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Green By Nature

Bionic goes bananas with Green by Nature

by Bionic Beauty on 07.Feb.2009 · 5 comments

Green by Nature Banana Shea Body Lotion

In the past I’ve tried a few of Green by Nature’s products including their cuticle cream and their hand cream. Their products are mostly natural, so that’s a huge plus in my mind.

My latest purchase was the Green by Nature Banana Shea body lotion.

The lotion is 96.64% natural and paraben free. Love that! And the scent is what originally drew me in. My sister described it perfectly “it smells like King Kong’s food!”. Odd description, but it’s so yummifully banana scented, I thought I should grab some Nilla Wafers and start in on the Nana Pudding.

This lotion is a nice lightweight moisturizer for multiple skin types. It’s not heavy lotion which makes it better for year-round use. My drawback is that the lotion is sticky after application. And seems to stay that way for quite awhile… almost like a coating on your skin. So while I adore the unique scent and (mostly) natural ingredients, I’ll move on with my next purchase to keep hunting for the “got-to-have” Bionic body lotion.

If you’d like to try out Green by Nature, visit their website to purchase and it’s available in select Target stores.

Battle of the Cuticle Creams!

by JoyceyCouture on 02.Jan.2008 · 8 comments

(This is the first post by our new Bionic guest blogger: Joycey Couture. I hope you all enjoy!)

Everyone knows Burt’s Bees and the company’s infamous, and continued, good deeds to the human kind. So when presented the opportunity to test a competitor’s product, I was pysched! And honestly, for the simple reason that I often wonder if a product is as good as the brand name that it is backed by.

Burt's Bees Cuticle CreamBurt's Bees Cuticle Cream
One problem area in particular that I knew that a product would have to come shining through (as bright as Rodulph’s nose in a Christmas eve blistering snow storm in fact)- my cuticles.

Picture this horrid image if you will- dry, undernourished, and jagged cuticles.

Bah humbug!

So, I assigned my left hand to the challenging Green by Nature, and my right to the champion, Burt’s Bees (both lemon butter scented).

Green By Nature Cuticle Cream

Honestly, I’m not much for a lemon scent, so I was actually extremely excited (and relieved) to open Green’s almost banana smelling cream (one point for Green).

The textures of both products varied tremendously. Green’s creme is slick, therefore much more easily applied. However it did in fact dry quickly, so the “greasy” feeling that I felt at first dip did not last too long. Burt’s, on the other hand was a much harder, more wax-like feel. This may sound a bit harsh, but I felt like I needed to rustle up my pumpkin carving tools again to use this product!

The product you choose should really be dependent on the texture you prefer, because I must admit that after a week of ritual AM and PM application, both products won my praise. My cuticles are in better shape now than ever! However, to be true to the product that will remain on my nightstand- Green by Nature rocked. The delicious scent and delicate feel actually softened my cuticles and strengthened my nails.

Now, aren’t you Green with envy!?

You can buy Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle CremeBurt's Bees Cuticle Cream from Drugstore.com ($6.19 for a tin) and Green by Nature Lemon Verbena Cuticle CreamGreen by Nature cuticle cream for $5.49.

Read Bionic Beauty’s review of Green by Nature’s Hand Cream.

Product Review: Green by Nature Hand Cream

by Bionic Beauty on 05.Dec.2007 · 4 comments

Green By Nature Hand Creams
Dry winter hands? Painful cracks? Little skin hang tags by your cuticles? Oi… I had them all as soon as the colder weather set in. My light weight summer lotion just was not cutting it for the lower humidity factors. In steps Green By Nature’s Hand Cream (I tried the Lavender Vanilla scent).
To say I was “wowed” is an understatement. After a few days of use, my hands were totally revamped! The cream is fluid enough to absorb quickly and lasts much longer than my normal balms and salves. Plus it does not leave that “too-slippery-I-can’t-open-the-door-feeling”. I’m usually not one for lavender scents but this lotion was very mildly scented, fresh and subtle.

The Hand Cream is available in seven scents: mint green tea, lavender vanilla, banana shea, ginger lemon, almond cocoa, lemon verbena, and chamomile rose. And for the feel-good eco factor: Green By Nature is a member of 1% for the Planet (businesses who donate 1% of annual sales to grassroots groups who help the environment).

Green by Nature’s Hand CreamGreen by Nature skincare at Drugstore.com is $8.99 at Drugstore.com and will certainly help you achieve powerful beauty!

Read Joycey Couture’s review of Green by Nature’s Cuticle Cream.