CV Skinlabs Review

Date Fri, December 6 2013

I was gracious enough to receive a few products to sample from CV Skin Labs via Brandbacker, so thanks to both of them for this opportunity!

The three products I received were the

Calming Moisture for Face, Neck and Scalp

Calming Moisture for Face, Neck and Scalp

Thus far, I’ve used the Calming Moisture the most because I moisturize on a daily basis. While these products are especially for dry and sensitive skin, the formula wasn’t overly thick, which I like. Thick formulas seem to glide ride over the top of my skin without ever settling in correctly, but that wasn’t a problem here. As the temperatures have dipped and it’s gotten dryer, my skin has fared pretty well. I noticed no dry or rough spots when using this moisturizer. However, I did start to break out as I went through my cycle, so I switched back to the Proactiv+ moisturizer for a few days. You could certainly use this one days when you feel especially dry or all the time. It’s up to you. One thing I did notice was a strong herbal scent that not everyone might like.

The Restorative Skin Balm is one that I’m glad to have around. In the dead of winter, my skin seems to get dry and crack almost instantly. I’ll be fine one moment then in pain the next. This isn’t just a lotion; it’s a thick product that almost reminds me of Vasline, except it has no petrolatum and it’s completely natural. Fortunately, I haven’t had any major skin cracking to warrant regular use of this product, but the texture seems like it would definitely do the trick. The product page also recommends using it on scars, eczema and cuticles.

The last item I received was the Body Repair Lotion, which has a similar texture to the facial moisturizer. It also rubs in quite easily. The product description states that it should help with irritation and redness that can happen from dryness. As I already have redness in my skin, I definitely appreciate this. I found it thin enough to use for hand lotion, but you could also use it if your legs become a bit ashen during winter. This product also had a bit of an herbal scent, but I noticed less because it wasn’t on my face.

All of the ingredients in these products are natural, and many of them contain some amount of organic ingredients. The lists include ingredients such as Vitamin E, bees wax, Calendula, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Arnica, aloe and  St. John’s Wort. They’re all ingredients I can pronounce and understand, which is awesome. It’s especially good news if you have chemical sensitivities that have made it difficult for you to find the right products for you. CV Skinlabs products are ideal for sufferers of rosacea and eczema, for example, but it’s definitely not limited to any one group. If you know winter is going to bring snow and wind, gives these a try.

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