Ever felt overwhelmed by the mass volume of new beauty brands, products, launches and trends? Well, if you do then welcome to my world. A part of me is tired of gimmicks, the in-my-face advertisements screaming about the newest miracle ingredient…I start yearning for scaled down, simple but effective and no bullshit brands and products.

So today let’s take a step back and concentrate on a brand that has been the talk of the town for the past few years and is one of the frontrunners in the eco-friendly and green beauty world. Let’s talk about Indie Lee.


I first came across this brand through Mili but didn’t bother buying anything until recently. My reasoning is simple; 99% of my beauty shopping is done through Sephora. Indie Lee was available on Beautylish which is my second favourite online beauty site but it doesn’t have the same perks as Sephora. So I waited and waited and the day finally arrived….Sephora now carries it. Unfortunately, it’s only two products now but I hope/wish/pray the full range will be available soon.


Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser is my first purchase from the brand and I plan to snag the cult favourite CoQ-10 Toner soon. I have been using the cleanser as my second cleanse for two weeks and I am head over heels in love.

The ingredient list is short and sweet, rich with vitamins, antioxidants and Omega 3.

Water, Decyl Glucoside (a mild and gentle, surfactant made with a combination of plant base fatty alcohols and glucose)Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate (surfactant made out of citric acid and coconut fatty acids)Coco Glucoside (surfactant derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar)Glyceryl Oleate (plant based emollient and emulsifier)Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (phytho-peptides, used to retain water/moisture on the skin), Xanthan Gum, Fragaria Chiloensis (strawberry) Seed OilLycopene (tomato)Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate. This cleanser is housed in a beautiful, heavy glass bottle and it smells wonderfully like a sweet fruity pastille. It has a gel like texture and it foams up amazingly well despite the lack of sulphates. It rinses off easily and cleanly with water and doesn’t leave any residue on the skin. I use this every night paired with my Olay Pro-X brush and surprisingly I find it to nourish my skin instead of drying it out. P1280226

P1280230 I can’t attest to the brightening effect as I do use other products but one thing is for sure, this cleanser helps to calm my skin whenever it decides to be a twat. It instantly soothes my skin and the feeling of tightness and dryness will go away. Final verdict? I want to try every single product from Indie Lee after this. The hype is definitely real. Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser retails for $38.00CAD and is now available for purchase through Sephora.

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