According to the ancient Spaniards, the world was composed of four basic elements, earth, fire, water and air. These energy forces manifested and sustained psychical life in the universe. The human body was also governed by these elements.
Sonia Orts Botanicial Alchemy have harnessed these energies and created with loving care this rather mystical and powerful skincare line.
The alchemic facial protocol is a four step skincare system created to support the body’s natural rhythm while refining skin and balancing the mind using natural elemental energies.
I have always believed that the mind and body are connected and feel we should try to stay as connected to the earth as possible, even with our beauty products. All are completely organic and natural.
This delicate cleanser comes in a crushed powder form, which is to be mixed up with a bit of water. I loved this process, the art of mixing up and creating.
It contains the petals and roots of iris florintina, a soothing natural ingredient which is patricianly good for natural anti-ageing. The root of this plant is also known as orris root, which I absolutely love, it has an amazing earthy fragrance. It also contains natural isoflavones which stimulate skin.
The rosehip extract also helps to cleanse without stripping the skin of it’s natural moisture.
The cleanser contains Althea Officials, otherwise known as marshmallow root, a healing and soothing plant which acts as an anti-ageing compound. A synergetic combination of essential oils helps to complete this gentle and effective cleanser and make it smell amazing.
This stunning crushed pink mask contains zeolite mineral, a master of detoxification which draws out toxins and heals skin and pale pink Australian clay, which is soothing and helps to brighten pores and protect against skin pollution, it also helps to draw out nasties.
Also containing the antioxidant properties of delicate rose petals, which provides soothing and cooling relief to irritated skin.
Sambuccus Nigra (elderbery) extract is another ingredient, which I drink for it’s antioxidant benefits, so to see this in skincare is an added plus!
Fucus Vesiculosus is another ingredient, which is a seaweed also known as bladderwrack. I drink this seaweed in my smoothies, as it is one of the best seaweeds for health and now it’s in my skincare! it improves elasticity and is an amazing ingredient.
Contains Kaolin clay, Quartz and Iron to make this a stunning and calming mask, it really does make my skin feel radiant.
I can hardly find the right words to describe this outstanding elixir! It contains the fragrant, relaxing and toning properties of organic rose hydrosol.
Indigo Naturalis extract is what gives this it’s stunning natural blue colour. A plant used by herbalists to treat inflammation, treatment for skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. It’s actually been used in China for centuries to treat skin ailments. Once again I’m stunned at seeing this wonderful ingredient in my skincare!
The elixir contains the following Alchemical Gems: Aqua aura, this is quartz that is gold-infused, becoming an alchemical crystal! Physically Aqua Aura is reputed to help with stress-related illness and immune system issues helping you build a strong protective skin barrier. The synergy of the quartz and gold combine to bring about a new crystal of intense energy and power. Tanzine aura - a high vibration crystal which regulates pineal glands and hormonal balance.
Blue Sapphire, one of my favourite gems- releases mental tension and unwanted thoughts.
Featuring the botanical extracts such as sacred lotus, iris and gingko biloba. A silky smooth serum to be used at night time, it is moisturising, non-oily and helps to renew skin. It is anti-ageing and improves firmness and elasticity.
I love this serum! I like how it's non oily, but still manages to keep my skin feeling intensely hydrated. Straight after application my skin feels tingly and then so smooth and soft.
This whipped cream is one of the most beautiful creams I have ever experienced. The texture of the cream is so creamy and soft.
Abyssinian seed oil is a feature ingredient, it's a natural seed oil that comes from the mustard plant. A very unique ingredient as it has a structure unlike any other oil, is highly resistant to oxidation and contains omega 6 and 3.
Sweet almond, aloe vera, carrot infused oil and blackcurrent seed oil are also contained in this deeply moisturing cream.
Also contaning Sonia Orts own alchemic natural scented essence which features myrrh and frankincense. No wonder this luscious cream smells so heavenly. To be used in the mornings to keep skin hydrated during the day.
I also like how using these products helps me to slow down and enjoy the experience, mixing the powders up and creating a nice little ritual for myself. This is what natural beauty is all about.
Available at Sonia Orts Botanical Alchemy.