Thursday, 21 February 2019

SBC Propolis TSV - Head to Toe Ritual from the Hive

SBC or Simply Beautiful Collection is a brand I became acquainted with last summer (review here) and they are a British beauty brand who was founded in 1988. Described as being a fuss-free, practical, effective, affordable pampering, which includes skincare gels, moisturisers, serums, polishes, cleansers, bath & body essentials to create a dynamic range that delivers pure, natural vitality to the skin.
SBC Propolis TSV - Head to Toe Ritual from the Hive
Today I am sharing with you an SBC Propolis QVC TSV which is incredible value for money (it will cost less than £40) and it features a brand new product which is launching with this TSV. Propolis, if you have never come across it before, is a powerful substance made by honeybees. The bees collect resin from trees and combine it with beeswax and honey to make Propolis. Bees use Propolis to protect their hive and keep it sterile but it also has amazing properties for the skin too. The Propolis Collection is not only rich in amino acids but also in minerals, vitamins and bio-flavonoids all of which lavish face, body and hair with natural nourishing and protective care for the hair, scalp and skin.

Included within the TSV are five products which are:
A one Litre of Propolis Skincare Gel (£36 for 500ml) - Infused with natural propolis, this gel is incredibly lightweight on the skin and because it is water-based, it absorbs really quickly. What I like about this Gel is the scent because it combines sweetness with an earthy aroma. The use of Manuka honey which is sweet and moisturising works alongside the delicate ancient cypress which has quite a wood scent to it, but on the skin, it is said to host calming properties as well as working to decongest the skin, sweet basil which is said to cleanse the skin and neroli flower which again intertwine the sweet with the earthy scent.  There is also the inclusion of frankincense, patchouli and cedarwood which are all woody scents and they work alongside vanilla and amber.
SBC Propolic Skincare Gel
I have only been using this gel for a short time, but I have been applying it after showering because I do like to have hot water when I shower, I can't stand a warm shower.  On the skin, this gel works to provide relief for dry skin as it helps to restore moisture and hydration by reducing water evaporation. it also helps to desensitise and calm very sensitive skin and strengthens fragile skin by reinforcing skin’s natural barrier and for me, most importantly, it combats many of the environmental stresses that we are exposed to every day, while an abundance of vitamins, amino acids and minerals nourish the skin.

A 500ml bottle of Propolis Scalp Care Shampoo (£24) - I have a love-hate relationship with my scalp. When I am stressed I really suffer from dryness and itching and often have to resort to medicated products to help soothe it.  From SBC we have a shampoo which is described as being refreshing and soothing shampoo is enriched with naturally soothing Propolis, White Nettle, Ginger and Pro-Vitamin B5 for healthy scalp and hair. Formulated for those with a dry/itchy scalp in need of relief, this shampoo doesn't contain silicone, SLS or parabens.
SBC Propolis Scalp Care Shampoo
The fragrance of the shampoo is exactly the same as the Skincare Gel and the ingredients come together to cleanse and remove build-up and impurities to refresh the scalp. This shampoo also works to help control scalp sebum secretion to ease an oily scalp, restoring balance. I have only used it a few times since it arrived, so I don't feel I have a good enough insight as to whether or not it works for me, but what I have noticed is how shiny my hair has become.


A 500ml bottle of Propolis Hair Care Conditioner (£24) - With every shampoo, there is usually a conditioner and from SBC we have one which is formulated with 3 ingredients from the hive including Propolis which is rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids which helps soothe a sensitive, itchy scalp whilst caring for the hair follicle. Honey and Royal Jelly which work to nourish and smooth out the hair to leave locks soft and shiny. Then finally there is Argan Oil, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E which help improve the appearance of the hair’s elasticity, leaving it looking fuller and healthier. 
Propolis Hair Care Conditioner
Again, I have only used this a few times and what I like is that it doesn't weight my hair down or leave it feeling lank and greasy after use.

A 100ml of the brand new Propolis & Safflower Hand & Foot Cream (£18)  - This is the brand new SBC product.  Described as being a rich and sumptuous hand and foot cream, formulated to soothe, protect and hydrate dry and cracked skin. Like the rest of the products within this range, this cream is enriched with nurturing Propolis which is rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and bioflavonoids. Alongside those, we have Safflower Oil which is said to be an ideal hydrator for dry, sensitive skins, due to it being rich in essential fatty acids. Finally, there is the inclusion of both Shea Butter and Glycerin which provide intense moisturisation to leave hands and feet, nails and cuticles soft and nourished.
SBC Propolis Safflower Hand and Foot Cream
I have been using this since it arrived. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that I managed to fall over and tear my ankle ligaments and a tendon, so that has resulted in a few months on crutches and 6 months of wearing an ankle protector, the skin has become quite dry, so I need something with intensive moisture to soothe and I get that with this cream. This cream has what can best be described as a more powdery floral fragrance than anything else within this TSV and that is largely due to the heart notes of lily and rose but there is also the inclusion of sandalwood as a base note to the fragrance which I really like.


The final item within this TSV is a huge one Litre bottle of the Honey & Almond Shower Crème (£21 for 500ml) and I absolutely love this product.  As someone who hates Marzipan (devils food) but absolutely loves the scent of Almonds, this could not be a more amazing product.  Inspired by the soft, sensual feeling of cashmere against bare skin. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture because it has been specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. 
SBC Honey and Almond Bath and Shower Creme
Enriched with Honey deeply moisturising and rich in antioxidants and Sweet Almond Extract which works to soothe and nourish skin with its high vitamin E and Protein-rich content, it feels absolutely divine on the skin and smells just as amazing. With a hint of Coconut, there is also a few floral notes which come through too and this gives it a beautiful freshness.

This is possibly the biggest TSV I have ever seen and had the pleasure to review, each one of the bottles is huge and all come with a handy pump to make them easier to handle.  I absolutely adore the Shower Creme and am quite looking forward to seeing how my hair and scalp copes with the shampoo and conditioner too.

This TSV is on sale from Midnight tonight and the price is so incredible at less than £40, it is well worth looking out for!  I would love to know if any of these products have caught your attention and whether or not you have tried anything from SBC before?



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9 comments:

  1. I've heard great things about this brand from so many bloggers x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  2. Great price! This set would be fab for a Mother's Day gift! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. This set is just incredible! I need to try this brand soon!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  4. Honey is so good for the skin. Great set x

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  5. The honey and almond shower gel sounds so gorge x

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  6. The hand and foot cream sounds amazing¬ x

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  7. I've never tried anything from SBC before, and barely hear about them. I like the sound of this collection though xx

    GemmaEtc.com ❤️

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  8. This sounds like a great deal! I am sure it smells amazing!

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