Orenda Inspired Skin Care - Fresh Faced from Plant-Based

The current beauty landscape is filled with so many weird and wonderful innovations. One of my favourites is all of the illuminating and brightening taking place. 

Being fair skinned and blonde with pale features, despite my best efforts to appear otherwise, I look dull, blending into surroundings like blurry bokeh panoramas and faceless background actors on set. Brightening is one of the best ways for me to look my best - and stand out. Because otherwise no one refills my water glass or takes my items to the change room. 

But I don't always want to achieve this radiance with makeup. One -it's hard to get a natural look unless you're a makeup pro. And two - I want to start the day looking luminous without having to slave over a pile of highlighters and illuminators, or figure out this whole strobing thing so I don't look like a robot.

Life has never been busier, so while we're working our voluptuous butts off, cannot we not at least appear to be somewhat pulled together?

Sisters Jane Delo and Renee Wood, co-founders of Orenda Inspired Skin Care, have created a joyful, thoughtful, and inspired collection of products to achieve this. and And they've gone and done it using only fresh, natural, wildcrafted, rich in nutrients, plant-based products, many of which are organic and vegan.

Products are packaging in dark violet bottles to "preserve product freshness and integrity," and should be used within six months for optimum potency and success.

Effortless to use, weightless on the skin, and insanely transformative, this magical lineup is absolutely free of artificial ingredients, toxins, parabens, fillers, GMOs, and even gluten, and PETA & Leaping Bunny Certified.

The Orenda Inspired Skin Care Collection currently features three targeted products.

As you know, I'm diligent about washing off all my makeup before bed. But to have a brightener built right in? Genius. Who needs highlighter and extra products and steps when the base is this flawless?

Suitable for all skin types and consisting of only six ingredients, global powerhouses including Japanese Loquat and Seaweed extracts and Rose Hip seed blend together into an airy gel that fills the air with the scent of freshly picked blooms, and leaves your skin feeling cleansed, pampered and exuberant. 

The gentle foam delivers invigorating Vitamin C and EFAs from Omegas 3, 6 and 9, while the loquat takes away redness, and the seaweed soothes and softens your skin naturally.

I call it "Joy in a Bottle." 

There are so many face serums on the market now, it can be difficult to discern which one's best for you. Lemme help.

Orenda's Face Serum is profound for many reasons:

1. This itty bitty bottle is jam-packed with 16 rich ingredients. Your skin just won the lottery, thanks to all this: 

Rose Hip Seed Oil*, Grape Seed Oil*, Sunflower Seed Oil*, Sesame Oil*, Cameilla Seed Oil*, Prickly Pear Seed Oil*, Kukui Oil**, Marula Seed Oil**, Evening Primrose Oil*, Black Cumin Seed Oil*, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil*, Squalane (olive derived), Maracuja Oil** and therapeutic grade essential oils of Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Hyssop, Petitgrain, Orange, Sandalwood, Bergamot *organic **wild crafted

2. Worried about all those oils clogging your already oily mug or causing even more breakouts? No need, Orenda's got you. No matter what skin you're in, you can use it without fear. 

3. IFS can be used alone, as well as in conjunction with a moisturizer. Most serums require a second layer of something, so go ahead and apply something afterwards, but you don't have to, in order for it to be effective. Whoa.

4 Your skincare routine just got hella streamlined. With just one or two drops of this magic elixir, a trifecta of remedies is bestowed upon you - correcting, firming and hydrating in one fell swoop. 

5. Normally I don't find serums all that hydrating, but this beauty is like sending your skin on a whitewater rafting trip. My desiccated skin requires no additional moisturizers throughout the day.

6. Sometimes serums can be the heaviest part of your routine. With Orenda, everything they make is featherlight. It goes on smooth and silky and oh-so light. 

7. It penetrates deeply and absorbs in an instant. No greasy feel either. It will change the way you think about serums forever, and be the big shoes that other companies must try and fill.

8. The bodacious fragrance is sunny and floral without being intrusive or headache inducing.

After using Orenda's phenomenal Eye Concentrate,  I think a law enforcing built-in rollerball applicators on all eye serums such as this one, is a must.

While I can't emphasize enough the intensely soothing, hydrating and therapeutic feeling it delivers, cooling the skin as it travels over it, that's not the most vital reason to use it.

The under eye area is one of the least massaged areas of the body and yet, here is where lymphatic drainage, decongestion and detoxing needs to happen on the regular.

Did you know that you have lymph nodes in this area? Buildup of toxins are partly contributing to your panda eyes and those puffy pockets that no amount of makeup can ever cover. This gentle massage drains away all that baggage and infuses them with oxygen. 

This delicate area becomes firmer, so those saggy pouches don't have to be your thing, and even goes as far as changing the quality of your skin, so that thin, crepe-y mess underneath your peepers becomes smoother and thicker. That includes those fine lines around too.

See? Already Orenda is kicking ass over your other eye serums. 

And it's just getting started.

Impossibly light and velvety smooth, it goes on like silk  instantly brightening the area, so even before you've reached for concealer, you look more well rested than when you first rolled out of bed. I'm also so impressed that once you put makeup on top, it becomes creamy and easier to apply, and doesn't dilute it or cause streaks.

It also lasts and lasts. I put it on before heading to the gym in the morning, and despite an insane amount of sweat, tears and a shower, there's no need to reapply.

That seems like an awful lot for a single product to deliver on, but it gets better. 

This serum is 100% plant-based and 91% organic. So you are getting all of these results not by chemicals,  but real, true ingredients that are whip smart and effective. See for yourself:

Organic Amaranth CO2 extract, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Organic Green Coffee Bean Oil, Organic Cranberry Seed Oil, Organic Borage CO2 extract, Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Organic Geranium Essential Oil, Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil, Organic Rose Essential Oil.

You get a wicked combo of essential fatty acids and plant-based vitamins (C, K, A and E) that feed your skin while infusing it with a youthful glow.

Sure you may be tired, but you'll never look it with this stunner in hand.

Cool tips: MUAs use it as a highlighter along nose, cheek and eyebrows. And be sure to do above your eyes as well (I always forget this one). What a difference it makes.


Look on the bright side of life with Orenda Inspired Skin Care. Shop now.

Stephanie Dickison

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