The clocks have gone back an hour as we leave British Summer Time (BST) behind and temperatures have seriously plunged. I’m so not looking forward to how cold this winter will be!
October’s LoveLula Beauty Box has helped cheer me up with some lovely goodies. This box is worth £54 and as usual there’s a voucher code for 20% off brands featured in the box.
Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm 30ml (60ml | £12.95)
Cleanse, remove make-up, exfoliate (using the Oil Cleansing Method), moisturise, nourish, repair and protect. All from one revolutionary little pot. All with no artificial chemicals whatsoever, and without stripping the skins natural oils. Suitable for sensitive skin. 95% organic tropical oils (Babassu, Shea Butter, Macadamia and Jojoba) all crammed with free radical busting antioxidants.
Lyonsleaf 100% Cotton Muslin Face Cloth (£1.99)
Two ply muslin, 100% cotton. Great for The Oil Cleansing Method. Easy to wash and very quick to dry.
Beauty balm benefits:
- Gently cleanses face
- Intensely hydrates skin
- Neutralises free radicals
- No greasy residue
- Balances sebum
- Fights the root causes of skin ageing
- 100% natural
- Not tested on animals – cruelty free
- Suitable for Vegans
(95% organic/wild harvest): orbignya oleifera [cold pressed babassu oil] • butyrospermum parkii [raw organic shea butter] • macadamia ternifolia[organic, cold pressed, macadamia nut oil] • simmondsia chinensis [organic, cold pressed, jojoba oil] • prunus amygdalus dulcis [cold pressed sweet almond oil] • tocopherol [natural vitamin E oil] • cymbopogon martinii [palmarosa essential oil]• salvia sclarea [clary sage essential oil] • styrax benzoin [benzoin resin] • pogostemon cablin [patchouli essential oil] • rosmarinus officinalis [organic rosemary essential oil] • calendula officinalis • [calendula flower extract] • note: the essential oils naturally contain: citral, geraniol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, farnesol, limonene, linalool
I think everyone should have a good multi-tasking balm in their beauty regimen. They are so versatile – you get so many uses out of this little pot and in the long run you save yourself time and money.
It has a lovely smooth and creamy texture and once you warm it in your hands, it melts into an oil. If you love oil cleansing, this is a very effective cleansing balm. Simply apply to dry face and massage gently to dissolve excess sebum, dirt, dead skin cells and make-up.
I love that they included the muslin cloth in the box as it’s essential for oil cleansing. I run the muslin cloth under hot water and then hold it over my face for few seconds before I wipe away. The muslin cloth helps me exfoliate while I cleanse.
My skin is deeply cleansed without being stripped and feels soft and hydrated.
The scent is gorgeous and it’s a great moisturiser as it absorbs well into my skin without feeling heavy or greasy. As it’s a multi-tasking balm I use it to treat dry, cracked skin on my elbows and heels and as a lip balm.
Kathleen Natural Tranquil Fields Body and Massage Oil (100ml | £34)
Indulge the mind and body using this delicate Tranquil Fields oil.
Breathe the fields of purple lavender weaving in strings of soft, spicy vanilla, and peacefully rest under the sweet and woody frankincense fragrance. The aroma brings you a sense of calm and inner peace and aids relaxation.
It smells wonderful. Leave the body hydrated, softer and smoother.
Tranquil Fields is a blend with pure lavender, frankincense, vanilla, and certified organic almond oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, and sunflower oil. These are non-comedogenic and non-clogging plant oils suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Leave your body incredibly hydrated, softer, and smoother, with a non-greasy residue, bringing you a sense of calm and inner peace to aid relaxation.
100% Natural. 97% certified organic ingredients. Suitable for sensitive skin. Vegan-friendly.
- Top Note: Lavender Essential Oil – Lavender is one of the most calming herbal oils and benefits the mind and body by reducing anxiety and emotional stresses, improving sleep and brain functions, relieving pain, and helping to heal burns and wounds.
- Heart Note: Frankincense Essential Oil – The power of frankincense is extraordinary. Its sweet and woody fragrance is often used to promote relaxation, relieve chronic stress and anxiety, and reduce pain. It can build immunity, reduce inflammation, heal age spots, and help relax and calm the mind.
- Base Note: Vanilla Extract – Vanilla is rated as one of the most relaxing aromas. Vanilla can be used as a sedative and body oil because of its properties as an antioxidant and antidepressant. Scientists found the smell of vanilla eases breathing problems and sleep apnea in premature infants. Warm vanilla helps bring an overall sense of balance and harmony to the body and mind.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)***, Lavandula Angustifolia Herb oil**, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Oil**, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract**, Linalool**, Limonene**, Coumarin**, Geraniol**. *certified organic by Soil Association **from essential oils ***natural plant origin
This is a gorgeous body oil from Kathleen Natural. The scent is amazing and beautifully calming. I like to use it morning and evening after a bath/shower. I apply a few drops to my palm and inhale deeply before massaging onto damp skin.
It helps lock in moisture and absorbs quickly without any greasy residue. My skin feels so soft and moisturised. It is also perfect before bedtime as it aids relaxation.
Some other uses:
To use as a hair treatment, apply 2-3 drops after shampooing to the ends of the hair to bring shine and tame frizz.
To treat hands and nails, apply 2-3 drops to massage into hands, cuticles, and nail beds every night.
Mádara Smart Anti-Pollution Charcoal & Mud Repair Mask 12.5ml
60ml | £24
Dull complexion? Congested skin? Clogged pores? Need recovery?
Give your skin a pollution and ageing antidote with this double action treatment, based on antioxidant-rich Black Northern Mud and Charcoal. Purifies and promotes skin cell renewal. Removes impurities and pollution buildup. Delivers a superdose of age-correcting vitamin A, skin-perfecting vitamin B3 (niacin), 17 amino acids and essential minerals that work to reduce the first signs of ageing and recharge the skin with energy and glow.
Aqua Sapropel Mud Diatomaceous Earth Cetearyl Alcohol Glycerin Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Charcoal Powder Glyceryl Stearate Citrate Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Extract Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Sphagnum Magellanicum (Moss) Extract Cetraria Islandica Thallus (Lichen) Extract Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome (Fern) Extract Sodium levulinate Sodium anisate Glyceryl Caprylate Xylitylglucoside Xanthan Gum Sodium PCA Tocopherol Aroma Propanediol Anhydroxylitol Sodium phytate Citric acid Xylitol Lactic Acid Limonene
My favourite part of my skincare routine is using face masks. Give me a good face mask and I’m all set!
Mádara Complexion Protection (sample set)
Summer may be ending but SPF is still important in colder months! Trial Mádara’s best-selling SPF products – the Anti-Pollution CC Cream with SPF 15 and the Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Face Sunscreen with SPF 30.
Mádara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15 Light Beige
40ml | £27
Innovation: silky textured, natural SPF15 formula, combining multiple skin care benefits and beautifying action for a flawless, yet natural looking finish. Shade: light beige.
This anti-pollution CC cream corrects all skin tone imperfections, including dullness, redness, sallowness and dark spots. Scientifically proven to shield your skin from urban pollutants to protect skin microbiome, prevent clogged pores and inflammation.
With broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen and deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid, CITY CC is a must-have for every urban dweller.
Apply on its own or over your daily moisturiser. Suitable for all skin types.
Mádara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15 Medium Beige
40ml | £27
Madara Plant Stem Cell Age Defying Sunscreen SPF30 40ml
40ml | £29
This breakthrough mineral-based natural face sunscreen ensures broad spectrum UVA/UVB protecion with an invisible, flawless finish.
Our innovative SPF30 formula with patent-pending stem cells from Northern Dragonhead delivers a hyperdose of antioxidants, shields against urban pollution, protects the skin microbiome and regenerates the skin for a 360° age-defying effect. It works to prevent all types of sun damage, including dryness, wrinkles, pigmentation, dark spots and loss of volume.
Ultra light, subtly tinted texture, 100% invisible on the skin. Suitable for him and for her. Apply on its own or over your daily moisturiser. Use all year round.
So the light and medium beige CC cream obviously weren’t suitable for my skin tone. The Age Defying sunscreen however blended a little better but it’s not one I would personally choose.
Overall the highlight of this month’s box is the Kathleen Natural body oil. I’ve been using it everyday since I received the box and I absolutely love it.
What do you think of this month’s box?
Disclosure: This box was sent to me as part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Program. As always I give honest and unbiased reviews of products I receive. This post contains some affiliate links.