Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Natural Beauty Buys + Quick Reviews | Indie Lee, Acure & Orico

Just a quick roundup of these four, new to me, natural skin and haircare products that I've been trying out recently.  I don’t particularly look for natural ingredients, but when I do come across something nice and affordable, I can’t help but try it out. 

New Natural Beauty Buys + Quick Reviews | Indie Lee, Acure & Orico

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser ($32; amazon.com) - I’ve been wanting this for a really long time now & got it finally after reading Gummy’s thoughts on it! I absolute love it. Its not a one step cleanser, but a good one when you have no makeup on, to be used in the shower or as a second cleanse. It doesn’t foam very much and the slippery texture is sort of odd, but it does wash away with no greasy residue. The scent is nice, a tad artificial maybe, that got better & fresher with use, but not too bothersome even for my sensitive nose. I find most brightening cleansers drying, but this one isn’t.

Acure Eye Cream Superfruit + Chlorella Growth Factor ($18.99; whole foods) - nothing too fancy here, just a basic eye cream for the under eye area that moisturizes. I haven’t seen much of a difference with my dark circles, but the texture of this cream is very light, quick absorbing and doesn’t meddle with my concealer. It can be used morning and night. Its a fuss free, basic moisturizer that doesn’t feel too greasy, but also doesn't do anything miraculous besides moisturizing. 

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo ($9.99; target.com)  - A gorgeous sulfate free shampoo that cleanses without drying. You do need more product than usual for it to foam up well, and a conditioner to follow up with, since it leaves hair tangled, but its one I can definitely recommend for all hair types. I do use a clarifying shampoo once a week as my hair gets oily with all the product build up, but this one doesn’t add to the greasiness. It smells fantastic and isn’t terribly expensive for something so nice. Leaves my hair looking fuller and shiny. 

Orico Orange Micellar Cleansing Water ($24; orico.com ; press sample)  - A very mild, orange scented micellar water that removes dirt and a light layer of makeup. Its not a one step cleanser, but good for no makeup or barely there makeup days. I found it to be very gentle, but not that efficient on waterproof makeup. The scent is very citrusy and not too strong. 

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