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Yaoh Body Butter Review

The last few of weeks have been such a challenge, naturally, I had to take a bit of a break from the blog to focus on everything else. Before I’d feel guilty about taking a break, but one thing that I’ve been working on this year is not being such a workaholic. So far, I’m getting the hang of it!

In the mean time, I’ve been reviewing quite a few different products (which I can’t wait to share with you). This post in particular will be part of a series on an amazing 100% vegan brand – scroll down to read my first review of the Yaoh review series – Yaoh Body Butter Range.

Who are Yaoh?

Yaoh is based in Bristol, UK, and is one of the UK’s original hemp companies, with a range of hemp body care and food products that are 100% vegan, paraben-free, sulphate-free and free from animal testing. Yaoh’s food range is also 100% certified organic.

Review

All the skincare range is made with organic hemp seed oil. The body butters are all £11.99 for 200g. Overall, I really do like the Yoah skincare range, the body butters and moisturiser are so buttery and smooth – perfect in this cold weather. There are plenty of options to choose from, so there’s something for everyone. And I like that the brand are quite neutral i.e for everyone.

Yaoh Body Butter Original

Made with a combination of Hemp Seed Oil to moisturise and rejuvenate the skin, with extracts of Rosemary, Lavender and Peppermint. Personally, I found myself using this more on regular basis, the lavender and peppermint extracts add a more floral and refreshing fragrance to the body butter compared to just the hemp seed oil – which I loved! My skin stayed smooth throughout the day, which is so important when the seasons change.

Yaoh Body Butter Coconut and Lime

Made with Organic Hemp Seed Oil with extracts of Rosemary, Lavender and Chamomile along with Coconut and Lime fragrance to create an invigorating and refreshing body butter. This was one of my favourite body butters, the smell is uplifting and again the body butter works well in keeping my skin smooth, it does eventually make you feel hungry after a while.

Yaoh Body Butter Tropical Fruits

Made with Organic Hemp Seed Oil with extracts of fruit essences to create a refreshingly fruity body butter. While this is a tropical fruit body butter, I actually liked the fact that the smells weren’t so strong with this one. Again the body butter keeps my skin looking fresh and nourished, and this one reminds me of summer. 🙂

Yaoh Moisturiser Deep Forest

The moisturiser is £6.99 for 56g. Made with Organic Hemp Seed Oil with Essential Oils and extracts to create an exotic moisturiser. I will be honest, the moisturiser was my least favourite, mainly because I prefer floral and fruity fragrances. But I must admit that I did like that the moisturiser is lightweight, and small enough to travel with. Like the body butters, the moisturiser lasts all day, the only real difference is that the body butters have a thicker consistency while the moisturiser is more lightweight.

Generally, I think it really depends on the kinds of scents and ingredients that you prefer in the products that you use, I would definitely recommend the brand. he best thing for me was that I didn’t have to use too much of the product for it to go a long way, and that the packaging is recyclable. Thank you to the lovely Yaoh team for sending me these products. ☺

In the next few weeks there’ll be some more reviews on the Yaoh range. So do let me know what you think!

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Check out my second Yaoh reviewAnd click here to check out the Yaoh range. 

Electric Ink Daily Moisturiser Review

Today I’m reviewing a new vegan skincare brand, specifically for all of your tattoo care needs: the Electric Ink – Daily Moisturiser. Scroll on down to read more! ☺

(Quick disclaimer: I do not have any tattoos, so I tried out the daily moisturiser on my skin as I would with any other moisturiser.)

Who are Electric Ink? 💉

When your body is a canvas and tattoos are your artwork, it’s important to take care of them. With Electric Ink Skincare, tattoo and skin care couldn’t be easier – their specialist products are packed with ingredients that keep skin looking nourished and tattoos looking fresh and vibrant.
All Electric Ink Skincare products contain a mixture of oils and vitamins that work to nourish the skin and protect the tattoo, as well as improving the definition of the tattoos and keep them from looking faded. Every product can be easily incorporated into an established skin care routine.

All the Electric Ink products are all made in the U.K, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and available to buy from Boots.

Daily Moisturiser

The Daily Moisturiser hydrates and soothes dry skin, helping to protect ink from fading and discolouration with a selected blend of effective ingredients.

The moisturiser contains:

  • Liftonin-Xpert to help reduce signs of skin redness and support the maintenance and intensity of tattoo ink.
  • Inca Inchi Oil is obtained from a Peruvian Amazonia plant, which helps to improve skin elasticity and maintains skin hydration.
  • Vitamin E Acetate assists with increasing the moisturisation of the skin’s surface and helps to prevent the signs of sun damage.
  • Coconut Oil has great moisturising abilities and its light texture is ideal for dry skin.

At the back on the box, you can see that the box is recyclable and that the PAO symbol (period-after-opening) says that you can use it for 6 months after opening.

It’s normally priced at £10.95 for 200ml, but right now it’s on offer for £7.30 at Boots.

Review

First of all, I have to mention the packaging – I love it, it would definitely draw my attention when shopping.

Initially, I used the moisturiser after I used the Electric Ink – Exfoliating Body Wash in the shower. The moisturiser smells almost the same as the body wash. Generally, the moisturiser is quite lightweight and lasted throughout the day.

While it does keep my skin hydrated, I’m not particularly a fan of the way that the smell kind of lingers. It’s kind of a shame that the coconut oil is not as prominent in the moisturiser, otherwise I might have liked it a little more.

Since this range is specifically created for tattoo care, and I don’t have any tattoos, I feel that my review might be a little limited – having said that, the moisturiser worked well on skin, so I can only imagine how well it works on tattoos.

I would love to know if any of you have tried out this range already, or what your thoughts are after using the product, and how well it works to maintain your tattoos and skin.

Once again, thank you to the lovely Catalyst PR team for sending me this sample.

Click here to read more and learn about the Electric Ink Tattoo Care brand.

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– Sonam

PS: Click here to read my first Electric Ink review. 

Electric Ink Exfoliating Body Wash Review

These past few weeks I have been so productive, I’ve achieved almost all of my goals for this month in terms of my work, at home and even with this blog. And I’ve hit a new milestone on my Instagram – yay!

Today I’m reviewing a new vegan skincare brand, specifically for all of your tattoo care needs: the Electric Ink – Exfoliating Body Wash. Scroll on down to read more! ☺

(Quick disclaimer: I do not have any tattoos, so I tried out the body wash on my skin as I would with any other body wash.)

Are Electric Ink cruelty free?

When your body is a canvas and tattoos are your artwork, it’s important to take care of them. With Electric Ink
Skincare, tattoo and skin care couldn’t be easier – their specialist products are packed with ingredients that keep skin
looking nourished and tattoos looking fresh and vibrant.
All Electric Ink Skincare products contain a mixture of oils and vitamins that work to nourish the skin and protect the tattoo, as well as improving the definition of the tattoos and keep them from looking faded. Every product can be
easily incorporated into an established skin care routine.

All the Electric Ink products are all made in the U.K, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and available to buy from Boots.

Exfoliating Body Wash

The Exfoliating Body Wash actively removes dead skin cell build up, brightening and clarifying the appearance of tattoos with a selected blend of effective ingredients.

The body wash contains:

  • Liftonin-Xpert to help reduce signs of skin redness and support the maintainance and intensity of tattoo ink.
  • Amino Acid which acts as a skin conditioner with pH-regulating properties. It improves the clarity of the skin and evens skin tone.
  • Red Algae Extract has anti-pigmenting activity, giving skin a luminous and ultra-refined complexion.
  • Multi-Fruit Extract contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid that safely exfoliate dead skin cells and help to rejuvenate skin.

At the back on the box, you can see that the box is recyclable and that the PAO symbol (period-after-opening) says that you can use it for 6 months after opening.

It’s currently priced at £9.95 for 200ml.

Review

First of all, I have to mention the packaging – I love it, it would definitely draw my attention when shopping.

On first use, I noticed that that the body wash has a citrus scent but also smells slightly of the amino acid. I could feel small sugar-like granules in the light yellow body wash. As I don’t have any tattoos, and used it directly on my skin, I noticed that it thoroughly polishes and exfoliates the skin.

After getting out of the shower, my skin felt and looked smoother – it really works well with removing and exfoliating the dead skin. I couldn’t stop feeling my arm after getting out of the shower, in fact the day after using the exfoliating body wash my skin was still just as smooth as it was the night before.

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve done this review any justice because I don’t have any tattoos – nevertheless this product has worked amazingly on my skin!

I would love to know if any of you have  tried it out already, or what your thoughts are after using the product, and how well it works to maintain your tattoos and skin.

Thank you to the lovely Catalyst PR team for sending me this sample, I hope you enjoyed my review.

Click here to read more and learn about the Electric Ink Tattoo Care brand.

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– Sonam x

P.S: Read my second Electric Ink review here. 

A’kin The Big Deal Kit Review

I hope you all are having a great start to the week, today I finally get to share news about another amazing deal from A’kin & QVC. Those of you that follow my blog have already seen my review on an A’kin product a little while back  and I was pretty impressed by the amazing quality of their product. Today’s deal is not just about one product but as you can tell from the title of this post, it’s about four products namely the A’kin The Big Deal Kit!

A little about A’kin

A’kin was launched in Australia in 2002 using pioneering technologies and leading the way in natural skincare. The philosophy at A’kin is all about creating pure, authentic and beautifully aromatic skincare, crafted without parabens, sulfates, artificial colours or fragrances. This high quality, natural skincare brand is cruelty-free, organic and 100% vegan!

A’kin The Big Deal Kit 🎁

The Big Deal Kit includes 1 Cleansing Micellar Water (150ml), 1 Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream (50ml), 1 Mini Hydrating Mist Toner (30ml) and 1 Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (20ml). The A’Kin 4 Piece Skincare Hydration Collection aka The Big Deal Kit is normally worth £55.50 if you buy directly from the A’kin website, and for this week only it’s  available to buy from QVC for £29.98.

Review

A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

This lightweight but nourishing oil has quickly become one of my personal favourites; the rosehip oil is formulated to help soothe and hydrate your complexion, as well as other areas of dry skin on your body. It’s perfect to use over scars, stretch marks and just over dry skin in general. On days that my skin needs less moisturising, I’ve used this before applying my makeup and it’s kept my makeup looking fresh the whole day.

I’ve already reviewed this before you can click here to read the full review on the A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.

A’kin Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream

This daily facial moisturiser has a fast-absorbing formula enriched with organic coconut water and green tea, that works to deeply hydrate your skin.

The day cream is refreshing, calming and has a light, buttery texture and that nourishes my skin throughout the day. The smell of the green tea is quite refreshing, and when I apply the cream to my skin, I can definitely feel the calming coconut ingredients which works well for the skin as the weather starts to get warmer outside. I do wish that there was a night cream to the kit.

A’kin Hydrating Mist Toner

The mini mist spray is from the same range as the day cream, infused with organic coconut water and green tea, helps to balance the pH levels skin and soothe your skin.

I’ve been using this over my makeup before I go out to work and days out in general and I love the freshness of the spray. It keeps my makeup pretty much intact throughout the day, which is perfect if you don’t have the time to touch up or check your makeup. Word of advice to you all – don’t make the mistake of using this a little while after using mascara, I learnt that lesson the hard way (lol), in all honesty that was my fault for not waiting for my mascara to dry. This travel size toner spray is perfect to take with you on the go!

A’kin Cleansing Micellar Water

The cleansing micellar water is infused with organic coconut water, green tea, cucumber and lavender, there has never been an easier way to cleanse than with this micellar water, which works to instantly remove impurities and make-up from your face without the need to rinse it off.

Since I received this, I had been using the toner as a makeup remover everyday and despite the green tea in the water, it was so gentle and easily removed my makeup. The water left my skin feeling hydrated, refreshed and glowing after using it.

Personally, I think that this kit is a great way to try the different products from A’kin, especially if you’ve never used the brand before, it’s definitely worth the price. I’d like to thank the lovely people at RebKan PR and A’kin for sending me this wonderful kit!

Click here to buy the A’kin The Big Deal Kit from QVC – remember this offer is running for one week only, so make sure you get your hands on it before it all goes! ☺

I hope you all enjoyed my A’kin The Big Deal Kit review of this product and your bank holiday weekend!

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here.

Hempz Original Body Moisturiser Review

Did you know that April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month? To kick-start the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month I decided to do a review on this wonderful cruelty-free and vegan product.

Are Hempz cruelty free?

Hempz Beauty is a division of the JK Health and Beauty Technologies Group PLC. Hempz Beauty are a natural beauty company that make products with 100% organic Hemp Seed Oil. All products are Paraben Free, Gluten Free, THC Drug Free and are not tested on animals.

Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser 🌿

The Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser is made with 100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil providing the skin with a perfect ration of protein, carbohydrates, nutrients, key minerals and fiber. The moisteriser is rich in natural anti-oxidants, anti-ageing properties and anti-inflammatories from extracts of Lemon, Ginger root, Ginseng and Grapefruit.

There is also a blend of Shea Butter and Sunflower Seed Oil for skin hydration, nourishment and conditioning. It’s also made with a fresh breezy floral and sweet banana fragrance – and it’s 100% vegan! The moisteriser is available to buy online at Amazon for £19.99 for 500 ml; the bottle shown in the picture is of the sample that I received from Alex Silver PR.

Review

At first, I could smell the sweet banana blend in the moisturiser, I couldn’t really smell the natural hemp oil, but can definitely feel the nourishing effects of it skin. The moisturiser is lightweight and easy to blend in to my skin, it generally keeps my hands, body and legs smooth and soft. I’ve also been using this as a face cream and I am loving how smooth, yet kind of firm, my skin is after using the cream. One thing that I do appreciate about this moisturiser is that it keeps my skin soft and firm throughout the day without needing to reapply it.

Thank you to Alex Silver PR for sending me this lovely product to review, you can click here to buy the Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturiser from Amazon.

I’ve got another Hempz product review coming out next week, so make sure you’re following my blog to keep up.

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

 

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here.  

Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter

Hi everybody, how are you all doing today? ☺

I hope the snow has cleared up in your area. Lately, I’ve been juggling a few different projects (I feel like I say this a lot) and I am working on bringing you guys more reviews, guides and offers. For now, I’m coming towards the end of the Plum Goodness series; there’s only one more review left to do, at this point it’s needless to say that I am kind of in love with this brand, so perhaps I may do some more reviews on their products later on this year. Last month, I did a quick poll on whether you guys wanted to see more reviews from this brand or not. Thankfully, you all weren’t fed up of seeing me talk about this brand.

Today’s review is on the Vanilla & Fig Feel The Fudge Body Butter from the Vanilla & Fig range.

A little about Plum Goodness…

Plum Goodness is an online-cosmetic brand, based in India, that was founded by Shankar Prasad in July 2014. The brand is one of the first 100% vegan brands in India that are completely committed to ensuring that their products are ‘safe and good’ – not only are the products cruelty-free but they are also free of parabens, phthalates and SLS.

The products all feature the ‘1% For The Planet’ logo, meaning that Plum Goodness give 1% of their sales to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment.

Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter

The Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter is a deep hydrating, emollient body butter with nourishing shea butter, soothing vanilla and antioxidant fig extracts for all-round care. The body butter contains added vitamin B3, vitamin C and fig fruit extract for its anti-ageing and skin conditioning properties which works well for all skin types, including those with dry skin.

The body butter is priced at Rs. 450.00 (Indian rupees) for 200ml, which is approximately £5.00 – please do bear in mind that the exchange rate can fluctuate, and the price could be a little higher for someone purchasing from outside of India. I bought the body butter as part of the Vanilla & Fig Irresistible Bundle, at the time it was worth Rs. 1440 and I was charged £16.35  for it but it’s currently on sale for Rs. 1,050.

Review

One of the main reasons that I bought this body butter, was because of the quality of the brand and the great reviews on it.

When I first opened the Plum Goodness Vanilla & Fig Body Butter, I could immediately smell the soothing vanilla scent, I couldn’t really smell the fig as much. On its first use, I found the body butter to be quite rich and smooth, as well as good value for money as I didn’t have to use a lot of product on my body for it to be completely moisterised.

Generally, I’ve been using this body butter since I received it a couple of months ago and I’m pretty impressed with the way that it manages to keep my body nourished throughout the day, especially when it’s freezing outside. I haven’t needed to re-apply the body butter, and when I shower after using the body butter, my skin is still soft. During the snowy weather, this body butter doubled as a hand cream and it did not dry up at all, my hands did freeze but they weren’t dry if that makes sense. So far this body butter (and brand) has continued to amaze me with it’s high quality. 👌🏽💆🏽‍✨

If you are from India, then you can order directly from the Plum Goodness website. If you live outside of India, then you can order the products by emailing hello@plumgoodness.com

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

– Sonam x

 

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here. 

A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil Review

Since it’s still February, I wanted to contine with the floral theme that I have going at the moment. So today, I wanted to share with you all my first review on an organic, vegan and cruelty-free product from Australia, the A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.

Are A’kin cruelty free?

A’kin was launched in Australia in 2002 using pioneering technologies and leading the way in natural skincare. The philosophy at A’kin is all about creating pure, authentic and beautifully aromatic skincare, crafted without parabens,
sulfates, artificial colours or fragrances. This high quality, natural skincare brand is cruelty-free, vegan and completely organic!

A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

The A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is 100% natural with a minimum concentration of 80% essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6,9) for optimal skin health. This antioxidant and vitamin rich oil helps to protect the skin from the effect of environmental elements, prevent signs of ageing and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s perfect for use on scars, strech marks, uneven skin tone and nourishing dry lips. It is recommended to apply 3-4 drops of the oil after cleansing by gently massaging it into the face, neck and decolletage prior to moisturiser, and to use it twice daily.

Normally this product is priced at £40.00 for 45ml, fortunately it’s currently available to buy at QVC for £25.68.

 

Review

As with most organic oils, the smell is a tad strong, but once you massage the oil into your skin the smell fades. When I first applied the oil to my face, I found the texture to be quite lightweight compared to most oils that I have used in the past. The rosehip oil easily blended into my skin, giving it a natural and healthly looking shine without appearing oily on my skin. Generally, I found that my skin absorbs the oil quite quickly when my skin is slightly warm from having a shower or washing my face with warm water.

I’ve been using the rosehip oil overnight and it keeps my skin, my face and parts of my body, hydrated throughout the night. As I mentioned before, you can use the rosehip oil to reduce the appearance of scars, and I must admit that I am quite impressed with the way that the scars on my face and body have begun to fade since using the oil.

In fact, in the past few days I decided to wear the oil under my makeup, as it’s kind a new trend that I’ve seen online and wanted to experiment with this oil. When applying makeup over the oil, my skin has had such a natural glow to it throughout the day and it stayed hydrated despite it the freezing temperatures outside – I absolutely love it! 💆🏽🌹✨

I’d like to thank the lovely people at RebKan PR and A’kin for sending me this amazing product! Click here to buy the A’kin Rosehip Oil from QVC, and to check out the rest of the A’kin collection at QVC.

I hope you all enjoyed my review of this product, do comment and let me know what you think. ☺

Plum Goodness Grape Seed Cream Reviews

Last week, I realised that I still had a few more products from Plum left to review so I decided to do a quick poll on whether you guys wanted to see more reviews from this brand or not. Thankfully, you all weren’t fed up of seeing me talk about this brand.

This post is a review is on the Light Stay Day Cream and the Night Cream from the Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn range.

A little about Plum Goodness…

Plum Goodness is an online-cosmetic brand, based in India, that was founded by Shankar Prasad in July 2014. The brand is one of the first 100% vegan brands in India that are completely committed to ensuring that their products are ‘safe and good’ – not only are the products cruelty-free but they are also free of parabens, phthalates and SLS.

One of my favourite things that I like about the Plum Goodness brand is that they do not promote any skin whitening products, something that is unfortunately rife in India’s cosmetic industry, and they also keep all aspects of their line as ‘good’ as possible. The products all feature the ‘1% For The Planet’ logo, meaning that Plum Goodness give 1% of their sales to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment.

The Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream ☀

The Plum Goodness Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Light Stay Day Cream is a combination of sun protection, everyday hydration and nourishment, with long-lasting SPF30 protection, healing sea buckthorn oil and nourishing grape seed oil. The non-greasy formula absorbs very well, while the natural anti-oxidants of both the sea buckthorn oil and grape seed oil helps to prevent sun damage to skin. On the Plum Goodness website, the light stay cream is recommended for those with normal, dry and combination skin types, and it is recommended that you apply the cream on the neck and face every morning.

The day cream is priced at Rs. 475.00 (Indian rupees) for 60ml, which is approximately £5.00 – please do bear in mind that the exchange rate can fluctuate, and the price could be a little higher for someone purchasing from outside of India. I bought the cream on sale as part of the Berry Bundle, at the time it was worth Rs. 1050 and I was charged £11.92 for it but normally the bundle is worth Rs. 1,440.

Review

The day cream smells exactly like the face mask and foam scrub from the grape seed and sea buckthorn, I can still mainly smell the grape seed oil in the cream. I found the texture of the cream to be very light and smooth, once I blend it into my skin the cream moisturizes the skin without being too oily, I’ve actually been using this cream before applying makeup and it works well at smoothing out my skin. There have actually been times where I go out without any foundation or primer on because the cream works just that well for my skin, bear in mind that I use the Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Foam Scrub before applying the cream.

The Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nurturance Night Cream 🌙

The Plum Goodness Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Nurturance Night Cream provides hydration and nourishment to your skin overnight, ensuring that your skin has the optimum level of moisture content, gets its supply of essential nutrients, and allows skin repair to take place. The night cream prevents dryness, while the grape seed and sea buckthorn oils nourish, heal and repair skin. The vitamins A,C,E & minerals from grape seed oil supply essential nutrition to your skin while the polyphenols, beta carotenes and essential fatty acids from sea buckthorn oil for skin repair.

The night cream is priced at Rs. 550.00 (Indian rupees) for 50ml, which is approximately £6.00 – and like I mentioned before, I bought the cream on sale as part of the Berry Bundle, which at the time it was worth Rs. 1050 and I was charged £11.92 for it but normally the bundle is worth Rs. 1,440.

Review

When using the night cream, I could mainly smell the grape seed oil in there and of course as it’s a night cream the texture is thicker and richer than the day cream. I normally use this on a daily basis, after I have used the foam scrub from the same collection, and I must admit that I am very impressed with the quality of this particular cream. The night cream works well at hydrating my skin throughout the night and makes my skin feel soft right until the next day. What I also love about the night cream is that I don’t have to use much of the cream for it to work, sometimes I apply the minimum amount possible and it is nourishes my skin. I’ve been using both the creams with the foam scrub from the same range as part of my daily skincare routine and my natural skin as never looked so good. 👌🏽💆🏽‍✨

If you are from India, then you can order directly from the Plum Goodness website. If you live outside of India, then you can order the products by emailing hello@plumgoodness.com

I hope you all enjoyed my Plum Goodness Grape Seed Cream Reviews.

Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

 

– Sonam

P.S: For more skincare reviews, click here. 

Plum Goodness Green Tea Face Wash Review

Today, I thought it was about time that I shared the fourth post of my Plum Goodness review series, I had so much planned for the new year that I kind of forgot to share this post, I know that I’ve done few posts on this brand already but I needed to get through the series. This post is a review on the face scrub from the Plum Goodness Green Tea range.

About Plum Goodness…

Plum Goodness is an online-cosmetic brand, based in India, that was founded by Shankar Prasad in July 2014. The brand is one of the first 100% vegan brands in India that are completely committed to ensuring that their products are ‘safe and good’ – not only are the products cruelty-free but they are also free of parabens, phthalates and SLS.

One of my favourite things that I like about the Plum Goodness brand is that they do not promote any skin whitening products, something that is unfortunately rife in India’s cosmetic industry, and they also keep all aspects of their line as ‘good’ as possible. The products all feature the ‘1% For The Planet’ logo, meaning that Plum Goodness give 1% of their sales to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment.

The Green Tea Pore-Cleansing Face Wash

The Plum Goodness Green Tea Pore-Cleansing Face Wash is part of Plum Goodness’ Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn collection. The face wash is made of 100% biodegradable, natural, skin-friendly cellulose beads, no plastic whatsoever, that gently buff away debris and dead cells. The face wash is also made of Glycolic acid that helps gently remove older, surface skin cells, which can otherwise cause dull complexion and clogged pores – and acne. It also contains green tea extracts, retaining the polyphenols (the real antioxidant stuff), which is safe and effective in keeping your skin clear.

On the Plum Goodness website, the face wash is recommended for those with normal and combination skin types, but is not recommended for people with very dry skin, acne-prone skin and for those with extremely sensitive skin. When applying the scrub, you simply need to wash your hands and splash some water on your face, take a small amount of the face wash and gently rub it over your faces in small circles – once your done with the scrub use water to remove the lather/foam and pat your skin dry.

The face wash is priced at Rs. 345.00 (Indian rupees) for 75ml, which is approximately £4.00 – please do bear in mind that the exchange rate can fluctuate, and the price could be a little higher for someone purchasing from outside of India but I was charged exactly £4.00 for the scrub.

Review

Initially, I used this face scrub straight after using the Green Tea Face Mask, so my skin was pretty clear to begin with, but it’s the perfect scrub to use if your skin is breaking out, the face wash was so gentle on my skin despite having (huge) spots.

This face wash was surprisingly mild, considering how strong green tea can be in beauty products and also taking into account my sensitive skin, it worked wonders for my skin. After washing my face, my skin was visibly clearer and firmer, the effects of the face wash lasted for most of the day which is a bonus for me. This is perfect for anyone who wants to help control break outs, acne-prone or mildly sensitive skin, although if you are unsure I would recommend you ask a specialist before using it. 👌🏽‍✨

If you are from India, then you can order directly from the Plum Goodness website. If you live outside of India, then you can order the products by emailing hello@plumgoodness.com

I hope you all enjoyed my Plum Goodness Green Tea Face Wash review. Don’t forget to comment, share and follow.

 

– Sonam x

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Makeup Revolution Antibacterial Brush Cleaner Review

Did you know that not cleaning your makeup brushes for a long period of time can allow a build up of bacteria and cause breakouts? Keeping your makeup brushes clean atleast once a week will help your skin stay clean and help your brushes last longer. Today I wanted to blog about the Makeup Revolution Antibacterial Brush Cleaner, I’ve been using it for a little while now, and I thought it was worth sharing because the brush cleaner works so well for me.

A little about Makeup Revolution…

Makeup Revolution is a budget UK makeup brand, owned by TAM Beauty, that offers a wide variety of makeup and brushes. The brand launched in 2014, offering affordable high quality makeup and dupes of expensive high-end makeup – to top it off the entire range is 100% cruelty-free and some of their products are actually vegan.

Makeup Revolution Antibacterial Brush Cleaner 🖌🐇

The brush cleaner is specially formulated to keep makeup brushes clean and free from bacteria, the spray sterilizes and disinfects makeup brushes. To use the brush cleaner, you just need to spray the antibacterial brush cleaner 3 to 4 times directly onto your makeup brush and then gently wipe the brush across a clean tissue or cloth, to remove any makeup and bacteria, until brush is completely clean. Once clean, the makeup brush will need to be air dried. I bought the antibacterial brush cleaner online from the Superdrug website for £5.00 (for 200ml).

Review

The antibacterial brush cleaner works like a charm for me, the spray itself generally has a gentle clean smell, you can smell the witch hazel in there too. Instead of using a tissue or cloth to wash the brushes, I used a towel simply because I’ve generally found that a towel doesn’t break or get too wet when using the cleaner, plus I can wash the towel and resuse it to wash my brushes. I thorougly enjoyed cleaning my brushes with this brush cleaner, it’s such a simple process and my brushes look just how they did when I bought them.

It generally took around 10-20 minutes for the brushes to dry, depending on the size of the brush, which is great if you’re planning on reusing soon after. The smell of the brush cleaner does stay with the brush, even when dry, but that didn’t really bother me so much since I liked the smell of it.

The only thing that I would say should be improved is the bottle as it’s kind of difficult to tell how much is left and whether I need to buy more. Other than that, I feel that using the cleaner is an important part of skincare that tends to get overlooked. Scroll down to see the pictures!

Before using the brush cleaner … (yes I know they’re filthy lol)

Just look at the amount of makeup that’s come off…

And after using the antibacterial brush cleaner… They’re as good as new! ✨

I hope you all enjoyed my Makeup Revolution Antibacterial Brush Cleaner review. Click here to buy the brush cleaner.

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– Sonam

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