Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Bodycare Products (+Giveaway)

Love me some coco-nut! As a girl with roots to an island, coconut has always been a part of my life. As a child, my grandma and aunts would put coconut oil in my hair, we cook with it and drink the water, etc. One of my all time favourite shampoo and body lotion was coconut scented and I longed to find something that had that same sweet refreshing scent until I discovered Palmers’s products.

From smooth creamy body butter to lotions and oils, Palmer’s has a range of affordable coconut-based products made from ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut oil and Tahitian Monoï oil. In addition, each product also contains sweet almond oil and vitamin E to leave looking and feeling radiant. Palmer’s products are also free of any harsh chemicals which is great for people who like more natural based products.

I have been testing three of their products, the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil (CAD $5.99) , Body Lotion (CAD $5.99) and Body Cream (CAD $7.99).

The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil came in a spray bottle which made application super easy and the oil felt much lighter and finer as well. I used it post shower and it made my skin nice and smooth. I didn’t even have to use a body cream/body lotion afterwards.

The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Lotion also has a very light airy feel to it. A little goes a long way with it. I found that it easily absorbs into your skin and makes it nice and healthy. This is one of the product keeping my skin hydrated this winter!

The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body cream is very thick and creamy, it’s definitely on the heavier side and perfect for those cold harsh dry days. It feels heavy duty to me but once again it’s super hydrating and leaves my skin feeling smooth and healthy for hours. It’s perfect for those with very dry and rough skin.

Overall, their affordable price, amazing coconut scent (seriously I can’t get enough!) and the fact that they are made from ethically and sustainably sourced coconut oil put these products on top of my list of bodycare products.

Palmer’s products are available for sale at Walmart.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Palmer’s has agreed to give three of my subscribers a chance to try these amazing products! To enter the rules are simple:

1) Must be a Canadian resident and those under 18 will need a parent/ guardian’s permission to enter.

2) Subscribe to my blog

3) Leave a comment down below letting me know which one of the three products you would want to win the most!

4) For another chance to win, head to my instagram (@canadianenvogue)!

Winners will be chosen by a random generator and contacted on February 3rd.

Three winners have been chosen and contacted. Thank you all for entering.

*This post features product(s) received as PR samples and/or for reviewing purposes.

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My Organic Zone Dead Sea Mud Mask

Hope everyone’s keeping warm, I for one am so happy that there’s finally snow, it’s perfect Christmas weather. One of my favourite activities during the cold weather is to mask! It’s such a fun way to relax and to give your skin some love.

So when My Organic Zone reached out to me to try out their Dead Sea Mud mask, I was ecstatic. I love masks and I have only ever used one or two mud masks (which I love, and maybe should review in an upcoming all about masks post!).

Packaged into a simple plastic jar, this mask contains ingredients such as honey, dead sea mud, aspen bark extract, aloe, jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, kaolin clay, grapefruit oil and more. It claims to clean and moisturize skin as well as unclog and deep clean pores. It also claims to reduce the appearance of aging.

On another note, this is made in China and to be honest, I rarely buy skin/makeup products made in China but this product is vegan and cruelty free so I gave it the benefit of the doubt.

I did a swatch test on my arm first in case of any irritation (with cream masks and peels, I strongly recommend trying them on your arm first). The consistency is thick which I like in a mud mask. It has a slight scent to it but nothing overwhelming.

Application wise, I used my fingers to apply it or a flat brush would work as well. It can get messy (it’s mud!) so make sure to not wear anything that you wouldn’t to dirty.

The instructions said to let it dry for 15 minutes, it dries well and can have a tightening feel to it. I had to use a wet towel to gently scrub it off afterwards.

As for my results? Well my skin felt smooth and refreshed afterwards. I wouldn’t say my pores were fully unclogged, but they did appear better and smaller. There was no redness or irritation, my skin did turn a little pink from wiping it off but other than that it did its job well! As for reducing the appearance, I wouldn’t know, I don’t quite have those signs yet! 😆

Overall for CAD $17.95 (Amazon Price), this mask is pretty nice. The price is a little high for a mask of this type but it does have a lot in the container and will definitely last a long time so that evens out the pricetag. Plus it made my skin super soft so it’s worth buying atleast once in my books!

Have you tried any mud masks?

*PR sample(s) featured. As always all opinions and thoughts are my own and unbiased.

Moor Spa 100% Naturally Sourced Skincare

Need something to refresh your skin in time for summer? Then you need Moor Spa. This new to me brand has got all the products you need for fresh gorgeous skin. Best of all, Moorspa products are composed of 100% naturally derived ingredients with one very special ingredient, Austrian Moor essence. According to the Moor Spa website, Austrian Moor is a nutrient rich herbal complex which helps to enhance one’s skin and appearance.

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ACURE Organics Skincare

Dry skin? Dry hair? Acure Organics is here to help change that with their natural and vegan products:

*for a list of ingredients be sure to check out the Acure Organics website*


Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Rose Oil (CAD $24.99)

This multipurpose oil with the argan is a must for any beauty lover. It is so versatile, one pump is more than enough to give some shine and a refresher to my dry hair or to mix my foundation for a flawless application.

Acure Organics Quick Fix Correcting Balm with Argan Oil + Starflower
 (CAD $18.99 for 256 ml)

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Vichy Normaderm Acne System

Vichy has been one of the leading affordable skincare brands for years. I recently was lucky enough to be chosen for ChickAdvisor’s #VichyWorksForMe campaign where I was given 3 full size products to try. Having used Vichy in the past I couldn’t have been happier to get the chance to try Vichy products for my first campaign.

The products I was able to try as well as their review are as follow:

Vichy Normaderm Deep cleansing purifying gel ($19.95)

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Tips for healthy and glowing skin

Back when I was in high school, my friends would always say your skin is flawless, even my guy friends would accuse me of wearing foundation which heck I didn’t even own until my last year of high school. While I didn’t think my skin was flawless as I would get occasional blemishes from picking at pimples (I know awful awful thing to do), my skin was still much healthier in comparison to many. The reason as to why? Well genetics play a huge and important role in the way your skin is but there are many other factors as well. So I thought I’d share a quick list of tips that I use to take care of my skin.

Tip #1: Don’t wash your face too much.

You’re probably thinking what is this girl thinking..but overwashing your face actually results in dry skin so don’t do it!
I only use a cleanser at night and only if I’m wearing makeup. Otherwise, just water and soap it is. Cleansers tend to have many chemicals which with too much use can be harsh for your skin. Also, if you’re cleansing before going to bed, then there is no point in cleansing again in the morning.

My current favourite and go to cleanser is the 4 in 1 Philosophy Purity cleanser. It’s seriously a holy grail cleanser, so light, refreshing and smells great as well!

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Bioré Baking Soda Cleanser and Baking Soda Scrub

Bioré’s latest innovation comes in the form of something we have in our own kitchen and have used probably a million times, baking soda! That’s right, we used them for cakes and volcanoes, so it’s about time we use them for beauty products, eh!

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The new Bioré cleanser (CAD $6.99) is a gel like substance similar to other drugstore cleansers, but what makes it special is that instead of using microbeads, baking soda particles are used in the same way that microbeads are usually used. So you still get that nice massage feeling minus the microbeads which we now know as being bad for the environment! In terms of cleansing, my skin felt very smooth and fresh afterwards. I enjoyed using the cleanser and I find that it doesn’t have a very strong scent either.

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