Monday, 25 January 2016

JOIK Natural Cosmetics Reviews and Valentine's Day GIVEAWAY

Having an Estonian heritage and being fluent in the Estonian language my curiosity was recently piqued when I saw an Instagram account called @IlusCosmetics as 'Ilus' means 'beautiful' in Estonian. Surely not be a coincidence, I thought! 

Ilus Cosmetics I discovered is an Australian company that imports JOIK natural cosmetics, candles and home fragrance products from Estonia into Australia.

I may be slightly biased, but what better, more beautiful country could there be to produce natural cosmetics?

Estonia is located in the Baltic region of Europe. What sets it apart is its natural beauty. Over 50% of Estonia is covered by unspoilt forests which are home to an amazing array of wildlife. Estonia has 6 larger islands and over 1500 smaller islands. In 2011 Estonia was ranked by the World Health Organisation as having the cleanest air in the world!

JOIK uses nature to its best advantage, whilst also caring for nature. It uses high quality natural and near natural ingredients to create luxurious beauty and home fragrance products that both pamper the senses and caress the body. 

JOIK does not use mineral oils, parabens, silicons or other potentially harmful substances. Their products are never tested on animals. All JOIK products are hand made in Estonia. JOIK proves that natural can be luxurious!

I had the opportunity to trial the following three luxurious JOIK products.


JOIK Products from Ilus Cosmetics

JOIK Rejuvenating Day Cream With Vitamins & Hyaluronic Acid
This day cream contains an impressive array of vitamins, herbal extracts and powerful antioxidants designed to improve the skin's elasticity, reduce lines and wrinkles, improve the skin's collagen production, firm and smooth the skin, protect it from environmental damage, even out the skin tone and reduce pigment spots. It sounds like exactly the type of product my 40+ year old skin is crying out for!

Upon initial use I have found this day cream to be lightweight, quickly absorbing and beautifully hydrating on my skin without leaving any greasy residue. It left my skin feeling silky smooth, and looking more radiant and "plumper", and thus more youthful after using it. Some of my fine lines appear to have softened.

I love the stylish bottle this product comes in with its hygienic pump dispenser. The bottle is transparent and thus it is easy to see how much product is remaining so you won't get caught short!

Overall I have been very impressed with this product and will continue using it.

50ml $59.95 Click here to shop

JOIK Anti-Age Rejuvenating Daycream

JOIK Velvety Red Silky Lip Balm
I found this lip balm to be beautifully nourishing and moisturising on my lips probably due to the cocoa butter and various seed oils it contains. See the second photo below for the colour and finish on my lips. I used no filters or editing on this photo to give you the most accurate indication of the colour and finish of this lip balm. I found it very flattering on my lips. It added a perfect not-too-glossy coloured sheen to my lips.

This lip balm is aptly named as velvety and silky as this is exactly how it felt on my lips for up to three to four hours after application. After eating I had to reapply. I loved the flattering colour it added to my lips. The silky velvety moisturising feeling lasted until reapplication.

This lip balm will be on high rotation for me. It's gone to the top of my lip balm favourites list!

$14.95 Click here to shop

JOIK Velvet Red Silky Lip Balm 

JOIK Velvet Red Silky Lip Balm

JOIK Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion 
I absolutely love the divine scent of this Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion! It has a delicious, fresh raspberry scent which lingers beautifully on the skin without being too sweet like some berry scented products tend to be.

The bottle has a convenient, hygienic and easy to use pump. Every body lotion should really come in a pump bottle in my opinion! 

The lotion absorbed quickly into my skin. It is rich in sweet almond oil, shea butter and coconut oil and left my skin feeling soft, velvety and wonderfully pampered.

The natural mica minerals in this lotion gave my skin a gorgeous youthful glow and sexy shimmer. Perfect for a date night out, especially when wearing an off the shoulder top. Valentine's Day here I come!

150ml $24.95 Click here to shop

JOIK Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion

VALENTINES DAY JOIK GIVEAWAY
Ilus Cosmetics have generously provided a special Valentine's Day prize pack of romantic JOIK products to giveaway to one lucky Fabulous and Fun Life reader.

The giveaway prize includes the following three natural luxury goodies:

Valentine's Day JOIK Giveaway Prize Pack

As reviewed above.

These bath truffles are 100% natural and deliciously scented of white chocolate. The natural cocoa butter in the truffles will leave your skin soft, moisturised and velvety! As the bath truffles dissolve in the water they release small rose petals into the bath! Ahhhhh!!!!! What could be more blissful or romantic!

I'd love nothing better than to receive strawberries and wine from my hubby on Valentine's Day and if it came in the form of this candle, I'd give him bonus points for romance and creativity! This candle has the delicious scent of ice cold champagne and sweet sun ripe strawberries! It is handmade from environmentally friendly soy wax and the finest fragrance oils. It has a burn time of 30 hours.   

To enter the giveaway just follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter link below. 

Good luck! This competition closes at midnight on 9/2/2016.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Ilus Cosmetics


Which JOIK product appeals to you the most and why? 
xxx
Ingrid.

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The three reviewed products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
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79 comments:

  1. Well this looks Fabulous! Which is what one would expect here at Fabulous and Fun Life. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Looks divine.

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    1. PS the lip balm would be my fave. Or the candle?

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  2. The Strawberries and wine candle it has to be.
    Would smell divine and sounds like me!!!!

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  3. Well I must admit that everything sounds wonderful. Its a very hard choice but I guess I would go for the JOIK Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion. Im sure I would smell good enough to eat and a little shimmer never hurt.

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  4. The red silky lip balm interests me a lot. It almost looks as if it could be a dupe for the iconic Clinique black honey lipstick (at a fraction of the cost)? I'll be looking into that one!

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  5. I love the look of the bath truffles! I love a good bath and they look beautiful!

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  6. I love the sound of the Joik Raspberry Body Lotion. I like the idea of smelling good enough to eat.

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  7. White chocolate bath truffles. If I can't eat it I might as well bathe in it!!

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  8. The chocolate bath truffles sound divine...I think I'd feel pretty spesh after soaking in that :-)

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  9. I love the look of the raspberry shimmer body lotion you reviewed! Raspberries are beautiful

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  10. JOIK Velvety Red Silky Lip Balm, to see if it stays on my wifes lips or ends up all over my face like with her other brands ;)
    - Ern.

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  11. They are all great products but I'm really into skincare at the moment so it would have to be the Joik Rejuvenating Day Cream. Love antioxidants and hyaluronic acid in skincare!

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  12. I love them all but find the strawberry and wind candle very appealing, I'm guessing it will smell beatiful!

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  13. Shimmering raspberry body lotion with sweet almond oil, the shimmer look amazing on the packaging and I'm sure on my skin too. And Almond oil the goodness & smells of it with raspberry will be a great combo to nourish and lift me up.

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  14. It all looks fab! Thanks for linking up to I Blog On Tuesdays. Denyse #teamIBOT

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  15. The JOIK Strawberries and Wine Candle sounds 'delicious'. I love candles to set the mood.

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  16. Sarah Fleming
    sarahdanf@bigpond.com

    I am a major candle addict and the JOIK Strawberries and Wine candle sounds just divine.

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  17. I would love to try the Rejuvenating Day Cream With Vitamins & Hyaluronic Acid, seems amazing.

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  18. Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion

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  19. I'm having trouble picking between the body lotion & the candle, but I think strawberry scent narrowly beats raspberry scent. I'll vote the candle because I love a champers too.

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  20. Wow great side and great giveaway

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  21. Wow great side and great giveaway

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  22. Joik chocolate bath truffles
    sound divine.
    I wish they could all be mine!
    Smelling good enough to eat,
    all scrumptious and sweet :)

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  23. What a fabulous gift pack, everything sounds so divinely luxe! I think I'd most like to try the shimmering raspberry body lotion. Even the bottle looks so pretty!

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  24. The body lotion! That scent is right up my alley!

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  25. enjoyed this post. Estonia sounds like a beautiful place. I had no idea it was a place with so many islands! This sounds like a great line. You know what a skincare junkie I am, so of course I would love to try their day cream for my 40+ skin as well!

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  26. This is the first time I've heard of the brand JOIK. The products seems really lovely, and I especially love the look of the shimmery body lotion!
    xo, Ina

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  27. What a divine giveaway.The white chocolate bath truffles,the scent of white chocolate is deliciously different and the releasing of rose petals is a wonderful touch.

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  28. What a fab giveaway. Not entirely sure where to start but OMG the white chocolate bath truffles sound divine.

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  29. JOIK Velvet Red Silky Lip Balm....I couldn't bare not having a lip balm on my lips everyday & this silky velvet one seems amazing!

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  30. Bath truffles. After every roller derby tournament I compete in, sure need some chocolate bath tub comforting after!

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  31. This would be a treat to win. Good luck everyone

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  32. I love JOIK "Spring soap with fresh herbs"... a daily treat that cleanses so well while looking good enough to eat!

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  33. JOIK Rejuvenating Day Cream With Vitamins & Hyaluronic Acid...my skin desperately needs a quality skin cream.

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  34. The JOIK Velvety Red Silky Lip Balm, because it sounds so moisturising, smooth and velvety. Divine! (Rafflecopter name is Dianne Childs)

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  35. The White Chocolate Bath Truffles. I love white chocolate & to bathe in it would be heavenly breathing in the delicious scent.

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  36. I would love to lather some JOIK Anti-Age Rejuvenating Daycream all over my saggy wrinkly face.

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  37. JOIK Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion because of my psoriasis I find it hard to find a lotion that doesn't affect it. This sounds perfect and I can hardly wait to try it.

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  38. You had me at shimmer - I like any product that shimmers....

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  39. The White chocolate bath truffles sound amazing. I love cocoa butter on my skin, love baths and who doesn't love chocolate?

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  40. Ooh these sound lovely! How exciting and exquisite! I will pop back to enter as I am on my mobile and that's fiddly! Thanks for the introduction.

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  41. Raspberry body lotion is my favourite! Amazing scent and nourishment.

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  42. The chocolate bath truffles sound absolutely delish!!

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  43. Shimmering Raspberry body lotion- something nice and sparkly to use after a hard day at work. I think it will be a nice pick me up.

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  44. Oh my goodness, just the thought of Stawberries and Wine Candle! How divine! Hubby and I are hoping to get away for a weekend for my birthday just after Valentines. I might need to do some shopping beforehand!

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  45. My heart is beating for chocolate bath truffles - just imagining how awesome they are going to be :)

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  46. The shimmering raspberry lotion sounds divine!!

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  47. The shimmering raspberry lotion sounds divine!!

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  48. The rejuvenating day cream. I love light day creams so it sounds like it would be perfect for me.

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  49. What a great giveaway and what beautiful products! It was fun to learn a little more about Estonia and your heritage! It's amazing what you can find on Instagram isn't it?!

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  50. Raspberry body lotion sounds yum! And loving the colour of the lip balm too!

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  51. I'm especially interested in the day cream - your description has me wanting it so badly, and the packaging is so glam ♥

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  52. The raspberry body lotion sounds so good

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  53. The Lip Balm, I work in air conditioning, and also go into a big walk in fridge and freezer several times a day, and my lips get really dry and feel awful.

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  54. The bath truffle sound amazing!

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  55. The white chocolate bath truffles sound delicious!!! If I can't gorge myself eating white choc I might as well bath in the closest thing to it right? I like the thought of obsorbing the scent through my skin whilst soaking in the bath and not getting any fatter! ;P Sounds so divine! xx

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  56. The lip balm sounds lovely and nourishing!

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  57. JOIK Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion, a scent that would linger on and on!

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  58. I like the lip balm, I love the colour. All the products are so reasonably priced too. I've put the website in my favourites, they'd make great gifts too :)

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  59. What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win these amazing products! I really love the sounds of the raspberry body lotion, and the candle looks great too!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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  60. This all sounds amazing. I want the raspberry body lotion :-) beyoutyfulyou.com

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  61. Im going through a big candle thingy so I would love the candles. Never heard this brand but looks great.

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  62. Wow that raspberry body lotion looks divine! I love a good fruity scent :)

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  63. I agree with most of your readers the Raspberry Body lotion sounds divine. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

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  64. I like the colour of the JOIK Velvet Red Silky Lip Balm.

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  65. I love rapsberries so the body lotion appeals to me in so many ways!

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  66. Lip balm to soothe and heal my cracked lips.

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  67. The JOIK Strawberries and Wine candle is a perfect blend of my two loves - chilled wine and gorgeous fresh summer berries ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

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  68. I love to slather on body butter after a shower, particularly in winter. The Body Butter Stick with Cocoa and Shea butter sounds lovely.

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  69. I'd love to try the JOIK Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion. My partner would appreciate the decadent scent, while I'm all about the shimmering glow.

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  70. The lip balm sounds great. A bit of nice colour on one of those days when you just want something hydrating. Perfect for dry lips :)

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  71. Day cream reading through would it work on a 51 old me love to have of my youthful look a bit longer

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  72. Bath truffles just sounds luxurious

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  73. JOIK Shimmering Raspberry Body Lotion sounds like a great way to rejuvenate the whole body arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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  74. The 100% natural Anti Cellulite body oil
    marilyngkemp@optusnet.com.au

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  75. Raspberry shimmer body lotion, sounds amazing I'd love to give it a go, I'd love to smell delicious and have a golden shimmer

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  76. The chocolate bath truffles sounds fabulous nothing beats a relaxing soak In the old tub after a hard day at the office

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