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These products aren’t particularly glamorous or expensive but they do their job so well that my skin wouldn’t be the same without them.

insta natural vitamin C moisturiser  cruelty free deodorant

Gwdihw (Goody Hoo) Smoochy Lips Cherry lip balm £3.99 25g

My name is Chrissie and I’m a lip balm obsessive. If they come in cute tins then even better, hehee! This lip balm consists of coconut and olive oils, beeswax, Calendula (Marigold), natural cherry oil which sooth and smooth chapped lips. This is one of the most solid balms I’ve come across but it does melt quickly in a warm atmosphere. It transforms dry rough lips quicker than any other balm I’ve tried but if your lips are increadibly dry there is a chance it might just sit on them and not sink in, however this is a good daily balm. I’m going to separate it into smaller pots so I can keep some in my bag, pocket, by my bedside and by the couch.

Insta Natural Youth Express Vitamin C Moisturiser $19.97 100ml

Vit C is essential for the structure and repair of connective tissue so I’d say it’s a vital ingredient in any moisturiser. My first thought “This moisturiser seems quite thick – oh no!” My second thought “Oh, it spreads easily and sinks into my skin really well.” I’ve only been using this for a week so I can’t vouch for any long term transformative effects but it leaves my skin feeling moisturised, looking naturally radiant and is a fantastic base for makeup (if you have very oily skin you would still need to use a pore perfecting cream as well). Ingredients also include Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, plant stem cells and peptide complex.

Salt of The Earth Natural Deodorant £4.75

I hate those kinds of anti-persperants that clog up pores and cover my black clothes in thick white dust. The body is meant to perspire to cool down but no one wants to smell like an old trainer so this natural type of deodorant is the answer. This one is made from alum, an antibacterial mineral salt which sucks up extra moisture and odour rather effectively. I can’t recommend this if you are a regular gym bunny or are about to hit the clubs but for everyday use this product is perfectly effective.

Insta Natural Moroccan Rose Water Facial Toner $13.97 120ml

This is a beautiful product. It smells beautiful. It’s beautifully simplistic – a tincture of rose petals – and it soothes irritated inflamed skin making it look calm and beautiful again. It does a good job of gently removing dirt and any left over traces of makeup after cleansing, without drying skin. I use toner twice a day and to freshen up in summer so I love that this comes in such a big bottle. 

Added extras: You can add some to the water if you want a calming rose scented bath or massage into your scalp or use with shampoo to give your scalp some TLC. I’ll defiantly try both!

So those are the products that keep my skin happy on a daily basis. Have you tried any of these? Which products in your beauty regime do you consider to be essential?

Insta Natural products were gifted to me for review purposes, this does not bias my opinion in any way. Honest as always!

Chrissie xx

6 responses to “My Everyday Skin Care Essentials”

  1. Pore Tightening Vitamin C Facial Toner by Insta Natural | Manchester Flick Chick Avatar

    […] a big fan of Insta Natural products, here’s a review of their Retinol moisturiser, their Vitamin C moisturiser and Rose water toner, their Eye serum and Retinol […]


  2. Joana Avatar

    Just started using Insta Natural products and I love them! Think I might try the Moroccan Rose Water Toner next 🙂 Xx


    1. Manchester Flick Chick (Chrissie) Avatar

      They are like magic potions aren’t they! The serums have completely changed my skin type from spot prone/combination to normal and it’s actually lasted, so I don’t need to use them everyday now either. I’m amazed! In fact my skin was a tiny bit too dry but then I used the Vit C moisturiser and my skin has never looked healthier in my entire life – amazing! The toner is lovely and so gentle but effective :o) x


  3. Erin Ek Rush Avatar

    That vitamin C moisturizer sounds lovely – is it fragranced? I really hate anything smelly on my face but it’s tough to find..


    1. Manchester Flick Chick (Chrissie) Avatar

      I’m glad to tell you it’s not fragranced. I’m a bit like that as well :o)


  4. Kajsa Josephine Avatar

    Have not, but I use affordable products myself 🙂


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