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Testimonials 2020

Testimonials Jan2020

Testimonials 2020

Starting the New Decade with Your stories & the love for your Pots of Magic.

I hope you all had a wonderful start to the new decade, 2020. With so many events both good and bad happening around the globe, I wanted to begin our Newsletter year with happy testaments and reviews.Sharing your story with me is one of privilege and honour, especially since these are personal struggles, frustrations and persistence to reach your goals. If there’s one thing I can encourage you through this Blog is to Never Give Up.

I’d like to share some new Testimonials that have been sent to me over the past year, when I wrote the last Testimonial Blog.Starting with the Nourishing Face Balm and Frankincense Face Serum , this dynamic duo are so wonderfully soft and hydrating, that seriously one or two drops is sufficient for your whole face to feel uplifted.

Snippets of glee commenced coming in from various locations in Switzerland, starting with this:
‘My pots of pure goodness have arrived. #natural #handmadecosmetics #youngandbeautiful. I have Nourishing Face Balmand samples of products I haven’t tried before.’

For the Frankincense Face Serum a lovely lady shared this:
‘I never believed anything external applied on the skin could work. But Essentially Lili has changed my belief.I have been using Frankincense Face Serum and it has worked wonders for me.My skin has a glow and looks healthy and nourished now.Thank you, Lili for such wonderful products.’

I Love this Testament regarding Cool Eyes :
’I am a working mom of 2 young children with lots of stress and not enough sleep.That makes my eyes look tired all the time. I was desperately looking for products to help my eyes and feel fresher.And then I was finally advised to try this product. The Cool Eyes was Love at first smell!When I applied it, I immediately knew this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.Since I started using Cool Eyes I feel so much better during the day.If my morning gets too stressful and I forget to use it, I don’t feel as well in my body.I am addicted.I feel like it’s a product originally invented for Aphrodite And what I also love about it is that I know that it does not cause any harm to my skin.I do not need to worry about the ingredients because it’s all from Mother Nature.’ What a gorgeous post, definitely made me feel very happy for my customer.

For the Over 50’s classy modern woman, I created Diamond Era Balm with the Diamond Era Serum.
The ingredients chosen not only hydrate the skin, but give it an additional boost, especially if you’ve spent many hours out and under the harsher conditions of the sun. A customer writes:
‘I am really amazed by your balms, in particular the Diamond Era Balm.Honestly, I love cosmetics and like to think that I am pretty knowledgeable in that area.But your products are simply amazing.’

My friend from the U.K took a chance with the Mens Aftershave Care bundle.He shared this:
‘The Hydrating Face Balm and Aftershave Serum are lovely.After a shave, I apply both and it’s nice and leaves the skin full of moisture all day.’

What about for our youngsters, who are going through their hormonal changes, feeling a little anxious about how their skin is behaving and appearing?The products I suggest for this age group is the Youth Face Balm, Sunflower Cleanser and the Magic Serum as this combination not only cleanses the skin which is usually clogged, but helps re-balance and hydrated it too.I love when parents take a chance, based on the comments and feedback of others, or simply from the Testimonials given by you.It didn’t take long to receive these wonderful reviews, from other parts of Switzerland.

‘My gorgeous son was so embarrassed about the slight imperfections on his forehead. Lili has come to our rescue.Using Essentially Lili products daily for 3 weeks, my 13 year old son is so excited to wake up every morning for a view and review!He’s been using the Youth Face Balm, Sunflower Cleanser and the Magic Serum.His 12 year old sister is now sneaking in on the act.Thank YOU for proving products that are natural and are so easy to use.Do yourself a favour – buy / support local products that bring sunshine and health.’ The Aussie in Switzerland!’

Another well-known Global Photographer based in Switzerland shares:
’I wanted to wait a few weeks or so before submitting my review, but the results were so fast that I felt compelled to write this review as soon as. We’ve bought some of Lili’s Essentially Lili’s products – the Youth Face Balm and Magic Serum Not only did Lili provide us with the instructions on best use but also how the product itself will work.In no time at all we noticed a clear difference.For what it does for the skin and psychologically for young impressionable minds, it is certainly value for money and we cannot thank Lili enough. I would highly recommend looking through her product range and seeing what will meet your needs or just give her a call.Not only does she deliver good products her service and personality matches. Such a great combination and I will continue to buy her products and enjoy her services. Thanks Lili.’

The other products used for Acne, or Acne/Rosacea are the Evanesce Balm , Vitamin Rich Womens Face Balm, Vitamin Rich Mens Face Balm, together with the Magic Serum and either of the Cleansers.

One of my first customers shares:
‘I’ve been using Lili’s products for almost two years now.I’ve seen a huge change in my skin, the first products which have helped my skin long-term. My husband is now using the Vitamin Rich Mens Face Balm too.He’s a runner and this cold weather is harsh on his skin, combined with a busy job, his skin wasn’t great, though he’s seen a huge improvement! Effects were noticeable after a few weeks and continues. Keep up the good work.’

I was so glad a Blogger shared her testimonial, writing:
’ I love these products. The Vitamin Rich Womens Face Balm is one of my favourite products to use.I have been using this for about two years now. It keeps my skin nourished and feeling fresh all year long, but it feels especially nourishing during the cold winter months. On top of it, being all natural and amazing for your skin, it is great value for money. One container lasts so long!!’

Gallery of Products:Nourishing Face Balm, Evanesce, Magic Serum & Youth Face Balm, Vitamin Rich Range &Sunflower Cleanser.

“A Satisfied Customer is the Best Source of Advertisement.”

Another product is the Sun Kissed Balm which was created for Sunspots and discolouration, but not freckles. A customer shares:
‘I recently bought the Cypress Cleansing Balm and Sun Kissed Balm. Oh Wow, so good. My skin really loves them.I still suffer a break out in spots when my cycle comes around, but your potions really help to calm it all down.So thank you!’

Another fantastic message from a woman using the Sun Kissed Balm:
‘Lili, I kept meaning to message.I love the Sun Kissed Balm , and think it is improving my sun damage slowly. It also seems to be somehow drying up oily spots which I have had on my temples since Spring. I love the smell and feel of the balm.

A few months later, she wrote again, and this was definitely worth the wait:
‘On the first application I noticed how nice the product felt on my skin and smelt lovely.There was an improvement in the appearance of the sun-damage after a short time.I also noticed that the spots I had had all summer on my temples and hairline disappeared overnight. I thought might be coincidence from not using sun-cream any longer in the cooler weather. This week I noticed the spots had reappeared after using sun cream again. Applied the Sun Kissed Balm and they disappeared overnight! No idea which ingredients in the balm are responsible for this but know this will be my go-to product this summer!! Thanks Lili and sorry I did not spread the word sooner!!’

The Coloured Clays work well as a weekly pampering session for your skin.Choosing between the Red for Sensitive, Green for Problem or Oily, and White for Sensitive skin, this easy to mix and apply treat helps deep cleanse your skin. This definitely beats spending a fortune on methods that can actually cause further damage to your skin. A happy customer not only uses her products with her teens, she wrote after using the Red Clay:
‘My skin felt so amazing all day long. It was such a treat using the Red Clay and love that it’s so easy to have pampered myself at home knowing it’s so good and natural for my skin.’

Babies are our pride and joy, and nothing breaks our hearts more than when our little ones are suffering with their skin. With this is mind, I wanted to make skincare for kids that was not only gentle but effective for keeping it hydrated and soft all year round.Recently, my customer wrote to me about her baby girl:
‘I really love the products I have seen so far from you. The real only concern I have, what IF you move away some day, or for who know what reason, you stop producing?What will one do then? Returning to what we used before?Oh my god, my little 2.5 year old is already in love with the Natural Baby Moisturising Oil. Every time when I try to give her another crème, just to finish off the bottle rather than trashing it, she says, ‘Mama, No, this is not nice. I want the blue bottle body lotion.’
Don’t you just love it when kids tell you their truth?Thanks so much sweetie, I’m really pleased you’re happy!

Other Products in the Kids Range include for specific conditions like Chicken Pox, Molloscum Flying Warts and Bug bites / stings. A few different mums wrote about their experiences:
‘We used the Pox Potion , Amazing stuff!’

‘After dealing with these troublemakers, flying warts, I got hold of this amazing product, Go Molly . We were applying it regularly for a couple of weeks and they were going away.It was a big battle but we won.My girl suffers from low immunity and unfortunately now and then, there is a new one popping up.
I keep the product on hand and when you catch it at the beginning, they disappear within a few days. It’s Magic!’

‘I love the Mozz Off , spray as it feels so much nicer on my skin than the chemical versions you can buy.I have a young daughter and I can put it on confidently knowing it is good for her skin.Also it works!!No bites since I have been applying it.Thank you Lili! ’

For Concentrates and Inhalers , I received a few messages from happy customers:
‘The Anxiety Inhalers are great.My youngest loves the Kid’s one, using it when he feels stressed, and me too, actually, I love the Adults one!’

Whilst another Mum wrote:
‘Hi Lili, he is doing amazingly well.No more Eczema with the Renew Balm and has no more congestion, thanks to the Kids Breathe Easy Concentrate!

For me, no matter how old the person I’m helping is, getting the result is the ultimate goal. And these messages always make me the happiest.

What about that irritating skin condition, Eczema.I absolutely detest it, how it makes your skin feel, irritated, dried out, swollen, cracked, bleeding, itching and so utterly annoying.The other condition similar to this is Psoriasis which can have flare ups just as bad on the skin. These both should be resolved at source, finding out why the condition occurs in the first place. Don’t ever hesitate to book the Consultation session to fast track your steps to wellness.

Testimonials for Eczema & Psoriasis:
‘I often get heat rashes on my face and upper chest area. I asked Lili if she had something I could apply on it. Lili asked me if I had already moisturised after my shower and when I told her I applied Nivea, she asked me to wash it off first. Then she applied a tiny amount of Renew Balm to the areas covered in redness. A few minutes later, the rashes in the various places had all gone. I had to get myself a pot of this magic before leaving for London! Thanks so much, Lili.

‘I’ve had psoriasis on my scalp since I was 14, but my elbows and knees got really bad after having my first son. So for 9 years I’ve been trying all the lotions and potions from the doctors/internet/amazon etc and nothing had ever really worked. However within a couple of days using Lili’s Oasis Balm for Psoriasis. I noticed a huge improvement with less itching and then over the weeks a massive improvement in the appearance of the plaques. You only need a tiny bit of balm each time, a little goes a long way. I’ve just ordered some more!’

‘We started using Oasis Serum for Psoriasis on my mum’s head and she feels less itchy already. Fingers crossed that it works for her, where other medication hasn’t been able to get rid of the irritation.’

You have to love reading news like this, as you know that the Magic solution has brought relief to an otherwise ongoing problem.

There are just so many wonderful stories to choose from. Thank YOU everyone, who has written and shared your comments and testimonials on the Facebook Pages, Instagram and on the Webpage.I hope you have enjoyed the free gifts, coupons/vouchers I have given to show my appreciation not only for this, but for your loyal custom.Your stories and reviews have inspired others to want the same success for themselves.

If you need help, please don’t hesitate to book the Consultation session online.I hope you enjoyed reading the snippets of positive outcomes, and look forward to helping out in 2020.

Gallery of Photos: Baby Range – Pox Potion, Go Molly, Kids Breathe Easy, Natural Baby Moisturising Oil; Anxiety & Concentration Inhalers; Sunkissed Balm, Coloured Clays & Renew Balm.

BLOG PARTICIPATION:

  • Which is your favourite Testimonial and why?
  • Have the stories shared inspired you to try again for your own skin?
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help, regarding your product selection or consultation for wellness.
  • “About Lili And Why I make
    the Essentially Lili Skincare & Wellness Products”.

    About Lili & Essentially Lili
    My 40 years of personal experience is the foundation of Why and What I do at Essentially Lili.
    My aim is to help you get the results you want as I have already been on that hard journey to overcome the autoimmune disorder.If you wish to know more about Clinical Nutrition and how to kick start your health, book a Private Confidential Paid Consultation. Please send an email to info@essentiallylili.com should you need further assistance.

    My Health Studies include from 2016-2019 Diplomas in Aromatherapy, Holistic Skincare Products, Clinical Nutrition, Stress Management, Reflexology, Holistic Pain Management, Member of International College of Holistic Medicine. Currently studying Clinical Nutrition for Over 50s.

    At Essentially Lili, the Products made are all using 100% Natural Ingredients. See the wide variety of Help Skin Assistance available on the webpage.

    Should you need help in deciding, start by reading the Reviews & Testimonials about other Customers who have dared to try them out. We have had some amazing Before & After results with their using the All-Natural Skincare products. Please don’t forget to write your comments and reviews on our pages to share the love with others.

    See the Blog Library for previous writings about how to deal with Anguish of Acne/Rosacea, How to deal with Cystic Acne and Understanding Your Body. Your feedback allows us to improve the content and information provided and products made.We look forward to hearing from you, With Much Love Essentially Lili.

    Dry Skin During Winter

    Renew Balm Dry Skin During Winter

    Dry Skin In Winter

    Our 5 year old playing in the snow without gloves during Swiss winter
    caused his hands to dry out, hurting his knuckles when he tried to bend them.

    Dry Skin and the Winter months wherever you are, the weather can be cruel to especially if you are prone to your skin drying out quickly, cracking and becoming irritated.Eczema loves to play havoc during the cold season which is not pleasant if you suffer badly.

    Last year, during the cold Swiss winter, our 5-year-old son enjoyed playing in the snow at kindergarten without his gloves.After a few days, his hands and knuckles were red and sore from drying out.He found it hard to dress and play with his Lego as bending his hands hurt a lot.He was also in a habit of using lots of soap when washing his hands and not rinsing properly, which was also drying the skin.

    For him, we started monitoring him whilst he washed his hands to make sure there was no residual soap. as well as drying the water off. At bedtime, we applied Renew Balm to his hands, then put a pair of socks on his hands to keep the product contained, allowing it to penetrate into his dry skin whilst he slept.We only had to carry on with this routine for a week, which gave his dry skin a chance to repair.

    Here are a few other suggestions for taking care of your Dry Skin During Winter Months.

    1. Hydration
    Make sure you keep your body hydrated and replenished with plenty of water.This helps your body to function, flush out toxins and keeps your skin looking fabulous.The recommended daily intake of fluids for children aged 5-8 years of age, 5 glasses (1 litre); from 9-12 years of age, 7 glasses (1.5 liters); from 13+ to Adults, 8-10 glasses (2 litres).

    2. Avoid Hot Water
    Make sure you only wash your face and neck with lukewarm or tepid water.This includes your baths, showers, shaving, cleansing and exfoliating. When your skin is sensitive and prone to drying out, you want to make sure that the temperature is not going to cause more damage and break the tiny veins in your face.Blotches are likely to happen when super hot water is applied to your face.If you really want to have a steamy hot shower, ensure the water is on your back or chest, but not directly on your face.

    3. Be Gentle with Your Skin – all the time!
    Try not to use harsh ingredients on your face. Avoid techniques that require you to pull or stretch your skin.Use gentle circular upward motions, and pamper your skin by tapping and stimulating the blood flow to your face. This will help you feel wonderful as you get ready to start your day or prepare for a restful night.

    4. Moisturise Your Face
    It’s important to ensure you keep your face moisturised for your day out in the cold weather. Use a good one that keeps your skin feeling soft and nourished, without the need to keep reapplying throughout your day. Often products are water-based and fluid, which tend to be drawn from the skin quicker than butter and oil-based products.
    We make a range of moisturisers for various ages which help make the skin feel soft and nourished.
    Natural Baby Moisturising Oil For Babies & Children,
    Youth Face Balm for Under 30s,
    Hydrating Face Balm for men Over 30s,
    Nourishing Face Balm for women Over 30s and
    Diamond Era Balm for women Over 50s.
    We also make the Vitamin Rich Mens Face Balm and Vitamin Rich Womens Face Balm if your skin needs more tender loving care due to irritation or damage, and Evanesce Balm for those that have Acne which needs treatment.

    5. Don’t Forget Your Hands, Feet & Body
    Your body also needs to stay nourished in order to seal the moisture in your skin.The butter-based products literally melt onto your skin, helping it to stay soft and nourished.Our Geranium Hands & Body is lush and great for applying all over the body and suits expecting and nursing mums.For those that love Peppermint, Mint Body Butter is so delish you will be tempted to eat it … please don’t though! Peppermint Feet is a favourite for those that have cracked heels. It also helps with fungal infections and smelly feet.Though Peppermint shouldn’t be used if you’re expecting and nursing, so try Tango Twinkle Toes instead!Made with Tangerine, my daughter and I named it imagining expectant & nursing mums wanting to dance with their little ones whilst they were being taken care of!

    6. Rug Up & Stay Warm With Breathable Fibers
    Prevention is always best, so make sure you keep your gloves on when out in the cold weather. Wearing Cottons also helps your skin breathe and prevents irritation.Avoid wearing synthetics, polyesters, and other fabrics which can cause your skin to sweat and itch. Pyjamas feel nicer when they are cotton too, particularly if you have skin prone to getting irritated whilst you sleep.

    7. Have A Cleansing Routine at Night Time.
    Did you know you are only meant to cleanse at night time?The reason for this is because our skin is subjected to pollution, dust and smog from traffic and the environment we live in. It builds upon our skin and if we don’t cleanse it out, the muck can begin to clog our pores.Make sure you are gentle when cleansing and to include your neck and shoulders if they are also exposed to the environment. Remove your makeup with either Almond or Coconut Oil.If you don’t like using oils, try removing makeup with a little Aloe Vera instead. Then you can use our Cypress Cleansing Balm which is made with Beeswax, Butters and Essential Oils.It feels wonderful as it penetrates the skin’s reserves – it’s just like having an all-natural Botox fill!

    8. Monitor the Temperature in the Home
    During the winter months, the temperature at home is usually really warm and toasty. This often high temperature dries out the moisture in the air and affects us with dry skin the most.In the mornings, you should start by opening your windows and changing the air in the home, refreshing any stuffiness. This is particularly important if you have sensitivity to dust or dust mites that thrive in warm climates.In the evenings, you can place bowls of water in your rooms to prevent your skin from dehydrating. You will be pleasantly surprised how much water remains in the bowl the following morning. You can also turn on your humidifiers to replace any moisture which is lost from having the heating on.Steamers are also great, especially if you are able to add Essential Oils to freshen and help clear any signs of Congestion and Sinuses.
    We make Concentrated Serums which mums have been using in the bath to help their little ones with congestion and coughs. The carrier oil makes the products safe to use in the bath, which are Kids Breathe Easy Concentrate and Breathe Easier Concentrate .They can also be applied to the chest, feet, and tips of the nose for easy breathing.For infants, it can be used in a diffuser 30 minutes before being put to bed and on nearby linen. From 1 year of age up, you can apply to their pyjamas and feet. The direction is with the Product information.

    9. Patience …
    Patience is key especially if your skin dries out very quickly during the winter months. You have to keep applying, keep drinking fluids, keep yourself rugged up, stay moisturised and monitored your clothing and temperature all the time to prevent your skin from cracking.It’s often frustrating especially if your skin feels like sandpaper and looks like it’s been hacked by a knife.With time, and persistence, it will get better for sure. Just be patient!

    10. Lastly… start all over again from Step No 1
    And we go back to the top .. Hydration, Avoid Hot Water, Be Gentle With Your Skin – All the Time, Moisturise Your Face, Don’t Forget Your Hands, Feet & Body, Rug Up & Stay Warm with Breathable Fibers, Have a Cleansing Routine at Night Time, Monitor the Temperature in the Home and have Patience!

    These are the steps I found worked best for me and when I don’t do these, my skin suffers for it.

    And to treat yourself, if you love mucking around with Masks & Facials, you might enjoy doing this too:
    1 teaspoon of Pink Clay mixed with 2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera, mixed onto your palm.
    Apply to your face and allow to set.
    When it dries, apply some warm water to soften before removing with either tissues or cotton wool.

    The pink clay has a unique blend of Kaolinite, Iron, Montmorillonite, Illite, and Calcite. It helps to detoxify your skin, removing any dead cells and allows the creation of new ones whilst leaving you feeling refreshed.

    BLOG PARTICIPATION:

    We would love to hear what annoys you the most about the winter months and what you do to keep your skin from drying out. Share your tips and stories with us and we’ll give you something to try out.

    Should you wish to contact us for more information about our All-Natural Products, please send me an email info@essentiallylili.com

    You can read more About Lili here, see the range of Products on offer at Shop Categories or refer to our Blog Library for more topics covered.

    Kind Regards Lili @ Essentially Lili

    Check out the Gallery of Pictures – includes Pink Clay & Aloe Vera, Application, Removal, What Dry Skin During Winter looks like & Renew Balm.

    Pedicures & Super Dry Feet

    Tango Lime & Peppermint Feet Products

    Pedicures & Super Dry Feet

    Have you ever just thought OMG my feet, what an embarrassing sight for sore eyes?

    Have you ever just thought OMG my feet, what an embarrassing sight for sore eyes?Have you ever just watched TV and scratched your dry skin off without even realising what a horrible mess you’ve made on the floor, hoping that no-one notices whilst you get the vacuum cleaner to remove the evidence? 

    If you have said ‘Yes’ to these questions, then don’t feel bad – I was the same but probably worse.

    I went for a pampering session to get my feet pedicured. I was embarrassed to be honest, thinking that the Beautician was going to see my awful, concrete feet as I referred to them.  They were really dry with cracked skin on my heels. 

    The gasp I was given when she sat down to start my feet was confirmation that they were pretty bad.   She said, ‘Liil, what happened to your feet?  In all my years doing pedicures, I have never seen such dry feet!

    She took photographic evidence, which has conveniently disappeared…. to be honest, you wouldn’t want that kind of information flying around if you were running for the Presidency, right?  Ironically, I wish I had kept the picture to show you the before and after photos instead!

    My Beautician puts on the face mask, takes out her electric foot filer, and begins sanding my feet. I felt like I was in a ‘Mr. Bean Movie’. It was so embarrassing to say the least, needing so much work to find new skin underneath.

    My pedicure always took longer than normal as the Beautician needed more time to finish and paint my toenails. Crazy huh?   

    A few months later, in making my Essentially Lili Products for people to try, I thought I would make something to help keep my feet nourished.  I experimented with a few different blends, trying always to keep it natural and easy to apply.The one that I loved the most was had Peppermint and was so delish to smell and felt even better on the skin.  My feet were hydrated, fresh, soft and smooth as they enjoyed the butter, oils and Essential Oils being applied every morning and night!

    Peppermint Feet soon became a favourite product.  The home-spa treatment process was easy. The trick with this home pedicure was to gently remove any dry skin from the heels using a foot filer, not the ‘cheese grater’ type apparatus. Rinse off and pat dry both feet.  Using the back of my thumbnail to take approximately half a 1/2 a thumbnail of Peppermint Feet apply the product to the heels, soles, toes, and tops of the feet, gently massaging in the process.   If a little bit of product was used, I was able to put my shoes on without needing to wear socks.   Too much product would just take longer to absorb into the skin in which case, socks would be needed and perhaps a lie down for maximum chillax!

    It’s been over a year since I needed to have this long embarrassing pedicure take place.Now I can have a home-spa treatment every day!!

    At Essentially Lili, I have often changed a blend to suit others that would otherwise be excluded from using a product.  In the case of the Peppermint Feet which is a favourite, I wanted to make something which included Pregnant & Expecting women so we named it Tango Twinkle Toes.  I think it’s lovely being pampered and included whilst expecting the arrival of your little one(s)!

    For those that have stubborn dry feet, I made Lime Foot Repair which contains beeswax and helped heal the cracks, repair the damaged heels, and make that skin new again! The Beeswax works like a barrier, keeping the moisture locked in under the surface!!

    This means that everyone can enjoy their home-spa treatment and as there is a product suitable for all.

    BLOG PARTICIPATION:

    Essentially Lili wants to give you the chance to pamper yourself every day, by giving away some Peppermint Feet & Tango Twinkle Toes to the best stories shared.

    I want to hear about your hilarious feet stories, pampering sessions, or anything else that made you feel awkward! Sharing is Caring!

    Simply fill in the rest of the following comment with your story in the comments below: 
    “I never forget the day I took my Super Dry Feet out to…” We will pick a winner by 26th January 2017 and notify the winner via email. Don’t forget to put your details below!

    Should you wish to Contact us for more information, email info@essentiallylili.com

    You can read more About Lili here, see the range of Products on offer at Shop Categories or refer to our Blog Library for more topics covered.

    Kind Regards Lili @ Essentially Lili