Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil 5 Minute Miracle Mask

Hi beauties,

I love Beauty Kitchen, and particularly their Abyssinian Oil range. I bought one of their starter packs ages ago and this came in it.

This is another Five Minute Miracle Facial Mask which is similar to the Seahorse Plankton range but it has been made with Abyssinian oil instead.

5 Minute Miracle Mask is a quick clay mask that is firming, hydrating, smoothing and clearing. You can use it between 5 and 15 minutes and afterwards it leaves your skin feeling so clean and refreshed.

I find myself reaching for this a lot because it’s so quick and easy. I love the effect it has on my skin, which always feels so smooth and looks clearer. It’s a brilliant budget mask that is pleasurable to use as it smells divine. A full 50ml size is £14.99 and often on offer in Holland and Barrett.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton 5 Minute Miracle Mask

Hi beauties

Today I have the Seahorse Plankton 5 Minute Miracle Mask from Beauty Kitchen.

This has been my go to mask for a few months now, it’s a clay mask you can use from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the time you have.

I usually use it for the longest time, it yields the best results for me. It contains microalgae that deep cleans and detoxes your skin leaving it feeling refreshed, looking clearer and feeling smooth.

5 Minute Miracle Mask has a gorgeous fresh scent to it, and it’s very cooling on the skin. I find it a complete pleasure to use, and I already have another pot for when this jar runs out. Beauty Kitchen support The Seahorse Trust, they donate to the cause to preserve and conserve Seahorses. They are also a certified B Corporation business which means they abide by the corporations guidelines for social and environmental performance with sustainability and transparency.

You can get this fab mask from Beauty Kitchen direct or Holland and Barrett where their products are frequently on offer. A 60ml jar is £14.99, a little goes a long way, I use mine at least weekly and it’s lasted me about 6 months. I still have quite a few more applications to go! Definite value for money and a mask that gives great results.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Facial Moisture Cream

Hi beauties

I’ve got a really great product today from the stable of Beauty Kitchen, which is another brand I’ve really fallen in love with. Their Aroma Facial Concentrate is absolutely beautiful, as is the cleanser, Line Serum, sleep mask and many others that I will be blogging about in the future.

Facial Moisture Cream is a fragrance free moisturiser, not a type of moisturiser I am immediately drawn to. I’m sure you all know me well enough now to know I adore a pretty smell! But this moisturiser really surprised me. It’s a beautiful light texture but rich enough I feel for drier skin types. I have used it when my skin has been really tricky lately and it’s worked well for me. My sister in law has sensitive skin so I’ve passed this on to her to give it a try, naturally I already have a back up!

Facial Moisture Cream is part of the Abyssinian Oil range, it’s meant to be more effective than Argan Oil and Jojoba. It closely resembles human sebum so is very compatible with all skin types. I layer oil or a serum underneath this but if you are oily you don’t have to, this will be enough on its own.

Another winner from Beauty Kitchen, it’s also reasonably priced at £19.99 for 60ml and often on offer at Holland and Barrett. For me it lives up to Liz Earle Skin Repair moisturiser which I’m a huge fan of but perfect for those who need hydration without fragrance.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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

Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Natural Cream Cleanser

Hi beauties

I have another Beauty Kitchen product, their Abyssinian Oil Natural Cream Cleanser to tell you about today. I’ve reviewed two other products from this range and I have fast become a fan.

Abyssinian Oil comes from the Crambe Abyssinica Plant, it is supposed to be more potent in moisturising than Argan and Jojoba Oils and mimics human sebum making it suitable for all skin types.

As the name suggests, this is a Cream texture which is my preference. I fell in love with a very famous Hot Cloth Cleanser years ago and Cream has been my favourite ever since, and while I love Cleansing Oils, I have more creams than anything else! This is a light cream texture and it’s easy to rub into your skin. The pump only dispenses a small amount, so I do ten pumps for Face and neck which sounds like a lot, you may need less. I’m known for being generous with product so see what works for you.

The cleanser can be removed in two ways, one you can simply rinse off which makes this great for a morning cleanse as well as a makeup remover. Second is using a damp cloth, it removes makeup, and all general filth from your face without stripping. It also has the signature smell for this range which is a very sexy floral. Quick note on packaging, it’s an airtight pump that pushes up from the bottom So not one bit of product is wasted. Beauty Kitchen use recycled carbon neutral packaging as per their ethos.

Natural Cream Cleanser is £12.99 from Holland and Barrett instore and online and also at the time of writing on a buy one get one half price promotion.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Intensive Eye and Deep Line Serum

Hi beauties

Today I have another product from Beauty Kitchen’s Abyssinian Oil range, the Intensive Eye and Deep Line Serum. I have reviewed the Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask before and really loved it, and Holland & Barrett had the range at half price so I picked up a couple of items.

Beauty Kitchen is a small independent company based in Glasgow, as well as their skincare and bodycare range they also offer classes where you can make your own products, perfect for those who love to dabble in actually making products. The Intensive Eye and Deep Line Serum is part of the Abyssinian Oil range. Abyssinian Oil is said to be more potent than Argan Oil and is easily accepted by the skin making it suitable for all skin types. Personally I wouldn’t call this a serum as it is more of a light lotion texture and very moisturising so not a typical water-based serum.

I did enjoy using this, it did help with lines especially around my eyes but it did take a while to rub in which isn’t ideal around the eye area. Very similar in texture and thickness to the Sukin Eye Serum that I wasn’t keen on, however saying that I found it good for the lines around my neck so I would use this as a neck cream. It’s the same fragrance as the Sleep Mask,  a beautiful grown-up floral, but if you are sensitive to fragrance or essential oils then this serum wouldn’t be for you. It is £14.99 for a 30ml tube, I used it and finished it in about 2 months but I do tend to slather product on! I think it’s a reasonable price, it is frequently on promotion on Holland & Barrett (at time of writing it was on a 3 for 2 promotion) so check out the website to see the up to date info.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask

Hi beauties

I have a gorgeous product today, Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask. I really enjoy using masks, they are such a great way of getting good skincare results fast!

So, let me tell you about Beauty Kitchen. It’s an independent beauty brand created in Scotland and they focus on making effective, natural and affordable products. Jo Chidley created a brand using an ethical and sustainable ethos, the brand is Bee friendly and profits also go to protecting the world’s Seahorse population and ZIWA Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda.  (See http://www.beautykitchen.co.uk for more info.)

Onto the product, Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask is part of the Abyssinian Oil range. Abyssinian Oil comes from the Crambe Abysinnica plant which is said to be more potent than Argan Oil. It is rich in Omega 9, rapidly absorbed by the skin helping to tackle dehydration and it’s structure mimics human sebum making it suitable for all skin types including oily skins, so I was particularly interested in trying the range. 

 I love this mask! It is very hydrating, it is a balm to oil-like texture so it is easy to apply and spread over your skin. A pea sized amount is how much I use for face, neck and chest. As Lady Hirons instructs: take it to the tits! 

I have to comment on the fragrance of this mask, it smells absolutely beautiful. Essential oils of Bitter Orange, Palmarosa, Rose Geranium, Rose Absolute, Magnolia, Cedarwood and Petitgrain make up the gorgeous scent. There is a floral note, but it’s grown up and has depth. I love how my skin feels in the morning, so soft and smooth. The mask is intensively moisturising but it doesn’t break me out. Don’t use too much, you will be wasting product and your skin may feel greasy. A thin layer is all that’s needed.

This mask will give you a lot of treatments, and I am talking many months worth. It’s a 60ml jar and the price is a very reasonable £19.99, however the range is sold in Holland and Barrett and often on promotion. If you fancy a treat, you can’t go wrong with this!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx