I’m always excited to review samples of vegan, cruelty free and natural skincare products for Not To Die For. So when I received a box full of Faith in Nature’s shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, body polishes and moisturisers it was as if Christmas Day had come early!
For the past two weeks, I’ve been using Faith in Nature‘s products from my head right down to my toes. My hair has never felt so fresh and manageable, my skin is soft and blemish free and I haven’t even experienced the regular eczema flare ups that my skin is susceptible to during winter (especially as I’ve cranked up the central heating this week too).
The body and face polish, moisturisers and shampoo and conditioners currently make up my daily skincare routine. Here’s how I’m getting along with them so far …
I’ve never discovered a body polish that’s gentle enough to double up as a face wash. My allergy-prone skin reacts badly to most products (even the ones labelled ‘hypoallergenic’) so I was a little worried about how the sensitive skin on my face would take to using an exfoliating body product.
I’ve been using this Hypoallergenic and Paraben Free Organic Calendula Face and Body Polish every morning in the shower and at night to take off the day’s make up. It smells really fresh, healthy and sweet but without the ‘synthetic’ scent you get from products pumped with chemicals and unnatural ingredients. The exfoliating blackcurrant extracts are so effective that they remove every scrap of makeup while the Calendula works to soothe your skin leaving it feeling clean, fresh and really soft.
Replenishing Moisturiser Face Cream, £6.39
After cleansing morning and night I’ve been using the Hypoallergenic and Paraben Free Replenishing Moisturising Cream, enriched with Organic Green Tea.
To find a product that’s cruelty free, vegan, ethical and slows down the effects of ageing is always going to be a winner in my books so it’s no surprise that I’m loving this moisturiser so much. It sinks into your skin beautifully without feeling greasy and the scent of the Green Tea extract makes you feel instantly awake. My skin stays moisturised all day long and it’s a great base for applying makeup.
Coconut Body Lotion, £6.25
After showering I’ve been applying the Hypoallergenic and Paraben Free Coconut Body Lotion. Aside from the exotic organic coconut scent (which reminds me of faraway tropical islands) it’s an absolute dream to use! This moisturiser has a rich and luxurious feel yet it works in perfect harmony with my sensitive skin by reducing and soothing dryness and leaving it feeling soft and supple all day.
Watermelon Shampoo and Conditioner, both £5.50
I have normal to greasy hair so tend to wash it 3 times a week (with a spritz of dry shampoo on in-between days). I find that a lot shampoos and conditioners leave my roots flat and my ends dry. I literally have about 12 half-empty hair care bottles in the bathroom cupboard that I’ve tried, tested and stored away for ‘emergencies’.
Faith In Nature’s Watermelon Shampoo and Conditioner are best selling products and it’s easy to see why. These products perfect the balance of cleansing and conditioning my hair. While the shampoo cleanses, the conditioner moisturises my dry ends without leaving my roots looking flat. The juicy, organic watermelon extract smells good enough to drink and the Vitamin E leaves my hair feeling healthy, manageable, soft and super clean.
I love Faith In Nature’s products, they suit my temperamental skin down to a T. They’re also realistically affordable, great value for money and I’m in love with their whole brand ethics; made in Britain, cruelty free, vegan and ethically sourced organic ingredients. Faith in Nature are currently celebrating their 40th year, watch Founder Rivka Rose’s inspiring ‘From Avocado Seed to Global Brand’ story here:
If you haven’t tried Faith In Nature yet I highly recommend you give them a go. Their products can be bought directly from the website or from various stockists across the UK (enter your postcode in the website’s footer to find your nearest). They’ve also just brought out their Gift Sets, which make for a perfect Christmas stocking filler!
I’ll be sampling their new Coconut & Frangipani Moisture Boost Shampoo next so keep an eye out for another review coming soon!