Sorry for the long absence, friends! I’ve been keeping consistent with my skincare ritual and haven’t felt the need to post any updates. But earlier this month I received my April Box from The Detox Market which features the new releases from Indie Lee, Daily Skin Nutrition and Daily Vitamin Infusion (along with a sample size of her Rosehip Cleanser). After using it for the past few weeks, I felt that it was important to come on here to give the scoop about the products – especially before the month is up so you can snag an April Box ($55 for a $155 value) or even take advantage of The Detox Market’s Earth Day savings if you’d like to start with just one of the products.
Indie Lee is a brand that is not new to me, I’ve always loved how her products looked and they always seemed very clean and result driven. This is my first time actually using her products though and I have to say, they lived up to expectations and make me excited to try the rest of Indie’s line. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, here’s my experience with the products.
Daily Skin Nutrition and Daily Vitamin Infusion are standalone products (the first is a lotion and the second is an oil serum), which can be used alone but really ideal when paired together.
Daily Vitamin Infusion is a face oil with only the good stuff: fatty-acid plant oils and ceramides that nourish, and even pure Vitamin C and Vitamin E. You won’t find fragrant essential oils in this resourceful 10-ingredient product, only the things that your skin absolutely needs:
Squalane, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
With two forms of ceramides, Squalane, Avocado, and Coconut Oils, this oil is intensely nourishing yet, due non-clogging. I have been using this for weeks and my skin has only felt soft and supple, with nary a single breakout or pore congestion. One of the reasons for this might be that the base squalane is an intensely nourishing oil that is not greasy and absorbs quickly due to skin’s affinity for squalane. The 2nd ingredient rosehip is highly nutritious and rejuvenating and is known to be deeply rejuvenating. I love that there is actual Vitamin C in this already great oil which helps to brighten and boost collagen so this oil is performance packed. My skin feels like absolute velvet on this and the ceramide-rich oil just cushions and plumps my skin. The fragrance-free profile also makes me feel as though this is just a pure shot of vitamin infusion, and I’ve really come to love this product.
The idea here is for the oil to absorb quickly (which it does) to really get that infusion of vitamins delivered deep into the skin, feeding it from within. Then, with the vitamin-infusion, we layer with Daily Skin Nutrition to work on “feeding” the more top-level layers.
Daily Skin Nutrition is a light, yet nutrient-intensive cream made from a base of water and squalane so it both hydrates and nourishes. There are many active ingredients in here that you’ll find in Daily Vitamin Infusion since they work in synergy on different levels:
Water (Aqua/Eau), Squalane, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Propanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carrageenan, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum
I love the high concentration of squalane and Olive oils (which contain high concentrations of natural plant squalane) because it’s excellent for the skin barrier. The Vitamin E here helps to condition the skin so it feels soft to the touch, while Vitamin C in this serves to brighten the complexion. The fatty-acid rich plant oils help against environmental damage while pure hyaluronic acid also helps to draw in hydration.
I can’t stress this enough though that the cream is really light, I’ve used cream-based serums that have been heavier than this and the fact that it comes in a pump is evidence of it’s more fluid nature. While nourishing, the cream absorbs quickly and forms the perfect outer layer for day or night without making skin feel weighed down nor looking greasy. The first few times I used this, I kept touching my skin because the cream absorbed so quickly yet my skin continued to feel soooo soft and supple.
The beauty of this pared-down ingredients list is that it’s only performance-based and there are no “superficial” ingredients that can cause irritation so I find these products to be good for any skin type. Both products are beautifully made and really do feel like they’re nourishing my skin. Used together, you really do feel your skin just absolutely saturated in total nourishment and nutrition from deep down all the way to the surface, everything just feels so plush and plumped. Unlike many oils and serums that make huge claims, I really love the promise of the Daily Vitamin Infusion and Daily Skin Nutrition that they’re here to just feed and nurture skin like a pack of multi-vitamins. Proper nutrition is sometimes lacking as everyone is focused on one or two active ingredients, which makes these products quite universal as everyone can benefit.
The Daily Vitamin Infusion is $65 and the Daily Skin Nutrition is $80, but during Earth Day weekend, you can get anywhere from 10%-15% off on The Detox Market. Or just get The Detox Market’s April Detox Box which features full sizes of both these products plus a sample of the Roseship Cleanser for just $55, which is cheaper than the cost of one product – I can’t stress how great this deal is – the Indie Lee box will no longer be available after April, so if you’d like to get on this, time is of the essence.
Daily Vitamin Infusion
Daily Skin Nutrition
The Detox Box: Indie Lee
Photos: Taken by Garçons World
Thanks for this review.
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Happy Sunday~ Elaine
On Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 1:26 PM The Beauty Idealist wrote:
> thebeautyidealist posted: ” Sorry for the long absence, friends! I’ve been > keeping consistent with my skincare ritual and haven’t felt the need to > post any updates. But earlier this month I received my April Box from The > Detox Market which features the new releases from Indie Le” >
I also subscribe to the Detox Box and I have loved pretty much everything but when I saw these products included coconut oil, I sent a message to them and they offered to refund me the box once I returned it (because The Detox Market is fabulous). Coconut oil makes me break out viciously but you and Andie ( The Green Queen) both have said that these products have not clogged your pores. Now I am kicking myself for returning the box. Oh well – lesson learned. Next time I will just give the products a try because the price of the box is amazing and if I break out – I’ll give the products away. Thanks for your always awesome reviews.
I totally get how that feels. I swore off coconut oil for years but then tried a few make-up products that had it without bad reactions. I still don’t really buy products with coconut oil, but it’s no longer on my “no go” list, meaning I’ll try it to see how it works. I feel like the concentration matters so much, and also the type of coconut oil (fractionated, etc.), along with other ingredients in the mix.
I’ve been meaning to try indie Lee products for some time. I also don’t put oils with coconut oil on my face so now I’m unsure:(
I’d suggest starting with another product of hers such as the Rosehip Cleanser if coconut oil is a concern. And if you want to try the two products mentioned, I think they have it in a smaller size and also not sure where you live, but I know some stores have testers that you can pump into a sampler to take home and use a few times.
Oh, what an awesome box that I missed and I’m so happy to see the inclusion of ceramides in more green beauty products. It seems like such a straight-forward product too, no frills. I broke out from coconut oil alone, but I have used products containing coconut oil in the formulation without any problem. This review makes me purchase samples. Yum!