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8.29.2016

Travel to Liguria, Italy with Pearlesque Box and Bottega Organica

My love for Bottega Organica certainly runs deep, and having waxed lyrical about both their bodycare and skincare products in previous posts, I was estatic when I found out that they were featured in Pearlesque Box's September Box. 

For the uninitiated, Bottega Organica is a luxury farm-to-face brand that harvest and process all their organically-grown ingredients in their farms in Liguria, Italy and upstate New York. Their products are free of preservatives, fragrances, dyes or petroleum derivatives, and you will not find another green beauty brand that holds itself to as high and pure a standard as them.



The magic unfolds in the pristine land of their Ligurian estate, through time-honored farming practices passed down the family for generations. They handpick and cold-press their olive on the same day to preserve the benefits of the oil, transforming it into a golden base enriched with their homegrown prawn sage extract, and they use steam extraction from plants rich in anti-aging molecules for their floral mists and essential oils.

Bottega Organica Body Mist ($38.00 for 3.4 oz)
You can channel your inner Marie-Antoinette with Bottega Organica's Body Mist, which contains bitter orange water as its base, a flower water favored by the French queen in both her beauty rituals and her diet. Orange blossoms are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and the combination of French lilac, golden and prawn sage exerts a powerful anti-aging action. Interestingly, I read that an anti-cancer compound derived from French lilac called metformin has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer, so it does not hurt to spray this liberally on your chest (but don't quote me on this).

I was surprised by how perfumed this mist was, and I have enjoyed spritzing it all over myself and my bed linen because the calming scent helps lull me into sleep. This would also be perfect to throw into your gym bag for a quick all-over after your work-out, or if you want to refresh yourself after working at your desk all day.

Ingredients: Citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange* ) flower water, salvia officinalis (sage*) leaf water, salvia haenkei (prawn sage) water (bo), aqua (water) and galega officinalis (French lilac) extract (bo)
 * certified organic and (bo) harvested by Bottega Organica

Bottega Organica Nourishing Body Oil ($66.00 for 1.7 oz)
The Bottega Organica Nourishing Body Oil was featured in the A Night For Green Beauty Goodebox, described as an exquisite oil to entice your every sense. A beautiful blend of organic olive oil, apricot, carrot fruit and French lilac extracts with orange peel oil allows a flow of natural vitamins and antioxidants to flow into the skin.
The oil has a light consistency and is absorbed quickly into the skin, imparting a subtle glow without a greasy residue. The orange scent is understated and should not bother you if you have a sensitive nose. You can use this with the body mist for an optimal glow, but it also works wonderfully on its own. 
Ingredients: olea europaea (olive) fruit oil (bo), prunus armeniaca (apricot*) fruit extract, daucus carota sativa (carrot*) root extract, galega officinalis (French lilac) extract (bo), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil *, salvia officinalis (sage*) extract, salvia haenkei (prawn sage) extract (eo), linalool (eo), citral (eo), geraniol (eo) and farnesol (eo)
 * certified organic, (bo) harvested by Bottega Organic and (eo) natural component of essential oil

Bottega Organica Olive Oil Face Soap ($24.00 for 3.3 oz)
This is the bonus product in the box, and I am saving it for Andrew since he loves his bar soaps. The information card tells us that the orange essential oil wields a gentle cleansing action, and the active extracts of grape leaves, golden and prawn sage provides anti-aging properties to enhance the skin's radiance and youthfulness. Sounds good to me, and we will find out in a few weeks when Andrew starts using this on his face!

Ingredients: olea europea (olive) fruit oil (bo), aqua (water), sodium hydroxide (lye), potassium hydroxide (lye), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil *, malva sylvestris (malva *) extract, salvia haenkei (sage) extract (bo), vitis vinifera (grape) leaf extract (bo), limonene (eo), citral (eo)
 * certified organic, (bo) harvested by Bottega Organic and (eo) natural component of essential oil

I have now had the opportunity to try out many products from Bottega Organica, and they truly stand in a league of their own. I am glad that Pearlesque is giving their subscribers the opportunity to experience for themselves the beauty of this brand at such an affordable price, with a combined retail value of $128 for just $39.95. I promise you will fall in love as I have done again and again!

You may want to hurry because the number of boxes are limited and the deadline to sign up is on Monday September 5th. You can use code TRICIA15 to get you 15% off your first box!

What do you think of Pearlesque Box?
Are there any brands or cities that you would love to see featured in the future?

* Pearlesque's September Beauty Box was kindly provided for consideration, however all opinions expressed are my own.

2 comments

  1. Anonymous2:40 PM EDT

    Looking forward in getting this box. Good to know that the mist smells nice. Plan on using the body oil for both face and body.

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    1. You'll love it! My only caution is that the body oil may be a little thick for use on your face, so you may want to use it sparingly ;)

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