Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Giveaway Event!
After writing about the screening of the documentary Unacceptable Levels, Nancy Brown, a consultant with Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in reviewing some of her products. The company was mentioned in the documentary, and from everything I've read about them, they are a fantastically eco-friendly organization. Their products are safe for the environment and for we humans inhabiting the environment. And I love that the products I received were made in the USA. Big pluses all the way around, and I haven't even started my review!
Ava Anderson Non-Toxic was born out of youthful idealism and passion just a few short years ago. They seek to develop and produce cutting-edge, safe personal care products, maintaining the highest performance standards. They also focus on providing wellness information as well as sharing the dangers of toxic chemicals in personal care products with families across America.
So, let's get on with the review.
First of all, the package Nancy sent me was more than generous. So much so, that I've decided to break this up into two separate reviews. One focusing on personal care, and one on household products.
Let's start off with the personal care items Nancy sent to me.
Here's what the website says about the eye cream:
Formulated with beneficial ingredients and essential oils, known and respected for healing, anti inflammation, anti bacterial, anti viral, skin regeneration, moisturizing, firming properties, and ability to reduce puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration.
Here's what I say about it:
A little goes a long way! Therefore, the small .5 oz jar will last a long time. It applies easily without any pulling and is completely non-irritating.
I decided to do an experiment and only used the eye cream under and around my left eye. The result? Well, it's minimal at this point. It is possible that 2 1/2 weeks of doing this just isn't long enough to see any substantial improvement. However, there is a slight difference between the skin under my left and right eyes, so I'm starting to see some benefits. There is less puffiness, and that is a huge thing for me.
Hand Soap Refill
Nancy sent me a 16 oz. refill bottle of liquid hand soap that is pleasant smelling and effective.
Here's what the website says about the hand soap:
Contains the perfect combination of ingredients to eliminate bacteria while providing the moisture retaining ingredients that skin needs to stay healthy, hydrated and beautifully soft.
Here's what I say about it:
There is no triclosan! Let me repeat that -- there is no triclosan! I'm sold. This stuff smells good, cleans well and softens my hands. What more could I want?!
Finally, my favorite item from this bunch:
Yep. The mascara wins this contest hands down. I love it.
Here's what the website says about the mascara:
Lengthening mineral mascara formulated for soft pliable lashes, without smudging, flaking, clumping or brittleness. Formulated to increase lash length, thickness, curl and separation using the safest, most natural ingredients available. Compact brush allows for precise application.
Years ago, I heard about mink mascara brushes. I'd never used one, nor would I want to, but the sound of a mink mascara brush seemed so luxurious. While this brush is not made from the fur of a sweet little creature, it still has the luxurious feel of mink. I have never experienced anything like this when applying mascara! The brush is so soft, yet separates and coats the lashes beautifully. And it lasts all day! I can't imagine ever using any other kind of mascara from now on!
The only downside is that it only comes in brown. I wish there was an option for black, but hey, you can't have everything!
However, one of you, can a have something, because Nancy is generously offering one of you a $50 gift certificate to Ava Anderson Non-Toxic... quality personal care without harmful chemicals. How cool is that?! If you win, you can try out the mascara for yourself... or any other of the amazing products.
Feel free to email Nancy if you have any questions about the products.
Enter below in the Rafflecopter.
The contest will run through midnight Dec. 4th and the winner will be announced on Dec. 5th.
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Disclaimer: Green Grandma is not responsible for the delivery of the products winner selects using the gift certificate. Winner is responsible for any charges exceeding $50 when ordering. Facebook and Twitter are not associated with this giveaway.