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Synthesis, the Heart of Organics Event Launch at the Raw Kitchen
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Last week I was invited by the beautiful Theme Rains (awesome name or what?!) to the launch of her organic skincare brand, Synthesis at none other than one of my favorite restaurants, the Raw Kitchen in Freo!
A little about the philosophy behind Synthesis:
"Our vision is to promote conscious beauty, so naturally we adhere to the meticulous process of creating products that are certified organic, cruelty free, vegan, sustainable and environmentally friendly. The heart of organics honours every part of this process – from the planting of the first seed, to the moment you are touched by the energy of real life imbued within our products. We celebrate the radiance of your natural beauty and your conscious choice to be part of making a difference."
I brought along Steph and my friend Grace for the night as we are all becoming increasingly interested in health and wellness. Remember the photos of my organic garden? :) My OOTD:
Fluffy jacket from Japan
Dress from Siam Temple (Asian vintage)
Eamon boots from Lipstik shoes
I apologize for the quality of the next photos- my camera does not do well in dim light.
There were a lot less people than I expected which made me more thankful for my invite! Check out the table setting- how often do you get to have an intimate candle lit dinner with complete strangers? Everyone was lovely and extremely health focused which meant we all had a lot in common.
We were served so much delicious raw and healthy food including the famous Raw Kitchen pizzas (a must try!), cauliflower sushi, hot cacao and 3 desserts each :O. It is such an amazing feeling to be able to eat a dessert without feeling sick or taking a lacteeze tablet!
Theme is such a beautiful and soft-spoken lady and you can really sense her passion for her products. She took us through each product of the Synthesis range and explained the holistic healing effects of each product on the body- both external and internal. Stress is a common cause of ailments (or should I say dis-ease?) in the body and Theme pointed out that with the essential oils in the products, your skincare routine can become a ritual instead, allowing the body and mind to relax.
I tried all the products and they were a joy to the senses. I especially love essential oils and oil based treatments and serums, so these were right up my alley!
I really wanted to purchase the Replenish Elixir (their star product!) and even with a massive discount from $150 to $100, I couldn't bring myself to purchase it... I only make $160 a week *cries* and I'm frantically trying to save up for my volunteer trip to India in December. Sigh... What is it like to actually have money, I wonder.
Theme was nice enough to give me a goody bag containing a sample of the Elixir and I'll let you know my thoughts below. I've been hiding it from my SO because he has a tendency to steal my skincare products, especially if I let slip that they're expensive -__-.
And thus concluded a fabulous, relaxing night at the Raw Kitchen! Thank you so much Theme, for inviting me!
And here are the beautifully packaged and very generous samples each of us walked away with.
Vitamin C serum, Replenish Elixir, Baby's Bottom Balm and Baby bath wash. First Light Organics is a skincare line for babies btw.
The Vitamin C serum is runny and absorbs into my skin super fast. I'm not sure about the effects of it on my skin, but I have to say I do prefer thicker treatments that remain on my skin.
Here's what the Replenish Elixir is all about:
Significantly nurtures collagen formation to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Contains naturally occurring omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids and antioxidants to nourish and energise skin’s appearance.
An exceptional synergy of precious oils imparts a soft, velvety emollience, restoring balance, hydration and natural radiance.
96% Certified Organic; 100% vegan, natural and renewable.
As soon as I tried this at the event, I knew I liked it. As I said before, I love oil treatments as a night treatment as they do wonders for my dry, sometimes flaky skin. Plus my organic Verikos Aloe Calming Oil had just run out! This one smells divine, exactly like sandalwood (I think?), which is not my favorite scent but I do like it.
The oil spreads very easily and does not fully absorb into my face. I find that I wake up with dewy, slightly greasy, hydrated skin which works for me! I love this feeling, but it's not for everyone. I'd say this one is perfect for dry or mature skin.
The samples came with a beautifully designed brochure. As an ex design student I really appreciated the design and minimalistic, modern approach to the Synthesis identity.
That's all folks, I hope you enjoyed this post and do check out the Synthesis website! This post is not sponsored, I'm writing about my genuine feelings and experiences here :). Again, thank you Theme for the invite and samples!