A few weeks ago I had some exchanges over Twitter with the founders Robin and Lynn and they offered to send me some samples. When the postman delivered a beautiful beauty package tagged R.L. Linden & Co all the way from Denver, I was quite extactic. Yes, yes, yes!
Thank you so much Robin and Lynn for providing me the opportunities to test your lovely products. I mentionned it in our email exchange, but if I was not leaving that far, I would really come and visit you.
Your eyes only - Gentle make-up Remover
The ultra-lighlty scented organic coconut/jojoba blend is perfect for removing all traces of make-up and residues in a very gentle way. In the evening, I delicately massage face with it and make-up/impurities are sweap away ( I use the hot cloth method). A super cleansed and smooth face is garanteed! For info, I rarely use oil to dissolve eye make-up as I prefer using a product that is opthalmologically tested and not oil-based).
The Bee Charmer - Refining Cacao Honey Cleanser
The creamy honey/chocolaty cleanser is a pure treat for the skin. The scent is sweet as a chocolate cake and it feels like I massage my face with a onctuous gourmet dessert. I love it very much. I often use it as a second cleanser in the evening 3 times a week. It contains poppy seeds which exfoliates and boost skin renewal. After a torough rinse, my skin is left smooth, smooth, smooth. I also like to apply it as a face mask: white clay, raw honey, organic cacao are some of the goodies that leave skin purified and glowing.
Thousand Petal Beautifying mist - Hydrating Floral Toner
One spritz is enough to dreamly moisturizing and soothing skin. The rose scent is absolutely divine and I just can't get enought of it. This is one of the best toners I have ever used. My skin just drinks it up and asks for more and more. Calming, moisturising, bringing serenity. A beauty must-have!
Time after Time - Frankinsence Restoring Serum
This wonderful handcrafted organic face oil blend is trully marvellous for the skin. After only one use, my skin felt silky smooth, repaired and balanced. I am so in love with this ultra-healing serum! Composed of organic jojoba oil infused with a plethora of calming plants (comfrey, calendula, marshmallow) plus rosehip, tamanu, meadowfoam seed oil, this Frankincense restoring serum is designed to pleased all skin types including blemish-prone. The scent is a pure bliss: fresh, subtle, present without being too much.
La Balmba Rose- Healing Rose balm
Incredibly soft and nourishing, this organic rich-blend balm has become my perfect friend. Equally effective at nourising dry lips, rough elbows than soothing dry legs, I also occasionnaly used it as a ultra-replenishing nighttime face balm. Extremely soothing due to the presence of organic coconut oil, avocado oil, and organic jojoba infused with Alkanet root (which gives the pink color to the balm) and heavenly rose and vanilla scented.
Close to Me - Uplifting Deodorant spray
Featuring tamanu oil and organic olive leaf extract, the deodorant combines the wonderful scent of Bergamot and Rose geranium essential oils with the soothing benefits of flowers essences. Really fresh, flowery and mood-lifting, the deodorant actually promotes well-being and harmony in addition to bringing a vibrant protection throughout the day. Love the scent and struggle to find any lows.
Ironwood Signature Perfume oil No. 1
First, I do find that that natural perfume does not last as long as classical parfums. R.L. linden & co perfume oil is however really surprising and aromatic. Hand blend of healing essential oils in an organic jojoba base oil, it has a very strongly defined aroma of smoky wood with hints of vanilla and anise which brings warmth and mystery. I generally prefer more subtle and lighter frangrances, but I actually quite like it!
This travel size package retails at approximately 110 euros. Lots of money but really worth it.
What do you think? Have you tried R.L. linden & co beauty goodies?