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Hi All!

I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!

Thanks so much to all of you who signed up for the O.N.E. Skincare Giveaway – I really appreciate all of the liking, following and tweeting everyone did so thank you so much!!

Congratulations to our winner who was randomly selected, Sharon David!

Please email me ASAP with your mailing information so I can get your prize out to you!

If you didn’t win, fret not, I have more giveaways in the works soon so stay tuned! 😉

Have a Great Day!

Happy Saturday!

I hope you’re all having a nice weekend!

Last Summer, I had the lovely opportunity to try out this amazing all-in-one beauty product by O.N.E. Skincare and really enjoyed it quite a lot.

If this is news to you, O.N.E. Skincare was created by one woman in her kitchen with a mission to create the ultimate all-in-one beauty product. The formula is lovely and natural and includes nourishing ingredients such as sunflower, olive oil, vitamin E, and lavender. If you want to learn more about my experiences with this product, check out my original review for O.N.E. Skincare – here.

I did a giveaway back with that original review and I’m so happy that O.N.E. Skincare has offered to sponsor a giveaway again so that more readers have a chance to discover their lovely product!

This giveaway starts today and will end this Friday, March 8th, 2013, so Hurry & Sign Up While You Can!

Good Luck 🙂 

Click Here to Enter the Giveaway!

ONE Skincare Winners Announcement!

As promised, I am announcing 2 winners today who will be a sent free full size of the ONE Skincare Organic Olive Oil Nourishing Treatment that I reviewed – here. 

 Without further delay, congratulations to “Kristie” and “TP” !

Please shoot me an email at storybookapothecary@gmail.com with your mailing address asap!

Thanks & Stay tuned for more giveaways coming soon!

Also, the HABA giveaway is still going, so hurry and sign up – here! 

HURRY! Last Day to Enter ONE Skincare Giveaway!

That’s right!

Only 24 hours left until 2 lucky winners are chosen to receive a full sized Organic Olive Oil All-In-One Nourishing Treatment for Skin, Hair and Nails!

Hurry and Sign up! – HERE! 

Good Luck! ❤

An Incredible All-In-One Beauty Product: Olive Oil Nourishing Treatment by ONE Skincare + Your Chance to Win One!


I honestly don’t know how this product has gone so long without being raved about!

I feel so privileged to have been able to test this amazing oil out as it has hydrated my skin in such a small amount of time ( about a week and a half ) and it has so many endless uses!

Created by one woman in her kitchen searching for the ultimate beauty product, this product includes very simple, easy to pronounce ingredients such as olive oil, sunflower, vitamin E and lavender.

I was sent this product to review and I feel so grateful for it because it literally has helped my skin SO much.

First, I used it as a body oil with great hydrating results including a nice body glow, small dry patches have diminished and this in combination with Max Green Alchemy’s Skin Rescue Cream (See the Review for that – here! ) has saved me from a brutal sunburn that I got last week!

Aside from it’s uses as a sunburn treatment and body oil, it works well as a hair serum, preventing frizziness and moisturizing my super dry ends. I don’t think oilier scalps can handle using it directly on the scalp other than as a mask that is rinsed out after a time, but drier hair types suffering from damage and breakage will certainly benefit from this.

As a skin serum oil, I didn’t really enjoy it much. It was a bit too heavy on my reactive acne prone skin, but I think sensitive, dry, and combination to dry skin types will benefit from this a lot. I think that my skin will benefit from this in the winter time a lot more than summertime, which is in full swing here in Southern California.

That being said, this also worked great as a moisturizing hand and cuticle treatment and soothed my dry heels.

 I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to simplify their beauty routine or desires an all-in-one product that is easy to travel with and has many, many uses.

It is definitely a green organic beauty product that includes easily recognizable ingredients that are effective, yet simple.

At $30 a bottle, this will last you a couple months and is well worth the money if you plan on using it for all that it is capable of – which is a lot by the way!

Check out this awesome product – here! 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. 6/20/12

And Now for Another Awesome Giveaway – Brought to You by ONE Skincare!

Enter for a Chance to Win a Full Size All In One Organic Olive Oil Nourishing Treatment!

I will be randomly selecting 2 winners from the entries!

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is open to any of my subscribers anywhere in the world. Although I received these samples free from Naruko Skincare, I will be shipping them out at my own expense so please sign up! I am not rich, but I want to show my appreciation for your support and readership, and I promise you will enjoy these samples!

To Enter: 

  • Must be subscribed to this blog
  • Must follow me on Twitter @SApothecary and “Like” Storybook Apothecary on Facebook – here
  • Must “Like” ONE Skincare on Facebook
  • Must comment below letting me know you’ve done all the steps and why you want to win this treatment from ONE Skincare
2 Winners will be announced here on 6/20/12!
PLEASE NOTE: The 2 winners will be chosen on the aforementioned date; if any winner does not contact me within a week of the announcement, another will be chosen in their place as an alternative and they will forfeit their winnings.
Thanks to ONE Skincare for holding this giveaway and allowing 2 lucky readers the chance to try this incredible all in one product!

Best Organic Oils For Your Skin Type

Many people have a lot of misconceptions about using oil on their face or even their body.

Whether you have acne, sensitive skin or just hate the oily feeling, a lot of people have had their own bad experiences with oils.

What many people don’t know is that often times, oil in mainstream skincare doesn’t even use natural vegetable and fruit oils (or very little of it), but instead opts for cheap mineral oil (a bi-product of crude oil) which is terrible for your skin. It sits on your face, seals off your pores (hence clogging them), and causes a lot of skin irritations. Mineral oil is a big reason a lot of people have come to shudder at the thought of using oil on their face. Another reason is that many people aren’t familiar with the functions of different types of fruit and vegetable oils and may be using the incorrect oils for their skin type. After all, all oils are NOT created equal; some are heavier while others are lighter. The following are a few of my favorite types of oil for each skin type and some that will work for any.

  • Organic Grapeseed Oil: Grapseed oil is great for all skin types. Very similar to human sebum, it works well for oily and sensitive skin especially as it sinks directly into your skin and leaves no greasy feel. This oil works well for those who don’t like that oily feeling on their face. This oil is high in vitamin E and linoleic acid and is known to work well in the aid of healing damaged skin, soothing eczema, dry skin and can be used under the eyes. It has a very light consistency and little to no scent.
  • Organic Raspberry Seed Oil: Known for its high percentage of fatty acid content, raspberry seed oil is great for those with aging, dry, mature or sun damaged skin. Fatty acids, if you are unfamiliar, are great protein building blocks for the skin and can help to healing any damage to your skin’s moisture barrier. This is a heavier oil so it should be used more for drier skin types or otherwise used very sparingly on oilier skin types. It has been shown to be useful in soothing eczema and dry skin and is high in vitamins A and E. Some studies have also shown it to be a valuable SPF as it may be useful in protection from UVA and UVB rays. It is used in many sunscreens/sunblocks for this reason. This oil is darker in color and is a heavier oil with an herbal scent that you wouldn’t expect from raspberries. A little bit goes a long way.
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This is one of my favorite oils! I love olive oil for both it’s health properties as well as it’s topical benefits. EVOO is great for all skin types and is touted as one of the natural oils that most closely resembles human sebum (human oils) so it is therefore readily accepted and absorbed by the skin. It is an excellent cleansing oil and facial moisturizer. It can also help to soothe razor burn, skin irritations, and dry skin. It has a large range of antioxidants and fatty acid proteins to help rebuild and protect the skin from free radicals. It has also been known to, in some degree, work as a natural sunscreen. *This is based on a scientific study done, but you should STILL wear proper sunscreen/sunblock with a good percentage of zinc oxide in order to truly protect yourself!*
  • Organic Neem Oil: A lesser known oil, neem oil is great for acne and other skin irritations. It has been shown to relieve itching skin irritations, fungus, redness and infection due to its high antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies also show it soothing dry or damaged skin and also lightening scars and hyper-pigmentation.  If you are not keen on herbal smells though, I recommend you just use a product that includes neem as this oil has a particularly distinct scent. It also has a pretty thick viscosity so a little goes a long way and it will last you a long time. 
  • Organic Evening Primrose Oil: Another great natural oil, evening primrose oil is often used in anti-aging skin care lines for it’s high GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) content, which is known to be useful in rebuilding damaged skin cells and calming inflammation. It also has a high moisture property making it useful against dry skin conditions and other irritations such as rosacea, acne, and atopic dermatitis. It has shown to be useful in clearing skin rashes and irritations and is known to help clear clogged pores. The thickness of this oil is somewhere between the lightness of  grapeseed and the heavier feel of raspberry seed oil. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, but would likely work well for drier skin types, combination skin types, and oily and acneic skin in small amounts. 
  • Organic Rosehip Oil: Due to its high vitamin A (retinoic acid) content, rosehip oil has been shown to help immensely with skin cell  turnover and regeneration. This has been shown in studies to improve many skin concerns such as blemishes, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, and wrinkles. It also helps to soften skin texture and condition the skin overall. It’s texture may be suited to any skin type in moderation, but will be most suited to drier skin types.
  • Organic Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is often touted for its many health benefits, but little is mentioned of its skin care benefits. It can be applied as a natural moisturizer or skin cleansing oil and has been shown to be very effective at treating acne. Many brands use coconut oil derivatives in their anti-aging skin care lines to help moisturize mature skin. This oil is a liquid when heated (does not need much heat and has a high burning point so you wont destroy it’s nutrient content if lightly warmed ), but hardens in the cold. It melts on skin contact and is easily absorbed into the skin. The only thing with coconut oil is that is can be very oily feeling so a LITTLE bit goes a very long way. A small 1 oz. tube of it will last you months. It can also be very runny once it has melted, but it is also much lighter once melted. Use sparingly as too much can definitely make you feel oily. Uses show it as being good for all skin types, but it depends on your preference as some may find this too oily for their taste while others love the moisture or find it clears their acne breakouts.
Other Beneficial Oils: Sunflower Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil (pricey!), Cherry Seed Oil, Strawberry Seed Oil, Tomato Seed Oil, and much more.
All in all, there are some great natural skin benefits to be gained from the daily use of natural fruit and vegetable oils. They are known to offer some of the same benefits to your skin as mainstream products, but without the side effects and preservatives. Though the idea of putting oil on your face may make you cringe, you might want to reconsider in lieu of what these oils can offer your skin. 
That’s all for now!
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