Aug 1, 2011

SSG's Luxe La Clinica Giveaway.

Happy August 1, everyone!!  As of today, there's only one more month of winter here in the southern hemisphere.  Then we're on to spring with SUMMER not far behind.

To celebrate, I'm having a rather extravagant giveaway thanks to a high performance, certified organic, cruelty free,  SSG blog loving skincare range from Melbourne.

Just the kind of brown box you want to find waiting on your door step when you get home from work.

Last week, I received the most generous care package from Julia and Rita-Marie at La Clinica, a fabulous certified organic cosmaceutical skincare range based in Melbourne.  It turns out that these lovely ladies are long time readers of the blog and they were keen to share their products with both me and you.

My package contained a range of products they thought would suit me (and they definitely do!!) plus some very gorgeous giveaway packs.

I'll start with some general information about the brand and then my product reviews.

La Clinica was started in 1995 by Rita-Marie and the skin care, body and tea range is available online or through skin care practitioners at a number of beauty salons throughout Australia.  All products use certified organic ingredients and are not tested on animals.  There is also a cosmaceutical focus to some of the range.  I also like that there are a range of herbal teas as well as a mother and baby range (perfect for baby showers!).

The packaging is simple, solid and practical.  Everything smells divine and just works.

The Gentle Facial Scrub ($37 for 100g) provides mechanical exfoliation in a very emollient base.  It rinses of really easily.  I've been a bit slack of late and haven't used a scrub as often as I should.  I've learned the errors of my ways.  This scrub left my skin smoothe without drying it out.

My favourites are this Dry Skin Body Butter ($25 for 100g) and the Organic Rosehip Oil ($21 for 15ml).  The body butter contains rose hip oil and a little goes a long way on the skin.  It is quite light for a body butter and gets absorbed rapidly (great for the morning).  It lasted the day for me and even in the middle of winter and days practically glued to the heater, I haven't noticed any dry skin patches since I started using this.

Rosehip oil fans, I think LaClinica's version may be just the one you've been searching for.  It's competitively priced and has a convenient pump dispense as opposed to the squeezy dropper.  It has a pleasant fragrance and isn't as thick as some brands.  I've been wearing it during the day mixed with regular moisturizer.

Now, on to the goodies for you.  We have 4(!!) gift packs up for grabs and they each have unique options depending on your skin type and needs.  I hope you find a set that suits you.

Julia and Rita-Marie have been wonderfully generous to me and the blog.  There's none of this sample size stuff, the packs all contain full sized products so you get to really try their fantabulous products.  We have a total of 4 different ranges to give away and each set comes in a sturdy zip lock cosmetics bag.

Pack #1 is the Sensitive Skin Kit (retails for $113). 

It contains:
- 200ml Sensitive Skin Cleanser
- 15ml Miracle Relief Serum
- 50g Soothing Balm with Chamomile
- 100ml Soothing Moisture Repleneshing Mask
- a La Clinica face cloth.

Pack #2 is the Micro Dermabrasion Gly C Skin Refining Kit (retails for $159).  This contains:
- Gly C Refine Facial Cream Cleanser 5% 100ml
- Gly C Refine Facial Toning Mist 8% 100ml
- Gly C Refine Day Cream 5% 50g
- Gly C Refine Night Cream 5% 50g
- Gly C Refine Eye Cream 3% 30g
- Gly C Refine Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub 100ml.

Pack #3 is the Anti Ageing Kit (retails for $157).

The kit includes:
- Gentle Milk Cleanser 200 ml
- 100% Pure Organic Rosehip Oil 15 ml
- Restore Nutri Day Cream 50 g
- Vital A C E Renewing Night Cream 50 g
- Restore Protective Nutri Eye Cream 30 g
- La Clinica Facial Cloth

Pack #4 is the Combination Skin Kit (retails for $130).

Kit Includes:
- Green Tea Cleanser, 200 ml
- Green Tea Hydrating Mist, 100 ml
- Green Tea Emergency Serum, 50g
- Green Tea Day Cream, 50g
- Green Tea Night Cream, 50g
- Green Tea Eye Cream, 30g
- La Clinica Facial Cloth

There will also be a surprise extra in each prize pack.  The link to La Clinica's official website offers lots more information about specific products to help you make your choice.

So, here's how to enter:
  1. FOLLOW my blog either through Google Friend Connect (on the right hand panel) or on Twitter (@sydneyshopgirl) or both.
  2. Email me using the email button to the right or with your follower name and postal address.
  3. Don't forget to tell me which set you'd like.
  4. Competion closes Sunday August 14 2011.
  5. Entry is open to readers worldwide.
Best of luck and thanks again to La Clinica for being such generous sponsors and all round lovely ladies!


  1. What a generous giveaway! The products seem excellent, thouhg I must admit I've never heard of them. I like the fact that they're organic as well! And of course I love giveaways:)

  2. Fantastic giveaways as per usual SSG.


  3. Fabulous giveaway SSG! I always buy organic products for my face, their skincare line sounds great xxx

  4. Yay giveaways! I am now a twit(ter). Have signed up. Can you please send me an email explaining how to use it?!!??
    @redphoenixstyle :)


  5. Oh yay!!! Looks fantastic. Love the green tea pack. Will email you right now.

  6. What a fab giveaway! New blog design is pretty fab too.

    TDM xx

  7. Wow!!! How generous are they?

  8. Great giveaway SSG, sending email now...
    fingers are crossed :)

  9. Would love to try these products! Following on GFC.

    Sending email...

  10. Thank you for this giveaway ♥
    I follow you on GFC as Kris Beauty
    I follow you on Twitter @Kris_Beauty
    I've just sent you an email with the rest of the info.
    Hope I win :)


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