It is not often that I say I would eat an entire skincare line, but if left in a bind I wouldn't hestiate to eat every last product in Annmarie Gianni's Skincare line. Ok, so I'd eat it (clearly it is natural), but now you're asking "does it work?" It is rare that I would recommend nearly EVERY product in a skincare line for its efficacy and ingredient components, but today I bring to you an effective, organic, completely natural and edible skincare line made by Annmarie Gianni that will knock your socks off (or at least knock any doubts you may have had regarding organic skincare and its ability to work wonders on your skin).
I have been blown away by every product I have tried in Annmarie's line - ranging from her coconut body oil to her anti-aging serum. Today I'll share with you the highlights (and there are many) of her zero-chemical line, as well as my experience with each. I don't usually go through this much of a product line on LPN, but I have been so impressed by the products, that I had to share with you all the wonderfulness that is Annmarie Gianni Skincare. *As a note, I skipped over a few products that weren't for my skin type, but by in large, here you have it:
Annmarie Gianni's Cleanser Reviews
Aloe-Herb Cleanser Review
Gentle, yet effective, this herbal cleanser packed a punch in terms of skin nourishing. This is a must have for any beauties with sensitive and/or dry skin. It's nourishing and calming aloe vera juice infusion is fantastic for taking away impurities and excess oil, without stripping the skin of its natural softness. As with any gentle, no abrasive cleanser, you will need an eye makeup remover if you do wear eye makeup; however, you will find this to leave your skin smooth and clean. It comes of the form of what I would call a "creamy gel" so it's application is great and there is no foaming (great for use with a facial brush or konjac sponge) or with her Ayurvedic facial scrub (a fantastic exfoliation, although I wasn't the biggest fan of its natural scent - I would prefer the smell to be in my food rather than on my face - that being said, it was effective and gentle). Shop a bottle of the Aloe-Herb Cleanser for $25 USD for 50 ml.
Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser Review
For those beauties with oily/problem-prone skin, this cleanser is for you. While I have skin on the drier side, I still tried this for 2 reasons: 1. It's a gel cleanser (and I love a gel cleanser with a facial brush) and 2. it smelt lovely. The key ingredient (lemon balm) is a warrior when it comes to acne-prone skin. It's all the anti's: antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral. While it left my skin a little drier than the Aloe-herb cleanser, I would recommend it for any beauties facing combination or oily skin. Shop 50 ml for $25 USD.
Dead Sea Facial Scrub Review
Cleansing with mud? Heck yes! There is nothing like some clay from the dead sea to polish away any dullness or little bumps. While it exfoliates like a pro, it also nourishes at the same time. Two wonderful properties for anyone wanting a little extra microcirculation (great for skin cell regeneration) on their face. For any lovely with problem-prone skin, this one is for you (although I have fairly clear skin and have enjoyed using this product immensely on alternate evenings). The ingredient list is short and pure (like everything in Annmarie's line): Dead Sea Mud, Silaceous Earth, Vegetable Glycertain, Organic Lavender essential oil and Organic Rosemary Oleoresin - oh, and love <3 Shop this mud magic for $39 USD for 50 ml.
Annmarie Gianni's Toner Reviews
Neroli Toning Mist Review
Balancing and perfect for sensitive skin, the Neroli Toner is great for a post cleanse balancing act. I love the smell of neroli - a natural mood enhancer and aphrodisiac. The ingredient list is literally "pure organic neroli distillate". That's it. That's all. If it was a tad stronger in terms of oil content, I would use this as my daily fragrance, instead it is a beautiful spritz, especially great for hot summer days and long travelling nights. This one came in handy on my 8 hour delay heading back to Oslo this time around. Pick up 50 ml for $27 USD.
Rosemary Toning Mist Review
Again, as with the citrus mint facial cleanser, this toning must is beneficial for those beauties with oilier skin. It's made from pure organic rosemary distillate, so nothing but purity coming at your face. Rosemary is great for blemish control and stimulating blood flow. Grab 50 ml for $29 USD.
Repair Serum Review
Serums are wonderful for many reasons. They're effective at tightening and lessening the look of fine lines, while also helping to even out skin tone. While they aren't moisturizing (many expect them to be), they are healing. Annmarie's Repair Serum uses vegan stem cells (from oranges) to help your skin build its own collagen and anti-oxidant vitamin C to help your skin prevent aging. It is ideal for sun-damaged and/or mature skin. Essential oils from Lavender and Sandalwood help to lighten pigments and lessen the look of age spots. Great to use pre-toner, and prior to moisturizer, this repair serum was top notch in both ingredients and efficacy. While I havent used it for the recommend 30-40 days yet, I do notice that my skin glows. Pick up a 15 ml bottle for $54 USD.
Anti-Aging Serum Review
Then we have the anti-aging serum. While I tried the repair serum for a few weeks, I also tried my hand at the anti-aging serum. What a glorious abundance of ingredients in this little bottle. For those who are big on anti-aging or have dry skin but aren't trying to repair your skin from sun damage (although it will work for that too, but you may be better off with the repair serum) or other bad decisions (haha) this is your potion. Appropriately made from a type of sunflower called Life Everlasting, is a key ingredient when it comes to regenerating skin cells. Further, it contains echinacea, which yes, helps prevent colds, but also works to help firm skin. The powerful blend of essential oils, nutrients and extracts combine to create a serum that stands up next to the best. Shop a 15 ml bottle for $49 USD.
Anti-Aging Facial Oil Review
Potent and antioxidant rich facial oil (packed with raspberry, blueberry, pomegranate, and broccoli - yes, broccoli), this is ones of the best facial oils I've used to date. With a base of chia seed oil & carrot seed oil, powerful skin-rejuvenators, this facial oil is the best option for any beauty with mature or dry skin, as well as those lovelies who want to beat the aging bug to the punch. It will moisturize and restore your skin leaving you with nothing but glow. The scent is heavenly - and the texture is luxurious. A truly precious blend. Pick up 15 ml for $49 USD.
Annmarie Gianni's Facial Mask Reviews
Coconut Honey Mask Review
Put this on your face and just try not to eat it. I swear if I wasn't gluten intolerant this would be on my morning toast. Chock-a-block full of organic honey (high in vitamins C and B) naturally moisturizes, while also smoothing oil little lines. This mask is great for dry skin, mature skin and sun damaged skin and consists of raw wild honey, extra virgin coconut oil, beeswax and organic vanilla powder. All in all, you literally can eat it. For me I used it post cleansing, once per week for 15 minutes, which gave me a nice boost of moisture; however, you could certainly use it on drier skin 2+ times per week. When you rinse it off, it will leave the coconut oil on your skin, so don't freak out that it still feels like the product is on your skin - it is, because it's still working. This is an "LPN Fave" for sure. Pick up a 50 ml pot for $29 USD.
Purifying Mud Mask Review
Because it comes in powdered form, this mud mask will never go bad. The mineral clays and algae make for a mineral party on your face, while also deeply purifying your skin. It is great for girls with oily skin, but also for normal skin types. It's ingredients are 3 types of clay and blue-green algae, so there is nothing but pure dirt going on your largest organ. I used this after cleansing, and simply combined water with the powder in my hands to create a paste. After application I let it sit for 15 minutes and then washed off. One thing I would note about this one -- it seemed to stain my skin slightly brown at first rinse, but it also stained my lighter towels post "pat". That being said, if you're using a mineral rich porduct like this 1. Rinse well and 2. Use dark towels to dry off. Shop a 50 ml pot for $39 USD.
Annmarie Gianni's Body Oil Review
Coconut Body Oil Review
While I love coconut oil after a morning shower (or any shower for that matter), this oil was never hardened (mind you, it is not impossible for it to go solid, given it is in cool enough temperatures). This made for easier application, as well as a little going a long way. The coconut oil, blended with other oils such as organic sunflower and grapeseed, was also infused with milk thistle (antioxidant properties for protection), and rosemary (a wonerful wakeup scent) along with loads of other nourishing nutrients including (but not limited to): green tea & rooisbush leaves, licorice root, ginseng, calendula and the list goes on. It was scented with pure and powerful essential oils such as frankincense and lavender. Beauty. Just beauty. Shop the body oil for $54 USD for 200 ml.
Where to Buy Annmarie Gianni Skincare
Ok, so I've given you the rundown on this fantastic skincare line, but where do you buy it? Many shoppers can find the full skincare range online at their online shop; but, you can also find products at select retailers throughout the US, Canada, France, New Zealand & Singapore.
Still not sure where to start? Try one of Annmarie's Sample Kits to get a "taste" here.
I hope you enjoy her line as much as I have.
Yours in Healthy Beauty,