Monday, August 24, 2009

Product Review: Shikai Hand & Body Lotion/WIN a 5 Piece Shikai Giveaway!

Above: Win all of these Shikai products! One winner will be chosen to receive everything pictured! Includes a full sized Pomegranate Hand & Body Lotion and Shower Gel, Borage Dry Skin Therapy Lotion, and a set of Everyday Shampoo & Conditioner.

I'm going to give my nails a little break after posting all 12 of the Barielle/All Lacquered Up shades over the weekend...that's not to say I won't be back on later today with painted nails though! In getting back to our Natural & Organic Beauty theme this month, today I want to talk about Shikai and some of their products. I've been introduced to a lot of new brands this month, but Shikai was one of the first companies that came to mind when I was planning this month's posts. Here's a little information about the company and their philosophy:

SHIKAI began 35 years ago with a vision. With research, incredible determination and a touch of magic, it has grown into the company it is today. Dr. Dennis T. Sepp, an organic chemist with an interest in natural products and Dr. Vasant Telang, a pharmaceutical chemist with knowledge of auyervedic medicines, were interested in exploring the exceptional properties of several natural plants which are utilized in the care of skin and hair. They quickly honed in on the lathering and low pH cleansing properties of shikakai and its effectiveness as a truly natural shampoo. They developed an extract based on this plant and called it "SHIKAI". This soap and detergent-free extract became the basis for the first line of shampoos and the name of a new company. Today, SHIKAI is one of the most respected companies in the natural products industry with over 50 products - all formulated and produced at the company's facilities in California.

Our mission at ShiKai is to provide you with the safest and most effective body care products possible. It isn’t just that we use the highest quality natural ingredients; we have the knowledge and expertise to create unique and truly effective formulations. QUALITY. INTEGRITY. INNOVATION. YOU CAN TRUST SHIKAI. We believe that natural botanicals can be more effective than synthetic ingredients We believe in the integrity and intelligence of our customers We believe that building a superior product means zero compromise on quality. We believe in keeping a promise. We believe that knowledge and understanding are the keys to innovation. We believe in the honor and pride taken in a job well done.

Today I'll be reviewing their All Natural Hand & Body Lotion in Coconut. I picked this up at a local Health Food store in their health and beauty department. It can be purchased at various independent health stores, as well as Ulta, Whole Foods, and many other locations, including Shikai's website. They have a store locator on their website you can check out. The lotions come in an 8 oz. tube and retail for $7.99. The scent is not overpowering at all, but still noticeable. The coconut one that I'm using smells delicious and I often find myself sniffing my arm throughout the day! My skin not only smells wonderful, but it is also soft and supple all day long. It's a fairly thick formula that absorbs quickly with no greasy feeling. These lotions are Paraben-free and contain many effective natural ingredients, including Shea butter, Borage Oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Cocoa butter. This is a long-lasting lotion that not only smells fantastic, but also work very well. You can check out their entire product line, ingredients and pricing on their website here.

A special thanks to Shikai for providing me with a wonderful selection of 5 full-sized products to offer as a giveaway during my Natural & Organic Beauty month! We'll be giving away the 5 products pictured above to one lucky winner. If you'd like to be entered in this giveaway, leave your e-mail below in the comments section. I'll hold a random drawing tomorrow afternoon using all of the entries received by Noon tomorrow, letting Random.org pick the winner. Good luck!

37 comments:

  1. wow!
    count me in!

    thiamere_brea at yahoo dot com

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  2. Awesome! I'm in:
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  3. Nice! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  4. These sound great, Mary!

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    I will do a post about it, too.

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  5. 0o0oo0
    count me in

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  6. This is great! Count me in!

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  7. Thank you for reviewing the hand cream. I'm interested in adding more paraben free moisturizers to my regimen.

    I'd love to enter the contest too! berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  8. That shower gel looks yummy!

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  9. I want it toooooo!!! :))))

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Awesome!

    I follow you on Twitter, too.

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  11. Great giveaway!

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  12. Lovely prizes, thank you for this opportunity.

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  13. That's awesome.

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  14. Sounds absolutely lovely!!!

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  15. Mary thanks so much for all the giveaways. I tweeted it this morning. I was wondering what the heck Shikai was. I hadn't seen your web site. These sound like some nice products. It would be nice to win these. You are a sweetheart.

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  16. Excellent as always!

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  17. wow.. for "organics"

    count me in dear, my email address:
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    love lots,
    rhain

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  18. I'm really interested in trying these!

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  19. looks like a good assortment of products

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  20. very nice!
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    xoxo
    Valerie

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  22. Please enter me: styleezta@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  23. I'm really into organics lately!Mary thank you for all those great givaways!
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  25. I love Shikai's products - awesome giveaway :)

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  26. Great giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks

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  27. Thanks for all of the entries! Congrats to Elaine on winning :)

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  29. Hey I'm entering. My email is ksdkemp (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  31. Please enter me!

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  32. I am entering!
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    :)

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  33. I. So. Want. This.

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  34. coolness, please enter me. My e-mail is: andrea.buck@yahoo.de

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