Lily Organics Skincare in business since 1986
I want to again thank Christy for providing me with some other sample products to test out and review. If you want to read the first review, you can do so by going to September 2, 2012 post. Of course, I am already thrilled with the products from Lily Organics that I’ve been using as they are pure, natural and smell like a fresh bouquet of organic flowers. If you have not as yet tried their skincare, I highly recommend you get some of their trial size products. I don’t get any ‘kickbacks’ for promoting them nor do I expect any. I approached Lily Organics because they ‘fit’ my extremely high standards for products that I would use on my skin (which ultimately gets absorbed right into you bloodstream through your pores). The integrity and commitment of the owner has made a great impression on me and is commendable. Please read more about Lily on the company website – link on the right-hand side of this page under the column Blogroll.
I tried the Kukui Sensitive Facial Oil Treatment – it is unscented and certified organic. I used it as a facial moisterizer instead of the Seven Facial Rejuvenating Oil Treatment. It is very concentrated, so a little goes a long way. I used it on my face and neck both during the day and at night before bed. I always apply it while my face is still wet after using the Organic Rose Facial Toner as the oil absorbs better into the skin (again, please check back to the first post I did on this company to see my skin care regimen when using their products). If you have sensitive skin or simply prefer a product without a scent this would work well for you.
I wanted to know more about Kukui nut oil, so I did some ‘googling’ and found out as follows from Wikipedia: Candlenut oil or kukui nut oil is extracted from the nut of the Aleurites moluccana, the candlenut or kuku’i. The candlenut originates in Hawai’i. The word kukui means “enlightened” in Hawai’ian. The oil contains 19% oleic acid, 41% linoleic acid, and less than 27% linolenic acid. Candlenut oil is light yellow, with an amber tint, and has a shelf life of 6-8 months. Historically, it has been valued as an emollient, and is currently used primarily in skin care products. Kukui Nut oil absorbs into your skin quickly and easily without blocking skin pores. The company, Mountain Rose Herbs (I highly recommend their products as they are of the highest quality) also mentions that this oil is good for the following: Burns – including: sunburn, windburn, radiation burns, and heat induced burns, eczema, chapped skin, mature and prematurely aged skin, dry skin conditions, psoriasis, acne, scars, lesions, dry hair and scalp. There are many other sites that have more info on this oil, so please do some of your own research if you are interested. My personal feelings is that the oil worked well to nourish and moisturize my skin without feeling greasy. It was ok not having a scent either, although their other scented products are only made with pure essential oils, flowers and herbs.
The other product I tried was the Organic Moisture Mist. I spray it on after I apply the oil treatment and moisturizer to my face and neck. I love the refreshing feeling it leaves on my skin. The ylang ylang scent stands out for me the most. I also spray it on during the day to hydrate my skin and as a pick-me-up. When you breathe in the scents in a product that you spray on your face/body or smell on someone else, your lungs uptake it and if it is ‘chemically’ enhanced, I would start coughing because I can’t handle anything that isn’t pure. If someone walks by and has perfume/cologne on that is unnatural, I cover my mouth and nose and may also spit to get it out of my system. My body has gotten so clean that it has a sensitivity to most things that are toxic, especially when it comes to smell/scent – such as cigarette smoke, detergents, leaf blowers, etc. That is why I am so thrilled to have found Lily Organics and will continue using their products and recommending them to others.
Check out their website – Lily Organics – for information and to purchase their products – scroll down to the column on the right-hand side of this page titled Blogroll. The skincare products are handmade in small batches and may take longer to receive, so be patient, it is worth the wait!
Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.