I swore late last year that I would be much more selective about the skincare that I use and review, but when I was faced with reviewing a few products from Les Soins de Jacynthe, I was immediately intrigued by the fact that the products are 100% natural and created by Quebec-based health and beauty guru, Jacynthe Rene. I was not familiar with Jacynthe or the brand and finding information and/or reviews proved to be quite difficult. The main resource I had were reviews from other blogs and at the time I was asked to review even those were scarce. Thankfully a number of Canadian beauty bloggers have given the lowdown on this brand and the results are overwhelmingly positive!
I started my skincare journey with Les Soins de Jacynthe back in January with three products: the Huile Nettoyante* (Cleansing Oil), Eau Florale de Rose* (Rose Water Toner) and my favourite Le Serum de Jacynthe* (Serum).
For the sake of not butchering the French language, I will refer to the products by their English translations! All three products come in dark glass apothecary style bottles which is a good sign as essential oils and more natural products tend to react with light and degrade more quickly. Dark or opaque bottles are practically a must for preservation purposes. The Cleansing Oil (50mL/$28.35 CDN) comes with a dropper which is something I have not seen before and has a very mild scent. It is jojoba and apricot oil-based which are very thick and moisturizing oils. Unlike other cleansing oils, when rinsed off this will not emulsify with water into that characteristic white milk. While it does clean the skin, it also leaves behind what feels like a layer of oil which sounds unappealing but is really not! It is a feeling similar to how my face feels after patting on a facial oil.
Ingredients: jojoba oil, apricot oils, sea buckthorn, bourbon, geranium rosa, ylang ylang and sandalwood
The Rosewater Toner (100mL/$21.00 CDN) is made of 100% rosewater so it can seem very...