Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Bar + Rose Face Mist

Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar and Rose Hibiscus Face Mist. Five Product Face.

For the last month or so I have been using almost exclusively Herbivore Botanicals products. I have invested - heavily - and it has paid off. I no longer use my topical prescription and my skin is incredibly supple (and not just from winter weight).

Herbivore Botanicals was founded by a husband and wife team in the Pacific Northwest. (Doesn't it seem like all cool things come from the Pacific Northwest? And sometimes San Francisco?) The brand uses all natural, food-grade ingredients and has embraced a no-fillers policy, meaning all ingredients are active ingredients. Everything is cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free.

* This is the first post in a three-part series on Herbivore Botanicals products.

I wear makeup, a lot of it, every day. It's very important for me to double cleanse and to use a detoxifying facial cleanser at night. For the price, this product is fantastic, but my body-sized  Shea Moisture African Black Soap Face & Body bar, which also has great ingredients, is half the price for twice the product and has the same effect on the skin.

The ingredients are most appropriate for oily skin types. The activated bamboo charcoal absorb and purify the skin/pores, tea tree oil obliterates nasties like  bacteria and fungus, and the coconut oil base ensures that non of those otherwise harsh ingredients fully strip the skin of moisture.

This is a giant leap forward from my old Mario Badescu Rose Facial Spray, which has synthetic fragrance and a shitload of glycols. There are seven intentionally chosen, all natural, creative ingredients in this mist, such as Leucidal (Radish Root Ferment) as a natural preservative and Neer Sikkappu Red, a natural coloring blend, for the pretty pink hue.

This mist is very hydrating and I like to apply it both before moisturizer as a toner and after I've finished my makeup as a setting spray. The one negative is that the fragrance left in the air is hella intense, to the point where I'm left coughing after application. I'm nearly out of this mist, and I will repurchase.

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