Argan & Orange Blossom Elixir by SoapNSkin

At The Amazing Blog, we think that everyone needs a go-to product. For us, our number one go-to beauty product is the handmade Argan and Orange Blossom Elixir from SoapNSkin, which is as versatile as it is effective. We cannot live without this product, it is 100% natural, effective on all skin types and can be used on your face, body and hair. Before we discuss the many ways you can use this product and the reasons behind its versatility, we have to tell you a little about SoapNSkin, which is one of our favourite brands. Founded by two mothers, SoapNSkin aims to empower women in any way they can, so not only is their Argan Oil Soil Association Certified, but it is also sourced from a supplier that is dedicated to looking after 600 Berber women that it has employed at its mill. This supplier only employs women and pays them a fair wage as they are often the sole supporters of their families, as well as providing free crèche facilities and education programmes.

Made with ethically sourced organic Argan Oil and Orange Blossom Oil, this beautifully fragranced elixir has a multitude of uses. This is because the Argan Oil moisturises, heals and renews lost vitality in skin and hair, while the Orange Blossom Oil helps to create an enviable glow. The ingredients are packed full of Vitamins A and E, Omega Fatty Acids and anti-oxidants which mean that your skin doesn’t just look better but is actually healthier on a cellular level.

To use this on your face, we would recommend gently massaging a few drops into freshly cleansed skin. The Argan oil is non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog up pores but will leave skin looking more radiant than ever. If you want to heal dry or damaged skin on your body – which can especially occur in the winter months – then we suggest applying the elixir directly to areas of concern and watch skin heal within days. Otherwise merely apply after showering for softer skin. Our favourite use for the elixir has to be when it’s used on hair.  If applied like a serum it will help to control frizz and leave hair glossy, but it also will soften hair and treat an unruly scalp if used as a leave-in conditioning treatment before showering.

We love this product and brand and hope you do too. The product only costs £42.00 and can be purchased here. All profits made from selling the elixir are given back to the communities who help mill the Argan Oil. 

Huile Prodigieuse - Nuxe

Here at The Amazing Blog, we love all-in-one products, so you can imagine how excited we were when we had the chance to try the Huile Prodigieuse from Nuxe; an oil that you can apply onto your face, body and hair.

This multi-purpose dry oil promises to nourish, repair and soften our hair and skin.  Blended with Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Almond, Camellia and St. John’s Wort plant oils, this dry oil can be used in so many different ways! You can use it as a normal moisturiser or add a little bit to your foundation, you can also spray it into your hair before blow-drying it for a great shiny finish, apply it as a massage oil, put a few drops for a relaxing bath or even  as an after-sun product to deeply repair and nourish the skin. Lots of amazing options for just one product, right? Its surprisingly non-greasy texture absorbed very quickly and left a gorgeous satin finish on our skin. We also love how it smells, as it features the signature scent of Nuxe that we have just recently reviewed here.

Grab the multi-purpose dry oil Huile Prodigieuse here for £17 (50ml) or £28 (100ml).

Adigym Endurance Exercise Cream

The Amazing Blog staff members love staying healthy and exercising. Adigym respects the desire to live a healthy lifestyle, and sent us samples of their newest body firming cream to give us some extra motivation.

Adigym is a body cream that provides the same body-toning effects as those gained through endurance exercises. The product contains a newly discovered formula called actigym, which contains a Bermudan marine plankton extract that is scientifically proven to regulate the production of type 1 muscle fibres. Type 1 Muscle fibres are often gained from swimming, running or cycling. They assist in reducing fat uptake, which results in a tighter and more toned appearance.

Still feeling skeptical? A trial on 60 women ages 35-50 reaped amazing results. The average participant lost 3 c.m. on the waist, 2.9 c.m. on the upper thighs and 2.4 c.m. on the upper arms. The general body weight loss of the women using the product was 4kg, which we find incredible! Additionally, Fran Newman-Young of “Made in Chelsea” uses the product, and she has time and time again reassured the public that it is effective.

When combined with a healthy lifestyle of moderate exercise and a generally healthy diet, Adigym can act as the perfect finishing touch to helping you get the weight loss look you desire. Thanks to this product, we are feeling more fit than ever! Adigym Endurance Exercise Formula costs £24.95 (150ml) and is available here

Botanicals - Lemongrass & Mandarin Body Lotion

Here at The Amazing Blog, we believe that nature really does know best, which is why we are always advocating products with natural ingredients. Botanicals Lemongrass & Mandarin Revitalising Body Lotion not only contains 100% natural ingredients, but also does wonders for your skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky in a natural way.

After reading about the various setbacks of using chemicals and artificial preservatives in beauty products, Botanicals vowed to never take that kind of risk with peoples’ bodies. Every product they sell is perfectly safe to use, and cares for your skin in a natural way. The pure and organic Revitalising Body Lotion contains Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera, Green Tea Extract and Lemongrass & Mandarin essential oils that combine to support the skin’s natural elasticity, replenish essential moisture and soften and smooth skin. After using the lotion, my skin definitely felt more hydrated and wonderfully soft, and it was a comfort to know that I wasn't slathering chemical laden products onto my body.

If you’re tired of taking unhealthy risks with your body, purchase the Revitalising Body Lotion here for £21.95. We certainly appreciated this guilt free way to achieving supple, heavenly skin.


Ina Crystals - Bath Crystals

Now that we’re winding down from Christmas and New Year, and the hectic months are behind us, it’s time to finally take a breath and relax. We here at The Amazing Blog love nothing more than a pampering evening in, soaking in a nice hot bath with a few candles burning and a good book in our hands. Mercifully, we’ve found the perfect aid to a stress free evening in Ina White Gold Detox Bath Crystals.

The indulgent grains are a perfect combination of carefully mined white gold crystal salts, and the essential oils of Basil, Fennel and Juniper which help to detoxify, cleanse and heal the body, exactly what we need after a season of over indulgence and partying! Not only this, but the pure salts can also be used for aches and pains, and even to treat mild cases of eczema and psoriasis, so you don’t have to reserve them for your major post-Christmas detox. The brand do recommend that you use the entire 1kg container in a single bath, which may seem a little pricey for one soak, but we must admit, it was totally worth it for a one off treat. When we emerged, we really felt like we were walking on air, and drifted off to bed without a care in the world.

We can't think of a better way to soak your troubles away. Immerse yourself in a little bit of heaven, and buy the Crystals here for £46.50.