I pondered on this question when I was first made aware of this skincare range. Fortunately, I met the founder and formulator Vanessa Jilly. Vanessa is a woman with strong values on quality. She and her husband, George, wanted to launch products that contained certified organic ingredients and combine them with active cosmeceuticals, whilst being mindful of caring for the environment. Vanessa speaks with authenticity as she educates us on her brand principles.
Marisa with Vanessa Jilly
Soil to Skin - S2S
Soil is where all the ingredients start and the skin is where it finishes.
Vanessa believes each ingredient needed transparency. As many plant ingredients are processed cheaply and quickly using chemical solvents many benefits are lost. Vanessa has investigated where the ingredients are farmed, processed and delivered before accepting them into her products. She and George go to incredible lengths to get this information so they can be confident that the ingredients listed deliver true potency of the actives to ensure optimum performance.
Certified Organic Ingredients
Certified Organic Ingredients are predominantly used in the formulation. The percentage of certified ingredients is disclosed on all packaging. Occasionally particular ingredients are not available from sustainable organic sources, hence the percentage difference. For instance, peptides cannot be organic as they are scientifically modified.
Organic Nation's main point of difference is that the products are Aloe Vera based whereas most other comparable products are water-based.
Benefits of Aloe Vera:
has 138 nurturing properties
soothing and hydrating
adds a silky Smooth, rich and luxurious texture to the product.
Green Chemistry is a way of thinking about how chemistry and chemical engineering can be performed, by finding creative and innovative ways to reduce waste, conserve energy and discover replacements for ingredients that are undesirable. Ensuring the biodiversity of our planet is maintained in the search for ingredients is something that Vanessa and George have considered when formulating their products.
What is NOT in Organic Nation's products:
EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)
Sodium Lauryl Sulphates
Genetically modified organisms
Organic Nation is meticulous in its production values, and do not cut corners. Every single ingredient is checked to make sure it is not tested on animals;
When it comes to packaging, they source the finest glass packaging from Europe and all packaging is recyclable.
Simple, Yet Smart Products
Citrus Foaming Milk Cleanser A foaming milk cleanser is a wonderful concept, it is crafted to maintain your skins' natural oils yet the skin feels so refreshed and clean. Perfect for all skin types. You will find that a little bit goes a long way once emulsified with water.
Black Rice Scrub A Black Rice Scrub that smells divine and features Aloe Vera, Black Rice, Active Bamboo Charcoal Powder and Ginko and Ginseng. A very easy to use and flexible product. You can use it neat as a face and body scrub, do a power cleanse by mix it with a cleanser or for a deep cleansing treatment add it 5 minutes after Organic Nations Detoxifying Clay Whip.
There are 4 pure performance serums and it's easy to choose which ones are right for you.
Superactive7 Serum The Superactive7 serum has 7 key ingredients that are blended to provide the ultimate ageing protection. By using this serum you should see a 62% reduction of wrinkle depth and up to 77% lifting effect. The Superactive7 contains Vitamin A which is encapsulated in algae microspheres to prevent irritation. Perfect for first-time users to Retinol. Plus a rejuvenating peptide, calming peptide, firming peptide and nutrients that a high in antioxidants. Basically, it is your firming, antiaging, strengthening and antioxidant serum in one.
Supernatural Recovery Oil Supernatural8 Recovery Oil is a nutritive blend of 8 plant oils that will soothe and deliver exceptional hydrating and fortifying benefits to your skin. Great before flights and a great moisturiser for men too. I personally apply the recovery oil after my serums morning and night, it’s aroma is amazingly soothing.
Skinfood4 Vitamin Serum Skinfood4 Vitamin Serum is like a vitamin pill for the skin. It is designed to protect and nurture the skin from harsh environmental influences. This serum will help firm and promote luminosity back to your skin.
Enlighten3 Enlighten3 is a light serum and has been created to address skin discolourations and will calm oiliness and blemish prone skin, therefore, perfect as a post-acne treatment or those who need general brightness. Enlighten3 is also good for men after shaving.
Eye Matrix Cream The Eye Matrix Cream is lightweight and sits nicely before applying makeup or concealer. With proven results that reduce signs of ageing from the delicate eye area leaving it feeling vibrant, fresh and hydrated.
Hydration Day Cream The light hydration day cream with stem cell science will help improve skin tone and texture whilst leaving the skin feeling nourished and hydrated. Can be used day and night for those with normal/combination skins.
Absolute Night Cream An absolute night cream with intensively rich infusions of nut oils, native super fruits and scientifically designed peptides is truly an absolute experience for your skin. Designed to support skin, provide deep hydration and reduce signs of ageing. You will notice the infused lavender essential oil will maintain skin calmness whilst providing a sensory experience to help you drift off to sleep. This night cream can also be used day and night for those needing a rich cream and is perfect to apply before skiing to support the barrier of the skin in those cold conditions.
These are more products in the range so why not check these out for yourself to see what Organic Nation has to offer. If you are looking for a skincare range that is active, yet nurturing at the same time, with beautiful aromas then Organic Nation is definitely worth a try.
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