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Has the summer sun left your hair dry, dull and lifeless? As much as I love summertime, all that time spent swimming, hiking and just enjoying the sunshine can take its toll on our hair, leaving it dry and brittle.
Restore shine, health and vitality to your hair with Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops. I use these miracle hair drops after every hair wash, and I have never used a product that has worked so well before! It has completely restored my hair to almost a virgin state!
Rahua by Amazon Beauty Inc. Elixir Daily Hair Drops with Gardenia Enfleurage is a 100% pure and powerful daily treatment to maintain healthy, radiant hair and is handmade by the indigenous women living deep in the Amazon rainforest. Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain super-fine Omega 9 molecules that deeply penetrate hair to rebuild its core, strengthen hair follicles and help hair grow long, along with helping to push color pigmentation deep into the hair shaft. This luxurious, potent elixir fortifies weak, damaged strands, nourishes and maintains hair follicle health and provides long-lasting moisture.
Rahua® Elixir Daily Drops softens hair, smooths flyaways, provides a generous shine and keeps hair in peak health. With daily use of Elixir Daily Hair Drops, hair looks healthy and vibrant. Naturally scented sweet Gardenia soothes and enlightens the spirit while mystical Palo Santo fragrance creates an energizing calm.
Harvested in the Andes using the age-old enfleurage pure essential oil extraction process, Rahua’s Elixir Daily Hair Drops contain sweet gardenia essential oil. The pure aroma is extracted from the actual flower, treating the blossom extremely delicately, and obtaining a pure natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Through this process, the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved.
I love this liquid gold!
Gardenia Enfleurage Process: One of the oldest processes of obtaining pure essential oils, the Gardenia Enfleurage technique extracts the pure aroma of actual Gardenia flowers, treating the blossoms extremely delicately, and obtaining pure, natural, chemical-free and true flower oil. Obtained from flowers in the South American Andes in a unique microclimate that sits 1600 meters above seal level, gardenia flowers bloom all year long.
Freshly opened flowers are picked in the morning or evening and laid on trays, covered in layers of vegetable butters. The flowers stay on the butter for 24 hours and are then replaced with fresh blossoms. Once the butter absorbs the scent from the flowers, the butter, which is now called pomade, and then washed to obtain the resulting oil. This process is repeated several times, ensuring the natural properties of the flowers, including antioxidants, are preserved. Retains the flower’s purest essence and antioxidants.
I wash my hair about 3 times each week. After washing and towel drying my hair, I apply a small amount of Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops to the palm of my hand, and rub my hands together, and then apply the elixir throughout my hair. I then allow my hair to air dry.
Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops has taken my dry, damaged, color-treated hair back to a state of perfect health. I have not had my hair trimmed for about four months now, and there has been no breakage! I have zero split ends, and my hair is growing longer than it ever has without becoming brittle and breaking off. I am amazed! My hair has never looked or felt this healthy.
Anyone who purchases Rahua products can feel good about helping preserve the Amazon Rainforest.
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To learn more about Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops, or to make a purchase, go to: https://rahua.com/us/rahua-elixir-daily-hair-drops...
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Rahua® (pronounced Ra-Wa) by Amazon Beauty®, Inc. announces their 10-year anniversary, a business born through the environmental work of Ecoagents Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers in protection of the Amazon rainforest. From the first initial product launch of Rahua Elixir, the global brand has grown to include 26 hair care, treatment, styling and body care items.
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In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Rahua introduces Founder’s Blend, a Limited-Edition gift to share with Rahua partners and fans! Rahua Founder’s Blend is a hair and scalp treatment made with organic, pure plant derived ingredients to strengthen and protect hair from heat and frizz as well as nourish the scalp. Founder’s Blend can be applied to hair or scalp, wet or dry, as needed. The 22ml sized gift has an $18.00 value. Customers can receive a complimentary Founder’s Blend with a purchase at www.rahua.com while supplies last.
Lliguin and Ayers’ approach to founding their company was to establish a business model with philanthropy built into the DNA and company function with reverence to Mother Nature. Prior to creating the company, they were brought together through environmental passion and preservation establishing the non-profit organization, Ecoagents, with a mission to create awareness about the Amazon Rainforest and the importance of protecting it, the people that live there, and their wisdom. While on this mission Rahua became that channel to do the work. By producing ingredients through revived traditional methods, the tribal communities have established economies and take great pride in their culture and land. The couple’s philanthropic approach is to empower the indigenous people to create and sustain an economy based on preserving their traditions, in doing this – simultaneously they remain strong as the forest’s guardians and protectors living in balance and nurturing its abundance for generations.
While on an environmental mission, Lliguin, a New Yorker of Quechua-Inca descent, was introduced to Amazon women and was amazed by their extraordinary long, strong, healthy hair. The women shared their use of a natural oil, called Rahua, derived from the ungurahua nut. This rare oil is made through a highly sustainable and regenerative process using ancient wisdom andceremonial practices. A hairdresser by trade, Lliguin brought the Rahua oil back to his New York salon and when he started using it his clients was amazed at its potency and what it did to replenish and restore the hair. The introduction of the Rahua oil served as the method to help the Amazon tribes sustain their environment and create their local economies. Research followed to develop a hair and beauty line to honor the rituals and a business was born.
I love Rahua products. I was introduced to Rahua about six months ago, when I was given the opportunity to review several of their products here, on Beautiful Mommies. I received their amazing hair-perfecting shampoo, conditioner and body wash. You can read my review of those products here.
And just in time for summer, I was given the opportunity to review one of my favorite products ever, Rahua Enchanted Island™ Salt Spray
Inspired by the Galapagos Islands, Rahua's Enchanted Island™ Salt Spray offers sexy, tousled, wavy beach hair. Crafted with natural pink sea salt for texture and volume, this spray offers light, brushable hold and the lush, tropical fragrance combination of guayaba, hibiscus, and passion fruit. It creates beautiful beachy waves in my hair! I love it!
Anyone who purchases Rahua products can feel good about helping preserve the Amazon Rainforest. Happy Anniversary, Rahua!
Stop and smell the roses! National Red Rose Day was on June 12th. If you missed this glorious holiday (as I did, sadly) there is no better time than the present to embrace the power of roses, often found in KORRES skincare products. KORRES has an entire Wild Rose collection dedicated to this efficacious ingredient, including the below skincare regimen:
NEW KORRES Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum harnesses Wild Rose Oil in combination with Super Vitamin C to effectively brighten skin and treat all signs of ageing. The unique, double phase oil-and-water treatment has the significant ability to repair fine lines, deeply nourish skin and diminish skin discolorations. The intensive face serum contains no synthetic fragrance and is to be used as an intensive face serum treatment day and/or night.
For maximum skin tone repair, layer with Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial and Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil at night. The 10% Wild Rose Oil is used to brighten and improve radiance and skin discoloration while improving fine lines. Another key ingredient, 15% Super C is the highest concentration of clinically effective stabilized Vitamin C. This potent ingredient increases your skin’s absorption of ascorbic acid by 1000%, offering significant dark spot and discoloration repair while evening skin tone. Additionally, Bisabolol & Ginger root extract is a potent synergistic blend of natural anti-irritants that act against inflammation cause by air pollutants, harsh temperatures, and UV radiation. ($75; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial is an overnight facial-in-a-jar with a unique soufflé texture that melts instantly into the skin for intense hydration and brightening overnight. The formula contains a generous dose of Wild Rose Oil, boosted with stabilized Super Vitamin C, turmeric extract and hyaluronic acid for softer, smoother, and more radiant skin by the morning. The Sleeping Facial also addresses early signs of ageing and wrinkles by helping promote skin elasticity. ($48; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser is formulated with a range of natural ingredients that moisturize and brighten the complexion. This new formula of a global best-seller is boosted with the new Patch H2O Complex for a lightweight water texture that quickly absorbs into skin and offers immediate hydration. Wild Rose Oil, combined with stabilized Super Vitamin C and turmeric extract helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone to reveal smoother and younger-looking skin. ($39; Sephora.com.)
I absolutely LOVE KORRES! I get really excited when I hear of new products they have created. I often feel like they are being made just for me! Okay, I know that KORRES isn't creating new products with me in mind, but it is always something perfect for my skin!
These two NEW skincare products from my favorite KORRES collections, are can be found online and in Sephora stores!
Introducing the NEW Pomegranate AHAs & Enzyme Resurfacing Mask and Black Pine Antiaging, Firming & Lifting Sleeping Facial
Pomegranate AHAs & Enzyme Resurfacing Mask:
I love this resurfacing mask! I use it once a week to remove dead skin cells that dull my complexion. It really came in handy last week when the weather became frigid during a freak late winter storm. My skin reacted by getting really dry. It was embarrassing because it was flaky looking and needed a good (yet gentle) exfoliating treatment. Thankfully this did the job, and left my skin looking renewed.
To use: I apply is directly to my face, neck and upper chest area, rubbing it in a circular motion all over my skin. I leave it on for five minutes, and then I rinse it off in the shower. It is easy to use.
Black Pine Antiaging, Firming & Lifting Sleeping Facial:
Harnessing the resiliency of Black Pine trees, this rich overnight moisturiser uses a proprietary blend of natural actives for advanced firming, contouring, and lifting action. A hybrid of a mask and a night cream, the luxurious formula works overnight to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve facial architecture and visually plump skin by morning.
I absolutely love a nourishing night cream that revitalizes my skin as I sleep. This one is perfectly hydrating, yet not heavy or greasy. It absorbs deeply into my skin, and I really see a difference upon waking up in the morning. My skin is not only hydrated, it is also much firmer, and seems to have a healthy glow. This facial cream also has a very nice fragrance! I apply it to my entire face, neck and upper chest area.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Showing her you love her this Valentine's Day doesn't have to break your budget. Pamper her with beauty, health and wellness gifts from Earth Therapeutics! Earth Therapeutics has everything she is sure to love!
Every product at Earth Therapeutics is reasonably priced so that everyone can enjoy the fun, innovative, "feel good" products they have to offer. They use organic natural ingredients whenever possible.
Below are a few of my favorite Valentine's Day (or any day) gift ideas for your special someone.
K-aesthetics Collagen Hydrogen Under-Eye Patch
Enriched with a beneficial blend of plant extracts, green tea, and anti-oxidant vitamins, tired eyes are soothed and refreshed. Tired skin is replenished and revitalized. Puffiness and swelling are relieved. Dark circles are diminished. And used regularly over time, the Under-Eye Patches may even help to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $7.99
K-aesthetics Clari-Gel Mask-Retinol & Collagen
Translucent Clari-Gel™ is an advanced plant-based pure gel made from Red Algae, Konjac Root, and the Carob Tree-with natural benefits. This Pure Gel Facial Mask is infused with Retinol & Collagen to help skin look healthy, young, radiant. $11.99
K-aesthetics Organic Cleansing Facial Towelettes – Retinol
Boosts cell turnover and stimulates cellular renewal to revitalize and rejuvenate the skin. Removes touch makeup and dirt while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nourishes and improves skin firmness. $7.99
October marks the start of pomegranate season, and what better way to celebrate your love for pomegranates, than the pomegranate product line by KORRES!
The highly-effective KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes remove dirt, makeup, and oil from face and eyes. Great for all skin types especially oily and combination, each pre-saturated wipe eliminates impurities, tightens pores, and offers antioxidant protection. (Sephora.com; $15)
Keep moisturized with KORRES Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturiser. This pore-minimizing and mattifying moisturizer delivers immediate and lasting hydration while simultaneously balancing oily to combination complexions and acne-prone skin. These ingredients help reduce the appearance of pores and rejuvenate the look of skin while providing a matte finish. (Sephora.com; $34)
Make your lips kissably soft with the KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter. This Lip Butter is formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. (Sephora.com; $12)
Perfect for the face and body, remove skin impurities effectively with the KORRES Pomegranate Soap. Pomegranate extract, with its antiseptic and toning properties, helps tighten the pores and tone the skin—making this the perfect cleansing solution for oily, congested skin. (Sephora.com; $10.50)
*Receiving product in exchange for post, however, I love KORRES.
It is NO secret. I am a huge fan of KORRES beauty products! I wanted you to be the first to hear about the great news from KORRES – Soon you will be able to shop KORRES bath and body products at select Urban Outfitters stores and online!
Check out these three EDT, Body Wash and Body Milk collections: (These are the perfect gift ideas, too!)
Bellflower Tangerine Pink Pepper
Grown on Mount Olympus, the home of the ancient Gods, Bellflower has a sweet yet delicate aroma. Tangerine adds a rich ripened citrus accord that is balanced with the discreet spice of pink pepper to create a sophisticated, sweet, and lightly woody aroma that is 88 percent natural.
White Tea Bergamot Freesia
Invigorating yet sensual white tea blends with the distinct scent of freshly cut freesias and crisp, clean bergamot to create a heart-warming aroma reminiscent of long evenings along the Mediterranean coast.
Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper
One of nature's most precious ingredients, orris root oil has a distinct aroma that intensifies with age, taking over three years to reach its peak. Each root offers only a few drops of this woody yet oddly sweet aroma with a charming powdery finish. Essence of violet releases modest, sweet powder accords balanced by the sharp and spicy nuance of white pepper create this mystical and seductively soft aroma.
Available exclusively at select Urban Outfitters stores and online October 2016, from $18.50 to $38.50.
*Product being sent. All opinions are my own.
Pregnancy-Safe Beauty from Head to Toe
Morning sickness, swollen feet and ankles, crazy cravings and fatigue – just a few “perks” of pregnancy. Sometimes that pregnancy glow doesn’t always come naturally. In addition, there are a number of products and ingredients pregnant woman are warned to steer clear of. Surya Brasil Co-Founder and mother of two,Wanda Malhotra, suggests using the below alternatives during pregnancy. All are safe, free of harsh chemicals and GMOs and 100% vegan and cruelty free.
Some experts say to wait until the second trimester to start dying hair, however, traditional hair dyes can contain harsh chemicals and pollutants some claim might be dangerous for pregnant women.
Worried about the risk? Every shade of Surya Brasil's natural color contains vegetable extracts including herbs and fruits from Brazil and India, which offer simultaneous coloration and deep conditioning treatment for the hair as well as intense treatment for the scalp.
Surya Brasil Henna Cream Color does NOT contain ammonia, PPD, parabens, propylene glycol, EDTA, phenoxyethanol, peroxide, resorcinol, heavy metals, artificial fragrance, mineral oils, GMO's or gluten. Like all of Surya Brasil's products the Henna Cream is 100% vegan and cruelty free.
Note: SuryaBrasil always recommends their consumers consult their physicians before using a hair color, even safe, natural formulas. They should #1 getting approval from OBGYN, and #2 do a sensitivity test before applying on entire hair.
$16.49 / Available in 15 shades at Whole Foods and Sprouts stores nationwide and online via www.suryaproducts.com.
It’s important to us facial products that are mild and won’t irritate sensitive skin – a common side effect of pregnancy. Exfoliating will rid skin of dead skin cells and help promote collagen production, leaving skin brighter, softer and “glowing”.
Made with Amazonian Organic ingredients and 100% natural exfoliants from coconut bark and organic Buriti, which removes dead cells and impurities. It leaves skin silky, smooth, soft and hydrated. No ethyl alcohol, sulfates or silicone, and no plastic microbeads. Ideal for all skin types with a fresh coconut and mango scent. Free from BHT, EDTA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and Synthetic Fragrance.
$16.99 / Available at Whole Foods, Sprouts and online via www.suryabrasilproducts.com
While shaving might be a challenge, especially during the last trimester, it’s still important to source an all-natural shave gel.
The eco-friendly Sapien Women Shave Gel protects skin while shaving. It’s a natural and vegan product made with exotic organic Amazonian ingredients like Cupuaçu butter,Pracaxi oil, Macadamia oil and Vitamin E to prevent drying and protect sensitive skin. Organic Aloe Vera juice and vegetable glycerin promote intense hydration.
The Shave Gel contains a natural tropical scent of coconut and mango. Zero GMO's, free from BHT, EDTA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and Synthetic Fragrance. I love this shaving gel! It feels completely luxurious and smells so good!
$20.39 / Available at Whole Foods, Sprouts and online via www.suryabrasilproducts.com.
It’s no secret that nail polishes can contain BP (dibutyl phthalate), toluene and formaldehyde – all of which are linked to developmental issues and even cancer.
Surya Brasil recently launched the Exotic Animals Collection, a line of all-natural, 7-Free polishes that are safe to use while pregnant.
- NO Camphor
- NO DBP
- NO Formaldehyde
- NO Parabens
- NO Toluene
- NO ingredients of animal origin
- NO animal testing
$12 each / Available in 19 shades via www.suryabrasilproducts.com
Aching feet and legs are pretty standard during pregnancy. This 100% vegan, natural and organic leg and foot lotion certified by EcoCert® is a refreshing and invigorating treatment for tired legs and feet.
Never tested on animals, Surya Brasil products do NOT contain sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, artificial coloring, artificial fragrance, solvents, mineral oil or GMO's. All have been hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.
$34 / Available via www.suryabrasilproducts.com.
Note: Before using these products, Suryabrasil suggests that you consult their physician for approval. Each body is different and reacts differently to ingredients..
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With the weather getting a bit cooler and the wind blowing more often, my lips tend to get chapped quickly. My husband likes to sleep with the fan on at night, too, which also makes my lips get dry and flaky.
I always keep lip balms in my purse or on my nightstand. I am a lip balm addict! I was so excited to get get the chance to try Soap and Paper Factory Lip Butter!
Soap and Paper Factory Lip Butters are the cutest lip butters EVER! Convenient little tins with mirrors on the inside. The Butters are carefully hand crafted in the studio using the world's finest ingredients to moisturize and protect your beautiful kisser! Pure essential oils are used to add a hint of fragrance.
I was sent the tantalizing Blood Orange an the delightful Limoncillo flavors to review.
The Blood Orange is my favorite! it smells amazing, like orange-lemon. The Limoncello is wonderful, too! It smells like lemon-lime. I adore the little mirror! The lip butter makes my lips so nice and soft, as well as perfectly protected from becoming chapped. I love them!
To learn more about Soap and Paper Factory or to place an order go to: http://www.soapandpaperfactory.com/
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.