Health food proponents swear by at least two cups of green tea a day for better living. They talk of polyphenols and catechins, weight loss and cholesterol lowering, but there’s never a mention of sweet-smelling skin. It’s clear, they just haven’t found Beautea organic yet.
These bath and body products by Montreal-based Pure Living are formulated from tea, with L-theanine, a natural antioxidant that is said to prevent aging of the skin and tissue damage.
To be fair, there’s also a lot missing from the products. Stuff like pesticides, synthetics, parabens, propylene glycol, sulfates and other chemicals. So yeah, that’s good.
I found the Green Oolong Tea Moisturizing Body Lotion at the formerly fantastic boutique (it has since been closed) Erica Dee in Corona Del Mar, and I have been re-ordering and using it ever since.
I tried the tester as a hand lotion and found myself continually sniffing my hand as I drove down the Pacific Coast Highway, and just had to go back and get it a week later. The lotion leaves my skin nice and soft, and the scent is incredible.
I’ve since learned that there are more products in the line, like bath bubbles ($20), shower gel ($20), hand ($20) and bar soap ($10), and good things for your home like a candle ($20), room spray ($20) and linen spray ($18).
I am definitely going to be getting a few more of the products, and am really looking forward to trying the linen spray. The scent would be incredible on freshly ironed sheets…okay, so I only iron guest sheets but still… I’m glad that I can order the entire range at pureliving.ca, or at beauty.com. There isn’t a retail locations list on the web site, but you can phone their number available online, and the incredibly friendly people there will gladly tell you if a store in your area carries the products.
So while I am attracted to the skin softening property, I’ll definitely keep using the lotion for the scent as it’s one I doubt I would tire of – it features oolong green tea and exotic blossom orchid. There’s also two other scents of White Darjeeling Tea with jasmine:
and Black Ceylon Pekoe Tea with imperial rose petals:
All are equally yummy, and I love the pretty packaging, which by the way, is printed on recycled paper with vegetable based inks. I find the products to be reasonably priced and am happy that they use organic grade 100% pure essential oils, and %100 natural vegetable and botanical hydrating oils.
It’s those sorts of things that count for a lot when choosing a new skincare product out of the many mass-produced and less body and environmentally-friendly on the market one could use. All something to contemplate, perhaps over a cup of tea.
Live like you mean it,