Skincare by GENbotanicals

At The Amazing Blog, we know that everyone has different skin needs and no two people have skin exactly alike. As such you could easily spend years building up a collection of products that might be effective for you, or you could try GENbotanicals. After having a consultation with them and discussing what skin issues we wanted to focus on, we were advised to try the Jojoba Rice Essential Cleanser, the Organic White Rose Adapting Toner, Green Tea Azuki Exfoliant and the Wild Japanese Camellia Emollient Face Oil. GENbotanicals is a brand dedicated to providing a botanical and organic customised skincare collection for your needs. As such you can purchase all of the products as is, or have them altered to suit you.

The Jojoba Rice Essential Cleanser is effective for all skin types but particularly those with dry skin. It works as a daily balancing cleanser, that gently cleans and nourishes the skin with its blend of Jojoba, Rice Bran, Meadowfoam and Hibiscus Oils. The natural product is absorbed quickly and effortlessly removes makeup, while encouraging the skin to produce a healthy oil balance. The Wild Japanese Camellia Emollient Face Oil is an effective weekly exfoliator. By blending herbs, grains and tea leaves, the water-activated product can cleanse and remove dirt from the face. The azuki powder cleanses and nourishes skin, leaving it smooth and supple to the touch. The green tea injects a much-needed boost of antioxidants into the skin while the clay detoxifies it.  The exfoliator isn’t abrasive or harsh on skin, making it ideal for those of you who have sensitive or easily irritated complexions. The Organic White Rose Adapting Toner is a refreshing way to hydrate, strengthen and protect skin. The active ingredients help to tone the skin, while the Rose Geranium holds moisture and stimulates blood circulation. This is perfect for anyone looking to reduce pore size. Finally, the Wild Japanese Camellia Emollient Face Oil is a natural and rich moisturiser that protects skin, reaching the deepest levels of the epidermis. This oil is ideally suited for to those with dull and dehydrated skin, helping to restore lost vitality and brightness. 

GEN botanicals are uncompromising in their commitment to promoting natural and organic products, and they follow a strict personal guideline regarding the ingredients that they use. You can purchase the Exfoliant Scrub here for around £36.00, the cleanser here for about £20.00, the oil here for roughly £28.00 and the toner here for around £22.00. Although GEN botanicals are based in New Mexico and their prices are in dollars PayPal.  

Kozo Lamps

Here at The Amazing Blog we’re all about reduce, reuse and recycle. We love anything that’s good for us and our environment. So why should your home products be any different? Well we’ve found a great little company that re-purposes industrial materials into cute and quirky lighting for your house: Kozo Lamps. These cool Kozo Lamps are all handmade from galvanised iron pipes and fittings, the designs are rough and vivid. I’ll admit I don’t know much about plumbing, but I can promise you that the pipes in my bathroom aren’t as stylish as these lamps. Your Kozo Lamp will age with your house, where the joints expose the metal of the pipes, the lamps rust slightly, making your lamp completely unique and beautifully showcasing its age. The great thing about these lamps is that they make use of raw materials that they upcycle and repurpose, creating a cool ‘out of the box’ design – you won’t find lamps like these in Ikea. Their range of lamps, big and small, can be customised with different lampshade covers, making sure your new industrial chic piece fits with your home. Whether you choose a desk lamp, overhead lighting, or a floor lamp, you can rest assured that your Kozo lamp is environmentally responsible and will stand the test of time.

With different shapes, sizes and designs, you’re sure to find a unique Kozo Lamp to suit your style.