26 August 2014

Scentuals Bodycare Part I: Lips

Towards the beginning of the summer, I was contacted by Scentuals Bodycare and sent a box of goodies to try out.  Scentuals is a natural bath and body care company that handmakes all its products in British Columbia, Canada.   Like many other natural companies, the line was created by Mai Mowrey, after a family illness spurred her on to research and learn about the toxic impact of conventional personal care products.  Scentuals sources pure, natural ingredients and aims to provide great quality bath and body care at an affordable price point.

The company has an extensive product line up and was generous enough to send me several things to try, so I'm going to review everything in two parts.  Today I want to talk about all things lips.


100% Natural Lip Conditioners
If you like your lip balms thick and buttery, these are worth checking out.  Made with shea and cocoa butters and coconut, jojoba, castor seed, and hemp oils, they're some of the richest, creamiest lip balms I've used.  They're pretty well matte on the lips and make a great base for lipstick, and they also smell divine.  The Vanilla Citrus smells just like a creamsicle, while the Chocolate Mousse scent reminds me of chocolate ice cream.


100% Natural Tinted Lip Moisturizers 
With a similar formula to the lip conditioners, these tinted balms combine moisture and color.  They're not your run of the mill, barely there tinted lip balms either.  Three of the four shades actually pack a serious punch of color.


Sultry - "a sexy shimmery bronze with a cinnamon flavour."  Sultry is the most shimmery of the bunch and also one of the more pigmented.  The cinnamon scent is pretty light.

Bombshell - "a classic merlot red with cherry flavour."  My favorite of the four, Bombshell is a deeper red with some berry tones.  It has no noticeable shimmer and is basically as pigmented as a lipstick.

Passion - "a sophisticated dark pink with citrus flavour."  Passion also has visible shimmer, but not nearly as much as Sultry.  I like the citrus scent and the color is probably the most natural of the bunch.  It makes a good, everyday lip.

Flirt - "an innocent, shimmery pink with wild rose flavour."  I can see the shimmer in the tube and in the swatch, but I really don't notice it on the lips.  Flirt is the most sheer of the four, giving the lips just a hint of pink.  It's a pretty color, but the rose scent is not my cup of tea.


The Bottom Line
With the exception of Flirt - which is really just a scent preference - I'm pretty smitten with all of these.  The colors are beautiful and both the untinted lip conditioners and the tinted lip moisturizers do a good job protecting and hydrating your lips.  I expect they'll be great in the colder months as well.

I've got lots more Scentuals products to talk about, so keep an eye out for Part II.  In the meantime, Scentuals has offered a 20% discount for my readers with the code caitie_20.  If you're in Canada, the company also offers free shipping on orders of $75+.

You can also follow Scentuals on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.  Watch for sales + giveaways - they're very generous on social media!


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16 comments:

  1. Lovely review and some great colours there! Especially like Passion x

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    1. Thanks! Passion is one of my favorites too :)

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  2. Great review! I love Scentuals! I just did their body care and will be doing the lip one soon - so funny I was sent all the same ones! ;-) I think my fave lip color is Flirt and I love the Citrus Vanilla lip conditioner - I think I've eaten more than has actually gone on my lips...lol

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    1. I saw your post and thought the same thing, but I don't have Google+ set up (yet?) so I wasn't able to leave a comment. The Citrus Vanilla is so yummy, isn't it?

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  3. I love those tints! Great review and pictures! I'll be writing mine soon too!

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    1. They're pretty fantastic, aren't they? I'm looking forward to your post :)

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  4. Great review! I loooove lip balms, so this looks right up my alley, and Bombshell looks amazing. xx

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    1. Thanks Liz! Bombshell really surprised me. I don't usually go for reds, but the color is beautiful. I was worried when I first saw how pigmented it was, but the deeper, berry tones somehow make it that much more wearable for me :D

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  5. Looks like a lovely company with some great products. I like the sound of Chocolate Mousse balm and Flirt is a pretty colour, although I'm also not a fan of Rose scents which you mentioned

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    1. The Chocolate Mousse smells so good, I think you'd enjoy it! I'm fussy about rose scents - pretty much hit or miss for me - and unfortunately this one was a miss :(

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  6. Wow! I've already said this to Sabrina when she wrote a post about this brand, but my oh my they're so generous sending you all of these beautiful goodies!<3 xx

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    1. You're right, they've been very generous! I was pretty blown away when the box showed up full of everything :D

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  7. Love love LOVE that bombshell lip tint! I will definitely have to check this company out! :)

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  8. Wow, Bombshell is absolutely stunning!

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    1. Isn't it?! I feel like it's the kind of color that would look good on just about everyone too!

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