I love discovering new beauty products (in case you haven't noticed!) -- I always like to dig around a bit and learn about the company - how did they start, how are they unique.....what's their story!? Some, I'll admit, are a very short read. Make a product. Pocket the profits. The end! But...there are so many that really have a great drive to give back and do good - and Teadora Beaty is one such company!
Harvested from sustainable natural & organic rainforest resources, the ingredients in Teadora's line of beauty, skin, and hair products are not only good for you, they're good for the Earth! Using fair trade sources and with a focus on carbon reduction, they also give part of their profits to help support the Brazilian rainforest through education & conservation!
Every Teadora ingredient is:
- 100% vegan
- paraben free
- no synthetic fragrances
- silicone free
- phthalate free
- sulfate free
- gluten free
- free of harsh chemicals
I recently received their Nourishing Body Polish in "Rainforest at Dusk" which is designed to leave you with "brighter, healthier, smoother skin" -- and looking at my own dry, dull skin....(thanks Winter!)....I have to say couldn't wait to try it.
The scent is really pronounced and I seem to pick up a different note every time I use it...woodsy, citrus, floral.....a little eucalyptus in there too! On the days I use it (twice a week), I don't need to wear any other body spray or fragrance - the scent of the body polish lingers.
Phew!! If I'm ever in the rainforest, I'll still know how to use this!! (Clever touch!!)
The Nourishing Body Polish has a base of Amazonian White Clay and Acai Berries with a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins and fatty & oleic acids. They also incorporate the Teadora Hydration Elixir which is a blend of 5 revitalizing oils: Babassu, Buriti, Rose Hip Seed, Brazil Nut, and Maracuja.
The grains are fine, but you will need to resist the urge to use this every day or scrub too hard - you don't over-exfoliate yourself! Teadora suggests 2-3 times a week.
You can use while in the shower for a quickie scrub or, for stronger exfoliation, you can put it on before you hop in the shower (apply right to your skin, no water) and leave it on for a couple of minutes - then hop in and rinse off.
So did it work? Did it leave my skin 'brighter...healthier....smoother...'??
(drum roll please......)
I'd say so!!!
I have to tell you, the only downside with the product I received was I wish it was bigger!! The 1.5oz tube ($10), when used twice a week, really doesn't last a long time. I would definitely suggest ordering the larger 6oz size ($34) so you won't find yourself in the shower screaming "Nooooooooooo, you can't be gone!!!!!!!" in your best soap opera actress voice!
You can follow Teadora Beauty a number of ways socially:
Keep an eye on their Twitter page! They often hold giveaways where you can win one of their products and enjoy your own little journey into the Amazon!
Not only did I really like Teadora Beauty's Nourishing Body Polish, I love how they care so much about not only the way they take from the earth, but how they can give back to it!
Disclaimer: I received the above product at no cost in order to facilitate this review. The above review is based on my own honest opinion of, and experience with this product and company. Yours may differ.