20 July 2015

Peau Naturelle Organic Tea Tree Oil Facial Serum

I have always had oily skin, even now I'm in my twenties I still get more blemishes than I'd care to admit to.
Unfortunately, the temptation to hold back on moisturising oily skin as I did for many years during my teens can just make matters worse and you end up with skin that is dehydrated, dull and producing too much sebum to try and compensate for the lack of moisture.
I'm now extra careful to care for my skin and moisturise twice a day which is why I jumped at the chance to give the Peau Naturelle Tea Tree Oil Serum* a try.
Peau Naturelle is a UK based brand who make all of their products by hand with an emphasis on making natural and organic products available at a price that is affordable to all who want it.
The anti-blemish facial oil combines beautiful lavender, lemon and tea tree oils in a base of grapeseed and jojoba.. Together these create a powerful antiseptic formula due to the tea tree and lemon, whilst the lavender also soothes any existing blemishes or discomfort. Grapeseed and jojoba oils are both light dry oils which skin into the skin quickly and easily, allowing it to breathe whilst being gently moisturised without blocking pores. The ingredients are all organic and the product is 100% natural and Soil Association certified.
I have been using this oil once a day for almost a month now and have noticed a real difference in my skin. It feels a lot more comfortable and is also noticeably more plump and bright. I have still had a few blemishes pop up around "that time of the month" but they have been quick to heal and less prominent than usual. All you need is two drops which sink into the skin super quickly. I tend to do this before bed as a night serum so that it can work its magic whilst I sleep. I also find the scent fairly comforting.

Overall, I really rate this product, and for £9.99 a bottle, I think it is well worth a try for anyone who is feeling less than happy with their oily skin. Next I might have to give the Detoxifying Clay Masque a go :)

You can pick up  bottle of Organic Tea Tree Facial Serum *here*

Annie xx

1 July 2015

Staying Sun Safe: Tan Accelerating Sun Cream

Summer is one of those times where you want to look beautiful. Having that perfect, sun-kissed bronze glow is seen these days as being the ideal look to have over the summer months and people will go to all sorts of lengths to achieve that look. Some of which can be incredibly dangerous.

A lot of women will be spending every free hour they have, sat in the sun, hoping to gain a gorgeous tan. The trouble is that by doing so, we are exposing our skin to harmful amounts of sunlight that can cause premature ageing, burns, sun stroke and even skin cancer.

Tan enhancing sun cream is a much underestimated product in my mind- no one seems to know it exists, but everyone should! It works by using plant extracts that work with your skin to boost its melanin production and therefore, its tanning ability whilst the cream also contains highly effective UVA/UVB filters which protect your skin immediately on application.
What I love most is that I can relax, knowing that I am not going to burn or do any damage to myself, but that after a couple of hours of relaxing with a cold drink and a book, I will come inside with a noticeable tan, even on my stubbornly pale skin.
Many tan enhancing sun creams, including my favourite Nivea Protect and Bronze offering, also contain no self tan which appeals to me because there is no worry about streaks, orange hands, bad smells or general unnatural looking tan. Another great one is sold by Green People which is a little pricier but it is natural, organic and has a pretty light lavender and chamomile scent.

However, one thing that I cannot stress enough, is that even with a thick, even layer applied, no sun cream will make it good for your health to sit out in the direct light of the midday sun, so you do still need to take care of yourself by being sensible :)

Have you used tan enhancing sun cream before? Is there a brand that you're particularly keen on?

Annie xxx