Saturday, 8 February 2014

Natural wisdom Rose and Pomegranate liquid anti-oxidant exfoliator


    As someone with sensitive skin I find that generally my skin reacts better to chemical exfoliants than it does to physical ones, but a lot of chemical exfoliants on the market can be quite harsh too meaning that finding the right one for you can be tricky. I used to be an Alpha-H liquid gold fan until I got pregnant and my skin changed to such a degree I was never able to use it again as it just felt too harsh, I have also tried the REN clarifying toning lotion which although incredibly effective it made my skin tingle enough to make me a little uncomfortable using it on a regular basis. I had given up on finding something gentle enough for me that would still produce results, until I found a brand called Natural wisdom. 

    Natural wisdom are a lovely little British brand created by Maeve Smith a Homeopath with a passion for organic agriculture, ecology herbal medicine and nutrition. The brand was founded in 2007 and has strong eco and ethical values, the products are cold blended and are free from synthetic ingredients and fillers. I reviewed the hydrating toner from the line previously (review here) and it was a fabulous product but I didn't repurchase, I tried this toner instead and have been using it ever since. This bottle shown in the photo is my second and that is all empty now, I wanted to give this a really thorough test before reviewing as I really wanted to see the difference this would make to my skin longer term. 

    The formula of this product is by far the most gentle I have ever tested, I felt comfortable using this daily although you don't have to, you could use it a few times a week. It doesn't sting or tingle at all, the base is Rosewater with Vitamin C and Aloe Vera as well as pomegranate and comfrey extracts. It is Ph balanced and the exfoliating action comes from gentle fruit acids, it does contain some salicylic acid too in a small dose, so it is helpful for acne prone skins that are also sensitive. I ran out of this product sometime in January but as I was watching my spending I didn't repurchase, since not using it I have been much more dependent on physical exfoliants and have noticed some congestion starting so I definitely think this was effective for me and a product that is worth keeping in my routine. 

    The liquid anti-oxidant exfoliator is £12 for 50 mls and you can find it here

Ana x 
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    1. Natural wisdom are a fantastic brand :) Xx

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  2. i love scrubs :) I will take note on this for my next purchase *_*
    big kisses Ana <33333333

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    1. I think you would like this, ciao Alessandra! :) Xx

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  3. The ingredients sounds really good! I used the Ren AHA serum for awhile and I think my sensitive skin reacted (tho not badly) so now it's just sitting in my drawer!

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    1. I think you have to have quite tough skin for some of those AHA products this is much more suitable for all skin types Xx

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  4. This sounds lovely. Great review Ana. I also love Natural Wisdom products x

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    1. I think you would like this product, everything I have tried so far has been lovely Xx

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  5. Nice review! Will def have to try this one. I'am actually using a very nice toner at the moment, super moisturising (but not exfoliating) and ideal for sensitive skins.x

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    1. Looking forward to hearing about that toner then, I really like this one it does great things for my skin Xx

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  6. I'm really tempted to try this, the liquid gold really stripped my skin and caused massive breakouts, just after one use. I always thought liquid exfoliators weren't for me, but this has got me thinking otherwise! x

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    1. This is definitely very gentle when compared to liquid gold, it takes a little while to see results but it is effective, let me know what you think if you do try it! Xx

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  7. Sounds great, I think this would definitely help with my skin as I often find too that it will get congested and physical exfoilants will easily irritate it. The ingredients sound lovely and simple too, definitely going to check the brand out :) x

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    1. You can't really fault Maeve's ingredients lists, it is a great brand for sensitive skin Xx

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  8. Well this sounds like something I'd love! :) I've never tried exfoliating toner/serum, I think they'd be to harsh, I'm kinda scared of them :) But this one I'd really love to try, thanks for sharing! :) xx

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    1. This is super gentle, so unless you are sensitive to any of the ingredients I doubt you would have anything to worry about. Glad you like the look of it! :) Xx

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  9. Sounds great. Good price aswell! x

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    1. Yes absolutely I was happy to find something like this at an affordable price point Xx

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  10. This looks great! My skin changed too after pregnancy and 7 years later I'm still trying to find what works best for me! I've now got combination skin (previously dry) but I do find some exfoliants too harsh for me but this sounds great! x

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    1. This is very gentle and I highly recommend it! :) Xx

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  11. i like alpha-h but the idea of something some natural is definitely appealing. I will check this exfoliator out. Thanks for the review :) x

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    1. This is much more gentle than Alpha-H It does take longer to see effects but it is effective might be worth a try as your main toner Xx

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