Cleure – cosmetics you didn’t know about but want to

Don’t you think it would be great if there was a cosmetic line that was free of common irritating ingredients such as fragrance, parabens, formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals? Don’t you think it would be great if that cosmetic line was hypoallergenic and gluten free? And don’t you think it would be great to have that cosmetic line vegan and cruelty free? We are no longer in the dark as to what our cosmetics contain and with so many people having sensitive skin as well as allergies we need this kind of line.

Cleure Hypoallergenic Makeup

CLEURE is that kind of line. Cleure may not be a typical name but once you know the origin of it, it totally makes sense. Just like JLo is Jennifer Lopez, Cleure is Clean Pure! Just like the makeup.

I was sent three products to test and I’ve been using them non-stop since I received them. I’m not typically like that since I love to play around but I wanted a good sense of the cosmetics and I’m loving what I’m using.

CLEURE MINERAL MATTE EYESHADOWS are made for sensitive eyes. Cleure just has matte shadows, in 7 shades. All have “rich, high-pigment, true matte finish with full coverage. Our high-pigment mineral eyeshadow contains a conditioning formula with added vitamin C and E (gluten-free).”

Cleure Mineral Matte eyeshadows

I have this in Purple Clay and it’s the easiest shade to wear. It gets me out of my brown rut and eases me back into purples. But gently. When you see my photos you’ll wonder where the purple is but in reality it’s a beautiful light purple with gray undertones. It’s wearable alone as a subtle shade and it combines well with pinks, darker purples, and grays for a more unique look. And it lasts all day – it never fades, it stays true and lasts from morning to late night when I remove it.

Cleure Purple Clay Eyeshadow

Cleure Purple Clay Eyeshadow

Next let me introduce you to CLEURE LIQUID TO POWDER FOUNDATION which was a delightful surprise to me. There are 6 shades available.

Cream Beige – for light to fair complexion with neutral undertone
Vanilla Cream – for fair to medium complexion with yellow undertone
– for light to fair complexion with pink undertone
Pale Beige – for fair to medium complexion with pink undertones
Natural Beige – for medium to olive complexion with neutral undertone.
Linen – very light complexion with neutral undertones

Cleure Mineral Liquid Powder Foundaton

Cleure Mineral Liquid to Powder Foundation

Normally I’d choose Porcelain when ordering online but I decided to try Linen and I’m very glad I did. It’s a light neutral cream shade that’s just a little darker than my skintone. They say this is a medium coverage foundation but the way I apply it makes it a light to medium coverage.

Cleure Mineral Liquid to Powder Foundation in Linen

First, it’s a dry feeling when you put it on. It’s not a liquidy liquid, it’s more of a cream finish. If I want it sheered out I’ll use a dampened beauty blender sponge but my preference is to use a foundation brush – either an oval one or a fluffy flat top brush. It applies so smoothly and it lasts. It really lasts. There is no fragrance in any of the Cleure products which is a giant plus for me. This foundation looks really natural on yet covers imperfections well.

Last is my favorite category: cream blush. I’m gaga for cream blush and CLEURE BLUSH STICK is right up there with the best. It’s available in 4 shades and I’d love them all. Not only is this a non-sticky blush but it conditions your skin with Vitamins C & E and Soybean Oil to nourish.

Cleure Blush Sticks

Shade Guide:

  • Adorable – A tangerine shade looks fabulous on warm-toned skin.
  • Luscious – A rich berry shade that brightens your cheeks or lips.
  • Playful – Soft dusty rose that compliments most skin tones.
  • Supernatural – Burnt sienna that is rich and warm in color.

I have this in Playful which is a pink that gives the appearance of fresh healthy cheeks, like you’ve come in from the cold with a happy smile on your face. It’s not the least bit greasy even though it’s definitely creamy. My long hair never gets caught in it. Plus it lasts a good amount of time for a cream blush. I’ve even used it on my lips. It’s not sticky and it gives me a naturally pink lip.

Cleure Blush Stick in Playful

Cleure Blush Stick in Playful

Cleure Blush Stick in Playful

I’m sure by now you know that I really like this blush, foundation, and eyeshadow and am very happy to have them in my life. There’s a cherry on top of this sundae too. CLEURE is a very charitable company. They give back in many ways that you can read about on their site.

Take a moment and think about what you want from cosmetics and you may just realize that you are missing out on a brand that is Clean and Pure and will be excellent for your skin.  —  Marcia




Fall into the Sunday Scoop giveaway page with Beauty Info Zone

Happy cool and/or crazy weather. No one knows what to expect anymore. I just hope that you are safe, warm and comfortable.

Last Sunday I posted two Sunday Scoop articles. The second was dedicated to two blog hops that we’re participating in so be sure to read about them and enter if you haven’t already. BLOG HOPS


10/15  Humboldt Soap Co. Vanilla Sugar Whipped Body Butter  –  US

10/16  Howl-O-Ween blog hop for OFRA cosmetics  –  2 winners, US/Can

10/19  $25 Amazon e gift card  –  US/Can

10/23  Voluum Hair Products  –  1 winner, US

hidden giveaway this week too, ends on 10/24 so go looking!

Winner’s Circle: The Zoella Splash trio has been won by Mary W.

Lots of giveaways still open for 10/14 and 15 from last week’s Scoop


weekly through October  Skincare by Alana  –  Alana Mitchell Foaming Pumpkin Cleanser 6oz, Alana Mitchell Brightening and Exfoliating Pumpkin Anti-Aging Masque 0.5oz. US

10/14  I Like To Talk  –  SET of BUXOM Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick in limited edition shades Heat Wave, Guava Kiss, Paradise Found, and Deep Dive, US

10/14  Dave Lackie  –   #Aeroplan+Beauty “Travel in Style” Giveaway, WW

Beauty Undercover  –  choice of  Miracle Gel Color Whirls plus a coordinating Miracle Gel Polish, US

10/15  Style On Main  –  Good Science Beauty Purifying Face Cream, US

10/16 Essence Arcadia  –  One of our $75 Essence Of Arcadia Beauty Sets includes Retinol Cream, Retinol Serum, Firming Eye Gel, acid serum and more. WW

10/16  Love Maegan  –  L’Oreal Travel + Beauty Products, US

10/17  Kahina Giving Beauty  –  $250 Gift Card to Each of the Following Brands: Kahina Giving Beauty, Breda Watches, Burrow, Sophie Blake Jewelery, Maggie Wu Studio, We Are Knitters, Wander Beauty, Innersense Beauty. US

10/17  DeNouveau Reviews  –  $100 Ulta, US

10/17  Mommies with Cents –  Shea Garden Soaps, US

10/18  Never Say Die Beauty  – eva•nyc Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer, US

10/18  My Subscription Addiction  –  IPSY’s new Glam Bag, US

10/20  Reviva Labs  –  Choose your favorite Reviva Labs skin care product and enter to win your chosen product. 5 winners, US

10/20  Views and More  –  1 winner gopure Facial Serum Trio Kit, 2 winners of gopure Facial Serum Duo Kit, 2 winners of gopure Retinol Facial Serum. US

10/20  Chat With Vera  –  Real Time Skin Relief® & Nujuvena Day Cream & Night Cream, US

10/20  Fashionista Budget  –  Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Filter Palette, WW

10/21 Beaumiroir  –  Big Fall Beauty giveaway with Pixi, Derma e, L’Oreal, Ardell, China Glaze, and more, US/Can

10/21  All Beautiful Mommies  –  Two winners will be chosen to receive a jar of Better Skin Co. Mirakle Cream! US (I love this stuff!)

10/21  Chat With Vera  –  Good Earth Beauty Breast Cancer Awareness Beauty Box 2018, US

10/21  Powered by Mom  –  PRI Wellness Prize Pack for your skin, US


10/14  Little Brown  –  6 quart Ultra 10-in-1 instant pot and one (1) trade paperback of THE INSTANT POT BIBLE. US

10/16  Steamy Kitchen  –  Apple iPad Mini, US/Can

10/16  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Prep Express, US/Can

10/16  Mattress Clarity  –  Helix mattress and two pillows, US/Can

10/16  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, US

10/16  Mama’s Mission  –  AuCuTee White Noise Machine Giveaway, US

10/17  Leite’s Culinaria  –  OXO Good Grips Covered Saucepan, US/Can

10/17  Nine University  –  Apple iPad 32GB with WiFi + Cellular, US

10/17  The Bouqs Company  –  A complete west elm tabletop collection to entertain in style *1 year supply of fresh flowers from The Bouts Company + DIY bouquet arranging kits for six guests *A personalized meal for six from Sun Basket + 1 month of meals for the winner *FEED bags for guests, filled with hosting essentials that give back. US

10/17  Chico’s  –  Trip to NYC to Oprah’s Favorite Things Event with flight and hotel paid for. US

10/17  Privateer Clause –  Amazon Paperwhite, US/Can

10/17 Yonomiapp  –  Google Home Mini, US/Can

10/17  All I Dream About Is Food  –  Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, US

10/17  Mama’s Mission  –  $25 Dream Leggings gc, US

10/18  It’s Our Fab Fash Life  –  Iphone 8 or $600 Cash! US/Can

10/18  iDrop News  –  10.5″ iPad Pro Giveaway, WW

10/18  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Kitchenaid 6 qt slow cooker, US/Can

10/18  Hello Glow  –  P.F. Candle Co. Seasonal Prize Pack, US

10/18  Dab of Darkness  –  Kindle Fire 7, WW

10/18  OTOH Books  –  iPad mini, US

10/18  Elfshare  –  Enter for a chance to win your choice of gift from up to $50. US/Can

10/19  Frank and Oak  –   a $1,000 Frank And Oak eGift card provided by Sponsor,  a $1,000 pre-paid American Express card provided by Winc Inc., a $250 Rosefield Watches BV gift card provided by Rosefield Watches BV, a $500 Vanity Planet gift card provided by Vanity Planet and $250 cash provided by BDG Media, Inc. The retail value of the prize is $3,000 USD. US

10/19  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Wusthof Gourmet Six Piece Knife Set, US/Can

10/19  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Clearly Filtered Water Pitcher and 3 replacement filters,US

10/19  Lovebugs and Postcards  –  Mealthy MultiPot, US

10/19  Mom Does Reviews  –  Yoga Bag and Mat from Aurorae Yoga, US

10/20  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Boxy Momma Subscription Box, US

10/20  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Society Socks 3 month Subscription, US

10/20  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Grillster Portable Gas Grill, US/Can

10/20  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Peachskin Sheet Set, US

10/20  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  McNutt Supersoft Merino Lambswool Cadiz Throw from Axent Home Goods, US

10/21  Rasa Malaysia  –  Ayesha 6 qt covered dutch oven, US

10/21  Rasa Malaysia  –  Anolon Nourvelle Copper Luxe12 Stir Fry, US

10/21  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Round Slow Cooker, US/Can

10/21  On the Hub  –  iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, US/Can

10/21  My Boys and Their Toys  –  HomeHawk Home Monitoring System, US

10/21  Kudosz  –  Twix Pumpkin Delight Halloween Basket, US

10/21  Fave Southern Recipes  –  Paula Deen Mixing Bowl Set, US/Can

10/21  Recipe Lion  –  Kai Steel Chef’s Knife, US/Can

10/21  Recipe Lion  –  BergHOFF Tabletop BBQ Grill, US/Can

10/21  The Best Dessert Recipes  –  Cuisinart Cool Creations Maker, US/Can

10/21  Fave Gluten Free Recipes  –  Anolon Accolade Wok, US/Can


10/14  ||  Mom Files, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

Daily through 10/20  Poppy Sweeps, $50 Amazon, US/Can

10/15  ||  Mommies With Cents, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Parenting In Progress, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Katherine’s Corner, $75 Amazon and October decor, US  ||

10/16  ||  ConservaMom, $50 Amazon plus Tub O Towels, US  ||  Have Need Want, $100 Macy’s, US  ||

10/17  ||  A Modern Day Fairy Tale, $20 Amazon  ||  Java John, $100 Starbucks, WW  ||  Eileen Fisher, $1,000, US  ||  The Review Wire, $25 Visa  ||  Among the Reads, $25 Barnes & Noble gc, US  ||

10/18  ||  A Modern Day Fairy Tale, $20 Amazon  ||  A Modern Day Fairytale 2, $20 Amazon  ||  A Modern Day Fairy Tale 3, $20 Amazon  ||  Happy Wallet, Happy Life, $20 Starbucks, US  ||  The Mommyhood Chronicles, $25 Visa, US  ||  Mama’s Mission, $200 Amazon, WW  ||  Miss Molly Says, $25 Visa and Entenmanns coupons, US  ||  Lovebugs and Postcards, $25 Sonic g.c., US  ||  Helicopter Mom, $25 Starbucks, WW  ||

10/20  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $50 Hulu g.c. and Magic Book of Spells, US  ||

10/21  ||  The Carlsbad Mysteries, $20 Amazon, US  ||


5 Quick and Easy Skincare Tips for Fall

When the season begins to change, our skincare products stop working the same way as before. We are clueless why our skin feels so different in fall and it is all fresh and healthy in summers. The reason is the dry air and lack of humidity in the atmosphere.

You cannot expect your skin to glow in fall while you use oil stripping products on already dried-out skin. You don’t need to buy a whole new range of skincare products either. All you need to do is change your skincare a little bit and add more steps to hydrate and moisturize the skin.

Wondering how you can do that? Fret not! Here are some quick and easy skincare tips for you that will help you maintain a healthy and glowing skin this season:

Facial Oil Massage

You don’t need to get expensive moisturizers or hydrating masks to hydrate and moisturize your dry and dull skin. Simply take any facial oil that is not too sticky and apply a tad bit on the face. Then, massage your skin in upward motions until it fully absorbs into the skin. Doing so will not only help moisturize skin deeply, but also lift up the sagging skin. Find this link here for best massage devices for home.

Facial Mist for Hydration Boost

We all know that the skin becomes dry and dead in fall no matter how oily it is in summers. The best way to keep that dullness away is to give your skin a hydration boost. Facial mists serve the purpose quite well. You don’t need to buy a fancy one. You can simply make your own by adding a few drops of your favorite oil and aloe gel to rose water. Spray it on to your face two to three times a day and shake it well before use.

Scrub off the Patches

Dry patches begin to show up on skin as soon as fall arrives. Those patches will not let your makeup stay in place or look even. They also make your skin tone dull and your texture uneven. So, what to do get rid of them? The answer is easy: scrub it off! When I say scrub, I mean the mild ones because the skin gets sensitive in fall and you would not want to strip off the healthy natural layer of your skin.

Moisturize More Often

If you needed to moisturize once in summers, make it thrice as much in fall. Even oily and normal skin types face dry skin problems in fall because of the climate conditions. If your skin is oily, I would suggest you to use the same gel moisturizers that you have been using and do not shift to the cream ones. However, if your skin type is dry, make sure you either buy a thicker moisturizer or just increase the usage.

Hydrating Serum for Night

Nighttime is the best to apply any formula if you really want it to work on your skin. It is because our skin regenerates at night while we sleep. Serums are extremely light and thin in consistency. They have the power to go deep into the skin.

If you want to keep your skin supple in fall, start using a hydrating serum at night before going to bed. It will get deeply absorbed into your skin and make your skin super soft by the time you wake up next morning.


Author Bio:

Emma Hanson

Emma Hanson is a mother of two, a skincare freak and an avid reader. She loves trying out new products and treatments for healthy and glowing skin. She shares her knowledge and experience by writing regularly on her blog. She is one of the co-founders of

Bring on the pumpkin! MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel and Pumpkin Renew Cream

MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel and Pumpkin Renew Cream

With fall in full swing, it is time to bring on the pumpkin! Pumpkin isn’t just wonderful for your tummy, although I love my Pumpkin Spice Latte and pumpkin pie with tons of whipped cream. Hey, even the auto places are getting into the spirit of fall.

So with your tummy happy and your car even happier, why not make your skin joyous?  Pumpkin is one of the VERY best ingredients for skin care, did you know that? It has tons of antioxidants, like carotene, lutein, and cartenoid pigments. It also has vitamin E and linoleic acid, both of which help restore skin. And that beautiful pumpkin scent isn’t a chemical, so it doesn’t irritate skin. It is actually a plant that’s considered beneficial to skin. Plus the enzymes in pumpkin are excellent exfoliators. Mychelle has two lovely pumpkin based products in their line up – the Incredible Pumpkin Peel ($28) and the Pumpkin Renew Cream ($28).

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MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel

MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel

MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel

The Incredible Pumpkin Peel is a truly lovely pumpkin treatment that will definitely get you in the mood for some pumpkin pie…this smells sooo good! It’s a pumpkin puree that exfoliates dead skin cells and renews skin, leaving it feeling super soft and glowing. Just smooth it on and leave it for about five minutes, then rinse off. I do this twice a week.  It’s especially great if for some reason you fall asleep before washing your face and need a quick triage in the morning! I love this and will definitely be repurchasing. The packaging warns that it could feel tingly but it doesn’t for me; however, I do see the results and am impressed.

MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream

MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream

The Pumpkin Renew Cream is one of MyChelle’s highest rated moisturizers. It doesn’t have a discernible scent to me, so no pumpkin pie here – the pumpkin is all inside thanks to the Pumpkin Seed Oil along with Cloudberry Extract, which are both full of antioxidants. This is a lightweight moisturizer that makes skin soft and hydrated thanks to the Astaxanthin, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E. It doesn’t have any SPF, so if you use it for daytime you need to add that to your routine. I like to use it as a nighttime moisturizer and for day I use it on my neck and decolletage. It’s also a nice moisturizer to mix with a foundation that is too thick to help thin it out.

You really don’t need to wait for fall to add pumpkin to your skin care routine – it’s an amazing skin care ingredient. But hey, ’tis the season so if you haven’t done so, why not? Your skin will love you for it. Bring on the pumpkin!  – Lisa

Incredible Pumpkin Peel Ingredients:  Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Aqua (Water), Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Glycerin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine, Honey, Gluconic Acid (Glucose), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Eugenol, Limonene

Pumpkin Renew Cream Ingredients:  Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Wasabia Japonica Root Powder, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lactic Acid (L), Totarol, Astaxanthin, Chlorophyll, Tocotrienols, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Carnosine (L), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Gluconolactone, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

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Klorane Cupuaçu Bath & Body, part 2

Klorane Cupuaçu Body Lotion and Shower Cream

My blog partner Lisa stole my thunder when she wrote about KLORANE bath & body products yesterday but I won’t let that stop me even though my review isn’t quite as complete. That’s because I finally have another hidden giveaway at the bottom of this review.

KLORANE’s bath & body products come in 4 fragrances: Hibiscus Flower, Fig Leaf and Yuzu that Lisa reviewed along with Cupuaçu Butter which you’ll meet today.

Sustainably sourced from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and harvested by hand after the fruit has ripened and fallen to the ground, naturally. The precious seeds are removed from the pulp, left to dry in the sun and then cold-pressed to create the rich Cupuaçu butter.

I’ve got the Cupuaçu Flower Body Lotion with Cupuaçu butter along with Fleur de Cupuaçu Ultra Nourishing Shower Cream. Both of these are targeted for dry to very dry skin. These Klorane products are rich in Omega-6 and 9 and are considered to be 1.5x more nourishing than Shea Butter. With the turn of the seasons it’s a perfect time to be using such rich nourishing products.

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One of the things I find to be great about Klorane is that they sell some of their products in smaller sizes. For example a 2.5 oz lotion or shower cream is $9 and a great size for travel or even just for trying out. Their bath & body products are very reasonably priced but it’s great to have an opportunity to take it with you when you travel.

More reasons that the Klorane bath & body products are great:

  • Smooth, creamy texture to soothe dry skin
  • Retains skin’s natural balance
  • Soap-free cleansing base
  • Very high skin tolerance for dry skin
  • Notes of Cupuaçu fruit, Freesia blossom & Cotton Milk
  • Biodegradable formula

Klorane Cupuaçu Shower Gel

I’ve been using the Shower Cream with organic Cupuaçu butter, a very rich soap-free body wash. I appreciate the creaminess of it and how softly it lathers up. The fragrance is Cupuaçu fruit, freesia and cotton milk. It’s a warm enveloping fragrance. While Klorane also has shower gels the only shower cream is this Cupuaçu one.

Klorane Cupuaçu Body Lotion

I’m glad I started with the Shower Cream since it made me realize that my sensitive nose wasn’t going to be able to live with the Body Lotion. It’s such a shame since after reading Lisa’s review I know I’d love it if the fragrance loved me. Therefore this is going to a new home in our hidden giveaway. – Marcia

While both Ulta and Dermstore carry Klorane these products are found at . Right now their special is THREE FREE Cornflower Faves w $45+ Enter Code: POWERUP | Select 2 Free Samples and Orders $40+ Always Ship Free!

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The wonders of Cupuaçu and Klorane – part one


No need to go expensive when looking for science-based botanical body products.  You can find excellent cleansing and moisturizing items in the drugstore with plant-based ingredients, like the ones from the cult favorite Klorane line.  Klorane’s beautiful body products take great care of your skin without breaking the bank!  They have some incredible products in their line that feature Cupuaçu butter, something that leaves shea butter in the dust. I tested three of the Klorane Cupuaçu products for review today, and Marcia has a few to tell you about tomorrow.samples affiliate links

Klorane Nourishing Shower Gel

Klorane Nourishing Shower Gel

The HIBISCUS FLOWER SHOWER GEL WITH CUPUAÇU BUTTER (6.7 OZ. $14) is a lovely body wash that features organic Cupuaçu butter.  Cupuaçu butter has lots of Omega-6 and 9, and is actually one and half times more nourishing for skin than shea butter, so this is an extremely moisturizing shower gel.  The hibiscus fragrance is light and sweet, and it is very pleasant but doesn’t linger.  The notes include hibiscus flower, honeysuckle, and peony .  I find this shower gel to be a wonderfully gentle soap-free cleanser that leaves my skin soft and hydrated.

Klorane Cream Soap

Klorane Cream Soap

The YUZU INFUSION CREAM SOAP WITH CUPUAÇU BUTTER ($8) is a really lovely bar soap that I am enjoying as a hand soap in my main floor bathroom.  It’s a very creamy bar soap that is quite gentle and hydrating, thanks to the Cupuaçu butter with all the Omega-6 and 9, which we also now know is one and half times more nourishing for skin than shea butter.  The Yuzu Cream Soap has a beautiful lather and the scent is a really unique citrus with notes of Yuzu peel zest, neroli, and aquatic moss.  It’s a gorgeous subtle, clean scent.

  • Soap-free cleansing base. Biodegradable
  • Naturally moisturizes, conditions and soothes the skin
  • Neutral pH helps retain skins natural moisture barrier
  • Rich lather cleanses without drying out skin
  • Notes of Yuzu peel zest, Neroli, and Aquatic moss
  • High skin tolerance
  • 97% natural formula**

Klorane Nourishing Body Lotion

Klorane Nourishing Body Lotion

Klorane Nourishing Body Lotion

The FIG LEAF BODY LOTION WITH CUPUAÇU BUTTER (6.7 OZ $16) has the same organic Cupuaçu butter as the bar soap and the shower gel, this time in a lovely lightweight body lotion.  This lotion is light but it packs the same punch as a heavy-duty moisturizer without any greasiness or major wait time for wetness or tackiness to go away.  My skin is incredibly soft and moist for hours after application.  The fig fragrance is delightful – sweet but not too sweet.  Notes are fig, freesia blossom, and white tea.

Overall I am super impressed with all of the products featuring Cupuaçu butter.  I do find that it is more moisturizing and more effective than shea butter in everything, from shower gel to bar soap to body lotion.  I love the three scents from Klorane as well, with the Yuzu being the most intriguing.  Right now is great time to order from Klorane online – they have a special running, get a free Shampoo with Peony with your order.  Or you can also find Klorane at Ulta.  Happy shopping, and be sure to come back tomorrow to see what Marcia has to say about the Klorane products she tested!  – Lisa