I have tried a lot of different skincare lines in my time. And I mean a lot. I don’t know whether this makes me a bit of a skin care get-about, or fussy, or indecisive… all I know is that finding something that works for my skin has been difficult, especially now I’m in my early 30s.
So here’s the conundrum: I love the idea of using organic, natural skin care products on my face. I mean, it just makes sense, right? The problem is that most of the ‘natural’ skin care brands I’ve tried just don’t seem to give me the results I want. The cleansers/exfoliators often don’t feel like they cleanse my skin properly, and the oils/moisturisers don’t necessarily sit well. On the other end of the spectrum are the regular non-organic brands… most of which seem to react with my skin and result in lumps and bumps and strange rashes. I can’t tell you how many just-opened cleansers, moisturisers and oils I have in my bathroom cabinet… I don’t even want to think about it.
Recently I was introduced to Ivadore, and as you can probably imagine given my backstory, I approached this new ‘natural and organic’ brand with a healthy amount of scepticism. Founded by Tanya Felli, Ivadore is dedicated to creating highly effective skincare and beauty products using natural and organic ingredients. Tanya developed the range when she found she was struggling to find natural beauty substitutes that actually work (see! I knew it wasn’t only me!). The natural skin care range currently contains polish, serum and oil treatment for multiple skin types, plus a (super awesome) tanning treatment that you can win at the bottom of this post! I’ve been using the skincare for the past two weeks and I can tell you with 100% honesty that it has been a total revelation.
The two main concerns I had were that the polish would irritate my skin (it doesn’t) and that the serum + oil combination would make my skin break out (it didn’t). Ivadore has actually really softened and plumped my skin and I’m finding my skin tone isn’t as uneven as it usually is in winter… my skin looks better than it has in ages!
I get sent new products to try semi-regularly, and I can honestly say that I won’t write about skin care that I haven’t tried, or that hasn’t worked for me. Ivadore is a brand that I’m super comfortable recommending, and one that I’ll happily purchase myself.
and the winner is… Chloe Barber
“As much as i love the sun, the effects on my skin can be quite damaging so i love a sunless tan it allows me to have a sunkissed glow without the damage. I’d love to try the NURTURE + “Feature It” Peptide Defence from the range the winter weather is really getting to my skin and drying it right out 😬”
WIN AN IVADORE TANNING TREATMENT (rrp $48)
I really have fallen in love with this brand, and am super excited to be giving away a 120ml tanning treatment! For your chance to win, simply follow the directions below:
- Click here to visit the Ivadore website
- Drop a comment below, telling me why you prefer a sunless tan, and which other product in the range you’d love to try.
Competition is open to Aus residents only. Competition closes 11.59pm Monday, 11 July. Please note this is for the tanning treatment only.
Tanya’s Natural Skin Care Tips
Q. What is your biggest tip for glowing skin?
My number one tip is actually two-fold: protection and hydration. Antioxidants give protection against free radicals and hydration keeps the skin plump and youthful.
Q. What’s the number one tip you would give someone who spends a lot of time outdoors?
Although I strongly believe that getting enough Vitamin D from the sun is super important, too much will damage skin cells which speed up premature ageing so cover up and monitor your exposure to the elements.
Q. What is your favourite product in the Ivadore range?
This is almost like asking which child I love more! I would have to say our tanning treatment, simply because it was the first product we released and it never ceases to amaze me with the results.