Hristo at Alteya Organics recently sent me some of their products to try. Made in Rose Valley in Bulgaria, AO are a family-owned business, started in 1999. They make a range of skin care, hair care, sun care and baby care. Their products are vegan apart from the lip balms which contain beeswax.
AGE DEFENSE HAND CREAMThis is a thick, easily absorbed cream that moisturises well. I like to put hand creams on last thing at night so they have a chance to work without being rubbed or washed off.
The cream has a strong scent. I smell the rose first and then afterwards a kind of malty smell. All Alteya's range has a powerful scent as to be expected from rose-based products, so if you don't like this, the company may not be for you.
Ingredients: Distilled Thermal Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder *, Pentaclethra Macroloba (Pracaxi) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil*, Rasmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Kaolin, Eugenol**, Geranoil**,Citronellol**,Linalool**. *Certified Organic Ingredients **Naturally Occuring in Essential Oils
BIO DAMASCENA ROSE OTTO FACE WASH
This face wash is a luxurious gel which I found very good for a second wash after using cleansing balm and also a single wash first thing in the morning.
It leaves skin feeling really refreshed, clean and soft.
Ingredients: Organic Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate, Organic Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium hydroxide, Ogranic Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Organic Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Organic Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Organic Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Organic Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool.
BIO DAMASCENA AGE CONTROL SERUM
This serum comes in a little glass bottle with a novel dropper where you press the top to suck up some of the serum. It's a milky liquid that sinks in very quickly and leaves skin really satiny.
I found it was best used at night as when I put other things over the top of it during the day, I had some 'bittiness' (I hope that word makes sense to regular skin care users) and so I wasn't keen to use it under my make-up. There's no denying its effectiveness though as a skin smoother and moisturiser.
Ingredients: Distilled Thermal Water, Glycerin*, Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Powder*, Isoamyl Laurate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Hydrolyzed Verbascum Thapsus Flower, Kaolin, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Tuber Magnatum Extract, Citric Acid, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil*, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassum Sorbate, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Eugenol**, Citronellol** *Certified Organic Ingredients ** Naturally occurring in essential oils
DIAPER RASH CREAM
Hristo added this one to the pacakge as I regularly review my son's skin care at my blog. At four, he is way past needing nappy cream, but this is a lovely, multi-purpose thick cream which I've used as a moisturiser on his dry bits and eczema.
Just to try it for its original purpose too, during a hospital stay recently, he had a bit of a sore bottom after multiple trips to the toilet and I found applying this really soothed the area and took away the redness. I'd recommend this to mums of both babies and toddlers for use all over.
I really enjoyed trying further products from the Alteya range. Love Lula are their UK stockist and I am hoping soon they will stock their full baby range as I am keen to try this.
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