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We’ve already gushed over Jessica Ress during our inspiring interview with this eco-minded businesses woman (she’s a green living gal; a DIYer with a vast knowledge of essential oils, herbs and organic ingredients). This Green Monday we’re taking a look at Jessica’s natural line of aromatherapy bath and beauty products, Angel Face Botanicals.
Launched in 2004, Angel Face Botanicals began selling Jessica’s hand made bath and body products locally (craft stores and bazaars were a part of their humble beginnings) and followed their own unique path as an eco-entrepreneurship to nationally heralded success. Make that internationally heralded – with the launch of a sister shop on Etsy under the name Spa Goddess, this little-company-that could has become known world wide for high end, green goodies that will love your skin (and your skin will right love back)!
Right now, I am head over heels in love with the Kissed Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser, a golden hued gem. I am always on the search for the perfect facial cleanser, and this one may have finally filled the bill. This Green Monday worthy gel washes all dirt and grime (even most makeup) from my face leaving not-quite-squeaky-clean skin, just a perfectly soft and matte face. The scent is fresh light and invigorating. And the best part? This gel works into a high quality foam that lasts thru two Clarisonic cycles. I do believe my search is over.
The Kissed Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser ($20, 4.5 oz) has a quintessentially Angel Face Botanical’s mix of essential oils, including chamomile, calendula and lavender. What? I’ve been using oil on my oily skin? It’s true. But Kissed has the perfect balance of cleanser and moisture and I’ve found my skin responding. Somehow, despite the ‘scary’ oils, my skin looks and feels more matte and less shiny then before. The Kissed Cleanser promises to leave your skin “clean, clear and bright” – and for me, has kept its word. If your tempted to see for yourself, the cleanser is suitable for most skin types – oily, acneic, normal and combination skin.
Now, don’t tell anyone, but I’ve have another new favorite facial cleanser on the side. While I’ve made a daily commitment to Kissed, I’ve also been seeing using the Super Detox Deep Pore Facial Cleanser ($20, 4.5 oz) once or twice a week. Don’t judge me. How can a girl be expected to stay with just one AFB product?
This ‘super-detoxifying’ cleanser is better than most masks I’ve used in really getting down into my pores (and it’s so much faster and easier!). The creamy, gray organic cleanser is “enriched with botanicals, essential oils, vitamins, replenishing oils and activated charcoal to deeply clean your pores of toxins and bacteria for smooth clear skin.” I’ve been using this effective wash a few times a week for an extra oomph to my routine and my pores are thanking me. With the heat, sweat and grime of summer in the city, my pores can look twice their size, yet this season my skin looks smoother and clearer than ever.
The secret is the activated charcoal found in the Super Detox. Known for it’s remarkable absorbency, activated charcoal has the ability to “effectively cleanse the skin, unclog pores, remove deeper impurities and dead skin cells…without adsorbing vitamins and nutrients.” The result? Deeply clean skin, without tightness or shine and a glowing (for me at least) complexion.
My skin is so happy with this combination, I plan on following it as long as the two can co-exist. And I don’t think there will be any problems; I have more than enough love to share with both of these skin saving cleaners.
Our wht review team got look at a number of Angel Face Botanicals favorites from their huge collection of fabulously smelling, super effective, natural products. They will be here leaving their thoughts on the Kissed Cleanser and the Super Detox, as well as the Ayurvedic Organic Cleansing Grains (a nice duel use product – add water for a cleanser or yogart for a face mask) and the Luscious Organic Cleansing Oil (a moisturizing and protective oil used with a warm washcloth to steam away impurities).
we heartsters – has your skin ever been touched by this angel? Testers – are you a believer too? Let’s talk Angel Face Botanicals!
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