Since I stopped using make-up containing chemicals 10 years ago I’ve been on the constant look out for the best organic cosmetics available.
Changing to organic and natural doesn’t mean you have to stop using cosmetics which make you feel great and help to bring out your natural beauty.
When I was told that I’d be given the chance to trial La Mav’s anti-aging minerals collection I was very excited, particularly as La Mav's BB cream is Australia's first organic BB Cream.
As you may have read in my previous blog interview with La Mav founder Tarj Mavi, La Mav use the highest quality plant ingredients, are 100 percent certified organic and are at the top of the line when it comes to ethics.
BB creams are quite new to the scene, particularly Australian organic BB creams, the BB stands for Blemish Balm, they’re an all purpose foundation rolled into one (moisturiser, primer, foundation, sunscreen). This appeals to me, as it means I don’t have so many products crowding up my bathroom, saves room while I’m traveling and it’s also very affordable.
From the first application my skin loved this, it felt silky smooth and covered my imperfections instantly with a matte finish , I didn’t even need to use a concealer. If you do have heavy acne or pimples though, you may need a concealer to touch up with. It comes in one colour which is designed to blend well with all skin tones. At first I wasn’t sure about this as I have quite pale skin and I was worried it might be too dark, but somehow the colour and ingredients blended into my skin perfectly.
It seemed to enhance my skin tone and make it look more vibrant, I realised that the foundation I was using previously was way too light in colour and it didn’t need to be, but I was always so worried about getting that ‘orange’ look. This BB cream gives my skin a glowing, healthy look. It’s not as heavy as a foundation, it looks very natural and flawless without looking as though I’m wearing make-up, almost like a tinted moisturiser, but with alot more coverage.
It did a great job of hiding under eye circles and kept my skin feeling dewey and moisturised. When I’m in a hurry, it’s really nice to to skip the moisturiser on busy mornings. If you prefer thicker coverage, you can also use this underneath a foundation to even out redness.
Another important factor is staying power, especially if you’re working long days at the office and don’t have time to re-touch. When I used this combined with the La Mav Mineral Foundation powder, I’d give it a 10 out of 10 for staying power.
Some of the ingredients include Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil for moisturisation, Rosehip and Kakadu Plum to fight wrinkles and soothing cucumber seed extract to even out redness. All very healthy for your skin and certified organic, if you are acne prone it won’t clog up pores, it will actually help to prevent pimples. My skin has been feeling great and blemish free while I’ve been using this. An added bonus is it also contains a natural sunscreen. The scent is very soft, virtually no scent at all, so good for allergies.
Available at The Organic Beauty Shop.
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