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So Phyto super bioactive

Posted in skincare with tags , , , on February 18, 2009 by LPB

Experience chemical free, organic skincare from Britain. Sophyto certified organic skincare formulas are free from petrochemicals and processed nutrients.

They use naturally powerful, naturally pure and naturally complete skin nutrients. Plus, unlike most organic products on the market which are oil based, Sophyto products are water based, making them better for the skin.

A certified organic delivery system transports absorbable and non-toxic multi-vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals for comprehensive anti aging benefits, while a unique food grade preservative system ensures the formulas are pure and long-lasting. Sophyto formulates their products to be healthier for the body and the environment. This is evident in their exceptionally high levels of certified organic ingredients, which average 95%+.

Sophyto products do not use petrochemicals, triclosan, hydrogenated fats, mineral oils, hexane and similar solvents, non-organic or synthetic fragrances and colors, polysorbates, ethanolamides, alkyl sulphates and alkyl ethyl sulphates. 

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Sophyto Super Bioactive Toner invigorates and revives dull, tired skin with organic plant nutrients. Help regenerate your complexion to reveal renewed luminosity while preparing skin for treatment-based products with the purifying phyto-nutrients in this light facial toner.

A combination of Purple Coneflower, White Willow Bark and other botanical extracts in this 99% organic formula deliver a beneficial blend of essential vitamins and nutrients. The lightly scented, Aloe Vera juice based formula can also replace water during your cleansing routine if the water has too much chlorine. Restorative plant extracts help neutralize impurities and assist with overactive sebaceous (oil) glands without causing dryness. Provides a rich source of organic bioactive phyto-nutrients including vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, and C. 

If the water where you live contains high levels of chlorine, or other impurities, use Super Bioactive in its place. Chlorine causes oxidative damage and chemically bonds with the protein in our bodies, which disrupts the skin’s natural protective barrier.  Using Super Bioactive in place of water ensures your skins pH is not disrupted. The loss of the skins acid mantle is one of the side-effects of washing skin with soaps or detergents of moderate or high pH (alkaline) combined with water that contains high levels of chlorine, or other impurities.

My skin loves  So Phyto Purify & Energise bioactive; It may not be the best toner ever marketed, but so far  the best i had ever tried – great aroma, effortless slippage, thorough cleansing, superb moisturization, free of nasty chemicals & green to the environment!

Ingredients :*aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) juice, *echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower) flower extract, *salix alba (white willow) bark extract, *rumex crispus (yellow dock) extract, *astragalus membranaceus (astragalus) root extract, *taraxacum officinalis (dandelion) root extract, *sambucus nigra (elderberry) extract, *sambucus nigra (elderflower) extract, *filipendula ulmaria (meadowsweet) flower extract, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, chlorella vulgaris (green micro-algae) broken cell wall extract, *eleutherococcus senticosus (siberian ginseng) root extract, aqua (water), *grain alcohol, levulinic acid, sodium dehydroacetate (food grade), sodium hydroxide, vegetable glycerin, citric acid. *organically grown and processed in accordance with Soil Association Organic Standards UK. 99% of the agricultural ingredients are produced organically.

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Jo Wood organic bath oils

Posted in fragrance, skincare with tags , , , on September 24, 2008 by LPB

I  pampered myself by indulging in Jo’s sophisticated organic fragrance and oils collection. I recently bought two decadent and sophisticated bath oils, Amka & Usiku.

      

Amka – Wake
With a romantic heart of Iranian rose otto, Egyptian jasmine and bright fresh top notes of neroli and bergamot, Amka is a fragrance of energy and spontaneity. Green mandarin and sweet orange add a fresh, vibrant layer, and the whole combination is founded in a soft, spicy base of cedarwood.

AMKA -This concentrated, restorative bath oil contains a blend of healing Persian rose otto with reviving Egyptian jasmine, neroli from Comoro Island and bergamot from the Mediterranean coast; It’s uplifting & reviving.
Ingredients : Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood Virginian) Oil*, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood Virginian) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Petitgrain/ Orange Bitter/ Neroli) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Seed Extract*, Panax Ginseng Root Extract*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract*, Tocopherol. *Organically grown (93.5% of product)      

Usiku – Night
Warm and sensual fragrance with a fresh, vibrant edge, Usiku combines top notes of rosemary and pineneedle with a spicy hit of cardamom and hot ginger. A complex heart of coriander, clove and clary sage give way to the aromatic woody aromas of Moroccan cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver. Earthy and sophisticated, this is a scent for men and women alike.

USIKU – Inspired by the sensual steam room of the Moroccan harem, this highly concentrated and deeply aromatic bath essence combines the soothing, relaxing properties of cedarwood and vetiver with cardamom and ginger to warm the heart and lift the spirits. 
Ingredients : Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil*, Rosmarinum officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Bulnesia sarmienti (Guaiawood) Oil, Pinus sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil*, Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Oil*, Salvia sclarea (Clary) Oil*, Myrocarpus Frondosus (Cabreuva) Oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetivert) Root Oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) Oil*, Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove) Flower Oil*, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil*, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*, Cistus Labdaniferus (Ciste) Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Eugenol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract*, Echinacea Angustifolia Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Extract*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract*, Tocopherol. *Organically grown (97.5% of product)
However, i prefer to use Usiku during the day  & Amka during the night; fresh Usiku helps me to concentrate & focus, while sensual Amka unwinds & heals my soul.

Taer glacier bath oil

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , on June 10, 2008 by LPB

This highly concentrated blend of essential oils produces an opulent milky bath; let  the heat of the water allows the therapeutic oils to fill the air. Sweet Birch takes care of aching muscles with its anti-inflammatory properties and also soothes and softens the skin. Spicy Fennel helps increase circulation and disperses water retention. Refreshing Peppermint combats mental fatigue, stimulates and increases mental agility, as well as easing headaches and migraines. Finally, Fir needle helps to balance the nervous system, uplift your spirits and, teamed with Fennel helps to combat muscular aches and signs of cellulite.

I am totally intoxicated ( in a real nice way ).

Ingredients:

Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil, Laureth-3, Isopropyl Myristate, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare Oil, Abies Sibirica Oil, Betula Lenta Oil.

 

Taer active firming serum

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , on June 1, 2008 by LPB

A superior serum, rich in antioxidants, to firm, brighten and protect the skin from the effects of stress and pollution. Containing mineral-rich algae extracts, potent organic Icelandic herbs and an exceptionally active blend of rosehip, lotus and geranium essential oils. With the help of hyaluronic acid and hydrolysed silk, the skin instantly appears plumper and smoother. 

This cushioning, pampering serum is a bliss to apply on; it’s extremely calming & hydrating, i would use it after peeling or sunbathing. A dessert island must have! Hyaluronic acid is 2nd on the ingredient list. Smoothing oat bran oil is also high on the list. It may not be the best serum, but it’s definitely the best skin saver for dry, patchy, inflamed skin.

Ingredients:

Aqua, Hyaluronic Acid, Simmonsia Chinensis Oil, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Siloxanetriol, Caffeine, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Dycaprylyl Maleate, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Stellaria Media Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Hydrolysed Silk, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis Root Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Eugenol*, Cinnamal*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Limonene*, Linalool*.

Tested on actresses, never on animals

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2008 by LPB

Hamadi’s shampoo smells deliciously divine. It is not densely foaming but will lives hair perfectly clean.

Ginger Soymilk hair wash  – A gentle shampoo for everyday use with the essential oils of ginger, sweet orange and rosewood. With luscious soymilk to seal in moisture and proteins. Invigorates and purifies; ohh… it so luxurious & exotic, it’s like a hair spa, purr…

Shea leave in – A versatile and essential haircare product. Can be used as a light leave in conditioner to moisturise and add shine without being too heavy. Can also be used as a styling cream to create soft, natural looks and enhance curls. The shea butter protects the scalp from sun damage. It also contains essential oils of verbena, lavender, lemongrass & ylang ylang. This product gives hair a managable hold but is neither shiny enough to replace a serum nor pliable enough to replace a wax/pomade.

    Made with 100% Organic Essential Oils and Plant Extracts. Completely biodegradable. 
    Absolutely no artificial ingredients. 
    No perfumes or colors.