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Melvita is probably best known for its stable of beauty oils; a range pure plant oils suitable for a variety of uses. In February it launched a trio of facial beauty oils each blending three plant oils and five essential oils - The Quintessential Beauty Oils: one to moisturise dry skin, one to soothe sensitive skin and one to re-balance combination skin.
I was given the Moisturising Care for Dry Skin. This is a blend of Argan, Hemp and Inchi plant oils with Neroli, Rosewood, Immortelle, Myrrh and Carrot essential oils. The scent of this facial oil is subtle but lovely; a gentle citrus smell, and it is quite a light texture; it sinks into my skin well and does not feel greasy or oily. Used alone at nighttime after cleansing, in the morning my skin feels plump and comfortable but not overloaded. I am considering purchasing the Re-Balancing Care for a nighttime treatment in the summer, when my skin can often go a bit bonkers. At £28 for 30ml, it's a relatively affordable way to try a high quality, organic blended face oil.
Also launching in March are more products in the Naturalift range: as well as the existing cream there is a new lip and eye complex, a serum and a mask. I was given the cream to try, but I haven't opened it yet; I try not to test too many new skincare products at once.
Launching in late Spring - the Algascience range, a slimming/detoxifying body care range, based around marine ingredients and caffeine to help combat fluid retention and puffiness. I don't believe that any product can melt fat or cure cellulite, but these smelt and felt very pleasant. My pick of the range would be the bath salts with Laminaria seaweed, sugar and sea salt.
Finally, the Extraordinary Waters launch in early summer. These are a floral lotion with glycerin and hyaluronic acid, similar in texture to the Japanese skincare lotions (the step before moisturiser), in Rose to rejuvenate, Narcissus to brighten and Orange Blossom to moisturise. These do contain alcohol, according to the INCI on the French Melvita website, so I would need to approach with caution if I do decide to give these a go.
Melvita products can be purchased from the website www.melvita.com, from Wholefoods, some John Lewis stores or from the flagship shop in St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden.
Disclosure: Moisturising Care Facial Oil and Naturalift Youthful Skin Cream provided as part of launch event.