Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Product Review: Michael Todd True Organics

Skincare is a subject near and dear to my heart.  I've not been blessed with the best of the skin genes and therefore, work hard at keeping it looking good.  I enjoy trialing new products and have learned a ton through trial and error.  

I discovered Michael Todd through the internet and other beauty bloggers. I was drawn to Michael Todd because it clearly stated what percentage of each product was organic and exactly what was in them.  Most brands claim to be organic but upon closer inspection, couldn't be farther from it.  And over the years, I've found that my skin responds best and looks the best when I use all natural products.  A friend once said to me, "if you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your body."  I purchased these products around Thanksgiving and overall, was so impressed with the results.

(FYI-my skin type is combination/oily, with the occasional pimple once a month) 

Blue Green Algae antibacterial toner. The bottle I'm showing in the picture above is EMPTY--my favorite in the entire line.  It a great toner that prevents breakouts  by eliminating toxins and nourishing the skin.  It has a light lavender scent.  The best thing is how it feels on your skin.  It's so refreshing but, unlike some other toners, not over-drying. It balances and tones but it's alcohol free.  
97% organic.  I would absolutely purchase this again!

Moisture Lite non oily hydrating lotion.  I can't wear most moisturizers because they're too heavy for me and cause my makeup to slide right off my face.  I was powdering and blotting my face repeatedly through out the day before I started to use this moisturizer.  I can't believe what a difference it's made.  It's non-greasy, smooths on easily, and did an amazing job of controlling oil and shine.  Because of this, I'm able to wear a wider selection of foundations, rather than sticking to those aimed for oily skin or matte finishes.  It has a citrus scent, but it dissipates fairly quickly. 
82% organic.  I would purchase this again.

Avocado and Mango hydrating facial mask. You're probably thinking why does an oily skin need a moisturizing mask.  Well, in the winter, I get dry patches periodically.  However, after using it for the first time, I noticed how much healthier and dewy my face looked.  It's packed with mango butter, avocado oil, shea butter to nourish the skin and also contains salicylic acid to exfoliate any dead skin cells.  While I thought I'd only use this when my skin felt dry, I used it any time I need an instant glow.  It smells primarily of mangoes and just melts into the skin so easily.  A little bit of this goes a long way--I've not made a dent in mine yet.
Certified Vegan.  I would purchase this again.

Intensive Organic eye cream.  This is marketed as "cutting edge" treatment to reduce dark circles and fine lines.  I can't honestly say I've seen a big difference.  It's a bit greasy when applied, so I need to wait for it to absorb before applying any make up.  Otherwise, my concealer will not last very long.  I was using Bobbi Brown's Extra Eye Repair beforehand and had amazing luck with that.  As soon as I switched, I noticed my eyes were getting darker and darker.  What I ended up doing with this eye cream is to keep it stored in the fridge and I use it 2-3 a week as a treatment.  When you apply something cold to eyes, it instantly de-puffs and serves as a nice little treat. It's does effectively keep the eye area well hydrated.
90% organic.  I would not purchase this again.

All products are available on their website.

*All opinions expressed on my blog are my personal opinions on products. I am not affiliated with any cosmetics brand.  Unless otherwise stated all products mentioned were bought by myself.

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