As a beauty blogger, I test lots of skincare products. Since facial oils are the rage right now, they are the products I test the most. Although they’re beneficial to my dry skin, testing facial oils can be a wary task. I’d say they are the most challenging to test because results are not necessarily instant and depending on one’s skin, it takes awhile before we see changes or improvements.
I was expecting the status quo when I started to test UK-based Holistic Green Beauty‘s Orchid Cellular Protection oil, but I was rather surprised… Read on to find out more.
The team behind Holistic Green Beauty (HGB)
Like many of us, founders/creators Danny Stokes and Scott Bentley have been through their share of skin issues. They took it upon themselves to research in the hopes of finding cures to their ailments, in doing so, they have succeeded at creating a stellar luxurious all natural skincare brand. I used to read their blog, as I thought it was very informative, so when I heard of the skincare launch, I was intrigued and definitely wanted to support. As soon as I got my package and had the products in my hand, I knew these guys meant business! I love the black and golden label, it gives the brand an effortless timeless elegance. Danny and Scott are deeply committed to provide quality skincare products. All ingredients are natural, raw and wild crafted, and each of them has a purpose that goes beyond the healing of the skin. The products are meant to create a multi-sensory experience in which you can find nurturing and rejuvenation.
Orchid Cellular Protection oil
Now, about this gem, the Orchid Cellular Protection oil* ; it is a powerhouse! It’s my
ultimate “aging with grace” tool! There’s no other way to put it. Within 2 weeks (twice a day), my skin was radiant and healthy looking. I couldn’t stop touching my skin. Most of all, I felt like my skin was “normal” instead of “normal-to-dry”. My problem area, which is my jaw, isn’t itchy anymore, my dry spots are G-O-N-E, not diminished, completely gone! I simply love it! The brand describes this oil as the “anti-ageing hydration oil” that repairs skin at a cellular level and acts as a shield against free radical and UV damage. I can certainly confirm that the Orchid Cellular Protection oil has healed, repaired and regenerated my skin; it does all that, and more! It smells so good; a feast for the senses with a blend of neroli, jasmine, ylang ylang, vanilla and bergamot. The scent is uplifting and energizing, all the while giving me a sense of peace and stillness! Who would’ve thought a facial oil could do so much! The ingredients list is impressive with protective and regenerative Orchid extracts as well as argan, marula, and baobab oils. There’s also ximenia seed oil which has restructuring and anti-ageing effects on skin. Star ingredients also include chia seed oil for their essential fatty acid potent, as well as moisturizing cranberry seed oil, high in antioxidant. The Orchid Cellular Protection oil is perfect for all skin types, it has healing, moisturizing, regenerating and anti-ageing properties…what more do you want?! A side-kick, perhaps? Well, that can be arranged…keep on reading!
Argania spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil*, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed oil*, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Cymbidium Grandiflorum (Orchid) Flower Extract, Pentaclethra Macroloba (Pracaxi) Seed Oil**, Copaifera Officinalis (Copaiba) Resin**, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil**, Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil*, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Leaf Oil*, Santalum Album Wood oil*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil*, Tocopherol, d-Limonene, Geraniol, Linalol, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Benzyl Benzoate
**wild crafted ingredient
79.96% organic and wild crafted ingredients
approx. 96$ USD/20 ml
Rose Radiance Toning Mist
Ahhh! First orchids, now roses! Once again, just like the oil, the Rose Radiance Toning mist*
is AH-mazing! Just the side-kick an oil needs! This mist is a multi-tasker; a skin and body refresher, a skin-glowing potion, a makeup setter, a mood booster, name it…it does it all! Of course, I use it mostly in conjunction with the Orchid Cellular protection oil. I mist my face, neck and hair. I feel like toners are under appreciated and under rated despite their popularity. However, this toning mist is no ordinary one! It includes the organic waters of rose, elderflower and ylang ylang. There’s also vitamin C as well as pomegranate extract. You don’t have to worry about moisture loss, thanks to hyaluronic acid. As we age, we lose collagen, but this toner has marine collagen, which helps stimulate its synthesis. I keep it in the refrigerator, it wakes my skin up and I fully get the toning benefits!
Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water*, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Water*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Water*, Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract*, Marine Collagen Hydrolysate, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tannic Acid, Potassium Sorbate
93.91% organic 100% natural
Approx. 51$ USD/100ml
Shop the brand at: http://www.holisticgreenbeauty.com/
I’ll be using this duo all through fall and winter, it’ll keep my skin healthy and nurtured, but will also protect it during the cold days ahead. I’m now on a mission to try their decadent Chocolate cleansing balm!
Have you tried any of the Holistic Green Beauty’s line? What are your thoughts?
Until next time!
*Sample generously gifted.