If derma e looks familiar to you, it may be because I spotlighted the charcoal face mask in a recent favorite things post. A couple weeks after that, I got invited to host this giveaway through FitFluential. It’s the sponsorship scenario every blogger hopes for: A product you already love, use and promote now the topic of a paid post. Woop!
What I like about derma e
- Products are paraben-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free, petrolatum-free, mineral oil-free and dye-free.
- Products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free (never tested on animals).
- Products are made with recyclable material.
- derma e Purifying products are specifically designed for oily, active or “city-living” skin types (the infamous BP oil spill ain’t got nothing on my face).
- The Purifying line is my favorite color. I’ll admit it, there’s a certain cool factor that I can’t help but attach to a skincare product that’s black (lotion rubs in clear though).
The Purifying skincare line
The standout ingredient in the Purifying skincare line from derma e (which one lucky reader will win!) is activated charcoal. When carbon is infused with oxygen, an extremely porous surface is created that acts like a sponge, able to absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities. I’m not a scientist so can only go by what I read, but it makes sense that something that’s been used to purify water for centuries would have similar benefits to the human body. I mean we’re over 60% water!
For transparency’s sake, the turnaround time for this sponsorship was a little tighter than I’d ideally like in terms of getting to try out the products. With skincare, I like to give products at least a couple months of regular use before I feel confident in my review of them because there are no instantaneous wonder creams out there—you have to give things time. So for that reason, I want to focus my review on the Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer and the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask. I’ve been using these two items for almost six months and feel 100% good about recommending them to you all (I love them!). The other products in the line have been great so far, but again, I’ve only been trying them out for a week and a half.
My favorite thing about the moisturizer is how lightweight it is. I have naturally oily skin so this is huge! If I’ve just showered and am going to apply makeup, this is the moisturizer I use because it absorbs so easily into the skin and doesn’t leave any of that thick, sticky feeling on your face. I actually hide this from Joe because he loves it too and uses SO MUCH OF IT. Shhh don’t tell…
The mask is great because of its gritty texture. As you rinse it off, you lightly scrub it around your face for a deep exfoliation. I try to use it once a week because my face feels uh-mazingly soft and smooth afterwards. This past weekend in Maine, Joe and I actually did masks while my dad was downstairs with his motocross buddies eating elk he’d hunted, slinging back whiskey and trading snowmobiling stories. Lollllll how’s that for opposing interests??
Ok let’s get to the goods…
Enter to win your own “detox” kit
To win, post an image from this blog post to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #dermaedetox16 and follow me (@nicoleperr) and @derma_e on the social network you choose. One winner will be chosen Sunday evening.
Must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident to enter. You may post as many times as you like, but spam and giveaway accounts will be disqualified.
Discount code for all you losers
I kid, I kid. You’re all winners in my book. But if you don’t happen to be randomly selected for the kit, you can still take 25% off a derma e order with the code Detox16. Derma e is sold online and in health food / natural product retailers nationwide (such as Whole Foods, Ulta, Fruitful Yield, Vitamin Cottage).
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of derma e®.