Monday, June 21, 2010

Green Bride Review: Solay Wellness

I desire to live a more earth-conscious life.  I want to take better care of myself as well, by using more natural products, and products that are not harmful to the environment.  This review begins my "Green Bride" series where I will review products that are good for your body and helpful to our Earth.

I'm slowly transforming my life into a more green way of living.  Solay Wellness Inc offered me a step in doing so, through their natural organic beauty care products.
Here's a little background on Solay products:
"Solay Wellness is a small woman owned company, located in Skokie, Illinois (just outside of Chicago).
 We offer wellness products such as, Salt Lamps, Organic Skin/Body Care, All Natural (really!) Cleaning Products, and much more.  All of our skin care, cleaning products, pet care products, etc.  are made by mothers locally and in our surrounding areas. None of our products are ever tested on animals."
Also, I was pleased to notice that many of their products are vegan friendly! 

Solay products feature Himalayan Salt, which  has many healing properties.  I found this information on Solay's blog:
"Himalayan Crystal Salt is constructed of photons or pure light energy. The primal energy held within the salt is released when you add water, and the ionized nature of the crystalline structure allows the stored minerals to be absorbed by the body’s cells. The geometrical nature of water and salt together known as “Sole” creates a distinct setting which regenerates, cleanses at a cellular level, and produces essential vitamins and proteins.

The high level of nutrients and minerals in the Himalayan Salts removes damaged, dead skin and helps heal and repair skin while the essential oils relieve itchiness and lock in moisture. The crystalline structure of the salt which has formed from great pressure over millions of years makes the salt organic and absorbable for the body."

 I received 7 different products(!) in sample sizes: Organic Body Butter, Organic Body Milk, Daily Detox Gentle Face Scrub, Detoxifying Mud Mask, Organic Face Lotion, Hydrating Night Creme, and Organic Under Eye Cream.

My overall experience with Solay products is great.  They are fragrance free, which is perfect for my sensitive and breakout prone skin.  I've used all products daily for a week and half.  Here's a brief blurb about use of each product (with links to purchase on their site):

Organic Body Butter:  thick, not overly oily, quickly absorbs, leaves the skin feeling super soft
Organic Body Milk: super hydrating, very light, lovely feeling and probably my favorite product
Daily Detox Gentle Face Scrub: very gentle, not scratchy, easy to wash off, left my face soft and somewhat-more-radiant skill showing
Detoxifying Mud Mask: very effective, you can feel it working, washes off best in the shower, left my skin super soft, great mask
Organic Face Lotion:  very light, absorbed quickly, no oily residue, may be reducing my rosy-undertones 
Hydrating Night Creme:  lush, definitely softens skin overnight, more likely to see results over time
Organic Under Eye Cream:  not waxy, light, reduces puffiness, my 2nd favorite product

Now you can try Solay products, too!
Just go to Solay Wellness Inc, click on the "Bath and Body" tab (after exploring their great site, of course) where you can purchase many great products.

Solay is offering my readers 10% off your next purchase: just enter the promo code "Himalayas" at the shopping cart page!

Disclaimer: I received no compensation, other than the samples of these products, for this review.  These opinions are 100% my own.


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