Lavera Wild Rose Body Care Collection is an affordable collection of lovely and beautifully rose scented body care products: body wash, body lotion, deodorant roll on and deodorant body spray, which anyone, who likes natural rose scented green beauty products will appreciate.
Since it’s Valentine’s Day – what better day to talk about beautifully rose scented green beauty products than – today?
Lavera, a German naturkosmetik beauty brand, is known for its affordable and wide-ranging beauty products; many many moons ago, it was one of the first green beauty brands I started using once I had switched to natural beauty products. This wild rose body care collection has been around for many years, and I’ve been using these products for as equally long, so all the products mentioned in this review have been tried, tested and used many times over. All of these products are very cost-effective, and just because they are affordable and come in generous amounts, it does not make them any less great. All of these products – body wash, body lotion, roll on deodorant and spray deodorant – have a beautiful rose scent and I am certain, especially if you are a fellow rose scent lover or even – connoisseur – that you will like, very much so, at least one of the products from this rose collection, if not all of them. I keep coming back to all these products, again and again, and am certain I will continue to. For many years, I was also using the Lavera Rose Perfume, unfortunately, Lavera had discontinued it about 4 or 5 years ago; I really wish they would re-think and re-launch it again.
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A gel to cream to a mild foam – this is how the Lavera Pampering Body Wash gently yet thoroughly washes; while it does contain, of course, several foaming agents, such as Sodium Coco-Sulfate and Glyceryl oleate, and two mild surfactants Lauryl Glucoside and Coco-glucoside, this body wash is still mild and nonirritating to the skin. The lather is minimal, as this is more of a creamy body wash and as such, the results on the skin correspond with it: soft yet cleansed skin. The signature rose scent of the Lavera Wild Rose body collection is there, just not as strong or as long lasting as it is in other products, yet still lovely. The body wash contains Aloe vera, which hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, and Rosehip Seed Oil, rich in vitamin C, which restores and rejuvenates tired and stressed skin. It also contains Rosa Damascena Flower Water; the source of the scent are essential oils.
Lavera Pampering Body Wash comes in a 200ml tube, and it costs £6,95. While generous amount, this is, after all, a body wash, so it tends to be used up pretty quickly; I usually use it up in a month or two, and I am not all that modest with it.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Betaine, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Glyceryl Oleate, Coco-Glucoside, Alcohol*, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Citral**, Limonene** * Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture ** Natural Essential Oils *** Fair Trade
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This is a rich and nourishing body lotion, with a delicious rose scent. Excellent, especially, for a colder days, when the skin needs an extra pampering. The texture is quite thick, at least for a body lotion, so it takes a good minute or two to properly absorb into the skin, therefore the best time to apply Lavera Pampering Body Lotion is right after a shower or bath, when the skin is most susceptible to absorb nutrient body lotion. Once the body lotion is absorbed, the skin is immediately looking fresh and a bit glowy – but not in a greasy kind of way: the skin feels soft and velvety. The beautiful rose scent lasts for about 4 hours. Whether you apply this body lotion in the morning or in the evening, your skin will be nourished throughout the day or night. You can also use this body lotion as a hand cream – believe me, not just because of the the beautiful rose scent, but the way it will make your hands feel, too. The body lotion contains an-always-welcomed ingredient for body lotions/butters: the nourishing shea butter, which is rich with Vitamins E and renowned for its skin softening and moisture retaining ability. Rosehip Seed Oil, rich in vitamin C, restores and rejuvenates tired and stressed skin. Sunflower oil spreads easily and is quickly absorbed. It is an antioxidant and a moisturizer and it promotes skin regeneration.
Lavera Pampering Body Lotion comes in a 200ml tube and costs only £8,95 (though you can get it for even less); you’ll get a generous amount of a really nourishing and deliciously smelling body lotion for a reasonable and affordable price. No wonder I’ve been using this body lotion for so many years.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Alcohol*, Dicaprylyl Ether, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Citral**, Limonene**, Farnesol** * Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture ** Natural Essential Oils *** Fair Trade
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This roll on deodorant is of a thin creamy texture; its absorption is almost immediate and it does not leave any stains. It’s very gentle on the skin and in all the many years I’ve been using it, I haven’t had any adverse reactions (but do keep in mind, as with all the deodorants – do not apply them on a freshly shaven armpits). The scent is also beautiful and non-overpowering, and lasts for quite some time, while the odor is kept away for much longer; do keep in mind, that this is a deodorant, a natural one, so you shouldn’t expect it will completely and totally prevent perspiration.
Lavera Pampering Deodorant Roll On contains Aloe vera, which hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, and Rosehip Seed Oil, rich in vitamin C, which restores and rejuvenates tired and stressed skin. The Calendula Flower Extract softens, soothes as well as heals the skin; it has antibacterial anti-inflammatory properties and is great for sensitive skin. Jojoba Oil soothes the skin and promotes collagen production. Fennel Fruit Extract has anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and antimicrobial properties. Witch Hazel has astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Zinc Ricinoleate is the zinc salt of ricinoleic acid, a major fatty acid found in castor oil. It is used in many deodorants as an odor-adsorbing agent.
Lavera Pampering Deodorant Roll On costs £7,95 for a 50ml; another reasonably priced Lavera product. With a daily use (and sometimes, especially during hotter days), I’ve found it lasts for at least 2 months.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Cellulose, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Zinc Ricinoleate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract*, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Hydrated Silica, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Stearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Citral**, Limonene**, Farnesol**, Benzyl Alcohol** * Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture ** Natural Essential Oils *** Fair Trade
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Last but not least, the rose scented deodorant spray. Since this is an alcohol based deodorant spray, with alcohol even being listed as the first ingredient and thus present in greatest amount, some may opt out from using this one; and I understand it, since alcohol is drying to the skin. Many years ago, before I ordered the first bottle, I had the very same skepticism about it, but eventually, after enjoying the roll on deodorant, bought it anyway, and haven’t regretted it since, for a simple reason: my skin did not object it. True, everyone’s skin is different, but I would like to strongly point out that my journey into green beauty started precisely with deodorants: I’ve had to have a surgery due to conventional and very toxic deodorants/antiperspirants. I avoid alcohol in skincare products as much as possible as they are drying and cause the skin to be even more oily; the alcohol in this deodorant does not dry my skin nor makes it irritated; the Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract keeps the skin hydrated and supple. The Lavera Pampering Deodorant Spray also contains, of course, Rosa Damascena hydrolate and the source of its beautiful scent are essential oils.
Immediately upon spraying, there is a quite a strong scent of alcohol, which vaporizes in less than a minute, and then the beautiful rose scent prevails and lasts for about 5 hours, with every hour less, of course. The odor is contained and so is quite a lot of perspiration, but not completely, nor should it be expected. Due to Camellia extract and essential oils, the deodorant spray feels smooth on the skin. I suggest spraying the deodorant from a distance as opposed to very close to the armpits: this way, the spray is less concentrated on a smaller part of the skin and it dries even faster; should you wish, you can spray another layer, once the spray is dried. The deodorant spray does not leave stains.
The Lavera Pampering Deodorant Spray comes in a 75ml bottle and costs £10,95; again, making another Lavera product affordable. With a daily use, you can spread it to up to 4 months, I usually get 3 months out of it as I like to sometimes spray it on my hands as well. What can I say, I really like the scent.
Ingredients: Alcohol*, Water (Aqua), Triethyl Citrate, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract*, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Linalool**, Citral**, Farnesol**, Benzyl Benzoate** * Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture ** Natural Essential Oils *** Fair Trade
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My final word?
I’ve been using all these Lavera products for many many years, and I still enjoy them a lot; I am certain I will keep buying them for years to come. What’s not to like? They are reasonably priced, affordable yet this does not compromise their quality. The scent of all of them is beautiful and its source is natural: essential oils, flower waters – all make for a fabulous smelling scent of roses. The Lavera Pampering Body Wash is creamy and gentle, the Lavera Pampering Body Lotion is rich, leaving the skin nourished and soft. The Lavera Pampering Deodorant Roll On is a creamy and gentle deodorant, with a beautiful rose scent, and so is the Lavera Pampering Deodorant Spray – with a stronger and longer lasting scent – and despite being an alcohol based deodorant does not irritate the skin. Each of the products is affordable and the whole collection I presented here, 4 products, cost £35. So, what’s not to like?
No doubt, the pampering sessions I’ve been having for years with these Lavera beautifully smelling goodies will continue for years to come.
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Have you tried any of the Lavera Rose Body Care products? How did you like them? Which one is your favorite? Let me know!
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