Tag Archives: Sensitive skin

Pink & Green Organic Marzipan Body Souffle to Nourish the Driest of Skins

Hello Beauties,

Pink & Green is an organic line of products for people with the most sensitive of skins. Made by Carol Alpin a holistic therapist who knows the real importance of self care and making some time for yourself in today’s busy world and especially from the social media train has really taken over our lives. It genuinely can be very hard to switch it off.

Self care is woven into the fabric of Pink&Green – Pink to represent women and green to represent the environment and of course the green, organic products that she uses in her brand. 

So with self care in mind the Marzipan Souffle only has 2 ingredients – Beautiful Organic Shea Butter which treats so many skin issues like dry sore skin, stretch marks, Sunburn, skin cracks, eczema it will help restore elasticity to skin so great for older skins too. I do sometimes use this neat on my skin and it really is a skin wonder for me. 

The other ingredient is organic cold pressed unrefined  plum kernel oil which funnily enough was used in the master chef final too! So perhaps a now and upcoming beauty and food ingredient as that is where the light marzipan fragrance comes from in the souffle. Very clever as then there is no fragrance oil in this product to irritate anyone with sore or red skin.

Texture wise for me it is not quite as light as a souffle but to me that also doesn’t really matter because it melts so beautifully onto the skin, firstly into the lovely raw oils and then it disappears straight into the skin leaving it silky soft and nourished. No residue or heavier oils left sitting on top of the skin, no paraben, sulphates, fillers just pure silky skin heaven! 

This is an eco friendly and Carol encourages you to reuse up your containers which I love as seeing our oceans struggle and the wildlife that live there on such a huge scale right now is just heartbreaking, the time for change is right now ..

That is it for now everyone, 

Nicola x 

Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator

Hey there fellow beauty junkies!

Want to tell you a bit about my Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator and why i love it….

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My skin is very easily irritated and i find some exfoliators too harsh for my skin and they leave me red and blotchy, particularly on my forehead and cheeks, plus i have some broken capillaries/thread veins that do not like to be overworked and scrubbed too much..

I seem to get on much better with a gentle exfoliation almost every day than a strong one a couple of times a week.

This rose exfoliator has Absolute of Moroccan Rose, very rare and very expensive! Rose oil on your skin is extremely soothing, it takes down redness and calms the skin and this exfoliator hydrated as it goes leaving my skin lovely, smooth and soft, not irritated.

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What the rose exfoliator is also fabulous for is for exfoliating gently around the eye area, there is very few products gentle enough to do this and this one does it brilliantly, i do get old dry skin in that area and its fantastic to run this gently over the whole area and get rid of all the old dead skin that gathers up and causes wrinkles!!

This product is an all round win for me, i genuinely do love it for the reasons stated, please do not exfoliate around your eye area with anything harsh as it could do long term damage, make sure it is gentle and hydrating as this one is and your skin will be left silky smooth.

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If you have any of the skin issues i have then this product really is a godsend as its so gentle but effective in the long term…..

You can find the Gentle Rose Exfoliator at http://www.timetospa.co.uk/

Bye for now folks

Nicola

Odylique Beautifully Organic and Vegan Eco Luxe Products!

Hi everyone,

For those of you who have not yet heard of or tried Odylique, it is a very pure, organic and vegan brand that is available through The  Essential Care Company, developed to reach out to all women with the most sensitive of skins.

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It is Artisan , Eco Luxe handmade products made by a mother and daughter team. Born out of necessity Margaret is trained in Aromatherapy and herbal medicine, she has a passion for natural medicine  and her daughter Abi works alongside her.

With ‘Odyl’ meaning the power, or force of nature! Something these 2 ladies are on their own, with all their knowledge and incredible products!

Shocked by the harsh chemicals in many of today’s products, Margaret formulated products herself using pure plant oils plus and biodynamic herbs grown in her own garden (what a woman)and her products really took off from there!

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So the first item i have from Odylique is the Superfruit Serum, with a synergy of 5 essential fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins and phytosterols, this serum is to be used on top of your moisturiser, my skin just loves this serum, it locks in your moisturiser and the beautiful amber serum is a total pick me up for tired, dry skin.

It automatically transforms your skin into a ‘lit from within’ look! Pure radiance and sunshine in a bottle, this serum is truly magical and has to be tried to be believed … also makes a fab make up base too, cannot tell you enough how my mature skin just loves this good stuff! A perfect lift on a dark winters day .

Last week i treated myself to an Odylique Lavender soap, handmade and pure, again another product that i now love, its more of a cleansing bar because of the high quality oils in this bar and it sented me and my whole bathroom last night, its stunning! Great for shaving with too and good as well for men with sensitive skins as well.

Made for the most sensitive of skins these bars are made with organic extra virgin olive oil, plus nourishing butters and fresh organic lavender (this had me sold), , soothing and gentle, i get contact dermatitis on my hands and weeping eczema too, something i am always conscious of and a tad paranoid about so the oils in this soap should  really help.

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Lavender has gentle antiseptic properties, is balancing, calming on the skin , calming, promotes skin renewal and promotes well being  it has anti inflammatory properties too, the list of properties Lavender has is endless,with the scent known to relax the mind and help with getting a good nights sleep!

We are talking high grade lavender here not the stuff you think your granny used to smell of!  Lol! Its rich, spicy, aromatic and beautiful! Lol!

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I think for it to be effective it needs to be organic and pure and this is how i love it, this beautiful soap scented my whole bathroom last night and i will be having a long love affair with Odylique soaps as well as other products i have yet to discover from this fabulous brand!

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Lastly is a little sample i got with my order and that is the Toning Fruit Body Butter,  it has a slight medicinal astringent scent but i like that as i know its the organic products! With organic coconut, olive and raw shea, sea buckthorn  it is very skin softening, protective and hydrating while ylang ylang, lemon and bergamot are used to tone the skin, again this is very skin smoothing and toning…good for mummy tum’s and ‘Ye olde bingo wings’ (sorry lol)

While it might not be one of the products i would maybe purchase personally,  it is still a good fine quality product!

I just cannot wait to try more products from the brand as i think what Margaret and her daughter are doing is pretty dam amazing and long may they continue ..

Have you Tried Odylique yet? If so what did you think about it?

In this day and age where everything is rushed out, full of additives and preservatives Odylique is a completely refreshing light in the dark for me!

You can read more on Odylique here and browse their products http://www.essential-care.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Odylique

Take care for now

Nicola x