Just in time for cooler weather we got to test out some moisturizing products from Koru Naturals.
Koru Naturals sells products from New Zealand and their goal is to introduce American customers to these great products too.
Here's a rundown of what we were blessed to try.
We got a full size jar of Skin Clear Cream : This cream states that it is intended for blemish and acne prone skin. It's main active ingredients are Manuka Honey; from bees that have pollinated a Manuka Tree, and Manuka Oil; aka Tea Tree and also from the Manuka Tree. This Manuka tree is supposed to have all kinds of healing and antibacterial properties.
I ended up using this product for my daughter because as she enters her pre-teens her skin is reacting to the change. We have a pretty healthy diet but her extreme dislike of water on the face makes for a few incidents here and there on the skin.
To get past her dislike of face washing I appealed to her cuteness button and made her a little face cleaning kit to use every morning (just some baby wash cloths immersed in a solution of castille soap and distilled water in a little tub. Have to take a picture some day).Then I encouraged her to follow up her cleansing routine with the Skin Clear Cream. (Can I just say I love the smells of that stuff?! )
It smells like the lemon balm tea I make my husband. The jar has a little scoop attached to the lid so you don't contaminate the whole pot and can just take a tiny bit for what you need. Cream has the consistency of butter that you have left to soften on the counter for a bit and rubs in to disappear in the skin.
Even though she has oily skin I felt that the addition of tea tree oil and the other good ingredients would help to nourish her skin. I've been watching her face for a few weeks now and as long as she keeps to the regimen it looks wonderful not oily. I was a teeny bit surprised. Since her skin is the exact opposite of mine I worried a bit that the cream would make it more oily.
The jar comes with a little scoop so you can take a out a little amount and not contaminate the whole jar. I think that helps her to not overdo it.
You can read the ingredients in this product on the Koru Naturals website.
We were also blessed with a bottle of Argan Oil and Sandalwood Hair Tonic . The oil came in a small 4 ounce pump bottle. I love the sandalwood scent and this particular product is designed to add shine to frizzy dry hair.
guinea pig daughter's hair to showcase this product I pump about 2-3 squirts of the oil into my hand and apply it to her freshly washed damp hair.
As you can see in the picture it gives a lovely sheen that absorbs into her hair as it dries. It doesn't leave her hair oily at all. I had thought it might but nope! And the scent is not overpowering (although I love strongly scented items so you might want to take my thoughts on this with a grain of salt).
Argan oil is used as a moisturizer, in cooking, and to treat some skin diseases in Morocco (and a few other places). Here in the West we've discovered it to add great moisturizing properties to our cosmetics.
Finally, one of my favorite topics, we also received a delectable bar of Manuka Honey Propolis Soap.
Ohmigoodness this bar smells so good! Of all the soap scents I gravitate to and buy honey had never crossed my mind or my path. Well it has now and there's no turning back!
I kept this generous bar of soap on my bathroom counter, taunting me, and let hubby know it would be going in the shower very soon (after I had held it and stared at it a while).
I have very dry skin so this bar was calling my name. The smell is very sumptuous. I did end up using it and I love(d) taking a shower with it. I would have to talk myself into putting it down so that I didn't use it all up in one go. This would make lovely gifts….for me.
Honey is moisturizing and healing if you didn't know. I'm very sad to say that at the writing of this blog post my bar is gone. I'm a bit sad about that.
Check here for an ingredients list for the Manuka Honey Propolis Soap
So as you can see you can purchase a lot of great products for your skin and hair at Koru Naturals.
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