Today, I wanted to take a post to introduce you to Pink House Organics, which is a part of the November Oui Fresh Beauty Box. This post is not sponsored, by the way, it is just for fun … and if you enjoy it I’d be happy to highlight more clean beauty companies I have recently discovered. There are tons of companies (both that will be a part of our beauty box and some that won’t) I am constantly learning about. Clean beauty is such a rapidly growing space right now and it’s really exciting. (Nerd alert! I love this kind of stuff!)
Pink House is a family business, run by two sisters and their aunt. Their business has heartbreaking origins, dating back to when the girls’ mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout her treatment process, she became more informed about harmful ingredients and developed an interest in clean beauty, which eventually led her to start this company. You can read their story here.
I tried the at home facial kit, which is a great idea, because I always say I am going to get facials more regularly (and manicures, and massages–haha), but in reality I am lucky to go a handful of times each year because life gets so busy.
I tested this full regimen (after these photos were taken) for a couple days and here’s what I loved:
I love the face wash, face cream and face fix oil as a combo for my night routine. I highly recommend the face cream for anyone who doesn’t want to use a face oil. It’s one of the best moisturizers I’ve tried.
I also tried the clay mask and liked it. While doing some research, I also found that there are three stages to a clay mask: the first two are beneficial, depositing nutrients into our skin (before the mask fully dries), the third is that the mask starts to suck moisture out of your skin … not good. You should always rinse your clay masks off while it’s *starting* to dry but is still a little tacky to the touch to avoid getting to this phase.
Then, when I found out the Pink Mask includes frankincense oil–one of my all-time favorite skincare ingredients–I wanted to mix up an application right away. This mask is very soothing and is great for those with more sensitive skin. I noticed after rinsing that my skin tone was more even. Keely also tried this mask; her skin is pretty sensitive and prone to redness and she saw even more dramatic results. Since clay masks tend to be drying, it is best to follow this mask up quickly with a heavier facial oil to reap full benefits.
The only thing I haven’t tried is the cranberry scrub, just because I rarely use physical exfoliants. It’s a beautiful color and smells amazing–so I’ll save it for a day when my skin needs a good polish.
Quite a few readers have asked me for a cleaner dry shampoo recommendation. I don’t use dry shampoo (I trained my hair to only need two washes a week), but Keely tried this one and loved it. They have two colors, blondie and hot chocolate.
The Glow Stick in Ice is what we have in the November beauty box, so if you subscribe you’ll be getting a mini tube to try. I love the different shades they have (Peach and Champagne are really pretty too). I’m a huge fan of highlighters and use them on my cheeks, as eyeshadow and on my inner eye (to the sides of my nose, next to each eye). So many you’ll see at stores are full of harmful ingredients, but it makes me happy that there are so many new clean alternatives on the market!
I love the face cream, it smells just like raspberries and is the prettiest light pink. I already talked about it above, but it’s a stand out product in this collection and so nice!
Last, but not least, you know I love a good face oil. The face fix serum is a great addition to my collection. I’m excited to take it with me on my next trip since the packaging will travel well. I roll this directly onto my face and then follow up with a bit of face cream.
I hope this review has been fun to read! I love a chance to highlight a fresh new company that is offering great performing clean skincare and beauty! Let me know if you have any questions! xx – Elsie
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.