Jacq's organics is a company that you may have come across if you live in the US. Founded by Barbara Jacques some years ago, this organic skincare and bodycare compagny meets all my personal beauty requirements- organic ingredients, no silicones, no PEG and no harsh preservatives.
I was looking to add a cleansing mask and a face oil to my beauty collection that I could use as a duo during mini-facial home treatment (Sunday night treat?), so I bought the very tempting Green smoothie scrub & exfoliating masque and the Sweet orange balancing face oil. Find out below what I think of them!
Green smoothie scrub & exfoliating masque ($35.00 for 2oz)
Having a good cleansing mask in my beauty cabinet is a must for me. Once a week (or twice depending on the state of my skin), I like to have a special "detox" evening beauty routine. It aims at deep cleansing my skin and having a proper "me" time.
I have loved the 7 herb purifying clay cleanser which I used as a mask, but was really tempted by the green Smoothie scrub which combines some top purifying ingredients: rhassoul and bentonite clays with bamboo activated charcoal powder. What I like about powder masks is that you can really personnalize them accordingly to your skin type: you can add a bit of a greek yoghurt, honey or flower water for example. You just need to find out the best way to use them in order to obtain the best results.
I tend to mix one small teaspoon of the Green smoothie simply with water (or occasionally with organic honey), I apply for 15 min and then rinse it out while massaging! The effects on the skin are really impressive: my skin is smooth, impurities are drawn out and my face shows some great signs of happiness and plenitude! Highly recommended for combination/oily skins.
Ingredients: rhassoul cosmetic clay*, bentonite clay*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) nut*, bamboo activated charcoal powder*, Zea mays (corn) starch, tapioca starch, raw cacao (Theobroma cacao) powder*, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) oil.
Balancing Sweet Orange face serum ($28.00 for 2oz)
This luxurious-feel face oil seems to be perfectly designed for sensitive/combination/ageing skin, yes, all of them! Potent blend of plants oils (rather than water-based product as the name would suggest), this serum features Apricot, Pumpkin, Rosehip oils (some of the richest oils in vitamin A) in addition to a few plant/flowers extracts such as Calendula and anti-oxidant Green tea. The light orangery scent not only brings a sense of sweetness but it is also very uplifting and I really like it.
I only use the Sweet Orange face serum in the evening (and because of the photoxicity of the Orange essential oil, I would avoid using it prior to sun exposure or during daytime). I like using products from the same brand since I find that it performs much better with my skin.
Really easy to use: I massage this oil onto my face just after the Green smoothie mask. It provides intense skin softening upon application, but what I like the most is that the oil is very light and just absorbs so well. I am currently using it 2 or 3 times per week in the evening (in alternance with my seriously firming facial serum from Acure Organics which is almost finished -review soon!), but that is about it. The quality/price is very good and I find my skin really balanced and texture-improved.
Ingredients: Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, Daucus Carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, Rosa canina (Rosehip) fruit oil, Prunus amygdalus dullness (sweet almond) oil, Aoe barbadensis extract, Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, Calendula officials Co2 extract, Hippophae rhamnoides (see buckthorn berry) Co2 extract, Citrus auranium amara (Sweet orange oil) and non GMO vitamin E.
An exquisite and lovely duo that clearly meet my expectations!
Have you tried these products or any other products from Jacq's organics? what do you think?