Monday, October 26, 2009

Skin Free Review & Giveaway


During the last couple years I have become much more aware of the chemicals that are used to produce everyday items such as shampoo, soap and body lotions.

I have been slowly replacing the typical brand name products that exist with "natural" products. But I have discovered that many things that are "natural" are not necessarily as natural as they say.

Recently, I was able to test a product that stands by its "natural" claims. Skin Free generously sent me three complimentary products to try out: Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar, Nailoui Butter Stick and After Shower Moisture Spritz. All product information is from the Skin Free website.

Skin Free products are:
  • All Natural, Vegan Ingredients
  • No Perfumes
  • No Petroleum Products
  • No Harmful Chemicals
  • No Steroids
  • No Colorants
  • No Greasy feeling
  • No Animal Testing, Cruelty Free
According to the Skin Free website and a brochure that was sent to me, Skin Free Products are recommended for individuals with:
  • Extreme Dry Skin
  • Skin or Fragrance Allergies
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Pregnant Moms
  • Babies
  • The Elderly
  • Diabetics
  • Renal Patients
  • After Radiation or Chemotherapy

After Shower Moisture Spritz ingredients are Olea Europea (Olive) Seed Oil, Prunes Amgdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, and Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

The Environmental Working Group has rated this product 0 in it's Cosmetics Safety Database. (0-2 is low hazard) 8 fl oz - $11.99



Nialoui Butter Stick - ingredients are Butyrospermum parki (Shea Butter) Fruit, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunes Amgdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,Olea Europea (Olive) Seed Oil, Soy, Melaleuca quinquenervia viridiflora (Niaouli) oil, Vanilla Fragrance, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

The Environmental Working Group has rated this product 0 in it's Cosmetics Safety Database. 1 oz - $7.99

Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar - ingredients are Saponified oils of Coconut, Palm, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E

The Environmental Working Group has rated this product 0 in it's Cosmetics Safety Database. 3.5 oz - $3.99



My Review:


These three products are incredible! I have never felt my skin so soft before. There was no greasy feeling and the moisture lasts a very long time.


I used the Nialoui Butter Stick on my elbows, knees and feet and saw results from very dry skin in a matter of 2 days. My husband has terribly cracked feet, and we have tried every product under the sun to help this problem. The Nialoui Butter Stick as helped his feet incredibly. They are still healing but the difference in just a few days was incredible. We have been using it on his feet for about a week and he is amazed!!!


When I first read you could use the Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar for washing your hair, I have to admit I was a little leery but wow is all I can say!!! There was no residue or heavy feeling and my hair felt very soft. My skin also felt amazing after using this product without any residue anywhere on my skin.


I have use body oils before, but the After Shower Moisture Spritz was awesome. Initially I thought my skin might feel greasy, but not at all, just very smooth. I was even able to shave the next day without shaving cream!!! (and that just does not happen for me).


Overall, I was very happy with the three products I tried and will definitely be purchasing more items from Skin Free in the future.



Buy It: Skin Free products can be purchased directly from the Skin Free website. Skin Free can also be purchased at cvs.com, walgreens.com and drugstore.com Check out the Skin Free site for locations near you that carry Skin Free products.


Win It: One Reader will win a $30 Gift Certificate from Skin Free to use on the website.

To Enter: Check out the Skin Free site. Leave a comment telling what you would use the $30 on, if you win. (one entry - this is mandatory before using extra entries)

Extra Entries:

1. Tell me one other "natural" product you love to use (any brand)

2. Follow this blog

3. Grab my button

4. Subscribe to this blog

5. Become a Facebook Fan of A Mom After God's Own Heart

6. Sign up to receive the Skin Free newsletter

7. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link

8. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (1x/day)

Giveaway ends November 12/09 and open to Canada and US residents

Good Luck!

36 comments:

  1. I think I would use the 30 dollars on the Acai Scrub for Sparkling Skin or the Corrective Face Nectar (really want to try this!)


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  2. I follow your blog.

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  3. I live in a very dry city so I'd get the Super Moisture Butter Creme™.

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  4. follower

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  5. I would get the Spa Scrub Power Pak
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  6. I follow your blog
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  7. I added your button to my blog here:
    http://momofboyswithtoys.blogspot.com/
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  8. love to get: Eczema Relief Kit

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  9. other natural product I like is mineral foundation - Bare Minerals

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  10. I would like to get the Eczema Relief Kit.
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  11. My favorite natural product is Spry mouthwash -- SOOOO minty!
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  12. I would love to try the Nialoui Butter Stick, it sounds amazing. (I have added your button to my blog)

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  13. I would get the whipped Tamanu body butter

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  14. Other "natural" product I love: Estee Lauder Mineral foundation in shade 1

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  15. i think i would get the Spa Scrub Power Pak
    thanks

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  16. signed up for Skin Free newsletter

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  17. I would like to try the ezcema relief kit for my daughter

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  18. I follow your blog as jelaws5
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  19. I am a email subscriber


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  20. I'd try the Green Clay Mask and the Moisturizer for blemish prone skin.

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  21. My favorite "natural" product is olive oil. I soak my nails in it, pat it around my eyes to moisturize, and rub it on my feet to soften rough skin.

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  22. I'd love to try the Green Clay Mask and the Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin.

    Thanks!

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  23. I would get the super moisture butter creme and the soap/shampoo bar

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  24. I would like to try the sweet and smooth sugar scrub

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  25. following on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jblanton41/status/5670018621

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  26. I would buy the sugar scrub and the moisturizing body spray. Good stuff!!

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  27. I love Ecostore USA. They have amazing cleaning products

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  28. I am a fan on facebook :) Laurie R Cooper

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