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, 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?

Allergies and Water

It’s been tough for me, ever since I started going to the States, I started getting allergies. I don’t know what the reason is, I guess there are more trees in my beloved MN that my poor nose is not used to than in Central Russia. And city living (NYC that is) didn’t help this situation either. Now I get about 3 allergies a year: one in spring, and 2 in the summer (in the beginning and in the end). Today my allergies got so bad, I had to cancel two ESL classes. What am I allergic to? Russia? Lol

My mother reminded me today that when I was little I always asked her, why I didn’t have any allergies, or get colds often, well, Zhenya, be careful what you wish for!

I always remember the importance of drinking water when I start feeling sick or get allergies. I guess this was carved into my brain by a nurse that I was friends with. Needless to say the nurse was American. And every time I felt sick, her first question was – Have you been drinking water?

I think dehydration is one of the scariest words in the English language. So I am on my 10th glass of water, and on my way to feeling like this

I also take meds, so don’t think that I am going all H2O on you here. But some other fun ways to deal with allergies include:

1. Hypnosis

2. Rinses (Where is Erin with her Neti Pot when I need her? lol)

3. Showering several times a day

4. Stay indoors as much as possible

5. And finally, my fav – Hire someone to do the work that exposes you to allergy causing particles.

I am all for that last one, let me figure out what I am allergic to first 😉