Always on the lookout for high quality, natural beauty products, I was immediately drawn to By Nieves handmade body care products and was equally intrigued by her story.

Born by candlelight on the Canary Island of La Palma to vagabond parents, Nieves doesn’t remember hitchhiking across Europe as a baby – but her nomadic youth is unforgettable. For the better part of her childhood, Nieves traveled the West Coast of California with pack donkeys alongside her father, a folk musician and renegade intellectual. Because of her upbringing in the counterculture, she became acquainted with alternative therapies at a young age. Her earliest career goal was to become an herbal healer, and in her teens she became interested in aromatherapy. Working in the natural products industry for 19 years and having knowledge of cosmetic ingredients and the unhealthy effects of the chemicals used in them, she began creating her own natural skin care in 2001 and founded By Nieves in 2008.

“C” Perfect Skin is a potent, yet gentle serum made with stable and mostly organic essential oils packed with naturally occurring antioxidants and nutrients. After using this serum nightly for six weeks I can see a big difference in my skin, and as a busy mama it’s the ultimate trifecta:

  1. Organic Evening Primrose, Sesame and Jojoba oils along with plant-derived Squalane moisturize, balance and soothe my dry, sensitive skin without leaving behind any greasiness – just a healthy radiant glow that my mister even noticed!
  2. During pregnancy, hormones wreaked havoc on my complexion leaving my skin discolored and scarred from blemishes. Ingredients like Organic Benzoin Resin (derived from tree bark), Vitamin C and rose oils help my skin appear noticeably brighter, smoother and more even.
  3. It has become a cherished part of my nighttime ritual. A magical blend of Frankincense, Palmarosa, Lavender and Cedar oils not only have wonderful healing properties but also relax and calm my senses. The earth-friendly amber colored glass bottle protects the potency of the nutrients and also adds a nice vintage apothecary touch.

At $35 for a 2 oz bottle, it’s quite reasonable in comparison to over-priced, over-hyped serums that are ridden with toxic chemicals. There is also no added water, emulsifiers or preservatives so a little bit goes a long way!

For a complete list of ingredients and their properties, check out the By Nieves Ingredient Glossary


Nieves and Natureal Mom are partnering up to give away one full size bottle of “C” Perfect Skin!

To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post. This first entry is REQUIRED in order to be entered for a chance to win the giveaway.

For an optional additional entry (limit 2 entries per person) follow By Nieves on Twitter:

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Please be sure to let her know that Natureal Mom sent you! Then return to comment here stating you followed By Nieves on Twitter and “Liked” her Facebook Page for your second entry. If you already follow By Nieves on Twitter and/or “Like” her Facebook page, just leave a second comment (must be a second comment to be counted) stating that you already follow and/or “Like” her.

That’s it – two simple tasks and you’re entered for a chance to win a full size bottle of By Nieves “C” Perfect Skin.

Many thanks to Nieves for putting so much love and care into her wonderful handmade products and for this generous giveaway!

This giveaway will remain open through midnight (PST) May 28th, 2012 and the winner will be announced on May 29th, 2012.  Please submit a valid email address and/or Twitter handle when entering. One winner will be selected at random and will have 72 hours days to respond to claim his or her prize.

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By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Terms and Conditions. I have not been compensated for this review or giveaway. I am simply a paying customer and fan of the line and wanted to share it with my readers.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who participated!

Congratulations to winner Melanie!

 “I love your site and your family is just beautiful. I only use green products around my preschool and house and I recently started making my own. It’s going very well and my Amazon cart is not full of essential oils I can’t wait to try! Thank you for everything you are doing and all the wonderful information on your blog :)