When Zen Society Skincare reached out to me for a review, I took a look at their website and I read that the founder is a Master Herbalist and that immediately appealed to me. I am a believer in Eastern medicine because it focuses on prevention rather than cure, unlike Western medicine. Zen Society believes in holistic alternative medicine, as do I, I’m a Reiki practitioner. The company is also committed to using 100% Pure ingredients with no preservatives and many of their products are 100% USDA certified organic.
I agreed to review a few of their products and I was sent a press sample of the Facial Starter Kit which includes: Tea Tree Facial Cleanser, Elder Berry Toner and Hydrating Rosewater Mist.
The gel based Tea Tree Facial Cleanser is created from a base of castile soap and USDA certified organic oils. From my very first use I was immediately impressed and to date this is my favorite cleanser, you can quote me on that! Not only was it gentle on my skin but after using the cleanser for a few days my skin was less irritated with no sign of breakouts (even though I always get them around this time of the month). After using the cleanser for one week, my acne improved significantly -people were asking me what I was using on my skin! The facial cleanser contains tea tree oil which has been found to be just as effective an Benzoyl Peroxide, minus the skin irritations. If you are prone to breakouts, buy this cleanser, you won’t regret it!
The Elder Berry Toner is alcohol-free toner made from a base of Lavender Water and Witch Hazel. The toner contains Elder berry extract which is known for its natural anti-aging effects. The toner was also gentle and did not burn my sensitive skin or dry it out, it just left it nicely balanced. I’d also like to mention that 100% of the ingredients in this product are USDA Certified Organic, Gluten, GMO Free and cruelty-free.
The final product in this kit is the Hydrating Rosewater Mist; my second favorite product out of the three. I’ve read about the benefits of rosewater for skin so I could not wait to try this out and it did not disappoint. Not only is rosewater soothing for sensitive skin but it also helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerates skin tissue. This rosewater mist smells incredibly beautiful and is also 100% USDA Certified Organic. I love using this as my toner or just as a pick me up after a long day, it leaves skin lightly hydrated and it smells like roses – you can’t go wrong with that.
Overall I am incredibly impressed with Zen Society Skincare and I can’t wait to try more of their products. Zen Society Skincare is great company that really does the right thing by using the best ingredients, signing the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics agreement and not testing on animals. They also donate a percentage of every sale to Friends of the Earth, the world’s largest grassroots foundation, to help fight for sustainability (www.foe.org). How eco-fabulous is that? I really can’t say enough about this skincare line, it works well, it’s great for your skin and they give back to the earth. What’s not to love?! Have you tried any Zen Society Skincare products?