Guest Author - April Alisa Marquette
I was asked if I would try a Silky Cosmetics product for review. After citing a few guidelines I and the asker agreed. Well when I received the Bliss Whipped Sugar Polish I saw that a DVD had been included, to perhaps expound on the product or the company. Not wanting to be initially otherwise influenced, I did not view it. I however found out most of what I needed to know when I opened the jar. Fragrance wafted out and caught my attention, perhaps because I have always loved luxurious multi-layered scent.
What kind of fragrance you may wonder. Well...to me it was redolent of night blooming jasmine. It also reminded me of warmth, and softness, like the barely there scent after a summer rain. My interest was piqued, and I couldn't wait to shower and try it. I hoped I would not wind up disappointed, and that my sensitive skin would not react. Ethnic Beauties, neither was the case. I was -- in a word -- impressed, in love! I yet am. I have used the Bliss Whipped Sugar Polish from that evening until now. After that first time, I also wanted to know more, so I went to the Silky Cosmetics website, and others. I read about the company's founder who after an epiphany of sorts began noting what she put in and on her body. Like a lot of us, she was not pleased with the harsh ingredients often found in mainstream cosmetics, but like many of us, she did not have time to pore over every single product label. Subsequently an idea blossomed, enabling Silky's founder to create a personal care line. It does not claim to be 100% natural or organic, but it is 'naturally-focused.' For the company this encompasses its goal to produce quality products using as many natural ingredients as possible.
Before reading, and afterward I felt the same. I love this stuff, not just the scent, but I also like that the sugar granules are fine, similar to sand. I love the exfoliation and that simple shower spray causes the sugar to slide away, leaving my skin subtly aglow, polished. Shea butter, coconut, and sweet almond oils provide excellent hydration. During the warm months, after patting myself dry I need no other moisturizer. I also like that later, memories of scent linger. This and other vegetarian and vegan products by Silky Cosmetics may be purchased online. Shop by product, if you’re specific, or if you happen to be partial to a particular scent, products are grouped accordingly.
I feel that as ethnic beauties, we owe ourselves niceties...because aren't we always offering the same to others? Therefore, this I will do for my self. I will purchase more Bliss. My only peeve is that I would like a larger jar. I say so because what is in the jar embodies what the company's name intimates -- the sugar polish is silky, it's smooth, and it is satisfaction.