Review Time || Skincare Gifts from Beauty by Britanie


The beautiful and wonderful Britanie of Beauty by Britanie was having several wonderful giveaways months ago which I entered in. As a long time follower, Britanie’s passion for health (body, mind, soul) and beauty always intrigued me, inspiring me to further look into  more skin care products. To my surprise, I was chosen as a winner for an amazing package of love! Thank you to Britanie and Wild Ginger Apothecary for the lovely products! I wanted to give these wonderful products a try for a few months before writing small reviews on each product. A couple products not reviewed were given to a friend or family member.

Brittanie’s Thyme Organic Balancing Toner



The love for this toner has become very real. I have very oily skin and if there is a product my face dislikes, my face becomes oilier. I have not experienced any of this with Brittanie’s Thyme’s toner. It actually has balanced my face’s oiliness to a healthy moisturized glow. The smell of this toner, it is so intoxicating to my nose-feelies, seriously. It removes any residue of makeup and/or cleanser without unpleasantly stripping the skin at all. The evenness of my skin has become smoother and more radiantly glowing! I highly recommend this if you have normal to oily skin.

Components of love: Distilled Aqua (Water), Organic Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate,  Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Organic Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Organic Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil

Gluten-Free / Vegan.

Brittanie’s Thyme Organic Eye Oil
This eye oil has only two ingredients, but they are powerful enriched nourishing fatty acids that help fight against the development of fine lines. One of the ingredients, sweet almond oil, is often used in facial massage and as an eye makeup removal. I used the eye oil to remove a few coats of mascara effectively without overly stressing the delicate skin around the eye. Due to its lightweight consistency, it is extremely moisturizing but not heavy, so it won’t mask or clog the skin’s pores. After using it before bed, the next morning there is such a radiating difference. It is especially wonderful for the winter months during dry eyelid season!

Components of love:  Organic sweet almond oil, vitamin E.

Gluten-Free / Vegan.

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant


With my skin breakdowns, I don’t usually wear deodorant at home on a daily basis because of the chemicals and aluminum found in most formulas. The warning labels clearly state avoid broken down skin which is my skin often is with my disorder. If there is an opened cut or wound is unseen, those chemicals are more likely easily absorbed through a cut or wound. This is wonderful deodorant that does not leave your armpits with a dry or wet feeling and is without the harsh ingredients such as phthalates, propylene glycol, and aluminum. Highly recommended for those low-intensity days.

Skin Detox Organic Vegan Facial Soap Unscented Made with Cosmetic Clay
By: Herban Lifestyle


Herban Lifestyle’s skin detox organic facial soap has become a top favorite for my nightly routine. I have been a huge user of bar soaps made with minimal ingredients, but some can be drying even though they call for moisturizing. With my oily combo skin, they usually upset my skin causing dry patches or increased oiliness. This soap deep cleans, clinging to oil and dirt leaving the skin refreshingly smooth. My face feels toned and moisturized since using this soap. My problem areas such as my hyperpigmentation has decreased in redness and roughness. The oils used in this soap are only the finest and minimally processed organic oils. There are no added artificial fragrances which are helpful for sensitive skin such as mine. The rhassoul clay found in this bar is high in minerals such as calcium, silica, magnesium, etc. Rhassoul clay has been used for centuries for the skin.

Components of love: Olea europaea (olive) oil*, elaeis guineensis (palm) oil**, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil**, aqua (distilled water), sodium hydroxide, rhassoul clay

*USDA Certified Organic
**Certified Organic and Fair Trade




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