Reviews by Saffia Farr and Isobel Higley
A luxurious, unfragranced hand and body wash that’s perfect for the whole family, even for those with the most sensitive skin. Made from the purest, natural ingredients this beautiful wash uses starflower oil and vitamin E. I like that this liquid is soft and light. It’s in an excellent sturdy glass bottle with a hand pump so, for testing, I put it by our kitchen sink where it would get the most use! You only need a little squirt (which is easy with the hand pump), so it’s lasting well, and your hands feel fresh and clean whether it’s dirt or grease you are washing off! Suitable for vegans. SF
£24 for 300ml
This is a soothing, softening natural deodorant balm for everyday use. I have sensitive skin so I am always worried deodorants will irritate, but that wasn’t a problem with this product. The Pure Deodorant Balm left me feeling nourished, hydrated, and most importantly smelling fresh throughout the day! This product is made from organic coconut oil, mango butter, organic arrowroot and essential oils. The balm is really easy to apply and lasts for a long time. It is hard to find a natural deodorant that works but thanks to Scence my search is finally over. The balm is vegan, cruelty-free, and handmade in the UK. The packaging is 100% recyclable and the deodorant tube is compostable. IH
£12 for 75gm tube
Akamuti describes this as a “powerhouse of oils designed to soothe very dry and sensitive skin”. The hemp oil is combined with rosehip seed oil, avocado oil and evening primrose oil to create a wonderfully rich blend full of omega oils and fatty acids which help to maintain healthy skin. It’s interesting to learn that hemp seeds contain the highest source of essential fatty acids in the whole plant kingdom and Akamuti’s hemp oil is sourced from British farms.
We have been applying this oil for a range of uses from massaging sore back muscles to moisturising skin, and a few drops of the oil go a long way so it’s lasting very well. The oil is in a glass bottle with a metal lid, making it easy to reuse or recycle. SF
£12 for 100ml
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