March Empties – inc. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, Tabitha James Kraan & AEOS
Got quite a few beauty empties to share with you from last month! Here are the fab beauty products I got to the bottom of in the month of March. Featuring AEOS, Apples & Bears, OilArganic, Human+kind, Monta Monta, Sans [Ceuticals] and more!
First up, I must congratulate Aurelia Probiotic Skincare for their award wins in the Natural Health Magazine Beauty Awards. I first tried their products last year and I was very impressed with all products I tried. It’s definitely in my top 5 skincare brands! This miracle balm is a fab multitasking product. You can use as an exfoliator, and it’s gentle enough to use every day. It’s an enzymatic exfoliator and leaves skin feeling so smooth. You can also use as a mask. Simply apply and leave on for five minutes to help remove dead skin cells from the surface layer.
Something I loved about all Aurelia Probiotic Skincare products was the fragrance. This product features chamomile, eucalyptus, rosemary and bergamot. They blend amazingly well, and whilst eucalyptus is not an obvious choice for skincare, in my opinion, there was something extremely refreshing about the fragrance.
First up it’s important to point out this is a low foaming hair cleanser, and not a shampoo. No rich lather here, just a gorgeous smelling, stays-close-to-the-scalp 86% certified organic cleanser. A bottle of this lasts ages – this one had been going for around a year but I haven’t been using exclusively – I’d say this would last around 6 months using consistently! According to the packaging, you only need 5 to 10 pumps depending upon yor hair length and thickness, however I have long hair and a lot of it so I tend to end up having to use around 12-15 pumps. I start with 7 for my scalp and then another 5 and I see how far these go through to the ends. The product leaves my hair in great condition, hence my fastidiousness in applying all over! I’m also just starting to use the 4-in-1 Conditioner, my review on this coming soon. In the meantime, you can read my other review of Tabitha James Kraan products here.
Unfortunately I missed Tabitha James Kraan at the Natural Products Europe show this year, however I have spied a hair oil on their site, which I am very keen to try next!
I’ve been using more creamy cleansers through the winter months, however I still loved using this Cleansing Oil from AEOS. It’s designed for skin that tends to be dehydrated, which explains why I me and my skin were happy in using this through the winter months. As well as taking off all the dirt your skin picks up throughout the day, it’s also great at removing eye makeup. AEOS have their own bio-dynamic farm in Lincolnshire where they grow their ingredients and create their own essential oils and plant extracts. They also combine the energies of gems and crystals in their products to produce activated, energised and organic skincare, which is where the name AEOS comes from!
A light and refreshing body wash that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. The body wash is quite low foaming but still feels creamy on the skin. Grapefruit contains vitamins A and C and seaweed is detoxifying and can help reduce cellulite. Apples & Bears also make Body Silk – a lotion that is light and non-greasy, and ever so easily absorbed – particularly when applied to clean skin fresh out of the shower and ever so slightly damp!
I love Sans [Ceuticals] so much, and I’m really surprised that it hasn’t taken off more so in the UK. That said, it is stocked in some great niche places including Glasshouse Shop and Brummells of London. I recently took my girls on a spa day and shared this shampoo and conditioner around. Everyone loved the products. They smell so great, and they also help de-tangle hair, which is important when you have a lot of hair like me!
As well as Sans [Ceuticals] Nourishing Conditioner, I’ve also been using the Moisture & Protein Infusion treatment, and my ends are definitely feeling the postive effect of this product. You can read my full review of Sans [Ceuticals] here.
LOVE this coffee scrub, but using it has inspired me to start using my own coffee grounds to create a body scrub. As well as coffee, there’s sage essential oils, vitamin E and Epsom salts, in a base of sweet almond oil and coconut oil. It’s an invigorating scrub with circulation-boosting properties, and leaves skin feeling super soft and smooth.
This oil was loved by both me and Mr BB, always the sign of a good product when he gives his seal of approval. The oil is a great multi-tasker; use for hair, body and even on your face whenever your skin is in need of a pick-me-up. It’s designed for use with TanArganic, a great self-tan if you are looking for one. OilArganic helps to keep your self-tan even and may prolong you tan. As well as argan oil, there’s orange peel oil which gives the product its fragrance, olive oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba seed oil, evening primrose oil, rosehip fruit oil, macadamia oil, sweet almond oil and borage seed oil. A bevy of beauty oils blended to create this lovely oil.
Another body oil that came to its end in March. This is a multitasking oil again suitable for hair, body and face. It’s an effective oil, but doesn’t have much of a scent, and for me products are mostly about fragrance! That said, the blend of sunflower oil, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil, soya oil, arnica and vitamin E.