Monday, December 3, 2007
Your face will feel refreshed. (It may even show you.)Pangea Organics is the fastest growing organic skincare line in the world right now and I was fortunate enough to test them out. I love the thought of being organic as you will come to find out and the products that I usually find in the stores are advertised as “organic” then you discover that it has organic ingredients but it’s not an organic product. It’s a matter of fine print, and it gets all of us at one time of another.
Then there’s Pangea Organics based out of Boulder, Colorado they hand-pick ingredients for their products. When they say they use organic they mean it. They use organic herbal extracts and whole organic essential oils. Really.
So now what did I use and what did I think?
Egyptian calendula and blood orange facial cleanser - Egyptian calendula is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and soothing. Blood Orange cleansing, nutritive and degreasing. What does all that mean? What type of skin should you use it on? Well, it’s great for all skin types which is perfect for a gift. If you want to just try it out you should have no fears then. If you have sensitive skin then the herbal extracts may be just the thing you are looking for. It’s safe and gentle enough for the softest and most sensitive skin.
Now when I tried it I like the creamy texture and the smooth feeling of the cleanser. It doesn’t have that foam to me means artificial ingredients. There was enough there to let me know I was getting clean, but not so much that I can’t see my hands through the suds. I felt my face and neck getting a through cleaning my pores were opened. The deep intense cleaning of my pores was the best part, I adored it. The scent wasn’t overwhelming, an added bonus. You want to feel clean usually not greasy and full of scents especially when you follow up with other items!
Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai and Goji Berry facial mask - Japanese matcha tea soothes and energizes, while goji berry is an anti-aging nutrient rich product. Now what is Acai? It has an antioxidant and a revitalizing quality in it. So, a facial mask what has anti-aging, soothes and energizes, while revitalizing and has antioxidants? Yep. How does it feel and how does it work, well read on.
The mask is a departure from others I’ve used in the texture and weight. It’s not nearly as heavy and the texture of it was much more even and fine then others I’ve used. You don’t feel it weighing you down and it has the consistency of a scrub more then a mask. All you do is scrub it on a moist face and neck, leave it on for ten minutes. Cleans out the pores, gets those blackheads, detoxifies, exfoliates, tones, moisturizes, reduces wrinkles. You’ll look and feel as polished and refreshed as I did. On top of that I didn’t have that itchy heavy feeling that other masks give me!
Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream - With the revitalizing, nurturing and elevating qualities of the red mandarin and the balancing, anti-wrinkle and hydrating of the rose I know that when I put it on before bed I’m set.
It is a facial cream that you can really apply at any time; I put it on before bed and let the moisturizers work their magic throughout the night. This specific one is great for all skin types and comes in a handy pump container. That is the type of ease that makes it such a great product to not only travel with but keep in your purse, car and or diaper bag for a mid-day refresher. The rose wasn’t overwhelming but the scent was a light uplift that made me feel good.
French Rosemary with Sweet Orange toner - To top all these great products off was the toner. I personally love toner for a spray during the day, when I need a rush or a bit of uplift. The softening qualities (Sweet Orange) leave a bit behind for a nice touch, along with the regenerating and clarifying (Rosemary). Do you have a blemish? Or even suffer a cut of some soft? The anti-inflammatory (Sweet Orange) quality will help you with that.
The purified water refreshes you and helps take that edge off. As you nourish, hydrate and get that balance back in your skin. No matter if it’s hot, cold, humid, or dry, use that toner and feel regenerated. This toner is also safe for all skin types.
For more information: www.pangeaorganics.com