Alright, I took a little break from the blog posts to really focus on organizing and thoroughly testing new products. I did that so I could give you as much info as possible and not just a first impression but a true, put to the test, overview/review. Today we're discussing The Organic Skin Co. This is a brand that I had tried their skincare and some of there makeup several months ago and then they sent more makeup related products to do a full face pretty much. It's a really cool brand they're certified vegan, cruelty free and Bio Gro. Keep reading for more info.
Sticking with the brand's mission and drive there's several points of discussion here. The first being that this is part of the "green beauty" movement. For those who are looking for organic makeup and a more "clean" approach to their makeup (and skincare) I would point you in this direction for sure. They are also one of the more transparent companies I've ever dealt with. Everything you want to know about what's in this or that product is available for you on their site.
I'm going to give you some claims from the company but there is so much information so I'm going to link you directly to the about page and the low down as well.
"We make products with a strong commitment to this planet we call home and using organic and natural ingredients so pure they make your skin sing."
"We love our ingredients! We spend a lot of time sourcing them and we make sure we list each and every one of them on our packaging, so that you know what you’re getting."
We know! We know! We bang on about supercritical extraction all the time. It’s front and center on our packaging and in all our product descriptions. But that’s because it’s important to us. In many ways, it sums up who we are and what we’re trying to achieve with our makeup and skincare – namely, to create products which not only look and feel great, but which are truly good for your skin.
So, what is supercritical extraction, exactly? Well, this is where things get a bit sciencey, but in a nutshell, supercritical extraction is a breakthrough in herbal extraction; the cleanest, purest way to extract all of a plant’s goodness and deliver it to your skin.
Here’s a few reasons why it’s so amazing and why we pride ourselves on being world leaders when it comes to using the technology:
Unlike many other extraction techniques, it’s not reliant on chemical solvents (like alcohol) to extract a plant’s nutrients. Instead, it makes use of a harmless natural gas (CO2) found in the air we breathe and absorbed by plants all around us. The extraction process involves using this natural gas (CO2), which is compressed until it is a semi-liquid. Working at low temperatures, it’s then ‘washed through’ the plant or herb, collecting all of its key nutritive compounds (that’s the really good stuff, the kind of stuff other extraction techniques generally fail to capture).
Equally important, the extracts are extremely concentrated as they are full extractions, including essential oils as well as other water-soluble and fat-soluble substances from the plants we use. The end product is an extract that is all-natural, wonderfully pure, and super potent (in fact our extracts are often upwards of 50 times stronger than conventional extracts!).
Sciencey, right? Hopefully, the explanation above gives you a little bit of insight into this amazing technology, but all you really need to know is that it delivers the full spectrum of nature’s benefits straight to your skin. Our products don’t just smell, look and feel great, they’re good for you too."
For each product that you purchase they will plant one tree, which I'll also link the info about that as well.
Picture above is right after doing my makeup and has no filter on it.
Ok getting into the makeup:
My big hits are: Fresh Canvas, Primp and Prime, and Hide and Seek Cream Concealer. I love the majority of the line actually but I'm super particular about base products, it's my favorite part of doing my makeup, and I'm also the hardest on those products when testing them because I know what I like.
Fresh Canvas is what surprised me the most. I thought this would be a "tinted" moisturizer/bb cream type of product which I have some that I love, but I thought it would not act/perform as an actual foundation even though it's labeled as a liquid foundation. So, I went in with my kabuki brush to apply this ( you know me, I rarely use a sponge). I was so surprised at how even the coverage was. I truly thought it would be this sheer wash of pigment. I was wrong. Don't get me wrong it is a lighter coverage in my mind, but it blends out so well and very even. It didn't cover up absolutely everything on my face but I didn't expect it to either. So I used the Hide and Seek Cream Concealer to add a little more coverage in the areas that needed it. Which proved ideal for covering up a spots on the face.
The Primp and Prime is the second thing that blew me away. I used shade Rose Gold under the foundation. It felt amazing it was a nice cream texture. It wasn't overly metallic, glittery, or intense, it was like your skin had the most radiant complexion ever. I used the shade Lunar on the tops of the cheek bones which is a little more iridescent in the the color shift. When I say that my base was the perfect amount of luminosity , that would be an understatement. Let me be clear, it didn't look super dewy or too much glow going on. It looked like the healthiest skin I've ever had. Which is what I want people. I don't want to look like I'm bare faced with barely anything going on, nor do I want to wear so much makeup that it looks like a mask. This was stunning. It also wore really well through out the day, it didn't separate, it didn't get too dewy, but it's hydrating enough to really smooth out fine lines and plump the skin up.
They have a stunning lip gloss that is really pigmented and lipsticks that have really nice pigment but also feel really hydrating without moving around on your face very much.
The liquid liner is a brush tip applicator which is quite long and it's the richest most intense brown that I've ever seen in a liquid liner. No lie. I have a hard time using the applicator because I'm used to felt tips that are really short but the color is so gorgeous that I'm determined to used it.
Moving onto the skincare that I've tried, my favorite is The Good Oil which is Honeysuckle and Turmeric facial oil. As you know Turmeric is one of my favorite skincare ingredients. It's 1 oz in beautiful glass but more like porcelain feeling bottle with the wooden/bamboo top like all the products. I've went through one of these already. It smells like turmeric to me, which I learned to love the smell of. It only take a few drops and I prefer to press oil in and up when I apply it to the skin, or sometimes I used a quartz roller. I apply all my oils that way with the "push and press" method (I think that's what it's called). That way it won't ball up the previous products I've used in the routine (cause you know I have a lot of steps). I press it in firmly so hopefully it will penetrate the skin more deeply. It's beautiful.
I also love the two creams which are Hydration Agent and Daily Rituals. I truly can't decide which one I like more. I rotate them back and forth. Hydration Agent is Vanilla and Amaranth. It houses Calendula which is a natural antioxidant, has antiseptic benefits, it's great for dry/dehydrated skin and stimulates collagen production. I wouldn't consider myself dry very much but I think hydration is the key to helping your skin along in treatments that may sensitize the skin and keep it from going into a downward spiral that happens while using some pretty intense treatments. I say that because currently I'm testing a strong retinol and I'm trying to keep my skin from hitting that "flaking" stage and so far it hasn't done that.
Daily Rituals is Rosehip and Orange moisturizer. It houses another ingredient that I love which is Seabuckthorn. It also has Licorice and 5 more extracts or "supercritical extracts" as they call it. It's a more balancing type of formula. It's nice and luxurious formula. Where as the previous one is more beneficial for dehydrated and dry skin and is a little more intense which hydration. This one is to keep your moisture level in check and balanced. It's great for day or night but I tend to use it in the morning to prepare a good base for my makeup to go on.
Those are the products I have. There are many more. Another thing I love is that on the product page of each product it will give you the exact percentage of organic ingredients in that product specifically. They are so transparent and up front with you with exactly what you're getting instead of just saying "natural" or "organic" and that's it. They're very detailed, like an open book. There is so much information on their site that you feel like you truly know them after reading their story. I didn't think this company would blow me away because I try so many different companies but they did. I have so much respect for them.
I'll link their website here: www.theorganicskinco.com
It's not an affiliate link. They sent me products for consideration and I very much appreciate it.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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