Health & Wellness
August 1, 2022
Last year I was diagnosed with a double whammy of early menopause and Celiac Disease. I went from very oily to extremely dry, sensitive skin over a few months. Alas, skincare has become my latest obsession; I've been on a mission to age as gracefully as possible.
But with a celebrity launching a new beauty brand each week, it’s getting harder to find products that actually
work. So much of what's out there seems to be a white-labelled marketing scheme in a pretty bottle.
After trying so many skincare brands that either did nothing for my skin issues, OR made my skin worse, I was skeptical to try or buy into another brand… but then a colleague recommended Annmarie.
Annmarie is an all natural skincare line thats made with hand-selected,
'wild' ingredients, luxurious oils and plant extracts. Jam packed with nature's goodness down to the last drop.
I just had to try it.”
Keep reading to hear my experience with Annmarie Skincare and why it has become a new holy grail of my beauty
Please note that these are my personal experiences and my statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
Annmarie supports an organic and natural lifestyle, providing customers with high-quality, effective products.
First created in Patagonia, Arizona, founders Annmarie and Kevin Gianni discovered a line of skin care unlike any they had known. Here they met herbalist and chemist, Bunnie, who has been formulating organic products for over 30 years. partnered with Bunnie with a goal to provide honest beauty without fillers, additives or toxic chemicals.
After years of curating ingredients, they launched the ultimate clean beauty product line. To this day, Annmarie prides themselves on maintaining the same quality and integrity their brand was built on.
High quality, all natural and scientifically effective ingredients and packaging
Similar pricing to other high-quality skincare brands
Produce an annual sustainability report, which includes legislation they support for transparency and regulation in the skin care industry
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
Easy to shop based on product type and skincare solution; excellent FAQ for all skincare questions
All products, messaging and actions reflect their core values of "honesty, wild, beauty"
Sample kits for those looking to test out the product and a 10% subscription discount
Annmarie Skincare developed a “wildcrafted” 3-step energized botanical infusion process.
STEP 1: CURATE Carefully curate organic and wildcrafted ingredients—from herbs to high-vibration plant extracts—that are of the highest quality and efficacy for your skin. In forging relationships with farmers and tirelessly auditing sources, Annmarie ensures to maintain high standards of purity and sustainability.
STEP 2: INFUSE Infuse hand-selected herbs into organic aloe vera and skin-nutritive oils at low heat (never over 95°). These botanical infusions are left to steep for up to 30 days and are energized by crystals before serving as a potent base for all their formulas.
STEP 3: CREATE Add high-performance seed oils, antioxidant-rich botanicals, and synergistic plant stem cells that deliver skin-supporting nutrients and luxurious aromatherapy. The result? Active, supernaturally-effective skin care— with a commitment to Clean Beauty since day 1. Finally, they house all of their products in Miron violet glass, which energizes the organic molecules of the product by filtering in a small percentage of light while protecting it from the harmful rays of the light spectrum. These are then packaged with intention using sustainable materials that are recyclable or made up of post-consumer-waste, and produced at a wind-powered facility.
Annmarie Skincare is designed to nourish your skin for a natural, healthy glow. Broadly focused on anti-aging, restoration and detoxifying, they have specific ranges to Restore (Dry or Mature), Balance (Normal & Combination), Purify (Oily) and Soothe (Sensitive).
I was able to test out three products in their Anti-Aging Essential Pack. This included their Aloe Herb Facial Cream Cleanser, Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum, and Anti-Aging Facial Oil.
Adopting an entirely new skincare routine at once was a first for me. I tried this over the course of three months to understand how it would impact my skin and daily routine.
I immediately noticed the quality of the packaging. Right away I noticed that the packaging was eco-friendly and recyclable materials which I LOVE. I later found out that Annmarie uses MIRON violet glass, which I read on Annmaries site: "energizes the organic molecules of the product by filtering in a small percentage of light, while protecting it from the harmful rays of the light spectrum". I had no prior knowledge on this type of packaging. So cool!
Best of all, every single ingredient is packed full of natural goodness. They have a handy ingredient glossary to see their scientific benefits and source. Most products have a short and simple video and written tutorials on how to use their products.
Using Annmarie’s Aloe Herb Facial Cream Cleanser is like having a private botanical spa in your own home. The subtle scent of calendula, lemons, coconut and aloe was light and refreshing on my skin.
I used this like I would most cleansers. I dampened my face, used 1-2 pumps, gently massaged into my skin, rinsed and pat dry, using morning and night. I find drugstore cleansers tend to make my skin feel tight but I didn't have an issue with Annmarie. This cleanser is pH balance, so it's super gentle while still being effective at removing my makeup and impurities.
Worthy tip: gently use a face brush to get a deeper exfoliation once per week.
The formulation includes beautifying herbs and a light blend of natural oils with essential fatty acids. A unique ingredient in Annmarie’s Aloe Herb Facial Cream is neem. Neem stems from a lengthy Ayurvedic tradition of healing remedies: it purifies much of what it touches. After about a week of using the cleanser it became my meditative practice. I could tell I was being kind to my skin.
Additional Staff Review
"Beautiful skin is a timeless feature we all aspire to have. Annmarie's products are delightful, my skin feels fresh and juicy. Highly recommend!"
— Kara, TWG Editor
Annmarie’s Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum is used to firm, tighten and hydrate your skin. It's made with hyaluronic acid - a substance that hydrates the skin by helping it retain moisture. Herbal extracts buddleja davidii and edelweiss protect your skin from environmental stressors. I used to slather my face in moisturizer thinking more was more - but I found that unnecessary with Annmarie’s products. A small amount went a long way making it good value for the price.
I applied this after serum after cleansing and drying my face by dabbing gently on my forehead, nose, chin and cheeks. I experienced cystic acne as a teenager and still have remnants of scarring and discoloration. I found this serum has really helped my skin retain moisture and look plumper - making my pores and fine lines less noticeable.
The Anti-Aging Serum had a subtle scent that's earthy, spicy, with a hint of rose and luxury. My husband has a very sensitive nose, which limits what products we use. This didn't bother him one bit, even after using right before bed.
Facial oil - where have you been all my life? In my years of aimlessly browsing beauty aisles, I'm quickly overwhelmed by the sheer number of skincare brands. To be honest, I was a uncertain about using a facial oil at first.
The Anti-Aging Facial Oil is light and non-greasy. It absorbs into the skin quickly unlike other cream moisturizers. It immediately gave me a natural dewy glow my drawer full of highlighters could not achieve.
The scent is clean, fresh and pleasant. Not overpowering in the slightest. It's also PACKED with superfood ingredients, such as jojoba oil, goji berries, chia seed oil and plantago.
Plantago has been a long time natural remedy to calm poison ivy. It can minimize the appearance of pores and fade the look of under eye circles. I found this oil to be particularly helpful if I had a few glasses of wine the night before or failed to get a good night’s sleep. The best part? I have lines across my forehead that my foundation likes to settle in; I found this was drastically reduced when using the Anti-Aging Facial Oil.
I have had a total revelation. For years I have been trying to cover up my skin, rather than mend and protect it. I used to favour “youthful” and “dewy” makeup to mask my problems. But focusing on skincare has shown me how addressing a problem will always be better than hiding it.
I’m not sure if it was a specific product, or a combination of the three, but my skin looked like I just came back from a relaxing vacation after a few weeks. Within the first month of using Annmarie, I was applying less makeup to hide my skin concerns. Annmarie seems to be actually healing my skin. Being overly analytical, I wanted to see what the REAL cost of my old beauty routine was compared to my new skincare investment. I was using less, spending less, and felt great about supporting a brand that was all about honest, clean beauty. In the end, I had switched up my overall routine, feeling beautiful in my own skin and opting for a fresher look. In total, I cut down about half the makeup I was using, saving money and time in my new daily routine.
After using Annmarie for 3 months, I am hooked. Everything seems obvious in hindsight, but focusing on my skin's health has made such an incredible difference. Think of it like this - water the roots and care for the soil for a beautiful garden, and we should nurture our bodies the same.
If you have insecurities about your skin, or simply value the importance of quality, natural skincare, I suggest you try Annmarie Skincare and welcome you to share your experience.
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