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Bottega Organica Extra-Nourishing Face Formula Review

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Dry Skin, Dull Skin
Bottega Organica Extra-Nourishing Face Formula
June 3, 2016 Reviewed by Cheryl P. 4 Comments
TRU Rating
A moisturizing balm with natural and organic ingredients


Hydrates and soothes skin



I tested the Bottanica Organica Extra Nourishing Face Formula ($78) for 30 days. I'm in my 60s and my skin is on the drier side. During this test period, I traveled 30,000 airplane miles so was able to test in extreme conditions.

There have been a couple of Bottanica Organica reviews on the TIA site but to summarize, the company is founded on the research by Dr. Andrea Alimonti, one of Bottega Organica’s founders and a world-renowned geneticist. He identified several Natural Inhibitors of Senescence (NIS) — natural substances with the potential of slowing the aging of human cells. A star ingredient found in all of the products is prawn sage, a type of sage so called because it’s pretty, bright red flowers are said to resemble the heads of shrimp. The Extra Nourishing Face Formula also contains vanilla planifolia, apricots and wild carrots which are antioxidants that support and revitalize skin. Chamomile and high mallow in the formula are for soothing the skin and there is shea butter and beeswax for hydration.

All ingredients are harvested and processed in Bottega Organic’s farms in Italy and upstate New York. They use extra-virgin, organic olive oil from their Ligurian farm as the base for the products because they state it is the single most effective natural carrier for the anti-aging plant extracts.

The Bottega Organizca Extra Nourishing Face Formula comes in a brown glass bottle in a 0.5 oz size for $78.00. The small size is my only complaint but it fit in my one quart sized plastic bag for ariplane travel perfectly. The consistency of the formula is like a heavy, thick oil which makes sense since it is oil with shea butter and beeswax. I found the natural vanilla smell to be delightful. 

Since my skins tends towards dry, I continued to use my serums and applied the Extra Nourishing Formula over my serums as a moisturizer. Once the Nourishing Formula was rubbed into my skin, it felt hydrating and soothing. My skin looks fresh despite my high miles air travel. I would highly recommend this brand because the quality control is high and the ingredients are tested for purity and the products work.

  • October 9, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Kate, a much better, non-invasive alternative to Botox is ultrasound and LED. Take a look at our Truth Vitality Lux Renew device:

    For a serum for sagging, I would recommend Your Best Face Control as it has tons of peptides and, while it is not botanical, it is a very clean formula (with the exception of the inevitable preservative).

  • October 8, 2016

    by Kate

    Thanks alot Marta for directing me to your response
    Is there a way in the future for me to know there is a response?

    I'm disappointed about response to Bottega just because I find their products so amazing. I also am really drawn to how clean they are (ie without chemicals or
    if'y ingredients)

    I would really like something for sagging skin (I am 66) that does not have if'y stuff in it. Might you recommend something? Also - I have sags around my mouth which I have been told would benefit from botox (sp). I don't think that is safe yet I have not heard of an alternative.
    I welcome your input!!

  • October 5, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Kate, since introducing the Bottega brand, we haven't seen as much interest from the community as we had hoped for. Therefore, we decided to cap inventory with the products that we already had. We'll certainly continue to revisit this and let you know if anything changes.

  • October 5, 2016

    by Kate Sage

    I think it is confusing to write a review of this product AND ask us what we think when you don't carry the product?!
    It is especially frustrating as it would REALLY like to buy it from you when you are offering discounts as you are today.
    Thank you for attending to my inquiry

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