E:28/02/14, Peppy Galore | Win 1 of 12 x 50ml Face Star Moisturiser | Normal Skin

This month we have teamed up with Peppy Galore, a natural skincare company based in Bristol, to introduce their newly launched collection of face moisturisers.

Twelve of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a Star Face Moisturiser for Normal Skin (50ml each). Apply before midnight 28 February 2014.

Peppy Galore’s moisturisers are handmade with natural ingredients. They spread easily, absorb quickly and leave the skin feeling beautifully soft. They are inexpensive, great, delicious and their lovely packaging looks good in any bathroom.

About the Collection

 With so many moisturisers available out there already, what makes these ones so special?

The Star Face Moisturiser was created to nourish and protect your skin against the damaging effect of sun and pollution, so that your skin stays soft, healthy and wrinkle free.

Made with with olive, avocado and apricot kernel oils, which are natural sunblocks and packed with vitamins and antioxidants, its delicious scent comes from organic lavender and rose geranium essential oils. These also improve circulation as well as balance the skin’s oil production. This moisturiser is recommended for normal, dry and mature skin types.

Like all Peppy Galore's products, the Star Face Moisturisers are freshly handmade and free from parabens, SLS, SLES, silicons, petrochemicals and other nasty ingredients. They are also not tested on animals; made in the UK and used 100% renewable gas & electricity.

 

About Peppy Galore

The word Peppy means upbeat; lively and Galore, in great numbers; in abundance. That is, the company name can be freely translated as very lively. A name that is fresh, and not so very serious.

The story of Peppy Galore started a few years ago in Bristol. The city was a source of inspiration for its founder Jessi Frey. She was very fascinated by the many local brands, makers and artists in such a fun and fresh city. She got interested in natural skin care, and decided to try and make some herself. It was love at first attempt. As her skin is very fair and gets easily red and itchy, she was amazed how much better her own natural products felt compared with the usual shop bought stuff she’d used before.

"The idea behind Peppy Galore is to create cosmetics that are fun, contemporary and affordable, but don't cut corners on natural ingredients. Having beautifully scented and packaged skin care is also very important. Just because it's natural, doesn’t mean it needs to be boring!"Jessi says.

Peppy Galore also wants to promote the idea of beauty with an attitude.

"Beauty seems like such a serious business? Chasing perfection and flawless beauty. For me it's all about creativity and expressing oneself. Peppy Galore is for the modern lady, who takes good care of herself, but doesn't take life too seriously. It promotes beauty that stems from being happy, because people who enjoy their lives look beautiful. It is made for and inspired by ladies who don't take crap? not in their products nor in their lives." Jessi laughs.

      

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Visit their online shop to discover the other products of the catalogue including their ranges of natural cleansing oils, toners and body mousses. All natural and very yummy!

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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.

Lavender Gift Set contains:

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.

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.

Rose Gift Set contains

  

 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. 

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

Moisturisers Master Collection - Mini contains:

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.

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

MuLondon Moisturisers Master Collection contains:

 

       

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E:15/12/13, Bodhi | Noël Tropicale Collection | Win 1 x Bloom Bath & Body Gift Set

This festive season, we have teamed up with British eco-luxury skincare, Bodhi, to introduce their newly launched Christmas collection, Noël Tropicale.

Treat your loved ones to a piece of paradise this Christmas with this luxurious collection from Bodhi or bring a touch of exotic to your bathing ritual, regardless of where you are. The exclusive, and lavish, gift sets promise to soothe winter-worn skin, leaving you feeling revitalised, refreshed and set to start the New Year.

Apply before the 15th of December for a chance to win a Bloom Bath & Body Gift Set, RRP £28.00 **worth £35.00** in time for the celebrations.

Bodhi Launches Christmas Gift Sets

Drawing inspiration from the healing power of nature and traditional remedies, Bodhi products combine signature blends of aromatherapeutic essential oils with a unique formulation of botanically-derived, ethically-sourced ingredients. All of its gift packaging is made using recycled materials, greatly reducing the brand’s carbon footprint, and the range (excluding the essential oils) is produced entirely in England. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Cocoon Gift Set, RRP £22.00

Ultra-nourishing body creams in four indulgent aromatherapy scents to cocoon the skin and the senses. Enclosed in the sizzling colours of Bodhi Noël Tropicale designs to create your perfect gift this Christmas.

Cocoon Gift Set contains:

Pod Bath & Body Gift Set, RRP £28.00 **worth £35.00**

Vitalising. Reviving. Inspire the senses with uplifting Galangal Spice Vitalising Bath & Shower Therapy, paired with a duo of Rosemary Chi Reviving Bath & Shower Therapy and nourishing Body Moisturiser. Enclosed in the sizzling colours of Bodhi Noël Tropicale designs to create your perfect gift this Christmas.

Pod Gift Set contains

  

 Bloom Bath & Body Gift Set, RRP £28.00 **worth £35.00**

Purifying. Sensual. Envelop the body in refreshing Palmarosa Verde Purifying Bath & Shower Therapy, paired with a duo of Ylang-Ylang Incensa Bath & Shower Therapy and nourishing Body Moisturiser. Enclosed in the sizzling colours of Bodhi Noël Tropicale designs to create your perfect gift this Christmas.

Bloom Gift Set contains:

Assemblage Bath & Shower Gift Set, RRP £40.00

Encounter an aromatic adventure with the Bodhi Assemblage Bath & Shower Gift Set. The collection comprises seven handy 50ml bath & shower therapies to reflect every mood. Ideal for discovering your favourite Bodhi scent, and taking along to a winter get-away. Presented in a handsome box to make the perfect gift.

Assemblage Bath & Shower Gift Set contains:

 

 

UltimateArtisanGift Set, RRP £165.00 ** worth over £200.00 **

Introducing the ultimate Bodhi Christmas gift comprising the full range of our iconic Artisan Series. From award-winning Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil to handbag staple Mint Thé Temple Balm. From the opulent Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage & Body Oil to Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub – the beauty insiders’ body beauty must-have. All enclosed in the sizzling colours of Bodhi Noël Tropicale designs to create your perfect gift this Christmas.

Assemblage Gift Set contains:

  

   

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If you cannot wait to pamper your loved ones with a tropical Christmas, visit Bodhi online shop for this unique selection of luxurious bath, body and skincare treats.

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E:08/12/13, Melvita Floral Bouquet | Win 1 of 12 x 100ml Organic Eye Make-Up Removers

This month we have teamed up with Melvita, France's largest certified organic beauty brand, to introduce their newly launched range of organic cleansers, Floral Bouquet.

Twelve of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a full-sized bottle of their Organic Eye Make-Up Remover (100ml, RRP £14.50 each).

Like the rest of the range, this extra-gentle remover was adapted and developed from Melvita's iconic Floral Waters, to create a sophisticated new facial skincare product, to intensively hydrate the skin and create a perfect base for moisturising. 

The Floral Bouquet Collection

Melvita’s new Floral Bouquet Expert Cleansing Collection, being suitable for all skin-types, utilises the hydrating, softening properties of rose and orange blossom floral waters with clarifying narcissus extract. The cleansing skincare range contains Bioecolia, a natural pre-biotic, which helps protect the skin’s ecosystem whilst removing makeup and impurities.

 

Micellar Water (RRP £16.00, 200ml) *** Hero Product ***

An ultra-gentle, fragrance and alcohol free, cleansing water, combining skin-softening rose and orange blossom floral waters with the clarifying properties of narcissus. The skin is cleansed and toned in a single step

 

 

Softening Cleansing Milk (RRP £16.00, 200ml)

A delicately scented, smooth cleansing milk for face and eyes, to gently cleanse. Rose water adds hydration whilst orange blossom softens and soothes the skin.

 

Gentle Cleansing Jelly (RRP £16.00, 200ml)

A mild, foaming, cleansing gel that leaves the skin soft and clean thanks to its delicate texture.

 

 

 

Light Cleansing Foam (RRP £16.00, 150ml)

A mild, instant, foam cleanser, enriched with moisturising active ingredients. Leaves the skin clean, hydrated and nourished.

 Eye Makeup Remover (RRP £14.50, 100ml) ***Trial***

A bi-phase makeup remover enriched with rose, orange blossom and cornflower waters with softening and decongesting properties. Includes castor oil and a protective prebiotic to help strengthen eyelashes and protect the fragile eye area. Gradually removes even waterproof mascara.

 

 

Exfoliating Cleansing Cream (RRP £17.00, 50ml)

This cleansing scrub combines exfoliating musk rose seed powder with rose and orange blossom floral waters. Removes dead cells and impurities whilst evening out skin tone and refining skin’s texture.

 

     

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Melvita was founded in 1983 by Nûriël and Bernard Chevilliat in a farm the Ardèche, France. To celebrate their remarkable journey from a beehive to one of the biggest ecological organic cosmetics factories in France, they are offering everyone an exceptional 30% discount from their catalogue of 300+ products. Read More.

For more seasonal offers, we highly recommend a visit of the new St Martin’s Courtyard flagship store, in Covent Garden, or the Exchange Shopping Centre new boutique, in Putney.

To find a store outside the capital, or to shop online with other retailers, use this store locator link.

More offers are also available at www.melvita.co.ukWholefood stores and selected John Lewis stores and on 0800 138 7045.

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5 Days with Vaseline Men Body Lotion Fast Absorbing

Usually I don’t log my trials this closely but I thought that it might be (semi!) interesting to follow a trial over a few days and to record the different ways that I get to try out these products. This one was a week at home rather than a working week as that really would be dull (commute, work, commute) so most of it is spent in the garden, at the gym, cleaning and cooking.

Day 1

Okay from the video you can see that Vaseline Men Body Lotion is very (very) liquid; it’s almost a milk and so it’s very easy to over use. This is a pity as you don’t need that much as it covers easily and absorbs very quickly.

For my first test I used it after my shower following a long back breaking day digging stones out of the garden (seriously where do they all come from!). You can see in the pictures and the video that I’ve poured the samples (well some of them anyway) into a small pot. I do this for some very practical reasons (taking it to the gym and on holiday, being careful about how much I use, not cluttering the bathroom up with bottles) and one very daft reason: I can never open sachets without scissors! If it was me, a dessert island and a packet of nuts (but no scissors) I’m not sure I’d survive.

The one you can see is from Muji and I use these because I found that the lids don’t break and they’re pretty secure whilst not being too expensive (£1.75 for a 30g Cream Pot). As you can see from the video the lotion isn’t easy to handle from my pot because it’s very light but that’s my fault rather than the products.

The scent is very recognisable as Vaseline but there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s light and not sweet or feminine which makes it ideal for the gym as well as home. In use a finger end of lotion which is enough for an arm. You do feel it on the skin even though it does absorb quickly and for me it left a slightly cold feeling not unpleasant but noticeable. The scent lingers after use (again not unpleasant but noticeable) and even using tiny amounts I felt that my skin was slight damp even a few minutes after use.

Straight from the shower it works well and it certainly helped me feel better after a long day digging up rocks!

Day 2

Today I walked to the gym to test Vaseline Men Body Lotion after a workout session and in the cramped conditions of the changing room. It’s not uncommon for men to use moisturiser at the gym (whether they’d admit to it is another issue) but certainly Vaseline packaging makes it more male friendly and therefore more likely to be added to the kit bag.

I had the same issue as yesterday in that the lotion is so light that it can be hard not to overuse it. This is worse at the gym where you don’t have the time or space to do things in a more measured way. Despite a little spillage (a disadvantage of the lotion being decanted into the pot) it was again easy to apply and absorbed pretty well even after a couple of hours in the gym and then the steam room. It certainly felt good on my skin and helped settle down my skin for the walk home.

Day 3

Back to the garden and a long walk to do some shopping (actually I didn’t buy anything which is always a good result for me). I’ve been wondering how the lotion would handle the amount of time I spend outside in the sun. Between cycling, walking and gardening I probably get too much direct sun on my arms and neck so I usually use something with SPF and do quite a lot of moisturising. After three days of using Vaseline Men Body Lotion I must admit my skin is holding up pretty well. When I test it the skin is actually well moisturised and feels smooth but for some reason my mind keeps telling me that my skin looks dry. I think this is just me getting used to the differences between my usual moisturiser and this one.

Day 4

The weekend so it’s everyday shopping, cooking and cleaning – well there was a bit of gardening first thing! After four days I’m getting used to the lightness of the lotion (far fewer spills) and overall I rather like how it feels on my skin. I still have a strange dislocation between how the skin feels to touch and how it feels in my mind but the reality is that it absorbs and works well.

Day 5

Nothing too strenuous today, shopping, cooking and a few trips to the tip (the result of gardening always seems to be more trips to the tip!). So how have the five days of using Vaseline Men Body Lotion gone and how does my skin feel? Well I can’t say that I can see any difference but given the hard pressure I put my skin under (too many hours in the sun, sweating at the gym and grimy from digging in the garden) I must admit that it feels better than when I use my usual moisturiser. There is still a slight nagging feel of coolness in the skin, not a bad thing but a little too noticeable. I’d probably get used to it after a while but it does seem to sit a little too much at the forefront of my mind.

Overall

I rather enjoyed using this lotion and it definitely made a change to my normal one which is much thicker and doesn’t absorb as well. I haven’t tried the retail bottled version so I don’t know what it would be like to use that but it’s too liquid to use in a gym setting easily in my small tub. I think it would be a great alternative and it would interesting to try the other products in the range.

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Vaseline Men Body Lotion Fast Absorbing | 2,000 x 7ml Samples Giveaway

This month we are giving away 2,000 samples of the Vaseline Men Body Lotion Fast Absorbing for resilient and moisturised skin to keep your other half looking and feeling healthy.

Depending on the number of applications received, we will deliver up to a week's supply per person until we run out of stock.

Vaseline® Men skincare line is specially formulated with a man's needs in mind. It delivers just the right amount of hydration for healthy looking and resilient skin, no matter what the day brings.

Vaseline® Men Fast Absorbing Body Lotion helps the skin, as it is the body’s first line of defence – the stronger it is, the healthier you are.  This uniquely designed lotion fortifies men’s skin to make it resilient, therefore performing efficiently.  Keep it on standby at home or take the conveniently sized sachets with you on the go.

Vaseline® Men Fast Absorbing Body Lotion tackles skin dryness in just 15 seconds. The fast absorbing, non-greasy formulation contains Stratys-3™ multi-layer moisture, to provide men with 24-hour moisture for strong skin.

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July 13 | Win 1 of 2 x Soap & Glory Bubble Time Gift Sets

2 x Soap & Glory Bubble Time Gift Sets

Enter our July prize draw for your chance to win 1 of 2 Soap & Glory sets, which include a 500ml Rich & Famous Super Creamy Body Wash, a 500ml Smoothie Star Deep Moisture Body Milk and a retro alarm clock.

This limited edition of bath and body products is full of luxurious ingredients to indulge yourself this summer. After enjoying a sunny and hot day without wasting a moment, what you really needs is a glamorous bubble bath time.

This nice sturdy gift box looks gorgeous, smells heavenly and will bring lots of suds and glory to your bathing experience. 

 

1 x Smoothie Star Deep Moisture Body Milk, 500ml, £10.00 

Feel like rubbing shoulders (and knees, and elbows) with the elite?

Massage in a handful of Smoothie Star™ Body Moisture Milk! Loaded with skin-softening cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and Soap & Glory's Waterlock™ moisture-trapping matrix, it also conditions, thanks to its delicious (but in this case, definitely not edible) oat, yoghurt & honey formula.

With its delectable almond, oat & brown sugar scent, it pairs perfectly with Soap & Glory's Rich & Foamous™ Bath & Body Wash and maple-fragranced Breakfast Scrub™ Body Smoother.

"Soap & Glory is obliged to inform you that despite the hunger-pang inducing scent, Smoothie Star is not a food."

 

1 x Soap & Glory Rich & Famous Body Wash, 500ml, £6.50

The next best thing to waking up to the smell of fresh baking is taking a shower with Rich & Foamous™ Body Wash. Super creamy, ultra sudsy, conditioning on dry skin, it's everything you ever wanted in a wash.

A veritable smoothie of supers, it combines raw flower honey and almond milk, moisturising coconut oil, sweet almond oil and cocoa butter, and M-Suds™ MoistureBoost system, Supersoft-N™ skin conditioners and lactic acid.

Soap & Glory™ formulas are not tested on animals, only but very picky people who had this to say: “It was an amazing product that smelt divine,” "My skin felt really soft".

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A Modern Approach to Natural Beauty that Works for Me

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ThisWorks

After first discovering the organic brand ThisWorks in a stocking filler beauty box from Latest in Beauty just over a year ago, when I received a delicious sample of ThisWorks No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser, I decided it was time to get to know this brand better. At that time, ThisWorks products weren't quite as easy to find as they are now, but larger branches of Boots are now stocking this brand, so everyone can now get hold of items without much difficulty.

I started using four products by this brand, and, to ensure that I would know their effects, I resisted the temptation to dip into all my other delightful beauty box samples, which continued to arrive... I promised myself that I would use up both items which you will find in a duo set plus two addional items I had received from another source and report back to you on the efficacy of this brand. My sizes were travel sizes, but those available at present are full sized items.

I decided that this range would be my 'spring regime' which would need to keep my skin in good condition and stand up to my punishing morning schedule. As I get up at 5.30 a.m. and leave the house at 6.30 a.m., there would be no time for annoying, fiddly containers. Everything needed to be quick and easy, and the same for my evening routine, when I returned, exhausted and ready for bed.

The Products

The duo products plus the additonal items were:

  • perfect eyes recovery cream
  • perfect cleavage firming lotion
  • perfect hands intense moisture
  • enjoy multi-tasking lotion

The multi-tasking lotion was one of the suppementary items that did not feature in the duo, however it complemented the other face products. In addition, being an everywhere moisturiser, I could test it out on my eczema prone patches of skin, to really give the brand a run for its money, and let you know how suitable it is for sufferers. This is always a question for me when choosing a new product, although I am drawn to products with fragrance, which aren't always suitable for my skin.

The product sizes ranged from 15ml to 30ml depending on the product, and they all lasted about a month to six weeks, with daily use. This excluded the hand cream, which I forgot to use regularly, as it was in my handbag, and there was still a little product left after the others were finished.

perfect cleavage firming lotion

This product came in a handy 15ml rigid plastic, pump-action container. The pump action enabled quick and clean dispensing of this product onto fingertips. There was no wastage and the pump delivered cleanly without any residue left on the nozzle. This was very important for my sleepy start in the morning!

The aroma of the product was intense and intoxicating, and I felt as though I was having my own mini spa treatment each day. I felt relaxed by the scent of essential oils contained within the product, even before it touched my skin.

The little went a long way of this product. I used about three pumps for my entire neck and decollete area. With this amount of usage the 15ml lasted about a month. I am quite greedy with this kind of product, feeling my skin needs as much nourishment as possible, and I felt that this was a good length of time for the product to last, given my usage.

The product was quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple, and giving me a feeling of well-being, which was generated by a combination of the silky texture of the product with the amazing aroma it provided.

perfect eyes recovery cream

Next on the agenda was the eye cream. Again, I tend to be quite greedy with this kind of product, feeling my skin needs all the help it can get, especially with such an early morning start, which often follows a shortened night's sleep. Although I know that a minimal amount of eye cream is generally used, as this kind of product can cause puffiness, this is not a symptom that I generally suffer from.  I often over use this kind of product, which I am told can reduce its efficacy. This particular product stated that it helped with dark circles. Again, this is not something I usually suffer from, but last autumn, I found it very difficult to adjust to my 5.30 start and circles were a perpetual and persistent problem for me at the time!

The product had a faintly wheaty smell, but it was barely perceptible. It was virtually odourless. I confess this secretly diappointed me a little, as I have come to associate this brand with strong, natural scent derived from essential oils, and it is a feature that I actively seek when I use their products.

The product size was 15ml had the same rigid plastic, pump action container as the serum, and delivered just as cleanly. The product lasted about six-seven weeks. The cream was light-textured and opaque. I found it a little sticky on my eye lids, but it was absorbed fairly quickly. The stickiness could have been avoided by using less product or limiting use to the browbone. However, my eyes were feeling constantly tired and I hoped the cream would ease the sensation.

I paid particular attention to the product's effect on my circles, but I didn't really feel that it was effective for me, even after a month of use. The circles persisted and I didn't feel that the product changed the degree to which I suffered.

enjoy multi-tasking lotion

This product did not come in the duo set, but complemented the other face products, so I used them all together. Of all the products used, this is turned out to be my favourite, as its versatility makes it a great all-rounder.

This travel sized product was contained in a squeezy plastic tube with a screw cap, on which it stood. Dispensing the product was not as simple as with the other items, nor regulating the quantity used. However, the full sized product comes in the usual rigid container with a dispensing nozzle.  The scent of the product was delightful and uplifting. It had a powerful aroma, which encouraged me to breathe deeply, and which I found relaxing to use. The density of the product was mid-textured, and it smoothed across the skin very easily.

I found that I wanted to use a little on my hands, which reduced my usage of the dedicated hand cream. I put a little on the patches of skin where I suffer from eczema, as I generally moisturise these sections of skin morning and night with aqueous cream to prevent flare up. I swapped the aqueous cream for the product to see if my skin could tolerate a scented cream for this purpose.

I found this product a delight and my skin lapped it up. It left the surface a little damp for a few minutes, and I wasn't able to apply SPF straight away until the cream had been absorbed. However, I felt it was worth it. The scent of this product is quite strong, and some might find that they dislike this aspect. For me it was a bonus, as I was actively seeking a product that delighted all senses, and didn't upset my sensitive skin.

perfect hands intense moisture

This product had less use than the other items, partly because of the versatility of the Multi-tasking lotion, and partly because it was in my handbag, and I often didn't have time to apply it once I arrived at work.

The container is made of a squeezy tube with a cap that has a flip top. I found this useful as it doesn't undo itself and make a mess in your bag, nor will you accidentally lose the cap, especially when out and about or you are trying to do a balancing act on public transport, as is generally the case for me. The cream itself has a mid-to-rich texture, which is readily absorbed by the skin. It hydrates well and is effective for extensive periods of time. Despite the fact that I didn't get to use this product as often as the others from the set, the rose scent was delicious and relaxing, and I really enjoyed every moment of its application. However, I would say that I felt rather self conscious using it in a crowded location, such as on public transport, during the commute to work. I was aware that the scent was exceedingly powerful, and may not be to everyone's taste in the early morning. I thought this might bother fellow passengers.

Brand Ethics & Awards

Since their launch in 2003, ThisWorks has won many prestigious awards, including those from Beauty Bible, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Red and InStyle as well a being a CEW finalist brand.

The brand boasts 'all natural' products, and they don't use unnecessary chemicals in formulations including: phthalates, sulphates, synthetic colours and fragrance, parabens, GMOs, mineral oils, petrolatum, propylene glycol.

As well as being 'results driven' they are a socially responsible brand ensuring that their products use recyclable materials for packaging, their ingredients aren't tested on animals, those raw ingredients come from sustainable sources and fair traded products, use of organic ingredients where possible, and they support Kid's Company as their charity to give back to the community.

For more information about this charity, click this link: http://www.kidsco.org.uk/

Price and Convenience

Two of the four items used are available as part of a duo set of full sized products. I had travel sizes for my trial and I found that the sizes contained enough product to last at least a month of twice daily use for face, neck and decollete (plus hands and forearms daily). The sizes were small enough to carry to the gym or for overnight for travel, which I felt was a bonus, without having to purchase a separate, small sized item.

  • the current purchase price of the duo set which includes both perfect cleavage firming lotion & perfect hands intense moisture  60ml & 75ml respectively costs £37 and I am aware that this is a reduced from the normal price of £55. 
  • enjoy multi-tasking lotion 120ml £25.00
  • perfect eyes recovery cream 15ml £28.00

Currently the items available from this brand are full sized items in the sets, however you should keep a look out for travel sets, which are often available during the summer, as these are a convenient and less expensive way to explore this award winning, and truly ethical, brand.

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E:16/06/13, Melvita ProSun | 12 x 150ml Self-Tanning Gel-Cream to trial

This month we have teamed up with Melvita UK to introduce the ProSun Self-Tanning Gel-Cream launched in 2012. Twelve of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a full sized tube (150ml, £20.00 each) of this ground-breaking cream for face and body.

© photo by teatimeinwonderland.co.uk

Rated 9/10 by Sunday Times Style Magazine

"...causing a frenzy-it gives a natural tan without the use of DHA, so no biscuity smell."

It’s hard to believe that summer is around the corner as the sun is still reluctant to brighten and warm up our spring days. If you can’t wait any longer to mutate to a tanned skin, reach out for the perfect antidote to the winter blues, Melvita’s ProSun range.

The entire collection is designed to prepare and repair your skin, as well as protect it from the sun’s harmful and dangerous effects, without damaging it from nanoparticles or chemical sunscreens. Read Merry123's thread on Mevilta's suncare range.

The range includes the EcoCert certified Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturising Gel Cream, which ensures UVA/UVB protection, moisturizes the skin and gradually builds a beautiful bronzed glow.

© photo by teatimeinwonderland.co.uk

A Certified Organic Self-Tanner and Moisturiser

The ProSun Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturising Gel Cream is an organic formula, free from DHA, which can produce an orange-tinted shade, uneven coverage, unpleasant smell and a drying effect, as well as leaving the skin more vulnerable to free radicals. 

Instead, this product features Erythrulose, an innovative and natural bronzing agent derived from sugar cane which results in a natural looking, even, streak-free and safe tan.

The combination of Safflower, Buriti, Coconut oils and Beeswax not only gives you a gradual, controlled and even tan, but it also moisturises and softens the skin naturally, while Vanilla Flower and Sweet Orange Water give a delicious scent and silky smooth texture. Write a Review | Buy it Now | Read More

     

Follow Melvita

Discover Melvita’s new brightening range, Nectar Bright, at an introductory price. Choose from 2-step and 4-step routines, saving up to £28. Watch video

For more seasonal offers, we highly recommend a visit of the new St Martin’s Courtyard flagship store in Covent Garden or the Exchange Shopping Centre new boutique in Putney.

To find a store outside the capital, or to shop online with other retailers, use this store locator link.

These offers are also available at www.melvita.co.uk, Wholefood stores and selected John Lewis stores and on 0800 138 7045.

 

How to apply?

Read carefully the terms and conditions below before applying for this trial:
  • To qualify you must be a registered member. Sign up if you do not have an account yet
  • Use the Add comment link at the bottom of this page to apply. Log in first if you already have an account
  • Make sure that this product suits your skin type
  • Offer ends at midnight 16 June 2013
  • Priority will be given to the active members who have never tried this brand before
  • Your application will not be considered if a delivery address is not available by the end-date. How-to?
  • You will not be eligible if you have failed to review a trial product sent to you in the past. Why?
  • Only the selected candidates will be contacted by email
  • Samples can be delivered worldwide
  • Click here to review one of Melvita products
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E:30/04/13, Natural Heavenly Beauty Body & Care | 22 x 120 ml Samples To Trial

Natural Heavenly Beauty Bath & Body’s mission is to help people live healthier, happier lives through pure, natural, organic bath and body products that are free of harmful parabens, petrochemicals, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances. To pamper without drying out the skin, NHB uses only natural preservatives; such as, 100% pure Vitamin E, tea tree oil and extra virgin Coconut oil. To create the best healing body treatments, their products tap nature's abundant reserves of powerful essential oils, natural butters from Shea to Cocoa and more.

This month, we have teamed up with NHB to offer 22 of our members the opportunity to test and review one of two of their most popular beauty and spa products.

 20 x 120 ml Natural Heavenly Beauty Lavish Body Scrub, $15.00 each

Indulge in the phthalate-free Lavish Body Scrub available in 9 aroma therapeutic scents. Made with Organic Castile Soap, this invigorating formula helps skin look radiant, and feel silky smooth. Write a Review | Buy it Now | Read More

 1  3 x Pink Grapefruit Lavish Body Scrub

 2  2 x Cranberry Chutney Lavish Body Scrub

 3  2 x Heavenly Bliss Lavish Body Scrub

 4  2 x Lavender Bliss Lavish Body Scrub

 5  2 x Jasmine Lavish Body Scrub

 6  2 x Cinnamon Lavish Body Scrub

 7  3 x Lavender Vanilla Lavish Body Scrub

 

 8  4 x Heavenly Dust Lavish Body Scrub

 

2 x 120 ml Natural Heavenly Beauty Head-to-Toe Moisturiser, $15 each

Rehydrate your skin with the Head-to-Toe Moisturiser. Nothing makes dry and thirsty skin feel better than the incredibly rich 100% Pure Shea Butter. This deluxe cream goes it even further with protecting and conditioning Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil and Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil. Write a Review | Buy it Now | Read More

 9  2 x Lemon Grass Head-to-Toe Moisturiser

 

How to apply?

 Read carefully the terms and conditions below before applying for this trial:

  • To qualify you must be a registered member. Sign up, if you do not have an account yet
  • Use the Add comment link at the bottom of this page to apply. You must Log in first to access this feature
  • Specify which item you wish to test. For example: To test the Cinnamon Lavish Body Scrub, quote No 6
  • Make sure that your preferred product suits your skin type
  • Note that the packaging of some the samples were slightly impaired during the shipping from the USA. If selected, the label, seal or sticker of the jar sent to you may be scratched, damaged or removed.
  • Offer ends at midnight 30 April 2013
  • Priority will be given to the testers and most active members
  • Your application will not be considered if, a delivery address is not available by the end-date. How-to?
  • You will not be eligible if, you have failed to review a trial product sent to you in the past. Why?
  • Only the selected candidates will be contacted by email
  • Samples can be delivered worldwide
  • Click here to review one of NHB products
  • As seen on The Prize Finder
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