Nana + Livy sent me some of their newest products to try in exchange for an honest review.
If skincare’s on their wishlist and shopping small’s on yours, may I suggest Nana + Livy? Burnaby, BC maker Amelia So recently expanded her vegan, all-natural bath treats biz to include some small-batch skincare and I’m loving the products I’ve tried. Today I’ve got a closer look and a little something for you too.
The new line includes two face oils (Bloom for dry to normal skin and Glow for combination to oily); three of the 2-in-1 face mask + polish (Pamper, Relax and Refresh), a hair oil, and facial squares (organic and reusable cotton pads). I haven’t sampled the latter two but Amelia was kind enough to send one of her newest soap blocks, birthday. (We chatted about the soap blocks and a few other products in this post from last year.)
I’m prone to break outs when I’m stressed and the stress-eating probably doesn’t help either so I was a bit hesitant to try the face oil just before the holidays. But so far so good! My skin’s been clear and baby-soft, even with the general overwhelm and copious amounts of chocolate. Is it a Christmas miracle or just good skincare? My spidey senses tell me it’s the face oil.
The Glow blend is made with six different oils — pumpkin seed, sweet almond, cranberry seed, evening primrose, and lavender and chamomile roman essential oils — along with Vitamin E and lavender buds.
High in vitamin E, the Face Oil is ideal for balancing oils while brightening and moisturizing your skin. Our Face Oil is made with non-toxic ingredients and is 100% vegan — the best Skin Treat to be devoured by your skin! — Nana + Livy
Glow has a light, floral scent that’s discreet but lovely.
Our 2-in-1 Face Mask + Polish is more than just a pouch of clay powder. Depending on how you choose to use it, it will transform the clay powder into either a relaxing moisturizer (Face Mask) or powerful exfoliator (Face Polish) during your daily skin care routine. — Nana + Livy
The Pamper face mask + polish is described as calming, rejuvenating and mild — just what I’m looking for this time of year and probably a healthier way to self-soothe than gorging on chocolate. It’s made with a blend of French pink clay, rosehip powder, Himalayan pink salts, chamomile powder, ground oats and lavender powder. You can make a paste with a spoonful and a little bit of water and apply it as a mask or rub the dry powder on damp skin and use as a polish. I’ve tried it both ways and it’s so mild I feel like you could easily use it every day without over doing it. I prefer to use it as a mask because it feels more like a treat (maybe because I like to put my feet up when I’ve got one on, ha ha) but really either way feels great.
Thanks to Amelia, I’ve got a Nana + Livy face oil and a mask + polish (your choice of each) for one of you! To enter to win it, tell me which ones you’d choose in the comments below. This entry is mandatory.
If you’re on Instagram, I’ve got the giveaway posted there too if you’d like to hop on over for extra entries.
The contest is open to Canadian residents 18+ and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 4, 2020. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another winner will be selected.
Good luck everybody!