I’ve recently gotten back into working an office job so I’m still trying to figure out a balance for writing blog posts on my off time, but I have some skincare that I’ve been working through and looking forward to talking about. Here are some nice ones, the Andalou Naturals Brightening Probiotic + C Renewal Cream and Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask.
Both of these products are from Andalou’s Brightening line, which features vitamin C to help illuminate skin and lighten dark spots and uneven tone. I’d also read somewhere that creams from this product line might be a bit more hydrating than from other lines, like the 1000 Roses line for sensitive skin. I love Andalou’s rose products, but I definitely needed more hydration than past creams offered me.
So that’s what led me to buy the cream (which is technically the day cream from the line – there is also a Purple Carrot + C Luminous Night Cream). I wasn’t planning on buying anything else that day, but my Whole Foods had a few promotional 2-packs in stock, and I was excited to be able to try another product from the line. This box contained a full sized jar of cream with a small-sized jar of the Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask as a free gift, plus a little bundle of Andalou coupons inside.
The Probiotic + C Renewing Cream ($24.95) is indeed more hydrating than those from the rose line, and I thought it was a fantastic fit for my combination skin. If your skin, like mine, is kind of sensitive and has areas that dry out easily, then this is a moisturizer I’d recommend for sure. It has a lovely, light citrus scent and has a nice slip that works well to keep things looking young, plump, and luminous throughout the day but doesn’t feel heavy at all. I had great luck with this and I’d say it’d land on a list of my top picks fom the brand.
I was excited to be able to try the Pumpkin Glycolic Mask (regularly $14.95) as well, and I’m really excited to say that I also had fantastic luck with this. It has the consistency and scent of what I’d imaging pumpkin baby food to be, and the worst aspect is that it does consistently sting my skin for the first few seconds after applying. The sensation dissipates rapidly, thankfully, and leaving it on for 10 minutes is easy-peasy. Incredibly, my skin totally looks better as soon as I rinse if off – bright and smooth. I also highly recommend this one, as long as your skin isn’t super sensitive.
So, I’ve found two new favorites from Andalou Naturals, which is a brand I enjoy in general already. I will say that I’ve found that their Brightening Toner is not my favorite toner – that honor goes to the 1000 Roses Floral Toner formulated for sensitive skin. Just an FYI! But otherwise I’ve had a lot of interest in the Brightening line, and still would like to try a few more of the products.
Probiotic + C Renewing Cream ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Vegetable Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monolaurate, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Glycopeptide, Probiotic Complex (Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root, Maltodextrin and Lactobacillus), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Olive Squalane, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Manuka Honey, Acacia Gum, Calendula Officinalis Extract*, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) and Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oils*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract*^, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) and Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oils*
Pumpkin Glycolic Mask ingredients: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Puree*, Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Vegetable Glycerin, Manuka Honey, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Juice*, Pectin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Lecithin, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract*, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) and Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Oils, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract*^, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon), Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) and Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Powders*
Non-GMO verified *Organic ^Fair Trade
Andalou Naturals has non-GMO, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian certifications.
Have you tried any these, or any other of the Brightening products? Do you have any natural vitamin C skincare favorites? I’d love to hear!