Monday, 1 May 2017

Review: Pink's Boutique Skincare

I had the pleasure recently of trying two samples from Pink's Boutique - their Bamboo and Oatmeal Polish and the Rose Face and Body Balm.
Pink's Boutique are a UK company based in Derbyshire. Their products are vegan, cruelty-free and certified by the Soil Association. The samples arrived in a beautifully packaged box complete with mini rosebuds and a leaflet about which nasties to avoid in your skin care.
The Rose Face and Body Balm is a Beauty Shortlist 2017 winner for dry, sensitive and ageing skins with 89% organic ingredients. It has a delicate rose scent and I found it perfect to use on a patch of newly-healed eczema on my leg and another just starting on my chest. My skin felt smooth and moisturised and I had no itching while I was using the balm. I would definitely try the full size and could see myself using it for oil cleansing, as a night treatment and a general all-over-body balm.
Ingredients: Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, rosa canina fruit oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, glycerine***, tocopherol, zea mays seed flour*, parfum*; rosa centifolia (rose) flower oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, cymbopogon martinii flower oil*, cananga odorata flower oil*, camellia sinensis leaf extract*, geraniol**, citronellol**, limonene**, linalool**, farsenol**, citral**, benzyl benzoate**, benzyl salicylate**. (*CERTIFIED ORGANIC. **NATURAL CONSTITUENTS OF ESSENTIAL OILS. ***ORGANIC ORIGIN.)
The Bamboo and Oatmeal Face Polish is an exfoliator with 87% organic ingredients. It has the most amazing lemon scent that I can't get enough of (its smell reminds me of Tropic's Face Smooth) and is a delight to use. Afterwards my face feels soft and renewed. I would use this again like a shot.

Ingredients: Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, glycerine*** decyl glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, camellia sinensis leaf extract*, avena sativa (oat) kernel meal*, bamboo extract, zea mays seed extract*, tocopherol, parfum*; citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil*,cynbopogon flexuosus oil*, citral**, geraniol**, limonene**, linalool**. (*CERTIFIED ORGANIC. **NATURAL CONSTITUENTS OF ESSENTIAL OILS. ORGANIC ORIGIN***.)
The try me pots these samples came in are good for numerous uses and Pink's Boutique offers a really good try-before-you-buy service with up to £20 worth of free samples for a flat shipping rate of £3.95. More companies should do this and I think I will definitely take advantage of this offer to try some more Pink's Boutique products.

In summary: A very satisfactory experience for my skin from a lovely brand with admirable ethics.

You can buy the face polish here and the rose balm here
Pink's Boutique is also stocked at Onlynaturals. Both sites offer free shipping. Readers of my blog can get a 10% discount at Onlynaturals using code BBFB10.

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