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Synthesis 345 First Love Exfoliant Product Review

Synthesis 345 First Love Exfoliant Synthesis 345 First Love Exfoliant Product Review

I have always loved using a facial exfoliant because I feel that my skin needs an occasional deeper clean to remove dead skin cells and to reinvigorate my skin. But not all exfoliants are made the same! What makes a good exfoliant for me is the consistency of the exfoliating particles and I am happy to say that the First Love Exfoliant from Synthesis 345 is the first natural and organic exfoliant that I have tried that has the perfect consistency!

This great product has 3 special ingredients to exfoliate the skin. Australian yellow clay, sandalwood powder and bamboo which gives the more firm exfoliating action. You can see the bamboo in the below picture and it is surprisingly soft but firm therefore it is not scratchy or rough on the skin.

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After using this exfoliant my skin immediately felt soft and smoother and it also gave a nice toning effect on the skin. It also contains rose hip oil and aloe vera which helps soothe the skin. Another thing I like about this product is the lovely rose smell. It is not overbearing like some rose based products but it is quite uplifting.

This product can also be used as a clarifying mask by leaving on for 10 minutes before rinsing off but I just like to use it as an exfoliant cleaner a couple of times per week.

Synthesis 345 is an Australian owned and made brand and has a strong focus on sustainability and fair trade.  All their products are free from synthetics, irritants, GMO’s, formaldehyde producing preservatives and non-naturally derived ingredients.

If you are looking for an effective natural exfoliant that actually feels like it is doing something then I definitely recommend you try this one.

The recommended retail price is $44.95 and the bottle size is 130mL. You can buy it from their online store www.synthesis345.com.au

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REVIEWER: Louise
RATING: 5/5

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This product was given for review consideration by Synthesis 345. All product reviews and honest opinions on this site are solely that of my own and I am not endorsed or paid for this review.

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February 28, 2012   Comments Off

Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel Product Review

Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel Product Review

If you are to make the change over to natural organic products for any skin care product then I recommend that it be your eye cream!

The skin surrounding the eye is thinner and more delicate than any other skin on your face or body and will usually be the first place to show the signs of aging, such as fine lines and bags. This is why women will spend hundreds of dollars on top eye creams under the mistaken belief they are doing the right thing for their skin. Unfortunately, the chemicals found in most eye creams, such as parabens, petrochemicals and synthetic colours and fragrances, act as irritants to this sensitive skin, working against the cream and actually accelerating the aging process.

Mukti have created a natural gel based formula infused with rosehip which makes a great option for those wishing to keep those fine lines at bay.

Rosehip is a powerful antioxidant which is why it is seen more and more in natural skin care. The Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel goes on smoothly and does not leave behind any sticky residue. Other eye gels I have used in the past would sometimes go a bit clumpy when they dried and if I accidently rubbed my eye area later it would peel off. This product thankfully does not do that.

Another thing I was surprised about with this product is that is has a really nice smell. It actually almost smells like candy icon smile Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel Product Review

Please note that the gel does not have a clear gel appearance, it is white and is more like a cream. I think this gives a better consistency too.

You will only need to press the pump down halfway as a full press dispenses too much. I made this mistake a couple of times and you can see in the photo below that it is a little too much.

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Press the product gently around the contour of the eyes. Do not rub or drag the skin. You can use this product day and night. I found the eye gel to be really refreshing when applied and after about a week I began to see a smoother appearance to the area. This product is also great value and a good addition to your skin care regime.

This product can be purchased for $38.95 online at www.muktibotanicals.com.au.

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REVIEWER: Louise
RATING: 4/5

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January 25, 2012   Comments Off

Botani Olive Skin Serum Product Review

Botani Olive Skin Serum Botani Olive Skin Serum Product Review

 

Unless you are under the age of 20 and don’t have any problems whatsoever with your skin then you could really benefit from Botani’s Olive Skin Serum! In fact – no, everyone could benefit from this great product, men included.

When I see any olive derived product I have in the past envisioned a greeny brown oil with a strong smell which I would be hesitant to wear on a daily basis. But this olive skin serum is actually nothing like that. Although it is 100% plant derived from olives, it is actually formulated with pure squalene from olives. The result is a clear serum that is almost odourless. The active ingredient of olive squalene actually replicates your skin’s natural moisturising and protective properties which is what makes it so effective. It also helps deliver oxygen right into the cells which is important for cell rejuvenation.

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The serum is best applied to moist skin and only a couple of drops are required. The bottle somes with a dropper so you can easily control how much you use. Because you only need to use a little it should last a long time.

The first time I used this product I immediately noticed the instant hydration effect it has. My skin was left with a soft velvety feel and after a few days it became noticeably more supple.

The benefits of this product include the following:

  • Reduces the appearance of scars, age spots
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces redness and calms the skin
  • Excellent hydrating primer for make up
  • Balances skin tone

The thing I like most about this olive skin serum is that it is light on the skin and I feel that it penetrates the skin quickly, especially when used when the skin is moist. I also love that I can use it around the eye area as this area is the one that for me is starting to show more signs of ageing and dryness. And of course I love that it is 100% natural and has no added frangrances etc but it still has a pleasant smell.

This product is recommended for those with dehydration, sensitive skin and flaky skin, sun damage, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, skin prone to scarring, lightening freckles and pigmentation, devitalised, lifeless skin.

The R.R.P of the Botani Olive Skin Serum is $31.95 and can be purcahsed from their online store www.botani.com.au where you can also find more information on this product and their whole range of natural skin care products.

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REVIEWER: Lousie
RATING: 4.5/5

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January 19, 2012   Comments Off

Mokosh Pure Hydrosol Toner Product Review

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I only started using a toner within the past year. My beauty routine had been a very minimal cleanse and moisturise. However, as my skin starts to age and dry out a little, I felt I needed something else to bring back a dewey glow to my skin. This Hyrdrosol Toner from Mokosh is a great light and refreshing toner spray that I can now use after cleansing and before I apply my moisturiser.

The only problem that I had when I started using this product was that I wanted to eat it! This is because it is made from organic rose hydrosol and smells just like rose turkish delight… yum!

I like to use this when I get out of the shower and also sometimes during the day if I feel my skin needs a little pick me up.

You can buy this product for $27.50 online at www.eveorganics.com.au

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REVIEWER: Louise
RATING: 4.5/5

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December 15, 2011   Comments Off

Richmond Nature Hemp Seed Oil Facial Wash Product Review

Richmond Nature Hemp Seed Oil Facial Wash Richmond Nature Hemp Seed Oil Facial Wash Product Review

If you need an economical option for your everyday facial cleanser then this hemp seed oil facial wash from Richmond Nature will be a good choice. This facial wash is full of great natural ingredients and contains hemp seed oil which has natural anti-bacterial properties which can help acne prone skin.

The product has a pearly white consistency and is easy to apply to the face. I usually use this prouct in the shower and rinse off with a warm face cloth.

They packed a lot of product into this one tube and so this product will last you a long time. This product may not be as luxurious as others but is great value for money.

Available for purchase online for $12.51 at www.organicsaustraliaonline.com.au

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REVIEWER: Louise
RATING: 3/5

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December 3, 2011   Comments Off