Brand Spotlight: Rachel’s Plan Bee
Winter has arrived to North Carolina, maybe not as strong as when I was in Massachusetts, but my skin is truly feeling it!!! My face not only is getting dry, but also the dryness promotes clogged pores (is it only me?). My body also suffers from dryness, up to the point it itches and creates flakes (it’s bad!).
Rachel’s Plan Bee has been saving my skin this winter. I learned about Rachel’s Plan Bee on Instagram (IG has introduced me to amazing brands). Rachel is an amazing woman who not only owns a business but also is a mother of a wonderful boy who brings happiness to all of us who see him on pictures. Her story is an inspiration and her mission to provide pure products caught my attention to try her products. I’ll be talking about some of the products I’ve used from her line, especially one that became a true HOLY GRAIL!
Lets do this!
Facial Oil $20
I have to start with my Holy Grail product, her facial oil. I’ve mentioned this oil on a few occasions on my Instagram and I thought it was time to give a full focus to this oil. I have been using this facial oil for about 6 months now and even though I try new products I always end up returning to it. It moisturizes my combination/dry skin to perfection, leaving my skin feeling soft to the touch and with no type of oil residue. It doesn’t break out my skin what so ever, which is very important for me. A little goes a long way, so 3 to 4 drops are more than enough so it will last you a long time!!! It is light weight, enough to use it underneath makeup (awesome!). And last but not least, the scent of this face oil is A-MA-ZING, if you want to feel like your spreading a Vanilla Cupcake all over your face, (but not look like a HOT mess) this is the product for you haha >>> no really, it smells amazing!
Ingredients: apricot kernel oil, squalane (olive), grapeseed oil, tocopherol oil, safflower oil, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, vanilla planifolia, citrus sinensis (orange) peel oil.
Body Oil $24
I was very excited when Rachel contacted me as she wanted me to try her new Body Oil. This oil was debuted in November just in time for fall. As soon as I got it I opened it to have a smell and VOILA’, there was the lovely and delicious Vanilla scent that you find in the face oil! Excitement!!! It was amazing to pour it all over my dry skin; it felt like a splash of water on a summer day… Felt amazing! This oil is super moisturizing, yet doesn’t leave your skin with any oil residue (I would not like to feel like a grease ball ha-ha). I use it right after taking a bath when my skin is still damp, and it helps to retain moisture during these bad winter months. I love that it contains Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Cranberry Oil which are amazing anti-oxidant oils. Be sure that I’ll be wearing this during the summer due to the Sun Protection properties of the Cranberry oil! I can’t have enough of it. I’ll be super excited if Rachel comes up with a Coconut or Piña Colada scent! hint hint 😉 ha-ha.
Ingredients: apricot kernel oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, grapeseed oil, tocopherol oil, safflower oil, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, vanilla planifolia, citrus sinensis (orange) peel oil.
Lotion Bar Sample
I received this as a gift with purchase, along with the lip balm when RPB turned 2 years old. Although the lotion bar was a sample, it was a nice size to experience the product. I liked the concept of the product and it was useful. I mostly used it for my hand and cuticles because I found it to be a little tiresome to rub it through my legs (I’m lazy like that, lol). I’m so used to lotions that the concept of a bar just didn’t work for me. Now, in regards to using it as a cuticle and hand moisturizer, it worked perfectly! My hands would just drink it right in and it wouldn’t leave my hands feeling greasy. If you’ve used lotion bars before and don’t mind the extra effort, definitely try this! Oh, btw, the scent is wonderful as it has a mix of vanilla and orange, subtle yet lovely.
Ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, tocopherol oil, safflower oil, Citrus sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Vanilla planifolia and Citrus paradisii (Grapefruit) Peel Oil
Lip Balm $4
The base of this lip balm is apricot kernel oil and beeswax, which, like you can imagine has amazing moisturizing benefits. These winter months call for some extra moisture so having a lip balm accessible is always beneficial. The rest of the ingredients provide not only the moisture needed but also protection for your lips. To be honest I’ve also used it around my nose when it gets dry, I use my fingers to apply it. Works wonders! PS: I noticed there is also a Peppermint Lip Balm, woot!
Ingredients: apricot kernel oil, beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, tocopherol oil and safflower oil
Rachel heard that I was going to do a review on her products and asked me if I was interested in doing a giveaway for you guys. How could I resist? Giving one of my favorite products to my readers and IG viewers, YES PLEASE! Rachel has been so generous in providing for a giveaway a Full Size Face Oil and Body Oil! Say what? Yes mam’ (or sir). Isn’t she amazing!!! Please click the link below to participate, and visit Instagram for extra entries. Giveaway open until 2/13/2014 at 12:00am.
Have you tried her products? What are your thoughts? If you haven’t, which one would you give a try?
Thanks for reading my love, see you soon!
*Body oil sent by Rachel for my consideration. Rachel also sent the face oil pictured, as she knows I am in love with it. The one I am still using is with her old packaging, and was bought by me. Pictures taken by me, unless otherwise stated. Opinions are my own and completely honest.