Natural beauty and well-being

20 November 2013

Giveaway closed. And the winner is...

Thanks everyone who took part in my first international beauty giveaway! The giveaway is now closed.

The W I N N E R of the wonderful Green Esthetic certified Argan oil and Lash Longer is: Elaine Springer.

Congratulations! please get in touch with me via Twitter or email :-)

15 November 2013

My favorite oil: Acure Organics argan oil

After reading a few posts about Acure Organic beauty products by Mary from Pure MakeUp, I really felt the urge of trying some of their goodies too.
Acure Organics is a family owned sustainable US skincare brand developped by Kirsty Guerra. Their range offer the purest skincare products, green packaging and are environnemnt friendly.

All products are very appealing, but one product that quickly drew my attention was the beautiful Argan oil.

Certified: yes (USDA)
For: all skin types
Texture: yellow oil
Price: $15.99 for 30ml

My opinion

Extra rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants, argan oil is a pure wonder for the face, body and hair. Also called "the liquid gold from Morroco", argan oil has been used for centuries by Morrocan woman ( I understand why!) and is becoming increasingly popular nowdays on the beauty market due to its amazing skin benefits: moisturising, regenerative and healing.

I love applying Acure Argan oil onto a cleansed face in the evening. It can do its magic of boosting skin repairing functions when you're asleep! I usually apply 2/3 drops in the palm, warm it up a bit with the fingers and gently massage face with slow circular motions. This oil has a amazing texture, really glides on the skin and immediately sinks in (it is far from being too greasy). Nice glow on the face garanteed! Face massage is really easy to incorporate in your skincare routine, especially when you apply oil or serums.

The smell of this oil is rusty and nutty and feels really natural! You may have to get used to it at the beginning (as I did).

I have been using Acure Argan oil for quite some time now and the results have been terrific: the skin is super smooth, repaired and calmed. You can really feel the difference! Whether you have sensitive, blemish-prone, combination or dry skin, this oil can really help re-balance your skin. It is a great beauty multi-tasker: you can use it as a beauty serum in the evening as I do or as a cream booster (add 2 drops to your favorite day moisturiser).

As mentionned on the Acure emballage, argan oil can also be used to fortify nails and hair. I sometimes massage hair locks and leave it for a good 30 min before the shampoo. This treatment can help repairing damaged hair.

....a really precious face oil for a fantastic price!

My overal rating: 9/10

Have you used Argan oil?  What are your thoughts?

Don't forget to enter to my fantastic giveaway!:-)


06 November 2013

Bodhi love

Over the summer, I was super privileged that the lovely dutch beauty retailer had sent me some Bodhi products. It included the newly launched Cocoon lip balm, the travel size shower gel and body lotion Rosemary Chi, alongside with the Desert rose rejuvenating oil. It is not the first time that I am reviewing Bodhi products (click here) and it is with the same enthusiasm that I will share my thoughts again about a brand I love.

Cocoon lip balm

This extra nourishing balm has been formulated with the most luxurious oils and butters to provide absolute nourishment to normal/dry lips. Cacao & murumuru butters deliver a cocktail of vitamins, anti-oxidants and fatty acids that heal dry patches and protect the delicate skin of the lips. Sea buckthorn & Red Raspberry seed oils are deeply emollient & repairing.
++  I really love the unique smell of this lip balm - a mixture of mint and vanilla. Nice to apply.
- The only thing is that I wished the balm was a bit thicker and more covering.

 £15.00 for 15g.

Desert rose rejuvenating oil

This 100% natural face oil is designed to restore glow and radiance to tired and dull skin. Packed with ultra-repairing argan and rosehip oil, Desert rose helps to smooth away fine wrinkles while protecting the skin against free radicals and ageing process. Additional Bulgarian Rose Otto brings key nutrients that promote skin radiance and youth. An ultra anti-ageing skin elixir for tired, dehydrated skins!

++ This oil smells absolutely divine. I am a rose scent fan, and Bodhi uses its expertise again to create an amazing floral citrussy smell. The oil glides on skin and is really well absorbed.
- Always prefer a pipette as opposed to a pump for face oil use. Although fantastic, Desert Rose may be bit pricey for some.

 £14.00 for 5ml or £38.00 for 15ml.

Rosemary Chi reviving bath & shower therapy and body lotion

This bathtime duo have been designed to keep balance and harmony between body and mind and also to maintain skin freshed and smooth. Great combination isn't? Formulated with extra care, the sulfate-free luxury gel shower and the moisturising body lotion contain a carefully bespoke blend of botanical ingredients that play a great role in the fragance and in the composition.

Rosemary, Geranium, and Petit grain are some of the main essential oils present in the 2 products and it gives such an uplifting and very fresh scent. Rosemary Chi body lotion keeps skin nourished and hydrating thanks to fatty acids rich Shea butter and Kukui/ Coconut oil.

++  I am absolutely loving the scent. L o v i n g it! Wonderful and reviving shower experience!
- The body lotion requires a bit of massage (which could be a + too) to be well absorbed.

£23.00 each for 250ml.
Have you tried Bodhi products? If so, what are you favorites?
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