Susan recently contacted me to see if I'd like to try Ayo's The Body Polisher & The Polishing Cloth (£22)*. The products (The Body Cleanser, The Body Polisher, The Polishing Cloth and The Body Creme) were originally developed by Joy, Susan's sister. Susan has created Ayo (which means joy & happiness) in her memory. She is "inspired by sister Joy whose magical spirit is the essence of the brand".
The range is ethically sourced, fairly traded and organically certified ingredients are used. Ingredients include natural actives, Vitamins, Antioxidants and natural Essential Oils. Products are free from parabens, SLS, SLES, DEA, PEGs, Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Silicones and synthetic colours and fragrances.
The scent is the first in a range and called Salute the Sun. It was created by Azzi Glasser, a popular perfumer. It is gorgeous! It is a blend of Sicilian Basil, Mediterranean Lemon, Jasmin Sambac, Geranium Bourbon, Rose Absolute, Indian Sandalwood, Patchouli and Vanilla.
The Body Polisher* is a nourishing and hydrating exfoliator which gently exfoliates the skin. It contains Apricot Seed and Ecuadorian Ivory Palm along with Kigelia, Aloe Vera and Sweet Almond Oil. Use it with The Polishing Cloth* for a more vigorous and revitalising scrub. Apply the scrub onto the cloth and starting at the feet massage over the body. The rich lather will clean as well as polish. It leaves the skin silky smooth, feeling alive and delicately scented.
Packaging is minimal and Susan offers "Ayo recycles" - return 2 empty containers and receive a free The Polishing Cloth, return 4 and receive The Body Cleanser or The Body Polisher and return 6 and receive a free The Body Creme.
1% of net profit is donated to charity. The first charity chosen is Women for Women International Charity which helps vulnerable women in war torn countries.
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*complimentary, send for review