Thursday, 28 October 2010
By Louise M.
Packaging: Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body cream is presented in a smart looking plastic tube with a flip-top. The styling of the packaging, the font and minimalistic white presentation remind me of old-fashioned pharmacy labels, it looks really chic! I have been carrying the tube around in my handbag and it has never leaked, burst or spilt so in my opinion the packaging is durable enough withstand being toted around every day which is important for a multipurpose product.
Application: The cream needs to strike a difficult balance between being light enough to use on the face but thick enough to also double up as a nourishing body cream and I am really impressed with the way it pulls this off. The texture is not too thick, but feels substantial and sinks in quickly. It doesn’t leave an oily film in the way other barrier creams can and so this could also be good for combination/oily skin as well as drier and more sensitive types. Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body has quite a strong but very pleasant scent straight out of the tube – a mix of herbs and lavender – but the smell doesn’t linger on the skin once the cream has been absorbed so it didn’t compete with my usual perfume when applied.
Ingredients: If you are familiar with the kinds of natural ingredients routinely used to treat sensitive or dry skin then the contents of this cream will come as no surprise; all of the usual suspects are there: borage and evening primrose oils, shea butter, camomile, chickweed. These wonder plants have established a track record in successfully treating sore and parched skin and the masterminds behind Barefoot Botanicals Products have created all of their formulas based on their own experiences of natural medicine. With this kind of pedigree, I wasn’t surprised to find that the cream really did work wonders on my skin when it sent up an SOS distress flare!
Results: Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body cream markets itself as being ideal for dry, sensitive and problematic skin. With the sudden cold turn in the weather my skin has been both dry and sensitive so I was able to really put it through its paces. I applied it twice daily to my face, used it as a handcream and as a moisturiser on the eczema on my legs. I got excellent results across the board. The skin on my face felt softer as did my hands, and it made an excellent emollient on my legs.
The real selling point of this product though is that it is such a great multi-tasker – you can use it almost anywhere! You could put this in your handbag or overnight bag and you wouldn’t need to carry anything else-no body lotion, no hand cream, no serums. I would recommend that anyone with sensitive or dry skin gives this a try, normal skin types too. With winter closing in our skin demands that we look after it and Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body Cream makes it really easy!
Excellent value for money – all of your moisturisers in one tube
Great for dry, sensitive, eczema or dermatitis-prone skins but not to be ignored by normal skins either
The scent might be a bit feminine for men to enjoy using it but it does dissipate quickly.
Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body Cream (£17.95) and Barefoot Botanicals are available at Naturisimo.com
Monday, 11 October 2010
Argan oil is the richest natural source of vitamin E. Its beauty secrets have been known for centuries by the women of Morocco who have used it traditionally in the daily care of their care of skin and hair. It regenerates the skin, restarts the vital functions of the cells and the growth process, neutralizes free radicals and it is extremely nutritious.
Other products in the Kae (formerly Kaeline) range formulated with argan oil include the amazing Kae Night Repair Serum - £22.50, a unique 100% natural skin repairing concentrate for the evening that combines argan oil with lavender essential oil, famous for its regenerating power. And the Kae Argarome Firming Serum - £24 that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens elasticity.
Kae Beauty Oil (£27) and Kae skincare are available from naturisimo.
Friday, 8 October 2010
The most innovative Weleda range yet. This fantastic, regenerating, firming range uses the potent antioxidant properties of Pomegranate to help reduce the signs of ageing. You will love it!
Weleda's Pomegranate Firming Facial Care is a reinvigorating skincare system created for maturing skin aged 40+. Contains organic cold-pressed pomegranate seed, argan and borage oils that are rich in antioxidants and stimulate skin renewal. With daily use the skin becomes firmer and smoother, wrinkles and lines become less apparent. Dermatological tests have proven significant reduction in the depth if wrinkles by up to 35% after using the Weleda Pomegranate Firming Facial Care.
The Weleda Pomegranate Firming range includes:
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream - £19.95 (30ml) is highly effective at reducing the depth of wrinkles and improving skin elasticity. The powerful formula of antioxidants stimulates cell renewal to reveal a clearer, more even skin.
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Night Cream - £21.95 (30ml) gives the skin an extra boost during the night when the skin’s cell renewal and repair processes are accelerated.
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Serum - £29.95 (30ml) gives mature skin an intensive treatment with immediate and long term benefits.
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream - £21.95 (10ml). This antioxidant care contains precious ingredients from organically grown pomegranate and golden millet. It reduces wrinkles, tautens the skin and reactivates its regeneration.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Based on the principles of Ayurvedic healing, Ila Skincare products are proven to restore purity, energy, and radiance in the skin. Known for its cult status, the Ila Face Oil is a pure luxury. Made with Himalayan salts, Damascan Rose Otto, and Pure Argan Oil from Morocco, a few drops of this 100% natural face oil, applied day and night nourishes and revitalises tired skin for glowing radiance. Plus it is divinely scented.
Now Ila Spa has just launch an extended range for Glowing Radiance which provide for the true home spa experience including:
- Ila Day Cream for Glowing Radiance (£60)
- Ila Bath Oil for Glowing Radiance (£45)
- Ila Body Cream for Glowing Radiance (£50)
The Ila Spa range and Ila Face Oil for Glowing Radiance (£55) are available from naturisimo.