One Love Organics Vitamin C Serum

Another product from the deservedly much hyped collaboration between Elizabeth Dehn and One Love Organics,  this Vitamin C based facial serum is my favorite of the four. Its perfect supple texture sinks into skin immediately, giving it a rested and healthy luminescence. 

If you're looking to gift someone (no matter what age, skin type or climate), you can't go wrong with a bottle of of this serum. The first two ingredients, jojoba seed and shea nut oils are readily absorbed into the skin, delivering a strong drink of water and increasing skin resilience. Green tea seed, meadowfoam seed, Vitamin E, rose hip and sea buckthorn oils follow afterwards, all of which are high achieving antioxidants.

Why the fuss about antioxidants? They'll help your SPF do its job, armor skin against pollution (free radicals) that will eventually cause skin damage and discoloration. A pump of this underneath your daily moisturizer or night cream will both help stave off signs of aging, but also nurture your skin during its nightly repair.


One Love Organics Vitamin D Cleanser & Vitamin E Balm

One Love Organics is a remarkably effective lines that nails it in terms of ingredients, packaging, and value. Started by Suzanne LeRoux, a lawyer with a serious side interest in aromatherapy, integrative herbology, holistic nutrition and cosmetic chemistry and followed her husband's advice to make a career of it, One Love Organics' (or OLO as it's often called) signature pink, black and white labels are a staple in many clean top shelves.

And when she launched her collaboration with Elizabeth Dehn, of, the clean beauty world lost its collective mind.

The Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover is probably the highest lauded of the collection. It's a slick, super saturation oil with a faintly fruity scent that turns milky when it hits water. Drier skins would love this, sensitive/acne prone folks like myself would be better off using this as the first step in double-cleansing. It's fantastic at removing all makeup, but because its primary ingredient is sunflower seed oil, a secondary cleansing sweep was needed for me.

The Vitamin E Eye Balm is also a holy grail product for many enthusiasts. Like the cleanser, it's crazily hydrating but a bit much for me personally. My frigid Seattle bathroom kept the contents of this tiny jar solid, and I had to warm up the product each time on the palms of my hands before use. Unless you don't wear any eye makeup, this is primarily a night time eye cream. Shea Butter is the principal ingredient, followed by jojoba, Vitamin E and Sunflower oils, making it also versatile for a shot of moisture on any dry patches, cuticles, lips or elbows.