Recently, I was sent a selection of skin care products from Beauty Boo-tique to trial.
The products instantly appealed to me as they’re not tested on animals and manufactured in the UK. I also have very sensitive skin, so it’s important to me that the products used are as natural as possible, otherwise I can go from normal pale complexion to looking-like-I’ve-been-stung-by-insects very quickly.
This is what Beauty Boo-tique say on their website:
“Lovingly Handmade Skincare…
For her, for him, for you. An innovation in bespoke British skincare, tradition meets a fresh new holistic philosophy to skincare.
A fusion of forgotten cottage industry skills with the essence of Mother Nature, wild craft, organic and natural. All richly enveloped in blended, delicious essential scents.
It is these honest, understated, fundamental qualities that are at the core of Beauty Boo-tique UK. British since its inception in 2002 by founder Deana Lowry, based in Frimley Green, Surrey at the heart of the UK Home Counties.
The Beauty Boo-tique therapy studio is where every pot of cream starts its life. Inspired and created in salon to meet the real needs of our customers. We formulate and blend our products to work in harmony with your skin, your diet and your wellbeing.
Harnessing the raw natural vitamins, essential fatty acids of our earth’s plant oils, we use only the very best organic and natural suppliers of raw materials sourced for us from all over the world.”
I like the fact you can browse by body area and skin type on the website, to find the right product for you.
The first product I’ve tried out is the Intensive Serum, suitable for Very Dry/Sensitive/Mature skin. I fit the majority of those categories!
The serum is formulated from “a secret formula of natural plant extracts combined with Vitamin A, E and Rosehip oil, Apricot Kernel oil and Jojoba oil.
This intensive cold blended serum was three years in development within the treatment room. Created to help mature skins hydration, be protected and aid cell repair.”
To use the serum, “dispense a few drops onto the finger tips and tap gently across the face and neck.”
I was a little unsure about using something so obviously oily – memories of teenage skin etc – but it’s a few drops which soak in very quickly, leaving no after-smell or residue. I haven’t had any reactions to it either, which is a definite bonus.
The second trial was of a Dry and Mature Skin Travel Pack.. Three x 15ml jars of their most popular products.
The Dry/ Mature Starter Pack contains 15 ml each of :
Lemon Verbena Cleansing Cream
Linden Blossom & Rosehip Anti Ageing Day Cream
Champaca & Avocado Night Repair Q10.
Again, I haven’t reacted to any of the products, they’ve all blended in very quickly.
I’ve only been using them for just over a week so I can’t whether they’ve banished any lines immediately – that would be an unrealistic expectation – but my skin certainly feels softer, which is always a bonus considering I don’t drive and am very exposed to the British weather daily.
Prices are comparable with High Street brands and, as before, it’s good to know that the products haven’t been tested on animals and are UK-produced.
Disclaimer: I was sent 3 x 15ml jars and a bottle of serum for the purposes of this review. I have not received a fee for this post.