The Shower Forecast – August ’17

Happy August Bank Holiday! and yes, sadly it is time to wave ‘Ta ra’ to August and summer (what we had of it), and I hope you have had a good one. I guess we can always create good feelings in the bathroom, with an array of different products to provide some ‘me time‘. This month, I am sharing some gorgeous aromas to revive, plus products to nourish the skin, so probably well suited for the change over to a new season.

Natura Siberica Revitalising Bath Salts  – £3.60 for 600gm

 

Founded in 2007, this is Siberica’s 1st certified organic brand and available in the UK. Providing pure formula products guaranteed by European certificates of ECO BIO cosmetics, ECOCERT and ICEA, using ingredients of wild harvest herbs.

This huge tub of bath salts contain natural, wild harvested ingredients including Siberian Ginseng, Saphora Japonica and Rosehip oil, and has a really pleasant flowery citrus aroma. I find using these certainly help revitalise the senses when you just feel a bit rubbish, and skin is left toned and soft.

IngredientsSodium Chloride, Maris Salt, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Panax Ginseng Root Extract*, Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Water*, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil*, Rhodiola Rosea Root ExtractWH, Larix Sibirica Needle ExtractWH, Abies Sibirica Needle ExtractWH, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Hippophae Rhaimnoidesamidopropyl BetaineHR, Pineamydopropyl BetainePS, Tocopherol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Parfum, Silica, CI 77492, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional – (*) Issued from organic agriculture; (WH) Wild harvested Siberian plants organic extracts; (PS) Pinus Sibirica Seed Oil Derivative; (HR) Wild harvested Altaian seabuckthorn oil derivative.

Usage : Add whilst filling a bath, using 4 spoons of bath salts, then enjoy a soak for 10-20 minutes.

I do find you need to work at getting the crystals to dissolve a little at first, but once they have, I find this allows a really enjoyable soak. This product is a Green Beauty Award winner in Italy, and a great pick me up with fabulous price for a natural product. Mine are going down too quickly, as I love the aroma and the boost I get from using them! Definitely worth having in the bathroom cupboard for pick-me-up baths, especially with darker cooler months approaching.

Find this product at Natura Siberica

REN ‘Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium’ Anti-Fatigue Body Wash – £20 for 300ml

Well respected skincare brand REN sum up their range in 3 words ; Performance, Purity, Pleasure, and use 100% plant and mineral derived active ingredients. This new reviving wash is suitable for both shower and bath, is sulphate-free and packed with reviving essential oils to refresh and uplift.

IngredientsAqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Laurate, Inulin, Magnesium PCA, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Extract, Coconut Acid, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf/Stem Extract, Panthenol, Parfum* (Fragrance), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Citric Acid, Sucrose, Sodium Levulinate, Plankton Extract, Lecithin, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool
* 100% Natural Fragrance – Parfum 100% Naturel.

This was a recent purchase of mine of which, I have fallen in love with the aroma, and it is one of the few shower gels I can use when I have a migraine. I not only find it reviving, but also relaxing. It has one of those aromatherapeutic blends that provides an equilibrium effect ; reviving, restorative and calming.

It provides a silky lather which not only cleanses gently and effectively, but helps revive and nourish the skin with its Atlantic Kelp Extract and energizing Magnesium Plankton extract. Including essential oils of Rosemary, Clary Sage, Geranium and Cypress, this is an aromatherapy treat and a pleasure to use. A  new favourite in our bathroom, and one I really connect with due to the aroma.

Find this at M&S, SpaceNK and Cult Beauty.

Korres Yoghurt Body Milk – £10 for 200ml,  Korres Yoghurt Body Butter – £12.50 for 125ml

Korres body products never cease to disappoint, and the new Yoghurt products are no exception. Formulated using Yoghurt, which being a humectant locks in moisture for dry skins, plus it has anti-inflammatory properties, along with Lactic Acid for oily skins, making the range suitable for all skin types.

Above L – R, Body Butter packed with Shea Butter and oils, slightly thicker in viscosity and super moisturising for dry skins. Body Milk, containing oils and Aloe Vera to hydrate, cool and soothe.

Ingredients (Body Butter)Water (Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Yogurt, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Squalane, Dicaprylyl Ether, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ceteareth-33, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Imidazolidinyl Urea, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, PEG-8, Alcohol, Tocopherol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pyrus Cydonia Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid.

Ingredients (Body Milk)Aqua/water/eau, caprylic/capric triglyceride, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, glycerin, hydrogenated polydecene, glyceryl stearate citrate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, decyl cocoate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, parfum/fragrance, althaea officinalis root extract, butylphenyl methylpropional, caprylyl glycol, citral, distarch phosphate, geraniol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, limonene, linalool, magnesium pca, manganese pca, panthenol, phenoxyethanol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, sodium gluceptate, sodium pca, zinc pca.

I would describe the scent of these products as creamy, slightly herby and yet very subtle. They certainly provide hydration on the skin and are super nourishing, working well into the skin and leaving no greasy residue.

There is also a moisturising Yoghurt hand cream and a shower gel available within the range. As always, there are no nasties in Korres products, they are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and made with over 90% natural content. I cannot help but love using Korres body products, they simply do what you need them to, whilst providing lovely fragrances each time.

Find the range at Bath & Unwind, plus Feel Unique.

 

I am enjoying all of these right now, if maybe a little too much, but I find with chronic pain and stress, I need products in my life for that uplift the spirits, as well as take care of my skin. I hope this shower edit has given you some ideas, and I will start trialling some Autumnal bathroom goodies, ready for the next instalment.

 

Heidi x

 

 

*Contains own purchase & PR samples/gifts

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4 Comments

    • 8th September 2017 / 8:54 pm

      The Anti-fatigue products are really lovely, and I am enjoying their eye product at the moment too.
      H x

    • 8th September 2017 / 8:55 pm

      A fab price for the size aren’t they?! Lovely to relax with too.
      H x