Natural beauty and well-being

24 November 2014

A top favourite of mine : Cime beautifying oil and universal balm

Cime beauty: you may have never heard of this belgian brand….but let me tell you, you are truly missing something.
I have discovered this Ecocert certified mid-range natural beauty brand a while ago. I really got intrigued by the funky packaging and the brand itself. I was also so suprised to not have seen or heard of this little treasure before!
Although they have yet to get some more european retailers, the owner was absolutely super kind to send me the products of my choice: the beautifying oil called l'Huile and the Himalaya universal balm.

L'Huile by Cime (€22.90 for 100ml)
I have discovered this little beauty gem not long ago but I am already a big big fan. L'Huile is a multi-purpose dry oil packed with very nourishing and regenerative botanical oils such as Rosehip, Sesame and Apricot. It is designed to simplify bodycare routine because of its multiple functions. I love using this oil on damp skin after showering (especially at weekends when I have time to do a proper massage). The other way to use it is to apply it on hair prior to shampooing. It acts as a really nice cocooning layer for the hair and is soothing/repariring for dry ends (I have long hair, so always happy to give them a treat!). L'Huile by Cime comes in a very handy spray, and when I say handy, I really mean it. It gives the sufficient amount needed without splashing oil everywhere. If you haven't noticed its lovely sperky orange colour, then have a look again. The vibrant colour is beautiful and probably due to the Carrot extract alongside the Rosehip oil. Although the composition remains fairly simple (blend of a few carriers/expensive oils with some plant extracts),  this oil is a great performer. To give the "dry" effect to the oil, Cime has incorporated dicapryl carbonate in the formula. This naturally derived- emollient has the ability to spread easily and and give a velvety finish to the skin. This oil combines great perfomance, nice texture and pleasant scent: a real winner for me. 

 Composition: dicapryl carbonate, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil*, caprylic capric triglyceride, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*, parfum, Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabucktorn) seed oil, Prinsepia utilis (Dhatelo) seed oil, Rosa rubiginosa (Rosehip) seed oil, Daucus carota (Carrot) root extract*, tocopherol, Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, geraniol, linalool, citral, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract*, limonene.

Himalaya 29N-81E Universal balm (13.99 for 50ml)
My ideal balm is a good extra-nourishing beauty product that would heal/treat any little skin damages and problems without being over-greasy (I am quite picky on the latter as I don't like sticky and oily feeling). Is this one THE one?
Ever since my eyes got caught by the wonderful packaging of Himalaya, this balm became my go-to first aid beauty cream. The really rich and creamy white cream (rather than balm) housed in a beautiful aluminium tube, which gives a nice retro feeling to the product, is also infused with 7 specific essential oils. The 7 essential oils chosen in the formulation all share very interesting beauty properties: invigorating Peppermint, antiseptic Withergreen, tonic Lemongrass, stimulant Ginger, uplifting Palmarosa, calming Chamomille, yes the list is long….and did I forget to mention that this therapeutic balm smells really divine: fresh, herby, addictive. Chiuri butter also found in the cream is a great alternative to Shea butter and it is made from Chiuri tree, a deciduous tree native from native Nepal. Often used by local communities for its repairing and skin healing properties, Chiuri butter makes it the ideal companion to soothe demanding skins. Additionnally, the essential oil blend in the formula proves to be very effective if you suffer from a cold and want to breathe a bit more freely. You just need to apply a bit of cream on the chest and it will do wonders. And if you suffer from stiff muscles, be reassured: the universal balm does a great job at soothing muscles after activity! And its potent effect is also seen on cracked hands that become immediately relieved and healed after one application. What a multitasker!
Lovely beauty problem solver retailing at less than 15 euros..that is one not to be missed!

Composition: aqua, Sesamum indicum seed oil*, Lavandula angustifolia aqua*, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, glyceryl stearate citrate, Prunus armeniaca kernel oil*, cera laba, Bassia butyracea seed butter, glyceryl caprylate, Zingiber officinale root oil*,  Gaultheria procumben leaf oil*, stearoyl glutamate, tocopherol, xanthan gum, Chamomilla recutita extract*, Juniperus chinensis leaf extract*, potassium sorbate, Cymbopogon martini oil*, Rhododendron anthopogon flower/leaf extract, geranil, limonene, linalool

Get it here: Bio'Ty Lab.

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