Lucy's Cruelty-Free Beauty and Living

Saying Goodbye to Dry, Winter Skin with Natural & Organic Anti Aging Skincare from California Pure Naturals

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

California Pure Naturals Skincare Line options for dry and anti aging skin

You are probably thinking to yourself how I could have dry, winter skin living in South Florida! LOL!  I definitely think there are two factors at play...1st ๐Ÿ Š my age, I'm 42 and I have definitely noticed my skin getting drier with age starting in my 30s. 2nd ๐Ÿ Š while we may not get your typical winter down here, the weather fluctuations really mess with my skin. Right now we are looking at temperatures in the 50s after a weekend in the high 80s and then back up in a couple of  days! ๐Ÿ˜•

California Pure Naturals really came through with some natural and organic skincare goodies that are helping to keep me extra moisturized this season ๐Ÿ’™ Thank you so much!  Keep reading to learn a little about CPN and my thoughts on each of the skincare items I have been using the last few weeks ๐Ÿ˜Š 

When I started doing a little research before jumping into this review, I was incredibly impressed by the mission and philosophy of California Pure Naturals.  Let's start off with two mandatory requirements on my list...CPN is 100% cruelty free & Leaping Bunny certified, AND all of their products are 100% vegan ๐Ÿ’– 

In addition to this wonderful news, they are also committed to bringing consumers a safe and pure skincare experience that is also potent and effective.  They do not contain any synthetic preservatives, harmful chemicals, parabens, phthalates, artificial dyes, artificial fragrances, sulfates, or PEG's...seriously...it's music to my ears ๐Ÿ’š 

But wait, there's more!  Whenever possible they use local, renewable resources and environmentally sound manufacturing practice to minimize their carbon footprint ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐ŸŒŽ Inspired by the beautiful California aura, CPN choose the best of CA’s organic agriculture cultivated without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers ๐Ÿƒ

The foundation of California Pure Naturals skincare formula is a powerful Blackberry Antioxidant Complex.  Ripe fruit extracts from locally sourced California blackberries, grapes, kiwis and pomegranates create a unique blend that helps to boost hydration, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin.

"Packed with the good stuff - all picked at the peak of ripeness — California Pure Naturals provides your skin with the best defense against premature aging, and a dewy California glow."


~California Naturals

The brand was kind enough to send over a few items specifically for my skincare concerns, dryness and anti aging ๐Ÿคท The Gentle Cleansing Lotion, Clarifying Toner, and Glow Facial Oil have been in my skincare rotation for several weeks now...Just keep reading to check out my thoughts ๐Ÿ˜Š

California Pure Naturals Gentle Cleansing Lotion

Gentle Cleansing Lotion


I figured I would share my thoughts in the order I use the products in my skincare routine, so first up is the California Pure Naturals Gentle Cleansing Lotion.  I am obsessed with aloe vera in anything ๐ŸŒฟ So no surprise when I checked out the ingredients and the very first one listed is Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf JuiceI especially enjoy using this lotion at night because it does a great job adding some much needed moisturization.  I don't use it in the morning because sometimes I just splash water on my face or I go for something with a little more zing to help me wake up ๐ŸŠ LOL 

If I want to maximize my moisturization experience with this cleansing lotion, I go in with my BFF tool and make it a spa moment ๐Ÿ˜‰ Key ingredients are aloe vera, Bentonite, blackberry, kiwi, pomegranate, and grape extracts, shea butter, chamomile, jojoba oil, and licorice root ๐Ÿ‡ It does have a nice berry fruit scent that lingers subtly.  I really like the overall formula, texture, and how it leaves my skin feeling...plus it does  great getting rid of dirt and makeup ๐Ÿ‘ 

California Pure Naturals Clarifying Toner

Clarifying Toner


The next step is my skincare routine is toner.  My go-to toner is a also a chemical exfoliant so their Clarifying Toner was definitely different.  I am actually considering experimenting by using both toners to see how that makes my skin feel overall.  Since I do have dry skin, I like to maintain a high level of exfoliation to keep my skin looking fresh and glowy ✨ I do have a few secondary skincare concerns, such as enlarged pores, age spots, and redness.  This toner is a lovely formula to address them, while still imparting moisture and nourishment ๐Ÿ˜

Much like the cleansing lotion and the majority of the products in their line, the first ingredient is once again aloe vera and is also formulated with their proprietary Blackberry Antioxidant Complex.  Additional key ingredients are sea salt, rose geranium extract, cucumber extract, orange peel extract, carrot root extract, and hyaluronic acid.  

Rose geranium extract is wonderful for detoxifying and anti aging, while cucumber does wonders for calming and soothing the skin...both leaving me with that, "I woke up like this!" glow ๐Ÿ’›


California Pure Naturals Glow Facial Oil

Glow Facial Oil


Facial oils are a total favorite of mine ๐Ÿ’– They really are luxurious, rich, and magical potions ๐Ÿ”ฎ I love using this between my toner and my moisturizer.  Rather than an aloe vera based formula, California Pure Naturals' Glow Facial Oil uses Jojoba seed oil as its carrier for its Blackberry Antioxidant Complex and other luxe ingredients, such as argan, evening primrose, lavender, geranium, borage seed, raspberry seed, cranberry seed, rosehip, linseed, grapefruit peel, and basil oils.  WOW!  That was a pretty long list of beautiful extracts ๐Ÿ’• 

Argan oil is a great source of fatty acids and Vitamin E, softening skin and helping to relieve dry and damaged skin.  I was incredibly curious about Borage seed oil.  I actually had a Borage plant in my previous home and it was such a beautiful shade of bluish purple ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ Rich in the fatty acid, Gamma Linolenic Acid, this plant actually helps to restore skin's youthful suppleness and helps to provide relief of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.  Does it get any better?!?!

All in all, I have really enjoyed the skincare goodies I received from California Pure Naturals ๐ŸŒŠ The ingredients are amazing and I love how eco~conscious they are as a brand ๐ŸŒŽ

Head on over to their social media and show them some love!!!


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Have A Beautiful Day! Love, Lucy~~*

Disclaimer: Please note I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. My opinions are 100% my own. Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means that I earn a small commission based on any purchases you make using my links. Thank you for visiting and supporting my page ๐Ÿ’–

Love, Sylvie - A Winter Collection of Environmentally Conscious & Cruelty Free Artisanal Perfumes

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Love, Sylvie Winter Collection with box

I feel like this happens to me all the time!  I don't mean to brag, but seriously...people always tell me how good I smell!  I'm a hugger so when I come in for the hug, I always hear, "Wow Lucy, you smell so good!"  I totally attribute this to my fragrance choices ๐Ÿ’š My obsession with cruelty free & vegan perfume brands is definitely becoming real ๐Ÿ˜‚

Most recently, I have been thoroughly enjoying the Love, Sylvie Winter Capsule Collection ๐ŸŒฒ Keep reading to learn a little bit about this female-owned brand and its safe, cruelty free, and vegan scents ๐Ÿƒ Did I mention there's also a code to save you 30%???

Cut the Stress by Cutting the Cable Cord with Google Chromecast Streaming Video Player

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mom stressed from being on the phone with cable company



5 HOURS!  That is how long I was on the phone with my previous cable company.  I wasted 5 hours of my life repeating myself incessantly, arguing about charges on my bill, and basically getting nowhere ๐Ÿ˜ก Those 5 hours ended up with me dropping my cable company like a hot potato and it was the most fulfilling feeling ever ๐Ÿ™Œ

With so many options now it is easy to find something that brings everything you WANT to watch to your screen easily.  I feel like that TV commercial that shows a person ripping up their bill and jumping for joy!!!  Keep reading to learn about the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player, and how it is a great option for live streaming for your family ๐Ÿ“บ

Indie Brand Spotlight - Living Earth Market + Black Pearl Teeth Whitening Powder

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Living Earth Black Pearl Teeth Whitening Powder

Recently, I had a nagging toothache that called for an impromptu dental visit.  I'm a grinder, and I never wear my night guard.  I know...know...If I would just wear it my life would be so much easier! Regardless, the highlight of my appointment was being complimented on the color of my teeth by the dental assistant ๐Ÿ˜ I wholeheartedly attribute this to using a teeth whitening product ๐Ÿ’œ

Lately, I have been loving the Black Pearl Teeth Whitening Powder from Living Earth Market.  I would just like to thank the brand for sending over this jar of goodness, along with their Vitamin C Serum, which we are going to talk a little bit about in this post as well ๐ŸŠ Keep reading to learn about Living Earth Market, their lovely goodies, and their sustainability model ~ I am all about a brand that focuses on their impact on the environment ๐ŸŒŽ

Keeping Skincare Simple with Kate Somerville + #RethinkPlastic Plastic Oceans Pledge ๐Ÿงœ

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kate Somerville Face the Glow Kit

Skincare is definitely one of my obsessions ๐Ÿ’› I love all the amazing ingredients, all the different layers you can create...magical skincare potions really! ✨ Trust me when I tell you I have quite a collection of all kinds of skincare goodies!  While I love playing skincare apothecary, I think there is something definitely to be said for a simple skincare routine.  It is the perfect way to make sure the skin gets all the basics.

Kate Somerville is keeping skincare simple with her kits of best selling facial exfoliating and acne fighting products, ExfoliKate & EradiKate! Personally, my skincare concerns are more the anti-aging and skin tone/complexion variety.  Check out my thoughts on the Face the Glow EradiKate Kit and learn about the brand's commitment to reducing their footprint and their pledge with the Plastic Oceans Foundation ๐ŸŒŠ #AdvoKate #RethinkPlastic #PlasticOceans