This is my first ’empties’ post! This month I’ve been collecting all the natural beauty products I’ve used up and I finally squeezed the very last bits out of the products which stood there for too long! You will understand if you are like me – you buy a new replacement product when something is running out, but then when the new product arrives you kind of ‘forget’ to use up the old product. So this month, I decided to completely empty bottles/tubes which I ‘forgot’ about and I wanted to share my thoughts about these products with you.
Kingfisher Mint Natural Toothpaste, fluoride free
This is my favourite fluoride free toothpaste at the moment. It hasn’t been tested on animals and contains no animal products which makes it suitable for vegans. You also won’t find artificial flavourings, preservatives or whiteners in it. Instead, they use delicious natural ingredients like real fennel, lemons, aloe vera and tea tree. Kingfisher was the first natural toothpaste to receive the important approval of the British Dental Health Foundation.
I tried many natural toothpastes in the past and some were quite expensive while others didn’t foam enough. This toothpaste is great as it foams well and it costs less than £3 (£2.59 exactly in Unicorn Grocery). Although I managed to find it even cheaper online (for £1.97 on Superfood Market).
DGJ Organics Hairjuice Clarifying Shampoo
Although not 100% natural and with some questionable ingredients, this shampoo cleans the scalp really well, makes hair nice, soft and extremely manageable. I would prefer if there was less ingredients on the list, but let’s hope this changes in the future! I would recommend DGJ Organics as a great transition brand. Read my full review of this shampoo here.
Dr. Organic Rose Otto Skin Lotion
I bought this lotion in Holland & Barrett when they had an offer on all Dr. Organic products (buy one, get one half price). If it’s not on offer, it’s still very affordable at £7.39 for 200ml. This product contains no parabens, SLSs, artificial colours, fragrances or harsh preservatives. Dr. Organic brand is against animal testing and this lotion is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Rose Otto Skin Lotion is light, easy to spread and it absorbs quickly. It works well when your skin needs just a bit of moisture and you would rather avoid greasy body butters. If your skin is quite dry this wouldn’t be hydrating enough and I would recommend body butters in that case.
A’kin Orange Blossom & Chamomile Refreshing & Soothing Toner
I’ve had this too long before I finally decided to use the last drops. I quite liked this toner as it slightly hydrated the skin while leaving it refreshed. The toner contains witch hazel which is great for soothing the skin especially if it’s irritated or prone to breakouts. It’s free from sulphates, ethoxylates, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial colours, etc. It’s also suitable for vegans.
It does contain phenoxyethanol though, a preservative which some people have doubts about, but apart from that it’s a great toner especially if you have a combination skin with dry areas.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil
This is my first facial oil I tried after reading about it in various magazines and online – everyone was talking about how great this oil is.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil is suitable for different skin concerns such as dehydrated skin, ageing skin, scars and stretch marks.
I used it on my face and I found it ok, but after I’ve tried Suti’s facial oils, I liked them more and would rather buy Suti’s oil again than this one. You should try Trilogy Rosehip Oil though and see if it works for you as it has some great online reviews. Just to remember to buy the smallest version as it’s very sensitive oil which goes off quickly if you are not careful about how you store it.
Aromawakening Organic Eye Rejuvenating Oil
This was my first eye oil I tried and I loved the fact that was 100% natural and blended with organic anti-ageing oils (argan nut oil and sea buckthorn). It was very affordable too, costing less than £10 if I remember right. The only thing I didn’t like was the pump which you had to use to get the product out, and it was almost impossible to get out only the oil you needed (only 2 drops needed). At the end I decided to use a dropper which worked much better for this purpose.
I bought this eye oil on Etsy store alongside some other products from Aromawakening and would definitely recommend the brand. They have some great natural beauty products on offer, but currently it looks like the company is taking a break and the shop is re-opening at the beginning of March.
Unfortunately I cannot find Aromawakening’s eye rejuvenating oil online anymore – it seems it’s been discontinued.
(EDIT: Aromawakening have been in touch to say that this oil will be back end of February and will be fully stocked then. There is an option to have this oil in a dropper bottle too if you ask.)
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Serum
I got this 7ml Weleda’s sample at the vegan festival and I was using it on areas of concerns which is mostly my forehead and over time I saw an improvement in my skin’s appearance. It definitely softened barely visible fine lines which started to appear. The idea is to use this serum before you apply your normal moisturiser.
Pomegranate Firming Serum is all natural, containing no synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, synthetic chemicals or anything else synthetic. It’s suitable for vegans of course.
I do love Weleda’s products as they never disappointed me in the past and I would definitely recommend this serum if you are concern about fine lines on your face. If you want to buy a full version of this product, it costs £34.95 on Weleda’s website, however I found a better deal on Amazon.
Dr. Organic Rose Otto Skin Toner
Another Dr. Organic’s product. It was my favourite toner for a long time but then I tried Botanicals’ Mandarin & Chamomile Hydrating Mist and quickly changed my mind! Well, Rose Otto Skin Toner is still good affordable more natural toner suitable for vegetarians and vegans and it purifies, balances and hydrates the skin well.
Dr. Organic Pomegranate Deodorant
This is one of my favourite deodorants from Dr. Organic range and I would probably consider buying it again if I can’t get my hands on Lavera’s Lime deodorant which I like more due to the scent. Like the rest of Dr. Organic’s products, it’s very affordable and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Have you tried any of these products and what do you think of them?