Reviewed by Stan

Over a month ago I received a trial kit of Rare2B products. The products are made by a company called Rare Naturals Care. They advertise the products as 100% organic vegan skincare, which is a very rare find indeed.

If you investigate the ingredients on the web site you see that they are full of wonderful exotic plant extracts and oils. Keep in mind that I only had small jars of each product amounting to about a tablespoon each. How could one really tell the effectiveness of any product with such small quantities? I don't think one can, but it is possible to get an idea of the consistency and fragrance of the products.

All of the body and facial moisturizing products in both day and night varieties left me with the impression of Elmer's glue or paste. Well, I would not say they are that bad, but they are very thick in consistency. The body creams does not spread well and quickly turned to a wax like coating after the moisture evaporated on my skin. When I stroked my skin it would have a certain drag or friction. After looking at the ingredient list, I saw the addition carnauba wax which I think I have seen in some car waxes. Instead of getting a really hydrated feeling I got a barrier like effect. This might be good over a more penetrating moisturizer, but why use two products.

One of the best things I can say about Rare2B products is the nice scent. It smells nice to me since it is not too strong, but naturally spicy. The allusion is a cross between an herbal soap and cardamom. Yes, there is a slight Indian connotation in a good sense. This might not appeal to everyone and scented products do not usually appeal to me, but this is kind of relaxing and exotic.

The Rare Naturals' concept is a great idea offering organic vegan skincare products, but maybe they need to work on the consistency a bit more. If I were them I would offer a pure body oil that is not greasy or waxy.

Ingredients:

Toning Cleanser

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Quillaja Saponaria Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Ribus Nigrum (Black Currant) Extract, Marrubium Vulgare (White Horehound) Extract, Hyssopus (Hyssop) Officinalis Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus Pear Fruit) Extract, Betula Pubescens (Birch) Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Aqua Bergamot & Lavender.

Eye Gel

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Sclerotium Gum, Algae, Pullulan Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum and Tara Gum, Codium (Green Seaweed) Extract, Arctium Lappa (Great Burdock) Root Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Peucedanum Osthruthium (Masterwort) Leaf Extract, Plantago Lanceolata (Plantain) Leaf Extract, Himanthalia Elongata (Algae) Extract, Populus Tremuloides Bart Extract, Citric Acid.

Hydrating Day Cream

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Modified Corn Starch, Galactoarabinan (Larch Tree) Powder, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydrogenated Olive
Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Caprylate, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Ribus Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Oil, Passiflora Edulis Oil, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Sargassum Muticum Extract, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Olive (Olea Europaea) Leaf Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Citric Acid, Aqua Bergamot and Lavender.


Restorative Night Cream

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Modified Corn Starch, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Galactoarabinan (Larch Tree) Powder, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Astrocaryum Murumuru, Passiflora Edulis Oil, Borago Officinalis, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Citric Acid, Aqua Bergamot and Lavender.

Detox Facial Mask

Ingredients: Kaolin, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Water (Aqua), Glycerin , Sorbitan Olivate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil, Oriza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu Palm) Seed Oil, Cetyl Babassuate, Galactoarabinan (Larch Tree) Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olive Oil, Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Astrocaryum (Murumuru Fruit) Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Olive Leaf Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Brown Seaweed) Extract, Sclerotium Rolfsii (Marine) Gum, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu-Camu) Seed Extract.

Conditioning Body Lotion

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Galactoarabinan (Larch Tree) Powder, Corn Starch Modified, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Ribus Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Olive (Olea Europaea) Leaf Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Aqua Bergamot and Lavender.