Belle Botanicals is an Australian based business, which is founded in 2016 and run by husband and wife team. The founder Jacinta was kind enough to send me some of their products for consideration.
Their mission is to provide “highest quality of skincare at prices that won’t break the bank”. It is claimed that “Everyone deserves healthy, glowing skin, that is why all of our products are botanical based and enriched with natural oils so your skin is left feeling rejuvenated, nourished and pampered.” Their products are also cruelty free. (On a side note, I believe the brand is named after their daughter Belle, how adorable.)
I am in no way a skincare expert. In fact, my skincare regime is simple, and my mission is to keep my skin clear and clean, moisturised and sun protected. If along the way the skincare I have done could help prolong my youth, make my skin look rejuvenated and radiant, I am grateful.
Anyone knows that these days it can cost an arm and a leg to acquire some skin care products. I am really happy that I come across a brand that caters for all skin types and offers quality but affordable skincare products.
The products I received for consideration include the following:
Strawberry Lip balm
This lip balm helps moisturise, soothe and protect dry lips while having a delicious strawberry fragrance. The soft consistency allows for easy application and a deeper and quicker hydration
Coconut Oil, Lanolin, Almond Sweet Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Carnauba Wax, Vitamin E Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Strawberry fragrance
It is emollient, and soft to the touch. My lips feel very moisturised for quite a while before I need to reapply. I believe my lips are less dry and cracked than before after using this lip balm. It smells sweet and like strawberry however not overpowering. I especially love using it before applying lipsticks, it make application easier and smoother.
This low foaming cream cleanser gently removes dirt and grime while resorting the skin’s natural oils. Suitable for Dry to Normal skin. 125ml
Paraben-free, Sulphate-free, Silicone-free, Artificial colour-free.
Purified Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mono-Diglyceride, Stearic Acid, Glycerine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Carbomer, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Chloride.
My experience: My skin feels soft and clean afterwards, and it does not leave my skin as dry and tight feeling as other cleansers do.
This facial scrub is made with a blend of fine and course pumice stone to gently exfoliate the skin, effectively removing dead skin cells and restoring natural oils to leave your skin feeling refreshed and smooth. Suitable for all Skin types. 125ml
Paraben-free; Sulfate-Free; silicone-free, artificial colour-free.
Purified Water, Pumice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mono-Diglyceride, Aluminium Magnesium Silicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth 20, Neroil Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Shea Butter, Tocopherol acetate, Glycerine, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder
I use facial scrub every second or third day to peel off dead skin cells, especially focusing on my nose area. It is not harsh on the skin, and my nose area are less flaky and dry looking. However I do wish Belle Botanicals could change the packaging of the product as it is a bit hard to pump product out.
Moisturiser for Normal Skin
This moisturiser is enriched with essential oils specifically blended for normal skin in order to nourish, protect and gently moisturise the skin. It’s light formula absorbs effortlessly into the skin leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated without leaving a greasy residue behind. 125ml
Paraben-free, Sulphate-free, Artificial colour-free
Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerine, Sunflower Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Almond Sweet Oil, Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Vitamin E, Ceteareth 20, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Soya Bean Oil, Sodium Hydroxide.
Essential Oil Blend contains:
Rosewood, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Patchouli, Jasmin and Rose oils.
My experience: It is relatively thick in consistency. It has strong lavender scent which I adore. It leaves my skin feel refreshed and moisturised however; it does not feel greasy on the skin by any means. I usually let the moisturiser settle into my skin for a while before I go on doing my makeup.
Green Clay Mask
The French green clay in this mask draws out impurities while the added blend of Shea butter, aloe vera and oils soothes and protects. The result is clean, silky smooth skin. 250ml
Paraben-free, Sulphate-Free, Ethoxylate-free, Silicone-free, Artificial colour-free.
Purified Water, Illite Clay, Kaolin Clay, Smectite Clay, Macadamia Oil, Shea Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Juice, Cucumber Fragrance, Soya Bean Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerine, Disodium EDTA
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply an even layer of the Green Clay Mask to dry skin over the entire face avoiding the eye area and allow it to dry. Remove with a damp cloth. Use once or twice weekly.
I am not big on masks as I am a lazy and busy mother with an active toddler. However this one is easy to use and is not time consuming. I apply it, and then go to have shower with the mask on. All I have to do is to avoid my face getting wet and wait until it’s dry (usually takes about 3-4 minutes). During the process, I can see it tightens my pores. Even though my skin feels a bit dry afterwards, it makes my skin feel soft and smooth. I feel my pores are less visible.
Passionfruit and Mango Body Lotion
A deeply hydrating body lotion with the pleasant aroma of passionfruit and mango to leave your skin nourished. 125ml
Paraben-free; Sulfate-Free; artificial colour-free.
Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Almond Sweet Oil, Sunflower Oil, Passionfruit Fragrance, Macadamia Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol, Mango Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth 20, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide
My experience: Oh how I love the passionfruit smell. It is emollient, hydrates my skin so well and make me smell Devine.
All in all, every product I have tried so far is very gentle on the skin (FYI: I do not have sensitive skin), and I am pleased with their quality and affordability.
Currently, Belle Botanicals is giving their customers the chance to win a brand new Apple iPad Mini 4. If you are interested, please head to their website for Terms and conditions. Entries close on 31/08/16 at 11:59pm, so hurry!
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