I love the ideology of ‘when in doubt, formulate out’, and that’s exactly what Indie Lee does! The line was created when Indie herself battled a brain tumor and began to seek healthier products. She began creating them in her kitchen and has successfully grown her line, which is now sold at the likes of Credo Beauty, The Detox Market, Citrine Natural Beauty, Safe & Chic, and Sephora. Can we say, set for global takeover???
I can’t remember the last time I had a foaming face wash. For years, I have opted to either wash my face with castille soap (which is sort of a catch all soap for everything) or an oil…until I tried the Purifying Face Wash from Indie Lee. I have been so pleasantly surprised by this face wash! It’s incredibly gentle and doesn’t completely strip my skin of moisture, but manages to remove most of my makeup. I usually have a little eye makeup left to remove after I finish washing my face, but this gets everything else off. It’s made with antioxidant rich java plum, soothing damask rose, and brightening clove, burdock, and mandarin extracts. The scent is subtle, but refreshing. I’m highly impressed with this, it actually makes me enjoy using a true face wash again!
I love products that have multiple functions. The Daily Vitamin Infusion make your skin the prettiest canvas for several reasons! They hydrate and plump with skin perfecting squalane; squalane is suitable for all skin types, even acne prone and conditions like eczema. It has historically been used in hospital settings to treat wounds and skin ailments. It’s also fortified with antioxidant rich rosehip seed oil which is high in vitamins C & E to protect the skin. Rosehip seed oil also contains beta carotene which the skin can convert into vitamin A, a natural form of retinol. It also contains ceramides (a lipid; or a fatty acid) which protect and rejuvenate the skin. These can be mixed into your regular moisturizer for a boost, or used on their own. I can tell a huge difference in how moisturized my skin is with just a drop or two! I tend to use these at night if I’m not wanting a dewy makeup look. This elixir leaves your skin bright, hydrated, and plump.
Last on this first haul from Indie Lee is the I-Waken Eye Serum. True to its name, it really is a serum and not an eye cream. Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly, making this an ideal choice for morning applications under makeup (read: your makeup will not slide around from applying this first!) I find it has a tonic-like effect and makes the skin seem more taught and uniform. Also, it seems to fill in fine lines almost immediately which I attribute to humectants like glycerin but also squalane much like the Daily Vitamin Drops. It is formulated with antioxidants and soothing ingredients like arnica (known to heal bruising!), chamomile, and black currant leaves, but more importantly it addresses dark circles with horse chestnut, witch hazel, and mountain ash bud. I actually feel like my under eyes look less tired after I apply this. Because of the consistency, all you need is a tiny drop which covers both undereyes.
It’s easy to understand why this brand is quickly becoming a cult classic in the clean beauty world. The products are high performance, no frills, user friendly, and just all around pleasant to use. This may have been my first time trying Indie Lee, but it certainly won’t be my last!
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*Products kindly gifted, all opinions are my own.