I've been following Herbivore Botanicals for a while and when they sent me some of their goodies I was super excited to try them! In my effort to switch to natural products and use oils instead of creams, Herbivore has made it an easy transition. Here's a look at some of the products the brand carries.
This all natural and organic face elixir contains only 6 ingredients including jojoba oil, argan oil and rosehip oils (three facial oil classic ingredients). It also contains bergamot (a fruit) oil and vetiver (a grass) oil, which gives it a distinct deep earthy smell with a very slight citrus note. The earthy smell is not one I particularly like but it's quite tolerable if you're like me and don't find it appealing. The oil however is one I've found myself reaching for every morning to moisturize my face after showering. It lasts all day without leaving my face feeling oily and it gives me the perfect amount of sheen.
Named after the gemstone Citrine (the birthstone that shares November with Topaz if you're curious), this body oil contains only natural ingredients like rosehip oil, neroli oil, blood orange oil and apricot seed oil. The combination of oils give it a slight citrus scent. I use it all over my shoulders, arms, chest and lower neck for a boost of moisture. I've also used it on the back of my heels and elbows if they are feeling dry. The oil goes on light and is less sheer than you'd imagine from an oil but leaves your skin looking healthy and slightly lustrous. It sets quickly enough to put your shirt on after a minute or two!
The oil is named after Lapis Lazuli, a deep blue stone. The oil gets its color from Blue Tansy, a flower, that contains the organic compound Azulene that has a deep blue color. Azulene is known to be anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and reduce redness. The oil can be applied directly from the roller ball on to your skin. I've been using it on areas where I get redness sometimes - on my cheeks, around my nose and on my top my forehead. The texture is super light and it has a floral scent. I haven't seen reduced redness yet but I'm hopefully as my skin adapts to it it'll take effect. It does however leave my skin in those areas feeling moisturized and healthy.
Anything with a mint scent and I'm sold so this Lip Butter was an extra special treat from Herbivore.
The balm is all natural and contains shea butter, peppermint oil and vitamin e oil and it leaves your lips fully moisturized and minty fresh. An added bonus is it comes in a 1 oz container so it'll last forever!
I'm extremely grateful I got to try Herbivore Botanicals' products and I was really happy with the quality, ingredients and results. I think they'll find a permanent place in my bathroom :)