natural skincare

amaiaa - atma oil secrets of the soul & morning radiance facial elixir

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The skin is the largest organ in our body and our face is what gives the first impression of us. Therefore, at The Amazing Blog being number one fans of natural products, we like to know exactly what the ingredients are, that we’re about to put on our faces. As winners of 2019 Beauty Shortlist Award amaiaa, a natural skincare brand with Indian methodology, caught our eye, they have everything that we value with their ethos and quality botanical ingredients.

amaiaa brand is based in the USA but was born in the Himalayan Mountains of India. Ashu the founder of amaiaa, who took on a soul-searching journey that drove her to her native land, India. Inspired by her mother and grandmother as well as the culture and history of the country, she began developing what we know today as amaiaa. The brand is known for two products, atma and saya facial oils. Atma, Ashu’s grandmother’s name meaning ‘soul’, embodies her grandmother’s knowledge as an alchemist to provide skincare through natural products. Both products are primarily composed with jasmine, rose and sandalwood which boost rejuvenation and restore your skin. With every ingredient carefully picked and blended, amaiaa’s products make you want to travel all the way to India to explore the mysteries of Mother Nature.

We tried their atma Oil which we think will soon become your new best friend. With ingredients like Argan oil known as liquid gold, it offers amazing source of hydration. There is also apricot kernel oil which has a natural anti-ageing properties, rich in vitamin C and E which enhance collagen production and skin elasticity. The jojoba oil here is packed with vitamin E and other antioxidants that boost cell regeneration. The avocado and jasmine oils remove blemishes; and finally the sandalwood oil a natural illuminator of the skin. atma oil’s formula will undoubtedly help to encourage great results for all skin types. We mustn’t forget to also mention the vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, all of which treat rosacea, acne, sun-damage and ageing with its cell regeneration properties that aid redness and inflammations.

We applied it in the morning as a face oil or serum, this oil absorbs easily which means you can follow it quickly with your regular skincare routine, if you so wish. atma is cruelty, fragrance, paraben, sulphate, alcohol, toxin, additive and gluten-free. It’s vegan, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, making it perfectly suitable whether you have dry, oily, combined or hypersensitive skin. What we particularly admire about amaiaa is their giving-back policy, with a mission to empower women and young girls to lead a life of dignity, the association with the Animedh Charitable Trust ACT, through a series of a projects, which stays true to their core ethics of sustainability. This trust helps Indian girls get an education – so by buying amaiaa’s award-winning atma morning radiance facial oil, you’re helping, too.

Why not pamper yourself and get your Atma Oil here for $75.00 (worldwide shipping) for a 30ml bottle which will give you nurtured skin for around 3 months, a little goes a long way. Also, enjoy a 15% discount off your first order using the code WELCOME15.

Dream and Glow Bedtime Bath Salts by Kiss The Moon

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January is the time of the year when we're all looking for a way to block out the cold and to warm up and relax. At The Amazing Blog, our little secret to survival during these chilly days is to have long steaming baths when we finally got home. There is nothing we love more than to soak in a deliciously fragranced bath, which is why we were thrilled to receive both Glow Bedtime Bath Salts and Dream Bedtime Bath Salts from Kiss the Moon. Kiss the Moon is an award-winning natural skincare and wellness brand that has created a range of 100% natural products specifically to help you to sleep beautifully and wake up feeling refreshed. 

The Glow Bedtime Bath Salts are enriched with orange and geranium oils; the bath salts help you relax before bedtime by easing muscles and get your beauty sleep. The Glow salts are packed with relaxing essential oils including orange, geranium, myrrh, litsea, coconut oil and white tea oil. Rich minerals such as magnesium and Dead Sea salt are also added to this blend. Magnesium and floral essential oils install a sense of well-being in the body and help chase away anxiety. The unique combination of oils and minerals in the Glow Bath Salts work for a more beautiful skin  and a peaceful sleep.

Made with a blend of detoxifying rich minerals and aromatherapy essential oils the Dream Bedtime Bath Salts are also designed to help you sleep beautifully too. Lavender, the star ingredient of this product is the perfect night time beauty oil as it not only relaxes the mind but balances oil production and boost cells renewal during the sleep. Like Glow, these bath salts are also infused with magnesium, Dead Sea salt; however, these contain coconut oil, white tea oil, lavender oil, bergamot oil, chamomile oil and cedarwood oil. To add a little touch of freshness, the brand also added Bergamot to the formula which helps brighten the mind and relax you even more.

These bedtime bath salts are a perfect way to end your day and prepare for sleep. Just add one or two tablespoons of these salts in a warm bath and let their relaxing, soothing and easing effect work on your body and mind. You can Purchase the Glow bath salts here for £20 and the Dream bath salts here for £20.

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.