Thursday, 15 September 2016

Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent & Vie Healthcare After Bite Roll-On* - Review



Spray those bugs away!
Vegan Society Approved (Incognito) & both Cruelty Free

For those of you who haven't been on your Summer holiday yet, or for those who have something booked for next year, I bring you two things you mustn't forget to pack and take with you! After being contacted by Rebecca Alder (who works with Vie Healthcare), I was kindly sent the After Bite Roll-On to review on here. I ended up buying the Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent myself as I'm going away soon and thought it would come in handy. Both brands also have a good variety of different products that are always best to keep in mind when going on holiday. 

Incognito Anti-Mosquito Insect Repellent

All Incognito manufactured products, including our spray are certified as 100% natural. They are all completely free of any Deet, Paraban, GMO, SLS’s and are not tested or derived from any animal, which is why the spray is registered with the Vegan Society and carries the logo on every bottle. And because Incognito is just as strong as any other Deet based product, it can be used by all the family including young babies. The repellent provides excellent protection against insects, including all mosquitoes, ticks, sand flies, wasps, fleas, bees, midges and gnats etc. And because of further research, funded by the Gates Malarial Partnership and published in the British Medical Journal, our active ingredient is clinically proven to protect against malaria when used in conjunction with an impregnated mosquito net. Incognito Mosquito Repellent is also biodegradable and will not harm any animals. 

Most insect repellents I've come across seem to have quite a strong and non pleasant smell, but because this one is all natural all it smells of is lemons which is actually really nice. I found the product itself to be non-sticky when applied which is always a bonus when being in the heat and it seemed to keep any bugs that were lurking around, away!

Vie Healthcare After Bite Roll-On

Already bitten? Roll away the itch with Vie Healthcare’s After Bite Roll-On. All natural and ammonia-free, this extra gentle roll-on formulation is suitable for the most sensitive of skins, including babies. Active ingredients include aloe vera, chamomile, calendula and mallow. Simply roll over the affected area for immediate relief of bites and itchiness. Both the repellent spray and after bite roll-on come in handy travel sizes, well within the restrictions for hand luggage, and ideal for squeezing into your beach bag or handbag. Vie Mosquito Roll on is one the most effective ways of protecting yourself from biting insects.

Like I said about the insect repellent this after bite roll-on also has a lovely scent, but the smell of this is much more floral which I find very pleasant. I love the product design of this as the roller ball is so easy to use and it's so small so you can take it anywhere with you. 

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One of these products was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Skincere 100% Natural Facial Serum, Day Cream and Night Cream - Review*



Vegan & Cruelty Free.

Designed by experts, Skincere has been formulated with hypoallergenic, soothing ingredients to help restore the complexities of our skin, without the use of harsh synthetic chemicals and preservatives. Focused on creating ultra-soothing formulations, Skincere is aimed at those suffering from sensitive skin and intolerances, including soya, dairy, wheat and nut allergies, or for those who just want to be true to their skin.

The unique, natural formulations help to improve the appearance of skin, reduce signs of ageing and visibly even skin tone, leaving a noticeably more radiant complexion. The range is comprised of five key products which provide a full daily skincare regime. Key ingredients include fruit botanicals such as Bilberry, Orange and Lemon, alongside other natural plant actives such as Monoi Tahitian Oil and Aloe Vera.

Skincere Facial Serum 
An intensely hydrating facial serum to help to visibly restore skin’s radiance and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Clinically proven to increase skin firmness and elasticity in just 4 weeks whilst also reducing the appearance of age spots. After just one application skin feels firmer, smoother and well hydrated. After 28 days of regular use skin feels more hydrated and firmer. Skin tone more even and fine lines refined

Skincere Day Cream
A soothing day cream rich in antioxidants and botanical extracts to help nourish and restore skin’s softness. Clinically proven to reduce redness, soothe skin and aid the recovery of damaged skin cells. After just one application, skin feels smoother and the overall appearance of skin is improved. And after 28 days of regular use, skin feels softer, more nourished, even toned and fine lines refined.

Skincere Night Cream
A gentle night cream to re-invigorate stressed skin whilst you sleep. Clinically proven to reduce redness, soothe skin and aid the recovery of damaged skin cells After just one application, skin feels smoother and the overall appearance of skin is improved After 28 days of regular use, skin feels softer, more nourished and even toned. Wrinkles and fine lines appear refined

When working with these products I was pleasantly surprised with all three of the items that that kindly been sent to me for reviewing purposes. I've never used a facial serum before so I quite enjoyed adding this product into my skincare regime. I feel that both the Skincere Facial Serum and Night cream have a pleasent scent to them, but when I used the Day Cream I was unsure of it's scent. Luckily the scent doesn't lingure on the face off too long so this didn't become a problem. I found the serum and both creams easy to apply and felt that my skin was left feeling smooth and non sticky. 

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hurraw! Papaya & Pineapple Lip Balm - Review*


Hurraw for Papaya & Pineapple!
Certified Vegan & Leaping Bunny Approved.

Hurraw! balms are made from certified organic, vegan ingredients (yes no beeswax) and are these made using cold pressed oils to keep them full of goodness.

'The juicy duo of cold pressed papaya seed oil and natural pineapple flavor makes for a tropical treat! The primary ingredient in this papaya pineapple balm is cold pressed papaya seed oil, which has loads of moisturising essential fatty acids and is great for the skin. Papaya seed oil also contains the enzyme papain, which is keen to quiet inflammation.'

I never have enough lip balms and I'm always looking for new ones to try out! I ended up coming across this Summery sounding Hurraw! lip balm from MyPure.co.uk and was sent a tube for reviewing purposes. When you smell the product from the tube it smells like sweet pineapple, but when applied to the lips the lip balm smells more like those fruit salad sweets, which is lovely! I love how smooth and non sticky this Hurraw! lip balm makes my lips and I feel that the balm itself lasts a good time after applying.

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Lavera Volume Mascara in Black - Review*



Volumize those lashes! 
Vegan Society Approved, Certified by NaTure & Cruelty Free.

For over 25 years, Lavera have manufactured all natural skincare and cosmetics to the highest quality standards. Using herbal ingredients, certified organic whenever possible, Lavera products are all formulated without synthetic preservatives, colours or fragrances, developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for you, your family and the environment.

This volume mascara offers natural volume and is an everyday companion, for naturally thickened lashes. Its vegan texture with mineral-based colour pigments and selected organic ingredients, such as organic carnauba wax, leaves lashes looking gorgeous. This mascara is also suitable for contact lens wearers and is both dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.

I haven't worn mascara since my last review on one, which was probably well over a year ago now! So I thought I'd give a different brand a go, I ended up going for this black volumizing mascara by Lavera. Firstly, I love how the brush both separates and lengthens the lashes without making them look thick or clumpy. I also found the brush itself to be a great size and a it was a pleasure to work with. The mascara isn't water proof and because of this I sadly ended up with black underneath my eyes, I also found that the mascara had flaked a little by the end of the day. Although the other good thing about this mascara is that it smells sweet and not strange like some other products can, but from my point of view I probably won't be using any mascara's again as I much prefer my eye lashes without!

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Acorelle Eau Fraiche in Silky Rose - Review*


Vegan, Cruelty Free & Certified ECOCERT

Silky Rose is a mellow fruity raspberry perfume emphasised with rose floral water. All of Acorelle's eau fraiches are composed of wheat alcohol, organic essential oils with active properties, and floral waters which are 100% organic and adapted to each fragrance.

Descripti

  • Head notes: rosebuds, lychee
  • Heart notes: rosegeranium, freesia
  • Base notes: raspberry
Quite recently I've been on the hunt for some new scents, so I'm very happy that I came across this lovely Acorelle rose scent from Mypure.co.uk this month. I love how subtle the smell of this product is and for me this means I can wear it casually throughout the day or for evenings out. I find the that scent can linger a good few hours but if you wanted the smell to last longer you could always spray the product elsewhere, such as your wrists. I also love that this product doesn't involve phthalates, artificial colours. artificial musk or synthetic chemicals.

This product was sent to me to review, all views are my own.