Aixallia Skincare Review

“This post was sponsored by Aixallia as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

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Taking care of my skin in the summer has never been easy. Between my regular trips to the beach, sailing and hanging out on the town, I can never seem to achieve a lifestyle balance, and end up using a wide plethora of products aiming to tame one skin condition or other (seriously everything from wrinkles to acne to sun damage, throw in some stress rash and you have, well, my skin).

But maybe there is hope for a lost cause like me! I was recently introduced to a French brand Aixallia, which was founded in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur of Southern France. Aixallia combines a unique proprietary ultra-pure water with Mediterranean botanicals to produce fresh and rich products that help cleanse and hydrate, it is formulated with locally harvested, organic French Mediterranean botanicals, and is ECOCERT French organic certified.

I got to try out the initial line of Aixallia products, which includes:

  • Rose and Argan Revitalizing Eye Cream $45 for 0.5 oz (shea butter, organ oil, rose water, apricot kernel oil) 
  • Green Tea Protective Day Cream $48 for 1.7 oz (olive oil, vitamin E, rose water, green tea) 
  • Lavender Soothing Night Cream $52 for 1.7 oz (lavender water, sea heather) 
  • Olive and Rose Hydrating Hand Cream $20 for 1.7 oz (olive oil, shea butter, beeswax, floral rose) 
  • Rose and Almond Hydrating Body Lotion $28 for 6.8 oz (amino acids, Vitamins A, D, E, K, almond oil, Provencal honey, floral rose water)
  • Five Plants Emulsifying Make-Up Remover $28 for 5.1 oz ( floral cornflower water, plant extracts, mallow extract, red vine and blueberry organic floral waters) 
  • Coconut and Calendula Exfoliating Shower Gel $16 for 6.8 oz (fine coconut powder, calendula extracts)

The greatest thing about Aixallia products was how easily I could incorporate them into my daily routine. From moisturizing to cleansing, to removing makeup I got all the bases covered, with an exception of a face wash. I love the slightly scented products, I strongly believe in the power of fragrance, and how it can affect one’s daily mood. So far it’s only been positive with Aixallia.

Aixallia day, night and eye creams are conveniently equipped with pumps, making it so much easier to dispense and eliminate the unnecessary contact between the product and air. When we had a dog, I always used to find its hair in my skincare creams, and even before that twist off lids were one of my biggest pet peeves.

The hand cream has quickly occupied a permanent spot in my makeup bag and gets transferred from purse to purse. I try not to leave my house without it at all. Bonus perk – it can also be used as a foot cream! I am all about multi-purpose products this season!

And finally, the exfoliating shower gel is perfect for the summer, especially after long days at the beach. The extra coconut powder particles really help get all the impurities out and smooth the skin to prepare it for all the intended and unintended tanning.

Aixallia is proud to support charitywater.org, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, by donating 1% of net product sales revenue.

If you would like to try out some of the Aixallia products make sure to use code Blog20 to get 20% off of your online order! Just a little bonus something for you for following me and my blog!

What kind of skincare do you use in the summer?

New in my Makeup Bag: Boots Beauty Products

I have recently started using a few Boots beauty products! I am sure you’ve heard of Boots, they are a number one U.K beauty brand (est. 1935!) and are available at Target stores throughout the US. I have tried their loose powder before, and was extremely pleased. Plus all the products are hypo-allergenic and dermatologically tested, making them suitable for my super-sensitive skin. That’s why when this review chance came around, I knew I couldn’t resist.

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The products I received included:

Boots No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in Brown – includes a unique wax combination for smooth application. It’s a great eyebrow pencil. I especially like the brush on the opposite end. I kind of wish it came with a sharpener too, I am on a search for one, so if you have a favorite sharpener for eyeliners, brow pencils, please let me know! For $6.99 it’s an acceptable brow pencil that will last you for a long time.

No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry/Very Dry skin – with the polar vortex making it’s way through Minnesota, I need as much moisturizer as I can get. I actually took this cream with me to New York, and used it both day and night. I love it. It’s supposed to help you reveal more healthy, radiant looking skin in 14 days. An SPF of 15, is also a great factor to consider. And while I wish the SPF factor was higher, this will do. The cream contains a unique blend of Vitamins E and C, as well as minerals, and for $13.99 it’s definitely worth the buck!

Boots Botanics Rebalance Rehydrating Body Butter – this is a product I am yet to try, but it’s time is coming soon! It’s free of parabens, mineral oils, waxes, SLS and SLES. Not tested on animals. Plus the packaging is made out of recycled materials. When I saw Shea butter, Coconut oil and Cocoa butter on the ingredients list, I knew this product and I were a match made in PR heaven!

Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Face Wipes – have become my saving grace! There are days when I am lazy, really lazy, like I don’t want to brush my teeth lazy! I talked to a few of my blogger friends, and turns out I am not the only one with the problem. Of course I’ve been trying hard to wash my face every night, but when I fail – these wipes are there to save the night!  They are also targeted to brighten skin, and are enriched with unique plant extracts and can remove even waterproof makeup.

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick – I wouldn’t be me, if I didn’t want another lipstick. My lipstick came in Raspberry and is a perfect shade for the winter! It is bold and makes you stand out, just how I like it. This lipstick is also enriched with vitamins, making my lips feeling smooth. It reminded me of Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick! Great texture, great color.

Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner – is a toner that I can’t wait to try, but it promises to gently cleanse, revitalize and nourish! I am a firm believer in toners! So once I use up my Clinique toner, it’s going to be this baby’s turn.

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Have you tried any of the Boots Skincare or Makeup? What did you think?

Have a great Wednesday and I will see you tomorrow for Thrift Style Thursday!

Zhenya

Disclosure: The products shown in this post were provided in exchange for my honest review. I am though taking a part in the Project Use Up though and not buying any new makeup/skincare for a year!

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