natural skincare

Osprey Village Soap Company * Review*

Natural, Organic, Preservative free, toxic free.. the list goes on as alot of clients have been requesting more natural products to use them on and boy have we tried soo many of them!!   We would like to introduce to you a local skincare company called Osprey Village Soap Company.  The wife and husband team of Leah and Rob ( remember them? we met them a few years back doing makeup/hair for Leah at their Summer Wedding) start their company earlier this year and we were thrilled to try their products!!

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All of their items are 100% toxic free, chemical free cruelty free ,  and contain 0 water, filler or preservatives.  Every ingredient is carefully selected . It’s important for Osprey Village Soap Company  to create pure, whole, healthy products that are not only safe, but are good for you. They have carefully curated each product and every single ingredient has a purpose. You can read more about who they are, their story and why they  started the business here: https://www.ospreyvillagesoapcompany.com/our-story/

 

A few items we tried were the Coffee Eye Serum (must have for those early mornings!), Face Serum,  and Body Butter in Harmony ( We are trying it next week).  At first I would like the say that the scents in the products are amazing.  The Essential oils used are not too overbearing, just the perfect amount.

 

Face Serum: My goodness I love this stuff, what I love about it is that you can use it as  a makeup primer !! ( Perfect for those Brides and Grads during this time) I love that is was quick to absorb into the skin and not a hot oily mess.  This made my skin super plump, hydrated and I had that healthy glow. When applied prior the foundation, the foundation worked like a dream as it did not have that ” piling effect” alot of primers have. This is a Must have!

Coffee Eye Serum: There are tons of ” eye rollers ” out on the market but nothing as amazing as this Coffee Eye Serum, I love the metal cold ball which gives off the cooling sensation. A little bit goes on a long way  I felt like I was constantly giving my self a eye massage .  Apply 2 times a day once in the morning and once at night and watch those puffy bags go away.  The caffeine also helps tighten any fines lines and reduces the puffiness around the eye. A win – win for all!

As all of their items are preservative free we suggest you put them in a cool place and use within 12 months of opening.  Happy Shopping! we look forward to trying  the rest of the line again!.  Should we carry some of these products in our lash studio? we would love to hear your opinions!

 

Start your Holiday Shopping with Living Simple

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Now that Thanksgiving has passed and Halloween is just around the corner our next big Holiday is Christmas.  Now for all your early Shoppers out there, we now have officially 71 days till Christmas. It will come just like that.  I know some of you are looking for Great Gift Ideas for Friends/ Family, significant  others etc.  Every 2 weeks from now till Xmas I will be feature a New Gift Idea for those who are stuck.  This week I have chosen the Body Care Line ” Living Simple

 

Living Simple is a Vancouver based company ( husband and wife team) that specializes in Natural Ingredients in their products.  They only use Ingredients they can pronounce with their products also being paraben, toxin, and chemical free.  They currently  have amazing products which range from body scrubs, moisturizers and even deodorant creams.  Soon soap bars, tons and moisturizing oil with their signature scents will be added on in their menu 🙂  I had the chance to try these products and I will say they live up to their hype.

Here are a few of my favourite products:

 

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Lemongrass- Cedarwood Sugar Scrub.(Scent different from picture)  One of the more popular scents in their catalogue.  I loved using this in the shower and honestly loved how there was not a greasy artificial residue afterwards. It felt like a aromatherapy session in my shower. haha One of Living Simple Tips was to use the scrub before shaving. =). Will try that next time!.  The sugar is super fine and definitely got rid of any dead skin cells without any effort.  2 Thumbs up for Smell and Results!

 

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Peppermint-Tea Tree Deodorant Cream. (different from picture above)  This is not a anti-perspirant but a deodorant.  You will still sweat however  with the cream you will actually not smell bad but instead smell fresh 🙂   I love how this product can be uni sex as all know  everyone out there sweats! I love how it came with a l little spatula! <3  My Peppermint Tree Deodorant Cream smells amazing, this is definitely a Stocking Stuffer Idea for me!

 

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Grapefruit- Ylang Skin Moisturizer-. Okay so being a Beauty and Skin Care addict, this is where I put Living Simple to the test.  I have a list of qualities I look for in a a moisturizer.  One of them being non greasy, it has to feel light to the touch without making me look like  Ive been at doing hot Yoga. I tried this moisturizer and applied it, as instructed ” little bit goes a long way”.   Pro-Tip: If it feels greasy  you have applied too much.  Another A+ in my books!

 

There you have it, Living Simple Natural Products. Be sure to follow  them on Instagram to stay up to date any on new products they come out with.  Its great knowing there are small local companies out there who carry only 100% Natural Products.  I can’t wait to try the other scents and products!

 

Stay tuned for next times Holiday Gift Ideas