Thursday, 9 June 2011

Raw Gaia Skin Care Giveaway **CLOSED**

Raw Gaia is an exciting, inspiring company.  Hailing from the UK, Raw Gaia is the world’s  first  line of cold-pressed, living, 100% organic, vegan, cruelty and chemical-free skin care products.   This sounds like a mouthful, and really, breaks down into Raw Gaia being a company you need to look into.  Let’s break down what they’re all about.

Raw Gaia uses cold-pressed, raw, living ingredients.  What this means is that their products are created using a process that avoids surpassing temperatures of 40⁰C; antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, minerals etc. are influenced at high temperatures and lose many of the benefits that they provide, which is why Raw Gaia’s production is key to the benefits of their products.   

Raw Gaia’s products do not include any petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, colours, glycols, laurel sulphates, parabens, preservatives, bulking agents, or synthetic additives.  Essentially, what you read on the ingredients is what you get in the product.  And because the products are made fresh without preservatives, everything is marked with a unique expiry date for that product.  

Raw Gaia’s products are certified by the Vegan Society and the British Union Against Vivisection (BUAV).  The company prides itself on using “organic and/or wildcrafted ingredients” and attempts as often as possible to utilize fairtrade to accrue their raw materials.  

Something I really love about Raw Gaia is their new policy on “ethical marketing”.  This is their attempt to make a stand against the “false standards of beauty that make women feel inadequate and unsure of their bodies, and in particular, about ageing skin”.  With this new policy, Raw Gaia refuses to mention features like de-aging, wrinkle reducing, rejuvenating, etc. on their product descriptions, and instead have a section on their website dedicated to achieving healthy skin through proper diet, positive mental attitude, and natural skin care.  It is this positive, healthy, respectable way that Raw Gaia creates, sells, and markets their products that makes them such a desirable company to work with, purchase from, and use products from.

Raw Gaia generously sent me their "Acne Combination" skin care pack consisting of cold pressed Borage oil, Tea Tree Floral Water and Green Clay Facepack.


At first, I was confused why they would recommend borage oil to put on already oily, problem skin, until I read a little more about borage oil.  It turns out that borage oil is rich in GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) which helps to regenerate and stimulate cell activity while being absorbed deeply into the skin.  Borage oil is also known to help sunburn and eczema.

When I first used the borage oil on my skin, it felt quite oily, but started to soak in quickly, leaving my skin feeling hydrated without the normal "slick" feeling I get from my usual face cream.  I also noticed that throughout the day my face seemed more balanced.  Usually in the afternoon I find my skin to be excessively oily, but when I used the borage oil it helped keep a balanced hydration all day, which was LOVELY!  Raw Gaia also supplied me with the Tea tree Floral Water, which is a fragrant water that, when used over top of the borage oil, helps the oil to soak in faster, as well as providing all the benefits of tea tree oil without drying out the skin.  The Tea tree Floral Water has the antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial benefits of Tea tree oil, which help to clean and purify the skin, targeting acne to help clear the skin.  In the mornings I would use the borage oil after showering, top with a spritz of tea trea floral water, and then continue with putting on makeup etc.  I found that this combination made my skin moist (without being oily), and also helped decrease the amount of acne on my face.  I also found that on warm days, spritzing with the floral water helped to refresh my face and make it feel less oily without having to wash my face and reapply my makeup!

Raw Gaia also sent me the Sun-dried Green Clay face pack which is a detoxifying face mask.  It is said to be able to "gently draw out toxins and environmental pollutants that may be lying under the skin, in order to heal and clean while giving your face a nice lift and glow" and is said to be especially helpful in "relieving skin congestion, spots, inflammation, fatty deposits and dry skin".  This sounds like a miracle worker!  I was very excited to try the mask, and enjoyed the results every time I used it!  By mixing a little of the clay with water or floral water, you are able to create a thick paste that you apply to the face for 5-10 min.



After this, you rinse and then enjoy the feeling of radiant skin.  Literally, every time I used this mask I felt like my skin was rejuvenated.  It didn't exfoliate like other masks I had tried, yet truly left my face feeling refreshed with an even tone and glowing, healthy radiance.  I love this mask.






Raw Gaia has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader the Sun-dried Green Clay Face Pack!



Please read the rules and regulations of this site’s giveaway policies here and then start entering!
This giveaway is open from June 9, 2011 to June 23, 2011.
This giveaway is open to residents WORLDWIDE


ENSURE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS IS PRESENT IN EVERY ENTRY


To enter:
MANDATORY ENTRY: -Visit http://www.rawgaia.com/ and mention one product you are interested in


Extra entries
-Follow @rawgaia on Twitter
-“Like Raw Gaia on Facebook
-Follow @wholesomeabode on Twitter
-“Like” Wholesome Abode on Facebook

-Become a Google Friend Connect follower of this blog 

-Tweet this contest and tag @wholesomeabode (max. 1 tweet per day). Leave the permalink in the comments section. (1 entry each tweet) You can use the following tweet:

Win a raw, organic, vegan Green Clay Face Mask @WholesomeAbode 

http://bit.ly/m6rYkX (ends 6/23) #raw #eco #green #giveaway

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