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Fusion range by Repechage

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At The The Amazing Blog, Repechage is one of our professional skincare discoveries. We particularly like their brand ethos and values of creating natural, organic and high-quality products. Launched in USA during 1980, the founder Lydia Sarfati's commitment has been to provide innovative and effective skincare products and treatments that actually work. The brand's latest range is the Fusion collection. These are formulated with freshly-harvested seaweed combined with matcha green tea, chocolate, pumpkin/vanilla, mixed berry, aloe and coconut oil. We were excited to receive the trio set from this range with their Chocofina Moisturizing Mask, the All Natural Face and Body Wash and the All Natural Face Moisturiser.

The Chocofina Moisturizing Mask has a delicious chocolatey fragrance which smells almost good enough to eat! This creamy chocolate mask helps to give the skin silky soft feel. Enriched with cocoa oil, coconut oil, seaweed, kaolin clay, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid this mask works to promote moisturise. The cocoa and coconut oil are well-known for their nourishing properties while hyaluronic acid and seaweed boost collagen production and enhance the skin with essential vitamins and minerals. Together these  ingredients make a highly nutritious mask that leaves the skin looking luminous.

The Fusion All Natural Face and Body Wash is a gentle foaming wash which helps to create a relaxing spa at home experience. The face and body wash is infused with olive, coconut and palm oils and has highly hydrating ingredients which are infused with the brands exclusive Laminaria complex. This cleanses the skin and body from all impurities and leaves it beautifully scented. The face and body wash is suitable for all skin types and is available in two different sizes.

As our readers will know, we at The Amazing Blog are firm believers in the benefits of natural and organic ingredients in beauty products. We were therefore only too happy to experience the Repechage Fusion All Natural Face Moisturiser. This moisturiser is formulated with only natural ingredients, including coconut oil, aloe vera, chamomile, vanilla and rooibos tea extract. The rich soufflé formula delivers velvety soft skin, while coconut oil and aloe vera feed and repair skin, while the chamomile acts as an anti-inflammatory and protects skin from irritation. All Repechage products are paraben free and not tested on animals.

You can purchase the mask here for £24, the full size face and body wash is available here for £24.50, the travel size here for £8.25   and the moisturiser can be purchased here for £22.25.  

 

Portland England - Soothing Shave Cream and Post Shave Moisturiser

Here at The Amazing Blog we tend to receive a plethora of beauty products aimed at the ladies in the office. So I was thrilled when  Portland England sent us their new Shave Cream and Moisturiser to try, so I could indulge my love of grooming products too. 

The Soothing Shave Cream has a great creamy, glossy texture enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to replenish your skin while you shave. The additional seaweed extracts also give the cream a lovely crisp scent, which is very pleasant compared to other shaving creams on the market. Its partner product, the Post Shave Moisturiser has the same great scent, and also contains Hyaluronic Acid, with added anti-inflammatory ingredients to help calm your skin and eliminate redness after you've shaved. The moisturiser absorbs quickly, which is great if you're like me and always dashing out the door, and leaves a refreshing hint of seaweed fragrance on your skin.

If you're looking to treat yourself, or you're after an early Christmas present, you can buy the products from Portland England's website. The Soothing Shaving Cream will set you back £16 and the Post Shave Moisturiser £24, but if you sign up to their 'subscribe & save' service you’ll save 10% - a bargain in our eyes. 

Mara Seaweed - Seaweed Pouches

Here at The Amazing Blog, we’re constantly looking for healthy snack options so we can munch away throughout the work day without guilt. We recently found out about the delicious seaweed from Mara Seaweed, which are the perfect healthy topping for whatever we decide to nibble on.

Sourced from the pure seas of Scotland, Mara Seaweed is 100% natural, and it’s raw, vegan, organic and gluten-free, making it ideal to satisfy all cravings, no matter what your dietary restrictions may be. Although we consider ourselves experts in snacking, I must admit, I had no idea that there were so many different flavours to choose from. Of the three that we tried - Dulse, Kombu and Shony - my favourite was the latter. Perfect for sprinkling over salads, it was the ideal embellishment to my lunch. It’s low in fat, high in enriching protein and will fill you up so you have energy to last through the day. Dulse was also great for spicing up meaty dinner dishes, adding a really delicious smoky flavour. For the highest quality of taste, the brand recommend storing the seaweed in a dry environment out of direct sunlight, although I don't think ours will be lasting long enough to require the storage space.

To add this power snack to your collection, head here and try out the set of Mara Seaweed pouches for £14.99.