Thursday, 7 November 2013

New product love: Lyonsleaf natural and organic skincare



I was recently contacted by a company called Lyonsleaf who make natural skincare and body care with high percentages of organic ingredients which are completely waterless. I have talked before on the blog about waterless formulas, I use them a lot and they have a few benefits such as not needing lot's of preservatives and emulsifiers and being incredibly concentrated making them great value for money. Some waterless formulas can be a little difficult to work with and not quite as pleasant to use as I would have liked (I am looking at you grainy balms, my pet hate!!), so I am happy to say that these are some of the best formulas I have come across, in fact they are a total dream to use. 

The company itself is another example of one of the many amazing independent brands that we have in the UK and that really deserve to be supported and celebrated. Ben and Vicky Lyons run the skincare business from their small holding on the Mendip hills, they grow all of their own produce such as vegetables and livestock which sounds incredibly idyllic but beyond that their main passion is growing herbs. They grow as many of their own ingredients as possible for their skincare line and have an amazing ingredients policy on their site, I found myself nodding in happiness to see their simple but very pure approach in fact I didn't disagree with a single thing they said, which as you all know can be rare to find. I see a lot of skincare brands and I have to say this discovery has been one that has made me really excited, there is something magical about these formulas, they are all simple but they all work incredibly well. I was sent some lovely products including two that are newly launched: 

Lyonsleaf natural body butter (95% organic, £12.95, 110 mls) This is a beautifully whipped soft body butter with Shea butter, Coconut oil, Avocado oil and Vitamin E. Where all of these products absolutely excel and in my opinion make them stand out from others to me is the quality of the oils used, they melt the minute you put them in contact with your skin and are very quickly absorbed. They are very concentrated so you only need a small amount but I have to admit that I have been rather overdoing with this luscious butter purely because I really enjoy it! It is gently scented, it has the nuttiness of the ingredients but also has a gentle spicy note from the black pepper oil used, it's just scrumptious. 

Healing calendula cream (100% natural, 45% organic with home grown calendula extract, £14.95 for 110 mls) This is a bit of a multi-purpose wonder product and one which I will have in my medicine cabinet at all times from now on. Calendula has well documented healing abilities and I adore this rich sweetly scented cream. I have been using on dry patches of skin, on cuts grazes and even on a nasty infected finger and it works brilliantly, it's calming soothing and healing so it absolutely lives up to it's promises. This cream is also marketed as suitable for eczema and psoriasis and as I occasionally get patches of psoriasis on my body this is a great product to use. 

Natural beauty balm (100% natural, 58% organic £12.95 for 55 mls) This natural beauty balm has turned out to be my favourite product out of the three, you can use this balm to cleanse your face and as a moisturiser making it really versatile. The main ingredient in this lovely balm is Babassu oil which is cold pressed from the Babussu nuts that naturally fall in the rainforest, so whilst it is not certified organic they are not grown or processed with chemicals. I cannot say enough times that for a balm made up entirely of oils this is one of the lightest products I have ever put on my face, my skin drinks it up. I have been loving using this as night cream and have used it to cleanse too. It has been helping to heal some nasty red marks from some hormonal acne and it leaves the skin supremely soft. I love this so much I am already tempted to order a backup, that is when I know something is really good. 

There is plenty of information on how these products can be used by all skin types on the site, my skin is dry but can be prone to clogging and I didn't get a single spot in the time I have been testing this, what's more my skin started to get less dry as time went on and I found myself needed to use less product. The price of these products is great especially when you compare them to similar products on the market currently and the versatility of what you are buying. Also available at the Love Lula Boutique who ship internationally.

Have you heard of this brand before? Do you like to go water free? 

Ana x

*Indicates a sample was generously provided, all thoughts, opinions and beauty musings my own. Post contains affiliate links, see disclaimer for full details. 

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  1. These look fab! Just read Berry's Beauty post today x

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    1. Great minds think alike ;) they are lovely Sandra you would really like them Xx

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  2. I've actually never heard of waterless skincare products before, sounds very interesting though. Must take a peek at their website, that body butter looks especially lovely! x

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    1. I think waterless formulas are fab especially if you love natural ingredients, would love to hear your thoughts if you try anything :) Xx

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  3. That balm sounds amazing Ana! :-) xx

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    1. It is absolutely fantastic, great products :) Xx

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  4. All of these products look good enough to eat LOL but I wouldn't dare. :) Great photography by the way, it's beautiful!

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  5. What a lovely company, thanks for sharing x

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  6. Wow these look amazing!<3 Would love to try them :) They're similiar to Mulondon creams, no water just concentrated goodness of oils and butters<3 xx

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    1. Yes I love MuLondon too, these are a much cheaper price point though and just as nice :) Xx

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  7. I tried organic surge's anywhere balm and it was really gritty! I want a nice smooth gooey cleansing balm for winter and the natural beauty balm sounds perfect! x

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    1. If you want something that is purely a cleansing balm the Angela Langford is great, but this one is lovely as it is multi-purpose, I do prefer to use it as a cream in all honesty :) Xx

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  8. this brand sounds great, i love natural products :)

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