Disclosure: I was provided a LATHER Perfect Canvas Kit for the purposes of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Now that we’re all coming out of our winter hibernation, our skin may be in need of some extra TLC. I’ve found that between pregnancies, nursing, and simply being so busy that I forget to hydrate myself, my skin has become in need of some extra hydration as I’ve gotten older+. Luckily, I’ve found my groove in a new skincare routine. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing some of my favorite skincare products that will keep your skin in tip-top shape this spring.
LATHER is a California-based skincare company specializing in high quality natural skincare with aromatherapeutic properties. Using all-natural plant and food-based (and often organic) ingredients, most LATHER products are paraben and sulfate-free, meaning that they are as safe as they are luxurious.
LATHER’s Perfect Canvas Face Kit is one stop shopping for all your moisture must-haves. The kit includes full size bottles of LATHER’s Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, Moisture Magnet Serum, Shine Control Face Lotion, Cucumber & Ginseng Facial Mist, Lavender Lime Lip Treatment, and a Sweet Almond Exfoliating Creme Sample Pack.
As soon as I wake up in the morning, my skin screams ‘GIMME MY MOISTURE MAGNET!’. The moment I hop out of the shower, I apply my Moisture Magnet Serum followed by the Shine Control Face Lotion. I can literally hear my skin whisper a satisfied, ‘Ahhhhh.’ At first, I was concerned that pairing a serum with a lotion would overwhelm my skin and leave it feeling greasy or worse, lead to breakouts. Fret not, my darlings. The Moisture Magnet quickly absorbs right into the skin leaving thirsty skin refreshed and supple. LATHER even suggests adding a drop of the Moisture Magnet to your foundation to give your face a soft, natural (but non-greasy) glow. The Shine Control Face Lotion also absorbs right into the skin, preventing shine but maintaining the pretty glow of the serum. I have been so pleased with the results of this skincare combo. Lots of moisture, but no grease and no breakouts.
The Cucumber & Ginseng Facial Mist is designed to be a refreshing toner, but also functions as a fantastic setting spray. I’ve found that lightly spraying it on my face after I’ve applied my makeup keeps everything in place throughout the day. If my skin needs a little pick-me-up throughout the day, I give it a spritz of the Cucumber & Ginseng Facial Mist for a refreshing burst. It’s almost as effective at re-energizing me as my afternoon coffee. It has a light, natural fragrance AND it’s alcohol free.
Before LATHER, I never used a makeup remover. It was an extra step in a routine that was already crunched for time. Since trying the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, I can’t live without it. It works like a dream and has a refreshing citrus scent. A quick swipe with a lightly soaked cotton ball and all that under-eye mascara vanishes like magic. I also LOVED sampling the Sweet Almond Exfoliating Creme. My skin was noticeably smoother after using it, and it smells so yummy that it was hard not to eat it.
Besides the amazing benefits of natural, chemical-free skincare, LATHER also gets extra points for their dedication to environmentally-conscious practices. LATHER’s bottles, tubes and jars are both biodegradable and recyclable, and their packaging is made from recycled materials.
If your skin is thirsty, I suggest you LATHER up! Give the Perfect Canvas Face Kit a try….you won’t be disappointed!