As you all know from my post on breaking up with makeup, skincare is one of my top priorities when it comes to beauty. Without great skincare, you can't achieve the smooth canvas your face needs for optimal makeup application or to just go makeup free with the utmost confidence. I always encourage everyone around me to make sure your skincare is up to par before even venturing into makeup. Because I'm a skincare advocate, I was excited with California Naturel reached out to me to review their products. Let's learn a little about California Naturel before we start the review!
About California Naturel
Based in Sausalito, California, we craft premium natural skin care using the purest, most luxurious and effective ingredients found in nature.
We take to heart the sensory experience of our products by crafting luxurious textures and floral scents. We are committed to developing high-performance skin care with the most efficient natural and organic ingredients, developed with safe formulas you can trust. With California Naturel, you will truly feel the goodness of our products, your skin will thank you.
Reducing our impact on the environment is a key value for California Naturel. We adopt a sincerely green way of thinking with socially responsible business practices and a soulful culture which includes making all of our products recyclable.
Our product is beautiful, right down to the packaging. Our colors evoke the beautiful palette of shades of the water, sky, sun and sand. The fresh turquoise of the Gentle Cleansing Gel, the deep ocean blue of the Balancing Complex and the feminine coral of the Nourishing Cream reveal our daily admiration for the beauty of nature.
- Simple Two Step System
- Lathers Well
- Little to No Fragrance
- Costly (Ranging from $33-$45)
- Left Skin Feeling Dry
The first thing I immediately noticed about California Naturel is their quick shipping and beautiful packaging. I love the chic, simplicity of their packaging. It just looked elegant sitting on my counter. Beyond packaging, I had high hopes for this product, but unfortunately, it did not work well with my skin type. I have combination skin so my cheeks are generally dry to normal and my forehead, nose and chin are oily.
This product was very simple to use and only consisted of two steps. Due to my having combination skin, it was recommended I use the Gentle Cleansing Gel and Balancing Complex. The Balancing Complex is more like an extremely light serum. I noticed soon after I began using these two products twice a day that my face just didn't feel cleansed and felt overall dry. A representative from California Naturel suggested I begin using the two products along with a small amount of the Nourishing Cream on top.
I began using this and unfortunately, my skin still felt dry. I also began to get a few pimples on my forehead. Since I wear some form of makeup daily, I really need a product that does a deep cleanse. This product did not give me that. After a month, I stopped and returned to my regular skin regimen.
Would I Recommend?
I would only recommend this line of products if you have extremely sensitive skin. The aspect I did like with this product was how extremely gentle it was. I think it would be great for those with acne prone and/or sensitive skin. However, I would really love to see the company come out with a more deep cleansing, oily girl friendly product.
Want to try California Naturel? Save 30% by using code FabEllis14. Code is valid until August 21, 2014. Also, free shipping for purchases over $10!
Have you heard of California Naturel? Would you give their products a try?
God bless & stay fabellis,