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Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Relax with Botanicals organic body oil

Relax with Botanicals organic body oil

Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that wherever possible I use organic bodycare products, and that I simply adore the organic brand Botanicals. A British brand whose aim is to create products ‘which are as close to nature as possible’, their bodycare and skincare is simply second to none and they’re certified by The Soil Association. Over the past couple of years I’ve tried several of their products including my favourite Cleansing Melt and I haven’t found anything that I don’t like yet! This month I’ve been trying their Deep Peace Aromatic Body Oil which arrived with me just at the right time – my husband had man flu, I had a cold and I was looking after our 16 month old toddler alone. Deep Peace was just what my body was craving!   I was sent a small glass bottle of the oil to try, but the full size product is a larger 100ml pump bottle (it also comes in 200ml and 1 litre bottles too). The directions...

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Botanicals – Orange Blossom Body Balm

Botanicals – Orange Blossom Body Balm

If you’re a regular reader of Beauty Best Friend then you’ll know that one of my favourite skincare brands is Botanicals. All of Botanicals’ products are blended by hand in rural England and contain no no petrochemicals or synthetic additives. Botanicals say their aim is ‘to provide a range of personal care products which are as close to nature as possible’ and their products are approved by the Soil Association, are suitable for vegans and are never tested on animals. I’ve tried a few of their facial skincare products over the past year and been really impressed with all of them, for example Nourishing Face Balm is a great natural moisturiser. Orange Blossom Body Balm is the first bodycare product I’ve tried from Botanicals, it’s a conditioning and nourishing natural balm that helps soften the skin and supports the skin’s natural ability to heal and regenerate new skin cells. The ingredients include shea butter, cold pressed jojoba oil and a selection of natural essential oils. The full list of...

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

Botanicals – Hydrating Mist With Rose & Camellia

Botanicals – Hydrating Mist With Rose & Camellia

Botanicals is one of my favourite skincare brands and I have previously reviewed a few of their products including Radiance Serum and Cleansing Melt. All of Botanicals’ skincare products are natural and organic, plus they aren’t tested on animals and are suitable for vegans. It quite often scares me when I read through the list of ingredients on many skincare products to see all the chemicals that are included and I imagine what these could be doing to my body (many of the chemicals included within regular products are preservatives, colourings and fragrances that don’t add any benefit to our skin). So I find it really refreshing and reassuring when I read the list of ingredients on a Botanicals product and I recognise so many of them as being natural. Hydrating Mist With Rose & Camellia is 100% organic and natural and is certified by The Soil Association. Its ingredients include Rose oil and Camellia Extract, and it’s suitable for all skin types but particularly dry or mature skins. Botanicals also...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

Botanicals – Radiance Serum

Botanicals – Radiance Serum

I love natural skincare brand Botanicals and have recently also reviewed their Cleansing Melt and Nourishing Face Balm. All of Botanicals’ products are blended by hand in rural England and contain no no petrochemicals or synthetic additives, plus they are approved by the Soil Association, are suitable for vegans and are never tested on animals. Radiance Serum is a blend of natural oils that give revitalising effects to the skin. The main ingredients include apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, rosehip oil, jojoba, evening primrose, lavender, mandarin and chamomile. Avocado is known to increase collagen in the skin giving a plumping effect and is sometimes known as ‘nature’s botox’! The scent of Radiance Serum is beautiful, the lavender really comes through but it also has a citrusy undertone and it smells natural and relaxing. Although it’s called a serum it’s really a golden coloured oil – it’s very different to the consistency of other serums that you’d find on the high street – and I’ve been using it as a...

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

Botanicals – Cleansing Melt

Botanicals – Cleansing Melt

I recently reviewed Nourishing Face Balm from Botanicals and it was one of my favourite natural moisturising products that I’d tried this year. I have since been asked to try out Cleansing Melt from the same Rose & Camellia range, and I’ve been using it for the past week. Cleansing Melt is a natural daily cleansing balm which dissolves make up, lifts impurities and leaves the skin feeling nourished, soft and hydrated. It contains 89% organic ingredients which I just love – we should all know exactly what we’re putting on our skin. Botanicals’ Cleansing Melt is really similar in smell and texture to their Nourishing Face Balm, it’s rich and thick and smells lovely and floral, the scent of the rose really comes through. To use just melt a pea-sized blob in your hands then massage it gently all over the face, before removing with a warm damp facecloth. It does feel quite thick and cloying while the product is on the skin, but it instantly melts all make-up including...

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Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

Botanicals – Nourishing Face Balm

Botanicals – Nourishing Face Balm

Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that I enjoy using natural and organic skincare, so I was overjoyed when I was chosen to review this Nourishing Face Balm* from natural organic skincare brand Botanicals. Botanicals say their aim is ‘to provide a range of personal care products which are as close to nature as possible’ and their products are approved by the Soil Association, are suitable for vegans and are never tested on animals. All of Botanicals’ products are blended by hand in rural England and contain no no petrochemicals or synthetic additives. Nourishing Face Balm is a deeply conditioning natural balm containing 89% organic ingredients. It is infused with wild rose and rose geranium, renowned for their nourishing and revitalising properties. The scent of the rose really comes through, it smells very heavenly. The texture of this product is a little odd, it feels very granulated when you first scoop a bit out on your fingers – a bit like it contains sugar – but the...

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