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Nacomi Skincare & Haircare Haul!

Hey 🙂

Today I would love to introduce you to a brand that I got to know myself just recently. It is Nacomi, a Polish brand that’s crueltyfree, handmade, paraben free, SLS free & allergen free. They use only the highest grade raw materials from around the world to make their products highly effective.

Here is everything that I got in my beauty haul & the mini reviews :

Nacomi haul

● Moroccan Argan Intensive Hydration Night cream – This one is a thick, luxurious cream that smells absolutely divine. It is, just as it’s name suggests, intensely hydrating thanks to the presence of Hyaluronic Acid in it. Other ingredients that make this cream truly moisturizing are Argan oil (sourced from Morocco), Shea butter (from Africa) & Avocado oil. It melts right into the skin on application.

Nacomi night cream

The brand has different creams targeting different age groups. The one I got is for my skin type (normal/dry) and targeting 30+ when the first wrinkles start showing. I am hitting 30 this year and I feel it’s a match made in heaven for my skin. I highly recommend this night cream ♡

● No Rinse Argan hair conditioner – As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I am trying my best to keep my hair looking like it has some life. So, this leave in conditioner attracted my attention. It has Argan oil & Cashmere protein in it to deliver healthy, silky hair.

Argan leave in conditioner

It’s white in color and has a watery texture. It smells like any other hair conditioner – very pleasant and lovely. The smell lingers in the hair, at the same time giving it an instant shine. I like apply it on my hair at night or when it looks extra lifeless before stepping out of my home. It comes in a plastic spray bottle, convenient to spritz on to the hair. It’s long term efforts are yet to be known. Anyways, I got 2 bottles to keep it stocked.

● Hair Mask with Moroccan Argan oil – The ingredients of this thick, white, creamy mask are the same as the ones I just discussed in the leave in conditioner. It is supposed to regenerate and smoothen the hair, strengthening the hair against damage and breakage and restoring shine to dull hair.

Argan hair mask

I usually apply it for 20 mins and wash off. The hair does feel instantly soft and manageable. I am currently using it once a week. It comes in a tube with a flip open lid, conveniently designed to be used while in shower.

All of the above are priced between AED 50 – AED 85 and were purchased from the store named ‘Solace’, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi. The staff there are so friendly and amazing. On asking for samples if any, that suits my skin type (normal/dry), they gave me two awesome product samples. Here they are :

● Natural Sugar Scrub – This one is a dense scrub, packed with sugar thats immersed in a base of Argan oil & Shea butter. It also contains strawberry seeds for exfoliation (first time coming across strawberry seeds used for this purpose!). It smells strongly of coffee. I believe it contains ground coffee beans too. I have used it only on my body, since I feel it’s a bit too abrasive for facial skin.

Nacomi body scrub

● Cleansing oil – This yellow colored cleansing oil helps in perfect makeup removal while clearing all impurities from the skin. It smells so heavenly and is a mix of several precious oils. Mann, I wanna make this into a perfume and keeps smelling it throughout the day. What a lovely, effective product!.

Nacomi cleansing oil

Overall, Nacomi a great natural beauty brand. Definitely check them out and if you have any wonderful experience with any of the products from this brand, kindly suggest them in the comments below and I will go try it out for myself =)

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Naz ♥

Love Your Skin This Valentine’s Day with Izil!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means stuffed animals, chocolate hearts and red roses everywhere you turn. Valentine’s Day gives us a chance to step back from our busy lives and take a moment to remember what’s important. It is true that we should love and be kind to our family and friends every day, but sometimes we need that reason to go above and beyond and tell them how we really feel.

Beyond loving each other, it’s a time to remember to love ourselves and make the most of the opportunity to pamper ourselves and commit to treating our bodies and skin to healthy nurturing ingredients.

As you prepare for a night out with your valentine, you may start to feel the added pressure to look your best, and so here’s Izil Natural Argan Beauty’s tips for looking your very best this Valentine’s Day with their natural argan oil products:

L – Lather your skin with “quality.” Beldi Black Moroccan Soap (AED 69) is a detoxifying and purifying body soap for silky soft skin. 100% Natural, the “beldi black” soap prepares the skin for exfoliation. Made from virgin black olive oil and enriched with Argan oil and Eucalyptus essential oil, this natural therapeutic soap is a great exfoliator and moisturizer. It is rich in vitamin E and minerals helping clean and detoxify your skin by removing dead cells and toxins, while leaving an extraordinarily smooth and silky finish. The Eucalyptus oil helps relax your body and add the soap antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Your skin is revitalized, free of impurities and hydrated with a soft touch.

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O – Oils. Multi-Purpose 100% Pure Argan Oil (AED 180) is perfect to use on the face for anti-aging, the body for dryness, to help reduce blemishes and stretch marks and also for repairing damaged hair. It is 100% organic, chemical free and has an incredibly high concentration of vitamin E, antioxidants, carotenoids and fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and 9. Your skin will be nourished and incredibly soft after just one application.

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V– Vitamins. You’ve been told how important it is to get our daily dosage of vitamins for your insides, but what about your outside? Vitamins are excellent for your skin. The Green Tea Anti-oxidant mask (AED 140) is very rich in trace minerals and vitamins A, B and E that absorb impurities and inhibit breakdown of Collagen that is responsible for keeping the skin firm and elastic. It contains White Clay; a natural cleansing mineral clay that gently draws impurities from the skin without removing natural oils while simultaneously exfoliating, cleansing, and stimulating circulation. It is also packed with Green tea and Argan Oil, which have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and are rich and nutritive. This powerful antioxidant combination reduces inflammation, promotes more even skin tone and improves skin health. It also helps remove bacteria, toxins, excess oil and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores.

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E– Exfoliate. The Green Tea Body Scrub (AED 115) is perfect for pre-date body exfoliation. This unique and natural scrub utilizes actual Green Tea leaves to get rid of dead skin while protecting the fresh layer of skin cells beneath from free radicals. Using Green Tea leaves coated in Argan and Aloe Vera, this body scrub allows for the gentle and smooth removal of dead skin, giving you a silkier, more youthful looking complexion and primed for moisturization. Your skin is smooth with a beaming glow and a pleasant fresh scent.

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to treat yourself to natural skin care that your skin will love.

Izil Natural Argan Beauty is available in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, at the following locations:

  • Dubai:  Dubai Festival City and Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Abu Dhabi: Al Wahda Mall and Dalma Mall

About Izil Natural Argan Beauty:

Izil Natural Argan Beauty was launched in the UAE in 2012. It is a highly effective, natural cosmetic brand, which is made in Morocco. All products are made from organically certified, highest quality Argan Oil, together with other natural, pure and rare ingredients. The Izil Natural Argan Beauty range consists of the Face Collection, Body Collection and traditional Hammam Collection. The Izil Natural Argan Beauty Range is available in outlets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For more information, please visit www.izilbeauty.com, https://www.facebook.com/IZIL.NaturalArganBeauty or @izilbeauty.

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Naz ♥

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How to: DIY anti- ageing body scrub!

Hello all!

Today I would love to discuss and share with you a method to make an at home body scrub. It’s nourishing, softening and in the long run helps fade away dark areas like age spots.

Lets get to it right away!. You will need:

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Olive Oil – It’s very moisturizing and helps the skin to be more hydrated.

Shea Beautifying Oil from The Body Shop – It has a gorgeous smell and is a light oil. I wanted it’s smell to linger when applying this scrub. That’s the main reason I added it here. Not particularly for it’s moisturizing quality. I will do a more detailed review on this later on.

Sugar (Right, that’s sugar in the Nescafe Gold bottle!) – It acts as our exfoliating agent. It is a humectant (something that attracts moisture from the atmosphere into the skin) and thus using sugar is always a better option than using salt. Also sugar has glycolic acid in it, which encourages cell turnover and helps generate younger looking skin.

Green tea – It has anti oxidant properties. Also it contains AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which work in a similar way that sugar does in the previous point I mentioned. It allows the dead skin to shed and helps newer skin to emerge.

Lemon – It helps fade away dark spots and scars. The Vitamic C in it helps fight wrinkles and in brightening the skin. It’s great in exfoliating too.

So as you can see, we have a powerhouse of ingredients here and all of them are probably already available at your home!

Method

1) Add 3 tbsp of sugar into the bowl.

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2) Take one bag of green tea (I use the Alokozay 100% pure Ceylon tea. One box of 100 tea bags costs AED11.45 at Nesto Hypermarket). Tear it open and add to the sugar.

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3) Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the mix.

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Give it a stir. The mixture will look like this now.

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4) Add 1 tbsp of the Shea oil. If you don’t have it, you could substitute it with 1 tbsp of coconut oil.

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5) Add 1 tbsp of olive oil first. Mix it together and see if that’s the consistency you like. I personally love to add 2 tbsp of it, because I like the consistency to be bit more on the runny/oily side so it’s easy to work with. The drier the scrub, the more abrasive you will feel it to be.

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It looks like below finally. That’s the consistency I like. The mix looks slightly sparkly because of the slightest amount of shimmer in the Shea beautifying oil. Let this mix sit for a few minutes so that the green tea mizes really well with the rest.

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Here I have scrubbed it onto my hand.

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Once you do this, you are left with the softest skin ever!

More information

  • After each time of using a scrub (any scrub I mean), it’s best to use a body cream or lotion on your skin to keep it soft and get the best results.

  • Keep this scrub on, for atleast 10 minutes so that it can benefit from the goodness of all the ingredients.
  • This scrub is perfect for the winter. Surprisingly, during winter you skin get dehydrated more. The scrub helps keep the skin in optimum condition to receive your skincare and your skin reacts better to it.

  • It’s best to use this scrub twice a week. Not more than that because you might irritate your skin.
  • You can make small batches like I have done here. I actually used it on my hands and legs. If you want to do a whole body scrub, you will have to make more.

  • You can store this in the fridge for about a week.

Hope you like this DIY. Leave your comments below. I love feedback!

Love,

Naz 🙂