Urban Veda – Purifying Hydrating Toner & Purifying Protecting Night Cream
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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 fragrance with a herby undertone and feels really refreshing on the skin.
Urban Veda Purifying Hydrating Toner is priced at £13.99 for 150ml, available from Urban Veda.
Purifying Protecting Night Cream is a thick, rich white cream, the ingredients also include witch hazel and neem, plus black mulberry and eucalyptus oil. Although it’s quite a thick cream it feels quite light on the skin and sinks in really quickly, it’s not greasy or oily at all and it has a nice herby fragrance. The eucalyptus gives the skin a tingly cold sensation and it feels quite stimulating. It should be applied at night, after cleansing and toning, and should be applied to face, neck and chest with a circular massaging motion.
Urban Veda Purifying Protecting Night Cream is priced at £19.99 for 50ml, available from Urban Veda.
I have combination skin and have been using this Urban Veda duo for just over a week now. The oily sections of my face (particularly my nose and chin) are much less oily since I’ve been using these Purifying products, however I have been applying a moisturising oil to my drier forehead a couple of times a week to help keep the skin there soft.
I love Urban Veda’s philosophy and the fact that their products are made from natural ingredients. They have 4 different skincare ranges – Purifying, Reviving, Radiance and Soothing – find out which is best for you using their handy quiz on the Urban Veda website.
Despite being a fairly new brand (Urban Veda launched only 9 months ago) they have already won, been shortlisted or otherwise accredited in a whopping 11 awards! I can see them being a brand to keep an eye on!
What do you think of my product photos on the patterned background? I’m really pleased with how they’ve come out, I found some patterned papers and will be using them as backgrounds in some more product photos.
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