With so many products on the market today, it can be really difficult to tell the difference between what is good and what is bad for us. There has been a vastly increasing need for healthy, ‘all-natural’ products so people can learn to live chemical-free lives and achieve optimal health.
This is one key concept that Thu Vo realized when she started VO2CO- that there are so many hidden chemicals and additives that exist in skincare products that we use on a daily basis, and finding natural alternatives that don’t break your wallet is another challenge on its own.
VO2CO is a small batch company based in Toronto specializing in natural bath and skincare products that are formulated with high quality plant-based ingredients. All of our products are made using 100% Natural Ingredients. We do not use any chemical emulsifiers, stabilizers, or preservatives, so you can be confident in what you are putting on and in your body. We carefully formulate each product to contain the best and most therapeutic ingredients. Our line of soaps is palm-oil free.
I first heard of this company through Instagram. One of my daily rituals includes scanning social media to find any new companies, or companies with products that support green beauty and organic/natural living. This company also caught my eye because it is located so close to my hometown and each and every product is carefully curated and hand packaged.
The products are considered bath and body products for everyday living, and for the natural and plant-based ingredients, they certainly are very affordable!
VO2Co kindly sent three different products for review purposes.
Left unscented for true coffee lovers. Our rich cocoa butter paired with fresh organic ground coffee offers an exhilarating scent of fresh brewed coffee with a light trace chocolate. Coffee is an antioxidant and is known to improve circulation, fade scarring and cellulite.
This is one of the company’s best selling products- and its not hard to see why. Formulated with fresh organic ground coffee, this body scrub is fantastic for use in the shower or if you wake up and think to yourself, ‘today, I need to relax therefore I will rub coffee grounds all over myself.’ Coffee has been proven to be great for scrubbing off dead skin cells and making skin super soft, as well as improving circulation. I usually use coffee scrubs on areas of cellulite AKA my thigh area, so this is a great addition to my skincare family. The full size is $12.00 which can be purchased here.
No matter what time of the year it is, keeping your skin properly moisturized can be difficult . In the summer there’s the extra exposure from the sun that leaves the skin needing more hydration. And the cold air and the lack of humidity in the winter causes skin to be dry. Body oils actually enhance the quality of your skin because they soak quickly and deeply into skin to leave it moisturized all day long. The best body oils are organic, free of chemicals and extracted from roots, fruits, flowers and leaves. Our special blend of the most luxurious oils absorb quickly, hydrate even the driest skin and leave your skin with a healthy glow. Our multipurpose body oil can also be used on dry hair or cuticles as well as skin.
This is FANTASTIC, I am so happy I received this body oil! This is also one of the best selling products, and it is made with rose essential oil, jojoba, apricot and camellia oils. I love multi-purpose items, so this fits me like a glove considering you can also use it for your hair and on your nail cuticles. I don’t typically pay much attention to how soft or hydrated my body is- I’m usually more concerned with my face or my hands; so this brings attention to the importance of keeping skin hydrated regardless of the month. This bottle retails at $28.00.
Handcrafted, cold-process palm free soap bar is specially formulated with 100% natural ingredients. Calm down with a soothing and relaxing soap bar infused with sweet lavender aroma. The natural oils will nourish and soften your skin while the oatmeal grinds will gently exfoliate. This amazing combination will cleanse your body while restoring its natural moisture.
I’m not entirely sure what soap bar this is, but since the colour is light I would assume it’s the Soothe Soap bar made with oatmeal grinds and lavender essential oils. It’s odd, but I’ve developed a scent for natural products. I somehow know when I smell something whether it’s made with good, healthy ingredients or not. As soon as I opened this soap I was hit with the most naturally smelling product. I also love that this soap is multi-functional with cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating properties. Retailed at $8.00.
I love nothing more than giving my support to small businesses that supply organic, handcrafted and natural products. I love the mission and vision of VO2Co, and I love the dedication to completely natural products that are affordable. You can feel and smell the goodness in each product, and if used for long periods of time, the difference in your skin is just amazing.
I rarely give such a high score but I am so impressed with the quality of VO2CO’s products. The only suggestion I can think of would be to label the soap, but besides that I am so impressed with everything I have received. I will definitely be a returning customer.