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Natural Skincare Review

Today I will be reviewing locally produced natural skincare products. The range below ‘Skinvelop’ is carefully developed with completely natural ingredients and handmade in Scotland by Jean at Bespoke Therapies & Skincare.

As you can see from the images, I have been using a Cleanser (white bottle), Eye Balm (blue bottle) and a Moisturiser (silver bottle) and for the purposes of this Natural Skincare post I will review them in this order 🙂

The ‘Skinvelop’ Cleanser is an essential product and acts as a makeup remover and a great cleanser for removing all dirt even after your makeup has been taken off. This particular cleanser is so kind to the skin, gently melting your makeup off with only a small amount of cleansing cream on a damp cotton pad or muslin cloth. This is what I love about natural skincare as because of all the quality ingredients used to make it, a small amount of cream goes a long, long way which means your getting a lot more for your money!

Jean’s ‘Skinvelop’ Cleanser is a winner for heavy eye makeup too!

Eye makeup, as we all know, is a nightmare to remove – it is especially hard to get ALL the mascara & eye-liner off without rubbing your eyes so vigorously that your eyes start stinging like mad ! This cleanser is a winner for taking it off as it dissolves all your sturdy eye makeup with concentrated naturally active essential oils which means once you apply the cleanser to your face and eyes, it will gently melt it with no need to begin the ‘scrape off ‘ !

TIP: For easier eye makeup removal, always wet a cotton pad or ball and place it on your closed eye for 10 seconds to soak the eye completely before using the cleanser.

Moving on to Jean’s Eye Therapy…..

The Eye Balm/Serum is a delightful little product which helps to remove dark circles, redness and puffiness from the eyes.

I have noticed a significant difference in my eyes after using this product for only a week ! The dark areas around my eye – especially at the corners of my eye (from over-use of black eye-liner I presume) have lightened which I am very happy about. A lot of young people by-pass an Eye Balm or Serum as it is thought that this type of product is only used by mature women who want to reduce wrinkles around the eyes but I say as woman in her 20’s that prevention is key and a natural ingredient eye cream can only aid the youthfulness of your skin around the eyes so the sooner you start the better the results as you get older !

Lastly, Jean’s luxurious ‘Daily Moisture Boost’….

Jean’s ‘Moisture Boost‘ is not only a deep face moisturiser that leaves your skin feeling refreshed & fully hydrated but also is packed with vitamins & essential oils to give your skin that extra boost throughout the day.

This is quite a light moisturiser so if you’re looking for a product that’s heavy in texture for use before bed then you’re best to use a balm for this purpose. For day-time use into evening this moisturiser is perfect as you can apply it, massage it into your skin and it travels down into the layers of your skin for deep hydration and doesn’t leave a greasy, unpleasant shiny glow on your skin.

So the ‘Daily Moisture Boost’ is a great moisturiser for woman on-the-go and gives skin the much needed support of vitamins and essential oils to keep it plump and hydrated through the day.

All in all, this natural skincare range is fantastic value for money and will go a long, long way considering the amount of carefully selected quality natural ingredients inside. So a big THANK YOU to Jean for developing such an affordable natural range ! …..If you wish to view the full natural ‘Skinvelop’ range then please visit Jean’s website at Bespoke Therapies & Skincare.

Remember – the big brands you buy in Boots, Superdrug etc probably spend about 50p or less in total on (chemical/toxin) ingredients in each of their skincare products and then sell each product on for on average £5 – that’s a lot of money for rubbish ingredients !

Be Beautiful, Be Natural….

Love

LubyLou x

Natural Skincare

‘Skinvelop ‘ – A New Natural Skincare Range

I recently was given some natural cosmetics & natural skincare beauty products to try by my friend Jean who makes them herself at Bespoke Therapies & Skincare. Jean has broken the mould by deciding not to take the easy route of using cheap chemical ingredients for her beauty products, that all department & chain stores supply like Boots, Superdrug and The Body Shop, her ‘Skinvelop’ ingredients are carefully picked and sourced by their natural quality and poured into each bottle by hand.

Natural Cosmetics Boutique | Cleanser and Makeup Remover

Cleanser and Makeup Remover

I will be reviewing this Cleanser along with a review on Jean’s ‘Skinvelop’ Daily Moisture Boost and Eye Cream later this week!

Be Beautiful… Be Natural,

LubyLou

x

Natural Hand & Nail Pamper Pack

Natural Cosmetics Gift Box

Our ‘Hand & Nail Pamper Pack’  is blended by hand using only carefully selected natural and organic ingredients. This beautiful recyclable box contains all you need to pamper and revitalise winter-challenged hands.

Your daily beauty regime of cleansing, moisturising & applying makeup can mean a cocktail of unnecessary chemicals being plastered onto your skin, which don’t stay there !…Your skin can absorb everything you put on it; whether it be natural oils, plant extracts which are healthy or nasty chemicals that your body must get rid of and detoxify. When your skin absorbs all the chemical ingredients in skincare products, it is directly soaked up into our bloodstream and filtered out the same way our food is. You may be surprised to know that recent studies show we absorb as many toxins through our skin as through the foods we eat!

It makes perfect sense to choose cosmetics made with natural and organic ingredients, as it does when choosing food. But BEWARE there’s a BIG difference between the strict legal requirements for labelling food, and the extremely lenient legal requirements for labelling and advertising skincare products.

Misleading product titles such as ‘Pure’, ‘Natural’ and even ‘Organic’ are very misused terms in cosmetics. Unlike food, there are no laws governing these terms and most if not all products you find in high street stores are made with cheap chemical ingredients to increase their profit.                              For example, a brand can name their product range ‘Organic Shampoo’ when in reality it contains as little as 1% of ingredients derived from natural or organic origin.

Here are a few tips to finding the right natural products for you:

  • Start reading the ingredients list on cosmetics you already have, you may get a big shock.
  • Always check the ingredients list and if the list looks like a chemical experiment- it isn’t natural !
  • Start doing your own research on natural cosmetics, look further than high street shops & popular brands as they are all made cheaply.
  • The internet is a great research engine…congratulations as reading this blog is a great start!
  • Do not assume just because the ingredients list is long, it is chemical-filled- many natural products have a long list of natural oils they contain.
  • Look out for an asterix symbol [*] – if a product has the title ‘Natural & Organic*’ then search for the expansion of this symbol to find out why it is there.                                                                    (HINT- Normally this symbol means only one single ingredient is organic, which in the grand scheme of things, will be drowned out by the rest of the chemical-filled ingredients.

This blog is aimed at helping you find and trust truly natural-ingredient products so please feel free to share your ideas and leave comments/ questions on my post.      

Please feel free to respond to any of my blogs for more details on any topics I have covered or any topics you wish this blog to cover in the future.

Natural Hand & Nail Pamper Pack

Directions : – Sprinkle the ‘Himalayan Mineral Hand Soak’ crystals into a bowl of warm water and relax, soaking your hands for 10 minutes or so whilst enjoying the infused festive aroma organic of sandalwood & marjoram.

Once dry, massage the luxurious winter-warmer ‘Natural Hand Lotion’ onto your skin for a deep moisturising soothing repair, and rub in frankincense charged ‘Organic Cuticle Oil’ to give your hands, nails & cuticles a deep replenishing shine.