Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Urban Veda Body and Skin Care

Urban Veda is not a brand I have been all too familiar with.  I have had the odd sample here and there but not enough to be able to decide whether or not I like them as a brand.Then I was kindly sent a set of three products to try, which I have been using for the last 6 weeks and this is what I think!


The philosphy being the brand is one I like and it is this Originating 5000 years ago in the Himalayas, Ayurveda's holistic health and wellbeing system is based on the therapeutic properties of plants. Brimming with plants rich in vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, our products are uniquely formulated to help maintain skin's natural balance. Our key ranges help to harmonise environmental factors, to purify, soothe, revive and add radiance. We believe in the value of nature and source natural, fresh, and pure ingredients to create our holistic products.  So you know that whatever product it is that you are using, is one that is full of goodness to take care of your skin, rather than one that is full of nasties to cause further irritations.

Starting with the Radiance Body wash in the lovely purple tube, I have to say it is a scent I absolutely adore, as soon as I used it for the first time, it was love.  The little accompanying blurb states:

"Naturally formulated to Ayurvedic principles, our Radiance Body Wash cleanses, moisturises and boosts all-over skin tone and radiance. Brightening bioactive and skin softening extracts help to soothe dry areas, boost collagen production and support skin's natural barrier function, helping to protect from transepidermal water loss and keeping skin healthy and hydrated".

The cream inside is quite a thick white texture, so it is one which only needs a small amount to cover your entire body and as you do so, the scent really comes to life. It is the kind of scent you can imagine in a candle which is supposed to relax you after a hectic day at work or a stressful moment in time. After using it in both a shower or the bath, it leaves the scent lingering on your body pretty much all day. The use of Turmeric to brighten the skin, skin softening liquorice and collagen boosting Arjuna all come together to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and incredibly moisturised. Add to that the aromatic scents of Marigold, Patchouli and Coriander to revitalise, this is one amazing product.  Priced at £8.99 for 200ml it is something I will be definitely repurchasing.


Next on the list is the Purifying Body Scrub which is described as follows:

"Naturally formulated to Ayurvedic principles, our Purifying Body Scrub harnesses powerful plant-based cleansers, botanical extracts and aromatic essential oils to cleanse, moisturise and detoxify skin. Star ingredient cold-pressed Neem oil aids skin health and combines with natural exfoliants Walnut shell powder and Pumice to buff away dead skin cells. Antioxidant-rich botanicals and collagen-boosting extracts keep skin supple, smooth and hydrated."

The first thing I noticed about this was the Tea Tree scent, which I have to say is not a favourite of mine. I was put right off it when in my youth I tried some in a spot removing treatment which made my eyes water for hours. That aside, I have just had a heavy head cold and this product was absolutely amazing at clearing my sinuses, I went into the shower sniffing and snorting and came out being able to breathe - amazing! Using Neem Oils to bring your skin back to health, it also uses a natural exfoliant of walnut shells and pumice to remove dead and dry skin cells and mixed in with the cream, it can be as light an exfoliant as you want it to be or with a little pressure, a lot more abrasive and it is very very effective. Also included in Arjuna to keep your skin supple, smooth and hydrated. Again, after using this, the scent lingers on your skin and flows throughout your home leaving a really lovely scent. Again priced at £8.99 for a 200ml tube, it is something I will definitely repurchase.

The final product in my set of three is the Daily Soothing Facial Wash in the orange coloured tube and it has the following description:

"Gently remove grease and grime and balance irregular dry and oily patches with uplifting yet balancing Ayurvedic ingredients. Aromatic flower, herb and spice essential oils combine to help enhance vitality, while moisturising, skin softening and vitamin-rich botanicals leave skin soft, supple and refreshed".

This is perfect for my skin which is combination with oily patches on my Tzone. Using Palmarose, Ylang Ylang and Clary Sage to gently remove grease and grime whilst bringing balance to dry irregular patches, this product uses Rose Geranium, Clove and Rosemary to help tone your skin leaving Sandalwood, Arjuna, Orange and lemon which are rich in vitamins to leave your skin feeling soft, supple and full of vitality. The scent of this is totally different to the other two, it is one which you would find in a lovely spa, those fresh scents which instantly make you feel relaxed when you walk in all pent up with stress and in need of a good massage, infact I think this product would make a lovely relaxing massage cream! As you apply it to wet skin and massage across your face, the instant feeling of cleanliness hits you. Once your skin is dry, that lovely fresh clean skin feel is fully evident. Priced at £8.99 for a 150ml tube, this again is a product I want to keep on my shelf.


It has been an absolute pleasure to use all three of these products, and I have even noticed my hubby Beautykinguk using them as well, so they must be good because he is quite fussy about what he will and won't use on his skin.

Have you tried any of these products? Are you an Urban Veda fan?

26 comments:

  1. These sound really good. I have combination skin with oily t-zone too, so may have to try that face wash.

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  2. I really like the sound of the sandalwood one. I will have to check them out.

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  3. Not heard of these before but they look and sound good!

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  4. I've heard really good things about Urban Veda, but not yet tried anything from the range. Love the sound of the Body Wash….x

    Carrie | What I Love Today x

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  5. I have never heard of them. I am really particularly with my skin and tend to stick to the same things - so it's good to read a review of new products so I can decide whether they'd be suitable or not - I don't like thick creams.

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  6. These products sound lovely! the facial wash seems perfect for my combination skin, I need to try it! xx

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  7. Sounds lovely. I'm not a great one for trying different products and tend to stick to soap and water. Perhaps I should try and be a bit more adventurous.

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  8. Ooh always nice to discover new products - these sound lovely!

    Josie XOXO
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  9. They sound good, I haven't heard of this brand before.

    Sophie
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  10. I love a good abrasive body scrub.I am always on the lookout for a nice one.

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  11. The packaging reminds me of Organic Surge! I love the sound of the body wash xx

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  12. I haven't heard of this brand before but I love the colorful packaging of each tube ^^

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  13. I have your same type of skin so I really need to check out this brand!

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  14. I haven't heard of this brand before, but it sounds lovely. I have combination skin too, so I would love to try it :) I'll keep an eye out for these! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  15. I haven't heard of them before either but they sound good. I hope you have been using some of Beauty King's stuff in return.

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  16. I got one of their products in a meet up goody bag recently, but not tried it yet - I should get my skates on!

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  17. I love the sound of the smells, I love a nice smelly product!

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  18. I never heard of the brand but these sound very good! :)
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    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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  19. I haven't heard of these before either but the design is nice and they sound like they smell lovely :)

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  20. Now these I would buy - I love the story behind them, the design and the colours.

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  21. This is the first time I have heard about the company. But if the products have herbal scents they are a certain win with me :)

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  22. These sound like a must try. I haven't however heard of this brand before, but like that it is natural!

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  23. I haven't heard of this brand, but the ingredients are right up my street.

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  24. This sounds like a lovely range, I especially like the sound of the facial wash :)

    Jess xo
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  25. Sounds interesting but the tea tree puts me off.....reminds me of nit treatments

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