Once a year Heather Urquart of Huna Skincare launches her very unique and extraordinary Body Nectar…. And I can’t even keep it together in the weeks leading up to its launch. You know that face serum you love and wish you could find it in a body care product? THIS IS IT!
So WHAT is it that makes this product so incredible? Well… I feel like a Shakespearean actor every time I’m asked that…
“Body Nectar how I love thee… let me count the ways”
To save you my gushing over it, how about I just get to the point?
The first thing you need to know about me is my skin gets SO F***ING dry in the winter. Itchy, flaky and if I enjoy a bath or shower? It makes it even worse. This is both in part of my age and the climate where I live (NOT complaining… I know how lucky I am to live in the Okanagan, Canada). Since this product is LOADED with a 50% concentration of my sweetheart ingredient Calendula, I’ll let Heather CEO and formulator sum that up with her explanation. Since she’s a herbalist, botanist, AND award winning natural skincare formulator, she really explains it best. (I fan girled ALLLL over her during our podcast episode.)
“Calendula is known as “the skin botanical”. It is scientifically proven to rapidly heal and repair skin damage, wounds and irritations. Calendula significantly increases skin hydration levels, and possesses potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is one of our very favourite plants, and we use Calendula in most of our Huna formulations. In fact, we grow more Calendula officinalis than any other botanical in our Skin Nutrition Garden. We love Calendula and what it does for skin!”
The second thing? I’m a “guzzle guts” when it comes to body products. Every time I am in water for recreation or bathing, my poor skin begs for some loving. The generous bottle size combined with the incredibly small amount needed (remember kids… this is oil, apply it to damp skin) makes this seemingly luxury priced bottle a very sensible purchase.
Thirdly? NERD ALERT! I am REALLY demanding when it comes to results and botanical ingredients formulated for maximum benefits and skin nutrition. Besides the magic of calendula, this bottle offers a 75% organic cocktail of skin loving ingredients. Organic Camellia revitalizes while deeply and intensely moisturizing skin. Carrot tissue oil is rich in beta carotene, vitamins B, C, D, E, and essential fatty acids to help soften and soothe dry skin. Pomegranate deeply moisturizes and protects skin from environmental damage with potent antioxidants and nourishing polyphenols. And Cranberry oil, oh sweet divine Cranberry oil. An incredible high-performance skin oil that boasts a naturally perfect ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, rich vitamin E content, and potent antioxidants.
And lastly…. I am a real snob. All my years working in the luxury cosmetic industry has my sensory standards set very high. Smell, texture and how it leaves my skin feeling are all part of my satisfaction expectations. The whole experience of this product is extraordinary. It’s light and fresh Grapefruit-Geranium scent (from natural plant oils… obviously) light yet skin satiating texture to the beautiful calendula flower lovingly residing in the bottle.
The only thing I don’t like about this product is that it is only available once a year…. yet somehow that’s EXACTLY one of the things that makes it so special. “Mindful slathering” has become my way of enjoying this product effectively and sustainably for the months to come.
If you feel this product is a good fit for you and you don’t have a cupboard of products to finish first: shop here.