February 06, 2012

Grateful Body - Skin Care That Strenghtens Your Skin!

Since 1998, Grateful Body's mission has been to bring you 100% natural skin care that is nourishing, effective and luxurious while supporting the health of your skin, your body, and your planet. 
Our Dream 
Why not dream big? We dream of the day when all skin care products improve the long-term health of the skin as well as its immediate appearance; the day when the body care industry supports organic agriculture instead of the chemical industry. We dream of people everywhere being nurtured every day by coming "face-to-face with nature" thanks to healthy botanical body care.

I was given the opportunity to try some products from this all natural and vegan skincare company that I've never heard of before. Their approach is through organic plants, food and herbs that come together to create entirely luxurious and effective skin care. The people from Grateful Body formulates all of their products to heal and strengthen damaged or ailing skin – they have helped a lot of people through eczema, that's why I was excited to try the products I was sent, Aphrodite's Feast Restorative Serum and Midnight Oil.

I received both products in a super cute tube package that is eco-friendly and recyclabe. I have never seen anything like that before and I think it's awesome, I will definitely re-use them!

Aphrodite's Feast Restorative Serum $40.00 for 1 oz / 30 ml
Filled to the brim with a profusion of whole plant phytonutrients, Aphrodite's Feast provides a bountiful fullness of biological essentials for smoothing and beautifying the skin. The ingredients in this super-rich meal for the skin nourish the blood, replenish deficiency, stimulate circulation and remove congestion. This all-inclusive formula covers all the bases and can give any skin type or condition much needed support.

This is truly miracle in a bottle! Every time I used this, I could feel my skin being smoother, softer and moisturized. When I first used it, I was sceptical because of the thin texture, but I should not have underestimated it!

It's the first time I used a serum that has such a milky texture but it sinks right into the skin and I did not feel the need to wait a bit before applying my night cream - exactly what I'm expecting from a serum!

I like the pump dispenser although sometimes too much much product is dispensed, but I never had to use more than one pump of product to cover my whole face. This product has a slight herbal scent to it which is not bothering and does not linger on the skin at all.

Midnight Oil $22.00 for 4 oz / 120 ml
Our incomparably nourishing Midnight Oil is a blend of the most pure, transcendent plant oils that contributes to silky, healthy skin while providing a comforting antidote to the effects of stress and hurry. The soothing, subtle scent is popular with both men and women, and has a relaxing, grounding effect on the mind and emotions.

Let me be honest from the start - I have never been a big fan of oily body products, I simply can't stand the mess, from makeup remover to body oil! When I first used it right after the shower, I found that it took such a long time to get absorbed into the skin and I don't have that time to waste when all I wanted to do is go to bed without staining the sheets. I continued to use it though, and I think that maybe I used too much product at once, but still, I have to be careful and really rub the product into my skin for it to be properly absorbed. For this reason, I would not use this product in the day before getting dressed.

What I like with this body oil is that I have the feeling that it really locks in the moisture into the skin, like a protective layer. However, I still need to apply a body lotion in the morning to keep my skin moisturized through the day but please keep in my mind that I have extremely dry skin that is prone to eczema very easily.

Do I really have to talk about the texture? It's an oil so of course it's oily and runny and well, a mess! I like that it comes in a pump bottle too but still, my bottle was left all oily after each use.

L - R: Midnight Oil and Aphrodite's Feast

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. I like the packaging, but it looks too runny. I can imagine the oily bottle you're talking about.

  2. I like the packaging, but it looks too runny. I can imagine the oily bottle you're talking about.

  3. I like the packaging, but it looks too runny. I can imagine the oily bottle you're talking about.

  4. Yay, Gaby, I love your blog. I always hear about new Vegan brands/products from you!

  5. I love body oils, but I have found several that work for me that are more affordable, I don't think I would spring for this one. However, I love hearing about new brands!

  6. Excellent review. I actually like oily products, and these look really nice to try.

  7. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole oily bottle and can't wear during the day thing. Great review!

  8. I saw that they indulged in France, I am fulfilled.

  9. I absolutely love these products! Great review btw:)