You may remember Eva Evguenieva from that classic early noughties television show, Sports Cafe. Then known as Eva the Bulgarian, the stunning model ditched the catwalk to gain her Masters in Communications in Investigative Journalism. With a nose for research and a passion to find out exactly what toxic ingredients are in the beauty products we use every day, Eva did the groundwork. Shocked by just how nasty beauty products are, she instead sought out the most natural, effective ingredients that could benefit the skin and alleviate signs of ageing.
The result? Eva’s take on clean natural beauty based on plant stem cells and lipids called Rayna.
A couple of the GFU crew have been lucky enough to trial their first product - a really amazing face oil. For the past six months, we’ve been slapping on a couple of drops of this golden magic every evening after cleansing and toning. Inspired by the tissue engineering that is used for the treatment of burn injuries, Eva travelled far and wide to find the most natural ingredients that are truly bioactive. What this means is that for ageing skin, it works. In fact, the product works so well that it helped land Eva a business partner. When Natasha MacLeod tried Rayna and fell in love with it, she knew she just had to join forces with Eva to help get her product range out to the world.
Like Natasha, we can attest that fine lines and wrinkles actually disappear and the Ayurvedic herb Swertia Chirata is an excellent ingredient that gets rid of pigmentation and evens out skin tone. Both of the GFU crew who have been road-testing this product once had trouble with rosacea and adult acne. Yet since using Rayna face oil, all of this discolouration has disappeared and in its place, the skin on our faces is now as smooth as a baby’s bum. Yep, it’s actually as smooth. No bull.
Sure, the price tag of $165 might at first seem expensive. But as we say, we’re six months in and still going strong with a bit of oil left in the jar. If you take that to cost-per-face, we reckon it’s pretty good wear! The other reason this face oil is such a #goodthing is because it uses botanically-sourced oils that are formulated in a way to mimic the natural skin oils. Every time you use it, you restore and recharge the skin’s barrier. We’ve also found it to be excellent in the winter when skin is often dry and especially good after a day out on the boat in the sun and salt air. Even Mr GFU has started using it too!
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