November 2010 Archives
Bottega Verde, Italy’s largest cosmetics brand, has finally hit the US market with its best-selling, natural beauty products. Founded in Tuscany, Bottega Verde uses more than 300 active ingredients derived from nature. Their vast range of products includes beauty care and body treatments that harness the natural properties of almond, aloe, shea, olive oil, honey and more.
Since olive oil is so closely associated with Italy and the Tuscany region, we chose to sample some of Bottega Verde’s extra virgin olive oil products, including Olive Oil Body Butter, Hand Cream, Lip Balm and Shower Gel.
The Olive Oil Body Butter has a really nice creamy consistency that is much lighter than other body butters we’ve tried. The smooth texture makes it easy to spread as it literally sinks into your skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky smooth. The floral fragrance with subtle green notes is delicious without overpowering. The Olive Oil Hand Cream is an even lighter consistency which is ideal for softening and protecting hands without any greasy residue.
Organic olive oil is the active ingredient in the Lip Balm Stick which glides on easily and offers long-lasting protection for lips, making them softer and smoother immediately. The balm also has a light fragrance which pleasantly lingers. Finally, the Olive Oil Shower Gel has a nice, creamy consistency that cleanses while nourishing the skin leaving it lightly fragranced.
Sound amazing? Don’t just take our word for it - you can sample some of Bottega Verde’s most popular products for free with their Italian Beauty Sample Package (worth over $24).
We’re also giving away an Olive Oil Gift Set featuring all the products mentioned here. Just leave a comment below and we’ll choose someone at random to win! (Contest is open to US residents only; winner will be chosen on 11/30/10)
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Bottega Verde. All opinions are 100% mine.
This rich, sweet scrub seriously smells exactly like the most delicious chocolate you’ve ever had the fortune to come across. Real sugar crystals exfoliate and slough away every dead skin cell and bit of annoying flakiness while cleansing pores and balancing skin’s natural moisture level.
As if that weren’t enough, this scrub is formulated with a host of aromatic oils. Evening Primrose Oil contains substantial amounts of polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids to rejuvenate skin cells and improve elasticity. Olive oil, which is rich in protein, minerals, Vitamin E and antioxidants, conditions and moisturizes the skin to no end.
This scrub is definitely perfect now that the seasons are changing and it looks like cold weather is here to stay. A dime-sized amount is all you need for each arm and leg — and you’ll be AMAZED at how baby soft and smooth your skin is after you step out of the shower!
Carol’s Daughter Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub is $34 at sephora.com
The technical details: the vibrating brush moves back and forth over 300 times per second with sonic frequency. It clears pores, removes all traces of makeup and cleanses skin thoroughly in just one minute.
The actuality: this skincare brush is AMAZING. In just one use, you’ll have noticeably softer, smoother skin. It clears up blackheads and unsightly blemishes, and in just one week? Your skin will be baby soft and gorgeous. Not too bad for just a minute a day, right?
The Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System retails for $149 at sephora.com.