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This Green Monday review may have you singing in the shower
Donovan’s Mellow Yellow is one of my favorite oldies, and today’s skincare line, hellomellow, reminds me of that happy, mellow tune. This Green Monday review brings a new name to wht, an uplifting, cheerful presence to your daily routine… and a new twist on an old song to belt out in the shower!
With names like uplift, relax, rejuvenate, revitalize, balance, empower, arouse, and unwind, these eco-friendly, uniquely scented products inspire good feelings as well as tunes. I love when companies use emotions to represent scents. I can easily choose a scent by what mood I’m trying to achieve. Having a horrible week, aim for uplift or rejuvenate ~ hellomellow removes the guesswork of aromatherapy.
And if you’re looking for green body products, the signature ingredients in this eco-friendly line are avocado and mango butter. You’ll find these two nourishing fruits packed inside each and every product along with essential oils and other natural, good stuff.
Even better, hellomellow products are free of preservatives, chemical fillers, artificial fragrances and detergents. That means you don’t have to worry about layering these scents for added oomph! Go ahead and layer at will.
The wht review team recently received travel size body butters, body oils and butter scrubs in a range of scents to put to the test:
The body butter minis (.25 oz, $6) are the perfect size for a purse, tote or backpack. I tried the scent revitalize, a mix of geranium and lavender. A strange pairing it would seem but the result is something complex and interesting. My wife said it reminded her of bergamot. I think it’s the perfect scent for people who don’t like highly floral scents.
The butter itself is moisturizing and sinks right into the skin. The avocado and mango butter worked to keep my skin soft for hours, yet after applying it on my hands I could easily type without worrying about oily keys! Big bonus points for the lack of greasy residue ~ a drawback in most butters.
Honestly at first, I did not like the body oil. I have dry skin and figured I should use this oil straight out of the bottle on my legs. It ended up feeling like a gooey mess. I decided to try it again a few days later, this time on my legs immediately after a shower while my skin was still soaking wet. Perfect! Mixing with the water from my shower this oil slide over my skin and sunk in while I dried off. My skin absorbed the nourishing oil and my legs felt soft and moist all day.
My travel size body oil (2oz, $12, 8oz, $28) came in uplift, a mix of pink and white grapefruit with vanilla. This scent reminds me of summer, light and a little sweet.
My favorite of this trio is the body butter scrub (22 oz, $36) that I tested in empower. This revitalizing scent is a blend of of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and marjoram. Mint fans should like this one! I adore that I can pick out the rosemary, which is one of my favorite herbs to use in cooking.
This body scrub dissolves easily in the shower but gives you a little scrubbing time without feeling like gravel. Body scrubs are essential in my shower since I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and thighs. Scrubs help exfoliate that area and smooth out my skin, and hellomellow’s scrub did this job well.
Another main component of this fight against KP is moisturizing. Once again, hellomellow’s signature avocado and mango butters offer that moisturizing punch during the scrub, thus allowing me to skip a step in my skincare routine. Woot.
For more green goodies, you can check out hellomellow online to find their aromic and nourishing products. One item I have my eye on are the lip butters; I’m craving the scent arouse , a mix of clove, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa butter – yum!
• awesome emotion-inspired scents
• just the right scent strength – no headaches!
• free of preservatives, parabens or synthetic fragrances
• cute bright, packaaging
•a little pricey for some
What do you think readers, are you ready to say “hello” to hellomellow?
Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.
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