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Brand Overview: NaturaBrasil

Founded in 1969, NaturaBrasil works with hundreds of families in the Amazon to sustainably source bio-diverse ingredients for its products. Aside from developing natural ingredients for skincare, hair care, and body care products, they also work with over 30 local communities in the Amazon region, including more than 300 families, to help them develop sustainable business models that benefit the forest.

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The Gentle Cleansing Mousse promises to remove dirt and impurities. It creates a soft, airy foam that is a pleasure to use. One pump can cover my face. It feels really gentle yet cleansing so I like using this in the morning. It doesn’t leave a film-like feeling. It just leaves my skin squeaky clean and cleanses the skin.

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The Creamy Foaming Cleanser is made with cupuaçu butter and aims to wash away impurities and makeup while maintaining the skin’s natural balance. This foaming cleanser might be creamy upon first application but it doesn’t leave a residue after cleansing. It actually provides that squeaky clean feeling without making your skin feel dry or stripped. It feels gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling soft. I like using it at night as this effectively removes impurities my first cleanser left. I saw the instant effects of it on my face. My skin felt clean, soft, and light. It was easy to rinse off, and I didn’t have any problems using it. It creates a soft, airy foam that is a pleasure to use. I have tried other cleansers in foam and have always felt like I’m getting less product but this felt heavy. One pump can cover my face. It feels really gentle yet cleansing so I like using this in the morning. It doesn’t leave a film-like feeling. It just leaves my skin squeaky clean and cleanses the skin.

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The Energizing Face Cream claims to act on the first signs of aging by hydrating, energizing, and protecting the skin using brazilian jambu extract. The moisturizer has a slight floral smell and feels heavy but applies thinly on the skin. It dries quickly but leaves a velvet-like finish on the skin. For my oily skin, this is best used at night especially when I put on a sleeping mask over it. I wake up with soft, plump, and moisturized skin in the morning without getting oily.

The Açaí Creamy Exfoliating Soap is made in the Amazon with energizing açaí oil and skin-smoothing açaí seeds. It promises gently exfoliates with body-smoothing açaí seeds and moisturizes with vitamin e. When I read exfoliating on its name and saw how smooth the product is, I thought it was going to be too gentle from my skin. Was I wrong? When I started soaping my body, the exfoliators came out. It can be a bit rough for those with sensitive skin. For me, I like using this twice a week to refresh my skin. I like how it doesn’t just exfoliate, it also moisturizes the skin. I was surprised as to how soft my skin felt after I use this.

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The vegan Açaí Hand Cream is blended with açaí oil and murumuru butter to treat and soften hands. Infused with the benefits of Brazil nut oil, this is a formula unlike any I’ve ever tried. I’ve grown accustomed to using hand creams that feel too waxy or greasy, so imagine my delight to find that this formula is light, fast-absorbing, and it smells fantastic. The texture is lighter than most, and leaves your hands soft and smelling like a sweet, powdery scent. I have yet to see its effect on my nails but my cuticles have never looked better.

Out of everything I tried from this brand, I liked the Creamy Foaming Cleanser and the Energizing Face Cream the most. They are both creamy but worked well for my oily skin. They both left my skin moisturized and refreshed after every use. These products I would recommend for those looking for vegan options in their #skincareroutine and those who are looking for moisturizing products that are also cruelty-free and sustainably sourced.

*These products were provided by NaturaBrasil and Red PR NYC. Available at naturabrasil.com

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