Product review by Sharon of all natural beauty
Perfect skin, is it just an illusion? We all wonder which way to go when it comes to choosing our skin care products. Each company says that their products are the best money can buy. Do we need to spend a lot? Do we need to stick with one line to get the best results? The answers to these questions will be found only through your own experimentation. While there is not one product, or one company that offers the magic bullet, certain companies have put in the research to determine what will most likely work best on different skin types. As we say a lot around here at the All Natural Beauty Website, the key to understanding good natural skin care is understanding good natural ingredients, as well as which ingredients work best for your skin type.
I've had the good fortune of trying a new product on the market that is chocked full of intensely good ingredients. Eden Elixir from Earth Alkemie has a label listing that rivals any expensive serum on the market. I'm happy to report that this product does exactly what it says it will and more. Soft, clean skin is always the goal. But beyond that, enhancing the 'skin function' is something else that I look for. So many products feel great after application, but that's where it ends. With this product, the magic comes after it's been on the skin for a short time. This means that it 'works with the skin'. In other words, it gets the skin functioning to its fullest capacity. I'd compare it to natural health versus the standard faire that we've all grown accustomed to. Rather than masking symptoms, it creates an environment where the body can heal and beautify from within.
After using Eden Elixir my skin feels firmer, more plumped out, and definitely more radiant. These are the magical effects that bring customers back for more! I believe that Earth Alkemie has a hit on their hands here. Another amazing thing about this product is its price. Rather than being a $100+ intensive serum (which wouldn't surprise me for this level of quality) the actual cost is just $34.50 for a full sized (1/2 oz) glass bottle. Only 2-5 drops are all that's necessary for amazing results, so you can imagine how long this product will last.
My recommendation is to spritz the face with hydrosol or water first for an effortless application. The scent is sensational! I am a sucker for Roses, which have the reputation of being extremely relaxing and beneficial to one's psyche. Everything about this product is pleasurable and I know that you're going to love it once you try it. We can all use this kind of affordable luxury.
Here's what Earth Alkemie has to say ~
A Luna Elixir
Our Eden Elixir is suggested for all skin types, especially dehydrated skin (water dry skin that may produce enough or excessive sebum; skin may be blemished, and pores may be clogged). This light nutrient rich elixir helps seal in moisture, softens the skin, and keeps the skin looking radiant. Made with certified organic camellia oil, watermelon seed oil, evening primrose CO2 extract, soothing oat Co2 extract, rare antioxidant rich blueberry seed and blackberry seed oils and pomegranate CO2 extract, and also herbs high in antioxidants, like rooibos and hibiscus. Eden elixir is rich in natural plant vitamins, antioxidants, and plant phytochemicals, including vitamins A, B, C, and E; 3-MBTU (a potent antioxidant); essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid), 6 (linoleic acid), and 9 (Oleic acid); gamma linolenic acid; alpha linolenic acid; polyphenols(antioxidant); beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols; and zeaxanthin and other carotenoids. Scented with real organic damask rose essential oil and other fragrant essential oils.
Ingredients:certified organic Camellia oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil (and) certified organic fair trade Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) Extract (and) certified organic Arctium lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (and) certified organic fair trade Hibiscus sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract (and) certified organic Sambucus nigra (Elder) Flower Extract; Aleurites moluccana (Kukui) Nut Oil; Citrullus vulgaris (Watermelon) Seed Oil; organic Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil; Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Oil; Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil; Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil; CO2 extracts: Avena sativa (Oat) Extract, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, certified organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil; Essential Oils: Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, ethically wild harvested Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Palmarosa) Oil, organic Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) Oil, and organic Rosa damascena (Damask Rose) Oil; Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Directions:Gently massage a small amount (about 2 to 5 drops) to very damp skin (hydrate the skin with one of our toners, hydrosols, or distilled/spring water before applying). To use the xiao sizes (the 5 ml size), hold the bottle at a 45 degree angle to allow the drops to easily flow out.
Optional: if your skin is very dry or it absorbs elixirs or oils slowly, we recommend that after application you spray your skin again with a toner or hydrosol and gently massage the skin again. You can also mix a couple drops of our elixirs with a little toner or hydrosol in your hand or a small bowl, and then apply the mixture to your face. The combination of Earth Alkemie's toners (waters) and elixirs (oils) creates a moisturizer on your skin. For more information on the importance of waters and oils in skin care, and the difference between moisture and a true moisturizer, please check out Li's Eco Living article on all natural moisturizers.
Size / Price:Grande (full) size comes in a 1/2 oz (15ml) glass bottle with a dropper. Xiao size is 5 ml and comes in a glass bottle with an orifice reducer. $34.50 / $12.50
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