Hello everyone! I’ve been quite busy lately but thought I’d write up a quick post about a brand new to me. This is how the brand is described:
“Obiqo is a luxurious sea-inspired skincare range that combines nutrient-rich sea kelp from New Zealand’s pristine waters and the powerful anti-oxidant properties of French organic sea lavender.
Obiqo’s range of marine-derived skin care products provide a touch of luxury at an affordable price. A protected natural resource and the star of Obiqo’s unique skincare line is New Zealand sea kelp, which is harvested under license and then blended with proprietary formulations of sweet herbs, natural flora extracts, essential oils and sea lavender to provide a rich sensory experience. Obiqo products are not only great for your skin, they’re sensational for your soul. All the marine extracts used in these products are derived from sustainable sources and the methods of extraction are natural, gentle and solvent-free. The Obiqo range of unique marine facial products has been formulated for women aged 30-55 years with normal to dry skin.”
The face scrub retails for 27.99 USD but is currently on sale at the above links. It is described as having ‘natural jojoba beads gently polish away dead skin cells to reveal your complexion’s natural radiance, sweet almond oil and apricot oil massage skin, while nutrient rich sea kelp and sea lavender provide an antioxidant boost.
The scrub is in a nice squeeze tube with a clean, functional design. The product is a good consistency, not too runny or thick, and has many small granules to scrub your skin. You only need a dime-sized amount at most to scrub. It’s very effective and leaves my skin soft and smooth, with no adverse effects. There was no noticeable scent to the scrub.
The restoring night cream comes in a thicker plastic (but with a good weight to it, so it feels more luxe) jar. It retails for 38.99USD but is currently on sale for 14.99USD at the link above. I would really like to see companies package a spatula with these kind of jars but it works this way as well. It’s described as “Natural marine extracts work overtime while you sleep to help promote elasticity and rebuild firmness & essential oils of evening primrose and borage promote smoothing and softening in this restorative night cream”.
It’s a thicker cream, very solid, but a little goes a long way. I use this after my regular moisturizer at night and wake up with very soft skin. It’s important not to use too much or your skin will feel oily. I’ve experienced no adverse effects, and the hydrating cream is perfect for the abnormally cold weather that’s been around my area! It does have a slight fragrance, but it dissipates quickly.
Bottom line, Obiqo has a few quality products that are currently on sale, but you could have the opportunity to try them for free!
I will be giving away one of each product that I have reviewed today: the Gentle Face Scrub & Restoring Night Cream.
RULES: Open to continental US residents only. You must register for the Obiqo newsletter here. You must also comment on this post to let me know that you want to be entered to win, along with your email address.
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: You can increase your chance of winning by following @lavieenbeauty and retweeting this tweet.
The giveaway will end MARCH 15 2014 (March 14, midnight central time).