New in: Green beauty goodies

*In collaboration with Jolie.fi. These products were sent to me.

I got this lovely package from Jolie containing green beauty goodies. Jolie is a finnish natural beauty concept with webshop and they sell amazing organic brands from different price ranges focusing still more in luxury brands. This time I will be reviewing products from Patyka, Iroisie, Little Butterfly London and absolution.

I also have a discount code for all my finnish readers which you can check on the bottom!

PATYKA – Marine Crystals Revitalising Body Scrub & Almond Blossom Moisturising Body Milk

I’ve actually tried Patyka before. One of my favorite product ever is their precious woods body oil so I was happy to get to try more body products from the brand.

The body scrub is really quite a regular body scrub and I don’t mean that in a bad way.  It has big grains so it’s easy and quick to use on the body. It’s effective and leaves my skin smooth. It has a fresh marine scent which is quite typical in body scrubs I think. I like that the product comes in a tube rather than in a jar.

The body milk is amazing. I fell in love with it. It’s thin and milky-like and absorbs quickly. It smells like Almond blossom which is apparently a heaven on earth. I was disappointed the scrub didn’t smell like this! I’m definitely gonna buy this in the future. It doesn’t even cost that much considering it’s a luxury brand. It’s about 26€.

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little Butterfly LONDON bubbles in the breeze top to toe wash

This product is beautiful – I absolutely love the pacakging! Little Butterfly London products are made for mothers, kids and babies. They suit sensitive even eczema prone skin.  The gel works for both body and hair and it also works in bath. Oh how I wish I had a bath tub and could try this in there – maybe in the next home. This product felt really gentle yet it did make me clean. It’s scented lightly with orange and mandarin essential oils – just enought that you can smell it but not as much as the usual shower gels. I would definitely recommend this to – well mothers, babies and children of course – but also for sensitive or dry skin.
My man’s goddaughter also tried this (8-year-old) she said that “it was great”. So there you have it.

Iroisie The Ultimate Serum

Isn’t this the most beautiful serum you have ever seen? So pretty with those golden details! As you may guess this is quite pricey but it also promises to do all sorts of things: brighten, soften, moisturize and balance skin. It contains a lot of antioxidants which brighten and repair skin. Sea weed and natural oils nourish and protect and Ylang ylang balances skin. I love the scent which is mainly from the Ylang Ylang. The serum comes out in a milky lotion but it melts quickly into oil. It’s quite rich and one drop is enough for the whole face.  I would recommend this to mature, dry or normal skin. This product is also suitable for vegans.

absolution Le Soin Purifiant Deep Cleansing mask 

I had high expectations towards this product since I had heard good things about it. Also I had run out of my purifying mask so this came in just at the right time. The packaging and the top is quite unusual:  you twist the top and the product comes out of this small hole. At first it was a bit of a puzzle to figure out but the system is actually quite handy. You get just the right amount of product and the tube stays surprisingly clean.
This mask is deep cleansing and brightening mask that balances the sebum production and tightens pores. It contains white clay, cooling peppermint and willow extract that has naturally salisylic acid in it. White clay is suitable for sensitive skin so even though this is purifying it’s definitely also moisturizing and suits all skin types.
The mask is creamy rather than thick and when it dries it doesn’t tighten skin unpleasantly. I love this mask! It’s a great choice for dry yet oily skin especially for Autumn and Winter. The price is about 30€ which is an okay sum to use for an effective product. It’s also vegan.

 Iroisie serum & Patyka mask.

The discount code for Jolie.fi is “charlottaeve” and you get -15% from your order (excluding May Lindstrom Skin, Pai Skincare, Kjaer Wais, gift cards, Jolie boxes). It’s valid until 23.9.16.

Kivvi 24 H Intensive Moisturizing Gel

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Latvia has some really nice  organic cosmetics brands. One of my favorite brand is Latvian made Madara and I found another interesting brand called Kivvi while I was visiting Riga. Kivvi has the ecocert certificate which is an easy way to know an organic brand is legit. Kivvi products are also suited for vegans which is nice since that’s a group that seems to be growing.

I bought this Intensive Moisturizing Gel based on it’s ingredients. I always check the ingredients in products. This is aloe vera based which is the best base for lotions if you ask me. There was another lotion which was supposed to be ‘balancing” but it had water-base and coconut oil which I know my skin doesn’t like. Also I avoid lotions with water-base  ’cause there are so much better ingredients you can replace the water with. I feel like Aloe vera suits all skin types and definitely oily skin as well since it’s a fresh gel that absorbs quite quickly. The lotion also contains kiwi seed oil, cucumber extract, raspberry and bilberry extracts, birch leaf extract and much more. Here are some info on some of the main ingredients:

Kiwi seed oil is rich in Vitamin C Vitamin B and minerals. It has naturally antioxidant properties and it’s also gently exfoliating with AHA. So it is anti-aging and moisturizing and brightening all at once! What an amazing ingredient.

Aloe Vera is a moisturizer and a humectant (it attracts moisture). It’s repairing soothing collagen-boosting and antioxidant to the skin. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help skin infections such as acne. Do you get why I love Aloe Vera now?

Raspberry seed oil is high with Vitamin E & A and fatty acids. It’s very hydrating and it’s also used to improve skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

Birch leaf extract is a healing and antibacterial agent with balancing properties. One of my favorite toner for mixed face is actually birch leaf floral water (check this post!).

You can find more information about Kivvi’s ingredient on their site.

The packaging is simple and beautiful in all Kivvi’s products including this masterpiece. White with beautiful water-colored details. So pretty! It comes with a pump so it’s also hygienic and handy.

Since the lotion is in gel-form it feels very light and fresh on the skin. It absorbs quite quickly which is nice. It has helped with the dryness I’ve had and it’s also been great during summer when my skin has been irritated by the sun (’cause of tretinoin). I love to use Aloe Vera on my skin during summer and this has worked as my aloe vera + my moisturizer. I know it’s hard to find good moisturizers for mixed and oily skin and this is one of the good ones – really. It’s lightweight yet effective and it doesn’t clog pores. I can recommend this to all skin types.

The gel costed only about ten euros in Latvia. In Finland it’s obviously a bit more expensive but you can find it here. Kivvi is sold mainly in Europe but you can find all the stores here.

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