About The Brand
Alluvian manufactures small batch aquatic botanical soap and grooming products in central Illinois. Drawing from traditional practices and enhancing with organic and geologic elements, this transformative collection of body products is well suited for modern society.
Alluvian offers premier solutions to a more sustainable and plastic free lifestyle. Our product lines represent not only affordable luxury but a conscience choice to eliminate plastic and try to reduce some environmental ills that grow by the day. Our products and packaging are free of plastic and are recyclable, biodegradable, or a combination of both.
The founder of Alluvian, John Cowan contacted me about trying out his products and sharing them with my audience. I happily said yes, as we are always looking for high-quality, organic skin care lines for men.
My husband was happy to get some products to test out. And he was more than happy to give me feedback (he has no trouble being honest).
My package of products included:
- Isle of Man: Beard and Hair Aquatic Botanical Soap
- Natural Deodorant
- Luxury Auxilio Facial Oil - Travel Size
- Moroccan Lemongrass Soap - Travel Size
- Manitou Scrub Soap - Travel Size
My First Impression of the Products
My first impression was how well everything came packaged. The box was well packed, with nothing loose or leaking. Everything is packaged in paper or glass - there is no plastic.
The products all have manly scents that are powerful enough to linger.
Isle of Man: Beard and Hair Aquatic Botanical Soap
Isle of Man Beard + Hair offers alluring scents of sweet earth, peppermint, sage brush and ocean with a kokum butter base and a variety of six aquatic botanicals that will lather wonders leaving hair soft, clean and healthy.
This soap comes in a large, round generous size. It is easy to hold and works up a good lather. My husband has been enjoying using it. He says it gets his hair and beard nice and clean. I love the lingering scent I can smell on him after using this soap in the shower.
Kokum Butter, Palm Kernel Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil*, Steric Acid, Avocado Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Blend of Absolutes and Essential Oils, Aquatic Botanicals (Irish Moss*, Dulse*, Sea Oak*, Rock- weed*, Kelp*, Alaria*), and Kaolin Clay.
Specially formulated to prevent odor without the use of synthetic chemicals, aluminum, or dyes. Instead we use pure and nourishing ingredients like nahcolite, kokum butter, Irish sea moss, and select essential oils to create a healthy underarm environment that works with, instead of against, your natural body chemistry. Biodegradable, plastic-free housing supports your environmentally conscious efforts to reduce your plastic footprint.
My husband has been enjoying using this deodorant. He usually doesn't use deodorant, because he doesn't like to use the ones available at the drug store.
The scent is nice, the texture is good and it is easy to apply. I love that it comes packaged in cardboard rather than plastic.
Nahcolite (Natural Sodium Bicarbonate), Coconut Oil*, Kokum Butter, Arrow Root, Steric Acid, Irish Moss*, Beeswax, Essential Oils of Bergamot*, Clove Bud*, Sage*, Palmarosa*, Black Pepper and Patchouli.
Luxury Auxilio Facial Oil
Extremely rich in retinol, Vitamin E, bioactive micronutrients and a full spectrum of omega fatty acids, Auxilio absorbs quickly and easily and is suitable for all skin types. Our relaxing aromatic blend of Italian Bergamot, Egyptian Rose, Moroccan Neroli and Indonesian Patchouli biochemically improves absorbtion and promotes elasticity.
My husband refuses to use a facial oil, so I have been testing out this product. I am really liking it. I love the oils used in it, I had never heard of Cacay oil until using this product. Prickly Pear oil is one of my favorites, because it absorbs so well into the skin.
This facial oil absorbs well and smells lovely. I find it to be a well tolerated scent by both men and women. I enjoy using it and my husband likes the smell.
Cacay Oil**, Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Oil*, Aquatic Botanical Extract** *, Bergamot Essential Oil*, Egyptian Rose Essential Oil, Moroccan Neroli Essential Oil*, Patchouli Essential Oil
- Cacay Oil: High amount of natural retinol. Contains 50% more vitamin E and twice the linoleic acid as argan oil.
- Prickly Pear Oil: Rich in Vitamins E and K, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Moroccan Lemongrass Soap
Refreshing notes of lemongrass and rosemary, with minerals derived from the Atlas Mountains.
Moroccan red clay has been used for over 1400 years to naturally draw out toxins, smooth texture, and remove excess oil, while tightening pores. Ideal for your post-workout recovery.
My husband didn't like the scent of this one. He said it smelled "off". I used it and I found the scent to be fine. I think what he was smelling was one of the middle note essential oils. He liked the initial scent, but once he used it on his body, he didn't like the scent anymore. Everyone reacts differently to scents, so we can't all be expected to like every smell.
I like that this soap contains Moroccan red clay.
Saponified Organic Oils of Olive, Coconut, Palm Kernel, Avocado, Water, Glycerin, Moroccan Red Clay, Sea Oak, Kelp and essential oils.
Manitou Scrub Soap
Soothingly aromatic with notes of lavender and citrus.
Made with kelp flakes and French green clay—favored by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians for its skin-enhancing benefits. Gently cleanses and exfoliates, while stimulating skin glands and tightening pores.
This is a great soap. It has a little bit of texture, for a light exfoliation. I enjoy using it on my hands. My husband enjoyed the scent of this soap and has been using it in the shower.
Saponified Organic Oils of Olive, Coconut, Palm Kernel, Avocado, Water, Glycerin, French Green Clay, Sea Oak, Kelp and essential oils.
This is an exceptional line of skin care products for men! I love the masculine scents and the facial oil is truly luxurious. My husband has enjoyed using the products and I have enjoyed smelling the products on him 😉
Where to Buy
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