Monday, February 16, 2009

Haul: Lucky Vitamin - body oil and lip gloss



I was in the middle of typing my earlier fuss about not having mail service today when lo and behold, the UPS guy came a knocking. I've found a new favorite website that is comparable to VitaCost.com. Lucky Vitamin.com is a few cents more expensive on some items and a few dollars cheaper on others, just depends on what you want. Shipping for both websites is a flat $5.95 and they take Paypal, so woot!

I ordered several health and supplement type items and a few you guys might be interested in. I ordered from LV specifically because of their cheap Burt's Bees Shimmer Lip Gloss. Whenever I find these in the store, they are usually $5 or more. Mine were $2.78 each, so I bought 3. I had never tried them before, but I like Burt's products, so I was willing to take the chance. In order - Nutmeg, Cocoa, Rhubarb. The colors are very light so you really have to put on a lot before you manage to over color yourself. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase {especially at that price!}. My one complaint is the peppermint oil. Kind of hits me like an Altoids, but it does fade after a few minutes. I'm going to try other the other colors once I get some use out of these.


Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Castor Oil, Beeswax, Candelilla Wax, Lanolin, Cocoa Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate & Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Peppermint Oil, Carnauba Wax, Rosemary Leaf Oil. May Contain: Iron Oxide, Mica, Carmine or Titanium Dioxide.

My other find was Alba Natural - Kukui Nut Organic Body Oil - 8.5 Oz. for $5.94. I
have been moaning for months after having to give up my Neutrogena Body Oil which contains Propylparaben. I had been using Jojoba oil, but it is a bit pricey when you are using body quantities. My bottle is 8.5 ounces, same as Neutrogena and half the price. Actually, it was half it's normal price on other websites.

I did an arm slather and really like this. I can't smell much of any fragrance except for the ghost of sunflower oil. It immediately absorbs, and I'm not feeling greasy at all. Alba Botanica sells an entire line like this, but read labels as I have seen some with Parabens. This particular product was once listed as having Parabens, but they came to their senses.

Ingredients: Certified organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, alkyl benzoate, tocopherol and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, aleurites moluccana (kukui) seed oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, certified organic linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, fragrance.

Standards
• Hypo-allergenic
• pH balanced
• 100% vegetarian ingredients
• No animal testing
• Paraben free
• EU Cosmetics Directive Compliant

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