Primavera in a German “green/organic” brand, that I discovered by accident when I was in Germany for a cosmetic seminar. Their website is a long story about their philosophy, values, standards etc. A bit too much for me, but as this product is worth the try, I thought it wouldn’t be nice to keep you away from it.
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Org*, Prunus Amygdalis Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Org*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil Org*, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil Org*, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Org*, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil Org*, Tocopherol, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract Org*, Citral**, Geraniol**, Benzyl Benzoate**, Citronellol**, Limonene**, Linalool**.
- * from certified organic cultivation
- ** from 100% essential oils
The funny thing is, that the packaging mentions “vegan” only, because the product seems “bio” to me also … Maybe it’s because of the essential oils. For a “bio” label , at least 95% of the natural ingredients need to be from organic cultivation.
The large amount of organic/biological oils, makes this one a very interresting product. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS as well as ANTI-OXIDANTS are present in large amounts.
Essential Fatty Acids also play an important role in nutrition. For our skin, they are nurturing, repairing and protecting. They adjust natural deficiencies in our skin. Anti-Oxidants are cell protectors acting as “soldiers” to protect our skin cells from external damage. Consider this to be an “anti-ageing” benefit.
The price/quality of this product is really a strong point. You will pay up to three times at much for similar oils from other brands !
Skin types: all, especially dryer skin types. Use under a cream or alone at night.
Strong points: the hight concentration of really beneficial vegetable oils, price/quality, lots of organic ingredients, in case you find this important.
Weak points: lots of essential oils. Could be problematic if you have a (dermatologist-confirmed) fragrance allergy. In this case you’d better choose another one.
Primavera also mentionnes the posibility of using this as a facial cleansing oil.
Available through webshops like Natuurlijkzuiver and Primavera’s own webshop.