Based out of my hometown, Bellevue, Teadora Brazilian rainforest scrub treatments are all 100% vegan and all natural. The products work towards eliminating dead skin, minimize hair growth and reveal smoother and brighter skin. I have had the pleasure of trying out Teadora's Illuminance dualfunction salt scrub along with their travel size shampoo/conditioner/body oil trio. I absolutely loved these products and better yet the reason behind creating Teadora products.
"We use no parabens, synthetic fragrances, silicone, gluten, phthalate, sulfates or other harsh chemicals to make you feel good inside and out." Teadora
Valeria Cole, owner and creator of Teadora, created the products based on her own experience with all-natural hair and skincare remedies that her mother used. Their website also explains that Valeria learned the importance of social responsibility through her grandmother and that a portion of the profits go towards rainforest conservation through a philanthropic exchange between the US and Brazil. WOW. Not only are they creating great products but they are great people as well, SOLD!
Teadora carries products for your body ranging from cleansers to muds, to creams and scrubs.
They also include a lip line with nourishing lip butters as well as a hair line with shampoos and conditioners.
The Illuminance Sea Salt Scrub//$36
I really enjoyed this scrub. It definitely wasn't as messy as Franks, that was something I really liked. The scrub definitely is a bit harsher in texture. This is due to the coarse sea salt and redamber clay. I was a bit worried that this would irritate my sensitive skin but it remained a light pink for only a minute after using.
Along with sea salt and redamber clay, the scrub also includes soothing ingredients such as, buriti oil, andiroba oil, maracuja oil, and copaiba (thats a mouthful!).
Lastly, the illuminance scrub includes "Youthspark" ingredients such as caffeine, lemon balm, and ginger that help firm and tighten the skin.
For additional information about these ingredients click here.
How to Use
Massage the scrub over entire body and then rinse
Massage over entire body, wrap in a warm towel for 10-15 minutes then rinse.
Teadora recommends using 2-3 times weekly
The scent is floral with a hint of sage, yum!! I really did feel as if I was in the amazon, ha!
The scrubs are recommended for those who have drier, rougher, acne-prone skin. I really do not have any of these three things to an extent where a body scrub could really be beneficial, however, I tried the scrub on my heels.
After using the scrub my skin felt smooth.... really, really smooth. Including my rough heels. Since this scrub is so strong I have found that it does WONDERS for spray tans. I am very light skinned and sometimes sprays can set way too much into my hands. After scrubbing my hands with a loofa and the scrub they were completely revived.
Overall, I would highly recommend this scrub to those that have rougher skin or frequently spray tan. My one and only complaint about the scrub is that if it is exposed to too much water it tends to melt quickly. I would assume this is due to the clay, so when using I just step aside away from water to apply.
Nourishing shampoo/conditioner/bath&body oil//$10 ea.
I recieved the travel size trio that includes: the nourishing shampoo, nourishing conditioner, and nourishing bath & body oil. They each came in a 2oz. bottle which gave me about 3 uses (I have thick, long hair).
I found the bottles to be quite humorous because they each had a witty rainforest "how to use" section. On my shampoo it stated, "How to use. In a rainforest? Catch rainwater in a giant leaf and wet hair. Massage in conditioner and rinse. (No rainforest handy? Substitute a shower or sink for a leaf or rain)."
I loved this! It was humorous and stuck with the rainforest theme.
The Nourishing shampoo and conditioner set works to prolong hair color, reduce frizz, increase strength and moisture, and fight against split ends (yippee!).
The products include: acai, Andiroba, Cupuacu, Pitanga, and Buriti.
After finishing the travel sized bottles my hair felt a bit smoother. Since I was only able to get around 2-3 uses, I am curious to see how the products would effect my hair if I were to use them over a long period of time. Since they are all natural, I have a good feeling about them!