Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Botanic Spa

So I'm always looking for a bargain...  I was checking out this website http://www.botanicchoice.com/ and they had some pretty good deals.  I decided to try a few products.  The price was right too.  I got the entire lot of 8 products for $14 with free shipping.  I also used a coupon code for $10 off $20 purchase.  They offer a variety of supplements and skincare products and very reasonably priced.  I decided of course to go with the skincare...

I grabbed the Puffy Eyes in a 1 oz jar.  It is a clear greenish tinted gel.  Similar in consistancy to my MaryKay Indulge Soothing Eye Gel that I am in love with.  I keep the Mary Kay in the fridge for those super puffy eye mornings.  I'll be comparing the two in an upcoming blog post for sure.

The Green Tea Repair complex has a nice clean scent to it.  It is made with of course green tea but also lemongrass and I love the way it makes my skin feel.  It's a night cream but it seems to be light enough as a day cream as well.

The Aloe Vera Moisturizer Cream has very pleasent smell as well.  Not perfume, but a natural botanic smell.  it is made with Aloe vera juice concentrate, avocado oil and cucumber extract.  It also contains Lycium berry and lycopene which are great antioxidants.

I love the scent of rose oil and the .5oz for 58 cents seemed like a good deal.  I'm going to put a few drops in my Lubriderm and see how that goes.  I love scented lotions but I need one with some SPF.  So I'll just make my own!

I've been wanting to try out a cold cream as a make-up remover for some time now.  This one contains Avocado oil, sweet almond oil, cucumber oil and chamomile oil among the ingredients.  Sounds good to me!  All good things, right?

Of course I'm a sucker for masks.  Who with oily skin isn't?  The European Facial Mud smells the same as Sejaa but a different consistancy and color but I will compare the two in a review down the road.  The Botanic Choice is made with avocado oil, vanilla,  peppermint, chamomile, rosemary, alfalfa, elder flowers, kola nut, violet leaves, lavender and aloe vera among other ingredients.

I was really excited to try the Chamomile Eye Serum.  It comes with a roller ball applicator which is nice.  It goes on a little sticky but work it in and it leaves the skin around the eye area soft and smooth.  The directions say not to rub but I gently worked it in with my pinky finger as I do all my eye creams.  It contains cucumber extract, safflower oil, chamomile, soluble collagen, and Vitamin E.  Can't go wrong with that list to fight fine lines around the eyes.

So as you can tell from the picture below, no frills, no fuss packaging, which is fine with me when the price is right.  The price of higher end products includes the packaging, advertisements and the name, hence the expense.  But I'm not knocking all higher end products because some are really wonderful and are very effective.  Plus I own some and love them!  At the same time, not all inexpensive products are cheap in quality.  Different products work best for different skin types. 

All the products from Botanic Choice smell lovely and natural and for the most part have all natural ingredients.  They do have a 100% satisfaction guarantee of effectiveness, quality and potency.  So I'll give them a go for a week or two and let you all know the outcome!