When it comes to my face I am very particular. I am particular about things touching my skin (dirty phones, peoples hands, etc), which products I use, and especially how I cleanse my skin. Ever since I was a young girl I have always received compliments on my complexion. Yes, maybe it's in my genes but I also believe good skin comes from good skin care. When I was a teenager I read everything I could on proper skin care. I didn't want to be the typical teenager with acne and greasy skin. I learned to use warm water to open my pores before cleansing and to use cold water to close the pores back up. I learned my face needs to be cleansed morning & night and that going to bed with make-up on is a big no-no! Needless to say I learned a lot and over the years it has paid off.
|Skin as soft as my baby's!|
Now nearing my mid-30's I am realizing even more how important it is to properly care for my skin. One area I realized needed improvement was my facial products. For years I used the same face wash and moisturizer, but these two products were full of chemicals. Furthermore, the ingredients in them were not made to nourish and restore my skin cells. If I wanted my skin to stay looking young I needed to find products that would do just that!
Well, I started trying new facial cleansers, toners and moisturizers. I bought several different organic and "natural" brands at our local health food store and each one disappointed in one way or another. Last summer I had an opportunity to review some organic sun screens from Sweetsation Therapy and noticed they carried a facial line full of healthy ingredients. I started using their organic facial line and fell in LOVE! The same owners opened a new sister company called Skin QR Organics. Same quality products, different name. I was naturally thrilled when asked to review for them.
I was sent Skin QR Organic's Fraiche Organic Gentle Foaming Cleanser , Magnifi'C Organic Brightening Toner , and L'or de Lys Organic Bio-Restorative Cream. I am every bit as pleased with these 3 products as I was with the others I was using from Sweetsation Therapy. The organic foaming face wash is light and fluffy and yet cleanses and removes make up with ease. I love the way my skin feels after I use it! I also love the sweet jasmine scent. The toner is refreshing and leaves my skin feeling revived. I like that this toner is not harsh to the skin and does not leave a burning sensation as most toners do. Lastly, the moisturizer (restorative cream) goes on nice and smooth. It is not thick and greasy and leaves my skin feeling nourished and moisturized without feeling heavy.
I find this is most important when choosing a moisturizer. I can't tell you how many bad moisturizers I have tried that were heavy and greasy feeling. Heavy moisturizers have always caused me break outs. I have not had one break out since using the Skin QR Organics facial line! This is saying a lot too considering I just went through pregnancy and post-partum hormone fluctuations. Best of all, after using this facial line for a couple weeks a dry patch I had on my forehead for months and months completely disappeared! My skin is noticeably softer and feels nice and smooth. This goes to prove that using facial products with real healthy and organic ingredients makes a world of difference to our skin. Like our bodies, our skin needs to nourished as well. I know my skin is thanking me. I don't ever want to go back to using cheap over the counter products on my face ever again!
Key Ingredients that make these products so great:
Fraiche Organic Gentle Foaming Cleanser- Papaya, Black Willow Bark and Vitamin C help to keep your skin soft and clear, by gentle exfoliation. Papaya fruit contains the enzyme papain, which has wonderful exfoliating properties - removing dead skin, and specifically damaged skin. The enzyme Papain is considered to have great antibacterial and wound healing abilities and it assists in removing damaged and dead skin. Papaya Extract helps reduce freckles or brown spots due to exposure to sunlight. It has skin smoothing properties and helps to create a healthier looking skin. Apple Extract Contains an alpha-hydroxy acid, which refines and rejuvenates the skin. It is best known for it's moisturizing and anti-aging properties, making it perfect for dry or mature skin. It also has exceptional elastase inhibition activity, making it suitable for treatments aimed at maintaining the skin's youthful elasticity. Watermelon extract, rich in Vitamin C. It supports the UV-stressed immune system of the skin and can be used to prevent photo-aging. This extract also helps to protect the skin from every day toxins and promotes cell-renewal. Cucumber Extract and Green Tea have wonderful anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties, rich in vitamins C and E, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair, they are a natural source of powerful antioxidants. Kelp, Calendula and Chamomile nourish, soften and sooth the skin as well as help skin retain moisture.
Magnifi'C Organic Brightening Toner- Rich in Vitamin C this toner packs a punch in the fight against free radicals and sun damage, lightening and brightening your complection. Bilberry, Sugar Cane and Lemon Extract help to lighten sun spots. Papaya and Ananas Enzymes like natural alpha hydroxy acids help to exfoliate and renew the skin. AHA’s loosen the top layer of dead cells (primarily composed of keratin) while on the other hand enzymes dissolve the keratinized layer. Papaya and pineapple are great sources of proteolytic (protein dissolving) plant enzymes. Papaya is great for blemishes, mature skin, large pores, and sun spots. Raspberry Extract made up of a powerful blend of antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin and catechins fight against age related skin damage. ellagic acid present in raspberries prevents elasticity of skin from degradation as well as enhances elasticity in aged skin. The antioxidant levels of this toner bring a perfect balance to a skin care regime.
L'or de Lys Organic Bio-Restorative Cream- Lightweight pampering formula containing unique cocktail of fruit extracts and rich in Ellagic acid, an antioxidant found in raspberries, strawberries and cranberries, protects against ultraviolet damage by blocking production of matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that break down collagen. Spirulina, Cucumber and Sea Kelp deliver continuous hydration and keep your skin supple and fresh. Watermelon, rich in Vitamin C and naturally occurring carbohydrates and amino acids supports the UV-stressed immune system of the skin and can be used to prevent photo-aging. This extract also helps to protect the skin from every day toxins and promotes cell-renewal. Silk Amino Acids (18 types) and Co Q10 enzyme aid in moisture loss, cellular renewal and collagen production as well as support cell energy giving you silky velvet, smooth glowing skin. Reishi mushroom carries Asiatic Acid to the cells for damage restoration, fading of sun spots and damage, wrinkle reduction, and boosting of cellular hydration.
Amazing huh? Can your facial products match up to this?
Skin QR Organics wants 3 lucky Happily Domestic readers to try these 3 products. For this contest there will be 3 winners!!!
- First winner will receive a full size bottle of Fraiche Organic Gentle Foaming Cleanser.
- Second winner will receive a full size bottle of Magnifi'C Organic Brightening Toner.
- Third winner will receive a full size bottle of L'or de Lys Organic Bio-Restorative Cream.
Thank you to Skin QR Organics who provided me with the facial products mentioned above free of charge for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received.
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