INSKIN Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil

I was absolutely thrilled to have been chosen for the trial of the Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil by INSKIN. This is a completely new brand to me and I am an ardent fan of facial oils, both for their indulgent nature and their consistent and remarkable results on my complexion.

What was my first impression?

Whilst reading through the wonderful, plentiful and very potent ingredients I was enthralled by the fact that INSKIN like to give credit to each and every one of their ingredients, such as their statement:

“DID YOU KNOW? – Rose oil was probably the first essential oil ever to be distilled in Persia over 10,000 years ago and frankincense oil is extracted from the bark of the frankincense tree, which, when damaged, the tree exudes ‘tears’ of resin”

Immediately I could see that much research has gone into this product and I am always fascinated by the history of essential oils and their uses, which have been used since the dawn of time.

 How easy was it to dispense the oil?

I received a small sample of the facial oil and although I cannot comment on the packaging of this sample, the pictures of the full size product speak for themselves. The oil is housed in a glass bottle and has a rubber squeeze dropper to dispense the oil accurately. It was not easy to dispense the product accurately from the sample size however this is not relative to the full size product. I also loved the little toffee that was included with my sample. Small touches like this are so appealing for a brand.

The oil has a beautiful golden colour and is of a medium to thick consistency. To me this is a sign of a true pure and high quality oil. Watery oils are often not completely pure as they have been designed more to suit application ease than giving necessary results.

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What is it formulated with? 

The ingredients of this oil are plentiful and potent. It contains rose essential oil to sooth and firm, frankincense essential oil for cell regeneration, balancing geranium essential oil, skin lightening and anti-oxidant boosting lemon essential oil, rosehip oil which is high in vitamin C, jojoba oil high in vitamins, macadamia oil which easily penetrates the skin and vitamin A, an essential food for the skin. I was bowled over by the quality of the ingredients and expected high results from this product.

How did I use this product?

As instructed, after cleansing and toning I dispense 5 drops of the oil and smooth between the palms before applying to my face. Due to the thick consistency of the oil, I recommend applying this product to damp skin. Not only does this help to disperse the small amount of oil evenly over the entire face, neck and décolleté, it also looks in the moisture. If used in this manner, these 5 tiny drops should be more than sufficient for one application.

A divine scent of flowers and lemon

The oil has a stunning and heady fragrance of florals and lemon. I can predominantly detect the geranium and the whole fragrance makes application a pure pleasure both to the skin and senses. The fragrance soon dissipates and although you can detect a slight residue on the skin, there is no stickiness or tackiness from the product. After this stage I layer on my night or day cream over the top. Many people would fear that this layering of product would be too much for the face, but believe me; this procedure does not overwhelm the skin at all.

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What did it do to my skin?

The results of the product are rapid and very apparent. After 2 days my skin was smoother and visibly even. I assume the skin lightening lemon oil may be responsible for this. The hydration is phenomenal and gives my face a youthful plumpness that is always welcome in the older generation! Fine lines and wrinkles look greatly reduced and I noted that my open pores were greatly diminished! As this was only a small sample, used morning and evening I am convinced that the results would only continue to improve.

Would I recommend this product?

For older skins, I can see nothing but benefit from the oil and ladies (or gentlemen) that have always feared using oils on their skin should most certainly take the plunge. The product is pure in every way and you can be safe in the knowledge that you are not applying harsh chemicals to your face. The results are fast and impressive and I would not hesitate to recommend this to others.

  

The skin is officially the largest organ of the body and it should be protected and treated with respect. After all, if you feel good on the inside that you should look and feel healthy on the outside. The INSKIN Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil is a force to be reckoned with alongside some its better known counterparts. If you respect how you treat your body then INSKIN can help you to “love the SKIN you’re IN”. Fantastic product!!

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Eden Organic Care 100% Certified Organic Avocado Oil

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to trial this new brand and have always been a fan of pure oils. They have so many amazing benefits for the whole body. When I received the Eden Organic Avocado Oil I was amazed at the size of the product. There was no excuse but to use this product with abandon and I quickly set about testing it on as many parts of my body as possible.

An attractive packaging & A stunning bottle

The box is attractive clearly printed and conducive to the pure product contained within. The biggest impact for me was when I removed the product from the box. Eden has scored 100% for me on the packaging. For such reasonably priced oil the bottle is stunning and gives the impression of a high quality product. The bottle is plastic with an inner white tube, giving a beautiful multi-layer look to the bottle. The product is dispensed via a large silver pump action nozzle which is protected by a clear plastic lid. The bottle looks sleek, professional and sits very nicely on show next to your key products on the bathroom shelf.

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I love multi-tasking products and this one did not let me down. I am in my 40’s and am consistently finding oils beneficial to my skin, which can often ne dehydrated, hormonal and of course showing the dreaded signs of middle age. The First trial for me was layering the product under my moisturiser. The instructions state that you should use 2-3 pumps for the face and décolleté but after initial dispense I found that 1 pump was more than sufficient per application. Sadly the pump has quite a jerky fast action and you need to be careful not to shoot the product across the bathroom. This slight issue by no means detracts from the quality of the oil. On dispensing you will find that the oil has an olive green/ brown colour and whilst this not the most attractive colour for a facial product, it is indeed normal and indicates the pureness of the oil. There is a mild Avocado scent to the product which quickly dissipates. If you are a fan of perfumed oils this may not be attractive for you but after all, it is results we like, not cosmetic fragrances. One pump warmed between the palms is easily applied to the face and gives an instant warming and nurturing feeling. It quickly absorbs without greasy residue and I find that I need less moisturiser than usual after the base oil. The oil gives an instant comfort feeling to the skin and deeply hydrates and soothes. After 2 weeks of use my skin looks less dull, more hydrated and it has evened my skin tone significantly. Top marks for facial use for me!

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The second trial was my hair. I use Argan Oil on a regular basis both as a pre-wash treatment and a styling treatment and I had reservations of the capabilities of Avocado Oil for this purpose. These reservations were unfounded. I have very long hair and it is fine so prone to splitting and dehydration. As a pre-wash treatment I applied 4 pumps of oil to the mid lengths and ends of my hair and left for approximately one hour under a good quality shower cap. It does take two shampoos to remove the product but after shampooing I did not need to use my usual heavy duty conditioner as the Avocado Oil was more than sufficient. After styling my hair looks shinier, sleeker and above all less dry. Be careful not to apply to the roots however, as this can weight down the hair. The oil also helped immensely with my itchy scalp which was calmed after the first use. As a leave in product I use one pump applied to the mid lengths and ends before styling. It is a great frizz tamer and gives the hair a beautiful shine by flateening and smoothing the damaged hair cuticles and helping to nourish and retain natural moisture.

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A Body Moisturiser and Hand Treatment

I have also used this oil as a body moisturiser and hand treatment. For the body I found that applying the oil to damp skin ensured that the product would go further. It is not a thick oil but of you use it on towel dry skin you will find you need more product. It instantly hydrates the skin and leaves it wonderfully smooth and supple. I have also found it fantastic on dry feet! A good generous application with bed socks on top works wonders for those dry patches on the feet.

My Findings and Recommendation

After so many uses all over the body I am still only half way down the bottle and I am thrilled at the value for money. It is a wonderful, multi-tasking product that would have benefits for every user. As long as you respect the principles of oils you will always find them a hero product for your tailor made issues! Being 100% organic and the fact the Eden will donate 10% of their profits to world charities I could not rate this product enough. It certainly holds its own against more costly brands and will certainly remain a staple on my bathroom shelf!!

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E:15/05/14, INSKIN | Win 1 of 30 x Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil

This month we have teamed up with INSKIN, an aromatherapy and skincare company based in Yorkshire, to introduce their premium facial and skincare products.

30 of our members will be offered the chance to receive a travel sized sample of their top-selling INSKIN Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil (3ml, RRP £1.50 each). Apply before midnight 15 May 2014

With its aroma of floral roses and hint of lemon, INSKIN flagship facial oil is the ultimate in helping you to nourish and rejuvenate your skin with their powerhouse of concentrated ingredients.

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Pure, Nutritious & Safe Ingredients

INSKIN was founded by qualified aromatherapist Lizzy Radcliffe and her husband, microbiologist Paul. Since 1996 it has been bench marked against the high-end market leaders. Over the years, they have created an impressive range of quality products, which outperforms many of its competitors.

INSKIN aromatherapy and skincare products are intensely concentrated, highly effective, vegan, natural or organic while being affordable.

“I believe strongly in the need to provide natural and pure skincare products which are both functional and beneficial without using confusing and largely unheard of ingredients. Nature provides all we need, we believe there is no need to use synthetic and little understood ingredients.”Lizzy Radcliffe, Founder INSKIN

All INSKIN products are cruelty free and have been fully endorsed by the Vegan Society. None contain water and the product you purchase contains only active ingredients.

Each formulation contains as few as 3 and a maximum of 9 ingredients to avoid toxic overload and product sensitivity. All ingredients are active plant extracts and aromatherapy essential oils. They are meticulously sourced and selected from around the world. 

All raw materials, packaging, manufacturing and printing are sourced locally, and the product and its packaging is traceable, sustainable and recyclable. 

INSKIN Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil

The INSKIN Precious Anti-Ageing Facial Oil meets the needs of ageing skin requiring an extra boost. 

It contains 100% active ingredients with highly concentrated aromatherapy essential oils of rose to smooth and firm the skin, frankincense to regenerate, geranium to balance, lemon to lighten and boost, macadamia to penetrate and jojoba to balance. Its sumptuous plant extracts are reinforced with a powerhouse of antioxidants vitamins C (rosehip oil), A, E.

Each drop is packed with full strength natural plant extracts and only 5 suffice per application with or after each cleansing morning and night.

This triple action oil is most suitable if you are over 30 and for mature, dry, de-hydrated skin types.

 

     

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To find out more about INSKIN products or even just to say hello, feel free to contact Paul or Lizzy Radcliffe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 014 2220 8888.  

“We are a hands on company and approachable. It is still exciting to think we can help people with their skincare issues.”Lizzy& Paul Radcliffe.

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Opulentia Organics Geranium & Mandarin Body Oil

It has been an absolute pleasure to trial this wonderful body oil by Opulentia Organics. I adore all body oils and use them whenever possible; however I do not think I have encountered a body as highly concentrated as this one before. As I do suffer from stress on a regular basis, which can manifest itself on my skin condition this oil seemed almost tailor made to my needs

I received a trial size bottle to review and I was immediately struck by the packaging design. A fantastic, simple brushed metal silver bottle with attractive, label and a wonderful tag attached with the Union Jack design. It is a very nostalgic and typically British design which is refreshing, modern and edgy. This type of packaging stand apart from other organic brands that tend to use a more natural approach to their packaging. The trial size oil comes with a screw top lid which I did not find the best for dispensing the oil however on the full size product there is a pump dispenser so this would not cause a problem for future purchase.

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Upon opening the bottle for the first time I was greeted by the most beautiful but subtle fragrance. The predominant scent for me is the geranium but with a subtle hint of mandarin. Mandarin is unlike its highly citrus cousin orange but a sweeter more perfumed version. The combination is amazing and it instantly gives both an uplifting, warming and feel good lift to the senses an skin. Upon dispensing a small amount of oil into my palm it has a wonderful light golden colour, perfectly clear with no signs of impurities and also a much thicker consistency than anybody oils I have tried before. This is where the product gets really interesting….

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I always apply my body oils after bathing on damp skin. The reason this is the best method is that it creates a barrier that locks in the water remaining on an in your skin after bathing. It also allows easier application. Without the presence of water the oil would concentrate itself in one area and would result in unnecessary wastage of product. Initially however I found that this tried and tested method was not as easy with this body oil as with others I have used in the past. The main reason for this is the highly concentrated and thicker consistency of the oil. Therefore I have invented my own method of application that works perfectly each and every time without over application. With a small amount of oil dispensed into one palm I lightly and quickly pat my palms together (don’t rub your palms together as they will absorb your precious oil), then I lightly pat my palms randomly over my arms and décolleté to evenly apply the oil and then massage. I repeat this for each area of my body. By using this pat and apply method I found that I could make the oil go even further and thus extending the life of the bottle.

After application my skin did not feel tacky or greasy, just deeply hydrated and smooth and this moisturisation lasts far longer than conventional body moisturisers. The fragrance is light and beautiful and does not in any way clash with any other fragrance that you may apply. Using this oil liberally every evening the bottle has lasted me the best part of 3 weeks, giving excellent value for money for such a high quality product.

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The best result of this product for me is the deeply moisturising benefits and the fact that it has virtually cleared up one extremely stubborn patch of eczema on my leg that I have not been able to clear for over 12 months. The only disappointment I found with the whole product was that I have run out!! This is a small bottle that yields some very big results and I for one will saving hard to try others in the range!

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E:31/03/14, Eden Organic Care | Win 1 of 12 x 100% Certified Organic Avocado Oil

This month we have teamed up with Eden Organic Care, a small family run company, to introduce their newly launched collection of Soil Association Organic certified oils for hair and skin care.

Twelve of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a full-sized bottle of their 100% Pure Organic Avocado Oil (100ml, RRP £15.99 each).

Like the rest of the range, with the Organic Avocado Oil, you are not only looking after you skin and hair with the highest quality products which contain no parabens or preservatives, but you are also supporting an environmentally friendly company.

About Eden Organic Care

Eden Organic Care is a small family company, which is not only passionate about the certified organic products that they offer, but also the ethical manner in which their products are made.

Eden Organic Care have four main beliefs:

  • Ingredients are keyEden Organic Care use only the highest quality ingredients and all of their products are certified organic by the UK Soil Association under the COSMOS (Cosmetics Organic Standard) guidelines.
  • Ethical Production is important – All products are cruelty free, vegan friendly and their packaging is 100% recyclable. Their aim is to have the minimum impact on the environment.
  • Organic should be for everyone – Benefits from the use of organic products should be available to all consumers. Whilst using only the highest quality ingredients, Eden Organic Care price their products as keenly as possible to allow the widest possible consumer access to organic products.
  • Giving back – Companies should give back to the community, where possible. Eden Organic Care are proud to announce that they are committed to donating 10% of their gross profit each year for the next five years to children’s charities around the world.

By buying Eden Organic Care products, you are not only looking after your skin and hair with the highest quality products which contain no parabens or conservatives, but you are also supporting an environmentally friendly company.

Eden Organic Care Oil Collection

100% Certified Organic Argan Oil (50ml, RRP £15.99)

Nourish & Protect your skin and hair with Eden Organic Care Argan Oil.

 

   

100% Certified Organic Jojoba Oil (50ml, RRP £13.99)

Keep your skin soft & supple with Jojoba Oil, an ideal moisturiser with anti-ageing properties. Also a fabulous remedy for dull hair.

 

100% Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (50ml, RRP £17.99)

Ideal for sensitive skin, Eden Organic Care Rosehip Oil can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines whilst giving you soft, healthy skin.

 

 

100% Certified Organic Avocado Oil (50ml, RRP £15.99)

Eden Organic Care Avocado Oil is an anti-ageing oil, and the perfect remedy for dry skin or dry, damaged hair.

 

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Receive regular updates and stay informed about their special offers and giveaways when you sign up to Eden Organic Care newsletter, or follow them on social media.

Visit their online shop to discover more about the brand and their range of 100% organic oils. All natural and very yummy!

To find out more about Eden Organic Care products or even just to say hello, feel free to drop a line to their Managing Director, Tatiana Fiquitiva, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..               

                                                  

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E:19/01/14, MuLondon | Christmas Collection | Win 1 x Organic Rose Collection Skincare Set

This month, we have teamed up with 100% vegan skincare brand, MuLondon, to introduce their Christmas collection 2013. 

With the festive season fast approaching, spoil your loved ones or pamper yourself with one of MuLondon's amazing Christmas gift sets listed at a massively reduced price. Offer a bundle of goodness to someone special with an organic kit or amaze with the most ethical stocking fillers.

Apply before the 19th of January for a chance to win an Organic Rose Collection Skincare Set consisting of full-size cleanser and moisturiser plus a much sought-after MuLondon cosmetic bag (RRP £37.00).

MuLondon Exclusive Christmas Gift Sets

All MuLondon products are, and always will be, hand-crafted, organic or natural, mild and effective, super-concentrated and full of active ingredients, as well as being completely free from man-made chemicals and cruelty-free

All gifts sets are beautifully wrapped in festive red tissue paper and include a free MuLondon T-shirt or cosmetic bag in one of a range of limited designs, worth £10. 

Organic Lavender Collection Skincare Set, RRP £28.00, £25.00

Organic Lavender Skincare Collection from MuLondon. Consisting of full-size cleanser and moisturiser with the relaxing and balancing fragrance of Lavender flowers. Products come wrapped in festive red tissue paper.

Enter FREETSHIRT for a free T-shirt in the shopping cart to get your gift, worth £10.00. Can't be combined with other offers or discounts.

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Organic Rose Collection Skincare SetRRP £37.00, £34.00

Organic Rose Skincare Collection from MuLondon. Consisting of full-size cleanser and moisturiser with the rich, luxurious fragrance of fresh roses. Products come wrapped in festive red tissue paper. Organic Lavender Skincare Collection from MuLondon. Consisting of full-size cleanser and moisturiser with the relaxing and balancing fragrance of Lavender flowers. Products come wrapped in festive red tissue paper.

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 Moisturisers Master Collection - Mini, RRP £48.00, £39.00

MuLondon Moisturisers Master Collection - Mini. Consisting of five organic moisturisers in travel size jars from MuLondon's award-winning skincare range. Products come wrapped in festive red tissue paper and presented in 30ml recyclable glass jars. Organic Lavender Skincare Collection from MuLondon. Consisting of full-size cleanser and moisturiser with the relaxing and balancing fragrance of Lavender flowers. Products come wrapped in festive red tissue paper. 

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Moisturisers Master Collection, RRP £81.00, £69.00

MuLondon Moisturisers Master Collection. Consisting of five organic moisturisers in full-size 60ml jars from MuLondon's award-winning skincare range. Products come wrapped in festive red tissue paper. Included, all in 60ml recyclable glass jars. Organic Lavender Skincare Collection from MuLondon. Consisting of full-size cleanser and moisturiser with the relaxing and balancing fragrance of Lavender flowers. Products come wrapped in festive red tissue paper.

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E:03/11/13, GerlindeNaturals | Win 1 of 40 Skincare Samples to trial

This month we are thrilled to introduce GerlindeNaturals, a 100% natural, high quality and vegan skincare company, based in the UK and founded by Gerlinde Seeley.

40 of our members will be offered the opportunity to test and review one of her freshly handmade and beautifully presented products.

The samples will be made-to-order and formulated with plant extracts, floral waters, oils and butters full of vitamins and minerals to gently feed the skin with nutrient-rich ingredients.

   

 1  20 x 10ml Balancing & Purifying Face Cleansing Oil Set

Each set comes with a Washi! Cotton Hot Cloth and is presented in a decorative and recyclable box.

“Oil based cleansers have become particularly popular, as they are very gentle and do not over-dry the skin (even oily skin can be over-dried!), but still remove daily grime and makeup very effectively.” Gerlinde Seeley.

The key ingredients in this made-to-order cleanser are Jojoba Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Apricot and Coconut Oil and Essentials Oils. It is suitable for all skin types.

“This Cleanser is very easy to use and a couple of pumps massaged into the dry face melts away make-up and dirt. Removing the cleanser with a soft, damp cotton cloth won’t leave your skin in the slightest bit greasy. With continued use, it has a balancing and purifying effect on any type of skin - dry and sensitive areas will be moisturised and oily areas will be less greasy.” Gerlinde Seeley.

The result is a mild cleanser, which won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts. It will just thoroughly remove dirt and makeup, moisturise and give your skin a dewy, radiant glow. You might even find, by regularly using this method, that you will be able to skip the need for expensive moisturisers.

    

 2  20 x 15ml Organic Whipped Shea Butter Moisturiser 

Each jar comes in a decorative, recyclable box with instructions.

“Shea Butter is probably the only ingredient you will ever really need to put on your skin to nourish, rejuvenate and protect”.Gerlinde Seeley.

The key ingredients used for this moisturiser are Organic Shea butter, Almond Oil, Calendula Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamin E.

“I enrich Organic Shea Butter with highest quality Almond Oil, Calendula, Evening Primrose, Rose & Geranium Essential Oils and Vitamin E, which are ingredients that are absolute bliss for even the most sensitive skin and heal and balance problem and dry skin.”Gerlinde Seeley.

The result is a very versatile product with healing properties, which is excellent as an everyday moisturiser for not only the neck and face area but also the whole body. It is also ideal to treat various skin conditions like eczema, minor cuts, stretch marks, sunburn and many more. The skin appears instantly smoother and silkier and you will also notice a long-term effect.

     

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Gerlinde Seeley is also available on +44 074 1579 8127 or by email, to answer your questions.

If you cannot wait to try her affordable catalogue, visit her online shop to take advantage of this month’s promotions. With the festive season fast approaching, pamper your loved ones this year with a gift voucher or a discovery pack.

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E:20/10/13, MuLondon Organic Rose Foaming Face Wash | Win 1 of 12 Full Size Tubes

This month we have teamed up with London-based, handmade, organic skincare company, MuLondon, to introduce their range of cleansers for all skin types.

Twelve of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a full-size tube of their Organic Rose Foaming Face Wash (150ml, £16.00 each).

These luxurious cleansers are carefully handcrafted, and contain a unique combination of certified organic ingredients, herbal extracts and essential oils that heal, balance and repair all types of skin, even the most sensitive.

Organic Cleanser Collection

Launched in October 2011, this new series complements the existing, and acclaimed collection of organic moisturisers. The mild and preservative-free foaming facial cleansers are made with all-natural ingredients, based on certified organic liquid soap.

The range offers three unique varieties:

“The cleansers are ideal for your morning and evening face cleansing routine or to wash your hands. Great for shaving, too!” MuLondon founder, Boris Zatezic.

   

 100% Pure Extracts of Goodness

The precious herbal extracts and oils used for this formula are carefully balanced and blended, to create a unique, light, divinely fragranced and fluffy foam that is packed full of nutrients for your skin.

  • Rose Otto is certified organic and steam distilled.
  • Rosehip extract not only feeds the skin, but also imparts a healthy shimmer and a rosy glow.
  • Certified organic Rosemary Antioxidant helps replenish and revive the skin.
  • Based on Certified Organic Castile Soap: the Rose cleanser is free from SLS and detergents, so it will gently clean without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Like the rest of the catalogue, these products contain no ingredients that irritate sensitive skin: Detergents like SLS, alcohol, mineral oils, preservatives like parabens or sorbates, silicones, emulsifiers or other man-made chemicals. 

The cleansers are a testament not only to Boris's continued commitment to his customers, but also to the environment. They come in recyclable, HDPE plastic bottles that are free from phthalates, bisphenol-A and PVC, and contain no propellant gas. All cleansers are registered by The Vegan Society and PETA, and are completely free from Palm oil.

       

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If you cannot wait to try this pure cleanser, visit their online shop. With the festive season fast approaching, surprise your love ones this year with an Organic & Ethical gift presented in sumptuous black coffer, or amaze someone with the most ethical stocking fillers available.

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E:19/05/13, U Little Beauty│4 x Full Size Products To Trial

 4 x Full size products available for trialling

This week we have teamed up with U Little Beauty to offer four of our members the opportunity to test and review two of their hero facial skincare products. 

These products are some of the best sellers from a wild range of facial skincare range designed to enhance your daily routine and consisting of: 
A New and Natural Skincare with a touch of Aussie Humour

Crafted by a mother and daughter team, U Little Beauty’s natural skincare range harnesses Australia’s native ingredients and encapsulates the character and essence of Aussie spirit, with tongue in cheek product names and a blend of herbal extracts, antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins, to nourish the skin from top to toe!

The core range covers all your skincare needs, from daily basics; including cleansers and moisturisers, to masks and serums, for those times when your skin needs a little TLC.

Each product contains the wonder ingredient Kakadu Plum, which is the star of the entire range.

Kakadu Plum is Kylie Minogue's #1 beauty ingredient and has the world’s richest source of Vitamin C (300mg of vitamin C per 100g of fruit, or 50 times the concentration found in oranges) making for a fantastically power-packed serum to leave skin feeling refreshed, smoothed and repaired.

U Little Beauty is not tested on animals, and made from Certified Organic and natural ingredients; as well as being free-from a whole host of nasties, making it the ultimate considerate range without the expensive price tag!

 
 1  2 x U Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum 'Kakadu Intox-C-Cation', £14.95 (30ml)  

U Little Beauty’s hero product, “Kakadu lntox-C-çation”, is a Vitamin C packed serum that’s perfect for replenishing tired or sluggish looking skin.

It contains a wonderful blend of antioxidants, Aloe Vera, Liquorice and Chamomile, as well as the hero ingredient, Kakadu Plum, a wonder beauty ingredient to fight all skin complaints! Write a Review | Buy it Now | Read More
 2  2 x U Little Beauty Foaming Cleanser 'Squeaky Clean', £10.50 (100ml) 

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Honey Honey How You Thrill Me

This is one of the newest of lush’s shampoos just released in the last few weeks and I couldn’t wait to try it. Whenever I hear of new products I have to restrain myself from rushing straight to Lush to get them.

A bit more about Lush's philosophy

Lush only buy ingredients from companies that do not test on animals. They invent their own products and fragrances and make everything fresh by hand. They use as little preservative and packing as possible. They put the date made on the product so you can see how fresh they are and they use vegetarian ingredients.

“We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.
We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.
*We also believe words like 'Fresh' and 'Organic' have an honest meaning beyond marketing.” Lush UK. Read more

How much and What do you get?

This shampoo is sold in the usual clear Lush plastic recyclable squeezy bottles , the same ones that their shower gels come in. It comes in three sizes 110g for £7.00, 300g for £14.00 and for the very wealthy you can buy 600g for £23.50.
This is not a really thick shampoo but I still prefer the shampoos in the black screw top pots as I find them easy to get the product out of. The squeezy bottles are quite stiff and I find I have to keep them upside down towards the end as the stuff is hard to squeeze out. The plastic tubs also contribute towards a free face pack which these don’t, and with the black pots there is no waste as you get every last bit out.

 “This bottle is full of the power of flowers, collected and concentrated for you by the bees. While they were collecting the pollen, we searched the meadows for beautiful flowers to fragrance their work.”

“With lashings of honey in here for its lovely effects on the hair – the natural properties of honey also means we didn’t need to put any preservative in this product.

A shampoo this good deserves the finest of perfumes. So Simon has created a geranium/honey perfume with beeswax absolute, geranium, rose, bergamot and neroli. This is a no expense spared shampoo.” Lush UK

For the vegans amongst you this has no animal products at all and is vegan friendly carrying the Vegan friendly symbol on its bottle label.

What you get is a golden coloured reasonably thick shampoo that smells strangely not of honey which I found odd considering that it is 50% honey. It smells sweet and slightly slightly floral which must be the neroli and rose oils. It isn’t the best scent I have ever smelled in a shampoo but it is perfectly pleasant and not offensive in any way to me. It is a much nicer scent that the Blousey shampoo in my view.

 My experience

I was really looking forward to using this one as I do dye my hair and am constantly aware that I must feed it with moisturising goodies in order to keep it in good condition because of using these rather harsh dyes.

I scooped out only a very small amount of this shampoo into my fingers from the black pot mine came in as mine was a generous sample from the lovely people in my local Lush shop. I massaged it into my wet hair. My hair isn’t long and I really need the smallest amount to get a lovely creamy lather.

 

The amount I used was two fingers dipped in the shampoo and I used what came out on my fingers.The scent is hard to describe and I really struggled to pick out any strong scents in this but it did give a really luxurious but light lather.

When I rinsed the shampoo out my hair felt almost squeaky clean which it doesn’t usually and I did feel that it needed conditioner. I wasn’t about to test drying my hair without having conditioned it so I can’t say what it would be like but it did feel very stripped clean when rinsed.

 

Update since writing that last bit and being the thorough reviewer that I am I decided to test the shampoo without conditioner. It does feel a bit drier and slightly less silky than I would normally like having dried it but it actually smells really nice as the rose and neroli essential oils come through quite strongly. I don’t think I would use it without a conditioner but it didn’t feel too dry and unfed afterwards so it can be done, if you have greasy hair then you may well get away with it but my hair is quite dry.

 

 What have they added and Why?

Half of this product is Honey, Fair trade honey and only the best and so why is honey so important for hair that they put 50% in this shampoo?

Honey’s natural sweeteners nourish the hair and honey retains water and moisture, allowing it to hydrate hair whilst at the same time also providing copper, iron, manganese, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous and Vitamin B.

Honey is also supposed to help with hair loss and itchy scalps. It is said that if you rub a mix of honey and cinnamon on your scalp for two or three minutes daily it will stimulate hair growth. I am not sure how true this is but if you suffer from thinning hair it might be worth a try.

You can also use honey as a shine treatment for hair. If you coat your hair with honey and leave it for ten minutes before washing as usual you will find that the honey works as a clarifying and conditioning treatment, leaving you with healthy and shiny hair. Read more

  • Linseed Mucilage creates a gel-like texture in the shampoo as well as benefitting the hair by adding the seeds’ vitamin and mineral content to the hair.
  • Sunflower Lecithin is good for healthy hair growth.
  • Geranium Essential Oil is thought to have a balancing effect on the nervous system, sebum production and circulation and is a natural antiseptic.
  • Beeswax Absolute is there for its soothing, protective and antiseptic properties benefitting both the scalp and hair.
  • Neroli is here for its scent and also it is “one of the few essential oils to be scientifically proven to increase serotonin production in the brain.” So a feeling of goodwill is created when this oil is smelled.
  • Rose Oil is great for its scent and it is perfect for dry rough skin so is here to feed and soothe the scalp as well as add scent.
  • Bergamot Oil is here for its antibacterial qualities and its acidity encourages the hair to lie flat, giving great shine and gloss to the hair.

What do I think of this?

I found it was a lovely shampoo to wash my hair with. It felt great while massaging it into my hair. When i rinsed it out I thought my hair felt rather stripped but after conditioning it and then drying it my hair was left with a lovely light feeling. It was quick to dry and easy to style, i dry my rather curly, frizzy hair straightish and it lay nicely and almost even looked shiny. My hair really never look s shiny because it is wavy but it did have a bit of a sheen as I dried it straightish and I loved the way it felt smooth, light and not weighed down at all.

I only wash my hair every second day and even on day two it still looked and felt good. I can’t say the smell of the shampoo did much for me, it didn’t smell sweet and honey like, more herby with a slight citrus sweet aroma.


I really recommend Lush for all the lovely things in this shampoo but I am disappointed to see that it does have Sodium Laureth Sulfate which I know you do need a surfactant but this has been considered controversial and there are other more natural ones that could be used.

I loved the shampoo but do think it is quite expensive for the amount you get. You do however only need a small amount so it may well work out as economical as a cheaper one in the long run. Write a review

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