I just received my review products from Alchemilla this week, so I haven't had a while to truly test them out. But from the several times I've used the Exfoliating Face Wash Cream and the Foaming Cleansing Gel, I've been really happy.
Alchemilla is a Ultra-Pure Skincare company that delivers the promise of a more healthy, vitalized, youthful looking complexion. The cool thing about Alchemilla is that they grow majority of their organic herbs on their property in Oregon. They decided to grow their own herbs to ensure the quality and integrity of their ingredients, while reducing their carbon footprint of shipping. Alchemilla uses organic farming and is awaiting the long process of becoming certified organic farmers. Before a farm can be certified, the soil has to be chemical free for 3-5 years. That means no synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers can be used. There is a lot of logging, record keeping and monitoring involved. The herbs and ingredients Alchemilla does not grow come from certified organic farms if available, so your product remains pure.
What I love about the Exfoliating Face Wash Cream is the tiny spheres of natural jojoba. This is a gentle exfoliant that loosens and removes dead skin cells and other waste products to reveal soft and glowing skin. After I used it for the first time my face felt as smooth as baby skin and had a nice youthful glow. The Exfoliating Cream also has Calendula, Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Nettles, Rosemary, Sunflower, Sea Buckthorn Berry, and Shea.
The Foaming Facial Cleansing Gel eliminates impurities and excess oils while preventing blocked pores that lead to breakouts. I haven't gotten the chance to use the product much to really tell a difference. It did leave my face feeling smooth and it was gentle on my skin. The Cleanser is made with Tea Tree, Manuka, Linden, Aloe, Willowbark and Lavender. It is made with a coconut and corn based formula.
Alchemilla makes skin care, bath and body care, aromatherapy, and herbal care products. They are also a part of The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics! You can find amazing information on their website about their ingredients, plus lots of useful skin care articles.
The Giveaway: Alchemilla would like to offer 2 lucky readers a Skin Care Trial Kit for their skin type. The kit includes: Foaming Cleansing Gel, Aromatic Floral Water, Exfoliating Face Cream, Calendula Cream, Rosebay Willowherb Cream, Rehydrating Essence, Antioxidant Concentrate Serum, plus a 8 page informational booklet.
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 28, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US
How to Enter: Go to Alchemilla and tell me another product, other than the ones listed, that you'd like to try. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
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5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 extra entry total)
6. Sign up for Alchemilla's Email List (plus get free shipping on your first order) or follow them on Twitter (1 entry each)
7. Tell me something you learned on the Alchemilla website
8. Tell me an ingredient you found on one of your products that shocked you- for details read this post
9. Grab the Eco-Personal Care Button and post on your blog or FB page!
*New disclaimer- I was sent the Alchemilla products for free to test. These are only my opinions and thoughts.