforatum (St. Johns Wort) Extract; Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Extract; Gingko Biloba (Ginkgo) Extract; Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Extract; Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil; Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil; Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil

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

Concerns
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Cancer, 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
  • Demo
  • Inside
  • Directions
  • Side Label

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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AMT
$ / Oz.
$ / Mo.
$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

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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.

KYPRIS

Antioxidant Dew Review

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Overview

This product is Cruelty-Free and Vegan.
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AMT
$ / Oz.
$ / 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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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
$ / Oz.
$ / Mo.
$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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U.F.O. Ultra–Clarifying Face Oil

U.F.O. Ultra–Clarifying Face Oil

[READ TIME: 4 MIN.]

What They Have to Say

A quick-absorbing, medicated dry face oil to clear congested pores, treat and prevent acne, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, smoother skin.

Sephora

U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil Review

I’ll just start off with I HATE the smell of this face oil. It is obnoxious!! I have never been a big fan of the smell of German Chamomile, but I can handle it in small concentrations because it is wonderful for your skin. Everything from calming sensitive skin to calming acne inflammation to moisturizing dry irritated skin… it’s an overachiever. They just put wayyyyyy to much of it in this formula.

However, that’s the end of the negative things I have to say about this product. I really enjoy everything else about the U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil. It’s not a super heavy oil. It does absorb nicely into the skin after a few seconds of warming in your hands (rub them together well!). It has never irritated my skin and I do notice a reduction in size and redness of any zits/spots/pimples/what-have-you the next morning.

Because this is a BHA (salicylic acid) face oil, I do only use this at night and ALWAYS wash my face the next morning to make sure it is removed. I would like my face oil to help my face not age it… so as best practices go, you should use an SPF for the daytime simply because you are exfoliating your face.

I also don’t use this face oil every night – mostly because of the smell. After having this for several months and barely making a dent in it, I have decided to stop using it – entirely because of the smell. It’s so strong my fiancé doesn’t like to be anywhere near my face either… and he only has one working nostril. Lol

I guess the moral of the story here is that if smells don’t bother you or you like the smell of German Chamomile AND you need help keeping your oily/combo skin moisturized and acne free… then this oil is a GREAT option for you!

I would even say that this is safe for sensitive skin.

What You Get for Your Money

The U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil retails for $40.00 – $80.00. If you go for the smaller $40 option, you get 0.5 fl oz (15 mL). That rounds out to about $2.67 per milliliter. If you chose to get the larger $80 options, you get 1.18 fl oz (35 mL) … so that’s roughly $67.80 per ounce/$2.29 per milliliter.


EWG Rating

EWG Skin Deep Database - 2

 

pH = n/a


Ingredients
Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Ethyl Linoleate, Hexylresorcinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salicylic Acid, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisii (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Amino Esters-1, Amber Leaf Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Pearl Powder, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil (Ingredients of Low Concern)(Ingredients of Moderate Concern)
Concerns
multiple, additive exposure sources; irritation (skin, eyes, and lungs); enhanced skin absorption
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