Ever since I got pregnant, my skin has been absolutely horrendous. In the first few months, I looked like a teenager, and even though it has improved a lot since I made it through that horrendous first trimester, there’s still no sign of that much-discussed pregnancy glow. [ Read More… ] …
I can’t believe I’ve made it through another trimester! Two-thirds of the pregnancy are now complete, and the little nutter in my tummy is fast approaching her birthday. I’m so excited to meet her, but there’s so much left to do before October! [ Read More… ] …
Summer after summer, I find myself feeling envious of women who seemingly effortlessly attain that summery-warm complexion the minute temperatures go above 18ºC. This year, after watching copious YouTube videos about summer beauty essentials, I finally figured out their secret. They don’t have magic facial skin. They use bronzer. Duh. [ Read More… ] …
I often complain about my tricky skin on the blog and all over my social media channels, and have mentioned several times before that I have yet to find a miracle product to cure my dry patches and frequent spots.
After Freya Luna were featured multiple times in my beloved TheVeganKind subscription boxes, I decided to order the brand’s Try Me Selection Box. You choose up to five skincare products, and Sami, the wonderful person who runs Freya Luna, will add another three products based on what you tell her about you and your skin. As the company put it, you’re effectively getting a skin consultation for £14.95, plus shipping.
I initially asked for four of the Ban the Blemish products, as my skin is acne-prone, but not particularly oily. I also mentioned that my skin problems are exacerbated by stress. Sami added two products from the Shine Control series and two relaxing bath products to my parcel. Although my skin isn’t particularly oily, she said that the Shine Control items may help to balance out my skin, and the bath products were obviously included to help relieve stress.
I’ve now tried all of the products and, if I’m honest, love them all. The only thing I wouldn’t repurchase is the Intensive Blemish Gel, as the most effective emergency spot treatment for me has always been tea tree oil, and I’ve never had any complaints about it. I was surprised to find that my skin reacted a little better to the Shine Control products than the Ban The Blemish items. That just goes to show that the opinion of a professional is always worth listening to! I’m planning to buy some of the series’ full-size items once I get paid, as skin takes a while to get used to a new product and I’d like to give them a longer test-run.
While my spots haven’t miraculously cleared up, my skin is definitely happier and smoother, and I think these Freya Luna products are worth the investment! If you’re on the fence, I highly recommend the selection box. Being able to try a few different products and getting an expert opinion is an invaluable service when you’re trying to find the right skincare!
What are your natural skincare go-to products?
A couple of months ago, a beautiful soul I was lucky enough to go to uni with and who now works at Lush (lucky her) snuck a little gift into my purchase. One of the items was Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, which was not a product I would have ever considered purchasing, but which I now don’t think I can live without. Too dramatic?
Unlike regular body lotions, which I love but can be a pain to apply when you have to get dressed really fast because of your unfortunate tendency to get out of bed 30 minutes before you have to leave the house, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is applied, as the name suggests, like a conditioner. You apply it while you’re still in the shower, quickly rinse it off, and are sufficiently moisturised for the day without being sticky. Genius. To me, this alone would be reason enough to repurchase.
I do, however, also have to talk about the scent. One of the reasons why any of the Lush rose products have never really been on my wish list is because I simply don’t like the scent of roses. Not in perfume, not in really roses, not in potpourri, I always keep roses at an arm’s length. For that reason, I wasn’t going to shell out £16.50 for something I didn’t think I would like. However, the rose scent in Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is so delicate that I was surprised to find that I actually enjoy it! It isn’t the heavy, slightly bitter scent I was expecting, but instead very light and breezy, perfect for an every-day product. I love it!
It’s certainly a bit pricey, and I don’t think it will become a staple product. However, it makes a wonderful treat and it’s definitely going to become one of those items I regularly give as gifts!
Have you tried using a body conditioner rather than a body lotion? Which do you prefer?