My skin needs a lot of TLC, especially during the winter months. I'm not prone to breakouts, but I have very dry skin and this product has worked wonders. I love applying this balm at night right after I've washed my face. I'll gently massage it into my face, neck and even hands, and when I wake up in the morning, my skin feels soft and supple. I also appreciate that it has only 5 ingredients. Highly recommend!
Okay, I don’t know how to rate this product. Let’s start with the good, this product I really admire because of its simplicity but it’s really made for people with normal skin with no problems with acne or dryness. The oils in this ARENT very moisturizing and I found jsut sit on my face instead of absorbing. This means it can dehydrate your skin so if you’re super oily or super dry, this isn’t exactly the lotion you should try. I’m also pretty acne prone but I was reading reviews and someone said it cured their skin so I figured I’d try it. It broke me out pretty badly, probably because of the olive oil. It’s a decent moisturizer but it’ll probably only get used around my eyes and when my skin is super dry I guess. I have hormonal acne that’s pretty acne prone, so it resulted in a lot of black heads and cysts. If you have acne prone skin just use something like Rosehip oil as a moisturizer. I’m sure this works fine for a lot of people but not for me
Amazing product. Nothing more needed to be said!
This product feels very safe and healing, however I found that I wasn't fond of the waxy and oily residue on my oil- and congestion-prone skin. I also found it pore-clogging, even though most of the ingredients are non-comedogenic (with the exception of olive oil, which has a comedogenic rating of 2). Unfortunately it won't work for my daily skin routine, but I've been using it on any dry patches during my retinol use, as well as a general skin salve :)
I have very dry skin, especially in the winter, and this moisturizer helps more than any other I’ve tried. It does leave some oily sheen on top of my skin so I dust some powder on top. So worth it though!
I love this product. The shape is aesthetically pleasing and the scent is amazing. I have only been using it for about a week but my skin feels soft and clean. I’m hoping over time it will help with my acne too. It’s more than worth the $10!
This soap cleans my face without stripping it dry. If I wash my face with a conventional face wash, it can feel like all the moisture has been removed along with the dirt. This soap actually feels like it's moisturizing my face. I'll definitely be repurchasing once I'm done with my bar.
I got this to replace a foaming cleanser and I love it. I'm not picky about most facial products, but this soap makes me feel good without a whole lot of effort. I haven't tried it with makeup or anything like that, though, because I don't typically wear makeup anyway. But for your everyday, average cleansing, I think it is very nice.
This face soap is moisturizing and mild. Purchased it for myself, but the entire household is enjoying it!
I have this one and then 2 other ones I bought elsewhere. This one is the best one yet. It's bigger and higher quality.... Doesn't feel like it's gonna unravel. I definitely recommend
Easiest way to save small pieces of soap! Quality is as pictured and described!
I've really liked this pouch so far. I didn't know what to do with my small soap pieces because they were too small to use but I also didn't want to waste them. This pouch dries hard if you keep the soap in it after each shower/bath, but softens when wet.
This sunscreen is amazing. It is moisturizing, so on my oily skin I use this without moisturizer underneath. I love the way this blurs my pores and really gives enough coverage for me. It goes on so nice, and blends well. Feels a little greasy initially but does soak into skin so that soon after applying I don't notice it being greasy at all. Everyone who wants zero waste moisturizing sunscreen should try this! I got the tan and works well for my olive skin in winter, though I may try dark for summer.
I was worried about trying this product due to a lot of other sunscreens in the past leaving a white film on my face and being difficult to apply. This sunscreen though, is everything I have been looking for in a product, applies easily and smoothly, and doesn’t leave any white or greasy film on my face! It actually also kind of acts like a BB cream and provides a little/light foundation like coverage on the face. I would highly recommend this product.
Well I really wish I would have known about this sunscreen months ago! It is incredible, I love that it is a solid stick that goes on smoothly. It smells like vacation/summer because of the coconut and jojoba oil and doesn't feel too greasy on my skin. I like that it's tinted a bit too, so I don't look like a ghost like with my other zinc based sunscreens. The packaging is my favorite, it is sturdy enough while still being compostable, I will never buy a different sunscreen unless they stop making this one.
Pros: Feels great on skin, lathers well, smell is very mild, and, as other reviews have mentioned, it really hasn't changed shape at all after nearly a month of use. So for overall quality and price, 5 stars hands down.
Cons: Something in this soap seems to be drying my face out. If you have a healthy moisturizing regiment already, then this will likely be no problem. I just noticed I have had to increase my method of moisturizing a lot after washing my face with this. Still recommend!
Love this face wash. It doesn’t irritate or dry out my skin.
I love this soap! It soaps up really easily, and you don't need much to get a thick lather. Doesn't dry out my skin
This is the face wash my dry skin was looking for. Such a gentle cleanse, pleasantly faint smell, and seems like it will last me a long time as the bar hasn't even changed shape after two weeks of using it. Super excited to keep using this!
A lot of facial soaps (bar and otherwise) can feel like they strip the skin of everything- dirt, bacteria, and oils. With this bar, I feel like it is cleansing without stripping away moisture that I need to replace right away with face lotion and the like. I can't speak to the UV protection, inflammation reduction, or redness reduction that the description holds, but so far have been very satisfied with my purchase- which is great, since this seems like it will last me a long time!
When will this be back in stock? I neeeeeeeed it. I am a fresh-faced goddess from using this soap. See that light in the distance? It's me. xo
In the few weeks Ive used this facial soap Ive seen a significant change in my small breakouts and specifically oil-deposits/blackheads.
The lather is so silky and it smells clean but not overly fragrant. This will last me a while even with washing my face 2x a day - I have combo skin type leaning toward dry, for context
This has been great for my husband's skin. He's had problem combination skin his whole life, and this has definitely reduced his breakouts and made his skin tone more even. Love that it is zero waste! We bought the soap stone to go with the soap bar, but the liquid soap dripped off the stone too easily and stained our white bath tub. Our solution (taken from another reviewer) was to take an old mint tin, strum rubber bands in a cross hatch across the lip of the tin, and then rest the soap bar on top of the rubber band. The tin offered a lip to catch any soap drippings, and prevented future stains.
When I wash my face and body with this, it leaves a moisture barrier that keeps my skin from getting dehydrated.
I was very excited to try out a zero waste face wash from Eco Collective. The design and ingredients are great. However, after the first couple of washes, I discovered some sort of plastic inside the soap bar. It seemed to be in the middle of the bar and had pieces sticking out that would scrape my face. Not sure if it was just an error bar but I was pretty disappointed. Hopefully the rest are not like this one!
I am so happy I was told about this bar by Genevieve (I think that's how you spell her name (sorry!) She is one of the co-owners of Eco Collective). I have always been nervous about switching up my skincare routine because my skin is my biggest point of low self-esteem if it doesn't look good and I'm acne prone at times, but I'm glad I made the switch! I feel like I almost have less breakouts, and when they do happen, they go away so much more quickly! I also started using jojoba oil from Eco Collective as well after I wash my face. I'm about to start using rose water as well just to see what happens! Thanks for all you guys do at Eco Collective!!!
I have mild acne and using this soap has really helped my skin look less oily and more healthy! I also think the scent is quite calming and very nice on your face. Would highly recommend!
I've been using this face wash every day for a few weeks, and the block still appears as large as when it arrived. It is going to last me a long time,and was well worth the 10 bucks. I love the zero waste aspect. My skin feels smooth and looks clear. This has been working great during hormonal or stress-related breakouts.
Lightweight but creamy and moisturizing, and entirely non-greasy - feels great on my skin! It's unscented (you could easily add essential oils if preferred) and lasts a long time. Love that I now have a great plastic-free alternative added to my skincare products!
My dry skin LOVES this lotion. It absorbs into my skin beautifully, has no scent, and is a nice thick texture, which I think makes it last longer because I don't have to use as much product. Would recommend.
Its creamy, blends into skin easily, not greasy, no scent. EXACTLY what my dry skin has been craving.
Thank you for this great product!!
This toner is so refreshing and light! I use it in the morning before I put sunscreen on, or in the afternoon as a refresher especially if I've been sweaty. Non-drying and leaves your face feeling clean and tightened!
I bought the 10 fl oz rosewater spray bottle and it's now a staple in my skin routine - I love it! Feels so refreshing and I love that I can reuse the bottle again.
I had been buying rose water previously and couldn't be happier to find this less expensive, bulk alternative with less plastic! It felt slightly more astringent than the product I had previously purchased the first few times I used it, but my dry sensitive skin hasn't reacted poorly to this and I no longer notice when applying. In my opinion I'm not sure why you would need something to apply it as in the instructions, I just spray directly onto my face and follow immediately with a drop of rosehip oil and then moisturizer.
I have never used facial toner before, but so far I've been very happy! Combined with Eco Collective's abyss facial bar and their jojoba oil, my skin has been very happy, and I have had minimal breakouts. When I do have a breakout, it clears up very quick!
My combination skin loves this cream! I use it as a daily face & neck moisturizer (morning + night). It is hydrating, lightweight, and a little goes a long way. It's got a pleasant smell and absorbs quickly. Love incorporating plastic-free alternatives into my skincare routine!
I love how this sunscreen smells, it's a subtle botanical smell. I use this for the rest of my body, while I use a tinted version for my face.
My only problem is that the label appears to be made of plastic. I tried to look for more information from the Raw Elements website, but could not find anything about the label.
I was really unsure based on reviews i read if i would like this tinted sunscreen or not. I was looking for a good and hearty sunscreen (30 spf) AND something to replace other tinted cosmetic items in my make up kit to get me closer to my zero waste goals. I have a more oily and sensitive skin type that breaks out easy with the wrong products. I am happy to announce that it works great and with no breakouts! With a little concealer and a light dusting of Elate pressed foundation and a bronzer i am ready to rock everyday! I definitely recommend melting it a bit in cooler weather between your palms before putting onto you face, but it works great and looks super natural. The coverage is SUPER light. If you need more coverage for your look, i think you could layer you standard liquid foundation over it too! I highly recommend this product! I have an olive skin tone, but i think someone with a lighter complexion could use this too. Like i said, the coverage is light. However, it is tinted, so you don’t get that weird blueish tint some sunscreen causes. Also, this is the ONLY moisturizer i use during daytime hours layered over my serums, as it is very hydrating. Hope that helps folks thinking about trying for the first time!
My morning skincare routine is a mist of the rosewater toner and then a few drops of argan oil (both from the bulk section) to moisturize my face and then I layer on a small amount of this tinted SPF. It's kind of shiny at first but then absorbs into my skin and is very moisturizing. It gives me a dewy look which I like. I have pretty fair skin and the product looks dark in the tin but the the color doesn't really show up on my skin, whereas the face & body sunscreen (non tinted version) makes me look more pale. It doesn't substitute for makeup like the Avasol one does because it's not very pigmented. This picture is about 20 mins after applying.
Disclaimer: I am a co-owner of Eco Collective. I used to regularly purchase this product myself and loved it so much that I curated it for our shop to share with you :)
I've purchased this exact product before but from a different store, so when I bought this from ecocollective, I already knew what it would be like. The size of this tin is perfect - small enough to throw in my bag when I'm headed outside, whether to the beach/lake or just to the park for a picnic, but large enough to have a good amount of product inside (and so it doesn't get lost inside the bag :) I also now use my old empty tin in my bathroom to hold my aluminum crystal deodorant & shampoo bar from ecocollective! The product itself goes a long way - it's a really thick texture, so I've found that I don't need to use much of it to cover my face and shoulders. I used to use this as my everyday face moisturizer a few years ago, but it's definitely too thick and a little greasy for that, even for my dry Black skin. Now, I use a different daily moisturizer that has aloe vera (which has a weak natural SPF I think? Need to do more research), and for days when I'll be outside, I layer this tinted moisturizer/sunscreen on top, especially for my cheekbones/nose/shoulders where I burn the most. This layering technique works MUCH better for me and my skin. The sunscreen has a unique but nice smell, and the tint is very subtle, blending in to my skin nicely (note: I'm a mixed race Black person with medium skin tone). I liked this product enough to buy it twice, but I will probably try out some other ones when this one runs out.
I loved that this sunscreen was not in plastic and was searching for something lightweight for my daily use on my face. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that I would buy again. The tint is good, although it looks dark at first, it blends in to a nice neutral color (I have a fair complection). But the feel of the product is thick, oily and sticky. I have definitely used better all-natural sunscreens. It's wearable but not great.
Rose water was easy and simple to make with these dried rose petals. I was happy to know they were also organic and edible! I added a couple splashes into some homemade lemonade for an amazing aromatic afternoon treat.