Review: Handmade Organic Skincare from B Free Organics
Whether you’re talking about chocolate chip cookies or skincare products, there is nothing more luxurious (or delicious!) than handmade. A couple of months ago Cassandra Davis, esthetician and creator of B Free Organics Skincare, contacted me about trying some of her products. (And by the way, when someone who looks like Halle Berry’s more beautiful twin sister asks to share any beauty secrets with you, you say yes!) I’m really glad she found me because the products I’m going to share with you are now part of my permanent rotation!
Basil Scrub This was the first product I opened, and since doing so, I’ve probably shoved it under at least a dozen noses. All those noses agree, this stuff is sunshine and happiness in a jar! More importantly however, it’s a perfect exfoliating scrub that’s safe for anyone to use because the sugar melts away at exactly the right moment. I am usually wary of recommending scrubs because they are probably one of the most commonly misused products on the market. (People, this is your face, not a plank of splintered wood, please be careful!) The beauty of this scrub is that it lasts long enough to lift off the dead skin but melts before you can do any damage. It’s also packed with oils that moisturize and treat your skin, I always see an immediate glow after I use it and I use it about twice a week. I will buy this again and again!
Fresh Facial Cleanser If you’re looking for a gentle cleanser, (trust me, you should be!) then this one is for you. This fresh smelling aloe vera gel based cleanser is not like any I’ve ever tried before. It’s entirely soap-free so it doesn’t lather. You actually massage the cleanser into your skin and leave it on for 2-5 minutes before washing it off. If you’re scratching your head right now, consider this: the mixture also contains glycerin, a humectant that attracts water to the skin and Vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin. The pure gentle ingredients make this cleanser appropriate for all skin types.
Facial Toner My two favorite ingredients to use as toners are rosewater and witch hazel. This toner has both, plus tea-tree essential oil to give it an acne-fighting boost! Like all of B.Free’s products, it smells fresh and invigorating and it’s a new favorite in my already extensive arsenal of toners. I use it both to remove any last remnants of makeup after cleansing and as a hydrating spritz before moisturizing.
Shea Lotion: Shea butter and grape seed oil combine with essential oils for a light, fresh scented lotion that I just can’t get enough of. It’s very plumping without being heavy or greasy so it’s also perfect for use at night. The shea butter also makes this a great quick treatment for your lips!
I reviewed all of the products I received, because I truly loved every one of them! If there were any disappointments when trying this line it was that I finally found a holistic, non-toxic esthetician only to learn that she doesn’t live or work anywhere near me! So, if you live in the Los Angeles area, please take advantage of your luck and go visit her at the lovely Oasis City Spa at the O Hotel! If I ever find myself in LA, it will be one of my first stops. You can purchase Cassandra’s products at her website, B Free Organics or at the Oasis City Spa.
Note: These products were provided to me for my consideration, but the opinions expressed here are my own and I received no compensation for reviewing them. I genuinely love handmade products, and I believe in supporting those who care enough to make them!
Have you ever tried anything from B Free Organics or do you see something you’d like to try? Let me know in the comments!