Have you tried Angel Face Botanicals? If not, I am going to stop you right here, and tell you that you need to!
AFB was created by the owner, Jessica. Jess is a plant and crystal intuitive, using her healing throughout her range of skincare products. After years of having health problems from using conventional products, Jess discovered the world of essential oils and plant healing. She used her knowledge and will for self love to create a beautiful range of products. When there is love, spirit, and energy within a product/company, it makes it that much more special and effective (at least for me, that is).
Angel Face Botanicals uses organic and wildcrafted ingredients in their products. They craft their own extracts, infusions, and gemstone elixirs, while also using the whole plant. They are a cruelty free company, who also uses recycled packaging. The owner offers a DIY book that she wrote on 100 skincare recipes! (How neat!) I align with Angel Face Botanicals as a brand in so many ways, which is why this blog post is extra exciting for me. Okay, onto the product reviews now.
Here is the *Super Detox Deep Pore Facial Cleanser! I tested this product on its own beforehand so I could truly see results. If you follow my blog/channel, you know that I take at least a month to test a product out before I will review it. I want to be able to give an informed amount of information on a product, which is important to me.
When I woke up the first morning after I used this, my skin had SERIOUSLY detoxed. I had a HUGE bump on my chin, where I must have had some severely clogged pores. I wouldn't recommend trying this out if you have a wedding or important event the next day, since it will make your skin purge. After a couple days to a week of first using this, my skin completely cleared up. I had these clusters of acne on my cheeks for months that I could not get rid of, and this cleared it up in days. Welcome to my world, new favorite cleanser! As I started using this regularly for weeks, I started to reduce its use in my routine. I would say I use it about 3 times a week now at night, as that is what seems to be working for my skin.
The Super Detox cleanser is full of beautiful, detoxifying, and beneficial ingredients. The key ingredients would be MSM, Activated Charcoal, DMAE, Aloe, and White Willow Bark. It doesn't leave my skin stripped either, as other detoxifying cleansers have in the past. I also wanted to mention that this smells like an Aveda product, but it's completely naturally scented and doesn't give me a headache. (HOORAY!) It's simply divine! I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a product to keep your skin in check!
I'm going to admit I've been a serious toner hater in the past, until this magical potion made it into my life. This is the *Grace toner, and it is packed with nourishing and skin cell repairing ingredients. Using this in addition with the Super Detox cleanser has definitely made a difference in my skin and its ability to retain moisture. Anything that has a base of aloe draws me in right away.
I incorporated the toner into my routine with the cleanser and kept everything else the same for another few weeks. If you are really trying to see if a product is working for you, I recommend trying this routine as well. After using this for weeks in combination with the cleanser, my skin had become more bright and less red as each day went on. Finally, a toner that actually works and nourishes at the same time. I find myself wanting to spray more when I am using it, as the scent of clary sage is magical in and of itself. This does contain Retinol A, so I have decided to use it only at night time. I do wear sunscreen every day, which you can put on top of this to protect yourself form the effects of the Retinol A. But, it's all up to you, boo!
I'm going to mention these two, as I use them in conjunction. First, I like to use the *Lavender Oil-Free Clarifying Serum, and then put the *Light Featherweight Facial Moisturizer on top. I definitely feel that when I use these together they elevate one another. I tried both separately and it didn't work out too well for me. If you know my skin type, I have VERY dry skin, which needs the utmost moisture in the world. Since the weather has been getting warmer, I can tolerate using just these two as my moisturizer. When I was testing these out in the spring time, I was needing another moisturizer to go on top of the two. For myself, I wouldn't be able to use these anytime except for summer. I feel like these would be great for someone who has oily or normal skin, especially the clarifying serum. I think, for myself, I might do better trying out their Jasmine Exquisite cream, as it seems more suitable for dry skin.
To finish up this overview, let's talk about a body product. We all love a good body scrub, don't we!? This is the *Double Love Exfoliating Body Scrub. This scrub is full of lavender! If you are a lavender lover, as I am, run and pick this up! It is such a relaxing scrub to use, and it just puts you at ease. I have been drawn to salt scrubs now more than ever. I love being able to get the benefits from the Himalayan salt over sugar any day! This scrub is exfoliating and absolutely moisturizing. When you step out of the shower, you don't need to moisturize any further. I would say it's a lazy person's dream. I would much rather have a good quality scrub which can do both for me. When I finish this one, I plan on picking up the Tonic Scrub for my sore muscles, it sounds heavenly!
Overall, I am loving the vibe, ethics, and product formulations from Angel Face Botanicals. I think you guys need to check them out. I have a couple more of their products on my radar, such as: the Palo Santo oil, Sweet Dreams, Clear Skies, Divinity Body Oil, & Flower Power Wellness Bath + more. What AFB product calls your name?
Thank you for reading as always, xo. Make sure to check out their website here: Angel Face Botanicals
Jess was kind enough to also give us a discount code. Use the code 'AndieGreenQueen' for 15% off thru 6/30/16. Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you pick up!
*These products were sent to me for review. As always, I am 100% with my readers. Getting a product for free does not change my opinion. I value integrity and honesty.*
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Andie is a green beauty blogger who also has a Youtube channel, Andie The Green Queen. She focuses on vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free products, cosmetics, lifestyle and more.