Recently I was very lucky to be able to join a tester panel for Evolve Beauty, who are an award-winning British company making natural, vegan and cruelty-free skin care.
Their cotton fresh natural deodorant is made with shea butter, coconut oil, kaolin, bicarbonate of soda and essential oils. It is 99% natural and 61.5% organic. The parfum in the ingredients below is natural.
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride*, Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder, Kaolin, Glycerin*, Farnesol, Parfum (Fragrance), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Triethyl Citrate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil. *ingredients from organic farming
I've been using this deodorant for a while now. When it first arrived, it was still summer and was a lovely fragrant paste that was a dream to apply. I see a lot of reviews from people who react to bicarbonate of soda in deodorant, but I'm lucky I've been okay. I also don't have problems applying this after shaving. I used it for a few weeks with great success at home and then I recently took it on holiday with me. The weather was crap, so there was only a couple of times I actually sweated and tested it out, but it performed very well on the beach and by the pool with no smell later. There have been a couple of occasions at home or work where I've had a hint of a smell, but in general, I've been delighted with this.
The only draw back is once autumn arrived, the paste went rock hard. Scooping it out with my nails is uncomfortable and has split the skin under my index finger nail. When I scoop it out, it crumbles everywhere while I am trying to melt it between my fingers and a lot is wasted. I've counteracted this by decanting a couple of days worth into a small plastic pot, which I then rest in hot water in the sink while I'm having a shower. It is a pain and at the moment, it's the one thing that might stop me buying this again.
But...I love it.
Evolve Beauty's Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains 200mg per bottle, reputed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase the production of collagen thanks to its plumping action. It's suitable for all skin types and is 99.3% natural and 27.96% organic.
The serum was light and easy to apply and soaked in so fast that it was perfect under make-up. I used this continuously for over a month without another serum and I was very happy with the results. My skin was soft and smooth and the redness around my nose and on my chin from old acne scars seemed lessened.
It was a delight to use and I have no hesitation recommending it. I will definitely use it again.
Aqua (Water), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Water*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract*, Natural Glycerin, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Sodium Dehydroacetate. *ingredients from organic farming
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In summary: Evolve are a very nice brand and I'm looking forward to trying more of their products.