Today I bring you a post about a skincare line called Wholistic.
Founder Elena is a Registered Consulting Pharmacist, Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine and the mother of 4 children. She created the brand with luxury and purity in mind. Elena sent me the above set to test out, and I’ve been using it for a month. I have found the line extremely refreshing!
I often say that nutrition is not about what you don’t eat but what you do. Focus on filling up on superfoods and you won’t have room to miss the junk. Wholistic skincare follows the same principle, and that’s what I like most about the product. While it is, of course free, of iffy beauty ingredients like parabens, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors and dyes and chemical stabilizers, what makes this line special is the ingredient lists are packed with natural components known to provide “nutrition for better skin.” While you can certainly DIY simple green beauty products, Wholistic takes those simple bases and adds hand-picked essential oils and herbs with a purpose. For example, the Rose Hydrating Mist has rose and lavender waters, witch hazel and herbal extracts of elder, malva and chamomile flowers. I think about how long it would take me to hunt down these herbs in the wild and mash them into a useable paste and appreciate these products a lot more.
The Lavender Body Lotion is perhaps the most healing of all. As winter ended, my arms especially had some rough patches that are now gone. The lotion contains a blend of oils (jojoba, avocado, coconut, olive and calendula) but what I noticed most about the fragrance was the bees wax. There is a slightly sweet honey smell that I just loved. This lotion isn’t one to slather over your whole body (it is pricey) but rather I focused on the areas I needed it most. It leaves the body with a glisten that kept my skin moist.
One word to describe it: nourishing
My favorite two products of the line are the Moisturizing Day Cream and Rose Hydrating Mist, which Elena suggested I use together. After my shower I squirt a tiny blob of the day cream into my palm and a squirt of the mist on top. This made it very easy to blend the two onto my face. I also love a spritz of the rose mist after a workout on a hot day – talk about refreshing! You can feel the herbs at work. (Plus anyone who has had a baby knows the magic of witch hazel!)
One word to describe the day cream: replenishing
One word to describe the rose mist: refreshing!
The Hydrating Oil I saved for times when I needed a little extra: after a hot bath or before bed. It soaked into my skin well and didn’t leave me (or my pillow) feeling too greasy. It’s scent is very mild too, so it was great for before bed.
One word to describe the hydrating oil: revitalizing
Finally, the Rejuvenating Skin Cleanser. It contains raw unfiltered honey, gooseberry and green tea. I like that the directions say to actually leave on skin for a bit to allow ingredients to soak in. This cleanser isn’t just about removing dirt from the day but it serves to balance skin as well. If I have one bone to pick with the line, it’s that I found the cleanser hard to use in the shower in its current container. Balancing the cap in my hand while removing the product with my fingers all while trying not to let the shower stream near was a bit of a juggling act. I liked the feel of the product on my skin though. It barely tingles!
One word to describe the cleanser: balancing
Another thing I often say about eating real food is that when you do so, you’re eating foods in the proportions nature intended nutrients to be absorbed. Wholistic writes: “All of our ingredients are blended perfectly so that each arrangement is in harmony with nature.” I love that.
The Wholistic line is quite expensive. I’d say it’s a good fit for someone who already uses a variety of high end beauty products and wants to proactively purify and nourish her skin in a natural way. Because of the small amounts used, these products will definitely last a while.
You can buy Wholistic products at the online store here and even receive 15% off with this code: ffam15.
I have pretty good skin in general, so I can’t say it went from drab to fab, but I loved the way these products felt on my skin.
Here’s an opportunity to win an Anti-Aging Starter Kit, which includes the Rejuvenating Skin Cleanser, Moisturizing Day Cream and Rose Hydrating Mist!
This post is sponsored by Wholistic. I received the above products gratis and was compensated for my time putting together the post.