Samaya Skincare Review

Samaya Skincare Review

Samaya Skincare Review

Samaya Skincare*

This is a ‘all natural’ brand based on ancient Ayurvedic principles (one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems) which focuses on maintaining balance through the health and wellness of your mind, body and soul.

SAMAYA is the perfect antidote to a stressful, busy and hectic lifestyle as it allows you to incorporate balance and wellness into your daily skincare routine. By answering a few short questions about your lifestyle and skin concerns SAMAYA will match you to your ideal dosha and the skincare range that will work best for your skin. For each dosha type the range includes three luxurious products, a rich Hydrating Cleanser, a powerful Anti-Ageing Cream and an indulgent Anti-Ageing Treatment Oil, all of which contribute to healthier, younger looking skin.

  • Vata –  Dry skin
  • Pitta – Sensitive skin
  • Kapha – Oily skin

My dosha was identified as Pitta which tend to be:-

Well-proportioned and compact build, with a focused mind and a love of order. Confident and passionate, enjoying challenges. Prone to anger and impatience when out of balance. Benefits from gentle skincare as skin can be sensitive and irritable, susceptible to wrinkles, sunburn and inflammation.

Which I have to say is a damn good match for me & my skin concerns.

Samaya Skincare Product Range

I’ve been testing out the Anti Ageing Cream from the Pitta range* (£89) and it has been such a lovely addition to my skincare regime. This moisturiser is absolutely jam-packed with fantastic skin loving ingredients which leave my skin feeling soft, soothed and radiant. It does have a very strong botanical scent which I found to be quite relaxing but just to be aware it is pretty intense.

This cream has such a lightweight consistency, it felt instantly hydrating and throughout the day my skin continued to feel really soft. To me this product does feel more like a serum than a moisturiser because it is so fluid and almost disappears on the skin. So you don’t get that greasy, slippery feeling that a heavy moisturiser can often leave behind.

The list of Ayurvedic botanicals and clinically proven anti-ageing ingredients included in this product is so extensive. It is easy to see why my skin felt and looked amazing whilst I was using it,

  • Jasmine Flower Extract – Beautiful aroma with proven mood-boosting effect; improves energy; reduces anxiety and stress; helps to balance moisture levels and increase skin’s elasticity while soothing mind and body; antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help protect skin.
  • Neem Oil – Promotes skin healing; helps reduce itching and roughness; purifies skin; neutralises damaging free radicals to help skin achieve a radiant glow.
  • Lotus Seed Extract – Sacred anti-inflammatory ingredient; contains zinc and anti-ageing enzymes which can repair damaged or sensitive skin while soothing and calming the mind; beneficial for blemish-prone skin.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate – Salt form of hyaluronic acid, this naturally derived anti-ageing ingredient has intense hydrating qualities (can hold more water than any other natural substance – up to 1,000 times its weight in water) which help boost skin’s elasticity, contributing to smoother skin with decreased wrinkles and a fuller appearance.
  • Gotu Kola Oil – Anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing herb; helps fight chronic skin conditions by repairing damage done to the skin; stimulates collagen production in the skin.
  • Saffron Extract – Valued for its skin toning abilities; can impart a natural radiance as it helps to reduce pigmentation; has mood-enhancing properties; is considered to be an aphrodisiac and is often used as a tonic to improve general health.
  • Shatavari Extract – It has long been used as a tonic for female health concerns and as a means of reducing stress and tension. Shatavari also has nutritive and rejuvenative properties for skin, contributing towards a renewed, youthful appearance.
  • Ribose – Naturally occurring corn-derived pentose sugar; promotes skin cell metabolism; helps alleviate wrinkles and fine lines; helps keep skin toned, firmer and more radiant.

I really like that the Pitta skincare focuses on healing, repairing and soothing which is so up my street and exactly what my skin needs. Over the past 7 weeks not only have I seen my uneven skin tone improve but my skin looks and feels radiant, smooth and dare I say it well-balanced. So this Anti Ageing Cream gets a thumbs up from me – I just wish the price tag wasn’t so steep.

Samaya Pitta Cream

SAMAYA are a premium skincare brand and they use key, concentrated ingredients to ensure it delivers results. I’m not 100% convinced by the dosha side of things although I think that is more because I don’t fully understand it all, but In terms of quality and results, the skincare is fantastic and well worth looking into.

Click here to find out your Dosha

All SAMAYA’s products are free from, parabens, sulphates, phthalates, petrochemicals, mineral oils, silicones, synthetic fragrances and colours.

*This post contains PR Samples

Queen Tea Cosmetics Products

Queen Tea Beauty Products

Queen Tea products are inspired by both the British tradition of Afternoon Tea and India’s approach to Tea and Wellbeing. Their beautiful range of products are designed to help you relax and unwind whilst being pampering and nourishing for your skin.

I’ve been testing out The Really Relaxing Detox Box & The Green Tea Body Scrub – both products come beautiful packaged with that handmade personal touch. I think they would make lovely gifts for anyone that is bath obsessed (like me).

‘A range of 100% natural skin food inspired by Afternoon Tea. We freshly produce with clean ingredients that benefit your skin and have spent time researching the best ingredients to help you really tea-tox your way to happiness. Welcome to your tradition of ‘Me-Time’.

Queen Tea Bath Products

The Really Relaxing Detox Box

Before you even open the box you can already smell the beautiful chamomile, rose and lavender aromas seeping out. Inside you get 2 ‘Tea Bags’ which are full (jam packed full) of beautifully scented salts, petals, flowers, leaves and essential oils. You also get one sachet of Mini Milk.

All you need to do is pop one tea bag in your bath and let all the goodness seep into your bath water – when your bath water is brewed you add two tbsp of Mini Milk and sit back and relax.

The Mini Milk which you sprinkle into your bath water is a blend of Cocoa Butter, Milk and Oat Bran and it leaves your skin feeling soft, soothed and very nourished. You can purchase these Milk sachets separately too.
Detox Box by Queen Tea

I thought the whole experience was lovely and relaxing, my bathroom smelt beautiful and my skin felt soothed and soft. I really like that all of the ingredients are 100% natural and the packaging is environmentally friendly too.

Queen Tea Cosmetics are also proud to donate 10% of profits from the Detox Boxes to the Trussell Trust, to raise awareness for UK hunger poverty.

Detox Box Bath Treats

Queen Tea Bath Products

Green Tea Body Scrub* 

This scrub comes in a cute tin which Queen Tea Cosmetics encourage you to reuse (I’m already using mine to store my washi tape in). The scrub itself looks a little scary at first, because it’s bright green in colour & looks like slimer from Ghostbusters but rest assured its nothing to be afraid of.

The scrub is jam packed with lots of natural ingredients like anti-oxidant rich Green Tea, Coconut Oil, Salt & Sugar as well as Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential Oils. It’s a very effective scrub and the salt & sugar are great, providing just the right amount of scrub to remove dead skin, grime and dirt to leave your skin smooth and soft.

It does smell uplifting and fresh, so its nice to use in the morning to help you feel energised and get your skin ready for the day. I will say make sure you wash this off thoroughly otherwise you may just end up with green towels (lesson learned).

I have been using this twice a week and after 8 uses I still have a good amount of scrub left so it does last a good amount of time

Queen Tea Green Tea Body Scrub

So if you know anyone who is tea obsessed and that likes a good pamper session then I think anything from Queen Tea Cosmetics would be an ideal gift. As I said they come beautifully packaged and as a brand they have a wonderful ethos and its nice to support that.

Let me know what you are tempted to try.

*PR Sample

EOS Summer fruit Lip balm

My lovely little brother recently went to NYC (lucky bugger) & i asked him to bring me a few things back. Not really thinking he would. So one of the things i asked for was the EOS Summer fruit Lip balm. I have seen these on lots of US beauty blogs & YouTube videos. I know there are a few websites that sell these in the UK, but i thought as he was these id get him to pick up one

This lip balm smells AMAZING! Oh my I can’t get over how nice it is. I keep getting it out my purse and smelling it. Getting alot of funny looks. I think half of why its so nice is its packaging, its in a sphere and it feels odd putting it on as we are so used to a tube when it comes to lip balm.

I’ve been using it underneath my Revlon Lip Stain to keep my lips nourished. This  little lip balm is great to throw in your handbag. The packaging is really robust and perfect for travelling / taking out & about. I just love it and I’m going to pick up a couple more when i can. If you can recommend any others let me know.

The good thing about these is that they’re 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free so thats good news for your lips.

I dont know what my brother paid for this (as it was a gift). I already have so many lip products but i just needed to try this and i’ve been pleasantly surprised its really lovely on the lips. It would be great for a holiday