Sunscreen -Alba Botanica - Sun SPF 18 chemical free/oil free formula
shesays514 6/27/2010 10:01:00 AM
Great natural sunscreen - it does apply VERY white but absorbs quickly and isn't greasy and only a very little lingering scent, if any. I only wish the SPF was a bit higher.
Treatments (Eye) -Alba Botanica - Green Tea Eye Gel
shesays514 6/27/2010 9:57:00 AM
Eh. It's not causing any harm but I'm not noticing any benefits after several weeks either. Very runny and you have to be really careful with the pump or you end up with way too much, and it takes a while to absorb. Will not repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Kiss My Face - Honey & Calendula Moisturizer
shesays514 6/25/2010 10:23:00 PM
I can see how the scent wouldn't appeal to everyone, but I love it! I keep a bottle on my desk at work so I just use it on my hands, but I feel like it absorbs and moisturizes well. Will repurchase whenever the bottle finally runs out.
Cleansers -Alba Botanica - Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel
shesays514 6/25/2010 4:24:00 PM
I love that this is a good for you, good for the planet product. It works well for every day cleansing, lathers well, removes makeup, etc. The scent took a little getting used to but I will definitely repurchase.
Lotions/ Creams -Alba Botanica - Un-petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly
shesays514 6/25/2010 4:23:00 PM
Great product and great, natural alternative to Vaseline. A bottle will last for ages but I always have one in my cabinet! I also love the fact that it IS a bottle and you don't have to stick your fingers in a jar.
Moisturizers -Alba Botanica - Sea Plus Renewal Night Cream
shesays514 6/25/2010 4:19:00 PM
I recently started using this so I think I will appreciate it even more in the winter, but even now it's a nice night time moisturizer. It takes a little time to absorb but it doesn't leave my skin greasy at all. I can't say I've noticed any "results" yet, but again, as a moisturizer it does the trick.
Moisturizers -Alba Botanica - Sea Moss Moisturizer with SPF 15
shesays514 6/25/2010 4:17:00 PM
This is a great moisturizer - good for you and good for the planet! It absorbs quickly, doesn't smell sunscreen-y and doesn't leave my skin greasy. I use it every morning without fail. My only warning is that it is runny and you have to be very careful with the bottle or you'll end up with a whole handful of it. A pump of some kind might be a better option for this product.
I use this practically every morning, whether it's sunny or not! Light scent (I don't find it to be sunscreen-y at all), non-greasy, and a nice amount of SPF for a regular day. Highly recommend!
Treatments -Aveda - Brilliant Damage Control Spray
shesays514 6/25/2010 4:14:00 PM
I was looking for something to use on blowdryed hair before flat ironing. This is not it - it left my ends really dry. However, when used as directed on damp hair before blowdrying it provides great heat protection anyway and seems to work MUCH better. Will repurchase.
Great every day conditioner in conjunction with the Smooth Infusion Shampoo. Has a light lemon-herbal scent but it doesn't linger to the point of being overpowering. Will probably repurchase in a liter - it will definitely be used!
A great every day smoothing shampoo. It doesn't lather as well as I expected but if I had a little water that does the trick. It has a nice lemon-herbal scent but I don't find that it lingers to the point of being distracting. Will probaby repurchase in a liter to help with packaging waste - it will definitely be used!
Wonderful, versatile brush - good for blowdrying hair straight and also great on dry hair for general use. Love it!
Shampoo -Aveda - Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
shesays514 6/25/2010 3:42:00 PM
I like this line, but it's definitely too much for my hair to use on a daily basis. I find that a weekly combination of the shampoo and treatment works well, but if I use the shampoo/conditioner together on a regular basis it builds up too much and is drying. The proteins definitely do their job and if your hair isn't super damaged you don't need it.
Conditioner -Aveda - Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner
shesays514 6/25/2010 3:39:00 PM
While I like the rest of the Damage Remedy line, the conditioner just doesn't work for me. I feel like I can never get it completely rinsed out and, especially at the back of my head, my hair feels heavy and greasy no matter how much I try to avoid applying it there. I will stick with a weekly Damage Remedy shampoo/treatment combo - would return the conditioner, but it came with the set!
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Eyeliner
shesays514 6/25/2010 3:36:00 PM
I have Black Woods and really like it - a very deep brown. It goes on smoothly and has good staying power. I would say it's pretty average as far as eyeliners go, but I love the line and will definitely support it!