Monday, 20 February 2017

Laidbare Smooth As a Peach Cellulite Buster - Review*

'Smooth as a peach' 

The Laidbare regime has been developed free from harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients, to ultimately keep your skin healthy and looking as young and fresh as possible! ‘Less is more’ - the Laidbare range is simple, yet delivers super active, multi-tasking results, saving time and money!

Relax and take away the effort of going to the gym by toning your dimples at home! Catappa Leaf Extract firms tighten and tones skin tissues Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, assists in skin brightening, works as an antiseptic and balances the skin's appearance. Caffeine a must for cellulite treatment can help take away fat from the body, reducing those annoying little dimples. And Chlorella Vulagaris significantly reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Now I tend to use a body oil for my stretch marks, but since I was running low on my current oil I thought I'd give something new a try. I came across this Smooth As a Peach Cellulite Buster by Laidbare on and thought it was worth a try. The ingredient Chlorella Vulgaris is said to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks which is what I was looking for, so the product sounded like a great match. The product itself smells sweet and has the consistency of a gel and cream mixed together. It's easy to apply, rub in and just a little of the product managed to cover a good amount of my skin in one go. I found that my skin was left feeling very soft afterwards, even throughout the day. And although I haven't noticed any visible effects yet, with daily use I'm hoping to see an improvement in my stretch marks.

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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Indemne GIMME CLEAR! Unexpected Lotion For Acne - Review*

Indemne is an organic skincare brand from the south of France, and dermo-cosmetic natural skincare only composed of essential oils and vegetable oils for atopic, sensitive, irritated or "capricious" skin. Indemne also proposes the first ready to use essential oils products.

GIMME CLEAR! is a natural lotion to fight skin blemishes and resorb excess sebum. This lotion is composed of essential oils like Lemon, Carrot seeds, Cinnamon bark, and green Oregano. All the ingredients are carefully chosen for their virtues, purifying, healing and ultra protective.

When I first came across this French product on LoveLula, I had high hopes for it. Unfortunately, there are two downsides to this lotion for me. Firstly I didn't realise that the product is oil based, which is mostly my fault for not researching it properly. I know it's said that facial oils can help oily skin, but I haven't found this to be correct as of yet. And secondly it's stated to apply a few drops of the oil with your fingers, sadly the spray pump didn't help with this instruction at all. The product seems to go everywhere and you end up using more of the product than intended. So instead of a spray pump, I personally think a pipette would be better suited for the bottle. I may have not enjoyed using this product, but hopefully, you'll have better luck with it then I have!

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

Monday, 6 February 2017

PHB Ethical Beauty Balancing Moisturiser with Organic Lavender & Tamanu - Review*

PHB Ethical Beauty is a family business who make handmade products in the UK with 20% of their profit going to charity. Their products are free from animal ingredients, Parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol, Ethanol), Phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes/fragrance, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, colourants, silicone, mineral oils and Propylene Glycol. And all of their products are organic, vegan & Halal.

PHB’s Balancing moisturiser is carefully formulated to rebalance skin and improve the complexion. Geranium regulates oil production & revitalises skin for a healthy glow and even skin tone. Organic Lavender is combined with Tamanu help to heal & repair skin, reducing scarring and blemishes. The perfect treat to keep skin clear and healthy. With a matte finish that helps prevent shine.

As you may or may not know, I'm always on the hunt for the 'perfect' moisturiser. I suffer from what they call combination skin. My skin can sometimes be quite dry, other days it'll be super oily and spotty. I've had my eye on this PHB Balancing Moisturiser for a little while now so I couldn't wait to try it out when I received it from Firstly, I'm in love with the scent, it's full of very subtle notes of lavender that make you want to keep smelling it. I'm also loving the texture of this facial moisturiser, the only way to describe it is a thick yoghurt texture! It's thick, silky soft and a little goes a long way, so there's no need to be generous with it when applying. It's also very easy to rub in, I like applying it to targeted areas such as dry patches, spots or scars. Afterwards, you're left with a very smooth face that has no oily residue and a lovely soft scent of lavender on your skin. 

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