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Product Review: Silkka Garden Apothecary Blossom Hydration Mist and Grapefruit + Mint Cleansing Balm

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Blossom Hydration Mist

Ingredients: Michelia champaca (Magnolia) floral water, Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile) floral water, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) leaf juice and Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.

This mist smells like a beautiful floral paradise. That makes sense once you look at the ingredients! Magnolia and chamomile floral waters make up the bulk of the ingredients. Aloe vera and chamomile assist with hydration as well as having soothing, cooling properties. I haven’t seen Magnolia used often in eco beauty but it does have an “ability to relax and rejuvenate the spirit.” The timing couldn’t be better for me to receive these products from the lovely and sweet Liisa Allen, founder and creator of Silkka Garden Apothecary’s products. It’s winter time and my skin has badly needed hydration this season. I’m usually one of those shiny, oily gals but this winter my skin really dried out, and started flaking and peeling. Not pretty! Thankfully the Blossom Hydration Mist and the Grapefruit + Mint Cleansing Balm did a one two punch on my dryness and knocked them out. The way I like to use this mist is to spray it on my face before putting on my primer and makeup for the day. It works so well at keeping my skin from getting too dried out. If I feel I need an extra boost of moisture throughout the day I bring out a tiny spray bottle I’ve transferred it into and spritz myself at work. I also spray it on my hair when I want to smell really pretty. Besides keeping my skin wonderfully hydrated, on days when I was fighting an allergic skin reaction it also helped calm my skin down. What can I say? This mist is pretty awesome. I would definitely repurchase this.

Cost: $15.00 CAD, 60 ml / 2 oz
Available at: Silkka Garden Apothecary
Rating: 5/5


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Grapefruit + Mint Cleansing Balm

Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Camellia sinensis (seed) oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Mango (Mangifera indica) butter, non-GMO Glycine (soy butter) soja, Cera alba (beeswax) and essential oils of Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) and Mentha arvensis (Peppermint).

I haven’t had good experiences in the past with cleansing balms, so I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to this one. But I’m happy to report that my skin loved it! I also tested this balm on my body and it’s an overall great product to use. The balm is slightly grainy when you first take it out of the pot but melts easily onto the skin when warmed up by your body heat. It feels velvety and luxurious going on as a moisturizer. Plus it smells nice! The smell is lovely and subtle. I love multi-use products, especially when they are of good quality like this one. Not only do multi-use products save shelf space but also time and money. You don’t have to go out and buy two or three different things when this little baby can do it all. It worked really well for me as a cleanser, a body balm, and a moisturizing treatment mask. Without Silkka Garden Apothecary’s mist and this balm I would’ve had alligator skin this whole winter. I’m going to repurchase this as soon as I run out of it!

Cost: $ 17.00 CAD, 50 ml / 1.6 oz
Available at: Silkka Garden Apothecary
Rating: 5/5

My thanks to Liisa Allen of Silkka Garden Apothecary for the beautiful products. Stay tuned tomorrow for my interview with Liisa Allen!

Have you ever tried Silkka Garden Apothecary?

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Author: Hazel

Unrepentant blogger of eco beauty, fashion and info living in Toronto, Canada. Blogging and reviews about eco-friendly organic brands, beauty, fashion, cosmetics, skincare, haircare, body care, DIY recipes, home, wellness, and lifestyle products that are available in Canada.

4 thoughts on “Product Review: Silkka Garden Apothecary Blossom Hydration Mist and Grapefruit + Mint Cleansing Balm

  1. Nice! I don’t use face cleansing balm too much but like the idea of grapefruit and mint scents in this one!x

  2. I’d love to try Silkka Gardens! Their products look gorgeous.

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