Saturday, 31 May 2014

METTA SKINCARE | YOUR WINTER ESSENTIALS


Metta Skincare is an Aussie company with a philosophy you will respect and admire. The brand's conscientiousness is reflected throughout their products - sustainable organic and natural ingredients to love your skin and bio-dynamic practices and earth friendly packaging to love the planet.


Our vision is to live in a world free of extreme poverty and we believe this can be achieved during our lifetime. Mettā Skincare will use 50% of its profits to support not for profit organisations working towards making this vision a reality - Metta Skincare

Metta Skincare Body Butter (135g)


This body butter is a powerhouse of healing and hydrating ingredients. We have Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Coconut oil, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil and Lavender essential oil. It has a thick consistency with a beautiful exotic aroma that will tickle your senses.

I have sensitive skin, especially after shaving my legs and this has helped ease the irritation and itchiness upon application. Its effectiveness is attributed to the array of moisturizing, soothing and anti inflammatory ingredients, that'll nourish you tip to toe. My dehydrated skin drinks it up, it's one of my winter essentials. The richness of this formula means a little goes a very long way, but it also means it leaves a slightly oily residue even after an hour of application. This really doesn't bother me though, but if it bothers you, you could always add this to your nightly routine. 

To display its potency, I had very dry skin on the front and back of my hands. They were so dry and inflamed, my skin was covered with tiny wounds and bending my fingers became painful. I applied this body butter on my hands and after one use, my skin no longer looked dry and brittle.

Above (before), below (after)

ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil* (contains linalyl acetate, linalool and limonene as naturally occurring components of lavender essential oil) 
*certified organic ingredients

Price: $47 (AUD)

Metta Skincare Face Balm (60g)


Another deeply hydrating balm that will serve you throughout the entire winter and then some. This is all I use when winter sails through Sydney. It's sufficient enough that you do not need anything under or over this balm.

During the winter, I tend to have dryness around my eyes, eyelids, forehead and chin. I used this balm for over two weeks and the dryness was replaced by luminosity and softness. Similar to the body balm, the face balm is packed to the rim with butters and oils that will protect and hydrate. My dehydrated skin had emphasized the lines around my mouth and over the two week period, those lines were looking less apparent.

This should only be used as part of your night time ritual, as it is a heavy balm with a thick texture, leaving a slightly oily residue on the skin once it sinks in. Again this doesn't bother me, as the pleasure to waking up to better looking skin is a fair deal. When winter rolls in again, this balm will sit at the forefront on my vanity.



ingredients: Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Beeswax*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil* (contains linalyl acetate, linalool and limonene as naturally occurring components of lavender essential oil), Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*

*certified organic ingredient

Price: $49 (AUD)

*The Face Balm and the Body Butter were kindly given to me by Metta Skincare. All my opinions are my own with a bucket load of honesty.

ROWIE

8 comments :

Trisha said... [Reply]

This stuff sounds magical! I can't wait to try it! - xo Trisha @stuffiloveblog

Ana said... [Reply]

I adore Metta skincare, one of the nicest brand I have discovered this year :) Xx

Sarita said... [Reply]

Lovely review! Metta Skincare is a favorite brand of mine too. So far, I've indulged in the hand balm but I'd love to splurge on the face balm. The ingredients look decadent. Also, thanks for the photos of your hand. I know someone with painfully dry hands and your review is extremely helpful. Xo

organicspirit said... [Reply]

@Trisha

Thank you lovely, comes highly recommended

organicspirit said... [Reply]

@Ana
So glad you enjoyed them too!

organicspirit said... [Reply]

@Sarita
Thank you, I'm glad you found it useful! The face balm is perfect for winter, so moisturizing. Let me know if you try it xo

organicspirit said... [Reply]

@Sarita
Thank you, I'm glad you found it useful! The face balm is perfect for winter, so moisturizing. Let me know if you try it xo

Dream & Scheme said... [Reply]

The Body Butter is definitely on my wishlist! The fluffy consistency sounds like a dream.