Samaya is an ‘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 and their products are the perfect antidote to a stressful, busy and hectic lifestyle as it allows you to incorporate balance and wellness into your daily skincare routine.
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.
I really like that the Pitta skincare focuses on healing, repairing and soothing, which is so up my street.
You can learn which dosha best suits you here, by answering a few simple questions
I’ve been trying out the Renewing Exfoliant. It’s a creamy non-abrasive enzyme based exfoliant. You use it every other day, apply to dry skin, leave it for 20 minutes then rinse it off.
I tend to use it when I have got a little more time, and that is more often than not in the evening. It gently removes dead skin cells, helps unclog pores, smooths skin and prevents blemishes.
It is also great at preventing and reducing pigmentation, fine lines and scarring. The cream texture means that it won’t damage your skin and that the exfoliator works without you having to scrub away a layer of skin. A much more gentle approach.
The ingredient list is packed with natural skin loving, beneficial oils, extracts, and plant based goodness. It is rich in nourishing & soothing ingredients,
If you haven’t used Samaya skincare then you are in for a treat, I would describe them as a premium skincare brand, that use key, concentrated ingredients to ensure their products delivers results.
*this product is a PR Sample, but all opinions are my own.
(#gifted) Organic beauty brand Green People has expanded their popular Age Defy+ range to offer an AHA mask which promises to leave your skin ‘velvety soft’ this new mask promotes cellular renewal to help give you that sought after bright, youthful complexion. Count me in! This Age Defy+ collection was actually developed by the founder of Green People Charlotte Vøhtz and is targeted at those aged 35+, so this trio of luxury products really focuses on hydration, radiance and rejuvenating tired skin.
Being in my mid 40s, this Age Defy+ trio is ideal for replenishing and nourishing my skin as well as targeting the texture and dullness. I have been using the products for a little while now, and they have become a really welcome part of my evening routine.
Firstly they all smell luxurious, with soothing scents of mandarin, palmarosa, geranium, lavender and neroli, each product is a little pampering at home spa treatment, very nice indeed. My evening skincare routine has become somewhat of a wind down treat after a long, stressful day.
A lovely creamy textured cleanser that is fantastic at removing makeup, I have been using it as my first evening cleanser, but you can use it in the morning too. It feels so soothing on the skin but is still very effective at removing heavy makeup, leaving your skin looking fresh, bright and feeling smooth. Packed with skin loving ingredients to give you long lasting benefits that you can see and feel. This is a must-have cleanser if you’re over 35!
Gently, yet effectively cleanses away makeup and impurities
Intense nourishment and hydration improve skin tone and elasticity
Hibiscus helps firm and lift the skin and reduce wrinkles
Aloe Vera and Jojoba rehydrate and soften even sensitive skin
86% certified organic ingredients
Green People Cha Vøhtz Age Defy+ AHA Radiance Peel Mask
Now this is the latest product to be added to the age Defy collection and of the three products I have tried it is the stand out product. This mask is a blend of natural fruit extracts that deliver 5 gently exfoliating AHA’s to the skin. Long gone are those harsh abrasive exfoliating masks that do more harm than good, now we have access to gentle, natural exfoliators that deliver results, mush kinder for the skin. This mask gentle removes dead, dull skin which helps smooth your complexion and give you that healthy glow. It promotes cell turnover which over time helps your skin rejuvenate, have increased hydration and become softer & smoother
Orange & Lemon Fruit Extracts – provide naturally occurring Citric Acids to gently exfoliate and promote healthy cell turnover
Sugar Cane Extract – provides naturally occurring glycolic acid to loosen dead cells and promote a soft, smooth texture
Billbury Fruit Extract – provides naturally occurring lactic acid and produces a healthy, youthful skin glow
Maple Sugar – provides malic and tartaric acids to further refine the skin tone.
I love this mask, the texture of my skin is smoother it feels more plump and looks brighter. Perfect way to get my skin Spring ready!
Green People Cha Vøhtz Age Defy+ Hydra Glow Sleep Mask
A lovely, nourishing, not too thick night cream that acts like a face mask whilst you sleep. I do enjoy a product that is intensive and that you see results from toot sweet, you genuinely wake up with smooth, plump rejuvenated skin. The fresh, scent of this sleep mask is also so nice and relaxing.
Best used 2-3 times a week after you have cleansed and exfoliated, as this aids the absorption of the mask. This has been such a luxurious pampering product for my skin after such a long Winter, I feel like my skin is getting its natural glow back just in time or Spring/Summer.
Deeply moisturises and rejuvenates overnight for a nourished, youthful complexion
Green Macro algae is rich in penta-saccharides to stimulate collagen production
Caesalpinia Spinosa delivers intense skin hydration and long-term firmness
A silky-textured cream face mask suitable for mature and sensitive skin
91% certified organic ingredients
You can find out more about this Age Defy+ Range at www.greenpeople.co.uk the collection is quite extensive, everything from serums to moisturisers and even tanning drops and body oil. So lots of products that are specifically targeted to those of us over 35 who want to have glowing, healthy skin.
Green Pride themselves on delivering, organic, vegan, cruelty free products. Using ingredients that are ethically sourced.
#gifted – Just a quick heads up that Escentual has a whopping 20% off all Antipodes products until September 2nd. So be quick if you want to stock up on some of your skincare favourites or try something new. I have loved and used this brand for years, they’re vegan, cruelty free and have a wonderful green ethos!
Antipodes are a brand that is very focused on the environment and harnessing the power of organic plants and natural ingredients. The entire product range which hails from New Zealand uses sustainably sourced, fresh ingredients and combines these with extensive scientific research to create effective results orientated skincare.
I have reviewed quite a few of their products over the years, so if you want to read a little more about my favourites from their range I have an Evening Skincare Review and Brand Overview let me know if you manage to purchase anything, or if you have any products from their collection that you can’t live without!
Go and pop over to escentual and browse the collection, they have everything from toners to hand creams to face masks and serums. No matter what your skin type. Be quick if you want to snap up some wonderful skincare for 20% OFF.
Antipodes is one of the few fully certified organic skincare producers in the world, making them a green beauty brand you can genuinely trust.
*Gifted. It’s safe to say it’s been a dark, wet and miserable start to 2020, I don’t think we have seen the sunshine so far this year and my skin has been bearing the brunt of this. My skin has felt dry and dull, what with the effects of the central heating and lack of sunshine, I have really been relying on my skincare and makeup to help revive my complexion. I thought I would share with you a few products that have become staples in my routine which I’ve been using religiously over the past couple of months.
I love so many products from The Ordinary Skincare but this serum is pretty epic. I have used it for over a year now and can’t imagine my skincare routine without it. Apart from the fact this brand is incredibly affordable their skincare is fantastic quality and shows real results. This didn’t irritate my skin despite it having quite a high concentration of Retinoid, it is easy to apply and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. I apply it at night 2 – 3 times a week, as my first step after cleansing and I wake up with smooth, bright, plump skin. Over time this serum helps increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen which helps to reduce the signs of ageing, like uneven skin tone, age spots and reduces fine lines & wrinkles.
This product is a great way to achieve that youthful, healthy glow, in terms of long term use you really see your complexion improve. It is like liquid gold! Just remember Retinoids can react with more sensitive skin, so dilute at first if you are concerned (or use the 1% version) also please remember to use a high factor SPF as your skin will be more vulnerable to the damaging effects of UVA & UVB rays.
Although I’m someone who doesn’t like to wear much makeup on a daily basis, I still like that look of being put together and like my skin to look evened out with a little glow. This Beauty Booster from Tropic gives me just that. It is lightweight and I just apply it with my fingers on top of my moisturiser. It leaves my skin with a nice touch of colour, helping to reduce redness, uneven skin tone and gives the illusion that I haven’t seen the sun for MONTHS! The other wonderful things about this lightweight, almost tinted moisturiser (with a bit more coverage) is the fact it has UVA, UVB and HEV (artificial light) protection and SPF35, so if you do venture out you know your skin is well protected.
Antioxidant-rich resveratrol and vitamin E help to condition the skin, while building defences against daily pollution. Titanium dioxide gives a mineral SPF of 35 to shield against everyday exposure. So if you’re looking for a base that gives you an even, lightweight, natural dewy finish then this Tropic Beauty Booster is the one. I have been loving it and using it every day as my base to combat my tired, dry winter skin!
This is my happiness in a bottle, it smells beautiful and so luxurious, it makes me feel amazing whenever I wear it. The scent is uplifting and just gives me a reminder that warmer, brighter days are on the horizon (even if it is raining cats and dogs). It has such a rich, warm creamy scent but you get a hint of fresh, airy crisp notes as it settles. I am not exaggerating when I say this perfume is the most sophisticated and beautiful perfume I have ever owned, and I love quite a few Miller Harris perfumes but this one has something special.
The woody notes add a real touch of warmth and class whilst the bergamot and cashmere give it creaminess and class. The pink pepper, amber and vanilla make it modern and very sexy.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Saffron Heart Notes: Olibanum, Violet Leaf and Papyrus Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cashmere Woods, Crisp Amber, Vanilla CO2 Extract and Moss
This would make the most luxurious, thoughtful gift or treat to yourself, it’s a beautiful perfume and the scent lasts so long, I can smell it on my scarf/coat days after I have spritzed it. The quality is second to none. The bottle is also beautiful, the minimal dusky pink give it a subtle, classy feel and the simple gold accents on the font and the lid add a touch of luxury, the bottle is very weighty too and feels so nice in your hand and also looks great on your vanity.
I tried a few products from UK based ARK skincare last year and was very impressed with their ethos of products that target specific skin concerns depending on your age, as our skin changes so much as we get older and ARK have targeted skincare so it is easy for you to include it in your routine and see fantastic results. This Firming Serum has been a skincare saviour for me this year as it targets your skins loss of elasticity and works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and with my skin being so dry from the weather it has helped smooth, hydrate and plump! So if like me you’re in your early 40s this is a wonderful product to use for long term results. I like to mix the serum in with my moisturiser and apply it as part of my morning skincare regime.
It is jam packed with some wonderful ingredients that help keep your skin looking fresh, smooth and healthy.
Micro Algae Extract – Highly purified microalgae extract delivers an instant and long-term tightening effects
Hyaluronic Acid – Active 100% natural Hyaluronic Acid locks moisture in the skin matrix and improves collagen synthesis. Skin appears firmer and more flexible, while fine lines are plumped and smoothed.
Biomimetic Lipopeptide Idealift – targets skin sagging and improves resistance to gravity by promoting skin’s elastic fibre architecture
ARK Skincare is proudly developed & manufactured in Britain. Cruelty Free, with many of their products being Vegan friendly. They use Bioactive, natural ingredients that are gentle on your skin but give effective results. You can browse their entire range on their website www.arkskincare.com and tailor your skincare for your specific skin concerns and age.
I love this compact, not only the fact that it is a beautiful rose gold & pewter but it has a good size mirror which makes it perfect for keeping in your handbag. This stunning bronzing/highlighter is also a wonderful product to add a touch of radiance to that Winter complexion without going OTT on the glow. It’s a mix of rose gold, soft peach and lavender pink and I just swirl my brush to pick up a little of all the colours and it gives my cheekbones a nice bronzy warm touch of colour. Such a beautiful product and a very luxurious and not so well known brand, their blushers are super nice too.
*Products have been provided as PR samples but reviews are 100% my own.