Thinking about switching to a natural skin care line? Read the review
- Sharisse Kanet
A good skin care line is hard to come by. There are so many factors to consider when buying one, that knowing which is the best for you can be quite overwhelming. The Tastyface Organics line has a lot of people raving about it because of their high quality ingredients. I had the opportunity* to try out three of the products from the Tastyface line: Their Lemon Rosemary Mint Lip Balm ($11, tastyfaceorganics.com), Coconut Vanilla Cream Cleanser ($21, tastyfaceorganics.com), and the Argan + Sweet Orange Nourishing Serum ($39, tastyfaceorganics.com).
The biggest pro that applies to the entire line (which also includes body butter, body oil, shaving cream, and more), is that all of the ingredients are high quality and organic. The majority of the ingredients are essential oils and butters. The products are also completely free of parabens, petrochemicals, dairy, gluten, and soy! Not too shabby, especially for those of us with allergies.
Of the three products I tried the lip balm was my least favorite. There was really nothing to make this balm stick out from the crowd. My two favorite things were the lip balm’s smell—a nice mix of lemon, rosemary, and mint, and its taste (it has none).
On the other hand, since it contains mostly oils, the product feels a bit greasy. It felt as if it just sat on top of my lips, protecting them, but not actively moisturizing. It also took me several visits to the tin to get enough balm to cover both lips.
Take home message: there are cheaper organic options out there that will do at least as good of a job.
I liked the cleanser and serum more. The cream cleanser uses the oil cleansing method. It uses oils to pull toxins out of the skin. Both products also smell really great! When you put it on your face, it’s almost like aroma therapy. The directions even say to leave the cleanser on your face for a minute and breathe. I highly recommend doing this part.
The cleanser will not rinse off your face as the label suggests. You’ll need to wipe it off. For the first few days, I was wiping it off quickly, but discovered if I let it sit for about 15 minutes, most of the product would absorb into my skin. I would recommend trying both methods to see which works better for you.
As is common with higher end products, you will only need a tiny amount to cover your whole face. Rather than running out, you may find yourself with extra after the 2-3 month shelf life runs its course So go in on the whole line with a friend and save some money!
I also discovered an unexpected bonus for the cleanser: it acts as a make-up remover when wiped away with a damp cloth. That makes one less thing to do every night before bed.
However, I did not notice any significant improvement to my skin. It’s possible that this is related to my skin being naturally oily, and the products are mainly comprised of essential oils.
Take home message: Good, but not amazing. The cleanser is the best product of these three.
Sharisse Kanet is a philosophy PhD student with a passion for the often contradictory worlds of fitness and beauty. Her favorite pastimes are being upside-down and eating ice-cream.
* the products were provided by their pr firm.