Introducing Planted Skincare

I’m super excited to share my latest discovery with you. As soon as I saw this brand pop up on LoveLula I knew I had to try the products.

Planted Skincare products are lovingly handmade in small, fresh batches and formulated with nothing but skin loving and earth friendly ingredients.

Behind the brand is Melissa Chartan, former make-up artist and beauty consultant.

Having always suffered from very dry skin, prone to eczemapsoriasis and chronic itching, I grew up obsessed with moisturising – on most days I would apply commercial products 3 times or more!

I avoided the steroid-laden creams that the doctors prescribed, but was unaware of the toxicity I was absorbing from mass produced skincare. Unsurprisingly my skin worsened and, out of sheer desperation, I tried olive oil. Finally long lasting moisturisation and comfort. This marked the beginning of my love affair with plant oils.

Alongside this, being exposed to many products in my career as a Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant only intensified my strong disapproval of the fraudulent nature of the Beauty industry.  Misinformation is rife, and the more I learned about cosmetic ingredients, the more I realised the extent to which harmful chemicals are found in our everyday products – whether high end or mainstream brands, even including baby products! Only a very small number of 100% natural products are available, some of which still include toxic ingredients posing as naturally-derived ones (such as grapefruit seed extract).

After years of research and practice blending oils, I have not only learned about the specific benefits of each oil, but also mastered which combinations work best. Over time, my blending of oils evolved into the formulation of water-based facial skincare products. The results were so significant that I just couldn’t keep it a secret, and with a loyal following from family and friends, I eventually decided to bring my products to market. After a year of refining my formulas, Planted was born in my kitchen in Wokingham, Berkshire, in 2016.

Planted products are more than 100% natural. We favour ingredients that are recognisable, and that have been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic or other traditional practices. The ingredients are carefully selected to be minimally processed, so our products hold the true colour, scent and texture as nature intended. This approach, along with the broad spectrum of essential nutrients in our formulas, brings long term healthy skin to all skins.


– Nothing but natural and skin loving ingredients.
– Local ingredients where possible.
– Ensure all packaging is recyclable.
– Never test on, or buy supplies from those who test on animals.
– Lovingly make all batches by hand in small quantities.
– Listen to our customers and make their needs a priority.

The Planted range currently includes 4 products: oil cleanser, face cream, coffee scrub and body butter.

Planted skincare

Planted Skincare Oil Cleanser with Black Cumin and Raw Honey + Muslin Cloth 150ml | £16.95

Comes complete with an organic muslin face cloth. Sweep away all makeup and daily grime with our revitalising gel-to-milk oil cleanser. A naturally sweet, citrus spiced scent. Suitable for all skin types, from very dry and sensitive to oily.


An optimum blend of plant oils, raw honey and essential oils, combined with a sucrose based emulsifier to help the product rinse clean. Soothe, soften and smooth your skin whilst you thoroughly cleanse.

planted skincare oil cleanser with black cumin and raw honey

Key ingredients (in order of quantity)

  • Raw honey – naturally occurring lactic acid lifts dead skin cells, whilst its humectant nature binds moisture to our skin for glowing, plump and soft skin. Locally sourced in Wokingham, UK.
  • Meadowfoam seed oil – Contains a unique high quality fatty acid composition, known to balance sebum production for both oily and dry skin. Sustainable and eco-friendly.
  • Black cumin seed oil – Treats a range of concerns with its mineral rich content – scarring, pigmentation marks, acne and lines and wrinkles. Soothes irritation and redness for sensitive skins.
  • Frankincense and myrrh – An antibacterial that reverses photoaging of the skin, which is caused by UV damage, as well as boosting elasticity.

Non-comedogenic (non pore clogging)

planted skincare oil cleanser with black cumin and raw honey


Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, Macadamia ternifolia (Macadamia) seed oil, Glycerin, Mel (Honey), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Nigella sativa (Black cumin) seed oil, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Carapa guianensis (Andiroba) seed oil, Sucrose laurate (Sugar cane based emulsifier), Citrus urantium dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract, Limonene*, Linalool*

* Component of natural essential oils

planted skincare oil cleanser with black cumin and raw honey

I was immediately drawn to this cleanser after I read the ingredient list.  I’ve never used a cleanser like it before, after my first use I was completely sold.

It feels so lovely on my skin and smells so good.  I gently massage a small amount onto dry face for 1-2 mins to dissolve dirt, impurities and makeup.

I love that it comes with an organic muslin cloth to help remove the cleanser.  I dampen the muslin cloth with warm water, hold over my face for a few seconds and then gently wipe away the cleanser.  Afterwards my skin feels thoroughly cleansed, soft, balanced and brighter.  I love the long term results from using this cleanser, it really helped improve my skin overall.  Definitely a staple!


Planted Skincare Nutrient Rich Face Cream 50ml | £18

A rich day and night cream, gently floral scented with Lavender and Geranium. Suitable for all skin types.

Planted skincare nutrient rich face cream

Formulated with a synergistic blend of 11 of nature’s most nutrient dense plant oils, carefully selected to contain the broad spectrum of nutrition that will heal, regenerate and replenish your skin.

Planted skincare nutrient rich face cream

Planted skincare nutrient rich face cream

Key ingredients (in order of quantity)

  • Rose water – balances pH levels, soothes inflamed or sensitive skin and restores our skin’s protective barrier (the stratum corneum).
  • Pomegranate seed oil – deeply penetrating non-greasy moisturisation, exceptional healing qualities for skin renewal and reparation of damaged cells, aids in production of collagen.
  • Rosehip oil – especially high levels of vitamins A and C which brighten skin, disperse dark spots and pigmentation, and promote smooth, supple skin
  • Raspberry seed oil – offers natural UVA and UVB protection and UV damage repairing benefits and is also an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Moringa Oil – moisturising, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties.

Planted skincare nutrient rich face cream


Rosa centifolia flower water (Rose water) ∙ Punica granatum seed oil (Pomegranate oil) ∙ Rosa canina fruit oil (Rosehip oil) * Macadamia ternifolia seed oil (Macadamia oil) ∙ Lactobacillus ferment (Gentle natural preservative) ∙ Rubus idaeus seed oil (Raspberry oil) ∙ Cetearyl olivate (Olive oil based emulsifier) ∙ Butyrospermum parkii butter (Shea butter) ∙ Hippophae rhamnoides fruit oil (Sea buckthorn oil) ∙ Simmondsia chinensis seed oil (Jojoba oil) ∙ Persea gratissima oil (Avocado oil) ∙ Moringa oleifera seed oil (Moringa oil) ∙ Sorbitan olivate *(Olive oil based emulsifier) ∙ Cera alba (Beeswax) ∙ Populus tremuloides bark extract (Aspen bark extract) ∙ Cocos nucifera fruit extract (Coconut extract) ∙ Lavandula angustifolia oil (Lavender oil) ∙ Helianthus annuus seed oil (Geranium oil) ∙ Pelargonium graveolens leaf oil (Sunflower oil) ∙ Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract *(Rosemary extract

66% organic

Non-comedogenic (non pore clogging)

Planted skincare nutrient rich face cream

After using the oil cleanser I had high hopes for this face cream and I’m so happy it didn’t disappoint.  This face cream is like wow!

The consistency is creamy and velvety and it literally glides on my skin.  It absorbs well and moisturises my skin without any greasy residue.

My skin feels soft and supple and perfectly balanced. Another addition to my staple collection!


Comes complete with an eco-friendly bamboo spoon for easy application. Gentle enough for sensitive skin and faces, this indulgent all-over resurfacing treatment promotes smooth, glowing skin. Suitable for all skin types.

Planted skincare circulation boosting orange coffee scrub

Everyone needs a little help against lumps and bumps or scaly skin. Tackle stretch marks, cellulite and ingrown hairs whilst you indulge in this antioxidant powerhouse and boost your skin’s main nutrient source – your blood!

Warning! This may leave you with a subtle coffee stained glow.

Key ingredients (in order of quantity)

  • Organic coffee grown by women – Empower female farmers as you slough off those dead skin cells. Caffeine increases collagen content, decreases pigmentation, fights redness as well as all inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Unrefined cane sugar – Contains glycolic acid, a natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which works to eat away at dead skin cells and reveal the healthier, brighter skin. Also a natural humectant, which means it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and binds to your skin to keep it supple.
  • Shea butter – Helps protect our skin from environmental damage. Rich in vitamin E, A and D, as well as omega 3.
  • Avocado oil – Promotes elasticity and healing of skin through increased collagen content. A rich source of oleic acid for penetrative moisture.
  • Sweet orange – A key oil to balance hormones, ease anxiety and promote happiness. Our nose knows how great it is!


Planted skincare circulation boosting orange coffee scrub


Sucrose (Demerara sugar), Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond) kernel oil, Coffea robusta seed powder (Coffee), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet orange) peel oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract, Limonene*


* Component of natural essential oils

Vegan friendly

Planted skincare circulation boosting orange coffee scrub


Regular exfoliation is essential for maintaining healthy skin.  I love a good coffee scrub and this is a really good one. The texture is perfect as it gently exfoliates without being abrasive on the skin.  It is a great all over body scrub.  As I gently massage into my face and body it helps increase blood circulation, remove dead skin cells, unclog pores revealing healthy and radiant skin.

My skin tone and appearance is brighter with a healthy glow.  My skin feels super soft, smooth and supple.

It smells delicious, I love the scent of sweet orange with the coffee.  After rinsing it leaves behind a slight oily film which I just massage in and I don’t need to moisturise afterwards.


Planted Skincare Virgin Shea and Cocoa Whipped Body Butter 200ml | £14.95

A luxurious and intensely hydrating body moisturiser, with a natural cocoa scent like chocolate butter cream. Suitable for all skin types.

Planted skincare virgin shea and cocoa whipped body butter

Using only ever unrefined and cold pressed oils, Planted’s body butter is expertly formulated to provide and sustain deep hydration and nourishment. This preservative free formula is gentle enough for all skin types and even babies. Say goodbye to scaly skin!


Key ingredients (In order of quantity)

  • Shea butter – Deeply penetrates for intense hydration and restored elasticity. Heals inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Natural UV protectant.
  • Cocoa butter – Occlusive properties lock in moisture and reduce water loss. Particularly rich in minerals and skin softening vitamin E.
  • Lavender essential oil – Calms and soothes our minds and our skin. Reduces scarring and pigmentation, increases collagen production.
  • Geranium essential oil – Tightens and tones skin. Protects from environmental damage such as pollution and stress.


Planted skincare virgin shea and cocoa whipped body butter


(Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Cocus nucifera (Coconut) fruit oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet orange) peel oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Pelargonium roseum (Bourbon geranium) flower oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Citral* 


* Component of natural essential oils

Vegan friendly

Planted skincare virgin shea and cocoa whipped body butter


So I’ve used my fair share of body butters and made several batches of my own.  I have to say Melissa totally nailed this body butter.  First of all it smells good enough to eat and the consistency is so creamy and fluffy.  It literally melts on the skin and absorbs well, it is intensely moisturising without being heavy or greasy.

Packed full of nourishing butters and oils, it works well on my kids eczema patches, helping to soothe, nourish and protect their delicate skin.


I absolutely love this brand and I’m so glad I discovered these goodies!


Have you tried any products from Planted?



Lola ♡




Disclosure:  Products chosen as part of the LLABP.  As always I give honest and unbiased reviews of products I receive.  This post contains affiliate links.





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Hi there! I’m Lola, founder of Discover Green Beauty, a blog that is all about an organic, non-toxic approach to beauty, health and wellness.

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