Think of skin as your body's atmosphere, a protective layer that helps regulate your internal environment, and like Earth's atmosphere, is vulnerable to pollutants. According to Evan Healy, aesthetician and creator of the evanhealy skin care line, when we bombard our skin with chemicals that dissolve the epidermal layer we damage the skin's ability to defend itself. Instead of thoughtlessly applying hyped-up synthetic ointments, serums and formulas, we must be conscious of the skin's need for pure, natural sustenance that maintains skin's integrity.
In a day when skin care has become so complicated one might need a PhD to understand what various salves and sprays are supposed to do (let alone decipher the ingredients list), Ms. Healy's simple yet elegant approach is refreshing. Using organic ingredients whenever feasible and natural ingredients always, her products are health food for your skin.While all of Ms. Healy's products are formulated to be gentle and respectful of the skin's need to "breath," the two lines (Rose and Blue) are crafted for different skin sensitivities. The Rose line is for skin that is dry or devitalized while the Blue line is for sensitive or ruddy skin. However, both product lines are perfectly appropriate for all skin types; Ms. Healy recommends using your sense of smell and your intuition to choose the product that is right for you.
Here are brief descriptions of a few of the products sampled for this review
Chamomile Eye Cream — With its delightful scent one might be tempted to apply evenhealy's eye cream as a moisturizer for the whole face, but you wouldn't want to waste an ounce of this refreshing, calming balm for the delicate under-eye area.
Ingredients: Distilled Water. Aloe Vera Gel*. Rose Floral Water*. Botanical Extracts of Eyebright Flower*, Lavender Flower*, Comfrey Root*, Red Clover*, Oats*, Algae*. Vegetable Oils of Safflower*, Avocado*, Jojoba*, Borage*, Caiophyllum*, Macadamia Nut*, Olive*. Shea Butter*, Orange Wax, Vegetal Glycerin. Soy Lecithin, Emulsifying Wax, Vitamins A, C, E. Rosemary and Sage Extracts, Grapefruit Seed Extract. Essential Oils of Blue Chamomile, Lavender* and Carrot Seed.
Blue Lavender Cleansing Milk — Gentle enough to be used as an eye makeup remover, but leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean without the dryness of harsh cleansers. After years of not being persuaded that non-sudsing cleansers are best for your skin, with evanhealy's cleansing milks I'm finally convinced.
Ingredients: Distilled Water. Hydrolates of Rose* and Witch Hazel*. Botanical Extracts of Hops Flower*, Echinacea Root*, Plantain Leaf*, Dandelion Root* and Leaf*, Burdock Root* and Algae*. Vegetable Oils of Safflower* and Sesame*. Aloe Vera Gel*. Vegetable Glycerin. Vegetable Emulsifying Wax. Xanthan Gum. Rosemary and Sage Extracts. Grapefruit Seed Extract. Essential Oils of Lavender and Blue Chamomile.
Blue Chamomile Day Moisturizer — Heavenly scented and with a light silky texture that leaves your skin feeling smooth, this day cream is formulated with essential oils of blue chamomile and lavender.
Ingredients: Distilled water. Hydrolates of rose* and neroli*. Aloe vera gel*. Botanical extracts of marshmallow root*, horsetail (silica)*, comfrey root*, calendula blossom*, elderflower*, mallow blue flower* and chickweed*. Green tea*. Vegetable oils of safflower*, jojoba*, avocado*, borage*, macadamia nut*, olive*. Shea butter*. Orange wax. Seaweed extracts*. Soy lecithin. Natural liposomes. Vegetable glycerin*. Emulsifying wax. Vitamins A,C, E. Rosemary and sage extracts. Grapefruit seed extract. Essential oils of lavender*, blue chamomile, carrot seed.
Rose Vetiver Day Moisturizer — The aroma alone might put to rest all of your blemish, line and wrinkle worries. I was crazy about this moisturizer from the moment I opened the jar and took to heart that I should follow my scent-tuition despite my Blue-leaning ruddy skin.
Ingredients: Distilled Water. Hydrolates of Rose* and Neroli*. Aloe Vera Gel*. Botanical Extracts of Marshmallow Root*, Horsetail (Silica)*, Comfrey Root*, Calendula*, Elderflower*, Mallow Blue Flower*, Chickweed*, Green Tea*. Vegetable Oils of Safflower*, Jojoba*, Avocado*, Borage*, Macadamia Nut*, Olive*. Shea Butter*. Orange Wax. Seaweed Extracts*. Soy Lecithin. Natural Liposomes. Vegetable Glycerin*. Emulsifying Wax. Vitamins A, C, E. rosemary and Sage Extracts. Grapefruit Seed Extract. Essential Oils of Rose Geranium*, Rosewood, Vetiver*.
Shea Butter Face and Body Cream — Made without any chemical solvents, cleansers or bleaching, this delicious body cream has the telltale granular texture of a true shea-butter composition.
Ingredients: Fair Trade Shea Butter* from Ghana; Olive Leaf Extract* (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused with Olive Leaf); Vanilla-Infused Coconut Oil; Calendula, St. John's Wort, Comfrey and Evening Primrose Oils, Rose Petal (Extracted in Olive Oil*), Vitamin E; Essential Oils of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Francincense; Flower Essences of Crab Apple and Self Heal.
*Certified Organic Ingredient
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