I’m beyond excited to share my thoughts on the gorgeous Pura Botanicals Skincare Sampler Collection that I’ve been testing out for the past couple of weeks, you guys! Not only are these products gentle, effective, and lovely, but there is so much thought put into each one that it makes for quite the skincare experience. I wish that you guys could smell each one through the screen, but for now you’ll have to take my word for it and believe me when I say that every single one of the items that I’m about to mention smells INCREDIBLE.
Pura Botanicals is a Canadian company, which makes me very happy as I try to support Canadian businesses as much as I can. So, what makes PURA stand out from any other green brand? I mean, aside from the fact that Lane Edwards, founder of PURA, is passionate about using some of the highest quality, raw ingredients that are safe (and worthy) enough for a lady’s delicate skin – she prides herself in the purity of her products. Their hand-crafted potions contain plant and flower derives essences and wild harvested ingredients. Each potion is made by hand in small batches in their studio, stored in top-of-the-line glass jar that preserve and add vitality and energy to the precious ingredients inside. I mean, what’s not to love?
Now that I’ve (hopefully) peaked your curiosity, let’s take a look at the beautiful potions I tried…
Countess Cleansing Nectar— This magic potion is both a make up remover and a facial cleanser! A little goes a long way and of course it smells like a dream with its main ingredients being: neroli, frankincense, and calendula. The texture is very light, almost like a cross between an oil and a cream cleanser. It is easy to move around the face and can be removed with or without a face cloth. My skin was left perfectly cleansed, without feeling “stripped” of my natural oils. This is definitely a product I’d recommend to anyone!
Botanical Bloom Essence— We all know that I love a good toner and this one makes the cut. While I do find the scent to be a little strong there is no doubt that the ingredients are soothing and calming - both to the skin and mind. I really enjoyed using it on my face after cleansing to help tone and calm my skin.
Sweet Face Restorative Daily Moisturizer— This moisturizer is where it’s at! With chamomile to sooth, clementine to decongest, vanilla to replenish moisture loss, and skin softening coconut and sweet almond oil, this moisturizer smells like a creamsicle (seriously!) and leaves my skin with the most amazing glow. Highly recommend.
Lolita Face Drops— This face oil is super restorative as far as hydration is concerned. Probably something to do with it’s powerhouse lineup of nutrient and anti-oxidant rich ingredients including balancing rose geranium, ultra hydrating sweet almond oil, anti-inflammatory French lavender, and brightening & tightening Vitamin C. I’ve been using the drops morning and evening (yes, even under makeup – because I’m all about that youth dew). It absorbs nicely and layers really well with my serums.
Neroli Eye Ritual— This is a beautiful creation designed to brighten, soothe and preserve the delicate eye area with it’s moisturizing and anti-inflammatory rich ingredients. Though most eye serums are a bit too heavy or messy for daytime use, I’ve found myself using this both morning and evening — and loving the non-greasy results. I will mention that since it contains some fragrant oils, there is a noticeable scent, though it dissipates quickly and doesn't irritate my skin. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to irritation, you’ll definitely want to sample and test before dotting all over your face and emptying your wallet.
Night Cocoon— Pura has mastered the use of turmeric oil in this anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating night cream and I am in love. It provides excellent hydration without being a heavy night cream. The turmeric content is sooooo crucial for people like me experiencing hormonal acne; I've never found it to clog my pores or aggravate acne. In fact, I found the opposite to be true: my skin is left feeling calm and protected when I use this stuff. I also really enjoyed the warm spicy aroma of it too!
Overnight Watermelon Mask— This is basically radiant skin in a jar, it’s packed with an array of dreamy ingredients (hello watermelon extract!) to even, soften and smoothen the skin overnight. It feels seriously luxurious to apply, offers a lovely calming scent and always guarantees a noticeably perkier result come morning. Swoon!
So there you have it! I can't wait to try out some other potions from Pura, including this Mane Mist. I've also heard amazing things about Honey & Ginger Deodorant that features Eucalyptus, Coconut & Vitamin E. Sounds enticing, right?!
If you are in the Edmonton area, you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to visit the beautiful Pura studio (you can find the studio location and hours here). You can also find out more about the creative process in the studio by checking out their blog.
Disclosure: Products were gifted by Pura with absolutely no obligation for review. My review of these products are my own and from the heart. As always, my review is of my experience with this product. Everyone is different and I cannot guarantee it will work for you.