Natural beauty and well-being

22 September 2013

Logona daily care body lotion

Pampering the body remains equally important as face care to keep skin really hydrated, smooth and give a nice glow to any sunkissed skin (as long as your body cream is good!). Specific parts such as elbows, knees, or feet are often in needs of special attention too as they are prone to dryness. So another reason to use even more a body cream!

Over the last couple of months, I used Logona Daily care body lotion every time after showering, massaging gently the lotion into damp skin. So here is what I think.

Product description: daily care body lotion Verveine and Bio Aloe
Certified: yes (BDIH)
For: normal skins
Presentation: bottle
Price: 6€ for 200ml

My opinion
Logona daily care body lotion is a white and light (almost gelified) lotion that gently melts into the skin. While it is really easily absorbed, the blend of soothing and nutritive botanical oils and butter (soybean, jojoba, shea butter) leaves a delicate film that bring nutrients, fatty acids, and vitamins to the skin. This lotion is really suitable for dry skins too as the texture is rich enough to quench thirsty skins. The formulation contains also some soothing aloe vera extract and glycerin that highly hydrate skin.

I like the smell of the product. It doesn't have the "waoh" factor but it is ok. Discret, I can detect very well a tone of lime essential oil and some more resfreshing and herbal scents. Nice.

Synthetic preservatives are inexistant in this lotion but my scrupulous eye for details can not miss the quite high proportion of alcohol denat in the composition. Used in some "green" companies, alcohol denat still can sometimes in my opinion be a problematic ingredient for really sensitive skins depsite the presence of highly replenishing oils. I will refer you to the excellent article of Truth in Ageing for more details about Alcohol and its use in cosmetics.
The other ingredient that caught my attention is palm oil. Palm oil has fantastic soothing and regenerative properties. Nor sure though whether Logona uses sustainable palm oil in this product.

As a overal, this lotion is effective and soothing despite the presence of (too much for me) alcohol. I am quite happy about it.

You can visit Logona website for more information:

...good, effective and affordable body lotion!

Overall rating: 8/10

Product composition: water, alcohol*, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, Elaeis guineensis (Palm) oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice*, glycerin, glyceryl oleate citrate, Simmondsia chinensis* (jojoba) oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter*, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, xanthan gum, Verbena officinalis (verveine), Citrus aurantifolia (lime oil), Calendula officinalis flower extract*, fragrance (essential oils), PCA ethyl cocoyl arginate, sodium lactate, lactic acid, tocopherol, limonene, linalool, citronellol

Have you tried it? what is your favorite body lotion?

15 September 2013

Follow me on Bloglovin'!

A more blogging related topic for today as I really want to chat quickly about Bloglovin'!

For bloggers and readers who don't know yet, Bloglovin' is a great (free) internet platform. It allows you to follow, read, and comment all your favorite blogs without much effort. Not only it saves you lots of times but it also looks really aesthetic!

So if you haven't joined yet, it is not too late! Just create an account, log in and that's it!

The thing that I like about Bloglovin' is that you get a quick preview of each post (title, photo, intro) of the blogs you follow, like that it gives you a good idea of whether it is worth reading till the end :-)).

Voila, beauty lovers, let's meet on Bloglovin!  Follow my blog with Bloglovin I would love too! Just click here:

A bientot,

08 September 2013

Bareskin Beauty love

Back in June, Juliette from Bareskin Beauty (a british company) kindly sent me a beautiful package containing generous samples of products that I previously selected. I was very impressed by the attention to details and the prompt customer service. While going on holiday I had the opportunity to test some products (see here) and today I am reviewing two of them.

Papaya and Honey resurfacing balm

This carefully blended light honey/mandarine color balm is quite a revelation to me. No doubt I am a fan of exfoliation (for more details, click here). I do have one expectation though: the exfoliant must not overdry or irritate skin. This is an essential key characteristic from a face scrub (I think!).
Applied on wet skin, the Papaya and Honey treatment gently melts and foams. The Himalayan salt actively removes dirts and dead skin cells while gently polishing skin. Honey is highly moisturising and papaya seed oil is both purifying and regenerative. Skin is really left so smooth and hydrated, and cell renewal is boosted. I am in love of this product. I am a fan of the citrussy scent, so, quite happy with the delicate lemon myrtle and patchouli smell that perfumes the beauty blend.

Composition: himalayan pink salts, liquid castile soap, ascorbic acid, beeswax, Carica papaya (papaya) butter, Baschosula citriodora (lemon myrtle) essential oil, Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) essential oil.
Retailed at £29.00 for 60ml.

Clarifying cleansing serum

I am always on the hunt of the perfect cleanser. I choose to try the clarifying cleanser as I have a sensitive combination skin. This balm with its refreshing smell and yummy color is really soft for the skin. Shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil smooth away impurities. Apricot and sea bucktorn oil restore skin natural radiance by bringing essential fatty acids and nourishing nutrients. A special blend of anti-bacterial and antiseptic essential oils help to improve skin clarity and tighten the appearence of the pores. I use this cleansing serum in 2 ways:
-  I apply it on damp skin as a proper cleanser and remove it with a muslin cloth (but this is not my favorite method of face cleansing unfortunately although it has lots of benefits).
- I apply it twice a week in the evening as a purifying balm.

Composition: Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Theobroma cacao butter, beeswax, honey, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea bucktorn) oil, Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) essential oil, Citrus aurantium (bitter orange) essential oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) essential oil, Eucalyptus citriodora essential oil, Mentha piperala (menthe) essential oil.
Retailed at £26.00 for 60ml.

....soft, efficient, and great natural products!

Overall rating for the 2 products: 9/10

Want to find more details about products and brand? have a look here:

What do you think? any favorites this summer?
Blogger Template Created by pipdig