Product Obsession: Elaa Living/Raw Organic Skincare

I recently had the honor of interviewing the lovely Jill Bickford, founder and formulator of elaa skincare (you can read the post here) and I knew after learning about her products that I needed to try them. I placed an order and received some amazing samples to try out as well.

organic or wildcrafted, fresh & superior quality, living / raw, 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan, bee-gan, actively sustainable & fair trade, Miron Violet Glass packaging, custom, earth loving, people loving”

“elää is a Finnish word meaning “to be alive.” While the Finnish word is pronounced “ellaaa,” here it is eeela or e-laa. You are sacred. Everything that touches your body should honor that. elaa is about honoring You and helping you achieve your highest potential of bodily aliveness, health, and beauty.
Just like a hummingbird or butterfly transforms and thrives with vitality and beauty from the drink of plant nectars, so shall you. elaa products are made from living and highly active, transformational plant oils and extracts. With these precious nectars, you’ll soon fly. Soar to your highest height of aliveness, health, and beauty.
Living Skin Care . Superfood Whole Foods Formulas . Essential Oil Blends . Healing Tea Formulas
At elaa, you’ll find:
– Pure, Super Active Living Organic Skin Care and Body care for your most beautiful self.
– Pure, Super Active Living Organic Superfood Nutrition and Organic Essential Oil Blends for your most nourished self. Organic Raw Foods & Supplements. 
– Organic Herbal Tea Blends for your most healthy self.
– Health &/or Beauty Coaching
– Recipes and Natural Beauty, Nutrition, and Health Articles for your edification and enjoyment.
– Custom Raw Skincare and Vitality Products Made Just for You”

 

 


I ordered the Cleansing Fairy Dust which is a combination cleanser and scrub, but can also be used as a mask for extra healing (this works great if you have any pesky breakouts you need to calm or shrink). It gently exfoliates your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. The smell is also highly intoxicating (lavender and spearmint…mmmmm), and I love the texture, which is not gritty or “chalky” like some cleansing grain scrubs I’ve tried in the past. This is one product I will definitely keep in my collection!

Price – $20 for 60 ml (more sizes & prices coming soon!)
Ingredients:
White Kaolin Clay, Organic Roses, Organic Lavender flower, Organic Chamomile flower, Organic Yarrow leaf & flower, Organic Apricot Kernel, Organic Elderflowers, Organic Plantain leaf, Organic Linden Leaf & Flower, Organic Fennel Seed Powder, Organic Essential Oils of Clementine, Lavender, Spearmint.
 
I received samples of the following:
 
Clarity Anti-Acne Anti-Aging Serum – After I received this, I realized that this product was one that Jill had created at my request a year or so ago back when she had Living Earth Beauty! Duh, how could I forget that?! All I can say about this serum is that if you have acne but also want to keep your skin young looking, this is your holy grail product! This lovely serum has it all – powerful healing and nourishing ingredients, including chickweed (:-D), a wonderful light, non-greasy feel, and a divine scent. It also does the following:
 
  • Detoxifies skin
  • Calms & Soothes Skin
  • Helps reduce inflammation & irritation
  • Antibacterial – Stops the growth of bacteria that cause skin infections
  • Improves skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Hydrates & reduces dry, chapped skin

Price – $15 for 7.5 ml ; $45 for 30 ml or $75 for 50 ml

Ingredients:
Organic Jojoba, Organic Burdock, Organic Neem, Organic Nettle, Organic Horsetail, Organic Chickweed, Organic Oolong Tea, Organic Borage Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Green Tea Extract, Organic Rice Infusion, Organic Tamanu Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Organic Supercritical Rosemary Antioxidant, MSM, Radish Root Ferment, Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil, Organic Amaranth Seed CO2 Extract, Organic Essential Oils of: Lavender, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, Helichrysum (Immortelle), Frankincense, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Turmeric, Bergamot, Vetiver, Organic Green Tea CO2 Extract. 
 
Clarity Nectar Spot Treatment – It was like Jill read my mind when she created this product. I was desperately searching for a really effective natural acne spot treatment and this comes along. I seriously heard the “Hallelujah Chorus” in the background when I saw this on her site! I couldn’t wait to try it and let me tell you, even though I seem to get the world’s most stubborn and angry blemishes, they are no match for this product! It contains the most healing and potent acne fighting essential oils in a base of black cumin seed oil, which is not only great for inflammatory skin diseases, but rejuvenates aging skin as well. Total win!

Price – $26 for 10 ml

Ingredients:
Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil, Organic Essential Oils of: Rosewood, Niaouli, Lavender, Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Galbanum, Turmeric.
Gingko Hibiscus Pomegranate Skin Lifting Mist – This product was on my wish list, so I was really excited to get this sample. I’m a huge fan of toners and facial mists and the like so I had high hopes for this product. I was not disappointed. Hibiscus naturally firms, lifts and tightens skin, pomegranate regenerates and repairs skin cells, neroli is an anti-oxidant that increases circulation, contains peptides that trigger new cell growth, improves skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles and heals scars, while gingko regenerates skin cells and is anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. As with all of the elaa products I tried, the scent is beautiful and uplifting. When I used this my skin was calm, hydrated, and yes, even tightened. 🙂
 
Price – $25 for 30 ml ; $40 for 50 ml
 
Ingredients:
Organic Hibiscus Extract,  Pomegranate Extract, Orange Blossom (Neroli) Extract, Organic Ginkgo Extract, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Rose Hydrosol, Radish Root Ferment, Organic Essential Oils of Rose Geranium, Mandarin, Neroli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Pine, Patchouli.
 
Bee Beauty Facial Oil – This amazing oil contains 3x concentrated royal jelly (royal jelly is the food bees produce when the hive needs a new queen and it is wonderfully healing and beneficial to the skin) as well as a plethora of anti-aging and skin regenerating superfoods, herbs and oils. This oil is hands down one of the most healing, hydrating, nourishing oils I have ever used on my skin and I can’t imagine life without it now! 
 
This rejuvenating facial oil moisturizer:
•  Improves the texture & tone of skin
•  Firms & supports collagen renewal
•  Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
•  Restores proper pH balance of skin
•  Antibacterial – Stops the growth of  bacteria that cause skin infections
•  Ultra-hydrating
The Result: Radiant, Supple, Firm, Forever Beautiful Skin!
Price – $50 for 30 ml
Ingredients:
Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil, Immortality Alchemy’s Organic 3X concentrated Royal Jelly, Wildcrafted Goji Berry, Organic Red Clover Blossom, Organic Horsetail, Organic Nettle Leaf, Organic Oolong Tea, Organic Comfrey Root, Organic Chamomile, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Red Rose Petals, Organic ElderFlower, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Green Rooibos Tea, Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil, Organic Seabuckthorn Oil, , Organic Unrefined Vitamin E Oil, Organic Supercritical CO2 extracted Rosemary Antioxidant, Organic Essential Oils of Sandalwood, Frankincense, Rose Otto, Organic Jasmine Absolute
 
*please note – the royal jelly used in this product was harvested gently and ethically without harming the bees
 
My overall thoughts – Every product was beautiful in both scent and the way it felt on my skin. You can tell that Jill put a lot of love, care and thought into every formulation. Every ingredient is bursting with life, and nourishment, working to heal and transform your skin into the most beautiful canvas it can be.
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Have you tried elaa skincare yet? What are your thoughts on their products?
 
Peace and Love,
~Sabrina

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