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Monday, June 10, 2013

Perfectly Pomegranate with NOW Solutions Green Tea and Pomegrante Purifying Toner and Kiss My Face Pomegranate Acai Moisturizer

I'll admit that when it comes to skincare, and beauty items in general, I don't always seek out 'natural' products. That said, I do appreciate them when I find them- or when they find me. Two products with good for you ingredients that I've been enjoying as of late both happen to be of pomegranate origin- NOW Solutions Green Tea & Pomegranate Purifying Toner and Kiss My Face Pomegranate Acai Moisturizer -so clearly they deserve to buddy up and share a post.

'NOW Green Tea Pomegranate Purifying Toner is an invigorating formula that works deep below the skin's surface to leave your face feeling clean, fresh and healthy.  Extracts of Witch Hazel, Rosemary and Nettle serve as natural, alcohol-free astringents that tone and purify your skin while removing pore-clogging cells.  Botanical extracts and natural anti-aging compounds have been added to help fight free radicals and regenerate a healthy glow.' -NOW Solutions

You may be unfamiliar with the brand NOW Solutions- I was too... kind of. I've used NOW Foods vitamins and supplements quite frequently, and the last time I was ordering I stumbled upon their skincare items. They have a whole range of green tea and pomegranate products, but the toner was what caught my eye. I am always on the hunt for something to help control my pores and this toner sounded promising.

As far as toners go, it's pretty good. I always find toners pretty hard to review, as you can't exactly tell if they're doing anything. That said, I like this one. It seems to be beneficial to my skin and it doesn't strip or make my skin feel tight. I can't speak to it's effectiveness past that though. It does have a really nice scent though- a light partially fruity scent with a hint of almond. Overall, I like it.

Ingredients:  De-ionized Water, Vegetable Glycerine, Benzyl Alcohol, Glucose/Glucose Oxidase/Lactoperoxidase (natural preservative), Green Tea Liquid Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Modified Vegetable Cellulose, Ceteareth-20, Pomegranate Liquid Extract, Aloe Vera, Allantoin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Rosemary Liquid Extract, Cucumber Liquid Extract, Witch Hazel Liquid Extract, Lavender Liquid Extract, Nettle Liquid Extract, Chamomile Liquid Extract, Arnica Liquid Extract, d-alpha Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) and Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A).

'Got super fruits? Kiss My Face does with the antioxidant power-house combo of Pomegranate and Acai. Add in Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and essential oils from Grape Seed and Coconut. This fabulous fruit formula really soothes and nourishes … a real skin saver! Absorb this! 

Kiss My Face products are paraben-free, phthalate-free and SLS free. In addition, their products are free from dyes and synthetic colors such as F, D & C. Kiss My Face products are pH balanced and are formulated without carmine, lanolin, mineral oils, petroleum or nanoparticles. It’s only natural to love Kiss My Face products!' Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face is a brand I've always thought of trying yet never did, so I was excited when this arrived. I was a bit confused at first, as this doesn't state what type of moisturizer it is, but it turns out it's the best kind- you can use it anywhere! It's formulated for use on hands, face and body. I'll confess that all-in-one formulas do tend to frighten me just a tad, but I was brave and slathered this all over. It smells so good you can't help but want to. It's got a really light, fleeting- it only lasts a few moments- pomegranate scent and a light feeling formula that absorbs quickly. The formula is nicely balanced as it moisturizes dry spots well without being too much for normal areas. Overall, a great moisturizer, especially if you're always on the move since it can be used for multiple areas.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Fragrance (Natural), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sodium Phytate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Panthenol, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Natural Fragrance, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Borate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide

Overall, I am very happy with this pomegranate duo! Have you tried either product? Thoughts?

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