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Rosenserien Wash and Shave Gel for Men



While a product that contains essential rose oil may sound like it is designed specifically for women, Rosenserien, an award winning brand, has totally changed my mind. Based in Sweden, Rosenserien is a natural skincare brand that has products for the entire family. Their natural products nearly all contain rosa damascena flower oil which offers a wide array of benefits for the skin. Having heard so much about this brand from the rest of the team and enviously seen the girls sporting a health tan using their natural Self Tan see here. We boys at The Amazing Blog were thrilled to have tried out a product of our very own from this range, with their Wash and Shave Gel for Men and were delighted with the results.

First of all, this Wash and Shave Gel has a refreshing, sporty scent that is perfect for any man. While combining a face wash and a shave gel into one, this two-in-one product cleanses and softens the beard hair before shaving. It is 100% natural, 100% vegan and contains more than 75% certified organic ingredients. The key ingredients include aloe barbadensis leaf juice, mentha piperita leaf water (peppermint), argania spinosa kernel oil (argan), hamamelis virginiana leaf extract (witch hazel), and rosa damascena flower oil. To use this product you simply wet your face and neck and massage the gel into your skin, until you get to have a nice lather. Then you can shave and rinse with warm water. Afterwards, you’ll notice that this gel leaves the skin feeling refreshed, clean and smooth. Even if you are not shaving, the product still makes for a great face wash and is suitable for all skin types. You can purchase a 100ml tube of Rosenserien’s Wash and Shave Gel for Men here for £24.

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.  

Bianca Marton's Fine Handmade Chocolates

As you all know, at The Amazing Blog we like to treat ourselves to delicious delicacies - we all love our afternoon tea and coffee, especially if we've got yummy bits to go with them. And so we were rather excited to receive a beautifully wrapped box of Bianca Marton's Handmade Luxury Truffles particularly after hearing so many good things about them.

Bianca Marton offers great handmade dairy free chocolate truffles made with high quality chocolates and 100% natural ingredients, organically grown when possible, and suitable for vegans. She makes 16 different types of delicious truffles: Strawberry, Summer Berry, Dark Orange, Cinnamon, Poppy Seed, Hazelnut, Whiskey, Champagne, Unicum, Plum Schnapps, Sea-Salted Caramel, Organic Dark Chocolate, Fresh Mint, Mango and Chili, Coconut and Dark Raspberry - all of which are as scrumptious as they sound! Our personal favourites were the Sea-Salted Caramel and the Dark Orange, both of which had a rich flavour and just the right amount of chocolate.

You can purchase these exquisite truffles from Bianca Marton's website - choosing between Fruity Dairy Free, Dairy Free or After Dinner Special (these contain alcohol) selection boxes of 12, 18 or 24 truffles; or you can also choose individual truffles.

At The Amazing Blog we think Bianca Marton's Handmade Truffles are perfect for dessert, to go with your tea or simply as a self-indulgent treat if you're feeling particularly decadent!

The box of 24 retails for £25, the 18 one for £19 and the 12 one for £13. If you wish to purchase them individually, each truffle is £1.50.