Sustainable and natural beauty is not a passing fad. It is a growing trend that more and more major companies are following as well. Consumers are demanding that companies reevaluate their wasteful and harmful business practices, especially testing on animals.
Thankfully, more companies are also getting on board with eliminating animal testing and animal-based ingredients, as well as becoming more sustainable and using less plastic.
So, when beauty bloggers give a review, they know that people trust them to give honest reviews of beauty and skincare products and not cover up if a company isn't upholding those standards.
Bella Vida Santa Barbara sustainable luxury skincare has been reviewed by several top authorities in the beauty industry, such as Think Dirty and Leaping Bunny Program, as well as major magazines, including Vogue Beauty, Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine, Foundr Magazine, Planet Mindful, Vegan Food and Living, Found LA, Immaculate Vegan Blog, Pildora Sustainable Blog, INLOVE Magazine, LA Fashion Magazine, WTVOX, Your Beauty Mag, and Dieline Magazine.
Bella Vida SB is extremely proud to have recently been Verified Clean 1 by the Think Dirty app, a company which carefully reviewed each ingredient in our Eye Amour Serum and rated it Clean 0 (Their highest rating) and our Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask and Blueberry Coco Charcoal Clay Mask and found them to meet their rating standard of Clean 1.
We are also very proud of our glowing reviews from countless clean skincare and beauty blogs and features. Our best testimonials, however, are our 100% 5 star reviews from real customers who love our products.
Read for yourself why Bella Vida SB has been named "the skincare company you have been waiting for!"
Honest Reviews by Ethical Beauty Blogger Neha Hobson, celebrity MUA, ">
1. "5 Conscious Beauty Brands Changing the Ethical Beauty Landscape", by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Neha Hobson. WTVOX Magazine, November 15, 2019.
BELLA VIDA SANTA BARBARA
"Bella Vida SB, meaning “beautiful life”, is another fairly young, conscious beauty brand that’s already making waves. Their mission is to make women understand that “Beauty begins inside”.
Bella Vida is 100% vegan and certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny. They recently signed a petition with approximately 300 other beauty companies to stand against animal testing practices in the US.
Their Zero Waste Refill Program rewards their consumers for refilling their original jars and bottles. This results in customers receiving a 40-50% discount on full-priced items. Additionally, they have a wellness store online. There, they constantly add zero waste products to help their customers live a more sustainable lifestyle, and simultaneously protect sea life from plastic pollution.
To sum up, their passion and ongoing collaborations with other companies to protect our oceans is nothing short of impressive. You’ll find their products on various respected online stores and websites that strictly stock sustainable fashion and beauty."
Bella Vida Luxury Clean Skincare featured in LA Fashion Magazine article
2. Review by Clean Beauty Retailer, Andrew Espinoza:
"I’m very picky when it comes to my skincare products! Before ordering from Bella Vida Santa Barbara I did my research and decided to give their products a try and I’m so glad I did! To start off I ordered the Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask and the Radiant Sunflower Serum | Retinol Cream to try before offering to my customers. I’m excited to say I’m very pleased with those products and will be offering them to my customers. Can’t wait to try their other products!" 5 Stars, June 29, 2021
3. Review by Nicole at Bunnybutt Skincare Clean and Cruelty-Free Skincare Blog on Instagram, September 3, 2019.
"Bella Vida means “Beautiful Life.”
This brand was founded by Erin Schmidt, who suffered for many years from Cystic Acne and wanted to help others have beautiful skin.
They are 100% Natural, Vegan and Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free!
And has No Parabens, Phthalates, Gluten and No Palm Oils!
They are also advocates for zero waste and striving to be as close to plastic-free as possible. Definitely check out their zero waste refill program on all their skincare!
This brand first caught my eye when @cleancailin’s Aoife was featured on their page.
•RADIANT SUNFLOWER SERUM | RETINOL CREAM•
“Our luxurious, research-proven formula contains retinol and hyaluronic acids to help renew skin cells, fight wrinkles and heal sun-damage to reveal radiant, glowing skin.”
•This Wrinkle Fighting Champ Contains:
*Matrixyl 3000 Peptides
*7 Organic Oils and Ingredients
Love the packaging. It has a convenient pump dispense. The texture is creamy with a very faint pleasant scent. It is more rich and nourishing than you’d expect a retinol serum to be, which I loved! Upon application my skin immediately feels soft and smooth.
This has been my main active for the past 2 weeks. I’ve started with every other day usage just to be extra cautious. So far I have experienced NO irritation or dryness at all and plan to bump up to daily usage soon. It takes a bit to see results from retinol, but my first impression has been awesome. I typically don’t tolerate actives in general well, but this one has been very positive so far. Erin chose an amazing formula that blends treatment with nourishment. I plan to continue using this and will post an update!! [1oz- $140]
I have been super impressed so far and definitely think this is a brand worth checking out. The formulas are amazing and you can’t beat their ethics."
- Nicole, Bunnybutt Skincare Blog
2. Review: by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Neha Hobson, @beautybyneha Instagram, August 11, 2019.
"It's the businesses that strive to make a difference, that are the future leaders and impact-makers. These are the ones to support.
Loving everything that my lovely friends at Bella Vida SB are doing for the environment and for animal rights by being cruelty-free and creating awareness through their content and incentives!
You don't have to forsake luxury skincare or incredible ingredients in order to be ethical and leave a positive footprint behind."
3. Review: Jade Melcher, @cleanbeautyrepublic Instagram, April 14, 2019.
"Bella Vida is a woman owned brand based out of Santa Barbara (where my friend went to undergrad and the both of us spent many a night hanging on the cliffs) and I love supporting local California companies! Bella Vida is also a great partner in our clean community.
Bella Vida just launched their AMAZING Blueberry Coco Charcoal mud mask and you can get 25% off until tomorrow! BUY THIS MASK. It is so wonderful and moisturizing. It did not feel drying at all as it has humectants in it to retain moisture and gave me just the pick me up I needed after a long and tiring nonstop week in Vegas.
Bella Vida uses all natural, vegan ingredients and is leaping bunny certified. The ingredients are formulated to moisture, protect and detoxify and never be drying. It also smells like BLUEBERRIES.
A bit more about the ingredients:
Suitable for All Skin including Sensitive | Redness/Rosacea Prone
Vitamin B2 & B5 are ideal for combating dry, scaly or rough skin.
Exfoliate and decreasing inflammation
Hydrate, Clear Acne, Blackheads and even skin tone
Detoxify and Purify with bentonite clay
Products kindly gifted but happy to share my honest review." -Jade Melcher, Clean Beauty Republic
4. Honest Review by Natalia Lopez, @realaboutskincare on Instagram, May 24, 2019
"BELLA VIDA SB Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask.
OMG! When you open the jar, you find yourself transported to paradise! @bellavidasb The pineapple smell is incredible.
I use it twice a week, for 10 min.
My skin feels fresh, gently exfoliated and renewed.
✅BELLA VIDA SB is cruelty free
✅Natural and free of harmful ingredients
✅The skin glows!
I am so in love with this mask! I would recommend you give it a try!"
- Natalia Lopez, Real About Skincare
5. Honest Review by Swetha, Ethical Pixie @ethicalpixie on Instagram, April 15, 2019.
"I treated myself to my new favorite mud mask for #selfcaresunday
Have you heard of @bellavidasb ? Also, they recently got #leapingbunnycertified. Erin Schmidt, the founder graciously offered me one of her best selling face masks in exchange for my honest review. Erin suffered from skin problems like cystic acne most of her life. Even after trying new products, promising treatments repeatedly, she couldn’t resolve her skin issues. Frustrated, she took the matters into her own hands and started formulating naturally derived effective skincare for women just like her.
@bellavidasb is a 100% natural, cruelty-free🐰 and vegan🌿 brand. Apart from being cruelty-free, they are also eco-conscious♻️. They strive to reduce plastic by using glass containers and biodegradable packaging which shipping.
𝓕𝓲𝓻𝓼𝓽 𝓘𝓶𝓹𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼: The first time, I opened the jar, it felt like a box of blueberries. If you are person like me that loves and eats blueberries almost everyday, you will definitely love the smell. So far, I got to try the gorgeous blueberry coco charcoal mud mask once and I have to say, loved it. I left it on for a good 10 mins and rinsed it off. It left my skin feeling soft and supple. I used it in the night, so didn’t need any moisturizer after.
Have you used a charcoal face mask before? What are your thoughts?"
- Swetha, Ethical Pixie
Head to our Press page to read our Reviews in Vogue Beauty, Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine, WTVOX magazine, Your Beauty Mag, The LA Fashion Mag, INLOVE Magazine, Dieline Magazine and Foundr Magazine.
You can check out more reviews from Clean Beauty Bloggers on our IG and Facebook pages at @bellavidasb. Or read our 5 Star Reviews from our Customers.
Clean Beauty Reviews from Real Clean Beauty Bloggers, unedited from their original posts. Introduction by Erin Schmidt.