Where to Buy: www.yuva.com.au
You know what’s dope? Heaps of things, but one of them is hearing from awesome companies who are making new and exciting vegan products. It’s a growing market so sometimes it can be hard to keep abreast of what the heck is good and what should be chucked in the bin.
Yuva, which is Sanskrit for “youth”, make a range of skincare and cosmetics that are made of all naturally derived ingredients. Yuva make products free from mineral oils, lanolin, propylene glycol, sulfates, parabens, artificial colours and fragrances plus they’re Australian made and owned, bitchin’!
Now, I got my little vegan hands on two of Yuva’s products; the Vitamin C Serum and the Refreshing Body Cleanser to try and I’ve been using both products for the last month. This is what I thought…
Vitamin C Serum – $109 AUD
As if it wasn’t already obvious, the key ingredient in this product is vitamin C. In this neat little package you’ll also find some hyaluronic acid, rose, rosewood, rose geranium, chamomile, honey suckle and aloe vera. This combination of ingredients, applied daily, is formulated to get your collagen pumpin to ward off those fine lines and wrinkles. As well as that it claims to improve the overall texture of the skin but does it actually do these things? I’ve been using it over the past month and for someone who doesn’t use a great deal of skincare products, I have in fact noticed a difference in my skin. The main benefit I’ve noticed is that my skin has more of a natural glow and even tone. I know I’m only 24 but it has also managed to reduce some of the little lines I’ve been horrified to see creeping up around my eyes.
- Brightens skin
- Reduces lines
- Great packaging
- A little sticky (this does go away after a few minutes)
- It ain’t cheap
If you’ve got the money to spend on something that actually works, I’d give this product a try to see if it works for you. While I was shocked when I saw the price, I was also surprised by the results I got from using it. This would be a lovely gift for a special friend or family member, especially perfect for Mother’s Day.
Refreshing Body Cleanser – $41 AUD
I’m pretty chill when it comes to body wash; if it’s vegan, I’ll use it. I’ve never really looked to a body wash to actually improve my skin in anyway other than clean it but that’s precisely what this Refreshing Body Cleanser is meant to do. The key ingredients are bladderwack, petitgrain essential oil, lime essential oil, orange essential oil and grapefruit essential oil. This combination of ingredients aims to help prevent dryness and leave skin feeling silky smooth. This product is perfect for those with sensitive skin, especially for soothing skin damaged by waxing or shaving.
- A little goes a long way
- Great pump bottle
- Soothed my skin
- I didn’t notice a change in skin texture
I did really like this product, it has lasted a long time and especially soothed the skin under my arms. I think if you suffer from acne and blemishes on your body this could be worth a try however since I don’t suffer from these issues I can’t really comment on how effective this is in that department.
You can join the Yuva VIP club here for free and as a bonus you’ll receive a $20 gift voucher towards your first purchase.
ExtraVeganza Alert! I’ve got one set of Vitamin C Serum and Refreshing Body Cleanser to give away thanks to my pals at Yuva. All you’ve gotta do to win is tell me in 25 words or less why you want to win! Be creative and honest, my favourite answer will win. Comment below!
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