>When possible, I try to use natural and organic products, especially when it comes to skin care. I was excited to try a lip balm and a facial moisturizer from Piudali- all natural, completely organic, skincare products from a company with close ties the Colombian Amazon Rainforest, that is committed to providing jobs to the indigenous tribes within the Amazon.
Knowing that this is a company who is committed to helping entire tribes, I knew I’d want to work with them. Once I looked around at the products they offer, I was sold. I eagerly awaited the arrival of the Awakening Daily Facial Moisturizer and the Balm for Luscious Lips – which, I must say, comes in hands-down the coolest lip balm container EVER.
PIUDALI, AN ORGANIC, ECO-FRIENDLY SKIN CARE LINE CONTAINING RARE INGREDIENTS SUPPLIED BY THE UITOTOS COMMUNITY OF THE COLUMBIAN AMAZON, NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES
Piudali, a natural skin care line containing the best ingredients nature has to offer, is dermatologist approved, contains no artificial fragrances, colors or animal fats, is biodegradable, and is crafted in the Amazon following ACTO (The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization) principles of eco-sustainable bio-commerce.
Piudali, a natural, organic, and eco-friendly skin care line containing rare and exotic ingredients from the Colombian Amazon rainforest, is now available to U.S. consumers.
Piudali Natural Skin Care products are considered “the gold standard” in all-natural, organic skincare, as their unique product line appeals to the millions of consumers who are searching for an organic skincare line that is ecologically and socially sustainable, while containing only the highest quality, and most-effective ingredients.
Piudali co-founders, Martha Neira & Myriam Moya, both pharmacists and elected members of the Colombian Association of Skin Care Science & Technology, have spent considerable time in the Colombian Amazon rainforest. They have had the unique opportunity to build a close relationship with the rainforest’s indigenous communities, specifically the Uitotos tribe. This relationship with the Uitotos has afforded them access to a unique product, the Amazon Peach Palm, a tree which produces ‘super fruits’ packed with essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E. The oil extracted from this fruit has exceptional penetrating power, enabling the antioxidants, and anti-aging and regenerative nutrients to reach the deepest skin layers.
The first selection of Piudali products available in the United States include:
Piudali Balm for Lush Lips- hydrating lip conditioner nourishes lips in two ways: Amazon fruit butters, waxes and oils deeply moisturize and protect lips while natural carotenoids and phytosterols minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. The amazingly effective balm is packaged within a special Andean Nogal nut. Considered sacred by the ancient Muiscas people, the Nogal nut is handpicked by local women-in-need from various local, non-profit organizations.
Piudali Amazon Awakening Daily Facial Moisturizer- brings balance to dry or stressed skin with its unique blend of botanicals. A pure and radiant complexion is supported by levels of natural vitamins A, C and E found in this ultra-hydrating formula, protecting skin against pollution
Piudali Amazon Night Renewal Cream- an exotic and aromatic cream infused with skin-supportive Amazon botanicals. These all-natural extracts are carefully selected to give the user a more youthful appearance. Over a dozen botanical ingredients, including Authentic Amazon Peach Palm (with natural Vitamin A) and Wild Yam, work in concert to: smooth skin texture, reduce pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, nourish the skin with essential fatty acids, protect against dry skin chapping, and improve elasticity by hydration, creating firmer looking skin
· Piudali Antioxidant Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion- an all-natural body lotion containing a powerhouse team of authentic Amazon botanicals designed to deeply hydrate, nourish and protect your skin from everyday stresses. Each exotic extract is carefully selected for its moisturizing, soothing and natural benefits for beautiful, healthy skin.
Piudali Pure Amazon Body Oil- this rich blend of Amazon Peach Palm, Buriti, Passion fruit and other nourishing oils invigorates and deeply hydrates the skin. The moisturizing properties of these oils also help to soften the appearance of skin imperfections.
The Piudali team has developed and upholds an oath to social responsibility. More than 80% of their staff is comprised of single Colombian women acting as the head of their households. Additionally, Piudali has committed to use only natural materials in their packaging. The “Semillas” (Seeds) Foundation, created for Colombian women in vulnerable condition, designed the packaging for the Amazonian Lip Conditioner from the seeds of a walnut tree (nogal), a sacred plant to the Muiscas, a group of ancient inhabitants of the Sabana of Bogota. The women collect the nuts that fall from the trees and prepare them to be aesthetically pleasing, functional and hygienic packages.
The Piudali skincare line does not test on animals, is dermatologist approved, contains no artificial fragrances, colors or animal fats and is biodegradable. All Piudali products are crafted in the Amazon following ACTO (The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization) principles of eco-sustainable bio-commerce.
Piudali products are available on http://www.amazon.com/ and on http://wqww.revnutrition.com/
Let me show you this super cool little lip balm!!
The lip balm itself is IN a nutshell. And that is it, in a nutshell (ha, ha). But really- these nutshells are so different than anything I’ve seen and the amazingly effective balm comes to you within a special Andean Nogal nut. Considered sacred by the ancient Muiscas people, it has been handpicked by local women-in-need from various local non-profit organizations.
I love that there’s a flat wooden “paddle” as my kids have been calling it, to apply the balm. I have lip products in almost every drawer and bag in my house, and in our vehicles. Always have (much to the chagrin of my husband, always will…). My lips get D-R-Y and cracked all winter long. We heat our home with a wood-burning fireplace insert (in previous years with a woodstove) and the air in our house is dry. I have to have things to help me keep them soft and supple to try to prevent cracking and keep them kissably soft!!
I don’t know why I say little- the nut is a larger sized nut- but there is a HUGE amount of lip balm in there. I use it several times a day, and have for over a week, and the kids have been using it too (well, I’ve put it on them) and we’ve hardly made a dent in it. So while you will pay a bit more at the outset for this product, its also going to last and last- and you can totally feel good about your purchase when you think about the partnership the Waliwa company has with Amazonian tribes and how committed this company is to helping others.
Second, the moisturizer. This does say a daily moisturizer- and I do think it can be used daily but its a little heavier than I normally use for daytime, so this is, for me, more of a night moisturizer. I love it- its got a nice feel, nice texture, great ingredients, and a very light- more a hint of- scent. I have felt like my skin is well hydrated in the mornings. Please note that I do NOT like anything remotely heavy on my face- even with makeup- I like the barely there stuff. It is suggested that you use this product in the morning and the evening- I’m only using it at bedtime. That’s fine with me because I can make it last a bit longer and enjoy it for a while longer too!!
Natural botanicals and Organic Amazon Peach Palm improves the moisture balance of your skin.
A restorative moisturizer that brings balance to confused dry or stressed skin with its unique blend of botanicals. A pure and radiant complexion is supported by the levels of natural vitamins A, C and E found in this ultra-hydrating formula, protecting skin against pollution.
I like the simplicity of the label design, and that the packaging is kind to our earth, as are the methods used to produce it. Definitely something that is important to me!! Plus, the products work well, and I like knowing I’m not putting any chemicals onto my skin to sit all day/night.
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I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed within are my own.