PHB Ethical Beauty Reviews
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Love this moisturiser. A little goes a long way but I definitely use more than I should because it smells and feels so good on the skin. Really impressed and will be buying more from this brand.
For anyone who has ever said "I don't use moisturiser as it gives me spots" this is the moisturiser for you. Doesn't feel heavy on my skin, absorbs so quick it doesn't feel tacky, I apply my mineral make up directly on to this and no dry areas. Love it, on my third tub now :)
This lip tint is absolutely gorgeous!! A dusty pink with a slight coral hint to it. It goes on smoothly, makes my lips soft and the color looks fantastic while still looking natural. It really brightens up my every day look when I want to go for something natural, yet cute. Absolutely love it!
I received this in a LL Beauty Box and it is definitely in my top 3 mascaras (& as a beauty blogger, I have tried many!) This does not budge for me - no smudging whatsoever. It does leave my lashes a little 'crispy' but nothing that would stop me buying this again.
This blusher in the colour 'Petunia' is gorgeous. It's a cool, blue-toned pink. It's highly pigmented so you only need a little bit. It blends well and has a very subtle shimmer (without any annoying bits of glitter.) It comes in a white box that has a little mirror and closes with a satisfying magnetic snap. The quality is superb and on par with any of the Designer brands, with the added bonus that this product is Cruelty Free and contains no parabens. I would highly recommend this blusher.
I bought the blusher in color "Blossom". It is a little too light in color for my taste. I have brown hair and a fair skin color.
Very nice deep black and feels nice. Does it's job and doesn't make my eyes tingle as others.
This mascara is WONDERFUL! Feels weightless on my lashes, absolutely no flakiness and lasts all day. Can't wait to try the eyeliner.
Does not dry out eyes or the region surrounding my eyes which is normally very sensitive. It does last as advertised. Brush shape could be improved.
Love this mascara!! Never buying another!! Goes on great! Lengthens and thickness better than all of the mainstream ones I've ever tried. Water resistant, not proof, meaning it comes off a bit easier, but you can still have a cry or chop onions, or get caught in the rain.
Absolute winner this one!
I've tried hundreds of mascaras, mostly 'normal' ones that contain chemicals, but a few natural ones too. This is by far my favourite, even versus high end ones, as it ticks all the boxes for lengthening, volumising and water resistance and doesn't contain any nasties. I sat in a steam room at a pool and it barely budged! It really is great.
This has been what I've been reaching for to keep my summer glow going! It gives a natural, sunkissed looked. A great product and a great price too.
I love this blusher, I was worried it might be a bit wishy washy but it has a really strong colour pay off that lasts pretty well. This is a lovely colour and it's gives a natural look with a very subtle sheen. I think it will last a long time too, as you only need to use a tiny bit. It makes me want to try more products in this line, the mascara is also excellent.
I have tried lots of organic and natural mascaras but this is the first one that would actually repurchase! It gives a really natural lift and look to the eyelashes that I love. I keep getting complemented on my mascara so it's definitely making an impact. Like a previous use, I do find it can clog on the brush after a while but a simple wipe with a tissue sorts that out and having used the mascara for two months I've only had to do that once! Love it!
After searching through many different brands I have finally found this mascara and I am thoroughly happy with it. Usually my eyes were sore and irritated in the end of the day and every evening I end up with swollen eyelids. When I started to use PHB Beauty all my issues vanished. Additionally the brush helps to apply the mascara properly. This is my second purchase and I wouldn't replace it with anything else.
First let me just say I have the worst skin type, it is acne-prone, sensitive and has lots of scars/hyperpigmentation... After years battling this I found out that if your food you eat is not good, doesn't matter how good are the products you use! I love this moisturiser, I tried different brands including expensive ones like Tata Harper and The Organic Pharmacy but this is the one! You just need a little bit so the be sure that the bottle will last more that it seems! It is moisturising and doesn't give me any breakouts...love it! My acne is finnally under control since gaving up on dairy and using this(in the moring),Mabel+Meg serum and Pure Argan Oil (evening)
Awesome! The first BB cream I've been able to wear without any breakout! I ordered the porcelain shade and it's perfect for my very light cool skin. It is thick yet not greasy, so you have to quickly blend it before it settles and dries on your face. For combination mature skin like mine I would advise applying a moisturiser before the BB cream. It smoothes out the skin and blurs defects and gives a velvety finish. The sunscreen included is a plus. On me it lasted all day without getting shiny. If you add a light dusting of mineral powder it'll look like full coverage makeup.
Great product! I used to hate BB creams and had stopped using them. This PHB BB cream is the first that agrees with my mature combination skin, doesn't generate breakout, doesn't create any shine or glimmer, provides good yet natural coverage and stays on all day long. It doesn't emphasize wrinkles either. For very dry skin, I'd recommend using a good moisturizer under it, though. It's a thick cream that settles quickly so you need to blend it in as fast as possible. With a light dusting of powder on top of it, it'll look like full foundation makeup. Even without powder, it gives a velvety finish. Really perfect.
It was better than I expected. I have sensentive eyes and this did not irritate them at all, and it did not smudge or move. I really recomend this for someone who wants a good mascare that gives a naturall finish.
Simple and effective, used won't disappoint, great with eye lash curler. Stays put longer than some other high end natural mascaras.
My eyes are quite sensitive and this product doesn't seem to irritate them. It stays put and gives a good result.
I have been really impressed, when applying the bio-gel daily, on how lightweight this gel feels on the skin, while providing a powerful hydration boost. It does not leave the skin feeling greasy or looking shiny, and can be easily incorporated into an existing skin care routine with an improved skintone each time this skin-loving gel is applied! Full review at: https://www.blondemale.com/2019/03/phb-ethical-beauty-bio-gel-skin-brightener.html?m=1
This makes a great addition to PHB's skincare line. No essential oils in this lightweight but rich moisturiser. My skin isn't sensitive but it's nice to give it a break from essential oils. Soothing with the aloe in it!
Really goes on easily. Does not smudge and mascara lasts all day.
I have a pretty complex skin care routine and I have to be careful about using products which interact negatively with other active ingredients. This is something I can use every day. There's no interaction with other serums, toners, etc. I can use this on days where I'm using vitamin C or AHAs. It sinks in super easily and has a slight rose scent, very slight scent. It feels like it has dimethicone, but it doesn't have any silicon substances in it at all. It is amazing and super lightweight.
I received this as part of the LoveLula Beauty box and initially I was a bit disappointed as I never use liquid liner due to difficulties in application. However, I thought I would give it a try and found it ridiculously easy to apply, I got a lovely thin line close to my lashes - perfect! Really happy to have received this product and I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out. I am a liquid liner convert!
I love both PHB eye gels, this one contains ingredients to brighten the under eye area. The light gel formula keeps eye hydrated without being too heavy.
I have been very impressed with this PHB Ethical Beauty eye shadow.I've been wearing this on my eyes almost daily. It really helps to make my look more awake.I will definitely be adding more to my collection.
I love this eyeshadow, it is easy to apply and stays on all day. It doesn't crease and comes in some great colours. I will be buying a selection of the shades offered.
I've only recently come across the PHB Ethical Beauty Pressed Mineral Eyeshadows and have been really impressed (I now own 3)! The shade Grape is the perfect shade for autumn. The colour is buildable and leaves a gorgeous, subtle shimmer to the lid. Highly recommend!
I am really pleased with this product. Very nice colour, easy to build up, not too shiny. Am going to buy a few more shades in the future.
It didn't irritate my eyes and stayed put for quite some time.
Love this i have one at work and one at home. Could not live without it,as it really helps with scarring not just with acne but with insect bites as well which i am plagued with at work. Would definitely recommend smells really nice and is gentle on the skin.
This anti-aging moisturiser has a very lovely smell and I like the way it leaves my skin. I would definitely recommend it.
reasonable sized sample. though I tend to prefer eye cream to gel, this was lovely to use and smelt gorgeous. only a small amount needed, both mornings and evenings, so the sample lasted me some weeks.
Excellent for a natural (but not too subtle)look. It lasts long and gives good definition. Most importantly,I found it's the only natural mascara so far tried that can withstand the occasional watery eye without running or smudging.
My pores have been much tighter since using this product. A little goes a long way.
Noticeably softer and shinier hair. Smells lovely and is a good size tub. I will be buying again.
I love this foundation, I have dry skin during the winter and normal to sensitive during the summer.
the only down point to it is the foundation is a little dry so need to apply moisturiser before. The colour I bought by mistake was (Porcelain), I am fair myself so I would suggest buying the right colour.
Divine fragrance, not too strong which makes it pleasant to apply on hands just before going to bed, absorbs quickly without leaving the hands greasy. Doesn't feel very moisturising, though, so I'll know more about its efficiency when it gets cold. I can't say yet whether it actually rejuvenates hands as I've only used it for a week. However, as all the PHB Ethical Beauty products I've bought, it's top quality.
This foundation is the best natural foundation I have tried (and yes I have tried a lot)! It doesn't break me out, it applies well on my dry, sensitive skin. It has good coverage. Don't stop selling this please! I had never heard of this brand before, well worth trying.
Had the mineral brow powder in Raven (dark brown actually) for a few months with every day use and barely any is gone. Good value for money.
Use it on my eyebrows and used as eye shadow once. Both worked. Stays on eyebrows well even at the gym, minimal smudging - unless you rub it lots.
Really wish they had a colour between Raven and Black, like a natural black for people with dark eyebrows that don't want a thick BLACK slug over there... Maybe it the future :)
I am not able to wear eyeliner under my eyes because after 5 minutes everything is clogged. I've tried surely more than 50 eyeliners but this one actually works :-) Hallelujah
This primer creates an ideal base for mineral foundation. My pores would always get clogged up, but I don't have this problem when using the primer. It also really works to minimize pores and filling in lines, which make the skins looks more flawless. Also, it doesn't make my acne worse at all. It's actually a bit soothing.
Good serum for mature or dry skin. Doesn't make me break out. Quite rich so I recommend using it in cold season or only at night in summer. Nice smell. Is quickly absorbed.
Love the colour of this, it's well pigmented and I would say it's more coral than peach. I did find it hard to apply with a little drag and actually broke it trying to apply it! But it stays really well and looks great.
I recently decided to gradually replace my old makeup with ethical brands as and when things ran out...so I was looking for a neutral 'day' colour that didn't look as if I was wearing no make-up at all. I think PHB might be my new favourite make-up brand!
Tea Rose is a really pretty subtle and natural pinky-brown. It perfectly suits my fair skinned redhead's complexion but I think would suit most people looking for a neutral colour.
It adheres well to the lips, is well-pigmented and has just the right amount of sheen without being shiny.It lasts quite a good length of time, especially if you blot with a tissue and re-apply. It won't last all day, obviously, but it's certainly as long-lasting as any other non-ethical brands I've used. I didn't have to re-apply it any more than I do with any other lipstick.
The only slight negative for me is that whilst it goes on nice and creamy, I found it left my lips slightly dry at the end of the day. Hence only 4 stars. I just get round that by using a good lip balm, and for me, it's worth it for the excellent colour and the ethical credentials. I'm certainly going to be buying more colours and trying the glosses and glazes.
The cream is richer than I thought. It's non greasy though, and I have noted that my skin got more luminous after a couple of weeks using it.
The only thing I dislike is the packaging - it could be more hygienic. Because it is preservative free, I am a bit afraid that I won't be able to use the totality of it.
However, used combined with the Brightening serum, I think that the results are truly excellent.
This product has a strong but nice smell. My skin is sensitive with dry patches and this product moisturises quite a lot. However, I´ll need something richer for the winter.
This BB cream is so amazing, I don't get breakouts using it, the applies so smooth and the coverage is great. My only issue is the packaging, it's squirts really far out unpredictably and the lid is always loose. That said, I am a return customer and am in love with the foundation itself :)
This lotion smells beautiful and sinks in well. Its consistency is runnier than most but it moisturises well. I tried it as part of the travel kit and would consider buying the full size.
I fell in love with this conditioner. Though the smell is not as fruity as I expected it to be (that's why it got only 4 stars). My hair has become pretty soft after the second use already. I can recommand this product.
It smells amazing and the conditioner is really good however, I'm not sold on the shampoo. My hair feels clean and soft after use but the shampoo doesn't foam as much as I would like it to unless I use more than I would normally. I think it is more of a psychological thing, you feel your hair isn't clean unless it's a foamy white blob on your head!
Really disappointing. Too thick, very difficult to blend which you have to do quickly before it dries. It settles in all the pores and emphasizes them. It gives a plaster mask-like finish to the face, even if you apply finishing powder over it. It is undoubtedly good for the skin, no breakout and no irritation, however it's not an efficient foundation, underneath the mask you can see all the flaws.
This shampoo has a lovely smell but for the complicated nature of my hair I prefer a bar shampoo instead. Still, I use it one time per week instead of my normal shampoo and it does a good job. The downside is that it doesn't lather that much.
Skin type: dry, sensitive.
I didn't find this body lotion as moisturising as I'd hoped but I do have ridiculously dry skin. Having said that the lavender means it's the perfect addition to any bed time ritual - just massage into hands and feet and feel instantly calmer.
Nice product but a bit runny so have to be careful when you open it.
This lip gloss cannot be worn without a lip balm as it tends to dry the lips. The shade is very intense (fuchsia), with a bit of shimmer. The durability is quite remarkable for a lip gloss so I would personally call it a lip stain, not a lip gloss (the more so because it looks matte rather than shiny).
Hmm. Not quite sure how to describe this, it's an odd colour. Not cranberry nor the warm red described, but more of a deep pinkish plum with a metallic overtone. Very disappointed that it's not as shown but it's an ok colour in itself. Don't love it though, and not sure if I will keep it. I was admiring some of the other PHB lipsticks, but given this experience I don't think I can trust their photos and descriptions so won't be trying any more.
The first thing I noticed about this BB cream was a really odd odour when applying it. It's bordering on unpleasant.
It is a good colour though for pale Anglo-Saxon people - 'fair' or 'light' in other brands still tends to be too orange/tanned, but this is about right.
It takes a little bit of working in to the skin, looks patchy at first, but keep at it and it will blend in.
It's not moisturising enough for the approaching winter, so I have started using another moisturiser underneath. Should be ok for warmer months.
I don't love it, so my hunt for a BB cream with spf and a pale enough colour continues.
Previously I have used Lavera mascara for a number of years, but couldn't get it this time so tried this one based on the other positive reviews. Unfortunately it hasn't suited me. It's worth noting I'm quite particular and a bit ocd about putting on mascara, I like quite a light application and don't like it clumping. The details for this mascara does say it thickens and volumises but the last Lavera mascara I had was a volume one but it didn't go like this one has. So my review is probably only for those who are like me :)
Firstly I found the smell a bit chemically on first opening it, which my only comparison was against the Lavera mascara I used which had a lovely floral scent.
Secondly I found for me the brush head was a bit big, and it's tapered. Again this is just based on what I previously used and liked, which was a narrower brush all the same thickness. I think it would be great to include a picture of the mascara brush with the product.
Finally, I have found the product quite thick and clumpy on the brush. I've had to wipe quite a lot off in order to make the brush usable (for me). It has just got steadily thicker. I bought the mascara in Dec 2016 and 6 months later I'm ready to bin it. Perhaps that's how long mascara should last, but I found the Lavera one lasted a lot longer.
This mascara is a lovely deep black, stays on all day and didn't irritate my eyes. The only thing I didn't like was the brush which I found hard to use, the mascara tended to clog to it, which made it hard to apply and I managed to get it all over my hands. Used an eyelash comb to separate my eyelashes and remove some of the product. So a bit of a faff to apply.
This lip gloss is packed with pigmentand a little goes a long way but the picture does not match the product. Tea Rose is considerably darker and redder than the peachy paler image shown. Please amend Lula! The product itself is nice but perhaps drys out a little too fast, making my lips feel dry.
I wrote my main review under the 'Fair Rose' shade. Where the 'Fair Rose' shade is light pink, this one is a light orangey colour. Is described as being for cool undertones, but definately not flattering to my pale, cool skin, so i didnt even try this one (was also too dark). Both are very strange foundation colours. Wont get use out of these samples.
At first i wondered whether there was a mistake & a light pink eyeshadow had been mislabelled as foundation. I looked to see if they made this colour eyeshadow. Nope. It's foundation. It's not a skin colour foundation with cool undertones, it's actually a pale pink. I have cool undertones with rosacea, so definately have lots of pink in my skin, but this was just weird. Sure enough, when applied, it made my skin slightly pinkish. I mixed the powder with a drop of oil, then patted it over my face, then apply a little dry powder on top - i find this method better on my slightly dry skin. This has good coverage, better than some other powders, but it looked a bit powdery up-close (perhaps I used too much). It transferred off when touched - if you wear glasses it'll slide around under the nose pieces. I had it on for only about 6hrs & cant see myself wearing this again, but it wore well for that time - no patchiness etc.
Received this product in the beauty box. while it advertises as fragrance free it actually has a chemical smell like of rubber or smth not made of nature. it applies very nicely though and the skin feels luxurious, moisturised and very smooth.
Unfortunately I was really disappointed with this lip tint. The colour is okay but it is very hard so doesn't glide on and the stick has actually broken after using it just a handful of times, probably because I've had to use some pressure to apply it. I didn't find it particularly moisturising either. I am new to vegan lip products so maybe my expectations were unrealistic?
I have to use a lot of this shampoo each time to get rid of grease and hair products like dry wax. I do not feel that it creates any volume either.
I am kicking myself that I didn't start small with this brand when I hadn't any experience of it before. Sadly I jumped straight in there and bought this big palette thinking it would be great to take on holiday with me. One small eye shadow would have been much less a waste of money for me. I suffer many reactions to contents of makeup and hence I'm always on the look out for safer makeups. Unfortunately the eye colours in this palette are much too shiny, I much prefer a matt or even slightly silky effect but these didn't look good on me at all. The colours are also different on the eye from they look in the palette which was a surprise - I've never seen this before. I thought I'd leave them to see if they dulled down over time but hated the look every time I caught sight of myself in a mirror and had to replace it with my usual matt finish eye shadows. The blushers I found very obvious though I could learn to use them sparingly. Overall, this was an expensive mistake for me.
Very very disappointed with this. I had ordered this blusher before the first review was left by another customer so I didn't have much to base my decision on. Whilst PHB products have great credentials, there is not enough pigment in this blusher to encourage me to continue using it. In fact the colour is lacklustre - like the other reviewer I also have pale skin and dark hair and it barely shows up on my face. When you apply more to try and build the colour, it starts to look caked but no depth of colour. In the palette, the blusher looks like a flat colour. Applied to my face it was seriously sparkly, infuriatingly my face was still covered in tiny sparkles when I got out of the shower! Annoyed that I have wasted my money.
I love PHB but I have to say the lipstick isn't that good. It goes on lip only when you press very very hard and nobody would like to do that :-( All my ordered lipsticks from PHB seem to be also very hard.
I read all the shining reviews so thought I would try this mascara. I found the brush to be very fat and I got a little on the upper waterline of my eye and it stung like crazy. Made my eyes puff up and go red and it really hurt. I don't have sensitive eyes so I was really surprised. I can use the mascara but only if I don't put any on the lash root which seems to defeat the point. I haven't reacted to any cosmetic ever and I would not use this again.
I've been looking for a natural mascara that doesn't make me look like a racoon, and thought I'd give this one a try, after reading the positive reviews. Sadly, after using it 4-5 times, it is now going in the bin. Except from the first time I used it, I've had to wipe off the wand, to get rid of clumps. It helps a bit, but my lashes keeps sticking together as well. Using an eyelash brush helps a bit.
I'm very disappointed with this foundation. When reading the product description it sounded perfect for my dry skin but when applying it was absolutely horrible.. I never had such a bad foundation, it's flaky and doesn't seem to be intended for dry skin at all. Waste of money :(
I love brand, but this foundation is the worst for my dry skin. Also it gets stuck in the bottle because it is too thick. It dries out my skin getting it flaky and irritated.