Tuesday, 14 July 2015

PHB Ethical Beauty Neroli & Immortelle Skin Brightening Gel - Review*

PHB Ethical Beauty is a pioneering family run business with a revolutionary multi-award winning range of UK handmade ethical beauty products which are all natural, vegan and halal certified. PHB give us ethically made products that are a safer choice for our health and for the environment. They're also raising awareness about ethical issues that arise in the cosmetics industry, such as the use of animal-derived ingredients, plastic microbeads and palm oil in cosmetics. All of PHB's products are free from alcohol, animal ingredients, harmful chemicals & allergens and they are strongly against animal testing. 

This product produced by PHB, is a specialised skin treatment gel handmade with Neroli, Licorice & Immortelle for brighter and more even skin. Immortelle has powerful cell regenerative properties that encourage clear and radiant skin. Whilst Neroli is rich in Vitamin C which targets dark spots and helps reduce discolouration. And Licorice is a powerful anti-inflammatory that soothes and renews skin. It also reduces hyperpigmentation by temporarily blocking the actions of tyrosinase, which is responsible for the skin's pigmentation process. Aloe Vera is famed for its skin healing health benefits. It has been used for centuries as a natural treatment for a variety of skin ailments including eczema, psoriasis, acne, burns and wounds. Aloe Vera contains a high number of active components including vitamins, minerals and fatty acids which are essential for healing, repairing and improving skin. PHB Skin Treatment Gels combine the healing properties of Aloe Vera with skin enhancing essential oils to create tailor-made skin treatments that are highly effective and give noticeable results.

Key benefits: 
Renews and regenerates skin. Encourages healthy cell renewal. Boosts radiance and clarity. Targets dark spots and pigmentation. Helps eliminate discolouration. Nourishes and hydrates skin. Helps improve skin tone and texture. High in natural minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Mild and gentle. Free from Parabens, artificial fragrance & colours, Petrochemicals, Formaldehyde, Mineral Oils, Palm Oil & Phenoxyethanol.

I was very kindly sent this Skin Brightening Gel from PHB Ethical Beauty, organised by Vegan Lifestyle Association to review. Firstly, the smell of this product is lovely! It really makes me want to just smother myself in it. I've never used a face or body gel treatment before, so this product was quite new to me. I haven't noticed any dramatic physical changes to my facial skin tone, but it has left my skin feeling softer and more radiant looking in the morning's when I've used it before I go to sleep. Once applied and soaked in the gel left my face feeling tight, it wasn't an uncomfortable feeling though and it left my skin feeling less dry than beforehand. I'm now quite interested in gel treatments and PHB's Skin Perfect with Aloe & Rose has caught my eye, as it's great for scars, stretch marks and acne. And for VLA members only you can get a great 25% off of PHB's products!

£13.75 for 120ml from PHB Ethical Beauty

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

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Balance Me Radiance Face Mask - Review*

Become radiant!

Balance Me is an award winning range of natural luxurious, yet affordable, skin, hair & body care made in the UK. Many of their products are fully vegan however they do use beeswax, honey and lanolin in some of their products. For further detail please look at the ingredient list on each product page or email Balance me at info@balanceme.co.uk. Balance Me has been committed to the promise that their products are not tested on animals and do not distribute to countries where testing is obligatory. They also avoid ingredients that are tested on animals and do not use any third parties to do any form of animal testing on our behalf either on ingredients or on finished products. 

This seriously effective, triple-action face mask deeply cleanses, exfoliates and brightens dull, lifeless skin making it smooth, radiant and soft to touch. Ground walnut shells gently slough away dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal, purifying kaolin clay helps eliminate impurities and fruit acid complex works on restoring the skin's natural radiance. This enhanced mask with a bespoke blend of rosemary, palmarosa, lavender and Roman camomile oils help soften, calm and cleanse. All skin types and ages will be gently buffed to perfection and deeply nourished. Build this mask into your once-weekly skincare routine to prevent problem skin, or apply during emergency pre-party preparations for an instant ‘pick me up’.

The first product I decided that I would like to review from MyPure.co.uk this month, was this lovely Balance Me Radiance Face Mask. I find this face mask to be a real treat for my face, once or even twice a week. To use the face mask simply smooth the product over a cleansed face and neck using circular movements to allow the ground walnut shell particles to gently exfoliate the skin. The product smells of walnuts as these are used in the face mask and the mask itself is a good consistency for applying all over the face. It is said for the mask to be left for up to five minutes, which I personally think is just about right as it goes a little tingly after that period of time. To remove the product simply wipe away in circular movements with damp cotton wool or a wash cloth. After removing all of the mask I was left with a nice refreshing feeling and my skin was also left feeling soft and nicely exfoliated.

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

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

LUSH Cosmetics Shades of Earl Grey Massage Bar - Review

Go on, have a cuppa! 

It's no punishment to receive a massage with this bar. Submit to its sweet, sophisticated earl grey and citrus scent; revel in the richness of the melting butters as they relieve tension in your mind and body. 

I received this massage bar for free when I treated myself and my Mum to a Lush Spa massage, as they had used this very one during my massage. I've only ever used one other massage bar before (also from Lush) but that was a while a go now! I really love the idea of massage bars as I find them to be a lot less messier than an actual oil. This bar glides perfectly over skin when used and it leaves your body feeling silky soft after just one stoke. The scent of this bar is sweet and fresh, just like a cup of Earl Grey. I find this massge bar to be perfect for massages and also perfect for very dry skin.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Love The Planet Reusable Cleansing Pads - Review

'Love Yourself, Love The Planet'!

Love The Planet was started back in 2002 by Laura McComiskie. What started as a kitchen based project, quickly grew into a successful business with loyal customers all over the world. Reaching the finals of the British Female Inventor of the Year Awards in London in 2002 with her Washable Cleansing Pads idea, spurred her on to develop the idea further and launch Love The Planet. Over the years Love The Planet has gone from strength to strength and has been featured in many publications.

These colourful reusable cleansing pads are an environmentally friendly alternative to cotton wool. Simply use with cleanser in place of cotton wool pads or wipes to remove make up. Place in the wash bag, wash in the machine and hey presto, they're ready to use again and again!

When I first came across these cool reusable eco-friendly cleansing pads, I decided to ditch the cotton wool for good! I think these are a great product if you're conscious about the enviorment or you don't want to keep spending money that's getting thrown away (cotton wool), after one use. I find these great to travel with as they're small and light weight and they dry out quickly. I went for the coloured pads instead of the white ones as I thought the plain ones would look more grubby after a lot of use. The pads are soft like a towel and can be used for a variety of different things, such as applying toners, removing make-up or even just washing your face. I've had my pads since December 2014, which I've been using nearly everyday since then and they're still good as new! I'm definitely a cotton wool convert.

 Buy a pack of 5 with wash bag from LucyRose.Biz* for £6.49