Nuciya 2014 Winter Must-Have's

With the official start of winter just around the corner, I picked the 2014 Nuciya Must-Have's for winter! You can't go wrong with any of these products.

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La Mav Organic Skin Science Review

La Mav is an Australian made, certified organic, and cruelty-free skincare line. All of their products are 100% plant based and provide anti-aging results. I've been testing out their products for a few weeks and am blown away by their formulations. La Mav is one of those brands that you wouldn't know is natural unless someone told you. This makes La Mav the perfect skincare range for people transitioning to green beauty or for anyone who's looking for well formulated, high performing products with a reasonable price.

Hydra-Calm Cleansing Creme*:
The Hydra-Calm Cleansing Creme is an extremely gentle, hydrating, and of course creamy cleanser. Right now this is a perfect cleanser for my extremely dry skin (due to harsh Canadian winters). It has a very faint scent of rose, which I love! It isn't too overpowering so it's perfect for those who are sensitive to strong scents. As for performance, this cleanser takers off majority of my makeup and leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed.After a few days using this I noticed the amount of redness in my skin reduced. At $26.95 for 100ml this is a fabulous value!

 Ingredients:*Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice; *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate; *Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract; *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate; *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Oil; Sodium Levulinate; Sodium Anisate; Bisabolol; *Glycerin (Vegetable); Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E – plant derived); *Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract; *Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Seed Oil; *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil; *Avena Sativa Kernel (Oat) Extract; *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract; *Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil; *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter; Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Extract; *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea); *Eleutherocous Senticosus (Ginseng-Siberian) Extract; *Ginkgo Biloba Extract; Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract; Glyceryl Caprylate; Essential Oils of *Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli), Rosa Damascena (Rose), *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) and *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender).
* designates an Australian certified organic ingredient

Anti Dark-Circle & Ultra-Firm Eye Gel*: 
I'm always on the hunt for a good eye cream that will help with my dark circles and anything that helps with under-eye puffiness is a bonus! During the winter months my under-eyes are in extra need of some TLC. Thankfully the La Mav Anti-Dark Circle Eye Gel did the trick for me! I find that half a pump is plenty of product. I love this because it ensures that this product will last a good amount of time.

Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice; *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate; *Glycerin (Vegetable); Sodium Levulinate; Sodium Anisate; Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate; Chlorella Vulgaris Extract; *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Oil; Hyaluronic Acid; Glyceryl Caprylate; Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract; Rumex Occidentalis Extract; Cassia Alata Leaf Extract; Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract; Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C); *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Nut Oil; Xanthan Gum; *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil; *Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Seed Oil; Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E – plant derived); Essential Oils of Rosa Centifolia and *Citrus Sinensis (Orange Sweet).
* designates an Australian certified organic ingredient

Anti-Aging Mineral Foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF15*:
I was immediately drawn to this product because it has SPF15.  I am a huge fan of mineral foundations because they provide excellent coverage (something that surprised me when I transitioned to green beauty products) and this product is no different. It offers medium-full coverage and is easily buildable. Mineral foundation usually isn't the best for my dry/combination skin during winter but this formulation didn't leave my skin looking dry. The performance is very comparable to the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, may contain (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Tin Oxide (778161).
* designates an Australian certified organic ingredient

If you haven't tried La Mav yet I highly recommend that you do! It's just one of those lines that you can't be disappointed by. They also have really good deals for new customers here

*Indicates product sent for review purposes