Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jane Iredale: Beauty Prep Skincare Line Review!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you might already be aware that I'm a huge fan of Jane Iredale cosmetics. I've done quite a few reviews for them and have fallen in love with their natural, safe ingredients lists that are so hard to find in the cosmetics world. You can imagine how excited I was to hear that Jane Iredale was releasing their own line of skincare products! Since many of my readers are also skincare fanatics, I figured I would get my hands on some of the products and see how they stack up to other western brands, and more importantly, if they compare to my Korean skincare products!

First things first: Why Do I like Jane Iredale So Much?
1. Because the company started in my home state! (MA Pride!)
2. Because their products are unique!

What exactly makes them stand out?
Their products are non comedogenic, meaning your skin will be able to breathe and behave normally when wearing Jane Iredale products. No clogged pores for you!
Their products are safety, allergy, clinically, and dermatologist tested.
They make an effort to use only anti-irritant ingredients and natural preservatives. No parabens or phenoxyethanol!
 Jane Iredale is also cruelty free! 
I think that Jane Iredale products are always "staples" in a collection. You could buy anything and most women could wear it, pull it off, and use it regularly in their makeup routine. While I'm a super adventurous type when it comes to makeup, my daily routine requires me to have fast-working, multi-tasking products that look natural. Not only does Jane Iredale cater to me, but to people like my mom, who don't really like to use too much makeup, but still want to look their best. 
Uses four organic Rose Stem Cell Extracts to moisturize, brighten and protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss and airborne pollutants. Ideal for daily use with BeautyPrep Face Cleanser and BeautyPrep Face Toner to prepare the skin so makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer. Scented with organic Lemon Grass Extract.

1.15 fl oz

 Aqua/Water/Eau, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Coconut Alkanes, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Rosa Centifolia Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Cympopagon Flexuosus (Lemon Grass) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Rosa Alba Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Initial Thoughts
Look at all the amazing ingredients and extracts in this moisturizer! Love it! I expected a lot from the ingredients list since this is Jane Iredale afterall, and I'm pleased with what I see so far in this moisturizer! The jar is quite large and the moisturizer itself is light with an almost whipped-like quality, but still dense enough where you need a very small amount to cover your face and neck. I found that this did a great job spreading over the skin smoothly and quickly absorbing, but still left my face feeling moisturized without that greasy after-feeling that some creams tend to leave. The scent is a very mild, herabal/citrus-like smell which I love. I have used this for a week now and haven't seen a single extra breakout- my skin is a mess lately so I'm cautious of what Im using and keeping a close eye on my skin when I try new products, but this is just the right consistency for my combo-oily skin. So far I'm very happy with this!

 Infused with Herbasome, a Fruit Extract water that contains organic Lemon Grass, Apple, Pear, Carrot and Coconut Water to restore the surface of the skin and balance pH. It refines pores and moisturizes to help makeup go on smoother and last longer. Ideal for daily use with BeautyPrep Face Cleanser and BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer. Awarded ECOCERT’s Natural Cosmetics certification.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Pyrus Communis (Pear) Water, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Glycerin**, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) Fruit Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Cympopagon Flexuosus (Lemon Grass) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Alcohol**

Initial Thoughts
While this toner does contain alcohol, I'm not someone who shys away from it when it's used in small amounts, especially in a toner. Interestingly enough, the majority of my favorite toners do contain some sort of alcohol. Having said that, Iknow some people are sensitive to it so I wanted to point that out first and foremost. This applicator is similar to the Ladykin broccoli toner in that there is a little pump top that you press a cotton swab onto to dispense the product. I'm not a huge fan of this kind of dispenser, but it's not a make or break thing for me.  This toner also is loaded with all kinds of great ingredients that are there to help balance the ph of your skin as well as help moisturize and refine. Luckily, this toner falls in line with Korean toners in that it's not an astringent and doesn't burn or cause a tingling when applied like so many Western brand toners. i found this to be clarifying while also feeling like it was restoring moisture to my skin after the cleansing process. While I'm quite enjoying this toner and it hasn't had any negative effects on my skin, I think I still prefer my Mizon AHA/BHA toner over this one. Having said that, if you're looking for an easily accessible toner that has lots of natural ingredients that are safe to use, this might be a great option for you.

Uses an antioxidant- and vitamin-rich formula that contains a proprietary micellar water with soothing dual Cucumber Extracts in liposome form to gently clean, nourish and protect skin. It’s ideal for daily use with BeautyPrep Face Toner and BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer as part of a high-performance skin care regimen that prepares the skin so makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer. Awarded ECOCERT’s Natural Cosmetics certification. 

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Spirulina Platensis (Algae) Extract, Alcohol

Initial Thoughts
When I first saw the word "cleanser" I assumed it would be a gel or a cream consistency, but this is actually a Micellar water with added ingredients to really bump up it's results. This product also contains alcohol, just a heads up! I absolutely love cleansing waters because they seem to work better with my skin than regular cleansers. Many people suggest using these in conjunction with a regular cleanser, but I tend to only use these at night. Nothing cleanses my face better than a very gentle cleansing wipe to loosen and remove the majority of my makeup, dirt and oil at the end of the day. After a cleansing wipe, I use a cleansing water to remove any left over grunge thats on my skin and using those two things together has left my skin consistently feeling cleansed, fresh and not at all stripped of moisture like so many cleansers tend to do. This cleanser has been absolutely amazing. I've tried quite a few cleansing waters, the majority of them being from Korean brands, and I actually think I like this one the best. I feel like it removes excess makeup and oil from my skin even after I use a cleansing wipe, and it has a really nice citrus scent that is invigorating and refreshing. I've been using this cleansing water specifically during my morning routine. The moment I sit up in bed, I take my skincare supplements and vitamins and remove all the oil and leftover sleeping pack residue etc from my face with this cleansing water and it feels amazing! I think this might be my favorite of the 3 items in this collection for sure! 
Overall Thoughts
For Jane Iredale's first major forray into the skincare world, I think they've done a fantastic job with these products. It's obvious that a lot of time and thought was put into the forumulation of each product, and the results are really excellent considering I tend to be very weary of western brand skincare. There are lots of amazing fruit and vegetable extracts and moisturizing, soothing ingredients included here. The moisturizer does it jobs well without leaving a residue or not fully absorbing. The toner doesn't feel stripping or drying, and the cleanser has outshined the other cleansing waters in my collection by far. The only small gripe some might have is the alcohol content in the toner and cleanser, although that hasn't been an issue at all for me or my skin. I'm overall very pleased with this collection and I'm really excited to see if they continue to expand to more products in the future!
If you want to check out more from Jane Iredale, you can visit their site HERE!

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  1. Sounds good! It's really important to choose a good moisturiser. A not up-to mark moisturiser or ditching moisturiser can make your skin look aged. Surely going to try. Hope the results are positive!

  2. This seems wonderful. Since winter is coming, I am going to take more care of my skin, it has become much drier. I want to have a try this product, thank you.

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