1.27.2010

Product Reviews: Aroma Crystal


"All our aromatherapy bath and body products are made with love and 100% pure essential oils. We use herbs, earth, sea salts, flower extracts and semi-precious crystals to create our products.

Our compositions are a harmony of leading edge energetic science, ancient herbal traditions and nature's bounty. We only use 100% non-toxic, environmentally friendly non-GMO ingredients and no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. We recently reduced our overall use of plastic packaging by 40%, and all packaging is free of BPA and phthalates. We test on friends and family, not animals!

A focus on Vibrational Science helps purify and enrich the healing potential of all our products.

We work as a team to create Aroma Crystal Vibrational Therapy products at home with founder Jane Janzen, on Salt Spring Island, off the west coast of Canada."
Click HERE and HERE to learn more about Aroma Crystal!
What is Vibrational Science?
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Crystal Clear Face & Body Wash
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8 oz. for $15
Deeply Cleans face and body while promoting healthy looking skin!
Formerly named Acne Face Wash; Crystal Clear's uplifting lemongrass helps you start and end the day right. Other active ingredients include peppermint, tea tree and thyme. This gentle cleansing formula leaves no soapy residue and is perfect for all skin types. It's free of sodium lauryl sulphate so it's safe for you and the environment too! Use this versatile cleanser daily from head to toe to see great results. For best results use in combination with Morning Dew Moisturizer or Ohm depending on your moisturizing needs.
Active ingredient properties:
Lemon - Helps oily compexions, skin impurities and infections.
Lemongrass - Counters oily hair and skin and acne infections.
Tea tree - Excellent antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
Lavender - Antiseptic, excellent cleanser, effective for all skin types.
Peppermint - Refreshing skin tonic, good for skin disorders.
Cedarwood - An astringent for oily skin, acne, and dandruff.
Thyme - Antibacterial, astringent; helps keep skin clear of new acne pimples.
Rosemary - Natural astringent, helps reduce acne inflammation.

Directions for use: This gentle cleanser is perfect for all skin types including acne prone and sensitive. Use daily and for best results, use in combination with Morning Dew Moisturizer.

Contains: Aqua (Deionized water), Decyl glucoside*, Cocomide MIPA**, Glycerin*, Polysorbate 20**, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus gum (Guar gum), Xantham gum ( Corn sugar gum), Citrus limonum (Lemon), Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass), Mentha x piperita (Peppermint), Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal root), Cedarus virginian (Cedarwood), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Glacial clay.
*plant derived
**coconut derived

This is one of those gels that are essential for that morning "wake-me-up" shower!
The fresh minty scent is nice and refreshing!
It's dual purpose makes it fast and easy (wash your face AND your body with one product).



Gardener's Dream Cream
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3 oz. for $18.50
The cream for all you can dream of!
Winner of 16 National Awards of Excellence for "Best Body & Skin Care Product" and "Best Aromatherapy Product". Dream Cream alleviates dry skin, roughness, cracking and itching. It helps you to relax with a soothing massage and creates a sense of well being. This amazingly versatile cream has received countless testimonials since 1989, from clients who have experienced success with skin conditions, weird rashes, pain and circulation management. Enjoy the therapeutic aroma of active ingredients of lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, eucalyptus and arnica.
Customer testimonials include relief of:
Skin Conditions & Weird Rashes
Alternative to corticosteroid cream
Psoriasis; eczema; lupus; shingles; chemotherapy itch
Dry cracked hands; heels; knees; elbows & cuticles
Acne; cold sores
Bug bites; poison ivy
Hemorrhoids; vaginal & jock itch
Minor burns; sunburns & exposure
Pets' hot spots; cracked pads & ear problems

Pain & Pleasure Management
Fibromyalgia; sports injuries; tendonitis
Back & joint pain; stiff neck & sore shoulders
Muscular aches
Bruises; breaks and sprains, headaches
Massage; stress relief & insomnia
Removing house paints and pine sap from the skin

Circulation
Foot care & varicose veins
Anti-inflammatory
Frostbite
Raynaud's syndrome
Blocked sinuses; coughs & congestion
Active Ingredient Properties:
Lavender - Excellent skin cell regenerator; antiseptic; helps heal infections; effective aid in healing burns; minor cuts and wounds.
Peppermint - Helps relieve inflammation, indigestion, sinus and lung congestion, itching, insomnia, and shock. It can also help with lack of focus.
Rosemary - Stimulates circulation; relieves congestion and sore muscles; improves memory and confidence; helps to balance the mind and body.
Cinnamon - Helps with infections, indigestion, and congestion. Considered to be an aphrodisiac and is useful for fatigue and depression.
Eucalyptus - Helps clear congestion, infections, pimples and insect bites; increases energy.
Arnica - A natural herbal extract effective for relief of joint pains, inflammation and bruises.

Directions for use: Apply liberally to affected area as often as necessary. Store in a cool, dry place.

Contains: Aqua (Deionized water), Butrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Cetearyl alcohol**, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride**, Cera alba (Beeswax), Arnica montana (Arnica) extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Isostearic acid**, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) seed extract, Papaver somniferum (Poppy) seed oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) leaf oil, Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Michelia champaca flower (Chamaca) oil, Origanum vulgare (Wild margoram) extract, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) extract, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) extract, Hydrastis canadensis (Golden seal) root extract.
**coconut derived

This is by FAR the BEST hand cream I have EVER EVER used!!
It literally soaks into your hands like a dream (hence "dream cream").
The smell is strong of eucalyptus and mint.
I keep this in my handbag (the 3 oz. is the perfect size for this).



Morning Dew Moisturizer
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4 oz. for $21.50
Silky smooth and weightless!
Refresh and revive your skin with this light and aromatic facial moisurizer. This lotion is perfect for all skin types, especially combination, oily and sensitive and can be worn under makeup. Use daily and for best results use in combination with Crystal Clear Face & Body Wash. Active ingredients in this product include sweet orange, palmarosa, and carrot seed oil.
Active ingredient Properties:
Sweet orange - Improves the complexion.
Lavender - A skin cell regenerator; helps to reduce wrinkles and scar tissue.
Geranium - Reduces inflammation, eczema and scarring; helps to prevent the look of aging,
Palmarosa - A skin cell regenerator; balances oil production.
Carrot seed - A skin cell rejuvenator; stimulates circulation, enhances skin tone and elasticity, moisturizes, prevents the look of aging, soothes dermatitis, eczema, and rashes.
Jojoba - Lubricating and very compatible with the skin.
Poppyseed - Antioxidant, nourishing to the skin, high in vitamin E, Omega 6 fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fats.

Directions for Use: Suitable for daily use and light enough to apply under makeup. Perfect for oily, combination, and sensitive skin types.

Contains: Aqua (Deionized water), Glyceryl stearate SE*, Butrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Cera alba (Beeswax), Isostearic acid**, Behenoyl stearic acid*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower), Arnica montana (Arnica), Kojic acid***, Malic acid*, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet orange), Geranium maculatum (Geranium), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa), Citrus grandis (Grapefruit seed), Chamomilla recutita (German chamomile), Papaver somniferum (Poppyseed), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), Origanum vulgare (Wild marjoram), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Daucus carota (Carrot seed), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon leaf), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal root), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary).
*plant derived
**coconut derived
***rice derived



Morning Dew Moisturizer is definitely weightless, it hydrates but doesn't feel heavy.
It's lightweight, but not too "fluid-y."
I, personally, think this would be ideal for normal to oily skin-types!!



Ohm
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1.8 oz. for $33.30
Protects and promotes a youthfull complexion!
Nuture the goddess inside with this naturally nourishing, rich facial moisturizer. Formally named Wrinkle Quencher, Ohm acts as an effective barrier against pollutants and toxins that dry and age skin. It promotes circulation and helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and sensitive eye areas. Active ingredients in this must have product include geranium, juniper and carrot seed oil.
Active ingredient properties:
Geranium - Replenishes skin cells and helps prevent the look of aging.
Lavender - Replenishes skin cells and helps prevent the look of aging.
Palmarosa - A skin regenerator; balances oil production.
Chamomile - Soothes rashes and sensitive skin.
Juniper - A natural skin toner; revitalizing.
Carrot seed - A skin cell regenerator, stimulates circulation, enhances skin tone and elasticity, decreases dryness, reduces appearance of wrinkles, soothes dermatitis, eczema and rashes.

Directions for use: For use on all skin types and extremely dry conditions. Apply a thin layer to the face both day and night. Apply to damp skin for lighter application.

Contains: Aqua (Deionized water), Cera alba (Beeswax), Glycerin*, Butrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Vitis vinifera (Grape seed), Behenoyl stearic acid*, Salvia officinalis (Sage), Chamomilla recutita (German chamomile), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Malic acid*, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Geranium maculatum (Geranium), Papaver somniferum (Poppyseed), Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa), Chamomilla recutita (German chamomile), Daucus carota (Carrot seed), Juniperus communis (Juniper), Origanum vulgare (Wild marjoram), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal root), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis.
*plant derived







This cream feels soooo soothing on your face!
I think this cream is worth more than $33 bucks- that's a definite steal, in my opinion!
It feels like a $75 face cream, I swear... did you read the ingredients above?
I love essential oils, and I love how Aroma Crystal really puts an emphasis on using essential oils in their products.
If you're new to this line, I'd definitely try out the Ohm face cream or the Gardener's Dream Cream!


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2 comments:

wuzzyangel said...

That hand creme really looks thick & lux!! :)

And normal to oily skin.. that's me! LOL! Vibrational Therapy.. sounds kinky! LOL!

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