E:31/03/17, Win 1 of 2 Organic Surge Rose Whisper Hand & Body Washes, RRP £14.95 each

This week, we are offering two of our most active reviewers a chance to test and review the Organic Surge Rose Whisper Hand & Body Wash 300ml worth RRP £14.95 each, an Ecocert certified product containing a minimum of 96% naturally derived ingredients.

Why we love it?

The Promise Collection brings you indulgent, natural perfumes combined with exotic ingredients, creating a finest selection of skincare products and making the everyday a little more special. The Wash is enriched with Damask Rose, Geranium essential oils & Organic Aloe Vera to offer all skin types an elusive scent of rose whispers through a warmly fragranced caring wash. It is proudly formulated in Britain to lavish the skin with naturally-derived, intensely nourishing ingredients and deliciously fragrant essential oils. Read more & Review.

  • 98% Natural Hand & Body Wash
  • 70% total ingredients from Organic Farming
  • Enriched with Damask Rose and Geranium essential oils & Organic Aloe Vera
  • Conditions and soothes all skin types
  • Elegant, luxurious natural fragrance
  • Animal-friendly, suitable for vegetarians and vegans

How to apply for the trial?

Apply before the 31th of March 2017. To enter, follow us and retweet this article on Twitter or like us and share it on Facebook. The details of the winners will be published the next day and the products dispatched shortly after. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before entering this giveaway. 

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E:31/07/16, Win $7,800.00 worth of INNARAH® VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème

Our biggest giveaway ever! This summer, we have teamed up with INNARAH® to offer 20 of our reviewers a chance to test and review a travel size -15 ml, $90.00 each- plus a full size -50ml, $300.00 each-   VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème.

INNARAH® VenoDefense™ Treatment Range

INNARAH® has developed a new skincare formulation using unbuffered glycolic acid and a unique bio-fermentation process, which works with the immune system to give immediate and permanent results by repairing and rejuvenating the skin.

“This all natural range of products is free of synthetic ingredients and will keep your skin glowing from within.” Manzoor H. Jaffery, Founder and CEO.

INNARAH® formulated the unique technology known as bio-fermentation to perfect its fermented anti-ageing formulas and signature VenoDefense™ collection using cutting edge ingredients such as Elk Antler Velvet, Ormus Gold, plant stem cells and Marine Phytoplankton.

So now you can target your skin’s natural immune system for younger, glowing, healthier looking skin by using INNARAH® skin care products.” Manzoor H. Jaffery, Founder and CEO.

Win 1 of 20 INNARAH® 15ml VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème

- 15ml, $90.00 each - worth $1,800.00

VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème is formulated with INNARAH® proprietary complex of anti-inflammatory ingredients that synergistically inhibits the activation of key mediators in inflammation and aging. This ultra-rich formula deeply replenishes moisture with the first application. The appearance of lines and wrinkles is smoothed and skin becomes instantly radiant. Read more about this product or purchase it now.

Win 1 of 20 INNARAH® 50ml VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème

- 50ml, $300.00 each - worth $6,000.00

Have you ever recorded a video review of an INNARAH® product? Why not submit yours for a second entry to win a full size VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème? Each member selected for the trial is invited to submit a video of findings online –You Tube, Dailymotion or Vimeo- and will receive a full size product worth $300.00. Notify us by posting a link to your recording on Twitter including @beautyontrial and @INNARAH_USA in your tweet.

How to apply for the trial?

To enter, follow @beautyontrial and @INNARAH_USA on Twitter and retweet. Alternatively, like @beautyontrial and INNARAH on Facebook and share. Read the terms and conditions carefully before applying for this trial.

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E:28/02/15, INNARAH | Win 1 of 50 x Defense Oil Oxygenated Moisture Oil | 5ml, £33.00 each

This month we have teamed up with top natural skin care provider, INNARAHTM, to introduce the first ever collection of products formulated to work in cooperation with your skin’s biology. 

Their catalogue includes 10 products and each is purposely developed to address specific skin issues due to natural aging and environmental factors, offering benefits to nourish, purify and re-energise skin. Check here which one is the best for you.

50 of our members will be offered the chance to test and review a 5ml trial sample of INNARAHTM Defense Oil Oxygenated Moisture Oil worth RRP £33.00 each. Apply before 28 February 2015. 

Skin Care Revolutionised to Reveal your Skin's Natural Beauty

INNARAHTM products are not engineered or synthetically made. They are innovative, highly effective, all natural products, free of synthetic ingredients utilising an exclusive, sophisticated and proprietary Fermentation process.

In traditional skin care formulations, ingredients are typically blended together and heated. INNARAHTM products use natural ingredients fermented over time, while subtle changes are made in the pressure and the quantity of oxygen within each container to eliminate the risk of oxidation and to ensure maximum efficacy. 

This technology enables the blends of unique botanical oils and minerals to maintain their potency, like raw food. Furthermore, fermented ingredients are accepted by the defence matrix of the epidermis and readily assimilated, thereby preventing any cellular imbalance and reducing skin damage. INNARAHTM processed products are easily absorbed, repair and rejuvenate skin while stimulating its own reparative abilities and optimizing its vital defence. They replenish moisture, smooth skin and reveal a healthier, more radiant appearance that characterizes a young and healthy complexion.

Introducing INNARAHTM Defense OilTM  Oxygenated Moisture Oil

Stress, fatigue and a fast paced lifestyle are some of the major reasons that cause skin cell breakdown resulting in premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity and sagging skin.

Defense Oil shields your skin from the damaging effects of environmental aggressors and UV rays, promotes healthy tissue growth while it helps the skin to repair and protect itself.

This fermented oil contains a unique complex of White Gold Ormus and Chamae Rose to jump start your DNA. Its deeply nourishing, oxygenated formula with cell growth promotes elements for skin regeneration. The proprietary blend of Bio-Fermentation oils and Phytoplasma minerals provide powerful, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Check here which other active ingredients are used. Read MoreReview | Photos | Buy

How to Keep Up-to-date with INNARAHTM?

Receive regular updates and stay informed about INNARAHTM special offers, new products, and exclusive information by following them on social media or by subscribing to their newsletter.

Visit INNARAHTM online store to browse their store, check their recommendations for your skin, read their FAQs or expert tips. Feel free to contact their This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for feedback or information or even just to say hello.

If you cannot wait to try one of their products or if you wish to take advantage of their popular discovery packages, purchase online and save using their exclusive, free worldwide delivery offer for all online orders with no minimum spend. Read their shipping policy for more details.

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Bodhi & Birch | Christmas Collection 2014

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Bells are jingling, lights are twinkling and carols are playing. It can only mean that Christmas is nearly here and the countdown is officially on. Did you leave your shopping until the last minute? Are you still missing gifts for a few people? Don't panic - there are still plenty of great ideas available for the last-minute shoppers.

Treat your loved ones to a piece of paradis this Christmas with the luxurious collection from Bodhi & Birch 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.

About Bodhi & Birch

Bodhi & Birch creates eco-luxury bath, body and skin care to awaken your mind, indulge your senses and enlighten your skincare ritual.

Founded by Elijah Choo, his creations draw inspiration from the healing power of nature and traditional botanical remedies, bringing together Eastern and Western skincare and wellbeing philosophies. Each product is expertly blended harnessing the finest materials nature has to offer, each ingredient is ethically sourced from sustainable origins.

These tried and tested botanicals are combined with advanced cosmetic science to create high-performance skin care formulated without harsh synthetics. The therapies are infused with potent levels of precious essential oils and active botanicals to rejuvenate skin and enhance well-being. Proudly made in England, the award-winning range of products has become a cult favourite, championed by beauty insiders and loved by celebrities around the world.

Bodhi & Birch Christmas Gift Sets

Discover your aromatic adventure with indulgent gifts to treat loved ones and smart travel kits for exotic escapes.

1 | Bodhi & Birch Allure Gift Set, RRP £15.00

A three piece gift set containing 50ml travel sizes of the best-selling sensual Ylang-Ylang Incensa range and the new calming Camomile Sky. An ideal gift for yourself or for someone special;

  • Ylang-Ylang Incensa Bath & Shower 50ml 
  • Ylang-Ylang Incensa Body Moisturiser 50ml 
  • Camomile Sky Bath & Shower 50ml

2 | Bodhi & Birch Empower Gift Set, RRP £15.00

A three piece gift set containing 50ml travel sizes of the energising Pep Noir range and the new vitalising Siam Ginger. An ideal gift for yourself or for someone special:

 

  • Pep Noir Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml
  • Pep Noir Body Moisturiser 50ml
  • Siam Ginger Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml

3 | Bodhi & Birch Unwind Gift Set, RRP £20.00

A four piece gift set containing 50ml travel sizes of the relaxing Jasmine Falls and reviving Rosemary Chi ranges. An ideal gift for yourself or for someone special: 

  • Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml
  • Jasmine Falls Body Moisturiser 50ml
  • Rosemary Chi Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml
  • Rosemary Chi Body Moisturiser 50ml

4 | Bodhi & Birch Pep Noir Energising Duo Gift Set, RRP £32.00

The Pep Noir Energising Duo contains 200ml full sizes of spicy Pep Noir Bath & Shower Therapy and body hydrating Pep Noir Body Moisturiser: 

  • Rosemary Chi Reviving Duo Gift Set 200ml
  • Pep Noir Body Moisturiser 200ml

5 | Bodhi & Birch Rosemary Chi Reviving Duo Gift Set, RRP £32.00

The Rosemary Chi Reviving Duo contains 200ml full sizes of aromatic Rosemary Chi Bath & Shower Therapy and skin soothing Rosemary Chi Body Moisturiser: 

 

  • Rosemary Chi Bath & Shower Therapy 200ml
  • Rosemary Chi Body Moisturiser 200ml

6 | Bodhi & Birch Jasmine Falls Relaxing Duo Gift Set, RRP £36.00

The Jasmine Falls Relaxing Duo Gift Set contains 200ml full sizes of fragrant Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Therapy and skin nourishing Jasmine Falls Body Moisturiser:

  • Rosemary Chi Reviving Duo Gift Set 200ml
  • Pep Noir Body Moisturiser 200ml

7 | Bodhi & Birch Ylang-Ylang Incensa Sensual Duo Gift Set, RRP £36.00

The Ylang-Ylang Incensa Sensual Duo Gift Set contains 200ml full sizes of fragrant Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Therapy and skin nourishing Jasmine Falls Body Moisturiser:

  • Ylang-Ylang Incensa Bath & Shower Therapy 200ml
  • Ylang-Ylang Incensa Body Moisturiser 200ml

8 | Bodhi & Birch Assemblage Gift Set, RRP £38.00

This best-selling gift collection containing 50ml travel sizes of Jasmine Falls, Ylang-Ylang Incensa, Siam Ginger, Camomile Sky, Mint Thé, Rosemary Chi and Pep Noir bath & shower therapies. The perfect introduction to their bath and shower range:

  • Ylang-Ylang Incensa Bath & Shower 50ml
  • Camomile Sky Bath & Shower 50ml
  • Pep Noir Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml
  • Siam Ginger Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml
  • Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml
  • Rosemary Chi Body Moisturiser 50ml
  • Mint Thé Bath & Shower Therapy 50ml

9 | Bodhi & Birch Rosa Rosa Skincare Gift Set, RRP £80.00

This introductory skincare set (worth £95, saving £15) comprises full size Rosa Rosa Clarifying Cleanser, Rosa Rosa Hydrating Toner and Rosa Rosa Daily Moisturiser. An ideal gift for yourself or for someone special:

 

  • Rosa Rosa Clarifying Cleanser 150ml
  • Rosa Rosa Hydrating Toner 100ml
  • Rosa Rosa Daily Moisturiser 50ml

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If you cannot find that special present to pamper your loved ones this Christmas, visit online shop for an unique selection of luxurious bath, body and skincare treats.

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E:14/12/14, The Rose Tree | Win 1 of 2 Best Sellers Collections - Try-Me! Size | RRP £21.00 each

In the run-up to Christmas, we have teamed up with British producer of luxury organic skin care, body care and candles, The Rose Tree, to introduce their newly launched Christmas Collection 2014.

Discover their sumptuous selection of gift sets and apply before the 14th of December for a chance to win two lavish Best Sellers Collections – Try-Me! Size worth RRP £21.00 each, in time for the celebrations.

Whatever you are looking for this festive season, be inspired, take a pick and treat someone very special with a taste of luxury and pure indulgence!

Christmas Gift Sets

If you are looking for the convenience of a ready-made boxed present then look no further! The team at The Rose Tree Christmas has just unleashed an exhaustive collection of beautifully wrapped luxurious gift sets. 

With a wide-ranging selection of the finest care products and exquisite candles priced between £6.95 and £89.00, you will find that precious surprise for every budget and taste. 

The Rose Tree care products are performant; are handmade from natural and organic ingredients, and are chocked full of skin nurturing vitamins and antioxidants. Their luxury candles are made from a 100% pure vegetable wax blend and are scented with pure essential oils.

Best Sellers Collection of Try-Me! Size

The Best-Seller Collection, all in a Try-Me! Size is the perfect opportunity to taste and try their The Rose Tree's most popular products. 

The box contains not the usual tiddly tip of your finger sized samples but four beautiful presented and perfectly formed products with a sufficient supply for several days or weeks. That gives you ample time to try these skincare favourites over a reasonable period and really get a feel for what suits your skin, use the amazing organic ingredients and see the great results!

All goodies come packaged in a recyclable signature grey glass, the butters and creams in a jar and the serums in one dropper bottle.

1 x Radiance Facial Essence with Rose & Marula - 5ml, £6.50

This award winning Radiance Facial Essence with Rose & Marula in a generous dropper bottle is packed with anti-ageing plant botanicals which will last you a good few weeks. Rose fruit oil is combined with the oil of the marula nut, avocado, camellia, raspberry seed, hazel nut and sea buckthorn extract to deliver intensely hydrated and silky soft radiant skin. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 92% organic ingredients. Review | Photos | Buy

1 x Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter - 6g, £6.50

This super charged Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter pot is formulated for beautifully cleansed, hydrated radiant skin with organic carrot oil, mango butter and a host of skin loving natural butters. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 75% organic ingredients. Review | Add Photos | Buy

1 x Radiance Cream with Rose & Frankincense - 6g, £6.50

This rich and silky Radiance Facial Cream pot is formulated with precious rose otto flower oil and frankincense renowned for their rejuvenating and hydrating qualities. It is packed full of nourishing ingredients; vitamin rich linseed oil, sunflower oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, aloe and vitamin E to leave skin hydrated and plumped up. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 90% organic ingredients. Review | Add Photos | Buy

1 x Rejuvenating Eye Serum with Rose & Starflower - 2ml, £5.50

This rejuvenating Organic Eye Serum with Rose & Starflower in a dropper bottle is designed for the sensitive skin around the eyes. Rose fruit oil is combined with starflower oil to deliver a rejuvenating and smoothing eye treatment. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 98% organic ingredients. Review | Add Photos | Buy

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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 its founder Olga Rumble

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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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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.

 

    

Stay in Touch

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.

INSKIN Therapeutic Bath Oil Collection

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.

 

     

Follow INSKIN

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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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.

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 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:

  

   

Follow Bodhi

Receive regular updates and stay informed about special offers, and giveaways, when you follow Bodhi on social media. The customer services department is also available by email or on 0800 987 5968 to answer your questions.

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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