Review: Acure Face

8 Apr

Acure Products

Besides 100%PureAcure was the most recommended Vegan cosmetics brand by my community of Mamas. I should have started out my vain quest for Vegan products that really work with Acure face creams  The Acure face products I recently purchased were amazing: Day Cream, Night Cream, Facial Serum and Line Eraser. I shouldn’t be surprised because I love their Lemongrass Argan Oil Shampoo (they gave me a bottle sample) and their Acure Oil (I bought this). During the last 2 weeks of using Acure face products, my face didn’t miss Clarins at all.  In fact, my skin felt absolutely moisturized and I didn’t get an extra amount of wrinkles as I did when experimenting with other Vegan non-synthetic brands.

The Proof is in the Pudding, here are the photos:

My face, on mainstream, plant-based products with synthetic fillers. For a mid-30's Mama, people tend to think I'm a decade younger than I really am. I used to think it was all in my diet... but moisturizers, I discovered, have a lot to do with it too!

My face, while experimenting with new plant-based, natural and non-synthetic products... dry... and, as my hubby says, with my wrinkles in full glory. Looking my real age here, I suspect!

2 weeks after Acure, my face is in love with the day cream, the night cream and the facial serum!!!! Moisturized, not wrinkly and without the synthetic chemicals!!! I'm back to feeling young again!

Did it pass my cosmetics criteria?  Absolutely!

1. smell – wonderfully mild in fragrance.  They didn’t bother me at all.

2. sensitivities – my skin did not break out with any of the products.  To me, they felt very mild.  My skin also did not feel dry and unprotected.

3. taste – after I used the product, there wasn’t a bad taste when I would drink water or eat immediately afterwards (something my mainstream products do!).

4. moisturize – with a lot of Vegan moisturizers, I usually missed the creaminess of my mainstream brand.  I also tend to miss how Clarins seemed to penetrate my skin.  I didn’t have to miss this feeling with the Acure products at all.  FYI, I loved the Serum over the Line Eraser, as the former seemed to do a better job reducing the wrinkles.

5. everyday comfort –  the creams are mild, light, non-greasy, not shiny, absorbed easily.  The serum is absorbed quickly too, although it is an oil and is a little greasy.  I applied only a little serum at night and for a wee bit of grease, the reduction of wrinkles come morning was all worth it.  Makeup was applied on easily after using the day cream.

6. lasting effect – yes!  I love these products!!!  I haven’t tried anything my face loves better than Acure face products so far. Note: the day and night creams contain Cholorella Growth Factor.  According to their website: “Clinical studies have shown CGF to increase collagen expression by 333% when used at 1% concentration*. Our anti-aging products use our CGF at an amazing 5% concentration.”  Hmmm… so that’s what my face needs!

7. eco-friendly – Acure says their decisions are based on green packaging, green products, social consciousness and a triple bottom line: “We use only the purest, most effective fair trade, natural and organic ingredients available. We travel the globe to find the highest quality ingredients to formulate our products. Each ingredient is selected with great care to ensure a sustainable and eco-friendly supply chain.” “We believe in pursuing a triple bottom line. People and planet are just as important as profit.”

18 Responses to “Review: Acure Face”

  1. Laura April 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    I just bought their whole skin care regime and have used it for two weeks.
    Every review I have read was complimentary.
    I love it too. It is so nice to have healthy skin care that works.

    • Mama In The Kitchen April 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      YES! And it is so reasonable!!! It is $10 less than Clarins for 1 oz! And I FEEL good about using it. Have you tried their other face products? Would you recommend them too?

  2. Inez April 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Would you suggest Acure over the Suki products? Trying Acure now and I love the product however I read your reviews on Suki and was very tempted to purchase it while in Whole Foods today.

  3. Amber June 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    The problem that I am having with this company is that they are donating a dollar for every purchase made, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This foundation uses animal testing, which according to the Physicians For Responsible Medicine is not required for cancer research. Unfortunately, as much as I want to use their facial serum, I am not willing to contribute to animal testing.

    • Mama In The Kitchen June 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      I really appreciate this comment. I’ve written to the company to see what there response is. Thank you Amber!

    • Mama In The Kitchen June 15, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Amber, I wrote to Tricia at Acure and this is her response:

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We no longer donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We funded a study for a few months in late 2010 with this organization on a Vitamin D study. There were no animal testing’s in this study. We removed ourselves from the organization when the Vitamin D study completed, and since 2011 have funded Bright Pink. We donate 5% of each facial care product sold to Bright Pink (http://www.brightpink.org/). Bright Pink is a non-profit organization focusing on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. The organization also provides support for high-risk women.

      Our Hair Care line donates 10 cents per bottle to Water.Org (www.water.org) and our Body Care line plants a tree per lotion bottle sold to Trees for the Future (www.plant-trees.org).

  4. mandy July 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    you are just beautiful! how is your skin so flawless??
    i’ve heard about Acure and can’t wait to try their stuff out!

  5. cheryl July 3, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I am also a big fan of their brightening facial scrub. It’s made with argan stem cell and the chlorella growth factor. I use it once a week in the shower and I love what it does for my skin. I bet you will, too! Plus, it’s green in color, and I just find that fun. :)

    I alternate Acure with the raw homemade scrub you posted, as well as the oil, which I use daily

    Like you, I’m often thought to be at least a full decade younger, and still get an ID check for alcohol at the store … not bad for almost 43! For me, I think it’s a combination of good genes, smart choices about what goes on and in my body, sun safety, never smoking, and limiting alcohol.

    Raw or cooked, I love coming here and reading your reviews, thoughts, and getting recipes. Thanks for that!

    • MITK July 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      Thanks Cheryl!!! :) So glad to connect with people here. I have to ask, do you recommend any make up? I use RMS, Gabriel and Mineral at the moment… I love RMS, but always looking for other brads that work.

      • cheryl July 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

        I wear minimal makeup (and a lot of days skip it altogether) and only purchase cruelty-free. I also have super sensitive skin so my range is limited. That being said, I highly recommend Everyday Minerals, Pur, and Urban Decay. They have a range of colors (I am naturally very pale but do get a light brown during the summer). I stick to neutral shades and appreciate how everything is light and just makes me look fresh faced -not made up.

      • MITK July 6, 2013 at 5:50 am #

        Thanks Cheryl!!! I’ll keep my eye out for those. I too don’t wear any on most days. ;)

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