Hello my lovelies!

A few weeks ago, my best friend Andrea and I got facials done at a Restore and Replenish Spa in Mississauga. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch it here! Restore and Replenish uses organic and vegan products and it sells one of my favourite natural skincare lines – NBW.  In fact, Monique (the spa owner) used some products from NBW’s Yarrow and Rosemary line for oily and acne prone skin during my facial! It was my first time trying any products from NBW’s facial skincare line and I had a great first impression.

After posting the video, NBW actually reached out to me to see if I wanted to try out some of the products at home and, of course, I jumped at the chance! You all know – my skin is a definite problem area. I have sensitive combination skin that is very prone to breakouts and I am always on the lookout for natural solutions that will help balance things out.

I have been using the three products for about a month now, and I wanted to let you know what I think! Plus – stick around to the end of this post because you will have a chance to win the entire line and try them out for yourself!

YNBW Facearrow and Rosemary Deep Foaming Cleanser ($21.99)

Ingredient Review: This cleanser is made up of non-GMO ingredients, 68% of which are organic, and is petroleum and paraben free. It gets a big thumbs up in my books! It does contain phenoxyethanol if that is something you are trying to avoid.

Overall Review: This cleanser is probably my favourite product from this line. It is so smooth and gentle, and a little goes a very long way! I actually have to be conscious not to use too much and inadvertently waste extra product. It is not harsh on my skin at all and leaves it feeling soft and clean. I have been using it once a day, in the morning, to help refresh my skin.This is definitely a cleanser that I recommend trying and will continue to use!

 

NBW faceYarrow and Rosemary Clarifying Toner ($19.99)

Ingredient Review: Once again, this toner is made up of non-GMO ingredients, 68% of which are organic, and is petroleum and paraben free. It also gets a thumbs up from me! Similarly, it does contain phenoxyethanol if that is something you are trying to avoid.

Overall Review: I am still trying to figure out if toner is something that my skin likes. This is one of the first all natural toners that I have used consistently over a long period of time. At first, I was using it twice a day, but I cut that down to one because I did find it was a little drying for my skin. Now, I use it at bed time after taking off my makeup to ensure I restore the pH balance and get off any traces left behind. It is not harsh and does not sting to use. Even though I experience break outs, I don’t usually have oily skin so this just may not be the right toner for me! It does make me really excited to try out some toners from their other lines though, because it smells amazing and makes my skin feel really clean.

NBW faceYarrow and Rosemary Light Daily Moisture ($34.99)

Ingredient Review:  This moisturizer is made with non GMO ingredients, 91% of which are organic, and is paraben and petroleum free. It definitely gets a thumbs up from me, but once again does contain phenoxyethanol if that is something you are trying to avoid.

Overall Review: Because my skin has a tendency to dry out easily, I found that this moisturizer was just not strong enough on its own and I would get flakes or dry spots within a few hours. However, I discovered that adding in a drop or two of an oil based serum made for the perfect combination! It isn’t too heavy, doesn’t irritate my skin, and absorbs quickly. Like the toner, I am not sure if I would repurchase just because of my specific skin type, but it definitely makes me excited to try more moisturizers from the NBW facial skincare line! This would likely be a perfect moisturizer for someone with more oily skin than I have.

 

Overall, I am really happy that I got to try out these products and I will be purchasing more from the NBW facial skincare line in the future! That is a no-brainer. 🙂

Now for the best part – a GIVEAWAY! Thanks to NBW, you all get the chance to win the Yarrow and Rosemary Face Trio, which includes a full size cleanser, toner and moisturizer for a total value of $73!

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter fields below and make sure you are subscribed to Courtney’s Vlog – either here on the website (email list) or over on Youtube. To gain bonus entries, you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and leave a comment down below!

The Giveaway is open until June 14 12:00am EST and the winner will be announced in a separate blog post. It is open internationally, and if you are under 18 you must have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter.

Good luck everyone and I will see you all again soon!

-Courtney xoxo

 

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