I recently spent a fair amount of time testing products from L’uvalla Organic Skin Care which originated in France. I’m truly impressed by the quality and high standards held to all their face products. L’uvalla skin care would be a great line for anyone, but especially those Bionic Beauties who have very sensitive skin. When I first started testing L’uvalla, they patiently taught me about why your daily skin care should be pH balanced. As a result, I will always consider the pH value when testing new skin care products. L’uvalla considers skin’s natural “sweet spot” pH value, which falls in the 4.4 to 5.5 range, when formulating all their products. Many soaps and cleansers have a very high pH level, which is where I learned and understood why a toner is so important (even though it’s the most overlooked skincare step). I also love this company’s 100% certified natural, organic, vegan and animal-friendly philosophy.
I frequently have skin irritations or flare-ups while product testing and it leaves my skin raw and sore. Throughout my L’uvalla testing, it never burned or irritated.
L’uvalla has two basic skin care systems (or regimens): Balancing and Age-Defying. Each system has three steps- cleanser, toner and moisture cream. To complete the offerings, there is a nice daily sunscreen and eye/lip cream that can be used with either system. L’uvalla also incorporates unique aromatherapy benefits into each product to further enhance the skin care experience.
L’uvalla’s signature ingredients include-
- Lotus Flower Extract: Used to cleanse, purify, act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. When considered from the aromatherapy perspective, the Lotus Flower is said to relax the soul.
- Moroccan Argan Oil: Rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids. This is one of the most buzzed about skin care ingredients in recent years.
The Balancing System
Foaming Facial Cleanser: A gentle, deep-cleansing and purifying face wash that removes makeup and impurities. This is intended for congested or oily skin. It contains the signature Lotus Flower extract, Betaine, Bilberry, Madder Root, Rose Geranium Oil with a hint of Orange. This cleanser is a joy to use- foamy lather and is gentle enough to let the product stay on my face for a minute or two (for an even deeper cleaning). I felt a slight tingling, but it was pleasant and refreshing! 3.4 ounce bottle.
Balancing System Toner: A pH balancing Orange toner that is safe for sensitive skin and just about any other skin type. It contains Bitter Orange Leaf and Lotus, Verbenia, Peppermint, Horsetail Leaf, Alfalfa, and Mistletoe. This toner calmed and soothed my skin, leaving a feeling of freshness and comfort. The toner comes in a beautiful cobalt-blue glass bottle (6.7 oz).
Balancing Day/Night Cream: A moisturizing cream that purifies and balances skin without clogging pores or leaving a heavy residue. Packed with powerhouse ingredients including Palm Kernel Oil, Hazel Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Lotus, Thyme, Clove, Bitter Orange and Cinnamon to name a few! It is a very clean, soft, gentle and effective moisturizer. This is one of the kindest moisturizers I have ever used on my skin. It’s gentle and effective, and didn’t produce a hint of irritation on my delicate skin. 1.4 ounce tube.
If you have sensitive skin and hesitate to invest in a new skin care brand, I highly recommend L’uvalla’s Balancing System. It is high quality, gentle, and can even help reduce irritations and sensitivities. To save you even more money this holiday season, L’uvalla is offering Bionic Beauty readers an exclusive discount! Enter the coupon code BIONIC25 at checkout, and get 25% off your entire purchase (valid until December 22, 2009).
L’uvalla Balancing System costs $101.62 and will last you 2-3 months depending on personal use.
Next week I’ll provide a thorough review of L’uvalla’s “Age-Defying System” which is perfect for women looking for help battling lines, loss of collagen, and other problems common to aging skin. Plus you’ll have a chance to win an entire system from L’uvalla. Stay tuned!
FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.