Know Your Ingredients!

April 24, 2013By 5 Comments

know your ingredients

Know Your Ingredients is not only an amazeballs vegan beauty line, but it’s advice that you should take to heart if you haven’t already. KYI makes “minimally processed,” “whole food” skincare products with pure and nutrient-rich ingredients like shea butter, argan oil, and sweet almond oil. I got to sample three of their delicious concoctions, and as you can imagine (brace yourself for emoticorniness), I became smitten! 🙂 ♥ 🙂 ♥ 🙂 ♥

The Goods:

Whipped Shea Butter Mask (Chamomile Lavender), $20: OK, y’all know I’m obsessed with looking current-age-minus-15 until forevs, right? Well, this delicate and beautifully scented shea buttery goodness helps fight wrinks, minimizes redness, and helps fade scars. I’ve been having regular nightly shea slather seshes for awhile now, and I always wake up to suuuuper soft (like baby booty soft, f’reals!) skin in the morning. I also sometimes use this moisturizer all over my body after bathing, and I’ve even used it on my hair as leave-in conditioner/frizz control. It’s versatile, it has a calming scent, and it’s gonna help me retain my foin skank status until I’m crusty and old.

Sweet Almond Softening Oil (Litsea Cubeba), $20: This emollient softening oil ain’t no joke! It’s so effective that the second I apply it, my scaly-ass dragon skin begins to feel supple and lady-like. Seriously, I can’t stop touching myself when my skin is this soft!! (G-rated, betches) I highly recommend the litsea cubeba scent… it’s SO fun to say (go on, try it), and it smells pretty and uplifting!

Argan Oil Serum with Vitamin C (Orange Grapefruit), $45: Argan oil has gotten so much hype lately as a miracle oil… and guess what? It is! It absorbs quickly, it’s a kick-ass moisturizer, and it works wonders on skin and hair (just ask my hot pink, used-to-be crustactious, frizzy, straw-y hair—my follicles are bowing down to the mighty argan). Add in  some sweet citrusy orange grapefruit oil into the mix… so BOMB. I use this kind of sparingly ’cause I want it to last forever, and it’s so easy because a little goes a loooong way.

I know you’re prolly like, “How is that you’re so in love with all of these products? How can you love everything?” Well, ladies and germs, I only review awesome vegan shit… and this shit is AWESOME! Get to know KYI and treat yo’self to some fab, anti-aging, wholesome skincare.

Have you tried KYI? Do you luuuurve everything as much as I do? What’s your favorite argan oil product?

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  1. Sam says:

    if you decide to try a KYI product or two, there is 20% off Mothers Day special from now til May 10. Enjoy!

  2. Francis says:

    From all your vegan face cream, which one do you like better? I am in a dilemma and you’d posted so many awesome products that I am not sure and (completely cuckoo) on each one to pick. My face is very dry right now and I need a face moisturizer desperately! So which one should I pick? 🙂

    • Sunny says:

      Definitely go for a cream cleanser (for dry skin). I’m currently obsessed (understatement) with Acure’s Mint & Argan Oil Cream Cleanser–it’s divine!! I think you can get it at Whole Foods. It’s super hydrating, it has a slight tingle factor, and it smells incredible!

  3. Anna says:

    The products sound great though a bit expensive. I also love the way argan oil works on my skin and face, usually though I use just pure argan oil (for my hair) or add it to my face cream.
    Are there any argan oil products that you would recommend?

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