It seems that spring has brought me a lot of new green discoveries 🙂 Recently, I’ve been trying a few high-quality European organic brands, among which is the quite young British brand Suti. Suzannah (aka Su – ‘the nose’) and Tina Steadman (aka Ti – ‘the eyes’) are the power force behind Suti – a luxurius organic skincare with the most carefully selected ingredients that are simply just desserts for the skin. About their philosophy I love the most the fact that their knowledge is also based on energy, which is for me crucial, because you can sense when something has a good vibration or not = made with Love. Suzannah told me: “I loved the idea allows the plant to absorb energy for life, everything I do is based on energy.” You can discover more in depth the brand on their website.
When I have seen Suti package for the first time, I was very surprised about their simple, modern and very chic product and graphic design. Not to mention the bottles – they are so beautiful! Honestly, I admit that I adore to feed my soul and eyes even when I have in my hands a beautiful glass bottle with an elixir inside such as Suti products are. Their collection consists of 7 products and a muslin cloth for your facial cleansing, which is quite minimalist. But the products are so rich and nourishing with ingredients, that this will be more than enough and most of all a great investment for your skin. Especially for those who are organic oils lovers like me 🙂 Suti has an interesting philosophy based on aromatherapy and holistic approach (that I like so much!) which supports the use of organic oils blends for your skin instead of moisturizers. Here is a short note about this:
Facial Oil vs. Traditional Moisturiser
“Suti’s hero facial oils are cleverly formulated to intensively feed the skin without clogging the pores. A 100% natural blend of pure and potent certified organic plant extracts, Suti’s facial oils are light and silky and sink seamlessly into the skin, delivering a quenching dose of nourishing, vitamin-rich goodness without leaving a slick, greasy, filmy residue. Suti’s facial oils go above and beyond moisturising, feeding, balancing and healing the skin – be it parched and damaged or oily and blemished – to leave a complexion that simply radiates with health.”
And here I take the opportunity to answer many of you that have asked me about the difference between mineral and organic vegetable oils: Organic vegetable oils are pure elixirs for your beauty. There is a saying that “for every disease there grows a plant”… While mineral oil is just a CHEAP alternative, a light mixture of alkanes in the C15 to C40 range from a non-vegetable (mineral) source, particularly a distillate of petroleum. In short, I’d say that your choice defines the love for yourself and your skin!
I will continue with one of the best face oils I’ve ever tried! I was very curious about both Suti oils: for day and night. I decided to give a try to night oil since this is very uncommon for an organic brand to recommend oil for night. But my curiosity has led me to try it and ask more about this concept Suzzanah, the creator of this gorgeous oil that explained her insight: “The Nourish Night Oil was originally made for a lady in her 60s who had very dry skin who wanted me to make her an oil that would feed and nourish her skin at night. In addition to this she was experiencing sleeping difficulties and wanted me to include essential oils that would help to calm and induce a good nights sleep. All of our products have been made and formulated as a result of my being in practice and are all based on aromatherapy, homeopathy, flower and crystal essences, all of these energies come together to create a synergy of potent healing energy, all of the products have been made for a specific client in mind when requested to do so.”
Suti Nourish Face Oil for Night review
My skin is prone to dry so it’s needless to say that loves oils, even though I don’t use them during night all the time (nor moisturizers). When I opened Suti’s bottle I was totally captured by the amazing therapeutical scent of this oil, where you can smell jasmine, patchouli and geranium the most. When the oil is applied on the skin, even though is very nourishing, it does not leave the skin greasy or thick. It absorbs quite quick. It is packed in a luxurious 30ml glass bottle with a dropper. 2-4 drops of oil are enough for your face and neck, especially if you refresh you face before with one of their face waters. I find the best to massage the oil gently into the skin and stimulate the blood circulation and acupressure points on the face. The best is that this oil is not just great to treat your skin, but also your senses: it really relaxes the spirit and calms you before sleep. You will also notice that the colour of the oil is almost green. The list of ingredients is a holy grail among organic brands and the ingredients are of high quality selection with a plethora of benefits. According to Susannah, she has chosen the following ingredients when creating Nourish face oil for night that I want to share with you. Take notes 🙂
Avocado oil – mild and nourishing, used for dry skin with a high fat content, it gives lustre to tired and dry skin, also containing chlorophyll which gives it its green colour and is possible one of the best anti-oxidants, energising and purifying and quite critical in it’s cell regenerating properties.
Macadamia oil – one of the most important oils for mature skin, a good oil to use on the face at night when make-up is not required. It has a high level of palmitoleic acid which occurs naturally in our skin to assist the maintenance of moisture levels.
Argan oil – known as the ‘Miracle oil’ from the Tree of Life and contains many vitamins, minerals and fatty acids essential for the building blocks of our skin, it is excellent for skin regeneration, helping to keep it elastic, soft and supple.
Apricot Kernel oil – an oil that is well tolerated in most skin types, highly nutritious and wondefully nourishing, helping to lock in moisture whilst allowing the skin to breath.
Sesame oil – a very softening and nourishing oil, high in omega 6, a fatty acid important for the regeneration of our skin, it is absorbed quite slowly and so therefore offers wonderful moisturizing and is very good to apply at night time.
Jasmine essential oil – known as the ‘king of flowers’, it comes out at night and is its most potent at this time, it is said to have an amazing affect on our emotions and calms the nervous system to aid a good nights sleep, it has cell regenerating properties and is known to treat dry skin.
Patchouli essential oil – is said to help keep us grounded, helping to relieve us of anxiety, inducing calm and serenity and a good nights sleep. It has spectacular cell regenerating properties, it can assist the healing of scarring, rough and dry skin.
Orange essential oil – conveys warmth and happiness – I call it a happy oil, bright and of radiant sunshine, assisting people to relax and unwind it brings peace so we can sit stable, strong and silent so that we can remain calm and concentrated, it is a balm for any hurts, it helps to soothe dry skin.
Geranium essential oil – a balancing effect on our nervous systems, helping to lift the spirits and calm and soothe, aiding a good nights rest. It balances sebum production, in dry skin it will help our oil glands to produce more oil and in oily skin it will help to reduce this action. A wonderful essential oil regulating all our hormonal activity.
Bergamot essential oil – calming properties but uplifting to our spirits and helps to work on our sympathetic nervous system, a wonderfully calming oil to the skin helping to soothe irritations, it again assists in the regulation of of our skins natural oil levels.
Since you all know that I’m a lover of cold-pressed oils (and essential oils as well), I really wanted to share with you all amazing facts about these precious gifts of nature! Today we’ve had a short aromatherapy lesson 🙂 I also encourage you to discover and try the beautiful world of Suti – luxurious elixirs for your beauty 🙂