Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Cleanser* [Review]
I love this cleanser so much! It gets my face clean without any irritation, leaves my skin feeling great, and smells incredible to boot! Total win in my book. The mini was kindly sent to me, but I was quick to restock with the full size as soon as it ran out.
Repurchase? Yes, I already have.
Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion
Two cleanser loves in the same month! I started using Weleda's Cleansing Lotion when my skin was acting up over the summer and even though it's pretty well back to normal now, the cleanser has stayed a part of my regular rotation. This is my second tube of the stuff, and while I don't think I'll be buying another immediately, I'll likely rebuy it at some point in the future. With only six or seven ingredients, it's a great product for sensitive skin or anyone looking for a good, gentle, no frills cleanser.
Repurchase? Yes, just not right away.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Non-Scents Shampoo & Baby Wash [Review]
I've gone through a few of these body washes and while the actual product is great, I haven't loved any of the scents I've tried. I thought I'd circumvent the issue by buying the Non-Scents (unscented) and adding my own essential oils, but that didn't work as well as I'd hoped either. Without any scent, this wash has a decently strong smell from the base ingredients, and it ended up overpowering any essential oils I mixed in.
Repurchase? Maybe. I haven't tried the Orange Vanilla yet, so I may give that one a try before I write these off entirely.
Acure Unscented Cocoa Butter + CoQ10 Body Lotion [Review]
I've gone through a few different lotions this year, but Acure's is the one I keep coming back to. It rubs in without a lot of effort, but it also hydrates very well, so you aren't left sacrificing hydration for ease of absorption. It's also free of emulsifying wax, which you'll notice pops up in a lot of lotion ingredient lists.
Repurchase? Definitely! This has become a staple in my routine.
Intelligent Nutrients Destress Express Dry Skin Therapy
One of the great things about Intelligent Nutrients is that they regularly give out samples of new products before they're released, asking only for honest feedback in return (follow them on Twitter to catch the next time they do this.) The unmarked tube in my photo is, I believe, an earlier incarnation of the Destress Express Dry Skin Therapy. It's seriously magic on dry feet, especially in the winter. The price ($29 for 3.75 oz) and my current stash of products are the only things holding me back from immediately restocking. Intelligent Nutrients products are also not the easiest to get my hands on here.
Zuzu Luxe The Mascara in Onyx [Review]
I don't even bother trying new mascaras very often anymore since I inevitably end up coming back to this one. The two main selling points for me? It never irritates my eyes and once it's on, it doesn't budge (until you take it off that is - removing it is not a problem either.)
Repurchase? Yes! I have many times before, and I just stocked up on a couple more tubes in December.
Madre Bees Organic Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
I've been getting one of the Madre Bees (now Sierra Bees) lip balms free in every iherb order for the last several months and I was especially excited to try the cocoa butter one. Badger's Creamy Cocoa Cocoa Butter Lip Balm is one of my all-time favorites, but sadly the Madre Bees didn't come close to the high standard set by that one. It's a lot lighter in consistency than Badger's and the cocoa butter smell seemed a little fake (even though it isn't.)
Repurchase? Madre/Sierra Bees lip balms, yes. The cocoa butter one, probably not.
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