Any fellow last minute Christmas shoppers out there? I certainly will be doing all mine this week, better late than never, right? Buying gifts this late can be tricky, especially trying to find that extra special present to really treat your loved ones (or yourself!). But never fear, I have the perfect luxury gift idea.
A week or so ago I was thrilled to receive a generous gift from the people at Dr Botanicals – Just in time for Christmas! Dr Botanicals are a Cruelty Free, Vegan Skincare brand and being an ethical beauty blogger I knew I had to try some of their products! They are all organic, plant based, paraben free and made in the UK – right up my street.
My skin this time of year is pretty dire to say the least. Despite having an overall Normal skin type, in the cold weather it becomes a combination of dry, dehydrated patches with horrible breakouts to top it all off! I have got my summer skincare routine down to a T but in Winter it all goes horribly wrong and I am back to square one! So my skin was in need of some TLC. One thing missing from my routine was a good moisturiser and serum combo so I was sent their Bio Vitality Nutrition Oil and Neroli 8-hour Facial Moisturiser to try. Both products are made of a blend of essential oils and promise to re-balance and hydrate the skin, yes please!
Firstly, let’s take a look at the Bio-Vitality Nutrition Oil. I have tried numerous facial oils in the past, some successful and some not so much. They have always left my skin feeling heavy and oily and feel like they can take a lifetime to actually absorb into the skin, which means you can only really use them overnight. This product has none of that, the first thing I noticed is how it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy at all, it feels more like a serum. It is light and absorbed so easily into the skin, leaving no oily residue like oils I have used previously. I have even been able to use this underneath makeup during the day which is a huge win for me! It also has the most refreshing smell, which isn’t too strong or heavy so it isn’t overpowering at all.
The active ingredients in this facial oil are Shea Butter – “a powerful moisturising and hydrating ingredient for smoother, softer hydrated skin”, Olive Oil – “essential to restore skin smoothness and to protect the skin from free radical damage” and Vitamin E – “a powerful antioxidant which protects, nourishes and soothes skin”.
Immediately after using this product I have noticed my skin feeling instantly hydrated, smoother and nourished.
The RRP for Bio-Vitality Nutrition Oil is £97.50 and it is available here.
Next up, let’s take a look at the Neroli 8-Hour Facial Moisturiser. Much like the Bio-Vitality Oil, this Moisturiser feels like lightweight and sinks in like a dream. One thing I noticed is that just a little goes such a long way, I am able to moisturise my whole face with just a teeny amount of product on my fingertip. I can tell this pot of moisturiser is going to last and last. Using the Facial Oil and Moisturiser combined seems to sink in quicker than most of my day creams, which saves whole a lot of time in the mornings. The Neroli 8 Hour Moisturiser aims to balance the skin’s natural PH levels whilst deeply moisturising skin and working to restore and protect cells against oxidative stress, and I have noticed my skin feeling a lot more balanced and moisturised which lasts throughout the day.
The active ingredients in this facial moisturiser are Vitamin E – “to prevent skin damage and protects against oxidative stress, the main cause of the appearance of skin ageing”, Neroli Oil – “nourishes and replenishes skin; whilst restoring elasticity for smoother firmer skin”, Coconut Oil – “deeply hydrates the skin whilst soothing dry itchy or sensitive skin”.
The RRP for Neroli 8-Hour Facial Moisturiser is £91.50 and is available here.
Overall I am thoroughly impressed by Dr Botanicals skincare. I have been using these products for over a week now and I have already seen a huge improvement to my skin – I have less dryness and my skin feels smoother and visibly clearer, and I haven’t had any breakouts since using these products which I am over the moon about. I can feel these products working – leaving my skin nourished and revitalised. Dr Botanicals even offer a hotline for expert skincare advice so you can find the perfect products for your skin type. Though these are a luxury beauty item, I really believe skincare is something worth investing in. Whether it’s for yourself, or someone you love these gorgeous plant based skincare products are the perfect gift.
Have you treated someone special to Dr Botanicals skincare this Christmas? Or are you sending this to your bae asap hoping to find this under your tree on the 25th? Let me know down below!
Merry Christmas and Have a Magical Day,
ps. This post contains press samples kindly sent by the team at Dr Botanicals, however this post is entirely my own opinions and views.