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Saturday, 13 May 2017

ORGANIC SHOP: SZAMPON MAROKANSKA KSIEŻNA

Szampon marokanska ksiezna jest moim kolejnym nabytkiem od firmy Organic shop. Produkt okazal sie na tyle dobry, ze zamierzam go kupic ponownie.

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Wedle producenta szampon marokanska ksiezna jest idealny do wlosow, ktore sa zmeczone, zniszczone i suche. Szampon ma zregenerowac tego typu wlosy za pomoca organicznego ekstraktu z kwiatu pomaranczy oraz organicznej oliwy, ktora odzywi wlosy od cebulek az po ich konce. Szampon  jest bogaty w witaminy i mineraly, dzieki ktorym struktura wlosa zostanie wygladzona, rozdwojone koncowki wlosow beda zreperowane, a problem  przesuszenia zniknie. Dodatkowo wlosy stana sie miekkie i blyszczace. Brzmi niezle, prawda?  Choc musze Wam przyznac, ze produkt ten wybralam nie tyle ze wzgledu na jego opis, co zapach, ktory jest niesamowity. Nie potrafie Wam go opisac, ani do niczego przyrownac, trzeba samemu powachac. Trzymajac szampon w dloni wyobrazilam sobie, nie wiedziec czemu, slniace w swietle ksiezyca wlosy marokanskiej ksiezniczki:).

Szampon jest w 99% naturalny. Ma certyfikat eko- BDIH (cosmos natural).  Brak SLS, parabenow i silikonow. Nie testowany na zwierzetach. 

szampon marokanska ksiezna na stole

szampon marokanska ksiezna skladniki inci

Moje przemyslenia na temat szamponu marokanska ksiezna

Szampon oprocz tego, ze pieknie pachnie, to nie podraznia skory glowy, co wazne dla osob, ktore musza czesto myc wlosy, maja wrazliwy skalp albo jedno i drugie. Wiele szamponow drogeryjnych potrafi wysuszyc skalp na wior doslownie :(.  Szampon, jak na produkt naturalny, calkiem niezle sie pieni. Nie wysusza wlosow, pozostawia je czystymi, ale nie sa one tak czyste, ze az skrzypia. Kosmetyk jest lagdny, nadaje sie do czestego stosowania. Nie zauwazylam jakichs niesamowitych wlasciwosci pielegnujacych szamponu, ale z drugiej strony producenci zawsze przekonuja nas o takowych, a przeciez zadaniem szamponu jest dobrze umyc wlosy, a jednoczesnie im nie zaszkodzic czy to przez przesuszenie, czy tez podraznienie skory glowy. Wlasciwosci pielegnacyjne powinien miec balsam, maska czy serum do wlosow. Dlatego po umyciu wlosow szamponem marokanska ksiezna trzeba uzyc odzywki.

Posumowujac

Plusy:

-produkt naturalny z dobry skladem,

-nie testowany na zwierzetach,

-dosc dobrze sie pieni,

-lagodny, myje wlosy nie naruszajac bariery lipidowej skory, czyli moze byc czesto stosowany,

-piekny zapach,

-nie powoduje lupiezu, a wiec nadaje sie dla osob z wrazliwa skora glowy.

Minusy:

-nie spelnia obietnic producenta.

Mimo wszystko polecam ze wzgledu na jego lagodnosc, sklad i przystepna cene.

Pozdrawiam,

Joanna

Friday, 5 May 2017

Organic shop mus do ciala truskawka i mleko. Strawberry and milk

Jesli szukacie fajnego balsamu eko do ciala, to polecam mus do ciala truskawka (poziomka) i mleko firmy Organic shop. Pewnie zastanawiacie sie dlaczego napisalam poziomka? Otoz jednym z aktywnych skladnikow musu jest Fragaria Vesca Fruit Extract, czyli poziomka wlasnie. Z jakiegos powodu jest to tlumaczone jako truskawka, a wiadomo, ze poziomka i truskawka, to jednak nie to samo. Szkoda, ze producent niedokladnie tlumaczy, bo mysle, ze poziomka brzmi jeszcze bardziej zachecajaco do zakupu niz truskawka ( w koncu rzadziej wystepuje).


Jest to moj drugi produkt firmy Organic shop. Wlasnie skonczylam maske do wlosow awokado i miod, ktora bardzo polecam. Recenzje tego produktu mozecie znalezc tu: http://joannascosmetics.blogspot.fi/2017/05/maska-do-wosow-awokado-i-miod-avocado.html

Natomiast mus do ciala truskawka i mleko, to wedle producenta "pyszny" balsam do ciala, ktory ma za zadanie odzywic i nawilzyc skore. Dodatkowo uelastycznia skore i chroni ja przed dalszym wysuszeniem. Mus wzbogacony jest ekstraktem z poziomki i hydrolizowanymi proteinami mleka, dzieki czemu skorze dostarczane sa witaminy, mineraly i aminokwasy. Wszystko to wplywa na kondycje skory, pozostawiajac ja pieknie miekka i gladka.

organic shop mus do ciala truskawka i mleko


Konsystencja  musu do ciala truskawka i mleko jest lekka i delikatna, tak jak na mus przystalo. Dzieki tym wlasciwosciom kosmetyk mozna latwo i szybko rozsmarowac. Mus szybko sie wchlania, co zaoszczedzi nam mnostwo czasu. Jest to wazne szczegolnie dla osob, ktore biora prysznic z rana i nie moga wystawac "godzinami" w lazience. Z drugiej strony, szybkosc wchlaniania sie tego kosmetyku zalezy od tego, ile go po prostu nalozymy. Moim zdaniem, juz niewielka ilosc musu jest wystarczajaca, zeby nawilzyc skore, tym samym kosmetyk jest wydajny. Efekt nawilzenia jest natychmiastowy i utrzymuje sie do nastepnego dnia. Kolejnym atutem produktu jest jego zapach. Wierzcie lub nie, ale ten mus naprawde pachnie jak poziomki wymieszane ze smietanka:). Coz za relaks...
Co bardzo wazne produkt nie jest testowany na zwierzetach.
organic shop mus do ciala truskawka i mleko na stole

otwarte pudelko mus do ciala poziomka i mleko


 mus do ciala poziomka i mleko skladniki
Jak widzicie mus ma dobre, naturalne skladniki:
ekstrakt z poziomek- bogaty w polifenole i witamine C
proteiny mleka- poprawiaja kondycje skory wplywajac na jej elastycznosc
ekstrat z malin- wygladza skore, lagodzi podraznienia,
miod- wlasciwosci nawilzajace, bakterjobojcze, przyspiesza gojenie sie ran, zmniejsza ryzyko powstania bliznowcow.
Skladniki musu sa w 99% pochodzenia naturalnego. Produkt posiada rowniez certyfikat COSMOS NATURAL.

Podsumowujac:
-produkt naturalny, a niedrogi,
-nawilza skore (poziom nawilzenia utrzymuje sie do nastepnego dnia),
-uelastycznia skore,
-szybko sie wchlania,
-ma lekka konsystencje,
-pachnie jak poziomki ze smietanka (zapach ladny, ale delikatny),
-ma fajny kolor (jasnorozowy),

Minusem jest pudelko, tani i slaby plastik. Ale ten minus oczywiscie nie wplywa na moja ogolna ocene produktu.  Mus do ciala truskawka i mleko, czy raczej poziomka i mleko goraco Wam polecam:).
Pozdrawiam,
Joanna


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Maska do włosów. Awokado i miód. Avocado & honey. Organic shop.

Czesc i czolem,

dzis chcialabym przedstawic Wam maske do wlosow awokado i miod firmy Organic shop. Jest to moj pierwszy produkt z tej firmy, ale na pewno nie ostatni. Maske zuzylam do samego konca, wiec czuje sie gotowa do podzielenia sie z Wami moimi spostrzezeniami.


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Maska do włosów. Awokado i miód

Przy zakupie produktu kosmetycznego nie kieruje sie juz marka, ale nauczona doswiadczeniem, po prostu czytam sklad. Ta maska ma dobry sklad: 


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Maska do włosów. Awokado i miód


Dodatkowo produkt ten ma stosunkowo niska cene, ale na szczescie w przypadku tego kosmetyku niska cena idzie w parze z jakoscia:). 

Jak stosowalam maske? Na poczatku tak jak zalecil producent, czyli trzymalam produkt na mokrych wlosach przez kilka minut i splukiwalam. Rezultat byl ok, ale zdecydowanie brakowalo efektu wow. Intuicja podpowiedziala mi, ze maske z takim skladem na pewno stac na wiecej. Doszlam do wniosku, ze skoro maska zawiera miod, to moze doloze go jeszcze wiecej. Tak tez sie stalo- kosmetyk zmieszalam z odrobina miodu, potem mix ten zaaplikowalam na nieumyte wlosy, po czym po okolo godzinie maske zmylam. Taki sposob aplikacji okazal sie strzalem w 10-tke. Po umyciu wlosy byly dociazone, nawilzone, zyskaly na objetosci. Dodatkowo latwo sie rozczeslywaly, byly sypkie, blyszczace i wygladzone. Przy regularnym stosowaniu poprawila sie ogolna kondycja moich wlosow, ktore wczesniej byly przesuszone i polamane na koncach. Kolejnym atutem maski jest jej zapach. 


Maska + miod

Jedyne co mi przeszkadzalo, to kiepskiej jakosci opakowanie zrobione z cienkiego plastiku. Pudelko spadlo mi raz na podloge i od razu ulamalo sie czesc wieczka, co widac na zdjeciu. Od tego momentu musialam postepowac z tym pudelkiem jak z jajkiem, co w malej lazience, wymagalo ode mnie nie lada akrobacji.


Maska do włosów. Awokado i miód



Podsumowujac

Plusy maski awokado&miod:

  • nawilza wlosy,
  • dodaje blasku,
  • wygladza,
  • odzywia,
  • ulatwia rozczesywanie,
  • przy regularnym uzyciu poprawia ogolna kondycje wlosow,
  • nie wzmaga przetluszczania sie wlosow.

Minusy:

- dostepnosc,
- kiepskiej jakosci opakowanie.

Maske te  zamierzam  kupic ponownie i polecam ja rowniez Wam.

Pozdrawiam,

Joanna

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Neals Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Wash. Review



Hi,

some time ago I purchased a few products from Neal's Yard Remedies. This London based company makes very nice natural and organic cosmetics. The products are expensive but I got mine cosmetics during major sale:).



This is what the producer says about the Bee Lovely Hand Wash :
"Gently cleanses hands and helps save the bees. We are donating 10,000 a year to bee lovely projects to Help Save the Bees.
Our natural Bee Lovely Hand Wash is infused with moisturising organic honey and fragrant, uplifting organic orange and mandarin essential oils, to gently cleanse and subtly scent the grubbiest of hands.
Gentle enough for the whole hive, including children aged 3 years and over."

Sounds great but  I couldn't really find any reviews from the internet about this product. However I decided to give it a go because saving the bees is a great idea and I wanted to support it. Another thing is that so far everything what I have tried from Neal's Yard Remedies has been great.



Unfortunately Bee Lovely Hand Wash is not good at all, in fact it is rather a bad product. Why? Because it will dry your skin. According to the manufacturer Bee Lovely Hand Wash will gently clean the hands and is suitable even for small children. Hmmm...I have to disagree. In my opinion this hand wash cleanses the hands in rather aggressive way. I think if you would use it only a couple of times a day then probably it shouldn't be such a big problem but repeated use of this hand wash will have a drying effect. I suspect that this is because of the denatured alcohol. If you have a look at the ingredients list you will see that alcohol denat. is in the 6th place (rather high).


Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Potassium sunflowerate*, Potassium cocoate*,Coco-glucoside, Glycerin*, Alcohol denat.*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oilexpressed*, Mel (Honey)*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil expressed*, Potassium chloride, Potassium citrate, Styrax tonkinensis (Benzoin) resin extract* Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Organically produced ingredient.Natural constituent of essential oils listed.
Made with 91% organic ingredients.

Of course I was aware that the denatured alcohol is drying on the skin but at the same time I was hoping that honey known for its moisturizing properties will balance the drying action. Sadly this wasn't the case. Because I didn't want to throw away the whole bottle I mixed the product with a bit of olive oil and that helped but still I wasn't able to use it on a regular basis. 

Benefits:
natural
nice citrus scent
contains organic honey
helps save the bees

Cons:
contains alcohol denat.
drying
expensive

I honestly cannot recommend Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Wash to anyone. Especially small children and people with sensitive skin should stay away from this product. Its formula definitely needs some improvements.

Greetings and thank you for reading.

Joanna

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Born to Bio shower gel mango. Review

Hello,


today I would like to review an organic shower gel by Born to Bio. I got Tropical Mango but there are many different options available. 




I have to admit that at the beginning I was a bit sceptical about this product. In the past I have tested two products from Born to Bio company: a hair conditioner and a deodorant. Unfortunately they weren't any good for me and I was very disappointed with those products.

Luckily the shower gel is very good. First of all it has a gorgeous scent  and the fragrance is 100% natural. I think that at this point I should quotate what the producer says: "let yourself be taken into a desert Island and explore the sweetness of a  juicy mango." Well, I don't know about being taken into an island but this shower gel smells deliciously fruity, it gives me a positive energy and puts me in a good mood:). And that already means a lot...Especially when the morning is cold and dark:). But, hold on, there is more positive things to come...
The Born to Bio shower gel is mild, doesn't dry out the skin. In fact there is even no need to apply a moisturizer after the shower- I have normal skin, I cannot tell how it would behave with a dry skin.
The shower gel doesn't lather much but its cleansing properties are very good. So, yes, it is gentle yet effective plus it smells gorgeous. Apart from that the product consists of 99.5% natural ingredients, 10% of ingredients come from organic farming.
It is free from  parabens, glycol, phthalates, dyes, silicone, phenoxyethanol.
And it has two certificates: Cosmébio, ECOCERT
Also the product is affordable: about 6 euros for 300 ml.
I can highly recommend this product to everyone. This shower gel is suitable also for small children.
Greetings and thank you for reading.

Joanna




Ingredients (INCI): Aqua, Pseudotsuga Menziesii Water*, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Glycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Lactic Acid ,Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Benzoic Acid

* organic

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo

Hello,

today I would like to review a Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo. 

The shampoo is suitable for dry and damaged hair. It is made with 72% organic ingredients and contains organic jojoba seed oil and organic sage leaf extract. The shampoo should help to strengthen the hair by reducing breakage and split ends.
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Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo
After the winter and wearing the hat for a couple of hours a day my hair became dry and damaged like never before. Luckily I don't have split ends but you could easily notice the breakage, especially in the strong light. I must say it was a very unpleasant surprise for me:(. 
I wanted and needed to improve the condition of my hair fast.  As you know I prefer natural body and hair care products but I knew that this time natural conditioner will not help. I needed something with silicons so I purchased professional masks and oils (Kerastase Elixir Ultime oil and products from Schwarzkopf Bonacura Miracle Barbary Fig Oil ). I thought to myself:  ok those products are packed with chemicals so I need a decent natural shampoo. But which one? After doing some research I picked up the Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo. And that was a good choice:).
This shampoo has helped with condition of my hair a lot. It is moisturizing, it does smooth the hair. It adds volume and shine. My hair is oily but this shampoo didn't weight it down. It didn't irritate my sensitive scalp either.
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Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo, back of the bottle
Because it contains mild and biodegradable surfactants it doesn't lather much (like most of natural shampoos).  But don't worry it will still clean your hair properly but please remember to distribute the product evenly. The best way is to mix the shampoo with water prior to application. 
The shampoo has pleasant scent- according to the producer it smells of mimosa flowers and tonka beans.
The consistency is rather runny, so it will not last too long. The bottle consists of 190 ml of product and the cost is about 8-9 euros.

Pros:
moisturizng

strengthening
adds volume
gentle to the scalp - you can forget about itchy and irritated scalp:)
doesn't weight down the hair
lovely scent

good natural ingredients
72% of ingredients are organic


Cons:

price
consistency-a bit watery so it will not last too long

I can highly recommend Weleda Oat Replenishing shampoo to all of you. It is a good, delicate and natural shampoo that will moisturize and clean your hair gently yet efficiently.

Thank you for reading.
Greetings,
Joanna


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Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo, ingredients
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Alcohol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Laurate, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium PCA, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, PCA Glyceryl Oleate, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein,Sodium Phytate, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*.

* from natural essential oils

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate review

Hello,

today I would like to review another product from Neal's Yard Remedies. This time it is a Beauty Sleep Concentrate. I have read a lot of positive reviews about this product and decided to give it a try.

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Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate
According to the producer: "our luxurious, lightweight and easily absorbed Beauty Sleep Concentrate has been scientifically formulated to support your skins natural night time regeneration, while helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles".
This product should support your skin's night time recovery. It should also help to prevent premature skin ageing and refresh and replenish your skin.

For me the most important is that Beauty Sleep Concentrate is 90% organic, vegan and cruelty free.
It also has fantastic ingredients like: cocoa seed butter, grape seed oil, castor oil, aloe vera, ylang ylang, orange and patchouli oil, etc.

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I have combination, blemish- prone skin. I was a little bit afraid that this product will cause break out but luckily nothing like that happened. On the contrary I think that Beauty Sleep Concentrate actually speeds up the skin's healing process.
After using it my skin feels refreshed, looks radiant and plump. 

How I use it:
I apply 3 pumps of Beauty Sleep Concentrate on my face and neck. The texture is quite thick but it absorbs very quickly. It doesn't leave any greasy residue. In my opinion it actually could be also used in the morning.

Now, another important thing - the smell. Beauty Sleep Concentrate has an intensive and natural scent that is very different if compared to non organic products. If you don't have too much experience with organic cosmetics be ready for a small shock:). 
Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate smells strongly of ylang-ylang and patchouli. The scent is relaxing and I have read that they might help you to fall asleep faster:).

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Benefits:
speeds up the skin's healing process
moisturizes the skin
nourishes the skin
doesn't clog the pores
easy to apply
light formula
absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue
smells nice
natural ingredients
cruelty free
vegan
organic


Cons:
price
availability


I can recommend Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate in 100 % to everybody. It will moisturize, nourish and heal your skin.

Greetings and thank you for reading,

Joanna


Neal's-Yard-Remedies-Beauty-Sleep-Concentrate-on-my-table-with-a-rose-ingredients

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycine soja (Soya) oil*, Glycerin, Cetyl alcohol,Cetearyl olivate, Cetearyl glucoside,Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil*, Narcissus tazetta (Chinese sacred lily) bulb extract, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Sodium hyaluronate, Cananga odorata (Ylang ylang) flower oil*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oil expressed*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, Styrax tonkinensis (Benzoin) resin extract*, Alcohol denat.*, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) leaf oil*, Salvia sclarea (Clary sage) flower oil*, Sorbitan olivate, Sodium levulinate, Levulinic acid, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Xanthan gum, Potassium sorbate, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Citral, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 90% organic ingredients. This is a vegan product.


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream. Review.


Hello,
today I would like to review a Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream. The Neal's Yard company has been my latest discovery in organic skin care. This is a London situated company where people "believe that beauty, health and wellbeing should be natural, not synthetic". They have said that they believe in nature (and who doesn't by the way) and customer's right to know what goes into the products he buys. I think that those statements sound great:).


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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

Before in the shop I wouldn't pay too much attention to Neal's Yard Remedies products because I simply didn't like the packaging. I wouldn't find it too appealing. But because I always want to try some new organic skin products I got this Melissa hand cream when it was in promotion:)

Melissa hand cream has nourishing and protective properties. It is good for hard working and dry hands. The cream is rich and can also be used on the feet and elbows.

It contains fantastic ingredients: different types of oils and herbal extracts. for example: almond, jojoba and olive oil, rose flower extract, beeswax, citrus and mandarin peel oil, oils of frankincense and myrrh, comfrey extract, etc.

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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

Because it contains essential oil of melissa (lemon balm) it has citrusy scent. I like this scent a lot and I think it has calming effect on me. This is like aromatherapy:). But I have also noticed that many people around me don't like the smell. I am actually not surprised because organic cosmetics do smell differently comparing to chemical ones. If someone doesn't have much experience with organic products then she/he may think that they smell bad. Anyway I have stopped using melissa hand cream when I am in the school and I apply it only when I am at home.


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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream
I apply in not only onto the skin but I also massage the fingers and the base of the nails. This is actually the first product I use for both hands and nails and it works great. Because I wash my hands a lot my nails are really dry and even split (cleaning, washing, household jobs, etc. contribute a lot). Luckily the melissa hand cream has improved condition of my nails a lot. Now they are nourished, stronger, and they look whiter as well:).
My hands are nourished and the skin feels softer and soothed but I would preferred a little bit more of moisturizng action


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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

The cream is great for the winter time because it protects the hands from the cold, wind, dryness. It leaves a bit greasy residue and it takes a while to absorb.
I have been using this cream for about 3 weeks (but not every day) and about 60% of the product is gone. The tube is rather small - 30 ml so it will not last long.
It is also quite expensive.  

Benefits:
  • good ingredients
  • 82% organic
  • cruelty free
  • nourishing
  • soothing
  • softening
  • smells nice
  • good for the nails
Cons:
  • price
  • availability
  • doesn't last long

Aqua (Water), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*+, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Alcohol denat., Rosa centifolia (Rose) flower extract, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) extract*, Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) extract*, Zea mays (Corn) starch*, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) extract*, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil*, Litsea cubeba fruit oil*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil*, Citrus aurantium amara (Petitgrain) oil*, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) oil, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) oil*, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. +Nut based ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 82% organic ingredients

I recommend this product especially during the winter and as a night treatment. It will repair your hands and nails when you sleep. And it will protect your hands from the cold weather.

Greetings and thank you for reading,
Joanna

Friday, 6 March 2015

Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo

Hello,
today I would like to review a  Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo. This shampoo is supposed to stimulate and revitalise the hair. It is made with 70% organic ingredients.

I am a fan of natural hair and body care and I am always happy to try something new.
In the past I have not had much luck with natural or organic shampoos. They were either irritating my scalp or overdrying my hair. And they were expensive as well. However, I wouldn't give up and kept searching for a decent natural shampoo. 
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Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo

Recently I have found Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo.
I must tell you that I am really happy with this product. This shampoo is mild and doesn't irritate my scalp because it doesn't contain nasties like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate:). Instead it contains many good ingredients like aloe vera, citrus oils, sunflower oil, chamomile flower oil and extract.

Bentley Organic shampoo is gentle enough to be used daily. After washing my hair is clean but not squeaky clean which means that this shampoo doesn't strip natural oils from the scalp.

The shampoo has a lovely citrus scent. It does not lather too much so you will need a generous amount of the product. This way the shampoo will not last you too long. Mine lasted about 3,5 weeks.
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Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo

Summary
Pros:

  • gentle 
  • good for daily use
  • doesn't irritate the scalp
  • washes the hair without stripping the scalp of its protective oils
  • contains natural, good ingredients
  • not drying
  • smells nice


Cons:

  • availability
  • watery consistency
  • doesn't last long
  • expensive (10 euros for a 250 ml bottle)
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Lauryl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Limonene*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Extract, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Parfum*

* Certified Organically Grown Ingredient

I can recommend Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo to everybody because it is gentle, contains natural good ingredients and leaves the hair nice and clean.

Greetings and thank you for reading,


Joanna

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem

Witam serdecznie,

dzis chcialabym Wam opisac moja ostatnia "milosc", czyli rewitalizujacy zel pod prysznic z wiesiolkiem firmy Weleda. Swoja droga, to zawsze mysle, ze wiesiolek, to taka zabawna nazwa, nijak nie kojarzy sie z evening primrose:). 
Wracajac do Weledy, to firmy nie trzeba chyba przedstawiac, ale powiem tylko, ze Weleda produkuje naturalne, wysokiej jakosci kosmetyki, ktore zwykle pieknie pachna i maja dobre sklady:).

Ten zel nie jest wyjatkiem. Przede wszystkim ma taki piekny, uzalezniajacy zapach, ze czlowiek ciagle chcialby sie myc:). Zapach jest trudny do opisania (wedlug producenta jest on swiezy, kwiatowy, inspirowany kwiatami wiesiolka). Dla mnie zapach jest bardzo zmyslowy, relaksujacy, jakby stworzony do odprezajacego prysznica czy jeszcze lepiej kapieli ( ale jak wspominalam wczesniej w Finlandii nie ma wanien).
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Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem
Przyznam Wam, ze mysl o tym zelu i balsamie (tak, tak, mam jeszcze balsam z tej samej serii) pozwolila mi doslownie przetrwac czas malo interesujacych praktyk.  Nie wnikajac w szczegoly, wracalam do domu zmeczona i zniechecona. Zaraz jednak wskakiwalam pod prysznic i niesamowity zel pomagal mi zmyc z siebie znuzenie. Zmyslowy zapach kosmetyku wprowadzal mnie znowu w dobry nastroj:).
Zel, oprocz niesamowitego zapachu, ma rowniez wspaniale wlasciwosci nawilzajace. Nie trzeba nawet uzywac balsamu do ciala. 
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Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem
Kosmetyk ma kremowa, bogata konsystencje. Mimo, ze slabo sie pieni, to bardzo dobrze, a zarazem delikatnie myje skore. Zel latwo sie splukuje. Dlatego, ze nie wytwarza piany, to trzeba go dosc duzo uzyc i z tego powodu jest nieco mniej wydajny.
Drugim minusem jest cena, choc zawsze powtarzam, za jakosc sie placi. Co nie zmienia faktu, ze udalo mi sie go kupic w czasie swiatecznej promocji o polowe taniej:).
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Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem
Skladniki:

Water (Aqua), Coco-Glucoside, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol*.
* z naturalnych olejków eterycznych

Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic Weledy polecam wszystkim, a przede wszystkim tym, ktorzy lubia naturalne kosmetyki i niebanalne zapachy.

Pozdrawiam Was i dziekuje za uwage,

Joanna

Monday, 23 February 2015

Andalou Naturals Hand Cream Lavender. Review



Hello,

today I would like to review an Andalou Naturals Hand Cream in Lavender.
I wash my hands very often and  I have been always using and testing many different hand creams, lotions and potions:). I always read ingredients and try to use as healthy creams as possible. This Andalou Naturals Hand Cream in Lavender rates a 1 for toxicity with the EWG.


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It has a rich formula but luckily it is not sticky and absorbs really fast. But the most important is that the Andalou Naturals Hand Cream has a really good ingredients: aloe vera, almond oil, shea butter, cocoa, mango butter allantoin, evening primrose oil, tamanu oil and even more goodies:). For that reason it can be used regularly (in my case several times a day) knowing that nothing nasty is being absorbed by the body.


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After applications hands are soft, smooth and moisturized. The cream absorbs almost immediately and you don't have to wait for the hands to dry. It doesn't leave the hands greasy so it is good to use at work or school. The good feeling lasts until you wash your hands so it has to be reapplied often. Because of that the cream will not last you long, it lasted me about a month.

The Andalou hand cream has a strong scent of lavender which may be too overpowering. For me it is not a problem but if you are a scent sensitive person then bear it in mind. Some people around me didn't like this smell at all. And actually children, who are very honest,  were saying to me that this hand cream has an awful smell. Luckily the smell doesn't linger, it smells for a first few minutes and then it disappears:).

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I have bought Andalou Naturals Hand Cream in Lavender at iherb for 3.99 dollars which is about 3,5 euros. Such a good price for a natural product:). You can't go wrong with this one! You can reapply this hand cream often without worrying about nasty ingredients.
I recommend it to everyone, expect for those who don't like lavender smell.

Ingredients:
Aloe barbadensis juice*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, stearic acid, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*†, theobroma cacao (cocoa)* and mangifera indica (mango) butters, fruit stem cells (malus domestica, solar vitis) and BioActive 8 berry complex*, vegetable glycerin, calophyllum tacamahaca (tamanu) oil, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, allantoin, lavandula officinalis (lavender) extract*, hibiscus rosa-sinensis and camellia sinensis (white tea) extracts*†, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, prunus armeniaca (apricot) oil, ethylhexylglycerin, phenethyl alcohol, lavandula officinalis (lavender) oil*

* Certified Organic

† Fair Trade

Friday, 6 February 2015

Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena. Review


Hello,
today I would like to review a Pure Shea Butter with Vitamin E from Out of Africa. I like this product a lot because i
t moisturizes, nourishes and repairs the skin like nothing else. 

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena

I personally don't like the smell of pure shea butter which is very nutty and strong. That was the reason why I chose verbena scent which smells nice and fresh. It has a delicate citrus scent.
According to the manufacturer this product is ideal for all skin types, especially for a sensitive skin and people who have fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, psoriasis, and eczema. It is recommended for prevention and reduction of stretch marks, wrinkles and scars. It will also soften the skin and restore its natural elasticity. For the best results it should be used two times a day.

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena

I have been using it for my hands because they were very damaged. I was using too harsh washing liquid and pads of my fingers became so dry that the skin started to peel. It looked and felt awful. Regular hand creams wouldn't help at all. But then I started applying Out of Africa shea butter and voila the skin has been repaired.  
But the shea butter can be used everywhere on the skin where you want it: anywhere your skin needs extra hydration: elbows, knees, hands, etc. 
The texture of Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter is thick and rather heavy so it doesn't absorb too quickly. Because of that I would recommend using it when you are at home or as a night treatment. Also be careful with clothing or bed sheets as it may leave greasy stains. 

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena

We need to remember that pure and unrefined shea butter hardens in cool temperatures and softens in warm temperatures. Before the application it is best to rub the product between the palm of the hands for a few seconds. Otherwise the application may be a bit difficult.
Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter packaging is very simple yet nice looking, retro-like. The butter is packed in a metal tin.
I got my shea butter from iherb because here in Finland pure shea butter is really expensive. For this product I have paid less than 6 euros for 57 grams.

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena


A quick summary

Pros:
  • all natural
  • vegan
  • 100% pure, unrefined shea butter
  • moisturize, repairs and nourishes the skin
  • ideal for dry or chapped hands
  • repairs the skin
  • nourishes 
  • hand made in Africa
  • will last long
  • nice packaging
  • good price: 57 grams for less than 6 euros
Cons:

  • absorbs slowly
  • a bit hard to apply

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (pure unrefined shea butter), citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, tocopherol (vitamin E).
 


I highly recommend Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter to everyone. It will help to regenerate and protect dry, damaged skin. This little "piece of gold" should be always kept at home.

Greetings and thank you for reading,

Joanna

Monday, 2 February 2015

Madara GLOSS AND VIBRANCY CONDITIONER

Hello,

today I am reviewing a Madara GLOSS AND VIBRANCY CONDITIONER. I am sorry to say that but this has been another disappointing product from Madara. Earlier I have tried and reviewed a Madara's Gloss and Vibrancy shampoo which gave me dandruff and made my head itch like crazy.
Still, I was hoping that Madara Gloss and Vibrancy conditioner would be a better product. It also has good reviews on the internet. And the manufacturer's description sounded promising.

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Madara GLOSS AND VIBRANCY CONDITIONER

The producer says that Gloss and Vibrancy conditioner will  nourish and strengthen the hair. It will prevent dry ends, calm down the scalp and give you silky hair. It is also supposed to help detangle the hair. Sounds good but...

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Madara GLOSS AND VIBRANCY CONDITIONER

In reality this conditioner is just average and certainly not worth the price - about 12 euros. When used together with a gentle shampoo (for example Bentley Organic shampoo for frequent use) it does help a bit with  detangling the hair.  It makes the hair  a bit smoother but apart from that Madara GLOSS AND VIBRANCY CONDITIONER doesn't do anything else.

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I mean it doesn't give enough of moisture, doesn't strengthen the hair, doesn't nourish the hair either.

I have also used Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Conditioner together with Gloss and Vibrancy shampoo, as recommended by the producer. I was hoping that maybe this combo will work better. Unfortunately it didn't. And my hair isn't too "demanding". It has natural colour, it is not damaged, not dry but it tangles easily. All I was looking for was a bit of moisture and detangling action.

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A quick summary of Madara GLOSS AND VIBRANCY CONDITIONER:

Pros:
  • vegan
  • cruelty free
  • recycled bottle
  • natural ingredients
  • helps a bit with detangling the hair
  • smoothes the hair a bit

Cons:

  • price
  • doesn't hydrate the hair
  • no strengthening action
  • no promised silkiness

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearylethyl, Dimonium Chloride, Betaine, Glycerin, D-panthenol, Betula Alba, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Macrocarpon, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Aroma, Limonene.

I don't recommend this product at all. If you want a good natural conditioner go for Sante Brilliant Care hair conditioner or Faith in Nature Ginko Biloba.

Greetings and thank you for reading,

Joanna