Since going on the Deep Cleansing Juice Detox Retreat last month I’ve been focussing more on what I eat and put into my body. Getting healthy can sometimes be a long struggle especially when you can’t pin point what your allergies and intolerances are. So for now I need to be more mindful about eating and caring for both my self and my body which of course incorporates skincare too. With the skin being the body’s largest organ it’s a wonder how much we take it for granted? Investing in your skin boosts your overall physical and emotional health and I love the idea of being able to use all plant, natural products to do this.
I was recently introduced to mother and daughter team, Claire and Victoire Soffieti, who are the lovely founders of Terra Botanica. Claire and Victoire are both passionate about all things botanical and using 100% natural and organic skincare products and so I was thrilled to get a chance to try out some of their range.
Terra Botanica sources only the purest and most authentic products and currently stocks the fantastic brand, Lena Losciale, which was developed in Stockholm, Sweden. Lena Losciale and her team are experts, world-wide renowned botanists and natural skin care therapists. Their products are environmentally and eco- friendly, 100% free of parabens, silicones and mineral oils and are not tested on animals. Their simple motto is “Botany For All”.
Since I met with Claire, Terra Botanica has introduced a number of new products which I’m excited to try. There’s an amazing sounding Rasul Clay Mask for exfoliation, Rosehip Powder Supplement to increase energy and lubricate all joints as well as helping to reduce swelling and pain, a Geranium Hydrosol which helps with cell renewal and stimulates blood circulation in the skin and much more. Plus a mineral make-up range on the way too, yes please!
Terra Botanica will be holding a POP-UP on Friday the 1st of June from 10am till 5pm at 5A Spilhaus Avenue in Constantia.
They will be doing demonstrations on how to use their plant oils and hydrosols and showcasing their new natural supplements. They are also bringing in a few plant butters and new masques and you’ll be able to see and experience the full range. Keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook page for more info on the pop-up. Hopefully I’ll see you there!
These are the products that I’ve tried so far: Cleansing Sunflower Oil, Pumpkin Oil, Bay Leaf Hydrosol and their Pro & Prebiotics. What I’ve learnt is that the various plant oils nourish the skin and hydrate it, however oil can’t penetrate the dermis without a water carrier. Especially if it’s dry and so this is where the plant hydrosol (water infusion) comes in. Using the pipette, drop a couple of drops of oil into your palm. Add about two spritzes of your chosen hydrosol and gentle massage the water and oil mixture into the skin. Less is more and your skin will be delicately nourished, hydrated and feel wonderful.
The products really do feel amazing on my skin and I love the ritual that’s involved. Taking a bit of time to apply these morning and evening and caring for my skin has been a treat.
Disclosure: Terra Botanica provided me with three products free of charge however all opinions expressed are solely my own.
All photography: Lana Kenney ©