Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Golden Path Alchemy - Review & Giveaway


About Golden Path Alchemy:

Golden Path Alchemy is a holistic, handmade, herbal skin care company. We combine Chinese herbs, Western herbs, therapeutic essential oils, flower essences and gem elixirs to create powerful healing blends that transform your skin from ordinary to extraordinary.

Our products are handmade in small batches with all-natural, local and certified organic ingredients to ensure freshness and potency. Each product is rich with the all the nourishment your skin needs to reveal your radiant beauty. 

Discover which lines will Awaken, Purify, Refine, Renew and Illuminate your skin, body and spirit.

What Makes Golden Path Alchemy Unique?
***We formulate all of our skin care products in small batches. This ensures their quality and freshness. To maintain the integrity of our products we suggest you store some of them in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place.


***We have an organic garden in Montecito, California where we grow a portion of our raw materials for floral waters, tinctures and infusions of local herbs and flowers.


***We use no testing on animals


***We appreciate that the skin is the body’s largest organ and anything that you put on it you should be able to safely absorb. Since we consider all of our products “Food for the Skin” they are pure enough to eat, but we hope you’ll use them according to directions. All products are "food grade"


***We use the freshest, local, organic raw materials available and we indicate the use of certified organic materials in the ingredient list.


***We do not use any synthetic materials or chemical ingredients. No parabens, laurel sulfates, phthalates, petrochemicals (mineral oil, paraffin, 1,4 dioxane just to name a few), pesticides, propylene glycols or any of their many derivatives. No irradiated herbs, GMO’s, soy, wheat, synthetic fragrance, urea, EDTA, artificial colors, alkoxylated amides (such as TEA, DEA, MEA and MIPA) mercury, placenta, lead acetate, hydroquinone, synthetic emollients (such as PEG compounds), synthetic alcohols, silicones, artificial colors or synthetic preservatives


***We bottle our products in glass so that plastic does not leech into our products. Glass is also easier to recycle and has less impact on the environment. All printed materials are "green" and recycled packaging is also used.

My Review:

I was so excited when I found out I was going to be reviewing a number of products from Golden Path Alchemy. In total, I received four products to test out.



Renew Cleanser:

Transform mature, dry or tired skin into vibrant, youthful skin
Rice, coconut milk and coconut oil are infused with rose, mint and tea tree essential oils to rejuvenate and polish mature or dry skin.


Product Features:

Rice bran (the outer layer of the kernel) has been used for centuries in the East to exfoliate and hydrate the skin with its natural high content of phytic acid, an essential B vitamin that helps skin cells turnover faster and improves blood circulation to the skin.

• Coconut milk, butter and oil are all rich in antioxidants, promote healing and prevent future damage. Coconut has a small molecular structure, which allows optimal absorption through the skin, resulting in soft, smooth skin that retains elasticity and prevents wrinkles.

• Rose essential oil has the highest frequency of any oil. It is calming both to the mind and the skin, reduces redness, soothes broken capillaries and revives tired, aged skin.

Awaken Serum
A moisturizing blend of neroli, carrot seed, rosehip seed and pumpkin
seed oils nourish normal skin


Product Features:

• Palmarosa essential oil is beneficial for all types of skin types because it stimulates new cell growth, regulates oil production, moisturizes and speeds healing.

• Neroli essential oil is both relaxing and invigorating to the mind and body. It calms and balances the emotions while nourishing dry or mature skin.

• Ylang-Ylang essential oil stimulates feelings of deep, calm, centeredness that melts away anxiety, tension and stress making it a wonderful way to begin your day.

Refine Healing Herbal Serum
A potent moisturizing herbal serum made of 15 healing herbs infused into aloe vera gel to balance and soothe sensitive skin as well as nurture all skin types

Product Features:

• Aloe Vera Gel – A penetrating plant gel made of water, minerals, amino acids, proteins and polysaccharides, aloe vera is known for its skin softening and anti-inflammatory properties. A superior humectant, it brings oxygen to the cells and stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibers reducing signs of aging skin.

• Calendula – An antibacterial immunostimulant, calendula is wonderful for healing the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and minimizing scarring. 

• Schisandra – An invaluable traditional Chinese beauty elixir, schisandra astringes and rejuvenates the skin making it soft, supple, moist and radiant.

Abundance Pumpkin Peel
An exfoliating mask featuring almond and pumpkin enzymes that delicately peel and supplement skin

Product Features:

• Pumpkin – Pumpkin is a carotenoid rich in vitamin A, a building block of collagen and cell regeneration. Pumpkin naturally contains salicylic acid and zinc, two widely studied treatments proven effective for acne treatment and prevention. Pumpkin naturally exfoliates and gently peels the skin resulting in fresh, glowing skin.

• Almond Meal – A natural emollient that smoothes and softens the skin while reducing inflammation and aiding the removal of dead skin cells.

My Review:
I have very sensitive skin, so I am usually very wary of what cleansers and skin care products I use on my skin. When I found out I was getting samples of four Golden Path Alchemy products, I was really excited because from reading on their website, I knew they created very natural and pure skin care products. I was so not disappointed. 

I had absolutely no reactions from any of the product samples! In fact, I do not think I have ever used any other products that have made my skin feel so good! I had no stinging or similar reaction from the cleanser or peel, which has been my experience from other products on the market. As well, after using the Awaken and Refine Serums my skin feel so fresh and smooth! 

If you are looking for an all-natural, clean skin care line, you need to check out Golden Path Alchemy! I know that I will be purchasing full size products in the near future!

I highly recommend this product and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase the full line of Golden Path Alchemy products online, directly from the website.

WIN IT: One (1) reader will win the Abundance Pumpkin Peel

TO WIN: Head over to Golden Path Alchemy and tell me one other product you would love to try!

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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY

GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 22, 2010

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***Thank you to Golden Path Alchemy for providing me with complimentary product samples for the purpose of review on this blog***

31 comments:

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  4. I would like to try the Renew Toner for the "mature" or dry skin.

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  26. I would love to try the Purify Herbal (Concentrated) Cleanser.

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