It’s always a treat to find new products that really work and that you love. Here are some of my favourites:
PHB Ethical Beauty – Balance Face Wash
This foaming face wash has done wonders for my son’s skin. It’s for people with oily skin and/or blemishes while at the same time being gentle. It uses lavender oil to clear and calm the skin and salicylic acid to cleanse and decongest.
My son (in his 20’s) has no beauty regime to speak of and basically just uses shower gel all over. However he had developed some angry looking spots on the back of his neck and on his face he had red, flaky areas round his nose. I thought it would be good to try a product that would thoroughly clean and decongest his skin.
We were amazed at the difference within a couple of weeks. The angry spots all but disappeared and even the red, flaky patches improved dramatically. This was a surprise as he has had this dermatitis for years and applies special cream for it on a daily basis. He has now stopped the cream and just uses the face wash. This product is nothing short of amazing!
All PHB’s products are natural, vegan and cruelty free. They claim that they are so pure that the products make natural remedies for eczema, psoriasis and acne as well as sensitive skins. And they are clearly right. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
Ermana Bamboo Cleansing Pads
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly I decided to replace the cotton pads I use every day with these re-usable ones. A bamboo/cotton blend they are super soft and machine washable and can be used many times over. I use in exactly the same way as I use a cotton pad to remove make up on both my face and eyes. You get 10 in a pack and they will clearly last for a very long time. This is great because I get through a LOT of cotton pads which is expensive and creates much waste. And instead of coming in a plastic bag like cotton pads, it comes in it’s own little cloth bag. A small but important step I feel.
Real Techniques Face + Body Blender
This is a nifty little life changer if you use self tan creams. I use them a lot in the summer but find my feet, no matter how carefully I apply the cream, is a disaster area. I end up with dark orange blotches all round my ankles and along the sides of me feet. It’s quite embarrassing really. But no more. This clever brush, which can be used to blend body make up as well, has completely sorted the problem. After you apply the cream just blend it away along the edges of the foot (I use little circular movements) and voila. Why oh why did I never know about this before?