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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noüris New Versatile Organic Oil Collection

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Natural oils for all reasons and all seasons

I am sure that many girls out there were wondering just when the awful weather was going to end last winter. It is always a time I dread as winter tends to leave my face looking sandblasted and my hair looking like a birds nest from suffering the harsh elements. Countering the effects of the weather to hair and skin is a constant battle and this winter has been no exception.

Not something that I have used on a regular basis before, face oil has been featured twice daily in my regimen since the beginning of September to counter the effects of stress and sleeplessness caused by a new job and more latterly to combat the effects of harsh weather conditions too. I am certain you can imagine how delighted I was when I was contacted by noüris to ask if I would try out their new range of oils to let them know what I thought! Trying these products would be a pleasure for me especially as one of them came with the recommendation of my most youthful looking aunt! You can’t say better than that!

noüris Essential Oil Trio

I received a trio of oils from noüris. This is a new range of products from an online company offering products from PDO regions in Tahiti, Chili and Italy. These protected products of Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil and Monoi Oil were sent by the company by first class mail and arrived well protected in bubble wrap and boxed and posted in a padded envelope with additional packing to prevent movement.

The range of oils is available in 100 ml, 50 ml and 10ml bottles of tinted glass to protect the product they contain. The bottles are printed with stylish labelling and the Nouris brand name. Each oil has its own colour and they look very good as a set in the bathroom. Two of the oils, which remain liquid at all times, come with a pump and transparent cap for easy dispensing. The Monoi Oil, which is generally solid at room temperature, has a silver screw cap lid. This particular product requires warming to become liquid before use.

First Impressions

After unwrapping these lovely items, I couldn’t wait to try a little on the backs of my hands before I began putting them through their paces. Having read that the Argan Oil had not been deodorised, I was worried that it might have an unpleasant base oil smell that I would find difficult to tolerate. After a couple of pumps on the back of my hand and a little massaging, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that is smelled quite fruity, perhaps faintly of apricots. It was a very pleasant discovery. The oil itself is quite transparent and was very quickly absorbed by the skin, which was another pleasant discovery.

The second oil to be tested was the Rosehip OilThis oil has an orangey tint, which comes from the colour of the hips.  It has a slightly tart and citric aroma, quite like red fruit herbal tea and without any base oil aroma. Again the oil was very quickly absorbed by the skin, not leaving any residue on the surface of the skin. Rosehip has anti-oxidant properties which aid cell regeneration. I have only to look at my aunt’s skin to see how beneficial this product can be. It is the main component of her anti-ageing daily routine, and I have to say that she looks to be in my generation rather than the one above, so I was eager to have the chance to try this product.

As the Monoi Oil required some warming I just open the bottle and inhaled to see if this product had the intoxicating qualities that I hoped.  I have discovered that not all Monoi products on the market have the delightful scent that I adore, even if they carry the organic mark and come from a reliable source. I believe it may be due to the addition of the Frangipani blossom fragrance, which is present in some products containing Monoi Oil, but not all. I was delighted to discover that this product had the fragrance that I adore, and had similar texture to the product from another, British brand, with which I am familiar. I left testing this one to a time when I was able to soften the product first.

noüris Monoi Oil

This product needs a little warming in a bowl of warm water before it changes from solid to liquid form. It doesn’t take very long, and hot water from the tap is hot enough to transform this product into a silky liquid which is perfect for pouring into the palm. 

At first I was surprised that this product didn’t come with a pump, as it will only be dispensed in its liquid form. I came to the conclusion that this was due to the fact that the product didn’t remain liquid.  However after a couple of uses I came to the conclusion that I would prefer a pump on this bottle and searched around at home for one which would fit the bottle. After attaching a pump I found that this was a a useful addition to the product and I was less nervous about spillage from the large opening or over dispensing the product and finding it difficult for my skin to absorb.

The first evening I applied this product liberally all over my body and a little on my hair, and applied as face oil, patting it on after applying my serum and under my night cream. I found no difficulty in absorption qualities and I was able to layer the products over each other without difficulty. I found the intoxicating scent of frangipani very relaxing and seductive and I couldn’t help feeling like a character from 1001 Nights as I applied it. My husband commented on how much he liked the aroma of the oil compared to perfume, and I feel application of this oil could become a regular feature in my daily skincare routine. 

The following morning I checked my skin which seemed well nourished, particularly around my ankles and instep, which tends to be dry. I felt a little sad that I found it didn’t absorb well into my hair which looked a little greasy where I had applied it, even though I hadn’t applied very much. However I was going to wash it that morning and I added a little more to try it as an intensive treatment to prep my hair before washing.  

Having read the warning on the bottle about allergy sufferers, I had only applied a small amount of oil over aqueous cream on the patches of skin where I tend to suffer from eczema, as I was a little fearful that it might upset my skin, but there wasn’t any redness or itchiness. Feeling a little more confident having seen the morning results and wondering how daringly I might use this oil, I applied the oil directly to eczema-prone areas, in the hope that the oil might aid hydration, and possibly assist in calming my itchy skin. This was readily absorbed my thirsty skin after my shower and didn’t seem to upset it at all.

After drying my hair that morning, I couldn’t help noticing that my naturally curly hair seemed more bouncy and fuller in texture.  It seemed less prone to frizz after the use of a hair dryer and I was quite impressed by the overall effect. I will check to see if the same is noticeable next time I wash it to be sure, but it seemed that application of the oil did make a difference to dry, parched hair.

I am quite greedy with oils and serums on my skin, as I find my dry skin requires quite a lot of maintenance. On the third evening I am just under half way through this bottle, but I am loving every moment of its use. My skin this evening is soft and elastic, and I haven’t felt the need to apply further moisturisation to my eczema prone areas at all today. The areas where I suffer most do not appear dry or flaky and there is not a hint of itchiness.  I am feeling more and more convinced that this product could release me from my constant use of scent-free creams which make me feel eternally punished and unable to enjoy a life of pampering.  Thank you so much for this revelation, noüris!

Monoi Oil has proved great for locking moisture in the skin, but I am in my forties and perhaps I need something a little anti-ageing too for the face. Perhaps tonight it’s time to try noürisRosehip Oil to see if I can stop the clock and perhaps even turn it back a bit!

noüris Rosehip Oil

This product is packaged in the same dark coloured glass, which will help protect it from the effects of sunlight while in use. It doesn’t come boxed, but the bottle has lovely printing and looks stylish and attractive displayed on the bathroom counter. This product has a neat, pump dispenser which prevents spillage or over-pouring and also a transparent cap to keep the nozzle clean and the bottle free from attracting any dust in the atmosphere. I found the pump a very useful feature which was easy to control and can be easily wiped clean after use, to prevent any build up of surplus product.

The oil itself has an orangey tinge of colour, suggesting the tint of crushed rosehips. This oil has a slightly tart fragrance, almost citric in nature. It doesn’t have a strong oil aroma which is very pleasing as this is a point which features highly in my selection of products, as I cannot bear using products on my face and body with a strong oil smell, and would find this off-putting. The fragrance noticeable to the user, but fades away almost instantaneously, and will not bother the user during the course of the day.

I was pleased to find that this oil has a very light consistency and is instantly absorbed by the skin, without leaving a trace of residue. It can be combined with serum and moisturiser very easily and without a feeling of overloading the skin. I am excited by the anti-oxidant and aspect of this oil and also the fact that it can be used on scars and itchy skin. I have long been bothered by a scar caused by chickenpox where I accidentally caught the spot with my glasses frame, and the prospect of reducing its appearance is very attractive. This oil may also be helpful for reducing the appearance of my stretchmarks, another very attractive feature.

Having eczema-prone skin is a real bind for me, especially in winter time, when the weather elements and central heating play havoc with my sensitive skin. I was very nervous to try any product on an area which is already driving me wild at every possible moment with itching, but I wanted to really put this product through its paces for other users to estimate what the result might be. 

The first time I used this oil on my eczema I first applied aqueous cream and then a little oil over the top, to see if it would soothe the itching, (which aqueous does not, although it moisturises). Although very moisturising to skin, I believe that the aqueous cream formed a barrier of protection on my skin and perhaps lessened the potential benefits that the oil may have provided.  Therefore, in a bolder attempt, I tried a greater quantity of Rosehip Oil alone the following day, to see if it would have greater effect.  I can’t tell you how nervous I was as my skin was already causing me considerable misery by this point. However, I was delighted with the result I experienced!  My skin did feel calmed by the presence of the oil, however, I confess I wasn’t brave enough to switch to solely using this product instead of my usual anti-eczema regimen. Rosehip Oil definitely did not exacerbate the problem, so for eczema sufferers it might be a pleasant treat to use a natural (and scented) product which has a scent rather than the usual, pharmaceutical regimen.

I thought I might also try this oil on another area of my body which also tends to drive me crazy with itchiness (but not eczema), possibly due to chaffing from clothing and long boots in winter. This area is my shin bones. I have lost count of the days and nights I have spent rubbing them red-raw following a day of wearing clothing and sometimes during the day too!  Here I wasn’t as nervous to try the product more liberally to test its effects. As I mentioned earlier, this product is a very light oil, and doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on the skin.

Since I began my review of this range of products the weather has changed really dramatically and I am still using my oils.  These products really have helped to keep my hair and skin in tip top condition.  This kind of product is a really versatile way to keep your skin and hair hydrated, and it works for face and body meaning that you have less products to store.  I have found oils blend well with serum and moisturiser, making it possible to layer your products to lock in moisture.  Applying over serum or to damp skin really helps to keep your skin radiant an healthy and your hair frizz free.  I will never look back as the results have been impressive.  Using oils as part of my daily self care routine is here for good!

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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:15/06/14, Opulentia Organics | Win 1 of 10 x Super Nail Nourisher Balm | 15ml, £9.99 each

This month, we have teamed up with premium natural and organic skincare company Opulentia Organics to introduce their latest range of organic products.

To celebrate the newly launched products, 10 of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a full sized pot of Super Nail Nourisher balm (15ml, RRP £9.99 each). Apply before 15 June 2014.

This organic, concentrated balm developed to strengthen nails and moisturise the surrounding skin and cuticles has already won a ‘Commended’ Award in the FreeFrom SkinCare Awards 2014 and is proving increasingly popular amongst beauty aficionados. 

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More about Opulentia Organics?

Opulentia Organics is a premium natural and organic skincare company offering a range of skin nourishing and rejuvenating body care products developed for potency, purity and quality. 

The founder of Opulentia Organics, Sally Moores, has spent the last 8 or so years perfecting her range of organic body oils and balms. All products are hand blended in small batches in the UK to ensure continuing high quality and exclusivity.

These gorgeous products smell amazing, and are kind to the most sensitive of skin types, with fabulous packaging and design ensuring that they make a perfect gift.  

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What is new at Opulentia Organics?

Three new hand and foot treatments now complement Opulentia Organics main catalogue of body oils. They are perfect for creating long-lasting moisturisation to help relieve dry, chapped and calloused hands and feet.

Opulentia Organics | Fantastic Mr Foot Balm

Fantastic Mr Foot Balm

(30ml, RRP £12.99)

Described as lip balm for the feet! Fantastic Mr Foot Balm is a rich and concentrated balm, developed to moisturise and soften the skin on your heels and feet. It may also help with pain and itching experienced with chilblains. A luxurious blend of organic vegetable oils, butters, waxes and essential oils, designed to nourish and feed the skin.

 

Opulentia Organics | Great Outdoors Hand Balm

Great Outdoors Hand Balm

(60ml, RRP £17.99 & 30ml, RRP £12.99)

Great Outdoors Hand Balm is the ultimate hand and healing balm. Nourishing and restorative olive, avocado, thistle, hemp and evening primrose oils are blended with essential oils to soothe and soften the skin. This luxurious balm will help revitalise the skin and protect hard working hands from moisture loss.

 

Opulentia Organics | Super Nail NourisherSuper Nail Nourisher

(15ml, RRP £9.99)

Super Nail Nourisher is a real handbag hero! The perfect size to pop in your handbag so you can give your nails and cuticles a little TLC any time, anywhere! Designed as a balm (so much easier to handle than an oil) and full of organic vegetable oils, butters, waxes and essential oils, this little pot packs a punch, helping restore moisture to nails and cuticle, increasing nail flexibility and encouraging growth. Regular use also gives nails a natural 'buffed look' shine and improvements can be seen after as little as two weeks of daily use!

   

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To find out more about Opulentia Organics premium natural and organic skincare products, or even just to say hello, feel free to contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you cannot wait to try their range, visit their online shop to take advantage of the regular promotions or pamper your loved ones with a fabulous gift. 

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E:30/04/14, The Rose Tree | Gift Sets | Win 1 x 2 Luxury Organic Skincare Bestsellers Boxes

This month, we have teamed up with small boutique producer, The Rose Tree, to introduce their sumptuous collections of luxury organic skin care, candles and body care products.

Apply before the 30th of April for a chance to win 1 of 2 Luxury Organic Skincare Bestsellers Boxes worth RRP £89.00 each.

These beautifully presented gift sets include an assortment of 5 full-sized best sellers. The bundles are the perfect treat for your skin after the harsh winter months, or the ultimate present for someone very special as we look forward to spring and summer.

About The Rose Tree

The Rose Tree is a small producer of luxury, organic skin and spa products, founded by Olga Rumble.

Their catalogue has been a labour of love and a fascinating quest to craft effective products that are truly indulgent to use.

All products are formulated by hand, using the finest and most potent, natural ingredients. Only the most active, fresh and potent botanicals and the premium, organic oils and butters are blended with the delectably scented flower oils, sourced from around the world.

The skin and body care ranges are packed full of specialist botanicals, nurturing vitamins and anti-oxidants. They do not include any synthetic fragrances, colours or other chemical witchery. The luxury candles are made from a 100% pure vegetable wax blend and are scented with pure essential oils. There is no paraffin, chemicals, artificial colours, scents or 'parfum'.

Luxury Organic Skincare Bestsellers Box

“At The Rose Tree, we understand that you want your products to not only be indulgent and luxurious, but also to be presented beautifully - albeit in a way that respects our environment." 

If you are looking for the convenience of a ready-made boxed gift set for yourself or someone very special, then look no further! A wide range of limited edition boxes are available for every budget, all beautifully packaged, stylish and ready to surprise and pamper.

The Rose Tree is now offering two of our members a chance to win a deluxe set of 5 full-sized best sellers worth RRP £89.00.

A super-charged, cleansing butter, packed with potent botanicals that will gently lift off makeup and dirt, to leave your skin super hydrated and radiant. Made with 75% organic ingredients. 

An intensely nourishing and quickly absorbed oil based essence, for radiant and super soft skin. Made with 92% organic ingredients.

A luxurious and creamy, cleansing bar with an extra moisturising formulation, particularly suited to dry and sensitive skin, gentle enough to be used as a facial cleanser. Made with 96% organic ingredients.

A rich and silky radiance, facial cream, suitable for all skin types. With precious essential oils to rejuvenate and hydrate, it is full of nourishing ingredients to leave the skin hydrated and plumped up. Made with 86% organic ingredients.

A washable, quick-dry cloth to exfoliate your skin gently, while removing make-up and the day's grime. The perfect partner to either the Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter or the Apricot Geranium Cleansing Bar! 100% organic.

 

    

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

Visit their online shop to discover more about the brand and their organic collections. All freshly made and handsomely packed!

To find out more about a product, or even just to say hello, feel free to drop a line to Olga.

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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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Receive regular updates and stay informed about their special offers and giveaways when you follow INSKIN on social media.

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

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.

Oil 4b

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….

OIl 2b

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.

Oil 3a

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

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!

If you have any questions about Peppy Galore products or just want to say hello, feel free to drop them a line 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.

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

Boris Zatezic, founder and head cream-whipper of MuLondon, is also available on +44 20 3411 8611 or by email, to answer your questions. 

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