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Hair & Scalp Natural Shampoo and Conditioner by Purepotions

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At The Amazing Blog, we are big fans of natural hair care brands that make it their core values to create the best haircare products with the most natural and eco-friendly ingredients. Purepotions is certainly one of those brands that we always come back to, as their products are vegan friendly as well as  paraben, fragrance and SLS free. We recently tried two products of their latest hair range; the Hair and Scalp Natural Shampoo and Natural Conditioner.

The Hair and Scalp Natural Shampoo is made with 99.9% natural ingredients. The shampoo is  formulated to soothe and calm irritated, which make it the ideal shampoo for sensitive and itchy scalps. Enriched with the purest organic botanicals including chamomile, nettle, chickweed, calendula extract, sesame oil and Japanese honeysuckle extract this shampoo gently cleanses hair leaving them hydrated, detoxified and conditioned. The shampoo is so gentle that it is suitable for all skin types including babies from 6 weeks old.

To complement the shampoo the company has also created the Hair and Scalp Natural Conditioner. The conditioner was created to provide an extra-conditioning treatment giving that extra hydration which hair needs. The conditioner is enriched with natural ingredients including hempseed oil, oat flour, chamomile, lemongrass and chickweed to name but a few. These ingredients make the product a highly nourishing haircare product and work to give healthier, stronger and softer hair.

What we particularly love about both these products is that as well as being natural they nurture and protect the hair. Once again Purepotions has certainly proved that natural ingredients are the ultimate and best choice. Purchase the shampoo here for £18 and the conditioner here for £18.

Korres Yoghurt Range – Shower Gel, Hand Cream, Body Milk, Body Butter

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Korres is one of our favourite brands. For those of you who don't know, it's a Greek company, so it seems to make sense that they have now incorporated nutritious Greek yoghurt into their new range of bodycare products. All these Korres Yoghurt bodycare, have a gorgeous fresh and clean scent in a rich and creamy formula that pampers and hydrates the skin. If you are a regular reader, you'll know that we at The Amazing Blog love natural beauty products, and this range has suitably impressed us. Korres bodycare is firmly rooted in natural ingredients, and they even quotes the exact rations of what is natural i.e:  The Body Butter which is 94.4%, the Body Milk  92.6%, the Showergel 86.4% and the Hand Cream with 88.9%. All products are suitable for vegetarians and dermatologically tested too.

The Body Butter is rich in shea butter and avocado, almond and sunflower oils. It also contains guava, an excellent source of vitamin C for collagen synthesis, and quince extract which is good for softening and restructuring. The Body Milk, while thinner in consistency, is still deeply moisturising. It is enriched with almond oil, active aloe, shea butter and provitamin B5 all to nourish the skin. Almond oil is hailed for its anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, while aloe vera is well-known for its medicinal healing and cell regeneration properties. Shea butter, one of our favourite ingredients, is also renowned for its hydrating and softening effects.

The Hand Cream boasts similar ingredients, with the addition of calendula for repairing cracked skin. It feels luxuriously thick and creamy, but absorbs quickly which we love. The Showergel is creamy and foamy with wheat proteins and althea extract to help maintain skin’s natural moisture levels. The additions of vitamins C and E, zinc and antioxidant enzymes are great to boost the skin’s immune system. We think this range is perfect for protecting your skin in these cold winter months. Purchase the Korres Yoghurt range online at Feel Unique here, or in-store and online at Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and  Liberty London. These products range in price from £8 - £12.50.

Detox Face Scrub and Firm & Protect Serum By STOER Skincare For Men

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STOER Skincare For Men tackles both ends of the skincare spectrum from dryness and irritation to oiliness and breakouts. STOER believes that all skin concerns are a result of environmental factors, whether you live in a windy rural town or a polluted populated city. The skincare range contains high-tech but easy-to-use products that act as a defence shield for men’s skin.

Active ingredients help to protect the skin from outdoor aggressors such as pollution and adverse weather, as well as indoor aggressors like central heating and air conditioning. The Clima5 Technology is STOER’s unique formula of five plant ingredients from four extremely different climates. These globally-sourced natural extracts consist of Scotland’s peat moss (for hydration), Italy’s alpine plant (for elasticity), West Africa’s baobab leaf (anti-ageing), Japan’s wakame (increases collagen and oxygen) and Mexican barbary fig (soothing and hydrating). STOER’s Firm & Protect Serum is made up of these ingredients, delivering intense hydration and collagen production that is easily absorbed, leaving a matte finish on the skin.

STOER’s Detox Face Scrub works to smooth out the skin, exfoliating the surface for a brighter appearance. Ingredients contain mineral and volcanic exfoliants to remove dead skin and unblock the pores while preventing ingrown hairs. Combine these with STOER’s Clima5 for hydration and protection, and your face has never looked better.

Purchase the Detox Face Scrub here for £27 and the Firm & Protect Serum here for £40.

Toothpastes and Express Oral Care Foam - Splat

Brushing your teeth; it's something you do every morning and evening, every day of your life. That's why Splat's unique toothpastes intrigued us; it may be fun to shake up this mundane routine. In addition, whitening toothpaste can often be damaging to tooth enamel, which is why Splat’s naturally whitening toothpastes are so tempting to us here at The Amazing Blog.

Splat delivers ethical professional oral care, focusing on natural ingredients that are still effective, all from an environmentally friendly factory. The toothpastes come in an array of exotic and unique flavours, so if you’re somewhat bored of the repetitive mint toothpastes, choose between berries, green tea, lavender and magnolia to name a few. Each flavour has specific ingredients that work to clean your teeth, for example, the Coconut Toothpaste contains coconut oil, cinnamon extract and thyme essential oil which all have antibacterial properties. Our favourites would have to be the Coconut, and the Sea Minerals, which deliver a refreshing and invigorating clean, but the Ginger or Chili ones sure are bound to wake you up in the morning! Splat’s Blackwood Charcoal Toothpaste is peculiar in that it is black in colour, but works to whiten teeth by removing any stains.

Splat also sent us the Express Oral Care Foam, an on-the-go teeth cleaning foam, and winner at the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017. Liquorice, milk enzymes and aloe vera gel, amongst other ingredients, work to clean the enamel, prevent the formation of dental plaque and freshen your breath. It is ideal for long journeys, after a staining drink like coffee or red wine, or after sugary foods and drinks. All you do is spray the foam into your mouth, rinse your mouth with the foam briefly and spit it out. We are huge fans of this convenient little product.

Purchase the toothpastes here for prices ranging from £3-8, and the Express Oral Care Foam here for £6.