I try to keep my skincare routine pretty tight and don’t like to experiment with too many products at once, yet, whenever I’m traveling I can’t help but over pack. All of a sudden I’m pulling out eye creams and serums I haven’t used in who knows how long “just incase.” This time around when going to Tulum I decided to reel it in and only bring necessities (sunscreen, cleanser, facial moisturizer, body moisturizer) and among those were products by Blessed Organic Essentials (B.O. Essentials). I was new to their product line, but after reading more about their founder and approach to beauty I had to give them a try. My skin during and after the trip remained extremely hydrated and radiated on a level in which I knew the product did more than just work on the surface level.
Blessed Organic Essentials was founded by Christina King-Rogers, who was inspired to create her own collection of holistic skincare products following her recovery from Thyroid Cancer. During this time Christina came to appreciate the soothing, healing and revitalizing qualities of the products she used in her own skincare routine. Each product is thoughtfully made in small batches using 100% pure plant based ingredients that contribute not only to a healthy skincare routine, but help relax and heal whomever is using them.
While in Tulum, my go-to products from the collection were the Rejuvenating Rose and Geranium Healthy Skincare Mist ($20) and the Rejuvenating Whipped Rose and Geranium Body Butter ($17).
By far my favorite was the Rejuvenating Whipped Rose and Geranium Body Butter, lawd. This product was so soothing to the skin and literally transformed it right before my eyes. After a long day at the beach, baking in the sun and feeling ashy from the sea water and sand — I’d take a shower, apply this to my skin and it felt brand new. My skin had this nice tropical glow and dewy look that I loved. Even my boyfriend David started to use it daily throughout the trip –it made his muscles glisten, ha!
A little of this product goes a long way with it’s lightweight formula that literally glides against the skin. In such a hot and humid climate, not once did this product make me feel sticky, and the Rose scent was a nice relief to my senses.
The most versatile of the products from B.O. Essentials is their Rejuvenating Rose and Geranium Healthy Skincare Mist. This was literally a life saver. The moment I stepped off the plane and was reunited with my baggage I spritzed this on to give my face a gentle boost. The plane cabin is practically void of moisture and dries the skin out instantly, so spraying this on is a quick and easy way to reinvigorate your skin cells. I also used this product at the beach or while lounging in the pool.
It’s no secret that Tulum was H-O-T, and I’ve mentioned in numerous blog posts that I am a heavy sweater. Though sweat helps to cool the skin and release it’s impurities, it is also important to utilize other products that help maintain moisture. Therefore, every few hours or so while out in the sun I’d make sure to blot the sweat off and lightly spritz on some of the B.O. Essentials Skincare Mist before re-applying my sunscreen. The mist helps with locking in the skin’s moisture, which cannot be done with sunscreen alone. It’s also a much more refreshing burst than layering on lotion and sunscreen with sand on your fingers, trust me.
Initially I was drawn to the brand because of Christina King-Rogers’ personal story as well as their belief in holistic beauty that helps heal a person from the inside and out, which is the ethos of AishaBeau.com. Then, after trying the products for myself and experiencing first hand just how delightful and effective they are, I had to share. I highly recommend giving this brand a try.
B.O. Essentials Giveaway!
Given that I absolutely love the products that B.O. Essentials has to offer, I decided to partner with them on a giveaway for my readers! Yes, you can get your hands on the two products that I used while away in Tulum as well as their new Pure Aloe and Shea Facial Moisturizer ($23), for free! All you have to do is enter our Instagram giveaway contest for the chance to win. Details are below. I will be announcing the winner on my Instagram page / stories on Friday, May 25th. So stay tuned!
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