Introducing LATHER: Skin Care for a Radiant Life!

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My good friend and fellow blogger Jennifer from My Beauty Bunny recommended LATHER, a natural and holistic bath, body and skincare line so I was anxious to give it a try. Just listen to founder Emilie Davidson Hoyt’s inspirational story:

img_emilie A lifelong migraine sufferer, Emilie Davidson Hoyt learned at an early age how natural ingredients can positively affect the body and mind.

Beginning in her early childhood, Emilie suffered from migraine headaches so severe that she would temporarily lose her ability to speak and see. In fact, one high school teacher remarked that because of the attacks, she would never succeed in college or any kind of advanced job. 

Doctors were unable to effectively prevent or ease Emilie’s migraines; in fact it was a gift from Emilie’s father that provided the most comfort, and ultimately gave way to her vision for success. A frequent business traveler, Emilie’s father would bring home soaps as a token of his trips. One lavender soap in particular eased her pain so much that she placed it beneath her pillow every night to help her sleep. It was with this discovery that she gained an interest in natural healing products and the desire to share this knowledge to help others.

Emilie opened the first LATHER store in Pasadena in 1999; today, others stand in Atlanta and Scottsdale. Beauty boutiques, spas, and hotels also carry LATHER, helping to share Emilie’s vision worldwide.

Knowing my beauty dilemmas, Jen suggested two best selling items: bamboo lemongrass foaming body scrub ($39) for my dry sensitive skin and toning eye gel with vitamin K ($31) for my problem under eye bags. Both are award winning with good reason.

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Let’s start with my dry aging skin. I can keep it under control on my face fairly well, but my dry arms and ashy legs are more challenging. LATHER’s bamboo lemongrass foaming body scrub is formulated with exfoliating bamboo powder, sea algae extracts, herbal extracts and almond protein. This foaming body scrub both cleans and gently sloughs away calloused and flaky skin. I originally used this scrub as it was intended: on wet skin rubbing in circular motions to work up a lather and rinsing with warm water. I also tried it MY way: jump in the shower and get wet, tun off the shower and rub in scrub all over, concentrating on elbows, knees, feet, etc. Turn shower back on and rinse! I feel this way you really get a good vigorous scrub. Now, the fabulous thing about this scrub is the granules; they are the perfect size and abrasiveness for the body. They provide just the right amount of exfoliation for the body; not too wimpy but not enough to hurt or tear delicate skin. The second best thing are the essential oils in the formula: lemongrass, geranium, petit grain, vetivert and ylang ylang linger on the skin to deeply hydrate dry, flaky skin without leaving behind a greasy residue. 

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When I first opened the jar, I was NOT impressed. The scrub looked just like coffee grounds and I wasn’t digging the strange smell. As soon as you start rubbing the scrub into your skin, the lovely refreshing lemongrass scent. It. Is.Heavenly. I will be purchasing the accompanying body créme for sure. By the way, LATHER’s bamboo lemongrass body crème made Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2014. I’m not the only one who adores this scent!

LATHER also has wonderful skincare products so I decided to give the toning eye gel with vitamin K eye treatment a try. Like many over 40 women, I have lost volume in my under eye area and it often looks puffy. I joke that I don’t just have under eye bags, I have a whole set of luggage!

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This cooling, lightweight gel provides immediate relief and revitalization for tired, puffy eyes. Niacin and Vitamin K  are smart choices in an eye gel. Niacin aids in restoring elasticity and firmness to the delicate eye area and Vitamin K is often used to help heal bruising which reduces the appearance of dark circles in the under eye area. Extracts of royal jelly, aloe, spirulina and green tea soothe and calm inflamed skin and adds plenty of hydration without being greasy–my pet peeve in an eye treatment. After using this gel, I’m going to have a hard time going back to a cream. It is über lightweight and absorbs quickly. I can feel a tightening under my eyes immediately and my concealer and makeup glide on easily. It de-puffs well, but I am kind of a hard case so I am going to put it in the fridge for even more de-puffing power. 

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All products are paraben-free and not tested on animals. In addition LATHER is believes what goes in the bottle is more important what goes ON it. You not find fancy packaging, instead the brand is committed to reducing the impact on the environment. All LATHER sample packs, shopping bags, cartons and gift cards are made form post-consumer recycled materials. I can get behind that!

Bottom Line: Friends know best! I am so happy Jen introduced me to the LATHER brand! The line is very extensive: it includes olive oils soaps, skincare, body care, hand and foot care, hair care, aromatherapy, accessories and gift sets.

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Comments

  1. Both of these products sound really nice! I tried a few paper samples of Lather moisturizers, and was impressed as well.

  2. I love LATHER. I wish they had more of a presence in stores here in the Northeast. Both products you tried sound impressive! And I love lemongrass scent

  3. I love lemongrass. Sounds like that scrub won you over!

  4. Sounds like a really neat scrub. I’m not much for the scent of lemongrass, but if a product is good enough, I can overlook the scent 🙂

  5. Both of these products sound really nice! I tried a few paper samples of Lather moisturizers, and was impressed as well.

  6. I love LATHER. I wish they had more of a presence in stores here in the Northeast. Both products you tried sound impressive! And I love lemongrass scent

  7. I’ve been hearing some about this line and I think that’s great that they offer this.

  8. I love lemongrass. Sounds like that scrub won you over!

  9. Sounds like a really neat scrub. I’m not much for the scent of lemongrass, but if a product is good enough, I can overlook the scent 🙂

  10. lemongrass in a faoming scrub sounds perfect to me!

  11. I’m obsessed with eye gels! De-puffing is necessary for me.

  12. I’ve been hearing some about this line and I think that’s great that they offer this.

  13. lemongrass in a faoming scrub sounds perfect to me!

  14. This sounds wonderful!

  15. I’ve got a combination set which was a perfect way for me to try items to see if they were good for my skin. I recommend those if people aren’t sure. It’s funny that lavender helps the owners headaches since it made mine worse.

  16. I’m obsessed with eye gels! De-puffing is necessary for me.

  17. Pls send me Lathers contact info. I used to order it thru TRUTH IN AGING but they no longer xarry the product I want.

  18. This sounds wonderful!

  19. I love lemograss so I’m sure I’ll like that scrub

  20. I’ve got a combination set which was a perfect way for me to try items to see if they were good for my skin. I recommend those if people aren’t sure. It’s funny that lavender helps the owners headaches since it made mine worse.

  21. Pls send me Lathers contact info. I used to order it thru TRUTH IN AGING but they no longer xarry the product I want.

  22. I’ll have to look into the eye gel!

  23. I love lemograss so I’m sure I’ll like that scrub

  24. I’ll have to look into the eye gel!

  25. This sounds like an amazing set of products

  26. This sounds like an amazing set of products

  27. Betzy Carmona says:

    I have to look more into this

  28. Betzy Carmona says:

    I have to look more into this

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