REVIEW + GIVEAWAY*Closed* | Root Science Organic Skincare

Root Science Organic Skin Care          

‘From the Earth, Not a Test Tube’

 Iceland Inspired, California Crafted

*Gigja Hlin, Founder of Root Science

‘Breathe New Life Into Your New Beautiful Skin’


 ~Detox Kit Giveaway

Includes: RS Youth Serum, RS Reborn Face Mask, RS Beauty Bar and RS Face Scrub.

I LOVE this ingredient focused skin care company. Root Science creates small hand-crafted batches to ensure optimal freshness. They take the word “root” seriously and all ingredients that start out as a root are 100% organic in these products. And Gigja has a special place in her heart for sensitive skin individuals (like me). Her sister’s battle with sensitive skin and  inflammatory conditions inspired her to start Root Science.

Root Science Says:

‘Natural, Organic, Nutrient-Dense, Superfood Ingredients. Real Ingredients = Real Results. We hand make our products in micro batches for the highest quality control possible. This ensures maximum concentration and potency of each formula, without the cheap fillers and artificial preservatives. This is a labor of love by real people who are passionate about skin care.’

*Gigja was kind enough to share with us this recent picture of her visiting her homeland of Iceland. The lava rock in the background is something I know I’ve never seen before!

I was sent a “Custom Kit”, chosen for me for my extra sensitive skin. The Bare Defense oil was created without essential oils which is especially helpful for my reactive skin.Products Tested in the Detox Kit: Bare Defence, Face Scrub, Daily Facial Cleansing Bar, Reborn. Time Time Tested: Four Weeks



Bare Defense –  fl oz $80

Ingredients: Jojoba Oil*, Camellia Seed Oil*, Argan Oil, Grape Seed Oil*, Meadowfoam Seed Oil*, Pomegranate Seed Oil*, Cranberry Seed Oil*, Baobab Seed Oil*, Black Cumin Oil*, Sea Buckthorn CO2 Fruit Extract*, Tamanu Nut Oil*, Calendula CO2 Flower Extract*, Non-GMO Tocopherol Vit.E., *Certified Organic, **Naturally Sourced, Cruelty Free & Vegan.



Face Scrub3.8 oz $40

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate**, Almond Meal*, Spearmint Leaf*, Peppermint Leaf*, Kaolin Clay**, Arrowroot*, Bentonite Clay**, Bentonite Clay**, Orange Peel*, Neem Leaf*, Slippery Elm Bark*, Marshmallow Root*, Vanilla Bean*, *Certified Organic, **Naturally Sourced, Cruelty Free & Vegan.



Daily Facial Cleansing Bar – 3.5 oz $15

Ingredients: Saponified Coconut*, Olive*, Palm*& Palm Kernel Oils*, Shea Butter*, Calendula Flower Extract*, Rosemary Leaf Extract*. *Certified Organic, **Naturally Sourced, Cruelty Free & Vegan.



Reborn Face Mask – 2 oz $50

Ingredients: Rhassoul Clay**, Bentonite Clay**, Turmeric Root*, Activated Coconut Charcoal, Rosehip Fruit*, Sea Buckthorn Fruit*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower*, Camu Camu Fruit*, Gotu Kola*, Chaga Mushroom*, Licorice Root*, Marshmallow Root*, Lavender Flower*, Vanilla Bean*, Proprietary Blend of Organic & Wild Harvested Essential Oils.*Certified Organic, **Naturally Sourced.

My Personal Experience Testing Root Science Skin Care:

My skin really thrived with these products and thanks to the experts at RS, they instructed me on the right way to use the Custom Kit for my particular skin issues. So, I had really happy skin for the month that felt cared for, hydrated and even looked glowy. It’s no wonder,  because that is the #1 priority of Root Science and it shows.

The Routine: What I did each day for one month was to lather the Facial Cleansing Bar on my face with a little warm water. I rinsed thoroughly,then splashed my face with cold water as RS recommends to close my pores. Next I used 2-3 pumps of Bare Defense Oil into my face, neck and decollete with gently massaging upward strokes.

At night I alternated sometimes using the Facial Cleansing Bar and other times using the Face Scrub. For the Scrub I would put one tsp. of dry formula in the palm of my hand, mix with drops of warm water to form a paste, then in circular motions (gently) massage my face. I would rinse and follow with a splash of cold water. Again, I would put 2-3 pumps of Bare Defense Oil on my face before bed.

As RS recommended once a week I used the Reborn Facial Mask. I would take 1 tsp. of the dry formula and to activate it I used Manuka Honey. It makes a  very sticky paste,(avoid the sensitive eye area), or you can use warm water, (which RS recommends), but I prefer the added hydrating benefits of the honey. I would leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water and follow with a splash of cold to close the pores again. And follow with Bare Defense Oil.

Root Science is: Made in Northern California. Natural. Organic. Cruelty Free. Vegan


For the giveaway, all you have to do is go to and sign up for their newsletter, then like them on FB.  This giveaway is for one Detox Kit and is open to US and Canada only. One winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 12:00 noon EST.



Good Luck Everyone!

Have you tried any products from Root Science? What was your experience? Please share your thoughts or questions in my comments section and good luck on the giveaway everyone!

In Beauty & Health,



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Blog of Britanie Faith. Conscious and Unapologetic Living. Beauty & Skincare Addict. Curve/Plus Size Model and Self-Love Advocate. Creator of Concoctions. Lover of Herbalism, Photography, Fashion, Flowers, Glitter, Books, Dogs, Coffee. This blog features original and inspired concoctions, makeup and skincare reviews and step by step tutorials, recipes, tips, product reviews, life updates, musings, makeup looks, fashion, vintage finds, and my everyday life and all of it's joys and struggles.

16 thoughts on “REVIEW + GIVEAWAY*Closed* | Root Science Organic Skincare

  1. This brand is so beautiful, from their lovely aesthetic to their potent ingredients. I’d love to try their beautiful products, especially the RS detox Mask and serums. For the latter, which would be better suited for my combination, acneic skin, the Bare Defense or Pure Balance?

  2. I signed up for their newsletter and liked them on fb! Their ingredients look amazing and love the sleek packaging as well! Thank you for the chance to try their line 🙂

  3. I have been using the RS Youth Serum for about three months, every morning, and I just love it. The packaging, ingredients, scent, texture, and the way it absorbs into my skin are just all lovely.

    Also, I’m like you in that I usually mix some Manuka honey into my face masks. It feels so nice!

  4. I’ve never used their products, but they sound so appealing. I love organic products that will help my skin. Entered 🙂

  5. Just entered, keeping my fingers crossed! I’ve been able to try their Face Scrub, and I -love- it, but I’m especially curious about the face mask. Face masks in general are kinda my obsession LOL!

  6. I signed up and liked them, thanks for the chance! I’m always excited to try new natural and organic skincare 🙂

  7. I’ve tried a sample of their serum and loved it. I would love to try everything of theirs! I love how pure and simple the ingredients are. I did the steps to enter the giveaway 🙂

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