Dr Organic Mini Haul

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Pomegranate Deodorant

Organic, Aluminium free, SLS free, Paraben free, Alcohol free.

I like this deodorant a lot as it feels wet on contact but dries quickly and is easy to apply. It has a pleasant and mild natural scent.

Rating ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Whitening Aloe Vera Toothpaste

Organic, vegan, free from: parabens, SLS, synthetic colours, Phthalates, petroleum, glycols silicones.

I was impressed with how much brighter my teeth looked after just one use of this toothpaste. Now because it doesn’t have any kind of bleaching agent it hasn’t made my teeth whiter than their natural colour but (after a week) it has taken them back to the pale cream colour they were when I was a kid. Pretty impressive!

Rating  ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Manukau Honey Shampoo

SLS and Paraben free.

Ive had the exact same problem with this shampoo as I had with the Dr Organic Cocount shampoo – it just does not spread! I wish I had tried one first, rather than buying the two together. I diluted it in a cup of warm water and it still wouldn’t spread through my thick waves and ended up making the ends like tangled straw instead. Useless!

Rating [no hearts]

Chrissie

‘v–v’

AA Skincare Essentials Collection (natural) Deodorant Grapefruit & Cedarwood

I hate those deodorants that are thick enough to leave white marks on clothes because I wonder what they are doing to my pores! I get on OK with the solid rock natural deodorants in general but find them a little lacking if I’m working up an actual sweat for any reason, plus they tend to be scentless.

AA Skincare Essentials Collection Deodorant 50ml £4.94 is a liquid deodorant made from essential oils and natural extracts which comes in a handy roller ball and sturdy glass bottle.

AA Skincare Deodorant

 

They say

‘Cedarwood is naturally deodorising ingredient which helps to remove and prevent bad smells. The inclusion of Thyme also helps to control odour by attacking the bacteria that cause B.O. Grapefruit adds a zesty note to the aroma and helps to encourage the body to expel toxins. Aloe Vera soothes and calms, helping to avoid irritation around the armpits or wherever else the deodorant is used.’

No aluminium

No alcohol

No synthetic parfums.

My Verdict

Well this is the sexiest scented deodorant I’ve used! This one is for men but I liked the combination of sensual woody cedar and zingy grapefruit. The Bloke loved this as well, I knew he would.

I applied this in the morning, it was a day mixed with sudden cold rain showers as well as long sunny spells so I often found I was dressed too warm and overheating. Not to worry though as my under arms stayed dry, itch free (unlike when I use some spray deodorants) and smelled wonderful all day and evening.

Rating 5/5

This product was gifted to me to review, which does not affect my opinion in any way. 

Here is my earlier review of AA Skincare Refreshing Eye Gel & Cleanser.

 

Chrissie xx

 

My Everyday Skin Care Essentials

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