Review: Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Lavender Bath

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are infused with vital extracts of organic and bio dynamically grown plants. Their products carry these plant essences directly to the skin to encourage health and reveal true and lasting beauty. A deep commitment to holistic principles guides Dr. Hauschka Skin Care to reject the use of synthetic additives and animal testing. They support the health of humanity and the earth.



Helps to sooth and calm while reducing the appearance of red, irritated skin. The relaxing aroma of lavender essential oil helps to ease strain and soothe the senses. When used in the evenings, Lavender Bath Oil ($29.95) gives body and mind a feeling of restfulness.

Lavender can be found throughout Europe. Its main properties are balancing and harmonizing.

Review: I'm not a "bath" person, but I decided to skip the shower and go for relaxing T & T (tub time). This bath oil is pure luxury without the hefty price tag. If you had told me about a month ago that a bath oil could induce a blissful slumber or make you feel like you're floating on Cloud 9, I'd have probably scoffed and laughed. I've never experienced anything like this with a bath product. I can feel the tension melt away - leaving me with a new sense of calm. It is very relaxing - much needed if you're having a stressful day or just need R & R.

Also available at Beautorium in Sage; for a warming, purifying bath or Lemon; for an uplifting, refreshing bath experience.

Review: Organoderm

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis, a practicing plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, California has worked on the research and development of the Organoderm Skin Care products for over ten years.



Not only was the product line formulated with naturally bio-active and organic ingredients with the consumer’s skin health top priority, but the packaging was developed with recyclable components with their own Free Consumer Recycling Program on this web site. The absence of excessive and deceptive paper cartons and inserts is to raise awareness through conscious consumption. This not only helps protect our environment with less trees destroyed, it raises planet conservation responsibility in the minds of all consumers to reduce waste and diminish our landfills.


Olive Cucumber and Watercress Fresh Foaming Cleanser $22


This product can be used on the face and body. The smell is quite pleasant - smells more citrus than anything. However, this cleanser broke me out on the face, but I did'nt have any problems using it else where. It leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean and feeling a little dried out. Therefore, I highly recommend following up with a moisturizer.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Apple Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Watercress Extract, Organic Chamomile, Organic Hops, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice.


Green Energy Serum $32


This product is highly recommend to be used during and night. The serum did not bother my sensitive skin and made my face feel wonderful. I can't vouch for the intended purpose of this product since I'm not experiencing any aging yet, but it makes my face feel firm, yet soft.

Key Ingredients:

Acmella Oleracea Extract, Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract and Pea Extract/Bamboo Extract and Glucosamine Complex.


Organic Raw Sugar Exfoliator $30


This is my absolute favorite from this line. This scrub makes the exfoliating experience feel like pure luxury. The grains are fine enough to slough off rough skin without irritating it. The product itself has a very lemony smell, making it almost good enough to eat! Don't worry, I did'nt do that even though it was tempting. It had my skin practically glowing. This one will give instant beauty gratification that will have you lusting for more! However, this one didn't last long enough. No pun intended. Hopefully, they will make this particular product bigger for sugar scrubs fanatics like me to enjoy even more.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Watercress Extract.


Weatherproof Lip Balm $12


It keeps my lips well hydrated and super soft. It smells exactly like the cleanser and body scrub. By it being organic, I also tried this out on my toddler since he has a bad case of chapped lips. Between the Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick and this lip balm, these two having been really helping my toddler out.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Almond Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Vitamin E.


Younger Eye Gel $24


Most eye products I come across are usually aim for one particular problem: Dark Circles, Lines or Puffiness. This one addresses them all! Plus, it is reasonably priced. This product doesn't only have a place in my heart, but in my purse as well!

Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Chamomile Leaf, Certified Organic Green Tea Extract and Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract.


Day Sun Protector $42


This product has bit of a staggering price, but it is the perfect way to combat enviromental stress. It prevents sun damage and pre-mature aging. Let's face it, the sun causes wrinkles and aging. It might be all fun in the sun when you're young, but it is bound to catch up with you as you get older. Wise up! Plus, this product is great for the winter months.

Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Pea Extract/Bamboo Extract and Glucosamine Complex, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and SPF 30+.


Olive Cucumber and Watercress Light Moisturizer $26


A good moisturizer is a must for my daily beauty regimen and this one fits the bill! My skin feels so soft after using this.

Key Ingredients:

Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Denatured Alcohol, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Cucumber Extract, Organic Watercress Extract, Vegetable Glycerin


Nutrient Night Cream $36


I love this cream so much that I've even used it as a day cream! It appears thick in appearance, but it sinks into the skin immediately. This is the ultimate dream cream. It will put the lustre back into your complexion - highly recommended and great results guaranteed!

Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Grape Seed Oil, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Pea Extract/Bamboo Extract and Glucosamine Complex and Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract.

Review: Biodynamic Beauty Refining Treatment

A natural skin polisher, made with the most efficacious natural actives, used as an exfoliant in enhancing cell renewal while gently minimising the appearance of pores, uneven skin texture, and discoloration, to reveal a smoother, even-toned, more luminous complexion. This refiner is rich in the living energy of Calendula, Horsechestnut, and Soapbark Tree extract, this refining treatment helps to gently cleanse and refine the skin. Apricot Seed and Willow Bark extracts help renew skin, while gently uncovering a fresh and glowing complexion.



Review: This is another wonderful product from the Jurlique brand. Truth be told, all of their products are wonderful! I like many products from different brands, but this brand is one of my favorites and I have only a few favorites! It is really rare for me to fall in love with all of the products from one brand. This product doesn't only smell pleasant - it makes my skin feel well pampered. However, it doesn't give my skin that well polished look that I was hoping for. This isn't really a big issue with me since it is still a great product. Therefore, I highly recommend it.

Review: Raw Gaia

Raw Gaia is the world's first range of living skin care products made using only cold-pressed, organic and vegan ingredients, infused with essential oils and floral waters of the finest quality.

Their products have wonderful skin moisturizing and uplifting qualities because they are absolutely pure, alive and made with the Earth's most nourishing and beautifying skin care ingredients, which are far more effective than any chemical or artificial moisturizers.

Through a special low temperature process, Raw Gaia's hand-made, organic skin care products retain all the life force, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids of the ingredients, which help to moisturize, heal and revitalize all types of skin.



A magical cream that helps to promote a vibrant and smooth complexion. It is especially good for mature skin, damaged tissue and to heal scars since it is made with MSM, which is known as The Beauty Mineral. Raw Gaia’s MSM is derived from Canadian pine trees. Click here to read more about MSM.

Note: Pregnant women should not use this cream since it contains essential oil of myrrh, which is said to cause uterine contractions.

Review: This cream is one of the most unique creams I've tried out so far. It literally melts at your fingertips. It is slightly greasy at first, but the greasiness goes away within minutes. I'm amazed how quickly it absorbs in the skin. The scent is also unique. I've been using this on my body since I feel a bit uneasy about applying this on my face even though it is vegan. My skin looks really good whenever I use it though. No breakouts from this product or anything! However, you can apply this moisturizer on your face when it is wet or mist one of their floral waters after applying. The jar it comes in is small, but a very little of this product goes a long way though. I highly recommend this product!

Review: Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are all certified natural by the BDIH of Germany, meeting and exceeding their strict guidelines. The ingredients are all Biodynamic®, organic or ethically wild-harvested. The products contain no petrochemicals, paraffin, parabens, silicone, synthetic fragrances or colors, and are free of ethoxylated ingredients, GMOs and artificial preservatives.

Insiders Picks Jenna Phillips, personal trainer, shares her daily makeup essentials in Lucky magazine, Dec 07. An on-set staple in almost every major movie and TV hit from Dreamgirls to Grey’s Anatomy, Dr.Hauschka has many celebrity devotees and has captured prizes from beauty editors and for graphic design.



Five plant waxes seal in moisture and protect even the most sensitive lips while providing a soft, silky shine. Unlike conventional lip treatments, these gentle ingredients promote healthy lips without causing dependency.

Review: This is one the best lip treatments I've tried so far. I can see why this is one of Dr. Hauschka bestsellers! This "chapstick" ($12.95 at Beautorium) is the perfect remedy for chapped or dry lips. It keeps my lips moist throughout the day without having to re-apply that much. I also use a tad on my toddler's lips since his lips are usually chapped and he likes to pick at his lips. This is one product that does the trick - it doesn't only treat, but it also help prevents chapped lips! So now I don't have to worry about him picking at his lips and causing an unsightly mess.

Review: Jurlique Biodynamic Beauty Eye Cream

The Jurlique Biodynamic Beauty Eye Cream ($45) is a high-performance, deeply hydrating cream, made with the most efficacious natural actives, providing immediate and long-term improvements to the skin around the eye area. Rich in the living energy of Euphrasia and Arnica, this intensely moisturising eye cream helps reenergise tired-looking eyes. Eyes appear brighter as dark circles begin to fade and puffiness is reduced. Lines and wrinkles are softened for a smoother eye contour. Ophthalmologist-tested.

Jurlique's proprietary Biodynamic Blend features euphrasia, arnica, spilanthes and daisy to help fade dark circles and brighten skin for increased radiance. Additional botanical ingredients in the Eye Cream are beech tree buds, blue algae and hibiscus, which help firm the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Free of parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic emulsifiers, artificial colors and fragrances.



Review:
There is no question that this is the best eye cream I've tried so far, but this is should'nt come as a surprise since Jurlique is a long time love of mine. This eye cream helped smooth and hydrate around my eye area while masterfully helping my dark circles pull a disappearing act - within a few days! I normally don't get dark circles, but the past couple of months I've been a bit sleep deprived due to my job since this is the busiest time for me around this year. This product is non-irritating - that is an A+ for me since I get apprehensive when I apply anything around my eyes. I have to be careful since my eyes are sensitive and react to the products that I use around them. Since this eye cream comes in a small tube - a little dab goes a long way! I highly recommend this product if you're looking for a great eye cream. The fact that it is organic makes it so much better!

Review: Oeco Acne System

The Oeco™ system ($18.95) is different from other products because it is as organic and eco-friendly as possible while still delivering effective results for clear, beautiful, healthy-looking skin.

Only the Oeco™ acne treatment system has exclusive OrganiClear™ formula — certified organic extracts and essential oils.

Their OrganiClear™ ingredients boost the effectiveness of our leading acne medicines, while safeguarding you from the dryness, redness, or irritation common with other treatments.

The result — clear, beautiful, healthy-looking skin, organically.

All 3 products contain their exclusive OrganiClear™ formula containing organic ingredients and organic essential oils, Australian Myrtle and Sandalwood, all together in a unique formulation that boosts the effectiveness of their acne medicines while safeguarding you from dryness, redness, and irritation.



Review:
There are so many anti acne treatments that it isn't funny, but most of them don't work. However, I'm not kidding you that this is the best acne treatment I have EVER used! I can hardly believe how affordable this is. I honestly didn't think this treatment would work despite the testimonials on the site. I used the products for over a month, and my face has been practically flawless. I broke out when I first started using this, but I was told to expect this since this is the system's way of purging bacteria that lurks underneath your skin. I almost stopped using it, because I broke out really bad! I was also told to expect dryness, but I didn't experience that. The blemishes went away after a couple days and I continued using it without a problem. I still have some of the Acne Treatment (the one in the green and white tube) left and I've been using it along with the Belli Acne Clearing Facial Wash ($22) without any problems. I say this since the other product I just mentioned did cause skin problems before. I say ditch your Proactiv and go for this!

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Review: 100% Pure Dark Chocolate Mocha Shower Gel

“ As much as 60% of topical skin-care products are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.” Say Dr. Nancy Lonsdrof, M.D. an lowa-based physician. “They should be consumed with the same prudence that we use to choose our breakfast cereal.” – April 2006 issue of Womans Health Magazine. There are many toxic chemicals in cosmetic products that have been clinically proven to cause cancer, tumors, irritation and many different skin disorders. 100% products are truly 100% Pure-no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins.

Animal fat has been used in soaps and lotions (pore clogging) for a very long time. Over 90% of every foaming product on the market is made from animal fat. Recently, there has been a huge increase in the amount of animal and even human ingredients in cosmetics. Human and animal peptides, placenta, umbilical, and numerous of other unworthy ingredients are being used in many cosmetic products. There are concerns of using human ingredients because there have been instances of viral diseases such as HIV being transmitted. There are also concerns of using animal ingredients because there have been instances of transmission of bovine (mad cow) diseases . 100% pure products are all vegan (except when there is honey in the formula, then it’s vegetarian).



Delicious and richly foaming 100% Pure Dark Chocolate Mocha Shower Gel ($15) is made with antioxidant rich dark Belgian chocolate and invigorating organic Hawaiian Kona coffee. This decadent, sweet foaming elixir is also made with Lavender Honey, Kukui Nut oil, vitamins, and antioxidants to hydrate, soften, and nourish.

Review: I'm not a chocolate lover. So this is the closest thing to chocolate I can tolerate foodie wise. Honestly, this product smells so good that it is almost good to sip. Judging by the bottle, someone could mistake this as chocolate sauce without reading the label. It looks and feels like, because it is very syrupy-like. I was'nt expecting this body wash to lather well. I was caught by a good surprise! It not only smells good and lathers well (without any cleansing agents), but it also cleanses the skin without making it dry afterwards. Sadly, the scent does'nt linger on after showering with this. However, this is the case with most body washes. I highly recommend this product. This would make a wonderful gift. It is also a great way to get your daily chocolate fix without the calories. Plus, the price is'nt that bad either. Some of the other scents that this body wash comes in are low as $12 (a few dollars cheaper). It might be expensive compared to drugstore brands, but I feel like this very much worth it if you're aiming for natural or organic.

This body wash also comes in other delectable "flavors": Honey Pear, Lavender, Fuji Apple, Organic Vanilla Bean, Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juicy, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Juicy, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juicy, Tangerine, Strawberry Lemonade, Pink Grapefruit, White Chocolate, Nectarine, Juicy Pineapple, Honey Almond Milk, Virgin Coconut, Organic Peach, Blueberry or Organic Mango