Why I love OLO + Everything Chia!

Where do I even start with my excitement for One Love Organics and my new love for Chia seeds?! I’ve been talking about this beauty review with OLO for a few weeks now! And because it went oh so well, I decided to split the review into two parts. The first, will be “everything chia seed” + OLO and the second review will be everything else OLO that I so so so so adore!

I don’t think I’ve ever been so passionate about a beauty product, not only the product but their whole line and company! It may be because I’ve never really found what I was looking for, till now! One Love Organics was introduced to me by one of my best girl friends Garcy, of Evo Diva Beauty. I wanted to support her new booming business by trying out ANYTHING. I knew that whatever Garcy carried in her online store was going to be amazing, top of the line and most importantly good for my body, skin and eco friendly. Right away I fell in love with OLO simply by their adorable pink packaging. It didn’t take long and any convincing for me to see that everything OLO was simply amazing! Fresh, gentle, moisturizing, rejuvenating and oh so good for my skin! This is where my story begins.

One of the first products I started out with were the ones that contained Chia seed oil! Yes, the ch-ch-ch-chia that everyone was growing in the 90’s and today totally buzzing about! I needed to know what was up with these trending seeds, so I did a bit of research and began my trial of OLO Chia containing products.

Let’s start with the raw facts. Chia seeds are nothing but healthy for you! Chia means STRENGTH, therefore known as a crazy awesome energy booster! The seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, tons of fiber, carbohydrates, antioxidants and calcium! ( And lucky for me and maybe for you – they’re Gluten Free!)  Unlike flax seeds, which also contain fiber and omega 3 fatty acids, chia seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient benefits! Pour them into your smoothie, sprinkle over your favourite salad- these babies are here to stay! Plus, they’re your best friend when it comes to satiety (feeling of being full), which helps lower food cravings and snacking in between meals. Hello, who’s guilty of that… me!

Okay so what’s so great about Chia seeds when it comes to your skin and OLO products?? Well here’s the best part ladies. When this seed is cold pressed into oil, it’s amazing function of: hydrating, rebuilding, protecting and calming the skin is working full force! The powerful antioxidants in the oil work to protect the skin against damage from free radicals associated with aging and UV damage. Chia seeds also contain high levels of vitamin B3 which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces redness and blemishes.  Amazing right?? Oh, and there is more, my favourite part! Chia seed oil is heavy in acids which promotes the formation of collagen and elastin to keep skin firm and supple therefore… LESS WRINKLES! I don’t think I need to say more!

So which OLO products are so ch-ch-chia-fabulous? Have a look at these three that I’ve come to love and use everyday.

1. Chia Whip A luxuriously lathering, organic foam cleanser, Chia Whip  removes dirt, excess oil, and makeup, while pampering the skin with organic supercritical chia oil, organic aloe vera and rosemary extract.
2. Supercritical Chia Oil This pure, potent oil works wonders for your skin, absorbing quickly to moisturize, smooth and protect your sweet cheeks from the world outside.
3. Skin Savior Gets rid of dirt and makeup, cleansing your skin, without stripping its natural protective layer. Use the very same balm for moisturizing, illuminizing, hair taming and creating your own custom treatment foundation.

The greatest part of the above three products, that you only need a little tiny bit each time you use them! They’re each packed with so much goodness, that you honestly don’t need to pile it on to see the effects! Quite the opposite, the less I use the better the results. These babies are potent, a little goes a looooong way!

Hope this little review helped! Now go make yourself a smoothie!!

My not so secret Chia Smoothie recipe:
1-2 tablespoons Chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup pineapple
1 banana

Thank you to the Pretty Plum Sugar ladies for the most perfect robe!

Photos by Jamie Lauren Photography,  Makeup by Eva Terez Makeup Design