So a couple of weeks ago I spontaneously decided to cruise down towards the beach to the Pharmaca grand opening in Laguna Hills. It’s about an hour drive for me but I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to possibly meet some fellow green beauty babes and dudes, and let’s be honest I don’t really need any excuse to do some shopping!! 😉 With this being my first time in a Pharmaca, I was pleasantly surprised with everything they had to offer! The beautiful, well-stocked walls were lined with nontoxic skincare, makeup, bath, body, supplements, you name it!! While scanning through the shelves I came across a brand I had only recently heard of and saw that BeauteaBar is now carrying, called SkinOwl. As I was browsing, the founder of SkinOwl, Annie Tevelin came up and introduced herself and so graciously gave me a background on SkinOwl and a wonderful overview of her products! Annie is not only gorgeous and down-to-earth, but she knows her sh*t and just exudes this passion and positivity that is truly contagious!
The SkinOwl concept is simple, which as an esthetician I love because it isn’t overwhelming but the ingredients Annie uses in her products pack a serious punch! The line consists of four different beauty drops which are clary sage, lavender, mangosteen and geranium facial oils and each serves a different purpose to treat your different skin concerns. There is also a body oil which I feel is a MUST in anyone’s beauty arsenal for true hydration. But I do have to say my absolute favorite from SkinOwl is the Eye+ Concentrate. After testing it out with Annie at Pharmaca I knew I had to try it! This eye concentrate is unlike any other you will try, I promise. The texture is a thick, luxurious gel with a fresh aloe and cucumber scent. Annie’s tip was to keep it in the fridge and I’m so gad she suggested that because it’s pure heaven when I apply it at night and I wake up in the morning looking so refreshed, no dark circles whatsoever!! The other key ingredients that I love are botanical hyaluronic acid, licorice and periwinkle which are all built to deeply penetrate and transform dry crepe-like skin into firm and healthy skin.
Bottom line free birds, you will never, ever go back to a traditional eye cream once you try SkinOwl Eye+Concentrate. One of Annie’s main “musts” when starting SkinOwl was making skincare that produced results overnight, and I can safely say that you get overnight results with Eye+. Retail: $46, find at http://www.beauteabar.com
Ingredients: Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber Distillate), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Wildcrafted Vinca Major (Periwinkle), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.