Saturday, January 25, 2014

Beauty Spotlight - ft. The Aloe Source

For Your Inner Health and Outer Beauty 
Plus special promotion code!

PROMOTION CODE EDIT 1/27 - I have a new and even more EXCITING promotion code to offer you now! For $20 FLAT and FREE shipping you can pick any THREE products from The Aloe Sources line just by calling this number - 877) 865-2563 and letting them know you want The Charming Cheshire $20 Deal

That's right! These products individually range anywhere from between $20-$50 PER ITEM, so be sure to take advantage of this awesome deal now! You won't be disappointed! Visit their website now to take a look at their product line, then give them a call to order!

Hello there and happy weekend to you! I have a wonderful Fun Little Purchase for you today including my new favorite brand of facial skincare....The Aloe Source! I was first introduced to them through my November 2013 Glossybox. I received a travel-sized bottle of their Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish and I just used that pretty little baby up! IN fact, my Hubby technically helped, he absolutely adored it as well, which is very rare for him. He's very selective about his skincare, so when I heard him mention that he had been having problems with dry skin from the weather, I recommended that he try the cleanser since it helped my skin so much. Next thing I knew he was using it every day! Well I knew I had to buy more, so I decided to try out a few more items from their line....

I purchased a set they had available at the time called the Cleanse & Moisturize Kit that contained a full-size Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish and O2 Infusion Moisturizer. I also found a promotion code for a free gift sample set of three items (no longer available, I believe) - a travel-size Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish (so Hubby can has his own!), a sample jar of the Luminosity Masque and a sample jar of the Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme

I had a bit of a confusing surprise when my package arrived along with a lovely handwritten note thanking me for the order and letting me know that they had included a free gift of their Lip Therapy, however, the gift with my promotion code kit (the bag of three sample products) was not in the box! Haha, I was so very confused, so I emailed the company and within a few days another box arrived at my doorstep with the three piece sample kit and ANOTHER handwritten note of apology from the person in charge of Business Development along with a phone number to reach her directly. 
Soon after I received an email from her as well to ensure that I was satisfied with the customer service and order. How FABULOUS is that?! It is so rare to receive such wonderful customer service along with buying products that you absolutely love! PRICELESS. I definitely plan to continue ordering from them! I love their attitude and service to their customers, that's such a big part of the purchasing process for me.

Let's take a look at the products, shall we? Afterwards, if you think you'd like to try some of these products out for yourself or any from their line, I have a special promotion code to share! So read on!....


"This multi-tasking, sulfate-free cleanser effectively removes makeup, oil and impurities. Gently exfoliates with a combination of jojoba microbeads and alpha and beta hydroxy acids, while nourishing aloe vera soothes skin." - from

From my November 2013 Glossybox review:

"I have COMPLETELY used this product up, it is GONE. Well, I take that HUBBY and I have completely used this product up! Hahaha! I suggested that he try it out one day because I absolutely fell in love with it and next thing I knew, he was using it every day!  

I has very smooth jojoba microbeads that very gently exfoliate. I had absolutely no problems with any skin sensitivity or redness from the exfoliation and the aloe vera made my skin feel super soft afterwards. I hardly needed moisturizer! I actually took to keeping it in the shower with me and just washing my face before I get out. So refreshing! It really doesn't foam much that you can see, but that's somewhat typical for an exfoliating product.

It has a fantastic light citrus scent, almost like fresh lemons. It does have grapefruit peel oil in it, so that may be the main source of the scent. It's not overpowering at all, in fact, you really don't smell it too much when applying, only if you smell the product straight from your hands. 

I've noticed that my face has seemed a bit smoother, and definitely more moisturized during the dry, cold winter days after daily use. I prefer to use it for my daytime cleanser because it gives my face a little brightness boost by lightly working off a layer of dead skin and buffing up the new skin underneath! I'm so sad to see a little empty bottle sitting there now, haha, I need to go order a new one...." - Cookie
So quite obviously I purchased more! I use it every morning when I'm in the shower right after I wash my hair. Typically in the winter I wash my face AFTER I shower, right over the sink because I want to put on serum and/or moisturizer immediately afterwards before my skin dries out but with this cleanser I don't have to! The aloe in it keeps my skin softer, more moisturized and I don't feel like I have to rush to put on lotion! Some days I barely feel like I need to (as I mentioned above). My skin has continued to look softer, feel smoother and just overall feel healthier! Plus, I've noticed fewer and fewer breakouts with constant use.


"This lightweight moisturizer energizes and revitalizes skin with aloe vera and a unique glycoprotein complex for vibrant, healthy-looking skin." - from

But when I DO feel the need to use moisturizer after I use the cleanser, I've been using this one! They're absolutely right, it is very lightweight but still quite hydrating. I prefer this as a daytime moisturizer but during warmer days it would be fine for nighttime use as well.

I love the designs of the bottles! Very clean, bright and fresh. I've found myself keeping the bottle on the counter instead of in my cabinet just because I love the look.

 The formula is smooth, and once worked into the skin it forms into a very luxurious layer that absorbs easily, quickly and gives fantastic hydration. It has some wonderful ingredients in it including olive fruit oil, lavender oil, Alaria Esculenta (algae) extract which is great for boosting skin elasticity and assists in anti-aging, sea buckthorn which is very high in vitamin C, and of course, aloe. You only need one pump for full coverage on the face, but if I feel I need a bit more lotion for particularly dryer days then I'll use about one and half pumps. I'm very pleased to know that this product will last so long since I don't need multiple pumps! It's made such a difference in my day as I've had a much easier time applying my makeup since my skin has been so soft from constant use of moisturizer.

There's not any noticeable fragrance or scent, except a very light, faint typical lotion smell but you really don't notice it at all when applying. One thing that I very much love about it is that after applying my skin doesn't feel greasy or sticky at all! Just a fresh, soft finish!


I actually had no idea that this set came with a cute little travel bag, so I was happily surprised when I opened my parcel! A girl always needs some good travel bags for her plethora of beauty products needed during traveling, am I right? Here's what the insert said of the Sample Set:

Get Glowing...with the Instant Radiance Treatment

Step 1 - Refresh
The Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish gently removes makeup, oil and dead skin leaving your face feeling refreshed. With jojoba microbeads and stabilized aloe vera, this polish will cleanse and exfoliate for purely radiant skin.

Step 2 - Brighten
 The Luminosity Masque contains pineapple and papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate, while stabilized aloe vera and willowherb extract sooth and comfort, resulting in glowing and rejuvenated skin.

Step 3 - Hydrate
Top off the beauty regimen with the Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme. This luxurious creme enriches and hydrates, while vitamin C and stabilized aloe vera help even out skin tone and provide antioxidant benefits.

Use the Instant Radiance Treatment twice a week, or as needed


No need to show you this awesome product as I already have! Needless to say my Hubby has taken full ownership of this bottle already. ::wink wink:: 


"This soothing gel masque combines pineapple and papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate the skin, while aloe vera and willowherb extract soothe the skin, leaving it smooth, radiant and more youthful-looking." - from

I cannot say enough great things about this masque. It is one of the most unusual masques I've used, but soooooo fabulous. 

The formula is pretty lightweight for a masque and goes on a bit on the thin side but it still gives complete coverage. In the jar the product has a very pale spring-green tint, but once applied to the skin in a thinner layer, it's clear. It's a thin gel-like texture, but very smooth. Because it's fairly clear, I recommend applying under a brighter light so you can see where you've spread it on your face, that way there's no product wasted when applying over already covered skin. However, you can also somewhat feel it out with your fingertips as well.

It's recommended to leave on for 5-10 minutes. I've used this quite a few times now and I went ahead and kept it on for 10 minutes each time. Over that time it dries completely and you can't really feel it on your skin, even when you touch it, until you rinse. Once the water combines with it, it gels again making it easy to detect if you've completely rinsed it off. 

It has a somewhat sweet citrus scent that smells SO yummy! It reminds me a bit of lemon meringue pie! I can only smell it right when I apply, but once it starts drying the smell fades away. Such a shame because I love it, haha! Scrumptious!

This masque is named PERFECTLY! It is the most wonderful luxury item to have for a spa night. After use you can see your skin is tighter, smoother, more radiant and a bit brighter! This is one of the few face masques I've used that has had such a noticeable and immediate difference. My skin absolutely loves it! Once again, the same with the other products, it doesn't take much to give full coverage. The size of the sample jar is 0.25 fl oz and I've used it five times since I received it and I still have several uses left! Will I be repurchasing after I run out? You betcha! If you have a spa night with the ladies? Maybe before a special event and you want to look refreshed, radiant and with bright skin the next day? I HIGHLY recommend trying this! 


 "This luxuriously rich crème hydrates parched skin, while a stabilized vitamin C complex and aloe vera provide antioxidant benefits for a glowing, youthful-looking complexion." - from

So I've been using their O2 Infusion Moisturizer during the day, but I've been using this super luxurious creme at night! Chock-full of so many wonderful oils such as grapefruit peel, hempseed, wild flax seed, meadowfoam, jojoba seed, and corn oils as well as some great extracts like aloe, olive, and grapeseed, this creme is just super rich, and super creamy.

I used a super thin swatch because...well frankly I love it so much I didn't want to waste it, but even though it's so thin, look how thick and rich it looks! That was with the tiniest dab with my fingertip! 

My skin just soaks up this stuff. It makes a great nighttime moisturizer and has the same moisturizing finish as a body butter for the most part. It doesn't feel quite as thick, but the way my skin feels after application is just as hydrated. It's non-greasy and leaves no sticky residue and my skin feels like it just drank it's 80 ounces of water for the day! 

It has a veeeery faint citrus scent, but it's not really detectable unless you hold the product close to your nose and breathe in deep.

Over time I've noticed the few fine lines I have on my face have appeared smoother, my skin looks more supple and when I wake up in the morning, even with the heater on all night, my skin hasn't dried out at all and still looks as fresh as it did when I went to bed. A little of the lotion goes a long way, so it's best to start with just small amounts, blend them into the skin, then add more as needed. This is a fantastic winter skincare product, since it's so rich, but I'd say it can even be light enough to wear through the summer as well! 

with Aloe Vera & Coconut Oil

"This hydrating treatment nourishes, comforts and protects the lips. A blend of reparative natural waxes and coconut oil cushion the lips and create a protective barrier, while stabilized aloe vera and allantoin nourish and soothe." - from

Before you ask, no the end did NOT come opened like it is in this photo when I received it, I was just so darn excited when I opened everything that I peeled off the wrapper on the top to try it without remembering that I wanted to take photos first! Haha!

This product came to me at JUST the right time, my lips are NOTORIOUS for cracking and drying in the winter and even with daily use of chapsticks, lip butters, balms, etc. they are just plain STUBBORN and will not soften. Lip Therapy has been a serious help!

It's a tad bit thicker than a typical chapstick, but isn't sticky, in fact it's quite smooth on the lips. It doesn't have any detectable flavor, but it does have a very slight warm sweet scent with a little hint of mintyness.

The coverage lasts a good 1-2 hours with light eating and drinking, but the skin continues to stay moisturized for about 4 hours before feeling the need to reapply. Once again, my lips get very dry very quickly so this time frame may be longer for others who don't have that problem. So glad to have something to toss in my purse for everyday use, especially one that works just as well if not better than a medicated balm.


The Cleanse and Moisturize deal, which is no longer available, was $44 for both the cleanser and the moisturizer. Here are the prices for the items individually:

  • Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish (6.7 fl oz) - $30  
  • O2 Infusion Moisturizer (1.7 oz) - $44
  • Luminosity Masque (1.7 fl oz) - $34
  • Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme (1 fl oz) - $40
  • Lip Therapy (0.15 oz) - $8

They do have some kits, though, that contain a few of these products in it as well as others. The closest set that has products from this review is the Instant Radiance Treatment Kit (full-size of my sample set) that has the Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish, Luminosity Masque and Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme for $87 which is a $17 discount from purchasing all three individually.


Well I am IN LOVE with The Aloe Source's products, if you couldn't tell. I'm completely pleased with every product I've tried and their customer service is amazing, they're really give that excellent personal touch, which is very much appreciated. It's going to take quite some time to get through the products I currently have, but I've got my eye on some other goodies in their line that look awesome as well! Did I mention obsessed? Eye Firming Complex, Botanical Cleansing Milk, Botanical and Clarifying Toners? YES PLEASE!

Happy Healthy Skincaring! 



  1. These products sound good! My hubby is picky about skin care products too and he has been liking some of the natural products I have been using recently as well! I love finding great skin care products!


    1. You should definitely try them! My Hubby is as well and he just LOVES the cleanser :-D

  2. I just wanted to say thanks for the great review and the opportunity to get this special promotion. I loved the cleanser in my Glossybox and I am so excited to try more Aloe Source items.
    Thank you again!!

    1. You're very welcome! :-D What items did you end up purchasing?