When I first tried Epiphany Soapworks, it was when I received the Epiphany Soapworks Cleansing Face Mask to try out. They also sent me two bars of soap as well. I’ve found it a bit hard to find good bar soap. A lot of it contains ingredients that can be irritating to my skin. Because of this, I tend to stick to what I know when it comes to soap and rarely try new brands. I’m glad that I was able to give two bar soaps from Epiphany Soapworks a try. They have eight different kinds. Not only do they have different scents, but they each have their own skin care purpose. They sent me the Exfoliate Bar and the Energize Bar to try out.
Epiphany Soapworks Exfoliate Bar Claims: “Your skin will feel silky smooth after using this bar. Handcrafted with a blend of lemongrass essential oils and fresh poppy seeds, this bar makes for an incredible all-natural exfoliant.“
Epiphany Soapworks Energize Bar Claims:“Spring to life with this tingly blend of peppermint and citrus essential oils, the perfect combination for lifeless mornings.“
If you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, then chances are that you already know the news – but this weekend I’ll be doing a Meet & Greet event at the 100% Pure location in Berkeley, CA! Once my blog post went live on their site, a lot of you were messaging asking what else was up my sleeve. I’m so so so SO excited about this and really hope that I can meet any of you who happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area! 100% Pure is a cruelty-free brand that offers makeup, nail polish, skin care, and hair care. It’s all natural and a lot of 100% Pure products are also vegan.
Going to the store is also a treat because you can try so many of the products, get product suggestions from their friendly and knowledgeable staff and, at this event, say hi to me! I love the Berkeley store location. It’s in such a cute neighborhood (with an awesome tea shop across the street) and it’s fun to be able to swatch lipstick shades, color match foundations, and get a mini facial there.
I first tried the Kopari Coconut Melt several months ago at an event several months ago and loved how it felt on my skin. Kopari recently sent me the full size of the Kopari Coconut Melt, and I was so so excited to receive this product. I first mentioned it in my Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide, and saw it in a few other videos, and a lot of people were asking how it could be different than regular coconut oil. In this review, I’ll talk about how I use this multi-purpose cruelty-free product and how it differs.
Claims:“This is the holy grail of coconut oil. We’re talking straight up, 100% organic and unrefined coconut oil that’s so pure it’s absurd. This mother of all multitaskers is the ultimate all-over skin moisturizing, under eye rescuing, hair deep-conditioning, belly-balming, baby skin soothing, beauty in a bottle for your whole bod.“
The Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream has been on my “must-try” list for months. I finally picked up this cruelty-free foundation from Citrine Natural Beauty Bar a while ago, and couldn’t wait to do a Foundation Friday video using it. This is the first Jane Iredale product that I have tried, but I have heard a lot of great things about this cruelty-free and natural beauty brand. In this post, you can read my review of the Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream, and watch the Foundation Friday video where I demo this cruelty-free foundation and do check-ins throughout the day.
Claims:“Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin. Our mineral-based formula nourishes your complexion and helps protect skin from UV and free radical damage.Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance, minimizes appearance of pores and wrinkles, and may help to fade uneven pigmentation. Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that exfoliates, refines and rejuvenates the skin. Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in moisturizing vitamin E. Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin.”
I have been on a bit of a foundation, BB cream, and CC cream shopping binge lately. Because I love the sunscreens from COOLA, I picked up their COOLA Rosilliance BB Cream to try out as well. This tinted moisturizer has all the benefits of their sunscreens but also claims to perfect skin tone and moisturize skin. I was eager to try it out and see how well it worked.
Claims:“COOLA R?silliance™ SPF 30 BB+ Cream is our skin-perfecting tinted moisturizer to help boost your naturally luminescent glow and support fresh, healthy-looking skin. Our mineral broad spectrum SPF 30 formula offers a barely-there feel, while a sheer tinted coverage blends and perfects your skin tone. A proprietary bouquet of Rose Stem Cells offers an advanced bio-complex to smooth, moisturize and replenish your skin’s natural resilience and improve visible signs of aging for radiant, soft and youthful-looking skin.”
The launch of the 100% Pure Second Skin Foundation was highly anticipated by those in both the cruelty-free beauty and natural beauty spaces. It claimed to be a natural finish foundation that offered skincare benefits and buildable coverage. When it became available, I ordered it immediately to try out. In this post I not only review the foundation, but I also included a demo video where I show how it applies and how it wears over time on my skin.
Claims:“A serum foundation formulated with olive squalane, anti-aging antioxidants, pure fruit pigments and vitamins. Delivering adjustable coverage, a natural finish, and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance like nothing you’ve ever felt before. This skin-perfecting formula is as healthy as it is luxurious.”