It is cold, windy evening in San Antonio. All I want to do is to wrap myself into a warm blanket and wait until the summer comes. Then, I look at the package that has arrived in the morning: Ettenio brand sent me 4 of products from sunny Jamaica! I was able to try: Brown Sugar Body Scrub, Kaleidoscope Coconut Milk Bath Bar, Balm for dry cracked skin and Simply Divine Body Cream.
What is Ettenio?
Ettenio is the brand from Jamaica. They use only plant based and organic, highest quality ingredients. All their cosmetics are hand-crafted, made of raw extracts and botanicals. They also are Paraben-Free, Mineral Free, Sulphate Free, Petroleum Free, Silicone Free, Allergen Free and contain no artificial coloring and fragrances and are never tested on animals – which I absolutely love!
When I opened the package, I could smell an amazing scent of the soap almost right away. Ettenio uses natural, essential oils as a fragrances, so you do not have to worry about any suspicious, harmful ingredients. Let’s take a closer look at the products I’ve received.
Ingredients: Jamaica Brown Sugar, Kokum Butter, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Vitamin E, Citric Acid, Optiphen.
This was the first product that caught my attention. It is locked in eco-friendly looking, brown package with super cute wooden spoon included. When I opened the product I fell in love from the first… scent. Ettenio’s Jamaican Brown Sugar Body Scrub lifts away dead skin cells and leaves you with soft, smooth and moisturized skin. It is absolutely amazing! It is the first body scrub that not only removes dead skin, but also Kokum & Shea & Cocoa Butter work wonders for my dry skin and moisturize it in the shower!
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Sustainable Palm Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, Jamaican Brown Sugar, Kaolin Clay, Proprietary Essential Oil Blend
This amazingly good looking bar in colors of Jamaica cleans & moisturizes skin. It lathers very well and leaves the whole bathroom smelling so good, it also looks very pretty on the soap holder 🙂
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Glycerin, Aloe Vera Juice, Sodium Lactate, Avocado Oil, Kokum Butter, Olive Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Lanolin USP, Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate, Essential Oil Blend of: Patchouli, Black Pepper, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Anise and Cajeput.
I suffer from dry skin really bad (winter, postpartum, genes?), so I was really excited to try Healing Therapy for Dry Cracked Skin. The rich consistency balm is packed into convenient tube. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Lactate and glycerin along with oils such as avocado and olive oil, has extremely moisturizing properties. It surely does, however I personally had an issue with the intense scent of this balm. It has Anise in it, and I am sensitive on that particular ingredient, so I am not really able to use it for my hands. I love it for the heels though. If you prefer unscented products, this balm is not for you… or you can use it for feet, like I do.
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Kokum Butter, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, Olive Oil, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Cocoa Butter, Sodium Lactate, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, MSM, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Essential oils of: Lemon, Jasmine, Rose Italian Bergamot, Neroli, Cedar wood.
This is really DIVINE product! I love how thick and rich consistency it is. Shea & Kokum Butter moisturize skin just great and they do even more by preventing water loss from your skin. What I love about this Cream is that the small amount is enough to spread all over your body. It absorbs well, does not leave oily residue (as products with petroleum or silicones do) and the skin feels soft. The only thing I wasn’t a big fan of is jasmine scent. I like fresh scents, citrus or no scent at all in my body creams, but it is just my personal preference. In this case I can forgive the scent, since cream works wonders for my dry skin!
To sum up, I am very impressed with Ettenio’s pure, natural ingredients and passion for creating such a luxurious, yet plant based cosmetics. I am sure these are not the last products I’ve tried. So far, I am already almost running out of Brown Sugar Scrub, and this is gonna be the next thing I’ll order on Ettenio. What will be yours? Use code Cleanbeauty to get a 10% discount on all Ettenio products + free shipping. Let me know in the comments what you are planning to get first.
Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Ettenio. All products has been received for free for testing purposes, however opinion is 100% mine and honest.