12.20.2009

Zosimos Botanicals Review/Swatches



About:

"At Zosimos Botanicals, we handcraft our own line of mineral makeup and natural skincare in our 100% wind-powered workshop. As a green business, our products are handcrafted in small batches using gentle plant-based raw materials, including pure plant oils, natural waxes, herbs, extracts, floral waters and essential oils. No animal testing is performed, nor do we resort to synthetic chemicals such as parabens or other toxins.* Many people prefer our handcrafted natural products for their beauty and health benefits.

* none of our recipes contain any petroleum products, talc, nanoparticles, lanolin, magnesium stearate, heavy metals, sodium laureth or lauryl sulfide, mineral oil or bismuth oxychloride. Also, no synthetic Fragrance Oils or FD&C colorants!!"




Soy Candle
Simply Lavender
$10
The single note of classic relaxing lavender. A great meditation candle. We use all natural vegetable wax coated wick, specially engineered for soy wax candles. Hand poured. Vegan.

Ingredients: Glycine Soja (Soybean) wax; Pigment; Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) essential oil.

Packaging: 4 oz. seamless tin with lid.


I love the smell of Lavender.
It's so soothing, and this candle is really nice for a room or bathroom.
I light it a little before bedtime and it relaxes me :)



Lime Foaming Face Wash
Trial Size
$8
Lime Foaming Face Wash for normal to oily skin in a generous Trial Size. This fluffy lather that leaves your face soft and clean, controlling oil without drying out the complexion. Fresh citrus scent appeals to both sexes, making this wonderful for guest bathrooms as well as your own.

Ingredients: Saponified Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil; Saponified Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil; Saponified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Vegetable Gum/Glycerine (Organic Guar Gum) Extract; Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera); Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract; Organic Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea); Organic Cymbopogon (Lemon Grass) Essential Oil; Organic Citrus Aurenifolia (Lime) Essential Oil; Polyglucose; Potassium Sorbate.

Packaging: 75 ml clear pump bottle with white foam top.



Earthtone Lipstick
$18
Earthtone is a light shimmery tan with warm undertones. Perfect autumn shade to complement any palette. Great for under sheer gloss. Vegan.
Ingredients: Organic Castor Oil; Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter; Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil; Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax; Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil; Hydrogenated Castor Oil; Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil; Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter; Organic Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil; Mica.
Packaging: Round plastic lipstick holder. Matte silver body & cap with glossy silver ring.

ECO-NOTE: Empty Lipstick case can be returned for discounted refill in same shade.



White Hilite Eye Shadow Stick
$16
Make your eyes luminous with our White Hilite eye shadow stick! Easily become a makeup artist with this jumbo size eye crayon. Reformulated to remove the Titanium Dioxide.
Ingredients: Organic Simmondia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Organic Castor Oil; Castor Wax; Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax; Mica; Kaolin; Zinc Oxide; Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil; Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin.

Keep in mind that this product applies very sheer, however I really like it on days where I need that "pick-me-up."



Moss Eye Pencil
$11
Lustrous Dark Teal with black undertone
Ingredients: Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Organic Castor Oil; Organic Beeswax; Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax; Mica; Iron Oxides; Kaolin; Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin.
This is my favorite out of the bunch!!
Look at that color!!!
It is SOO beautiful.
It applies so smoothly and pigmented!!
The only downside I can think of is that it's a little difficult to sharpen.




4 comments:

lindah said...

zomg the green liner! :) It's gorgeoussss <3

wuzzyangel said...

Green liner is LOVE! And that foaming facewash reminds me of the COSMEDICINE one you got me hooked on! ;)

Bec229 said...

I first tried Zosimos Botanicals - the Primer Prep in March of 2010 - and liked it. Unfortunately, my second purchase in October of 2010 wasn't quite as successful. I first called ahead to find a darker shade, and was advised on the color. After I bought it and it was delivered to my home, I found it was a lighter shade instead (and now too light for me to use).

And worse yet, I found the October primer preps to burn and itch my skin!

When I contacted the company, I was told that no one there would have given me such color advise, becaue they all know better. (Apparently not!) I was also told that the formula hadn't changed between March and October. Yet, my skin still had a negative reaction to the most recent purchase only.

I also tried two of the bug sprays over the summer. I didn't find either of them to be very effective.

My search for the perfect cosmetics continues.

mb said...

i really want to try the white shadow stick... so pretty!

i love their blush, here's a review i wrote on it:
http://purehealthymakeup.blogspot.com/2011/06/zosimos-botanicals-blush-in-peach.html