Thursday, March 30, 2017

REVIEW/GIVEAWAY: Empassion Skincare Range!




Hello! This post is all about Empassion Natural, an affordable Australian skincare, haircare and aromatherapy brand that uses plant-derived ingredients and no harsh chemicals. I love that all their products are natural, and of course not tested on animals! There are no hidden nasties, so you can be confident that when you use an Empassion product, you're only putting natural ingredients on your body. They make a wide range of beauty products too; there's a range for kids, babies, men and scented ranges such as lavender and pink grapefruit. I was kindly sent the Cream Cleanser*, Face Mask* and Scented Mist* from the lovely Pink Grapefruit range, and Empassion have generously offered to provide an extra set of these goodies to give away to my readers! So keep reading to find out how you can WIN three Pink Grapefruit products to try for yourself!




Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser*

'When you smile, you make the world a happier place... your smile brings joy.'

Firstly, I love that the bottle carries these words of empowerment. How refreshing! This creamy cleanser is targeted towards normal to dry and sensitive skin types, however I have oily/combination skin and I found it to be a lovely, gentle product that was still effective. My skin felt soft and clean afterwards and I didn't experience any dry or tight feeling. It doesn't have any anti-ageing properties and as such it's a cleanser best suited to teenagers and people in their twenties. This would make a perfect starter face wash for those just beginning a skincare routine as it's so gentle; for this reason I also think it would be perfect if you easily react to skincare, as it's designed with sensitive skin in mind and formulated with hydrating ingredients. The ingredients include extracts of wheatgrass, kakadu plum, goji berry, pomegranate and echinacea. Now that I've trialled it, I'll be using this Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser on my son!


Pink Grapefruit  Face Mask*

'You are awesome for who you are.... not for who you can try to copy. Be yourself because you are awesome and amazing.'

Another great message on the bottle; a little snippet of positivity here and there never goes astray, so onya Empassion for making us feel confident and worthy! A quick word of advice - this mask needs to be shaken before use, otherwise it does come out runny (I learnt from experience!). The formula is very thin but smooth and easy to apply. It doesn't actually say on the bottle what it's meant to do, but the Empassion website reveals the Pink Graprefruit Face Mask is designed for normal to oily and acne-prone skin (that's me!) and that the minerals may help re-balance oil flow, strengthen skin and aid in repairing scars. I didn't actually see much difference in my skin after using this mask, but results will vary from person to person obviously. The ingredients include Australian Olive Green Clay, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Wheatgrass Extract, Goji Berry Extract, Pomegranate Extract and Kakadu Plum Extract, so it has many of the ingredients common to the Cream Cleanser.


Pink Grapefruit Scented Mist*

'When you spray this Spritzer it makes everything smell amazing. When you let your personality, who you are, shine... it makes the world a more amazing place. Let who you are shine because the world will be a better place.'

I'm just going to say it... I am in love with this product! This spray is by far my favourite of the three products I tried and I've been using it everyday. I adore citrus scents because they are fresh, clean and amazing, and this zingy mist, made with pure essential oils, is no exception. I love spritzing it on my upper chest and neck as it refreshes and makes me feel uplifted when the scent reaches my nostrils. It's like using a gorgeously-scented water spray; the fine mist of cool liquid is a mood-booster and perfect to cool me down, and the delicious aroma is an added bonus. This would be ideal to toss in your gymbag to re-energize yourself after a workout! I have also used it on my pillow and as a room spray, as Empassion suggest. I love to use this mist as a base layered with my Chi Chi Pink Grapefruit perfume, as it adds depth and longevity to the fragrance. I highly recommend this delightful Scented Mist!



GIVEAWAY!

WIN an Empassion Natural Skincare Pack comprising the Cream Cleanser, Face Mask and Scented Mist from the Pink Grapefruit range!

Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget at the very bottom of this post. Note that being a Max The Unicorn email subscriber and visiting the Empassion Natural website is mandatory. The rest of the entry methods are optional, but will gain you more entries in the Giveaway. You can subscribe via email on the right hand sidebar; don't forget to click the link in your email to finish the subscription process, otherwise your entry won't be valid! If you're already a subscriber, just pop your email into the Rafflecopter so I can match it up! Although not required, I'd love it if you could like the Max The Unicorn and Empassion Natural Facebook pages. Good Luck!

Terms & Conditions
~ This giveaway is open to Australian residents only, and will close at midnight on the 6th of April.
~ The winner will be picked randomly by the Rafflecopter widget.
~ The winner will be notified via email and given 48 hours to reply with their address details for prize delivery otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
~ The prize will be sent directly from Empassion.

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110 comments:

  1. These sound beautiful. I am a qualified aromatherapist from before kids. (Trained as a sideline to my hectic career in advertising.) There's nothing lovelier. I will look out for this brand.

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    1. You're a woman of many talents! I love aromatherapy, Jody. Glad I could make you aware of Empassion :)

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  2. These products sound lovely - especially the face mist. I don't have a preference for natural skincare but it does make sense to me to have less chemicals on my skin. I'm more of a whatever works girl to be honest though.

    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

    Kayte
    www.immbeauty.com

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    1. Thanks Kayte. The Face Mist is my fave; the scent is so refreshing! :)

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  3. Thanks for this review! I love learning about more products with no nasties. 👍🏼❤

    Jacq
    jacqwritesworld.com

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  4. These look lovely Di :)

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    Sammy | Bargainbaglady.com

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    1. Yes, they are great products very gentle on the skin! xx

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  5. These look beautiful. I love the scent of grapefruit, especially in skincare.

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

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    1. Me too, it's so crisp, zesty and refreshing!

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  6. Yes love natural skincare!

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    1. Cool! It's great to know there are no hidden nasties :)

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  7. Natural skin is so much better no nasty chemicals to worry about

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  8. Yes, natural and organic skincare is definitely my preference ♥

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  9. I definitely do prefer natural skincare, love aromatherapy also, and the packaging is so pretty.

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  10. I'm a big fan of natural skincare....some of the over perfumed types really get up my nose :)

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    1. Agree! I even get a headache from some strongly-scented ones.

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  11. Great reviews, Di. Empassion sounds like such a lovely range xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle! It is a really nice range xx

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  12. There are enough incidental chemicals in the world, I do not need any more. Natural skincare is a must.

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  13. Yes I prefer to use natural skincare no harsh chemicals that cause irritation .

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  14. They sound good enough to eat, I am sure they smell divine.

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  15. Love those messages on the bottle! What's not to love about all natural, all Australian products?!

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  16. Oh I love the empowering messages on the bottles! Especially if targeted towards a younger age group, this is so important.

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  17. I'm starting to use more natural skincare products.

    I live the positive messages on all the Empassion products!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  18. Oops! The above should have read love not live!

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  19. Sounds wonderful, I love reading reviews by folks that use the products, than just what the manufactures say, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Veronica! Yes, I gave the products a good trial before formulating my opinion :)

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  20. I have a more mature skin, and these days I have to be very careful what I put on my skin and so natural ingredients are certainly better for my skin

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    1. I'm glad you're looking after your skin well Cheryl!

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  21. These sound good enough to eat. I've just recently tried an organic moisturiser and am loving it :)

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  22. The mist sounds amazing! Love that its grapefruit and not the typical rose mist.

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    1. Yes there are a lot of rose mists around, aren't there!

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  23. I love natural skincare, these products sound amazing! Love this giveaway :)

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  24. my skin is screaming right about now! I def. need a new line of products!

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    1. Haha, my skin freaks out like that too sometimes!

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  25. I love that Pink Grapefruit is the scent of this range. If I didn't already have so much freaking skincare at home I'd definitely enter!

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    1. LOL I know exactly where you're coming from!

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  26. Yes..its free from harsh, nasty chemicals making their way into my pores.

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  27. Oh this skincare pink grapefruit range sounds AMAZING! It's one of my fave scents!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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  28. The face mist sounds delightful. I'm definitely more aware now days of the ingredients in products and do factor it in when deciding what to purchase.

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    1. This is such a gorgeous scented mist. It's great you look out for the ingredients!

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  29. I hadn't heard of Empassion before, thanks for the introduction! The scented mist sounds amazing...yum! I toss up between using natural skincare and non-natural - but I know I definitely feel better when I'm using all natural.

    Bonnie | bonnbeaute.blogspot.com.au

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  30. Yes I would, who wants to rub toxic chemicals into their skin?

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  31. Haven't heard of the brand before, but sounds lovely, especially the mist! X

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  32. I've never heard of these, but they sound so luxurious! I'm definitely interested in that mask!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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  33. Another delicious and delightful post from you! Lovely to look at and I am sure from what you said, lovely to use. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 14/52. Next week: Easter

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    1. Thanks Denyse, and thanks for the linkup. I can't believe it's nearly Easter already!

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  34. I always prefer natural skincare products. I just find the scent of essential oils and natural bases like almond oil so much nicer than artificial fragrances. I have no interest in the miracles promised by the Ponds Institute! Give me an uplifting bit of pink grapefruit any day :)

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    1. Yes the scents do tend to be nicer in natural skincare! Thanks for reading Lara!

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  35. Love the positive messages that come with these products. They sound like just what I need to spoil myself :)

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    1. Yes the positive messages are such a nice touch!

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  36. always natural as its beter for your skin

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  37. I love the sound of the scented mist! #LovinLifeLinky

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  38. I prefer natural as I just feel it's better for my skin, also keeps my skin from flaring up!

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  39. Yes I prefer natural skincare, afterall we are organic bodies, why would we put chemicals on our skin, it just harms it.

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  40. Lovely giveaway, this natural brand sounds great. Good luck everyone!

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  41. yes,great giveaway, sounds lovely.

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  42. I definitely prefer natural skin care, with so many hidden chemicals and artificials in our everyday lives, anything I can do to stay alanatural is great :)

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  43. I like using natural skincare, knowing that my skin won't react & I'm putting on natural instead of who knows what.

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    1. It's the worst when your skin has a reaction!

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  44. I read labels and like to be able to understand what goes into a product - not just read a series of numbers or chemical names

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    1. Yes, it's comforting to know if it just contains natural ingredients :)

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  45. I can be skeptical on natural products, sometimes I think they work really well but other times I think science can over rule mother nature

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    1. That's true, often the scientific research behind non-natural products is impressive.

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  46. Sadly for me, I'm allergy prone so find that products with natural ingredients are less likely to trigger a reaction. Empassion skin care range seems perfect. I'd particularly love to sample EMPASSION's Pink Grapefruit cooling mist.

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    1. It would be great for you then! Good luck :)

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  47. i much prefer to use natural products as it seems better for my skin and like Anni G i am allergy prone. There is of course the added bonus that the fragrances are delicious sounding...

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  48. How cute is this packaging! These products sound amazing !

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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  49. Well that'll teach me to check out the Monday Madness links a whole lot earlier than Saturday - missed this whole thing! Sounds so lovely and pink grapefruit is just about my favourite beauty product scent xxx

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