Lemongrass and Cedar Wood Shampoo and Conditioner - The Handmade Soap Co.

At The Amazing Blog, we know how important it is to deep clean your hair by using a cleansing shampoo at least once a week. The reason we use a cleansing shampoo is that they work a lot harder than standard hair cleaning products and completely strip off all the pollution and dirt that can accumulate on your hair over time. They are incredibly effective and powerful, which is why they can be daunting to use! While they do leave your hair shiny and squeaky clean, there is always the worry that because of their strength they may also remove your hair of its natural oils, and then there are also questions as to what harsh chemicals are in these products that make them so efficient? It can be daunting, but luckily, we have found a great natural cleansing shampoo and conditioner set from The Handmade Soap Co. which has eased our fears entirely!

Their Lemongrass and Cedar Wood Shampoo gently cleanses hair and worked as efficiently as other chemical filled shampoo’s we’ve tested but without stripping the hair of its natural oils! Leaving our hair looking shinier and feeling cleaner! We found that the Lemongrass and Cedar Wood Conditioner was soothing and helped to calm and revive damaged hair.

With 99.7% of the product consisting of natural ingredients from plant and botanical extracts as well as being paraben and petrochemical free, we are confident that this product will help you maintain healthy and beautiful hair!  What's more, the products have a refreshing scent with top notes of pineapple, citrus and lemongrass, and a woody base scent of patchouli and vanilla making these products a treat for the senses as well as the hair!

You can purchase the Shampoo here for £13.90 and the Conditioner here for £13.90


White and Green Tea Exfoliators and Moisturisers - Ceremony

Here at The Amazing Blog, we have discovered the power of tea, and no, we’re not talking about the boost a late afternoon cup gives you. We were recently introduced to Ceremony, a brand that uses the highest quality Japanese tea as the cornerstone of their skincare products. Ceremony skincare blends the ancient philosophy of Japanese tea ceremonies with modern aesthetics and science to create a fantastic product that will leave you feeling pampered all day long.

Ceremony’s skin range is divided into their white tea and green tea products which really help to harness the individual benefits of the teas. Green tea has been shown to help treat acne, improve complexion and maintain youthful skin, making it perfect for oily skin types. White tea has been proven to reduce puffiness, prevent sun damage and is even known to help to avoid wrinkles as it aids in protecting the collagen and elastin in the skin.

We were lucky enough to try both the green tea and white tea versions of Ceremony’s moisturiser and exfoliator. Peach seed powder is used as the basis for both of the exfoliators. This is an excellent alternative to micro-beads which can damage the skin and harm the environment. The green tea scrub really helped to keep breakouts down due in part to the chamomile extract in the product. Both moisturisers gave the skin a new radiance, and our complexions flourished when used daily, in part due to the shea butter! We would recommend the green tea products for those with oily and combination skin, and we would recommend the white tea products for normal to dry skin types.

The green tea exfoliator can be purchased here for £17.50, and the moisturiser for £18.50 here

The white tea exfoliator can be purchased here for £18.50, and moisturiser for £20.50 here

3-Step-System for HIM - Adam & Eve Skincare

Here at The Amazing Blog, we believe that every skin deserves a treat and a break, that includes men’s skin. Shaving every day, cold weather and so much more can all contribute to making men's skin sensitive. Adam & Eve Skincare developed a full Adam range specially designed to treat male skin. 

The range is designed around three different products: “Tous” (All), “Les” (The), “Garcons” (Boys). Tous is a Face Wash, Les is a Calming Lotion and Garcons is an Active Moisturiser. All are essential to calm, wash and revive male skin. The process starts with Tous, which cleans the face of any dirt or dead skin. Due to the excellent variety of ingredients, Tous works by balancing the skin. The cleanser contains antioxidants from plant extracts such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Green Tea, Willow Bark as well as Cucumber, Bergamot, Rosemary and Eucalyptus. The mix of natural products is what makes this face wash so refreshing and nourishing.

The next step is Les which helps to calm skin. With similar ingredients to the wash, the addition of Vitamin B, C and E is what helps this product create it's healing and soothing effect. The last in this dynamic skincare trio is  Garcons. This is the perfect multi-tasking moisturiser which is enriched with the same antioxidants as Les, but with the addition of essential oils such as Sandalwood. Recommended for both day and night it is light in texture and the Sandalwood delivers a delicious fragrance which is also known to enhance a sense of calmness and greater mental clarity. This product promises to leave skin feeling clean and dewy without being greasy

Get the perfect 3-Step-System to keep male skin protected and soft from Adam & Eve Skincare. You can buy Tous here for £ 16.00, Les here for £ 22.00, Garcons here for £ 24.50 or the whole 3-Step-System here for £ 53.50.

The Other Art Fair - Friday Favourites

Here at The Amazing Blog, we could not be more excited to hear that The Other Art Fair is returning to London. Taking place at the historic Victoria House on Southampton Row, this year will mark the 6th year and the 15th time the fair will be returning to London and promises to be an unforgettable event.

London is the first of five worldwide stops before the fair moves on to Melbourne, Sydney, Bristol and New York. Presented by SAATCHI ART, the fair will feature 130 artists and programmes! Each artist has been carefully hand-picked by a pannel of judges to bring you the highest quality of art while showcasing London’s up and coming artists.

The Other Art Fair is an amazing way to bridge the gap between the art and artist and provides an unbelieve opportunity for the public to interact with the artists directly. This year, the fair will begin on Thursday the 30th of March at 17:00 and will continue throughout the weekend ending on Sunday the 2nd of April at 18:00.

Tickets run from £7.04 - £15.40 depending on the level of entry that you would like to purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets visit The Other Art Fair’s official website.

Red-Out Calming Cleanser, Red-Out Serum - Repechage

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At the Amazing Blog, we like to use products that are both good for our skin and tackle any environmental aggressors. We recently discovered the brand Repechage who create natural beauty products made with beneficial and potent ingredients from the ocean.  

The first product we received was a Red-Out Calming Cleanser. This facial cleanser is useful especially if you have easily irritated skin. It works with micro silver which works to combat the build up of unwanted bacteria on the skin. This product will have you seeing significant improvements in a short space of time! The combination of seaweed with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories such as Quercetin and Rutin aid in restoring, protecting and balancing your skin. 

Following the cleanser, Repechage's recommend that you then use their Red-Out Serum, which works wonders on hyper-sensitive skin and with conditions such as rosacea. The product also uses micro silver to give an added protection to the face while also delivering essential vitamins to the skin. We would recommend using a light amount of this product twice a day to see the best results possible. 

You can purchase the cleanser here for £37.75 and the serum here for £62.75