Kaolin

Procoal - Activated Charcoal Purifying Detox Mask

Procoal Final Blog Image.jpg

At The Amazing Blog we’re fully aware of the current charcoal trend  in many beauty and wellness products, which is where we have covered it here from Restoria’s Charcoal Exfoliating Wash to White Glo’s Charcoal Deep Stain Remover Toothpaste and Just For Tummies Food Supplements. What we like about activated charcoal it removes excess oil, dirt, environmental pollutants, and dead skin cells from pores, leaving us feeling detoxed, helping us to achieve a more radiant complexion. With this in mind, we were keen to try the new Procoal Activated Charcoal Purifying Detox Face Mask.

Procoal is a UK-based company and was started in 2016 after its founders set out to create high-quality products without lower-cost filler ingredients, like a few charcoal brands that can be found in this sector. The company prides itself on ‘prioritising quality over profit’ and uses natural ingredients that are traceable, ethically sourced, free of parabens, and cruelty-free.

The Purifying Detox Mask uses one of its four key ingredients, charcoal, to deep clean pores and remove pollutants. We can see why Egyptians have used activated charcoal for centuries for its many different uses-including drawing poison from wounds-because you can feel clearer pores after just one use of this mask. Natural clays kaolin, montmorillonite, and ghassoul work to absorb and eliminate impurities and sebum as well as even out your complexion. Besides making your skin feel fresh, this product is effective on all skin types (charcoal is very gentle and won’t irritate sensitive skin) and helps fight acne. So, take 5-10 minutes out of your day to relax and treat your skin with this face mask while knowing that what is in it is all-natural. You can buy the mask for yourself here for £8.99 .

Acti-Labs - Vendome Eye Shadow Palette

Acti Labs Final Blog.jpg

We love to make new discoveries here at TheAmazingBlog particularly when they offer us an affordable price-point and great value for money. The British beauty brand Acti-Labs pride themselves in doing just this. They carefully select their high concentrate of botanical ingredients from the south of France, where they  create their state of the art and performance-led products. None of their products are tested on animals and their factory in France has even received a Government Environment Award for low carbon footprint. In having their own laboratory, it means that they can offer exceptional value products at laboratory direct prices.

We particularly like the Acti-Lab’s core philosophy of  ‘using science to get the best out of nature’ and ‘medically inspired products for home use’.  Although this brand is probably best known for their skincare, we decided to venture into exploring some of their makeup.  They very kindly sent us their Vendome Shimmer Palette that comprises of twelve shimmering and neutral shades of eye shadow. This glamorous Vendome Shimmer Palette is very easy to use to mix and match. What we liked best, is that like other Acti-Labs’ products, this palette is infused with completely natural ingredients like vitamin E, kaolin and jojoba. Not only do the shades apply smoothly, the added vitamin E  helps to protect and nourishes the skin. Also included in the palette are a mirror and a two-sided brush, which is perfect for application and blending.  

While everyone has different steps in their makeup routine, we recommend applying your primer first before applying your eye shadow to achieve a longer-lasting effect. After choosing your colours, Acti-Labs recommends starting with the lightest colour working up to the stronger shades, blending until you achieve your given look. To get this elegant and versatile Vendome Shimmer Palette buy here,  it’s a steal at only £15! We can’t wait to try more…

Men's Styling Products by Neal and Wolf

Neal and wolf blog template.jpg

The Amazing Blog is all about looking and feeling as good as you can and want to, and for us, the be all and end all of our beauty confidence comes from good hair. Hair lacking volume leaves us feeling flat, fly-away and unruly frizz makes us feel scattered, but hair that looks bold and beautiful leaves us feeling on top of the world. To achieve this confidence, we don’t leave the house without some Neal and Wolf Styling products in our locks. Today we want to tell you about the Style Shaping Cream and the Create Mattifying Paste products that they produce.

The Style Shaping Cream is specifically designed to give hair the definition it deserves. It’s a flexible cream that will leave your style looking natural, and while your look won’t blow away, it won’t act like a windbreaker either. Created by professional experts, the conditioning base keeps moisture locked in and adds an enviable shine.  If shiny hair isn’t your go-to look, then try their Create Mattifying Paste which gives a flexible and medium hold with a matte appearance. This is ideal for people looking for more texture and maybe a messier more bed head style. Create contains Kaolin, Shea Butter and Beeswax to create a workable paste, so don’t worry about darkening your hair if you are naturally lighter.

You can buy the Style Shaping Cream here for £12.95 and the Create Mattifying Paste here for £12.95