All posts tagged: 100% Pure

100% Pure | Fruit Pigmented Mascara

When it comes to makeup I’m no good. My skills, if they can even be called that, are quite simple. So I naturally keep my makeup stash small with basics like red lipstick, foundation, and concealer. Mascara is one item that I always have. The beauty gods have graciously blessed me with lashes long enough to curl and so I like to enhance them. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect when a close friend gifted me with the 100% Pure fruit pigmented mascara just as I was finishing the Tarte lights, camera, splashes waterproof mascara. $18 per tube (0.24 oz) This mascara comes in 4 colors and thankfully I received black tea (black). Other colors include dark chocolate (brown), blackberry (purple), and blueberry (blue) and each are colored using pigments from black tea and berries. This 100% natural mascara also boasts an ingredients list that is nothing short of amazing. All of the ingredient have an EWG rating of 0 or 1 (I literally checked). So be rest assured that those precious eyes won’t be irritated with …

100% Pure | Honey + Virgin Coconut Restorative Conditioner

Restorative conditioner deeply moisturizes, repairs, softens and detangles dry, damaged hair. Gentle enough for color treated and all hair types. My hair, even though I love it, does give me the biggest grief sometimes. It’s long, it’s thick, and it has varying textures all over. A hair conditioner is not an option in my shower routine. I’ve been on the longest mission to find a conditioner that I can stick with. I thought I found the one but, after a second bottle, I’ve decided that this one isn’t quite my Holy Grail item but it’ up there. $18 per tube (8 oz) In the beginning I really liked this conditioner. I was particularly impressed with the smell – a heavenly coconut scent. I’m not a huge fan of coconut but the smell is not overbearing and quite pleasant. The consistency is notably creamy and thick. It spreads easily all over my hair and I can tell where I apply it because of the buttery after feel. When I initially rinse it out my hair feels incredibly soft and …

100% Pure | Burdock + Neem Healthy Scalp Shampoo

Treats your scalp – will purify, unclog pores, stimulate circulation and help alleviate dryness, itching and flaking. Treats your hair – hydrating formula makes hair healthy, nourished and vibrant. Gentle enough for color treated and all hair types. All natural formula does not contain synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, sulfates, detergents or any other harsh ingredients that can strip or dehydrate. Hallelujah, my prayers have been answered! If you recall, my disastrous experience with Yarok’s shampoo left my scalp quite scarred. I was in dire need of something quick and healing for my dry scalp, itchiness, and dandruff. I was at my wits end with the shampoo but didn’t know what natural shampoo to use next. As I was repurchasing a conditioner from 100% Pure I decided to check out their shampoos as well. Their Burdock & Neem shampoo caught my immediate attention when I saw healthy scalp included in the title.  I added it into my cart and patiently waited for the package to arrive. $18 per bottle (8 fl oz) The day …

100% Pure | Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

I used to think that eye creams were a gimmick by the beauty industry to convince the consumers that it was a necessary buy. The only issue I ever had with my eye area is puffiness. Then I started noticing some fine lines at the corner of my eyes. Between squinting (near sighted) and laughing, I knew I would eventually get lines in that area but I didn’t think in my 20’s. After reading Chizu Saeki’s book The Japanese Skincare Revolution, I was ultimately swayed into giving eye creams another chance. With that decision I told myself that I wasn’t getting anything expensive. I would have hated myself if I spent all that money and didn’t receive the results I expected, if any at all.  As I was purchasing other products from 100% Pure’s website, I saw that they had an eye cream with some promising results. After an independent clinical 4 week study 83% saw immediate reduction of puffiness 97% saw reduction of puffiness with continued use 73% saw an immediate reduction of dark …

Skincare Ritual | Summer 2013

Well, everyone, September is officially here! We are now three-quarters through the year and summer is over for most people. However in Southern California, summer doesn’t truly end for us probably until October. We’ve been experiencing quite a mild summer in San Diego compared to last until recently. Temperatures that were once in the mid 70’s are now reaching towards the mid 80’s. I know, we’re spoiled but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t hot! As the seasons change, your skincare routine should change accordingly. There are many out there that can use the same products year-round and not be affected by the seasonal change. Unfortunately, for me, my skin is quite sensitive to change and I must pay close attention to what my skin is telling me. As a green beauty blogger, it’s my duty to try different types of products. With all the products that I’ve been testing out, here’s what I’ve been using to help keep my face fresh this season. MORNING I begin each day with rinsing my face with water. …

100% Pure | Jasmine Green Tea Moisturizer

Instantly hydrating facial moisturizer packed full of nourishing organic nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to make your skin healthy, hydrated and more youthful. I always have the hardest time looking for face moisturizers. Why? Well, what it really comes down to is the price. I don’t have a problem throwing down the dough for an expensive moisturizer if its effective. But its hard to do so when I’ve never sampled the product and have only read testimonials. After timely research, I did decide to give one of 100% Pure’s face lotions a try. The price, name, and ingredients are what attracted me the most. $28 for 1.6 oz/50 ml If you’ve read my first post then you’ll understand why I chose this over others (hint: ethnicity). When I received my order, I absolutely loved the packaging. It came inside a sturdy cardboard (recyclable) tube and the design/graphics were beautiful, simple, and clean. The pump dispenser impressed me as well. I like this type of dispenser because it helps immensely with minimizing contamination from direct human and air …