Natural beauty and well-being

18 May 2014

Completely Nuts: a french bodycare line

Well, the title says it all..... Looking to take care of your body before spring/summer?
We all dream of a silky-soft and glowing skin, gently and safely sunkissed. The weather has been really great these past few days, so it is almost time to show off your beautiful legs and softs arms! Need a bit of help with that? I am going to introduce you to Completely Nuts, a french natural bodycare line (that may extend to skincare) that uses nourishing nut oils as their signature ingredients and contain no parabens, silicones or alcohol.

Completely Nuts is divided into 4 ranges:
- Cashew line for dry and damaged skins.
- Macadamia line for streched skin (ideal for pregnant women).
- Almond line for all sensitive skins.
- Peanut butter line for all type of skins.

Kindly asking if they have any samples to provide, Completely Nuts sent me a beautiful beauty package. I am reviewing 2 of their products today.

Macadamia anti-ageing body cream

This luxurious white gelified cream is great if you want to provide an instant soothing treat to the body. The dry areas are softened thanks to the skin-loving nutrients (Vitamin E, fatty acids omegas 9 and 3) present in the cold-pressed virgin Macadamia oil. The cream absorbs well but I do find that it is not as rich and repairing as I though it would be. There is just something lacking but not sure how to define it.
The packaging is quite funky and reminds me of a little ice-cream pot you eat while strolling on a nice Sunday afternoon. And actually, so does the smell! it is nutty and sweet... nice (however listed as "parfum").
Looking closely at the composition (which claims that 94% of its ingredients are from natural origin), I was a bit disappointed as the product contains some non-beneficial stuff such as disodium EDTA (calcium binder) or polyisobutene. Additionnaly, this cream contains some esters of natural origin such as skin emollient propylene glycol dipelargonate which acts as an emulsifiant. It creates a dry feel skin and is often used as a substitute to silicones. Caprylyl glycol is also a plant-based anti-bacterial emollient.
As an overall, this cream does her job but if you are a pure green beauty fan, then, you may want to look for alternatives. 

Composition: water, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol dipelargonate, propanediol, C10-18 triglycerides, coco caprylate/caprate, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, candellia/jojoba/rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters, glyceryl stearate, potato starch, cetearyl alcohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, 1, 2 hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, Butyrospermum parki (shea) butter, parfum, polyisobutene, tocopherol (mixed), xanthan gum, Zizyphus jujuba seed extract, disodium EDTA, PEG-7 trimethylolpropane coconut ether, sodium hydroxide, sorbitan isostearate, phytoecodisteroids, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, tocopherol.

Cashew ultra-nourishing oil

If your skin or your hair crave for some extra-soothing care, than this oil will do wonders. Delicately scented, this wonderful blend of virgin plants oils (avocado, argan, almond, apricot) can restore suppleness to dry skin and shineness to lustre-lack hair. Cashew seed oil is really rich in regenerating Vitamin E and repairing fatty acids, so it helps to improve skin softness and texture. Plus enriched with argan and avocado oils, my skin is instantly left nourished and smooth. The beauty oil comes into an handy and nice bottle spray, which I like. Loving to indulge the body with a nice massage with this oil! It is not greasy at all, but aims to be rather "dry". To achieve this effect, Completely Nuts selected ocytedecyl myristate as their first ingredient. Octydodecyl myristate is a skin emollient and conditionning agent. Derived from a specific fatty acid (myristic acid) present in plants, octydodecyl myristate makes a beauty product feeling less greasy and give a sheer feel too.
I also like to apply this oil on my hair as a pre-shampoo regenerating treatment and it gives excellent results.
My feelings are very positive about this multitasker beauty oil and would really recommend it.

Composition: octydodecyl myristate, Anacardium occidentale (cashew) seed oil, Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, parfum/fragance, tocopherol (mixed), bht.

Do you know Completely Nuts? which body creams/oils do you use?
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