Over the years I have entered many giveaways and found not only brands I love but new friends too! This is the case with the brands Sweetsation Therapy and Skin QR Organics! Both are owned by the same company, Argania LLC, and their creator/owner is my Facebook friend, Natalja Millsap! I met her thru a giveaway her company sponsored and we just clicked! I have had the blessed opportunity to try many of their products and have loved them all!
The following are unbiased reviews of the products I have tried. Some I have won, some have been given to me by Natalja, but all have been tried by me or my hubby or both. I promised to try the products and review them honestly and received no compensation other than the products themselves. My friendship with Natalja and the fact that the reviewed items were free in no way tainted my review of the products. I have more integrity than that! So read on and know that you can trust my views 100%!
Choco*Smooch Organic Baby Lip & Face Balm, with Argan, Calendula and Sea Buckthorn
I won this in a giveaway but I know I will buy it once this tube is gone. It smells like hot chocolate on your lips and is so light and smooth on. You can also use it just about anywhere you have dry or chapped skin and its safe for baby too! I do not have children, so its all mine! LOL I would recommend to anyone that loves the smell of cocoa! PLUS the ingredients are INCREDIBLE!
Organic C*Perfect Skin Foaming Face Cleanser with Vitamin C
I won a gift set that included this item back at the end of August 2009. I have been used this face wash from the beginning of September 2009 and, as of 1-1-10, still had about 1/2 a bottle! (it is all gone now! hahaha but it lasted forEVER) It smells really natural/herby and the ingredients are all natural and organic. I love the way it makes my skin feel (clean but not tight) and my acne has decreased considerably since using it. Love this stuff!
Q*Lumière Organic Day crème with Cucumber
I won a gift set that included this item back at the end of August 2009. I love this stuff and am STILL using it. It has lasted so well and still works great! It goes on smooth and creamy and is especially good for my dry forehead. Its a great face lotion for any time of day really and the scent is amazing. It truly smells like a fresh sliced cucumber. Its all natural and mostly organic. I would recommend it highly.
Phat QR Body & Cellulite Massager
I have RLS (restless leg syndrome) and have read up on it and am trying to treat it holistically rather than with medical muscle relaxers. That said, one of the things suggested to me was to massage my legs when the symptoms of my RLS present themselves at night. I tried using my hands with lotion to do this with very limited results. Typical electric massagers were too rough and actually hurt my legs. THIS massager, while it is not presented to be used in this manner, works WONDERS!!!! If my RLS keeps me from getting to sleep or wakes me up in the middle of the night, I can use this massager on my calf and thigh muscles for a few minutes and the symptoms subside enough for me to get back to sleep or go away completely for the night! PLUS because its not electric, I can use it without fear of waking up my sleeping partner! FANTASTIC product!
L’or de Lys Organic Bio-Restorative Cream, with Silk proteins, Enzymes & CoQ10, 2oz.
The first thing that grabbed me about this product was the ingredient list. I know I say this a lot, but I am REALLY into making sure that what I put onto my skin is something I would be OK with putting into my mouth (don’t eat it people). In other words, I want my ingredient list to be easily read and for me to know what everything listed is without having to go to a wiki page to find out! This stuff met that rule for sure. The 2nd thing I noticed, and the first things I noticed when I opened it, was the scent. It is AMAZING! If you like the smell of a fresh cut cucumber, you are going to love love love this stuff. Its like a cucumber mask that you make in your own kitchen…its just that fresh. And finally, but not lastly, LOL I noticed that it feels wonderful going on. At first I was like $28 for 2 oz? That is insane! But its NOT!!! It only takes 1 (one) pump of this stuff to cover my whole face and neck with a nice light layer of lotion. I leaves you feeling moist but not greasy and you have enough left over on your hands to rub it in like a hand lotion after applying it to your face/neck! I love this stuff and will definitely get it again. I haven’t used it all up yet, but I know its going to be weeks before I do.
L’or de la Mer Organic Anti Cellulite Body Blaster Scrub with Seaweed, 12oz
OMG! The 1st thing I noticed about this stuff was the wonderful scent! It smells like Lemon-heads candy that I ate as a kid! It is a pure lemon scent when you first open it. I read the ingredients list 2nd, which is weird for me, but I had already had experience with this brand so I knew it was a good product ingredient wise. I was right to assume this. Everything in it is organic and natural and you could pretty much eat it (not a scientist here so don’t eat it ok? LOL) and be safe I can tell! It is packed full of herbs and essential oils and wonderfulness. When using it, be careful. It is oil based with sugar as the exfoliant so the oil sits on top until you stir it up. I recommend opening it and stirring it over the sink to avoid spills. ALSO, cute and neat fact, there is a built in lid in a lid here. Once you take off the foil seal you can push the lid in a lid out of the top and re-seal it so it doesn’t leak! FANTASTICALLY smart container design. OK…I love the texture of this scrub. I used it on my feet. Yeah…I know its for cellulite, but I really wanted to scrub my dry feet and heals for the summer! This stuff worked wonderfully and didn’t hurt my hands at all. Some scrubs I have used are SO grainy and the sugar or salt pieces so huge that its like rubbing rocks on your feet or legs. This is more of a pumice size sugar and its just wonderful…its about the same size as your kitchen sugar. So it works great but doesn’t eat up your hands. My feet look and feel wonderful after using this. I can’t wait to try it on my arms and legs too! I know it will be great!!! BE CAREFUL using it in the tub…I imagine it could get slick! I used mine in my bedroom with a foot soaker and could feel the oil being slippery. ENJOY!
NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate, 5oz
OK…first let me say that, yes, I have TONS of cellulite LOL but I am a big girl and could probably use this whole bottle in one session if I rubbed it on every place with cellulite. SO…I decided to use it for something else that has been bugging me for years about myself! When I read the warning about pregnant women using this because of its “diuretic effect,” I thought hmmm wonder what it may do to help me with my foot/ankle swelling? I have a hereditary problem with my feet and ankles swelling and they get mad worse in the summer months due to the heat and humidity. My mother and grandmother both have/had this issue. Well, let me tell you this! This stuff HELPED TONS! I have been using it for about 2 weeks now, just applying it to my feet and ankles whenever the mood strikes me and after I bathe and the results are pretty impressive! My feet and ankles still swell some, but they are about 1/2 less swollen than they typically get by the end of the day! Its amazing! I would recommend this tingly wonderfulness to anyone with my issues (see a doctor first if you are having swelling that is not typical of your family or your own history though as it CAN be a sign of serious conditions…mine just happens to be annoying and not serious LOL)! DEF will keep buying!!!!
Choco*Smooch Organic Baby Lip & Face Balm, with Argan, Calendula and Sea Buckthorn, 0.15oz
Just like the original Choco*Smooch but in a traditional sized tube! If you loved the original but want one that will fit better in your pocket or purse or desk or car or
anywhere you need an awesome lip balm, this is for you! I love the HUGE original size, but this little tube version that is the same size as a standard lip balm goes
everywhere with me. Smelling like hot cocoa and feeling like heaven, it is a must have for any chocolate lover. As a lip balm addict, I can vouch for how well this stuff works too. Its smooth and light and never sticky or waxy. Its all natural and the ingredient list is a health lovers dream! Definitely not just for babies! I don’t even have kids! Highly recommend!
Baby Sweet Kisses, Yummi*Tummi Organic Baby Choco Butter, with Calendula, 3.5oz
I am addicted to this brand’s Choco*Smooch lip and face balm. When I saw that they had a body butter/lotion with the word “choco” in the name, I knew I had to have it! I was not disappointed either. The same wonderful ingredient list as the other products this company makes await you and the smell of hot cocoa with marshmallows makes you want to eat it…but don’t! LOL You won’t want to waste this stuff eating it when you can put it all over your body and enjoy it all day! At first I thought that the 3.3oz tube of it was paltry. I was like, this is NOT going to last very long on my big body! But it is so concentrated that only one pump, about 1/2 inch of lotion, will do your hands and part of your arms! I love it! Its thick but goes on light and spreads well. It leaves you soft and silky but not sticky or greasy. If you love chocolate and a nice thick long lasting lotion, you will love this stuff!! WONDERFUL!!! I am so addicted to it!
Aqua*Tica Organic Botanical Night Cream, 2oz
This cream is a bit heavier than their day cream and it smells just like their Organic C*Perfect Skin Foaming Face Cleanser with Vitamin C—a nice light herbal scent.
I will be honest that my hubby doesn’t really like the scent much but I really like it a lot. I also like the results. At first I feared it was too heavy for my face and would leave it greasy, but I should have known better. There is a point behind the added moisture and heaviness of this face cream. If you put it on and go to bed, all of it doesn’t end up on your pillows and blankets like other face creams I’ve tried. Because it is heavier and thicker, you wake up with a soft face and not a dry one. All of your product is not wasted on your linens! Good plan! LOL I highly recommend this for bedtime use, especially in the winter months or on specifically targeted dry areas. I use it on my forehead at night and have loved the results.
Very*Berry Organic Oxygen Masque & Scrub with Antioxidants, Vitamin C & Superberries
First off, this stuff smells WONDERFUL! It is berry but its also herbal and minty and just fresh. When you put it on, its a tad cooling and feels like a cross between a
mud mask and body butter, very nice. The exfoliant seems to be strawberry or some sort of berry seed and is very gentle but gets your face nice and clean. Afterward, you don’t even have to moisturize your face! It is that soft and smooth! If you are looking for a nice gentle masque/scrub, this is for you!! Don’t expect it to smell like candy or fake berries though…its all earthy goodness! And of course, the ingredient list will sell you for sure!
Orange*Dreamsicle Organic Baby Shampoo & Bodywash, with proteins, Kiwi and Calendula, 6.6oz
OMG I love love love this shower gel! I will warn you that it literally falls out of the opening when you tip it toward your poof but once you realize that it is thick
enough to control so that you don’t dump out the whole container! LOL It smells like fresh oranges and lathers really well. It leaves your skin squeaky clean but not
stripped completely of oils, so your skin isn’t tight after using it. And, once again, incredible ingredient list! I would recommend this to anyone!
Sun*Si’Belle Organic Triple Action Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30+ 3.5oz scent free
This sunscreen is really nice. It smells all herbal and spicy (just like the face wash) and I SWEAR it helped keep bugs away when I used it! So while its unscented, it does have a scent just from the awesome ingredients it contains! No ADDED scent or fragrance! It does go on white and take a lot of rubbing in to get it to be clear on your skin, but it feels great and does a good job protecting you. I applied after swimming for a while to be safe since it doesn’t say that it is water resistant or proof and you would want to do that after a lot of sweating too. I have very fair freckled skin though and this kept me from burning AND moisturized my skin. After using it, I didn’t feel the want or need to scrub it off like I do with most sunscreens (read conventional) too! I would recommend this to everyone! FANTASTIC product!
Chamo*Milk Shake Soothing Bath Essence for babies
Since we don’t have kids, I decided to use this awesome soak on my hubby! LOL He has been having a lot of foot problems (he is completely flat-footed) and I thought a nice relaxing foot soak was just what the Dr. ordered. He set up the foot bath and put about a handful of the soak into the hot water. The soak is basically an herbal milk bath and comes in a very fine powder. In the container, there is virtually no scent. Once it is added to water, the scent is very mild and smells of the essential oils themselves (2 types of chamomile and lavender). Hubby soaked his feet for probably about 15-20 minutes and then patted them dry. The soak softened his skin and his nails and made cutting his nails a breeze. This is no small feat as his toenails are super strong and thick and he ALWAYS has to soak his feet to cut them. He said that this was the easiest cutting them had ever been and the only difference was this soak added to the water instead of the usual salts he uses. I have yet to try the soak for myself, but after his experience I can’t wait! I would definitely recommend this as a foot soak and am betting as an actual bath soak it would be pretty amazing. His feet were so soft and smooth afterward that having your whole body feel like that would be bliss!
These two brands have TONS more products to choose from, but these are all the products we have tried to date! I hope you find something that you would love to try yourself among the ones here or find something new to try at their websites:
Thanks again to the blogs I won these awesome products from and to Natalja for donating some of the products for me to use as well! Thanks for reading!
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