Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Joli Natural Skin Care review

Hi everyone! Today I'm reviewing some skin care products* by Joli Natural - an Australian owned, natural and vegan skin care company. Joli products are hand made with natural ingredients such as essential oils, to maximise the benefits for your skin. Sounds cool, right? I'm always interested in trying out more natural skin care products because reading all those articles about how everyday chemicals (like SLS) can lead to cancer creeps me out! Anyway, let's have a look at the products I have been trialing over the last month.

Fluffy Lime Eye Cream
Light Moisturiser with neroli and ylang ylang
Whipped Cream Moisturiser
Soothing Salve (sample)

These are the products I've received and I'm going to discuss the first three in a bit more depth. My first impressions from the packaging were great - I enjoy the simplistic packaging as it makes it feel 'homemade'. 

Both the rich cream and the facial moisturiser have been incorporated into my daily routine. I use the moisturiser in the morning after cleansing and before makeup, and the rich cream is applied after cleansing at night. 

The facial moisturiser has the consistency of a light lotion and it absorbs quite quickly with no greasy residue. This is perfect because I'm not a fan of moisturisers that leave a film behind because it shows through foundation. This is great at hydrating my skin without making me feel sticky/greasy and my makeup sits well over freshly hydrated skin! I normally don't moisturise my neck/decollete (did I spell that right?) because I don't like it feeling sticky, but since using this, I have been!

As for the smell, I'm not sure how to describe it but it reminds me of lavender. The smell is quite mild and doesn't linger. 

Ingredients: pure water, almond oil, emulsifying wax, rosehip oil, cypress essential oil, chamomile extract, vitamin e, pro vitamin b5, citrus seed extract, natural preservative. 

As you can see, this moisturiser is packed full of goodness. I'm sure you will identify a few skin care favourites in there such as rosehip oil and Vitamin E (well these are some of my faves anyway) and not only are these ingredients good for moisturising, they're great for reducing scarring/dark marks. This is good for me because I've got some hyperpigmentation marks left over from evil blind pimples. Hopefully these will fade over time with the help of this moisturiser! 

Now let's talk about the rich cream. Out of all the products I received, this one was easily my favourite! I love the consistency of it, its just like whipped cream and feels so light to apply over my skin. It sinks in quickly also, which I love. I used to skip night cream more often than not because I hated going to bed with a greasy feeling face. This cream is super hydrating with a light texture so its perfect for me. It also smells delish - like jasmine flowers.

Ingredients: pure aqua, sweet almond oil, shea nut butter, cocoa butter, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, essential oil or fragrance, citrus seed extract, natural preservative.

Some more hydration favourites in here - shea butter and cocoa butter! I absolutely love using these products on my body so it seems fair to use them on my face.

First of all - this smells like lime sorbet! This cream, like the others, also has a light texture. It indeed does feel 'fluffy' and very airy. Does that make sense? Again, hydration meets a non-greasy texture. I don't use this every day as I'm usually in a hurry in the mornings, but when I do, I find that my dark circles appear less evident and more plump. I'm not a fan of under eye concealer so this is a good alternative. 

Ingredients: pure aqua, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, emulsifying wax, glycerine, vitamin E, lime essential oil, citrus seed extract, natural preservative. 

I do enjoy using apricot oil on my skin so I can understand how it benefits dark eye circles! 

I also received a sample of the soothing salve. It has a consistency similar to Vaseline (but much less thick/greasy) and in fact in the hotter weather I've found that it becomes more liquid. It has a mild herbal smell. The soothing salve is designed to help with skin irriations without clogging the skin. I've actually been using it on insect bites (apparently I'm a magnet for mossies and green ants these days) and it helps reduce the itch. 

Do I have anything negative to say? Not really, I'm pretty happy with everything! The only possible downside is that while these products are light/hydrating, I'm wondering if they would be hydrating enough to deal with my scaly winter skin. Only time will tell. So far so good! 

If I've caught your interest, it doesn't just end at skin care - Joli also have lip products (which I know we all love), bath goodies (choc orange truffle bath ball anyone?!) and even baby friendly items. 

Thanks for reading xx

*these products were provided for consideration and have been reviewed in accordance with my disclosure policy

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