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Monday, May 17, 2010

Product Review: Melvita

On my last trip to San Fran, I was in the downtown shopping area and I saw a store front launch for Melvita. I immediately took a picture of it because it was my next product to review! I've never heard of this brand before, so I was really excited to find out more about it and I always find it MUCH easier to buy things at a store, where you can try the product on and don't have to deal with the hassle of returns if necessary.

Melvita is a company founded in 1983 by a French biologist, who developed their first product from bee hives. They were one of the first companies to earn the ECOCERT certificate for their organic skin care products. Their products fall under organic and natural guidelines, they do not test on animals, and their packaging is recyclable!

I was able to review the Fondant Body Balm through a sample from the company. I was taken a back from the strong apricot smell when I first open up the container. This was different for me considering I usually shy away from using scented body products like the Victoria Secret lotions or Bath and Body works lotion, I usually go for good 'ol Vaseline non scented lotion or Aveeno! But I wanted to try the Body Balm due to getting over cold weather skin and transitioning into summer ready skin show ;)

This body balm was really moisturizing. It contains cocoa, shea butter, safflower and sunflower oils combined with thyme honey and stevia leaf to give comfort and moisture to the skin. It was a thick creme that went on smoothly on my skin. It definitely provided good moisture throughout the day and it didn't have a strong scent on as when I opened up the container immediately. The downfall of this product as with other balms, is that its not in a easy dispense container, you just open it up, scoop up as much as you need and use the product. Considering the thickness, I don't know if any balms out there are in those squirt dispensing containers. I would DEF recommend this product because it does a great job at moisturizing and a bonus is that its organic!

**UPDATE: Melvita has already opened up their first store in S.F. on April 28th :)


Leah said...

Anything organic is worth a try for me... thanks for the review. xoxo

Fashion Court said...

i agree with leah! i love organic products - this sounds awesome :o) thanks for the review!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, the ingredients sound phenomenal; I really want to try this out. Great review!! :)

Kristin said...

I'm always on the lookout for new organic products!

andbythewei said...

Your post makes me feel cheap. Because I use body lotion on my face :S

J said...

haha theres nothing wrong with using body lotion on your face! whatever works for your skin type is all good, better than you can use any type of products!