It wasn't until I became a mom that I really started to question the ingredients and chemicals that were in the products we use daily. Not only did it make me more aware of the things I use with and around my kids, but also myself....specifically when it comes to lotions and cosmetics. That's why I was very happy when I came across 100% Pure.
Founder of 100% Pure, Susie Wang has made it her mission to create pure, effective, and cruelty-free products. They formulate 100% Pure, vegan, synthetic fragrance free, paraben free, toxic free and the most concentrated formulas possible without the use of water, thickeners, emulsifiers or any other cheap fillers. Their products are never tested on animals, as it is very important to them to help and save animals.
So, why 100% Pure?
“As much as 60% of topical skin-care products are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream,” Says Dr. Nancy Lonsdrof, M.D. an lowa-based physician, “They should be consumed with the same prudence that we use to choose our breakfast cereal.” – April 2006 issue of Women's Health Magazine. There are many toxic chemicals in cosmetic products that have been clinically proven to cause cancer, tumors, irritation and many different skin disorders. 100% products are truly 100% Pure-no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins."
This was something that really made me think. I've tried to be more cautious about the lotions I use, and now have become more educated about the use of cosmetics as well! Having browsed the 100% Pure website and learned more about who they are and the products they offer...I couldn't have been happier when I found out I was going to have the opportunity to review some of their Fruit Pigmented Cosmetics and body creams.
Fruit Pigmented Cosmetics are the first and only cosmetics colored from antioxidant rich fruit and vegetable pigments. All the antioxidants and vitamins are in the pigments, so you are applying all the healthy nutrients of the fruits directly on your skin. I had never tried anything like this before and was very curious how I would like them.
I was sent sample pack which included the 100% Pure:
- Pink Grapefruit Glow Lip & Cheek Tint
- Fruit Pigmented ultra lengthening 100% natural mascara
- Organic Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel
- Organic Honey Almond Lotion
- Organic Body Cream (nectarine, fuji apple, pineapple)
The Pink Grapefruit Glow Lip & Cheek Tint is 100% natural and designed to be used as a cream blush and a lip tint. I don't wear a lot of blush, but I have used it a lot on my lips and love it! It not only smells great, but has also helped to soften my lips and moisturize. It's also concentrated with anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants. I really like this product and would love to try some of the other ones they have to offer. I think I'd really like the Shimmery Strawberry!
The Fruit Pigmented ultra lengthening 100% natural mascara was probably my favorite of the products sent. I'm always looking for a better mascara, and seeing how this was completely different than anything I have tried before I was more than happy to test it out. I've used it many times and love it! I love that it's 100% natural and works just like any other mascara, if not better! It's lengthens, separates, and thickens lashes. I have sensitive eyes and love the fact that it's made to suit everyone. Now that I've tried it, this is something that I'd love to continue using.
All three body creams are amazing! They smell great and leave my skin feeling so soft and refreshed! As with the other products, I love knowing that they're safe for my skin and 100% Pure. There aren't any chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, alcohol or other toxins. They're only made from the highest quality, natural and organic ingredients! I also really liked the Organic Honey Almond Lotion and Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel.
100% Pure offers so many great products. I've only tried a few and love them all! I definitely plan to try more of their Fruit Pigmented Cosmetics and skin care products! I can tell they are high quality and also smell great! I'm quite sensitive to smells, but these are perfect...not too strong...but just enough to smell wonderful. I felt like I was pampering myself with these products and think any woman would love them. They would make a terrific Mother's Day gift this year.
I have only touched on all they have to offer. I would highly recommend checking out their site to see everything. Their selection is amazing! There are even shampoos and body washes for kids...check out this Yummy Ice Cream 2 in 1 Mint Chocolate!
Buy It: You can purchase all of these products and more on the 100% Pure website.
Win It: 100% Pure is offering one lucky reader a Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening 100% Natural Mascara (an $18 value).
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**The products for this review and giveaway were provided at no cost by 100% Pure. This was not a paid post and my honest opinions have been given. Others experiences and opinions may differ from my own**