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.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser - Review*


Vegan & Cruelty Free

After running out of my previous cleanser I was on the hunt for a new one to try out. I ended up coming across this Yes To Tomatoes combination skin cleanser, which I requested from from MyPure.co.uk for reviewing purposes this month. 

Yes To Tomatoes is specially formulated with witch hazel and salicylic acid to help treat acne breakouts and keep oily-combination skin in tip top condition.  Made with 98% natural ingredients, Yes To Tomatoes Daily Clarifying Cleanser is perfect for combination skin. The naturally derived formulation blends tomato and watermelon extracts with other ingredients to help keep combination skin balanced and clear. The cleanser also maintains your skin's pH balance while removing excess oils and impurities, purifying and refreshing your complexion. 

Of course the first thing I had to do when I received my product was smell it. I've loved previous Yes To Tomato scents before but this is probably the best so far as it's so sweet and fruity! As I ditched my electric face brush about a month ago I went back to basics with this cleanser and have been wetting my face with warm water, squeezing a bit of the product into my finger tips, massaging into my face for about a minute and then rinsing it all off with cold water. This routine has worked like a dream and has cleared my previous breakouts up. I find the that product can be drying after use so be sure to use a good facial moisturiser afterwards. Other than the product being a little drying to my skin after use this cleanser is great and I've nearly used the bottle up!

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

Sunday, 12 June 2016

ERiiS Sun Triple Protection Sun Filter in SPF 30 - Review*



Vegan & Cruelty Free

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Rebecca requesting if I'd like to try out a new sun protection product that was hitting the UK. I've only ever tired one brand of vegan and cruelty free sun cream so I thought I'd give ERiiS Sun a go! I ended up going for their Sun Protection Milk in SPF 30 as this suits my skin the best.

ERiiS Sun is a complete range of sun protection milks that combine a new and innovative filtering system with the energy of fresh fruit extracts. Triple action UVA, UVB, and Infrared-A protection, in a real juice formula, to refresh the skin before, during and after sun exposure.

ERiiS Sun contains:

Iridixina-S:
This is an innovative complex of sun protective filters for triple UVA, UVB and Infrared-A protection. It actively targets free radicals generated by exposure to sun and helps prevent damage to skin cells, including the formation of solar scars, and protect against premature ageing and the appearance of wrinkles, age-spots and loss of skin elasticity. 

Carrot Fresh Cells Extract:
 A real live microencapsulated cellular extract from the carrot root It is a natural source of beta-carothen, useful in repairing skin tissue. It deeply hydrates the skin whilst ensuring an intense even tan. 

Vitamin A, C, E:
 Vitamin complex with high refreshing and antioxidant efficacy for the skin. It helps to protect and regenerate skin stressed by sun exposure by limiting the risk of erythema and abnormal pigmentation.

ERiiS Sun is said to be an extra gentle formulation and is both parben and allergen-free. I really love the smell of this sun cream, it has the typical 'sun cream' scent but I'd say it's a bit more subtle than others I've previously come across. I found that due to its light oil-free consistency the cream itself absorbs quickly into the skin and it doesn't leave any white marks afterwards, which is a bonus! I also love that the product is presented in a bottle with a pump as this makes it a hygienic and practical way to apply the sun cream. Overall I'm quite happy that I've come across this sun protection range and I'll happily use it again!

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

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Lavera Refreshing Organic Lime & Verbena Deodorant Spray - Review*

Fresh as a lime with just one spritz!
Vegan Society Approved, Cruelty Free & NaTrue Certified

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, They're products are also developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for you, your family and the environment.

'Lavera's Deodorant Spray with organic lime and verbena offers 24 hour deodorising protection and is free of aluminium salts, parabens and phthalates. Lavera organic deodorant lets your skin breath and gives an invigorating freshness from the organic lime and verbena.'

I've been looking for a body spray for a while that I can use during work to keep me smelling fresh and a little more summery when out. When I was searching through the MyPure website looking for something to be sent for reviewing purposes, I came across this Lime and Verbena Deodorant Spray from Lavera which sounded like it would be really refreshing. So far I've tried a few Lavera products since going vegan and I've ended up with a good handful of favourites from them. With the Summer coming up I thought this sounded like the perfect deodorant to be using during the season. When I received the product I tried it right away as I was quite excited to try it out, but I was sadly very disappointed as it stung my armpits so much. It stung so much that I had to quickly wash my armpits to get rid of the product.  After that I checked the ingredients and I came across alcohol, I thought this may be the reason it had stung me so much. The next time I used the spray I decided I would only use it as body spray and not as an underarm deodorant. I really love the scent of this as it has a really fresh scent to it and it seems to linger quite sometime after it's been applied. Even though this product's main aim is to be an underarm deodorant I personally think it's a lot better off as a body spray and is great when you're wanting a quick freshen up when out. 

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

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Lavera Basis Sensitiv Anti-Ageing Q10 Eye Cream - Review*


Say goodbye to wrinkles!
Vegan Society Approved, Cruelty Free & NaTrue Certified

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. Their products are also developed to be effective yet gentle for sensitive skin, and safe for everyone including the environment.

'This anti-ageing eye cream contains coenzyme Q10 to gently smooth the delicate eye area. When used regularly, wrinkle depth is noticeably reduced and skin elasticity is improved. Q10 naturally occurs in the body to help regenerate the skin, however as we get older the body produces less.

The previous eye cream I had been using prior to this one had ran out on me so I decided to search for a new one on MyPure.co.uk. I ended up coming across this Lavera Anti-Ageing Eye Cream with Q10 and thought it would do the job perfectly. As soon as I received the eye cream from My Pure for reviewing purposes, I put it to work using it both day and night after cleansing my skin. After using the cream twice a day for a couple of weeks I started to notice a big difference in the fine lines around my eyes, this surprised me a lot as I've never seen a product work this well or quickly before! I also found that the underneath of my eyes look visually smoother and softer since using the eye cream. The cream itself is of a thin consistency (but you still only need a little of the product) which means it's easy to dab into the skin and because of this it soaks in well. After using the product I'm not left with a heavy feeling or oily skin which is great, as having a thick cream around the eye area is something you really don't want! I also like that the tube of this product has a small nib where the cream comes out, I find this good because I can apply the cream directly under my eye instead of applying it to my finger first.

As you can tell from reading my review I'm now fully committed to using this product to help carry on reducing and preventing my fine lines!

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