Review of The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer

 
The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer in Rose Sand

The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer- $53.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- These ingredients look so good! Fewer ingredients, higher quality. Love.

2. How is coverage? Does it conceal flaws?- 4: It does. I'd say it brightens pretty well too. A little goes a very long way. I did set it after seeing a bit of creasing. The coverage is not heavy at all, but still does the trick. Also, the texture is less silky than others, something I think would work well for oilier skin types.

3. Does coverage look natural?- 4: It's definitely a more natural looking concealer that really lightens things up with a lighter, but not too light, amount of concealing happening.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No problems here!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 4: Yes, absolutely. I set this concealer with a transparent powder under my eyes and saw no issues. It also blends well elsewhere on the face!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades is a good start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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WHAT STANDS OUT:

  • This concealer brightened very well without being heavy on the skin

  • A small amount, pressed lightly, goes a long way and extends beyond under the eye, to the rest of the face

  • This company covers sustainability SO well. I love the brand’s mission and what they’re doing right now

  • The price is STEEP, but I have a hack for that. I show you more in the video (link above). I’d recommend buying a pod and a magnetic palette. Get all the details in the video!

  • I would absolutely recommend this product. It's pricey (try the hack above), but it's great and the quality of ingredients is outstanding

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

  • Titanium dioxide [1-3] *I’m not really concerned about this, but included it just in case you wanted to get additional info!

Swatches! Color: rose sand

Swatches! Color: rose sand

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax- 1, limited

  • silica- 1, good

  • magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • punica granatum (pomegranate)- 1, limited

  • seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)- 1, limited

  • CI 77019- 2, fair

  • titanium dioxide- 1 to 3

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

  • oriza sativa (rice bran) wax- 2, fair

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips

 
The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips

The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips in- $39.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Looking super solid. There are a few pigments that rated higher on EWG (for the ‘velvet’ color I have it in), see below.

2. How is the color payoff?- 4: So solid. The pigment here is amazing and such a small amount really has a major impact.

3. Does the color last?- 4: Yes. It almost stains the lip and stays there for awhile. It's a drier texture, less slick, silky and glossy, so it blends and sinks right in!

4. Does it dry out lips?- 4: I liked using something underneath like the Cocokind Macabeet balm. I need that extra moisture, but it didn't dry out my pout. It wasn’t super emollient either. I’d say it’s in the middle with super-saturated color that can be pressed onto lips/cheeks to create a look.

5. How’s texture? Does it apply smoothly?- 4: Like I mentioned, it’s a bit less-emollient and silky in texture, which helps make it a solid multi-tasker that won’t look greasy. It works well over a lightweight moisturizer on cheeks!

6. How is the scent? Is it overwhelming?- 5: Not at all. There's not a detectable or overpowering scent. No headaches here!

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

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WHAT STANDS OUT:

  • The pigment here is fantastic! It really pops and lasts without much effort on lips and cheeks

  • The brand is incredibly conscious of sustainability! I’m a huge fan

  • Honestly, I wouldn’t spend $39 on a lip and cheek tint, BUT, there’s a little hack about how to save a buck back on the video in case you’re interested!

  • I’d also recommend the Han Lip + Cheek in Rose Berry and I’ve been known to use the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Matte Lipsticks as a quick lip and cheek in a pinch- works like a charm!

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

Swatches! Color: velvet

Swatches! Color: velvet

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax- 1, limited

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • Punica granatum (pomegranate)- 1, limited

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77742- 1, limited

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • CI 17200- 2 to 3, limited

  • CI 15850- 4, none

  • CI 77891- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 7499- 2, fair

  • Calendula officinalis (calendula)- 1, limited

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Foundation

 
The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation in Rose Beige

The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation- $42.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Fantastic and they mention their critical extraction method, “the cleanest, purest way to extract all of a plant’s goodness and deliver it to your skin.” There are only too ‘iffy’ ingredients for those with sensitive skin types. See below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 4: Yes, 100%. It's a very solid, lightweight (in-between light to medium) coverage. My skin feels like it can breathe! It's missing any extra luminosity, so you won’t get a dewy look, which some may love. Overall, my skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 4: Yes, except in the more oily spots (t-zone). I had to watch that a bit and set.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No irritation here! There’s potassium sorbate (see below), but it has limited evidence to back up the call that it may be a possible human allergen. Still, wanted you to know about it!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 4: It really does build well. I found this foundation moisturizing without looking greasy, settling into lines, or feeling heavy.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades is a good start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This is your workhorse foundation. It’s light to medium coverage that looks like skin when applied.

  • It doesn’t run dewy and won’t give you luminous finish.

  • The shade range is a start (obviously I’d love more than 8 shades!)

  • And the ingredients are where this brand really shines. Check out everything they’re doing in terms of supercritical extraction here.

  • If you have oilier skin, you will probably want to set this! It’s best for those looking for lightweight coverage sans the ‘dewy’ factor.

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

Swatches! Color: rose beige

Swatches! Color: rose beige

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice-1 to 3, limited

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • propanediol- 1, fair

  • glyceryl stearate citrate- 1, limited

  • cetearyl alcohol- 1, limited

  • magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil- 1, none

  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil- 1, limited

  • lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • aqua- 0, robust

  • lonicera japonica (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • xanthan gum- 1, fair

  • potassium sorbate- 3, limited

  • seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)- 1, limited

  • punica granatum (pomegranate) seed- 1, limited

  • titanium dioxide- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the INIKA Organic BB Cream

 
Inika Organic BB Cream in Tan review

INIKA Organic BB Cream in Tan - $44.99

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 5: So good. It makes me wonder why I’d need a foundation if I have this BB cream?!

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Skin still looks like skin! This powder is super fine and silky. It offers a light to medium coverage, and didn’t look ‘cakey’ on my skin at all.

3. Does it last?- 4: It stuck around for the entire day when I set with a light dusting of setting powder. It’s not 100% necessary, but it helps my combination skin. If you’re oily, you will want to consider lightly setting.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Yes. It works really well with everything I have on underneath (primer) and product I dust on top (bronzer). It builds to a point, but it is possible, but meant to be used as lighter coverage anyway!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades, not enough, but it’s a start!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- Organic, cruelty-free, vegan, all the things EXCEPT, although this container is recyclable, it isn’t created from recycled materials so it’s not fully sustainable YET! The brand is working on it.

FINAL SCORE:

25/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for lightweight coverage that evens out skin tone

  • You’re interested in light to medium coverage

  • You’re ok with an interesting scent lol. To me, it smells like paper supples. I have no idea why, but it’s odd. Still, it dissipates and doesn’t bother me within a minute of applying

  • You have combination skin, or if you have oily skin, you’re cool with a light dusting of setting powder (a layer of powder foundation will also add some additional coverage just incase you need it)

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

  • Ultramarines [1-4] - Click the link to read more!

  • FYI: it’s less than a ‘3’ on EWG, but Titanium Dioxide is on the ingredients list. For some, that’s a big, ole’ ‘NO.’ I’m still OK with it at this point, but wanted to let you know!

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

FULL LIST + EWG RATINGS:

  • Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice- 1 to 3

  • Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water- 1

  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil- 2

  • Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil- 1

  • Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) Oil- 1

  • Cetearyl Olivate- 1

  • Sorbitan Olivate- 1

  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- 1

  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil- 1

  • Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil- 1

  • Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil- 1

  • Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil- 1

  • Glycerin- 2

  • Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil- 1

  • Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil- 1

  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil- 1

  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Leaf Extract- 1

  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil- 2

  • Lactobacillus Ferment- 1

  • Cetyl Alcohol- 1

  • Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3

  • CI 77491- 2

  • CI 77492- 2

  • CI 77499- 2

  • CI 77007- 1 to 4

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? Oh yea, absolutely.

Would I repurchase this product? Yes, as a matter of fact, I already have bought my second bottle. That said, I’m personally looking for more sustainable packaging so unless INIKA gets there before I use up my second bottle, I’ll probably buy something else next time. Caveat: unless I can’t find anything that works as well. But I usually can!

WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)