Top
Beauty

BEAUTY REVIEW: La Fresh Eco-Beauty

Welcome to Beauty School!  Every Monday, JET experts will teach you how to preserve your sexy. This week, beauty expert and former pageant gal Nicole L. Townsend  reviews La Fresh Skincare.

http://e3240c4bbb5dbc6ce55c-ad08ca0f2adcbd3e04ec4a01e8d48b65.r5.cf1.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Nicole-Townsend.jpg

 

I love new beauty products, tips and tricks just as much as the next gal (or guy) but I’m always hesitant to try products with extraordinary claims like, “fountain of youth in a bottle,” “banish dark circles in 30 days,” or my favorite: “Our products are made with all-natural ingredients.” I was pleasantly surprised, however, when I tried the eco-beauty facial cleansing wipes and makeup remover from La Fresh.

La Fresh is a foolproof skincare brand that encourages consumers to live a healthier lifestyle through moderate exercise, clean eating and producing products that help to maintain fresh and youthful skin. Made with licorice, maqui berry, root ginkgo leaf, grape seed and hickory bark, the cleansing towelettes ($19.99) leave your skin feeling softer than a baby’s butt, without excessive residue. I also love the citrus scent from the cloths, but I have to tell you that my skin didn’t have that super “clean” feeling afterwards.  I’m sure most skincare experts would probably tell me that that’s a good thing, but since I have oily skin, I want the product that I use to actually feel like it’s working, you know?

I also tried some of the makeup remover wipes, ($19.99) and I didn’t fall in love. I wear TONS of mascara, but I had to scrub my lids a bit to make sure that I removed all of the makeup. Not my idea of a fun time when you have to circle back and use another product to remove leftover makeup. I don’t know; the wipes aren’t overly moistened, so I’m wondering if I just used a bad cloth. I’ll tell you what was the bomb.com, though: The Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Wipes ($17.99). Yep. I had a 5-day-old, bright blue manicure, and one biodegradable cloth removed all signs of nail polish. And the scent? To die for.  Call me weird, but y’all remember that Pledge table polish that folks used to use to shine the dining room table? It smells just like that with a hint of orange.

Overall, I’d give the La Fresh line 6 out of 10. The packaging of the products are perfect for traveling, it’s jam-packed with great ingredients, and hands down, the nail polish remover towelettes are some of the best that I’ve ever tried. I can’t wait to see what the brand comes up with next; maybe a real fountain of youth in a cleansing wipe? We shall see…

Want more beauty tips and tricks? Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, Pretty in the Windy City.