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Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

Urbanveda skincare – what’s your dosha?

Urbanveda skincare – what’s your dosha?

I love any kind of skincare that’s a bit different to the norm, and that’s why I love Urbanveda products. Not only are they formulated using natural ingredients, cruelty free and contain no parabens or sodium laureth sulphate (SLS), but they have been developed around the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine which is based on the idea of balance between all of the bodily systems. Ayurveda states there are three main body types, known as ‘doshas’. These are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These doshas express everything about us from our skin type and physical characteristics, to our health and personality traits. Urvanveda has developed four different colour-coded collections of skincare products in synergy with Ayurvedic principles to target the primary skincare requirements of the three doshas. The main concept being to maintain your dosha’s natural balance and help keep skin healthy. I have been trying out three skincare products, two from the Soothing ‘Pitta’ range and one from the Purifying ‘Kapha’ range… Soothing Clarifying Night Cream* –...

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Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

Manuka Doctor – Apiclear Purifying Facial Peel

Manuka Doctor – Apiclear Purifying Facial Peel

A review of a brand new product today, it’s Apiclear Purifying Facial Peel* from Manuka Doctor. Manuka Doctor is a skincare brand that uses a couple of very specific unique ingredients within its products, mainly Manuka Honey and Purified Bee Venom (PBVi): – Manuka Honey boosts elastin and cell regeneration within the skin and it also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll probably have noticed that honey is becoming more and more popular within skincare products at the moment, due to its benefits. – Purified Bee Venom is the purest form of bee venom collected for skincare. It contains a potent combination of natural enzymes, peptides and amino acids and it’s a potent anti-ager and natural alternative to antibiotic therapy for acne. The bees aren’t harmed whilst gathering the venom, but a lot of people still think it’s cruel and PBVi is an ingredients that is shunned by cruelty-free campaigners. Purifying Facial Peel is a brand new product from the Apiclear range and I was one of the first to try it out. Aimed...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Skincare | 2 comments

Urban Veda – Purifying Hydrating Toner & Purifying Protecting Night Cream

Urban Veda – Purifying Hydrating Toner & Purifying Protecting Night Cream

Urban Veda’s range of natural skincare is based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda, which originated 5,000 years ago in the Himalayas. Ayurveda promotes the idea of using nature to help live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle – a philosophy that I really admire. Last year I reviewed the Purifying Day Cream which I loved, so Urban Veda recently sent me this duo of Purifying Hydrating Toner* and Purifying Protecting Night Cream* to try out too. The Purifying range is aimed at ‘Kapha’ skins… (normal and oily skins). Purifying Hydrating Toner is a translucent very pale green liquid, the ingredients include aloe vera, witch hazel and neem (a vegetable ingredient pressed from the fruits and seeds of an evergreen Indian tree). The witch hazel is a natural astringent which means that it helps to stop the skin producing as much oil. The toner should be applied on a cotton pad and gently wiped over the face, it can be used morning and night. It has a minty fresh...

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Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Skincare | 1 comment

Urban Veda – Purifying Day Cream

Urban Veda – Purifying Day Cream

I got this small sample of Purifying Day Cream from Urban Veda in my August Glossybox, but it’s taken me up until now to get round to trying it out. Urban Veda’s range of natural skincare is based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda, which originated 5,000 years ago in the Himalayas. Ayurveda promotes the idea of using nature to help live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle – a philosophy that I really admire. All of Urban Veda’s products are free from Genetically Modified ingredients, parabens, artificial colours and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), and none of their products have undergone animal testing. Plus all of their packaging is both recycled and recyclable. So you can use Urban Veda products safe in the knowledge that you aren’t harming yourself or the environment. Purifying Day Cream is a light, white cream, ingredients include cold-pressed pure Neem oil, healing Witch hazel and refreshing Spearmint. It contains antioxidants to aid healthy skin cell renewal and it has a fairly strong ‘planty’ fragrance. As...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Soap & Glory – Peaches and Clean 3-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Purifying Cleanser

Soap & Glory – Peaches and Clean 3-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Purifying Cleanser

Some eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that I already reviewed Peaches And Clean Cleanser a few months ago, but Soap & Glory have recently redeveloped their skincare range so I wanted to weigh up how the new version of Peaches And Clean performs against the old one. The old Peaches And Clean was one of my favourite cleansers (and could also double up as an exfoliating mask) so I was nervous to try out the new version and had my fingers crossed that it wouldn’t have changed too much. Soap & Glory have added OXYGINSENG Technology™ (their special oxygen boosting complex) to this product to re-energize and stimulate the skin, plus PEACH & GOJUICE™ Extracts (Peach Extract and Goji Berry extract) that are rich in Vitamin A, C and anti oxidants. They have also removed parabens from the cleanser which I think is a great move. The old product was described as a ‘4-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Cleansing Milk’ whereas the new one is a ‘3-in-1 Wash-Off Deep Purifying Cleanser’. The...

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