Guest blogger: Michelle Smytheman, 35, is the managing director of Reflected Image PRoductions, a public relations and video production company on the Sunshine Coast, servicing clients throughout Australia and New Zealand. A confession though when it comes to beauty and preening, generally I am of the no or low-fuss school, and love products that achieve results even though you may not remember to use them as often as you should.
The Essential Kit Body Exfoliant $34.95; The Essential Kit Hand and Body Lotion $34.95
The Facts: The Essential Kit range, which also includes a hand and body wash, body butter and body and massage oil, features modern, natural formulas infused with the finest, skin-beneficial essential oils. The essential oil goodness transports you to a better state, weather it’s balanced, grounded and oh-so-soothed or cleansed, uplifted and ready-to-tackle anything. Made in Australia, Essential Kit features Australian botanicals, other good stuff and a raft of essential oils.
Essential kit is free from parabens, phthalates, sulphates, synthetic colours and the other usual suspects. Each modern formula is jam-packed with six or seven of the finest, skin-beneficial essential oils: Rosewood; Orange Peel; Bergamot; Clary Sage; Lavender; Mandarin Peel; Patchouli; Lemongrass; Rose Geranium; and Cedarwood Atlas.
The essential oils in Essential kit provide the natural, highly-addictive fragrances in each bottle so that no synthetic fragrances are required. Smells brilliant and is good for your mind, body and spirit. Essential kit pulls together kit’s ingredient philosophy and strong design element in this typographical design.
The Body Exfoliant is an oil-rich scrub that exfoliates and nourishes superbly with Australian sugar cane, grape seed oil and rich Kakadu Plum, Quandong and Lilly Pilly.
The Hand and Body Lotion is a light, yet hydrating, blend of shea butter and macadamia, olive and grape seed oils. It also features Kakadu Plum, Quandong and Lilly Pilly.
The Review: The Kit Body Exfoliant and Hand and Body Lotion are beautifully simple products that deliver more than you might expect.
The exfoliant uses sugar grains, rather than salt, which I think can leave your skin feeling tight and dry. The sugar grains in their oily paste are well balanced and after a quick scrub and a rinse off your skin is left feeling smooth, soft and smelling divine.
The Kit Hand and Body Lotion has the same essential ingredients and the same strong, but beautiful fragrance. It is smooth but not greasy and is absorbed super-fast leaving your skin feeling soft without the slick feel of some other moisturisers.
Stockists: Available at Kit Cosmetics stores nationally or online at http://www.kitcosmetics.com/ or phone 1800 705 800.