Saturday, December 17, 2011

Skin Free for Healthy Skin [Review]

As the name suggests, Skin Free is all about providing the highest quality, natural and organic body products, free of toxic chemicals such as fragrance, artificial colors and scents, petroleum, or any other toxic chemical. As I was browsing the information on the Skin Free website, I read the Testimonials page. I was amazed by the number of people who have greatly benefited from using Skin Free products. I have always had sensitive and dry skin, so I was confident that Skin Free could also help me, especially because of the great ratings on EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Let me tell you about the Basic Four Gift Set package that I have been using during the past 2 weeks.

Skin Free – Basic Four Gift Set

The Skin Free Basic Four Gift Set contains one of the following items. Currently, Skin Free has a Holiday Pricing promotion for several of their products and gift sets. The Basic Four Gift Set retails for $40.00 $32.00.

Super Moisture Body Balm
     $14.99 $10.99
After Shower Moisture Spritz            $12.99 $10.00
Niaouli Butter Stick                  $7.99
Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar    $4.50 $3.00
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

Super Moisture Body Balm

Review: The Super Moisture Body Balm is some thick stuff! Very moisturizing and stays on for a long time.  The Super Moisturize Body Balm is a little greasy, but in a moisturizing, shiny kind of way. I love putting the Body Balm on my freshly shaven legs because the balm gives them a nice shine. Give the Body Balm some time to absorb into the skin because you will “moisturize” whatever you touch. I also love the warm, almond/nutty smell of the Super Moisture Body Balm. 

My Uses: I used the Super Moisture Body Balm mainly on my legs and my hands. Since the temperatures have become colder, the Body Balm became lumpy. I took the lid off, put my finger inside and scooped the Balm out. Once the Balm touched my skin, it melted and I could spread it. I also recommend putting it a warm cup/bowl/pot of water instead of putting it in the microwave (I try to limit my use of the microwave). 

The Good
The Not So Good
100% butter/oil
Becomes lumpy in colder temperatures
Instant and noticeable moisture
Contains soy (if you are allergic)
Warm, almond smell

Healing (it works!)

After Shower Moisture Spritz

Review: I shook the bottle and sprayed the After Shower Moisture Spritz on my body right after I got out of the shower. I do not usually put moisturizer all over my body, but if I did, this would be a quicker method. However, I still needed to rub the oils into the skin. I would probably use the After Shower Moisture Spritz on the weekends when I have time to let the oils soak into my skin.

My Uses: Sprayed on my body after the shower. I could see myself using the After Shower Moisturize Spritz on my legs all the time. Another great use of the After Shower Moisturize Spritz would be to soother sunburned skin without touching it.

The Good
The Not So Good
Quick method to apply all over body
Still had to rub it in

Niaouli Butter Stick

Review: The Niaouli Butter Stick is also some thick stuff! Very moisturizing and stays on for a long time, but is not greasy. I particularly loved the smell.  I could not stop smelling my hands after I put it on. To use the Niaouli Butter Stick, you push it up from the bottom (like a push pop). I had a little trouble at first because I did not want to send it flying completely out. I recommend taking your time when you push it up.

My Uses: I used the Niaouli Butter Stick for my chapped lips, dry/red cheeks, and dry hands. After a couple uses, my chapped lips and cheeks were much better! I am going to try next on my rough feet (from the heels at work and running).

The Good
The Not So Good
Very moisturizing
Stick is a little hard to push up
Long lasting
Thickness makes it hard to apply
Not greasy

Smells great

Healing (it works!)

Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar

Review: The Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar is my new favorite soap! I have been using this soap for about 2 weeks and my skin has never felt dry.  That is because the Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar is “superfat.” The soap is made with oils that clean and moisturize your skin. But do not be afraid, the soap lathers up very well! I love that the soap is free of fragrance and colorants because sometimes, the fragrance is too strong.

Out of all natural and organic soaps I have tried, the Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar is the best because it cleans well and moisturizes well. No dry skin afterwards!

My Uses: I used the soap on my body. I also used the Extra Moisturizing Soap as a shampoo bar and my hair was clean, soft, and looked amazing! A great alternative to the Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar mixture I have been using.

The Good
The Not So Good
The bar is too small :)
No toxic chemicals/ingredients

Great for sensitive skin

Overall Review: I loved all of the Skin Free products and would highly recommend them to anyone with or without skin problems. My skin never dried out and was always moisturized. The Niaouli Butter Stick definitely healed some problem areas. Be sure to use the products within one year because they are free of preservatives.

Giveaway for a $30 gift certificate to Skin Free coming soon!

Disclosure: I received the sample from Skin Free in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my personal experiences. This review is objective and completely honest.


My Beautiful World said...

Thanks for sharing my friend.So nice to catch up again, Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012

Always Wendy

Yona Williams said...

I really like the way you point out the good and not so good of the products. Thanks for the review.

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