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100 Percent Pure Eyeshadows & Blushes

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I’m very excited to review 100 Percent Pure’s new pressed eyeshadow shades, satin eyeshadow shades & blushes today. I’m a 100% Pure Approved Blogger which means that I have the opportunity to test their newest products and share my personal opinion with you all. A big thank you to 100% Pure and of course, you, for reading. Here’s what I love about these compact little gems:

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100 Percent Pure NAKED II Palette Review

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The highly anticipated 100% Pure Naked II Palette has finally launched! I’ve been using this for the past month or 2 and it is a huge improvement from the NAKED I palette which I also love. Not only is the packaging design more sophisticated but so are the colors and pigmentation. I enjoy dark eyeshadow shades with a cool tone so this palette is really to my liking.

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100 Percent Pure Lipsticks and Lip Glazes

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EDIT: If you’re in the US, use CODE TRYPURE25 for 25% off your 1st purchase

100 Percent Pure is a cult favorite for organic beauty newcomers and mavens alike. True to their name, their products are 100% pure and made with healthy organic ingredients. This is one of the first brands I discovered when I was switching to organic and they impressed me and continue to impress me today.

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FITGLOW BEAUTY Makeup Review

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FITGLOW BEAUTY is one of my all-time favorite organic makeup brands. With each product you are guaranteed to experience high-quality organic ingredients, amazing performance, and beautiful pigment. If you’re looking for an organic brand that measures up to and even outshines conventional makeup brands, FITGLOW BEAUTY is IT.

Vita-Active Foundation

Update: Years later this is my all-time favorite foundation. If you don’t need heavy coverage this is a dream and has whipped lightweight texture unlike any other. It’s not only working to nourish and improve the health of your skin but provides a decent amount of coverage that lasts.

I received a sample of the revolutionary Vita-Acitve foundation, which is basically skincare you can use as a foundation. It’s 98% Organic, 95% Whole Food Based and contains Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid,Seaweed Brighteners and Beta-Carotene to increase collagen production and boost skins ability to diminish spots, freckles, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage plus improve elasticity. It has the most impressive list of ingredints I’ve seen in a foundation. I normally don’t like wearing foundation because I feel it’s too heavy for my skin and I don’t like the obviously made up look, but this foundation is very light and provides great coverage for me. It has a light and silky consistency and leaves a dewy finish. It dries very quickly so i have to be sure to rub it in quickly and it doesn’t fade throughout the day. SHOP

Ingredients

Aloe Leaf Juice, Lavender Hydrosol, Rose Hydrosol, Castor Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (Olivem®1000), Jojoba Seed Oil, Carrot Essential Oil, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Wakame Bioferment, Caprylic /Capric Triglyceride (Derived from Coconut), Cetyl Alcohol, Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sea Buckthorn, Cetyl Alcohol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Zinc Oxide (CI77974), Iron Oxides (CI77492, CI77491), Ultramarines (CI77007), Argan Oil

 

 

Vita Active Serum

Let me just start by saying this is definitely a pricey product but it’s an investment if you’re looking for clinical style results and need something super powerful. If I could afford it, I would honestly use this serum on a long term consistent basis to prevent and fight aging. It:

Improves skin clarity, reduces freckles, uneven skin, and sun damage
Provides long-acting full spectrum antioxidant protection
Reduces signs of premature aging
Improves skin tone and smoothness

I used this product over one summer and it kept my skin smooth, clear, even-toned and radiant and also stopped further sun damage that usually occurs over a summer in the sun. I have also heard accounts of this product working to clear up more serious skin issues that others have had. It has a deep orange tint and a light gel-serum like texture that absorbs quickly. Serums are the product type you want to invest in most as these are the only product type in your regimen that has molecules small enough to penetrate deep into your pores.

Ingredients

Herbal Infusion*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)*, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Alpha Arbutin (Bearberry), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Lactobacillus/Portulaca (Purslane Bioferment) Oleracea Ferment ExtractUndaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract (Wakame Bioferment), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract (Astaxanthin), Citrus Clementia hort. ext. Tan (Clementine Essential Oil), (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Wildcrafted Prunus Virginiana (Wild Cherry), Tanacetum Annuum Linnaeus (Blue Tansy), Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)*, Wildcrafted Hydrangea Arborescens (Hydrangea), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)*, Sucrose Stearate,Preservative, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin

Vita Rich Creme

 Again, if budget is not a concern when it comes to buying a moisturizer this Vita Rich Creme is superb in terms of ingredients, texture and efficacy. Rich in over 150 phytonutrients, vitamins, and cherry brightening comple, Rare Grass Extracts increase intercellular osmosis, retaining water long term deeply in the skin and plumping cells. You’ll find that many of Fitglow’s products including their makeup are about “plumping” the cells which I absolutely love because I feel that all other skin issues aside, plump skin is the key to looking youthful. This is a very rich creme with a smooth silky texture and fruity scent similar to their Vita Youth Oil. It will leave your skin feeling SUPER moisturized and soft.

Improves skin hydration and elasticity
Provides potent environmental protection from free-radical damage
Improves skin health and reduces inflammation
Improves skin tone and smoothness

Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)*, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid ), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (Olive Source), Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba Oil)*, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil), Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil), Argania Spinosa (Argan Oil), Coenzyme Q10 Leucidal Aloe (Aloe Plant Preservative), Imperata Cylindrica Extract (Congon Grass), Retinol Liposome, Acerola Bioferment (Cherry) Rubus Idaeus Extract (Raspberry )**. Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract (Plum)*. * Certified Organic Ingredients ** Organic Supercritical CO2 Extracts

Lip Serum

Fitglow goes above and beyond just creating an organic lip gloss with beautifu color and clean ingredients but one scientifically formulated to improve lip cell structure and plump. Yes, this lip serum actually plumps my lips! I thought it was crazy at first but I definitely notice a difference. The Bliss shade is my absolute favorite, it’s just so stunning and natural looking but Gospel is their bestseller.

Ingredients

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Vegetable Collagen, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Sterols Beta Vulgaris Rubra (Beet Root) Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil & Lecithin & Yeast Extract (Organic Plump)*, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) Sorbic Acid, Vanilla Extract May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77499), (CI77492), (CI77491). *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

This is a safer natural alternative to traditional retinol products and requires just a few drops a night.  Active oils are combined with plant stem cells and retinol to leave skin plump and glowing.  I would say it is a light to medium oil that smells fruity and takes a while to absorb. Since I only used it at night this was fine for me. I wasn’t a fan of its fruity scent as I prefer a more calming scent before I go to sleep. Pictured is the old bottle – now there’s a new version with 30% more oil content than this one.

Vita Youth Oil

Improves skin elasticity and radiance
Reduces the look of lines and skin damage
Provides potent environmental protection from free radical damage
Improves skin health and regeneration of healthy cells

Ingredients

Orchis Mascula Extract (Orchid Oil)*, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Star Flower Oil)* , Rosa Canina Fruit Extract Rose Hip Seed Oil)* Squalane (Squalane From Olives)* , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) *Seed Oil & Malus Domestica Fruit Stem Cell Extract & Argania Spinosa Sprout Stem Cell Extract (Apple & Argan Stem Cell Extract )* Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride & Phospholipids & Retinol (Retinol liposome ), Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract (Elderberry)*, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract Cucumber) ** Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract (Plum)**, Rosa Damascena Extract (Rose) ** *certified organic ingredients ** Organic Supercritical CO2 Extracts

Mineral Eyeshadow

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The 3-in-1 eyeshadow compact in SUNGLOW has got 3 shades I use nearly everyday. I even use the middle shade as a brow filler occasionally. The shades are richly pigmented and longlasting with a slight amount of shimmer. The darkest brown shade is more a warm brown than a cool one. This compact is super convenient as all 3 shades are side by side and the shades are just beautiful. SHOP

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