In closing out our Organic & Natural Beauty month, today I'll be reviewing a luxurious, certified organic range of facial skin care lines from Organic Apoteke. Their products are pure and natural and are touted as 'science and nature working together'. In addition to their targeted facial skin care line, they also offer a body line which includes a Body Cleanse Gel, Body Hydrate Oil and Body Cream.
I am currently using their Active Line (Balance & Clarify), which is fruit enzyme based. Some of the other ingredients include Neem extract, Tea Tree Oil and Arginine. The Active Face Cleanse Gel is a refreshing, lemon scented gel that is gentle, yet very effective at cleansing my face without leaving it dry. I've also been using the Rejuvenating Eye Cream, which has really helped alleviate fine lines and more importantly to me, it has greatly decreased the dark circles beneath my eyes due to my 4-5 hours of sleep I get every night. I then follow with the Active Herbal Toner, which contains Rose Wax and smells lightly of rose fragrance. It feels very soothing to my skin and seems to balance out any oily areas nicely. After using the Active Hydrate Gel (I also mix a drop of Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum into this), my face feels soft and supple, and my skin looks polished and has a dewy look to it, without feeling greasy or oily. Their tag line is 'Use It Because It's Pure, Love It Because It Works", and I can attest to the the fact that it does work very well. It may seem a bit expensive but a little of this product goes a long way, so I doubt I'll need to replace it at the same rate I was replacing my usual skin care products. I added up all of the various products I normally use, and this is about 20% more expensive, but considering it will last longer, it's probably a fairly even exchange.
The other products I'm using from this line are items I use just once a week, but thoroughly enjoy the experience and the outcome. Those are the Detox Face Mask followed by the Rejuvenating Face Mask. The Detox Face Mask is designed to draw out impurities from the skin, as well as exfoliate it at the same time. The Rejuvenating Face Mask is a mask designed to hydrate, firm, tone and stimulate the skin. The process to use the masks is about 30-45 minutes total, as I use one right after the other. It is a very relaxing home spa facial experience and my skin radiates a healthy look for several days after using these.
Their website is filled with valuable information about their products and the scientific research behind them. I am always interested in finding out why something works and I found the reading to be very informative. Scientifically speaking, what makes these products unique is their ability to deliver targeted nutrients down to the deepest layers of the skin. During this process, micro capillaries are stimulated & “exercised”, yielding increased circulation & improved skin health. These products are available worldwide both in stores and online. Click here for their worldwide store locator. There is a 15% discount code available to all Body & Soul readers, including International, valid through December 31, 2009. Just use the code ORGANICBEAUTY when ordering online.
Organic Apoteke is offering my readers a chance to win a travel sized Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum just for signing up to receive their newsletter on their website. Also, when you sign up for their newsletter, you'll be automatically entered on their site to win a Rejuvenating Face Mask, so you could end up winning 2 fantastic products from them! To enter for the Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum, leave your e-mail in the comments section below. I'll draw a name using Random.org for all entries received by midnight September 4, 2009. The winner will be announced on September 5, 2009.