Skin Free Giveaway and Review

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.

skin free products

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.

Pros:

  • These products work
  • Natural ingredients
  • Pleasant scent
  • Products last a long time because a little goes a long way

Cons:

  • 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.

Tired of hearing about Skin Free and ready to win some?

Skin Free is giving one Raising Olives reader a $30 gift certificate for Skin Free products.

To Enter:

  • leave a comment on this post
  • blog about the giveaway and link back to this post
  • tweet about the giveaway

Please leave an additional comment for each entry.  Comments will close at midnight on August 11.

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.

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46 Responses to Skin Free Giveaway and Review
  1. Jama
    August 7, 2009 | 8:49 am

    Now that I’ve left humid Texas I could use some of these products, especially once winter is here.

  2. Leann
    August 7, 2009 | 8:58 am

    Our family does have skin issues (eczema, dry skin) and I would love to try this product. If I see a walgreens while I am out today I may stop and buy some.

  3. Katie
    August 7, 2009 | 8:58 am

    Sounds like a great product. I’m wondering how well Skin Free would work for really bad eczema… We have a 3yr son with it and are making up concoctions like these to help moisturize his poor skin. Cocoa butter has been his moisturizer of choice – and I really like the smell as well. A cute kid and chocolate, can things get any better than that?! Vitamin E oil has also been great, but not as great smelling.

  4. Jessica P
    August 7, 2009 | 9:32 am

    I am always looking for new more “natural” products to use- these intrigue me. I’d love to give them a try!

  5. Shay B
    August 7, 2009 | 9:35 am

    This would be an awesome product to try and as someone who also has some issues with cracked heels I would love to see if it could work for our family as well.

    Thanks for the chance!
    *Shay B*
    a newer reader

  6. Tina
    August 7, 2009 | 9:47 am

    These look great…

  7. Cardamom
    August 7, 2009 | 10:23 am

    We would love to try these as well. 🙂 Many people forget that the skin is the largest organ in the body, so we DO need to be careful what we put on it… Thanks!

  8. Jessi
    August 7, 2009 | 11:04 am

    I love the idea of the moisturizer not being nothing but filler. Sounds like my kind of product.

  9. Nicki
    August 7, 2009 | 11:32 am

    I am addicted to moisturizers, so this sounds wonderful! I’ll link to this review on my blog, too!

  10. Cardamom
    August 7, 2009 | 11:41 am

    I tweeted, too! 🙂

  11. Chris Epple
    August 7, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    Do you know if this helps with acne? I am looking for something for my daughter. Please help!

  12. bunny
    August 7, 2009 | 12:45 pm

    Sounds wonderful!

  13. Dawn
    August 7, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    Your review is great, and I’m interested. Thanks for the chance to win the gift certificate.

  14. Ashley
    August 7, 2009 | 12:50 pm

    I have sensitive akin, occasion winter eczema, and year-round cracked heels so I would love to give this a try. I’m also expecting our second child so using a natural product would be a big plus right now.

  15. Stephanie
    August 7, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    These products look and sound wonderful, I will have to see if the Walgreen’s here has them.

  16. Diane
    August 7, 2009 | 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Shannon
    August 7, 2009 | 1:49 pm

    I would love to try these products for my daughter. She is horribly allergic to most skincare products, soaps, and shampoos.

    Thanks

  18. Karla
    August 7, 2009 | 1:52 pm

    This would be great for my sone with eczema

  19. Nuri
    August 7, 2009 | 1:54 pm

    This would be great for winter, my skin gets so dry, the weather over here is dry for the most part, and my skin gets really flaky, plus the water is so hard so that adds to it.

  20. Nuri
    August 7, 2009 | 1:55 pm
  21. Shannon
    August 7, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    I blogged!

  22. Ann
    August 7, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    My son has eczema so I’d love to try these products on him. These products sound great!

  23. Joy
    August 7, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    My skin has gone berserck lately! My pregnant arms would LOVE this!!! I’m always looking for lotions that don’t dry my skin out (all of them seem to do that).

  24. MomStarr
    August 7, 2009 | 2:20 pm

    I love to try new skin care products! I like to put good creams on my babies’ skin and they enjoy it too. I think my husband would like the soap.

  25. Charlene Martin
    August 7, 2009 | 4:14 pm

    I love the sound of these! I’ve really been into cleaning and eating more naturally and this fits right in with it! How awesome. I don’t usually shop Walgreens, but I may have to stop in just for these!

  26. Sandy
    August 7, 2009 | 5:42 pm

    I need the lotion for my heels, also!!! TMI 🙂

  27. Donna
    August 7, 2009 | 5:46 pm

    I would love to try some of the Skin Free products! I have heard about them, but haven’t been able to make it to Walgreens (one hour away!) to purchase some! Thanks for the chance!

  28. ~Brenda
    August 7, 2009 | 6:02 pm

    I’d love to give them a try. I use Mary Kay for everything from the neck up. But I need something for … well … everywhere else. :-))

    ~Brenda

  29. ~Brenda
    August 7, 2009 | 6:04 pm

    I gave you a tweet!!!

    ~Brenda

  30. Sherry Clifton
    August 7, 2009 | 7:59 pm

    Please enter me! I would love to try these out.

  31. Michelle
    August 7, 2009 | 8:40 pm

    I have daughters with sensitive skin and would love the opportunity to get a gift certificate. Even if I don’t win, I will try it out. 🙂

    Michelle

  32. Michelle
    August 7, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    These sound wonderful!

  33. Carlee
    August 7, 2009 | 10:39 pm

    We use Grapeseed oil as a moisturizer, in an effort to not intro more toxins into our body. But I am Always looking for new products like this! I would love to try it!

  34. Jennifer
    August 8, 2009 | 12:14 am

    My toddler daughter has sensitive skin so I’d definitely be interested in trying the Skin Free products. Thanks for the recommendation.

  35. Shannon
    August 8, 2009 | 1:41 am
  36. Raelena
    August 8, 2009 | 2:31 am

    count me in please!

  37. Ella
    August 10, 2009 | 9:36 am

    I would love to try these products. I have some real problems with dry hands, so that my fingertips crack and get pretty painful. normal lotion does not help, so I use bag balm on them, but that is very greasy and does not soak in fast.

  38. mumo6
    August 10, 2009 | 9:39 am

    “After just a week of using this, Mark noticed a difference. My feet and heels are smooth.”

    Okay – I NEED this product!!! Did you say Walgreens…?

  39. Molly
    August 10, 2009 | 11:09 am

    This product would be great, living in a dry climate, I am constantly looking for skin products that are going to work well for my family and I.

  40. LongTribe
    August 10, 2009 | 12:13 pm

    These sound like great products, I would *love* to try some, especially free! =)

    Thanks for your blog! It is a blessing to me!

  41. LongTribe
    August 10, 2009 | 12:15 pm

    I tweeted about the give away, too! Yay for two entries! =)

  42. LongTribe
    August 10, 2009 | 12:17 pm

    I also posted it on my face book page… Not sure if you are counting that, but I did it anyway! ; )

  43. Susan
    August 10, 2009 | 3:09 pm

    I’d love to try some of these products, and I’m always searching for good hand lotions for both my husband and me.

  44. Julie
    August 10, 2009 | 10:59 pm

    Sounds awesome, esp. for my toddler with eczema!

  45. Rachel
    August 10, 2009 | 11:10 pm

    I’d love to try it on my cracked heels!