Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Beauty Review: Organic Spa In A Jar

As my first post at Makeup Junkie, I would like to introduce to the world the NEW Stella McCartney CARE line! 100% Organic Active ingredients, these wonderful little bottles range from toners, moisturizers, cleansers and elixers (a mixing-serum, if you will)! These elixers are to be blended in with the moisturizers for optimal benefits for radiance, calming or nourishing!

The CARE line does have Ecocert certification, which is one of the leading international organic certification marks trusted by both consumers and the organic industry. Ingredients include sesame seed oil, lemon balm, floral water, red, pink and green tea, and other components that smell of a sweet field of flowers on your skin!

Start by cleansing your skin with either the Gentle Cleansing Milk or the Purifying Foaming Cleanser to purify and nourish.

Purifying Foaming Cleanser, $35
Gentle Cleansing Milk, $35

Follow with a boost of natural freshness.

Toning Floral Water, $35

Olfactory power of essential oils for steps 3 & 4:
Warm the product between your hands, then bend your head forward and place the palms of your hands in front of your face, your fingertips resting above your eyebrows. Close your eyes and breathe the fragrance in deeply for a few seconds. The olfactory power of the essential oils will have a stimulating effect on your mind, while your eyes rest sheltered from the light. Finally, apply the product to your face.

Next, rescue and revive your complexion by choosing a specific elixir to suit your skin's needs. Choose from Nourishing, Calming+Soothing, or Radiance+Youth. Each elixir complements the action of the 5 Benefits' moisturisers.

Calming+Soothing Elixir, $64
Nourishing Elixir, $64
Radiance+Youth Elixir, $64

Now pick your 5 Benefits formula—either Cream or Fluid, depending on your texture preference—and apply it for moisture and protection.

5 Benefits Moisturising Cream, $76
5 Benefits Moisturising Fluid, $76

For extra moisture, apply the Nourishing Night & Day Cream (on its own or in addition to your 5 Benefits Moisturizer) if your skin is dehydrated.

Nourishing Night & Day Cream, $80

After trying out the full range, I am happy to say my skin is as hydrated as ever. I feel good about not having preservatives on my skin, and when I wake up in the morning, I look fresh, not run down.

A consumer that would benefit from Stella’s CARE line would be someone who takes the time every morning and night to go through the entire skin regime. It’s a spa for yourself, your 5-10 minutes of pure luxury. I know you ladies can be busy, but take this small amount of time out for yourself, to appreciate your skin!

This IS a high-end line, ranging from $60-$120 per bottle (prices above are USD), so don’t expect it to be in your local Wal-Mart. You can find Stella’s products at the Bay!

Stella McCartney’s Mission Statement? “Give your skin everything it needs – and nothing it doesn’t!”

Thank you, Stella!

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