Friday, May 4, 2012

Naturelle d'Argan Oil Products Review

I have a really great company I wanted to tell you about called Naturelle d'Argan that make some wonderful skincare products, especially for the face and hands. I was very fortunate enough to get several products to try and I am going to break it down into several reviews so that you get the full scope of this great company. Today I will just talk about the Nourishing Hand Cream that you see above and the Source Defense Day Cream for the Face.

I know you have seen the box to the right for quite awhile now but haven't seen me write about them and I apologize for that. I got so behind on all the Mother's Day reviews/giveaways and then I got sick for awhile and am just now able to sit up long enough to get some of my reviews caught up. So, I sincerely apologize to you and to the sponsor for my being so late with one of 2 reviews I am going to do. I am still not 100% better and I don't want to have a relapse so we'll just talk about 2 products today and then in a couple of days I will talk about the others.

First, the hand cream is excellent. It is very thick and smells like nuts to me. I am sure that is because of the d'Argan Oil that is in there. The three main ingredients are Argan oil, Shea butter and Glycerin. These help to protect delicate and dry hands from external stress and provide them with long-lasting moisture. These are the properties of the hand cream:

•Rich in Essential Fatty Acids : Omega 6, Omega 9, Vitamin E, Polyphenol
•Nourishes, protects and moisturizes the skin.
•Helps combat signs of premature aging and sagging of the skin.
•Deodorized Oil
•Certified Organic by ECOCERT
•Paraben FREE
•Phenoxyethanol FREE
•Silicon FREE
•FREE from synthetic fragrance
•GMO FREE ingredients
•Minimum 10% of ingredients from Organic farming
•Minimum 95% of natural ingredients
•Recyclable packaging
•Nature friendly process

All I can tell you is that this wonderful hand cream has helped with my very dry hands. I have hypothyroidism and one of the things that that does is makes your skin very dry and at times it looks cracked. Mostly on the hands and feet and I have had to look forever to find products that help. Some have helped but only for awhile and then the dryness would come back. With Naturelle's products I am seeing the effects last longer and I hope that that continues.

Now, here is a product you will really fall in love with! Source Defense Day Cream is an absolute dream come true! The main ingredients in the Defense Day Cream are Argan oil, Olive oil, and Macadamia oil, with the anti-dehydration and softening power of Shea butter, and the soothing properties of Chamomile water. Like my hands, my face is always very dry. Like right now at this moment, I am positive I am dehydrated because my lips have cracked a little but my face feels wonderful. I think the Day Cream is at least protecting my face and I think it is because I don't feel good that I am so dehydrated but my face does not show that effect because it is protecting me.

The benefits of the Source Defense Day Cream:

•Long-lasting moisturization (8 hours)
•Help to improve the skin's defenses
•Regenerative properties of Argan oil
•Olive oil and Macadamia oil
•Anti-dehydration and softening power of Shea butter
•Soothing properties of Chamomile water
•Fine and light texture
•Certified Organic by ECOCERT
•Paraben FREE
•Phenoxyethanol FREE
•Silicone FREE
•FREE from synthetic fragrance
•GMO FREE ingredients
•Minimum 10% of ingredients from Organic farming
•Minimum 95% of natural ingredients
•Recyclable packaging
•Nature friendly process

Please apply every morning to the face, neck and decollete. Massage into the skin using light, circular motions. Your face will soon feel absolutely refreshed and none of the stress of outside forces that cause harm to our skin.
Remember when I told you that the Argan Oil has a distinct smell like nuts and a little something I could not put my finger on? Well looking around I came across this and thought I would share it with you so that you understand why these products will smell differently than others that you have used:

Argan Oil is known for its distinct, rather strong odor. Its intense aroma can be unpleasant for some users. The NATURELLE d’ARGAN & NATURELLE d'ORIENT's Organic and Ethical Line uses deodorized argan oil to ensure the cosmetic comfort of its products.

What are the benefits of deodorization?

The result is a neutral aroma, which also allows you to add a few drops of Our Pure Argan to your favorite body or face cream. This simple trick enhances your cream’s moisturizing effect, with no risk of the two product's fragrances being mixed together. 
Now here is why Argan Oil is a really good product for your skin:
Argan oil is exceptionally rich in unsaturated fatty acids. These include omega 6, omega-9, Vitamin E and polyphenols. When applied to the skin, it provides it with essential nutrients, restores the skin’s hydrolipidic film and prevents it from drying out as quickly.

It plays a major role in the barrier function of the epidermis, which it nourishes, protects and moisturizes. Thus, it helps preserve the skin’s natural moisture and elasticity.

Argan oil is therefore a precious tool in fighting the signs of premature aging and skin slackening. 
I found this under the About Us section:
Groupe Batteur distributes more than 5,200 leading pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, medical devices and accessories in pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, institutions, institutes, spas and thalassotherapy centers in France and worldwide.

Alongside these activities, we have also developed expertise in spa and thalassotherapy management, display advertising and other disciplines through firms administered in part or in whole by the group.

The Batteur family has strong ties to its regional roots and the people who have helped grow the business. In an ongoing effort to remain based in its home region of Basse-Normandie, three of the group’s four production sites are located in H√©rouville Saint-Clair.

At Groupe Batteur, we owe our tremendous growth over the past several years to the quality and diversification of our products and the dedication of our staff, who help move us forward each and every day. The company’s identity is founded on three main principles: independence, responsibility and performance.

The independence of the company is a value dear to our management team. It is thanks to that independence that we have been able to make bold choices, such as investing subs tantial sums in equipment and developing our sterile unit dose production capabilities. Today, the group is the second largest manufacturer of this type of packaging in France.
On my next review I will finish what products I have used so far with this line and I will hopefully have some results for you. When I got sick I pretty stopped using everything I was so sick I could not stand to smell anything and plus I had no energy to get up let alone put on skincare products. So, when I come back next week, I will have an updated report on how my skin is doing.

Thanks to all of you for being so patient with me lately. My illness has lasted longer than normal and I have feel behind somewhat. I am doing my best to catch up and I hope to get all my projects finished as soon as possible. I will be talking to you all again soon!

Disclaimer: 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. These photo's actually came from my cranky camera for a change!


magilla said...

This sounds great...I have been reading so much about Argan oil lately...great product
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Carol L. said...

First, I hope you're feeling better.
I too suffer from extremely dry skin. I've used so many products and truly, none of them have worked long term. I'm willing to try this product
based on your review. Thank you for that.
Carol L.