Elemis Sea Lavender and Samphire Shower Milk

Hi beauties,

I love Elemis body products, I find them just as luxurious as their skincare. And of course they don’t use ingredients such as SLS and mineral oil that I like to avoid.

Sea Lavender and Samphire has to be one of my favourite aromatics from Elemis and its wonderfully unisex. It doesn’t smell of traditional lavender, it is a light, fresh, oceanic fragrance that is so beautifully uplifting.

This particular formula, Bath & Shower Milk is gorgeous. So nourishing its brilliant if you suffer with dry skin, and even if you don’t I am sure you would love it. I have been using this fo many months, Elemis body products are quite concentrated so you don’t need to use a lot. I use this primarily in the morning because of the uplifting scent, but over the summer time I did use it at the end of the day for that lovely, cooling clean feeling.

I am really hoping Elemis don’t retire this fragrance, its stunning. I would say its a great one to use for all the family due to the unisex scent. A 300ml bottle is £26.00 which I understand is expensive, however for a treat, its totally worth it!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Soaper Duper Shea Butter Body Wash

Hi beauties,

Today I have the Soaper Duper Rich and Creamy Shea Butter Body Wash, I think I got this in a Latest In Beauty Box sometime last year. I don’t live near a Tesco that stock the brand so I was interested to try it.

This body wash has a gorgeous texture to it, very creamy, lush and rich. I look for body washes that don’t have SLS in as they irritate my eczema so this is perfect option for me. Made with soap bark and almond oil this smoothing softening body wash is a great family option too.

The problem I have with Soaper Duper are the scents, this is chock full of vanilla which I can’t say I like at all. It’s quite a sickly fragrance so I didn’t reach for this as much as I would’ve done. In fact I don’t think I used it all up. And the other fragrances are fruity, lemon, passionfruit, ginger and fig, puts me right off unfortunately. They do have a green tuberose fragrance that’s the one that I want to try.

You can buy Soaper Duper from Tesco stores and online at their own website, the prices are really affordable. A full size 500ml tube of body wash is £6.50, there are also hand washes, body scrubs, lotions and body butters. Please Soaper Duper make some more floral or oceanic type fragrances…..

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Faith in Nature Lavender and Geranium Shower Gel and Bath Foam

Hi beauties,

Today I have a shower product from Faith in Nature, Lavender and Geranium Shower Gel and Bath Foam.

I love lavender, it is my favourite essential oil. I know a lot of people don’t like it and find it old fashioned but if you get a good quality oil I find it’s more herby than floral.

I bought this shower gel in London whilst on a trip to Whole Foods, they have a brilliant health and beauty section which is always my to go! I have tried shampoo and conditioner from Faith in Nature but nothing else so I grabbed this.

No SLS in this formula but I have to say it felt a bit drying on my skin. And the scent smelled very synthetic to me which I was really disappointed by. I ended up throwing it away which was a shame.

I’m not sure I would necessarily buy from the brand again, I wasn’t impressed with this product and the shampoo and conditioner wasn’t the best I had tried. So all in all a bit of a dud.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

SVR Topialyse Baume Intensif

Hi beauties,

I have another Laboratoire SVR product today, Topialyse Baume Intensif.

This is an intensive body lotion for severely dry skin so I knew this one for me. Topialyse is a surprisingly light texture that sinks in easily, contains Omega 3,6,9 and Niacinamide. It soothes your skin quickly stops the god awful itching that you can get with extreme dry skin conditions. Topialyse contains no mineral oil or fragrance so if you are having a sensitive time this would be a great option.

My sister has also been using this, she has got very dry itchy skin after surgery and she has found relief with this. I am thrilled that it helped her as well as it has helped me. Personally this is my budget holy grail lotion, I bought a 400ml bottle months ago and such a little goes a long way. I buy mine from http://www.easyparapharmacie.co.uk for £12.44 for the largest 400ml bottle. A fantastic find that I know will look after my skin all year round, I don’t have to look for an alternative option.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Skin Republic Foot Peel Foot Mask

Hi beauties,

I have a confession to make: I have seriously scabby feet. I mean so scabby I would be totally ashamed to post a picture of them. Think yellow heels….I’ll leave that lovely thought with you.

So I thought I have to do something about them. I struggle using my electric pedi thing, I find to make any difference I have to use it constantly and my back just won’t let me. I had heard of all these foot peels and I wanted to see if they would make a difference to my horrendous trotters.

I chose Skin Republic’s Foot Peel and used it for the hour and a half that was prescribed. It was only near the end of treatment that my feet started to tingle a bit but other than that it was completely painless.

It was after 7 days that I started to notice some peeling, only on the upper side of my foot which is baby soft. This product made no difference on my heels and stubborn skin under my big toe at all. So a complete waste of time.

Luckily I didn’t pay full price for this, it was one of my choices for my Latest in Beauty Box. I certainly wouldn’t be shelling out a tenner to peel the tops of my feet which are perfectly fine. Very disappointed, and I know I have to bite the bullet and go to the salon.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Senspa Relaxing Body Wash

Hi beauties,

Today I have a body wash from Senspa, in their relaxing scent.

I was really impressed with the Body Butter from this range, the fragrance is absolutely divine, it contains essential oils of Lavender, Bergamot, Patchouli and Geranium.

This body wash contains no SLS, so very gentle on your skin. This is what I look for in every product as it’s something that irritates me both in skin and personally lol. You don’t need to use a lot of this either so it’s great value for money. It’s £6.99 for a 200ml tube, I find one tube lasts me a good 3-4 months.

Relaxing Body wash is a definite repurchase, I adore the scent and it makes my skin feel lovely and soft afterwards and it’s brilliant value. Available at Waitrose and directly from Senspa.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Laboratoire SVR Topialyse Baume Lavant

Hi beauties,

A brand I have found some brilliant products from is Laboratoire SVR, Topialyse Baume Lavant.

The Topialyse range is for very dry skins, like the Topialyse Huile Lavante Micellaire I reviewed earlier. The Baume Lavant is a much richer texture and thicker than the oil, I have used this for cleansing my face and body.

Baume Lavant contains Niacinamide and Omegas 3,6,9. It’s a beautiful product to use, it’s fragrance free so great for sensitive skin. It’s been brilliant for helping to clean my skin without stripping and keeping my skin hydrated. Perfect for when I’m having an eczema flare up it’s very soothing and calming.

Baume Lavant is suitable for the whole family, it helps to relieve the itching associated dry skin conditions and keeps your skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.

This will be a repeat purchase for me, I absolutely love it. I bought this 400ml from Feel Unique for £15.00, it is available at discount pharmacy http://www.easyparapharmacie.co.uk for £11.59.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx