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Review: Erbs + Owens Skincare by Robin Erb

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I have been struggling with dry, sensitive skin since before I can remember so it’s not unusual for me to have crazy reactions to beauty products. Lately, I have been trying to take the more natural route by banishing products with parabens, sulfates, phthalate, and other harmful ingredients as much as possible.

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Skincare Review

Robin Erb generously sent me some of her natural skin care products to try out to see if they could help my skin concerns. Her skincare products are manufactured in house at their location at 10 Newbury Street in Boston. They create their products in small quantities to ensure their quality. I am a big proponent of supporting local businesses so I welcomed the opportunity to provide an honest review.

Probably the biggest attraction for me is that her products are cruelty-free, vegan, and 90 percent organic. I really like how that while the products are mostly natural, they are still able to provide long-lasting and hydrating effects for my dry skin type.

If you are particularly sensitive to fragrances then these products would work well for you as well because they all have a very mild fragrance.

Smooth Over

Since celebrating my 30th birthday, I have decided to be proactive with my skincare regimen. Especially when it comes to preventing wrinkles. Smooth Over is supposed to lift, plump, and smooth the appearance of your skin.

For my routine, I apply this serum as a base and then follow it up with the Dew Maker moisturizer. It leaves my skin feeling quite fresh without feeling heavy or weighed down. The scent is barely there so you don’t feel overwhelmed using multiple products at once.

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Ingredients: DMAE MSM, meadowfoam seed oil, organic aloe leaf juice, vitamin E sunflower, seed oil organic, green algae extract, organic white willow, bark extract organic, neem seed, organic rosemary leaf, extract organic, sunflower seed oil TGD, Argireline peptide, hyaluronic pomegranate, sea buckthorn.

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Dew Maker

It’s nice when you can actually recognize most of the ingredients in a beauty product instead of a million words you can’t even pronounce! The simpler the better.

Dew Maker is meant to not only hydrate but also to balance your skin’s pH levels, prevent acne, and ward off wrinkles. I’ve been using this in place of the Olay Regenerist for over a week now and I definitely noticed an improvement in my skin’s overall texture. The scent is also light and fresh.

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Ingredients: water, organic coconut oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, meadowfoam, borage, evening primrose, sea buckthorn, argan, rosehip, orange and lemon, pumpkin seed, hyaluronic, TGD, emulsifying wax, stearic acid glycerin, and phenoxyethanol.

Starlight Serum

The starlight serum is truly the star of this skincare line. I apply this serum when I am prepping my skin for makeup. Usually, even with a primer, my foundation ends up flaky, but this solves that issue.

For the last week, I have had a far more dewy result with this serum. This is also a great serum/primer if you want something without a strong scent. The lemon is very subtle and almost has a woodlike quality to it.

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Ingredients: aloe leaf, DMAE bitartrate, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, glycerin, jojuba, meadowfoam, avocado, witch hazel, phenoxyethanol, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, MSMS, white willow bark, neem seed, rosemary, xanthan gum, alcohol, polysorbate, borage, pomegranate, seabuck, vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid, TGD, lemon.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am very happy with these products. Typically, I love products with slightly more fragrance, but I will happily give that up for dewy clear skin without the chemicals. I also am in love with the popup dispenser design that comes with the Dew Up and Smooth Over products. The design works well and is a very nice upscale touch!

Robin Erb also offers a variety of beauty services and products at their Newbury Street location. Be sure to check them out if you need a little R&R in the Boston area!

Location

Robin Erb Skincare

10 Newbury Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA

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