He always brings me back a gift, sometimes something delightfully tacky from an airport gift shop (sucker with a scorpion inside an example) but very often bath and beauty products as I just LOVE them. (You know your husband loves you when he'll drive 100 miles to find a Boots store in London to get you the skin lotion you can't find in the States any longer).
This was a wonderful surprise from South Africa, where his company has a large production facility, and after trying some of their products I made my first online order.
The company is called Hey Gorgeous.
I had to say I was impressed with their online presence, verified customer reviews., and how quickly and safely the products got here, traveling many thousands of miles.
"All of our products are formulated by real women for real women and are made with the highest quality organic and natural ingredients that are completely beneficial for the skin. From organic essential oils to bio-dynamically grown botanicals and fruit and nut oils, these ingredients are individually and carefully selected from local suppliers (wherever possible) for their ability to heal and nurture the skin naturally. Seekers of more natural cosmetics and skin care alternatives can now try our gorgeous products and experience the difference of completely natural skin care. The benefits will reveal a complexion that is soft, supple, and glowing."
But hey, they had me at cupcake bath bombs (photo is from their website).
The products arrived within 10 days, very well wrapped and in great condition.They shipped the body wash with a different cap than the one you use to dispense (which was enclosed) to avoid leakage which was a great idea.
The mask was listed as follows:
The most exciting benefit from Goji berries is its anti-aging potential. Goji berries contain 11 of the 22 essential dietary trace minerals, including calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and selenium. Though each performs different functions in skin, they all help fight off the damaging effects of free radicals, and many encourage the production of collagen and elastin, helping to maintain tautness and flexibility. Many minerals also are essential to the skin’s ability to heal and regenerate itself. Our gorgeous Goji Berry Face Mask will smooth and hydrate the skin, plump up fine lines and leave your skin feeling incredible.
I have to agree, with just a few minutes of application my face was plump and soft and smooth, with a light gentle fragrance and unlike 90% of the over the counter products I try (I have rosacea and its resultant acne) - it didn't irritate my skin or cause any new breakouts. After just one use of the mask and night cream, my skin was noticeably calm and soothed. My husband, who normally before several cups of coffee would not notice an angry Honey Badger in the dining room said the next morning, "your skin looks really nice".
The body gel, I added to my evening bath water for an all-natural bubble bath and it left my skin soft and smooth and smelling so good. (Never underestimate the spouse that smells like a Rice Crispies Treat). I can't wait to use it in the shower tomorrow when I do my every other day hair wash.
Hey Gorgeous is female owned and operated and so far I love the products I've tried and I've already placed another order for hair and skin care.
Click on photo to enlarge and read the ingredient list.
You can see the natural ingredients listed on the jars. I love my goat milk products, but these are a wonderfully addicting addition during the arctic winter months here in Chicagoland. Whatever your skin care needs they should have a natural source for it with great customer service.
Note: Since this is a foreign company the first time I tried to order my credit card declined it with a fraud alert. This is NOT unusual for ordering from overseas. A quick phone call to my credit card company cleared that up and was so worth it and I was able to re-place the order within minutes. The online ordering site is an internet secure one but my credit card company just saw the continent and flagged it.