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Rosehip & Hibiscus Facial Lotion / Tea Tree and Vinegar Toner

Rosehips and hibiscus have long been combined in teas. Rosehips provide vitamin C and are also a source of A, D and E. Rosehip tea is said to prevent bladder infections and ease headaches. Hibiscus tea contains phenolic compounds, reportedly a positive in preventing heart disease and promoting arterial health. A 2008 study linked hibiscus tea to decreasing hypertension. In India, hibiscus is used in medicinal Ayurvedic preparations and hair care. This is my first topical experience with the combination, and it is positive.

Truly organic natural lotions are at least half plant-based. To their credit, Heavenly Skin Care prints the percentage of organic components in each product right on the label. Look for natural oils, plant-based waxes, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. Other body lotions include Herbal, Jojoba, Goat Milk, and Soothing. The Goat Milk is particularly well-suited for dry skin. The Soothing lotion is soothingly scented, indeed, and none of the products are overwhelmingly fragrant. A good thing: too much scent in a crowded elevator can be construed air pollution and olfactory assault. Subtlety and moderation are virtues, in perfume, at least. Their Tea Tree and Vinegar Toner is recommended for acne and is ninety-seven percent organic. Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil is from the Melaleuca alternifolia native to New South Wales, Australia, and is reputed to have antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. In addition to lotions and toners, Heavenly Skin Care produces serums, scrubs, cleansers, astringents, salts and soaks, soaps and lotion applicators. Order today and receive two free samples.

Written by: Erika Mikkalo, September 4th 2009

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