PHB BRIGHTENING EYE GEL
I wasn't sure about trying the brightening range again after I used the shower gel and found the smell quite vile (although it was a great product). However, this gel with neroli and eyebright is a real treat. It's so cool and refreshing when you smooth it on and the scent is delightful. I've had dark circles for the last couple of weeks and I did feel this made a difference. I'd definitely use this again.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe barbadensis (Organic aloe vera), Vegetable glycerine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Coco-caprylate, Sclerotium Gum, Betula Pendula (White birch), Propandiol & Salix alba, Helianthus Annuus ( Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Euphrasia Officinalis (Organic Eyebright) Extract., Hippophae rhamnoides (Organic Sea Buckthorn), Citrus parasidii (Grapefruit), Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), Boswella carterii (Frankincense), Citrus aurantium (Neroli), Benzyl alcohol, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh), Rosa centifolia (Rose), Jasminum officinale (Jasmine), *Linalool *Limonene *Citral *Geraniol *Farnesol *Eugenol *Citronellol *Benzyl Benzoate *Occurs naturally in essential oils, **Organically grown ingredients.
LAID BARE HAIR MINIMISER
I do like Laid Bare and have used a few of their products. This is a nice milky gel with a refreshing feel after a shower. It's a good moisturiser but I can't comment on its hair reducing properties yet until I've given it a longer trial. It's something that would be great to use in summer when sunlight seems to make hair grow at double the rate. It should be noted that this contains silicone for those who avoid it.
Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE , POLYSORBATE 20 (NATURALLY DERIVED EMULSIFIER), GLYCERIN (COCONUT), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE (SILICONE), DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL (NATURALLY DERIVED PRESERVATIVE), MANNITOL (BOTANICAL), AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE (LIQUORICE), CAFFEINE (COFFEE), AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) EXTRACT, ZINC GLUCONATE (ZINC IRONS), CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL, XANTHAN GUM (NATURALLY DERIVED THICKENER), CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL, BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) LEAF EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE (NATURALLY DERIVED PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM BENZOATE (NATURALLY DERIVED PRESERVATIVE), LIMONENE (ESSENTIAL OIL), CITRAL (ESSENTIAL OIL).
MADARA TIME MIRACLE TOTAL RENEWAL NIGHT CREAM
This was a generous sample of Madara's vegan cream, the full size of which costs a hefty £42. It's a strange bluish-green colour and smells good. I found it started to sink in very fast, before I'd finished doing my full face. Overall it felt really moisturising and my face was lovely and moisturised in the morning. I don't think you can go wrong with Madara products really; they are consistently good (apart from their micellar water which is pants at removing eye make-up).
Ingredients: Betula Alba (birch) Juice Simmondsia Chinensis Squalane Glycerin Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Dicaprylyl Carbonate Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate Cetearyl Alcohol Betaine Glyceryl Stearate Hippophae Rhamnoides Trifolium Pratense Galium Verum Alchemilla Vulgaris Vaccinium Myrtillus Equisetum Arvense Aesculus Hippocastanum Xanthan Gum Ascorbyl Palmitate Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline Benzyl Alcohol Aroma Aqua Chitin Beta-glucan Tocopherol Sodium Benzoate Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Zinc PCA Sodium Hyaluronate Potassium Sorbate CI 77288 (Iron Oxide) Sodium phytate Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Limonene Linalool Eugenol Citral
MOA FORTIFYING GREEN BATH POTION
This is quite the special potion and has had some great reviews on the Love Lula beauty club page. It has a really potent, sinus-clearing smell. First I used it in the shower but I saw some advice that said not to use it neat, so I didn't dare try it again 😏. Then I tried it in the bath. It had a cold, tingly effect on parts of my body. It was deeply relaxing and very good for clearing the air passages.
Overall, a really unusual and fabulous bath oil and one which would be perfect for winter cold symptoms and also muscular aches and pains.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (fennel) Oil, Laureth-3, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Achillea Millefolium (yarrow) Extract, Abies Sibirica (fir needle) Oil, Betula Lenta Bark (sweet birch) Oil, Tocopherol, CI 75810 (chlorophyll).
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