It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm Review

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup was part of a Collection that I recently received and reviewed., and I wanted to write a more detailed review of it because I loved it so much!

The new It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm is really unique as it’s formulated with skin loving ingredients like collagen, peptides, and antioxidants.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

is a 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm because

  1. It’s a sulfate and paraben free cleanser
  2. It quickly and easily removes all your makeup
  3. It is an anti-aging (it has collagen, peptides, and antioxidents), skin softening serum

The It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup is housed in a 2.82 plastic jar. It’s solid balm, and when you dip your fingers in, it has an oily, waxy kind of consistency.


bye bye makeup


You don’t  have to wet your skin first, just massage it in, and you will see/feel that it quickly melts into your skin. Then wash it off with warm water using your hands, or a face cloth. If you want more of a cleanse, or have a lot of makeup you need to get off, then you leave it on for 60 seconds.


I’ve been using it for two weeks now, and each time my skin has felt very smooth and soft. My skin can be dry sometimes, and I’m so glad that this was very gentle, and did not make my face feel tight after using it! It also didn’t leave a yucky film behind, like some other balms I’ve tried. (Didn’t review as I didn’t like them!) It does leave a very moisturizing feeling.


bye bye makeup


It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

The only con I can think of is that it does have a scent (citrus) that some may not like. Personal preference, as it didn’t bother me at all, and as I sometimes have sensitive skin, I can write that it didn’t have any negative effect. I will definitely purchase this on my own, and highly recommend it!

Purchase the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup for $38 at itcosmetics. com

it cosmetics bye bye makeup

Disclosure: I received the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm for possible review.

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First Aid Beauty: Anti-Aging Skincare Review

A Cruelty Free, Anti-Aging Beauty Regimen from First Aid Beauty that I highly recommend! I will review reviews five products: face cleanser, facial radiance pads, eye cream, power serum, & face cream.

First Aid Beauty

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Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel Review


Having never tried/reviewed anything from Boscia, I will give you the two top reasons I chose to try something from this company, and why I chose this particular product.

1. Boscia has this statement: “We do not conduct any testing of ingredients or products on animals. In addition, our products do not contain any animal ingredients.”

2. I have sensitive skin. Bosica’s statement: “…We have avoided potentially irritating ingredients like preservatives. If there is a particular ingredient you are allergic to, please read through the ingredient list carefully for each product.”  Boscia does not use preservatives because they believe that preservatives in skincare are one main cause of skin irritations. That is certainly something to check for on the labels of your current products!


Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

What it is:

A sulfate-free makeup remover and cleanser, derived from amino acids, that deeply cleanses while preserving natural moisture.

What it is formulated to do:
This purifying lather gently, yet thoroughly, purifies, and refines the look of pores, and leaves the skin feeling fresh and comfortable. Botanical amino acids, hydrangea leaf, green tea, and geranium offer natural complexion-protecting and perfecting benefits.

Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel is formulated without:

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

The product also specifically stated it was for Normal to Oily and Combination skin


This is advertised as a sulfate-free cleanser and makeup remover. While I agree that it does remove makeup, my preference was to use this solely as a cleanser, and it was great when used exactly as advertised to “deep clean…skin while protecting its natural moisture.”

Bosica Cleanser Contains:

Willowherb, an anti-irritant, which helps calm skin inflammation and reduces visible redness and irritation. (I believe this is a great cleanser in that regard.) Jojoba Leaf, Hydrangea Leaf, and Botanical Amino Acids

Final Thoughts on Boscia

It’s easy to use. Simply dampen your face with water and apply a small amount to your palm and add a small amount of water. With your fingertips, rub the cleanser into your palm to make lather. Gently massage the cleanser on to your face in circular motions for one minute. Rinse with lukewarm water!

My skin never felt dry or “tight” after I cleansed with the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel. I have used this both in the morning and at night, and I definitely recommend!

Boscia Links:

Boscia Website      Twitter

Price: $26.00  (5 fl oz/150 ml)

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose.

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Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty: Cleanser Review

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone – actress, animal rights activist, writer and mother – collaborated with Juice Beauty in 2012 to produce a collection of skincare and cosmetics that is cruelty free, vegan and has certified organic ingredients. Although I have previously purchased and reviewed Juice Beauty products, this is the first time I have purchased anything from the Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty Collection.

Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty

Although I remember reading all about the Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty Collection last year, I have finally gotten around to trying it, and decided to start with my purchase of the Simply Pure Chamomile Cleanser. By the way, while I made my purchase in person, at Ulta, you can also order online at Juice Beauty, or online at Ulta.

Alicia Silverstone Juice Beauty

Price is $22.00 for 6 oz.

Alicia Silverstone lives her life as healthy as she can, and she wants everyone to join her in using organic beauty products. Alicia had the goal to produce a “beautiful, sexy line and …one that is green, too.” So, in addition to the organic ingredients, the packaging for the Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty Collection is made with over 90% recycled materials, and it is printed with soy ink. I like the packaging, and think it’s quite pretty. [Read more…]

Sircuit Skin: Seven Essentials Collection

Sircuit Skin

Sircuit Skin provided the Seven Essentials Collection for review. How much did I love the products? Enough to purchase what products I finished!

Sircuit Skin’s Collection are formulas that are specifically designed to maintain your skin’s moisture balance. Why is that important? Maximum skin protection adds up to a vibrant and “youthful” appearance!

Sircuit Skin Formulation

Of course, this would not be reviewed if it were not cruelty free. In addition, all the products are formulated without the use of parabens, fillers, artificial colors, or artificial fragrances.

As you will see from the photo below (click on it to enlarge), after the first week of testing here are some facts:

Finished: Sir Activ, which is a deep cleansing scrub that left my skin feeling very soft. I loved the smell (essence of cranberry and apple botanicals).

Day Care is a protective day moisturizer that quickly absorbed into my skin; I also liked the soft vanilla scent.

X-Trap- wrote about  this super cleanser in a previous post.

Almost finished: Cloud 9,  which has a very fluffy texture, and is very moisturizing. Just a small amount is needed, and this was used during my pm routine.

Molecular Mist, (which I describe later in the post).

During testing, I placed an order to purchase another X-Trap™ and Day Care so I wouldn’t run out!

sircuit skin

What did I loved about the Collection?  Of the seven products pictured, 6 of them I had not tried before. (I’ve now purchased the full-size X-Trap twice since blogging about the company’s product). The price of the Collection is $68 and I believe that it’s a great way to sample the best selling products (as determined by Sircuit Skin) and determine the products that suit your skin the best.

While Sircuit Skin writes that samples will last a week, some of them had plenty of product left, well into the second week!

For example, one needs to use so little of these products that I had enough going into week two: Molecular Mist™, White Out  and Sircuit Addict

How did that happen since we all know that there are companies that will claim something will last for a certain period of time and you know there’s no way that they calculated it in the customer’s favor?!

sircuit skinMolecular Mist is hydrating moisture care. Unless you have a very heavy spritzing hand, you’re just supposed to gently mist over your face and neck (avoid contact with your eyes). Press into your skin and let dry. Now, granted you could also be using quite a bit if as this can be used after cleansing, or as needed to refresh or restore your moisture balance.

White Out is daily under eye care that specifically states to “put a tiny amount onto your finger around the eye area.” (Detailed directions on the box). It’s a rich moisturizer, and I only need a “tiny” amount.

Sircuit Addict is a firming anti-aging serum. This is only to be used as part of your pm routine, and it states to dispense with dropper a pea size amount, avoiding the eye area. In addition, this is supposed to be slowly introduced into your routine.

Connect with Sircuit Skin: Website: 

Sircuit Skin encourages you to take advantage of their offer for a free personalized skin consultation (888-661-4544). They are located in California.

I highly recommend Sircuit Skin products. As you have read, I’m a customer!

Disclosure: The Seven Essentials Collection was sent for review.  I purchased other items mentioned in the post. All links are for your convenience only!

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