New From Petal & Post – Bella Aura Skincare + A Giveaway! {CLOSED}

 

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Petal & Post is seriously one of my absolute favorite one-stop online shops (read why in detail here), so I was really excited when founder, Jamie MacLean asked me to test out a new brand she’d soon be stocking. Of course, I couldn’t say no! 😉

There are only a handful of brands that I have fallen completely head over heels in love with, and recently I’ve added Bella Aura Skincare to that list.

The story of Bella Aura started when founder Yasmine’s mother was battling Leukemia, which caused Yasmine to be under a tremendous amount of stress. Because she was so stressed, she wasn’t eating well or sleeping much and as a result, she developed severe acne, which ended up leaving her skin scarred.

After spending a lot of time, effort and thousands of dollars on treatments and products that did nothing to alleviate her issue, she finally found what she was looking for on a trip to Morocco. It was there that she discovered the beauty secrets of the ancient Berbers and met a chemist/herbalist that would change her skin forever!

After seeing results from using a combination of the oils inspired by the wisdom of the Berbers, Yasmine created Bella Aura Skincare. Each product contains an exclusive blend of Argan, Fig de Barbary, Neroli and Nigella oils in their formulation, which they call Kamilah (meaning “complete”).

Because she wanted both effective and fast results, Yasmine combined those natural ingredients with Swiss active botanicals to create targeted solutions for healthier skin.

I was sent a travel kit of all 5 products and I want to share my thoughts with you today. Also, Petal & Post will be gifting one lucky reader a Daily Moisturizer Emulsion so make sure to enter the giveaway..deets at the end of the post! 🙂

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Gentle Purifying Cleanser

 This creamy cleanser gently cleanses, detoxifies, and removes impurities without stripping the skin’s natural oils. It contains Vitamin E for free-radical fighting power, B Complex to help reduce redness and inflammation, and Vitamin C to brighten and provide more antioxidant benefits. Because of its unique formulation, this cleanser performs more like an oil cleanser, only it rinses clean and leaves your skin super soft and moisturized, not greasy, which I loved, as I didn’t need to double cleanse while using this! 😉

Price – $45 (CAD); $34.09 (USD)

Ingredients – Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2 Hexanediol

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Antioxidant Booster

This super potent multi-functional booster helps to protect and detox your skin from daily exposure to environmental toxins. A combination of vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids nourish, replenish and rejuvenate skin, imparting a more radiant glow. While I found all of the products in this line to be suitable for acne prone and aging skin, this one seems to really do wonders at keeping my skin calm and clear. Perhaps it’s the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antioxidant effects of rosmarinic acid from the Lemon Balm, Rutin, and Barley Extract or the signature “Kamilah” blend at its core. Whatever it is, this booster is the bomb.com and my skin loves it!

Price – $125 (CAD); $94.83 (USD)

Ingredients – Water/Aqua/Eau, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Leaf Extract, Disodium Rutinyl Disulfate, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Gellan Gum, Hydroxyactophenone, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2 Hexanediol

Instant Lifting Eye Contour

This lightweight, serum-like eye contour lifts, firms, brightens, smooths and hydrates the delicate eye area like nothing else! Loaded with vitamins, minerals and EFA’s, this helps to rejuvenate the eye area to look younger and more defined in 4 weeks. Though I don’t really have any discernable lines under my eyes, I did notice that what I did have became less noticeable after using this. I also need less concealer in that area too, so yay! 😀

Price – $125 (CAD); $94.83 (USD)

Ingredients – Water/Aqua/Eau, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Leaf Extract, Disodium Rutinyl Disulfate, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Gellan Gum, Hydroxyactophenone, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2 Hexanediol

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Daily Repair Moisturizer Emulsion

Because factors such as temperature, humidity, and certain harsh ingredients can increase trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) in the skin, causing dryness as well as accelerated aging, this daily moisturizer works to increase hydration levels better than hyaluronic acid for a healthier skin barrier. Rich in vitamins, minerals and EFA’s, this will keep your skin nourished, replenished, rejuvenated and balanced. I can’t even begin to describe what a difference this made to my fussy complexion, other than my skin glowed with health!!

Price – $90 (CAD); $68.28 (USD)

Ingredients – Water/Aqua/Eau, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Propanediol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter, Orange) Peel Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Cellulose, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2 Hexanediol

Night Cellular Renewal

If the Anti-Oxidant Booster was the holy grail for healing acne, then this is the holy grail for restoring and rejuvenating aging skin! Formulated with a powerful combination of Cistus Incanus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, and Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf/Stem Extract (aka the “Immortality Herb” & “Plant of Beauty” respectively), these help to regenerate and strengthen the moisture barrier of mature skin. Skin’s ability to reach its ideal cellular renewal during sleep is also achieved. While using this, my skin looked brighter, clearer, and even firmer. A win win for any skin!!

Price – $110 (CAD); $83.45

Ingredients – Water/Aqua/Eau, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Propanediol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceriyl-3 Beeswax, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Glutamine, Decyl Glucoside, Phenethyl Alcohol, Cistus Incanus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf/Stem Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol

*All ingredients in every product are ethically sourced to provide employment to impoverished Moroccan families

 

My overall thoughts – I was deeply impressed by every single product in this line, and honestly, I can’t even begin to pick a favorite! This truly is a beautiful and thoughtful line that really does deliver on its claims! My skin is so temperamental and difficult to please most times and during the entire testing period (about 3 months – I used the products up completely), my skin was calm, clear, hydrated and just healthy looking (even during that time of the month when it acts up the worst!). I know it’s not the most wallet-friendly brand, but trust me, it is worth every single penny!

 

Now, on to the giveaway! 😀

Petal & Post generously wants to send one lucky (US or Canadian) reader a full sized bottle of Bella Aura’s amazing “Daily Repair Moisturizer Emulsion” and all you need to do to win it is head on over to my Instagram page and follow the instructions! Easy peasy! 😉

Winner will be selected and announced on Wednesday, Oct. 12th!

 

Have you ever tried Bella Aura Skincare? What are your favorite products or which would love to try most?

 

*Contains affiliate links. Products were sent to me for review consideration, however, all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own and are based on my own experience with the products. Products were tested thoroughly and consistently for 3 months.

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