Today I’m going to share with you my experience with and my review of the Annmarie Gianni Organic and Wildcrafted Skin Care line of products.
My birthday is a couple of weeks away so I “put the notice out” to my husband what I would like for my birthday gift – Annmarie Gianni Organic Skin Care products!
I’m not even sure why I “put the notice out” or dropped hints, because these were my two options:
- Tell my husband what I wanted for my birthday
- Give him the website to go to
- Write down exactly what products I wanted to order
- Tell him which form of payment to use
- Ask him 10 times if he remembered to order it
or Option B:
- Order it myself
Needless to say, I chose Option B.
He was happy, I was happy and…..my package arrived in the mail this week!!
I am extremely excited to have just received my new order of Annmarie Gianni Skin Care products!
Recently, I had placed an order for the $10.00 3-piece sample kit to try out and was 100% convinced after using them that I wanted to buy the full size products.
Over the past 6 months or so, I have been on the hunt for organic, toxic-free skin products.
Why would something you put on the outside of your body be as important as what you put inside your body?
Your skin is your largest organ and can absorb up to 70% of whatever you put on it, so you definitely want to be using chemical-free, organic skin care products.
Here’s an example of a few skin care products I have used in the past (in order of oldest to newest) and their ingredient lists:
Mary Kay Timewise 3-1 Cleanser Ingredients: Water, tea-lauryl sulfate, hexylene glycol, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, triethanolamine, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, arcticum lappa root extract, citrus grandis (Grapefruit) fruit extract, humulus lupulus (Hops) extract, equisetum hiemale leaf/stem extract, hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) bark/leaf/twig extract, aeculus hippocastanum (Horse Chstnut) seed extract, propylene glycol, disodium EDTA, diazolidinyl urea, carnauba wax/cire de carnauba, mannitol, methylparaben, cellulose, butylene glycol, propylparaben, C9-15 alkyl phosphate, lauramine oxide, glycerin, thermus thermophillus ferment, ethyl linoleate, ethyl linoleanate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, talc, ultramarines, red 30.
Philosophy “Purity” Facial Cleanser Ingredients: water (aqua), sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, coco-glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) alcohol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, geranium maculatum oil, guaiac (guaiacum officinale) extract, cymbopogon martini oil, rosa damascena extract, amyris balsamifera bark oil, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, salvia officinalis (sage) oil, cinnamomum cassia leaf oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, piper nigrum (pepper) seed extract, polysorbate 20, glycerin, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid, imidazolidinyl urea, yellow 5 (ci 19140)
MyChelle White Cranberry Cleanser Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate (Coconut), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Coconut), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (Vegetable), Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Sodium Decylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate (Coconut), Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract (Pomegranate), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Totarol (SCO2 Totarol™), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Juice, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Red Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Gluconolactone (Sugar)**, Sodium Benzoate**, Alcohol Denatured (Grain)*, Citric Acid. (*Certified Organic)
EWG Cosmetic Database (for the Honeydew Cleanser)
Did I like all these? Yes.
Did they all work good? Yes.
But why settle for all the toxic chemicals and additives when you don’t have to?
I had already pretty much cleaned out all of our other toxic personal products (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, body lotion, hand soap, etc), but hadn’t really focused on skin care and make up.
When I ran out of my last “less than organic” facial cleanser, I started trying out different organic brands.
And although I liked some of them and don’t really have any real complaints of the others I’ve used, I just wasn’t in love with them.
I “liked” them but wasn’t “in love”.
So as my search continued, I came across the Annmarie Gianni brand, read a lot of reviews and saw the $10.00 sample kit.
And you can’t go wrong with the sample kit because you purchase it for $10.00 and they give you a $10.00 coupon towards your first purchase so it’s basically free!
After using the sample kit for a 2 -3 days, I was in love and I wanted more!
The fragrance in her products is ~so~ intoxicating and luxurious.
It brings me back to the days when I would have facials done at an expensive spa and spend lots of money on them.
Since I can’t enjoy those expensive luxuries anymore, I can now get that same feeling at home.
(Don’t laugh lol!)
I use the cleanser with my Clarisonic Mia which I ~cannot~ live without!
It cleans your face 6 times better than using your hand alone in just 60 seconds…it’s amazing.
And I feel pampered and spoiled every single time I use the cleanser and Clarisonic together.
This is the 5 minute “me” time I look forward to twice a day!
Anyway, here’s what I ordered:
Annmarie Gianni Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser
Description: “My Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser is formulated specifically for oil and acne prone skin to help maintain a healthy pH and protect your skin’s acid mantle barrier. This cleanser removes dirt, oils and dead skin with no harsh detergents or chemicals. The potent blend of supportive nutrients and skin cleansing ingredients will help unclog pores that can lead to unpleasant acne and blemishes so you feel great about who you are inside and out – wherever you go”. (source: product insert)
- Cleans deeply without harsh detergents
- Balances natural skin oils
- Helps control blemishes
Ingredient List: Herb-Infused Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Lavender Flowers, Organic Lemon Balm Leaves, Organic Neem Leaves, Organic Rosemary Leaves, Organic Echinacea Flowers, Organic Life Everlasting Flowers, Organic Calendula Flowers, Organic Comfrey Flowers, Organic Plantain Leaves, Organic Malva Flowers), Saponified Olive Oil, Witch Hazel Distillate, Vegetable Glycerin, Aspen Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Organic Lemon Oil, Organic Rosemary Oil, Organic Myrtle Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil. pH 5.5
Annmarie Gianni Dead Sea Facial Scrub
Description: “This special blend of dead sea mud, siliceous earth and lavender creates a rich exfoliate to replenish minerals, stimulate circulation and remove dead skin cells which makes it a natural alternative microdermabrasion. Using my Dead Sea Facial Scrub will leave your skin clean, smooth and glowing for hours”. (source: product insert)
- Softens and polishes rough skin
- Nourishes and feeds your skin cells with potent minerals
- Deeply cleansing
Ingredient List: Dead Sea Mud, Silaceous Earth, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Rosemary Oleoresin. Both of these items comes in beautiful Miron Violet Glass containers that are thick and heavy instead of the typical cheap plastic bottles. This is just another feature that sets these products apart from anything else I’ve ever tried. I love the transparency of the ingredient lists and I feel good about using these items without having to worry if there might be a toxic ingredient in them that I missed or a hidden ingredient I didn’t even know about. Purity with no compromise. Here’s a video from Annmarie describing her skin care line:
Does your current skin care products contain toxic ingredients?
It’s really easy to check.
Just go to the EWG Cosmetics Database and search for your current skin care products.
They have a database of over 81,000 items ranging from skin care to toothpaste to hand soap and so much more.
You may be shocked, as I was, to learn what chemicals and toxins are lurking in products you put on your skin everyday.
The only way to avoid these toxins is to buy organic, toxic-free skin care products with natural ingredients.
Help! My skin care products are loaded with chemicals…where can I order organic skin care products?
You can order directly from the Annmarie Gianni Skin Care website and browse through the many products she has to choose from, like cleansers and scrubs, mists and moisturizers, anti-aging products, facial oils and facial masks – all organic, natural and wild-crafted.
Her products are high-quality, pure and are such a treat to use.
I have never felt so pampered just cleaning and taking care of my skin like I do when I use her line.
Just click on the photo below or this link Annmarie Gianni Skin Care to visit her site.
You can order her infamous $10.00 3-piece sample kit and receive a $10.00 coupon towards your next purchase!
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