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Beauty Review: (seed) Grape Seed Enriched Body Care Products


Beauty Review: (seed) Grape Seed Enriched Body Care Products

by Kiki Bella
I'm a fan of the eco-friendly green movement we've seen lately in beauty care, and have found yet another awesome company to let you all know about. It's called Seed, and they recently sent me three new complimentary products to try out: (seed) Nourishing Body Lotion in Invigorating Citrus Blend scent; (seed) Conditioning Hair Shampoo Bar, Unscented; and (seed) Moisturizing Body Soap in Invigorating Citrus Thyme.

First, the Nourishing Body Lotion: It's amazing. I normally don't get too excited for body lotion, but the scent on this one (Invigorating Citrus Blend) is really addictive. I also love the way it leaves my skin feeling hydrated, not gross (I can still open a door knob, or hold a glass without it dropping out of my hands). My bro and sis-in-law love it, too. They're vegan and very conscience of their carbon footprint, and this company promises animal-free products, no animal testing, and recyclable and/or biodegradable containers. Seed is also made in the USA, which, while we love exotic things from far away lands, cuts down on the carbon footprint needed for shipping long distances.

Also love the Moisturizing Body Soap which contains red clay to cleanse and apricot and strawberry seeds to gently exfoliate, a great way to promote healthy skin all over. It's packed with all kinds of good things such as grape seed oil (hence the "seed" brand name), which I learned is rich in Vitamin E and linoleic essential fatty acids to "nourish and moisturize skin." Cool.

Finally, the Hair Shampoo Bar. Did not love. I just can't get used to using a bar of soap to wash my hair, which is thick and, until recently, rather long. It's hard to get a good lather going (I know lather is not necessary but I need it!), and it's kinda drying. Maybe guys with short hair would like this shampoo bar, but I would prefer a liquid form.

Happily, Seed products are really reasonably priced: A three pack of lotion bottles is about $20 at amazon.com. Don't need three bottles at once? Keep one and gift the rest!

Shown above from left: (seed) Conditioning Hair Shampoo Bar, Unscented, 3.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6), $19.06; (seed) Nourishing Body Lotion, Invigorating Citrus Blend, 8-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3), $19.82; (seed) Moisturizing Body Soap, Invigorating Citrus Thyme, 4.2-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6), $19.85, available at amazon.com
Comments
will def try these, the lotion sounds great=)
#1 li (Homepage) on 2010-01-29 18:27 (Reply)
These lotions sound wonderful! I can never have to much so I might just keep all 3 for myself :-)
#2 Stephanie on 2010-01-31 02:19 (Reply)
Natural products continue to grow in popularity but the consumer is faced with trying to interpret what is natural, what is organic. Having worked with such products, I am not surprised by your "not so good" rating for the shampoo. The lather usually comes from SLS (....and is generally an irritant to the skin and not looked upon favorably). So, when using natural or organic products, you want performance (and feel clean) but you may have to forego the foam, soapiness, and more.
#3 Julie (Homepage) on 2010-02-03 06:07 (Reply)
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