When I first heard about the Linden Leaves, a beautiful skincare range from New Zealand, I really liked pretty much everything about the brand.
I loved the clean and sophisticated packaging, the series that the products are divided into and the story behind the brand. Plus they also have two series for men – Pure Man and Rugby.
I also liked their website, it gave me this idea of a natural and soothing skincare line. There are actually a lot of products to choose from so it was very hard. But I’ve decided to try the scrub from the Herbalist line which is called Sugar Salt Exfoliating Body Rub and the Memories Body Oil from the Aromatherapy Synergy range.
Herbalist Sugar Salt Exfoliating Body Rub, €23.53 (200g / 7.05 oz)
It’s great to have a sugar salt scrub as most are just sugar or salt, so now you don’t have to choose. The first thing that I’ve noticed about this product – its unusual and rather strong scent. I can’t quite describe it but I’d say that Herbalist is a great name for this product.
The rub contains essential oil of basil (‘to stimulate circulation and invigorate’), clary sage (‘to ease muscular aches and relax and de-stress the mind‘), and evening primrose oil (‘to nourish and hydrate’). Other ingredients are: jojoba oil and sweet almond oil (‘to moisturise and soothe inflamed skin’).
This is a really lovely product, I find that it effectively but gently exfoliates my skin, leaving it smooth and ready for a moisturizer! It doesn’t hurt or damage the skin as it contains essential oils. As for the scent, I don’t think that I’ve had anything with a similar one, but,luckily, I like it. I find it calming and relaxing!
Memories Body Oil , € 31.93 (250 ml)
Now this is a very unique product. Although
Elemis have three body exfoliators: Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow which I adore and reviewed here, Tranquil Touch Body Polish and Devil’s Mint Body Scrub which I will be definitely getting in the future to try.
Just as I thought, this body polish is absolutely amazing. I love the beautiful package, the design and the
If you are a regular reader, you probably know that I am not a big fan of scrubs with very small particles and love my body scrubs to be really exfoliating but gentle.
Philosophy Pure Grace Hot Salt Scrub is the kind of scrub that I like.
The coolest thing about this scrub is that it warms up when you rub it in your (dry) skin for one-two minutes, as the brand suggests.
It leaves the skin silky and smooth – exactly what we want from a scrub. I would say that it does help battle the dryness on knees and elbows, too. I also find that my creams absorb better after this scrub.
The scent is not overwhelming and is not intense, so
I’ve already written about my favourite makeup products and even nail polishes of 2010 but what about skincare you may ask? The brand of the year for me was definitely Elemis. All the products that I’ve tried this year were nice and some were just amazing.
I ADORE the Exotic line for the body. The Salt Glow, Frangipani melt and the shower cream are just amazing = perfection. The body lotion (I have a travel size) is nice but it’s not my favourite. The Milk Bath is divine, you can read about it here.
I dream about the perfume which smells like the moisture melt and I was really hoping that the Exotic perfumes smell like it but unfortunately (for me) they don’t. But my Mama is crazy about this scent.
I’ve been also loving Elemis face care products. I already
Today I want to share about the product which was mentioned in my summer beauty favourites.
And it’s a Soaper Duper Ginger Root & Eucalyptus Salt Scrub. I’ve bought quite a few products from the brand recently, and really loved all of them, however, the scrub really stood out to me.
While retailing for only £12, it feels like a luxury high-end product but for the fraction of the price. The texture, the smell, the results, everything is just brilliant about this scrub.
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