Graine de Vie SEED Body Care & Giveaway :: CLOSED

by KariewithaK on December 8, 2009

Some of you may know I am very particular about my body care. I truly like products that I can read and understand the name of the ingredients, not some laboratory name that requires a kindergarten phonetic to pronounce the words. I recently had the opportunity to review SEED Body Care courtesy of Buzz Cooperative.

seed logo header Graine de Vie SEED Body Care & Giveaway :: CLOSED

Graine de Vie SEED Body Care is co-founded by Rebecca Gournay in an effort to find a detoxifying and healthy alternative lifestyle when she was on her quest to conceive a child. During her research she and her husband began discussing the health benefits of wine and of course grape seeds. One day Rebecca came upon a spa product made with grape seed and the rest is history. Grape seed is packed with powerful antioxidants, Vitamin E, and beneficial essential fatty acids, ingredients shown to promote healthy skin and help prevent premature aging.

The full size products I reviewed were the grape seed enriched conditioning hair shampoo bar, grape seed enriched moisturizing body soap and the grape seed enriched moisturizing body lotion. When I received the products I immediately tore into all of them, I wanted to know how they smelled. I have a thing for the way items smell. I was in heaven. The body soap and lotion each have a wonderful citrus scent, very true to the smell of grape seed oil and or grapefruit. The shampoo bar had a tinge of scent even though it was the unscented bar.

I showered with each of the cleansing products and overall here is how they stacked up for me:

soaps Graine de Vie SEED Body Care & Giveaway :: CLOSED

Shampoo Bar
I can honestly say that I was overly excited about the shampoo bar until I finished using it the first time. My hair felt almost stripped and very unmanageable. I chalked up the results as just the products initial use and that after styling and drying my hair would be easier to manage. I was highly disappointed that the result was not to my liking and my hair still felt brittle, dry, unmanageable, and I quite literally had an afro after the initial use. I even made sure to use when I was on my four day stretch of no wash days to ensure maximum results. I firmly believe in washing your hair only once or twice a week, so I was disappointed. However, the shampoo bar is wonderful for my son and husband who each have very short hair. I will say that the lather and bubbly are fantastic, a smooth creamy lather and not too bubbly but enough for my personal liking. The conditioning quality was less than I had expected, but again, could be the product was not jiving with my hair as I have very fine, thick, dry hair.

body soap Graine de Vie SEED Body Care & Giveaway :: CLOSED

Body Bar
I love the body bar and the exfoliating seeds. I quite literally used this bar until only a smidge was left. Again the creamy, bubbly, and lather are excellent, but the bar is a bit drying. I noticed the primary ingredient is sodium palmate and sodium cocoate which is a palm and coconut based oil which tends to be on the drying side however, palm is EXCELLENT for lather and cleansing and coconut is excellent for creating a nice hard bar of soap. So all in all I felt wonderfully clean but a bit dry.

lotions Graine de Vie SEED Body Care & Giveaway :: CLOSED

Body Lotion
Now, the lotion is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! I love the smooth, creamy, almost silky feel to the lotion. Very nice when applied after the use of the body bar, they definitely compliment one another if your skin is a bit on the dry side after use. The fragrance is a light citrus, envigorating, awakens your sense of smell and is just a wonderful feeling on your skin.

All of the SEED Body Care products are paraben free, preservative free, and contain no artificial colors or animal products, a truly vegan experience.

You now have the opportunity to experience SEED for yourself here is how:

Mandatory entry:
Go to the SEED website and tell me which products you would like to try because you are getting THREE full size products to win yourself!

 Extra entries:

  • Fan SEED on Facebook
  • Fan The Fish on Facebook (to your right)
  • Follow my blog and tell me you do (again, stage right)
  • Follow me on Twitter, tell me you do
  • Tweet this giveaway using @KariewithaK & #seedbody so I can see your Tweets and give you credit

Want extra chances to win? Well The Buzz Cooperative and Global Influence (@ResourcefulMom) are holding a Twitter party on December 10th @ 2:00PM EST using the above hashtag and giving away gift cards to Amazon.com and Drugstore.com where you can order SEED+ products (SEED only available @ Amazon.com currently).  

CONTEST ENDS DECEMBER 17TH 
@ 3:00PM ARIZONA TIME. 

{ 140 comments… read them below or add one }

1 brownhairgirl7 December 17, 2009 at 12:59 am

I follow you on Twitter (MissJo1990).

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2 ladyspy79 December 17, 2009 at 7:00 am

I would like the body and shampoo bars and the lotion in the Citrus Thyme scent. Sounds lovely!

ladyspy79(at)aol(dot)com

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3 Lisa December 17, 2009 at 7:35 am

The Invigorating Citrus Thyme lotion sounds great. Thanks!

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4 Lisa December 17, 2009 at 7:35 am

I follow your blog.

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5 Lisa December 17, 2009 at 7:35 am

I follow on twitter.

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6 Lisa December 17, 2009 at 7:36 am
7 naynays1 December 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

Restful Lavender Sage Lotion, the Invigorating Citrus Thyme body bar and the Simply Unscented Shampoo bar!

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8 dreamcleavers December 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm

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i would try the citrus thyme shampoo bar, sounds interesting and also the restful lavender sage body lotion

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9 dreamcleavers December 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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fan of the seed on facebook
lance pearson

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10 dreamcleavers December 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm

dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
fan of the fish on facebook
lance pearson

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11 dreamcleavers December 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

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i follow your blog
dreamcleavers

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12 dreamcleavers December 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

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i follow you on twitter
dreamcleavers

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13 purango December 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I would like to try the Invigorating citrus Thyme body lotion, body bar and nair shampoo bar.

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14 MommaYoung December 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I would like the citrus bar soap.

anjanette@mommayoung.com

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15 MommaYoung December 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm
16 MommaYoung December 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I am already a fan of yours.

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17 MommaYoung December 17, 2009 at 2:51 pm
18 kngmckellar December 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Citrus Thyme Body Bar
Citrus Thyme Shampoo Bar
Citrus Thyme Lotion

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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19 kngmckellar December 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Fan SEED on Facebook – gloria mckellar

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20 kngmckellar December 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Fan The Fish on Facebook – gloria mckellar

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21 kngmckellar December 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm

follow your blog as kngmckellar

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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22 kngmckellar December 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm

follow you on twitter as kngmckellar

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23 kngmckellar December 17, 2009 at 3:49 pm
24 kathy pease December 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm

id love the Restful Lavender Sage body lotion,the Invigorating Citrus Thyme body bar and the Invigorating Citrus Thyme shampoo bar

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25 kathy pease December 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm

seed fan on facebook kathylpease

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26 kathy pease December 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm

your fan on facebook kathylpease

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27 kathy pease December 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm

following your blog as klp1965

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28 kathy pease December 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm

following on twitter klp1965

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29 kathy pease December 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm
30 6p00e5500e0ad88833 December 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm

The Restful Lavender Sage Lotion looks amazing! Thanks!!

strycker@slu.edu

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31 Ludmilochka December 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I like the grape seed enriched conditioning hair shampoo bar

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32 lilyk December 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I love the Restful Lavender Sage body lotion, the Invigorating Citrus Thyme body bar, and the Invigorating Citrus Thyme shampoo bar!

lilyk@mail2world.com

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33 lilyk December 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I became a fan of SEED on Facebook.

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34 lilyk December 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I became your Facebook fan.

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35 Kelly December 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm

This brand sounds right up my alley! I'd love, Love, LOVE to try the Invigorating Citrus Thyme trio(body bar, shampoo bar, and body lotion). Thanks so much for this opportunity!
Kelly
thekingskreations@yahoo.com

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36 dvice December 17, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I'd like to try the Invigorating Citrus Thyme shampoo bar

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37 dvice December 17, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I follow on twitter

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38 dvice December 17, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I tweeted this giveaway

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39 Gianna December 17, 2009 at 8:56 pm

The Shampoo Bar in Simply Unscented :)

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40 Miranda December 18, 2009 at 1:05 am

The Restful Lavender Sage Lotion is nice

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