I do love to try and use natural beauty products on myself and my family. Having a fair knowledge of natural medicine as I have a degree in Phytotherapy / Herbal Medicine, I do love to try a range of natural based products and found as expected that most have yielded great results. Those that think natural products are not as potent as other products on the market need to think again. Orthodox medicine is not seen as natural yet they use nature in the heart of their treatments. Synthetic versions of chemicals found in nature are made and used in many medicines that Orthodox medicines that many of you will have used.
Having recently come across Essentialle an all-natural, high performance skincare range designed to repair, nourish and hydrate the skin and of course putting it through its paces I thought I would share with you my findings. I am forever getting beauty products on my various shopping trips and should really share more with you as I am aware that more and more people are discovering the effectiveness of natural products. Of course it helps to hear about products that have been tried by others than just buying a product randomly and hoping it does something beneficial.
Essentialle was created by Karina Krishtaleva who was inspired by the abundance of medicinal herbs and plants of Northern Russia. The collection has been launched with three vegan oils that address various skin ailments containing only the highest quality plant oils and actives sourced from nature’s finest with a proven record of safety and efficacy. The range has been designed to address all skin concerns and improve its overall health, texture and tone. Consisting of aromatic oils and rare plant extracts the various ingredients working synergistically (together) to improve skin health and appearance. All products are designed and made in small batches for optimum efficacy and potency in Britain.
The oils are 100% natural, free from parabens, mineral oils, microbeads, silicones, sulphates, artificial colours and fragrances.
Elasticity Boost Toning Facial Oil
Conditioning oil for strengthening and toning dehydrated or sagging skin.
This contains numerous natural ingredients a few of which include:
Abyssinian seed oil adds moisture to dry skin and gives the skin a gorgeous healthy glow.
Echium plantagineum seed oil helps to reduce the appearance of crepey skin, fine lines and wrinkles, helps skin retain moisture and may help boost collagen production. This oil is great as it has been proven to have regenerating effects on the skin, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties making it fabulous for use by those with skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Sweet orange oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by promoting collagen production and may also help reduce dark spots on the skin.
Camelina seed oil contains vitamin E and fatty acids which not only moisturise but help prevent against free radical damage.
Safflower seed oil contains linoleic acid which is great for those with skin conditions. It is perfect for dry skin as it locks in moisture.
Revival Nectar Nourishing Facial Oil
Restorative oil perfect for dry skin to help plump and give a healthy glow.
Contains numerous natural ingredients some of which include:
Pomegranate seed oil this has strong anti-inflammatory properties, protects against free radicals, sun damage and wrinkle formation.
Siberian ginseng extract nourishes and firms the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Gingko biloba extract is rich in antioxidants so naturally if fights free radicals which cause wrinkles. It also works as a natural sunscreen (also important in the winter months), a skin cleanser – unclogging closed pores and also a rich source of Vitamin E so of course is perfect for those with skin problems for healing and for all in prevention of skin problems. This is a herb I really love as it also replenishes and brightens the skin so a really good addition to the oil.
Rosehip fruit oil is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. The result is a moisturiser rich in wrinkle fighting / reducing properties and extremely nourishing as well as skin plumping. It boosts cell regeneration and strengthens skin’s elasticity.
Avocado oil isn’t just great in a salad. This can also help to deeply moisturise, nourishes and condition the skin.
Remedy Multi-Active Re-Balancing Face Oil
For oily or problem skin
Manuka & lavender oils Those both work to neutralise bacteria and normalise sebum secretion. They both have anti-inflammatory properties so are ideal for skin irritations helping to sooth and heal.
Galbanum oil decongests the skin and encourages healthy cell regeneration helping to reduce the appearance of scars and also giving skin a lovely glow.
Chamomile flower oil instantly calms the skin (great for skin conditions) and helps to deflect free radicals, repair, regenerate, and strengthen skin.
Apricot oil is rich in fatty acids, Vitamin E and A . It restores skin clarity and suppleness. This is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving an oily residue.
Calendula extract is often used for sunburns, rashes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations to help soothe and heal by herbalists as it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. This can also boost collagen levels within the skin.
These products are alcohol free. Alcohol has has a drying effect on the skin so as it’s not included here it makes it a great oil to use on all skin types especially in winter. The oils also act as a barrier to seal in moisture so has a protective effect in the cold weather. I find my skin starts frying out more in the winter with the mix of the elements from outdoors and then the central heating indoors so for me this works perfectly.
The pump action bottle is handy as it allows one to moderate the amount of product dispensed and reduce waste.
The bottle itself is light and not very large allow it to be easily added to a handbag should you wish to take it with you on your daily travels.
The packaging can be recycled meaning they have covered all angles as the products are natural and vegan friendly.
With the numerous beneficial ingredients within the Revival oil it can also be beneficial for use on the hair helping to moisturise and give it a gorgeous healthy shine.
The oils seemed to absorb easily into the skin without leaving an oily residue.
The aromas were natural and pleasant.
Both oils left my skin feeling soft and moisturised but not greasy to the touch.
After a few days of use morning and night with each oil my skin looked healthier and more radiant.
Do you use face oils in your beauty routine?
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