Tuesday, 13 February 2018

My First Time using Pure Essentials

I'm always on the hunt for new products to love, especially products that help with dry winter skin because ya know...my skin just DRINKS moisture like nobody's business this time of year. I was thrilled when I was gifted three products from the Pure Essentials team (seriously, thanks guys!!) and just had to share with you how grateful I am to find products that nourish my skin. I got to try the honey hydrating mask, gin and tonic lip balm, and winter face cream- all perfect for soothing dry skin.

Hydrating Honey Mask- At first look, I was expecting a powerful fragrance because the mask is filled to the brim with potent goodness. To my surprise it wasn't too much at all. Not only does this honey mask contain local Canadian honey, I found an ingredient I wasn't familiar with- Babassu oil. Say wuuut?! If you haven't heard of this incredible ingredient, you're in for a treat. We've all heard of how amazing coconut oil can be, but Babassu oil is another underrated skin saviour that hasn't had it's moment to shine yet. 

So what's the big deal?

The Babassu tree grows in the tropical areas of Brazil and like coconut oil, the Babassu kernels can be easily warmed up and melted to be used in a variety of ways. Since it's packed with Vitamin E, antioxidants, and anti-fungal, -inflammatory,  and -microbial properties,  Babassu oil can be used as a coconut oil substitute. Oh and it's also lightweight, doesn't clog pores, absorbs easily, and is incredibly moisturizing. 

I was very impressed with how nourishing my face felt after using this mask and I'm happy to add this to my weekly routine! The Hydrating Honey Mask not only works wonders for your skin, it can also be used in your hair to help reduce split ends and increase shine. WIN-WIN!!

Gin and Tonic Lip Balm- This coconut oil based lip balm smells fantastic and nourished my lips- even on super cold days. There are currently 5 varieties of this balm available and I love the Gin and Tonic that I got to try. I found this formula great to use, but a word of caution if you're using this product in warm weather since I found that it started to melt in my pocket when I was indoors. I really liked how this balm saved my lips from chapping and doesn't need to be reapplied every 10 seconds! Long lasting lip balm? Yes please!!!

Winter Face Cream- If you're like me, your skin HATES the cold and responds by showing off all the lovely dry patches on your face and let's be honest...just about anywhere and everywhere on your body. I've always struggled to find the PERFECT winter face cream and I think I finally found it. The Pure Essentials Winter Cream is my new winter fave, and for good reason! The formula is the perfect amount of thickness so I felt moisturized but not weighed down. What a miracle! It absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling nourished.  Even the dry spots. I love wearing it as a base for my powder foundation because it really provides a great canvas for the powder to stay put. A little really does go a long way with this product, so a quarter sized amount is all you need. I was impressed to learn that the first ingredient is grape seed oil, which is an excellent source of vitamin E and is high in flavonoids (antioxidants).

Combined, these three items were perfect for saving my dry winter skin! Hallelujah!!! I recommend checking out Pure Essentials if you're looking for extra moisture or nourishing products to get you through the rest of this cold season. 

Visit https://purelivingenthusiast.com/ if you want to learn more and use code PURE15 to save $$$ off your order. 



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