November is upon us, Thanksgiving will soon be here and not just on that day, but every day, we should we count our every blessing – little or big. One of the many little things I am thankful for? This months Petit Vour Beauty Box! It is based on “holiday travel essentials for the green beauty enthusiast” – perfect! You’ll see a sweet little illustration titled “Give Thanks” on the ever so popular product description card drawn by Mia Charro – once again, she makes the cuuuutest little illustrations! Go follow her if you want to see more of her lovely creations. :) Of course, if you’re not familiar with this monthly beauty box subscription – please click HERE to read my first review and thoughts on this awesome Vegan + Cruelty-Free company!
Happy Saturday wonderful weekenders!
I’m pretty excited about today’s featured beauty products! (And first real beauty post in awhile.) I excitedly posted on my Instagram today, this here photo:
One Love Organics! This company shouldn’t really be a stranger to you, or one you’re just now hearing about, as they have been featured in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Style Magazine, Lucky Magazine (to name a few), have won countless beauty awards (depicted below), and as well are sold in select retail stores such as the well loved Anthropologie. But…it’s okay if you’ve been in the dark – I technically was too until I actually tried these amazing products out for myself!
So, let’s start off with the story behind One Love! The wonderful curators at Beauty Sage so eloquently stated:
“Founder Suzanne LeRoux first worked as a lawyer, but was constantly fascinated by alternative healing. So naturally, she started studying holistic nutrition, herbs and aromatherapy on the side to learn how to create simple products without preservatives.
Suzanne enlisted the help of her husband and childhood BFF—still the financial and creative brains of the operation today—and in 2010, One Love was born. Every formula in the skincare line is 100 percent natural, made with high-quality cold-pressed oils, and uses fair-trade ingredients wherever possible. No chemicals and preservatives— just simple, pure, effective products that work.”
I mean, there it is. Simply put. Products that are clean, simple, organic in their purest form – One Love Organics in a nutshell. Truly luxurious and simple, beautiful care for your skin.
Alright, so, typically I wouldn’t be posting a review unless I had at least five days to a week testing out a product. It’s only been about three days now that I’ve had these babies…HOWEVER, I am smitten with the results already! The way my skin feels, the way it glows! Just unbelievable! Of course, appearance isn’t just everything though – even if it IS skincare! I actually feel better, psychologically and emotionally. That may seem strange to some of you, but what I mean by that is that I am putting natural, whole and non-toxic ingredients on my face. I am actually NOURISHING it, instead of stripping it ‘clean’ of its natural properties. I have always struggled with combo/sensitive skin, drier in the winter months, oilier in the summer…as many, I suppose. These products, so far, have balanced my natural lipids and overall brightened, nourished, and smoothed out my skin. I can’t say enough great things!
Here are some of the products I’ve been using and adoring:
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics
Active Moisture – Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover
This is just the creme-de-la-creme of cleansing oils! Not to mention it doubles as a makeup remover. Gotta love a 2-in-1 skincare deal!
All you have to do to cleanse with this lovely concoction is warm about one-two pumps between your hands – I apply it in the palm of my hand and rub it around – then apply it to your dry face. You can either leave it on like that and use a makeup cotton square to remove it all, but I love massaging it in and really working it in all the little made-up crevices. I then add warm water and keep massaging it in, until it transforms into a beautiful milky consistency. Guys, it’s an experience! I then rinse clean, and in comes the Rose Clay Heart sponge! This little heart sponge is amazing! I dampen it in warm water until it softens, expands and doubles in its original size. I give my face a good run-over in circular motions to remove any excess dirt, rinse thoroughly and then hang to dry! Voila! Easy peasy.
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics
Active Moisture – Vitamin C Serum
Alrighty, so THIS serum…oof. I don’t even know if I could properly explain to you the amazing active ingredients and the magic they have on my skin. So, I’ll let One Love explain it, as they do so well on their site:
“This 100% active face serum uses a potent mix of antioxidants to naturally brighten and replenish skin for a more radiant, even-toned complexion. An ultra-concentrated combination of vitamins A, C, D, & E and antioxidants from organic green tea oil and supercritical sea buckthorn oil help protect against free radicals that can cause photo damage and skin discoloration. Rich in the rare fatty acid Omega 7 and Omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, this serum helps to restore moisture levels and helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”
Yep. I know..amazing, right? All I need is about three pumps of this stuff and I’m set. Gently massaging the crap out of my face, cus it LOVES IT AND SOAKS IT IN. Food for your skin, ya’ll. It’s real, and it works.
One Love Organics
Love Springs Eternal – Youth Preservation Serum
ATTENTION ALL WOMEN! This serum is youth in a bottle! I kid you not. Miraculous product right here!
“..watermelon seed oil to smooth, dissolve build-up and provide a rich composition of essential fatty acids, Bulgarian Rose Oil to tone and moisturize, and clinically proven D’Orientine S (the S stands for sshh! secret) to help protect skin from environmental sources of aging and wrinkling.”
How could you NOT want that? I mean, had I not even read what it did – the results would have been enough for me. It legitimately works wonders…my skin is just smoother, brighter, younger and happier (even though I am only 27 – now is the time to preserve it ladies!). Have I mentioned it’s a breeze to use too? Simple care is what I’m all about! No crazy gloves, or annoying spatulas and kits. All I do is dispense a small amount of this youth in a bottle (can I rebrand this? Haha..) and apply it to my clean, damp skin, every night before bedtime. Fool proof, really. You just gotta try it!
There you have it. One Love Organics. Blowing my mind, as you clearly can see! I can’t wait to continue using these amazing products, not to mention, I’ll DEFINITELY be adding on to my collection in the near future!
Thank you for all you do, One Love Organics! I truly appreciate your holistic, simple, organic and honest approach in skincare. Oh, and Happy Easter Weekend, everyone!