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Feeling Naturally Beautiful with KOYA Natural Skin Care : By Guests writers @shantellemedel and @megartistry
We have always wanted to step away from products made up of various chemicals. After all, we are constantly exposed to harmful toxins throughout our day. We recently heard about KOYA Natural Skin Care, which creates all natural, toxic-free beauty products using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, with no harmful chemicals. We were instantly in love with the sound of their products and the unique combinations of ingredients they used. We decided to go all natural with KOYA.
Da Bomb! Bath Bomb
I gave up using bath products a long time ago, finding they tended to irritate my skin. When I heard Koya makes each product fresh upon ordering and doesn’t include toxins or preservatives, I was excited to give bath treats a second chance.
This little bath bomb looked just like a delectable scoop of orange gelato and it smelled just as delicious. The scent was sweet, fruity and, literally, mouth-watering! The bomb itself was large enough that you could break off pieces and save it for multiple baths if you wanted – I decided to go for the full meal deal and dumped the whole thing in the water. It fizzed beautifully! And that smell! Best of all, no irritation! For the rest of my evening, I floated around smelling and feeling like a true goddess.
Rise n' Shine Face and Body Scrub
I love coffee. Coffee is magic. I’m a total slug in the morning until I get my coffee on. Then, just a few sips into my rejuvenating nectar, and miraculously, I’m a new person, ready to face whatever the day has in store. So what could be better than a face and body scrub that looks, feels and smells like coffee seed?
This scrub with its deep brown colour and grainy consistency does feel a lot like rubbing yourself down with coffee grounds. While that might seem a bit odd, it actually feels amazing especially if you’re as obsessed with coffee as I am. My skin felt soft and fresh after the gentle exfoliation. The scrub is sweetened with orange oil which was quite moisturizing and left a pleasant scent. As with all Koya’s products, it was made without toxins, parabens, SLS, phthalates and petroleum. Just like coffee itself, the Rise n’ Shine scrub is magical and rejuvenating.
Beach Babe Body Scrub
There is nothing like having a pina colada while laying on the beach to enjoy a summer day. The Beach Babe Body Scrub smells just like you are sipping on a pina colada! I could hold the bag to my nose all day long. The scrub is infused with coconut oil and is absolutely refreshing. Handmade by KOYA, it smells fresh, natural, and authentic.
My arms have always felt dry and rough and I have tried various body scrubs in attempt to smoothen my skin. Often what I have found was that some scrubs had large, chunky pieces of salt or other substances that have irritated my arms. The Beach Babe Body Scrub is delicately grounded the coconut and seed oils helped to simultaneously exfoliate and moisturize my arms. My arms were left feeling soft and smooth. I’m ready to get my beach babe on!
Butter up! Body Creme
After a dry winter, my skin is always feeling quite rough and dehydrated. I must confess: I barely moisturize my legs as it is so easy to throw on some sweatpants and forget about them. Now that the weather is getting warmer and I have to dig for some shorts, I was so excited to try KOYA’s Butter up! Body Creme.
Its top three natural ingredients are cocoa seed butter, Shea butter and coconut oil...what I have found to be a perfect combination to moisturize my very dry skin. It nut and coconut like aroma left my skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated for the day. My favorite part about this body butter is how it truly leaves your skin with a ‘decadent glow’...perfect for when you need to wear a beautiful summer dress.
We cannot wait to try more of their products. Now that the summer is around the corner, we are ready with KOYA in hand!
Meghan & Shantelle
Photography by: Allyfotografy
Location: Steveston Village, Richmond, BC