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Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

I’m changing my toothpaste to flouride-free JASON Powersmile

I’m changing my toothpaste to flouride-free JASON Powersmile

As regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know I’m a big fan of natural beauty products, but I’ve never actually tried a natural toothpaste. When you think about it it’s really important that we know what ingredients are in our toothpastes as they go in our mouths and therefore a small percentage will end up in our stomachs – imagine just how much toothpaste you actually swallow throughout your whole lifetime! I was sent this Powersmile Toothpaste from natural care brand JASON to try out. The word ‘jason’ means ‘healer’ in Greek and the brand only selects wholesome natural ingredients for its products. Their range is free from parabens, mineral oils and sodium laureth sulfates, plus the toothpaste is fluoride-free too. Did you know that ingesting fluoride has been linked to neurological disorders and IQ deficiencies in children? And yet it is in our toothpastes and added to our drinking water! Many believe that the benefits of fluoride far outweigh the dangers, but if you want to try and...

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Don’t let the cold hold you back!

Don’t let the cold hold you back!

A couple of weeks before Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a parcel of skincare goodies from Badger Balm. Badger Balm is a family business, started in the USA in 1995, that makes organic cruelty-free skincare products and balms. I love their ethics and I’ve previously reviewed a couple of their balms before – I use Badger Sleep Balm every night to help me get to sleep. I was so excited to receive this package, it felt like Christmas had come early! Nestled inside the box were three tins of Badger’s famous balms, plus a Lip Balm and a bottle of Hair Oil. All of the items are recommended to help protect your skin and body from the cold Winter weather and to help soothe and calm. Badger Sleep Balm* – this is a relaxing natural balm with a blend of essential oils that help to soothe you to sleep. I’ve already reviewed this product here and I use it every night! Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands* –...

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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Ted Baker – Fruity Floral Mint Bath & Body Collection

Ted Baker – Fruity Floral Mint Bath & Body Collection

My Ted Baker reviews are always popular, and today I have another one for you, it’s the Fruity Floral Mint Bath & Body Collection, I’ve been trying out the Body Wash* and Body Souffle*. Launched last month in April 2015 this is part of Ted Baker’s ‘Sugar Sweet’ collection, and the romantic floral print on the Body Wash tube was inspired by one of Ted’s floral fashion prints – in fact I saw some of the clothes in John Lewis at the weekend and they’re so pretty. Ted Baker Fruity Floral Mint Body Wash – this is my favourite of the two items because of its beautiful fragrance. Fruity Floral Mint has top notes of fruits and violets, and base notes of vanilla, patchouli and amber, the base notes really come through preventing the scent from becoming too floral. The Body Wash has quite a strong fragrance and it reminds me of being on holiday somewhere hot and exotic. The packaging looks so pretty too, the mint green tube with watercolour...

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Bath & Body | 9 comments

Tesco – Wake Up Cool Mint Shower Creme

Tesco – Wake Up Cool Mint Shower Creme

I love being able to pick up good value bodycare essentials at the supermarket while I do my weekly shop, so today I have for you a review of Tesco Wake Up Cool Mint Shower Creme*. If I have a shower in the morning I think it’s really important to use something zingy to help wake me up and prepare me for the rest of the day and this Shower Creme really hits the spot – it contains both mint and tea tree and smells just like an After Eight mint! Yum… It’s definitely got a thin creamy consistency rather than a gel one, but it seems to thicken up once you add water. You do need to use quite a bit to get a good foam but it leaves the skin feeling really clean and refreshed. The sugary mint scent is lovely too, it smells good enough to eat. Tesco Wake Up Cool Mint Shower Creme is really easy to use in the shower, it’s got a textured...

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

All things honey and bee-related are really popular at the moment, plus it has recently been highlighted that honey has wonderful properties that help to treat and improve skin. This Bee Good Honey & Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is made in Hampshire, UK, from the honey of British bees and other natural ingredients and contains no synthetics or parabens. This 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is a clear liquid with hardly any scent and it really does have 3 benefits – it dissolves and removes make-up, cleanses the skin like a cleanser and then tones and refreshes the skin. It should be applied to a cotton wool pad then swept over the face, with no need to rinse afterwards, and can be used morning and night. Personally I don’t like products where there is no need to rinse as I don’t like the feeling of a product being left on the skin, so I have been using it as a pre-cleanse to remove make-up before using my usual Eucerin Dermo...

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Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Organic Surge – Citrus Mint Shower Gel

Organic Surge – Citrus Mint Shower Gel

I’m a real believer in knowing what ingredients we are putting onto our skin, and that is why I have been trying out another product from organic skincare specialists Organic Surge. Organic Surge products contain no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, no artificial fragrances or colourants and no genetically modified ingredients, neither are they tested on animals. This product is Citrus Mint Shower Gel and I’ve been using it for around 2 weeks now. It’s a neutral translucent gel and it has a lovely minty fresh scent, although I can’t really smell much citrus fragrance. It would be perfect for Summer as it smells really zingy and a perfect pick-me-up product for a morning shower. Citrus Mint Shower Gel lathers really well, the best of any of the sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) free products that I have tried recently (sometimes products that don’t contain the SLS soap ingredient struggle to work up a good foam) and you only need a small amount on a sponge to wash your whole body....

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