Monday, October 5, 2009

Skin Free - Review and Giveaway!

***This giveaway is now CLOSED!***
Winner: Evil Angel!


Recently I won a giveaway on Night Owl Mama's blog, for a gift certificate to Skin Free. You may have seen some bloggers lately singing the praises of these products. I can honestly say, after having the chance to try out a couple of the products, that I wholeheartedly agree - these are great!

As you may know, we are trying once again to conceive our first child, so after watching and reading a lot lately about the scary ingredients in many skin care products (check out the video "The Disappearing Male" and the book "Slow Death by Rubber Duck"), I have become much more aware of what's going on my skin and therefore into my body. I've tossed a pile of products that I used to use regularly and have adopted a much safer and less chemically-laden skin care regime.

I am happy to say that Skin Free skin care products are 100% natural and meet a whole bunch of my criteria:
  • All Natural, Vegan Ingredients
  • No Perfumes
  • No Petroleum Products
  • No Harmful Chemicals
  • No Steroids
  • No Colorants
  • No Greasy feeling
  • No Animal Testing, Cruelty Free
They have lots of different products, even ones that address common skin concerns like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and blemishes. Plus... they're seriously luxurious to use and I love the way they smell!

The first product I tried is the Super Moisture Body Balm. This is a rich butter that comes out thick and smoothes on easily. A little goes a long way - I have been using this on my legs, feet and elbows and about half a teaspoon does the job. It smells wonderfully of shea and cocoa butter. The texture is smooth and soft but not oily. I put it on in the morning and at the end of the day my legs are still feeling moisturized and not dry at all. When I look at the ingredients, they're all plant derived oils with the addition of Vitamin E. Nothing weird or synthetic.

The second product I tried is the Acai Scrub for Sparkling Skin. Again a little goes a very long way. I have been using an amount the size of a pea and that is enough for my whole face. This scrub has a great texture, not chunky or rough like apricot scrubs, but more like a sugar scrub. The granules are fine and definitely give me that clean glow. The smell is herbal at first and I find it changes to more of a lemony scent as I am using it.

(I did notice that the ingredient list on the website and on my jars are slightly different. If you are ever concerned about the ingredients in your cosmetics or skin care products, it never hurts to ask what's in a product and do your own research. A great resource for this is the Skin Deep Cosmetics Safety Database.)

After trying the two products, I contacted Julie at Skin Free to let her know how happy I was with them. And guess what? Julie has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a $30 gift certificate to Skin Free! So how do you win?

Mandatory entry:
Check out Skin Free and share in a comment what product(s) you would purchase with the $30 gift certificate. Please do this first!

Extra entries:
  • 1 entry: follow me (publicly) on blogger
  • 1 entry: follow the Skin Free Skin Care Blog on blogger
  • 1 entry: add my button to your blog, or if you already have it let me know - leave your blog address, please!
  • 3 entries: blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post
Seven possible chances to win! Be sure to leave your email address, at least in your first comment, if it's not visible in your profile - and leave one comment per entry.

***This giveaway is now CLOSED!***

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and ends at 11:59 pm EST October 19th. Comments left after that time will be deleted. I'll draw the winner using a randomizer, announce both on this post and that day's post, and also email the winner. If I don't hear back within 48 hours, I'll draw another winner. Good luck!

49 comments:

  1. here are a few of the products that I would love to try:



    Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin - 4 oz
    Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin - 6 oz
    Lite Moisture for Blemish Prone Skin - 50 ml
    Corrective Face Nectar™ - 1 oz

    Thanks for the wonderful contest!

    navybrat76@yahoo.com
    http://military76brat.blogspot.com

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  2. proudly follow you publicly!

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  3. proudly following skin free publicly on blogger

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  4. I have your button on my blog

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  5. proudly blogged about your giveaway

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  6. proudly blogged about your giveaway

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  7. proudly blogged about your giveaway

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  8. This is great. I am always looking for vegan options. I would get the Lite Moisture Cream for Daily Use because I am always looking for a great skin cream.

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  9. I would get the Eczema Relief Kit for my oldest DD, nothing has worked so far and I would love for her to feel pretty again!

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  10. Oh my gosh I've been wanting some Skin Free stuff for the LONGEST time. I think my top choice would be this one: Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin.

    theonlinenannyATgmailDOTcom

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  11. Ohh, i would love to try these products!
    One of the things i'd order is the Lite Moisture for Blemish Prone Skin. I'm looking for something that would help!
    Thanks for this chance to win something like this!

    missylovsjesus at yahoo dot com

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  12. I like the nectar cleanser for my face sounds nice!

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  13. I would buy the Lite Moisture for Blemish Prone Skin treatment, i really need it!


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  14. I follow your blog publicly.

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  15. I have your button on my blog:
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  16. I blogged:
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  17. I blogged:
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  18. I blogged:
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  19. I would get Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin and Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin

    burcuacar1624(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I would get the Acai scrub for sparkling skin.
    lauriemac982 at aol dot com

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  21. I would love to try out the Acai Scrub for Sparkling Skin. bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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  22. I follow your blog
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  23. I follow the Skin Free Skin Care Blog
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  24. I'd like to try the Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar, and the Niaouli Butter Stick.

    ms.flapper{at}gmail{dot}com

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  25. Great giveaway I would love to try the basic 4 gift set.Thanks for a lovely giveaway.Marian

    mtzeenla@yahoo.com

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  26. well for one i would buy the super moisture butter cream and alot more
    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  27. follow your blog
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  28. follow skin free care blog
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  29. i would get the Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin and the super moisture body balm

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  30. i follow the skin free blog (redfuzzycow)

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  31. I would either go with their spa scrub bundle or the eczema relief. Both my littles battle with eczema during the winter.

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  32. I would love to try the Eczema Relief Kit~as with the colder weather coming this would be a blessing!!

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  33. I follow your blog publicly!

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  34. I follow the Skin Free Skin Care Blog too!

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  35. If I won, I would get the Eczema Relief Kit.
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  36. Whipped Tamanu Body Butter and Niaouli Butter Stick is what I would get.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  37. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 14, 2009 at 3:27 AM

    I would use my GC towards purchasing the
    Skin Free Firming Matrix Creme for Face. It would make that purchase price drop way down!


    catmom1010@gmail.com

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  38. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 14, 2009 at 3:31 AM

    I follow Skin Free's blog (Ally/rubymoonstone@gmail)



    catmom1010 at gmail dot com

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  39. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsOctober 14, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    I follow your blog publicly (Ally/rubymoonstone@gmail)



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  40. I would like to try the Spa Scrub Power Pak
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  41. super moisturizing body balm sounds great!

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  42. I follow you as DG

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  43. I follow Skin Free as DG

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  44. I would try the butter cream.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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