A few months ago, I was introduced to LATHER, a skincare brand that maintains that… “It’s what’s inside that counts.” After having the opportunity to try one of their soaps and a yummy scented candle, I knew that LATHER would be a brand that I would enjoy. Today, I am sharing with you a few items from the line that I have been enjoying as well as a little about the company and who they are. LATHER’s motto is “Clean skin for a radiant life” and their products offer a variety of different skin loving ingredients and essential oils that help to do just that.
LATHER started as a dream by Emilie Davidson who suffered from migraines and had a passion for aromatherapy and a growing passion and interest in skin care. Emilie took this interest into action by starting LATHER which originally included a small line of pure olive oil soaps which quickly gained a cult following. From a one person operation to a full-fledged business now offering body, face, hair and home products, Emilie opened the first LATHER store in Pasadena in 1999. Now, almost 20 years later and LATHER is open in different states and sold in beauty boutiques, spas and hotels. Something that started as a passion is now what drives Emilie to provide outstanding products that really do make a difference. The mission of LATHER is to offer this awesome and superior body care experience by creating products using the best and highest quality natural ingredients while providing outstanding service that will not only treat the skin but educate the consumer.
The Coconut Creme Body Whip ($22.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) is one of my favorite products that I have tried so far. If you know anything about me, it’s that a product that smells like coconut and includes skin loving coconut oil is definitely something I will love and cherish. This product has stole my heart from the first use and it is one I know I’ll continue to use. This beautiful and silky whipped body creme feels wonderful on my skin and leaves my skin feeling moisturized while calming my eczema flare ups. With coconut oil to provide a light moisturization and aloe vera to provide calming relief to sensitive, irritated or sunburned skin – this body whip is the perfect product for spring or summer months as you get over the winter dry skin spells. Paraben Free and formulated with precious essential oils like tonka bean, patchouli, geranium and vanilla – this body whip has a light but prominent sweet warm scent. If you are sensitive to fragrances, I think this may be a winner. It’s lightly scented and never affects my allergies. To say I love this product is an understatement. My skin is soft for hours and in some cases I need not apply anymore body creme for 24 hours or more because my skin is still soft and moisturized.
Ingredients: water (aqua), glycerin, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, stearic acid, fragrance*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, phospholipids, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, sodium polyacrylate, tetrasodium edta, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, aminomethyl propanol, carbomer.
*natural fragrance **organic ingredient
The Coconut Foaming Body Scrub ($21.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) literally is my spa day at home product. This wonderful body scrub smells absolutely divine. I have stated this before, but I have a thing for sweet scents and this line has stolen my heart 10 fold. The scent is warm and sweet and reminds me of coconut, vanilla and a salted caramel. The scrub is super gentle and feels wonderful on my sensitive skin. It scrubs and cleanses at the same time as it exfoliates it works into a moisturizing and creamy lather. The body scrub includes natural exfoliants like coconut shell, jojoba beads, walnut shell, bamboo stem powder and minerals that help slough away the dead skin and rough dry patches on places like elbows, knees and feet. Formulated with sugar cane and mixed fruit extracts – this scrub boosts surface exfoliation with alpha hydroxy acids leaving your skin smooth and soft. This body scrub is paraben-free and sulface-free and I think anyone would enjoy it.
Since I have sensitive skin, I tend to steer clear of products with shells like walnut as the additive for exfoliating… but found that this scrub was very gentle and I not only enjoyed the way it felt on my skin, I loved how my skin felt once it was washed away. It’s easy to use… simply apply to your damp skin and rub in circular motions to work up a lather. Rinse well with warm water once done. Note – this is not to be used on the face.
Ingredients: water (aqua), quartz, hydrogenated jojoba oil, hydrated silica, lauryl glucoside, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, glycerin, fragrance*, bambusa arundinacea stem powder, cocos nucifera (coconut) shell powder, aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extact, sea salt, polysorbate 80, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid. *natural fragrance **organic ingredient
The Yuzu Sugar Cane Body Buff ($21.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) smells like fresh Yuzu and citrus. As soon as you touch this body scrub, you can instantly feel the moisturizing oil blends that it’s formulated with. Made with pure can sugar to gently exfoliate the surface cells, this body scrub leaves your skin so smooth and soft but also very moisturized. It is formulated with a blend of essential oils including yuzu, mandarin orange, ylang ylang, litsea cubeba, jasmine and oakmoss. This is a spa-experience in a jar. This paraben-free scrub is the perfect product to use in the morning when you want a little pick me up (the scent just wakes you up) and leaves your skin so soft. I love it. The texture of this scrub is quite interesting as well – as it feels gel like and quite different from the Coconut Foaming Scrub. It’s cooling sensation and vibrant scent make it a great Spring and Summer must have. I find I love to use this product most on my elbows and on my feet. It’s perfect for flip flop and sandal wearing feet. Also formulated with safflower oil and plant phospholipids to soften the skin and create a breathable protective layer to lock in moisture. Massage this product into damp skin with gentle circular motions and rinse well with warm water.
Ingredients: ucrose, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, isopropyl palmitate, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, silica, dimethicone, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, citrus junos (yuzu) peel oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel extract, cananga odorata flower oil, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract, litsea cubeba fruit oil, evernia prunastri (oakmoss) extract, phospholipids, glycerin, water (aqua), ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol.
The Muscle Ease Gel with Botanical Pain Relievers ($18.00 / Net. wt. 4oz) has been a lifesaver in the last month. With my husband’s aches and pains and my bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, we have both been in a bit of hurt. This product has helped to not only ease our pain but help offer us some much needed relief so we can tackle our day but also sleep at night. This herbal pain relieving gel is formulated with centuries-old plant extracts that are used by the native tribes of Northern Mexico to help relieve minor aches and pains of muscles and joints. It’s definitely fast acting and you can feel the gel begin to work immediately, once it is applied and massaged into the affected areas. You can experience unique cooling and heating on the skin. The first application I did on my husband, he said his skin felt like it was burning and tingling and a bit uncomfortable – but after that first use, he hasn’t had any issue with it. Some people will definitely react differently with this product as I felt a cooling sensation and some tingling, but only burning on certain areas of my body. Formulated with ingredients like menthol, camphor and capsaicin to help provide temporary relief of backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains, this product contains no waxes, oils, artificial colors or fragrance making it fast acting. It’s paraben-free and you really only need a small amount applied to the affected area no more than 3-4 times a day. Rub the product in well until the gel is absorbed and make sure to wash your hands well after applying.
Like with any product used to treat pain, this can feel differently for some versus others, so make sure to test a small amount of this product in a small area to see how it works for you. It definitely helped with pain relief – that’s for sure and it’s something we continue to use in our house.
Ingredients: Active ingredients: camphor 3%, menthol 3%
Inactive ingredients: aloe vera extract, capsaicin, carbomer, decyl polyglucose, deionized water, grapefruit seed extract, green tea extract, orange peel extract, queen of the prairie extract, rose water, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, vegetable glycerin, witch hazel, yucca extract.
The Vanilla & Argan Lip Scrub ($10.00 / Net. wt. 0.8oz) is AMAZING. As a blogger who reviews beauty products, I have tried my fair share and more of lip scrubs. Heck, I have even made many of my own over the years. I have had my favorites and still continue to use them from time to time, but this is quite possibly one of my favorites to boot. This certified organic, lip-smoothing exfoliator uses sugar cane crystals to gently buff away flaky skin from dry, chapped lips. Its emollient-rich base is formulated with some of my favorite ingredients like honey (a natural humectant), argan, coconut and rosehip seed oils as well as vitamin E. It also includes beeswax to restore moisture and softness and provide a protective layer to help prevent future dehydration. It tastes and smells divine with a sweet and comforting vanilla scent that combines spearmint oil for a pleasant, light tingling sensation to softly plump lips. This lip scrub prepares your lips for a great application of lip color and it’s paraben-free.
You simply rub this product softly on the lips and remove with warm water. I love it. This lip scrub leaves my lips feeling smooth and soft and brings the juicy color back to my lips instantly. It plumps my lips softly (without any pain) making them look and feel like they are much younger than they are. This product is probably one of my favorites I’ve tried from LATHER and I think it will be a lip scrub I’ll continue to purchase for years to come. I’ve made my own for years and find this one to be quite wonderful!
Ingredients: sucrose (cane sugar)*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, vanilla flavor*, cera alba (beeswax)*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, argania spinosa (argan) nut oil*, mentha spicata (spearmint) leaf oil*, mel (honey)*, mixed tocopherols (vitamin e), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract*, rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil*, calendula officinalis (calendula) extract*, eupatorium rebaudianum bertoni (stevia) leaf extract *. *certified organic ingredient
The Daily Defense Facial Sunscreen with Aloe & Grape Seed ($24.00 / Net. wt. 2 fl.oz.) has a broad spectrum SPF 30 with UVA/UVB protection against sunburn, skin cancer and early skin aging cause by the sun. It combines the mineral sunscreen Titanium Dioxide with Octinoxate to provide protection for your skin. It is enriched with natural botanicals to soothe, hydrate and protect your skin from sun exposure. Free of synthetic fragrance, color and parabens, this product is specifically designed for the face.
Application is easy – simply apply to the face and massage into the skin. I like to use this product daily over my moisturizer and apply through out the day if I am in direct sunlight or extended periods of time. This product applies easily and doesn’t leave my face feeling oily (which I love). It has a light aloe like fragrance, nothing overpowering or funky at all… and the consistency of this product feels really nice on the skin.
Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (5%), Octinoxate (4%).
Inactive ingredients: Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arginine, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mica, Niacin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Phospholipids, Potassium Sorbate, Proline, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Sorbitan Monostearate, Tetrasodium Edta, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum.
The Coconut Creme Body Wash ($18.00 / Net. Wt. 8oz) is a rich and creamy cleansing body wash. It feels luxurious on the skin and lathers up to leave you feeling clean and moisturized. This body wash gently removes the dirt and oil while still leaving your skin feeling soft and full of moisture. It is formulated with coconut oil to help provide light moisturization and aloe vera to provide calming relief to sensitive skin. It also includes shea butter to help soften, comfort and soothe your dry skin leaving your body feeling soft and smooth. This body wash is paraben and sulfate free and has a light coconut vanilla fragrance. This product is as easy to use as taking a shower… simply apply to wet skin using your hands, sponge, etc. and work up to a lather while cleaning your body. Rinse with warm water and feel how soft your skin is after you’re done.
Ingredients: water (aqua), sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucoside, peg-150 distearate, fragrance*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice **, bambusa arundinacea stem extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, passiflora incarnata flower extract, rosa canina fruit extract, allantoin, panthenol, sodium pca, tocopheryl acetate, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, glycerin, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, citric acid, polyquaternium-7, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, glycol stearate.
*natural fragrance **organic ingredient
I am very impressed with the products I tried from LATHER so far. I love when a brand and their products has a unique story behind them and a mission that is quite impressive. With all the products I listed and discussed here today, I can’t help but to recommend all of them. I think each of them have wonderful properties and with someone like me who has sensitive skin, these products each helped to combat those issues. Now that we are in Spring, I’m noticing how much the winter weather took a toll on my body and dried my skin out so horribly bad. These products have been essential in bringing back the moisture and treating my skin to a spa. If you haven’t tried anything from LATHER yet, I highly suggest you take a look and see what products you think resonate with you. Each product offers so many benefits and most of them have such an addicting fragrance to them as well.
For my Hawaii readers: Modern Honolulu Spa offers 20% off their treatment if you show your ID and are Kama’aina (Local) so feel free to check out LATHER at your local spa. For those that are interested in trying out something from LATHER – check out their website filled with all kinds of goodies from their Modern Apothecary: http://www.lather.com/
What about you? Have you tried anything from LATHER before? If so – what have you tried and what are your thoughts? If not, what do you have your eyes on to check out?
Disclaimer: The products mentioned/featured in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts for you. Affiliate links are posted through out. Thank you to LATHER for sharing these wonderful products with me.