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Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Haircare | 3 comments

Naked – Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner

Naked – Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner

Those of you who are regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that I suffer from a very sensitive, itchy scalp and I am constantly on the hunt for haircare products that are natural and non-irritating but that also treat my hair well and leave it feeling soft, shiny and clean. So far my experience has generally shown me that natural, SLS-free shampoos and conditioners do not irritate the scalp as much as their chemical filled cousins, but that they do not always clean the hair as well and can leave it looking and feeling greasy, sad and lifeless. One of the first SLS-free shampoo and conditioners that I tried, back in 2013, was Mild Shampoo and Gentle Conditioner from Naked. The relief that I got from my itchy scalp was almost instant, but I did find that it didn’t remove grease and oil from my hair too well, and I had to wash my hair a lot more often. Since then I’ve tried lots of different SLS-free haircare...

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Beautiful Movements – Mineral Foundation Powder

Beautiful Movements – Mineral Foundation Powder

Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend may have already read my review of Prime & Create Mixing Medium and Concealer Powder from Beautiful Movements Cosmetics (you can read that review here). Today I am reviewing Mineral Foundation Powder*, which should also be mixed with Prime & Create to form a cream foundation. Beautiful Movements used to be known as BM Beauty and one of their co-founders is stunning ex-Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt. Beautiful Movements are a natural cosmetic brand and their products are free from parabens, animal products, synthetic dyes & fragrances, neither are they tested on animals. I have been using Mineral Foundation Powder in Naked, a pale colour with balanced undertones, part of the Vanilla Rose collection. Using a small white porcelain saucer and my Bobbi Brown Foundation brush I mixed a hazelnut-sized blob of Prime & Create Mixing Medium with a very fine sifting of Foundation Powder, then blended it carefully. It took me quite a while to get the consistency right and to work out...

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Haircare | 0 comments

Naked – Mild Shampoo & Gentle Conditioner for Sensitive Scalp

Naked – Mild Shampoo & Gentle Conditioner for Sensitive Scalp

Occasionally I get a really itchy scalp. I’ve visited the doctor about it before and he said there was nothing wrong and just to ‘try using a different shampoo’ – I’ve tried regular shampoo, medicated shampoo and anti-dandruff shampoo, none of which have had any effect. So when I ready about Naked and their natural, gentle products I thought they might be the answer, and I have been trying out Naked Mild Shampoo & Gentle Conditioner for Sensitive Scalp. Naked launched in 2005 and their skincare and haircare products are all at least 97% natural and contain no parabens, sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) or petrochemicals. All Naked products are made in the UK and their packaging is environmentally friendly. We need more brands like this! Naked’s website explains that SLS is a common ingredient used in toiletries to make them foam and cleanse. It is widely used by manufacturers because it’s cheap and effective but it can cause everyday skin complaints from dryness to red, tight itchy skin, and can also aggravate...

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