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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mont Echo Review and Giveaway Ends Sept 9, 2010


Mont Echo Naturels is a family owned company located in the Eastern Townships region of southern Quebec. 
Mont Echo produces an exclusive line of 100% natural, locally-made Sea Buckthorn skincare products: the Mont Echo Bath & Body collection. The line includes a Sea Buckthorn Facial Moisturizer, Sea Buckthorn Hand & Body Lotion, Cleansing Toner, Nutritive Sea Buckthorn Powder Mask, Sea Buckthorn Healthy Hair Serum, Sea Buckthorn Lip Treatment and Sea Buckthorn Herbal Tea.
Mont Echo Bath & Body products are hand-crafted onsite with their own 100% Canadian-grown Sea Buckthorn seed oil, fruit oil and floral waters to ensure that customers receive all the benefits of this extraordinary plant. Mont Echo’s Cleansing Toner, a unique Sea Buckthorn floral water, is particularly innovative and the first product of its kind in the world.
At Mont Echo they  make all-natural products based on 100% Canadian-grown Sea Buckthorn, one of nature's true superfoods.  Mont Echo Naturels is committed to providing high quality products designed to enhance the lives of their customers and clients. They strive to create products that are grown locally and processed responsibly. Hand picked, hand selected and hand crafted, Mont Echo Sea Buckthorn products are clean, pure, and made with 100% Canadian Sea Buckthorn. 
Mont Echo products are handcrafted with high quality, certified organic, biodynamically grown and wildcrafted essential oils and floral waters that are never bleached or processed, conserving all of their nourishing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins and brilliant natural colours.
 For Review, I was sent a Wonderful set of products from the Sea of Buckthorn line.  Sea of Buckthorn Hand and Body Lotion, Facial Moisturizer, Cleansing Toner, Healthy Hair Serum, and Sea of Buckthorn Oil Serum.   I like that all products come in Glass containers, they can be easily recycled and reused.
 Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Toner; This cleansing Toner is very multi purpose. It can be used as a makeup remover, cleanser, toner, and skin protector. I love this and this Toner leaves my face so soft and clean.  Wonderful and mild this is a great toner. 
Sea Buckthorn, Frankinsence, Immortelle and Neroli work synergistically to refresh and soften the skin, reduce the appearance of pores, and provide a low-pH barrier to protect the skin's natural Acid Mantle and prepare skin for moisturizers and makeup.
 Sea Buckthorn Hand and Body Lotion;  This is suitable for all skin types and is very 
Uplifting and relaxing. This lightly scented moisturizer combines Sea Buckthorn with Chamomile, Marshmallow Root, Comfrey Root, Lavender and Seaweed to promote healing and soothing of dry skin. This protective and hydrating lotion is ideal for use on the hands and body year-round.  I love this lotion and it smells amazing. Light and fresh you can use this morning or night!!
 Sea of Buckthorn Facial MoisturizerA medium moisturizing cream formulated with Sea Buckthorn seed and fruit oils and specially selected herbs and natural extracts to renew and protect the skin.  Again this is a light lotion that really absorbs well and leaves a nice fresh feeling to my face.
Sea of Buckthorn Hair Serum; An herb-infused hair serum made with Sea Buckthorn seed and fruit oils to promote the growth of full-bodied, healthy-looking hair.
The latin name for Sea Buckthorn translates as “Shiny Horse” because of the incredible sheen the plant gave to the coats of the horse that grazed upon it.  This Sea Buckthorn hair serum provides a multitude of benefits for both hair and scalp.  When applied to the scalp, it soothes the skin and encourages healthy hair growth. On the hair, it conditions and protects, leaving hair silky and strong.  Ideal for use with heat styling tools, the serum also detangles, shines and smoothes even the most damaged hair. The serum can be used on damp or dry hair.  All I do is add a few drops to my hands and massage into my hair and it is left feeling soft and shiny. Not greasy or too oily, this is really a wonderful product to use. My daughter likes to straighten her hair a lot so I like her using this as added protection when she is styling her hair. 
 Sea Buckthorn Oil Serum.  This is a very nice serum to use,  I have been using it only for a few weeks but I like how soft my face feels after using it.  The new serum, a soothing oil blend of Mont Echo's own Sea Buckthorn Seed and Fruit oils and organic Rosehip Seed oil, is full of omega fatty acids, anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and vitamin C to soothe and nourish irritated and dry skin, alleviate certain skin conditions, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and imperfections in mature skin. 
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 About Sea Buckthorn
Best known for its vibrant orange berries and needle-like thorns, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is one of nature’s most powerful plants.  Sea Buckthorn  is a deciduous shrub or small tree reaching 0.5 – 6 meters in height. It is a wind-pollinated, dioecious species (meaning there are both male plants and female plants) with narrow silver-gray leaves, long, sharp thorns and abundant orange berries.
Sea Buckthorn is already well known in many parts of the world, where it has been used for centuries to improve overall health and treat a variety of ailments, particularly skin and digestive diseases. The remarkable therapeutic benefits and healing powers of its fruit, bark, seeds and leaves were first noted by several ancient Greek scholars and were later described in classic Tibetan medicinal texts dating from the Tang Dynasty. And today, in the 21st century, scientists and practitioners are utilizing Sea Buckthorn in modern medicine. Studies have validated the ancient texts’ claims of the efficacy of Sea Buckthorn in the treatment of a variety of skin and gastrointestinal disorders, and current research is underway to study the effects of Sea Buckthorn on cancers, cardiovascular diseases and liver diseases.
Did you know?
According to legend, Sea Buckthorn leaves were the preferred food of the mythical winged horse, Pegasus.
In the 13th century, Genghis Khan credited Sea Buckthorn with giving his armies incredible strength and endurance.
Sea Buckthorn oil was given to Russian cosmonauts as a vitamin supplement and as protection against radiation in space.
Sea Buckthorn was originally brought to Canada as a shelter-belt plant to provide wind shelter and prevent soil erosion. An actinorhizal plant, it has the capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen and thus enrich the soil.
This August, Mont Echo will be celebrating their first Sea Buckthorn Harvest Festival! The Festival will take place over the week of August 21 – 29 2010 and will feature a number of special events and activities in both Sutton, the home of several of our Sea Buckthorn supplier farms, and nearby Knowlton (Lac Brome), where Mont Echo’s flagship Boutique, Sea Buckthorn Interpretive Centre, and offices are located.
All Mont Echo skincare products are pending Natural Product Association (NPA) certification for 2010.  Follow Mont Echo  Blog here:  http://montecho.wordpress.com/about/
 Mont Echo products are available at select boutiques
~The Giveaway~
 Mont Echo is Generously giving One Todays Diva Entrant a Powder Mask, Facial Moisturizer, Hair Serum and Lip Treatment.  Retail value of about $70.
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This Giveaway is open to US and Canada!!
Ends Sept 9, 2010
{Winners will be chosen using Random Number Generator, Winners will have 48 hrs to confirm your win by email or a new winner will be chosen}
Thank you, Mont Echo for the Wonderul Review opportunity and sponsoring this Wonderful Giveaway at Todays Diva