Anyone up for taking me on a vacation? If you are I’ll share my skincare with you! Adventuress skincare has the best travel pack ever and is perfect for a trip though you will want to use it at home too. Let me backtrack though and introduce you to the creator of Adventuress, Michele Carter. She’s a tomboy at heart but she’s a girly girl (woman) at the same time. She worked with a scientist (Masoomeh) who’d previously worked with big brands like Estee Lauder and L’Oreal. With Masoomeh’s connections and knowledge of raw materials together they created a naturally derived collection with vital ingredients designed for varying degrees of skin sensitivities and allergies.
There are a few ways to start with Adventuress in case you want to ease into the line or in case you are looking for terrific products packaged perfectly for travel. The one I’m reviewing is the Intro Offer Collection that contains 1.7 oz of cleanser, 1.0 oz of skin purifier, 1.0 oz of moisturizer, 2.0 oz of sunscreen plus 5 individual wipes. The kit costs $85 but its retail value is over $111. Or you could pick up the Sample Tin for only $10 that has enough for a day or two. These would both fit in your carry-on, a back pack or if you were a rider it would fit in your saddle bag.
Here are my favorite things about Adventuress:
*fragrance free and paraben free
*airless containers that keep contaminants out
*the products seal so they don’t leak
*the great reusable packaging for the kit that keeps your products safe from dripping and ruining your clothes
*all products in the kit are travel size safe
*my face has not rebelled – no clogged pores, no dryness
*the creator is from Northern Michigan (my home state!)
Because I’m long winded here’s a little about each product. I must admit first of all that I could NOT figure out how to get the actual product out of the containers. I knew that they were self sealing but I couldn’t figure out how. What I learned is that it winds up to release product and then winds down to seal. Duh. Remember: Lefty loosey, righty tighty. Nothing like feeling less adventurous just opening a product.
Naturally Liberating Cleanser: this white creamy cleanser is moisturizing and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. Apply to your skin, add a little water and let it foam, then rinse off. I like using a muslin cloth to rinse off. The kit has the full size cleanser ($18 separately). The key ingredients are – Boswellian bark tears which soothes the skin and Spanish Castile Soap that cleanses and calms.
Vividly Restorative Skin Purifier: the skin purifier is a clear light serum. Apply it to dry skin after cleansing. It absorbs really quickly and helps hydrate, unblock pores and firm. You can use this any time you want a refreshing feel on your skin. The key ingredients are extracts including quince, willow bark, sugar maple, orange, lemon and olive leaf. This is the full size and retails for $35.
Boldly Nourishing Moisturizer: this is a very soothing moisturizer that is lightweight but very effective. Not only does it calm skin but it protects against environmental damage. “An exclusive, targeted delivery system with essential emollients including French Rose Hip and Evening Primrose oils provides intense moisturization and results in exceptional hydration for your skin.” Also full size which retails for $32.
High Performance Sunscreen: we never want to be without our sunscreen!! If you are a tomboy like one of my daughter-in-laws you’ll find that out the hard way. She was diagnosed with skin cancer this past summer. I was constantly telling her to use sunscreen but she felt like she didn’t need it. She is now a convert and I don’t have to be a nagging MIL. This lightweight spray is perfect for all of us. It doesn’t irritate at all, it’s water resistant and moisturizes your skin while protecting it with SPF 30.The key ingredients are Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe exposed skin and protect against free radical damage plus micronized titanium dioxide that will protect against both UVA and UVB rays. This full size SPF retails for $26.
Fearlessly Refreshing Facial Wipes: I love these, they are biodegradable and revitalizing. Look at all the benefits: – Seven plant extracts protect against Rosacea, rash and itchiness; – Reduces melanin (age spot) production, prevents pigmentation; – Anti-inflammatory; – Soothes and hydrates. You can use these at any time. They are great to carry with you on a daily basis. A box of 24 would cost $22, there are 5 in the kit.
While I’m not an outdoor enthusiast like Michele Carter, I am a person that appreciates quality skincare. My favorite sport happens to be eating but hey, you gotta look good eating too. Now where are you taking me so you can share my skincare? I’m game for an adventure with Adventuress if you are. — Marcia