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REVIEW | Annmarie Skin Care – Sample Kits

April 10, 2016

Annmarie Skin Care makes beautiful, high quality natural skin care products. They offer 3 sample kits for combination, oily, and dry skin. Click through to read the full review (my personal favourite is the Neroli Toning Mist - heavenly!) | www.TheClearSkinEssentials.com

REVIEW | Annmarie Skin Care – Sample Kits

Ooh, I’m excited to do this review!

A little over a year ago I tried Sun Love from Annmarie Skin Care. This sun protection product has since been my most favourite natural, non-toxic sunblock. Living in sunny Bali, Indonesia, I’ve tried a lot of sunscreens and most give me rashes and acne breakouts, or leaves a white cast, feels chalky or greasy, and are just too heavy on my skin. I’ve been using Sun Love regularly for over a year now, I’ve never had a breakout from it, no white cast, it’s light weight, tinted, and I like the gel-like texture. (read my full review here).

I always find that if I really like one or two products from a skincare company, I will probably like the rest of line. Once Sun Love became a staple in my skincare routine, I wanted to try some more products from Annmarie Skin Care.

I have to say, I love that they offer Sample Kits of their most popular, bestselling products (every skincare company should be doing this). And they don’t just offer a sample of an individual product, but a sample kits of a few products so you can get a better feel of the product line to see if it’s a good fit for your skin care needs.

Annmarie Skin Care makes beautiful, high quality natural skin care products. They offer 3 sample kits for combination, oily, and dry skin. Click through to read the full review (my personal favourite is the Neroli Toning Mist - heavenly!) | www.TheClearSkinEssentials.com

Annmarie Skin Care offers 3 Sample Kits:

Balance Sample Kit for Normal & Combination Skin: (includes samples of Aloe-Herb Cleanser, Neroli Toning Mist, Herbal Facial Oil for Normal and Combination Skin)

Purify Sample Kit for Oily & Acne Prone Skin: (includes samples of Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser, Purifying Mud Mask, Herbal Facial Oil for Oily and Acne Prone Skin)

Restore Sample Kit for Dry & Mature Skin: (includes samples of Aloe-Herb Cleanser, Anti-Aging Serum, Anti-Aging Face Oil)

To be honest, the whole “skin type” thing makes my eyes cross. Me, I’m everything. I’ve got oily skin, acne prone skin, I’m 40 with some wrinkles, I’ve got sensitive skin, and the air conditioning we use at night in hot Bali completely dehydrates my skin. I pretty much have every skin type going at once! And when given so many options, I get nervous if I choose one thing, I might miss out on another (yes, a little weird, but that’s me and I accept that). So, I got all 3 Sample Kits, and I’m so happy I did!

My first impressions of Annmarie Skin Care

I have to say these products are a breath of fresh air. The first thing I thought when I tried them was I wished they were available a long time ago.

I’ve been interested in natural skin care way before I got into natural health and healthy eating. I’ve always been drawn to the idea of skin care products made from all natural ingredients. But, as great of an idea it is, back in the day (like 10-20 years ago), most natural skin care products sold at health food stores or markets were awful. They were heavy, waxy, non-absorbable, and would make my skin worse, not better. It’s only been in recent years that a bunch of natural skin care companies like Annmarie Skin Care have been popping up, offering high quality products that are just as good and effective as their conventional, mainstream counterparts.

I was really happy that I decide to try all 3 Samples Kits, not only because the products are great (and each kits definitely has stand out products I want to purchase), but also I got a full experience of their product line and what they offer.

What stands out the most from Annmarie Skin Care is how light-weight and absorbable the products are. Nothing in this product line is heavy or waxy, and nothing sits on your skin feeling like a mask (that’s the worst!). Also, my sensitive, acne prone skin didn’t react to a single product (most skincare lines I’ve tried, there’s always at least one or two products my skin has adverse reactions to, I was quite surprised that nothing made my skin red, irritated, or broken out).

They’ve also put a lot of effort into sourcing the highest quality organic and wild crafted ingredients for their products, and you can tell (usually what can stuff up your pores is fillers and stabilizers added to skincare products), and you can tell by the texture and absorbability of the products that they’re pure and professionally formulated.

Review Of All 3 Annmarie Skin Care Sample Kits

Annmarie Skin Care makes beautiful, high quality natural skin care products. They offer 3 sample kits for combination, oily, and dry skin. Click through to read the full review (my personal favourite is the Neroli Toning Mist - heavenly!) | www.TheClearSkinEssentials.com

Balance Sample Kit for Normal & Combination Skin:

Includes samples of Aloe-Herb Cleanser, Neroli Toning Mist, Herbal Facial Oil for Normal and Combination Skin.

The Balance Sample Kit is great for soothing and de-stressing your skin. All products in this kit are especially gentle.

Aloe-Herb Cleanser is an aloe-based, non-foaming gel cleanser. This cleanser is very gentle, non-stripping. For some reason whenever I’ve used this product I think of it as a natural version of Cetaphil (if you know of Cetaphil, it’s what most dermatologists recommend for sensitive skin). I would recommend Aloe-Herb Cleanser over Cetaphil any day, it’s just as gentle, and won’t dry out your skin (plus it’s all natural).

Ingredients: *Aloe vera juice, *coconut oil, saponified oils (coconut oil and plant starches/sugars), *aloe vera juice infused with herbs (*calendula flowers, *hyssop leaves, *lavender flowers, *lemon balm, *life everlasting flowers, *neem leaves, *olive leaves), *vegetable glycerin, aspen bark extract, ruby grapefruit oil, lemon oil, non-GMO xanthan gum, green mandarin oil, *rosemary extract.
*Organic or wildcrafted

Neroli Toning Mist is my absolute favourite product from the 3 Sample Kits (I can’t wait to buy it!). It’s so soothing and smells divine. I love wearing it before bed (it takes my sleeping ritual to a whole new level), and I also like using it during the day to de-stress and hydrate my skin. Because it’s so hot here in Bali, I like to use the Neroli Toning Mist during the day in place of a moisturizer or lotion. I’ve never really got into using a mist until I tried this product.

Ingredients: *Aloe vera juice, aspen bark extract, neroli essential oil.
*Organic or wildcrafted

Herbal Face Oil for Normal and Combination Skin smells just as good as the Neroli Mist! It’s a very light weight oil and a perfect compliment to the Aloe-Herb Cleanser and Neroli Mist. I find this oil absorbs really well, it doesn’t sit on the surface of your skin or make it greasy. I like to use this oil at night as a deep moisturizing treatment.

Ingredients: Herb infused oil (*grapeseed oil, *calendula flowers, *comfrey leaves, *comfrey root, *echinacea purpurea, *gingko leaves, *goji berries, *gotu kola leaves, *hibiscus flowers, *lavender flowers, *lemon balm, *licorice root, *life everlasting flowers, *lotus stamen, *plantago leaves, *rhodiola, *rooibos, *rose petals, *rosemary leaves,*green tea leaves, *shavegrass (horsetail herb), *violet leaves, *acai fruit, *amla, *ashwagandha, *frankincense, *milk thistle seed), *fractionated coconut oil, *sunflower oil, *olive oil, *aloe vera oil, *passion fruit seed oil, *carrot seed oil, non-GMO vitamin E tocopherols, *tamanu oil, evening primrose extract, sea buckthorn berry extract, sandalwood oil, rosehip extract, *jasmine sambac absolute, calendula extract, * raspberry seed oil, *buriti fruit oil, cranberry seed oil, bergamot oil, blue chamomile oil, melissa oil, *rosemary extract.
*Organic or wildcrafted

Annmarie Skin Care makes beautiful, high quality natural skin care products. They offer 3 sample kits for combination, oily, and dry skin. Click through to read the full review (my personal favourite is the Neroli Toning Mist - heavenly!) | www.TheClearSkinEssentials.com

Purify Sample Kit for Oily & Acne Prone Skin:

Includes samples of Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser, Purifying Mud Mask, Herbal Facial Oil for Oily and Acne Prone Skin.

The Purify Sample Kit is deep cleansing treatment kit. Great for oily skin, soothing for acne and breakouts, and also perfect for hot summer months.

Like the Aloe-Herb Cleanser, the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser is also an aloe-based gel cleanser. I find this cleanser is especially good at removing makeup and sunscreen, while at the same time still being gentle and non-stripping.

Ingredients: *Aloe vera juice, saponified oils (coconut oil and plant starches/sugars), *aloe vera juice infused with herbs (*calendula flowers, *comfrey leaves, *life everlasting flowers, *lavender flowers, *lemon balm leaves, *neem leaves, *plantago leaves, *rosemary leaves, *olive leaves), *vegetable glycerin, aspen bark extract, lemon oil, *witch hazel distillate, rosemary oil, non-GMO xanthan gum, lemon myrtle oil, peppermint oil, *rosemary extract.
*Organic or wildcrafted

The Purifying Mud Mask is a mixture of clays and blue-green algae. I love that it comes in powder form, so you add some water to activate it when you are ready to use it. This way it always remains fresh. I like adding a few drops of the Herbal Face Oil to the mask to make it into a purifying and moisturizing mask. The clay is very gentle, and will leave your skin soft and smooth.

Ingredients: Rose clay, Moroccan rhassoul clay, chlorella algae.
*Organic or wildcrafted

Out of all the products in all 3 Sample Kits, the Herbal Face Oil for Oily and Acne Prone Skin is my least favourite. The herbal scent is a little too overpowering for me. The oil itself is really nice, but the scent was too strong for me to use directly on my face. So instead, I add a few drops of it to the Mud Mask, and it makes a brilliant moisturizing detox mask.

Ingredients: Herb infused oil (*grapeseed oil, *white willow bark, *barberry bark,*basil leaf, *echinacea purpurea, *goji berry, *hibiscus flower, *licorice root, *meadowsweet, *milk thistle seed, *neem leaves, *bitter orange peel, *rosemary leaves, *green tea), *fractionated coconut oil, *hazelnut oil, *passion fruit seed oil, *black cumin seed oil, sandalwood oil, clementine oil, non-GMO vitamin E tocopherols, *carrot seed oil, *buriti fruit oil, red raspberry seed oil, rosehip extract, carrot extract, cranberry seed oil, rosehip seed extract, *rosemary extract.
*Organic or wildcrafted

Annmarie Skin Care makes beautiful, high quality natural skin care products. They offer 3 sample kits for combination, oily, and dry skin. Click through to read the full review (my personal favourite is the Neroli Toning Mist - heavenly!) | www.TheClearSkinEssentials.com

Restore Sample Kit for Dry & Mature Skin:

Includes samples of Aloe-Herb Cleanser, Anti-Aging Serum, Anti-Aging Face Oil.

The Restore Sample Kit is my favourite Sample Kit of the three. The products are light-weight, easily absorbable, nourishing, and smell beautiful.

The Aloe-Herb Cleanser is the same cleanser as in the Balance Sample Kit. It’s a gentle aloe-based gel cleanser. Both the Aloe-Herb and the Citrus Mint Cleanser are non-foaming gel cleansers. I would say the big difference between the two is I find the Citrus Mint is better at removing makeup and sunscreen, and the Aloe-Herb is more balancing and nourishing (so if you wear a lot of makeup or sunscreen, I would use the Citrus Mint Cleanser, and if you don’t, use the Aloe-Herb Cleanser).

Ingredients: *Aloe vera juice, *coconut oil, saponified oils (coconut oil and plant starches/sugars), *aloe vera juice infused with herbs (*calendula flowers, *hyssop leaves, *lavender flowers, *lemon balm, *life everlasting flowers, *neem leaves, *olive leaves), *vegetable glycerin, aspen bark extract, ruby grapefruit oil, lemon oil, non-GMO xanthan gum, green mandarin oil, *rosemary extract.
*Organic or wildcrafted

The Anti-Aging Serum is a high quality gel serum. What stands out about this products is unlike most gel serums, it’s not sticky and doesn’t heavily coat the surface of your skin. It’s absorbs right in without leaving residue. I have to say I’m really excited about this product, I found it to be especially hydrating and I could easily use it on its own in hot weather. I will definitely buy it.

Ingredients: *Aloe vera juice, serum blend (*aloe vera juice, *squalane [plant sugar derived], carrageenan [chondrus crispus], non-GMO xanthan gum), *rose distillate, *aloe vera juice infused with herbs (*amla berry, *calendula flowers, *comfrey leaves, *fennel seed, *gingko leaves, *gotu kola leaves, *shavegrass (horsetail herb), *life everlasting flowers, *milk thistle seed, *nettle leaves, *plantago leaves, *rhodiola root, *rooibos, *rosemary leaves, *schisandra berries), *sunflower seed extract, *buddleja davidii extract, *edelweiss extract, aspen bark extract, *vegetable glycerin, *red raspberry seed extract, sodium ascorbate, *flax seed extract, *chia seed oil, non-GMO vitamin E tocopherols, *rose absolute, non-GMO xanthan gum, vetiver oil, *tamanu oil, frankincense oil, hyaluronic acid, rose hip seed extract, sweet myrrh oil, *rosemary extract, *jasmine sambac absolute.
*Organic or wildcrafted

The Anti-Aging Face Oil is non-greasy, extremely lightweight, and also absorbs beautifully. It also has a nice light scent, and complements the serum perfectly (great to wear the two together as an overnight treatment – heavenly!).

Ingredients: *Sunflower seed oil, herb infused oil (*jojoba oil, sesame seed oil, *calendula flowers, *comfrey leaves, *comfrey root, *echinacea purpurea, *gingko leaves, *goji berries, *gotu kola leaves, *hibiscus flowers, *lavender flowers, *lemon balm, *licorice root, *life everlasting flowers, *lotus stamen, *plantago leaves, *rhodiola, *rooibos, *rose petals, *rosemary leaves, *green tea leaves, *shavegrass (horsetail herb), *violet leaves, *acai fruit, *amla, *ashwagandha, *frankincense, *milk thistle seed), *hemp seed oil, *rosehip seed oil, *pumpkin seed oil, red raspberry seed oil, *chia seed oil, *carrot seed oil, *broccoli seed oil, *pomegranate seed oil, cranberry seed oil, *black cumin seed oil, *acai berry oil, *buriti fruit oil, sea buckthorn berry extract, non-GMO vitamin E tocopherols, sandalwood oil, vetiver oil, *Moroccan rose absolute, sweet fennel oil, *jasmine sambac absolute, frankincense oil.
*Organic or wildcrafted

After trying the Sample Kits, what do I want to buy?

Neroli Toning Mist – This is my absolutely favourite product from all 3 Sample Kits (it’s heaven in a bottle!).

Anti-Aging Serum – I would like to use this beyond just a few days to see the effect it would have on my skin. I really like the texture and how well it hydrates my skin.

Sun Love – I’ve been using this sun protection/sunscreen regularly on my face, chest, and shoulders for over a year now, and I will definitely continue re-purchasing.

What Else Do I Want To Try From Annmarie Skin Care?

Anti-Aging Eye Cream – I really liked all the anti-aging products from the Restore Sample Kit, so I definitely would like to try their Anti-Aging Eye Cream. Everything from their product line has been light weight and absorbable, so I’m interested in seeing what the eye cream is like.

Repair Serum – The Anti-Aging Serum is great, I would also like to try the Repair Serum too!

Their body care products like the Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash and the Radiant Skin Silk Body Lotion also look good! And I would love to try out their Essential Oil Blends.


Buy A Sample Kit & Get The Special Bonuses

When I was putting this review together, I contacted Annmarie Skin Care to let them know about the review.

I didn’t know this, but they have limited quantities of the Sample Kits (they are currently stocked and available). Each Sample Kit costs $10 (which includes free shipping anywhere in the world), and with every sample kit you order, you will receive a $10 off coupon towards your next purchase (which makes your sample kit free!), plus, for a limited time, they also include a free copy of “Toxic Free Home Guide” eBook with every Sample Kit purchase.

If you are interested in quality natural skin care products, these Sample Kits are definitely worth trying. Each sample can be used a few times, so it will give you enough time to try all the products out, see which ones you like, and how your skin responds to them. I highly recommend them. Depending on your skin type, there’s 3 different Sample Kits to choose from, or you can be like me, and try them all!!!

To order your Annmarie Skin Care Sample Kits, click here.


If you already use Annmarie Skin Care, I would love to know what products you use and which one is your absolute favourite! (Post in the comments below!).

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3 Comments

  • Reply Joyce April 11, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Natasha, your timing couldn’t be more perfect for me. Annmarie Skin Care products just entered my radar a couple of weeks ago and I was debating which sample kit to try, too. I may try all three like you did! It’s hard to go wrong when you get a $10 credit per sample toward your next purchase. (Brilliant marketing on their part.) Based on your review, it’s likely I’ll re-order anyway! I’ll try the sunscreen, too. (Speaking of sunscreen, have you tried Living Libations’? I haven’t and am wondering how it compares.) Thanks!

    • Reply Natasha St. Michael April 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Hi Joyce,
      You’ll definitely enjoy the samples 🙂
      I haven’t yet tried Living Libations sunscreen (it’s on my list), and I’ve also received a few requests to do reviews of a few other non-toxic sunscreens, so I’ll definitely put a post together of different sunscreens and how they compare (great idea!).
      When you get the Annmarie Skin Care Samples, do let us know which one is your favourite.
      Have a great day!

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