You know, ever since I hit my mid twenties, anti-aging has always been on my mind. Who doesn’t want youthful, smooth and radiant-looking skin? Which explains why I’m ecstatic to learn about The Body Shop’s latest organic range – Nutriganics™ and how it can help me achieve great skin.
Nutriganics™ is a new range of organic products which have been certified by Ecocert that targets a common issue which most of us, women are concerned about – Anti-aging. You may check out the entire range over at their website here, most of the products are part of ELLE’s Beauty IT List 2011. They have the full works from the cleanser to the masks.
What really caught my eye in this range is the Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth; a pre-serum that makes use of the scientifically advanced plant stem cell technology which has been proven to enhance surface skin renewal for smoother, fresher and healthier looking skin.
It has extract of beech bud which contains a rich concentrate of minerals, enzymes, trace elements and vitamins. Another interesting fact is that it also contains Community Fair Trade organic babassu oil from the COPPAlJ co-operative in Maranhão, Brazil. The Body Shop is known for its fair trade programs which has helped to empower the women of this collective by turning the traditionally female occupation of shelling and pressing babassu nuts into a key source of income.
Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth contains 99% natural origin ingredients and 20% organic certified ingredients with no parabens or silicon. This is good news for those who have sensitive skin or a preference for organic products.
What’s truly unique about this product would be how easy it is to incorporate it into your current skincare regime. It does not matter what is your skin type or existing skincare regime, whether you are 26 or 66 years old. Just simply use it prior to your usual serum or moisturizer. This is one versatile product which you should always keep by your side as a weapon to combat against aging.
I have combination skin- oily T-zone and dry-normal skin. By mid day, my T-zone tends to get more oily whereas the cheeks could be dry due to the air-conditioning of my office or car since I’m always on the go too. My skin concerns are on combating signs of aging such as wrinkles and pigmentation as well as keeping my skin hydrated.
So I’m really excited to incorporate this pre-serum into my current skincare regime. To use Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth, you could either drip a few drops and mix it with your moisturizer to enhance the hydration. Or simply drip 2-3 drops and massage it onto your skin before proceeding with your usual serum or moisturizer. I prefer the latter because I get to warm the product up with my palms before giving my face a mini facial massage.
This pre-serum has a light, refreshing scent and is quickly absorbed by the skin. I was glad to find no uncomfortable residue left after application and this was important because I still had the serum and moisturizer to apply next. I like how it keeps my skin pumped and hydrated while I sleep through the night in an air-conditioned bedroom.
You can find Nutriganics™ Drops of Youth (30ml) retailing for S$58.90 at all The Body Shop stores. It may seem like a small bottle but you only need a few drops each time. So a little really goes a long way. This is definitely worth checking out.