Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thymes Essential Collection Review

I know I told you awhile ago that I was going to do a Part 2 review of what Thymes had sent me because it was alot more than I had expected. I am a little later than I would have liked but my little surgery two weeks ago and then not being able to raise my arms or move much put me about a week behind so I am so sorry you had to wait to hear about this great trio of products that I received from Thymes.

The collection is called Essentials and it was made to be used by the entire family! Depending on which product you use they will have different scents mixed in but the one scent that most of them have in common is tangerine. Here are the three products I got to try from the Thymes Essential Collection:

1. Essentials Hand Cream
2. Essentials AHA Body Lotion
3. Essentials Sugar Body Scrub

I gotta tell you that these have a very nice clean smell that will be mostly citrusy but will have a few softer scents mixed in to give it this very unique smell. I can also tell you that Charlie, my Yorkie, loved the lotions as well, because every single time I tried to put some body lotion on my legs, he would scamper over really quick and start licking my legs! I don't know what it is about lotions but he loves them!

Not just on me either, when my best friend comes over and she has lotion on that is the first thing he does, is lick her hands because of the lotion! The dog has great taste, what can I say? So, if Charlie licks it, then it passes the seal of approval in our family. Makes it hard on me, though, because I have dry skin. So, he has forced me to wait until he is gone to sleep for the night and then I will lather my legs up good!

The body lotion and hand lotion have Italian tangerine, orange, lemon and watery red currant along with dewy jasmine and Mediterranean petitigrain as the scent. This wonderful body lotion will gently exfoliate your skin with it's own alpha-hydroxy acid fruit complex. It will smooth and soften your skin with shea butter and Vitamin E moisturize. Now, in the hand cream, which is where I am really dry, it has Vitamin E that hydrates and heal. While the shea butter, natural oils, pro-vitamin B5, aloe vera gel and glycerin soothe and moisturize.

I really liked how these lotions kept my legs and hands soft and smooth. During the night while tossing and turning, I used to feel the rough patches as my legs rubbed up against each other and now they just slip right off of each other! They have truly made a difference in how my skin feels. You gotta at least try one!

What can I say about the body scrub? I know that I have talked alot about all kinds of scrubs here on my blog and each one is great in their own way and what they do. And I use a particular scrub depending on what kind of day I am having or whether I am going out and will be around people.

That is why I have such a selection of scrubs. I don't want to smell the same every single day. I love variety and Essential's Body Scrub is one that can be used every day for that simple clean fresh smell! This scrub will gently exfoliate your dry skin with it's natural scrubbing power in sugar along with natural emollients.

There is Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil in their scrub to help hydrate your skin. I use it all over my body because it is not harsh on the body.

Boy, if you have rough elbows and feet like me, this is going to make you so happy! I love having smooth and silky feet but I inherited my father's feet and hands. His heels cracked alot and so do mine, so it was doubly important for me to have a good scrub that would help me exfoliate my heels and keep my feet smooth and silky to the touch.

Now for a heads up. They have a new collection called Wildwood and it has three new fragrances in it and they are Bitter Orange & Cedar, Magnolia Fig & Vetiver and Juniper Berry & Sandalwood! Don't they sound delish? It is like bringing the forest into your home. And get this, in time for Christmas, they have brought back the Filigree Collection!

It is a limited edition offering - just in time for the holidays. Also don't forget that they have home fragrances such as candles, room fragrance mists, potpourris, refresher oils, reed diffusers, home care products to help clean your home but leave it smelling wonderful and lastly home decor!

Lastly, I wanted to share some great news on their Agave Nectar Foaming Bath and I took this directly from their site because they sounded so proud and I thought you would like to hear what they had to say!

Thymes Agave Nectar Foaming Bath is the proud recipient of the Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Bath Product. Allure's expert team of beauty editors annually tests thousands of beauty products to select the year's best and brightest innovations. The prestigious awards constitute a trusted list of top-performing products for consumers.

Thymes Agave Nectar Foaming Bath allows you to turn your bath into an oasis with the energizing scent of agave nectar, ruby red grapefruit, tangy guava and succulent lemon blossom. The foaming bath's rich blend of aloe and glycerin conditions skin as the refreshing fragrance invigorates your senses.

The Agave Nectar collection is rich with conditioning, quenching benefits. Aloe Vera soothes and heals the skin, as a crisp blend of ruby red grapefruit, tangy guava, and succulent lemon blossom enlivens the skin and the spirit. Like all Thymes formulations, the Agave Nectar collection is free of parabens, SLES, SLS, propylene glycol, mineral oil, petrolatum and animal-derived ingredients.

Isn't that just fantastic! I am not going to do the history part on this one because I gave you a pretty detailed account on Part 1 of my review so I don't want to double dip but I will give you all the contact information again just in case. I don't want you to have to scroll or hunt the other review for the information so I will include that here for you.

Connect with Thymes:

Mailing Address:
629 9th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: 612-338-4471 or 1-800-366-4071 Fax: 612-338-3853
Email: cs@thymes.com

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures.


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Thanks for the review and info. Sounds like they are great products.

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