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12.15.2016

December's Art of Organics Is A Gem
You Wouldn't Want To Miss (And A Triple Holiday Giveaway!)

Art Of Organics is celebrating this holiday season with their December GEM box, incorporating gemstones and precious minerals into our skincare ritual so we can all shine a little more.
Gemstones have been revered and honored through the ages, with every culture holding their own supernatural beliefs about specific stones. You will find in this box products from Precious Skin ElixirsThe Ritual and Art Of Organics containing 24-karat gold, rose quartz and crushed amethyst, and I will delve into the metaphysical and therapeutic properties of each of these when we unpack the box. 


Precious Skin Elixirs is the union of pure botanicals and gem energy, founded by jeweler-turned-herbalist Marissa Bethoney who is on a mission to elevate your everyday skincare routine into a joyful and sacred experience of self-care. She uses only the finest organic and wild-harvested oils and herbs that are as close to their natural states as possible for maximum potency and effectiveness, all carefully chosen to perform for your skin.  

The 24 Karat Gold Luxe Restorative Balm is a decadent gold-infused botanical concentrate formulated for an intensive hydration, nourishing, protection and renewal of your skin. The ingredient lineup consists of the most moisturizing and antioxidant-rich oils, bolstered by the infusion of pure gold, which not only adds a touch of luxury to your routine but helps reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation while bringing an incandescent glow to your skin.

To be honest I would not ordinarily fork out $160 for a small jar of product, so I am thankful that I get to experience it through this box. This formula is incredibly nutrient-dense, so you only need a pea-sized amount to cover your entire face and this travel-sized jar should last you 3-4 weeks.

Best applied on a damp face to help with absorption (I have been using this with 5YINA's Quiescent Hydrolat), the metamorphic balm to oil consistency makes it easily absorbed into the skin. I have only been testing this for a week, but I have noticed a plumper complexion and even skintone, and I am definitely packing this into my suitcase for my upcoming trip to Europe!

Ingredients: *Vitellaria nilotica (shea butter), **Argania spinosa (argan) oil, **Sclerocarya birrea (marula) oil, *Borago officinalis (borage) oil, *Punica granatum (pomegranate seed) oil, *Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry seed) oil, *Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn berry), *Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), Colloidal gold, *Calendula officinalis (calendula), *Arnica montana (arnica), *Rosa damascena (rose).
*certified organic ** wildcrafted

Rose Quartz Gua Sha Massager ($20.00)

Rumors have it that Cleopatra bathed with rose quartz to absorb their calming and beautifying benefits, but this pink quartz crystal has been used in beauty rituals for centuries for their healing, detoxifying and radiance-boosting properties. 
Combine this with the ancient Chinese massage technique gua sha (which has been liked to a natural Botox treatment) and you have a nifty facial tool that increases blood flow and circulation to the face while toning facial muscles and smoothing fine lines. The scraping action helps stimulate lympathic drainage and detoxifies the skin and reduces puffiness in the face and eyes, promoting glowing, vibrant skin. If you are not sure how to use the massage, this is a helpful article (and how-to video).
I was surprised by how substantial the Rose Quartz Gua Sha Massager felt in my hand, but now that I have started using this I honestly don't know how I have gone so long without it. I have been using this with the 24 Karat Gold Luxe Restorative Balm at night and my 5Yina Quiescent Beauty Oil in the morning, and it has seriously been a game-changer- I want to buy one for all my friends!
The Ritual is an indie beauty brand that invokes the healing energy of nature by crafting around the most vibrant moon cycles, and they use herbs that are naturally grown and harvested through ethical and ecological means. 
Don't underestimate what looks like a small jar of moondust- this detox mask contains a combination of bentonite clay, activated charcoal and essential oils infused with energizing crystals that will heal and purify your skin. It also contains crushed amethyst (invisible to the naked eye) but promotes calmness and clarity while providing gentle exfoliation .Mix this with either water or a hydrosol and allow it to dry before rinsing with warm water, and I've used this twice in the last week and absolutely love the results. I feel like all the impurities have been drawn out of my skin, leaving me with a clean slate, and my face feels really clean and smooth after.
Ingredients:  Bentonite Clay, activated Charcoal, lavender, lavender essential oil, German chamomile essential oil, rosewood essential oil, carrot seed essential oil, amethyst.




For $38 a month (including complimentary shipping), you will receive a box with 2-4 products with a combined retail value of $70+, which gives you a steep discount to discover the best and most effective products in the clean beauty space. As a subscriber, you also get 15% of all your purchases in the online store, guaranteeing you continued savings if you want to repurchase the items you loved or try out other products from the brand. 

P/S: For the commitment-phobe, you now have the option of gifting yourself (or a loved one) a one-time box for $45, so you really have nothing to lose!

All the photos in this post are courtesy of Art of Organics.

Good news- you can use code NIHAOCLEANBEAUTY to get 15% off your first box. This box is expected to sell out, so don't wait too long!

P/S: I am also doing an Holiday Giveaway of THREE boxes to my readers on Instagram, so don't miss the opportunity to win this for yourself or a loved one!

* As a Clean Beauty Ambassador, the box in this post was kindly provided for consideration, however all opinions expressed are my own.

2 comments

  1. After reading this post I bought the box just now! Couldn't pass up this balm!

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    1. I didn't mean to be an enabler but I really do love this box! :)

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