Monday, November 30, 2009

Product Review- 2VirgosDesigns Vegan Soy Lotion Tarts

Awhile back I reviewed 2 Virgo's Designs Soy Lotion Tarts made with Emu Oil HERE. Jackie has decided to add a vegan alternative to her Tarts and asked me to do a compare and contrast review of her new product with her old product. Book reports of this nature were always one of my best projects in school so I figured, sure! Plus I get to enjoy some more of Jackie's wonderful products!

While I'm not particular about using vegan products (which didn't really strike me until my husband made a point to state that a bird lover like myself is enjoying an EMU OIL based product, hmmmm...good point. Well, I still eat chicken and turkey, etc so I'm definitely not vegan.)

However, I do appreciate that many customers prefer vegan options and since I've a firm supporter of variety to attract a broader customer base I feel that a vegan tart is a really great idea. But how does it stand up to it's non-vegan cousin?


The vegan tart is less expensive, the same size, and quality as the non-vegan. It melts smoothly and cleanly on a low heat without any smoke or fumes. The scent is released evenly and Medieval Diva (the scent I tried this time) has a rich, feminine smell without being to "chipper". This is a deeper scent that a mature, confident women would enjoy. Jackie keeps her scent formulas a secret but I think I detected a hint of vanilla. Again my sniffer is sensitive to cloying scents which can give me migraines but like all of Jackie's scents it never bothered my overly sensitive cranial nerves, lol!

As for the lotion opinion for the vegan tarts I found them to be of equal if not better than the emu oils tarts. It felt just a luxurious and smooth on my skin but was absorbed faster and left less residue than the oil tarts. And, of course almond oil is great for any skin type and has these benefits:
  • Improves complexion and retains glow

  • Moisturizes better and deeper

  • Soothes skin irritation and inflammation

  • Delays aging process

  • Lightens dark circles

  • Relieves dry and itching skin

  • Nourishes the skin. Makes it smooth and soft

  • Cures chapped lips and body rashes
But then Emu Oil has these skin benefits:

Emu Oil is gentle for all skin types, non-toxic & natural, non-comedogenic (does not clog pores) and hypo-allergenic (non-irritating) so its great for people with sensitive skin and allergies. Emu Oil is effective in its anti-inflammatory properties, and has been found to give a similar effect as prescriptions medication. Its been compared to medication such as imbuprofen, except without the negative side-effects frequently common with traditional prescription or corticosteroid based anti-inflammatory medications. More listed benefits are here.

Cons~Honestly I can't really think of any cons in this comparison.

So which is better? I don't think either one is better or worse. I think they both compete with each other equally well. Both are high quality, no difference in size and both have numerous skin benefits and well as aromatherapy benefits.

It really just comes done to preference. If you prefer a slightly less oily lotion, have a tighter budget or you just prefer vegan products than Vegan soy tarts are the way to go. If you don't worry about vegan or have very dry skin or like a slightly richer lotion than I would choose the Emu soy tarts. Either way you'll receive a great, multi use product from an top notch seller.

1 comment:

  1. Heather, this is a fantastic review, thank you for your kindness! These tarts will be lower in price as almond oil is not as pricey as emu oil, they will sell for $8.99. Again, thank you! Enjoy!


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