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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

2 sisters soap / review / handmade / natural


I shall now review the four soaps I received from this company

All soaps were particularly well packaged on arrival.
 
Silk rose
 
Review
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.
 
This was my favourite one as the smell reminds me of Turkish delight which is one of my favourite scents.



Wild liquorice


Review
 

I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.

As in the description this is a more masculine scent which was favoured by my husband along with the au natural soap.


Lemon grove
 
Review
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness
 
The lemon in this is particularly good if, like me, you have greasy or oily skin as it counteracts to give a balance.


Au natural
 
Review
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness
 
This bar is good for people with particularly sensitive skin as it is unscented.

This is the one I used on my four year old daughter who has sensitive skin and I was pleased with the results.
 

 
 
The best thing about all the soaps from this company is that they contain no artifical colorants, fragrances, Parabens, SLS’s or any similar chemicals.

So please be sure to go on the website for similar products and check back for my review of these four featured soaps.

anne northern botanicals / review / skincare




 
Muscle ease bath soak
 
Review
 
This has a lovely smell to it.
 
Lathers up nicely to create a moisturising and relaxing soak.
 
This is good to use particularly after exercising or going to the gym as it relaxes the muscles.
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.
 
                     

 
Frangipani Body Cream
 

Review
 
I used this after shaving my legs and they felt really smooth and supple.
 
It has a lovely delicate scent to it that lasts throughout the day.
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.
 
 

 
Rosehip Beauty Balm
 

Review
 
This can be used all over the body and even on the face which is great because a lot of balms I have tried are not suitable for the face.
 
This is good for particularly dry areas as it is really hydrating. It worked particularly well on my elbows which get dry very quickly.
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.
 
 

 
Orange Blossom Facial Moisturiser
 
Review
 
A sweet smelling moisturiser that works very well easily absorbed and doesn't leave a  greasy residue which is good for my skin as it tends to get greasy very quickly so I need something that will moisturise but not make greasy.
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.
 
A small amount goes a long way and I found I did not need to reapply during the day as my skin stayed moisturised.
 
 
 
 

Honey and Spearmint Lip Balm

  
Review
 
An innovative mix of flavours which work really well together and very moisturising.
 
Leaves a nice sheen to the lips.
 
Nice to find this type of lip balm that is naturally produced.
 
 
So please be sure to go on the website for similar natural products.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

aroma natural cosmetics / review / ladys joy / rose joghurt / skin care / rose oil

 
 http://www.aroma-natural-cosmetics.co.uk/

 
I received these three samples from this company and my reviews are below:

 
Active ingredients: rose oil, natural rose water, yoghurt, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, squalene, rosehip oil and Hygroplex HHG
 
Special formula for the delicate eye area. With participation of precious ingredients, the cream fights with the first signs of skin aging. Stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin, reduces the depth of wrinkles around eyes, soothes and hydrates skin.

Review

I have to be careful with anything I use around the eye area as my skin is quite sensitive.

I had no adverse reaction to this cream no redness or itchy patches.

My skin felt refreshed after I used it and it got rid of the dryness on my eye lids.

My skin also smelt lovely with the rose scent.


 
 
Active ingredients: organic rose oil, organic rose water, black pearl extract, ceramides, sphyngosines.

Light cream improving the level of hydration with a rapid-acting effect which lasts for 24 hours. Refreshes instantaneously and retains water in cells. Skin remains fresh, soft and supple. Forms a lipid barrier on the outer layer of the epidermis and increases skin resilience against aggressions. Parabens free.

Review

This is a lovely luxurious cream which absorbs well into the skin.

I like the fact that its a long lasting hydration cream because my skin drys quickly throughout the day and its nice not to have to keep applying moisturiser.
 
I also like the fact that this cream contains no parabens.



 
 
Ingredients: natural rose oil, natural rose water, yoghurt, lactobacillus bulgaricus, argan oil, squalene. Soothing face cream with rose oil and yoghurt.
 
Review
 
I used this alongside the milk concentrate cream and like with that cream I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.
 
This is especially good to use when you wake up in the morning if you have any red areas on your skin.
 
And with this cream the rose smell is beautifully refreshing.
 
Please see the website above for more natural products.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, 21 November 2014

anne northern botanicals / samples / skincare




 
Muscle ease bath soak
 
With Marjoram, Plai (Ginger Family) and Lavender Essential oils. A great way to relax after a strenuous day.Moisturises and softens the skin.                     

 
Frangipani Body Cream
 
African Shea Nut Butter is an ingredient of this truly sensual and exotic body cream.  The aroma of frangipani, patchouli and grapefruit lingers many hours after application to the body.  A wonderful moisturiser that softens and smooths the skin and gives suppleness.

Ingredients:  (* = Organically produced):
 Aqua, Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus)*, Emulsifying Wax (Ceteryl Alcohol, Cetereareth 20, - Plant Derived), Shea Nut Butter (Butyrosperum Parkii)*, Frangipani Oil (Plumeria Alba), Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin)*, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus Paradisi)*, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Lactic Acid), Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool
 

 
Rosehip Beauty Balm
 
Easily absorbed into the skin, this balm delivers moisture, fast.  Hydrating, dry or tired skin, it can be used on face or body. This balm can also be used as a cleanser with its deep acting ingredients.  It contains a superb blend of Geranium, Rosewood, Patchouli, Lavender and Frankincense essential oils that delivers a beautiful aroma.  All skin types can use this balm


 Ingredients – (Organically Produced*)
Shea Butter. (Butyrospermum parkii)  Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca*) Rosehip Oil (Rosa cannina*), Calendula Oil, ( Calendula officinalis infused with Hellianthus annus), Thistle Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius)*,Beeswax  (Cera alba),Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis)*, Geranium Oil (Pelargonium  graveolens)* Patchouli  (Pogostemon cablin)* Frankincense  (Boswelia carteri,), Lavender Oil (Lavendula Officianlis)*, Rosemary Antioxidant (Rosemarinus Officinalis)*,   limonene, citronellol, geraniol,linalool, benzyl benzoate naturally occuring in essential oils.

 
Orange Blossom Facial Moisturiser
 
A beautiful fast acting facial moisturiser that contains many ingredients to help moisturise and rejuvenate the skin.   It has a lovely creamy feel and is absorbed by the skin quickly without leaving oily residue.   The cream contains rosehip, apricot kernel and chia seed oils together with Vitamins E, C and A.   To this has been added our natural source of hyaluronic acid, also known as the Fountain of Youth that helps with skin rejuvenation,  fine lines and wrinkles.  It generally helps with the anti-ageing process.   Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent skin moisturiser as it has the ability to retain water and plays a major role in tissue hydration and lubrication.
The essential oil added to this facial moisturiser is Neroli, one of the most exotic oils in aromatherapy and also helps with skin rejuvenation and fine lines.
 
 
 

Honey and Spearmint Lip Balm
 A wonderful sweet tasting moisturiser for the lips

 Ingredients: (*Organically Produced)
Calendula Oil, (Calendula infused)*,  Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca)*,  Beeswax (Cera Alba), Shea Nut Butter (Butyrospernum parkii)*,   Cocoa Butter,  Honey Moisturiser (Mel),  Spearmint Oil (Mentha Spicata)*, Rosemary Antioxidant (Rosemarinus Officinalis)*
 
So please be sure to go on the website for similar products and check back for my review.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

rla naturals / sample / antiageing / combat wrinkles / 100% natural

 

Defy the ageing process with 100% natural anti-ageing oil. A very soft oil that combats wrinkles and firms up skin. 45% Organic, 55% Natural. Suitable for Vegetarians.

Ingredients:
Q10, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, Natural Vitamins E and A, Natural Essential Oils; Tea tree, Patchouli, Lavender
 
Please see the website above for more information about this company and check back for my review!

creams&things / sample / moisturising cream

 


As I get dry skin on my hands and sometimes suffer with eczema I am looking forward to trying out this moisturising cream from creams&things.
 
Contains vitamins A D and E and Aloe Vera.
 
 
Please see the website above for more information about this company and check back for my review!

october favourite / elizabeths daughter / skin care / natural

 
 
OCTOBER FAVOURITE!


It was a difficult choice but I have finally chosen my favourite company out of all the ones who sent me products this month and the winner is:

Elizabeths daughter skin care

http://www.elizabethsdaughter.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/ED_skincare
https://www.facebook.com/EDSkincare?fref=ts



My reason for this choice is I really like the idea behind finding skin care that you can use on younger skin to get them in the process of caring for the skin in later years.

So please visit this website as I highly recommend this company.

Thank you!















 


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

mary jean / samples / face mask / lip balm / 100% natural




I have received these products to test:







Lip balms in the flavours banana, strawberry and vanilla.


Normal skin facial mask

A facial mask to maintain a softer, more even toned skin complexion.

Please see the website above for more natural products.

An excerpt from their website:
 
A family business located within the Highlands of Scotland named after myself, Mary Jean after a time caring for myself using carrier and essential oils and in recent years soaps. Ever since I was a little girl, my father has suffered from Dermatitis and found to his surprise, the soaps relieved the stress of his skin condition when many prescribed creams only inflammed his Dermatitis.
Family & friends enjoyed my soaps too, so much so I then began to make other things such as body butters and lip balms... proving to be popular, it was suggested I start my own business so many more people would enjoy the benefits and this we did together as a family.

bio2you / review / remedy natural products /spa body salt scrub / anti ageing / organic skin care

 


Salt Scrub with Chamomile and Calendula

The unique formula contains soothing, gentle Chamomile, healing Calendula, Aloe Vera and Almond oil to nourish and moisturise, leaving skin smooth and silky.

Review

 I was thoroughly impressed with this product.

It has a nice smell to it.

It is abrasive enough to smooth skin but not too much so that it is irritated.

What's great as well is that this scrub stimulates skin cell renewal.


And the best part of all is this product does not contain alcohol, artificial colouring, chemicals, SLS or parabens.

Please see the website above for more natural products.


bio2you / review / remedy natural products / omega 3 6 7 9 revitalising serum / organic






Organic 3-6- revitalising serum
 
A very intense, unique, natural skin revitaliser containing Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9.


Review


Its absorbed really well and doesn't feel oily or greasy.


You only need a few drops of this from the dropper so this product will last quite a long time.




I like the idea behind this product that the
Omega 3 stimulates production of dopamine - the molecule that helps us feel happy so it is helping the skin to feel healthy and radiant.

My skin felt supple after use and I had no reaction itchiness or redness on my eczema prone sensitive skin.
Please see the website above for similar products.


st kitts / review / women and mens skin care




Rosemary & Bergamot Liquid Soap/Hand Wash

A fabulously fresh and clean fragranced herbal liquid soap. 200ml pump dispenser bottle.


ACTIVE NATURAL BOTANICALS: Rosemary. Bergamot.


Ingredients:


Aqua, Sodium coco-sulphate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Decyl glucoside, Glycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl glucoside, Parfum, Lauryl glucoside, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Citric acid, Levulinic acid, Sodium levulinate, Sodium phytate, Sodium benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.


Review

A lovely scented hand wash.

 I put this in the bathroom for all the family to use.

No itchiness or redness or adverse reaction which I sometimes get with my eczema prone sensitive skin.

Lathers up very nicely.

This company do a nice selection of products so please see the website above for more like this.

They also have a particularly nice sounding mens range






bio2you / review / Organic radiance face mask seabuckthorn hyaluronic acid / natural



Organic radiance face mask with seabuckthorn and hyaluronic acid
 
Adds shining radiance, leaves skin soft satiny smooth and moisturised. Increases circulation, strengthens capillaries and boosts collagen formation.


Review


I'm seeing a lot of products containing seabuckthorn and I hadn't tried any till now so I was looking forward to this particular product


No burning sensation when the product was on my skin


No redness or itchiness afterwards


My skin did feel particularly deeply moisturised afterwards and it also felt really smooth


An interesting fact I learnt while researching the ingredients is that Hyaluronic acid encourages water retention in bodily tissues to help hydrate the skin, allowing it to appear smoother and more radiant.


So this mask claimed to do quite a lot of things and it didn't disappoint, very impressed.




scheckter's / review / organic energy drink / natural ingredients







This company were kind enough to send me and my husband an original and a lite version of this drink.


Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy 250ml Original
100% Natural, Organic, Fairtrade, Vegetarian certified. Approved by Informed Sport.
No taurine, artificial additives, colours or preservatives used. 11% Organic juice. Organic natural raw cane sugar instead of refined sugars or sweeteners
Sparkling filtered water, organic raw cane sugar, organic lemon juice, organic pomegranate juice, organic elderberry juice, organic ginseng, Scheckter’s organicenergy blend (green tea, guarana, green coffee extract) pomegranate flavour.
Per 100ml kcal 47
Carbohydrates 11gm
Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy 250ml LITE
100% Natural, Organic, Vegetarian certified. Approved by Informed Sport.
No taurine, artificial additives, colours or preservatives used. 11% Organic juice. Low GI agave nectar instead of refined sugars or sweeteners.
Sparkling filtered water, organic agave nectar, organic lemon juice, organic pomegranate juice, organic elderberry juice, organic ginseng, organicenergy blend (green tea, guarana, green coffee extract) pomegranate flavour.
Per 100ml kcal 31
Carbohydrates 7.8gm


Both of these drinks we would highly recommend.

There is 16 kcal difference between the lite and the original.

The original still did not contain refined sugar but contained natural raw cane sugar which is already a bonus over the energy drinks that are just packed with refined sugar.

And even better still, in the lite version, you have agave nectar for sweetening.


The lemon elderberry and pomegranate juice complemented each other very well.

We also both felt that the energy from the drink lasted quite a long time it wasn't just a sugar rush and then slump.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

chuckling goat / review / acne / skin blemishes / goatsmilk / natural


Break out magic lotion





Product description

The lotion contains: goatsmilk, probiotic kefir, hazelnut oil, rice bran oil, olive oil and thyme & tea tree essential oils.
 
Review

I used the lotion after the cleanser that I received as the bar dries up the oils on your face and then the lotion is needed to add a bit of moisture.

A nice natural lotion easily absorbed into the skin with no greasiness.

Just wish I had known about this when I was in high school! Much better than the benzoyl peroxide.


Breakout magic cleanser



Product description

The cleansing bar contains: goatsmilk, probiotic kefir, coconut oil, olive oil, sustainable palm oil, thyme & tea tree essential oils and organic french facial clay. 


Review

I got on really well with this bar.

It lathered up nicely and then you just use it all over your face and neck.

It didn't sting when it got near my eyes.

My skin felt dry from oils but not too dry that it was uncomfortable and then you use the cream above which puts back in a little moisture.
 
I had no adverse reaction no itchiness or redness.

 

 
 See the website above for similar products from this company.






lyons leaf / review / body butter / beauty balm / skincare / natural



Natural body butter




Product description


100% Natural Body Butter with Organic Shea butter, Coconut & Avocado.

Review

This worked really well on my skin. It is a very thick cream and this is better for my skin as it doesn't contain all the added nasties you get in water based creams such as parabens.
 
The ingredients are 100% natural and I like it that I know what I am putting on my skin


Its absorbed well into the skin and doesn't leave a greasy residue.


It has a nice light smell to it.


I had no reaction no itchiness or red patches.





Product description

Blended 100% Natural oils including Shea Butter, Babassu Oil, Macademia Nut, Jojoba Oils and essential oils with their home grown Calendula to create this Natural Beauty Balm.



Review


Again this is a thick balm which works better with my skin than the thin creams.

The light oils are easily absorbed right into the deepest layers of the skin leaving no greasy residue.

I like the fact that a small amount goes a long way so a small jar lasts a very long time.

I had no reaction no itchiness or red patches.




See the website above for similar products from this company.

Friday, 7 November 2014

natures-kin / review / skin care / natural





Coconut and lime foot cream




Product description

A light whipped foot cream with softening sweet almond oil, nourishing safflower oil, vitamin E, olive oil , shea and cocoa butters to  moisturise, nourish and protect and also to stop the skin from drying out.
Scented with the exotic fragrance of real coconut (natural ecocert aroma), and refreshing lime essential oil.

Review

This is a soothing foot cream which has a lovely unusual smell of the coconut and lime mixing together which is great because peppermint all the time can get a bit boring.

I had no adverse reaction itchiness or redness.

What I also found was that my skin stayed soft for quite a while after I used this product which was good because when I use things like baby oil on my feet to try and give them moisture they get dry again really quickly.



Grapefruit and chamomile nourishing skin balm





Product Description

A  facial moisturiser  to nourish and soothe all skin types including those that are sensitive and irritated , with cold pressed avocado oil which contains vitamins B5, D and E and gives lustre to tired skin, apricot kernal oil to soften and smooth, Panthenol to moisturise and strengthen cells, Evening primrose extract – contains 9% GLA and is a good source of omega 3 & 6, uplifting grapefruit essential oil and chamomile essential oil to calm sensitive skin. 





Review

As I have sensitive skin on my face this was a good cream for me as I get a lot of dry patches especially when I wake up in the morning.

No adverse reactions to this skin itchiness or red patches.

Again an intriguing fragrance that works well and I like that it contains omega 3 and 6 as well from the evening primrose oil.







Aloe vera cream




Product Description

A light moisturising cream which can be used on the face and body, it contains soothing aloe vera , coldpressed avocado oil to nourish and feed the skin, protective shea butter,  rice bran oil for its softening properties and virgin olive oil to moisturise.
This cream is unscented and comes in a 90ml airless vacuum pump container which is hygienic to use and ensures that all the cream is pumped out.



Review

I thought this was a great product. I first used it on my face when I was doing my eyebrows as I thought it may soften the redness you get after.

Then I used it all over my face and it was easily absorbed left no greasy residue and my skin felt really soft and dewy.

I have to be careful what I use on my face because of my sensitive skin but I have used this quite a few times now and it has been really good for my skin.

I also used it on my body as is it suitable for face and body and again I had no adverse reactions no itchiness or redness.

This is a product I would definitely recommend to people with sensitive skin.

Another great thing about all the products by this company is that they contain natural ingredients and no sls.









A little about this company from their website:



Natural skincare

I started using natural skincare products  when I became aware of the benefits of natural products; I had developed an irritated scalp which disappeared after using a natural shampoo so I started looking at what was in the products I was using.  After reading an article about using certain vegetable oils to help skin conditions in my massage magazine, I attended courses in natural skincare with Aromantic, (part of the Findhorn Foundation) and started making products for my clients. I got so involved and fascinated that I went on to making them for the general public.   Each product is carefully made with the best natural ingredients for the purpose for which it is intended.


Natural skincare contains vegetable oils and ingredients from natural sources which are easily absorbed by the skin and nurture it; they contain Fatty Acids, vitamins and minerals which stimulate the skin to function better and become healthy and vital.Natural products feed the skin many of the nutrients it needs and do not block the pores, leaving your skin glowing with health. Natural skincare works with the skin,allowing it to breathe and secrete normally. By using different vegetable based oils and active ingredients, skincare products can be made to suit different types of skin.When you consider that the skin is the largest organ in the body it is important what we put on it Many of the chemicals that are used generally in skincare are cheap to produce and appear to give good results, but do not benefit the skin in any way and may be detrimental to it. Two of the most commonly found chemicals are mineral oils and sodium laureth sulphate:  

Mineral Oils :  

Non natural skincare ( and also some natural skincare ) often contains mineral oils (paraffin and vaseline) which soften and protect the skin in the short term by forming a layer on the surface of the skin. However by doing this they may block the pores; this prevents normal functioning of the skin and used for a long time makes the skin dry, lifeless and reliant on the oils. Mineral oils may also enlarge pores allowing blackheads to form.  

Sodium Laureth Sulphate:  

This is a commonly used ingredient in skincare and an efficient cleanser. However it is a very aggressive detergent and its degreasing power is too strong to be used in skincare although it makes very good washing up liquid. Long term use of SLS in skincare, especially shower gels and shampoos, may cause dry, itchy skin and flaky patches