What a fantastic Summer! This year we entered 3 products in 3 separate awards and had 3 WINS!
This is a really wonderful skincare product, and our Rosehip Oil is of the finest quality. Organic Rosehip Seed Oil has become increasingly popular and is one of the best skincare oils to help with anti-aging and numerous skin complaints, its reputation is well deserved!
In addition we are delighted our Pure Body Butter was not only shortlisted in the highly acclaimed Free From Skincare Awards, but won a Bronze medal!
This is a really highly contested set of awards and you can read here how stringent these awards are and what the judging process is. This year there were 264 entries, and products are tested solidly by the judges for 1 month!
These are just some of the comments the Free From Skincare Awards testers made about our Pure Body Butter;
“I used it on sore, irritated skin and it helped soothe it. After a month, my skin seemed less dry and eczema on my back was in a much better condition. It also improved the dryness on my shins. Its richness helps get the job done. At the end of the day my skin still feels soft and silky after using this body butter in the morning. I love it.”
“Instructions were easy to understand and product was easy to use the first time. My skin felt a lot more nourished, comfortable, hydrated, soothed and supple. I noticed a big difference in the skin on my body, it was a lot more plump. The fragrance is very nutty and earth like. The texture is like whipped cream but then spreads like an oil. The product did absorb in the skin well but left a nice sheen to the skin. It did perform well and did what it claimed. My skin was a lot more supple, nourished, comfortable and healthier looking.”
“It is a nice body moisturiser to use on a day to day basis. Its real bonus was on a three year old who had been suffering from scaly dry skin on her arms and tummy. On our three year old her dry scaly skin was much improved and much less irritated. She also tolerated the cream – while some of the other creams we tested on her caused immediate reactions. The product soothed her skin and improved the texture.”
“My skin felt beautifully nourished and looked hydrated after I had first used it. It is so rich that it immediately felt very moisturising. The body butter has a strong chocolately scent from the cocoa butter. I didn’t love it, but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the product. The scent doesn’t linger on the skin which was a bonus for me. I was very pleased to discover that this body butter comes in two other scents of which I particularly like. I am going to order them.The texture is fantastic and is a partial reason for my high score. At first the jar seemed light for its size. I had been used to thick, greasy body butters in the past. On first use, this butter is a surprise. The butter is whipped and has a gorgeous mousse texture. It is a pleasure to use as the bubbles seem to pop as you scoop it out of the jar. The next surprise is how rich and oily this mousse applies to the skin.”
Last, but by no means least our Conscious Man Absolute Shower won Gold in the Janey Loves Platinum Awards!
This is a brand new product in our range for men, in an fabulous new fragrance blended specifically for men. Amyris, Cinnamon and Frankincense essential oils combine to make a lovely scent in this all over wash for men.
It was fantastic to be part of the Love Natural Love You show at Olympia in London!
The weekend was extremely busy and it was so good to meet lots of Conscious Skincare fans! We also picked up a FreeFrom Skincare award for our Pure Body Butter!
You can read all about the show here, with something for everyone from food to skincare and plenty of ideas for home and living.
As going sugar-free seems to be the latest thing, and if you want to lose some weight this year (and this is the most popular resolution) then here are some very simple steps to shed some pounds effortlessly and without any drama.
1. If you take sugar in your tea or coffee, stop.
Habits take about 2 weeks to break so initially, your beverage will taste strange but try re-tasting it. Imagine you have never had tea or coffee before. Explore the flavour of the drink without the distortion of sugar overriding all the flavours. Smell the aroma; do you notice how it smells slightly different without the sugar in it? Think about your drink and how it feels when you drink it. Think how much happier your heart, pancreas and waist line will be.
And there you are…as well as taking one small step in weight loss, you’ve just experienced a quick session in mindfulness too!
2. If you don’t take sugar, replace a processed snack (biscuit, breakfast bar, cake, chocolate) with a couple of handfuls of nuts and / or seeds, a piece of fruit or some carrot sticks, just out of the fridge so they’re nice and crunchy.
3. If you already do steps 1 and 2 then try to skip one snack, morning or afternoon and see how you get on. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water along the way. Symptoms of thirst are often mistaken for feelings of hunger so think ‘thirst first’
4. And try to go for a good paced walk a couple of times a week – no phone gazing! Look around, breathe, be in the moment and enjoy the sound of silence. Listen to the sound of your feet hitting the pavement / grass / sand / concrete / mud. Listen to your breathing.
Just a couple of good walks a week can help reduce stress, cholesterol and improve posture and muscle strength so your body will love you for it!
Spread the Lagom!
We are delighted to further our existing accreditation with EWG with the EWG VERIFIED™ programme.
What does this mean?
Skin Deep® is an educational tool for consumers which rates ingredients in personal care products, in which all our products have been independently rated.
Our first product to be EWG VERIFIED™ is our Organic Shampoo. We also have our Rejuvenate Day Cream verified and will continue to add to the programme as soon as possible.
EWG VERIFIED™ goes beyond ingredient labels by taking into account other criteria and offers the EWG VERIFIED™ mark for those products that meet the criteria.
The mark is a quick and easily identifiable tool for consumers to identify products that meet these rigorous criteria at the point of sale.
EWG VERIFIED™ MEANS THIS PRODUCT AVOIDS EWG’S INGREDIENTS OF CONCERN, IS COMMITTED TO FULL TRANSPARENCY AND OPERATES UNDER GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES.
• Meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health;
• Avoids ingredients that authoritative health bodies have flagged for potential health concern;
• Has labeling that fully discloses its ingredients;
• Uses adequate preservatives;
• Is free of contaminants; and
• Is a manufacturer that follows good manufacturing practices.
Visit EWG to learn more about EWG VERIFIED™ and Conscious Skincare ratings.
How brilliant to have our Mini Spa Gift Set featured in the Monarch Airlines in flight magazine ‘Passport’.
In a Spring ‘Best of British’ guide, our gift set was described as ‘Pampering heaven in a bag – and perfectly sized to fit into your carry-on luggage’
You can read the full article and magazine by following this link https://issuu.com/monarchpassport/docs/spring2017/86
FANTASTIC! Our Pure Body Butter is shortlisted in the FreeFrom SkinCare Awards 2017!
The FreeFrom Skin Care Awards 2017 are designed to celebrate and encourage skincare and cosmetics manufacturers who create products that exclude many of the allergens, chemicals, fragrances and artificial additives associated with skin and health concerns, ethical and environmental worries, and which may appeal to those looking for purer or more natural cosmetics and products for their skin, including those with problem skin conditions.
Each accepted entry is initially submitted to four experienced Beauty Bible testers to undergo a rigorous month of ‘real life’ testing. Their feedback is then collated and used to draw up a Shortlist of products, which then go forward to our expert roundtable panel of judges, who choose products to receive bronze, silver and gold ‘medals’ within their categories.
You can read more about the awards here, keep everything crossed for another win this year!
We are really pleased to launch the first products in our brand new Pure Range.
Our Pure Body Butter and Pure Body Polish are specifically designed with allergic and sensitive skin types in mind. They follow the same great organic base formulae as our tried and tested products but are now scent free (no essential oils) for those ultra-sensitive skin types.
Great for problem skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis. Watch this space for new products in this range!