I think I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that The Body Shop is best known for its Body Butters. I’ve already tried their Shea Butter one many moons ago and it left a good impression on me. That’s what I was most excited about upon hearing the news that The Body Shop would finally arrive to Slovenia. More body butter options? Bring them on!
I was lucky enough to receive their Frosted Berries Body Butter in mini size at the BBMU conference in November 2011. I was very much interested in how it would work, whether the formula was still as good as it was five years ago. As for the British Rose Body Butter, I received a Christmas gift from The Body Shop Slovenia (thank you!). This gift was a selection of mini-sized products such as lipstick, face mask, serum, cream and perfume.
I was introduced to Melvita back in 2013 when I started working for the local distributor of this brand (and some other brands; and I still work there). At first, Melvita seemed to me like a quirky, hippie teen who has a much more popular big sister. But times have changed a bit, and I feel like Melvita’s grown. I think Melvita’s gaining popularity and is a good brand in its own right – its organic formulas are backed by scientific research and certificates, and I feel they have been accepted by the consumers fairly well. As for myself, I genuinely believe the products are good (some more than others), even though I don’t really buy into the whole “natural/organic cosmetics is 100% better than conventional cosmetics” stance.
Slovenske sledilke se lahko udeležite tudi nagradne igre, v kateri lahko osvojite Melvitino Izjemno zlato olje L’Or Bio* v roza kozmetični torbici. Vse potrebne informacije so zapisane na koncu objave.
The L’Or Bio collection
Now, let’s move on to the L’Or Bio collection. It’s always been around, a constant among limited editions. During all this time, I’ve only tried a small handful of products, each of them bearing an interesting scent. I can’t single out any particular component but the impression that I get is a warm aroma that’s suitable for the colder months.
The Extraordinary Hand Cream* has that same sweet scent. Its formula is light and it sinks in fast, which is great news for everyone who doesn’t like heavy, greasy hand creams. Awesome, right? In my case, not so much. The skin on my hands is thin and dehydrated, so I need to moisturise it very frequently. I find this hand cream to work fine short-term but it doesn’t provide a lasting effect. I do agree with Melvita’s claim that it creates “a velvety finish” on the skin, and it is a much nicer feeling than the one that L’Occitane’s Shea Intensive Hand Balm creates; basically, it’s less slippy but also less nourishing.
My favourite product from this collection, however, is the L’Or Bio Sparkling Extraordinary Oil that unfortunately isn’t available anymore. I use it to moisturise my body whenever I get the so-called lizard skin and to make it sparkly in the summertime. The sparkles aren’t too obvious but they give this slight bronze glow, which always looks lovely when you wear a cute dress. I suppose you can also use it on your face as a light illuminator (I haven’t tried this myself – let me know if you did/do!) or as a scented haircare item. My hair is too thin, unfortunately, and the oil would make a mess out of it.
Have you ever tried Melvita products? What did you think of them?
*The product was provided for free by the brand in exchange for my honest review.
Slovenske sledilke se lahko udeležite tudi nagradne igre, v kateri lahko osvojite Melvitino Izjemno zlato olje L’Or Bio, 50 ml v roza kozmetični torbici. Vse, kar morate storiti, je izpolnitev Rafflecopterjevega obrazca. Zmagovalec bo kontaktiran prek e-pošte. Zbrani e-naslovi ne bodo uporabljeni za promocijska sporočila oziroma kakršna koli sporočila, ki niso povezana s kontaktiranjem zmagovalca te nagradne igre. Nagradna igra traja do 6. 12. 2017 do polnoči.
Everyone has at least one holy grail item in their skincare cabinet, am I right? I believe I might have found mine! According to Add Actives, the C20 Tetraforce Activator is »one of the highest quality Vitamin C Concentrates available«. It’s supposed to have a gentle but effective formula that acts against hyperpigmentation, uneven texture and skin tone, fine lines and other concerns we stumble upon as our skin starts to age. It contains an antioxidant called ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, which is actually a vitamin C derivative.
Recently, the brand owner gave away Add Actives Tetraforce vitamin C samples as thanks for the contribution to one of their questionnaires. I was happy to receive my sample very fast and I started using it that same day.
We’ve safely stepped in 2017 and now it’s time to evaluate the skincare products I used in 2016. I’ve discovered a number of new products, some of which I had to buy in South Korean online shops. 2016 truly was a year of skincare exploration…