Sunday, 11 January 2015

Ochre Body and Skincare Range


Natural Skincare is something I am always interested in trying and one brand I have been using of late is Ochre Body and Skincare. A philosophy which states "Ochre Body and Skin is designed to care for you and our environment and to be affordable for everyday use. We avoid the use of any ingredients that could be considered harmful to your skin and minimise the amount of packaging in the product or used in delivering the product to you".

So, having been sent three products to try - Enliven Shampoo, Harmonise Conditioner and Cherish Body Lotion, each one brightly coloured and eye catching whilst sitting on my shelf in the bathroom.


Ochre Body and Skincare Range


Enliven Shampoo is the first product I used, in fact I enjoyed using it so much, there is just a small amount left. Described as being for frequent use this shampoo is suitable for all hair types. I tend to use it once or twice a week as a sort of in-between shampoo because I find it really gives my scalp a good cleanse, whether that was its original purpose or not, for me this is what it does. When you flip the lid and first use this shampoo, the first thing you do notice is the scent because it combines both Rosemary, which is used in many hair products to improve scalp problems and Peppermint which acts as an antiseptic, together they smell amazing. 

 There is also coconut and vitamin B5 rich panthenol included and they enhance the appearance of your hair by increasing body, suppleness and sheen plus there are sea minerals to condition, moisturise and protect. Putting all these together results in your hair feeling soft, smooth, hydrated and your scalp clean.

Ochre Enliven Shampoo

As someone who has dry ends and greasy roots, I tend not to put too much conditioner on my hair regularly, it doesn't like it, instead I tend to use it once a week and then at least twice a month, I use a conditioning hair mask.

Harmonise Conditioner uses arginine, which is a natural amino acid and an essential component of your hair to help your hair regain its natural thickness. Again using ingredients such as geranium and lavender oils to help regulate your hairs natural oils and stimulate the scalp, it leaves your hair feeling clean and frizz free. Also included is coconut, sweet almond oil and vitamin B5 rich Panthenol again to enhance body, suppleness and sheen. As with the Enliven Shampoo, there is also sea minerals to condition, moisturise and protect.

Once the conditioner is on your hair, if I use a small amount, my hair feels really hydrated and silky soft and being used once a week as a treat, my hair has really taken to this conditioner. Gone is the horrid straw like feeling I sometimes get. The scent is light enough that it doesn't overpower the senses but it is most definitely noticeable as you wash your hair and as your hair dries, whether naturally or with a hairdryer. What I do like is how easy the conditioner lathers as soon as it touches your hair and comes into contact with water, thus meaning you need only a small amount. I tend to use this everywhere buy my roots.


Ochre Harmonise Conditioner

The final product from this trio is the Cherish Body Lotion. Packaged in the similar bottles to the shampoo and conditioner and like those two products it using nutrient-rich sea minerals to revitalise and renew. As a formula it is non-greasy and is really easily absorbed into the skin where upon which it is so gentle, you can use it on all body parts, though I have never used it on my face.

Ingredients wise, there is a combination of sweet almond oil which smoothens, softens and protects to help the skin retain its elasticity and suppleness. Arginine is again present and in a body lotion it is said to benefit the radiance and vitality of the skin to help it maintain its elasticity and suppleness as with the sweet almond oil. There is also Cedarwood Oil which on the skin helps to soothe itching and is great for those with oily skin, as a scent it is calming and soothing. Patchouli Oil which is very effective in helping to deal with rough, cracked and overly dehydrated skin and as a scent it is hosts grounding properties which calm and relax.

The reason I like this body lotion is because it is really hydrating, particularly after being in the shower or a hot bath. It goes onto the skin really smoothly, is quite luxurious and absorbs really quickly with a little going a very long way. It has been some time since I have had a body lotion that I have continued to use like I do with this.


Ochre Cherish Body Lotion


  Ochre Body and Skin products are all free from sulphates, PEGs, parabens, animal ingredients, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrances and other potential irritants. So if you are a big fan of natural skincare or just want to try something new, then I cannot recommend these three products highly enough, they are an absolute delight to use and smell amazing.  You can find more information about Ochre and the rest of their product line HERE along with any other information you might need.

21 comments:

  1. Great review! I had never heard of the brand before. They look really good and I now want to try them. I love my lotions and potions x

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  2. I've never heard of this brand before, but the shampoo sounds like something I would love to try. I love using a cleansing shampoo once a week too x

    HOW I WEAR | A Manchester Style & Beauty Blog

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  3. I too haven't heard of this brand before. I like the packaging.

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  4. fabulous review as always not quite sure about the packaging yet not sure if i like it or not but sounds great

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  5. It's great when you find a product that you want to keep using - this sounds lovely x

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  6. I love finding new beauty items on your blog such a good way to get into them.

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  7. Not a brand I have heard of before, I too suffer with dry ends and greasy roots.

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  8. These look fantastic! I'm massively into natural skincare at the moment, so definitely want to branch out into haircare - I'll be sure to check these out :)

    Great post!
    Charlotte xx
    dobeautywithcharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have never heard of these. I love natural skin and haircare, but I don't like this packaging!

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  10. sounds great ! nothing better than finding something you love !

    Rachael , from - http://awesomebeforeautism.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I've never heard of that brand - looks fab!

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  12. These all sound lovely, particularly the shampoo, I can imagine rosemary & peppermint smelling gorgeous together.

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  13. Fabulous review like always Rachel! The brand is new to me but the products sound great. I love that it's natural and has no nasties in the formula...I really need to try more natural products!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  14. Nice review. I have one of their body lotions to try which I won in a giveaway x

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  15. Thank you for this review! I have always been interested in natural shampoo and conditioner

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  16. I have not heard of these products but they sound great products.

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  17. These sound great - I need to try some different products on my hair

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  18. These sound great and the scents are some of my favourite! I'll be honest I'm not keen on the packaging though

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  19. these look great, I love natural products! x

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  20. It sounds great! Thank's for doing it! Have a lot of inspired days!
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  21. These look great for my daughters beauty hamper for Christmas.

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