Saturday, March 7, 2009
Pure Naturals Review and Giveaway
About Dan, the owner of Pure Naturals:
My name is Dan and I’m the guy behind Pure Naturals. I have personally created all Pure Naturals products after conducting extensive research and testing. I am dedicated to using only natural ingredients to make the best possible product. Furthermore, I design and print all of my own labels.
I first became interested in natural products a few years ago. This came after I further discovered that the barrage of chemicals in commercially available skin-care and other products we use on a daily basis can be harmful to our health and harmful to the environment as well. After trying various ‘natural’ products available on the market today, I found that most of them were either not actually all that natural or didn’t work as effectively as their synthetic counterparts, so I set out to create Pure Naturals. Pure Naturals is intended to develop completely natural, effective, and safe products for your health and enjoyment. As I continue my research and development, new products will steadily be added to the Pure Naturals line. Also, all of my products are made in a super clean, smoke-free, meat-free environment, and of course nothing is ever tested on animals.
You can also visit them on their blog, and find them on MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter.
Description of the item from their shop:
A weekly facial mask is an excellent way to cleanse and refresh your skin. This weekly regimen will rid your skin of the dirt and debris, from the environment around us, that we're exposed to on a daily basis. These impurities can combine with oils on our skin, resulting in clogged pores and leaving skin looking and feeling unhealthy.
Formulated for all skin types, the Pure Naturals Kelp & Calendula facial mask works to gently unclog pores and remove toxins and impurities. In addition, the mask gently exfoliates, leaving your face rejuvenated.
KAOLIN WHITE CLAY: One of the most gentle clays available. Allows for the absorption of toxins, impurities, and excess oils.
KELP POWDER: Kelp contains over 60 minerals and elements, 21 amino acids, simple and complex carbohydrates. Nourishes skin.
CALENDULA POWDER: Reduces inflammation and redness. Decreases appearance of wrinkles & hydrates skin. Calms and relaxes.
First things first: packaging. I got this in a small package; not too much packaging for the product. There was a handwritten note from Dan inside (what a great touch) along with a business card, printed with soy ink on a 100% recycled-content business card. You can tell he is serious about being environmentally friendly!
Now, have we gone over the fact that I’m really sensitive about smells? Now is a good time to review. It’s hard sometimes to take my word on smells. You could say I’m hypersensitive to all scented things. The reason I start off with this is because I really did not like the smell of this face mask. Though, to be honest, it smelled just about what I thought kelp would smell like. Not letting the scent deter me, I mixed up my mask and applied. It took about 15 minutes for my entire face to be dry (in which time the smell decreased dramatically) and I rinsed.
The way my face felt afterwards completely made up for the scent. My skin was tight and firm and soft! My daughter kept rubbing my cheeks, saying how soft they were. I felt exfoliated and moisturized and clean. It was nice. I didn’t like the scent but I will no doubt be using the mask again; my skin is begging me! :)
I considered for a moment, posting a picture of me while using the face mask. HA! Not going to happen.
You can purchase any of the great items from Pure Naturals here.
Pure Naturals has generously offered one of my fabulous readers one 2 oz. tin of the kelp and calendula face mask. This is enough for 20+ treatments. You could have all the girls over for a spa night and still have some left over!
To enter, visit their site and tell me one thing you would love to try. **THIS IS REQUIRED!!**
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This giveaway ends March 25th at midnight, MST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, and will post the winner on my site. The giveaway is open to US/Canada readers only.