Now that the weather is warmer, everyone is planning their summer vacations. Whenever I travel, I love carrying travel sized or samples of my favorite products, instead of full-sized products. I’m always worried about glass jars breaking or my beauty oils leaking all over my luggage. Many times, I use vacations as an opportunity to try new skincare brands, which was the case with my newest find – Privai. Their 6-piece Discovery Kit is an amazing introduction to the brand and the perfect traveling companion for a summer vacation. Privai was kind enough to collaborate with SWW and give away one of their Discovery Kits to one of my Instagram followers! Check the end of this post for details.
ABOUT PRIVAI SKINCARE
Privai is a consciously sourced, botanically based skincare brand. Their products are cruelty, Gluten & Paraben-free. Plus, they donate a portion of their net profits to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (to protect endangered species) and donate to Women for Woman, an organization that helps women in countries affected by war and conflict. Privai offers a selection of cleansers, exfoliants, moisturizers, oils and masks for every skin concern.
Privai’s Discovery Kit ($55) contains six travel-sized products, many contain Aloe Vera, which is super soothing for sun-kissed skin after a day at the beach. The products are packaged inside a gorgeous rose gold makeup bag, large enough to fit even my skincare and makeup for vacation (which speaks volumes).
The Gentle Foaming Cleanser (40ml) was the perfect 2nd step in my cleansing routine. I always remove my makeup before using my cleanser and this one left my skin soft and removed any leftover traces of makeup. The Matte Moisturizer (20ml) is the perfect moisturizer for daytime. It absorbs into the skin so quickly and hydrates without leaving the skin feeling greasy. It wasn’t quite rich enough for evening use for me, as my skin is super dry, so I rotated between the two oils included in the kit at night.
Both the Nourishing Face & Body Oil (2ml) and the Antioxidant Repair Oil (2ml) are incredibly hydrating and fast absorbing. My skin is super sensitive, but I didn’t experience any irritation – in fact, just the opposite. My face looks radiant in the morning after using either oil. These two oils aren’t greasy whatsoever, they almost have the texture of a dry oil. Minutes after application, my skin felt hydrated, but didn’t look like an oil slick. The scents of these oils are pretty strong, which didn’t bother me, but if you’re sensitive to fragrance, it’s something to be aware of.
I saved my favorite two products for last. Being that I’ve been spending enormous amounts of time in the sun (with my SPF, of course), I immediately fell in love with the Aqua Gel Mask (20ml). After an afternoon lounging by the pool, my skin always needs something extra and Privai’s Aqua Gel Mask was it. This cooling mask contains Aloe, Chamomile Flower and healing Green Tea. It feels amazing on parched, dehydrated summer skin – a must have for summer! The Rice Flower Polish (20ml) can be used as an exfoliant or a mask. It contains salicylic acid and rice bran to gently brighten the complexion. Even with my sensitive skin, I’m able to use the Rice Flower Polish 3x a week without any irritation. The beads don’t feel harsh at all on my face, just a gentle scrub, leaving my skin smooth and bright.
The Discovery Kit retails for $55, but Privai and SWW are giving you the chance to score your own for free! Just head over to my Instagram and make sure you’re following both @seewantwear & @privai. Check out my Privai post and leave a comment, tagging a friend who would also love Privai. The giveaway will last for three days (July 12th-July 15th) and we’ll randomly select a winner and notify via DM on Instagram. Good luck!
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* Thanks to Privai for sending their Discovery Kit for review & for sponsoring this giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own and are 100% honest.