Livia raw organic skincare

Take a look at this website: . The products look beautiful. They have a couple of before and after photos and testimonials about acne. They have an acne kit. I asked them if they have any sample sizes and they said they would send me some. They also said that they have 2 oz. travel sizes for sale for about half the price of the full sizes, but that it’s not on their website yet because they’re new.

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10 thoughts on “Livia raw organic skincare

  1. I received the samples today and used three of them, and man, they smell absolutely heavenly and are super creamy and luxurious. The ones she recommended for me though are more for dry and sensitive skin, since I’m older now (in my fifties) and not so acne-prone anymore. The products she sent me free samples of are:

    • Sweet Bergamot Cleanser
      Brightening Youth Serum
      Plum Peptide Moisture
      Pumpkin ProEnzyme Masque
      Rosehip & Jasmine Enzyme Treatment
      Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Body Lotion

    She also recommended the Spiced Plum Toner for me. Maybe if someone else here contacted them, they could receive a sample kit of the acne line and report back to us on that.

    Here are the ingredients listings for the products she sent me:


    for balanced to dehydrated skin types

    Rich in hydrating moisture and soothing nutrients your complexion will enjoy clean, nourished rejuvenation.

    Directions: Use 1-2x daily; massage in with fingertips. Leave on 1-3 minutes and rinse. Follow with livia toner & moisture.

    Ingredients: Hydrosol of Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Horsetail Plant, Organic Geranium, Organic Comfrey, Organic Dandelion, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Orange Essential, Bergamot Essential, Grapeseed Oil, Cranberry Extract, Maple Extract, Vanilla Extract.


    for hyperpigmentation, dull or congested and mature skin types

    A powerful anti-aging treatment in a concentrated delivery system to slough off dead skin, speed up cell turnover & activate cell renewal. Enhance collagen production and restore muddled, tired complexion back to its younger, fresher constitution.

    Directions: Use 1-2x daily; apply a thin layer to freshly cleansed skin. Layer under moisture or use alone for a lighter feel.

    Ingredients: Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Horsetail Plant, Organic Geranium, Organic Comfrey, and Organic Dandelion, Organic Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Organic Jojoba Oil, Multi Fruit Glycolic Acid Melissa Essential Oil, Organic Salicylic Acid, Organic Licorice, Organic Lemon Balm, Organic Chinese Ginseng, Organic Anise, Organic Horseradish, Organic Schisandra, Organic Fennel, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).


    with avocado & evening primrose oils, papaya enzymes & DMAE for dry & dehydrated skin types

    This active enzyme treatment removes dead skin, uncovering newly nourished skin, while rich, penetrating oils deeply moisturize. Leaves skin saturated, dewy & beautiful.

    Directions: Apply a generous layer and leave on for 10-15 minutes: then remove OR use small amount working it into a very dehydrated complexion as moisture.

    Ingredients: Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Horsetail Plant, Organic Geranium, Organic Comfrey, Organic Dandelion, Organic Aloe Leaf, Palm Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Dimethylaminoethynal (DMAE), Wildcrafted Shea Butter, Wheat Germ Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Papaya Enzyme, Sesame Oil, Camphor, Tea Tree Oil, Spirulina, White Willow Bark, OrangeEssential, Honey, Wintergreen Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).


    10% glycolic & enzymatic resurfacing for most skin types

    Get that ?Spa Facial Tingle? at home with this 10% glycolic resurfacing masque. Pumpkin enzymes & circulation enhancing spices nourish deep layers and fight environmental free radicals with rich antioxidants & vitamins vital to complexion health.

    Directions: Apply a thin layer over entire face and décolleté. Apply steam or assist masque in staying moist. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with livia serum and/or moisture. Increased redness and slight irritation is expected.

    Ingredients: Organic Pumpkin, Distilled Water, Glycolic Acid, Bilberry Extract, Organic Sugar Cane Extract, Organic Sugar Maple Extract, Organic Orange Extract, Lemon Extract, Chamomile Essential, Cinnamon Bark Powder, Organic Ginger Root Powder, Allspice Essential, Organic Nutmeg Powder, Allspice Powder.


    enzymatic collagen & elastin support for balanced, dehydrated or delicate skin types 16 SPF

    Stimulate & transform your skins healing and strengthening response while uncovering your freshest skin. Refine tone, texture & appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a firm, moist, dewy complexion.

    Directions: Apply a thin layer 1-2x daily following livia cleansing and toning. May apply over serum or alone. May also dilute with wet fingertips for a lighter moisture. Dilution will cause a decrease in SPF.

    Ingredients: Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Horsetail Plant, Organic Geranium, Organic Comfrey, Organic Dandelion, Organic Aloe Vera, Palm Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Plum Wine, Raspberry Extract, Jojoba Oil, Cucumber, Silk Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Organic Periwinkle, Organic Licorice, Shea Butter, Wheat Germ Oil, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Papaya Enzyme, Ester-C, Sesame Oil, Camphor, Vanilla Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Spirulina, White Willow Bark, Orange Essential, Honey, Almond Extract, Lavender Essential, Wintergreen Oil, Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).


    Body moisture for most skin types

    Cheer up your skin with this lively, delicious body lotion. It absorbs beautifully without leaving a greasy feeling yet provides the ?glide? of a deep penetrating moisturizer.

    Directions: Apply liberally to entire body. Massage into skin. Enjoy!

    Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Hydrosol of Organic Gotu Kola, Organic Horsetail Plant, Organic Geranium, Organic Comfrey and Organic Dandelion, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Pomegranate Extract, Organic Grapefruit Essential, Pomegranate Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Vanilla Extract,

  2. Here are before and after pictures and testimonials for their acne line: .

    The pictures aren’t that clear though.

    I tried the pumpkin masque tonight. It’s kind of a pain to use because you’re supposed to keep it moist either by steaming your face while it’s on or else spraying water on it periodically. I did the latter. My face feels really smooth and soft though. I also tried the Rosehip & Jasmine Enzyme Treatment tonight and it’s lovely. I wasn’t sure how to remove it though. I tried rinsing it off and my face still felt oily so I used a little of the Bergamot cleanser to remove it.

  3. I have to say that my skin feels like silk now that I’ve been using the Livia samples for a couple of days. I absolutely love them, but can’t afford to buy the line yet (and I still have a lot of the Devita left). They are perishable though (they need to be kept between 40 and 65 degs. Fahrenheit) so I would need to keep them in the fridge during the summer, which is a pain. They are so lovely though and the aromas are just out of this world and really pick up my spirits. They don’t need to be stirred either.

    I would really like someone here to request samples of their acne line and get some feedback on them. It is an expensive line though, and not all of the ingredients in them are organic, although it looks like the main ingredients usually are (the ones that are in the top of the lists).

  4. I’ve been using the Livia skin care samples for close to a month now and I really love them. I ran out of the serum a while ago though. She didn’t give me a sample of their toner, so I was using the Devita toner and also the Devita eye serum and cream. My skin is clear, but I think I’ve pretty much (finally, at age 56) outgrown acne. It’s hard to know for sure because of all the stuff I’m doing (diet, supplements, skin care, Martel light, etc.) but I don’t even want to experiment to find out. The diet and supplements help other health issues too, like joint pains, so I want to stay on it. I’ve been using the Martel light on the setting that is for wrinkles and rarely using the acne setting (only if have I actually have a bump, which is really rare now). Now I’m battling dry skin and wrinkles more than acne. My skin feels like velvety silk now. No wonder they give out free samples — the stuff is downright addictive. I wish someone here would order trial samples of their acne line and report back on whether it works for you. It is an expensive line though, but oh so natural and pure.

  5. I just received a bunch of Livia skin care products today. I got a few products in travel sizes, the eye and lip serums in small or regular size, and the rest in trial sizes ($2 each). These are the ones I got:

    Sweet Bergamot Cleanser
    Orange Blossom Toner
    Brightening Youth Serum
    Plum Peptide Moisture
    Pumpkin ProEnzyme Masque
    Rosehip & Jasmine Enzyme Treatment
    Eye Serum
    Lip Plump Serum

    I was upset when I read the ingredients lists on the bottles and found that they contained chemicals (like carbomer and EDTA) that were not listed in the original ingredients lists she had emailed to me. I was considering returning them but then I decided that they didn’t have enough chemicals in them to make me not want to use them. It didn’t say "key ingredients" or "partial list" in the original email — it just said "ingredients". I wrote her an email asking her to explain the discrepancy in the lists. I’m hoping she’ll tell me that they’re old bottles and that they don’t use the chemicals anymore.

  6. Following is an email exchange I had with Stephanie Halpin at the Livia Company about the ingredients:

    I was looking at the ingredients listings on the bottles and was surprised to see that they contain chemicals, like carbomer and EDTA, which were not in the ingredients lists that you had initially emailed to me. Could you please explain that discrepancy? Thank you.


    —– Original Message —–
    From: Stephanie Halpin
    To: Lenore
    Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 8:02 AM
    Subject: Livia

    Good Morning Lenore,

    Yay, Im glad your product got there ok and the the serum didnt leak! yahoo…. I love your excitement.. you are too cute! [That was in response to a prior email I had sent her.]

    On the ingredient list, I must have sent you the Key Ingredient list. Im sorry if that has worried you, but fear not… neither of those ingredients are chemical or toxic and are naturally derived. Here is a bit more info on them…..

    Tetrasodium EDTA- Tetrasodium Edta is derived from sodium salts. Edta is used as a chelating agent. The Greek root of the word chelate is chele which means ?to claw?. The root of the word creates a great visual image of what Edta as a chelating agent does. Edta ?claws? or ?binds? minerals, which are necessary components for the growth of mold. For instance, Edta binds up magnesium which is necessary for mold to grow. In cosmetics, Edta not only is a great additive to create a stable product, but it also pulls heavy metals from your skin when you apply the cosmetic. Edta is widely used for chelation therapy, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for lead and heavy metal poisoning.

    This Carbomer 980 is derived from benzoic acid (Benzoin Resin) unlike the other versions of carbomer. Carbomer is a high molecular weight polymer. It is not absorbed by body tissues and is totally safe for human oral consumption. Test for toxicological tolerance show that it does not have pronounced physiological action and is non toxic.

    Let me know if I can help further….

    Stephanie Halpin
    Livia Pure Skin Care LLC
    Healthy, nourished skin begins here.

    In the email you sent me it didn’t indicate "key ingredients" though, it just said "ingredients" so of course I assumed those were the full lists. That was misleading and is making me feel some leeriness. I did consider returning the products but then decided they probably didn’t contain enough chemicals to make them unsafe. The eye serum though contains "triethanolamine" which has a "7" rating on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest risk) at the EWG (see ) . It’s not worth it for me to risk getting eye cancer or something in order not to have wrinkles. I’m kind of wishing now that I hadn’t opened that one at least. [She told me that it was an old label and they don’t put triethanolamine into the eye serum anymore. Read my next posting.]


  7. More emails from her:

    Hi Lenore,

    I am very sorry for the confusion. I feel badly that Ive made you feel leery. There is an old label on that bottle then. We reformulated the eye treatment a bit ago and it does NOT contain triethanolamine. Here is the current (not "key") ingredients of the Peptide Complex Eye Treatment:

    Ingredients: Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber), Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, L?Arginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Hyaluronic Acid, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Vinca Major (Periwinkle), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)

    We have been updating everything so that it has the International nomenclature on the labels and lists. I SINCERELY apologize Lenore!!

    Stephanie Halpin
    Livia Pure Skin Care LLC
    Healthy, nourished skin begins here.

    Quoting Lenore:

    > Please send me the full ingredients listings for the following
    > products, since they are not on the trial jars:
    > a.. Brightening Youth Serum
    > b.. Rosehip & Jasmine Enzyme Treatment
    > c.. Pumpkin Pro-enzyme Masque
    > Thank you.
    > Lenore

    We passed each other on that last email:) here are the other sample ingredients:

    Brightening Youth Serum:

    Ingredients: Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hyaluronic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Kojic Acid), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract. (Glycolic Acids), (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Organic Salix Lucida (Salicylic Acid), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Organic Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Organic Panax Ginseng (Chinese Ginseng), Organic Pimpinella Anisum (Anise), Organic Armoracia Rusticana (Horseradish), Organic Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra), Organic Joeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), Melissa Officinalis (Melissa Essential Oil), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) .

    Rosehip & Jasmine Enzyme Treatment:

    Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Persea Gratissima (avocado) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Dimethylaminoethynal (DMAE),Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu Oil), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame Oil), Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina), Salix Alba (White Willow Bark ), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Tincture), Mel (Honey), Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender), Methyl Salicylate (Wintergreen Oil), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Enzymes), Carica Papaya (Papaya Enzymes), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit and Seed Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Kojic Acid), Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil), Organic Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed Oil), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica), Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Sodium Carbomer.

    Pumpkin Pro-enzyme Masque

    Ingredients: Organic Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin), Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit extract, Saccharum officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Organic Acer saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Organic Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Organic Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Extract, Aqua (Water), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam Oil), Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide gum), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Cinnamomum cassia (Cinnamon) Bark, Organic Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Root Powder, Pimenta officinalis (Allspice) Powder, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) Powder, Pimenta officinalis (Allspice) Powder, Organic Rosmarinus officnalis ( Rosemary Oleoresin), Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA.

    Stephanie Halpin
    Livia Pure Skin Care LLC
    Healthy, nourished skin begins here.

    I hope she is right about the new formula being in the jar with the old label. I am still feeling somewhat leery but have decided to trust her on this. She seems sincere (crossing fingers that I’m right).

  8. God, I love using the Livia products. They just smell so wonderful and make my skin so soft and nice. I think that the pumpkin mask helps to keep my skin clear also. It tingles a bit when I put it on but it’s pretty gentle. It’s a lot gentler than the Mychelle pumpkin mask which really burned. It does great things for my skin. The Sweet Bergamot cleanser is supposed to be left on the skin for 1-3 minutes before rinsing off. It smells sooooo good. The plum peptide moisturizer has a 16 SPF. The products are so concentrated that you just need a small amount. They are expensive to buy but most of them are going to last me a long time. I have to say I just love these products. I’d really like for someone here to get some samples of their acne products and tell me how their skin does with them. I’m still using the Devita spot roll-on lotion because it works well and I have quite a bit left. You can see the "Vital Five" products for acne-prone skin here:

  9. My skin’s really clear right now since I’ve been using the Livia skin care products for a while. I think the pumpkin masque really helps. I also stopped using the RMS make-up and went back to Evan’s Garden powdered make-up. I can say for sure that Evan’s make-up does not break me out. I was thinking about trying the RMS make-up again to test if that was the problem, but I don’t want to risk getting more scars so I guess not. I’ve been using the RMS un-cover-up just under my eyes. I have noticed some blackheads popping up in the area near my nose under my eyes though, which could be from the RMS. Also, I’ve stopped leaving the Livia soap on my face for several minutes even though it instructs to do that. I feel a little leery that it could be clogging my pores to leave soap sitting on it like that. It’s so hard to tell what’s actually causing a flare-up. It could have been because I hadn’t exfoliated my face for quite a while and then when I started using the pumpkin masque again it might have drawn some stuff out and caused the flare-up. The RMS seems the most likely suspect though.

  10. It definitely seemed to be the RMS make-up that was breaking me out. I tried it once again and again I got bad cysts.

    I’m kind of bummed because Livia has changed the formula of their Plum Peptide Moisture to include cocoa butter and octyl palmitate, both of which can be comedogenic. Those two ingredients are in the Rosehip & Jasmine Enzyme treatment cream/masque that I have, but I normally only leave that on for 10-15 minutes. I had tried using the R. & J. cream as a night cream (it can be used as either a masque or night cream) and if I recall I broke out a little from it, so I’m leery now about using the new formulation of the Plum Peptide Moisture. Also, I only just realized that all of her toners contain colloidal silver which is an ingredient I’m very leery of after reading about the dangers of getting argyria from it on Dr. Andrew Weil’s website.

    Recently I tried Suki’s Mini Kit Nourishing and her Mini Kit Balancing. I’ll make a separate post about my experiences with that.

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