New In: Natural Beauty Product Favourites

Friday, June 23, 2017
I haven't posted a beauty favourites post for a while and I used to love writing them so today's post is all about the more natural, gentle and environmentally friendly products I've been loving recently from a range of brands, some that I've loved for a while and others that are new to me but all of which I'd definitely recommend if you're looking to change to more natural products.

You know that I'm a Dr Botanicals brand ambassador so every month I review a new product and include a discount code for it so you get a massive saving! The code for this months product is: HEATHER2 if you want to buy the June product at a discount price - RRP £64.90 - with the discount code £19.99.

The *Dr Botanicals Cleanse & Tone is a 2 in 1 cleanser so it's perfect for this time of the year when my skin and beauty routines are simplified because the heat will ruin everything anyway and I don't have the energy to have a full on skincare or beauty routine in this heatwave! The cleanser contains elderflower extract, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, vitamins, aloe vera and more amazing natural ingredients; all of their products are suitable for vegans and are not tested on animals which is amazing!

I've ben using this cleanser constantly as it's such a time saver with the pump dispenser and 2 in 1 formula so I just remove my makeup and cleanse but I don't need to use a separate toner. It is a gentle cream cleanser that feels so nice on the skin and it leaves my skin smooth, soft and cleansed. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Next up, the *Bodhi & Birch Botanic Dew Hand & Body Wash (£16, 200ml) which has been one of the products that has helped me through this awful humid heatwave (yes, I'm British, we don't stop talking about the weather). Icy showers and this gorgeous, heavenly scented shower gel have been perfect when it's been a ridiculous 30 degrees in Manchester which is frankly unacceptable.

The 'Botanic Dew' hand and body wash has such a divine floral, earthy and woody scent to me but it is still refreshing and it makes be feel more awake and refreshed in this muggy weather. It lathers so well so a tiny amount goes a long way and one bottle will last weeks and weeks! I also adore the Ylang Ylang version but this one is perfect for spring/summer! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
A newer release from the incredibly lovely people at Bodhi and Birch, the *Bodhi and Birch Body Oil Mini Collection - Nordic White, Chinois Blue, Sicilian Rose (£20). The body oils are composed of 100% natural botanicals and they are handmade in small batches to ensure the best quality. Also the packaging and bottle are both 100% recyclable.

I do love body oils but only if they are lightweight and absorb well and these definitely tick those boxes. I tried the Nordic White scent first which is inspired by Sweden; it's a tonic of spruce, cypress, one, sweet fennel and frankincense. It has the most wonderfully woody and earthy but green and refreshing scent, I adore it!

Sicilian Rose is a lighter scent of lemon, verbena, rose, geranium and pink pepper that is a heavenly feminine and spring like scent that will be a hit with so many people. Rose scents can be quite old fashioned and dusty which isn't my thing but this one leans more towards the fresher and sweeter side thankfully.

Lastly, Chinois Blue has notes of hyacinth, honeysuckle, ginger, blue tansy, gingerly and pomegranate making it a such a unique and interestingly scented product. The scent to me is very rich, luxurious and velvety as well as being slightly powdery floral and exotic - it's unlike anything else I have in my collection!

All there oils smell divine and this mini set would be perfect to try all three! They feel as luxurious and decadent as they smell and they leave the skin so incredibly smooth, soft and nourished but not sticky, too greasy or cloying. I've actually been using them on the eczema on my hands as it is perpetually dry and so uncomfortable but these oils when used minimally have been helping so much by making my hands look and feel moisturised and comfortable. I cannot recommend Bodhi and Birch products enough! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Next up, the only haircare product in todays post, it's the *Naturtint Styling Mousse (£10.99, 150ml). I'll be honest and say that from my experiences of sticky hair mousse in the 90's and 00's, I'm a little terrified to try any others, even now. This styling mousse is free from parabens, silicones and claims to have no stickiness or greasiness - it's also cruelty free!

I'll be honest and say that I'm not a fan of the packaging or the artificially fruity scent but the product itself is great; it's the only mousse I've tried that hasn't left my hair in a sticky mess. The hold for me is quite light, maybe because my hair is so thick and waist length. Unlike every other mousse I've tried, it actually leaves my hair feeling soft and lightweight which is amazing and I'd definitely recommend it although I would prefer slightly better hold and a different scent but that's just my preference. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
We all know how much I love facial oils, especially during the colder months so I'm always happy to try another especially when the packaging and bottle have a gorgeous rose gold/copper foil design (I'm a sucker for packaging). The *Rosa Rosa Mosqueta Antioxidant Facial Oil (£24,99, 30ml) strengthens the skins barrier, protects against pollution (which is unlike any other oil I've used) and it visibly restores radiance while repairing the skin.

I love the packaging as it has a dropper/pipette dispenser which makes it so much easier and less messy to use. I've only been using a tiny amount on the drier areas of my face in the evenings as it has been really hot and humid recently in Manchester (30 degrees celsius!) which makes a change from the dull, rainy weather we have.

The oil contains lots of fantastic natural and certified organic ingredients such as cranberry seed oil, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, vitamin A and many more. It has a slightly formal scent that I love and thankfully the oil isn't nearly as heavy as the other facial oils I rely on during the colder months which makes it much more suitable for this time of the year. It leaves my skin so incredibly smooth, soft and nourished which is what my dry and sensitive skin needs. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Last but not least is one of the most unusual products in my skincare collection and it's one that been all over youtube and instagram - bubble masks! The *Janjira Instant Brightening Bubble Mask (£24) claims to detoxify, brighten and reduce the appearance of dark spots. It contains a range of ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin B3 and Algowhite ™.  I've tried this mask a few times now and the first time wasn't very impressive, actually it left my skin a little red around my t-zone which is the area I mainly applied it to but apart from the slightly redness, it didn't irritate my skin.

The mask has a pump dispenser which is really useful and when applied with a brush it has a gel like feel but within a few seconds it starts to bubble up and the longer it is left on the skin, the more foamy and bubbly it becomes! The feel of the bubbles on the skin is actually so relaxing, refreshing and cooling so it's perfect for the heatwave we've had recently. Apart from the initial redness from the first use, it's been fantastic and I'd definitely recommend checking it out as the bubbly effect is so unique, relaxing and unusual! Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Have you tried any of the natural beauty products? What are you loving lately?

13 comments

  1. The facial oil sounds lovely and perfect for dry skin! My skin is in need of some products to give it some tlc! X

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  2. These all sound so lovely, especially that Rosa Rosa oil!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  3. Botanicals is such a lovely range, I haven't tried any of the others yet but they sound really nice

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  4. I love the sound of the body oils. I haven't tried any of these brands before.

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  5. I absolutely adore Bodhi and Birch, such an amazing brand x

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  6. So many lovely products here! I am loving the rio rosa oil xx

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  7. Some amazing natural goodies here. Dr Botanicals is a great one I love that brand xx

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  8. Oooo the Dr Botanicals sounds so good! I love them!

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  9. I am really intrigued by the bubble mask,I need to try it!

    www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

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  10. I love natural skincare. Rosa Rosa facial oil speaks to me!

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  11. Lots of new brands for me to look into here! x

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  12. I love the fact the mask has a pump. I haven't heard of a lot of these brands so I will have to take a look.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  13. These are some natural brands I need to try out!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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