By Jimmy

Knowing my obsession for organic beauty products, a friend recently introduced me to Melvita, a certified-organic line based out of France. Melvita is fronted by Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard and a few months ago we took a look at the some more products in the range. Melvita meets all the criteria for Ecocert, an organic certification organization based in France (I do want to make it clear that the French organic standards are very different from the US which is very different from Australia, etc etc).

I had a chance to try out the Melvita Moisturizing Gel, one of their top sellers that helps anti-aging problems and moisturizes dehydrated skin. 98% of the ingredients are of natural origin, and 30% from organic farming. So it’s not completely organic, which sort of bummed me out but Melvita Hydrastim Moisturizing Gel is actually not that bad, and the “non-organic” ingredients are not that breakbackingly terrible for you (at least the Moisturizing Gel is free of parabens). And what makes up for the ingredients on our “meh” list is some pretty powerful stuff.

One of the active ingredients is hyaluronic acid (derived from soya) which helps regulate moisturization levels. Along with aloe vera (the top ingredient, which is known for great moisturizing and healing properties) and extracts of mourera fluviatilis (the French love this ingredient and you’ll find it many other French brands. It’s an aquatic plant from French Guiana that also helps maintain skin water levels with moisture-binding activity), moisture lasts pretty long (they say up to 8 hours). Noni gives revitalizing properties, so it’s not just rehydrating your skin but offering maintenance and performance. I gave it a shot and it definitely lasted as long as noted. Furthermore, it didn’t feel like I had put anything on my face, that’s how light it was. This is a kind of serum that I would use after a long flight but probably not daily.

The scent of Melvita Hydratism is a lemony punch and as if I had sucked on lemon myself, my face was the last thing from looking dull.

Melvita is fronted by Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard and we took a look at the some more products in the Melvita range.

Ingredients:

Aqua [Water], Aloe Barbadensis Extract [Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract]*, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Octyldodecanol, Sucrose, Betaine, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Oryza Sativa Hull Powder [Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder], Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tribehenin, Benzyl Alcohol, Serine, Arginine, PCA, Sodium Benzoate, Glyceryl Behenate, Alanine, Cellulose Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Limonene**, Threonine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Mel [Honey], Dehydroacetic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Galactaric Acid, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Citral**, Parfum [Fragrance], Mourera Fluviatilis [Mourera Fluviatilis Extract], Pectin, Linalool**.
*Ingrédient issu de l’Agriculture Biologique / Ingredients from Organic Farming.
**Constituants naturels du concentré aromatique / Natural components of fragrance.