I wrote a post a few weeks back about organic and natural skin care products. Since then, I have been experimenting with several different brands available over here in New York. True organic skin care can be difficult to achieve – the lack of preservatives and other chemicals found in traditional skin care to help preserve the products aren’t there, so organic products can expire more quickly, or can have a vastly different feel, texture and smell to their non-organic counterparts.
Dr Trish Alkaitis from Dr Alkaitis Organic Skin Food (http://www.alkaitis.com/) sent me a gorgeous pack containing a range of her products to try. All Dr Alkaitis products are natural. The entire range is raw, therapeutic, chemical free, cruelty free, GMO-free and living. Products trialed included: Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser, Organic Herbal Toner, Organic Day Crème, Organic Night Crème, Organic Eye Crème and Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil.
The Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser was to die for. The smell is divine and unlike other natural cleansers I have tried, it was very effective in removing makeup. The toner was also a dream – its consistency was perfect and the smell was refreshing and clean.
I found both the day and night crèmes interesting. The smell was unusual and it felt a bit waxy while applying it to my skin. The after feeling though is beautiful and left my skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated.
Perhaps my favourite product in the range however was the Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil. This product is designed for use either on the face, scalp or body for dry skin, or just as a general body moisturiser. It is a traditional oil, so when applying to your body, you don’t need much, however the smell is gorgeous and I felt like I was leaving the spa every time I applied it. My skin would stay moisturized for long hours following application and the subtle herbal smell would linger. An absolute must-have product for anyone with dry skin.
The Dr Alkaitis range is vast and effective. The products are long lasting, luxurious and smell gorgeous. If you can get your hands on this stuff, please do. I guarantee you will love every product.