FOM LONDON HYDRA PLUMP SERUM
Recently I've researched how silk is obtained for skin care. There seems to be a fatal and a non-fatal way to produce it and I contacted FOM to find out what method they employ. I haven't yet received a reply from them. I can't see that a company who uses silk can be cruelty-free so unfortunately I couldn't use this product.
Ingredients: ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) WATER. AQUA (WATER). GLYCERINE (HUMECTANT). ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) WATER. HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) DISTILLATE (ASTRINGENT). SORBITOL (CONDITIONER). HYDROLYZED SILK PROTEIN. PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5). SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID). PSIDIUM GUAJAVA (GUAVA) LEAF EXTRACT. CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT. SACHARIDE ISSOMERATE (MOISTURE MAGNET). GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT. PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT. RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT. PHENOXYETHANOL AND CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. XANTHAN GUM. LACTIC ACID.
NATORIGIN BLACK MASCARA AND EYELINER
Oh wow, a double black mascara and eyeliner combo! It doesn't get any better than this in a beauty box. I was absolutely thrilled. Black mascara and eyeliner are my staples and I go through a fair amount of them. The eyeliner is creamy and soft and so black. It goes on really well and lasts all day. There is a touch of smudging by the end of the day but probably no more than other eyeliners I've used so I'd recommend it.
The mascara has a decent brush and both lengthens and thickens. Readers of this blog will know I have issues with mascaras which lengthen but don't thicken. This does both and although it's not to the extent of another natural mascara I've used, this is still a very good mascara. Top marks for this duo!
N.B Neither are vegan as they contain beeswax and also both contain palm oil.
Eyeliner ingredients: Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cetyl Laurate, Talc, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Stearyl Stearate, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil. May Contain ±: CI 77499 – CI 77491 – CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)
Mascara ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sorbitol, Acacia Senegal Gum*, Cera Alba*, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Bentonite, Stearic Acid, Talc, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3Diisostearate, Tribehenin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Behenate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*. May contain ±: CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77499 (Black Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxides), CI77492 (Yellow Iron Oxides) Cl 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cl 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Silica. *Ingredients from Organic Farming
AYUMI INTENSIVE HAIR CONDITIONING TREATMENT
It's really nice to see another Ayumi product in the box as I really liked their body scrub last month. This one is gorgeous too. I used it after shampooing in the shower and my hair was so soft and silky after drying. It's great if you leave it on for a couple of minutes, plus it smells gorgeous and it's only £8.99! A total winner.
Ingredients: Aqua,Cetearyl Alcohol,Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine,Aspartic Acid,Coco-Caprylate,Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Nelumbium Speciosum (Sacred Lotus) Flower Extract,Melia Azadirachta (Indian Lilac) Leaf Extract,Cyperus Rotundus (Java Grass) Root Extract Quassia Amara (Quassia) Wood Extract,Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E),Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C),Glycerin (Vegetable Source),Parfum Phenoxyethanol,Chlorphenesin,Potassium Sorbate,Ethylhexylglycerin,Sodium Phytate,alcohol,Sodium Benzoate,Citric Acid,Amyl Cinnamal,Coumarin
SPF 20 is too low for me but I've used this a couple of times on my face when I'm not expecting too much sun exposure. It's really good under make-up, not leaving a white residue and not making my face greasy like so many other sun creams. I would say I prefer the Madara age defying sunscreen that was featured a couple of boxes ago as it's a better texture but this one's very good too.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice Zinc Oxide Isoamyl Laurate Dicaprylyl Carbonate Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate Glycerin Cetyl Ricinoleate Sorbitan Sesquioleate Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables Aroma Sodium Chloride Cera Alba Glyceryl Caprylate Magnesium Stearate Sorbitan Caprylate Cellulose Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera / Rhus Succedanea Fruit Cera Shorea Robusta Resin Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil Xanthan Gum Propanediol Benzoic Acid Aluminum Tristearate Potassium Hydroxide Aqua Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Sodium phytate Tocopherol Geraniol
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