And so my quest to reinvent my beauty routine with paraben-free products continues..!
I’ve already given a clean sweep to my makeup bag (and found some super fabulous paraben-free lippies from Nordstrom along the way…), but then it was time to get down to the nitty gritty and overhaul my skincare regimen.
I used to be a Dior skincare kind of gal. I swore by this serum for years. Unfortunately, after inspecting the insanely long list of ingredients, I discovered some not-so-pretty imposters like EDTA & artificial fragrance.
So, I said sayonara to that serum and set out to find more natural skincare solutions in Nordstrom’s natural beauty & wellness department. I decided to try out the 3 paraben-free skincare sets below so that I could test a multitude of products for a fraction of the full-size-product cost.
Side Note: I’m wearing ZERO makeup in the photos below. I’m not a big fan of skincare blog posts with makeup on- it doesn’t make much sense to me. Just trying to keep things real over here on FashionAndFrills.com. 🙂
- Paraben-free; phthalate-free; sulfate-free
- 100% natural ingredients
What’s included in the Tata Harper Daily Essentials Set?
– Reparative Moisturizer
– Rejuvenating Serum
– Regenerating Cleanser
– Hydrating Floral Essence
– Resurfacing Mask
– Replenishing Nutrient Complex
– Restorative Eye Crème Packet
My Thoughts: I’ve sung the praises of Tata Harper before and I’ll sing ’em again! With Tata Harper, you get the toxin-free ingredients but you don’t lose the luxury. This is for all my La Mer & La Prairie girls out there that want a completely natural alternative. The packaging is lovely and high-end. My one qualm? I wish the Restorative Eye Creme were a larger sample! It only allowed for one use. (I really did love that one use though!)
My Absolute Favorite Product From the Skincare Set: Resurfacing Mask // This stuff is SO GOOD. It’s a beta-hydroxy mask with 100% natural ingredients. Upon initial application, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to do diddly-squat. But just wait… a few minutes later you’ll feel the mask working. After 20 to 30 minutes you will feel gently resurfaced and your skin will be all sorts of radiant after washing away with warm water. I will 100% be purchasing the full size product and using it on the reg.
What else did I love? Regenerating Cleanser // It’s gentle exfoliation is suitable for everyday use. It was my favorite cleaner out of all 3 skincare sets. Definitely going to purchase the full size!
- Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; fragrance-free; petrochemical-free
What’s included in the Organic Pharmacy Discovery & Travel Kit?
– Carrot Butter Cleanser
– Herbal Toner
– Antioxidant Face Gel
– Antioxidant Face Firming Serum
– Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream
– Organic Muslin Face Cloth
My Thoughts: These products are NEXT LEVEL good for your skin. They’re not only natural, they’re organic! I absolutely FELL IN LOVE with the Antioxidant Face Firming Serum I mention below. It’s a can’t-live-without-it skincare find.
My Absolute Favorite Product From the Skincare Set: Antioxidant Face Firming Serum // O em gee!! This antioxidant face firming serum is my FAVORITE FIND OF ALL! It smells like fresh squeezed oranges- YUM. It’s made with rose hip, carrot, lemon, and (you guessed it…) sweet orange! I love the light consistency. It claims to reverse skin damage, lift and tone, reduce wrinkles and mop up free radicals. YES PLEASE to ALL of that. 🙂
What else did I love? Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream // Ultra moisturizing (but not oily!) for these dry winter days. Love this at night right before bed.
- Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; GMO-free; gluten-free; synthetic fragrance-free
- Made in the USA
What’s included in the Kopari Face the Day & Night Kit?
– Coconut Cleansing Oil
– Coconut Rose Toner
– Coconut Face Cream
– Coconut Lip Love
My Thoughts: I’m a HUGE coconut oil fan (for both eating & beautifying!) so I love that Kopari products are coconut-based. The sizes were large and did not feel “travel-size” to me like the 2 other kits above. Yes, of course the products are TSA-approved and perfect for travel; however, the sizes felt substantial and like you were getting a lot of product for the price.
My Absolute Favorite Product From the Skincare Set: Coconut Lip Love // I’ve said it again and again: my lips are as dry as a desert!!! I’m on what seems to be a lifelong hunt for the ultimate lip hydrator. And this just might be it! The taste and scent are pleasantly coconut-y, and the consistency is great whether applying right before bed or on top of your favorite lipstick for some shine. LOVE this one.
What else did I love? Coconut Rose Toner // I love spritzing my face with a hydrating mist or toner post-cleanse. This one feels calming to the skin.
To wrap things up, here’s a shot of my 3 ABSOLUTE favorites from all 3 kits! I will be buying full-size versions of this trio and using them on the daily!
Phew, that blog post was a biggie! I hope you found it helpful and informative as we seek to eradicate all the iffy ingredients from our beauty routine together! 🙂
Hugs to you,
A huge thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! I purchased all products myself, and all opinions are 100% genuine.