The products I'm reviewing today include the Aloe-Herb Cleanser, the Neroli Toning Mist, the Ayurvedic Facial Scrub, and the Coconut Honey Facial Mask. I also have a body wash and some facial oils that I'll be reviewing over the next couple of weeks.
Aloe-Herb Cleanser~$24.95 (50ml) Ingredients: Love, organic aloe vera juice infused with organic herbs (lavender flowers, calendula flowers, life everlasting flowers, hyssop, lemon balm, neem leaf, olive leaf, plantago leaf ); organic coconut oil; cocoglucoside (coconut oil & glycerine); organic vegetable glycerine; aspen bark extract; organic ruby grapefruit oil; organic lemon oil; organic green mandarin oil; xanthan gum; organic rosemary oleoresin.
Ayurvedic Facial Scrub~$24.95 (50 ml) Ingredients: Love, organic lavender flowers; organic fenugreek seed; rhassoul clay; organic rosemary leaves; organic lemon balm leaves; organic shavegrass (horsetail herb); organic neem leaves; organic comfrey root; organic lemon peel; honey powder.
Twice a week I combine a teaspoon of the Ayurvedic Facial Scrub with the cleanser for a refreshingly pure cocktail of healthy herbs and Rhassoul clay. This product surprised me when I saw it because I was expecting it to have a paste or cream formula--but it's actually a powder of sorts. It looks and smells exactly like a mixture of finely ground herbs, with a distinctive scent of Rosemary. This scrub feels very soft and gentle, but it does an exceptional job.
Coconut Honey Mask~$29.95 (50 ml) Ingredients: Love, raw mountain wildflower honey, organic extra virgin coconut oil, beeswax, organic vanilla powder.
This mask is similar to pure Shea butter in texture, and it is a real treat for my skin. I apply this once or twice a week after cleansing, leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse clean. It's gentle enough to use around the eye area, and not only does this smell good enough to eat...it is edible, and it is tasty! Annmarie firmly believes any products that are applied on your body should by safe enough to eat. I completely agree with that thought, but unfortunately, most of them are not. She should package this in a larger jar for consumption! This melts into your skin, and I have also been applying it around my cuticles and on my lips for added softness and hydration.
Neroli Toning Mist~$19.95 (30 ml) Ingredients: Love and pure organic neroli distillate.
This product I use just before moisturizing, and two to three pumps of this light mist feels refreshing and calming. The light sweet orange blossom scent is absolutely incredible. I then rub it gently into my skin.
My thoughts on this skin care line is that it is right up there with best of the best. My skin looks and feels better than it ever has, and I actually look forward to doing my skin care routine with these products. My pores appear smaller, my skin is soft and even with no dry spots, and my skin looks like it's been lightly airbrushed. Fine lines are diminished, any oily appearance that I've always seen emerge later in the day is now non-existent (even though I'm using one of their facial oils as a moisturizer, which I'll review these on their own soon), and the cliché "dewy glow" is evident even if I only use one or two of these products and substitute another brand for the rest of my routine.
The only downside is the price. Make no mistake, these are expensive. Luckily, you don't need to use a lot of product with each use--a little goes a long way. After my experience with this line, I know that I will be ordering some of these items to add to my arsenal of daily skin care products. Because of the cost, my plan is to use them alongside of other products. Even though my results were optimized when using this line exclusively, I still had positive and noticeable improvement to my skin when I used them in conjunction with other brands, and my wallet will thank me for that.
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