28 Jun 2012

Acure Organics pt.2

Time to review some more of my Acure Organics purchases, once again, sorry for the lack of post's. Almost immediately after I orderded this lot, Acure came out with some new products that I am hoping to try soon, particularly the Cell Stimulating Facial Mask and the Leave-In Conditioner Argan Oil & Argan Stem Cell.

I'll start off by reviewing the Radical Age Reversal Treatment and the Day Cream. I used the Day Cream in the morning after washing my face, then the Radical Age Reversal Treatment at night over rosehip oil. I especially liked the Day Cream purely for the smell, it smells incredibly yummy alhtough I can't quite put my finger on the scent, almost like bubblegum, and did a good job of moisturising my skin for the day. The Radical Age Reversal Treatment was not a favourite I have to admit, not because of any negative effects, but the smell wasn't very nice and I found it wasn't really moisturising enough. I do understand that it doesn't claim to be a moisturiser, but personally I don't see much point in applying 4 products at night when I can use 3. I do think that this would be good for someone who doesn't need the extra moisture. Other than that I didn't mind using it, my skin did seem to look nicer in the morning.
The only downfall with these bottles is it is ridiculously hard to get the last bit out of the bottom, im not quite sure what to do with it as my finger doesn't fit in there.
Overall, I would purchase the Day Cream again but probably not the Age Reversal as I have no real use for it at the moment.

Day Cream $16.40
Organic curoxidant blend (organic euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry), organic rosa canina (rosehips), organic punica granatum (pomegranate), organic calendula officinalis (calendula), organic matricaria recutita (chamomile), fair trade certified organic aspalanthus linearis (rooibos), organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, cetearyl alcohol, fair trade certified organic theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, organic carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, glyceryl stearate SE (vegetable derived), vegetable glycerin, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, infusion of organic calendula officinalis flower in fair trade certified organic olea europaea (olive) oil, glucono delta lactone (fermented sugar), centella asiatica (gotu kola) stem cell culture, marrubium vulgare (white horehound) stem cell culture echinacea stem cell culture, lactobacillus/fermented resveratrol extract, organic argan oil, CoQ10, olive leaf extract, organic chlorella pyrenoidosa (chlorella growth factor), citrus reticulata (red mandarin) oil, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), organic oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, potassium sorbate, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) bud oil

Radical Age Reversal Treatment $25.90
Organic curoxidant blend (organic euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry), organic rosa canina (rosehips), organic punica granatum (pomegranate), organic calendula officinalis (calendula), organic matricaria recutita (chamomile), fair trade certified organic aspalanthus linearis (rooibos), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, persea americana (avocado) oil, vegetable glycerin, prunus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, glyceryl stearate (vegetable derived), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, glucose (sugar), glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (milk & sugar enzymes), 0rganic chlorella pyrenoidosa (chlorella growth factor), organic oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, organic argania spinosa (argan) oil, hypericum perforatum (St. Johnswort) oil, essential oils of lavandula angustifolia (French lavender), citrus reticulata (red mandarin) oil, thymus mastichina (marjoram), anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile) & nardastachus jatamansi (spikenard), xanthan gum

I am currently using the Line Eraser as a night cream for around my eyes and mouth and it seems to be doing a good job. It has gone a little bit grainy in the pot, which im not sure why, but it smooths out and melts once ive patted it into my skin. I like using a balm type eye cream as I don't have to worry about mass waste from liquid pumps that squirt out too much product. The Line Eraser smells delicious too, the lavender really stands out. As for the Balancing Rose and Red Tea Facial Toner, I hadn't been using this until recently as it dried my skin out too much and the Radical Age Reversal Treatment wasn't putting enough moisture back in. It's from my own impatient stupidity though, I didn't want to wait for the cream cleanser to come back in stock so I ordered the Gel Cleanser, so this toner on top of that was just too much for my skin and stripped it of all moisture. Anywho, Now that I have started using a more nourishing/hydrating night cream (review to come), I have started using this toner again and I can see the difference. I think I will at some stage switch back to my beloved Pukka Herbs Rosewater because I love spraying fresh rosewater on my face, and I don't particularly like the smell of witch hazel, but this is good for now.

Line Eraser $17.26
Organic safflower oil, organic jojoba oil, organic beeswax, organic argan oil, fair trade certified organic olive oil, organic carnauba, organic starflower (borage) oil, organic essential oils of bulgarian lavender and rose.

Facial Toner $13.81
Fair trade certified organic rooibos, organic calendula, organic chamomile, organic witch hazel, organic bulgarian rose water (hydrasol), organic glycerin.

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