365 Days of Products: DAY TWO-Avalon Organics

So here we are. Day two.

A few months ago, I was at Target. I was milling the facial products aisle and noticed the Avalon Organics Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 15.

It was a little pricey, $16.00. Since I don’t often invest in facial skin products too often, I was taken aback. I know, I should take better care of my skin!. I guess if I were at Macy’s or another department store, it would have seemed inexpensive. But I was at Target and, in comparison, it seemed expensive. But I digress.

I opened up the cute orange 4oz bottle. The smell is wonderful! It has a slight coco butter scent mixed with the essence of orange. Nice combo! (It actually reminded me of our KLEAN Bath & Body Exotic Butter in Sweet Orange. Although ours is thicker…and more expensive. So what am I talking about.

I like the fact that it is a bit thicker than usual facial lotions. I am in SoCal and it’s a desert here. So I need hydration. I also like that it contains an SPF. It’s like a 2-in-1 product. It goes on smoothly and leaves my skin beautiful and supple.

I wanted to learn more about Avalon Organics. They have a Consciousness in Cosmetics vision. The five tenants of this vision are: 1. Purity & Safety 2. Sustainability 3. Products that work 4. Sensuality 5. Personal Choice

They do not use harsh surfectants or parabens. All part of their conscious choice.

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. And I look forward to trying more of their products!

Scentually Yours,

The Scentual Mixtress

365 Days of Products: DAY ONE: Bella Lucce

I am starting this blog because I am obsessed with all things fragrance-oriented. Food, body products, odd smells like tar, gasoline etc…! Yes, I know, I’m strange! My goal is to feature a fragrance (or product) everyday for a year!

This morning, I began my day with a nice, hot shower. When I got to the office I realized that I needed some lotion for my hands. I had a jar of Bella Lucce’s Rainforest Restoration Acai Antioxidant Body Creme on my desk.

First of all. I can’t tell you how much I love Bella Lucce’s products. And Lela Barker, owner of Bella Lucce, is a doll! If you ever have a chance to meet her, you will never forget her. She is a blast to hang out with!

This creme is packed with all kinds of softening oils like Macadamia Nut Oil and Passion Fruit Oil. As it goes on, you can feel the softening properties immediately. It’s definitely hydrating and leaves a tiny residue of butter. So if you are planning to do things that require your hands to be drier, you may want to wait a bit until it soaks in!

The scent is a bit harder to figure out. It’s seems like it’s a blend of red grapes, wine and blackberry. I could be completely wrong, but that’s my first pass at it! What do you think?