There’s nothing quite like a glass of red wine and a relaxing day at the spa, now is there? That is not, unfortunately, how I spent my weekend, but rather the start of today’s product review: 100% Pure’s Red Wine Resveratrol Mask/Scrub!
I had first heard of 100% Pure on the awesome blog vegansaurus. 100% Pure is a vegan-friendly skin/body care and make up company that neither tests on animals, nor uses animal products (there are a few products by 100% Pure that use honey, but they are clearly stated and have a ‘vegetarian’ label vs. a ‘vegan’ label, so you’ll know the difference.) Most of the ingredients 100% Pure uses are fruit and essential oils, none of those nasty, bad-for-you chemicals that typical make up and beauty companies make.
Anyway, with vegansaurus’ happy review, I decided to dip my feet in and try the Red Wine Reseveratrol Mask/Scrub. As a friend told me, “you could put on the mask and drink red wine at the same time!” (I have to admit, that suggestion was the main reason I decided to try this mask over the others.)
Don’t worry, it didn’t arrive looking this way… all a quarter empty and everything. For the sake of fully trying out this product, I’ve been using it for about the past 2-3 weeks.
One of the things that impressed me about the company 100% Pure is that, like Sephora, they included free samples along with my purchase… I got a small tube of children’s toothpaste (Tom’s Strawberry), which has now become my go-to traveling toothpaste, and sample sizes of 100% Pure’s body lotion, which I haven’t tried yet, but look like this!:
As you can tell, each lotion is labeled. You can see how the ‘Honey Almond’ body cream is labeled ’100% vegetarian’, because it contains honey, while the others are labeled ’100% vegan’ because they contain no animal ingredients. Handy!
Free stuff aside, I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how well the mask/scrub works. One thing that bothers me is that there are no directions on the back of the bottle for how much or how long you’re supposed to use the product… so I use about a dime sized amount 3 times a week. I typically use it as a scrub more than a mask– I use it in the shower while my pores are all open from the hot water, and then gently buff it off in a circular motion with my hand after leaving it on for about 30 seconds-a minute.
It’s made my face really, really soft. Also, at first I notice my breakouts went away in a snap, but now that it’s been a couple weeks, my breakouts have returned and I’ve had to incorporate my Neutrogena Acne wash again. That said, the Red Wine Reseveratrol Mask/Scrub is not designed to deal with oily skin. Instead, it’s more about age prevention and keeping skin ‘youthful’ looking.
For the softness of my face factor: 5/5 carrots! (That’s the best!) Also, it’s made my skin look more glowing and just feel better in general, so 5/5 carrots for that. Lack of directions disappointed me… 1/5 carrots.
Unfortunately for me/you/the company, they are in the process of moving production facilities, so a lot of their products are ‘out of stock’ and won’t be back in stock until June… I wanted to try the starter pack with the tinted moisturizer, mascara, and under-eye serum, but that’s out of stock until June, which is just a little too long for me. I’m disappointed that 100% Pure (to my knowledge) didn’t make a stockpile of stuff before moving production facilities. For those reasons, I’m unsure if I’ll purchase from 100% Pure in the near future. I’ve heard good things about Juice Beauty, so I’ll probably be checking them out next!
Disclaimer: I was not given this product free of charge to review, nor was I even asked to review this product. For all I know, 100% Pure doesn’t know me, and I don’t know anyone who works for 100% Pure. All views are my own and are not sponsored by anyone else. I bought this product wishing to try out organic and/or vegan beauty products for my own life, not attempting to sell it to anyone else. If you think I’m lying, look at this beautiful face! You’ll forget about everything!