A real treat for the skin!
WHY DID YOU BUY RO's ARGAN?
Well originally I had a sample and this was given to me as I was raving about the smell of Rose Jam Bubbleroon. The lovely girl washed and conditioned my hands in the shop but I was cheeky and asked for a sample to try in my hair at home. It was love at first sniff and so I had to have some. Unfortunately everything good comes at a price and this is no exception and for 225g you pay a massive £15.50. The smell is to die for it is rose absolute and so sweet and I just can't stop sniffing it. It is just the creamy version of Rose Jam.
WHAT IS THIS?
Well it is a cream and is marketed as a body conditioner. The idea is that after washing yourself you smother a thin layer of this over your body and then after a few minutes rinse it off. The argan oil, cocoa butter, cupuaçu butter, brazil nut oil, almond oil and fair trade shea butter all combine together to make this the most amazingly moisturising feed for your skin.
I love this so much that I tend to wash my hands then rub this all over them and up my arms and I DON'T rinse it off. I then can sniff my hands and enjoy the wonderful rosy aroma until I next wash my hands. As all the ingredients are nourishing I can't see any harm in leaving it on and to me it seems a waste to rinse it down the drain. I have had no reaction to this method at all and just love the smell that wafts off my hands. I have had so many people compliment me on my perfume when wearing this and this is all the scent I had so you can tell it is pretty powerful.
I have not as yet smothered my entire body but have done the top part. My method is to have a bath then when I am warm and wet I smooth this over me and then it sort of dries me as i have rubbed this in and I just pat myself dry without rinsing again!
I was also told this was good for your hair but when I used it it felt very different from any conditioner I have used before. It then wouldn't rinse out and left my hair very greasy so I would not recommend it for your hair.
WHY IS THIS SO WONDERFUL?
Well firstly it is packed full of wonderful skin moisturising ingredients such as the miraculous argan oil.
Argan oil is a very rare oil which is only produced in Morocco and comes from the Argan tree. This is an ancient tree only found on the Souss Plains in the south west region of Morocco . There are only about 800,000 hectares and this is the only place where these trees are found. The local tribe, the Berbers, call it the 'Tree of Life' and it well known for its anti aging properties, it is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Sadly the tree is endangered and in 1999 the Argan Forest was declared an International Biosphere by UNESCO sothey are now protected for their valuable oil.
Goats in Morocco climb these trees as they are usually quite low and often have twisted branches allowing the goats to clamber along their branches and feed on the leaves and fruit.The fruit has is green and fleshy a bit like an olive, but larger and rounder. Insidethe fruit there is a seed or nut with an extremely hard shell, which has one, two or three almond-shaped kernels. When the goats eat the fruit they leave the harder nuts which are then collected by farmers to produce oil.
The benefits of Aragn oil are so many that really you need to read these for yourself. If you want to see the gpats climbing the trees then go to youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q69sORVW3UY.
Apart from Argan there are also these moisturising ingredients such as cocoa butter, cupuaçu butter, brazil nut oil, almond oil and fair trade shea butter.
Cupuaçu butter is also from a tree closely related to the cocoa tree and is found in the Amazon rainforest. Its botanical name is Theobroma grandiflora and in Greek Theobroma means "food of the Gods". The fruit is eaten by the local people and has a uniquely fragrant flavour. Presumably the oil comes from the seed.
As you can see these ingredients are very special and this probably accounts for the price of the product!
The scented ingredients are Rose absolute , geranium oil and lemon oil and the final result is truly the most wonderful smell.
Lush also add some of the latest super goji berry juice which as many of you will know are known for their nutrient value and antioxidant content. They have been termed a superfruit, which has led finding them in so many health food and beauty products.
I absolutely love this body conditioner. I love the scent, I love the feel on my skin and I love the way it leaves my skin feeling soft and smelling gorgeous. I don't use it quite as Lush suggest. I would NOT recommend it for your hair as it was very odd feeling when I put it on my hair and then it wouldn't rinse out leaving my hair really greasy. I don't rinse it off my body either as it smells so lovely that I just smooth it on and let it sink in which I find leaves me really soft scented skin. As I said people have complimented me on my perfume when all I have put on my skin is this so it just shows what a wonderfully strong and sweet smelling rose scent it has.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this at all. It isn't cheap but the ingredients in the cream are expensive and you really only need a very small amount, about the same as with any normal body lotion.
I had a few samples of these,you apply it to your body and rinse of.it leaves your skin really soft and nourished with no need to apply moisturiser afterwards which is handy.
It is packed with some great ingreadients and has a light nice scent.
I loved using it and my skin felt great but i do prefer to add body butters after bathing so dont think i would buy the full size.
Great value for money though so i would recommend
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