Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Sweet Orange & Frangipani by Conscious Skincare

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At this time of year my arms and legs become susceptible to itchy, dry patches, so I opt for pure and natural body products as much as possible.  I find this helps reduce any irritation, though if you are sensitive to essential oils, take care to avoid them.  Conscious Skincare’s Sweet Orange & Frangipani duo has been cocooning me in gently fragranced, soothing loveliness.  While I favour the Bath Soak, who’s scent leans more towards the delicious sweet orange (I could literally inhale from this bottle all day), the Body Butter knocks most others out of the water.

Conscious Skincare is an award-winning British organic skin and body care brand, hand made using certified organic ingredients at its rural retreat in Wales.

“Every ingredient works hard to serve a specific purpose to benefit the skin and nothing extra is added for the sake of filling, colour, fragrance or bleaching.”

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As I hope you can see, the texture is like a whipped, dense mousse, which melts into an oil on contact with the skin.  If you have severely dry skin, you’ll adore the instant relief that this brings. It does leave a slightly oily finish, so I tend to save it for evening use (post Bath Soak if possible!), but honestly it’s like a tub of velvety, moussey heaven - and a little dollop goes a long way.

The Body Butter is also available in Grapefruit, Lemon and Cedarwood, which I suspect may be my Summer fix!  I’ve just become completely distracted by the rest of the range mid-writing… the facial skincare (make-up remover and toning spritz) and Soothing Hand Cream for Hardworking Hands are all on my list. And I’m excited to read that they are also launching a children’s range - perfect for my little boy who has eczema.  Also impressed that some of the products are available in generous sample sizes (from £3.99) - a great way to try them before purchasing. If only more brands would do this!

These words by the brand’s founder, Rebecca Martin, made me fall in love with her a little bit (possibly because I shared the same childhood passions) …

“When I was 6 years old, I loved making mud pies and rose water. At 13, I performed a facial routine every Saturday, and now (some years later), I still love to follow my weekend facial treat.”

You can check it all out at conscious-skincare.com

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