Ever since high school, my skin has been a total pain in my butt. It’s temperamental and my hormones can cause some pretty annoying breakouts. Until recently, I had not found my perfect skin care regime and like I mentioned in my earlier blog post about self-care I decided that 2018 was the year for me to perfect my routine and be religious about it.
I discovered the company True Botanicals through my friend Robin (as it was on her birthday wish list this year my girlfriends and I decided to gift her a set). When I was browsing the website for what she wanted I start to read more and more about this company.
What caught my attention first was that they are the first full line to be certified Made Safe™. What does that mean? It means their products went through a comprehensive product safety evaluation to make sure that there are ZERO toxins. ZERO! The non-profit organization Made Safe™ has their scientists evaluate each and every material and chemical component to ensure it doesn’t contain harmful ingredients or release vapors, gases, or by-products that could impact human health. They also scrutinize the molecular makeup of a product and determine whether or not those ingredients and elements are safe for the intended use of the product.
I was thoroughly intrigued by this company (as I am always looking to make my products – whether baby, beauty, or household – as natural and safe and free of crap as possible). But then I wondered, do they work then? Reading on, I saw that they outperformed Crème de la Mer (!!!) and ProActiv+ in clinical trials. So now I was super excited to try these products!
It felt like Christmas when my box arrived from True Botanicals (which didn’t have to travel far as they are made in California!). I opened it up to find the Clear Hydrating Cleanser, Resurfacing Moisture Mask, Renew Pure Radiance Oil, Renew Cellular Repair Serum, and Antioxidant Booster. It has now been two weeks since I started using the products and here is my (rave) review.
Every morning I start off with the Hydrating Cleanser – which smells GORGEOUS. I love this product as it’s gentle yet I can really feel it getting a thorough clean in. My skin feels so refreshed after it and not tight like some products do.
I follow up with three drops of the Renew Radiance Oil (their best selling face oil). I was so excited to try the product that outperformed the iconic Crème de la Mer across every test measurement in clinical trials and after two weeks I am happy to report I was not disappointed. This oil is a miracle worker. I can’t even tell you how good my skin feels now. It’s hydrated and smooth and soft and looks SO much healthier. I can’t wait to see what my skin looks like after a couple months of use if this is what happens to it after a couple weeks. Truly blown away by this product and am officially hooked for life. After the oil, I add some sunscreen and I’m good to go for the day!
At night, I add on two more products after the oil – the Renew Cellular Repair Serum (smells SO GOOD) and a dash of the Antioxidant Booster mixed in. This is a badass little combo for reversing damage while I sleep. I feel like these are such important products to add to my routine now that I’m in my 30s. Gotta take care of my skin and keep it looking as young as I feel!
The last step is the Resurfacing Moisture mask which I do every few days to give my skin a boost. They describe it as a “facial in a jar” and it truly lives up to that. I love the way it makes my skin glow!
So there you have it. An honest review of my new favorite skincare line – I’m officially hooked. Thank you, True Botanicals, for making a product that is natural, safe, cruelty free AND effective.
You can find all of their products here.