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A lovely surprise arrived on my doorstep last week… June’s LoveLula beauty box.
June’s beauty box is worth £109 and contains full sized products from Urban Veda, INIKA Organic, Lyonsleaf and Organic Works.
What’s in the box
Organic Works Pro Smoothing Serum 50ml
For normal to dry or mature skin our NEW Pro Smoothing Serum restores radiance to dull and uneven complexions and intensely hydrates your skin day and night.
Enriched with para cress extract, an ingredient known for its effectiveness at improving the appearance of fine lines by smoothing the surface of the skin and protecting it from environmental damage. The rich organic formula leaves skin soft to the touch, whilst soothing aloe vera also calms any inflammation or skin sensitivity.
Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat.**, Propanediol, Glycerin**, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid
*From Organic Agriculture **Made using Organic Ingredients.
This serum has a gel consistency and feels cooling and soothing on the skin. The pump bottle makes it easy to dispense just what you need.
It absorbs well into the skin leaving it feeling soft and hydrated. It works well under a moisturiser to leave my skin perfectly balanced and hydrated.
Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm 60ml
An incredibly effective complete facial skincare solution with absolutely no artificial chemicals. A real one-pot-revolution in natural skincare.
Butyrospermum parkii [raw shea butter]**, orbignya oleifera [babassu] oil** • macadamia ternifolia [macadamia nut] oil** • simmondsia chinensis [jojoba] oil** • Helianthus Annuus [sunflower oil] • tocopherol [natural vitamin E oil – gluten free] • cymbopogon martinii [palmarosa essential oil] • salvia sclarea [clary sage essential oil] • styrax benzoin + alcohol [pourable benzoin resin] • pogostemon cablin [patchouli essential oil] • rosemarinus officinalis [rosemary essential oil]** • calendula officinalis • [calendula flower] extract** • Note: the essential oils naturally contain: citral • geraniol • benzyl benzoate • benzyl cinnamate • farnesol • limonene • linolool
As a cleanser:
- Apply Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm to face when dry, massaging thoroughly to dissolve dirt and make-up. You can take the time to pamper yourself, or do it very quickly if you’re in a hurry.
- Run a clean flannel under comfortably hot water and hold it over your face allowing the steam to gently lift the dirt, make-up and dead skin cells.
- Wipe away residue leaving clean, hydrated skin. Use a muslin flannel for extra exfoliation.
- Repeat as necessary.
As a moisturiser:
Use sparingly, as a little goes a long way. Rub a small amount of Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm between your fingers then apply to your face, massaging in well until it has been absorbed into the skin.
As a primer
When using under foundation apply very sparingly and allow a few moments to absorb before applying make-up over the top. Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm will plump skin and prevent foundation from absorbing into very dry skin.
For dry patches:
Apply to any dry or chapped areas as required, such as lips, elbows or heels.
This is an amazing multi-tasking balm, moisturise, cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, repair and protect from one revolutionary little pot.
It is super concentrated so you only need a small amount to go a long way. It melts on contact, glides on and absorbs easily.
If you love oil cleansing, this is a very effective cleansing balm. I warm up a small amount in my palms and slowly inhale the warm and aromatic scent before massaging into my skin. It gently dissolves excess sebum, dirt and make-up.
My skin is deeply cleansed and feels soft and hydrated. Afterwards I use a small amount to moisturise my skin. It absorbs well into my skin without feeling heavy or greasy. It also works well as a treatment balm for dry or cracked skin, lips, elbows and heels. A truly great multi-purpose balm which is suitable for all skin types.
INIKA Bold Lash Mascara 13ml – Black
Achieve bold, dramatic lashes with this buildable all-Natural, Vegan formula. It separates lashes and instantly amplifies with a rich, glossy pigment in a single coat. Bold Lash Mascara is fortified with conditioning, Vitamin E-rich botanical extracts for nourished, volumised lashes.
Aqua (Water), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Stearic Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol (Sugar Cane), Glyceryl Stearate SE, C10-18 Triglycerides, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Honokiol (Magnolia Bark Extract), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Galactoarabinan, Iron Oxide (CI 77499),
*From Organic Agriculture, 100% Natural Origin of Total
I’m a huge fan of INIKA Organic and have several of their mascaras. This bold lash mascara has a large brush that glides on smoothly, separating and coating each individual lash.
It lengthens, volumises and thickens lashes while delivering a silky smooth and clump free finish.
UrbanVeda Purifying Body Oil 100ml
For those prone to lethargy and fatigue, this spearmint-infused, vitalising and invigorating blend of refreshing plant oils uplifts the senses to consciously rid the mind and body of stagnant energy. Awaken your wellbeing and take a moment to embrace self-massage with a host of refreshing botanicals, including antibacterial Neem, Gotu Kola and Sesame to condition and care for skin.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil*, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Powder*, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract*, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Fruit Extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Cinnamal**, Citral**, Citronellol**, Coumarin**, Eugenol**, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Linalool**. *Certified Organic ingredients,
**Naturally occurring in essential oils.
This body oil has a light consistency, glides onto the skin and absorbs well without leaving behind a greasy residue. I love the fresh and uplifting aromas of Patchouli, Geranium, and Spearmint. It awakens the senses and helps clear the mind.
Urban Veda Body Oils are designed to be used with the Ayurvedic ritual of oil-based massage, Abhyanga, which is practised to condition skin, stimulate limber movement, and calm busy minds. To follow an Abhyanga ritual, begin by rolling the bottle back and forth between the palms to lightly warm the oil. Dispense 4-5 pumps of oil, rub between palms for a moment and inhale the pure aromatherapy oils, before massaging for 5-15 minutes. Starting at your extremities, and adding more oil as needed, use long strokes along your limbs moving towards your heart, while switching to circular motions over joints, torso and chest. Allow to absorb before dressing or bathing.
Until next time,