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Why You Need Rosehip Seed Oil In Your Skincare Routine

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Lately I have been experimenting with facial oils and have recently added a new one to my skincare routine with very good results. I wanted to use this oil for a good few weeks to allow time for it to work it's magic on my skin and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by the results that I have with it so far. I bet you're wondering which oil this is that has me singing its praises and it is non other than Rosehip seed oil.  I have been using this oil for the past 5 weeks at night after I cleanse and tone my face, I apply two to three drops to my skin and gently massage it into my face. As Rosehip seed oil is a "dry" oil it means that it sinks into the skin quite easily and does not leave an oily residue. 

During the past 5 weeks my skin has transformed from dry, flaky and blotchy to nourished, supple and almost completely acne scar free.  I have also noticed that any fine lines that I may have had have appeared to have diminished. Having done a little research into the benefits of this wonderful oil used by ancient Mayans and Egyptians it is easy to see why at last I have found some good and lasting results from using it. I'll share some of these benefits below, the benefits of Rosehip seed oil include;

  • Anti-aging properties : The oil contains vitamins A and C and antioxidants and is able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin to promote collagen production.
  • Age spot protection : the antioxidants, beta-carotene, tocopherols, and lycopene in the oil fight the free radicals that can cause sun damage and the vitamin A as well as the oils essential fatty acids help to improve texture, skin tone and pigmentation.
  • Acne Scars and eczema : The effects of eczema, rosacea and acne scarring are significantly reduced due to the presence of the essential fatty acids which help to promote skin regeneration.
  • Boosts the immune system : Rosehip oil is a top source of vitamin C and therefore helps to fight infection.

I think that this oil will be a staple of my skincare routine for some time to come and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try out facial oils but are worried that they might break out in spots as this isn't the case with Rosehip seed oil. The brand of oil that I use is from The Ordinary a beauty brand from the Deciem company but you can get the oil from other reputable brands like Trilogy. It is probably best to get the oil from a certified organic, fairtrade and cruelty free source as you can be sure of the purity of the ingredients and how efficient it will be in delivering great results.

Have you used Rosehip seed oil?

 

                                                               ~ E xx

 

 

Evolve Miracle Mask Review

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Lately I have been a bit of a skincare junkie I admit it! My latest obsession has been with serums and especially face masks so when the opportunity came for me to purchase a new face mask made by one of my favourite natural skincare companies Evolve I jumped at the chance to try their new product on my skin. The Miracle mask is a lovely face mask bursting with fruit acids like Glycolic Acid from sugar cane and also Peruvian Maca which is a superfood that has had a moment in health and wellness circles lately. The Maca serves to provide cellular skin renewal and radiance to the skin. This face mask comes in a dark recyclable glass jar and has a very gloopy consistency to it, it is a deep yellow in colour much like sunshine! and smells fruity and amazing. I applied the mask to my face and waited the recommended five minutes before washing the mask off my face with some warm water, as I looked in the mirror afterwards I did notice that my skin was noticeably brighter and felt really good too. Now I have only used this mask a couple of times but I can see that it is going to become one of my favourite go to masks that I reach for when my skin feels dull and tired.

I love that this mask like all of the Evolve products are natural and cruelty free as well as being made and manufactured right here in the UK.

Have you tried any products from Evolve ?

 

                                                    ~E xx

BU Water Bottle Review

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I had been searching for an eco friendly and economical way to have fresh clean water on the go when I came across the BU water bottle via social media. I love the concept of this bottle as it eliminates the use and need for single use plastic bottles especially when you are out and about. The bottle is well designed and looks simple yet seriously cool and stylish, it is made out of durable BPA-free material Tritan and includes a recyclable bamboo filter which helps to filter out impurities and bad odours from tap water. The lid is also made out of bamboo and a stainless steel clamp helps to keep the bottle airtight. 

I have been using this bottle for about a week now and I have to say that I am quite impressed that something with such simplicity is a real game changer as far as filtered water on the go is concerned from meetings to yoga class it has seen me through. It is easy to carry around and is easy on the eye whilst making you feel that you are not only doing good for yourself but for the planet too.What made me love this product even more than its eco credentials is that the company has partnered up with a water charity to provide community owned and sustainable water projects for those who need it most in developing countries. With every bottle purchased you can help those in need. This is most definitely a cool yet conscious purchase.

Have you heard of the BU water bottle?

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Happy New Year, Hello Hygge!

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Happy new year!  It's hard to believe we're now in 2017!, It has been a bit quiet here on the blog over the festive period as life events took over but I am glad to be back and refreshed in the new year.

With all the festivities of the holidays now behind, this is the time of year that people tend to focus on achieving some life goals although for some it can be a rather deflating time after all the excitement of recent celebrations. You can be left with a feeling of "what now?" as the tree and decorations are stored away for another year and this is the perfect time to inject some self love and Hygge into your life.

What is this Hygge thing you might ask?, well Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah!) is simply a Danish concept and art form that embraces the little rituals surrounding creating a cozy atmosphere by preparing food, drink and our surroundings in an appreciative way. Hygge is a concept of creating warmth well-being and connection in our lives, creating a sanctuary of cosiness and enjoying in a deliberate way the simple things in everyday life, whether that be alone, with dear friends or close family.

Hygge is a great concept and a good way to beat the winter blues, by deliberately slowing down and lingering on every moment that makes us feel good and cosy inside and brings a warm smile to our hearts and mouths. In my following post I will be touching on some of the ways that you can bring Hygge into your life during this winter and post festive season.

Have you heard of Hygge before?