Leaves of Trees is an apothecary based in Toronto that makes high-quality, natural, fair trade, and cruelty-free skincare products, in small batches and by hand, to ensure quality and product efficacy. They work with ethical suppliers both locally and from around the world. Argan oil sourced directly from Morocco is a hero ingredient found in most of their products. The brand is also a proud member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program, and they are committed to remaining 100% cruelty-free.
The brand gifted me with several products to try, which I was able to integrate in different areas of my skincare routine, and below is my full review! Keep reading to see how you can save on your LOT order!
I love face masks, they feel so nice on the skin and they leave it feeling so soft. The Brightening Face Mask is a chemical and enzymatic exfoliator packed with fruits and AHAs including lactic acid and glycolic acid to help naturally break down dead skin cells. Bromelin in the pineapple powder helps to break down dull and dead surface cells to reveal fresh and new skin.
The first and main ingredient in the Brightening Mask is Kaolin clay, which is perfect for my combination skin, as it absorbs and draws out excess oil. Honey attracts moisture to the skin and promotes healing, and coconut milk moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Lastly, tamanu oil and turmeric oil act as anti-inflammatories to help soothe and calm redness.
I must admit, the first time that I applied the product on the skin, understanding that it is 100% natural, the scent caught me off-guard. Scent aside, once the product is applied to the skin, it feels comfortable and I didn’t feel any sensation of irritation. 10 minutes after, you simply wipe off with a warm washcloth to reveal soft and glowy skin. I use it once a week in the evening and apply the Orange blossom argan oil post-treatment.
Argan oil is a power ingredient with many benefits for the skin. It moisturizes, treats acne, and improves wound healing, among other things. LOT offers a Facial Cleansing Oil that dissolves impurities and makeup to leave the skin cleansed and moisturized. As someone with combination skin, putting oil on oil seemed like a recipe for disaster. However, I was very wrong! It actually has anti-sebum effects, which can regulate the amount of sebum the skin produces. After massaging the facial cleansing oil all over the face, I used a dampeded soft washcloth to gently wipe it off. My skin felt soft without feeling oily.
To moisturize the face, LOT has many different argan oils, Orange Blossom is my favourite! It’s perfect for acne-prone skin, as it balances sebum production, reduces the appearances of scars and fine lines (bye bye acne scars!), and heals and repairs skin at the cellular level. It has a pleasant fresh and floral scent.
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The Calm Balm is so soothing and comfortable on the lips. It contains essential oils such as peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus, my three favourite oils and scents! For a moisturizing effect, the balm also contains shea butter and organic beeswax. What would make the Calm Balm even better is if it were in the form of a stick for easier application.
The Lavender Argan Hand and Body Lotion is such a delight to apply to the hands and body. It is a rich formula that leaves the skin smelling so lovely of lavender. It’s actually very soothing and therapeutic! I definitely keep this tube close by, as constantly sanitizing my hands results in very dry skin.
The hand and body lotion comes in other scents such as pink grapefruit, frankincense, orange blossom, chajara, and rose cardamom.
Natural deodorant is hands down a must in my books. I received the Boisé by KNM deodorant, which was created in collaboration with Kim Newport Mimran, the designer and President of Pink Tartan. It’s a nice luxury and woodsy scent that’s not overbearing, so it’s perfect whether my fiancé or myself use it. It’s of course aluminum-free and all-natural to keep you smelling fresh and at the top of your game.
I’ve never used a deodorant that came out of a tube before, but it’s not messy and disappears into the skin without leaving a powdery finish. Deodorant stains are out of sight!
If a woodsy scent isn’t your thing, other scents are available: lavender tangerine, eucalyptus mint, and Persian lime.
I’ve always been someone who lathered shower creams or gels on my legs to shave as opposed to using shaving cream. I found it messy and hard to push out the product from the can in the shower. The French White Clay Shaving Soap completely eliminates the need for any product in a bottle! Hydration is key when shaving, and this bar contains beeswax, argan oil and castor seed oil for deep and soothing moisturization. It also contains white clay, evidently by its name, to cleanse and balance the skin, and eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils for their antiseptic properties.
I invite you to explore the Leaves of Trees website to discover their full range of products, and you can use promo code LittleLoftTriesLOT to receive 20% off your order!
| The products in this post were sent complimentary by Leaves of Trees.