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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PATYKA Body Wash in White Grape

I had the strangest beauty run-in last weekend – I was at a friend’s pool party opening for the summer recently and I met a girl who is really into shower gels (let’s call her BodyWash Girl). Yes, body washes, shower gels, bain douche, etc. Apparently she keeps about 10 of them going in her shower at a time and picks whichever she’s in the mood for at that time – floral, mint, fruit and even a men’s one, if she feels the need to tap into her masculine side.

Patypka-Body-Wash-in-White-GrapeI have been trying PATYKA’s Body Wash in White Grape, so of course her eyes darted at me when I piped this info into the four-way conversation. She’d never heard of the line before so I told her what I know about it – the products are ECOCERT certified and this specific product derives 99.35% of its ingredients from a natural origin). And having a big mouth sometimes, I even, believe it or not, offered to put some into a travel bottle so she could try it. I know, I know, but if you truly live for beauty, I’m sure you’ve done this too. But now it’s been 8 days and I have not heard from the host yet so maybe BodyWash Girl forgot. $45/8.4oz @

And doesn’t White Grape just sound so lush and yummy right now?

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Get Luxurious with Oils from Patyka and Rodin

I just did a quick look at my beauty routine and a lot of the products I’m currently using are oils – a night oil for my face, a styling oil for my hair and others. Here are two more I'm adding to the line up!

Rodin-Olio-Lusso-and-Patyka-Precious-Woods-Body-Oil RODIN Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil – this product has quite the cult following and I can see why! The ingredients are all really-good-for-skin oils like Jasmine Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed oil, and Evening Primrose Oil to name a few. I could do without the combo neroli/jasmine oil scent but I’m getting used to it. $140/1oz @

PATYKA Precious Woods Body Oil – The French line redesigned their packaging last fall for their Absolis collection but thankfully didn’t change anything inside their ECOCERT certified products. This oil is 100% natural with 97.94% of them organically sourced - Wheat Germ Oil, Ylang Ylang, St. John’s Wort, Sesame, Sunflower, and Olive to name a few. And the natural scent is a little musky, a little woody, just right for this time of year. $65/8.4oz @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nourishing Skin Care From the French

Patyka-Demaquillant-Intense Lately I’ve been using the hard stuff to clean and remove my makeup at the end of the day. What is it exactly? Cold cream. But for some reason I have not been liking it as much as I usually do. So in my quest for something lighter but just as good, I got lucky with the French brand, PATYKA’s, Biokaliftin Demaquillant Intense ($42/3.38oz @ This is an organic cosmeceutical line and their products carry the ECOCERT stamp so they never use any synthetics or fillers. This is probably the purest brand I've come across this year. This cleanser is formulated with over 86% certified organic plant extracts including rose floral water (which you can smell), cornflower extract, sesame seed oil and palmarosa extract, to name a few. While it didn’t leave my face as dewy as the cold cream, it felt hydrated and not tight at all. I’ve gone to bed sans night cream every night this week and my skin doesn’t seem to be suffering (parched) each morning.



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