Hailing from France, Kadalys is the first brand to use banana tree extract in it’s natural and organic formulations. It was the lip balm that initially caught my attention, the packaging is really fun and I couldn’t wait to get one of my own. For thousands of years people in the Caribbean have relied upon the banana plant for it’s medicinal properties, when used in cosmetics it’s known to be soothing, healing and revitalizing. Personally I love banana, they are super healthy and tasty so I was instantly taken by Kadalys use of it in their skincare.

My lips need special attention at this time of year as they can become severely dry and chapped – ouch! I imagined the banana flavour could be either really good or really bad, I dislike anything that smells sickly or overtly sweet but in this case the fragrance is lovely and juicy and there’s no doubt it’s banana flavor – I had high hopes for this product and it didn’t disappoint. I also received the Pure Melt Cleansing-Oil Gel, I found the texture of this product very interesting, it starts as a gel and when massaged onto the face quickly melts into an oil (exactly as the products says). I like this element as it reminds me of both a balm cleanser and an oil cleanser, at times I like to use a balm but sometimes I forget to wash the muslin cloths which can be annoying as I can’t use it without one. With the pure melt I get the best of both, this doesn’t leave a residue on the skin so if you find balm’s too heavy then you will love this product. Lastly, I received a small sample of Precious Radiance Oil which is a lightweight, dry oil, and would be perfect as a body oil during the summer as it smells subtly fruity.

My overall experience with Kadalys is excellent and I highly recommend you give this brand a go. I like the packaging of the lip balm so much I wish they would carry it through the whole range and I would prefer the lip balm to come in a tube, for hygiene. My experience, from the smell to the textures are excellent and my skin (and lips) are left soothed, soft and hydrated.