Review: new haul from Marie Veronique Organics
Thanks to a special promo code, I ordered my usual staples of the Moisturizing Face Screen SPF30, Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement and the Anti-Aging Oil Plus as well as some new products from Marie Veronique Organics some time end of last year and the beginning of this year. The new products I ordered included the Exfoliating Cleanser, the Sun Protective Oil and the Moisture Serum. So here’s my review of them all.
First of all, let me say again that I love their products because they meet my criteria of natural formulations with no toxic ingredients, chemical synthetics, fragrances, waxes, silicones or alcohol. Yet while keeping their formulations natural, the company also adds useful ingredients with cosmeceutical benefits to target specific skin concerns. So how did these new products I tried perform for me?
Marie Veronique Organics Exfoliating Cleanser 120ml US$35
Sometime last year, the company wanted to send this complimentary to me for review but I declined then because I wasn’t interested in a daily exfoliation product. However, I decided to order this time out of curiosity, and also to make up for my purchase to meet a certain amount. If my memory serves me well, then this cleanser smells exactly like the Gentle Cleanser. Those who have tried it would agree that it has a lovely scent of lavender and so is very soothing to the senses. It’s very gentle as the beads are rather fine and so I had no concerns with over scrubbing although I don’t use this daily even though I’m tempted to; I only use it when I need a scrub and that is about twice a week now. My skin always feels cleaner, softer and yet, not drying after using this. I find the price rather reasonable too and the big bottle will probably last me quite a while.
Marie Veronique Organics Sun Protective Oil 30ml US$70
I was using the MVO Anti-Aging Oil Plus beneath the Moisturizing Face Screen and was happy with it. However, I’m always on the lookout for more protective products in the day and so this one caught my eye. In terms of ingredients, the Anti-Aging Oil Plus had served me well but this one had other types of beneficial oils like coconut oil, which is good for fighting free radicals and aiding skin healing and repair. The other oils like emu, broccoli seed, red raspberry seed and yangu are also good in providing extra UV protection so I get more peace of mind using this along with the Moisturizing Face Screen. This is oil all right, and so about two to three drops is good enough to be used and I use it underneath my Moisturizing Face Screen, which is meant to be sitting on top of the skin. It has a light scent and the two to three drops I apply do not make my skin oily or greasy. I would describe it as just nice and I love it. A bit pricey but the ingredients are all good stuff.
Marie Veronique Organics Moisture Serum 30ml US$80
I had wanted to get the Skin Lightening Serum but settled for this, which retails for about half the price. The ingredients look good to me as although the product is formulated to increase hydration, it also has ingredients to help with skin repair. In addition, I was planning to use this together with the Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement and so it would help in terms of brightening and evening my skin tone too. By virtue of its name, this product contains humectants that increase the epidermal water content so as to allow our skin to retain moisture. So I only use this together with an oil and no more moisturizer after that. It is definitely more hydrating that the Skin Lightening Serum but I find I have to be carefuly using this around my eyes for I noticed a tiny red bump near my eyebrow after a few days of using it (I have a habit of dabbing most of my stuff around my eyes). Other than that, I’m happy to use this serum.
Marie Veronique Organics Skin Lightening Vitamin C Supplement US$60
I have reviewed this product before and at that time of review, I gave this product a low rating. However, I’m already into my third bottle so that just goes to show I do love this product and it’s time to revise my rating. In my earlier review, I mentioned that I like the results that this product brought about but just didn’t like the powdery residue it left behind. Well, I still do not like the powdery residue it leaves behind but I really enjoy the benefits very much. I mix one capsule together with the Moisture Serum and then just pat into my skin. It is really doing something for my skin as I noticed that it has improved the elasticity of my skin. In addition, my skin always look brighter the morning after using this. So I was using it almost daily but I will stop to test another product soon. But rest assure, I’m be coming back to use this product again and again!
I’m really happy with these new products I’ve purchased as they’re serving me well. I think many of you who have tried the Marie Veronique Organics range will agree with me that their products are rather good stuff. And for those with problems using the Moisturizing Face Screen, the best is to use the product with an oil underneath. Otherwise, try patting it into your skin before blending. I tried that method when I was using the Face Screen with the Madara moisturizer and it worked nicely for me.