It’s about time I did a product review on one of my favourite body products, Banalasta. I’ve been using their moisturisers for years. Banalasta is Australian owned and grown, uses natural ingredients, is not tested on animals and has been really great for my skin.
Because my skin is so sensitive to breakouts, I’m very careful about what I put on it. I have quite dry skin on my face, but I still find a lot of moisturisers can make my skin oily and shiny and clog my pores. I also wouldn’t touch any of the products you’d find in a grocery store because where I live, ALL of the products in large grocery stores are packed full of chemicals. There’s no way I’m putting chemicals on my face, near my eyes and my brain and well …just onto my body really.
I discovered Banalasta through my sister, Gill, who found it looking for products that are natural and not tested on animals. Our favourite Banalasta product is the ‘hydrating day cream’ because it includes Eucalyptus Oil (grown on the Banalasta farm!). The Eucalyptus keeps our skin under control because the oil is anti-bacterial.
I’ve probably been using this product on and off for three or four years now. There’s been many occasions that I’ve run out of my Banalasta and forgotten to order more, so I’ve had to try another natural moisturiser. I’m yet to find one that’s as good, so I keep going back to it.
There’s a hydrating night cream as well as the day cream. I always have both on hand but I prefer the day cream because the shea butter in the night cream is a bit heavy and can cause me to break out if I use it over long periods of time. Gill finds she needs to use the night cream when she’s at work because the air conditioning really dries her skin out a lot.
Where to find Banalasta:
You can only purchase Banalasta through their website or via mail order. They sell directly from the farm but that’s only good for those of you lucky enough to live close by. I’ve found their service is always fantastic and the staff are really friendly. The last couple of times I purchased products from them, they gave me an extra product for free.
If you visit their website you’ll find they have a huge range or products. I haven’t tried their premium range of skin care because the ingredients don’t seem as natural as their regular skin care range. I might get out my Chemical Maze book and look up all the ingredients some time just to check. The words ‘Premium Range’ sound much more luxurious!