One of the things I promised myself that I would do this year is take better care of my skin. I am fortunate to look younger than I actually am, but as I celebrate the anniversary of my 29th birthday every year, I wonder when my luck is going to run out.
Last month I took a business trip to California and while there, I met up with friends for dinner. As we walked around downtown San Jose, my friend wanted to make a quick pit stop into a cute little store where she could stock up on some of her favorite face wash. As soon as we entered 100% Pure, I thanked her. Then I confirmed with the cashier that I could buy their products online when I came back to New York.
100% Pure is a line of cosmetics that are all made with no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances or colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins. They are 100% vegan and not tested on animals. The products smell exactly like what they are made from – real fruits and pure essential oils. Most of their products are also gluten free.
The woman working in the store was so knowledgeable about all of the products that they were selling. I asked specifically for a moisturizer that I could use both day and night that wouldn’t make my skin feel greasy but would take away some of the tightness I felt after washing my face and she pointed me in exactly the right direction.
As I looked around the store and tried many of the products, I felt that they were so different than many of the products I have used in the past. Everything felt so light and smooth and the scents were not too perfume-heavy. I wound up purchasing two products but wanting many more. I will say that the products are a little bit on the pricey side, but I feel like they will last a long time because I only need to use a little bit each day.
What I bought
I have been using the acai berry antioxidant face cream for about a month. I use it in the morning and at night after washing my face. It makes my skin feel so smooth and I love the smell and just like I felt in the store, it is not heavy when I put it on and it does not make my skin feel greasy. Acai is an antioxidant-rich fruit that will keep your skin feeling healthy and I feel like it is doing its job!
I also bought the coffee bean caffeine eye cream. The woman in the store told me it would decrease eye puffiness and dark circles around my eyes and to be honest, although I didn’t feel like it was an absolute necessity, I bought it because I loved how it smelled. And I don’t love the smell of coffee, but this smells like the most delicious mix of coffee and chocolate – it is seriously heavenly. I’ve been using this also for about a month and honestly, it is a huge help. I use it only in the morning as I found that using it at night would keep me awake (duh – caffeine!). I feel like every time I put it on, it has such a calming effect on my skin.
About 100% Pure
100% Pure has 4 stores in California (with one in San Francisco airport, if you are ever passing through!) but you can purchase their products online from anywhere. Their website usually offers free shipping if your order is more than $50 and they offer a full line of makeup, bath & body, kids and hair products in addition to the skincare line. They also offer some great gift sets if you are looking to send someone something they will love.
Disclaimer: I bought these products myself and loved them so much that I wanted to write about them. No product or compensation was received in exchange for this post and all opinions, as always, are my own.