Christian Sismone

Skincare has become a status symbol for the girls who want to be in the mix. A few years ago makeup brands were dropping a new collection it felt like daily. Now that we are at home more skincare has become the wave. As someone who has tried a lot of skincare of the years, I want to start a new series Is it worth the hype: Herbivore Botanicals. I want to try as many brands that seem to be very popular and see if they are just aesthetic or if they bring it.

The team over at Herbivore reached out and they sent me a few of their popular items. I received their Jade Roller, Coconut Body Scrub, and their Jewel Box which includes mini sizes of their Prism Exfoliating Serum, Bakuchiol Serum, Emerald Hemp Facial Oil, Phoneix Facial Oil, and Lapis Facial Oil.

Right off the back I loved the packaging and the vibes of the brand. Herbivore focus is bring you results that you can see and feel without all the toxic ingredients. They blend this methaphysical and skincare flow as all their items are named after nature. They also try to minimize their carbon footprint by ensuring the packaging is recyclable and reusable.

Is it worth the hype: Herbivore Botanicals

I will be honest I wasn’t expecting miracles. As someone who is in the beauty and skincare sphere I have tried many things all over the spectrum of low to high and some items that I was expecting to bring it especially becuase of the price, just didn’t have the results. Some brands sadly are created to foster a sense of exclusivity with a certain type in mind who wants to appear as though they are higher than.

The first product I tried was their Coconut Milk Body Polish which is a 100% natural body scrub that hydrates, softens, smooths, and renews the skin with nourishing Coconut Milk, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, and gently exfoliating sugar per their website. I wanted to try this as the winter months means I have to up my body care game. I will say this smells like coconuts naturally not from a synethic scent. It is effective without all the frills and extra’s you may find in some body scrubs. You get a 8oz glass jar for 36.00. I feel for a scrub the price point is a bit high as their aren’t any actives but it’s still very effective as my skin felt so delicious.

Is it worth the hype: Herbivore Botanicals Herbivore Botanicals Emerald Facial Oil, Jade Roller

Now on to the skincare products. Right off the bat, I will say I’m a bit mixed about. The first combo I tried is their Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum which promises to exfoliate naturally and effectively with Prism’s 12% blend of natural fruit and plant-based AHAs including Lactic, Glycolic, and Malic Acids plus a 3% concentration of natural Willow Bark BHA, and Vitamin C from Kakadu Plum Extract along with their Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Facial Oil which claims to provide deep moisture meets flash absorption in this skin calming and seriously hydrating blend of Omega-rich and irritation soothing Hemp Seed Oil and environmental stress defending Adaptogens including Shiitake Mushroom and Ashwagandha Root.

This combo was a nice mixture as my skin was in need of moisture. I used pretty bland products that night in order to make sure nothing entangled on my skin. I found the serum to have a nice oil like texture which blended well with the facial oil. The next morning I woke to skin that was nice and supple with no reactions.

A few nights later I tried the Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing Serum along with the Emerald Facial oil. The Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing Serum is supposed to be gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types, Bakuchiol works with the skin to refine the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the power of natural botanicals. I liked the texture of this which is a jelly like texture. Instead of mixing this with the facial oil I mixed the oil with my moisturizer as I wanted to ensure my skin would be hydrated.

The next morning my skin was a little dry which surprised me a bit but over the course of the next few days I noticed my skin felt very supple and bouncy which is the path we like. I feel if I continue use I will then see if this brings the results that this product claims.

The other 2 facial oils really didn’t appeal to me and so at the time of this blog post, I haven’t ventured into using them. One thing about being a beauty content creator, you have to pace yourself with introducing products into your routine unless you like toying with the consequences.

Now the vedict, do I think you should rush out and purchase? Yes and no. Yes if you are wanting to explore the world of skincare and it’s a hobby of yours. If you need a great facial oil I would also recommend this brand especially the Emerald Facial Oil. Now my no is for those who have well established skincare routines with products that have shown themselve worthy. I love skincare and love trying new things but if I wasn’t a content creator I probably wouldn’t go for this as the price points are a bit much for what they are. They are effective and if you like a bit if aesthetic with your skincare you would be in a good place.

I hope this new series Is it worth the hype: Herbivore Botanicals was helpful to you. Have you tried anything from the brand before? And after reading this review, has anything tickled your fancy? Let’s chat in the comments!