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

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

Uplifting Body Care: Shower Gel and Body Lotion

After this feature about the new products that should be pretty epic for face, hair and body, I’ve decided to share the duo that I am currently loving.

Faith In Nature Grapefruit and Orange Body Wash, £5.79 (Holland & Barrett; Boots) and This Works In The Zone Body Lotion, £24 (M&S; Space NK)

I personally don’t like to have too many products from the same category but still love having 3-5 options to rotate them based on my mood, and skin condition.

And these are the shower gel and body cream combo which I reach for most of the times these days.

Both are definitely morning products.  And I am obsessed with

Makeup4all Recommends: Dove Nourishing Body Care Pro Age Body Lotion

Recently I received a lot of messages from people who were saying that during the time that we have now they were grateful for all the makeup and beauty things I have shared over the years. They also said how now, that they stay at home, they have time to enjoy beauty, and how it helps to take their minds off the situation. Knowing that it helps someone is very inspiring and makes me want to keep on going.

To be honest, I have read more beauty and style related  (I even re-organised my clothes) content in the  last several days than usual myself.  I just found it to be therapeutic almost.  This is why I will continue to write about beauty. At least for now.

And today I want to share about my latest discovery, an absolutely brilliant and affordable body lotion. I have used up a few body creams (here), and was excited to try something new.

More time at home – more time to read books

Dove were clearly listening to the customers, and named their product Nourishing Body Care Pro Age Body Lotion. No one really wants to hear anti-aging any more, and rightly so.

So what is so special about this product? It contains  AHA, olive oil and vitamin B3  which does wonders for dry skin. I don’t think my skin was ever so smooth and soft; it is like this only when I am on a sea holiday. I am

Empties: Body Creams. Elemental Herbology, Ahava, CeraVe

I go through body creams like there’s no tomorrow, and here is my previous feature on the 3 body creams  I’ve used up. So here are 3 more, and expect more of these posts in the future.

Important note for new readers: I have very dry skin.

I really like Elemental Herbology but never tried anything for body from them so the Watermelon and Cucumber Body Moisturiser (£22  Look Fantastic and Amazon) sounded like a great thing to begin with.

This is an easy-absorbing light lotion which leaves the skin hydrated and silky. I also really loved the cucumber and watermelon combo, I  found it light and refreshing. Last but not least, I am also a fan of the bottle, minimalistic and chic.

I’d say it’s a lovely lotion for warmer months,