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Friday, 28 October 2011

Audra James Botanicals Review

Since I started my blog I have been showing you little hauls from Audra James Botanicals which I have purchased. I have been using Audra's products for well over a month now so I feel I can adequately review them for you.

Skin Cleansing Balm - This soft wax balm contains key ingredients of Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Natural Beeswax, Vitamin E, French Lavender, Mandarin, Roman Camomile and Essential Oils.

A very small amount of this gorgeous smelling balm goes a very long way. It melts into the skin like butter and feels lovely and comforting as you massage it into the skin. It is designed to be used once or twice a week as a deep cleanser. The balm has a thick rich texture that feels like pure luxury as you work it into your skin. The balm comes with a muslin cloth to remove it from the face. After use my skin feels incredibly soft, clean and hydrated.

I have used some ridiculously expensive cleansers in my time, some of them have been lovely but nothing compares to this amazing Skin Cleansing Balm by Audra James Botanicals. I love this so much I have already purchased another one ready to use once my current one is gone. I am not even a quarter through my current one and I have used it quite a few times. I really mean it when I say a little goes a very long way.

A 60g jar of Audra James Botanicals Skin Cleansing Balm costs $38 or you can purchase a 100g Jar for $58. I highly recommend this product to anyone wanting a luxurious deep cleanser to use a couple of times a week. I have never used anything quite like it.

Rose, French Lavender and Rose Geranium Facial Mist - This floral water mist smells absolutely divine. It is designed to be used after cleansing as a toner or it can be used for a freshen up during the day. It can be applied using a cotton pad or simply spritzed as a mist onto the face.

Rose, French Lavender and Rose Geranium Facial Mist is available in 100ml spray pump bottles for $28. I wish I could buy this in a larger bottle because the way I am going through it I will be out of it very quickly. I think I will ask Audra if she can make me a bigger bottle. Rose and Mandarin scented Facial Mist is also available.

Argan Oil - A lot of hair products are marketed as being derived from Moroccan Argan Trees but you would be surprised to know that many of them contain only tiny amounts of actual Argan Oil and the rest is made up of all sorts of nasty ingredients. Audra James's Argan Oil is pure organic Argan Oil.

Audra James's Argan oil is a multipurpose product that can be used on the hair, skin and nails. I had a couple of drops of Rose Geranium Essential Oil added to mine as I just adore the scent. I was initially concerned that my skin would look greasy after using this even though I only use it in the evenings. It also took me a while to get my head around the fact that I could use this on my hair as well as my skin.

It is little wonder Argan Oil is known as "Liquid Gold". Audra James's Argan Oil is the most amazingly versatile oil I have ever encountered. My skin drinks it up like nobodies business and there is no residue left on my face whatsoever. All that I am left with is the most amazingly soft, comforted and supple skin. My hair also loves it. I can honestly say I am obsessed with my Rose Geranium scented Argan Oil.

Audra's Argan Oil is available in 30ml bottles for $28 or a 50ml bottles for $42.

Skin Elixir in Boost - My Skin Elixir by Audra James included ingredients such as Organic Argan Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Camellia Oil, Calendula Infused Oil, Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil, Jojoba Infused Camomile, Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamin E.

The Skin Elixir can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used on its own as an overnight treatment, mixed with your favourite moisturiser or used as a quick boost prior to showering. The steam from the shower helps the oils to penetrate deeper into the skin.

My skin is loving Skin Elixir. It absorbs into my skin instantly and makes it feel extremely soft, calm, hydrated and rejuvenated. I have been using it alone as an overnight treatment. I am noticing my skin is maintaining more consistent levels of hydration and looks glowing in the morning when I wake up. This is better than any serum I have purchased from a department store. Slowly I am learning that Mother Nature's ingredients are far better for my skin than anything else I have ever used.

Audra James Botanicals have four types of Skin Elixir's available in Boost, Calm, Balance and Bespoke. Mine was ordered in Boost but Audra customised it to suit my concerns by adding a few different ingredients to address occasional redness on my cheeks. Skin Elixir is available in 30ml bottles and costs $45.

Skin Cleansing System - This is a gorgeous oil based cream cleanser infused with de-congesting and purifying essential oils. It is designed for all skin types and comes with a muslin cloth to remove the product. It is formulated to re-balance skin and is extremely gentle but effective.

I use the Skin Cleansing System every morning and evening. It has a thick rich texture that smooths easily over the skin. Only a small amount is required. It smells amazing and I am really enjoying using it on my face. It leaves my skin feeling clean and not at all dry or tight. I would recommend this product to anyone who enjoys using cream cleansers. It is also fine for people with oily skin.

Skin Cleansing Oil - A gorgeous natural and organic blend of pure plant oils infused with an essential oil formula. This oil is designed to cleanse skin without drying it out. Ingredients include: Jojoba Oil, Sunflower, Grapeseed, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, Lavender, Geranium and Mandarin.

I am really enjoying using this oil. It is great at removing my makeup or even just using alone at night to get my daily layer of sunscreen off my face. It leaves my skin soft and not feeling at all tight and dry. As with all Audra James products it smells incredible. It's a great product that is suitable for all skin types including oily. It dissolves all dirt and makeup leaving me with a clean face ready for bed. Skin Cleansing Oil comes in 100ml bottles and costs $34.

The fabulous thing about Audra James Botanicals is the personal attention to detail every single client receives. Audra is a renowned Aromatherapist and she goes out of her way to custom blend her products specifically for each individual client. Each client receives a questionnaire, via email, containing questions about their skin type and any particular concerns they may have about their skin. She then works her magic and adds essential oils to your products to address your skin type and concerns.

Audra makes everything from scratch when she receives your order. Nothing sits on the shelf waiting to be sold. You can be assured of the freshness of Audra's products. Products typically take 4-5 days to be formulated. This is due to the care Audra takes to make sure her formulations are blended exactly right. You really are getting a premium quality product when you buy from this lady.

Audra also includes a wealth of information about her products with every order. She will include information sheets telling the client of every ingredient in their products and also which essential oils she has included and what those oils will address. The information sheets also state exactly how to use your products.

The great thing is some of Audra's products are multipurpose and can be used in a variety of ways. Audra also provides a follow up service where you can contact her if you need advice or help with anything. It's like having your own Beauty Therapist at your fingertips.

I am thrilled with the results I am getting from using Audra James Botanicals products. I am using her range exclusively at the moment and my skin has never looked or felt better. I highly recommend these products to anyone interested in trying them especially people who are interested in natural products with essential oils. If you are lucky enough to live in her area Audra also does facials and aromatherapy workshops.

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Note: I am not sponsored by Audra James Botanicals. All products were purchased by me. All reviews are entirely my own based on my experiences using the products.


  1. I've had my eye on these cleansing products for a while. You may have tipped me over the edge! How does the cleansing system rinse?

  2. I really need to get all of these products! I use the baby oils on Chael and love them.
    Am considering giving away all my current skin care products so that I can justify buying Audra products :)

  3. Hi The Beauty Philosopher, If I am using The Skin Cleansing System at the sink I find I need to wipe my skin over with a muslin cloth to ensure there is no residue remaining. However I massage it in prior to getting in the shower and when showering it rinses off easily. Hope that helps x

  4. Do it Glossy! You know you want to! x

  5. I so want to buy all these products now, they look and sound amazing. I think they will be good for my temperamental sensitive skin. Such reasonable prices too.

  6. Mel, before you order anything contact Audra and tell her about your issues with some essential oils in the past just so she knows your sensitivities. I am sure she will come up with some fabulous concoctions for you x

  7. I think I will be contacting Audra too . . . aaiieeee like I needed something else to spend non-existent $$$ on! But that cleansing balm & the Skin Elixir ooo mmmmm. You know how lots of scary powerful medications can totes eff up your skin? Well these sound perfect for giving it some serious TLC.

    Thx for providing such a great service sweetie :) U HAZ TEH AWESOME !!!

    xo j

  8. I recently discovered Audras potions and they are magic, I have a bespoke hair elixr my hair is loving and I've just received a skin cleansing oil, the bespoke perfume & bath oil are next!! also they bamboo cloths that cone with her oil are amazing am going to stock up on a few!