A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Apivita, a Greek brand specialising in products where the ingredients are over 80% natural in origin, proven to be effective and offers a holistic approach to health and beauty. Having given their products a thorough testing, here are my reviews:
Propoline citrus and honey shampoo and conditioner
Although part of the same range, both products smell very different. The shampoo has a sugary sweet orange scent, whereas the conditioner has more of a creamy shea butter scent.
I'd be happier if the shampoo didn't contain SLS, but it does smell nice, foams up well and leaves my hair feeling clean without stripping it of moisture or weighing it down with silicon.
The conditioner is rich and creamy, and I tend to use it as a weekly intensive mask. It takes a few minutes to fully rinse out, but once dried, it leaves my hair silky smooth, soft and shiny.
I had high hopes for this, but ironically it smelt stronger just sitting on my desk than it does lit up. The combination of orange, cedarwood and clove is sharp, citrusy and absolutely gorgeous, but sadly not strong enough to fragrance a room.
Intensive moisturizing hand cream
For me this is the star product of the brand. It's thick and creamy in texture with a subtle scent of Shea butter and freshly cut plants. Like all rich handcreams, it does take a minute to sink in, but once it does provides intense moisture for my dry hands. I'd go so far as to say it's as good as my favourite Body shop hemp hand protector and I love that it's the perfect size for carrying in my handbag.
Have you tried anything from Apivita? What's your favourite scented candle?