Friday, 7 October 2011
Interesting brands at Nutribeautyproducts.com
I was recently invited to a launch event for a relatively new beauty retail website, nutribeautyproducts.com. Nutribeauty is an offshoot of the Nutri Centre specifically for beauty products featuring natural brands, many of which I hadn't previously heard of.
There are a number of interesting ranges on offer, and I'll be reviewing some of the products which were provided in an event box as I use them. There are a few brands and products that really grabbed my attention at the event that I'm highlighting in this post.
Heaven Bee Venom Mask - this is the famous Bee Venom mask by Deborah Mitchell. I managed to shower myself in glory by saying 'Oh, you're the Bee Lady!' when I was introduced to her. The mask claims to help lift, firm and tighten the skin, smooth wrinkles and soothe and hydrate. It has lots of good ingredients like manuka honey and shea butter as well as the bee venom. I've used this twice, and my skin has felt and looked remarkably perky afterwards each time. I'll do a full review on this later.
Antipodes Skincare - from New Zealand, this brand has commissioned independent laboratory blind study tests on human skin cell samples to back up the claims for their products. I like the look and the feel of the Saviour Skin Balm (which was in my event bag, and is pictured above) and the Joyous Serum for night time use.
Sappho Organics - yes, the name engaged my giggle-reflex too. The foundation formulation was really quite impressive though; an aloe vera base with no silicones, and ingredients including DMAE and MSM which are both found more commonly in skincare than foundation. I think my best match is Leisha, although I could probably wear the paler, cooler Mia at a push (this was not in my event bag, but I am buying the foundation to try it out).
Flower Essences of Australia - I can't see these up on the Nutribeauty site yet, although I can see some products at the Nutri Centre site. I have been using the Dynamic Recovery Combination Essence Oral Spray from my event bag in the morning to help get me going, and although the results might be psychosomatic I have felt less tired and more bouncy, even without coffee.
Genki - at the moment, I can only see the Konnyaku sponges from Genki on the Nutribeauty website. What really impressed me from this brand were the Haramakis - stretchy cotton back/tummy warmers, which are meant to be good for helping to keep warm generally, as well as some more specific purported health benefits (relieving period pains, support for stomach post-pregnancy). I always suffer from a chilly back, so I bought two of these online directly from Genki as soon as I got home from the event. I love them.
Disclosure: products pictured provided without charge as part of event. Link, as always, not an affiliate link.