The first time I was introduced to Lina Hanson skincare was by way of this past December’s Boxwalla. Lina Hanson’s Global Face Trio showed up at my door along with some other goodies and I instantly fell in love with her ingredients and commitment to fair trade sourcing. Plus, her products are suitable for all skin types, cruelty free, vegan, mostly organic and handmade in the USA. So a couple of weeks ago when Lina Hanson’s team reached out to see if I would be interested in trying more of her collection and I was like, um, you had me at HELLO! They sent along Lina’s Global Face Serum, Global Treasures and Global Body Serum and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Read on for my Lina Hanson review!
Um, 24 karat magic in the AIIIRRRR! Head to toe so playa’! Anyone? No? Well, Bruno Mars knows what I’m talking about. Anyways, this balm! It is literally adorned with gold. GOLD! So, CHECK on the presentation. And also according to Lina Hanson’s website, gold is known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve blood circulation and brighten skin. So we are not only seeing beauty we are inviting it in with this gem. Apparently Cleopatra used to cover her face in 24K gold every night to keep her youthful appearance. Listen, I don’t know about you but if it was good enough for Cleo, it’s good enough for me. That lady was gorgeous.
So after opening and totally falling under the Global Treasures spell, this balm comes at you once again with a decadant scent profile of cocoa butter, coffee and vanilla. Like, at this point, this balm owns me and I haven’t even gotten to talk performance yet. It goes on thicker but melts right in like a typical balm – but with crazy penetration power. I can definitely feel it on my skin but it definitely works its way compeltely in. I like that it is super moisturizing especially because I’ve been loving this overnight a focused night treatment. Come morning my skin is soft, hydrated and plump. At $105 for 1 oz, this balm is a treat for sure. (If you are looking to try an overnight balm that’s a little less spendy, I also love Leahlani’s Bless Beauty Balm $48 for 1 oz).
And of course the proof is in the pudding. Check out these ingredients (not vegan because of the pearl powder):
organic Thea seed oil, organic Shea Butter, organic Apricot Kernel oil, organic cocoa seed butter, wild harvested Kalahari Melon seed oil, Pearl Powder, organic green tea leaf powder, non-GMO tocopherol, gold, organic coffea bean oil, vanilla bean extract, organic Mandarin oil and Limonene which is naturally occurring in essential oils
Global Body Serum
If you love vanilla, this one’s for you. Fantastic applied fresh out of the shower or anytime to keep dry knees, elbows and feet lookin’ fly. This oils smells like a frosted snickerdoodle (anyone!?) and is so moisturizing. If you haven’t tried a body oil over a lotion yet, give it a go! I love body oils because without the addition of water (which you will find in lotions) there is no need for preservatives. Meaning a body oil is the purest form of moisture you can provide your skin and this one has some ingredients worth noting.
Here we see Apricot kernel oil which is rich in vitamin E, Argan oil which is known to hydrate and protect against premature aging and Brazil nut oil which smooths skin like no other. $63/3.4 fl oz
Here’s the full lineup:
organic rice bran oil, avocado oil, organic apricot oil, organic organ oil, organic Brazil nut seed oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, organic camellia seed oil, organic grapefruit peel oil, non-GMO vitamin E, Yuzu Peel oil, Vanilla Oil and naturally found in essential oils: Limonene and Citral.
Global Face Serum
Love this face serum. It’s light, it moisturizes, it smells lemony fresh and the ingredients check out. I like this formula as a day or night moisturizer. For day application (and this is true for most face oils) I tend to cleanse my face, mist and apply my face oil. Then dry and do my hair which is about 15 minutes (or change and pack my lunch if it’s a no wash day) then come back and do my makeup. I like leaving 20-30 minutes before applying (especially powders) to make sure my skin is balanced and primed but not greasy.
My skin has been really balanced lately and I’m trying to pinpoint something in my routine or diet to attribute it to. I’ve had this face oil as well as KHUS + KHUS BLOSSOM Face Serum and Maya Chia’s Super Couple (which just kicked the bucket -I’m so sad!) on rotation for the past few weeks so I can’t say it’s all due to Global Face Serum but she’s definitely been an active player on my face care team! Thanks girl! $85/1 oz
And again, the ingredients speak for themselves:
Wild harvested Baobab seed oil, organic organ nut oil, wild harvested Marula Kernel oil, organic Camellia seed oil, organic Brazil nut oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, organic Mandarin oil, non-GMO vitamin E, Neroli oil, organic Palmarosa oil, Frankincense oil and naturally found in essential oils: Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Geranoil
The Lina Hanson Collection
For my thoughts on Global Face Trio, check out my Boxwalla review from last December. A three-in-one product that makes travel a breeze.
So thankful to the Lina Hanson team for sending over these goodies to try. You ladies are definitely stepping up my organic skincare game.
She also has a Global Baby/Sensitive Serum with no added essential oils that looks so interesting. You can use it as a cleanser or a moisturizer (or both) for baby or mama. And the final product she has is a fragrance called Satori Perfume Oil with notes of sandalwood, ginger and yuzu that I am dying to try! Sandalwood for life.