You guys! Live Clean has a new scent that’s perfect for fall: Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash & Liquid Hand Soap.

Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal

New Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash & Liquid Hand Soap

Live Clean is by far my fave green drugstore brand. All of their products are plant derived and made with certified organic botanicals.
And I keep telling you this but let’s do it again haha! Every single Live Clean product is:
-SLS and sulfate free
-petroleum free
-paraben free, DEA free
-silicone free, dye free
-phthalate free, and phosphate free

Oh, and they are completely vegan, with no animal products or animal by-products used in the formulations. Why would you use anything else?

New Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash & Liquid Hand Soap contain oatmeal of course, which everyone knows is soothing and healing. I don’t know about you, but my skin starts to get itchy in the cool fall weather, so my dry limbs just LOVE this new body wash and hand soap. The oatmeal is blended with Vitamin E, Panthenol, and Certified Organic Botanicals of Vanilla and Chamomile to soothe, heal, and moisturize dry skin. And Live Clean’s Hand Soaps are staples in our house because they never dry hands out. And now that cold and flu season is heading our way, having this one with oatmeal is perfect for frequent hand washing/germ avoiding!

Oh, and the scent! New Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash & Liquid Hand Soap smell so GOOD…a warm, comfy vanilla that’s so very fall appropriate.

So, ya wanna try them? Well you can! Thanks to the awesome PR behind Live Clean, I have a set of New Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash & Liquid Hand Soap to giveaway to one lucky Canadian reader! But that’s not all! They’ve sweetened the deal by adding three of their favourite Live Clean Body Washes as well!

Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Get Ready For Fall Giveaway

 Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal

Giveaway Set!

With Live Clean, moisturizing starts in the shower or the bath, not after. Live Clean Body Washes are so so moisturizing, plus they foam up so well. I really don’t use any other body washes anymore. In fact, I even brought a bottle of Live Clean Body Wash with me on the College Road Trip #2 because I didn’t want to be without! In the giveaway set you’ll also get a Live Clean Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash, a Live Clean Fresh Water Moisturizing Body Wash, and a Live Clean Coconut Milk Body Wash.
 Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal

You can check out my reviews of those HERE if you want, but hello-you know they’re good and that I love them, right? Right!

Live Clean is the master – no- the leader – in creating affordable, efficient, luxurious and eco-friendly liquid hand soaps and body washes. So, what are ya waiting for? Enter away using the easy Rafflecopter widget below. You have to be a Canadian resident to win and the giveaway will be open for 1 week. Good luck!

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It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas thanks to the Live Clean Holiday Liquid Hand Soaps Collection!

Smell is a huge memory/feeling trigger for me. I love the smells of everything holiday! And just in time for the holidays, Live Clean has come out with their Holiday Liquid Hand Soaps Collection, and they are wonderful!

There are two fragrances in the Live Clean Holiday Liquid Hand Soaps Collection: Vanilla Peppermint and Holly Berry.

Live Clean Holiday Liquid Hand Soaps Collection

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Live Clean Holiday Liquid Hand Soaps Collection: Vanilla Peppermint and Holly Berry

They both smell SO good! Vanilla Peppermint smells like you just bit into a candy cane, and Holly Berry is a sweet, berry scent. Yummy! What I love about the Live Clean Holiday Liquid Hand Soaps Collection is that like all other Live Clean products, they are plant derived, free of SLS/Sulfates, Petroleum, DEA, Paragon, Silicone, Phthalates and Phosphates. What’s in them? Good for your hands ingredients like Vitamin E and B to gently hydrate while cleansing those hardworking holiday hands. I love having Live Clean Liquid hand soaps around when Marky is at home because any kind of antibacterial soap causes her eczema to flare up. These do not do that at all. Good stuff!

These would make awesome gifts for teachers(way better than soap-on-a-rope  😛  ) or they’d make a great hostess gift too! Best part? Each 500 ml bottle only costs $4.99! Find them at Walmart, Loblaws(Superstore) and at Well.ca too. If you’ve never ordered anything from Well.ca, I highly recommend it! They are great. Free, fast shipping, samples, and loads of great organic and natural products.

What is your favourite holiday scent? 

I really think I’m a cleanser junkie. Because I have two new ones added to my Face Cleanser Roll Call. But in my defense, I’ve finished the Pai one(FINALLY) and also the Vichy Pureté Thermal 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser, which I might repurchase… if it weren’t for the fact that I’ve kind of fallen in love with another creamy milk cleanser. This blogging business makes you really feel like a mutinous pirate when it comes to products…one day you’re swearing allegiance to the Vichy, the next you’re screaming and sword-fighting your traitorous soul because you’ve fallen in love with something else by Bioderma, because it has a lovely, big, feathery HAT…I’m a filthy beauty scallywag, what can I say   😛  Like it or leave it ya’ bunch of beauty seadogs.

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Two new Cleansers oh my: GlamGlow Powercleanse Daily Dual Cleanser and Bioderma Sensibio Crealine Cleansing Milk,

First up, the Bioderma Sensibio Crealine Cleansing Milk($18.95) is probably one of the best creamy cleansing milk cleansers I’ve tried, and I think it works just as well as the much famed Pai Cleanser that everyone raves about. It’s fragrance-free, contains anti-irritants to reduce redness, and it does not contain any kind of detergent cleansing agents that irritate sensitive dry skin like mine.

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Bioderma Sensibio Crealine Cleansing Milk

The emollients in this one of course are quite different from the Pai one, and the ingredient list shows that difference. The main emollients in the Bioderma Sensibio Crealine Cleansing Milk are glycerin and mineral oil while the Pai is all plant oils. Now for me, mineral oil doesn’t do anything except keep moisture in my skin. My skin actually really likes it and doesn’t break out from it like it does from a lot of plant oils, which happen to be in the Pai one. Mineral oil gets such a bad rap for some reason, but it’s quite an effective humectant. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized just like the more expensive Pai one, plus it doesn’t stink like that one hahaha(I know, I know, a lot of you really LIKE that sitnk-I don’t sorry(not sorry really LOL) ). Oh, and this cleanser is the BOMB at taking off makeup! It’s even better than the micellar water I say. It even works on my eye makeup and doesn’t sting, or irritate at all. For me, this is a clear winner and has gained a permanent spot in my cleanser roll call.

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GlamGlow Powercleanse Daily Dual Cleanser

The GlamGlow Powercleanse Daily Dual Cleanser($43) I first picked up on one of my California trips. I forgot to bring an oil cleanser with me, and I always use an oil cleanser to remove my sunscreen, and then cleanse with another gentle cleanser to remove any oil residue. You know, the whole double cleanse technique that you have to should use to remove sunscreen, unless you’re some kind of magical unicorn that doesn’t break out from sunscreens. 😛

Now, I’m not a huge fan of GlamGlow at all, and in fact tend to ignore most of their products, but this sounded like something that I could really USE at the time! I mean, hello-it combines the power of mud and oil, PLUS it foams! It’s like double cleansing in ONE step! The mud and oil are in separate chambers which is pretty cool, and when combined in the hand transform into an effective dual cleanse foaming lather in one easy step.

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GlamGlow Powercleanse Daily Dual Cleanser

You can pump as much mud and as much oil as like-you control the ratio to your liking-I like 4 pumps mud to 3 pumps oil but hey, it’s up to you-then just rub them together in your hand to combine and apply to your face. Then, when you add water it foams up and cleanses SO, SO WELL. The cleansing oil dissolves my makeup and sunscreen, while the cleansing mud gently detoxifies leaving my face CLEAN in one, freakin’ easy step! No more two cleansers needed EVER. I’m on my second bottle now, and have another back-up because for the longest time this wasn’t in Canada and I can’t be without it now. But YAY, it’s here now and trust me-GET ONE if sunscreen breaks you out. I don’t worry about breaking out anymore now that this cleanser is in my shower.

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Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Pads

I just picked up these Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Pads($14.95) because of my dear friend and fellow #YEG Blogger Rae@TheNotice-we’ve actually HUGGED and I can pretty much cover Rae in my bear hug-I’m 5″10″ and she’s about 5’2″ I think(correct me Rae if my guess is wrong) but she’s ADORABLE and if you’ve ever had the pleasure to meet her, then you’ll know her skin is FLAWLESS. So, when she raves about something in skincare, I tend to listen. I’ve literally been using these Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Pads for four days and have fallen in LOVE. Each of the 60 pads are enriched with salicylic and hyaluronic acid to cleanse pores without stripping moisture from the skin. There’s also witch hazel in them to help reduce the appearance of imperfections and leave your complexion looking smoother and refreshed. And the Dragon’s Blood (hello DRAGON, right?) is from the the bright red resin of the Sangre de Grado (Croton lechleri) tree, which is full of antioxidants and forms a kind of protective barrier on the skin. Rae even uses these to remove her eye makeup, but I haven’t done that as my eyes are SO sensitive and dry that I’m a bit leery(my MS meds are a bitch I tell ya). But for the face these are AWESOME. I’m kind of a lazy AM cleanser-type, especially if I’m going to the gym. These are fantasticly easy to swipe all over my face when I wake up, and they make me feel clean and accomplished in one step. I like them! I feel like my skin is getting cleansed, treated, and protected all at once…a lazy cleansing gal’s dream! WIN, WIN, WIN!

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Yves Rocher Lemon Basil Exfoliating Shower Gel

Yves Rocher Lemon Basil Exfoliating Shower Gel($9) I picked up on a recent order for Marky-she loves their skincare. I saw this and thought: I NEED IT. And boy I was right! With 100% natural fruit seeds to gently exfoliate the skin, you don’t have to worry about those nasty plastic beads clogging up our lakes. Honestly, HOW the beauty industry EVER thought that was a good idea is beyond me??! Anyways, exfoliating aspect aside, it’s the scent that makes this such a winner! Subtle citrus with basil herby goodness-it’s just refreshing as heck and I need more now since I only bought one. WHO doesn’t love basil, I mean seriously! There’s also just a plain shower gel version which I plan on getting too!

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Glow Juicery Sky Glow Juice

Glow Juicery is a local juicery-is that even a word LOL-that sells fresh and healthy pressed juices to get you healthy and feeling good! They even offer cleansing packages, which I plan on trying soon. This was the SKY GLOW juice made with Pear, Cucumber, Lemon and Mint and it was delicious! I think I need a good body juice cleanse to clean out my insides, so this is on my to-do list this summer. Have you ever done a juice cleanse? What did you think? Any advice-worth it or not?

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And, last but not least-the FUNNY CLEANSE. I had to get this, because LOOK AT IT. And that’s what you’ll be using to cleanse your hands if you come visit my house! Keeping and refilling the container for like EVER. And you’re welcome to come visit, and cleanse ANYTIME my friends!  🙂

Is there anything better than that feeling of a good cleanse? I can’t think of anything right now! The whole refreshing smell, that WOW clean feeling-I can’t get enough of it in the summer. What are some of your favourite refreshing summer cleansers?

 

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Three New Live Clean Coconut Milk Products

Remember the Live Clean Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner I reviewed a little while back? Well, Live Clean has just introduced three new Live Clean Coconut Milk products which I adore just as much! All three are enriched with coconut milk to hydrate your skin.

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Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash, Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash($6.99) is rich and creamy and really moisturizes skin in the shower. Along with the natural oils from coconut milk, there’s vitamins C, E, and B as well as minerals and protein to help with elasticity and renew your skin. It’s HUGE-you get a lot of body wash for your money! And it’s smells great too-a gentle, soft real coconut smell. Also, it lathers like nobody’s business, so use less than you think you need because the suds take forever to get rid of haha!

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion($6.99) has the same formulation as the body wash and hydrates skin by restoring moisture balance. It absorbs quickly and feels great-not too heavy because as you know I’m not a fan of heavy moisturizers. This one is great! My dry skin looks and feels much better after using it and that’s exactly what I want.

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Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Hand Soap

There’s a hand soap now too! Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Hand Soap($4.99) is rich and creamy and also has that light coconut scent of course. So much better than those awful, skin-stripping hand soaps from B&BW if ya’ know what I mean. Those soaps leave my hands so parched that they look like they belong to a 100 year old lady. Not this one! Cleans and leaves my hands feeling and looking GOOD.

And just to remind you, ALL Live Clean products are plant-based, pure-vegan and never tested on animals. There are Petroleum, Paraben, Mineral Oil, SLS and Sulfate free AND packaged in recyclable, biodegradable ingredients. Clearly a winning company that we ALL need to pay more attention to! You can find Live Clean products at Walmart, London Drugs, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Well.ca.

Live Clean is fast becoming my favourite drugstore line, if you can’t already tell haha! Is there a drugstore brand that’s been making it’s way up to the top for you too lately?