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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 – this...

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Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

KOREAN BEAUTY Amaranth – Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream

KOREAN BEAUTY Amaranth – Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream

Another Korean beauty special today as part of an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. The product that I am reviewing today is Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream* from Amaranth. Firstly I must apologise for the quality of the photos in this post, both the box and the tube are both highly reflective which made it very difficult to get decent photos with any sort of light! Messaline Ultra Hydrating Cream is a facial moisturiser but it feels and looks like a cross between a serum and a moisturiser. It’s quite perfumed and melts into the skin fast, aiming to give elasticity and moisture to the skin. Some of the natural ingredients include Rosa Centifola Flower Water, Panax Ginseng Root Extract and Chamomilla Recutita Flower...

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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 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 Jan 30, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Living Nature – Hydrating Toning Gel

Living Nature – Hydrating Toning Gel

You may have read my reviews of other Living Nature products on Beauty Best Friend, if so you may know that Living Nature is a certified natural skincare and cosmetic brand based in New Zealand and all of their products are made from 100% natural ingredients. I think it’s really important to know what we are actually putting onto and into our skin. I was recently offered the chance to try out this Hydrating Toning Gel* from Living Nature. I usually use a liquid toner from Organic Surge so this toning gel was something a bit different. Developed for oily and problematic skin, the aim of this toning gel is to restore the natural pH levels of the skin, and to help prevent oil overproduction, whilst naturally firming and toning the skin. It is a clear gel with a sweet floral scent and it should be applied after cleansing in both the morning and the evening. I wasn’t sure whether to apply it with my fingers or a cotton...

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Monu – Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15

Monu – Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15

This Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15 from ethical skincare brand Monu was in my June Glossybox. This is the first product from Monu that I have tried and I have been pleasantly surprised. Monu is an ethical skincare brand, they are against animal testing and their products contain no synthetic perfumes or colours. This Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15 is suitable for all skin types and contains zinc oxide for sun protection, plus antioxidant vitamin E, and is paraben free. First things first, as the product is quite thick it is really difficult to get it out of the bottle! No amount of shaking will dispense the moisturiser, and after a big squeeze of the bottle you are left with a huge blob of moisturiser too big for use on just one face. However, this is just a sample size bottle for Glossybox distribution, and I do believe that the full size version of this product has a pump dispenser. Despite the Monu Hydrating Moisturiser SPF15 being quite thick it does sink into...

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