This past week, I was introduced to a new French brand that got me pretty excited. It's called Absolution and it's quite unique. Not only is it bespoke organic, but it's also intended for both sexes (most of the products). I tried out the moisturizer for men, Absolution La Creme de l'Homme, and even though it's a little hard on the wallet ($69), it's pretty impressive.

Absolution launched this past April in the States, carried at one of my favorite lifestyle/beauty boutiques, SpaceNK. And if you've been reading about all the awards Absolution has been racking up (from product to even design, including Wallpaper magazine's Design Awards 2010), then you're probably exclaiming the same thing as me: finally!

What I like about Absolution is that they take pride in being eco-friendly (even the inks used on the packaging are from plants) and dedication to art/design. But obviously it's the product that counts, and Absolution La Creme de l'Homme is certified organic. 99.25% of all ingredients are of natural origin, 99.1% of vegetable ingredients are produced from organic farming and 63.1% of all ingredients are produced by organic farming. So don't expect parabens or PEGS or synthetic coloring, etc.

Looking at the ingredients of Absolution La Creme de l'Homme, you'll notice heaps of antioxidants and just plain awesome stuff for your skin to help repair, protect and even firm. Some key ingredients I like are the bamboo (which assists in the firming part) as well as baobab seed oil, which is so rich in regenerating essential that those free radicals will be weak at the knees. One of the top ingredients is skin-smoothing aloe vera leaf juice, in addition to olive leaf extract. And the all-star list keeps going with ginseng (for toning) and hemp oil and calcium and even titanium dioxide!

Anyway, Absolution La Creme de l'Homme glides on nicely, absorbs quickly and has that nice, natural fragrance that should be there considering it's not one of the cheapest products on the market. So when you buy it, or gift to father for father's day, make sure everyone knows how much you spent so you feel good about yourself!

INGREDIENTS: AQUA (WATER), ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, GLYCERIN, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL*, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT*, SQUALANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, C12-16 ALCOHOLS, PALMITIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL*, XANTHAN GUM, ALCOHOL*, MICA, CEDRUS ATLANTICA (CEDAR) WOOD OIL, SODIUM PCA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) OIL*, CALCIUM PCA, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT, FUSANUS SPICATUS (SANDAL) WOOD OIL, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ORIGANUM MAJORANA (MARJORAM) LEAF OIL, TOCOPHEROL, LEVULINIC ACID, SODIUM LEVULINATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TERPINEOL, CITRIC ACID, FARNESOL**, LINALOOL**, LIMONENE**