Monday, September 3, 2012

Raw Essentials Skin Care Products by Carol Alt

I recently came across this skin care line on one of my trips to Ulta.  It is called Raw Essentials by Carol Alt.  I was looking at some products on a shelf and this brand got my attention because of the word 'raw.'  I am always interested in skin care products that claim to be healthy, natural or organic.  I am not sure how long her products have been around but I haven't seen them before.  So, since I am almost always in the need for some overnight cream, I picked one up.

So, just as the name indicates, Raw Essentials contains 100 % raw, active ingredients that are never heated above 115°.  I have never heard of any other line of skin care products that are made this way.  They also never use petroleum, sulfates, detergents, synthetic preservatives, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances or genetically modified organisms.  This is all very important because our skin absorbs everything that we put on it.  The more natural the products we use on our skin, the better.  Raw Essentials contain:  antioxidates, omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals - all the great stuff that we need for beautiful, healthy skin.

So I picked up the Night Time Firming and Nourishing Face cream which is made with 40% raw aloe.  I like how it doesn't have a strong fragrance.  It smells clean and light, not artificial or anything.  It also contains coconut oil which I LOVE.  I haven't come across any products that contain coconut oil, which is great for skin.  There are so many health and skin benefits from coconut oil.  I have been trying to eat it some how because of how great it is, I'm just not crazy about the taste - it's too sweet.

The cream is light and not greasy and goes on really nice.  It doesn't feel like you have a ton of product on your face, it feels breathable.  I just love the feel of this cream and I like it even more because I feel like I am putting something so healthy on my face.  My face looks great in the morning.  No irritation or redness or anything.  I am really excited to see the long term results.  It's also affordable at $25 and is worth it with all of the great ingredients inside.