Saturday 13 September 2014

#OrganicBeauty – Pinks Boutique Lemongrass Facial Try Me Box

So, we are nearing the end of another fabulous Organic Beauty Week and it has been great to be much more involved this year. There has been a real buzz particularly on Twitter and it’s great to see so many fabulous brands coming together to share organic beauty to the wider public. If you haven’t taken advantage of any of the offers make sure you do if your budget will stretch because there are some great deals out there. You can see some of those in my last post here.

As part of this initiative I was kindly sent a “try me” box from Pinks Boutique. You may remember I reviewed their hand balm and their rose bath salts last September. You can read that review here.

Pinks Boutique are an organic spa brand who also sell direct to the public. They are Soil Association certified and they have made a great video on ‘The Truth About Natural and Organic Skincare’ which you can watch below. It talks about what natural and organic skincare really means and what you should be looking out for if you wish to change your skincare products to natural organic options.

Although I agree that certification is important, I still believe that there are some amazing, smaller, artisan brands out there that although not certified, are just as ethical and honest as those who have been through the accreditation process. I can see why there is a need for an industry standard, however, I do think that that those who do not go through the certification process can be tarred with a brush that doesn’t always belong to them. Not all non-certified organic products only have 1% organic in them and I feel it’s really important as a consumer to ask questions of the brands you buy from. Strike up a conversation with them because those who are truly genuine and passionate about their products being organic and natural will sing it from the rooftops. Anyway, I digress !

When I came home from my holiday in Cornwall at the end of August, I opened a jiffy bag to find a beautifully wrapped  box inside. One thing with Pinks Boutique is you feel as if you have bought yourself a gift as they wrap their products in beautiful tissue paper, ribbon and their products also come boxed.

I was sent their Lemongrass Facial Try Me Box for oily combination skin. The set was sent with a card for each product detailing its ingredients, a how to use section and a general overview of the product. It also included all that product’s accreditations and awards. A lovely touch.

The first thing to say is that the products smell AMAZING. Zingy, citrus and uplifting. Mornings for the past week or so have been delightful. The box comes with the following products:

Lemongrass & Mandarin Cleanser

This is a milky cleanser and doesn’t foam. It is used with water and is quite different to other facial washes/cleansers I normally use that do foam. I enjoyed the way it felt on my skin and my skin definitely felt smooth and hydrated afterwards. There was no drying effect on the skin and it didn’t feel stripped of its natural oils.

Lemongrass and Mandarin Toner

This was a joy to use each morning and made my morning routine very uplifting. This toner smells divine and I loved it, so much so that I’d happily purchase a full size bottle. Toners can really vary in smell and performance. This one is delish.

Bamboo and Oatmeal Facial Polish

This is a lovely texture. It is soft, and easily went on the skin. It is mildly exfoliating so it is a great exfoliator to massage into the skin. It emulsifies slightly as you work it into damp skin and once washed off you are left with soft, smooth, matt skin. A great base for your toner and moisturiser.

Green Clay and Camellia Mask

This is a wet mask which doesn’t dry. It is gentle yet effective. It has green and white kaolin clay with camellia oil. I put mine on whilst I had a shower and then washed it off afterwards. You can also use this for longer, approx 10 minutes, and it leaves your skin nourished, hydrated and loved. It emulsifies when you remove it and like the whole try me box, smells amazing.

Lemongrass and Camellia Moisturiser

This is a light moisturiser that sinks into the skin really well. It leaves the skin matified enough for foundation. I have noticed that over the time I have used the products my skin has felt more balanced so even these try me sizes can give you a great idea of how the full sizes will perform.

All the above products will last you approximately a week although some of mine have lasted longer. The “try me” boxes are a great way to try a part of Pinks Boutique’s range of skincare products.

Until the end of tomorrow (Sunday 14th September) they are offering you 2 for £25 instead of the normal £40. This excludes their anti Ageing Facial Try Me Set which instead is reduced from £25 to £15. Well worth grabbing yourself a bargain on these lovely “try me” sets.

I have been very impressed with Pinks Boutique and would love to experience one of their spa facials. Having used their facial products I know it would be a fabulous experience to indulge in.

If you’d like to find out more about Pinks Boutique you can pop across to their website, follow them on Twitter or give them a Like on Facebook.

Have any of you tried any of Pinks Boutique’s spa range of organic products. Leave me a comment below. I love to hear from you.

Until next time xx


Disclaimer: I was kindly sent a Lemongrass Facial Try Me Set to try out and review as part of Organic Beauty Week. All thoughts, feeling and opinions are my own honest thoughts on the products I tried.


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