There seems to be a common theme amongst the skin care lines I’ve reviewed so far: a consumer learns about what is really in their skin care products, and upset by what they find, decide to start their own line based on quality, trustworthy ingredients. This is how Annmarie Gianni was started her own chemical free skin care line, revealing every ingredient in her products on the label. ” I wear my heart on my sleeve and my products do the same”, Annmarie says on her webpage, explaining why her products are different than others.
I first heard about Annmarie Gianni from Kris Carr, a big motivator in my current lifestyle (her book Crazy, Sexy Diet is what prompted me to become a vegetarian/vegan). When she offered a promotion on her blog in conjunction with Annmarie a year or so ago, I decided to try it out, ordering a sample kit for acne prone skin. After using the samples, I decided to contact Annmarie recently to try another product. They sent me their Getaway sample kit, offering miniature versions of their Aloe Herb Cleanser, Ayurvedic Scrub, Purifying Mud Mask, Dead Sea Facial Scrub, Neroli Toning Mist, Coconut Body Oil, Repair Serum and Herbal Facial Oil for Normal and Combination Skin. Lot’s of fun things to try!
My favorite product of the bunch is definitely the Dead Sea Facial Scrub – it smells great, and leaves my skin feeling polished and smooth. I also liked the Ayurvedic Scrub as well, so if you’re looking for a new scrub, either is a great choice.
Annmarie offers a variety of products for all skin care types and ages, and also have vegan options. They now have sunscreen, which is great because finding a good natural, safe sunscreen is not always easy. One of my favorite things about the company is probably that their products rank very low on the EWG skin deep database, meaning that the ingredients pose little to no health risks if applied to your skin.
The only negative I can give about Annmarie Gianni is the price. As a college student, the cost of these products is not within my budget range. The sample kits are a nice, cheap way to try out the line if you are interested, and the sample sizes are enough to use for 4-5 days I would estimate, except for the masks, which seem to provide enough to use once. However, I definitely believe that they are worth the money, and you’ll get the quality that you pay for. Thus, I am certain that someday when I have more money to invest in my skincare, I would choose Annmarie Gianni.