Okay, I don't know how to talk about True Botanicals without sounding over the top, but this is the absolute best skincare line I have ever tried. I'm not even talking about compared to other natural products, I'm talking about compared to ANYTHING. And as someone who had acne as a teen and frequent breakouts as an adult, I have tried a lot of products.
Until I discovered True Botanicals I had been using Dr. Hauschka and Aesop products. And while they worked ok, they were not doing enough to justify the cost. My skin was still a bit dry, I was still getting breakouts, and I had decided that the redness caused by pregnancy hormones was just going to be a permanent fixture on my face. I've tried just about every product line at Whole Foods without any luck.
I decided to try the True Botanicals Renew Pure Radiance Oil and Renew Cellular Repair Serum on a whim. It was more than I've ever spent on a skincare product, but I thought I'd try it after reading that it had outperformed the much more expensive La Mer cream. After using it ONCE, I was sold. The smell is AMAZING and my dry skin was softer after one night with True Botanicals than it had been in years. By morning I reached out to the company with a gushing fangirl email to see if I could get a coupon code to share on The Naked Fig and to order the rest of the line.
For the last month, I've been using the Renew Cleanser, Renew Nutrient Mist, Renew Pure Radiance Oil, Renew Cellular Repair Serum, Vitamin C Booster, and the Resurfacing Moisture Mask. The results have been INCREDIBLE. I was really just trying to soften and moisturize my skin, but I was thrilled to see my hormonal breakouts and redness disappear (and I mean COMPLETELY disappear). After about two weeks, my skin looked the best it has looked since hitting puberty, so I started sharing it with my family. I gave my sister one "facial" and she ended up buying the products the next day. She tried the Calm Line to address her Rosacea and is already seeing decreased redness and improved skin texture. Sam has oily skin, so I wasn't sure if the Renew products would work as well for him. But I swear this stuff must be magic because his skin looks better than ever after using it. I tried the Renew line because of my dryness, but they also have a Clear line for acne prone skin.
I know, I know. It is really expensive. But it REALLY WORKS and is worth every penny. They also just introduced a new Basics line that is at a lower price point. And I have a coupon code for you! Use the code CHELSEATRUE20 for $20 off any purchase of $40 or more. You won't regret it! Before you shop, here are my thoughts on each of the products:
Renew Hydrating Cleanser - Gently cleanses without drying the skin.
Renew Nutrient Mist - Refreshing toner restores moisture and the smell is SO GOOD.
Renew Pure Radiance Oil - If you are going to get only one product, make it this one. This balancing oil moisturizes any skin type and minimizes fine lines. Leaves skin dewy but not oily. Truly a wonder product. I can't say enough good things. I thought face oils just didn't work for me until I tried this one.
Renew Cellular Repair Serum - This nighttime serum supports the oil to moisturize and plump skin. While the oil alone outperformed La Mer in double-blind studies, it worked even better when used with the serum.
Vitamin C Booster - Add a sprinkle of the vitamin C booster to the serum to support collagen production. Vitamin C is not stable once mixed with liquids, so most products with Vitamin C already added are not very effective. Adding the Vitamin C to the serum right before it goes on the face makes it as potent as possible.
Resurfacing Moisture Mask - After the oil, this is my favorite product. Unlike textured exfoliants which can cause micro-tears in the skin, this uses lactic acid to remove dead skin. It only takes a few minutes and leaves the skin INCREDIBLY soft and GLOWING. I use it every other day and actually look forward to the exfoliating days because it works so well.
If you have any questions about True Botanicals or any of the products, please ask me. I seriously can not say enough about how much I love this line!!! Click here to find out which products are best for your skin type. And to improve your skin from the inside out, check out this recipe for a delicious Skin Food Smoothie!