I’m all about trying out new brands, especially when it comes to skincare. I’ve recently grown really interested in skincare and testing out what works best for me. Embarrassingly enough, I was one of those girls who never had a pimple all throughout school, then once I turned 18 I get those pesky spots that uninvitedly stay for weeks. Now I know more than ever that taking good care of my skin is crucial in prevent adult acne. (YIKES) Today’s brand is a toxin-free and natural New York based skincare line, Abotaniq. They were kind enough to send me a few products to test out.


Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub

What inside: 
•Jojoba Oil – Natural emollient and lubricant softens dry skin + protects from abrasion.
• Jojoba Beads – Spherical beads exfoliate without traumatizing skin.
• Papaya Enzymes – Digest dull surface cells.
• Lemongrass, Horse Chestnut & Arnica Extracts – Stimulate + improve skin circulation.
• Aloe Extract – Soothes + calms skin.

Why I like it:
•  It smells like a tropical drink in a bottle. (double points)
• The jojoba beads are not too abrasive, but just enough to get me feeling clean.
•  Leaves my skin looking bright + fresh.

Brightening Night Cream

What’s inside:
• Natural Licorice Extract – A tyrosinase inhibitor that helps to prevent hyper-pigmentation from forming for a renewed brightness and even skin tone.
• White Lotus Flower Extract – Helps repair, calm and brighten skin.
• Super Calming Complex – Promoting the healthy maintenance of micro-circulation + even toned complexion.
• Glucosamine – Helps reduce the amount of melanin in skin cells.
• Vitamins A, C & E – Vitamins that help to protect cells from free radical damage.

Why I like it: 
• It’s not too greasy or too sticky.
• No overpowering scent- which is the last thing I want when going to sleep.
• I notice my skin’s elasticity in the morning is improved.

Peptide Eye Cream

What’s inside:
• Matrixyl® Synthe 6™ – Mimetic peptide works to improve underlying skin structure.
• Tetrapeptide 5 – Unique double action active reduces puffiness in the under eye area + dark circles by inhibiting water accumulation.
• Complexion Perfection™ – Second generation AHA, liposome encapsulated tripeptide rejuvenates the skin.
• Soy Proteins – Rich in essential amino acids, help increase metabolic activity for cell energy + regeneration.
• Jojoba, Macadamia Seed & Hazelnut Oil and Squalane – Provide nourishment + moisture to skin.
• Yeast Polysaccharides– Protect against environmental stress by strengthening skin’s immune system + providing natural anti-irritants.
• Ubiquinone– Provides superior anti-oxidant protection around the delicate eye area.

Why I like it: 
• This one is my most needed product as I have pre-mature fine lines around my eyes.
• I’ve noticed a huge change in my ‘crows feet’ from using the eye cream for two weeks.

Firming Serum

What’s inside: 
• Bioavailable Mineral™ Complex – A powerful polypeptide blend of bioavailable minerals that help to provide structural integrity and protection of the dermis.
• Firming Botanical Complex – Helps firm skin, increasing its density + integrity.
• Vitamin A, C & E – Antioxidant vitamins that help to protect cells from free radical damage.

Why I like it: 
• I’m not usually crazy about serums, but this one is lightweight enough to where I almost don’t feel it on!
• Because it’s firming, it helps me fight against my premature fine lines.

Vitamin C Serum

What’s inside:
• Vitamin C – Brightens skin, improves radiance, provides antioxidant protection + stimulates collagen production.
• Vitamin E – Enhances anti-oxidant protection.
• White Tea Extract – Soothes skin, helping to prevent irritation.
• Gingko Biloba Extract – Stimulates micro-circulation for improved skin health.
• Butylene Glycol – Softens skin and helps prevent dehydration.

Why I like it:
• I’m a sucker for anything with collagen in it. It truly is the key for looking youthful!
• Vitamin C is known for brightening, so I think this product with become a part of my everyday routine when winter rolls around to give my skin a lil’ boost!

Vitamin C Toner

What’s inside: 
• Vitamin C + Green Tea Extract – Helps to stimulate collagen, while defending against free radicals + helping reverse signs of aging.
• Algae Extract & Pullulan – Firm + tighten skin.
• Japanese Knotweed – Brightens skin.
• Witch Hazel Extract – minimizes the appearance of pores, provides antioxidant protection and stimulates collagen production.

Why I like it: 
• Toners are my favorite part of a skincare routine because they always leaving me feeling fresh.
• Leaves my skin feeling firm and refreshed.

Wrinkle Filler

What’s inside: 
• ESP Complex– Revitalizes, firms + protects skin by fighting collagen +delastin degradation.
• Dermaxyl® – Stimulates + repairs the cutaneous matrix, reducing wrinkle volume, depth and surface area.
• Nylon Silica Spheres – Smooth skin surface.
• Bio-transformed Rice + White Tea Extracts – Help to provide antioxidant protection.

Why I like it:
• Wrinkle filler? I mean… who wouldn’t like it?
• I’ve started to use around my eyes and my smile line.



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