Raw Gaia is one of those sites where everything looks and sounds good enough to eat, with every ingredient clearly stated and 100% natural you really do know for once what you are putting onto your body. Raw Gaia take the approach that they don’t just create skin care, they create skin food. All these items are natural, organic and can be used by Vegans. They work with plants and flowers essence and oils in there raw form as that is where they are at their most potent, so handling them at the lowest possible temperatures helps insure that as much natural goodness makes it into their products as can be. Raw Gaia products are crafted to help heal scars, inflammation, rashes, sun damage, extremely dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema and blotches, as well as smooth out wrinkles, with many of their customers reporting that it really does help the stated. All of their products are hand crafted in Brighton.As much as we all would like to say first impressions mean nothing, sometimes they do and I have to admit this company gives off an amazing first impression, their packaging technique is gorgeous and I had to stop myself getting out the products till I could grab this photo to show you just how lovely it is.
Rose buds littered the top of the packaging mixed in with paper stuffing and bubble wrap to make sure the items get to you in tip top condition. It just makes you feel they have gone the extra mile and packaged it with true love and attention.
The two items I received to review are:
Coconut Body Butter and Vanilla Lip Balm.The Coconut body butter caught my eye as I don’t remember having used coconut in this way before. The ingredient is obviously Coconut butter which is organic, fairly traded and has been cold pressed, it is said to help reduce skin inflammation and is soothing and healing to wounds and rashes. It also makes a fabulous conditioner which you can use this body butter as, as well.At room temperature the butter is in a semi solid form, while as at higher temperatures it turns into a translucent oil, the first time I used it I did what all of us intelligent people do and used way to much – a little really does go a long way with this. The oil is easily absorbed and leaves your skin feeling moisturised and soft. To me the scent of coconut is light and fresh and really quite enjoyable. It melts easily and quickly as you rub it in. I found for a while it made my dry areas of skin worse, but I think this maybe as coconut is good at removing dead skin cells and there were probably a lot of these in such areas, so it had to make it worse to make it better, as these areas are now really soft, so all I can say it’s passed the test with me. The indulgent Coconut Body Butter is available from Raw Gaia’s site and costs £11.49/The Vanilla Lip Balm comes in two different sizes 5ml or 15ml the 5 which is the one I received is great for popping in your handbag, while the 15 would be fab for around the house.The lip balm contains Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Caster Bean Oil, the balm is said to saturate your lips with moisture, while helping heal and protect them.My lips are doing nicely after using this nightly, they are soft and smooth when I went away to Paris I forgot to pack it and I came back with a dry patch which was quickly cleared up thankfully as it was also quite painful. The balm itself is soft and pliable and easily soaks into your lips leaving them feeling moisturised. 5ml of the Vanilla Lip Balm comes in at £5.99 and you can grab yours now over on the Raw Gaia website.I shall definitely be treating myself to some other things from Raw Gaia as for me they have worked wonders. Have you tried them what do you think of Raw Gaia?*PR Sample