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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

Wipe or Cleanse?

Hi all,

So I was on a hen night at the weekend, yes very fun !, but among all the hilarity from an afternoon cocktail class and a night out full of shots (from a handy shot glass necklace around each of our necks) I realised how much people still swear by using baby wipes and makeup wipes to take their makeup off.

Yes makeup wipes are convenient but so is a bottle of cleanser and some water !

Before I get comfortable on my high horse though 😉 …I will let you in on a little secret …

Up until a few years ago, I didn’t know a typical cleanser you buy actually IS a makeup remover and takes off all your makeup including plentiful eye makeup…WOW. Purely due to the fact it didn’t say ‘Makeup Remover’ on the label, I just took it for granted it was a facewash as such. My beauty therapist was the one who corrected me, and to her I am ever so grateful !

I now ONLY use a cleanser to remove my makeup as I find it so gentle to my skin and either use a cotton ball/ pad or just use my fingers if I don’t have any cottons handy. It’s easy as peas !

It requires you to use water but believe me there’s nothing I enjoy more than a warm, face wash at night to gently clean all my makeup off before bed…it doesn’t wake me up at all, in fact, it sends me to sleep because it’s so relaxing.

Before I was introduced to the wonders of a ‘cleanse’ , all I remember was the amount of scraping I had to do to get my makeup off with a makeup wipe…my face would sting and my eyes burned as I lay in bed trying to get to sleep and would wake up with half my eye makeup still in on my face 😦

So, if you use makeup removing wipes at the moment and are fed up scraping it off like clay then why not give your skin a break and buy a cleanser as it’s something kinder and more gentle to your delicate little face !

AND it works out cheaper with the amount of use you get out of it too… happy days 😀

Just another thought from…

Lubylou
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