True Botanicals is a luxury organic skincare brand that’s endorsed by quite a few celebs like Olivia Wilde and Brooke Shields. Founder Hillary Peterson started True Botanicals after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and now manages a mostly female team up in Northern California. The entire True Botanicals is Made Safe Certified so customers can be rest assured their products are third party vetted and approved. After experiencing the line I can confirm that this brand doesn’t seem to cut the usual corners when it comes to the quality of their products. Getting certifications is wildly expensive and not using cheap filler ingredients like so many brands do these days is costly. So it’s no surprise that this line is priced on the luxury end with many products costing over $100. I tried True Botanicals Chebula line and am sharing my thoughts in this True Botanicals review.
Note that Unilever owns a minority stake in True Botanicals. They are one of the first brands in the world to use Chebula, a breakthrough, bioactive antioxidant that visibly fights five signs of aging. This ingredient is so unique that it’s called a cascading antioxidant, meaning that it doesn’t lose its potency on your skin – it works hour after hour to help fight free radicals that can lead to skin aging.
The True Botanicals face oil is rich in ceramides, fatty acids and antioxidants and works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase hydration levels. The formula features 14 easily absorbable seed oils, algae extract and astaxanthin and a natural scent from jasmine, neroli, and rose. It has a bright orange hue and a medium weight consistency that’s great for the winter months.
- Hemp, Pumpkin, & Grape Seed Oils
- Algae Extract + Astaxanthin
- Certified Nontoxic (MADE SAFE)
- Naturally Scented With Sandalwood, Helichrysum, And Cypress
Ingredients: simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil*, cannabissativa (hemp) seed oil*, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, vitus viniferi (grape) seed oil*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, helianthusannus (sunflower) seed oil*, crambe abyssinica (abyssinian) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil*, rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil*, squalane (from olives), tocopherol (non-GMO vitamin E), citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, silybum marianum (milk thistle) seed oil, nannochloropsis oculata (algae) extract, porphyra umbilicalis (red algae) extract, haematococcus pluvialis (astaxanthin from red pond algae) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil*, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, lavandula hybrida (lavender) oil*, helichrysum (italicum) flower oil, tarchonanthus camphoratus (leleshwa) oil, cupressus semperviren (cypress leaf) oil *organic
True Botanicals Chebula Serum
My favorite from the Chebula line is the Chebula Active Serum. This is supremely hydrating and has an amazing luxurious texture and consistency. Instead of water, the serum begins with a base of organic green tea leaf extract, aloe Vera juice and Neroli Flower distillate. I feel that this is an effective serum if lasting hydration is your goal.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Distillate, Glycerin, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Water, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Alcohol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin Organic
The True Botanicals Chebula Cream is a fun pink hued, airy whipped cream that feels like whipped jar of moussy frosting. It has a subtly resinous, woody yet sweet scent.
Ingredients: camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, glycerin*, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, hydrogenated vegetable oil, hydrogenated ethylhexyl olivate, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, silybum marianum ethyl ester, lactobacillus ferment, terminalia chebula fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate, calendula officinalis flower extract*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil*, rubus ideaus (raspberry) seed oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) seed oil*, sclerocarya birrea (marula) kernel oil, lactobacillus/acerola cherry ferment, hydrolyzed viola tricolor extract, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, lecithin*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil*, eclipta prostrata extract, melia azadirachta leaf extract, moringa oleifera seed oil, lactobacillus, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, populus tremuloides bark extract, juniperus virginiana oil, cananga odorata flower oil, amyris balsamifera bark oil, juniperus mexicana schiede, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, tocopherol, hydrogenated olive oil unsaponifiables, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, xanthan gum, sodium phytate, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid, water/aqua/eau, caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, limonene, linalool. *organic