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It has been over a month since I published my review of Blissoma plant skincare. Since then, I have tried other plant skincare products in their lines and would love to share my thoughts about two of them.
Restore – Deep Healing Oil Serum
Ingredients: Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (grapeseed) Oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil*, Rubus ideaus (red raspberry) Seed Oil*, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) Oil*, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum tacamahaca (tamanu) Oil*, Cannabis sativa (hemp) Oil*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn berry) CO2 Extract*, Calendula Officinalis CO2 Extract, Essential oils of Cedrus atlantica (atlas cedarwood), Cymbopogon martinii (palmarosa), Citrus aurantium (neroli), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum)*, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E)
Essential oils in this product contain: geraniol**, linalool**, limonene**, farnesol**
*from Certified Organic Agriculture
**natural components of essential oils
Let’s regroup these plant skincare ingredients so we can more easily discuss them:
Plant oils: Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (grapeseed) Oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil*, Rubus ideaus (red raspberry) Seed Oil*, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) Oil*, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum tacamahaca (tamanu) Oil*, Cannabis sativa (hemp) Oil*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) Seed Oil*
All these oils are organic and carry lots of benefits for the skin including soothing, nourishing, anti-irritant, and anti-inflammatory properties. One of my favorites that I do not often see in other skin care lines is pomegranate seed oil. It contains vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, as well as potent antioxidants such as ellagic acid and omega 5 (M. Varinia Michalun, Joseph C. Dinardo, Milady Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients).
CO2 Extracts: Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn berry) CO2 Extract*, Calendula Officinalis CO2 Extract
CO2 extracts are very concentrated like essential oils. Instead of solvents or steam, they are extracted with carbon dioxide. While CO2 is toxic to inhale, it is not known to irritate the skin.
My favorite in this group is seabuckthorn. It is not something I see often and if I do, it is used in extremely expensive products. According to the Milady Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients book, it protects the skin against harmful external factors. Its components include vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, amino acids and flavonols.
Essential oils: include oils of Cedrus atlantica (atlas cedarwood), Cymbopogon martinii (palmarosa), Citrus aurantium (neroli), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum)*
Among these essential oils, my favorite is palmarosa oil because while it has cell-regenerating properties and is great for dry skin, it is also good for acne and dermatitis.
Herbal extract: Rosemary Oleoresin Extract. This is a potent extract that keeps oils from going rancid.
Vitamins: Tocopherol (vitamin E)
As you can see, there are only ingredients that directly improve the skin’s condition as opposed to making the product commercial.
I love the fact that while it is created with aging in mind, it does not cause any irritation like a lot of anti-aging products may. While my skin is aging, once a month it is prone to breakouts and with the help of this product, I do not have any breakouts anymore.
While it is created for dry skin, it is very light, not greasy at all and gets absorbed in a few seconds.
And another great thing I noticed that makes me very happy is that the skin pores on my nose for the first time have diminished and are very small now.
This is something I’d like to emphasize. Before I started using plant skincare products (not just this skin care line), I used to have peeling skin on my nose, enlarged pores, acne, and combination skin and now I have only a vague memory of how annoying those problems were.
Glow – Good Earth Exfoliant Powder
In addition to the Restore, I also tried Blissoma’s exfoliant powder, called Glow.
Ingredients: Avena Sativa (oat) Kernal powder*, Cocos nucifera endosperm (coconut water)*, Papain, Ascorbic Acid, Acacia Senegal* (Acacia Gum), Bentonite, Diatomaceous Earth, Oryza sativa* (brown rice), Panax ginseng extract, Coffea Arabica (green coffee) extract, Astragalus membranaceus*, Olea europaea* (olive leaf), Curcuma longa* (turmeric), Maltodextrin
*from Certified Organic Agriculture
I highly recommend exfoliating your skin, which I had not done because I did not think I needed it since I did not have any peeling skin. However, I now use Blissoma Glow once or twice a week. With exfoliating, we get rid dead skin cells, which is helpful on two levels. No bacteria get trapped in the dead skin and skin nutrients we attempt to deliver to the skin gets absorbed much better.
This exfoliant makes my skin glow. Among other things, it contains my favorite ingredient, papain, an enzyme from papaya that dissolves buildup on the skin and making the skin soft and glow. I used it in other plant skincare products and loved its effect then, too.
I mix this exfoliant with my cleanser in my palm before applying. When I tried to apply directly onto the skin, it crumbled and made a mess.
Anyway, I can go on and on but I want to hear from you. I know some of you have already bought Blissoma plant skincare products. Please share which products you got and what you think about them! You are very welcome to share your favorite skincare products as well.
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