Monday, 21 July 2014

Jeunvie Moisturising Candles – Salvation For Dry Skin

I like products with novelty. I also like products that work. I especially like products that tick both boxes. Hello, Jeunvie moisturising candles!

I was intrigued by these body moisturising candles when I first reported on their launch in March (read the post here). You light them as you would a normal candle  but unlike a normal candle these ones transform into skincare as the wax melts. Clever, eh?

I was delighted when a few weeks ago I was sent one of the small moisturising candles to try for myself. Could they really be as good as they sounded?

What exactly are they?

 

These candles are made from cosmetic grade soya wax and other pure and natural skincare plant oils. The scented ones (I have rose blossom) have cosmetic grade fragrances which are allergen free. They are pure and natural to the point that they can be used to treat children’s skin.

The candles are individually hand poured and as with all Jeunvie products tested on people who suffer scleroderma, a serious autoimmune condition. Scleroderma badly affects skin – it causes hardening , hyperpigmentation and swelling, as well as redness, dryness and irritation.

You have perhaps deduced by now that these candles are made especially (though not exclusively) for stressed skin.  I want to talk briefly about Jeunvie’s history as it’s key to understanding the candles.

Jeunvie was started as a small family business by Maria Delray. Diagnosed with diffuse systemic cutaneous scleroderma herself, Maria was unable to find suitable mainstream products, and so set about developing her own natural range. 

The business, which formally established last year, has grown quickly. In addition to the candles, Jeunvie now offers several skincare ranges to treat a wide variety of different skin issues, including a newly launched men’s range.

How to use

 

You light the candle and wait a minute or so for a small pool of liquid to form around the top. You then use the tiny Jeunvie spoon (included with the large candles, otherwise £5 to purchase) to scoop the melted wax and place on the skin.  Massage until product is fully absorbed.

The wax melts at a lower temperature than normal candle wax and on my skin it felt warm, but not hot. As someone who has flicked boiling hot candle wax on themselves before now it did feel at first a bit perverse applying the Jeunvie treatment. But I soon got to trust it, and before long I was relishing the therapeutic feel of the warm oil on my skin!

Maria assured me that I would experience an immediate softening effect. She was absolutely right. My expectation was that I might detect some slight skin moistening but there really was a notable softening. I also like the fact that just a tiny amount of melted wax will do the job. I’m quite petite, and one spoonful was enough to treat a whole arm, and just two a lower or upper leg.

Jeunvie Moisturising Candles cost £10 for the small ones and £30 for the large. You can order them here.
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17 comments

  1. ooo this sounds brilliant - and like nothing I've seen before! How do they invent these things
    lol x

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  2. This is so cool! I love these types of candles, although these look a lot fancier than the ones have.

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    1. I've not come across body moisturising candles before. These truly are novel. Tx

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  3. I totally get this concept, previously I have had a hot paraffin wax treat on my hands leaving them wonderfully soft. Love the idea of combining this with scented oils.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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    1. Ah yes, hot paraffin wax hand treatments. I've had one of those too, some years ago. I'd forgotten but now you've come to mention it I remember the softness of my hands after. Tx

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  4. What an interesting concept! I really like the idea of it but it sounds a bit too faffy for my liking!

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    1. It doesn't take any time at all. Just light the candle while you're having a bath and by the time you've finished the wax will have melted, ready to pour on to your skin :) Tx

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  5. These sound amazing I would need to find a scent that isn't rose but I can imagine after a bath with your candle it will be weird yet good to use it for something!

    http://allthingskerri.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They do an unscented one, as well as large candles in a number of different scents. Tx

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  6. Wow Tracey! I have never heard of such a thing! This is like a magic candle! Very interesting! We might just have perfect skin like a wax figure after using this- lol! ;-) I could handle some perfect skin for sure- well who can not? Can not believe you are older then me- but we must be pretty close! If there is a huge age gap between us I want to know your exact skin care routine as you must be doing things right! Is it the wax of this candle? he he! Kisses, always a delight to read your smart blog posts! Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. These candles are devine. So nourishing. I was quite surprised by how much when I tried them first time. This is one product I will be repeat buying. Tx

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  7. I havent seen anything like that before, what an interesting idea. Is it too harsh to use on the face?

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. Good question. These ones are just for the body. I'll ask the brand and find out, but perhaps they are considered too rich for the delicate skin on the face. Don't quote me on that though! ;) Tx

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  8. I've never heard of this product before, but it sounds amazing! Too cool. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. They are great. Ideal as a present too. Tx

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  9. Such an interesting product, I haven't seen anything like this before x

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