Last month, my husband and I went on a beach vacation. It was the best way to spend time with our kids before school starts, and, Yes! We all had fun! Of course, I did not forget to apply an SPF, but I also used a vitamin C skincare kit for extra care of my skin.
Vitamin C has been one of the best ingredients that you would add to your skincare regimen. It would help along with your SPF to protect your skin, lighten dark spots, reduce fine lines visibly when used regularly, and fight acne. It is an all in one treatment for all skin types and for all ages!
I was lucky to receive a whole set of vitamin C products from Azure Naturals; a brand that I trust after I tried quite a few of their products.
Azure Naturals Vitamin C kit includes:
- Sweet Orange infused Organic Vitamin C Facial Toner
- Sweet Orange infused Organic Facial Cleanser with 15% Vitamin C
- Vitamin C Serum (22% Vitamin C)
- Sweet Orange infused 15% Vitamin C Organic Facial Moisturizer
These products are supposed to work together. For the best results, Azure Naturals sent me all of them in return for an honest review and offered another set of ALL FOUR products to one lucky winner 🙂
Let me first tell you about my own experience with these products…
Azure Naturals Sweet Orange Infused Organic Facial Cleanser ($15.95)
Azure Naturals describes their cleanser as “the best and highest quality anti aging facial cleanser available and is loaded with potent botanicals to help lather away toxins & impurities for fresher, brighter, healthier-looking skin.”
This is the first step in the vitamin C regimen for healthier and brighter skin. The very first few times, I used Azure Naturals Ocean Minerals mask before cleansing my skin for thoroughly cleansing my skin; one of the best masks that I have ever used for my combination skin. Then I decided to skip the mask and use the Sweet Orange cleanser all alone.
Azure Naturals Sweet Orange cleanser has a gel consistency, it lathers up easily though it does not create rich foam like some other foaming cleansers. Nevertheless, it cleanses my skin effectively, removes all makeup, and leaves my skin smelling like orange.
Ingredients (98% natural, 70% organic, and vegan)
Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Vera, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Cocamide MIPA, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), MSM, Disodium Laureth, Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5 guanidino pentanoic Acid, Olive Oil, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Borage Oil, Orange Peel Tincture, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sweet Orange Peel Oil
Azure Naturals Sweet Orange Infused Organic Vitamin C Facial Toner ($15.95)
This is step 2 in this natural, organic skin regimen. Azure Naturals toner contains 15% vitamin C and glycolic acid; both products are perfect for lightening your skin. It also contains green tea and tea tree oil for helping fight acne. By using this toner, you are providing your skin with essential anti-oxidants that are extremely effective in preventing sun damage from excessive sun exposure.
After using Azure Naturals Ocean Minerals toner for a while, I am now more familiar with spray facial toners. I found that the best way for using a toner is to spray on a cotton pad and use it to wipe over my skin, then mist afterwards and apply the serum while my skin is still damp to seal in all the hydrating properties of the toner.
In my latest vacation on the beach, I tried Azure Naturals toner and found that it is great for a day on the beach; it gives a decent amount of anti-oxidants that will help protect against sunlight, it also helped moisturize my skin by simply spraying on every few hours. My skin did not feel oily or shiny, so I guess it is perfect for oily skin as much as other skin types.
Nano-structured water with magnesium, potassium, Silica, organic aloe vera, witch hazel, MSM, colloidal silver, lavender distillate, geranium essential oil, caprylyl capryl glucoside, hydroxyethyl cellulose, carrageenan gum, R-lipoic acid, grapefruit seed, organic rosemary seed, vitamin C (sodium ascorbyl phosphate), glycolic acid, papaya enzyme, Camu berry, organic tamanu oil, Noni, lemon essential oil, organic green tea, chamomile essential oil, organic arnica, tea tree essential oil, organic resina propolis, carrot oil, vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexyl glycerin, sweet orange peel oil
Azure Naturals Vitamin C Serum ($17.95)
Azure Naturals vitamin C serum is one of the very first serums I have tried, and it is one of my favorites, too!
What is new in this serum is the package; because vitamin C is so delicate, the new package is an airtight pump bottle, plus the bottle is dark brown. Read my full review about Azure Naturals vitamin C serum here.
Because it contains 22% Vitamin C, 11% Hyaluronic Acid, and 1% Vitamin E, it is great for all skin types, and at any age.
Ingredients (98% Natural, 72% Organic, contains No Alcohol, No Parabens, Gluten free and cruelty-free)
Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
Azure Naturals Sweet Orange Infused Organic Facial Moisturizer ($17.95)
The last step would be the moisturizer. This moisturizer has a lotion consistency. Since I have combination skin, lotions would always be my choice for most of the year, except when it gets extremely dry in winter.
Last week, I mentioned how you can choose the best moisturizer for your skin. If you missed that post, you can read it here.
Azure Naturals describes their moisturizer as “Our new advanced anti-aging formula deeply penetrates the skin to soften, heal, and protect dry skin, erase fine lines & wrinkles. It is the best natural anti-aging moisturizer skin care product available“. Honestly, it could be a great product, but describing it as “the best” could be a bit exaggerated, yet, looking at the ingredients (below), it worth giving it a try.
I have been using this moisturizer for 3 weeks now, thankfully, it did not make my skin feels greasy, and my skin absorbs it super fast.
If you have extra dry skin, you might need a heavy night cream to keep your skin well hydrated.
Talking about anti-aging benefits, it would take months to see visible results, but keeping in mind that I am supplying my skin with antioxidants that fight free radicals and help protect my skin from harmful UV’s, I am sure that my skin will thank me 🙂
I also like that I can use it for the area around my eyes, for someone with dark circles, anti-oxidants will for sure make a difference. I understand that it takes time, so I will continue using Azure Naturals Sweet Orange moisturizer.
Ingredients (No Parabens, Plant Based, and Cruelty-Free)
Organic herbal fusion, organic aloe, palm oil, MSM, vitamin C, kosher vegetable glycerin, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid, glyceryl stearate, organic safflower oil, shea butter, organic jojoba oil, panthenol (vitamin B5), phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyl glycerin, xanthan gum, organic green tea, citric acid, sweet orange peel oil.
My Overall Experience
I like that all products, in this vitamin C kit, are 98% natural, 70% organic, contains No alcohol, No Parabens, Gluten-free, Vegan (Plant Based), and cruelty-free. The packages are pump type, that way, I am sure that the products will not get contaminated or oxidized by air and light, and they are also easy to take anywhere.
The vitamin C serum does work! As I mentioned before, I have been using the vitamin C serum from Azure Naturals for long. I mentioned in a previous review that my skin is more even toned, dark spots are less visible, and fine line on my forehead vanishing. I believe that combining this serum with a full vitamin C regimen will help with those fine lines and spots even much better.
Now it is Your Turn to Try Azure Naturals Vitamin C Products!
Azure Naturals is offering one reader of Tips for Natural Beauty blog ALL FOUR products free. All you have to do is enter the giveaway widget below, after reading giveaway rules.
This giveaway is open for US residents (sorry international readers).
The giveaway begins on 9/17/2015 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 10/2/2015 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) (the “Promotion Period”).