I recently had the opportunity to try out Pevonia Botanica. I chose to try products for oily skin. My daughter Anika, who is in the throes of preteen hormone hell, tried the SpaTeen line.
Our box arrived and in it was:
"Foam away impurities! Enticingly aromatic, Phyto-Gel Cleanser provides a delightful natural soft lather for deep cleansing. Saponaria, Rosemary, Lemon, and Pine, precisely blend to rid your skin of impurities and surface toxins. Non-alkaline and non-drying, this gel is suited for all skin types."
Oily Skin Lotion
"Refresh and control! Face the day wonderfully refreshed! Oily Skin Lotion controls oiliness and removes residue. Alcohol-free, it combines Lactic Acid and Azulene to control over-production of sebum, rendering your skin bright and fresh."
Mattifying Oily Skin Cream
"Shine-free skin control! Uniquely light-textured and non-greasy, Mattifying Oily Skin Cream with UV protection visibly controls excess oiliness for an attractive matte complexion. Lemon and Vitamin B complex, hydrate and mattify, preventing breakouts and effectively refining your pores."Mattifying Oily Skin Mask
"Purify and brighten! This creamy mask regulates excess oiliness. Mattifying Oily Skin Mask combines the purifying action of Hops, Horsetail, and Vitamin E to revitalize and hydrate for a bright and healthy complexion."
another product for oily skin, which I did not get to try, is:ClariPlex™
"Acne and problem skin is commonly attributed to teenagers; however, the reality is that acne affects fifty-percent of adult women and twenty-five percent of adult men at some point in their life. Although acne is prevalent amongst teenagers, anyone can suffer an acne recurrence in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and beyond. Regardless of age, if left untreated, acne and problem skin can be embarrassing, detrimental to one’s self-image, and can even become a contributing factor to social and emotional anxiety."
My daughter received:
"Radically effective, this spot treatment heals blemishes through a Micro-Matrix advanced time-release delivery system with Organic Benzoyl Peroxide and Organic Salicylic Acid. It counteracts bacteria, preventing future breakouts and hyperpigmentation."SpaTeen™ Blemished Skin Cleanser
"Pleasantly foaming, this citrus cleanser delivers an effective dual exfoliation, with microspheres and natural acids that attack bacteria. Your skin emerges deeply cleansed and refreshed."SpaTeen™ Blemished Skin Moisturizer
"Lightly textured, this hydrating moisturizer with UV filters contains a Micro-Matrix advanced time-release delivery system with Organic Benzoyl Peroxide and Organic Salicylic Acid. By minimizing side effects with slow ingredient diffusion, it works all day to fight bacteria and heal blemishes while preventing future breakouts."SpaTeen™ Blemished Skin Toner
"Alcohol-free, this uniquely formulated toner works to remove impurities and excess oil that can clog pores. A vital step to a healthy complexion with an enticing citrus aroma. Recommended for blemish and blemish-prone skin types."There are two other products in the SpaTeen line but she did not get to try them.
SpaTeen™ Blemished Skin Mask
"Calming and healing, this refining antiseptic mask’s deep-pore cleansing action stops blemishes before they appear and prevents future breakouts. It attacks stubborn bacteria, while smoothing and refining your complexion."and ClariPlex which I mentioned above.
My products smelled great. You use them in steps a.m. and p.m. The first product I used was the Phyto-Gel Cleanser. You are supposed to pump a little between your wet hands. The scent reminded me a little of mens' cologne, which I usually hate (sorry guys!). This scent was not bad though. I think what I was noticing was the Rosemary and Pine scents. It also had a kind of lemon or citrus scent.
It made my skin feel really clean and did not cause any additional breakouts.
Next I used the Oily Skin Lotion. This is not a lotion as you would normally think of it. It comes in a mister and you spray a bit on a cotton ball and wipe it over your face. The consistency is very light and watery, not oily or heavy at all. It has a green scent w/ a note of witch hazel.
Then comes the Mattifying Oily Skin Cream. This made my skin feel great. Makeup glided on better after wards and my pores looked smaller. It did not feel too heavy, like some skin creams. The scent is grapefruity or lemony to me. It contains both.
The last product I received was the Mattifying Oily Skin Mask. It has a true orange scent and contains Mandarin Orange essential oil. I had the same effects as the Mattifying Oily Skin Cream w/this mask.
Anika's SpaTeen regimen contained the exfoliating cleanser, toner, Blemish-B-Gone, and moisturizer. She used them day and night, when she remembered! I had to remind her a few times but she soon grew used to using them. The first time she tried them was at night, right in the middle of a PMS breakout. Her skin is usually not too bad but she breaks out a lot on her nose, and sometimes elsewhere during that time of the month. She woke up with much clearer skin. The difference was pretty amazing!
I didn't have as much luck with my regimen as Anika did with hers, but they worked pretty well while I used them. I had to stop using them because I developed a rash from a new foundation. I am sure I would see better results without that obstacle! My skin is pretty sensitive and none of the Pevonia products made my skin overly irritated, oily, or dry.