Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Feed Your Skin with Dr. Alkaitis Holistic Organic Skin Food

I was drawn to this line, because I have seen it in numerous magazines and its “plant derived products”. I agree with there motto, “A Healthy skin is beautiful skin”. My skin is very sensitive, so I have been looking for a line that does not have irritating chemicals, dyes, GMO's (genetically modified organisms), and synthetics. Dr. Alkaitis says, “If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin.” I did not eat the products, but I found this statement pursuasive.

Facts about Dr. Alkaitis Products

-Includes my listed requirements in a skincare line above, including no transfats.
-All products are raw health food for the skin.
-All products are edible & easily absorbed into the skin.
-Natural & made fresh (never older then 2 weeks prior to shipping).
-Not tested on animals.
-100% Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel is the base of all products (instead of water).
-All products are formulated and manufactured by Dr. Alkaitis.
-All products are biologically active.
-Certified Organic Alcohol (the drinkable kind).
-All products adapt to your skin's needs.
-All products are gender neutral.

This line has made my skin look and feel “normal”, instead of oily. My skin is smoother and softer. I like this result, because other products tend me dry out my oily skin making it uncomfortable and counteract by producing more oil. The products smell like light essential oils, including sandalwood and rosemary to name a few. I did however, experience a some redness from the essential oils, alcohol and seaweed ingredients.

Organic Purifying Toner

Acts as an astringent, a toner, a skin balancer; an anti-inflammatory, and heals burns; excellent for after-sun treatment.”-Dr.Alkaitis
One of my favorite from the line! It left my skin soft and moisturized. I use the product from the palm of my hand, dab onto fingertips and press into skin. My skin was a tiny bit pink, but it subsides after about 10 minutes. This product made my oily skin feel like a normal skin type, leaving my skin shine free.
I would recommend this toner for all skin types, especially oily skin types.

Ingredients: Into a base of organic Aloe Vera gel*, Witch Hazel and organic grain alcohol* (from the fermentation of organically grown grains), the following organic and wild-crafted herbs are blended: Greater Nettle*, Wild Chamomile flowersº, Myrrhº, European Elder blossoms*, Marsh Mallow*, French Lavender flowers*, Curacao Orange*, Benzoinº, Rosemary*, Wild Fennelº and Balm Mint*. Grapefruit* and Lemon* extracts. Sea Oakº, Atlantic Kelpº and Pearl Mossº. Also added are natural vitamin B and vitamin C complexes and 100% pure Essential Oils. * - Signifies certified organically grown. º - Signifies ethically wild-crafted.

4 oz.

Organic Soothing Gel

A moisturizing gel, that leaves your skin soft and refreshed; an anti-bacterial tonic, perfect for sensitive just shaved-face, excellent after waxing, electrolysis or other hair removal procedure, great for inflammatory conditions such as acne and eczema.”- Dr. Alkaitis

I used this product immediately following the toner. I would not use it following hair removal, it would burn. My skin was a little flushed after using this product, which dissapeared after about 10 minutes. I believe the organic grain alcohol, atlantic kelp and red seaweed are the cause of redness. I would not use on imflamed acne nor eczema (I suffer from both) it will burn. Recommended for normal skin.

Ingredients: Into our base of Organic Aloe Vera Gel* and Witch Hazelº the following organic and wild-crafted herbals are blended: organically grown grape alcohol* (from the fermentation of organically grown grains). Greater Nettle*, Wild Chamomileº, Myrrhº, European Elder*, Sweet Weed*, and French Lavender*. Curacao Orange*, Benzoinº, Rosemary*, Olibanumº, Wild Fennelº, Balm Mint*, Sea Oakº, Atlantic Kelpº and Red Seaweedº. Also added are natural vitamin B and vitamin C complexes and 100% pure essential oils. * - Signifies certified organically grown. º - Signifies ethically wild-crafted.

4 oz

Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil

This nourishing treatment oil is truly amazing! It seals moisture and absorbs quickly into the skin and has a heavenly smell. A must for after-bath, shower and sauna and makes a excellent massage oil and skin tonic. Great for your face. Excellent as a scalp and hair tonic.”-Dr. Alkaitis

I applied this product to my face and scalp. It smells nice (sandalwood), is not heavy and doesn't leave skin shiny or oily. I absolutely love it on my scalp and hair to keep it moisturized. My skin seemed to like it, but I broke out. Not necessarily meant for acne-prone skin. Too pricey for me. I recommend for all skin types, except oily and acne-prone. Makes a great scalp treatment.

Ingredients: Into a base of virgin cold pressed organic oils (organic Jojoba*, St. John's Wort* and Andean Mountain Rose Hip seed* oils), the following organic and wild-crafted herbals are blended: Indian Madderº, Country Sarsaparillaº, Amazon root* and Liquorice*. Country Mallowº, Turmeric*, China rootº, Costusº, and White Sandalwoodº. Cuscus Grassº, Olive*, Eagle Woodº, Nut Grassº, Bermuda Grassº and Ashwagandhaº. Also added are natural vitamin E complex (D- alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols) and 100% pure Essential Oils. * - Signifies certified organically grown. º - Signifies ethically wild-crafted.

4 oz.

Organic Enzyme Exfoliating Mask

Employs a broad range of enzymes and is a active and effective anti-aging mask; rejevenates the complexion by gently yet thoroughly removing all accumulated cellular and microbial debris from the skin.” Dr. Alkaitis

I really like this mask, it delivers on all its claims! My skin looked fantastic after removing this mask, refreshed, glowing, and smooth. The mask supplies skin with essential phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals and immune support. Bromelain and papain (just to name a few) work together to exfoliate, while bilberry, strawberry, raspberry, turmeric exfoliate and brighten skin tone. I mixed each powder mask into a paste with a TINY amount of water. Too much water and it will be too runny to apply. It is suggested to use twice a month, but for oily and acne prone skin, I would recommend once a week. I recommend all skin types try this mask!

Ingredients: Organic Oat Buds*, Blueberry*, Bilberry*, Strawberry*, Raspberry*, Grapes* and Blackberry*; Extracts of Barley Grass*, Turmeric* and Cat's Claw; Enzyme Exfoliating Complex consisting of Cellulase, Lipase, Lactase, Protease Complex, Xylinase, Amylase, Bromelain, Papain, Maltase, Beta-Glucanase, Invertase, Pectinase, Mannanase, Phytase, Alpha-Galactosidase, Arabinosidase and Glucoamylase. * - Signifies certified organically grown.
4 oz

Organic Cellular Repair Mask

This is a excellent mask for environmentally damaged and aging skin. One of its ingredients is strawberries. If you are allergic to strawberries, do not use this mask.”-Dr. Alkaitis

I agree that is a great mask for aging and damaged skin. The mask provides the skin with active antioxidants, essential for the regeneration and repair of damaged and traumatized skin. All Dr. Alkaitis mask's can be mixed with plain yogurt for soft and smooth skin. My skin looked refreshed after using this mask.

Ingredients: Raspberry*, Blueberry*, Blackberry*, Oat Buds*, Grapes*, Strawberry*, Bilberry*.
4 oz.

Organic Universal Mask

Is the ultimate therapeutic health food for the skin; excellent for use after peels, microdermabrasion, ect. It is the only mask that contains an animal product ; Certified Organic Goat's Milk Protein.”-Dr. Alkaitis

Dr. Alkaitis mask's are by far my favorite products from the skincare line. I like to call this mask, “Skin Food”. I has a variety of vegetables: broccolli, carrots, sweet potatoe, cauliflower, cucumber, beets, tomatoe and brussels sprouts. The mask is full of vitamins A, B, C, F, K, live enzymes, proteins, anti-oxidants, and mineral complexes. I mix with yogurt or organiz honey for a smooth, nourished, revitalized result. Recommended for sensitive, inflamed, damaged or troubled skin.

Ingredients: Organic Grass Juice Complex (Kamut Grass*. Alfalfa*, Oat Grass* and Wheat Grass*), Oat Buds*, Sea Vegetable Complex (Chlorellaº, Dulseº, Spirulinaº, Sea Palmº and Sea Willowº), Goat's Milk Protein*. Vegetable Complex (Carrots*, Cabbage, Sweet Potato*, Kale*, Broccoli*, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Cucumber, Ginger*, Onions, Cauliflower, Beets*, Tomatoes* and Parsley*). Organic Seed Complex (Pumpkin*, Sesame*, Amaranth*, Flax*, Soy*, Oats*, Rye*, Buckwheat*, Millet*, Barley*, Brown Rice*, and Sunflower*). *- Signifies certified organically grown º- Signifies ethically wild-crafted

4 oz.

Organic Purifying Cleanser

It cleans the skin gently, deeply and thoroughly; removes old skin cells and leaves the skin moist, soft and refreshed. It also makes a terrific shaving gel; should not be used as an eye make-up and/or mascara remover.”-Dr. Alkaitis

I liked the smell of the cleanser, but my sensitive skin turned a little pink. The cleanser is a amber color paste (same color as the toner, soothing gel, and treatment oil.) The lather is very minimal and leaves a squeaky clean feeling. This after cleansing feeling made my skin feel sticky and unclean. I would prefer a product that does not leave a residue. I chose to cleanse with another product to remove the film. It removes mineral makeup, but not heavy foundation/concealer. I did not feel it exfoliated nor left my skin refreshed. My oily skin felt tight and heavy from the filmy residue.  I love the line, but this product was not for me.

Ingredients: Added into Dr. Alkaitis' Organic Castile Cleansing Base (compounded from virgin, cold pressed organic Olive*, organic Shea*, Organic Jojoba*, organic Coconut*, organic Sesame*, organic Castor* and organic Borage* oils), the following ingredients are added: Organic Aloe Vera Gel *, Organic Herbal Skin Repair Complex (made up of Chamomile*, Plantain*, Black Elder*, Greater Nettle*, Myrrhº, Bitter Orange*, Rosemary*, Marsh Mallow*, Benzoinº, Marigold*, True Lavender*, Sea Wrackº and Atlantic Seaweedº), Vegetable Glycerin, Citrus seed extract, Natural vitamin A complex, Natural vitamin C complex, Natural vitamin E complex (D-alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherols), 100% pure Essential Oils. * - Signifies certified organically grown. º - Signifies ethically wild-crafted.

4 oz

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All product provided by Dr. Alkaitis. This review is my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Nice review. I know it's a long time since this post was written... however regarding the Dr Alkaitis' Cleanser; you may want to try removing the cleanser with a soft muslin cloth. I have similar skin to yours (from what I can read) and removing the cleanser with a cloth gave a much cleaner feeling and it also exfoliates gently.

    Also, when using Dr Alkaitis' products the key is to stick with it, as the result are not (always) immediate. With me it took a couple of weeks continual use to see true results. And it only got better :-)