Showing posts with label Bodycare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bodycare. Show all posts

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yoghurt

As someone who cannot stand Marzipan but absolutely loves the scent of anything almond related and indeed some of my favourite products are primarily of almonds and new to the stash from The Body Shop is the Almond Milk Body Yoghurt which was love at first whiff!.
The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yoghurt
I am quite lazy when it comes to using body moisturisers, something I openly admit too. However, when I find a product I just absolutely love, I will use it down to its very last drop.  The Body Yoghurt from The Body Shop is akin to a gel-cream, its texture is smooth and very much like that of a yoghurt. It is light, it is non-sticky and perhaps most importantly it is non-greasy.  

Designed to be used after bathing or showering on to slightly damp skin and it is surprising just how little of this cream you need to use at any one time because it is a case of a little going a long way and when it comes into contact with the skin, which after showering or bathing, will still be warm, the slightly thick texture turns from that cream to a gel and glides on to the skin, as it does so, with it comes the most amazing almond scent which lingers lightly on the skin, enough so that you can catch its scent on the skin hours later.
The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yoghurt
The gel-cream is 100% vegetarian, enriched with Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain and priced at £8.50 for 100ml, it is an absolute bargain.

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

REN Magnesium Booster Body Spray

My favourite range from REN is the Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium range (review here) which brings together a collection of products ranging from bath oils and body scrubs to body washes and hand cream which has the ability to brighten and de-stress skin, boosting vitality and luminosity while calming the mind.
What can we learn from the ocean? A whole lot about skincare. That's why we've harnessed the unique power of Atlantic kelp and magnesium, known for their ability to brighten and de-stress skin, boosting vitality and luminosity while calming the mind. Find our collection of body wash, lotion, bath oils, scrubs and hand cream here, just waiting to take care of your skin.
The product I have been using quite a lot of, by which I mean I love it so much, I have purchased another, is the Magnesium Booster Body Spray. 
REN Magnesium Booster Body Spray
Carefully extracted from the 250 million year old Zechstein sea, the magnesium salts within this body spray help relax the body as well as to purify and restore the mind, body and soul.  It wasn't until I started to use this range that I realised just how amazing Magnesium is, for example:
  • It helps to balance energy levels in our cells ensuring toxin release and fatigue recovery
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe irritated skin and promote wound healing
  • It helps relieve joint pain and improves circulation
  • Aids stress relief, relaxation and sleep
Life for me has been quite stressful of late.  I managed to slip and damage the ligaments in my ankle, which has meant wearing an ankle splint and using crutches to get around which hasn't been fun at all and I am not the best patient in the world. Being unable to do things such as have a bath, walk down the stairs, go for a walk, do the shopping and even the housework have all been a struggle.  So products like this from REN are an incredible thing to have.

There are a few ways to use this spray.  The first is to spray over the body liberally after showering, ensuring you massage it into the skin and focus on those aching and tired muscles.  You can also use it before bedtime, literally spraying across the body (and bed) to help prepare you for a restful nights sleep.

You can find this Magnesium Booster Spray for £15 from SpaceNK



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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Tropic Skincare Clean and Refresh Natural Body Wash Range

Tropic Skin Care’s mission has always been to create natural, cruelty free products that will genuinely benefit the skin. With no toxic chemicals and instead just using nutritious ingredients you re treated to luxurious, pampering products that always stay true to their ethos.
Tropic Skincare Clean and Refresh Natural Body Wash Range
If you like a body wash which not only smells delicious, keeps your skin feeling hydrated and moisturised and is not only pH balanced but free from harsh chemicals, then you need to meet Tropic's brand new Body Wash range.  Freshly made in a Beauty Kitchen in Surrey, Tropic have come up with three incredible scents to tempt you and I have been lucky enough to be using all three - zesty Mangosteen, Thyme and Mandarin, exotic Frangipani, Star Anise and Tiare Flower, and sweet, citrusy Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple. Each scent is formulated with gentle, natural cleansers from coconuts, sweet almond and avocado oils to give skin an infusion of silky softness, as well as guava leaf juice and bamboo water to refresh and soothe all over.

MANGOSTEEN, THYME AND MANDARIN BODY WASH £10 | 250ml
Combines zesty, tropical ingredients with a hint of thyme for a truly addictive and uplifting scent.  I love that this scent, it takes on the zest of the fruit but the earthiness of the Thyme really adds that extra something.

FRANGIPANI, STAR ANISE AND TIARE FLOWER BODY WASH £10 | 250ml
Embraces the exotic ingredients that Tropic is best known for, to bring you a deliciously irresistible flavour.  This is just an incredible scent which is floral fresh and there is just a wonderful hint of Jamine which seeps through that I just love.

WILD MINT, LIME AND PINEAPPLE BODY WASH £10 | 250ml
Encapsulates all things tropical. Sweet, juicy pineapple meets zesty lime and refreshing mint for an all-encompassing burst of happiness. This is my favourite of the three body washes and it is just an incredible scent. It is the perfect blend of freshness meets fruity and when you have been out enjoying the sunshine, it perfectly cools down the skin.

Tropic Skin Care are certified Cruelty Free, Vegan Society Approved & made with natural plant extracts but even so, it still manages to lather really well and as it does so, the scent of each body wash really does come to life and the scents are just amazing.


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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Sophie La Girafe Cosmetics

I think regardless of whether or not you have children, you will have heard of Sophie the Giraffe, the giraffe shaped teether which every child I know owns and this is unsurprising when an estimated 50million have been sold. Well alongside said teether is an entire skincare range which is just too cute and actually rather good!

Sophie la Girafe skincare is Ecocert-certified natural and organic skincare range for babies and is said to be tolerated by those who have sensitive skin. Within the range there are 6 different products - Hair & Body Wash, Body Oil, Face Cream, Bubble Bath, Protection Cream and a Body Lotion. Each Bottle or tube features Sophie la Girafe and can be found in places such as Harrods and Boots.


Sophie La Girafe Cosmetics
Sophie La Girafe Cosmetics
Sophie La Girafe Cosmetics

I was kindly sent the Hair & Body wash which I wasn't too sure about to begin with but it grew on my very quickly. It has a mild Lavender scent which I really like and find quite soothing and once it comes into contact with water, it forms a gentle. On the skin it is so gentle and after washing my skin felt so soft and smooth and incredibly moisturised. There are four main ingredients which are:

  • Oat Milk to gently cleanse the skin and hair. This mild ingredient is well tolerated, even by babies with sensitive, allergy-prone skin.
  • Cotton which moisturizes and conditions the hair, as well as helping untangle knots.
  • White Tea which protects the skin during washing – it provides antioxidant protection to the skin and hair
  • Lavender Water to provide gentle cleansing of even sensitive and allergy-prone skin

As you might expect, being Ecocert-Certified you won't find any of the following within any products from the range - GMO (Genetically modified organisms), nano-particles, synthetic perfumes or dyes, animal components, lanolin, phthalates, parabens, chlorine, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), MIT, triclosan, propylene glycol, benzobarbital, phenoxiethenol or petrochemicals.  Even I am pretty impressed with all of this and more so for a product which smells absolutely amazing and leaves the skin so soft and smooth with no irritations, no stinging, no pinkness and no drying.

So for those of you who want eco friendly skincare for you baby or even yourself, Sophie la Girafe has it covered.


Have you seen the Sophie La Girafe range?

Friday, 9 October 2015

Pain free hair removal with the iluminage Touch

If someone said to you that you could remove hair pain free and in just a few minutes, I am sure like me you would be raising your eyebrows thinking "Yeah right" laugh a little and walk on. Well meet Iluminage** a device which I have been using once a week for the past 6 weeks. It is described as being the most advanced at-home hair removal system and is said to work with all skin tones and hair colours! I am one of those lucky people who has very very light hair on my arms and legs so it doesn't really pose too much of a problem, but I find shaving, waxing and using creams a right bore, time consuming and a faff!

So Iluminage is an at home hand hand IPL hair removal device which or to give it a proper introduction "From the scientists at Syneron - the inventors of IPL and the breakthrough elōs professional technology - comes the first and only in-home technology to combine Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies to deliver clinically proven, permanent hair reduction. The combination of these two complimentary energies delivers unprecedented safety, speed and effectiveness for smooth, hair-free, beautiful skin - painlessly"

That last word 'painlessly' was the one which made me raise my eyebrow because in my opinion and experience, these devices usually do cause some amount of pain and wincing, yet this one claims not too plus it is also safe, fast,effective and pain-free method for hair removal for any skin tones and hair colour.
iluminage TOUCH elos Permanent Hair Removal / Reduction System
iluminage TOUCH elos Permanent Hair Removal / Reduction System
iluminage TOUCH elos Permanent Hair Removal / Reduction System
iluminage TOUCH elos Permanent Hair Removal / Reduction System
iluminage TOUCH elos Permanent Hair Removal / Reduction System
So to use it, you use the Iluminage device on those areas that you would usually shave, wax, strip and so on and you use it once a week for 6 weeks and the statistics state that it is clinically proven to reduce hair growth by 94% in just 7 treatments! On the body it can be used everywhere, from your facial hair right down to your toe hair, all you need to do is prep the area before you use the Iluminage by removing the hair (wax/shave/epilate) for it to work effectively. Oh and it comes with an epilator attachment if you want to give that a go. Once you are ready to give it a go, you switch on the machine, select your level (low/medium/high) and glide the device over the area you are treating and it is so easy an quick to use that you can do both legs in around 20 minutes, your bikini line in under 5 minutes and even your arm pits and it looks a bit like this:




When I used it for the first time, I fully expected to be wincing and using all kinds of profanities as I went, but it does not hurt at all, the only thing you will find, depending upon which intensity you choose is a little heat, which isn't uncomfortable but does take a few minutes to get used to it.


So as you move the scanning device over you chosen body area, which in my case was my legs, it claims to give permanent hair-reduction, which isn't the same as permanent hair removal. That said, over the last 10 weeks, I have noticed that the need to shave my legs has lessened though I feel I need to use it for a further few weeks to see results.

Iluminage is not cheap and it costs £375 but for a permanent reduction in hair-growth which it promises, then for me this is a really good price and absolutely worth every penny, more so when you work out how much it actually costs to de-fuzz per year using the products you buy on the highstreet. It is clinically proven to work so I have no doubt it will do what it says. 

Available to purchase various online retailers, Harrods, Boots & QVC.

Do you think that this something that you would be interested in?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Primark Body Essentials Argan Scrub

I am a bit of an impulse shopper, a bit of a magpie when I see things that sound good, are a bargain price and make a few promises, I buy them.  Sometimes those products are amazing, sometimes they are disappointing - this product was the latter.

For £2.50 in Primark, I came across Body Essentials Argan range within which was a body scrub with Argan oil and a promise that it would remove dead skin cells leaving skin smoothed and polished. Hmmm £2.50 this could have been the product of all products had if worked, but for me it didn't.

It says "Treat your body with intensely conditioning argan oil. This body scrub removed dead skin cells whilst smoothing the skin leaving it feeling refreshed, polished and smelling delicious".








Well it does smell nice, but not what I would call delicious, when I think of a body scrub that is delicious I am drawn to the Soap and Glory a Breakfast scrub which smells amazing, this scrub smells like a weak coconut smoothie, though it doesn't contain coconut.

Then when it comes to using on your body, it does say that for a deeper exfoliation you can use it in dry skin before showering or when in the shower on damp skin massage it on using circular motions.  The cream is a fairly thick consistency and there are small exfoliating particles in it, but I personally think the cream is too thick for those particles to work as they should, so it doesn't do a very good job at exfoliating, it's main purpose.  When you do manage to get to the exfoliating particles they don't exfoliate that well and you can barely feel them on the skin, even if you apply a lot of pressure.  I found it particularly hard to use and ended up reaching for the Soap and a Glory Breakfast scrub to finish the job I had started.

I have used this quite a few times over the past few months, I say that because I feel it would be unfair to use it once and then state I am not too impressed with it.  I have tried using it before I shower, when I am in the shower and even when I am in the bath and I get the same result, well no result actually.  The only thing it does is make my skin feel really dry after using it, so I am instantly reaching for one of my moisturises as soon as I have patted my skin dry.

For £2.50 I am really saddened this hasn't worked for me because I had high hopes, maybe it works better for other people, but for me it is a product that I wouldn't repurchase and one that is heading for the bin because I won't be finishing the tube.
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