Three Weekly Grooming Must-Haves April 10, 2015 09:56
Take some time to balance and heal your skin, mind, and spirit with these superstar beauties:
Butter Elixir Body Oil - Magic oil. This is what I think whenever I use it. The combination of sweet almond, French lavender, and chamomile creates a scent that is simultaneously otherworldly and grounding. And once you feel the texture, you'll quickly realize why it's called Butter - it's creamy, smooth, and luxuriously thick. Massage some onto your skin after a shower or bath for a deeply relaxing experience. Since it's formulated with argan oil, it absorbs quickly with no oily residue , and will leave your skin super soft and give it the prettiest glow. Use it and you'll see why it's gained cult status.
La Bella Figura Bio Active Healing Mask - The beneficial experience of this mask starts the minute you open the jar, I kid you not. This mask has the most beautiful color, thanks to aronia berry powder - a potent source of antioxidant and free radical neutralizing nutrients. You'll note the little jasmine flower petals dotting the landscape of this jam-like mask, and that combined with jasmine essential oil and vanilla seeds give it a wonderfully light and refreshing scent. Among the other star ingredients is manuka honey, known for its unique therapeutic enzymes and antimicrobial properties. [Side note: In order for manuka honey to be considered therapeutic, it needs a minimum rating of UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) 10; this mask's honey has a UMF of 15+]. LBF's Bio Active Healing Mask will gently exfoliate, help provide moisture (my skin looks so deliciously plump after using it!), calm inflammation, and brighten. I love to use this in the morning for a renewing skin boost that lasts all week long.
La Tierra Sagrada Jojoba Treatment Oil - If you've noticed, the running theme in this post is scent; that's because I believe that it is an important aspect of healing and renewal (more on this later!). That being said, the first thing you'll notice about this oil is how it smells - a deep, earthy, rich scent thanks to palo santo, or "holy wood" (palo santo grows on the coast of South America and is related to frankincense, myrrh, and copal). Jojoba oil has antibacterial properties that help soothe the scalp and essential oils of rosemary and lavender help stimulate blood flow to the follicle and encourage hair growth. I love that this hair medicine can be used on the ends of your for hydration and shine, on the scalp as as a nourishing treatment, and on the body as a therapeutically healing moisturizer.