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 My name is Kassie and I’m a chronically ill 28-year-old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty and green living. I write about natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends. I'm also an animal lover and believe beauty should be cruelty free. I'm a proud cat mommy and vegetarian.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself. I like to keep my posts as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!

I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Talk About Skin Care - Seventh Generation Boosts + GIVEAWAY! (closed)

Hey Beautiful! In today's post I'm delighted to be able to introduce you to the Seventh Generation Boosts, a healthy and affordable line of natural skin boosting serums. With 6 versions to choose from there is something for everyone, regardless of skin type. I have been using the Soothing Boost for several weeks now and have really fallen in love with it, for good reason. If you're interested in learning more about this product or finding out how you can enter to win a bottle of the Boost of your choice, then keep reading!

My family and I have been long time fans of Seventh Generation and their line of household cleaning products (especially their Free and Clear All Purpose Cleanser, Free and Clear Natural Dish Liquid, and Hand Soap) so when the company reached out to tell me about their new skin care serums and present me with the opportunity to try it I naturally said yes, please!

Step one involved selecting the right formula for me. The company has 6 different Boosts you can choose from, all waterless and made from pure, plant-based ingredients. In these cruelty free skin serums you won't find any parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or color, or animal ingredients or byproducts.

The 6 varieties are:
Hydrating: Restores Moisture Balance with Jojoba Oil
Soothing: Calms and Relieves with Oat Extract
Clearing: Reduces Impurities with Tea Tree Oil
Firming: Strengthens and Tones with Baobob
Revitalizing: Smooths Fine Lines with Rosehip
Protecting: Defends Against the Elements with Prickly Pear

I selected the Soothing Boost because it sounded super simple (in a good way!) and gentle. The instructions for use say you can add the serum to your regular cleanser and/or moisturizer or use directly on your skin as a treatment, which is my preferred way of using it. I have also used it in conjunction with my nighttime moisturizer and it works well as an added layer of protection and hydration.

I have actually been using it as my daily moisturizer after washing my face in the morning. It absorbs easily and quickly so I don't get shiny or greasy throughout the day. It works well alone or under mineral makeup. It's extremely light but also superbly hydrating and makes a huge difference in my skin. My skin has been so dehydrated and this soothing oil makes my face and neck so much better, I can't even fully describe it! I feel like it hydrates deep down and plumps up my dry skin. It doesn't clog my pores or cause any irritation either!

You can learn more about Seventh Generation Boosts by clicking here, where you can also print out a $3 off coupon. This serum is already affordable so the coupon is an awesome bonus! You can also follow Seventh Generation on Facebook or Twitter

If you're interested in entering to win a bottle of the boost of your choice just use the Rafflecopter form below. It may take a moment or two to load. Also, don't be worried if your comment doesn't show up right away. I can see it! a Rafflecopter giveaway

posted by Susan Mcneill

Firming with Jojoba for me!

posted by Lucy3525

I would invent one with acai berries for antioxidants, but the one with oats also sounds great:)

posted by Michelle M.

For me I would think either the Soothing or Calming would work wanders. Maybe even the Protecting as I spend a lot of time outdoors. But they all sound fabulous!

posted by

'Soothing' looks like it would be the best one for me.

posted by Jessica c

Would love to try revitalizing

posted by Katie Hamre

The protecting oil would be great!

posted by Brandy fisk



I would choose the Clearing Boost.

posted by Sara LeBlanc

I would love to try the Soothing boost!


I would love the soothing boost!

posted by Linda Szymoniak

Protecting with Prickly Pear

posted by michelle hebert


posted by Peggy Hopkins

I think the firming serium would work very well with my vitamin A moisturizer.

posted by Dalores Lounds

I would like to try the protecting boost.

posted by Amy Heffernan

I would love to try the

posted by allyson tice

I want to try the FIRMING Boost! Thanks!

posted by Anonymous

Firming with Baobob


Clearing boost the quiz tells me!

posted by Michelle Castagne

I would like the Revitalizing.

posted by Jennifer Aldridge

My boosts were clearing and soothing

posted by ~Stephanie

I would like to try the Clearing boost!

posted by Katie Bellamy

I want to try the BAOBAB!

posted by Bailey Dexter

Strengthen and Tone for the Look of Youth all the way for me!

posted by Stephanie Linza

Firming would be fantastic!

posted by Naomie b

Soothing for daily use, and Revitalizing for an extra boost

posted by andrea m dimario

REVITALIZING looks awesome

posted by Alison M L

My boosts were clearing and revitalizing.

posted by Jemima P

I'd love to try Clearing!

posted by Shellie H

Clearing boost for me.

posted by Kitty Iecvan

I would want the CLEARING.

posted by Kristie D.

I would like Clearing and Soothing the best. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

posted by Cynthia Sizemore

I think the firming boost would be great for me.

posted by Michelle H.

I really want to try Revitalizilng.

posted by Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard


posted by Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705)

I believe I'd choose the REVITALIZING boost

posted by Kathy H.

I would like to try clearing for my teen daughter.

posted by Rachel G

I would also like to try the Natural Laundry Stain Remover

posted by Kristin Kielbasa

I would like to try REVITALIZING!

posted by Kristin Kielbasa


posted by Wehaf

I would like to try the clearing boost.

posted by nesca c

would love to try the Rosehip one

posted by Misty Lunceford

Would love the Soothing or Calming one! Thank you!

posted by Audrey L

Clearing boost!

posted by Jessica Wyatt

the firming or clearing boost

posted by Bedelia S

I'd choose the Clearing one. :)

posted by amanda randolph

The soothing boost!

posted by Gina H.

Tea Tree Oil

posted by Hannah W.

Firming with jojoba oil. Thank you.

posted by Brenda Penton

The Clearing Boost

posted by latanya t

the jojoba boost

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