Thursday, 18 May 2017

Review: Botanicals 'Try Me Pots'

I recently tried two of Botanicals 'Try Me' pots that they are promoting during the Soil Association's Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week, running 15-21 May.
Botanicals are a cruelty-free, organic and vegan skin care company. I've enjoyed previous products that I've tried from Botanicals (see reviews here and here) and am very impressed by their ethics. 
Lemongrass Revitalising Body Lotion

 I love citrus scents and just can't get enough of them. The 'Try Me' pots are great for facial skin care, not so much for body care when I like to be generous with it after my shower. I got about one and a quarter uses, so it's quite difficult to assess but first impressions were that I'd chosen the wrong type for my skin. I'm more of a butter or balm girl as I need a thick emollient for my dry skin and thin lotions don't usually cut it. The body lotion was gloriously scented (the reason I chose it!) and divine to put on but I didn't feel that it moisturised enough for me. As I said, that was down to me, not Botanicals. It's a lovely product but I should have chosen a balm! I don't really know why I didn't. For those looking for a light lotion for normal skin, it would be a perfect choice for summer.

Ingredients: Aqua, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil* butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, theobroma cacao seed butter*, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, glycerine***, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, sucrose stearate, sodium stearoyl glutamate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, camellia sinensis leaf extract*, coco-glucoside, coconut alcohol, tocopherol, xanthan gum, benzyl alcohol, lactic acid, dehydroacetic acid, parfum* citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil*, cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) oil*, citral**, geraniol**, linalool**, limonene**. (*Organic ingredient. **Natural constituents of essential oils. ***Organic origin.)
Rose Clay and Rosehip Revitalising Renewal Mask

This is where the 'Try Me' pot comes into its own because there is more than enough in this little pot of splendour to really trial it. Firstly, the scent is delicate and gorgeous, just like the Nourish Face Polish. It goes on smoothly and doesn't dry on the skin and feels ever so gentle. Secondly, it gave me a good giggle because it looks like bad fake tan on my pasty white face 😀 My skin felt clean and treated afterwards. I absolutely adored it and once I've finished this post, I'm off to use it again.

Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, kaolin, glycerine***, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, rosa canina fruit oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, ricinus communis seed oil*, decyl glucoside, camellia sinensis flower extract*, parfum*, rosa centifloia (rose) flower oil*, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) flower oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, cymbopogon martinii flower oil*, cananga odorata flower oil*, tocopherol, geraniol**, citronellol**, linalool**, limonene**, citral**. (*Certified organic. **Natural constituents of essential oils. ***Organic origin.)
In summary, I really enjoyed my two trials and it just confirmed to me what a great brand Botanicals is and how I want to keep using their products. The 'Try Me' pots are a great idea for anyone who wants to dip their toe before going organic/cruelty-free/vegan. More brands should provide minis.

You can buy Botanicals here or at Love Lula with 15% off during the Soil Association's OBWW or at Onlynaturals who have 10% off Soil Association certified brands during the week.

You can find out more about the Botanicals brand below.

‘Try Before You Buy Organic’ With Botanicals

‘Try Before You Buy Organic’!  That’s the message Botanicals Natural Organic Skincare is promoting during the Soil Association’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, taking place from 15th to 21st May ‘17. 

Concerned about using synthetic and chemical ingredients on your skin?  Thinking of going organic but not sure where to start? Then the message from Botanicals is firstly select organic skincare that’s Soil Association certified.  This gives you the reassurance the organic products you’re using are authentic and adhere to the strictest, highest organic standards.  Secondly ‘Try Before You Buy Organic’. 

With Botanicals ‘Try Me’ pots, you can dip your toe in this gorgeous Soil Association certified skincare range, before buying full sizes.  Whether you want to try face, body, hand or foot care products, Botanicals has a selection of pots available for the company’s most popular products.  Each costs just £2.95 (except Nourish Night Balm which costs £3.95) and provides a generous 5g of product.  That’s sufficient for 4-5 applications, as with Botanicals a little goes a long way. 

During Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, Botanicals is including a free ‘Try Me’ pot with every order.  
First time buyers from Botanicals receive two ‘Try Me’ pots free of charge throughout the year!

Botanicals ‘Try Me’ Pots
Gentle Face Care Range (for normal, sensitive or problem skin) - Cleanse Melt - Cleansing Milk - Moisturiser – Balancing Detox Mask
Nourish Face Care Range (for dry and mature skin) - Cleanse Melt - Cleansing Milk – Moisturiser – Night Balm – Revitalising Face Mask
Lemongrass Revitalising Hand Balm, Hand Lotion, Hand Polish
Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Balm
Soothing Salve with Lavender & Chamomile for dry skin
Foot Rescue Balm for all skin types including dry skin
Calming Body Lotion with Lavender & Tea Tree for all skin types
Lemongrass Revitalising Body Balm & Body Lotion for all skin types
Neroli Softening Body Balm for all skin types
Wild Rose Nourish Body Balm for dry & mature skin
Free Try Me Duo For New Botanicals Customers -
Nourish Cleanse Melt & Foot Rescue Balm - two of Botanicals most popular, award-winning products

Botanicals creates beautiful 100% natural botanical formulations that adhere to strict performance and ethical standards, offering ecological products derived solely from sustainably produced, approved sources, free from artificial colours, fragrances and petrochemicals, including parabens.  They are as close to nature as possible, benefiting your skin, as well as your health and wellbeing.  All Botanicals products smell simply divine, are aesthetically pleasing to use and produce clearly visible improvements in the look and feel of the skin. The entire range also benefits from being vegan-friendly.

This Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, the Soil Association is launching two campaigns.  The first is a charity-led Campaign for Clarity entitled ‘Come Clean About Beauty’, asking people to sign a petition lobbying the UK Government to regulate the term ‘organic’ to Soil Association/ COSMOS standards.  The second is encouraging consumers to continue to #lookforthelogo.   Please join Botanicals Natural Organic Skincare in supporting both initiatives.

Botanicals’ Soil Association Organic Certification Commitment:
+ no parabens, sulphates or controversial ingredients used
+ only certified organic ingredients
+ or from sustainably produced, approved sources
+ safe ingredients, both from a human and environmental perspective
+ fully biodegradable ingredients that are also certified non-GM
+ reassurance there is minimum processing of ingredients
+ clear labelling for informed choices about what to buy
+ strict ethics based on personal & environmental health & wellbeing

*This sample was sent to me for PR purposes. I wasn't paid for my review..
*This post contains affiliate links.

1 comment:

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