Finally, on my blog there is room even for skin care products! Preparing carefully the skin with the best and safest products is an essential process before applying the makeup.
In this post I present you Ikove , a nice organic skin care brand that I know and use for years. I like it very much because of the carefully selected ingredients with highly effective properties. A gorgeous cocktail of organic ingredients with amazing chocolate smell and results!
Ikove Açai age-resisting serum (30ml)
I adore this serum because of its light consistency, organic ingredients with antioxidants effects and its natural pleasant smell of fruits mixed with cocoa. The serum can be used on the face on its own or applied under the cream. In summer days I prefer to wear it alone. Because of so many beneficial ingredients the skin is nourished in a natural way and protected against outside free radicals that cause aging and damage the skin. This mix includes some of the best ingredients such as:
Açai berries from the Amazonian palm tree, contain a high concentration of proteins with essential amino acids, antioxidants, omega fatty acids and trace minerals. Because of the synergy between these precious ingredients, the açai berries play an important role in lipid metabolism and in the skin renewing process.
Brazil nut oil is rich in oleic acids and vitamins. It protects and nourishes the skin tissue, preventing it from drying out. The skin becomes softer and gentler to the touch.
Babaçu oil native people call the babaçu tree also the tree of life, because each part of it is useful. From the core of the babaçu tree it derives the babaçu oil, precious in high percent of lipids and fatty acids that gives excellent moisturizing properties.
Rosehip oil a precious and prized ingredient intended for beauty purposes and for treating various skin lesions since ancient times. Its benefits are many: works as an excellent astringent, it renews, rejuvenates, smooths and moisturizes the skin.
Orange it works as a mild astringent because it shrinks blood vessels and tighten pores. It is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), which removes the dead skin cells and promotes the restoration of the upper layers of the skin. After its application, the skin is smoother and more elastic.
Lavender is a natural antibiotic: antiseptic, calming and relaxing.
Chamomile calms and soften the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Mandarine has a soothing, relaxing and invigorating effect on the skin.
Here is also the complete list with ingredients: Bertholletia Excelsea (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil*, Rosa Aff. Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babaçu) Seed Oil*, Euterpa Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Extract*, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Extract*, Vegetable Glycerin, Bisobolol Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Manderin) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Oil.
* Organically grown (98%)
The product is also suitable for vegans.
Ikove Açai chocolate radiance moisturizing cream (50ml)
My skin is thankful to this rich and nourishing cream, but at the same time it has a light consistency. It’s an excellent day moisturizer and make-up base. It can be worn alone or applied after the serum for a better nourishment. I love its light pleasant smell that reminds me of chocolate with orange. Its powerful properties help to reduce the signs of damaged skin (pollution, stress,…). On my normal-dry skin I use the combination of both serum & cream when I feel my skin needs a boost of vitamins and moisture. However, even if using the cream alone, the results are visible quickly. The skin feels smooth, moisturized and radiant in a completely natural way, without any unnecessary toxic chemicals. I recommend it for every skin type. I just wouldn’t use it, if the skin is very oily. The top ingredients in this nice cream are açai berries, babaçu, lavender, chamomile, orange and mandarine as in the serum.
Additional beneficial ingredients are also:
Cocoa butter is extracted from cocoa bean and is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E. Cocoa butter helps to improve the appearance of the skin by increasing the hydration and supporting the defense against UV damage. It also prevents the skin of aging, because of vitamins that work as antioxidants.
Murumuru butter is rich in oleic acids and thus nurture and hydrate the skin.
Cupuaçu butter is an Amazonian plant extract composed of balanced saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. It is an excellent product used for stabilizing the emulsions. It aids the skin (especially dry) to naturally recover the humidity and elasticity. It is also classified as a light sunscreen.
Here is the complete list with ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aqua, Orbignya Oleifera (Babaçu) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao L. (Cocoa) Butter**, Euterpa Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Extract*, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Extract*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract*, Bertholletia Excelsea (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita Extract*, Astrocaryum Murumuru Kernel Butter*, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Leaf Wax,* Vegetable Glycerin, Bisobolol Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Citrus Reticulata (Manderin) Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Oil, Theobroma Cacao L. (Cocoa) liquor**
* Organically grown (97%)
The product is also suitable for vegans.
Both products have the USDA organic certificate, Ecocert and Fair trade certificate.
In my skin care routine, I also use other Ikove products among which the cleansing milk and toner, that have both safe ingredients and leave the skin radiant and cleansed.