Today's post is in partnership with One Love Organics. Thank you for supporting the brands who support Pine Barren Beauty! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. xoxo
Hi babes! I'm so excited to share a review on the skincare products I have been using for the past 6 weeks! If you've been following along, you know that I am trying to make the switch to safer beauty products. You can read more about why I decide to make the switch in this blog post.
When I began researching clean beauty brands, I came across One Love Organics. I loved their packaging and after reading more about the brand and their products, I knew I had to try them out! The first two products I tried were the vitamin c facial serum and vitamin c body oil. The serum became a quick favorite and it is definitely a must have product. I also fell in love with how nourishing the body oil is. These two products made me want to try the rest of line, and trust me, I was not disappointed! I've been using their line morning & night and my skin has never felt more fresh! Keep reading to see which products I'm loving, when is best to use them, and what they are good for! One Love Organics was also kind enough to give me a special discount code for you girls so keep an eye out for that at the end of this post! <3
Let's start with a fun fact. For years, I'm talking throughout high school & early college, I didn't really have a morning skincare routine. My skin was healthy and my routine consisted of me waking up & putting my make up on first thing. As long as I washed my makeup off at the end of the night, I was golden. And that was totally fine because it's what worked for me at the time. Over the years my skin has changed, and so has my daily routine. I now I have a morning skincare routine that I never skip.
One of my favorite parts of my morning skincare routine is cleansing. I love the feeling of clean skin after hitting the gym in the AM. It also feels good to apply my makeup to a fresh face.
I'm pretty particular when it comes to cleansers. They have to be gentle but still work. Enter: the easy does it foaming cleanser by One Love Organics. I typically prefer a cream cleanser because foaming cleansers have been a little to harsh on my skin in the past. HOWEVER. The name of this one speaks for itself: easy does it. I have been loving this cleanser because it leaves my skin feeling clean and soft, NOT dry.
If you've been following me for a while, you know that eye cream is the most inconsistent part of my skincare routine. I have tried SO many that just don't live up to my standards, until now! This vitamin e eye balm is different from the rest because it's a balm, not a cream. It has a waxy texture but absorbs into the skin so nicely, making it great for both day and night.
I love it the most because it wears well under makeup!! This has been the biggest problem for me and it's finally solved. My makeup does not crease or look cakey with this eye balm underneath - finally! Also, don't let small container fool you - a little bit goes a long way. I've been using it for over a month and haven't made the slightest dent in it.
When it comes to morning moisturizers, I like them to be lightweight, quick absorbing, and wear well under makeup. The skin dew coconut water cream checks off all of those boxes. I was looking for a cream that was comparable to the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cream, just with safer ingredients, and I can say that I have found it! Although it's not as weightless as the PTR, it's still lightweight and just as hydrating, if not more. It has a creamy texture and is the perfect base for makeup. After applying this, I go right into my makeup routine with primer then foundation, or just tinted moisturizer if it's a no makeup makeup kind of day.
NIGHT TIME ROUTINE
I love an oil based cleanser for night time because they are SO good at removing makeup. Because this one is organic, I feel confident lathering it on my skin. I use two full pumps and put it on my skin dry then remove it with a warm wash cloth or this cleansing sponge. Trust me when I tell you, it removes every bit of makeup and dirt, even stubborn mascara! If you try any product from One Love Organics, let it be this!!
This was the first product I tried from One Love Organics & I fell in love! I was looking for a vitamin c serum that brightened my skin and did not plateau after a couple weeks and I found a winner. My skin has had a consistent glow because of this serum! It has also reduced dark spots from occasional breakouts within a week! Talk about a must have product - this is it.
It does have a more oily consistency to it, which is why it's part of my night time routine. I was using it in the morning, but it did not wear well under makeup for me. I use one full pump and mix it with the love springs eternal serum below for a winning combination.
This youth preservation serum is more of a preventive step in my routine. It claims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, so I can only hope that it will do just that. It also claims to be hydrating, which I can assure you that it is! It's the perfect last step in a summer skincare routine because it's lightweight and adds just enough moisture without having to apply moisturizer on top. It is a perfect mix with the vitamin c serum I talked about above. One pump of each and you're good to go!
When I'm feeling like my skin needs a little extra night time love, I end with the skin savior wonder balm and it's amaaaazing! The citrus scent is so yummy. I've been loving it after days spent in the sun because it's super nourishing. It has a soft, waxy texture and goes on so smooth. It also doubles as a makeup remover and reminds me of the Damn Good Face Wash that you've heard me talk about in the past!
When it comes to masks, I typically gravitate toward ones that are hydrating, brightening, or nourishing. I never go for the detox/exfoliating masks because of past experiences where my skin has gotten really dry, irritated, or broken out because the mask was too harsh on my skin.
Naturally, I was nervous about this mask since it has activated charcoal in it, but I was also intrigued because of the word love in it's name. When I asked Alannah about it (the PR coordinator for One Love Organics), she said that in addition to the charcoal, it has alpine rose, cupuacu butter and an amaranth protein to also nourish your skin while the charcoal is drawing out the dirt and debris!
After hearing that, I set my fears aside and gave this mask a try! To start, I only left it on for about five minutes. I did notice it pull out some underlying dirt & debris, but I knew my skin had to detox and get rid of it. I put tea tree essential oil on the couple spots that surfaced, and that cleared them right up, along with the help of the rest of my night time products.
Needless to say, I have been seeing AMAZING results from using all of these products as a system. It's comforting to know that these products contain safe ingredients AND are effective. Not only has my skin been hydrated, nourished, and glowing, but I have not had as many breakouts as I was experiencing before. I'd say that's a definite win!
Another win when it comes to One Love Organics is their rewards program. They treat their customers SO well when purchasing directly from their site! There are so many different ways to earn points that can be used on future purchases. They have by far one of the best loyalty programs I've ever come across. Read all about it here.
You can also get 10% off of your one love organics purchase using my code: PINEBARRENBEAUTY10
As always, thanks for reading! If you have any questions at all, leave a comment!