I’m so thrilled to be launching the Clean Beauty Series, which is devoted to spotlighting beauty brands all over the globe that create beautiful, high quality products, free of potentially toxic/reactive ingredients such as parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, petrolatum, phthalates and artificial fragrances.
I’m also super pleased to kick start this series with the truly gorgeous MV Organic Skincare, which has developed a bit of a cult following, and earned a favourite spot amongst the likes of Emma Watson, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Poppy Delevigne and Maggie Gyllenhaal to name a few! Enjoy reading about this gorgeously refined skincare line, and make sure you stick around for the giveaway below!
The Australian born MV Organic Skincare range was created by Sharon McGlinchey in a bid to create products for those with skin sensitivities such as eczema and rosacea, but still using the highest quality organic ingredients so that skincare could still be an enjoyable experience.
The website for the brand is jam packed full of incredible information, including a thorough list of ingredients they use (like Organic Rosehip, Camellia, Calendula and Avocado Oils to name a few) and ingredients they don’t (things like parabens, petrolatum, alcohol etc) and the brand does not use any synthetic fragrances, which for this sensitive nose is a HUGE plus.
The products are also housed in aluminum packaging, which protects the delicate and sometimes volatile essential oils from sunlight and keeps the product fresh. This packaging also comes with pump/spray nozzles which means no contamination like you can get with jar packaging.
So here’s my thoughts on the line and products I’ve tried:
I can see why MV Organic Skincare is becoming a bit of a cult classic – the quality of the products is noticeable on the very first use. The formulations feel luxurious, spa like and a total treat for your skin. It’s no doubt to me that these products are worth every penny of their price tag.
My favourites from the range:
Rose Plus Booster: This is the king of rose oils. It smelts softly of genuine roses, and makes me skin absolutely glowing. I use 2 drops of this at night sandwiched in between my serum and my night cream and in the morning my skin looks balanced, clear and radiant (Rosehip Oil is known for its healing properties and abilities to reduce some of the aging that occurs from UV damage. It works wonderfully to restore balance to hormonal, acne prone, dry and dehydrated skins equally)
Rose Soothing Protective Moisturizer: This is such a lovely and nourishing day cream, I find it very calming and it really soothes my sometimes red and sensitive skin. It also sits beautifully under makeup, and almost acts as a primer.
Hand Rescue: This might go down in my books as one of the silkiest feeling hand creams I’ve used and it sinks in super fast leaving a soft satin feel rather than a sticky or greasy feeling to the skin. Given that I’m a trained silversmith who is used to working with and washing her hands many many times a day, I think I have pretty good standing on what constitutes a decent hand cream!
Gentle Cream Cleanser: A good old cream cleanser should be a staple in every skin routine, whether you use it every day, or just when your skin is being a bit reactive or stubborn. This is a nourishing, luxurious feeling cream cleanser that leaves my skin feeling soft, hydrated and smooth – really what more could you want!?
MV Organic Skincare has kindly sponsored a giveaway for one lucky reader to win the MV Organic Skincare Luxury Travel Bag Bundle worth $250CND!
The set includes:
70ml Rose Soothing Protective Moisturizer
70ml Rose Hydrating Mise
70ml Gentle Cream Cleanser
Organic Cotton Travel Bag (this bag is awesome!)
You must be 18+ years of age to enter.
Winner will be contacted before end of day October 5th, and will have 3 business days to respond to the winner email before a redraw.
Giveaway runs from September 16th 12am PST – Sept 23rd 11:59pm PST 2015.
All entries will be checked for validity! If you already follow on social media networks please ensure you still use the form below to enter!!
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*MV Organic Skincare is very kindly sponsoring this giveaway. The prize will ship directly from them.
Jaime Pickering | 30-something, makeup hoarding (I prefer to call it "collecting"), classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt girl - who just happens to love a little gloss from time to time.