Brightening Radiant Skincare with the Best of Volition

June 21, 2019

Best of Volition Beauty Skincare | THE BEAUTY LOOK BOOK

I’m so excited to share some new skincare that I’ve been using from Volition Beauty. Their products are clean and cruelty-free! I also think it’s so interesting that they create products based on ideas submitted by consumers. Skincare is made based on what real people need and want. You can read more about their Clean Beauty Philosophy on their website (I found it really interesting!). These days I’m all about getting that radiant glow so I was thrilled to give their three best sellers a test because they’re designed for brightening, exfoliating and hydrating. I’ve partnered with them to give you a closer look at The Best of Volition Kit ($64). It’s is an online exclusive with their cult favorites (currently 30% off). It includes:

  • Turmeric Brightening Polish 4 fl oz / 120 ml
  • Strawberry-C Serum 1 fl oz / 30 ml
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Resurfacing Pads 3 pads (individual packets)


Turmeric Brightening Polish

Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish Skincare Review | The Beauty Look Book

I love a good scrub to exfoliate and keep the complexion smooth and clear. I feel like out of all the skincare steps this is one of the most important to keep my skin smooth and healthy. The Turmeric Brightening Polish is a gritty scrub that can be used on both the face and body. I gently massage it into wet skin and leave it on for a couple minutes to let it sink in. This one has Turmeric Extract to brighten, Olive and Sesame Oil to hydrate and soften, Sandalwood Extract to reduce inflammation and micronized Walnut Shell to exfoliate. I tried on both the face and body and really love it for the face. It did noticeably reduce some inflammation I had and did an excellent job at making my skin feel smooth afterwards.

Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish Skincare Review | The Beauty Look Book

Full ingredient list here.


Strawberry-C Serum

Best of Volition Strawberry-C Serum | The Beauty Look Book

The Strawberry-C Serum is a brightening serum with 20% strawberry Vitamin C. It has ingredients to reduce dark spots over time and minimize pores. I could not detect any heavy scent to it but it smells like a hint of fresh cucumber. Most Vitamin C treatments are too strong for my skin to handle but this one was a pleasant surprise and gentle enough for my skin to tolerate use on a daily basis. It has a gel-like texture and after a few minutes it absorbs into the skin for a smooth finish dry down. I don’t have a lot of dark spots except for a couple of fresh red/brown acne scars from recent breakouts that are healing. I was really surprised to see that they have reduced in color significantly and already started to fade faster than normal with this serum.

Best of Volition Strawberry-C Serum | The Beauty Look Book

This also contains Kakadu Plum to add a glow and reduce redness, Hyaluronic Acid to plump, Cucumber Fruit Water to soothe skin. They recommend using this morning and might and under your regular moisturizer. I tried this alone and applied my regular foundation on top during the day and it worked really well. It helped regulate my oil with the humid weather right now too! I will definitely keep you posted on how this works over the longer term.

Full ingredient list here.


Apple Cider Vinegar Resurfacing Pads

Volition Apple Cider Vinegar Resurfacing Peel Pads | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least are the Apple Cider Vinegar Resurfacing Peel Pads which are amazing! The Best of Volition Kit comes with 3 or you can also buy 3 separately in their Try-Me Pack. (Also available in a 30 pack). I’ve been reading about incorporating apple cider vinegar into one’s skin care routine as a toner to reduce breakouts and inflammation but wasn’t keen on the idea of applying it straight from the bottle or the potent smell. The Volition ACV Resurfacing Pads are the perfect alternative and they also contain AHAs, Lemon and Orange Extract to remove dead skin, Witch Hazel to remove dirt and excess oil that may still be on the skin even after washing, and Glycolic Acid. The first time I used it I only applied on half my face to see how much of a difference there would be – there was a noticeable difference by morning! These do have an apple cider vinegar scent to the pads but it’s not as overpowering as I anticipated and it dissipates after a few minutes. I do have sensitive skin but these had a very moderate and gentle tingle. Quick note that I haven’t used any other acids, peels, retinols or vitamin C products on my face in a few weeks now so if you have those in your routine your skin may be extra sensitized and you’ll find the tingle a little more intense.

These pads are described as being gentle enough to use daily but I would probably use it 1 to 2 times per week max. Skin is noticeably more toned and it evened out some texture issues I had. I really like the anti-inflammatory properties ACV has to prevent breakouts. I’ve already ordered the full size box (has 30 pads). The packets are super convenient for travel and also keep the pads well soaked/protected but I would also love to see this in a bottle form.

Full ingredient list here.


Best of Volition Beauty Skincare | The Beauty Look Book

First impressions with this brand are that I’m impressed! The Best of Volition Kit is available only online at their website but you can also find their individual products at Sephora. Volition offers free shipping and returns in the US and they’ll also send samples with every purchase for you to try out. I’m really interested in trying out their sunscreen and have their Grab-n-Go Trio in my cart right now (looks super cute).

Have you tried anything from Volition yet? What are some of your favs?

Many thanks to Volition Beauty for partnering to sponsor this post.

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  • fgirl June 21, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I am disappointed that the majority of your posts lately are either sponsored or reviews of products a company has provided you with. I much prefer reviews of products that you actually use or of new releases that actually interest you, not just because a company provided you with the products or sponsored a post.

    • Winthrop44 June 21, 2019 at 11:08 am

      While I agree with you, sadly that’s not an option for a beauty blogger these days if they want to stay relevant.

  • Catherine Cashew June 21, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    You should definitely try out their sunscreen! The finish feels satin-like

  • Arianna June 21, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I haven’t Heard much about this brand but I’m intrigued. The Strawberry-C Serum sounds fabulous.

    Arianna |

  • Winthrop44 June 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Honestly, the scrub and the pads … based on both the physical exfoliation aspects and the ingredient lists … sound like torture devices I would devise for myself if I wanted to wreck my skin barrier and flare my rosacea for months. If they work for you I’m glad but you do not have sensitive skin my friend! ❤️

  • HellaBella June 21, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    The strawberry c serum looks interesting! Did you like it better than the Drunk Elephant vitamin c serum? I like the results of the latter but can’t stand the smell so I don’t use it as often as I should, and usually only at night so I don’t smell all day.

  • Mariya Zafirova June 21, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    These sound so good!

    Mariya |

  • The Skincare Saviour June 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I dont know how i feel about apple cider vinegar pads they sounds like they would destroy the skin barrier yeah…not a good idea

    Andrew James –

  • Zoë Ware June 22, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Omg I love the packaging of these products!! The strawberry serum just sounds amazing!! xx

  • Cynthia June 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    The strawberry serum sounds very interesting and would like to try this one day. I do have some dark spots and want to minimize it. Thanks for your reviews on these products.


  • leslie howard June 25, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Beautiful nail polish color! What color is that?

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