Andalou Naturals All in One Beauty Balm Review & Giveaway!
Well girls and boys, there comes a time in every beauty blogger’s online life where she takes an unplanned three week blogging hiatus. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t love you, she just has a lot of things happening in her life. Maybe it starts with putting off writing, then she might let perfect lighting opportunities pass without a single photo, and then *gasp* even tweeting overwhelms her. Suddenly, three weeks have come and gone with nary a legitimate post for her readers. The only thing left for her to do is give away her favorite product in the hopes that you will forgive her!
My favorite folks over at Kimberton Whole Foods recently pointed out this product to me, and I haven’t wanted to wear much else since. You’re looking at a new product from Andalou Naturals, a legitimate Beauty Balm with a sheer tint with SPF 30. I’m quite pale, and also impatient in the morning so this cream takes care of quite a few of my problems. I can wear it on it’s own, there’s no white cast and it doesn’t feel greasy. It’s truly an all in one product.
What’s more, every time I put it on, Matt sniffs my face and tells me how great I “always” smell. (Note: I definitely don’t “always” smell great, this comment began the day I started wearing this product.) The citrus scent is not overpowering, and it disappears after 20-30 minutes.
This chemical free sunscreen uses Zinc Oxide, which I prefer, and it also contains fruit stem cells and a super antioxidant cocktail to brighten your skin. I always thought that the slew of traditional beauty balms were counter intuitive, considering they mostly contain chemicals that we all know are far from nourishing, and probably even poisonous. The Andalou Naturals Beauty Balm however, is one I can get behind!
Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20.0% Inactive ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) and Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oils*, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fruit Stem Cell and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil*, Algae and Cucumis Melo (Melon) Extracts, Magnesium Sulfate, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos), Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis and Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extracts*†, Iron Oxide, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*
*Organic † Fair Trade Made naturally without GMO’s, gluten, paraben preservatives, petrochemicals, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic colors, dyes and fragrances. Verified Gluten-Free 100% Eco-friendly, Vegetarian & Cruelty-Free
Coverage & Tone:
I found the Andalou Naturals to be very comparable to the Suntegrity 5 in 1 cream that I loved. It has a similarly thick but easy to apply consistency. However, though it claims to suit most skin tones, the Andalou Naturals does not offer the multiple shades that Suntegrity does. I am pale and freckly and have pretty healthy skin, so I can get away with less coverage and I wear this on it’s own. If you have problem skin and need full coverage, this may be best used as a primer for your foundation.
I didn’t have the chance to try this on cooler or darker skin tones than mine, but I suspect that it would work best for neutral and yellow, light to medium skin tones. This product really blends in well (photo 2) and seems to disappear, but it also has an orange enough cast to it that I feel the need to warn our cooler toned friends. If that’s you, maybe try before you buy. As I said, if this isn’t enough coverage for you, it works great as a primer too! So far, it has worked really well under my Alima Pure mineral foundation.
I love this product so much that I want you to have it! One lucky winner will receive a full size tube of the Andalou Naturals Beauty Balm, a $19 value.
To enter: You can earn up to 4 entries by doing any of the following:
Then, send an email to pemberleyjones [at] gmail [dot] com with your name as well as the corresponding usernames so that I can verify your entries. (Remember, if I can’t verify your entry, it won’t count!) Also, if you are already a fan or follower, you can simply send me an email with that info.
All entries must be received by midnight EST on May 8, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random on May 9, 2013.
That’s it!! Do you forgive me now?
*All products in this review and giveaway were purchased by me. I am not affiliated with this company, I simply wanted to share a great product with you!
*This giveaway is open internationally!