Tuesday, September 10, 2019

BranchOff Skin Care

These skin care items were sent gratis from BranchOff for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.


Sarah at BranchOff reached out to me and asked if I was interested in trying out her skin care and after looking into her story and at her products I was excited to accept. Sarah and her husband work together to create nature-based skin care with an emphasis on being environmentally friendly and giving back to nature as well. They do this through planting trees with every purchase and as of July this year they have planted over 10,000 trees through their "pay it forward" donations made possible through their customers' purchases.

I was sent two facial soaps, a facial scrub and a facial serum. I also have a soap and a mini jar of scrub to giveaway to you guys. <3


Lux Face Oil is on sale for $35 for 15 grams and acts as a rejuvenating and anti-aging serum. The ingredients are mostly organic and include: carrot seed oil, wheat germ oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, black cumin seed oil, frankincense, lavender and sandalwood essential oils and rosemary extract. It smells amazing and it feels beautiful on the skin. It nourished my skin and absorbed quickly. I will keep wearing until it runs out to see if I would purchase but as of right now, I would.

Salt of the Earth Himalayan Face Scrub is 4.2 ounces and is on sale for $24. The combination of fine grain salt and clays with emollient oils makes for a decadent facial exfoliation. I will say my face breaks out on the regular, especially around my cycle and so the salt does sting my acne but when my face is clear (and it was once or twice when using this) it feels wonderful. My skin is left pink, smooth and soft and if I need moisturizing I leave the oils on, but if I don't want the extra oils I just towel my face off and my skin is left feeling supple and velvety.


These face soaps are 1.5 ounces and are $5.50 each. The Activated Charcoal soap is formulated for blemish prone skin and is recommend to be used at night. I have used it and it cleans easily and rinses to a silky finish. Obviously, with my blemish prone skin this is tailor made for me. The other soap is suited for normal to dry skin and is a Moroccan Red Clay and Lavender bar, meant for morning face washing. This bar is also touted for winter washing when faces tend to be more dry. I don't personally wash my face twice a day but I have been alternating these soaps. They both lather well and do an excellent job cleaning the skin.


This mini facial scrub and Moroccan Red Clay bar are up for grabs. I will also be throwing in some wax and perfume and other goodies. If you would like to try BranchOff and enter the give away comment below with a movie you love to watch in the fall. 

All of my readers can get 15% off of a $20 purchase or more by using the code: MERMAID
Code expires October 11th. 

14 comments:

  1. Thank-you Julie!! We appreciate your honesty and thoroughness! It is our pleasure to create clean and effective products using nature's most precious elements, as this is our mission. So happy to hear you are enjoying your products! Thank-you for providing an outlet for small businesses like BRANCHOFF to get a truthful assessment. Believe it or not the Lux facial oil is one of our top selling products, and my personal favorite!!
    Blessings to you,
    Sarah B.
    BRANCHOFF

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    1. Thank you Sarah for these fabulous products!! I love how environmentally conscious your company is and trees really can help with our carbon footprint. They can cure global warming but they will certainly help. <3 Supporting small businesses is very important to me. I think once my skin gets into the swing of using the Lux oil I will be sold. Looking forward to buying some of your product.
      Cheers!

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  2. Ooh I've been looking for some new skin care and love their aesthetic! Fave fall movies are all the classic horror films like Halloween and Friday the 13th with some Practical Magic and Hocus Pocus thrown in.

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    1. I like their products but it is always a plus when they are eco-friendly and make use of natural ingredients. I find myself only wanting to support these types of businesses. I LOVE Practical Magic. I keep telling myself I need to read the book too. Maybe I will treat myself to it in October. <3

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  3. Oh, those sound lovely! I've been needing some different skin care, due to my fluctuating hormones. Fall favorite movies are Practical Magic, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, and The Lost Boys. Interview With The Vampire is also on the list!

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    1. Same! I get hormonal acne so bad for being almost 40. Trying to juggle that and some oiliness combined with dry areas. Beetlejuice my jam. I always laugh so hard. Definitely a nostalgic movie for me. I just watched The Lost Boys for the first time last year and very much enjoyed it! I also had a pretty intense Anne Rice phase for a little while there. Hope you are doing well!!

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    2. Congrats, Niki! Your name was randomly picked! I will mail this out this coming week. Cheers!

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  4. These are beautiful and I love a good facial oil! My favorite fall movies are all of the Harry Potter movies, Hocus Pocus, and The Craft. Thanks for the wonderful blogs, Julie!

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    1. Hi Lacey! I have totally fallen into the face oil camp (rather than the traditional creams). Love your movie choices!! I need to watch The Craft again soon. It has been way too long. <3

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  5. The pay-it-forward thing is AWESOME. I love it when businesses - even little ones - have a social consciousness and try to do good. :)

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    1. I agree. The more I read and hear and watch, the more I feel compelled to be an informed consumer. We just don't have the excuse to not try and be more conscientious when it comes to our limited resources. I already know I am prone to over consuming so now I need to figure out the ways I can not only reduce and reuse but also be more aware when I am buying. <3 I find myself supporting small businesses with this mindset for more and more items I consume. Make me miss the days when I could get some wax with no dyes and glitters and just a little wax paper and foil packaging. Hope you are well. <3

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  6. Congrats Niki! Your name was randomly chosen on the spinning wheel. I will mail this out this coming week.

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