Sunday, 14 September 2014

Therapi Honey Skincare Toner Review - #OrganicBeauty Week

Back in May this year I was lucky enough to try out and review Therapi Honey Skincare’s Lemon Myrtle Gel Cleanser and Moisturiser. You can read my review here.

I was really impressed with how gentle yet effective their skincare range was and from all the reviews I have read so far, there is a lot of love for this fabulous brand out there.


As we are on the last day of the Soil Association’s Organic Beauty Week, I thought it fitting that I should review two of their toners which were sent to me to try out.

Therapi Honey Skincare are Soil Association certified and award winning. They recently won a Gold Award for Best Night Moisturiser in The Green Parent Magazine Beauty Awards 2014 for their Rose Otto Propolis+ Ultra Radiance Cream and they have also just been shortlisted for their Orange Blossom Honey Gel Cleanser and our Orange Blossom Honey Moisturiser in the Soil Association’s Organic Beauty Awards. You can vote for them here; I have. I’m keeping everything crossed for them.

Therapi Honey Skincare’s story is a simple yet powerful one as they describe below:

“Our story is one of love, luck and inspiration: a love affair with bees; the luck to meet some very talented people who have helped shape our company; and the occasional spark of genius which has helped us to formulate our range of unique organic honey skincare products.

But mostly it is the story of the bee and its exquisite relationship with flowers. Bees have created the great diversity of flora and fauna of our planet through 100 million years of evolution. They are central to the story of beauty itself, the beauty of our shared home – Earth.

Our company aims are simple: to create the best natural and organic honey skincare products, which benefit not only the user but also the natural world in all its diversity and splendour. To this end, at least 5% of our profits are donated to bee conservation projects.”

When I read this I feel very connected to this brand and what they stand for. Their connection to nature, to the earth, to our bees and the importance of giving something back. It really resonates with me.

So what did I think of the two toners which were sent to me? Well, one of the things I missed out on when I reviewed the Lemon Myrtle Gel Cleanser and Moisturiser was how the toner performed within that process. I luckily had a small amount of each of the products still left and feel as a range all three products work well together, in perfect harmony.

The great thing about the toners is that they can also be used independently. As I received them in May, I was able to use these lovely toners as a hydrating mist throughout the summer time. Popped into the fridge they make fabulously refreshing pick me ups in the hot weather. Bliss!


Therapi Anti-Bacterial Lemon Myrtle Facial Toner, Purifying for Oily / Combination Skin – 99% Organic

With organic witchhazel and lemon myrtle, this natural, anti-bacterial facial toner is refreshing and smells gorgeous. A wonderful way to start your day. This toner helps to tone and refine the skin and keeps it clear and unblemished with the use of astringent witchhazel, purifying extracts of lemon myrtle and grapefruit.

This toner is also a whopping 99% ! Impressive.

Out of the two toners I’d say that this is the one I’ve reached for most through the summer. It is a 270g bottle so a little goes a long way. I love the spray bottle and as mentioned in my previous review, I love the classy, chic white packaging. This range is so well thought out.

Ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witchhazel) Water*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Alcohol*, Decyl Glucoside, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Peel Oil*, Parfum*, Limonene+ * Organic + Naturally occurs in essential oils


Hydrating Facial Orange Blossom Toner, Balancing for Normal Skin – 75% Organic

This toner has a deeper scent to it. Whereas the Lemon Myrtle is light, refreshing and citrus, this one is richer, warmer with fruity overtones. With organic orange blossom hydrolat and calendula extract, this instantly hydrating facial tonic naturally balances the skin and soothes with botanical extracts of calendula petals. And this toner is 75% organic.

I’ve enjoyed interchanging between the two toners and have felt the benefit to my skin of having one that balances and one that hydrates. And I still have lots left. Yay !

Ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witchhazel) Water*, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Alcohol*, Aqua, Glycerin**, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil*, Jasminum Grandiflorum Flower Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil*, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Parfum*, Linalool+, Limonene+, Geraniol+, Farnesol+   * Organic,   ** Organic Origin   + Naturally occurs in essential oils

Overall, I am still very much in love with this skincare range. I love its simplicity, effectiveness and gentle nature. Even if you have oily / combination skin this range will not dry out your skin and strip it of its natural oils. Instead the use of honey and well thought out ingredients will leave your skin nurtured and loved and as it’s packed full of organic goodness, your skin will thank you for loving it so much.

Have any of you tried Therapi Honey Skincare? If so, do leave me a comment below. I always love to hear from you.

Until next time x

  
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Disclaimer: I was kindly sent a Lemon Myrtle and an Orange Blossom Toner to try out and review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts and feelings on the toners I tried out. I love them !




2 comments:

  1. I love the Lemon one, so refreshing and gentle yet still effective!

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    1. Hi Amber xx Glad you like the lemon myrtle too :) I really enjoyed using these toners. They are so refreshing. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message xx

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