Introducing BRYT Skincare

BRYT Skincare

I was recently introduced to the brand BRYT (Bright Young Things) who are a lovely British skincare brand who not only produce wonderful skincare but they also have a very strong ethical and environmental mission statement. I also get excited trying new brands, especially British ones and BRYT seem to be ticking all the boxes and delivering affordable, ethical and botanical premium skincare. How cute and bright is their packaging too!

All the products in their range contain the Advanced Phytoscience System (APS) featuring naturally derived Antioxidents which encourage skin to detoxify, exfoliate and regenerate while soothing, calming and moisturising every step of the way

This APS formulation contains

  • Wild Harvest organic Kakadu, Burdekin and Illawarra plums from the Australian Outback. These contain up to five times more antioxident power than blueberries and help detoxify and exfoliate the skin
  • Aloe Vera in its purest form which noticeably soothes and calms skin
  • Nature mimicking Allantoin, found naturally in Comfrey roots (a centuries old healing remedy) which helps heal, soothe and calm.

So as you can tell BRYT is ideal if you have quite sensitive skin as their ingredients are so gentle and targeted towards healing, soothing and calming the skin.

British Skincare Brand BRYT

BRYT Cleanse – Foaming Facial Cleanser* 150ml £12.99

I was skeptical of the word ‘Foaming’ but after using this for a couple of weeks I can say that its not stripping or drying on the skin, as it contains no synthetic foaming agents. I wouldn’t say this was an effective makeup remover because it struggled to remove all my makeup, specifically my eyeliner & mascara. I felt like there wasn’t much product to really massage into my skin in order to remove my makeup. I have been using it in the morning just to cleanse my skin and it leaves it feeling soft and quite soothed. It works well for this because it is so lightweight, but I wasn’t wowed by it.

  • Apple Extracts – which produce a skin compatible light foam, preserving and enhancing skin’s natural barriers
  • Olive Oil Extracts – this provides extra nourishment for sensitive and reactive skin
  • Essential Oils of Bergamot – which is effective against acne. Whilst Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Rose Absolute, Mimosa and Sandalwood nourish and nurture leaving skin soft, soothed and cleansed.

It is very gentle and nice as a morning cleanser but I think this would be better for someone in their 20’s. So if you’re new to skincare & want an easy to use, no fuss cleanser then this would be an OK option.

BRYT Boost Serum for Dehydrated & Tired Skin* 30ml £22.00

There are four serums in the BRYT range and they target specific skin concerns. I have the one for more dehydrated and tired skin, my skin needs all the hydration and radiance it can get! This has quite a thin oily texture – one pump is absolutely enough product for your face. This is a lovely hydrating, lightweight serum but I would say its a product I only use as part of my night time routine, simply because it is more on the oily side & my t zone looks too greasy as the day goes on.

  • African Baobab Oil – this is intensely moisturising
  • Hyluronic Acid – helps the product absorb and retain moisture
  • Essentials Oils of Lemon, Basil, Coriander, Rosemary, Lavender, Petitgrain, Jasmin and Tonka Bean – these enrich the formulation, leaving the skin feeling luxuriously soft, relieved and rehydrated.
  • Vitamin A, D, and E – which help to combat the early signs of ageing, protect the skin against damaging free radicals and rejuvenate fatigued skin

This is a really lovely serum and it feels like it quenches my skin, especially after a long day. The oil consistency means its easy to massage into your skin and feels instantly hydrating. If you have thirsty, parched skin then this would be a great oil based serum to add into your routine.

BRYT Skincare Products

BRYT Night Cream* 50ml £18.50

This is quite a rich but lightweight cream, it has a strong botanical scent but it didn’t irritate my skin and the scent does fade quite quickly. The product is for all skin types and BRYT say it has beneficial effects on eczema & rosacea, I do have quite a lot of redness in my cheeks but after using this for almost a month I haven’t seen too much of a difference but I will continue to use it.

  • African Marula Oil – moisturise, heal and promote cell regeneration
  • Active Vitamin E – reduces the appearance of redness and swelling of acne
  • Essential Oils of Rose Absolute, Chinese Geranium, Palma Rose and Lavender help soothe and relax skin regulating and improving tone

This is a really gentle cream which helps smooth skin and nourishes skin whilst we sleep. I do like how hydrating this is and I’m really hoping over time & with more consistent use that I see an improvement in my rosacea.

I think this is one British brand to keep an eye on, their skincare is all made without the use of parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, phthalates, silicone and GM ingredients & is Cruelty Free.

I’m hoping in the near future that they release a face mask & a toner but as it stands their skincare range is concise and easy to use. It delivers gentle skincare using some wonderful natural ingredients. I would 100% recommend the serum.

*PR Sample

Favourites Products June 2016

June 2016 Favourite Products

Ooh! Oils Of Heaven – Cacay Facial Oil*

I hadn’t told my Mum that I’d found my HG facial oil but when she told me my skin was looking healthy and glowing I knew I wasn’t wrong about this product. I had thought to myself that my skin was looking and feeling brighter, my complexion more even and generally healthier but you never believe it until someone else points it out.

I’m completely sold on this 100% Cacay Oil Facial Oil from Oils of Heaven. It works so well on my skin and I’ve been wearing it day & night. I do like to apply a drop or two throughout the day too, when I’m not wearing any makeup. Cacay Oil has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin E and Linoleic Acid (omega-6) which are all proven to have effective results in skincare.

I did review these Oils of Heaven last week, if you’d like to have a read of that & get a little more information.

Essence Make Me Brow 

OK, so I really like my Benefit Gimme Brow but I live in a REALLY small town and its not that easy to get hold of & it can be a little pricey. So I had heard a few good things about the Essence Make Me Brow and had my fingers crossed that it could be a good dupe. Excitingly I can say, YES it is a damn good dupe & its only £2.50, I am thrilled with the quality and the colour match for my brows is so good. It gives good colour and hold to my brows, I bloody love it. I’s available in 3 shades and I have the darkest one. If you have an Essence counter near you then buy one & test it out for yourself. Its my number 1 favourite product this month.

Essence Blush Up in Pinky Flow 

I have a few of these Essence Blushers, this one is a really pretty everyday option. It’s a trio of pink shades from a deep pink to a light soft pink. Its not too pigmented but you can build it up if you like to a more intense colour. I don’t like to wear too much blush, simply because I have quite a rosy complexion & I don’t want to draw too much attention to it. This is a silky soft formula and it blends out well. I wouldn’t say its the longest wearing but I love this colour its so subtle and fresh on the skin.
June Favourites 2016

Chloe Love Story EDP

I like this perfume a lot, its such a fresh, feminine scent. It has notes of stephanotis jasmine, orange blossom, cedar and neroli. So it has a sweet, floral very fresh scent. I have been wearing this most days, its a really light daytime scent which lasts a very long time on me. I can smell it hours after I apply it. The bottle is also very pretty and sweet, I like to have this out on my vanity area.

Origins No Puffery Cooling Eye Roll On

Goodbye tired, puffy eyes! This is one of the first products I reach for once I’ve cleansed my skin in the morning. I like to keep it in my fridge so it stays extra cold & is soothing on my eyes. This is a roller ball that you apply to your under eyes to help de puff, wake up & hydrate that area. It feels so nice, especially when you’re struggling to wake up on those early mornings. It has Cucumber to cool and sooth, Yeast to de puff & Hoelen Mushroom Extract to calm. So for a little extra help banishing those under eye bags & dark circles this is a great product to have in your skincare stash.

Origins No Puffery Roll On

Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Chiltern Park*

This is truly a one coat nail polish, its opaque and vibrant without having to apply more than one coat. I love this bright pink shade and its gorgeous on my toes, its going to be my Summer polish of choice. It wears well and looks glossy and really vibrant. I do enjoy Nails Inc polishes but this was the first time using one of their Gel One Coat polishes & I was impressed.

*PR Sample

Exploring Manchester Week #9

Cactus and Succulent Heaven Plants

Manchester Town Hall

Joe & The Juice Manchester

Wagamama Manchester

Manchester City UK

Cactus and Succulent Heaven Plants

Manchester Exchange Square

Manchester City Library

Urban Outfitters Home

So a couple of weeks ago we made the long drive to Scotland from Cornwall, we did manage to stop off for a few days in one of our favourite cities. Manchester holds a special place in our hearts, we lived there for 5 years whilst my husband was at University and we had so many wonderful, happy times there. Whenever possible we like to visit and catch up with friends that still live there.

We are never usually so lucky with the weather but we managed to get four sunny days in a row, so we could really enjoy the city. Another reason for stopping off in Manchester was the fact that one of our favourite bands, Puscifer were playing at the Bridgewater Hall. Puscifer is a band you my not of heard of but it is fronted by the lead singer of Tool (another awesome band) & they put on a fantastic live show. It was the bands first European Tour, so we were so excited to finally see them live & they did not disappoint.

I took full advantage of the great shops, in Cornwall we do lack good fashion & home shops – we don’t have a Zara, H&M, Urban Outfitters or even IKEA (cries). So I spend quite a bit on clothes, I just couldn’t resist. We also visited our favourite coffee shops TAKK, Foundation and Fig & Sparrow, Its nice to see the Northern Quarter flourishing although its such a far cry from how I remember it in early 2000, I just hope it doesn’t become too cool for school & all the character gets lost.

It was lovely to relax in the city before heading up to our final destination in Scotland – next weeks post will have lots of photos from our visit to my home town.

Products Currently in Use #3

Products Currently in Use

Its been a good few months since I gave you a peak into my bathroom and let you know about a few of the products I’m currently using.

Imperial Leather Spring Meadow handwash

OK So I know handwash isn’t something to get too excited over, but I bought this the other week & it smells so good. It’s not the most hydrating but I will overlook that because I just love the scent. Its English blossom and gardenia, so fresh, floral and quite sweet. Perfect Summer scent.

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Shampoo*

I only have good things to say about this brand, I’m currently using three haircare products from the Superfruit range and to say they’re good is a massive understatement. After using them my hair is full of bounce, its so glossy and feels incredibly healthy. I haven’t used many sulfate-free shampoos but I like that this one is gentle, it never irritates my scalp. I’m almost running out of the shampoo & I will 100% be repurchasing it. If you want to read my full review of this Superfruit Range just click the link.

St. Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower

Last year I used the original version of this, when it was only available in one shade but this year they seem to have relaunched it with a Medium version. The original was just far too light & I found it never built up or developed into any real colour. I will say that loitering in the shower for 3 minutes with the water off whilst this works its magic is a bit of a faff but if it makes me look bronzed then I am down for that. I have used it twice so far & It does make my skin look slightly tanned but nothing to get excited over. I am going to stick with it & see if I can get it to work. Let me know if you use this & how you get on with it. Or if you have a better product for a complete tanning noob.

Lacura Argan Oil Shower Oil

This is a fab product for using after you have shaved your legs. It has the consistency of a thick oil, which is unusual and I really like it. I massage quite a generous amount of product on to my legs then wash it off and it leaves my legs very soothed and soft. I have quite a few favourites from this Argan Oil range from Aldi but this shower Oil is lovely for getting Summer ready legs!

Elemis BiOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser*

I have been using this for a couple of months & I’m still undecided if I like it or not, but determined to use it up. I do like using it more in the morning as the gel consistency is nice and refreshing on my skin. I wouldn’t use this to remove my makeup but I think its a good cleanser for leaving my skin feeling smooth, soft and ready for the day. I still don’t think its very hydrating but If I use a facial oil afterwards it seems to combat that. Let me know if you use this in your routine & how you make it work for you.

*PR Sample