Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Aroma Facial Concentrate

Hi beauties

I’m sure you are all aware of my addiction to oils, and this one has proved to be a real favourite.

I have written about Beauty Kitchen before, I have tried a few products now that I really enjoyed, the Cleanser, the Line Serum, Moisturiser (other reviews will be coming too) but Aroma Facial Concentrate is my pick of the Abyssinian Oil range.

its a Light Oil, and you don’t need much. 3-6 drops is what I use depending on what my skin needs, I tend to use more on my neck which is thirstier than my face. It also smells absolutely divine wth essential oils of Palmarosa and Magnolia. Aroma Facial Concentrate is suitable for oily and dry skins helping regulate sebum production and rich in Omega 9 it helps to moisturise your skin too.

Aroma Facial Concentrate is also fabulous value, it’s £19.99 for 30ml. I’ve had the 15ml and used it regularly, I still have just under half the bottle left. I do switch it up with other oils in my stash, but I’ve already got a back up full size. Beauty Kitchen is sold in Holland and Barrett and often on offer.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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B. Radiant Antioxidant Boost Facial Oil

Hi beauties,

This is the last product in the B.Skincare Haul I got a few months ago, this is B.Radiant Antioxidant Boost Facial Oil.

B. Radiant is for the Skin Phase 2 which is for the 30’s and 40’s age group. It states it “calms stressed skin with a burst of moisture and boost of antioxidants”. It is said to offer 12 hour intense hydration and is suitable for all skin types.

Antioxidant Boost Facial Oil is Sunflower Seed Oil based, with Argan Oil, Abyssinian Oil and Rosehip Oil, Wheat Germ Oil and Meadowfoam Seed Oil. It’s a smooth silky texture that sinks in easily, you don’t need a lot of this oil literally a few drops will do. Those are the positives, however the negative is the fragrance of this oil. It’s a very overpowering rose smell that to me smells synthetic. Whereas other oils I use do have fragrance to them, this is usually in the form of essential oils rather than “Parfum/fragrance” listed in the ingredients.

I wanted to like this oil, it is a good price point at around £13, nice enough texture that isn’t overly greasy but I couldn’t really get past the smell. I don’t think I will be trying anything else from the B. range skincare wise, everything I bought in the Haul ended up in the bin! Sadly I didn’t know about Superdrug’s refund policy or I definitely would’ve returned the items! It is not often that I actually bin products, my best friend usually benefits from when I have a destash (I’m slowly creating another beauty junkie!) but these were products I wouldn’t recommend or pass on.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Jane Scrivner Un-Condition Oil

Hi Beauties,

I have another fabulous product from Jane Scrivner today, Un-Condition Oil, which is made using high quality 100% organic Argan Oil and essential oil of Frankincense.

I have reviewed a couple of products from the range Jane Scrivner Intense Oil and Jane Scrivner OO Cream. I really like the simplicity of the range, it is easy to find which products are the best for you on the website but the results you get are far from simple.

Un-Condition Oil is a product that helps improve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne-rosacea. Argan oil is full of essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce for itself, high in Vitamin E and antioxidants. I really enjoy using this oil, just a pump on damp skin (it helps to aid absorption) and that is enough for face and neck. It helped me greatly when I was suffering from an eczema patch on my neck, it is very soothing and calming. The fragrance of course is gorgeous, I love the smell of Frankincense, I find it really comforting. 

I find Un-Condition Oil an SOS type product, one that is always useful to have in reserve for those moments when your skin is acting out of sorts. It’s gentle yet very effective but you don’t have to keep it for emergencies. Argan Oil and Frankincense are both anti-ageing ingredients so it is a product you can use all the time. Just get it in your skincare routine and you will see what mean! You can find it at http://www.janescrivner.com at the great affordable price of £24.00.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Elemis Peptide 4 Night Recovery Cream Oil 

Hi beauties,

So today is the turn of Elemis Peptide 4 Night Recovery Cream Oil which I bought as part of a set from QVCUK.

Peptide 4 is an overnight treatment meant to treat the effects of broken sleep. As I’m always waking up during the night and want to look fresher and not so tired in the morning I couldn’t wait to try it.

Elemis claim that Peptide 4 helps to support our circadian rhythms and the skins renewal processes. Your skin will look renewed, restored and have a healthier looking appearance. The test results from the product are rather remarkable:

  • 100% of people agreed they had a well rested and glowing complexion
  • 100% agreed fine lines and wrinkles were improved
  • 99% agreed Skin looked and felt firmer
  • 98% agreed it was the best night treatment

*based on 100 people trialling over a 4 week period.

With those results I thought this sounds perfect for me! Who wouldn’t want to have glowing, firmer skin with a light textured product that doesn’t make your skin feel heavy or greasy like some anti ageing treatments are.

Here’s the bad news: this did absolutely NOTHING for my skin. I used it consistently for 2 weeks every night, which I know doesn’t sound like long but when you are supposed to get a result in one night (based on the presentations on QVCUK) I got fed up waiting for something to happen. I’m so disappointed with Elemis as I usually love their skincare and have used various products for many years. I have kept it, I can’t seem to throw it out, so may give it another go if I can be bothered. Such a shame as it’s a beautiful texture and pleasant fragrance.

Till next time

Lucy xxx

Oils of Heaven Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil

Hi beauties,

Today’s post is Oils of Heaven Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil. I chose this from a You Beauty Box as I had wanted to try this brand for a while. 

Oils of Heaven have got many oils as part of their range Cacay, Argan, Moringa, Rosehip and Baobab Oils. They source them from local suppliers in a sustainable way from women’s cooperatives.

To be honest I wasn’t bowled over by this Argan Oil. I have tried many and although it’s pleasant to use, I have (I feel) used better quality, cheaper oils. You only need a couple of drops to cover your face and neck, I found this to be slightly thicker than other oils I have used. Being an oily skin type, the thinner the better for me as they tend to sink into my skin a lot more easily.

Although it states it’s a facial oil, it’s still just one ingredient of Argan Oil so I tried it on my hair too, I found that I preferred it as a hair oil. My hair is coarse so it responds to oils well, I only needed a couple of drops in damp hair and then I blow dried. My hair was left soft and shiny and felt easier to manage.

Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil is available from http://www.oilsofheaven.com and is £19.00 for 30ml.

Till next time, 

Lucy xxx

Pure Potions Bath and Body Emollient Oil

Hi beauties,

Today I have Pure Potions Bath and Body Emollient Oil. As you might know, I suffer from eczema on my body so I have to be very careful to avoid a flare up. 

Pure Potions is the brainchild of Natalie Balmond. Frustrated with the traditional remedies for her daughters seriously dry and cracked skin, Natalie started experimenting in her kitchen with natural ingredients and she came up with the brands first product their Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment. It is a fabulous product that really works, however it’s so successful at creating a barrier on the skin that even after I have showered I can feel the effects of the ointment and my pain killing patches won’t stick to my skin.

So when I saw the Bath and Body Emollient Oil on QVC I ordered a bottle. This oil is a perfect alternative to the ointment for me. It’s a light oil that sinks in so easily, I always apply mine on wet skin straight out of the shower. It’s doesn’t leave a greasy after feel and it has a gentle fragrance of Lavender and Camomile  

Ingredients are: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Linalool (from essential oils), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile).

This oil has been a lifesaver for my skin and I don’t say that lightly. Just using it every morning for a week has improved my skin and calmed the very rough, sore and itchy patches of skin I have on my back. I’m so impressed with this product and in conjunction with my holy grail Waitrose Pure Body Butter, I’m well on the way to healing my skin.

I bought mine from QVC, a 300ml bottle is £16.00 so brilliant value. I squeeze a small puddle into the palm of my hand and apply it to my skin. I wrap myself up in a towel and then I can get dressed. My skin is hydrated for the day with no greasy after feel or transfer onto clothing.

If you have dry skin and you feel like you have tried everything, give Pure Potions a go, and you can throw away all those synthetic creams that your GP prescribes that just exacerbates the problem. Try a natural, healing option which is nothing short of miraculous.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Sunday Night Facial with Sarah Chapman

Hi beauties

So recently I did a post where I told you about my prize and what it contained, this post is my reviews on the individual products.


First up is Ultimate Cleanse. I can use three words to describe this: I’m in love. It’s gorgeous! It’s a balm that emulsifies into a Milk when you add water, so doesn’t leave any residue on my skin. These are the kind of oil cleansers that I prefer. The active ingredients in Ultimate Cleanse are: Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Dermaxyl™, Borage Oil, Baobab Oil, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Abyssinian Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. The fragrance is also beautiful, it’s a Floral with a deeper jasmine scent. Ultimate Cleanse is a really lovely Cleanser, for me the only downside is price as it’s £44.00 for 100ml.

Second up is Overnight Exfoliating Booster, this is a brilliant idea. Anything that you pop on your face that exfoliates Overnight and you do nothing else, is fab! Active ingredients are Lactic Acid, Willow Bark, Retinol, Exfolactive EL®, P Refinyl®, Glycorepair®. A couple of pumps for Face and neck and you’re done. In the morning you are left with smoother and brighter skin. A full size 30ml is £59.00. 

Overnight Facial is next, the jewel in the crown for Skinesis. This is a beautiful Facial Oil but includes peptides many water based serums have. Active ingredients are: Vitamin A, VCIP Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Lipobrite®HCA-4, Coenzyme Q10, Renovage™, Dermaxyl™Oligopeptide, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Abyssinian Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Melon Oil, Baobab Oil, Jojoba, Jasmine, Rose. The fragrance is gorgeous, very floral and spa like. Overnight Facial really does plump up your skin and hydrate while you sleep. A full size 15ml is £49.00.

Lastly is the 3D Moisture Infusion Masks. I love a sheet mask, and this one is nice. It’s cooling and refreshing and other product that hydrates and plumps up your skin. I’m sure you can see a pattern here! Peptides with low weight Hyaluronic Acid plumps out fine lines, rehydrates and soothes redness. Active ingredients are: Pentavitin®, Skinasensyl™ Tetrapeptide, Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Defensil®-Plus, Rose Water, Sepitonic™M3. The instructions say to leave this for 10-15 minutes, I left it on longer as it was nice as cooling. It’s drenched in serum, but doesn’t drip (a pet peeve with sheet masks) make sure you get the remaining serum in the packet and use that on your skin, don’t throw it away! My only gripe is that the fit isn’t as good as some other masks I’ve used. It tends to slip down and cover your mouth, which is a bit annoying, however this mask delivers the best results I’ve seen from a sheet mask. A pack of 4 masks is £43.00.

Skinesis is a fabulously indulgent spa range but with scientific ingredients such as the peptides and also the airtight packaging meaning the ingredients stay fresh until the very last pump. I’m really greatful to the gorgeous Arly @detailedorientedbeauty on Instagram for giving me the chance to try these wonderful products. My picks definitely are Ultimate Cleanse and Overnight Facial, I may have to do some saving and get the full sizes! 

Till next time,

Lucy xxx