"Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we share the Earth -- Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, winged ones, Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock people. Walk in balance and beauty."~Native American Elder
Disclaimer: All views expressed here are my own, and has no influence from the company whatsoeverI have always gravitated towards eco-friendly products which are as much organic as possible!The Body Shop, Human Nature( Philiphines) , Innisfree ( Korea) , Dr.Hauschka( Germany) are some of my most favorite brands for organic skincare more because they are certified for what they claim and also deliver!
When Oriflame contacted me to choose a product for review, I scoured the website like one happy child. To my surprise , they had an organic range too-the ECO -BEAUTY range. The Oriflame team surprised me by sending the entire range in May. I decided to give the range a good 3 months before i wrote this review for you.
|Oriflame ecobeauty Range( From L-R ): shower gel,hand cream, night cream, day cream and eye cream|
Their website has a dedicated interactive page for the entire range and for every 100 clicks they will plant a tree. Click to visit. (Turn on the sound feature if you'd like to soothe your senses.)
To know the significance of Eco-beauty, explore the video links below:
1) Fairtrade : The Oriflame team visits Kerala for sourcing their ingredient through fairtrade (Coconut.)
2) Vegan : All products are vegan
3) Ecocert : All products are Ecocert certified. Click to know more.
4) FSC : Learn about FSC certification here
Ecobeauty products are free from:
My Recommended picks from this range:
1. EcoBeauty Smoothing Day Cream ( INR 1290)
Feature: Fairtrade Shea Butter: One of nature’s great skin softening agents - used for its emollient properties, helping to protect the skin from dryness. Sourced from Burkino Faso, West Africa.
The smell reminds me of massage oils from Grandma's stable. So pure and so natural. The cream absorbs quickly and brightens the face. Has been tried on both oily as well as dry skin. Infact acne-prone skin too. The skin feels smooth and nourished with daily use! Specially recommended for people with dry skin . Tried on Nik too, so men you can safely use this after your morning shave daily!
2. EcoBeauty Smoothing Night Cream ( INR 1390)
Feature: Organic Coconut oil rich in vitamins and fatty acids, which nourishes and protects the skin against the visible effects of environmental stress. Sourced from Fairtrade Alliance Kerala, South-West India.
I have been using this too over the last 3 months. I wake up to a radiant me. A bit greasy during monsoons due to high humidity levels but an excellent rejuvenator nevertheless.
3. Ecobeauty Smoothing Eye cream ( INR 690)
Feature: 1. Contains Swedish Lingonberry and Sea Buckthorn seed oils, rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which nourish and protect the skin through their anti-oxidative properties
2. Contains Organic Tapioca Starch which gives a smooth, elegant texture on the skin.
Use it around the eye and after 10 days of regular use, you will notice a more hydrated under-eye area and smooth too. Recommended for all women over 20. Signs of fatigue start diminishing which is so desirable.
The hand cream is hydrating but definitely not the best hand-cream around. If you have oily or normal skin, you can give it a try. The shower gel is good to have except that the fragrance could have been better than its grassy variant at present.
Price Vs Quantity: For all the products, a little goes a long way. Worth the moolah!
The range is on discounts this month. Refer the catalogue. Take your pick and tell me which one is your favorite! Shop the range online here.
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