A few weeks ago I ran out of moisturiser so decided to order the YesTo Carrots day cream from MyPure which is for normal to dry skin. I really like the packaging and the moisturiser smells lovely but unfortunately I seem to be allergic to something in it – it gave me little itchy red patches on my face. I’ve only had an allergic reaction to a product once (the Dr Organic Rose Otto Cleansing Milk) and the reaction to the Yes To Carrots moisturiser was not as bad. I have no idea what it was that caused the reaction as MyPure only sells products without nasty chemicals. It’s a bit annoying as it looks like it should be a really good moisturiser! Has anyone else had a reaction to this day cream?
I’ve had a Munio Candela candle from MyPure before and I really loved it so thought I’d get another one. I went for the candle poured in a brown jar in the scent “Inspiration”. There was nothing on the website to tell me what “Inspiration” would smell like so it was really just a random choice! I like the little linen bag the candle comes in which makes it a bit different from other candles but unfortunately that’s the only thing I like. The brown jar is quite ugly really and I seriously can’t stand the scent. I couldn’t even try to describe the smell – it’s like nothing I’ve ever smelt before! It’s a shame about the scent as I could have got over the ugly jar if I liked the smell. This candle has put me off buying any more Munio Candela candles from MyPure as £14 is a lot to spend on a candle if you are not sure you will like the smell. I think it would be a really good idea for MyPure to describe the scents so that you can get a better idea of what candle you will like!
The latest lip balm I’ve added to my collection is the Barefoot Botanicals Rosa Fina Lip Salve from MyPure. It is so good! I don’t feel as though I need to reapply it all the time as it is really moisturising. It has a slightly weird flavour – cardamom and rose -which I can see some people not liking. I didn’t like it at all when I first used it but it turns out that it just doesn’t go with the taste of toothpaste! It gives your lips a bit of shine and is the right consistency for the applicator. How annoying is it when lip balms are really runny and just pour out of the tube?! The Rosa Fina Lip Salve costs £12.95 for 15ml.
I’ve just got home from my first exam and, instead of getting on with revision for Thursdays exam, I thought I’d take a break and write a quick post about my new cleanser!
Since finishing the amazing Dr Hauschka cleanser (read my review here), I’ve been using the Alva Sanddorn Cleansing Milk from MyPure which is much more affordable at £15 for 150ml (the Dr Hauschka one cost £15 for just 50ml). The Alva cleanser is just as good as lots of cleansers I’ve used in the past (but not quite as good as the Dr Hauschka one!) and has the added bonus of being brilliant at removing eye makeup. If anyone has used the Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser then the Alva one is, I think, very similar. For that reason, I’m not sure if I’d buy the Alva cleanser again as the Avene one is much cheaper and has slightly nicer packaging! It depends what you look for though as the Alva cleanser is completely free from nasty chemicals and is part of their anti aging range. While the Avene cleanser is free from parabens, it does contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which, according to the MyPure chemical checklist, can irritate eyes, cause eczema, skin irritation and dry skin.
Has anyone tried any of these cleansers? Which do you prefer?
The Comvita Replenishing Body Lotion is suitable for all skin types and contains Manuka Honey which is great for skin. It has a unique scent with notes of cinnamon which I really like. It is a brilliant moisturiser but does take a bit of rubbing to make it sink in properly.
All Comvita products are free from parabens and other nasty chemicals. You can buy this body lotion from MyPure and it costs £16 for 200ml.
To tell you the truth I’ve been a little disappointed by this Gwdihw Twinkle Toes Foot Balm. I know it’s a balm and should be quite hard but it’s so solid that I literally have to scrape at it to get anything out! This means that it takes quite a while to apply. I also can’t say I’ve noticed any difference to my feet since I started using it. It smells quite nice and only contains natural stuff but other than that I can’t really see many other positives.
If you do want to try this Foot Balm out for yourself then you can buy it from MyPure for £4.49.
When I noticed that MyPure sold candles I just had to try one. The Munio Candela candles are soy fragranced with 100% essential oils. I went for the Relaxation candle which is poured in a paint pot. Soy candles are don’t produce the soot that normal candles give off so are much better for you and they also burn for 50% longer.
When I ordered the candle, I was expecting it to have maybe a lavender scent but when it arrived, to be honest, I was slightly put off by the smell (don’t ask me what it smells of – I can’t work it out!). I was also surprised by the wick which is oddly shaped and made from wood.
Even though I wasn’t overly keen on the smell, I wasn’t about to waste £23 worth of candle, so I lit it anyway. I seriously can’t work out what it smells like but it seems to smell entirely different once it’s lit! I really love this candle and I think it’s worth spending a bit more on soy candles. This one looks really unique as well and should burn for around 50 hours.
This month I’ve been using a couple of products from Gwdihw sold by MyPure. Gwdihw is based in Anglesey and their products are made using locally grown herbs.
The first product I tried is a cuticle balm called Nail Wizard. It comes in a small metal tin (25g) with a cute design on the front. The balm has a fresh lemony smell and is really good for moisturising your hands and keeping your cuticles soft and looked after. The balm costs £4.49 and it’s definitely worth it as you only need a small amount to moisturise all ten fingers!
I’m not so keen on the second product I tried. I chose the Muscle Soother to try and stop my muscles aching (obviously!) after pilates and I thought Nick might want to use it sometimes after his mammoth swimming sessions. I love the packaging and the bright blue colour but that’s about all that I do love. I really can’t stand the smell which is a mixture of menthol, witch hazel and some sort of herb. I’ve never used a muscle soother before so maybe it’s just me but I expected it to maybe warm up when applied but it does the opposite and is really, really cold! I haven’t noticed any difference in how achy my muscles are after using it either. The Muscle Soother costs £10.95 from MyPure.
Like everything else sold by MyPure, the ingredients are natural so no sulphates, parabens etc. Even though I didn’t get on with the Muscle Soother I’ll definitely try some other products by Gwdihw.
My first product from MyPure this month is the Acorelle White Orchid Body Milk. I was originally going to get the Acorelle Rose Body Milk but I’m really glad I decided on the White Orchid instead as I really love the light, flowery, slightly spicy smell.
The body milk is quickly absorbed and leaves my skin smooth and hydrated. It isn’t greasy at all and is the perfect consistency. Not too thin and not so thick it gets stuck in the pump. Now I’ve tried the body milk, I’m seriously considering trying the eau de parfum and/or shower gel from the White Orchid range. Has anyone else used the eau de parfums from Acorelle? I’ve never tried a natural perfume so I’m not really sure what to expect?
The Acorelle White Orchid Body Milk costs £12.90 for 200ml from MyPure and is free from sulphates, parabens and phthalates.