Olivia Newton-John is undoubtedly the most loved Australian in the history of Australians. Nobody we know would ever argue that.
Now, the adored Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Wellness Warrior and Environmental and Animal Rights Champion has given us yet another reason to love her.
Olivia and her partners at luxury health retreat Gaia Retreat & Spa in the Byron Bay Hinterland recently announced the launch of Retreatment Botanics – a 10 product all-natural, Australian-made luxury skincare collection that is Certified Cruelty-Free and Vegan and Certified Palm-Oil Free by the Orangutan Alliance.
Created without compromise, Retreatment Botanics 100 per cent ticks every ethical and cruelty-free box there is. It also delivers results.
Says Olivia of the range: ““Retreatment Botanics is so close to my heart. The Gaia team and I consulted with top natural skincare experts and formulated a pure performance skincare range that evokes the luxurious sensual treatments of our beautiful Gaia Retreat & Spa.”
That it does. We’ve tried it, and we can’t get enough of it. From first application, you feel like you’re in a spa retreat, thanks to the all-natural aromas that have been infused into each formula.
But it’s the proof of performance that most impressed us – your skin truly feels and looks softer, fresher and more relaxed after the first application of your selected products.
The secret lies in the ground-breaking technology that has been used in the formulation – Australian Cellular Bio-Mimicry. Yes, that sounds super scientific (because it is), but it really just means that the ability of the Australian plants and botanicals used as ingredients have to withstand the harsh conditions of the Aussie bush, has been harnessed using unique technology, so your skin can similarly defend itself from the elements.
In other words, we know that to survive these conditions, Australian native plants intelligently store high concentrations of antioxidants and vitamins. This new Cellular Extraction technology captures these powerful phyto-compounds as they exist in nature, allowing them to get to work on your skin. Makes sense to us and again, the proof is in the performance of the products.
After two weeks of use, our Beauty and Lifestyle Director, Shonagh, is truly hooked. She says, “I really can’t get enough of these products. Sure, it ticks all the boxes for veganism and the Palm Oil Free certification is a massive plus (actually a non-negotiable for me these days), but the way my skin looks and feels is really quite amazing.
“I tend towards dry skin that can be a little lacklustre and Retreatment Botanics addressed both those concerns quickly, with the results improving by the day.”
Retreatment Botanics has a ritual for most skin types, with the current product range best suited to skin that is slightly on the dry side, however we have it on good authority that products will be launched later in the year for oilier complexions – watch this space!
Our pick from the range? While it’s hard to narrow it down, we give major props to Radiance Cream Cleanser, $44, which calms the skin as it melts away make-up and dirt from the day. Kakadu Brightening Serum, $89, also deserves a shout-out – the intensive vitamin C serum soothes as it hydrates, supporting skin’s elasticity ad firmness as well as imparting radiance.
For an instant day spa at home feeling, use Wild Kakadu Hand and Body Cream, $39. It’s so lush and absorbs beautifully, uplifting your senses with a gorgeous aroma that transports you straight to Gaia Retreat & Spa. And for more of that vibe, Calm Essential Oil Blend, $39, is a must. The signature scent of Gaia, it fills your home with the most, well, calm aroma, thanks to its unique blend of sandalwood, patchouli, ylang ylang, lemon myrtle, mandarin and lime.
To purchase your own Retreatment Botanics skin ritual, and for your chance to win a Valentine’s getaway to Gaia Retreat (comp is open until February 19, 2019) visit Nourished Life.