Turn your shower into a French spa moment with Le Petit Marseillais™

Le Petit Marseillais

Le Petit Marseillais

If you are dreaming about a trip to France and a luxurious vacation then Le Petit Marseillais has the next best thing. It won’t cost you hundreds for an airline ticket and expensive hotel though you won’t be staying in any specific arrondissement, but you will have the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom.

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Le Petit Marseillais is a long time French bath and body brand that has finally launched in the US and for $4.99 (14 oz size) to $6.49 (22 oz size). You want to know about this amazing smelling, nutrient rich brand. As many of you know when we started this blog almost 7 years ago I was a total fragrance phobe. I wanted nothing to do with anything fragranced so that was usually the provence of my blog partner. She helped me get over my fear of fragrance and I now appreciate certain scents to the point of even craving them.

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom and White Peach & Nectarine

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom and White Peach & Nectarine

Le Petit Marseillais™ has fragrances I not only can tolerate but the two I was sent are addicting to me. Their bath washes are available in 5 scents: Orange Blossom, Vanilla Milk, White Peach & Nectarine, Lavender Honey, and Cotton Milk & Poppy.

Let’s get a little background on this new to us brand:

  1. It was founded by Bernard Lengellé after being in Marseilles and being captivated by the smell of the “region’s fragrant artisan soap made with local olive oil.”
  2. Le Petit Marseillais™ uses ingredients found in sunny Provence so they are local and pure.
  3. They call their line sunkissed and when you read the ingredient list you can see why.

Considering that the brand is manufactured in France and uses these wonderful fragrances it’s a surprise that it’s so wonderfully priced.

Le Petit Marsailleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel is the most amazing aromatic body wash. The fragrance is so true to life that I don’t want to leave my shower. They happened to choose the 2 summer pitted fruits that I eat all the time.

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

Le Petit Marseilleis White Peach & Nectarine Shower Gel

The gel creates a fabulous lather that feels moisturizing and leaves my skin refreshed. I don’t think it interferes with other fragrances although I’m not an expert on that since I don’t wear perfume. All I know is that I love it and love what I’ve learned from Le Petit Marsailleis about the ingredients.

White Peach is a summer fruit made up of 87% water, making it exceptionally refreshing. Because it contains so many vitamins (B, C, E) and antioxidants, peaches are used in many cosmetic facials for their softening, revitalizing and toning properties.

Juicy nectarines are full of antioxidants and Vitamin C, which have tonifying properties.

Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Shower Cream

Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Shower Cream

As a huge fan of citrus scents I was very happy to use the Orange Blossom Shower Cream. It’s a sweet orange aroma, not tart, and smells like you’d expect an orange blossom on the tree to smell like. I was also interested when I saw that the formula is a cream compared to the gel of the White Peach & Nectarine (the only gel available).

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom Shower Cream

Le Petit Marseillas Orange Blossom Shower Cream

I actually didn’t find much of a difference between the two formulas though as far as how they operate. Both are moisturizing, both smell heavenly, and both get me comfortably clean. The Shower Cream is thicker so I probably use less of it than the gel. But I don’t have a preference as far as which to use.

Orange Blossom is a sweet, white flower that grows alongside oranges. The essential oil of orange blossom is known for its relaxing effects.

I think the main thing is to go by the fragrance that sounds most enticing to you. If you pick Cotton Milk & Poppy you’ll find these benefits:

Cotton is a plant valued for its soft and silky side. Cotton plant milk is rich in lipids, and is known for its health benefits. The extract of cotton flower is known for its soothing properties. The poppy is a vibrant and intense red flower that brightens the meadows of Provence from May to September. Our poppy is handpicked in the sunny Mediterranean from organic farms.

If your choice is Lavender Honey here’s what you’ll be enjoying:

Lavender is the quintessential flower of Provence. This plant generously perfumes the region from June to August, and is used for its relaxing properties.  While it may be known for its sweetness, honey has many skin benefits. It’s known for its moisturizing and soothing properties that help promote a healthy skin complexion. It’s also full of antioxidants, which helps keep skin looking youthful.

Or if Vanilla Milk is your thing then …

Vanilla is the fruit of an orchid and is found in the form of long pods containing tiny seeds. It’s used in cosmetics for its unique fragrance, of course, but also because it contains properties of purifying, nourishing and softening.

le petit marseillais blossom closeupNow that you’ve seen the descriptions and know of the benefits which one would you love? I haven’t tried the last three but I know that both the Orange Blossom and White Peach & Nectarine are perfect choices for my delicate nose and will continue to live in my shower as long as I can find it to purchase.  —  Marcia

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Le Petit Marseilles is available at CVS, Target, Walgreens, Jet, and Walmart. (best prices are at Walmart)

 

 

 

Cleaning up with Good Earth Beauty (and a giveaway)

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You’ve read about Good Earth Beauty several times on Beauty Info Zone. This is a brand that we are always happy to receive for articles and even happier to use. The Good Earth Beauty site is one that sells brands that are both natural and organic and in addition they’ve created their own brand which has all that goodness. Today we have a few bath and body products to share with you and also a giveaway.

MARCIA is using SHOWER WHIP

Shower Whip is an exfoliating whip that is also a soap. It’s available in 5 scrumptious fragrances: Flower Cart, Pink Lemonade, Chocolate Amour, Coconut Lime, and Lavender Vanilla.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

They are available in 12 oz tubs and all contain natural ingredients. I was sent a smaller size to test out. What I’ve found is that it’s gentle enough for both my face and body.

Ingredients:

Organic RAW Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Powdered Volcanic Ash, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil, Natural fragrance and essential oils.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Flower Cart is the one I have and the one that our giveaway winner will be receiving. The Good Earth Beauty description says it all: “Flower Cart Scent Description – Filled with the delightful and perfectly balanced aromas of blooming tulips, heavenly frangipani, purple hyacinth, exotic orchid and sweet lily of the valley.”

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

The granules in the whip are very subtle which I think is best for my skin. I want to add moisture to my skin, not remove it with harshness. It washes off well with either my hands or a wash cloth leaving a subtle scent behind. This isn’t a sugar scrub or a salt scrub, instead I believe the granules are from the powdered volcanic ash. Since it contains shea butter along with oils it’s a good moisturizing scrub that only strips away the dead skin and leaves behind softness.

LISA is using STRAWBERRY MARGARITA BODY WASH and STRAWBERRY LIP SCRUBGood Earth Beauty

This is one of those times I really wish our blog had a ‘scratch and sniff’ feature. The super scrumptious strawberry scent for both the Strawberry Margarita Body Wash ($18) and the Strawberry Lip Scrub ($8.25) is out of this world. These can be purchased separately, or – even better – together. The 8 0z. bottle of body wash and a 1 oz. jar of lip scrub set goes for just $20, a really terrific value.

Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Margarita Body WashThe Strawberry Margarita Body Wash is a very hydrating wash that scrubs up to a soft foam. It has some great ingredients, including organic milk and honey, that make it a very soothing soap that works for sensitive skin. The scent is a combination of fresh lime and ripe strawberry, along with just a hint of lemon. I am not kidding when I say that it smells INCREDIBLY delicious. It isn’t sugary sweet like some strawberry fragrances.  It’s more of a grown up take – I guess maybe that’s good since it’s modeled after an alcoholic drink – yet it will still take you back to your childhood and soft summer days picking ripe, juicy strawberries.  Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Lip ScrubGood Earth Beauty inside Strawberry Lip ScrubAnother mouth-watering scent can be found in the Strawberry Lip Scrub. It smells and tastes so darn good (the taste I am sure thanks to the sugar that puts the scrub into the product). A tiny scoop of the sugary scrub with a bit of water makes for a delicious exfoliating treatment for lips that leaves them plump and perfect. So yummy I really can’t get enough. All of Good Earth Beauty products have no parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, or artificial colors, and they are handmade with love in the USA.

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Good Earth Beauty is offering their Shower Whip in Flower Cart along with the Strawberry Lip Scrub to one US BIZ subscriber. This giveaway is open through 3/13/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If our comment section closes please email us your comment to [email protected] and label it Good Earth. Be sure you click “I commented” when you do this or Rafflecopter won’t recognize your entry. Thanks for entering, you’ll love this prize.

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Dove’s ready for you and your shower with Shower Foam

 

Dove Shower Foam

Dove Shower Foam

It’s not every day that I keep a balloon in my shower but Dove’s new Shower Foam is so light and airy that it deserves to share with a helium balloon. Dove Shower Foam won’t wear down my balloon because it’s as fluffy and delicate as can be.

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Dove Deep Moisture Shower Foam

Dove Deep Moisture Shower Foam

But don’t get me wrong when I say delicate because this is heavy duty when it comes to cleansing. There are 4 versions of the new Dove Shower Foam: Deep Moisture, Shea Butter, Cool Moisture, and Sensitive Skin.

I was sent the Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash to test out. Dove tells us that it helps skin feel clean and moisturized with this gently cleansing and deeply* nourishing shower foam. All of the foaming body washes contain NutriumMoisture™ to nourish deep into the surface layers of your skin.

Dove Shower Foam Shea Butter

Dove Shower Foam Shea Butter

Dove Shower Foam Shea Butter has a warm vanilla scent.

Dove Shower Foam Sensitive Skin

Dove Shower Foam Sensitive Skin

Dove Sensitive Skin is hypoallergenic and very gentle.

Dove Shower Foam Cool Moisture

Dove Shower Foam Cool Moisture

Dove Shower Foam Cool Moisture has a cucumber and green tea fragrance to it.

Now head into the shower with me:

Dove Shower Foam

Dove Shower Foam

It takes 3 easy steps to get clean, smooth skin. 1. Press the pump. 2. Spread the soft lather. 3. Enjoy a quick rinse. See what I mean about easy! There are more than 250 pumps in this 13.5 fl. oz. plastic bottle. At $5.99 it’s a bargain choice and you know how often items like this go on sale. Target has the best price for this right now so head over there for your moisturizing, fluffy shower foam and clean the day away.  —  Marcia

Dove Shower Foam in Deep Moisture

Dove Shower Foam in Deep Moisture

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