** I received free products in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own. **
I am a total all natural junkie, green living, organic food, all natural beauty product addict, so when this opportunity popped up to review this brand's all natural skin care line, I jumped right at it. Yes please!! I am always on the lookout for new skin care products, body care, make up, anything that will help me or my kids or pre teen with healthier skin care.
I was anxious to try this cleanser after reading all of the good reviews and the ingredients, so as soon as my package arrived, I tore the box open and immediately started opening everything so I could check consistency and scent. This was the first product I opened and tried, naturally, since it's the cleanser and we all know, this is your first step in the whole process!
I think the scent is just lovely but could possibly be slightly overpowering for those who prefer a much lighter scent or even unscented. It is not lingering however and it does not smell fake, full of alcohol or anything icky. Just a very nice, fresh, clean scent. The lavender is what will hit your senses first and although that isn't one of my favorite scents, I know some absolutely love it. Plus, lavender is exceptionally good for your skin in many ways. (The fact that you can smell the lavender and it smells real and like true lavender, tells me that this brand uses pure oils and pure ingredients!)
Rosemary, aloe, grapefruit seed, lavender, calendula, all of it is in this bottle and then some. I am happy with all of the ingredients and think they are all the ingredients needed to create a top notch cleanser! The ingredient list also tells me that this cleanser would be great for all skin types and help with skin conditions ranging from acne prone to aging to dark spots to dullness and roughness. So, that also added to my 4 star review.
Why then did I make this a 4 star review? I love suds and lather and I do realize that maybe not everybody does. (Which is why I am explaining my 4 star review here!) This could be somebody's 5 star review. Now, it does lather but, it isn't as much as I would have liked it to be or would have expected it to be. It does make my skin feel clean but I do think that if there were more suds, it would possibly feel cleaner.
I did not break out or have any adverse affects from this cleanser and I did have noticeably softer skin, immediately after the first use. Alone, I can't tell you if it would help with any skin concerns, since I did use this product with 3 other Azure naturals products and together, they are superb! While they may not be my all time favorite, they sure are on my list to replenish when I am close to being out.
Before I go further, here is some text I copied and pasted from Azure Naturals on Amazon. Just to give you a better idea :
OCEAN MINERALS WORK! When properly layered, all Azure Naturals products are specially formulated to maximize the anti-aging benefits of one another. Age spots diminish, blemished fade, fine line fill in, collagen is boosted, and your skin glows. Plus anti-radiation properties found in these seaweeds protect skin from daily and long term sun damage and aging.
HOW DOES IT WORK? The secret is the Phytochemicals, Polysaccharides and Bioavailable oceanic minerals and micro minerals working together to activate enzyme promoting skin cell repair & renewal and encourage collagen production to restore firmness & elasticity to help prevent premature aging of skin, giving you repaired, nourished and more youthful looking skin. Azure Naturals ocean mineral skin care is a truly restorative skin care line for all skin types.
HOW DO YOU RECEIVE OPTIMAL RESULTS? Start using products with anti-aging benefits in your late twenties or early thirties. Use this wonderful deep hydration seaweed mask daily to enjoy its gentle, deep cleansing benefits for a more even skin tone and smoother complexion.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Our 100% natural seaweed is sustainably, ocean-friendly harvested. Made in the USA With The Highest Quality Natural and Organic Ingredients Available: free of additives, fillers or any other unnecessary ingredients. Cruelty Free and Never Tested On Animals!
ONE YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: We are so confident that we have created the best Natural and Organic skin care products available we back all of our products by a 365-day, 100% Hassle-Free, Money Back Guarantee. If you don't absolutely love any of our products we will give you a full refund, including shipping as long as you purchase from Azure Naturals!
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I must say, when I layer all 4 of their products that I received, it really feels like a refreshing, expensive, spa experience. I am all for pampering myself and wish I had more time to do so. I also am very content with how soft my skin is since using these products. While I may not have had any massive changes just yet, to be fair, I have only been using this line for about 4 weeks. Have I noticed a change in fine lines, uneven skin tone, smaller pores? No. But, I do see an improvement in brightness and healthier looking skin. That's enough for me to say that I recommend this line for anybody who wants to escape and can't spend the money or the time at a luxurious spa resort.
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