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Monthly Mini Reviews: January Green Beauty Products from Love Lula

Monthly Mini Reviews Green Beauty Products Love Lula Rossi Joik Hurraw Kinvara
In January I selected the following products from Love Lula. Here are my thoughts after testing for the past month.

Rossi Uvema Rice Bran & Borage Seed Face Cleansing Oil
I discovered Rossi back in 2015 so I was already familiar with their range when I was looking for a new cleanser. Rossi Uvema cleansing oil is free from essential oils which is great as I don’t have to worry about the presence of linalool. The formulation is a blend of oils ideal for sensitive skin – rice bran, grapeseed, plum kernel, jojoba, borage seed and avocado. I’ve always been a fan of plum kernel as it gives a scent which reminds me of marzipan (yes I’m the person who enjoys eating their own body weight in marzipan fruits!). You'll know from reading my blog that I love oil cleansers, they rarely disappoint me and I knew I would enjoy this one from simply glancing at the ingredients. I think lighter oils are the perfect balance as they remove easily but hydrate without leaving greasy residue. My one criticism for this cleanser is with the packaging. I would prefer a pump as the spray cap can be a little messy unless I cup my hand close to it. Also I’ve always been informed that oils should be in dark glass bottles so you have to be mindful about storage. Final verdict....really like this one for simple ingredients and that delightful marzipan scent, would I replace? ....YES

Kinvara Skincare Eye Wow! Eye Serum
I rarely use eye products. It's partly due to laziness but I'm also prone to dermatitis and milia. I’m familiar with Kinvara as a brand from judging duties at for Free From Skincare Awards. I’m totally sitting on the fence with the Wow serum. I like the metal roller ball application as it gives a cooling sensation (which is pleasant when tired) but the formulation is super light. I have to hold the bottle upside down and give it a shake because at times it feels like the serum isn’t dispensing. My knowledge of eye creams is pretty poor so I don’t have much comparison. Final verdict.....overall it’s a pleasant product but I don’t quite get the Wow factor, would I replace.....NO

JOIK Exfoliating hand & foot mask with seasalt and nurturing oils
I’m terribly lazy when it comes to taking care of my feet so I thought a foot scrub might spur me on to do something about it. The Joik scrub is made from sea salt which is coarse but bearable on my feet. It’s full of oils so you have to be extremely careful as it made my bath tub slippery and I needed to wipe off the excess using a towel. Super soft feet were the end results and it was nice to have a little pamper session. Final verdict....only disappointment was I miss read the ingredients thinking this scrub was vegan but it contains beeswax.

Hurraw Chocolate lip balm
This is not the first time I’ve tried a Hurraw balm, they are one of my favourite but I fancied adding a new flavour to my collection. Whilst it won’t replace a chocolate bar it does help lift my spirits when I’m trying not to give in to the demands of my sweet tooth. Hurraw balms are suitable for Vegans. Final verdict....love it and have repurchased these balms many times!

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them? 

If you missed my last LL review you can read it here: Monthly Mini Reviews - December 16

Sarah x

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, thanks for trying our Eye Wow! eye serum and I appreciate your comments. We really believe that eye products should be very light, unfragranced and gentle for the eye area. The dozen + plant extracts really work on bags and dark circles with our testing team of volunteers - maybe your eye area is pretty good to begin with? We do suggest that people give it 2 weeks but for many the improvement in dark circles, puffiness, hydration, fine lines was immediate and all without irritation. Thanks for reviewing, Joanne (Kinvara Skincare)

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    1. Hi, I've been testing for the past month (as stated above = 4 weeks). I do have dark circles and the conditions mentioned above, I'm also 40 and don't class my eye area as "good". As always I like to provide readers with my honest opinions and sometimes a product doesn't hit the spot.

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  2. I've tried the Rossi Oil and really liked it too though wasn't crazy about the marzipan smell - my food hell! For cleansing oils which I go through quickly I'm not fussed about it being in a clear bottle as 'preserving' it isn't so important.
    I've started to use eye creams in the past year and I've yet to find one that wows me or makes any difference so maybe I'm beyond help!

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    1. oh no how can you say that about marzipan lol ;D I think I feel the same as you about eye creams, I try them every so often but always end up sitting on the fence about them.

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