Thursday, December 23, 2010

IN Fig+Sage

INtelligent Nutrients’ Anti-Aging Skin Care line has received many awards in various categories in Fig+Sage’s “The 2010 Best in Natural Beauty Awards.” Just a few of the categories include Best All Around Line, Best Facial Cleansers For Anti-Aging and Best Facial Oils For Dry/Aging Skin!

The following is the Fig+sage review:

It's no secret that I'm skeptical or that the increasing use of the word "organic" is partly to blame. When it comes to organic beauty there's a lot of hype in this biz and I'm sure that if you aren't already aware, soon you will realize that companies are using the word to get your attention. This can be a good and a bad thing. On one hand, products need to be labeled so we know which ones are organic - but on the other hand it has caused some companies to falsely label their products. Not everything stamped with the word "organic" means it actually is organic or that it's effective or superior. My overwhelmingly positive experience with Intelligent Nutrient's Anti-Aging Skin Care line proved to me these products live up to their claims and exceeded my expectations.

First, some background - back in June of last year, I announced that the founder of AVEDA, Horst Rechelbacher, was on the cusp of launching his very own USDA certified organic hair and skin care line. I was invited to the press event in NYC held on June 11, 2008 where Horst drank his own certified organic hair spray out of champagne glass to prove that his products are safe, non-toxic and natural. (Though I don't recommend it, I admit that I've also sipped the hair spray out of curiosity).

I've been using all four products in the line exclusively since for the past 2 months and I’m absolutely hooked! Within just two days I realized my skin looked and felt differently than it had in a very long time. Stubborn redness that wouldn't cease with any other product I owned (and man, do I own a lot of them) was quickly reduced and breakouts were eliminated (something I still struggle with in my thirties). The dryness I thought was the cause of winter continues to haunt me well into summer, yet these products provide the nourishing hydration my skin craves. For the most part, I believe products are most effective when used with others in the same line and I feel no differently with these. You'll likely see the best results when using all four products in conjunction with each other and the great part is that they're designed for EVERY skin type:

Certified Organic Anti-Aging Cleanser :: It's fresh and pure aroma makes my nose and face happy morning and night. Not a typical consistency for a facial cleanser - does not foam, nor is it a cleansing milk or lotion; it's more like a gel, though not clear in's evident that it's packed with pure botanicals contents, by the way it looks, smells and acts - not to mention it's stellar ingredient list. Since the white plastic bottle isn't see-through I can't tell how much I've used, but I've used it twice everyday for two months and it feels (from weight) like I have a good amount left, hopefully another month's worth.

Certified Organic Anti-Aging Mist :: Entirely refreshing and soothing, this perfectly preps skin for moisture. I like to spritz it on after I use blush or bronzer to eliminate the powdery look or on hot and humid days for an afternoon pick-me-up. After using twice a day, everyday for two months, I've used a little less than half of the bottle. (Glass bottle)

Certified Organic Anti-Aging Moisure :: I apply a very small amount every morning before I apply makeup and the beauty of it is that it absorbs quickly and produces a fabulous non-greasy glow. For really dry skin, use after apply the Serum. Since the plastic bottle isn't see-through I can't tell how much I've used, but I've used it twice everyday for two months and it feels (from weight) like I have a good amount left, hopefully another month's worth.

Certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum :: I love and recommend the entire line without reservation, but this is hands-down, the superstar product of the bunch! One look at the ingredients and you'll find totally natural, skin-loving ingredients like argan oil, red grape seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, black cumin seed oil and carrot seed oil. Other products use these ingredients, but most use just one or two - it's rare to find all of them in one product and another rarity is the use of black cumin seed oil, a powerful skin healer. Horst has found the perfect combination to hydrate and heal skin, heal and ward off blemishes and plump wrinkles (yes, I've noticed a reduction in mine - especially around my eye area). I use this at night all over my face (including under eyes and eyelids), neck and decollete. The smells is lovely and something I look forward to using it. After using 1-2 drops twice a day for the past 2 months, I've hardly put a dent in this bottle. I'm confident this will last me at least 6 months - a great value! (Glass bottle)

Improvements Noticed ::

+ Redness eliminated

+ Breakouts banished

+ Wrinkles reduced

+ Pores minimized

+ Perfectly hydrated

+ Glowing skin

No matter your skin type or age, these products are designed for you. Think you're too young to use "anti-aging" products? Consider this - it's easier to prevent wrinkles than to get rid of them once they happen. Like clockwork, I started to really notice wrinkles when I turned thirty. With my thirty-second birthday just a couple weeks away, you better believe I won't let these out of my grips anytime soon (or ever!). In fact, I haven't found a skin care line I love this much since last year. The Cleanser, Mist and Moisture were the only skin care products my sister used while she was in the hospital a few weeks ago for the birth of her baby girl and my mom, who is more concerned with anti-aging is using and loving the Serum.

Intelligent Nutrients is not affiliated with AVEDA. Rechelbacher founded AVEDA in 1978 and sold it to Estee Lauder two decades later. This is not an AVEDA endorsement.
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