Cocoon Apothecary Review
Cocoon Apothecary Review (Starter Kit & Eyewaken Eye Cream)
- OVERALL IMPRESSION (5 out of 5 stars!)
- QUESTIONALBLE INGREDIENTS: none
- VEGAN / GLUTEN-FREE: yes
I was recently on a mission to find a high-quality rosehip seed oil when I found the talented lotion & potion makers from “COCOON APOTHECARY”.
They are suppliers of organic, chemical-free, safe skincare products based out of Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Never one to back away from supporting a local, I was giddy when Cocoon Apothecary sent me these items for review:
- Skin Care Starter Kit
- Eyewaken Eye Cream
All products were in GLASS AMBER BOTTLES! Wow, thank you Cocoon Apothecary! You’re one of few companies to invest in proper glass packaging.
Essential oil products are powerful ingredients, when stored in cheap plastic bottles, the oils leach into the plastic… Sometimes even able to eat through it. Also, essential oils are sensitive to light. They must always be stored in tinted, amber bottles. If not, they lose their therapeutic properties.
Cocoon Apothecary have respected this fact and package all their products properly! Good, thick, amber bottles and pumps that actually work – applause please!
SKIN CARE STARTER KIT (for all skin types)
This perfect pairing “Skin Care Starter Kit” is nothing short of aromatherapy magic. You get 3, 20ml glass bottles of different products, including:
- Petal Purity Facial Cleanser
- Rose Dew Facial Toner
- Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream
INGREDIENTS Purified water, certified organic rosehip oil, certified organic avocado oil, certified organic camellia (green tea) oil, certified organic shea butter, cetearyl alcohol (wax from coconut), stearic acid (plant-based), vegetable glycerin, sodium anisate (derived from basil), sodium levulinate (derived from corn), rose absolute, sodium cetearyl sulfate (from coconut), rosemary leaf extract.
PETAL PURTITY FACIAL CLEANSER is an sweet almond oil-based face cleanser. If you haven’t used oil to clean your face, you need to get on the band-wagon and give it a whirl. There’s no better start than with this 100% plant-based version. Petal Purity rids your face of dirt, void of any harsh stings or scrubs.
Oil-based cleansers are amazing on all skin-types, including sensitive ones because oil acts as a barrier to protect your skin and locks-in moisture. Forget aggressive soap or alcohol stripping cleansers that leave your eyes swollen and your head spinning, oil is the new kid on the block.
INGREDIENTS Purified water, certified organic sweet almond oil, certified organic virgin coconut oil, cetearyl alcohol (wax from coconut), stearic acid (plant-based), vegetable glycerin, certified organic geranium essential oil, certified organic lavender essential oil, sodium anisate (derived from basil), sodium levulinate (derived from corn), sodium ceteraryl sulfate (from coconut), rosemary leaf extract.
ROSE FEW FACIAL TONER is absolutely alcohol-free! Instead it’s filled with one pivotal ingredient that every woman needs in her life: certified organic rose hydrosol. The reason toners are amazing is they cure “elastic face”- that feeling your skin gets after getting out of the shower (caused by your pH levels being totally out of whack…) Rose water based toners are soothing, purifying and a beauty secret for centuries. I used this toner after cleansing my face, as a make-up setter (just misted over my face after my makeup was done), and after showers. If I could shower in rose water I would, what a dream- but since I can’t toners are the next greatest thing.
INGREDIENTS Certified organic rose hydrosol
EYEWAKEN EYE CREAM (20ml)
For eye creams to be effective you want ingredients rich in vitamin-E. Cocoon Apothecary chose grapeseed oil and argan oil- synonymously known for their high vitamin-E content, their ability to fight skin damage, and smooth out fine lines- beware crows feet, this cream is coming for you! Eyewaken Eye Cream was soothing and easy to apply around the eye. A little goes a long way with this product. Even after applying every night for 2 weeks, I’ll still have some for weeks to come… It also smells so sweet, like candies (notes of sweet almond oil- yummy!)
This was my favorite product out of the bunch!
INGREDIENTS Certified organic cornflower hydrosol, certified organic rose hydrosol, certified organic argan oil, certified organic grapeseed oil, certified organic sweet almond oil, cetearyl alcohol (wax from coconut), stearic acid, certified organic cocoa butter, vegetable glycerin, sodium anisate (derived from fennel), sodium levulinate (derived from corn), sodium cetearyl sulfate (from coconut), rosemary leaf extract.
THE SKIN PARTY DOESN’T STOP HERE:
Finally, some of the “good stuff” to note about Cocoon Apothecary’s products and philosophy include: (taken from CocoonApothecary.com)
- Cruelty-free and vegan
- Made with certified organics
- Amber glass bottle
- Safe and non-toxic
- Petal Purity Facial Cleanser is rated 1 on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
- Rose Dew Facial Toner is rated 0 on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
- Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream is rated 1 on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
MADE WITH LOVE
Watch-out big box companies, affordable eco-luxury skincare is now on the market and Cocoon Apothecary is the prime example of a company that is offering safe, toxic-free, plant-based, beauty alternatives that have the ability to actually fix faces. Down to their packaging made from 99% post-consumer materials- this company actually gives a hoot! They sincerely care about your skin, the environment, and developing new aromatherapy blends that work on all skin types.
Thanks for reading my Cocoon Apothecary Review!
For more information on Cocoon Apothecary CLICK HERE!
If you’re lucky and live in Kitchener, ON they just opened a boutique on Breithaupt & St. Leger St.