Alex & Aloe: Natural Skin Care
Recently I came across this brand, Alex & Aloe – and I’m glad I did! They sent me some products to try and to also review on my blog so here it is.
Founders Sarah and Marie created Alex & Aloe – an online store that sells handmade Soy Candles and Body Products that are never tested on animals and are vegan friendly.
As soon as I opened the box from Alex & Aloe some amazing scents wafted out. It’s always a good sign when you open a package and it smells amazing.
The first product I tried was the Pink Lemonade Body Butter. It’s a moisturiser that isn’t greasy or heavy but still moisturises. It smells amazing but isn’t overpowering, like some other body butter type products that I have tried. The scent lasted for hours too so that’s always nice.
This luxurious body butter comes in 6 different scents; Barber Shop, T.V.M, Pink Lemonade, Koh Samui, Summer Scents and Honeymoon.
This Summer Scents Soy Candle was the perfect size to just give a very subtle hint of scent to the room. I don’t like scents that are too strong or overpowering as I’m hyper sensitive to smells and they can sometimes give me a headache. But this was perfect and smelled divine – it actually did remind me of summer. Probably because of the coconut, lime and vanilla! These candles come in three sizes. The Candle Melt Box (15+ hours burn time); Small (60+ hours); and Large (80+ hours). Other delicious scents include Melbourne Coffee Soy Candle, Pink Lemonade Soy Candle and European Summer Soy Candle, just to name a few! Price ranges from $6 – $40 depending on size.
The Coconut Bath Soak is perfect for hydrating your skin whilst having a bath. My skin felt softer after using this in the bath. It is made with 100% coconut water powder and colloidal oatmeal which is known for it’s hydrating properties. It didn’t really have a scent – if anything it just smelled like oatmeal. It is also combined with Epsom salts which I sometimes soak in anyway, due to aching joints. But now I don’t have to do that, this is a great all in one soak.
My skin has been quite dry of late and it’s also eczema prone. I can honestly say that my skin felt softer and not as dry after using this. The bath soak retails at $19.95 and is also vegan. Smaller and larger sizes available upon request – ah yes please!
And last but not least, the coffee scrub. I have always wanted to try a coffee scrub. This is seriously one of the best exfoliants I have ever tried. It really helped to budge some tan lines from a spray tan last week! And my skin felt really smooth afterwards, obviously because it helps to remove dry, flaky skin.
On their website Alex and Aloe also mention that over time and continued use of this product, it may help to minimise the appearance of cellulite and scarring. Since I have only just started using this product I can’t comment on that aspect but it is certainly good to know. This product is 100% natural, using real ingredients like salt, sugar, freshly ground coffee beans and oils. It’s actually really hard to not try and eat this because it smells THAT good haha – note to self: do not apply before having had morning coffee!
The scrub comes in a sample size (25g) and refill sizes of 100g and 300g. Price ranges from $7.95 to $35 depending on size.
I personally loved these products because they left my skin feeling soft and hydrated and the candles smell absolutely DIVINE. I can’t wait for the day that technology allows scents to be sent via computer or smart phone because you would seriously order then and there if you could just smell how amazing they are. I love that these products are vegan too. I personally do use non-vegan products but it’s good to know that this option is available.
The different products and the different sizes and scent options that they come in, make Alex and Aloe the perfect store for you to not only pamper yourself, but to put together a pamper package as a gift for a present or to spoil someone special in your life. And with Christmas just around the corner (it is literally just 10 Sundays away – eek) then this store is certainly going to make your Christmas shopping a lot easier! But be quick because their most popular items do sell out.
My wish list
Personally my Christmas wish list (hubby this is aimed at you haha) is bigger sizes of everything I reviewed today, plus; Paradise Hand Cream; Balance – dry face exfoliant & Mask for Normal/Oily/Combination skin; Lip Scrub (I am obsessed with lip scrubs!). And ok I suppose Santa should probably get something for hubby – lucky Alex & Aloe have a mens range too!
Here’s the link to the online store – happy shopping!
Today I adore summer scents.