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17/11/13: Eden Be Natural Part II

Several months ago, I reviewed a few items from the lovely skincare brand Eden Be Natural and promised to do part II soon after.  Well, it's a little later than planned, but as I'm coming to the end of some of them now I thought it would be a good time to post.

Eden Be Natural Grapefruit Cleanser 100ml* RRP £13.95
Although I had already tried out the oil cleansing method, before receiving this I had no experience of a pre-blended oil cleanser.  This one is for normal skin and contains a heady mix of Grapefruit, Rose water and Frankincense water.   

The product comes out in little droplets which then can be massaged into skin before removal.  I like to remove it with a wet cotton wool pad as it is easier to wipe across the skin this way, but it can also be used like a regular oil with a hot cloth - both remove make up well.   If I use just the cotton pad there is still a little left on my skin, but with my dryness I don't mind in the slightest.  But I think this product is best used with a hot cloth - I only registered that I could use it like that quite late into the day.  It leaves my skin feeling really soft and lovely.

I received this in July and although I did use up another cleanser in the meantime, I have used this on a regular basis and it's only just finished.  Since this product was sent to me, the recipe appears to have changed a little to include more essential oils, but the extra Lime, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus sound good to me, but hopefully they haven't changed the scent toooo much as the one I have is amazing, quite rich and sugary?  I'm not sure which element it is that I'm attached to, but I'm guessing the Frankincense, with the Rose water giving the sweetness.  

 My only problem with this is the packaging, as the spray bottle top is quite hard to use.  I don't want to waste the product, but the only way to get it on my face without losing any is to spray it first on the cotton pad, which means I can't massage it in first.  I would prefer to have a more directed spray, or some kind of dropper so that I can focus it more easily onto my face.  I might repurchase this but first I want to try another cleanser in their line.

Eden Be Natural Orange Blossom and Witch Hazel Toner 100ml RRP 12.95
I bought this when I was looking for a toner that might help with the spots that were springing up.  If I thought I liked the Grapefruit cleanser, then I looooved this.  The way I usually use a toner is to spray it on a cotton pad then wipe across my face - I only recently realised there is probably more benefit in spraying it across the face before any oils and only lightly removing any excess. I had stopped using it for a while when I had some other waters to use, but I returned to it these last few weeks, and I do feel that my skin is starting to look better. The scent is amazing, very fresh and citrus-sy and my skin feels fresh and clean after using it.  I'm sad to have finished this and if I repurchase, will definitely go for the larger bottle.  

Eden Be Natural Spearmint Lip Balm* 10g RRP £5.95
A little pot of minty goodness!  I actually only noticed while photographing these that this one should have been used up a month or so ago to be best before.  However, it seems okay to me and I'm still wearing it.  It's a generous size, spreads well and doesn't need to be reapplied constantly (which probably explains why I still have some left!).  It can look a little grainy in the pot, but as this changes with the weather and any grains smooth out with the warmth of your lips, it's not an issue.  If I scoop a little too much out, I like to spread the remainder on my hands - yum. :)


Eden Be Natural Utopia Moisturiser* 45g RRP £21.95
This is the only product that I haven't used up, primarily because I find it has been just a touch too heavy for my face during the lighter months.  However, I love using it too much to not have it in my routine, so it is currently a neck-treat. :)  It's definitely a case of a little going a long way as just the smallest scrape will melt easily in to the skin.  The smell of this is as amazing as the others - I can't fault  the scent of any of the products I've tried - a mix of Ylang Ylang and Frankincense that is delicious.  The ingredients are second to none, with Organic Argan oil, Organic Shea Butter and Organic Cocoa Butter making it a powerhouse pot of skincare goodness.  I anticipate this being used more now that it's winter, with the heavier consistency lending it to being a great choice for protecting the skin from the cold.   It also features MSM, an interesting ingredient that can help very dry skin.  When I do finish this up, I might try another in their line - probably the brilliantly named Joy of Imperfections, for troubled skin. 

Good for me?
If you couldn't tell, I am completely in love with this brand and since receiving the samples have bought several more soaps from them, the toner in this review and am next purchasing their Mandarin and Raspberry Cleanser (featured by Tania on Bow Tied Beauty recently) as its grapeseed oil base seems like it would work well for my spot-prone skin.

Good for you?
All products are certified by the Vegan Society and are predominantly 100% organic.  The customer service that I have experienced has been wonderful and I look forward to seeing what else emerges from Eden Be Natural in the future.  Prices range from £4.95 for one of their soaps, up to £45.00 for a skincare set of four products - and delivery is free. 

To see the rest of their range, visit their website at edenbenatural.co.uk or connect with them on Twitter.

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Eden Be Natural:  Part I | Interview


Grapefruit Cleanser:
[My formulation]  Organic Frankincense water, Organic Rose Water, Organic Jojoba oil, Organic Grapefruit essential oil
[New formulation]   As above, plus Organic Tea Tree oil, Organic Lime essential oil, Organic Eucalyptus oil. 

Orange Blossom Toner:
Organic Orange Blossom water,  Organic Witch Hazel water, Organic May Chang essential oil, Organic Rose Geranium essential oil, Organic Tea Tree essential oil, Organic Lavender essential oil, Organic Sandalwood essential oil, Organic Orange essential oil.

Spearmint Lip Balm:
Organic Mango butter, Organic Jojoba oil, Organic Castor oil, Organic Spearmint essential oil.

Utopia Moisturiser:
Organic Shea butter, Organic Cocoa butter, Organic Argan oil, Organic Ylang Ylang essential oil, Organic Frankincense essential oil, MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane).

*PR sample.  All opinions are my own, based on my experience of using the product.

11 comments:

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  1. I have added Eden to my list of brands to try when my spending ban is over, lovely review really helpful Xx

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  2. What glowing reviews! I love it when I read posts where the blogger is so obviously happy with the products, it's infections and makes me want to buy whatever is reviewed! I've just visited Eden's website and I am sure there are a few things I would be happy to try X

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    1. :D Let me know if you do! I'm glad you liked the post! x

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  3. I haven't tried this brand before but it is definitely going on my wish list. The cleanser in particular sounds gorgeous. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. It is a definite wish-list item - funnily enough I was thinking about a November wishlist and the first item was going to be the Raspberry and Mandarin cleanser :) Let me know if you do turn a wish into a purchase x

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  4. What a great review it seems like you love this brand! The grapefruit cleanser sounds yummy - thanks for sharing!

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    1. I do :) Their soaps are a great introduction, if you wanted to try them - free delivery I think. x

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  5. This post had made me want to try so much more from Eden Be Natural! The Utopia cream sounds amazing and perfect for this weather, thanks for the mention too :) xx

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  6. If you like Eden Be Natural then you will love Handmade Naturals!

    Your review had parallels with my experience of the handmade naturals cleansers and lip balms. Their calendula & chamomile lip balm is listed as an allover body balm and, coupled with lemon essential oil, I have seen spots heal in hours! (Pure calendula oil is meant to be great for that I later discovered). Plus, an amazing lip balm!
    The cleanser is amazing - My skin is infuriating, as it is clear and a perfect tone allover except for my chin which, since 2011 has been riddled with severe acne. But thanks to this cleanser and my essential oil/calendula balm combo, as of last month I finally started to see the back of it!

    Be wary and buy only the handmade naturals branded products on their website though, as other brands contain funny -but not the worst- ingredients.

    The ingredient content of handmade naturals seems to be just as natural as Eden Be, a rare thing, so thanks for introducing me to a resembling company to my favourite brand!

    (Sorry if you already know handmade naturals, have only read a couple of your posts so far! ;) x

    www.handmadenaturals.co.uk

    Lip/Body balm:
    http://www.handmadenaturals.co.uk/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=200

    Cleanser:
    http://www.handmadenaturals.co.uk/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=58

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