As a vegan beauty blogger (9+ years already!), I have tried a TON of skincare products (#hashtagblessed). While many of the products I’ve used have made my skin feel amazing and radiant, a select few have seriously wooed me into a state of “HOLY WOW!” Wow as in, I eagerly look forward to washing my face in the morning and before beddies, and WOW like, I’d be more than happy (giddy, even) to use these products exclusively day in and day out for the rest of my life. Yep, that’s how I feel about L’uvalla.
It was back in 2011, when I first tried L’uvalla’s Foaming Facial cleanser, that I became instantly smitten with this brand. Fast forward to a few months ago when I was contacted by Alla (L’uvalla co-founder) on Instagram regarding a possible collab. I freaked and was giddy beyond words. I had no clue L’uvalla really new about VBR. Btw, Alla is one of the sweetest people… everything about this brand is exceptional, including their genuine kindness and authenticity.
L’uvalla (loo-VA-la) is a line of all-natural, organic, sustainable, fair trade, vegan and cruelty-free beauty products that blend the nourishing, effective benefits (like, no joke effective!) of holistic skin treatment with the luxury and quality of French skincare. They use therapeutic grade, undiluted, cold pressed oils that are chock full of yummy skin-lovin’ nutrients. All of their ingredients are super pure and gentle, too, making their products ideal for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
My current L’uvalla beauty regimen:
Milk Cleanser with Lotus Flower Extract ($27.99) – My crusty, dry, hella parched skin lurrrrrves this creamy cleanser SO much! It effectively removes makeup and gunky buildup, and it locks in moisture props to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients like wild chamomile, passionflower, and lotus extract. It’s also made with meadowsweet, a natural source of beta hydroxy acid, which mega cleans without leaving behind any residue (common with other milk cleansers). Btw, all of the products I’ve tried from this line smell absolutely beautiful (zero perfumes, just pure essential oils). Bonus: you can also use this as a gentle shaving cream or hydrating mask.
Eucalyptus Toner ($23.99) – This refreshing alcohol-free toner is perfect for fighting zits! A-M-E-N! It’s also loaded with antioxidants and it removes any bits of icky residue, leaving your skin feeling über clean and alive.
Key ingredients include eucalyptus and sage, which help invigorate and protect your skin.
Anti-Wrinkle Eye/Lip Cream with Argan Oil, ($65.99) – Now before you trip on the price, I gotta say this eye cream is literally the BEST eye cream I’ve ever tried. It’s THICK (I absolutely cannot stand puny, watery “eye creams”), and it’s packed full of intense moisture that you can actually feel. I notice a softness and visible difference in my skin when I wear this. Keep in mind, I’m a 30-somethin’ and dreaded wrinks are def on mah mind! I don’t f*ck around when it comes to eye creams. This stuff is BOMB. Key ingredients include argan oil, palmorosa oil, and rosewood oil – all packed with nourishing omega fatty acids, mad nutrients, and antioxidants.
Age-Defying Day/Night Cream with Argan Oil ($48.99) – Anybody out there as obsessed with argan oil as I am? This is another powerful and thick cream that’s formulated to help boost collagen production, fight stinkle wrinkles, and infuse mega moisture. Key ingredients include hazel seed, palm kernel argan oil, and rosewood oil.
Anti-Aging Argan Oil Serum ($54.99) – I’ve been using argan oil at night before bed for years! I’ve only started to mix it up a bit with rosehip seed oil, hemp seed oil, marula oil, and a few others. Argan oil is def my standby, tho’. This cold pressed argan oil, a.k.a. “liquid gold” is accompanied with lotus flower extract, Vitamin E, and rose geranium flower oil (um, yeah, it smells amaaaaazing!) – and it’s an anti-aging powerhouse. It’s insanely hydrating, it works wonders for dry skin (me me me!!), and it supports cell generation which is essential for lookin’ like a foin spring chicken.
A few more things worth noting:
– Each product says “vegan” and “not tested on animals” right on the packaging, which is great for spreading awareness. #veganpride!
– Each product also has a positive affirmation on the back (e.g. “I breathe in confidence and breathe out beauty”). I’ve actually been saying these out loud when I’m beautifying myself morning & night, and it’s just a little extra somethin’ somethin’ that I enjoy.
OK, time to win some free L’uvalla goodies!! Up for grabs: 4 Balancing Creams with samples of entire collection for 4 separate winners.
Also, take advantage of this super generous offer from L’uvalla – 25% your entire order when you use the coupon code “SUNNY25″ I’m SO excited for you to give this organic vegan line a try! I’m sure you’ll be hooked like I am.