Conscious Skincare is a fantastic brand if you’re looking for vegan, cruelty-free, organic skincare, because it has a huge product range! I’ve often found with brands that tick all my boxes, they only have a few products I’m really interested in. Conscious Skincare offers everything from face wash and serums to hand wash and bath oils – they even have a men’s range and a baby range! I’ve been trying out a couple of their products so I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Of course, these two products just scratch the surface of what’s available, but trying out the quality of these two products has definitely made me want to try more!
About Conscious Skincare
Conscious Skincare came about as a result of looking for skincare products that were organic, rich, and great quality, and not being able to find it. Since starting, their ethical philosophy now runs throughout their process, not simply in the ingredients themselves, so they are conscious about everything, from the way they source their products, to the packaging they use.
The founder, Rebecca, found the skincare market confusing and misleading, and found that many brands were saying they were natural and organic without actually being so. And when products were actually organic, she found that they were often low quality, diluted in water, or the lovely organic ingredients just weren’t used in very high quantities.
Conscious Skincare’s range is approved by the Vegetarian Society, is Leaping Bunny certified, and is part of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program. It strives to be a company that uses its ethical values in all aspects of the business, while creating great quality, rich, organic products.
The two products I use work really well together as a double cleanse. So I use this gorgeous oil to remove my makeup! If you’ve never done it before, it can feel a little odd putting oil all over your face, but I’ve never used anything that removes makeup better, and it feels great for my skin. The oils pick up all my makeup – including mascara – and wash it off, without messing with my skin. This makeup melt is made up of a bunch of different oils, including sesame seed oil, castor oil, and grapefruit seed extract.
This oil feels so lovely on my skin, it feels like it moisturises it while washing off my makeup which is fantastic and the complete opposite to the face wipes I used to use. I’d definitely say that it’s a step one in a double cleanse – I wouldn’t only want to use this! It never feels like I quite have washed all of it all, it feels like there’s always a film left on my skin. To me, this isn’t a bad thing, because I always follow up with a second cleanser. The first one is just to get all my makeup out of the way, and the second one is to actually wash my skin! But it’s worth pointing out if you’re looking for something that a single cleanse. It also smells lovely – Added bonus!
For their face products, Conscious Skincare has four ranges for different skin types: Enrich, Gentle, Neutralize, and Rejuvenate. I picked up the Neutralize one as when I bought this (a few months ago – this products lasts!) I was suffering with pretty acne-prone skin. Since then, thanks to a solid skincare routine and some medication, my skin is better and pretty normal now, so next I’d really like to try out their Enrich face wash!
I was so impressed with this product. I feel like when you’re dealing with organic skincare, it is a lot easier to produce super rich, moisturising products than products that tackle oiliness, and this product does that so well! It uses ingredients like lemongrass, a natural astringent, and I’m so impressed that such a well-working product is natural. Honestly, it works so well that I would say this really is only for oily skin. Since buying this, my skin has become pretty normal and I now feel like it’s a little bit too astringent, but it was fantastic when my skin was worse. It left my skin feeling completely oil-free and clean, without making it feel completely stripped.
It comes in a bottle with a pump and is a gel that doesn’t foam up which is fantastic, as the surfactants that cause foaming change the PH balance of your skin and can cause breakouts. A small amount goes a very long way and with this big 250ml bottle it’ll last you a long long time!
There are so many more Conscious Skincare products I’d like to try – so maybe there’ll be a part 2 to this soon! Have you tried Conscious Skincare? What other vegan, organic skincare brands would you like to see us review? Let us know by leaving a comment or tweeting us @revival_collect!