The Friendly Facial Cleansing Bar

When I saw the new range of gorgeous sounding soaps from Friendly Soap on the MyPure website, I just knew I had to try the cocoa butter facial cleansing one. Mostly because I’ve always hated using bars of soap on my face (dry, tight skin, requiring lots of moisturiser afterwards) and I wanted to see…

Defend Your Skin from the Elements!

We’re still at the time of year where temperatures are fluctuating between hot and cold. It’s cold in the mornings and evenings, and the heating is still on in many homes and indoor areas. This constant change from hot to cold can wreak havoc on your skin – I often get dry, scaly hands at…

Bathe with a Konjac Plant Sponge

The Konjac Potato or Konnyaku is a perennial plant native to Asia, and can be found growing wild at very high altitudes. Konjac is 97% water, rich in mineral goodness and low in calories, making it a wonderful natural food source. You’ve probably seen them in the form of trendy ‘zero noodles’ seen in many…

Get Radiant Skin with Rosehip Oil

It’s just as well I received my bottle of A’Kin Organic Rosehip Oil to try out when I did – the shelves and stores emptied out shortly after, as Kate Middleton announced it’s what kept her skin smooth and glowing during her pregnancy. Yet thousands of women have been onto this wonder oil long before…

The Wonders of Neem Oil

For those of you who haven’t heard of Neem oil, it’s a wonderful product for the hair and skin, derived from the fruits and seeds of the Neem tree. The use of Neem is common in Indian culture, and Ayurvedic medicine; and with a range of anti- bacterial; anti- parasitic, anti- fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s not…

Random Beauty… Smooth, Calm & Hydrate your Combination Skin!

Even if you have oily or combination skin, it’s important to moisturise. Cleansing alone simply strips your natural oils away, so in response, your skin will pump out more sebum and oils in a bid to replace those lost, and you’ll be back to where you started! The secret is finding the right moisturiser for your…

Random Beauty… Butter Me Up for Winter!

It’s that time of the year again. Cold air outside. Warm, central heating inside. Scratchy tights and long boots. These are all great things, but they can play havoc on your skin. My legs, in particular get very dry and itchy, and I need something really rich and nourishing to get them back to condition….