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Zephorium Soul Tonic - Vitamin A Holistic Crystal Skincare Collection

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Isn’t there a motto that goes something like: “Happy mind, happy life”? At The Amazing Blog we believe that taking care of our minds is a priority, after all it’s our powerhouse, so if we have a healthy mind, we’ll have a healthy body. We’d like to introduce you a favourite brand Zephorium Soul Tonic with their holistic skincare. As regular readers will know, we’ve previously written about their Zephorium Aura Sprays and Body Oil these are very empowering and are matched to a specific chakra points with an uplifting affirmation.

Zephorium Soul Tonic is a natural beauty and lifestyle brand where their main ingredients help to promote energy, attraction and positivity. Every product is made with aromatherapy blends to not only to help heal your skin, but also your mind. Zephorium was established in 2012 by Sarah Cox who is well-known as a spiritual teacher. She created Zephorium because she was conscious that the stress, rush hour, and pressure of living in the city were burning her out. She decided to launch a range of products that were composed with natural ingredients, mantras and blended with aromatherapy techniques to help us cope with the hustle and bustle of the everyday life.

Zephorium has recently launched a new line of products that we absolutely love. Packaged in bright orange crystal bottles, The Vitamin A Holistic Crystal Skincare range all infused with Carnelian Crystal energy matches its packaging, ingredients and colour to its Sacral Chakra affirmation: “I unleash fun and creativity from within me now.” This range takes you through a 6-step journey for a beautiful skin. Blended with carrot and orange oil and infused with Carnelian Crystal energy, these blends are packed with vitamin A and are there to inspire a spark of joy and creativity within you. While the 6 products serve a different purpose, they are natural and suitable for all skin types.

Let’s begin with the Vitamin A Holistic Deep Cleanser. When we began to use this cleanser, we were impressed it’s gentle yet effective formula. Due to its richness in wild carrot oil (vitamin A), organic orange and palmarosa oils rich in other antioxidants, this cleanser has the power to restore and rejuvenate skin tissue.  Simply apply a little cleanser onto clean damp finger tips gently massaging into the face and then removing it with a cotton pad. We use it in the morning to kick start the day with a clean skin and at night to remove the pollutants, whilst mindfully repeating the mantra to also clear any negativity. Ideally, follow the cleanser by the Vitamin A Holistic Facial Toner by simply using a cotton pad to sweep the toner across your face. 100% organic alcohol-free and infused with key ingredients of organic orange flower water and homeopathic carnelian crystal which is said to bring joy, motivation and creativity into our lives. The toner is ideal for those with hectic schedules since it revitalises and refreshes tired skin by tightening the pores, giving it an anti-ageing effect. This was our favourite from the collection.

The third step of the skincare routine is the Vitamin A Deep Exfoliation Holistic Face Mask. We really like using this clay based mask because it has heavenly effects. This mask has two uses, either as a hard or soft mask. Either way, this mask completely removed our dead skin cells, encouraging collagen growth which helped to make our face look clearer and more radiant. If you want to use it as a hard mask, mix 1 teaspoon of powder with 1-2 teaspoons of warm water until it becomes a paste. Then just massage it onto your skin. As a person with sensitive skin, I recommend you leave it on only for 5 minutes. However, if you have normal or oily skin, they recommend leaving it for up to 20 minutes before washing off. However, if you want to use it as a soft mask, follow the same steps as above but instead of using water as a mixer, apply a body or face oil instead. In the same ratios as suggested for the water above.  Great economy too as with this 120g jar, you can enjoy up to 15 masks. For us that was about once a fortnight.

Onto the Fourth and final steps, these are with the Zephorium Vitamin A Holistic Face Serum , Intense Face Cream and Lip & Eye Cream.  The Face Serum is loaded with vitamins from the organic wild carrot, orange and Frankincense oils, this serum automatically balances and hydrates the skin to the individual needs. For optimal results, we recommend you apply it after the cleanser and the toner to ensure all the potent and nourishing properties are applied to properly cleansed skin in order penetrate the dermis. With only one or two drops you can be economical as  this will have both your face and neck covered. Gently massage it onto your skin and let it sit for about 5 minutes morning and night. Once the serum has been absorbed, we encourage you to then apply their Vitamin A Hydrate Holistic Face Cream and last but not least  their Vitamin A Intense Holistic Lip & Eye Cream both to seal in the effects of the serum. Both these two products contains organic shea and cocoa butter as well as multiple antioxidants which enhance skin rejuvenation and hydrate super delicate areas. To apply them, simply dab evenly the cream on your face (or around lip and eye area for this cream) using your fingertips and use it twice a day to achieve optimal results and witness its full effect. Best of all they are packaged in glass sacral chakra bottles with aluminium tops. No plastic, no cruelty, no waste. 100% recyclable.

Want to have a happy mind and healthy skin? Then boost and nourishing your skin, with this energising Vitamin A Holistic Crystal range here, prices starting at £18.50. However, don’t forget to keep repeating the Sacral Chakra affirmation when applying the products – we promise they’ll work wonders to help lower your stress levels and give you a peaceful mind.

Supple Preparation Facial Toner, Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop, Freshly Juiced Vitamin drop - by Dear, Klairs

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We at The Amazing Blog value brands that strive to create efficient products with natural and botanical ingredients. We know and love Klairs, a Korean brand that aims to create the highest-quality skincare products for sensitive skin. We have previously written about their Midnight Blue Claming Cream  and their Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion. The brand always makes sure that their products are manufactured with the purest raw materials and without harsh ingredients. Therefore all products are made without colourants, alcohol, parabens and artificial fragrance. We were lucky enough to try three of their new products.

The Supple Preparation facial toner is formulated to gently cleanse skin, balance skin PH level and provide deep hydration. The toner key ingredient is Phyto-Oligo, an agent that intensely nourishes skin leaving it smooth and supple.  The product is enriched with botanical extracts including centella asiatica, liquorice root, sponge gourd, hollyhock flower, aloe vera as well as natural oils such as lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, geranium oil, lemon oil, orange oil and cananga oil. Together these ingredients make a highly efficient toner that prepares the skin before the application of serums and creams and boosts their effectiveness. We loved using this facial toner, it made our skin feel supple and rejuvenated, and we are not the only ones loving it as it was named best facial toner by the Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2017

The Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop is designed to tackle the various signs of ageing. The serum diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, restores natural skin elasticity while replenishing skin with collagen. The product is formulated with EGF (sh-Oligopeptide-1) and bFGF (sh-Polypeptide-1) skin conditioning agents known for minimising the appearance of wrinkles and promoting skin renewal.  The serum is also infused with blueberry extract and castor oil well-known for their hydrating properties. The serum improves skin texture and works for an even and brighter complexion.

Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, is one of our favourite serum of the year. It is designed for all ages and skin types. The serum’s key ingredient is Vitamin C, a vital molecule for skin health renowned for stimulating collagen production and its anti-oxidant properties. The serum is also packed with botanical extracts including citrus fruit, anise, grapefruit, lotus flower, broccoli extract, Chinese quince, orange oil, lavender oil, Chinese rhubarb, Mongolian oak leaf extract, water pepper and magnolia extract - what a list! The product helps maintain skin condition while protecting it from UV damage.  In one drop this serum instantly plumps and energises skin. In the long term, skin is stronger and healthier. It was also awarded best facial serum by the Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2017.

You can purchase the facial toner here for £17.20, the midnight blue serum is available here at £27 and you can buy the freshly juiced vitamin drop here for £19.