Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Purity Organic Skincare

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Purity Organic Skincare includes a wide range of purse-friendly, environmentally-friendly and skin-friendly products designed to offer beautiful, intelligent skincare at an affordable price.  Produced in Britain, it is Ecocert certified, with 98% of ingredients of natural origin and an average 82% processed from organic farming.  Available at Holland & Barrett, it is priced between £5-£10.

“Purity Organic Skincare is free from parabens, GM or petroleum-derived ingredients, silicones, SLS and
synthetic fragrances. Purity Organic Skincare contains no chemical ingredients to avoid irritation to the skin.”

I was sent a number of products for review and while not all were for me, the majority knocked my socks off! 

I’ll start with my favourites…

Purity Anti Aging Moisturiser (omg I’ve always thought aging had an ‘e’ in it, no?!!)

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This was the stand out product of the range for me.

Have you ever tried Clarins Extra Firming Night Cream?  Yup the one that doesn’t leave much change out of £50. It’s probably the most expensive skincare item I have my husband has ever purchased. Purity anti-aging moisturiser reminded me of this product. It feels absolutely beautiful on my skin. It feels rich, soothing and deeply moisturising and my skin felt very soft and happy after using it. Unsurprisingly, as the ingredients list is pretty impressive…

“Rich in Cranberry Seed Oil, with Omega 3, 6 and 9 the essential fatty acids
your skin needs to help prevent ageing. Also contains Rosehip Seed Oil,
Vitamin E, Ceramide 3 and
Rose Flower Water…. B
lended in Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, and Aloe Vera and combine to boost the skin’s own functions and help prevent premature aging.”

Anti-Aging Moisturiser 50ml, £8.19
98% natural, 75% organic

I have a confession… 

I’m a bit of a skincare snob.  I’ve used expensive skincare for as long as I can remember and I do tend to equate price with quality, but Purity has honestly changed this for me.

Purity Conditioning Cleansing Lotion

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Nothing sing-y or dance-y about this cleanser, but the amount left in the bottle speaks volumes.  It feels super gentle; it doesn’t irritate my skin; it effectively removes makeup (inc basic eye makeup); it doesn’t leave any residue on the skin. Ingredients include Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera, Oats, Avocado Oil, Euphrasia and Rose Water.

Conditioning Cleansing Lotion 150ml, £5.15
98% natural; 83% organic

Purity Facial Wash

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This product was a pleasure to use.  It has a bubbley, liquid gel texture which feels really refreshing on the skin and is especially lovely to use in the morning. Although the range is fragrance-free, this did have a natural clean, fresh smell, probably due to gorgeous ingredients including Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera and Coconut.

Like the cleanser, to use this product you press down on the top of the bottle, part of which pops up to release the product (just as well I have a pic, eh?).  I like not having a separate lid, but found this mechanism a bit flimsy… it felt like it would break quite easily if I wasn’t gentle. But I was. And it didn’t.

Facial Wash 150ml, £5.19
98% natural; 70% organic

Purity Anti-aging Serum & Mask

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This product confused me from the get go. Serum & mask in one?  The texture is quite unusual – as you can see it has a gloopy gel-like texture, which is fine I guess… kind of refreshing, kind of odd.  The directions said to apply a thick layer for 10 mins before rinsing off, or leave on overnight. My issue was that it dried with a crispy film on my skin, almost like egg white, which I personally wouldn’t want to keep on overnight.  I think this product could be improved by dropping the word ‘serum’ on the label and thickening up the texture.

Anti-Aging Serum and Mask 50ml, £9.29
98% natural; 95% organic

Purity Facial Exfoliator

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This is a cream exfoliator in a flip lid tube containing exfoliating grains to deep cleanse the pores.  I know lots of people like coarse, grainy exfoliators, but I’m not a big fan, especially on my face. 

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These grains are made from ground coconut shell, which I found quite abrasive. I prefer lots of teeny, smooth, rounded grains and less cream for gentle, thorough exfoliation. 

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This is it smoothed in a little to give you a better idea of the texture.  I passed this on to my husband who enjoys using it!

Facial Exfoliator 100ml, £6.19
98% natural; 89% organic

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Overall I was really impressed with this range and have recommended it to many others since testing (apologies as this review is overdue).  I have returned to it when my skin felt stressed, overworked or in need of some tlc as it’s so incredibly pure and gentle - and genuinely feels and behaves like it costs much more than the price tag.

Find out more at purityorganicskincare.co.uk & get yours at Holland & Barrett 

Have you tried any Purity Organic Skincare?  Does it appeal to you?

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