Have you ever noticed when someone tries a skincare product they usually rub it on the back of their hand and then smell it? It’s almost an automatic gesture. We’ve all been there and we’ve all done it. You take a big inhale and it can go one of 3 ways.
- Your eyes roll back in your head in aromatherapeutic ecstasy!
- You make that “smell sour milk face”.
- You shrug at the smell of absolutely nothing!
When it comes to fragrance, the use of synthetic fragrance has been known to cause the “smell sour milk face”. You just know that whatever they used is going to cause someone to breakout. Then there are the brands that remove all fragrance from their products in order to tout that they are a totally fragrance free product line. Kudos to them! Although, it’s not nearly as fun, but hats off, the reactive skin types in the world love you to pieces!
Then there’s aromatherapeutic ecstasy! That’s legit my favorite kind! Which is why I was so excited to learn about ZAQ’s line new of Organic Skincare. ZAQ is best known for their aromatherapy diffusers and line of Pure Essential Oils. These precious therapeutic pure essential oils are not only incredibly effective on the body and mind – they have the most amazing fragrance! Natural fragrance, not fake or a gross synthetic smell. These truly give you a euphoric feeling.
Having been known for some of the highest quality essential oils, ZAQ decided to put their oils to work. They added them to a petite line of organic aromatherapy skincare. This line is ideal for all skin types and is the perfect option for clients who want an organic, pure, herbal and botanical line of products.
I asked ZAQ to send me some products to try, they sent the entire line. The first product that I noticed was the:
Organic Redefining Brightening Peel Pineapple – Papaya
This peel will illuminate and energize dull, uneven skin with tropical enzymes. It lifts impurities, refines pores and brightens the skin giving a smooth healthy glow using the active Ingredients Pineapple Fruit Extract, Papaya Leaf Extract, Witch Hazel Extract.
PINEAPPLE! I LOVE PINEAPPLE! I opened that product with the same haste as an 8 year old tearing open a Christmas gift. I held it up to my nose and and took a deep breath and felt like I was floating on a cloud. This peel smells amazing! LIKE YOU WANT TO EAT IT, AMAZING! Now, don’t let the “organic aromatherapy” label fool you, this peel apparently has a little bit of a kick to it.
“Due to its stimulating properties, this peel may cause a slight redness and/or warming sensation”
Alright now ZAQ! Thanks for making organic skincare effective too!
There were 2 other products that caught my attention. Mostly because when it comes to organic skincare, you don’t expect to see products that sound scientific. But ZAQ is helping to raise the bar on what we’re going to expect from an organic skincare brand. ZAQ has a masque and eye serum that need to be on everyone’s list of things to try!
ORGANIC INFUSION COLLAGEN GEL MASQUE – ALOE + HYALURONIC ACID + NIACINAMIDE
Increase hydration and diminish fine lines with this replenishing gel masque. Provide soothing, healing and anti-aging benefits. Active Ingredients of Aloe Leaf Gel, Rose Distillate, and Hyaluronic Acid.
When you read the description you can almost feel your crow’s feet being plumped up by all of the juicy aloe and hyaluronic acid! But what the hell is Niacinamide? Good question….
Niacinamide, according to Paula’s Choice is “Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface.”
Um, yes please! Didn’t expect that from an organic line did you?
The other product that caught my eye – pun very much intended – is their eye gel.
ORGANIC REFRESH EYE CARE – CUCUMBER + PLANT PEPTIDES
Refresh and revitalize tired eyes with this energizing eye gel. Smooth, plump and rebuild delicate eye tissue. Active Ingredients: Cucumber Distillate, Plant Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract.
Whenever I hear the word peptides, I just feel my skin becoming more firm! I mean, don’t you? I just know that those little suckers are going in there and helping all of my cells function at their optimal levels so I can look my absolute best! The cooling and soothing aloe based gel that’s infused with cucumber just screams “no more bags”!
We are so excited to try this line and get to know it! Jenni, who is our resident ingredient junkie, is using the entire line. She also fell in love with the aromas and wanted to experience the whole line for herself. If you have any questions you can email her and ask! ZAQ products and diffusers are available to wholesale and would make a great addition to any spa or retail store.
Thank you to ZAQ for sponsoring this article.
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