When Julie from Skin Free emailed asking if I would be interested in reviewing her Skin Free products, I nearly declined. Our family does not have any of the serious skin issues (extremely sensitive skin, allergies or diseases that cause the skin to break down) for which her products were initially designed. However, Skin Free products are great for skin of all types and we are thankful that we did not miss this opportunity. Our family loves Skin Free and will be purchasing their products in the future.
Skin Free offers a line of all natural skin care products, all of which have received a Toxicity Rating of “0” from the Environmental Working Group, which means that they aren’t toxic. I read the ingredients on each of the bottles and jars that I received and many of the ingredients are things that you might find in a kitchen, olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and Cocoa seed butter. Our family appreciates that we don’t have to worry about what the children may be absorbing through their skin, with Skin Free the ingredients are harmless.
As soon as our package arrived we put the products to the test. One thing that I noticed right away about the moisturizers is that when the directions say to use just a few drops, you should pay heed. Whereas most moisturizers are made up of fillers with only about 5% oil, Skin Free moisturizers are made up of 95% oil, so there is no need to slather them on like a more traditional moisturizer, so these products will last longer. Unlike most other moisturizing products where your skin feels moisturized only as long as you are continually applying it, I noticed a big difference in my skin even between applications when I forgot a day.
The soap ($3.99) and After Shower Spray ($11.99) are must haves. The soap is moisturizing, not drying and perfect for shaving in the shower. The After Shower Spray is designed to spray on while still wet, so it seals the moisture in. I noticed a huge difference in my skin when I began using those products and Mark does not want to be without them when the cold, dry winter rolls around.
The Super Moisture Body Balm has Cocoa seed butter in it and has just a hint of that Cocoa scent, very soothing. I have very dry, often cracked heels (Sorry, to much information.) After just a week of using this, Mark noticed a difference. My feet and heels are smooth. As I said at the beginning, our family is sold on Skin Free.
Two other products that we tested were the Sugar Scrub and the Whipped Tamanu Body Butter. We used these in combination for some amazing pedicures. The sugar scrub is once again oil based, so as it exfoliates it also hydrates. It is perfect for tired feet as well as a dry face. We used the Skin Free soap to wash off the excess scrub and then followed with the lotion. This was a nice balance and all the girls are begging for another pedicure.
- These products work
- Natural ingredients
- Pleasant scent
- Products last a long time because a little goes a long way
- When first applied some of the products do feel a bit greasy. (They are made mostly with oils after all.) However it absorbs quickly and you are not left with a greasy feeling.
- I don’t know what to do with my other lotions because I don’t wish to go back to using more heavily scented products after using Skin Free.
Skin Free is available at specific CVS stores on the east coast and also in 2500 Walgreen’s stores and at Walgreens.com. For the full line of Skin Free products and free shipping on orders over $25 click over to SkinFree.net.
Skin Free is currently offering a Buy One Get One Free event if you purchase your products at Walgreen’s. You can view the details here.
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I’ve had a couple of questions about Skin Free in the comments section, so rather than respond in the comments and enter my own drawing 🙂 , I started a discussion in the Olive Community. Feel free to enter the drawing here and then head over there to ask a question, find an answer or join the discussion.