I didn’t start getting into the world of beauty until I was 13 years old. When a few of the girls in my classes were already familiar with foundations and powders, I had just gotten my first mascara. Fast forward a few years into high school, I was very interested in a more clean and healthier lifestyle which also included my beauty products. Since then, I’ve tried out a few natural skincare brands (such as MAHALO) as well as a few makeup brands and since I’ve started blogging, I’ve always been interested in green beauty. I’ve noticed that a lot of people tend to steer clear from natural brands as they’re often seen as inferior to the more mainstream brands that they’re used to. That may have been true in the past, but green beauty has come a long way!
Although my skin is oily, I find that it’s more dehydrated so I need that extra moisture layer! (I have my skincare bio in a previous post, here) Familiar with all sorts of facial oils, I was excited to try the Acure Organics products I received. USDA certified organic, Acure Organics is family owned and each product is free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, phthalates as well as free of harmful preservatives and artificial colors. Acure Organics never tests on animals and their food and plant based formulas use ingredients that are natural and organic as well as pure essential oils.
The reason why I started using more green beauty is because your skin can actually absorb up to 75% of what it comes in contact with. Using ingredients that haven’t been exposed to pesticides is more and more important to me and I’m glad that Acure Organics feature products that are certified organic to the USDA’s food-grade standard and bear the USDA organic seal! If you’re more interested about green beauty and how I started, I have a blog post here for you!
Now let’s get started with Acure Organics….
Acure Organics Quick Fix Correcting Balm Review
For the winter, this Quick Fix Correcting Balm is a great way to get that intensive hit of hydration where you need it the most. Formulated with organic argan and borage oils, this all-purpose balm is great for cuticles, chapped hands, crows feet, lips as well as your feet! $15.99 USD or $29.99 CAD for 1 fl. oz, you can purchase this product in Whole Foods, other natural health food stores as well as Well.ca for Canadians.
I’ve been using this for my hands during the winter because I, more often than I’d like to admit, sometimes forget my mittens at home and have been known to face the wintery weather with bare hands. This causes my hands to be super dry and sensitive but the balm is great for soothing the skin and is a great way to calm the redness as well.
When I first used the correcting balm, I thought that it would be a very thick cream but was pleasantly surprised to know that it was more of an oil texture which turned into a creamy balm. Initially, the product that came out first was a liquid (at room temperature, some oils are liquid) and then the product that followed was more of a balmy texture.
With only a few ingredients in this Quick Fix Correcting Balm, this is a great addition to anyone’s routine if they’re always on the go or need some sort of portability since it’s only 1 fl. oz! Overall, the scent of this balm is quite light and is a mixture of floral (from the geranium flower oil) and fruity (from the bitter orange fruit oil). The scent didn’t bother me and I feel that because the scent is so light, the balm is a nice addition to anyone’s skincare routine.
Acure Organics Aromatherapeutic Rose Argan Oil
Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and proteins, argan oil is a great product to help restore the appearance of texture and tone. Many people use argan oil as a facial oil/serum, massage oil, hair serum, hand and cuticle oil, there are so many uses… the list goes on. The formula of the Aromatherapeutic Rose Argan Oil is so lightweight and easily absorbed, your skin doesn’t have a greasy texture.
The argan oil, although aromatically scented rose, has a light floral and fruity scent that is also reminiscent of lemongrass. At 1 fl. oz, you can purchase the Aromatherapeutic Rose Argan Oil at $12.99 USD or $24.49 CAD at various natural health food stores or Well.ca.
I’ve been using the Rose Argan Oil as a facial oil in my skincare routine and will probably branch out to different uses as argan oil is so versatile! It has a very nice lightweight texture and sunk into my skin within minutes, not leaving a greasy film.
Acure Organics Calming Body Lotion
The funny thing about using more natural products in my routine was that I thought using natural on my face was enough. Unfortunately your skin absorbs a lot more than you think and your body has a larger surface area. Even so, I often overlook it. I was able to try out this body lotion and the travel size I received lasted me about a week. It has a light texture and absorbs very quickly. I loved the light lavender scent of the Calming Body Lotion and the full size of 8 fl. oz is only $9.99 USD or $18.99 CAD on Well.ca.
When I first used the lavender scented Calming Body Lotion, I immediately smiled because of how good it smelled! The application was also very smooth because it was very close to a watery cream texture rather than a thick lotion. I loved applying this and was sad when it finished, but it was a very generous travel size. The only downside to the body lotion was that it wasn’t heavy enough for the harsh Canadian winter and would probably be more appropriate for a Spring/Summer lotion.