I am so excited to tell you about this month’s favourite products because it’s also a sneaky preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks that I can’t wait to get started. As some of you will know, I travel quite a bit and this month already I have spent about two weeks in England and now I am back in Europe again, but this time for quite a bit longer. Because of this, I have decided that from March I will be starting a “Best of British” series where I highlight some of my new favourite British beauty brands as well as review new products from ones I have used and loved for years. Not only that, as my travels will take me to multiple cities, I will also be including reviews of products from new and old favourite European brands because there is such a wealth of skincare goodness over this side of the world. So to get started, I will give you a very brief introduction to each product I have been loving lately but don’t worry – you will be hearing much more from all of these brands over the coming weeks.
New Favourite Cleansing Oil: Votary Cleansing Oil £45
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Limonene+ Citronellol+ Geraniol+ Linalool+ (+ Naturally occurs in essential oils.).
This brand was highly recommended to me by more than a few people and now I can see why. Everything about this product is just beautiful and it’s made me want to take time to enjoy the ritual of cleansing during my usually rushed and tired nighttime routines again.
New Favourite Mask: Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask £65/$125
Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Kaolin, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Hectorite, Alcohol Denat, CI 77499 (Iron Oxide), Saccharomyces Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77007 Ultramarines, Mica, Yeast Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Isononyl Isononanoate, Camphor, Isopropyl Myristate, Salvia Officinale (Sage) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Soy Amino Acids, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Phospholipids, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Potassium Sorbate.
When I first saw the lovely Lisa Eldridge wearing this mask on her Instagram a few weeks ago I could not have been more excited. Omorovicza have been one of my favorite European brands for years and their Deep Cleansing Mask has been a staple product for me (it was even in my 2015 Favourites) but this might have taken the number one spot now.
New Favourite Acid Toner: Merumaya Gentle Exfoliating Toner £17.50
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Betaine, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Maris Aqua, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Algin, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol. Benzyl Benzoate.
Merumaya is a brand I have been lusting after for such a long time and I am so excited to finally get my hands on the products and in particular, this new addition to the lineup. This is a very gentle (hence the name) acid toner and is one of the only lactic acid products I have been able to use without irritation. I think those with sensitive or dry skin will love this.
New Favourite Hydrating Toner: Therapi Anti-Bacterial Facial Toner £25
Ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witchhazel) Water*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Alcohol*, Decyl Glucoside, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Peel Oil*, Parfum*, Limonene+ * Organic +Naturally occurs in essential oils.
I found out about Therapi while perusing Content Beauty & Wellbeing, one of my favourite online retailers, and then was very kindly gifted this toner by the wonderful Swapna from Beauty Motormouth. It is such a lovely product that smells so fresh and uplifting and adds a nice layer of hydration without being heavy.
New Favourite Serum: Dr. Organic Organic Snail Gel Facial Serum £18.99
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Aqua, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Snail secretion filtrate, Glyceryl oleate citrate, Rosa canina (Rose) fruit oil, Glycerin, Magnesium aluminum silicate, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Moringa oleifera seed oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Benzyl alcohol, Xanthan gum, Sodium phytate, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic acid, Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass) oil, Levan, Olea europaea (Olive) leaf extract, Decyl glucoside, Zizyphus jujuba (Jujube) seed extract, Alcohol, Phenethyl alcohol, Citric acid, Citral, Linalool.
Snail Secretion Filtrate has been one of my favourite ingredients for a few years now and this serum is a lovely way to incorporate it in to your routine. It has a great mix of hydrating and skin soothing ingredients that feel lovely on the skin.
New Favourite Moisturizer: OSKIA Renaissance 360 Supreme Cream £65
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Myristyl Myristate, Opuntia Ficus Indica Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate Bisabolol, Galactoarabinan, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Arbutin, Glyceryl, Linoleate, Lyceryl Linoenate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Glutathione, Phytic Acid, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Alcohol, Parfum (natural fragrance), Lecithin, Sorbitol, Xantham Gum, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool.
I have already done a full review of this product here and I am so excited because it is finally being released tomorrow! It is a gorgeous product that does so much more than simply hydrate the skin and I can’t recommend it enough.
New Favourite Oil: La Belle Lune Organic Skin £46
Ingredients: Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip Seed Oil) Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle Seed Oil) Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil) Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed Oil) Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn Oil) Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil) Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Essential Oil) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil) Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto Essential Oil) Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense Essential Oil) Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot Seed Essential Oil) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Extract). *d-Limonene, *Geraniol, *Linalol, *Farnesol *Naturally occurring in Essential Oils.
Another discovery I made via Content Beauty & Wellbeing, this product is truly a beautiful one and has been such a joy to use. I am pretty much obsessed with it and love what it has done for my skin in such a short amount of time.
New Favourite Balm: Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 £112
Ingredients: Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Water, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Sucrose Polystearate, Betaine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Ethyl Linoleate, Beeswax , Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil Unsaponifiables, Shorea Robusta Seed Butter, Vegetable Oil, Silica, Trihydroxystearin, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Boron Nitride, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Tribehenin, Ethyl Oleate, Glyceryl Behenate, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, Arginine / Lysine Polypeptide, Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Hull Powder, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Betula Alba Bark Extract, Chitosan Succinamide, Dextrin, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Scrophularia Nodosa Extract, Tocopherol, Asiatic Acid, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Ethyl Linolenate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phytate, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil , Sodium Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hedychium Spicatum Extract, Phenylethyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Linalool, Propyl Gallate, BHT, Alcohol.
I love to use balms when travelling and this has been so helpful in keeping my skin hydrated and soothed during the numerous flights I have been taking. I love that it comes in a travel size making it easy to pop in to my travel bag or purse without taking up too much room.
I hope this little taster has got you as excited as I am about what’s to come because I have so much planned! My goal is to feature brands you may not have heard of or have been interested in trying but don’t know much about because even I, in this short amount of time, have already found products I have fallen hard for. There will be more products and brands, reviews, interviews, brand overviews and so much more as well as a few giveaways, which I am so excited to share with you, so stayed tuned because there is so much more on it’s way!