The Exotic and Intoxicating FEZ Perfume Oil from Kahina Giving Beauty

My favorite Fall fragrances feature warm spicy notes that complement this rather sensory season. Just as a chill settles in the air, Kahina Giving Beauty unleashes their long-awaited FEZ Perfume Oil*, the fragrance equivalent of a hot cup of tea. This ethereal blend first made its debut when infused into Kahina’s beloved Body Serum, and then soon made a second appearance in their Hand and Body Balm. True story, I used to carry around a small vial of the body oil in my purse to refresh its fragrance throughout the day. A perfume release was expected and I am so pleased that it has finally made its debut.

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Kahina Giving Beauty Soaps for Your Face Down to Your Toes

Kahina Giving Beauty unleashes two new soaps that are meant to cleanse from head-to-toe. With a slew of organic and natural ingredients, including Kahina’s own ‘liquid gold’ (argan oil), these beautifying soaps deliver nutrients as you scrub away, while never stripping your skin of moisture. These lush bars are deliciously rich, utterly decadent, and worth their weight in ‘gold’. 

But first the packaging…

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Each soap comes carefully wrapped in heavy paper with a Moroccan tile inspired design by designer Amira Marion of Archive New YorkI dare you to tear them open… I just dare you.

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Lemongrass and Nettle

The Lemongrass and Nettle Soap* has a vibrant citrus scent that awakens the senses. It contains antioxidant-rich argan oil, along with olive and shea oils to nurture and replenish the skin. Lemongrass contains anti-bacterial properties, as nettle soothes the skin as it gently exfoliates. Great for any skin type and additionally beneficial for acne-prone skin.

Goat Milk and Honey

The Goat Milk and Honey soap* is perfect for sensitive skin types. It contains the same base of argan, olive and shea oils, in combination with goat milk and honey. If you might have heard, I’m a bit gaga over honey. Honey soothes a multitude of skin disruptions with highly effective antiseptic, soothing, and clarifying properties. Goat milk softens and soothes the skin.

Each soap is $18

available at kahinagivingbeauty.com, thedetoxmarket.com

Also available is a trio of soaps, including Rosemary Lavender for $54. A perfect set to give a loved one this Holiday Season. (here)

*sample

Kahina Giving Beauty FEZ Body Serum

The FEZ Body Serum* from Kahina Giving Beauty is a concentrated body moisturizing oil to soothe, replenish, and improve skin’s overall texture. Gaining its name the sacred Imperial City of Morocco, Fez contains a complex blend of steam distilled essential oils inspired by the soul of the city.

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The Fez Body Serum contains high concentrations of Kahina’s very own natural and organic Argan Oil, along with watermelon, sunflower, olive and coconut oils. This thoughtfully executed formula cures the driest of skin and is the perfect companion for cold weather skin. Applied to damp skin, after bathing, the Fez serum absorbs quickly without a greasy residue. Skin is immediately softened, plumped and any uncomfortable, red and itchy skin is soothed.

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While skin is renewed as are your senses, as a warm and grounding scent calms the nerves and lifts the spirit. The fragrance of rose and orange are layered above patchouli, ylang ylang, cumin and clove. Fez provides a sensory experience that soothes the mind, body and soul. I’ve collected some in a small vial that travels with me everywhere, as I reapply it to my pulse points throughout the day. The Fez Serum is contains an exquisite combination of ingredients that have me absolutely smitten.

Full Ingredients list:

argania spinosa (argan) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocos nucifera (coconut) nut oil, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower oil, citrus bergamia (bergamot) peel oil, citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) peel oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf/flower oil, backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle) leaf oil, santalum spicatum (sandalwood) wood oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) bud oil, cuminum cyminum (cumin) seed oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil, vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root oil, bisabolol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, phenethyl alcohol
*Ingredient from Organic Farming

Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Serum $98 

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*Disclosure – This posts contains samples sent to My Lucite Dreams for consideration. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and based on my personal experience. All links in post are there strictly available for your convenience.

Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask

When Kahina Giving Beauty sent over a sample of their Antioxidant Mask for me to try, I’ll admit that I was already a big fan of the mask. I had received a generous sample of the product along with a purchase I made in early November. So when this mask arrived on my doorstep I was thrilled to say the least.

The Antioxidant Mask contains Kahina’s high quality organic Argan Oil along with rhassoul clay and extracts of pomegranate and acai. The combination of ingredients “detoxify by drawing out impurities at the deepest level, replacing them with trace minerals. Stimulate collagen production and improve skin strength and elasticity. Deliver potent antioxidants to fight free radical damage and reduce signs of aging. Gently exfoliates while leaving skin toned, smoother and more supple.”

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The Antioxidant mask comes in Kahina’s signature violet glass packaging (an important element in helping to preserve the all-natural and organic ingredients). The multitasking mask works in minutes to instantly smooth, detoxify and soften the skin. Applied to pre-moistened skin, the mask is left on for a duration of 7-10 minutes. The mask does not harden and remains moist on the skin. The way in which you remove it, by gently buffing it away with dampened fingertips is one of my favorite elements of this mask. You can continue to remove the mask with water then apply your skin care. I actually sometimes choose to buff it away and then leave it on because my skin feels so comfortably moisturized.

The Antioxidant mask has the most delightful scent of natural botanicals and mint. The eucalyptus and mint ingredients gently provide the mask with a refreshing and rejuvenating feel that instantly perks up the complexion. The mask applies clear and because of this I found myself using much more than necessary at first. I have discovered only a small amount is necessary to be effective, about 1/4 teaspoon is sufficient.

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The mask is a great multitasker with quick and easy results. Unlike other cleansing clay masks, Kahina’s Antioxidant Mask is not dying but quite the opposite, in fact it’s incredibly moisturizing. The mask contains small granules that effectively exfoliate the skin in the gentlest way as you remove it. After use, my skin feels cleansed, smoothed, plumped and intensly hydrated. Visually my skin looks glowing and more radiant. I use this mask 2-3 times a week and before an event. I know I can count on it for an instant boost.

The Antioxidant Mask is another exceptional product from the Kahina Line of skin care. The mask is a perfect fit for my skin and the results are clear. I will be replenishing my stock once I run out and I highly recommend it to any skin type. Those with sensitive skin might want to try before they buy because of the of eucalyptus and mint ingredients.

Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask $62 (here)

Have you tried anything from Kahina? What is your favorite clay mask?

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) provided by PR for my consideration of review. I am never provided with compensation for my reviews. All opinions expressed are my own and presented honestly and true to my own personal experience.

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil

You might have seen some mentions of Kahina’s Argan Oil over the past month on My Lucite Dreams. I have been anxious to share with you my thoughts on this little bottle of “liquid gold”. This 100% organic argan oil has been a savior to my skin this winter. Before my review I just want to mention a few words about Kahina, argan oil, and the superior quality of their products.

What is argan oil?

Argan oil has been used for centuries by the indigenous woman of Morocco to protect their skin from the harsh desert conditions. Sourced from the nuts and antioxidant-rich byproducts of the argan tree, “argan oil is composed of a high percentage of vitamin E (more than twice as much as olive oil). The remainder of the oil is made up of 80% fatty acids, including hard to obtain Omega 6 and Omega 9 acids.”

Argan Oil can be used in a variety of ways to moisturize and treat skin conditions head to toe. The high levels of antioxidants and vitamin E help to protect skin from environmental factors, minimize fine lines, restore elasticity, improve skin tone and sooth skin irritations.

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Kahina Giving Beauty:

Founder and CEO Katherine L’Heureux plays an active role in sourcing the nuts to be used in production of the oil. By being physically present regularly in the harvesting and production processes, Katherine ensures only top quality oil. By using nuts only with the pulp intact, Kahina produces a higher quality oil than lesser grade oils that use “goat nuts” in their production.

Kahina Giving Beauty consciously works to improve the lives of the Berber woman of Morocco who do the hard work of extracting the oil from the nut. Kahina actively supports the Berber woman by ensuring fair wages, ethical treatment and by providing the women and their communities with funding and donations.

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The argan oil is housed in violet glass packaging to preserve the integrity of the nutrients and antioxidants of the oil. A glass dropper dispenses the oil, keeping the bottle free on any contamination, as well as allowing you more control of how much you use. You will be amazed at how much just one drop will do. To me, the oil has a light scent slightly reminiscent of olive oil.

Kahina’s Argan oil can be used in a number of ways on the face, hair and body. I find it extremely versatile and beneficial at a variety of tasks. I continue to find uses for this little miracle oil even after a months passing. Here is a list of some ways I use it:

  • As a facial moisturizer.
  • Applied as a body oil, concentrating on areas that require a little more attention (three days to buttery smooth elbows!).
  • To moisturize hands and cuticles.
  • On hair to relieve frizz and add shine. I apply it to damp hair starting at the ends, working my way up. I also will use it after styling and to smooth fly-aways. It makes hair healthier and sleeker without weighing it down.
  • At night to moisturize my eye lashes and brows.
  • Mixed into my foundation to add some extra moisture and to allow better application, as suggested by Kahina PR. I absolutely love to use the oil this way.
  • Added to powder makeup to create cream products and to create a glow.

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Kahina’s Argan oil has been nothing short of a miracle to my dry skin. I use it everyday after cleansing, with or without moisturizer. Just two drops is sufficient enough to moisturize the entire face and neck. With a pressing motion I place the oil onto my skin. It absorbs incredibly fast, imparting a glowing complexion (not greasy in any sense). My skin is intensely moisturized and any dehydration lines disappear giving me a overall more youthful appearance. In a matter of days, that dry and uncomfortable skin has gone away, along with some bumps along my jawline.

Kahina’s Argan Oil has found a place amidst my very short list of absolute must-haves. I highly recommend this oil to anyone and not just to those with dry skin. However, dry-skinned girls rejoice!

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil comes in two sizes.

30ML – $36 – 100ML – $82

Get 15% off both sizes (argan oil only) when you use the code LUCITE15 from now til February 26th at kahina-givingbeauty.com

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) provided by pr for consideration of review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

 

Dreamy Picks January 2013

With pleasure, I bid January farewell. It’s long, cold nights are not something I will miss and I welcome the approaching warmer months. I have been introduced to some lovely products these past couple of weeks. Two samples have even found their way into my favorites post, both of which I will be purchasing full-sized versions of – a rarity if I do say so myself. Yay for samples!

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Burberry Light Glow Blush in No.04 Peony – This blush has seen lots of wear this past month. The sheer color is perfect for an everyday subtle look. Peony is a gorgeous blue-based pink. (review)

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil – This organic Argan Oil has been a savior to my skin. I apply it to my skin in evenings and mix it into my foundation. No complaints about dry skin since incorporating this beauty into my routine. (product website)

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #8 – Of course I had to include the new YSL lipstick in my favorites this month. Loving this pale-pink shade for every day. (review)

Becca Shimmering Perfector in Opal – I received this sample along with a Becca purchase I made in December. I mix a bit into my foundation for a natural-glowing finish. I am quite in love with the results and will definitely be picking up a full-sized.

W3LL People Universalist 2 – Another sample, this one I received in a monthly subscription beauty box. This highlighter has replaced my previous favorites. I apply it to the inner corner of my eyes, brow bones, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow. The look is naturally luminous.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink – This liner is long-lasting, always soft, and a dream to use. One of my go-tos for created a winged eyeliner look. Also great for beginners or for those with a shaky hand.

Japonesque HD Dual Sided Brush #110 – I love this brush for applying foundation. One side has natural bristles and the other has synthetic bristles. It gives me a perfect finish. (review soon)

What are some of your favorites this month?