Saturday, 11 July 2015

Balance Me Radiance Face Mask - Review*

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 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 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 washcloth. 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.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Love The Planet Reusable Cleansing Pads - Review

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 environment 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 lightweight 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 every day since then and they're still good as new! I'm definitely a cotton wool convert.