Do you know what is in your perfumes? Skylar – fragrances crafted with care.

 

Clean beauty journey is not the easiest. Thoroughly checking ingredients, constantly educating yourself – that takes time and effort. I am not sure why it took me so long to realize what is in my perfumes. Maybe the fact that I love them so much and used since I was 15? Or maybe that I did not like any of ‘natural’ fragrances I’ve tried, so why I was ready to compromise. Whichever it was, it does not matter now. I know what is in my consciously crafted perfumes and I found my favorite scents from Skylar– clean, hypoallergenic perfumes.

Why you should care what is in your perfumes

Not everyone realizes, but most of the perfumes sold in stores are derived from petrochemicals (yes, even the well-known, traditional brands advertised by famous models & actors). These chemicals include toxins that are hormone disruptors, toxins that are linked to cancer, nervous system disorders or allergies in the best case. What scares me even more; companies in the U.S. are not required to disclose what is hidden under the word ‘fragrance’, which means it can be almost any amount of nearly 3000 toxic ingredients used to produce perfumes… Pretty risky to spray them all over your body, isn’t it? That’s why I reached for a safer, cleaner alternative: Skylar.

Skylar crafts their beautiful fragrances using clean, conscious ingredients. Their hypoallergenic scents are formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, allergens, animal derived ingredients, and synthetic dyes. Also, they do not use big amounts of essential oils which (surprising) are the culprits behind many allergies. 

Skylar test

I must admit that I was a little skeptical to try Skylar scents, since I’ve seen many bloggers rave about them. I simply thought these fragrances must somehow be overrated. I gave them a try and I have to admit, Skylar’s done an incredible job! Scents that I tested: Capri – described as citrus, sparkling, sweet and Isle – beachy, dewy, fresh.

Capri: Imagine the sunset at the beautiful beach, wind in your hair, relaxing sound of waves… this is Capri. It brings back my best summer memories just a few seconds after application. I love its crispiness, fruity aromas of grapefruit and blood orange and delicate bergamot. It blends with my pH amazingly, resulting in the perfect, personalized, sweet scent I was looking for. Summer perfection!

Isle: I could describe this scent in only two words: pure elegance. Fresh notes of citrus blend with sandalwood result in somehow powdery, yet fresh scent. I love it for the summer, but it will also work for colder months; bringing back the ocean vibes.

Wearing time: I’d say Capri stayed on me a bit longer than Isle, both however lasted about 5-6 hours. I enjoyed reapplying though! 🙂 

Verdict

I think Skylar is a great, affordable fragrance. They have options starting at an affordable $20. They’re now available in Sephora as well! Skylar’s collection of clean, hypoallergenic fragrances won’t disappoint, with so many options, I’m sure everyone will find their favorite. If you’re not sure which scent is perfect for you, there is no better way than trying them all. How? Skylar’s made it very easy: grab your sample kit here:

Have you tried clean perfumes yet? What are your favorite brands? 

All products provided by Skylar for the review. The opinion is 100% honest and mine. This post contains affiliate links – if you buy product through the links in this post, I earn a small commission which helps to improve my blog. Thank you for your support ❤

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Sulina – Ayurvedic herbs in skin & body care products

I received these cosmetics for my honest review from Sulina shop. Sulina is the brand with a story. Founded by three sisters who after moving to the U.S. from Fiji were missing the natural cosmetics made by their mom. For that reason, they came up with their own, holistic line of beauty products featuring Ayurvedic herbs, fresh tropical fruits and vegetables.

I got 4 products to test, 3 full size and one sample: Charcoal Creme Masque, Sweet Pea Sugar Scrub (sample), Aloe Vera Shampoo and Lavender & Frankincense Nourishing Lip Balm. All products are 100% Vegan and cruelty free.

Charcoal Mask

I was very excited to try this mask knowing of detoxifying charcoal properties. I was surprised with the texture since it is more watery than other charcoal masks I’ve tried before. I did not like the application process. I prefer thicker textures since I like when mask simply stays on my face while I can keep doing something else, let’s say put body balm on. Unfortunately this one did not let me do it and came off a bit when I was bending (oops). Also, I was not sure about the scent, I thought I could smell some alcohol in it. And surprisingly yes – DMAE is an ingredient from alcohol functional group. It is suppose to work anti-aging, and yes it makes your skin smooth, however to me this is not what I would expect from detoxifying mask. Other than that, ingredients seem pretty good.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Aspalathus Linearis (Organic Rooibos) Extract, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Activated Charcoal, Salix Alba (Organic White Willow) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, (May containsodium bicarbonate and/or citric acid as pH adjusters).

Lip Balm

This lip balm is very nicely scented, moisturizing product. I like the oil blend here.
Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Candelilla Wax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Rosehip Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosemary Leaf Extract, Organic Neem Seed Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil.

Aloe Shampoo

It has certified organic aloe, wheat protein and coconut which all together are suppose to soften hair and improve their manageability. It lathers very well, has no color and a little goes long way! Since I have long and very smooth hair, I am very careful with moisturizing shampoos, because some tend to weight my hair down. I’ve noticed that with this one, so I use it only once a week. I would recommend this shampoo if you have dry, thicker, maybe higher porosity hair.
Ingredients: Demineralized water, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, cocamidopropyl betaina, alpha olefin sulfonate, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, laurdimonium hydroxypropyl, hydrolyzed wheat protein, sodium cocoyl glutamate, aloe extract, natural preservative of OLG, ascorbic acid

Body Scrub

I love sugar body scrubs in general, but this one is amazing! Actually was, since I got a sample size and I finished it! It makes every shower even better thank to its great, refreshing scent (which stays on after showering <3). Also, skin feels very smooth and moisturized because of great oils blend. Definitely my favorite product and great ingredients! I only wish I got a bigger jar 😀
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Sugar Scrub & Charcoal Masque
Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Sugar | Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil | Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil | Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil | Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil | Sweet Pea Fragrent Oil | Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

Have you tried any Sulina products? What would you like to try?