An [Outdated] Aubrey Organics Skincare & Hair Care Review...Oops!
This review has taken a while to get published...mainly because there was no place to publish it! Still, there is some relevance to this outdated Aubrey Organics review.
The thing that attracted me most to Aubrey Organics were the ingredients, of course. I loved how it read more like a biology book than a chemistry book. The following products have recently undergone reformulation and new packaging. In the future I plan on buying Aubrey again and will give a more updated review. Until then...
The first thing I bought was their Normal Skin Green Tea & Ginkgo travel pack. It contained 1oz bottles of their 3 step skincare system, a 0.5oz bottle of their facial mask, and some sample packets of their lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and Lumessence Eye Crème.
The number one problem I had with the entire system were the textures. Having all natural ingredients meant they had the tendency to separate. Before you would open a bottle, you had to shake it so everything blended together again. Even after doing that, everything had a goopy, runny consistency. Another problem I had was the fragrance of the products. Green Tea and Ginkgo sounds refreshing in theory, but it smelled earthy and muddy instead. All that aside, it got the job done. It cleansed, toned, and moisturized, although the entire process wasn't thoroughly enjoyable.
The best product included in the travel pack was the little packet of Lumessence Eye Crème. It actually led to me buying the rather expensive 0.5oz bottle of it later. When used every day, it will brighten your eye area. Just like the other products, you have to shake it in order for all the ingredients to mix together again. The texture is liquid-y and runny, and a little goes a long way. It's not best to use during the day because it has a shiny residue. I mainly used it at night and literally slept away the wrinkles and the under eye darkness.
Sadly, their hair care products were also underwhelming. I bought the Glycogen Protein Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner. Again, the shampoo was runny and does not lather, so it was hard to work with. But my hair had never been that clean in my life. The shampoo rinses everything out of your hair, leaving it, quite literally, squeaky clean. After so deep of a clean, it's important to replenish the moisture in your hair, and unfortunately, the conditioner didn't do that. Again, I wasn't thrilled with the performance of these products.
Overall, it was an interesting first time experience in the natural product market. I'm happy to have tried Aubrey's products first, but was a little unprepared for how different they behaved compared to conventional products. Still, I'm excited to try Aubrey Organics again, after their reformulation, to see if the textures and performance have changed.
Published 8/06/2014 by Victoria