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Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:36

Detox, Restore, Hydrate with AA Skincare’s Plant-Based Natural Skincare Range.

Detox, restore, hydrate is a familiar new year beauty mantra. To help skin stay radiant for the start of the new year, natural skincare and beauty brand

, AA Skincare, has picked out a few firm favourites from its range – from deep cleansers to intense hydration creams and gels. Affordable and high-quality, the plant-based selection is formulated using 100% pure essential oils, from one botanical source. Free from parabens and artificial fragrances, the range is available from www.amphora-aromatics.com Tel: 01179047212. Prices start at £5.95 for a 250ml Cedarwood & Peppermint Shower Gel.

Frankincense & Rose Deep Cleansing Face Mask – the perfect New Year skin detox.
Give skin a treat with a weekly, beauty-boosting facial. Featuring AA Skincare’s best-selling combination of rejuvenating Frankincense and hydrating Rose, this clay mask is packed full of natural ingredients, such as Palmarosa essential oil to promote healthy cell growth and antioxidant-rich Marula essential oil to help protect skin from environmental damage. Also in the mix is Dead Sea salts and Rose Geranium to help soften and moisturise skin as well as treat any redness. Pick up a 100ml pot for just £7.98.

Rejuvenating Rose Hydrating Face Gel – a health drink for the skin.
This vegan-friendly gel is the perfect pick-me-up for dry complexions, gently hydrating and replenishing tired skin. Used daily it can help slow down signs of ageing such as pigmentation, fine lines and small wrinkles. Light, refreshing, quick to dry, non-sticky and suitable for all skin types, it is packed with soothing and rejuvenating ingredients such as Comfrey, Rose Geranium, Lavender and Carrot Seed Oil. Simply smooth on the face for an instant refresh, moisturise after if your skin is particularly dry. All yours for just £6.96 for 50ml.

Rosemary & Olive Deep Cleansing Oil – a multi-purpose tonic for post-party skin.
Soothing and deep cleansing, this multi-purpose face oil, which works equally well as a nourishing makeup remover, a soothing tonic for irritated skin or to help calm red patches. Helping keep skin supple as well as calm, the oil is made from Rosemary essential oil blended in Olive oil, rich in skin-loving antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, featuring a mild and enchanting herby aroma.
A steal at just £7.94 for 150ml.

Neroli & Aloe Moisturising Face Cream – a rejuvenating daily moisturiser.
Winter skin will soak up this hydrating mix of Neroli Oil (Bitter Orange Blossom) and refreshing Aloe Vera - both working to uplift, refresh and renew skin tone. Non-greasy, with regular use, can help smooth wrinkles and tone all skin types, as well as help, reduce stretch marks and the signs of ageing. Particularly good for sensitive skin. Dry skin will also benefit from soothing Lavender and vegetable glycerine to help hydrate skin. Features an earthy aroma, with a hint of sweet citrus. A lovely Winter treat for just £7.98. 

Bergamot & Chamomile Face Lotion - help soothe redness and calm skin.

Gentle, refreshing and soothing, Bergamot and Chamomile is the ideal mix to help balance oily skin prone to breakouts and acne. Light and easy to use, it also features calming Lavender and nourishing Grapeseed oil to help soothe and calm inflamed and irritated winter skin. Vegan-friendly, the cream has a subtle, fruity aroma with an earthy finish. Yours for just £6.96 for 100ml.

Amla & Clary Sage Shampoo – a nourishing boost for New Year hair health.
One of five, plant-inspired natural shampoos featuring holistic, Ayurvedic herb powders to boost hair health, this nourishing and balancing shampoo will naturally cleanse and protect all hair types. Featuring vitamin C rich Amla (Indian Gooseberry), Clary Sage and Bhringraj powder to help strengthen roots, the addition of Cedarwood Atlas oil helps naturally protect against scalp irritations as well as helps to minimise hair loss. Lemon oil adds shine and balance and Grapeseed oil helps lock in moisture. Why not try the conditioner too, both are just £5.95 for 250ml.


Cedarwood & Peppermint Deep Shower & Bath Gel – get set to go with this invigorating blend.
An instant refresh for the body, this vegan-friendly, invigorating, naturally antimicrobial body wash and bath foam is the perfect pick-me-up for winter-weary skin. An energising mix of Cedarwood Atlas oil works with Peppermint oil to purify and reduce skin irritation. Packed with nourishing ingredients such as Brazil Nut Oil, Eucalyptus and Murumuru Seed Butter to help gently cleanse and protect skin. Get yours for just £5.95 for 250ml.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016 12:58

3 Essential oils to help detox the skin.

New Year, New You

If we’ve overindulged over the Christmas, our skin can often suffer and show the signs. The cold weather can also cause havoc and leave our skin in need of some serious TLC. Luckily there are lots of ways we can help revive and rejuvenate our skin, getting it ready for the New Year.
We’ve got together a selection of all natural recipes using three key essential oils renowned to help detox the skin and help you feel revived and renewed.

(1) Grapefruit

The salicylic acid in Grapefruit means it can work wonders to help combat oily skin. Its antioxidant properties help to detox the skin, leaving it feeling brighter and more radiant.
What’s more, its wonderfully sweet and fresh aroma makes it renowned as one of aromatherapy’s ‘happy oils’. It’s therefore a great one to use to help beat the January blues!!

Exfoliating facial scrub with Grapefruit

Try mixing one cup of demiera sugar with a third grapeseed oil and 15 – 20 drops of Grapefruit essential oil. Place into an airtight jar and use the mixture as a gentle exfoliating facial scrub.

Moisten the skin with water and using your fingertips, apply a small amount of the scrub to your skin using circular motions.
This gorgeous scrub will help unblock pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth and fresh.

(2) Juniperberry

Juniperberry essential oil is known for its natural detoxifying properties. It’s a great oil to use to help your body recover after overindulging during the holidays (plus it’s known to be a natural hangover reliever!!).

Juniper is another great oil for helping combat those with an oiler skin type. It’s also a natural astringent, meaning it can help reduce redness caused by breakouts.
You can enjoy the great benefits of this oil by using it in a face serum. Serums are an incredibly effective way of treating the skin as they can penetrate the skin deeper than your standard moisturizer.

Simple detoxing facial serum with Juniperberry essential oil


(3) Cedarwood Atlas

Known for its detoxifying properties, Cedarwood oil can have a gentle stimulating effect which helps to break down and eliminate toxins in the body. It acts as a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, so it can be useful for treating acne and other skin complaints.

 A great way to make the most of these properties is to use it in a gentle exfoliator. Exfoliating the skin helps to remove dead skin cells and helps promote healthier, softer, smoother skin.

For the ultimate skin detox, you can try blending Cedarwood Atlas Oil with some Epsom salts (renowned for their detoxifying and exfoliating properties), along with a carrier oil of your choice.

Detoxing all over body scrub recipe

1 cup of Epsom salts
4 tablespoons of carrier oil
15 drops of Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil.
15 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil.

Simply combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl until you’re happy that they’ve blended well.
Scoop into a container and enjoy using in the shower or bath. Apply to wet skin in gentle circular motions and wash off with warm water.

Here you have just a few simple ideas on how to kick-start your skin for the New Year. We hope your new year is getting off to a good start and the resolutions (if there are any) are going well :).

Keep your eyes peeled for more to come over the next few weeks.

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Friday, 17 April 2015 10:34

Spring cleaning your skin - Aromatherapy Salt Scrubs to make your skin glow! Part 2

(2) DIY Lemon & Lavender Salt Scrub

This winning combination is bound to give you an all-round relaxing and restoring scrub that you will really enjoy using. Salt scrubs are so easy to make and If you can get hold of some nice glass containers and gift tags, they make an ideal homemade gift

Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:42

Spring cleaning your skin - Aromatherapy Salt Scrubs to make your skin glow!

I think we can say spring is officially in full swing (hooray!). The sun is shining, the daffodils are out and the days are most certainly lighter and brighter – long may it continue! Spring is a time to celebrate new beginnings.