Seabuckthorn Rosehip Salve
Multi-purpose salves always come in handy and I've found a multitude of uses for this one since getting my hands on it. Along with organic seabuckthorn and rosehip oils, this 100% organic salve also contains organic extra virgin olive oil - infused with organic chamomile, lavender and calendula - and organic unrefined beeswax. In the tin, it has a pretty solid balm consistency, but it's not at all waxy and the warmth of your fingers easily melts it into an emollient butter that's easy to apply. It takes a couple minutes to fully sink in to the skin, but it's pretty light and not overly greasy. The salve has an orange hue from the seabuckthorn and rosehip oils, but it rubs in clear and doesn't stain or color the skin at all. It's great on dry skin and I love using it as a cuticle butter. I've also used it in place of an eye cream, and while I didn't notice it having much of an effect on my dark circles, it did a good job hydrating and depuffing the area. It also contains no essential oils so its scent comes only from the other ingredients. To me, it just smells like a good, high quality, olivey olive oil.
Moroccan Silk Neroli Sandalwood Oil
I've used straight argan oil in my hair for years, so Ann Bee's Moroccan Silk Oil, a blend of argan and macadamia oils scented with neroli and sandalwood essential oils, was one of the first products to catch my eye. In addition to the oils, it also contains cruelty-free Tussah silk, which is rich in proteins and amino acids that condition and protect hair from moisture loss, while simultaneously strengthening and repairing the hair cortex. I've never used a hair product with silk before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, and while I cant say I've noticed any results that I can attribute specifically to the silk, the oil leaves my hair feeling soft and touchable and works well to tame frizz. Depending on the day, I sometimes find the scent a little overpowering, but if you're a fan of neroli, you'll love how this smells. The sandalwood gives it a smidge of earthiness, but the predominant scent is definitely neroli.
The oil can also be used as either a face serum or body oil, though I've yet to try it on anything more than my hair.
The Bottom Line
I'm a fan! Ann Bee's Naturals' products have great ingredients and are very affordable too. Both of these ring in at under $15, and a little goes a long way, so I've barely made a dent in either one. Whether you're looking to support a smaller business or just looking for some great products to try, this is a line worth checking out!
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