TAY Rosehip Balancing Cleanser with Seabuckthorn Review

TAY Rosehip Balancing Cleanser with Seabuckthorn Review

It seems like most cleansers fall into two categories – either too harsh or too gentle. TAY skincare formulates their products with natural ingredients. I received a sample of TAY Rosehip Balancing Cleanser with Seabuckthorn in the June Petit Vour beauty box.

Claims: “Strong enough to break through daily grime and overnight oils, but prevents the depletion of excess moisture from delicate facial skin. Rosehip oil facilitates hydration absorption and maximizes delivery of nutrients to your skin while nourishing seabuckthorn is added for its strong vitamin composition and its anti-aging properties.”

Ingredients: Aqua (Ph-Balanced Distilled Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Glycerin (Vegetable-Derived), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Coco Glucoside, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Salix Alba (Organic White Willow) Bark Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil, Xanthum Gum, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Flower Oil, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Citrate, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed Oil)

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Paraben-free. Phthalate-free. Sulfate-free. Very soothing and creamy formula. Cleans without drying skin. Subtle scent.

Cons: None.

The Verdict: The Rosehip Balancing Cleanser with Seabuckthorn from TAY is a great option for those with sensitive or combination skin. Personally, I have combination skin. This cleanser worked really well to balance out my skin. My dry areas were noticeably less dry, and my oily areas less oily. It did not feel harsh at all, but very gentle. If you have been having a hard time finding the right cleanser for your skin, this could be a great option.

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EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Review

EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I received the travel size EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner duo in the June Petit Vour beauty box. I had never heard of this brand before and was really curious to try it. Hair products are always tricky for me. I have naturally very fine hair and products often weigh it down. I read great things about the UltraShine Shampoo and Conditioner combination online and was hoping that it would work with my hair type.

Shampoo Claims: Color safe and great for all hair types—from fine and flat to coarse and curly—this niche shampoo is beloved by discerning stylists. It balances hair’s pH level in order to leave it strong and silky. Actives like seaweed extract, mango, and apricot deliver crucial nutrients to thirsty strands, while amino and fatty acids restore hair from the inside out and provide anti-aging benefits.

Conditioner Claims: “The vegan and paraben-free formula is versatile enough to tame a spectrum of hair types, from straight to curly, and fine to superthick. It detangles and adds shine, and it’s also safe for chemically treated or colored hair. Actives include wild pansy, sweet clover, and apricot extracts, all of which contain nourishing antioxidants, plus amino and fatty acids which restore hair from the inside out and provide anti-aging benefits.

Shampoo Ingredients: Atmospheric Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), decyl glucose, disodium sulfosuccinate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucose, coco polyglucose, seaweed extract, citrus aurantifolia, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, wheat amino acids, vitamin C, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, nasturium, nectarine, passion flower, citrus seed extract 

Conditioner Ingredients: Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base) stearylkonium chloride, glyceryl monostearate, palm oil, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, wheat amino acids, vitamin C, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, nasturtium, nectarine, passion flower, citrus seed extract.

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formulas. Light and fresh scent. Good for all hair types. Safe for color treated hair. The shampoo had a lot of suds and a little conditioner went a long way.

Cons: The conditioner felt a little thin in my hair at first. This isn’t necessarily a con, but it takes some getting used to. I felt like I needed to use more product that I felt necessary but, once it was rinsed out, I realized that a little product goes a long way with this conditioner.

The Verdict: For starters, this shampoo and conditioner smell SO good! It’s a really soft scent that lasts for hours. It did a great job of moisturizing my hair without weighing it down. I have very fine hair and this is often a trouble area for me. Shampoos and conditioners that promise to hydrate just leave my hair limp and lifeless. This wasn’t the case with EVOLVh UltraShine. My hair felt incredibly soft and smooth. It was tangle free. And it had plenty of natural volume and texture! I have been using this product every wash since I first tried it and will likely purchase the full size products once these travel size samples are done.

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Logical Harmony is Co-Curating the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

Logical Harmony is Co-Curating the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

I have more exciting news to share with Logical Harmony readers – I am co-curating the July beauty box from Petit Vour! This box is available to order now and contains several full size and deluxe samples of beauty products that I love. I’m really excited to share this box of cruelty free and vegan goodies with everyone!

The Petit Vour beauty box costs $15 for those who live in the United States, $23 for those in Canada, and $30 for all other countries. This price includes shipping costs as well. It’s a monthly subscription that I bet you will get hooked on. The items in the box are always high quality products and the value goes well beyond what you pay for each month.

If you’re new to Petit Vour, mention in the sign up form that you heard about Petit Vour from Logical Harmony and you will receive an additional deluxe sample in your beauty box. Just enter Logical Harmony in the field that says “How did you hear about us?”.

Vegan Cuts June Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts June Beauty Box Review   The June Beauty Box from Vegan Cuts included a variety of items that are perfect for summer. The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-7 cruelty free and vegan items directly to your door. It can also be shipped worldwide! It’s a great way to try new brands and new products without the commitment of buying the full-size version. Vegan Cuts June Beauty Box Review

Included in the June Beauty Box that I received was:

  • LA FRESH Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free Pad - This is perfect for keeping in your purse or in a travel bag. I often chip my nails and this will make my life SO much easier because I can just remove the polish then and there. It is also a great option for those who don’t want to deal with normal polish remover bottles which can spill or leak.
  • Superchic Lacquer in Figment of My Reality - This was one of the full size items in the box. This shimmer minty shade is adorable and perfect for summer. I’m really loving it and can’t wait to do a full review here on Logical Harmony!
  • Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Liner in Gun Metal - This was one of the full size items in the box. I already own this eye liner in another shade and love it. It goes on creamy, smooth, and highly pigmented. Plus it really stays put. I like that Gun Metal is a unique shade. It’s a dark smokey grey and perfect for a more understated look.
  • NYL Velvet Transformative Serum -  Skin serums are one of my favorite items! They can do so much for your complexion! I’ve tried several NYL skin care items before but never this serum. It’s a lovely deluxe sample, too. You can buy this item directly through Vegan Cuts.
  • Lip Glosserie Light Asian Pear Lip Balm -  This was one of the full size items in the box. It has such a lovely smell! It’s fresh and fruity and not at all artificial. I love how smooth the lip balm is too. You can buy this item directly through Vegan Cuts.
  • Grasse Roots Perfumery Sample in Blood Orange -   I’ve tried samples of Grasse Roots perfume before but never this scent. It’s delicious! You can buy this item directly through Vegan Cuts in a travel size or full size.

This beauty box included nail polish, eye liner, lip balm, nail polish remover wipes, and a facial serum. These are all essential products for anyone to have on hand. What I liked most about this box is that everything include are items you would want to carry with you on a daily basis or when you are traveling. It really was full of great essential items. You can stay up to date with Vegan Cuts on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

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Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit

Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit

Lately I’ve been on a protein waffle kick. After working out, it’s good for your muscles to get some extra protein to help them repair and regenerate. While a lot of people opt for a smoothie or just mix their protein powder with almond milk, I always look for a more substantial option. I do a fasted cardio session right after waking up, so these vegan protein waffles are the perfect way to start the morning.

These waffles are not only vegan, but are also soy-free and gluten-free!

What you will need to make Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit:

  • 1/2 a ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened, plain almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • 1 scoop or 1 package vanilla Perfect Fit protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Coconut oil spray

Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit

How to make vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit:

  1. Pre-heat your waffle iron. Some irons only have one temperature setting and others have several. If your waffle iron has a temperature setting, set it to medium-low.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (banana, almond milk, raw apple cider vinegar, and vanilla). Whisk with a fork to combine.
  3. Add in the powdered ingredients one at a time. Mix well before adding each additional dry ingredient.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until there are no clumps and the batter is smooth.
  5. Cook in the waffle iron until done. The outside should be nicely browned.
  6. Top with pure maple syrup, fruit, and enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag me on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.

Top photo courtesy of Justin M.G. Mendez.