Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix

Every skin is different and it might require different regimen but all babies have something in common, their skin is thinner, more delicate and definitely more sensitive and much more prone to dryness than adult skin, therefore it requires special protection. Baby skin should only be exposed to mild, child friendly products, which will nourish their skin, protect its natural balance and maintain the outer, protective layer. Skinfix can offer it all.

Gentle Baby Regimen with SkinfixSkinfix Inc. is a Canadian company that makes healing balms and daily care products that treat skin’s most vexing conditions. Their story starts around 1850 in Victorian England when a Yorkshire merchant compounded an active skin healing ointment. Through the years they have changed their “place of business” but their formulas are still compounded using the scientific traditions of pharmacopeia.

Now they return to Brittan.

Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby RangeSkinfix, has launched a range of skin care products onto the UK market. Their collection is dermatologist recommended, fragrance-free and use natural ingredients. At present there is four product design especially with babies in mind:

Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby Gentle Hair & Body WashSkinfix Baby Gentle Hair & Body Wash 236ml RRP £12.99

A mild and gentle formula that cleanses baby’s delicate skin and hair. Sulfate free and fragrance free, this 2-in-1 formula uses natural botanical based cleansers that are tear-free and won’t strip away skin’s natural moisture or irritate. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with 98% natural ingredients; free of tree nut & peanut ingredients, sulfates, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; non-stripping, safe for daily use on sensitive, eczema-prone skin; tear free, 2-in-1 formula; suitable for: 0-5 years old .

Skinfix Baby Gentle Lotion 236ml RRP: £12.99Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby Gentle Lotion

Specifically formulated for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone baby skin. Free of fragrance and irritants, this silky lotion is infused with natural moisturisers and soothing botanicals that quickly absorb to banish dryness on contact. The perfect texture for all-over body application and the key to a regimen that keeps baby skin healthy and supple after bathing. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with 98% natural ingredients; free of steroids, tree nut & peanut ingredients, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; lightweight, easy to apply and deeply hydrating; safe for daily use on sensitive, eczema-prone skin; suitable for: 0-5 years old.

Skinfix Baby Gentle Eczema Balm 60g RRP £14.50a10215615

Formulated for tender baby skin and provides concentrated healing and targeted therapy, creating a barrier to protect dry, red, itchy and irritated skin patches all over the body. An alternative to steroids and prescription medication, this healing balm helps to repair the skin barrier with natural butters, botanicals and emollient protective oils. Key Features: paediatrician tested & dermatologist recommended; made with natural ingredients; free of tree nut & peanut ingredients, steroids, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; concentrated formula helps manage eczema flare-ups and dry skin all over baby’s body; suitable for: 0 to 5 years old.

Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby Nappy BalmSkinfix Baby Nappy Balm 60g RRP £6.99

This super- rich balm protects baby’s delicate bottom, locking out wetness and irritants that may cause nappy rash. This balm effectively creates a barrier against wetness with zinc oxide, while replenishing essential moisture with emollient protective oils of sunflower and jojoba. Formulated without tree nut & peanut ingredients for those babies with allergies. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with natural ingredients; winner of the North American Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal & National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA); free of steroids, tree nut & peanut ingredients, fragrance, gluten, parabens and phthalates; provides a protective barrier to seal out wetness & irritants; leaves babies skin moisturized, soft and smooth; suitable for: 0-5 years old.

What do you think?

Does it sound like something you are your baby would love to try?

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MyPure Choice – Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant

MyPure Choice – Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant

This month I would like to share with you my view on Gentle Facial Exfoliant from Trilogy.

Website description on MyPure states:

This extremely gentle, creamy treatment removes dead skin cells and surface debris that dull your skin’s appearance. Active honey enzymes and camelia oil help to lift dead skin cells while non-abrasive jojoba microspheres buff them away. Omega and vitamin rich evening primrose and certified organic rosehip oils assist healthy skin renewal while sweet almond and calendula oils condition.

I would say it is a pretty accurate description of the product but let’s have a closer look at it.

Packaging: Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant comes in a tube like container. It has an outer packaging in the form of a cardboard box. Both tube and box contain all the relevant information about the product (the box itself has much more detail including ingredients and warnings). I was pleased to discover that it is recyclable packaging; big plus in my eyes.

MyPure Choice – Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant.

The tube itself has a security foil so you can be sure that product is brand new and has never been used or opened beforehand.

MyPure Choice - Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant.

What struck me as a little odd was the fact that the tube seemed to be half empty; a slight case of over packaging I would say.

Price: £21.50 for 75ml (currently £19.35)

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Kaolin, Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, Glyceryl stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin (vegetable), Cetearyl alcohol, Zinc oxide, Rosa Canina (rosehip) seed oil, Oenothera biennis seed oil, Camellia oleifera seed oil, Tocopheryl acetate, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Calendula officinalis flower extract (and) glycine soja (soybean) oil, Honey (mel), Citric acid, Dehydroacetic acid (and) benzyl alcohol, Parfum, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool

MyPure Choice – Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant .

Texture and scent: Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant comes in the form of a white cream. I was trying to take a close up of the exfoliating particles but they are hardly visible to the naked eye. You can feel them under your fingers when the product is in use but you can’t actually see them. The scent is quite gentle, very pleasant and sweet but it doesn’t stay long on your skin.

In use: I can really describe it with just one word: gentle. It rinses easily and leaves my skin extremely soft and smooth… and most important – it doesn’t cause any “aggravation” or redness despite my dry and sensitive skin.

Final thoughts: I like it and would recommend it to others. If you are looking for a gentle and natural exfoliant with no GMO I think Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant might be just the right product for you. You really don’t need strong harsh chemicals in products in order to keep your skin well exfoliated.

MyPure Choice - Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant

I think I would really like to try some other Trilogy products now 🙂

Do you use any Trilogy products?

If so, which ones and would you recommend them?

* Products featured in this post were provided for free by MyPure for review purpose.

MyPure Choice – Alva Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner

If you remember my Christmas Wish List, I was after some new hair care products… I picked caffeine shampoo and conditioner for thinning hair from Alva to satisfy my need for something new.

Alva Naturkosmetik is a range of certified organic skin care products made in Osnabrück, Germany. Alva was established in 1988 and is now one of Europe’s leading natural skin care brands. The Alva range is split into several categories offering skin care items such as deodorant, shower gel, body lotion, hair care products as well as make up and a whole range of anti-ageing skin care, products for sensitive skin and acne prone skin. Their range is extensive and I am sure everyone would be able to pick something to suit their needs.

MyPure Choice – Alva Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner for Thinning Hair

As an introduction to the brand I picked the Alva Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner for Thinning Hair. Both these products are formulated with organic caffeine to stimulate circulation to the scalp, helping to strengthen both the roots and the hair follicles. Both, shampoo and conditioner are:

  • Natural product
  • Certified organic product
  • Not tested on animals
  • Suitable for vegetarian
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Paraben Free

Now let’s take a closer look at them.

MyPure Choice – Alva Caffeine Shampoo for Thinning Hair

Alva Caffeine Shampoo for Thinning Hair with Organic Caffeine

Ingredients: aloe vera, aqua, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, cocamidopropyl betaine (plant derived surfactants), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange fruit) water, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (plant derived emulsifier), caffeine, fragrance (natural), sodium hydroxide (pH regulator), citric acid, sodium phytate (antioxidants), limonene, linalool

Price: £15.00; currently on special at £13.50

Packaging: 250ml plastic bottle shaped container with top opening. The open-close mechanism is very secure and it doesn’t open as easy as one might want. I personally like it as it means that someone must really want to open it in order to get to the contents, but I can imagine this being a problem for elderly people especially those with arthritis. The bottle contains all relevant information including product description, direction for use, ingredients, manufacturer, measurements and best before date.

In use: I must admit it is totally different to all my previous shampoos. Alva Caffeine Shampoo comes in the form of a see-through watery like liquid. It is very runny and its texture is more like water than a gel, which I would expect from the shampoo. On the first wash it does lather, on the second wash it lathers slightly. Intellectually I know that less lathering means less chemicals in the product, so I am totally fine with this lack of “foam”. The shampoo must be left for 2 minutes before rinsing, which is not a problem but it helps to read the instructions 😉

Final thoughts: Water like texture takes a little time to get used to. I like the gentle orange fragrance, which doesn’t stay on your hair for long but does make the whole bathroom smell lovely when the shampoo is in use. The two minute leave in time possibly makes it unsuitable for that quick morning shower routine. It is however perfect for an evening bath time routine, when you really want to pamper yourself.

MyPure Choice – Alva Caffeine Conditioner for Thinning Hair

Alva Caffeine Conditioner for Thinning Hair with Organic Caffeine

Ingredients: aloe vera, aqua, citrus medica limonum (lemon fruit) water, jojoba oil, cetearyl alcohol (stabilizer), fragrance (natural), glyceryl stearate citrate (plant derived emulsifier, caffeine, galactoarabinan (larch extract), xanthan gum, pca glyceryl oleate (plant derived conditioning agent), citric cid, limonene, linalool

Price: £14.35; currently on special at £12.92

Packaging: 250ml plastic bottle shaped container with bottom opening. It is the same style of bottle that the shampoo is sold in but this time it stands upside down. This is actually very clever as the conditioner has a much thicker texture and the upright position helps with getting the contents near the exit thus helping with the dispensing of it. The bottle has the same secure open-close mechanism and it contains all the relevant information including product description, direction for use, ingredients, manufacturer, measurements and best before date.

In use: Again, something different to what I was expecting. The conditioner comes in the form of a pure while gel (it really reminds me of an old style toothpaste) but with one key difference – it is extremely light. It is a pure pleasure to use. I am not really sure how to describe it… maybe Jojoba Oil or Aloe Vera gives it this “magic” texture… whatever it is, I really like it.

Final thoughts: I am unable to fault it in any way. It spreads with ease, it smells lovely and it leaves my hair well nourished and smooth (which isn’t the case with every conditioner). Again it has to stay on your hair for 2 minutes but I would expect that from a “healing” conditioner.

#MyPure Choice – Alva Caffeine Shampoo and Conditioner for Thinning Hair

So would I buy it again?

Yes. I would definitely buy both shampoo and conditioner. As a team this products work really well. I remember feeling the difference after just one use. My hair felt somehow stronger and they had much more life in them. After weeks of using it (which actually amounts to 6 uses, as with my dry hair I do not have a need for daily wash) I can see less shedding for sure. My brush doesn’t pick up so many “loose” hairs and my pillow is no longer covered with them in the morning.

Would I change anything?

If I could, I would make both products smell the same. I know that this might not be an option as they aren’t made from the same ingredients but I like harmony and different fragrant are not ideal for my nose.

Would I recommend it?

Yes. If you experiencing increased hair loss due to thinning hair this duo might be perfect for you. Their price isn’t outrageous and in my humble opinion they really work well, so it is worth paying.

Have you ever used any Alva products?

Do you have any experience with hair care products designed to strengthen your hair?

I would love to hear about any other recommendations you might have.

* Products featured in this post were provided for free by MyPure for review purpose.

MyPure Choice – Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day and Night Cream

MyPure Choice – Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day and Night Cream

Natural Being is a new range of affordable natural skin care from New Zealand. Natural Being uses only natural ingredients and each product in the range has been certified natural by BDIH. There are 9 natural skin care products to choose from, these include cleansers, face cream, eye cream & body cream. They feature some great active natural ingredients including manuka oil & manuka honey. As with all the brands they stock at MypPure Natural Being is not tested on animals.

This is the brand description from the MyPure website.

I liked it, so I decided to give Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day and Night Cream a go.

Both creams are:

  • A natural product
  • A vegetarian product
  • Not tested on animals

Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day Cream

Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day Cream – Normal to dry skin

What to expect: Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day Cream is a nourishing cream which prevents dehydration and roughness, while enhancing suppleness and clarity. A highly effective blend of botanical oils and Vit E gently enriches the skin and fights free radical damage to keep the first signs of ageing at bay.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Cetyl palmitate, Sorbitan palmitate, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil**, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter**, Squalane, Glucose, Mel (manuka honey), fragrance (natural essential oils), Xanthan gum, Glucose oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Citronellol*, Eugenol*, Limonene*, Linalool

MyPure Choice -- Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day and Night Cream

Packaging: The cream comes in a tube like container with a security seal on the opening, so you can be sure it is new and never opened before. It is packed in the box containing all the relevant information including: name and description of the product, instructions on how to use it, full ingredients list, manufacturer details and use by date.

MyPure Choice - Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day and Night Cream

In use: The day cream is very light, despite being called rich. It spreads with ease and leaves my skin smooth and well moisturised. It doesn’t leave me with that “heavy” feeling some “rich” creams do. It is white in colour and has quite a light and runny texture. The fragrance was a nice surprise. Most of the natural products I have tried do not have the best of fragrance out there; however Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day Cream actually smells very nice. It is very gentle and almost none existent but it is there. I was wondering if after some time the fragrance would change, but it didn’t.

Final thoughts: Fantastic day cream which will not break your bank balance. With a RRP of £12 it is a great buy. It leaves my skin soft and it doesn’t cause any irritations. It absorbs well without being greasy or leaving oily patches. Well worth it and I have no objection in recommending it.

Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Night Cream

Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Night Cream – Normal to dry skin

What to expect: Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Night Cream is a deeply nourishing cream formulated to replenish moisture lost during the day. Enriched with Active Manuka Honey, anti-microbial Manuka Oil and botanical emollients, it works while you sleep to improve suppleness and help the skin repair and renew itself.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Vitis Vinifera (grape) seed oil, Cetyl palmitate, Sorbitan palmitate, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Squalane, Cetearyl alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Daucus carota (carrot) extract, Glucose, Mel (manuka honey), fragrance (natural essential oils), Sclerotium gum, Glucose oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Liptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Citronellol*, Eugenol*, Limonene*, Linalool*

Packaging: Same as the day cream, the night version comes in a tube like container with a security seal on the opening, so you can be sure it is new and never been opened before. It is packed in the box containing all the relevant information including: name and description of the product, instructions on how to use it, full ingredients list, manufacturer details and use by date.

In use: The night cream is a bit thicker than the day cream version. It is also a bit more yellowy in colour. These are the only two differences I can spot really. Again, it absorbs well and it nourishes my skin during the night. After a week or so, I’ve notice that the dry flaky skin on my forehead going away – I am not sure if it was the night cream that did it or the day cream or a combination of the two. It also has the same gentle fragrance as the day cream.

Final thoughts: I am not able to fault it in any way. With an RRP of £14 it is still a great buy and I would be happy to purchase it again.

There are more products in the Natural Being range. I think that an eye cream would be a perfect addition to my current routine… and a cleanser and a tonic gel… oh well… it looks like I will have to buy them all 🙂

MyPure Choice Natural Being Manuka Honey Rich Day and Night Cream

Have you ever used any of the Natural Being products or any other manuka honey based skin care?

*From natural essential oils
**Certified organic

Products featured in this post were provided for free by MyPure for review purpose.

MyPure Choice – A’kin Body Wash

MyPure Choice – A’kin Body Wash

For the last month I have been indulging myself during bath and shower time with some lovely A’kin body wash.

I picked two totally different scents – orange blossom and sandalwood – to give myself either a fresh start to the day or a calming bedtime chill-out.

If you have never heard about A’kin this is what the MyPure website states about them:

A’kin is made from the finest natural ingredients, chosen for their purity and skin friendly compatibility. A’kin does not contain: sulfates, ethoxylates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrochemical cleansers, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA and artificial colours.

A’kin Body WashA’kin body wash is:

  • Cruelty free
  • Natural – they use certified organic ingredients where possible
  • Suitable for vegans – certified by the Australian Vegan Society
  • Suitable for vegetarians – they have been formulated without any animal ingredients
  • Halal Certified

A’kin body wash comes in a 500ml bottle with a pump, which makes it the ideal packaging in my eyes. They are prices at £14 (currently on special offer at £12.60), which makes them a bit on the high side – price wise – but like with everything else, good quality products always cost more. However they do go a long way as you only need a little bit to actually wash yourself.

A’kin Orange Blossom Body WashMyPure Choice - A’kin Body Wash

I found it to be a perfect body wash to start my day with. It delivers a fresh fragrant aroma bursting with energy. It leaves my skin nicely moisturised and I feel ready to face the day ahead.

A’kin Orange Blossom Body Wash comes in the form of a see-through gel like texture. It is easy to use and it spreads very well. It doesn’t foam a great deal but for me this isn’t a problem. It leaves a gentle fragrant smell on the skin after a good rinse. But don’t you worry, it doesn’t last long, so it will not interfere with any perfumes you might want to use.

A’kin Sandalwood Body WashMyPure Choice -- A’kin Body Wash

If you love the scent of sandalwood this one is truly for you. The scent is amazing – very woody and calming with those lovely hints of something oriental. It is an ideal body wash before bedtime as it’s really puts you into a calm, relaxed dream like state.

Same as with the Orange Blossom, the Sandalwood body wash comes in a see-through gel like texture. Again, you will not experience a great deal of foaming from it but it will leave a nice very gentle scent on your skin.

In general I am very pleased with my choice. I think A’kin offers some fantastic products which are good for your skin and a pure pleasure to use.

Did you ever use any of A’kin products?

* Products featured in this post were provided for free by MyPure for review purpose.