Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Juice Beauty Green Apple Moisturiser Reviews

Review of Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturiser
by Gill M.
Packaging: The sample of Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturiser is packaged in a small transparent jar with a white lid in a recycled box. (The full size cream comes in a transparent glass jar in a recyclable box.) The box is mostly white with grey and black text and a green apple logo on the front. The back panel of the box is the same green colour with grey and black text. The text on the jar (the name of the moisturiser and the size – 7ml) is clear easy to read. However I found the text on the box – including the ingredients list and instructions for use was so small it was exceptionally difficult to read. I presume this was because it was a sample size and the text is in larger type on the full size product box.
Application: This Juice Beauty cream is a daily moisturiser for normal, dry and aging skin. It can also be used nightly for optimum results. Warm it in the palms of your hands before smoothing over face, neck and décolleté. It is a light moisturiser, with a fantastic scent. A little goes a long way as well!
Ingredients: This Juice Beauty moisturiser features organic hydroxy-acid (a brightening complex of organic apple, lemon and grape juices) to exfoliate, improve skin tone and texture. It is vitamin-rich and includes powerful antioxidants to rejuvenate the skin. It also includes organic essential fatty acids which are perfect for dry, sensitive and aging skin. A “Best Before” date is stamped on the bottom of the jar.
It does not contain parabens, pesticides, harsh surfactants or sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals or phthalates. Juice Beauty adheres to a strict no animal testing policy and a 100% vegetarian ingredients policy. All Juice Beauty's organic ingredients are certified by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved agency. Although the box states it is “made with certified organic ingredients”, not all of the ingredients are organic. The organic ingredients are marked with an asterisk on the box, however the print is so small on the trial size box that I struggled to read them, and had to resort to looking up the ingredients on the internet.
Results: Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturiser has a fantastic, fresh, clean, natural fragrance – you can smell the apple, lemon and grape juice in it! I have both dry and sensitive skin. Unfortunately I often find moisturisers don’t hydrate my skin enough or if they do, they tend to aggravate it. I was really surprised with this cream – it was very light when I applied it, yet provided enough moisture for my skin. (Usually it takes a really thick, rich moisturiser to nourish my skin). The Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturiser absorbed very quickly without leaving any sticky residue on my skin. My skin feels soft, looks healthy and is hydrated. I would definitely recommend it.
Suitable for various skin types.
Very hydrating for such a light cream.
It does not aggravate my sensitive skin.
Fresh natural fragrance.
Made in the USA – therefore I’m concerned about the carbon footprint and air miles. Could use a British made organic moisturiser e.g. PAI skincare.
Quite expensive, but you do get 60ml in a normal jar. A lot of other moisturisers are cheaper, but you get less for your money.
Personally I prefer pump dispensers to jars – I feel they are more hygienic than putting my fingers in a jar everyday!

The Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturiser (£42.50) and the Juice Beauty Organics range are available from

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

John Masters Bearberry Skincare for Oily Skin

Today Naturisimo is proud to be the first to offer the new John Masters solution for oily skin in the UK. The John Masters Bearberry range offers the perfect solution for oily skin. Cleanse and tone with nature's best astringent and skin balancing ingredients, including bearberry, willowbark and rice extracts. You'll see and feel a difference after just one use.
The John Masters line for oily and combination skin includes:

The full John Masters Skincare range is available from

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Huni Every Night Moisturiser Reviews

Review of Huni Every Night Moisturiser
by Kelly B
Packaging: The packaging for the Huni Every Night Moisturiser is really gorgeous. It is a really attractive rich honey yellow coloured plastic pump action bottle. The bottle is cleverly styled in a hexagonal shape to resemble honey comb. The box is very attractive too, the same rich honey colour with intricate honey comb pattern embossing. The packaging is very special and would make a great gift. The pump action makes the product economical as only a little comes out with each pump so you never dispense too much cream.
Application: The Huni Every Night Moisturiser feels rich yet light in texture, is easy to apply and absorbs well. It is best to only use a small amount and pat it into the skin. It is so effective that you really only need a little. It soothes any redness and inflammation instantly and removes any tightness making skin feel supple and smooth.
Your skin feels quickly nourished and hydrated and fantastically your skin is matt and not at all greasy unlike lots of creams for dry skin which can make your skin feel over loaded with product. This natural chemical free face cream makes your skin dewy and glowing especially on the tops of your cheeks which is really flattering. It is so light and comfortable.
Huni Every Night Moisturiser does feel a little sticky to the touch, however it does contain top quality manuka honey as its fourth ingredient. I do not mind the slight stickiness as the overall finish is matt and I find it preferable to greasy night creams. The scent is very pleasant it is a very delicate scent almost no scent but very slight honey undertones can be detected.
Ingredients: Comvita only use natural ingredients from sustainable sources which is comforting to know. You know you are getting ethically sourced quality ingredients. Importantly you know the honey used in the Huni skincare range is the best as Comvita are the global leader in Manuka honey. Manuka honey is known to heal and nourish the skin and provide anti-aging benefits.
Huni Every Night Moisturiser also contains keratin extracted from the wool fibres of New Zealand sheep. This is added to improve hydration and suppleness of the skin. I was initially concerned about this ingredient as I have very sensitive skin and have had allergies to lanolin (also from sheep’s wool) in the past. However I have had no allergy whatsoever to this product.
This natural night cream also contains myrrh resin extract well known for its healing, soothing, and anti-aging properties. Shea butter and macadamia oil further add to this fantastic mix of skin nourishing ingredients.
Results: I can’t speak highly enough about the Huni Every Night Moisturiser, it is really excellent, the best night cream I have tried. It soothes, hydrates, reduces fine lines, and creates a dewy radiant complexion in a very short time. You can see results after just one night. What more could a girl want? I highly recommend Huni Every Night Moisturiser (the Huni cleanser is lovely too!) and consider it a hero product in my dressing table.

- Fantastically soothing and hydrating
- Gives radiant dewy complexion
- Reduces fine lines
- Non greasy
- Fast results
- Reduces redness
- Delicate smell
- Paraben free
- Gentle enough to use on delicate eye area
- Great on T zone (non comedonic)
- White in colour so no staining of clothing necklines
- The pump dispenser is not long enough so you need to unscrew the top and use a cotton bud to reach the last third.
- The finish is a little sticky

The Huni Every Night Moisturiser (£30) and the Huni products range are available at

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

John Masters Organics Antioxidant Day Creme Reviews

Review of John Masters Organics Rose & Apricot Antioxidant Day Creme
by Irene M.
Packaging: John Masters Organics Rose and Apricot Antioxidant Day Crème is presented in a smart brown glass bottle topped with a pump dispenser, which is housed inside a 100% compostable cardboard box. All product information is written on the box.
Application: Applied after cleansing and toning, the thick and creamy texture of John Masters Organics Rose and Apricot Antioxidant Day Crème was quickly absorbed by my very dry skin, making it feel instantly nourished, hydrated and softer.
Ingredients: John Masters Organics Rose and Apricot Antioxidant Day Crème carries a very impressive list of certified organic and wild-crafted ingredients, including steam-distilled essential oils. Naturally moisturizing botanicals include borage oil and aloe vera, and spirulina extract is added to nourish the skin with essential fatty acids and vitamins. Amongst other ingredients included (all sounding good enough to eat!) are shea butter, extracts of oats, rice and white tea, and wheatgerm oil.
Results: My mature and very dry skin loved (and quickly absorbed) the deliciously thick and creamy texture of this John Masters product. My skin feels more hydrated and softer than it has for a long time. John Masters Organics aim to create luxury organic products, and with the gorgeous scent of roses and apricots, combined with oils and extracts from peaches, blue tansy flower, roman chamomile and rosemary included in their Rose and Apricot Antioxidant Day Crème, I would say they have succeeded! This is my first experience of John Masters Organics, but I’m sure it won’t be my last!
Pros: The thick and creamy texture is quickly absorbed.
Skin feels generously moisturized, hydrated and softer.
The fragrance is delightful (and addictive)!
This product has not been tested on animals.
No chemical ‘nasties’ or GMO’s are included in the formulation.
Cons: Someone with an extreme sensitivity to fragrance may find the scent unsuitable.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Barefoot Botanicals Rosa Fina Face Lotion Reviews

Review of Barefoot Botanicals Rosa Fina Face Lotion
by Caroline S.
Packaging: The Rosa Fina face lotion comes in a lovely glass bottle with a pump dispenser. I personally think that this packaging is absolutely perfect for such a beautiful, natural product. The branding is printed on a transparent wrap so the entire contents of the bottle are visible. The Rosa fina lotion itself is a delicious fresh white colour and the opaque white pump dispenser means that there is no risk of contamination of the product - unlike dipping your finger in a pot of cream. The overall effect of the packaging is of a lotion that is fresh and pure and thoroughly inviting.
Application: The pump dispenser on the Rosa Fina face lotion deserves a special mention because it is just so downright fabulous. It actually dispenses, in one single pump, the precise amount needed to cover your entire face. That probably doesn't sound too thrilling - but if you consider the amount of wasteage you get with some dispensers, this is a real marvel. It is small things like that that really show the company puts thought and effort into their products - and I want to applaud Barefoot Botanicals for a small thing that makes a big difference. So, after being delighted with my first squirt, I was thoroughly pleased to discover that the Rosa Fina lotion has a good density to it. I have been disappointed in the past by lotions that are incredibly watery but the Rosa Fina is more of a lightweight cream. The smell is mouthwatering and, pleasantly, a little stronger than I expected. I don't always find rose-scented products to be particularly impressive, however this lotion packs a surprising punch. The scent is rather like spicy turkish delight and, whilst not being overwhelming, it does linger enough to make you feel sensuous and exotic - remember the old Turkish Delight adverts?
The Rosa Fina face lotion is absorbed almost instantly into the skin leaving it velvety soft and not remotely greasy. Now for the best part - the description on the bottle hints at a firming action - and wow, does it deliver! Skin does feel immediately tightened and firm. The only way I can describe it is to say that it is similar to the feeling you get after using a toner and letting it evaporate off your skin. It is taut but in no way dry or unpleasant feeling. Absolutely wonderful under make-up because it dries matte, it gives you a really youthful, bright complexion.
Ingredients: rosa mosqueta, plus coltsfoot, horsetail and lady’s mantle strengthen collagen and elastin, plump fine lines and firm skin. Argan, borage and jojoba oils provide essential fatty acids to soothe and strengthen the skin’s barrier and protect against moisture loss and environmental damage.

Results: Well, the name of this product is Rosa Fina joie de vivre - which translates as "the joy of living" and I certainly feel that it lives up to its name. It is so quick and simple to apply and yet the results are immediate - firmer, plumper skin and moisturisation in one. Ah, you ask, instant firming but does it last? Well, in my case, yes. I can honestly say that my skin looks more refined and plumped. I am noticing that after 3 weeks of using Rosa Fina daily, my foundation is gliding on a lot more smoothly and my cheeks seem more defined and youthful in appearance.
Now, although it claims to reduce scarring, rosacea and pigmentation, I personally haven't noticed any signs yet of my ruddy cheeks being calmed by this lotion. Although, to be fair, I think it probably takes longer than 20 days to see results such as that. What I can tell you, is that I was so genuinely impressed with the firming action of the face lotion, that I have treated myself to a bottle of the Rosa Fina "lifting and firming" body lotion too!

Pros: Fabulous pump dispenser means less waste and no contamination of product
A little goes a long way - so it works out as very cost effective
Fantastic matte finish means it is wonderful either under make-up or worn alone on a bare face
Wonderful, enchanting smell
Instant feeling of tightened skin and a genuine plumping action with repeated use
Cons: If you have very dry/sore skin you may not like the taut feeling it gives
Very dry skin may benefit more from a heavier cream rather than this lotion

The Barefoot Botanicals Rosa Fina Face Lotion (£22.95) and Barefoot Botanicals products are available at

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Rosa Fina Rejuvenating Masque Reviews

Review of Rosa Fina Rejuvenating Masque Reviews
by Beverley S.
Packaging: Rosa Fina Rejuvenating Masque comes beautifully presented in a white box with Barefoot’s silver logo. I loved the botanical drawing of the Rose Hip & petal on the side of the box. Colours of the rose are replicated in the details of the product’s highlights which made the box pretty & feminine. Distinctive pink logos indicate the product is free from chemicals, suitable for vegetarians & cruelty free. 100% natural & therapeutic.
Application & Texture: Rosa Fina Rejuvenating Masque includes concise application instructions although I found the lack of advice for removing the product on the box & leaflet included was something which would have been beneficial especially when I had never used this type of mask before. Barefoots website didn’t have the information although a quick query to Barefoot answered this for me. Rosa Fina Rejuvenating Masque is very simple to apply removing with water with a muslin cloth or flannel. The Rosa Fina masque has a creamy texture which stayed creamy & didn’t harden on my face which was most acceptable to me. This Rosa Fina masque has a beautiful light scent but isn’t highly perfumed which I loved.
Comments: I was apprehensive at first as clay based masks are normally too strong for my skin type but Barefoot's Rosa Fina masque uses pink clay which doesn’t harden, although I felt a little activity the first few times I used the masque it wasn’t uncomfortable. I was amazed at how fresh and toned my skin looked after removing the masque. I looked forward to using it again & was very pleased to read the main ingredient Rosa Mosqueta was blended with intensive moistursing & purifying ingredients to make the masque multi purpose! With regular use it would help to fight wrinkles & maintain firmness resulting in a smooth, radiant complexion. Rosa mosqueta oil is from a wild Chilean rose which is effective to rejuvenate my skin & leave me feeling & looking refreshed. Pink clay is used to purify which seemed to be gentle on my sensitive skin. I have used other clay based masks which caused my skin to flare up red & sore.
Results: Barefoot botanicals Rosa Fina masque was a delight to use & had an instant effect (great for a quick fix especially if my skin was sallow & stressed) I loved using the masque & feel it will improve the effects using the masque twice a week. I would be keen to try Rosa Fina youth serum after the masque & Rosa Fina eye serum if they added to the benefits of using products with Rosa Mosqueta.
• A quick ‘fix’ for tired, sallow skin or a total luxury time ‘fix’
• Beautiful relaxing experience producing a radiant complexion
• Full list of ingredients on the box with explanations about each one on the website
• Can be slotted into an existing routine (although I am keen to look at other products in the range now) I have used & always keep a tube of Barefoots SOS cream

• More details on removal could be included the literature is mainly about other products
• Barefoot Botanicals refreshing facial spritz is recommended to use with the mask although the fact it includes Alcohol (as do other products) caused me concern especially in a toning product.

The Rosa Fina Rejuvenating Masque (£21.95) and the full range of Barefoot Botanicals products are available at