Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hello Italian Countryside! Simply Organic (review)

I got introduced to Simply Organic Beauty just in time for Bath Week. I've been hearing great things about them, and I'm so glad to finally check out their line!

Company Blurb: We’re committed to offering our customers the world’s finest beauty products and we continually improve our company and products in ways that produce maximum social and environmental benefits. The Simply Organic brand name has become synonymous with safety, quality, and luxury, and we are excited to continue to service the growing demand for safer beauty products that don’t sacrifice salon performance.

Ingredients Blurb: With double the antioxidants found in green tea, olive leaf extract (olea europa), is quickly becoming the "it" ingredient in natural, age defying beauty products. Exceptionally rich in antioxidants, olive leaf extract helps protect your skin from the damaging oxidation of cells that can cause your skin to age before its time. Since the first bottle of Simply Organic shampoo came off the line in 2000, Olive Leaf Extract as well as Olive Oil have been the cornerstone of our formulations. The Secret is out on Olive Leaf Extract. At Simply Organic we pledge to continue to research and develop formulations with cutting-edge ingredients, and to introduce progressive wellness information to our customers.

Their philosophy is “what you put on your hair and skin is as important as what you put in your mouth” and every package features the words "Salute" (Health) and "Bellezza" (Beauty). Reading about their ingredients (like the olive leaf extract) had me really looking forward to trying out their products. And I'm thrilled that the two bath items I tried absolutely live up to all the praise.

Hand Made Rosemary Soap

Blurb: This rosemary soap gives of a powerful, refreshing aroma to stimulate the skin and mind. Simply Organic handmade bar soaps are free of artificial colors, fragrances or preservatives. No animal products, animal by-products or testing. For the best results: Work into a rich lather with warm water. All Simply Organic soap bars are suitable for body and face.

I think this is one of the best bar soaps I've ever used! The luxurious palm, coconut and olive oil combination cleaned well, rinsed easily and made my skin baby soft. And if you like natural, herbal scents, you will be crazy for the gorgeous fresh rosemary fragrance (there are bits right in the bar). The soaps are beautifully packaged and would make fabulous gifts. I'm thinking of checking out the other two (Shea Butter and Oatmeal Lavender).

Everyday Moisturizing Body Lotion

Blurb: A rich, non-greasy lotion for healthy, vibrant skin. This everyday lotion is suited for all skin types including dry and sensitive skin. For the best results: Apply daily to entire body throughout the day and night for soft, supple moisturized skin.

This is the perfect partner for the Rosemary Soap. The delicate vanilla and orange fragrance is soft and lovely, and I could smell just a hint of it during the rest of the day. It's a great, light weight formula containing olive oil, shea butter, orange peel, vanilla and glycerin. It absorbed quickly, and the hydration really lasted.

In addition to bath and body items, there is a huge assortment of hair care products, including a cool looking Travel Kit and a Color Care Collection (which I'm planning to review). All that's missing is a DVD of Under the Tuscan Sun. Ciao!

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