Independent Beauty Review: Conscious Skincare

During the lockdow(s) I have been on mission to discover independent/small beauty brands, and to share them with you. And here is the first feature in the series.

Before we start, I have to mention that I’ve bought all the products myself and am not affiliated with any of the companies. This way I can be unbiased and feature the businesses that I genuinely love.

The first brand we are gonna talk about is Conscious Skincare, a Welsh brand, already mentioned here.

The products I have are Sweet Orange and Frangipani Body Oil, £14 and  Grapefruit Lemon and Cedarwood Body Butter, £15. And, let me tell you, I am

Makeup4all Recommends: Weleda Skin Food

Apparently, the original Skin Food cream is  sold every 23 seconds. I am not surprised, to be honest.

This is a cult product, and rightly so. Used by makeup artists, celebrities and skin care lovers all over the World.

I have finished numerous  green tubes myself over the years, and here is why.

Skin Food by Weleda has been out since 1926, and the fact that, with all those non-stop new launches, it is still around says a lot.

It is a universal rich cream which instantly makes the dry and rough skin feel and look better. Think about that glossy healthy looking skin.  But don’t worry,  if glossy is not your thing – there is now also a light version available for combination/oily skin types.

While it can be used everywhere, I love using it on

Makeup4all Recommends: Darphin Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield SPF 50

I am not sure what took me so long to share about my favourite face SPF EVER.

Meet Darphin Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield SPF 50.

I am a big fan of the formula, it does not leave any white residue, and gives that beautiful glow. It is very slightly tinted  so will work great for light skin tones. For medium skin tones Sarah Chapman would be great.

I loved that it was also absolutely

Larry King Hair Care Volumizing Hair Mist Review

While I usually love the sea salt  hair sprays, this time I’ve decided to try a volumising mist without the I’ve-just-been-surfing-or-swimming-in-the-sea kind of effect.

And I’ve noticed that Larry King Hair Care just launched (this was a few months ago) at Cult Beuty so decided to give it a go.

Not gonna lie, I was probably mostly drawn to the stylish glass bottle and a cool modern design. I also like the sleek pump and the pistachio green label, with simple  gold and black writing.  I am describing the look of the product in such a detail as I firmly believe that, when it comes to high-end beauty, everything about it should bring joy. And this is clearly the case.

As for the product itself, I

Jordan Samuel Skin Olio Per Il Corpo Body Oil Review

I posted recently that I wanted to try Jordan Samuel’s body oil, and here it is with me finally.

I actually did not order it myself but it was a very thoughtful present  from my husband. The brand is available from Cult Beauty but not the new  Italian collection yet.

So I would recommend waiting (if you live in the UK), unless you are willing to pay the shipping  and the tax, which came up to the same price as the actual product.

All that aside, I am very pleased with my first Jordan Samuel Skin product.  I think $32 is a great price for a 100 ml of a body oil which looks so chic and has great ingredients (see the photo below).

 Olio Per Il Corpo comes in a