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Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: Savane Organics Skincare

(photo courtesy of www.savaneskin.co.za)

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Savane Organic Skincare is a line of organic skincare from South Africa that is definitely on par with all of the better skincare lines that I have used. This line relies on indigenous plants from this country and blends ancient traditional knowledge with modern science to bring a unique line with botanicals in a very potent form. There are powerful anti-oxidants, deep penetrating essential fatty acids like Omega 3, 6 and 9 so the line can revitalize the skin and help prevent and protect against premature aging.Savane Organic Skincare uses only the highest quality natural ingredients that are certified organic by Ecocert (an independent certification agency). The products contain between 68 and 95% certified organic ingredients and are made of 99.9 to 100% natural origin ingredients. These products contain only a small amount of synthetic preservatives that help to keep the products stable and ensure great quality.

I was able to try all of their products from the skincare line. Below is a discussion of the line and how well the products work.

Soothing Cleanser

Savane Soothing Cleanser

100 ml/3.4 oz. $42.00

Massage onto wet skin, rinse. Use morning and evening.

This is a great, gentle cleanser that smells wonderful! It takes off makeup and “grime”, purifies the skin without over drying it. It contains anti-oxidants like Rooibos to prevent free radical damage and Aloe Ferox to soothe the skin. It doesn’t “foam” up too much as it doesn’t have many detergents, but this cleanser is effective at its main job: cleansing. I like it and feel that it is a great cleanser!

 

 

Gentle Exfoliant

Savane Gentle Exfoliant

50 ml / 1.7 fl oz $50.00

Gently massage onto moist skin. Rinse off with water. Use daily or every other day after cleansing. Personally, I think this is a great exfoliant that can be used daily. It is so gentle!

This is one of my two favorite products in the Savane Organic Skincare line. It is an amazing scrub that is gentle, effective and leaves skin looking like a baby’s! The sugar and the Rooibos flakes polish skin stimulating cell rejuvenation while Marula and Jojoba oils revitalize and soften the skin. It also has Frankincense essential oil which makes it smell like heaven!  This scrub is definitely one of the most gentle yet most effective I have ever used.

Purifying Toner

Savane Purifying Toner

100 ml / 3.4 fl oz $40.00

To use spray onto cleansed skin, morning and evening. This is actually one of the only “toners” I like. It finishes the cleansing process and helps to set the pH level of the skin. This toner helps to refresh the skin with frankincense and rose geranium. This toner helps to protect against free radicals from sun, stress and pollution with the anti-oxidant aspalathin and and super-oxide dismutase found in Rooibos.

 

 

Anti-Aging Lift Serum

Savane Anti-Aging Lift Serum

30 ml / 1.0 fl oz $90.00

Gently massage serum onto cleansed and toned skin morning and evening. Allow 1 to 2 minutes before applying moisturizer or face oil.

This is a great serum, and one of my other favorite products. It helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles. A potent blend of natural antioxidants like Kigelia will help to tighten and firm the skin and reduce wrinkles. Baobab, Rooibos and Buchu fight free radical damage, soothe skin, and even skin tone. A high dose of hyaluronic acid helps to open pores, promote deep penetration of these powerful ingredients, and keeps skin well hydrated. It contains grape seed extract, Vitamin E, chamomile, rose and other ingredients that are anti-oxidants and help to keep skin looking young and pretty! After using this for a month, my skin feels and looks absolutely awesome.

Balancing Facial Oil

Savane Balancing Face Oil

30 ml / 1.0 fl oz $80.00

Massage onto cleansed, toned skin after serum. May be used morning and evening alone or in combination with moisturizer.

I have mentioned several times that facial oils are the hot thing right now. This has to be my favorite product in the Savane Organic Skincare line. It is a light oil that absorbs instantly for radiant skin and a silky, soft feel. This oil has a claim to restructure skin cells and restore suppleness. Essential fatty acids (omega) from Marula, Kalahari melon and Manketti oils maintain the integrity of skin cells and their natural barrier functions. Manketti oil with eleostearic acid provides natural sun protection. It is essential to have a good facial oil in your skincare regimen these days. This oil is a good one, as it covers many bases!

Protective Moisturizer

Savane Protective Moisturizer

50 ml / 1.7 fl oz $85.00

Apply morning and evening to cleansed and toned skin after serum or facial oil., if you have drier skin. This is a great moisturizer for all skin types.

This moisturizer is ultra-nourishing. It blends Marula, Kalahari melon, and Manketti oils to help regenerate and revitalize skin. Antioxidants from Rooibos and Baobab protect against damage caused by free radicals. Manketti and Yangu oil contain UV screening properties. Kigelia firms skin and repairs photo damage caused by the sun. I found that it was a very nice product. When used with the serum it was not too heavy. When used with the facial oil (at night), it was heavy and I would only recommend this for very dry and mature skins.

Nourishing Eye Cream

Savane Nourishing Eye Cream

10 ml/ .34 oz $35.00

Apply to under eye area, morning and evening.

This is a very rich, deep penetrating eye cream with extract if Kigelia that firms and tightens the skin around the eyes while anti-oxidants Rooibos and Baobab protect against free radical damage. Omega-3 fatty acids like Ximenia seed oil and Marula oil nourish and hydrate the skin. This cream is very heavy and is for those who have fine lines and need some repair. I found it to be a little heavy for me (it made my eyes watery), but I can see that it would work well for many.

 

The Savane Organic Skincare line is very nice organic line. Organic skincare is on trend and many companies are doing it as a way to put good ingredients onto and into our bodies. It is also sustainable. I would definitely recommend this line for normal, dry and mature skins. If you have oilier skin, it might not be for you as all of the products are a little bit heavier. But you could still use the cleanser, toner and exfoliant. These are not items that have to all be used together to get the greatest efficacy. The star products are the Gentle Exfoliant, Anti-Aging Lift Serum and Balancing Facial Oil. This is also a line that practices what they preach. Many lines these days are saying they are going organic, and Savane is around 90%, which is pretty good. It has been dubbed a “luxury” brand but personally I just think the products are in the range of a beautifully done skincare line that practices what it preaches.

Savane Organic Skincare is available online through http://www.eminenstore.com and http://www.zaega.com/savane.html. Go to www.savaneskin.co.za for more information on Savane Organic Skincare. Like Savane Organic on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SavaneOrganicSkincare?ref=br_tf

(These items were sent for consideration)

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