Thursday, October 6, 2016

InstaLove: Wildcraft

Continuing with the trend of InstaLove posts about products that are soon going to be available at Model Citizens, today's post is dedicated to Wildcraft (to be fair though, if we didn't love them and want to share them with you we wouldn't be bringing them into the shop!). Wildcraft is a Toronto based company that is dedicated to 100% natural skin care products, which is something we definitely support: it is such a nice change to be able to read an ingredient list that is simple and easy to understand. 

Laura, who works at Wildcraft and is the bomb, kindly sent us some product samples and I was dying as I unwrapped each product because everything smelled so good and the packaging is LOVELY. 

I've also had a chance to try most of the products this week so I wanted to share with you guys what I thought of them!
What I love about this product is that two of the key properties are that it is supposed to alleviate dark circles and swelling under your eyes, and improve your eyelash thickness-which is really all I want in life. The smell of this make-up remover is mild, slightly sweet and fruity, but you definitely need to shake this product well before you use it to mix the oils together. I only tried the product once, so I didn't notice an improvement in my eyelashes overnight (obviously), but I have to say that I really did love the soothing feeling of it under my eyes.  
I wasn't sure how I felt about the smell of this product when I first put it on because the smell of Sage was pretty strong, but it really grew on me quite quickly. I used it as a body moisturizer and I was a little skeptical to the website claim that it is an oil product that easily absorbs into your skin and doesn't leave any surface residue. I have tried oil-based moisturizers before and I've only been able to use them going to bed because they're so greasy. However, I am here to say though that the website claims are true. I used the oil on my feet, legs and arms and it did absorb right into the skin and did not leave behind any grease! I also love that this product is multi-purposed in that you can use it as a moisturizer, as a massage oil to soothe muscle aches and pains and as a bath oil.
I like this serum because it almost has the consistency of Olive Oil so it really feels substantial when you put it on your face, unlike other serums that seem to ghost on your face and not do anything. Plus, it makes my skin feel super soft and supple. According to the Wildcraft website this guy is their heavy hitter for skin renewal and I have to agree, love it. 
I'm low-key obsessed with this toner guys and it is 100% because of the spray bottle top. I'll be honest, I have never in my life used a toner. It just seemed like an unnecessary step because I thought that toners were for people with oily skin. However, this toner is absolutely one I will buy when we get it in store because the spray bottle top makes using it really easy (not cotton pads required) and fun. I also love the fact that it can double as a refreshing facial spray you can use around 2-3pm when you get the itch to remove your make up or during a long travel day. 
The key properties of this baby are that it's designed to leave your skin feeling dewy and fresh, refine the appearance of pores, reduce puffiness and thread veins and make skin glow.   
I didn't try this toner because it is targeted at oily to combination skin, or skin prone to break-outs and my skin is dry and sensitive (extremely dry these days thanks to the change in season), but it's supposed to help tighten pores, clarify skin and reduce puffiness. 
Again, I didn't try this moisturizer because it is designed to be a healing cream for skin that is prone to oiliness and susceptible to breakouts, but it does smell lovely. 
According to Wildcraft this is their best selling face cream and with benefits including smoothing wrinkles and scars, brightening, balancing and toning complexions, and increasing circulation and cellular regeneration in skin, it's no surprise why. This moisturizer has the consistency of whipped butter and it just glides onto the skin so nicely. I have been pairing this product with the regenerative serum every night for the past week and been loving the results. My skin feels so plump and gorgeous after applying it. Plus, I love the fresh citrusy scent. The only thing I noticed is that my face does feel tight when I wake up in the morning and I'm not sure what that's about, but I will continue using this guy for sure. 
This is stuff is called the all purpose salve and it is my absolute favorite product because it is a velvety balm that can be used on anything and everything from head to toe. It is designed to keep rough, cracked skin at bay by providing a smooth layer of protection and it has really been working for me. As I mentioned earlier in this post, I have been having a hard go with my skin the past few weeks because I have been sick, and that combined with the change in season was just the perfect eczema creating conditions. So, in an effort to keep my face from not cracking and flaking (I'm sure you're all very attracted to me right now and I just wanted to let everyone know that yes, I am single and available for dating) I have been slathering this stuff on all of my eczema patches. 10/10 would recommend.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Face and Body scrub (this picture is taken from the Wildcraft website because I actually forgot this product in my shower at home). This guys gets rid of dead skin to leave your skin feeling refreshed, polished and soft. Both my sister and I were really liked this product. I love anything with a spearmint smell and, this might be TMI but, she found that it really helped with ingrown hairs in her bikini area. 

So there you have it, the whole range of Wildcraft products that we will soon be carrying and Model Citizens and my opinions about each. If you want to read more about the products mentioned in this post, or the company itself you can check out the Wildcraft website here.  You can also follow Wildcraft on Instagram here.  

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post and if you have any questions about any of the products please let me know!




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