Grateful Body Skin Care Giveaway!

June 21, 2011By 113 Comments

In my many years of testing the latest and greatest vegan beauty products, I’ve come across a kazillion beauty lines that have seriously kicked some major ass, but there are an elite few that have made me devoted, quasi-obsessed brand junkies.

Grateful Body is one of these said beauty lines that makes me wanna do cartwheels and shout from the rooftops. Yep, this ish (Christy, you’ve got me “ish”ing out) is THE ish times 12! And, this family-owned and operated business is located in Berkeley, CA which is essentially my new home (I’m just a mini hop, skip & a jump/bike ride away).

All of their products are high quality, cruelty-free, vegan, chemical-free, eco-conscious (down to their über cool packaging), and very effective!

After I dish my faves, be sure to enter the VBR/Grateful Body giveaway below!


Deep Cleanser, $24: I use this at night because my skin has been uncharacteristically dry for this time of year, and so creamy cleansers are what I’m all about right now. It has a delicate floral scent and it’s packed with a shit on of nutritious, antioxidant-rich ingredients (like Quillaja Extract, Oatstraw, Yucca Root, Shea Butter and Vitamin E) that literally infuse my skin with a power dose of moisture. It’s perf for oily and combo skin, btw… and it does an amazing job at removing stubborn makeup.

Moisturizer for Normal Skin, $30: I have a theory about facial moisturizers… the more you switch ’em up, the more your skin stays on tops of its game (similar to switching up shampoos). Overall, I love thick-ass, dense facial moisturizers at night (so my skin can slurp of extra amounts of moisture while I’m Zzzzz-ing. In the mornings, I like to use to use a lighter, but still super hydrating formula so that my makeup goes on easily (without slipping and sliding). This moisturizer has been my daytime go-to. It’s absorbs super quickly, smells divoon, and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

Essential Eye Creme, $40: This wrinkle fighting ninja cream packs a punch with ingredients like Shea butter, Amaranth Seed Extract, and Bulgarian Rose essential oil… addicted.

For your chance to win one of three Grateful Body Skin Care sets ($57.60) and a bottle of Midnight Oil ($22), simply leave a comment below and tell me about your favorite can’t-live-without vegan beauty product. For additional entries, “like” Vegan Beauty Review and Grateful Body Skin Care on Facebook, “follow” VBR and Grateful Body Skincare on Twitter, and/or join Grateful Body’s mailing list (please leave additional comments letting me know you did so for each). Also, don’t forget to mention your skin type in your comment! Three winners will be randomly selected and notified on July 12. Good luck!

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  1. Amanda says:

    liked vbr and grateful body on facebook! i am all about dr. singha’s mustard bath. whenever i’m having a particularly rough day, i sink my feet into a basin of it. GLORIOUS! i have normal skin (or so i would assume)

  2. Carole says:

    Tried Grateful Body’s Aphrodite’s Feast and the Sea Cell Serum as well as the fungus treatment. Just as the fungus treatment worked wonders on the toenails, Aphrodite’s Feast was impressive in that the scent made me feel good and it seemed to show an immediate effect.

  3. Carole says:

    Since I commented on the Grateful Body fungus treatment for toenails which after four packages has made a tremendous difference, I have tried Grateful Body’s Aphrodite’s Feast Serum and the Sea Cell serum. I really liked the Aphrodite’s Feast Serum. It seemed to really show an automatic improvement and the scent left me feeling good.

    Did I make it in time for the contest?

  4. becca so says:

    I could not live without apple cider vinegar. When I had dreadlocks I washed them with bakingsoda and tea tree oil and rinsed with apple cider vinegar and rosemary oil. I still wash my hair the same way. I use coconut oil and bentonite clay for deodorant and just plain coconut oil for lotion. All of these things are vegan and food grade!

  5. DeannaPaul says:

    I truly love my urban decay eyeshadow & manic panic!!! Those are the best

  6. Melanie says:

    I joined the GBSC mailing list with my email address 😀

  7. Melanie says:

    I liked GBSC on facebook 😀

  8. Melanie says:

    I follow GBSC on twitter as @melamorphosis 😀

  9. Melanie says:

    I liked VBR on facebook 😀

  10. Melanie says:

    I follow VBR as @melamorphosis on twitter 😀

  11. Melanie says:

    Hi Sunny 😀 First off, thanks a million for up-keeping this blog. Well, I really like the makeup line you posted a while back called Everyday Minerals. I bought one of their “sample kits” for 20 bucks and it was amazing! My fav’s from that line are: Fauna Naturals lipstick & Soft Bronzer face bronzer. Another product that I recently found and can’t live without is: Bull Dog Original Face Scrub. A a cruelty-free product based in the UK. It contains 8 essential oils, pumice, coconut shell, rosehip oil and shea butter for exfoliating 😀

  12. kendy says:

    my fave vegan beauty item at the moment is a lush shower jelly i chill in the freezer! it is so hot here!

  13. Tracy says:

    I’m DEFINITELY going to be picking up some samples! “Liked” the Grateful Body facebook page for quick reference =)

  14. Retweeted your giveaway on Twitter too! 🙂

  15. Joined Grateful Body Skin Care’s mailing list 🙂

  16. Following Vegan Beauty Review & Grateful Body Skin Care on Twitter

  17. “LIKED” Vegan Beauty Review & Grateful Body Skin Care on Facebook

  18. I absolutely can’t live without my Clairvoyant Beauty Detoxifying Clay Cleanser with DMAE! My skin is combo and this has been one of the best vegan cleansers I have found yet for my skin.

  19. tina says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I have oily/combo skin so my fav veg product is boscia green tea blotting linens!

  20. Hayley says:

    Lush’s ‘none of your beeswax’ is the best lipbalm I’ve ever found, and their ‘I love juicy’ shampoo is great, too!

  21. KarenC says:

    I liked Grateful Body Skin Care on facebook.

  22. KarenC says:

    I liked Vegan Beauty Review on facebook.

  23. KarenC says:

    Right now I am loving on 100% Pure’s Pineapple Enzyme Facial Peel Mask. My skin type is “normal” 🙂

  24. Emily says:

    shoot gotta say my new fave is lush none of your beeswax lip balm! loving lush right now. still on the hunt for something to fix my crazy summer combo skin…

  25. Frank Hammel says:

    For my pale, super sensitive skin, I live for giovanni’s thick acai and goji moisturizer.

  26. emily says:

    I’d have to go with my ShiKai Borage moisturizer.

  27. Melanie says:

    I love the vegan products from bare minerals!

  28. Emmy (TheVibrantVegan) says:

    I joined Grateful Body’s mailing list.

  29. Emmy (TheVibrantVegan) says:

    I “followed” VBR and Grateful Body Skincare on Twitter

  30. Emmy (TheVibrantVegan) says:

    I “Liked” Grateful Body Skin Care on Facebook

  31. Emmy (TheVibrantVegan) says:

    I “Liked” Vegan Beauty Review

  32. I can’t live without my Dr.Bornner’s soap. I have dreads and this stuff makes them so clean!

  33. Rose says:

    I know it’s been said before, but Urban Decay eyeshadows are such a treat. As someone who wears makeup very rarely, and uses products very sparingly, I am quite particular about what I put on my face. Urban Decay’s color range is excellent and the shadows blend remarkably well.

  34. Katie says:

    My favourite product would have to be… hmmm , well I really love too faced shadow insurance! <3 I followed and liked aswell! (: Thanks for having this giveaway sunny! =]

  35. Erin says:

    Like VBR on Facebook!!

  36. Erin says:

    follow VBR on twitter (@ErinErinP)

  37. Erin says:

    Juice Beauty makes some pretty nice products!!

  38. Anne-Marie T says:

    Following Grateful Body Skincare on Twitter (@amt946)

  39. Anne-Marie T says:

    Following VBR on twitter (@amt946)

  40. Anne-Marie T says:

    Liked Grateful Body Skin Care on Facebook (Anne-Marie T)

  41. Anne-Marie T says:

    Liked Vegan Beauty Review on Facebook (Anne-Marie T)

  42. Anne-Marie T says:

    My skin type is “mature and dry”

  43. Anne-Marie T says:

    My favorite is the Raw Gaia’s skincare products

  44. Burcin Cevik says:

    I follow Grateful Body on twitter! (@burcidi)

  45. Burcin Cevik says:

    I follow Vegan Beauty Review on twitter! (@burcidi)

  46. Burcin Cevik says:

    I like Grateful Body Skin Care on facebook!

  47. Burcin Cevik says:

    I like Vegan Beauty Review on facebook!

  48. Burcin Cevik says:

    My favorite, can’t live without vegan product is sweet almond oil. I use to clean my face makeup and eye makeup. It’s especially perfect for the eyes because it is very gentle and nourishing. It also makes the eyelashes healthier and grow longer!

    I have oily skin!

  49. Amanda T. says:

    I adore L’uvalla foaming facial cleaner for my dry skin.

  50. cindy b says:

    I’m Loving my Alicia Silverstone Eco tools! They are fabulous for applying makeup!

  51. onegreatsmile says:

    My can’t live without vegan product is Olive oil. I bought some home made olive oil soap when I went to italy from an olive farm and it is the best soap I’ve ever used. love. love. love. I have Normal to Dry/Dry skin and would love to try this line!

  52. Marissa says:

    And I joined VBR mailing list 🙂

  53. Marissa says:

    I follow GBSC on Twitter (as @rissacampbell)

  54. Marissa says:

    I follow VBR on Twitter (as @rissacampbell)

  55. Marissa says:

    I liked Grateful Body Skin Care on Facebook!

  56. Marissa says:

    I liked Vegan Beauty Review on Facebook!

  57. Marissa says:

    With my combination/oily skin, my favorite vegan product is Everyday Minerals matte base. (I actually love ALL their products!) But I’m always open to trying something new!

  58. wendy says:

    and i follow you on facebook!

  59. wendy says:

    hi sunny!

    love your site! i’ve learned so much and totally branched out and expanded my beuty regimen. right now, my favorite products are alba’s sea lipids daily cream, which i use as a night cream, and st. ives green tea facial scrub!

  60. Kelly says:

    I have problem combination skin and love Burt’s Bees Acne Solutions moisturizer. It is one of the only moisturizers my skin has reacted very positively to- it’s also great in combination with their spot treatment.

  61. Sharon says:

    I have pretty normal skin but have been using the dry skin formula Grateful Body moisturizer on my face for the past few years and used the normal skin formula before that. I like both!

  62. Sharon says:

    I have been using Grateful Body facial mositurizer now for 10 years and wouldn’t use anything else! I love the smell, that it feels invisible on and how pure the products are. The integrity of this company is impressive to me. Would love to try some of their other products!

  63. Becca says:

    A DIY face scrub to die for:

    4 TBS Olive Oil (I’m going to use Jojoba Oil next time once I have it_
    6 TBS Ground Organic, Fair Trade Coffee

    All you do is mix the two together, creating a mud-like paste, rub all over your face and rinse off! Holly molly my face has never felt this smooth!! Only down side was all of the coffee grounds left in my sink, might need to be a shower scrub 🙂

    Hope you enjoy!!

  64. Kelly says:

    I love Weleda’s Lavender Body Oil. The scent isn’t overly flowery and completely relaxes me. I’ve mixed it in with Alba Organics unscented body lotion ($10 for a 70oz container at Target!) to make my own scented lotion, or if I’m feeling really stressed I’ll use it directly on my arms and legs to chill out before bed.

  65. Carole says:

    I have been amazed by the funghi toenail treatment. I have used four packages now and found these natural products working miracles in clearing up my embarassing toenails. A couple more boxes and I may finally be able to show them off proudly.

  66. kamala says:

    Everyday Minerals foundation and Earth Science Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser are among my must have products. There are so many great ones and these look amazing!

  67. eliza says:

    Hi! My fav vegan beauty product is Jasons’ tea tree and cinnamon healthy mouth wash, it rocks! My skin is normal, and good to me.

  68. Emily says:

    Also I’m already on Grateful Body’s mailing list!

  69. Emily says:

    I have oily/combination skin, and my favorite vegan skincare product is my Key’s Soap sunscreen!

  70. Can’t be without my Pratima Skincare purifying oil and soothing lotion and Josie Maran Argan oil.

  71. Amy D. says:

    YIKES! I forgot to say that I have (very!) Sensitive skin so the Grateful Body Sensitive skincare set would be ideal should I be lucky enough to win! 🙂 Sorry about the double post (this only counts as one entry since I am not on Facebook or Twitter…) 🙂

  72. Amy D. says:

    This line looks wonderful! Thanks for such a great giveaway!! I think my favorite vegan beauty product at the moment is ThinkBaby SPF 30+ all natural (zinc oxide) sunscreen.

  73. Fiona says:

    I like Grateful Body on Facebook (Fiona G)

  74. Fiona says:

    Mineral foundation by Pure Anada. I never liked the look of regular foundation or face powder. But mineral foundation evens out the skin magically without looking like anyone is on! AND its a sunscreen AND an anti-inflammatory (the zinc oxide). Amazing, wish I’d had it years ago.

    fionabarnowl at care2dotcom
    skintype: combination, pimple prone

  75. Evie says:

    Added Grateful Body Skin Care on Fb and Twitter! 🙂

  76. Susan says:

    Where to begin? I use several Grateful Body produces, already “Like” them on facebook. I think my very favorite might be Aphrodite’s Feast, a great-smelling lotion that makes me and my skin feel great! I also love their eye cream and foot balm.

  77. Cat says:

    Hai, i have oily skin so my favorite vegan product is definately lush’s grease lightning, it totally keeps away my spots!

  78. Jennifer says:

    Already following you both on FB!

  79. Jennifer says:

    I love My Skin & Bones moisturizer!

  80. Erin says:

    This sounds like a great product. I have another AMAZING product that I sell that is completely vegan, mineral oil free, no dyes, chemical fragrances, etc. Completely all natural and most products are gluten-free! Check out my website and the awesome network marketing business opportunity and benefits attached to the business. SPREAD THE WORD OF THIS WONDERFUL PRODUCT!!! (anti-aging products for 30 and over, FC5 Facial hydrating wash for teens and early 20’s, acne treatment, health and wellness products, mens products, suncare, baby products, aromaessentials, hair products, and cosmetics!)

  81. Jessica says:

    My vegan UD makeup 🙂

  82. Jan says:

    I use urban decay’s vegan eyeshadow palette every day. The colors are outstanding!

  83. Sarina says:

    Hi, my favourite product is Cocoon Apothecary’s Rosy Cheeks moisturizer. I have normal skin. Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Elyce says:

    I follow Grateful Body on twitter under ElyceHackley!

    From an oily/acne prone skin girl
    elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

  85. Elyce says:

    I follow VBR on twitter under ElyceHackley!

    From an oily/acne prone skin girl
    elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

  86. Christy says:

    I’m an Everyday Minerals (vegan) makeup user. I’d love to try the Grateful Body products! I have normal skin 🙂

  87. Elyce says:

    I like Grateful Body on Facebook!

    From an oily/acne prone skin girl
    elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

  88. Elyce says:

    I like VBR on Facebook!

    From an oily/acne prone skin girl
    elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

  89. Elyce says:

    My fav vegan product is Poofy Organic’s Shower and Shaving wash!

    From an oily/acne prone skin girl
    elycesch (at) aol (dot) com

  90. LaJana says:

    I have joined your mailing list also!!!

  91. LaJana says:

    I already follow vbr on twitter and now I alsofollow grateful body skin care as well!!!

  92. LaJana says:

    I now follow you both one facebook!!

  93. LaJana says:

    I can’t live without moisturizer!! I have combination skin which is more dry then not!!

  94. Vegyogini says:

    Oh, I have sensitive skin!

  95. Vegyogini says:

    I can’t live without moisturizer; I just can’t! Lately, I’ve been experimenting with really pure moisturizers and totally love Booda Organics Booda Butter. It’s heavenly!

  96. Ari says:

    Also, I follow VBR on Twitter as 4qtsofmedicine. 🙂

  97. Ari says:

    Like Toni, I like Yes to Carrots products for my oily skin. 🙂 It’s a great line, but I’d love to try Grateful Body!

  98. Evie says:

    And following VBR on twitter as @eviegan

  99. Evie says:

    Also follow VBR on facebook as Evelyn Steneck

    And forgot to add I have oily/acne-prone skin 🙁 So jealous of my hubby’s perfect skin!

  100. Evie says:

    My new favorite thing is Tilvee’s anti-aging argan and sea buckthorn moisturizer. I got it as part of a little set through Opensky (if you’ve ever heard of that), and I’m just so in love. It’s thick and smells and feels absolutely amazing. I kinda wanna eat it… Anywho, you should totally check out Tilvee!!!!

  101. celyn says:

    I love Evan Healy’s under-eye moisturizer. I’m intrigued by the Grateful Body line. It looks like it’s right up my alley!

  102. Luna says:

    AND subbed to the Grateful Body mailing list. (Wow, that seems like a lot of comments!)

  103. Luna says:

    AND I follow VBN and Grateful Body Skincare on Twitter as @queencicada

  104. Luna says:

    I like VBR and Grateful Body Skincare on FB as Luna Valentine.

  105. Luna says:

    I absolutely cannot live without my Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Tint in Y2–it’s a great lightweight moisturizer for summer AND it’s well-pigmented so it takes the place of foundation as well. Best of all, OCC is a completely vegan and cruelty-free company!

  106. Mrs.V says:

    I use Evan Healy Tea Tree Gel cleanser for blemish prone skin. I have never used Grateful Body but would love the opportunity to give it a try!

  107. Jessica says:

    I love Everyday Minerals vegan makeup!

    Thanks for the giveaway! (i have combination skin)

  108. hj says:

    I follow grateful body on fb as a marie hj saver.

  109. hj says:

    I love hugo naturals bar soaps. but would try grateful body gladly!!!

  110. Toni says:

    I love some of the products from the Yes To Carrots line, only the vegan ones of course! it makes my skin so smooth and glowy:) It definitely helps my sensitive skin stay under control and less breakout prone!

  111. Giselle says:

    Hi Sunny,
    I’ve been making my own skincare at home for about a year but I would love to have the opportunity to try this line. I’ve heard lots of great things about it 🙂

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