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Discover Alba Botanica - body loving products that nourish skin and hair

Discover Alba Botanica - body loving products that nourish skin and hair
UPDATE 2020: this lip gloss is discontinued but Alba Botanica is still around and focusing on skin, body and hair care - www.albabotanica.com. The site There Must Be a Better Way is now known as Organic Soul Beauty

Over the weekend I received an order I had place with There Must Be A Better Way. This website was a new find and I have been impressed with the service and I adore the fact that you can select ten samples with your order. The main reason for my order was to purchase Alba TerraGloss Tinted Lip Gloss in the colour Bloom. These lip glosses are free from artificial colours, petrolatum, mineral oil, phthalates and parabens. They contain shea butter and vitamin E to soothe and moisturise. I am in love with this gloss. The pigmentation is great and it is not sticky (as long as you do not overload the product). My lips feel lovely and soft after it wears off. I am undecided about the vanilla flavour, it is a bit sweet but I can put up with it. There are five other colours in the range to check them out.

Here are the samples I selected and received - 

Organic Blue Shampoo 
Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta Nourishing Rose Hip Herbal Shampoo 
Green People Help at Hand 
Green People Gentle Cleanse 
Lavera Basis Sensitive Organics Q10 hand cream 
Aubrey Organics Creme de la Shave (Toasted Almond) 
Lavera Faces Wild Rose Eye Gel 
Lavera Aloe Vera Protection Cream 
Madara Deep Moisture Cream 

I have already tried a few, obviously these samples but I am tempted to seek out larger sizes on my first impressions. The Green People hand cream was a little heavy for me but I think it would be better in the winter months when my skin is at its driest. I can see it would work well for eczema skins and I note it is a 2010 beauty award winner. The Green People cleanser was nice and left my skin soft but I personally did not like the scent. The Lavera eye gel, I would say it was a cream rather than a gel, it felt fresh and light on my skin. My favourite samples were the Aubrey shave cream and Madara cream. My legs felt fabulous after using the shave cream very silky smooth and soft, that has definitely made it onto my shopping list after just one use. I adore Madara products I have tried them.

Has anyone else tried the Alba Lip Glosses or the products in my sample collection? What did you think? 

Sarah x