Rebecca’s October Empties
October can be a difficult time of year for our skin. The summer sun and heat is replaced with a cooler, crisp climate and this may cause our skin’s needs to change. Thankfully, I’ve had some amazing products to see me through the transitional phase into the autumn and winter months. Here I share with you the products that have seen me through (and I’ve gotten through!) this October.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare has to be one of my best discoveries of 2016, I love all the products I’ve tried in the range (brand feature coming soon!) but this cleanser is really special. It’s already picked up several awards including a Beauty Bible Award and a Tatler Beauty Award.
The range is formulated with 100% BioOrganic botanicals, and the cleanser contains a very special blend of naturals. There’s eucalyptus oil to decongest, soothing chamomile, invigorating and strengthening rosemary and calming bergamot.
The cleanser is best used with the bamboo cloths by Aurelia (who do a cute boxed set of 7- one for each day of the week!). I love how this cleanser feels on my skin, so soft and buttery, it just melts into the skin. I run my cloth under hot water, ring out and then cover my face with the steamy cloth and feel the balm dissolve away dirt and makeup.
My skin feels SO clean after using this product, but what I really love is how soft, smooth and nourished before I’ve even applied my face oil or moisturiser.
I love both rosehip oil and rosewater, they are miracle workers for the skin.They are so hydrating and powerful anti-agers. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil has clinical studies and is proven to help minimise the appearance of wrinkles, smooth skin and dramatically improve skin moisture levels.
My all-time favourite rosehip oil still has to be Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil but Trilogy’s is still great quality. Rosehip oil is usually part of my skincare regimen in some way, but why is rosehip oil so effective? Well, it’s rich in omega 3-6-9 fatty acids and other antioxidants important to skin’s health.
Turmeric is definitely having a moment, turning up in everything from tablets to lattes! We use a lot of turmeric in our cooking, but most turmeric supplements are concentrated to provide a more potent dose.
Pukka Turmeric Active is an organic herbal supplement that combines turmeric with boswellia. It’s a supplement designed to help keep and even improve movement and flexibility in the joints.
I do love a bit of Pukka, I’m completely addicted to their teas. Their company ethos is unsurpassed – they use the highest quality organic ingredients, sustainably cultivated herbs and aim to bring people and plants together, connecting us to nature and inspiring a more natural lifestyle.
You can read our full review of Inlight Organic Superfood Mask in our Organic September post here, but in short I love this mask. You can feel the goodness soaking into your skin. I personally quite like the earthy aromas and it’s also fun painting your face a swampy green! This nourishing mask leaves skin nourished, all bright and rosy pink.
You can read more about Siam Botanicals here but I love how this facial polish feels on the skin. The jojoba wax beads gently exfoliate and the argan and moringa oils help moisturise as well as cleanse at the same time. The fragrance is an unusual blend of juniper, rosemary, patchouli and grapefruit essential oils
Now, I must admit, I don’t suffer from dandruff. This product was part of a goodie bag from Natural & Organic Products Europe. I almost passed this product on to someone else but I kept hold of it as my Giovanni Triple Treat Shampoo was about to run out.
As an anti-dandruff shampoo, the formula is naturally clarifying. I always keep a clarifying shampoo in my beauty arsenal for washing my hair after a deep conditioning treat. Most of the time these consist of oils and butters, which if not washed out properly can leave residue and buildup behind. A clarifying shampoo resolves this issue!
Faith in Nature’s Mint Shampoo is tingly and refreshing, mighty minty matey and works a treat for the aforementioned use.
This mask was soon gone, so if I could change one thing about it, the pot would be bigger! That said, I still got almost six applications out of the tub – I was slightly stingy on the last three as I could see the product was running out!
The product is like a jelly/putty when you take it out, so it’s not too messy to apply, and it sets hard. My tip for removing the mask is to do so by either fully immersing your face in water (in the bath or sink) or by placing your face under the shower. I would try to remove as much product as possible due to the fact that the black product can stain your face cloths – not one for white cloths!