Finding handmade anti-aging skincare made in the USA is somewhat difficult. If you want to be able to pronounce what you’re putting on your skin and ensure the formula is nontoxic and has zero nasties, the story gets more complicated. That’s why I was very happy to be selected by the OBL club to test FreeBird Organics, an American company that handcrafts natural skincare products with organic ingredients. This eco-friendly company is the dream of every green gal, and I wanted to share my unbiased review and why I can recommend its products!
Buh Bye Wrinkles!: The Anti-Aging Facial Oil + Serum
Believe me: Once you’ve reached the big 3-0 it’s important to start looking at what you put on your skin. All of a sudden, you go to bed with a face full of makeup and, oh surprise, you get up looking outright scary. Yep, your skin doesn’t bounce back as when you were in your 20s.
To avoid this slippery slope into skin sagging and deep lines, I have started complementing my nighttime routine with some good anti-ageing products. As I’m transitioning into a green lifestyle, I’m finding it hard to find formulas that are safe, effective, and nontoxic.
Here’s where FreeBird Organics comes to the rescue! Its Anti-Aging Serum Facial Oil ($32) is made with just five organic and vegan ingredients: Avocado oil, argan oil, vitamin E, palmarosa essential oil, and rosehip seed essential oil. Short, sweet, and with a good combination of essential fatty acids with naturally anti-aging essential oils that stimulate the production of collagen.
I have been using this wonderful oils for three weeks and I’m very happy to report that my skin seems to be more resilient. As I toss and turn a lot during the night, I sometimes end up with pillow creases on my face. Since I’ve started using this oil, the marks are fainter and take less time to disappear, which means my skin is more elastic. Plus, this serum works perfectly well as a complement to my nighttime routine (I usually use a very hydrating cream by 100% Pure) and it seems to work in harmony with the rest of my products, as my skin feels more plumped in the morning. As hydration is my #1 concern and it also plays a very important role in preventing wrinkles in thin skin, this is yet another proof that this serum is targeting my concerns.
My Verdict: This product has all the qualities to become a staple piece in my green skincare routine. As a little goes a great way, I find it’s a healthier and less expensive option to the traditional skincare anti aging solutions.
Natural Detox: The Charcoal + Rose Clay Spa Bar
Having sensitive skin means that I’m extremely picky about what comes in contact with my very delicate epidermis. Soap is usually the hardest battle to fight, as most formulations are either too harsh or contain too many synthetic ingredients that I’m struggling to avoid.
FreeBird Organics has struck a nice balance between cleansing and respecting the skin. Its soap bar combines activated charcoal to help draw out toxins and rose clay to balance the skin and absorb oils.
Although this charcoal and rose soap is designed to work well with all skin types, I decided to use it two times a week to make the most of its balancing and detoxing properties without risking the red angry patches. I’m very happy to report that with this usage I haven’t had any skin irritations, and my skin feels cleaner and brighter. Plus, and although I have dry and sensitive skin, that doesn’t mean I don’t get the occasional impurity in the form of blackheads due to excess oil in certain areas. Ever since I started using this soap, I have seen fewer of them in my problematic areas (notably nose and chin.)
My Verdict: This soap bar is very gentle. However, if your skin is very sensitive and dry it makes sense to use it as a weekly detoxing aid and then increase the usage until you find the perfect balance that works well with your skin needs (no two epidermises are created equal!) This bar is also terrific to deep cleanse your back, which is a body part that’s usually quite neglected and is prone to blackheads and adult acne.
Starbucks for your Lips: Peppermint Mocha Edible Lip Scrub
FreeBird Organics Peppermint Mocha Edible Lip Scrub ($12) is designed to moisturize and exfoliate dry, cracked lips with an invigorating blend of peppermint essential oil (which stimulates the skin and adds a hint of tingle) and coffee beans (that awaken the skin and pores.) Again, this is an all-natural product free of synthetic chemical nasties.
I have to confess I’ve always been very skeptic about lip scrubs. I usually use my toothbrush to eliminate the crackling skin in the winter, and I’ve had bad experiences with some products that have left my pout over-exfoliated, resulting in painful and sensitive lips. However, I personally liked this product very much as it’s very moisturizing, and although it leaves behind a tingling effect that actually results in more plumped lips, and not in an overly sensitized pout. A real Starbucks treat for your lips!
My Verdict: Unbeknownst to me, this is a keeper! It’s effective, safe, and makes my lips comfortable; I’ve definitely made my peace with lip scrubs. Plus, the scent and flavor are divine.
All in all, if you’re transitioning into a green beauty routine I highly recommend that you look into FreeBird Organics. Their products have a really good quality, and they show that natural and organic beauty products can be as effective as traditional skincare. Plus, they’re very open when it comes to disclosing their ingredients so you can check whether you might have any allergies before testing their products.
Thank you, OBL Club, for introducing me to this amazing brand!
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