Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Review & Giveaway

I've been using the Annmarie Gianni Skin Care line over the past couple of weeks, and today I have a review of the products I used, along with a giveaway. My skin always looks and feels better when I use products that are natural/organic based, but this line has made me a believer that the more pure the product, the better results you'll have. You don't have to wait for your skin to acclimate itself to these products, because the results are evident after the first use. I'll share my thoughts about the products I used first, and then I'll discuss a little more about what makes this line so exceptional. And if you read all the way to the end, there's a giveaway!

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.



This facial cleanser has a very enticing citrus and floral scent, and is a thin white cream. It doesn't foam when used, but it gently yet completely cleanses my face, leaving it soft and moisturized. I love the scent of this product!

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.

If you'd like to enter for a chance to win an Annmarie Gianni Travel Kit, just leave you eMail in the comments section below. One lucky follower will receive this prize, and their skin will love it! Entries will be accepted until midnight, July 3. The winner will be announced July 4 in my Come Monday weekly newsletter. NOTE: U.S. residents only please, as the prize will be shipped direct from the manufacturer.



*Products and prize featured were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm.

39 comments:

  1. I definitely need to get on a skincare regiment!


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  2. Wow, the products seem amazing:) Glad they worked for you.

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  3. Wow what a great prize! This looks like an excellent skin care system. (dolphins_dream_too@hotmail.com)

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  4. yay awesome skincare! =D

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  5. This is a perfect skincare kit for summer traveling! extemter at hotmail dot com

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  6. My Mom has always swear by Aloe, would love this.

    alain0207@msn.com

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  7. :( Oh, I wanted to enter this giveaway so bad! I loved your review! Hopefully one day I'll get my hands on those.... I still believe I'll be rich one day :P

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  8. Everything looks great! I'd love to try something that organic and safe!

    green.allison@mail.ic.edu

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  9. These all look amazing!

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  10. These look some good products

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  11. GFC Crea Moon

    giatse @hotmail.com

    I would love to try them.

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  12. Thanks you for the great review Body and Soul!! We are looking forward to sending off the prize to the lucky winner :-)

    If anyone has any questions about the line please feel free to e-mail us at info@annmariegianni.com

    Much Love,
    Annmarie Gianni

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  13. I would love to try Annmarie's skin care line. Especially the coconut honey mask. They sound wonderful.

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  14. Love!
    Thanks for the review. Glad to see this line getting promoted:)
    Clarissa.Harwell at gmail dot com

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  15. This line IS awesome! Thank you!

    a galatowitsch at gmail dot com

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  16. I am intrigues about the scrub and the mask, mostly the scrub though. Powder form?! Neat!

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  17. This would work GREAT on my KP skin. hautebeautybargin at gmail dot com.

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  18. Very informative review! Thanks

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  19. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    i think it is terrific they list love as an ingredient

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  20. Would love to try these!

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  21. I got to try some of this product while visiting my mom -- lovely stuff! tlovins at aol dot com.

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  22. The products sound awesome! vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Wow! I would love to test out these products!

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    thank you!! :)

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  24. Thanks for the review and giveaway! I'm looking to adopt a new skincare regimen and this could hopefully be it

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  25. Sounds great! Please enter me: lucia[at]erickerns[dot]com

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  26. Those sound lovely!

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  27. nice! i'd love to try the cleanser

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  28. i follow via GFC: Alyssa bubble tea

    i really would lvoe to try the mask!! they sound amazing!

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  29. I would love to try this brand the mask sounds lovely- I love all things coconut.
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  30. This brand sounds lovely!

    Please enter me. My email is -

    kirby.monk (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Thank you!

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  31. Very nifty! I love that it doesn't have synthetic fragrance; i could actually use these!

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  32. Would love to try this awesome sounding line of products. Thanks for the giveaway. Beth


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  33. These look fab!!! Thanks!

    nikolina.linnea at gmail.com

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  34. Skincare products good enough to eat-sign me up!
    They sound wonderful.
    Jen
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  35. I'd love to try these products!
    aslavoy(at)bellsouth(dot)net
    Thanks!

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  36. sounds interesting,

    theindianangel@hotmail.com

    thanks.

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  37. julieagroeper [at] gmail [dot] com


    thanks!

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  38. My skin needs all the help it can get >_<

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