Saturday, 21 December 2013

APIVITA Product Review!

Last month we were both sent a selection of products from Greek based APIVITA! The brand name means the life of the bee and stems from the Latin words APIS (bee) and VITA (life). This name reflects their philosophy for an organised, productive and sustainable development modelled as the society of the bee. I was really excited to try their products because they use natural forumluas which are free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, propylene glycol and silicones.

Apivita product review
Products c/o APIVITA

The product I was most excited about trying was the propoline shine and revitalizing shampoo (£9). It has a delicious citrus scent and a really nice thick consistency. I do like this shampoo but the lack of foam took some getting used to! I was a bit disappointed when I realised it contains Sodium Laureth Sulphate (which is better than Sodium Lauryl Sulphate but hey), I know most shampoos and shower gels have SLES/SLS but I was hoping this wouldn't have any. It doesn't feel like it irritates my skin but I know some people would be put off by the SLES, I suppose it's just down to personal preference. I'd quite like to try it with the conditioner, I felt a bit naughty using my regular (paraben-licious) conditioner after washing with it. ;)

I was extremely impressed with the body nourish shower gel (£10.25) and it's definitely something I would buy. I suffer from bad eczema on my legs so showering usually leaves my skin feeling sore. I was a bit scared to rub this all over at first just because I'm used to my eczema stinging but I had to give it a go for important review purposes! Thankfully, my skin didn't even tingle. It's SLES free and contains 96% natural ingredients. Huzzah! It smells incredible (the lavender/almost fusion totally works) and has a nice consistency, not runny but not too gloopy. My skin felt hydrated and it's ideal for those with dry/sensitive skin like me.

natural lip balm

I had high hopes for the lip care with pomegranate (£4.13) and I wasn't disappointed. Made with 98% ingredients, applying this actually feels good for my lips! Again it smells amazing, and the pomegranate oils and vitamins C & E help protect the lips while the vitamin F and avocado prevent drying...Just what I need in these cold months. If pomegranate isn't your thing, there are quite a few different options. I want to try the cocoa butter next! This one is hydrating and moisturising.

You can buy their products online or via M&S beauty.

Have you heard of APIVITA before? Do you like using natural products?

T ♥'s bees. XoX

9 comments

  1. I am a HUGEEEEE APIVITA fan! Their products are amazing. I love the Lavender and Almond shower gel.. it leaves the skin feeling incredible, doesn't it?! It's like using an herbal battenburg to wash with hehe xx

    Gem // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  2. The lip care sounds and looks really lovely! I love that shape of the bullet, a little different than most lip balms! The cocoa butter one sounds yummy too! <3 xxx

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  3. They look great, would love to try the shower gel and lip balm

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  4. I get bummed out when product is difficult to lather too! but these look like gorgeous products nonetheless and I really like the packaging, it looks very premium! x

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  5. The lipbalm looks lovely! My lips are so dry and chapped, it is horrible. I hate how they always crack and feel so uncomfortable. I love the colour of it too! Lovely review and will be checking them out now!

    Kassie - www.styledevoured.com xx

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  6. I have tried one of the face masks from them and I really like it, next on my list is one of the lipbalms! fab post!

    http://andthislittlepiggybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Wow, that lip balm looks and sounds divine! Will definitely be hitting up M&S for these!

    Sophie xox soinspo

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  8. I've been trying to make a point of buying more natural body/face stuff, it's quite shocking when you look at the back of some products the amount of chemicals in them! Sadly lots of things that seem to be helping my skin are soo full of chemicals! :( I <3 bees too! They're the only insects I don't hate, they're too cute & fuzzy! I get so mad at Nico when he eats them!

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  9. Ohh the lip care sounds so lovely. I've tried a couple of Apivita products in the past and really enjoyed them. I'll have to check out more of their range in the new year <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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