Monday, 9 April 2012

Brand Alert: Ila-Spa

I have been sitting on this post for ages and I apologise. It is by no means a reflection on the quality of this brand, on the contrary in fact! Over X'mas due to what can only be called boredom and having too much time, I over-cleansed and exfoliated my skin and it resulted in dryness, scaliness and sensitivity. So I stopped all active products and opened up the store room to look for remedies. I brought out the Ila products I was sent awhile ago.

For many who don't know, Ila-Spa is an English brand that goes beyond organic. By this maxim, they source ingerdients from local farmers who grow and harvest with respect to the balance of nature. The ingredients are then lovingly mixed in their converted barn in the Cotswolds. I'm not going to go too much into the realm of energies and vibrations, I thought I'd try the range I was sent to sort out my stressed skin. 

Rainforest Renew
This range consisting of Face Serum, Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Serum, uses ingredients such as Barbassu Oil a light non-oily palm oil derived organically from the Amazon as a carrier oil for such fantastic ingredients like Acmella, Marapuama, Pfaffia and White Lily. These four ingerdients are expertly and lovingly blended to form the core ingerdient of this range: Amazonian Elixir, what Ila-Spa believes to be one of nature's purest blend of health-giving ingredients.

I am used to more active ingredients but was pleasantly surprised that my skin felt nourished and calmed after using the range. The roughness and scaliness went after a few days, redness & heat from over-exfoliating calmed down and as it was the winter, my otherwise dry skin felt plumped and refreshed. The textures of the products are somewhat richer and does leave a lovely dewiness to the skin and smell natural and slightly earthy. It reminded me of preserved plums I used to love in Asia!

I'm not saying this is the best range ever, I will let you decide on that. My skin did however enjoy the nourishing qualities of the ingredients and knowing that there wasn't anything to aggravate my skin but yet still having quite powerful ingredients was definitely a strong point of the range. So if anyone who is partial to an organic range, I would defintely encourage trying this range. I have since used this on a few clients with sensitive and distressed skin and they all love how calm their skin feels after. It's definitely a winner for me.

Face Serum RRP £56.00
Day Cream RRP £46.00
Night Cream RRP £68.00
Eye Serum RRP £43.00

You can purchase this range directly from Ila-Spa's online shop.

Has anyone tried this range or this brand yet? I'd love to hear more about it if you have!

8 comments:

  1. Never even tried the brand before but you got me interested. A nice idea for fall/winter 2012!

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    1. Oh definitely one for winter skin! Thank you for the comment x

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  2. Love this brand, the rose face oil and the body scrubs are the best I've tried !! X

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    1. Love the rose range, more for women but you're right, they are very very good! Thanks Angie darling for the comment! X

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  4. I have possibly the most sensitive skin known to man and anytime I use a moisturizer or serum that doesn't agree with me I get scaliness around my eyes, not a good look... I went to a dermatologist for some advice and they recommended among others, Ila-Spa, because of the natural ingredients they use in their products. Having read your article, I'm definitely going to give them a try.

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    1. Oh I hope it works for you Sonia, Ila-Spa is indeed a wonderful range that I've enjoyed using. Good luck and once again thank you for the comment x

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  5. Ila spa range is absolutely amazing, they smell so goooood!!!

    I love this brand :)

    You can found this brand on this website: http://www.lineaspa.com/en/9__ila-spa

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