A round-up of just a few of the new skincare products I've been trialling recently, plus a brand new hair styling product from Aveda which is amazing!
If you love the big, volume look of a blow-dry but hate frizz with a passion, a product that offers a smooth controlled finish is a must which is exactly what this new offering from Aveda does. Their Nourishing Styling Creme is a welcome addition to the much loved Smooth Infusion range, and I love the results that it gives to my naturally wayward and frizz prone locks. It uses highly nourishing ingredients such as certified organic Cupuacu and Shea Butters to give dry hair some hydration, whilst also providing flexible hold and control. It banishes frizz straightaway (even in humid conditions) and leaves hair smooth, shiny and sleek. You only need a small amount each time so the huge bottle will last ages!
Living Nature Sensitive Cleanser* (100ml, £21, link)
As we begin to move into a new season, I often notice that my skin starts to become a little more sensitive than it usually is due to the change in weather. To give it a helping hand, I'm using this specially formulated, hypoallergenic cleanser for sensitive skin from Living Nature which is wonderfully gentle, yet still gets the job done. It's soap-free with pH balanced ingredients such as Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Harake Flax Extract, so it feels very mild and soothing on the skin but without any tight or stripping feeling. I love using this as a morning cleanser, but it also removes light makeup too.
Bee Good Honey & Camelina Facial Exfoliator* (50ml, £10.50, link)
Bee Good are one of my favourite British skincare brands so I was very excited to try out their new exfoliator which launched last month. This is a manual facial exfoliator that uses finely milled Lavender Flowers as the 'scrubby' bits which are in a nourishing creamy base. There's British Wildflower Honey, Propolis Extract, Beeswax, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil and Wheatgerm Oil to name a few of the ingredients and it's such a pleasure to use. Very gentle to use, but it does an excellent job of helping to clear up congested skin and brightening the complexion.
Liz Earle Limited Edition Jasmine & Osmanthus Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser* (150ml, £20.75, link)
Liz Earle have brought out a few Limited Edition variations of their bestselling Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser this year, but my absolute favourite has to be the Jasmine & Osmanthus one. The fragrance of this is just gorgeous; a beautiful, delicate floral jasmine with the sweetness of Osmanthus - it's definitely a 'summer in a bottle' kind of scent! One to stock up on if you're a Jasmine fan for sure or for those who just want to try a different take on the original Cleanse & Polish.
Have you tried any of these?