Look after babies’ skin whilst supporting conservation with Petit Jovial

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Introducing the new capsule collection for bumps babies and beyond from @petitjovial … Handmade in England this set is 100% vegan, and has been a gorgeous gift for little George!

Our fave from the set at the moment is the nourishing balm, made with Shea, rosehip oil, lavender and chamomile… it works wonders on sore teething bums (George had this so badly during a few days of teething, his poor bum went dry and patchy red – so I thought we’d give the balm a go and overnight the thinnest little slither cleated up his soreness and made for a super happy baby!), and is the perfect moisturiser for baby and mum!

The Petit Jovial Collection:

Body & Scalp Massage Oil, £22

This gentle blend of 100% natural oils is formulated with Safflower, Sesame, Jojoba and Wheatgerm Oils. The pure blend helps to soothe your baby when massaged gently unto their skin, which can benefit their digestion, ease wind, and strengthen the bonding process between you. 

It is equally as effective as a scalp oil to help ease cradle cap, and as a moisturising body oil for all ages. It also works wonders on stretchmarks, to keep the skin elastic during pregnancy.

Nourishing Bath Oil, £23

This lightly moisturising 100% natural bath oil is made with skin-loving Sunflower oil, relaxing lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage to help soothe and relax your baby, as well as the rest of the family. The Bath Oil nourishes delicate skin as it gently cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft and loved. You can also apply the oil post-soak directly onto the skin, to lock in moisture.

Nourishing Multi-Purpose Balm for Face & Body, £25

A luxurious multi-purpose, rich balm made with 100% natural butters – Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil, soothing Lavender and Calming Chamomile. The balm is the perfect barrier for sensitive bottoms, to soothe nappy rash and to moisturise and dry areas. 

It also works wonders for breastfeeding Mothers, as a nipple balm to soothe cracked and painful nipples, and to nourish dry cuticles and lips. It can also be used as a cleaning balm. This nappy, and beauty bag essential is a true versatile essential for any new, or experienced parent.

Expertly created by Certified Skincare Formulator Tania Veignat, using only the finest natural ingredients and no nasties, Petit Jovial skincare is gentle enough for babies, yet so effective their parents love to use it. They use organic ingredients wherever possible, with minimal impact on the environment. Each small batch of Petit Jovial is produced by hand, to guarantee purity and freshness and is registered by the Vegan Society. 

Discover the signature products now at www.petitjovial.com, priced from £22.

More about Petit Jovial…

After the birth of her son, Petit Jovial’s founder, Tania Veignat was inspired to create a pure and natural skincare line for babies. She couldn’t find anything gentle enough for his sensitive skin where she lives in Paris, and decided to make her own, and so Petit Jovial was born. 

Founder Tania Veignat says: “When my son was born, I scrutinised every label to check the ingredients, a habit I have since I am a chemist. I found that some products had secret ingredients that I wouldn’t want to put on my own skin, let alone my son’s precious skin. So, I founded Petit Jovial, with a focus on natural ingredients. As a certified natural skincare formulator, and with a degree in Chemistry, I want Petit Jovial to become the trusted natural skincare destination for your family. Our products care for you baby, children and yourself in a kind, gently way.”

Committed to environmental issues, Petit Jovial have chosen to bottle their skincare in MIRON violet glass jars and bottles. This specially designed dark purple glass helps to keep products fresher for longer, by shielding the contents from UV light. It’s the perfect packaging for natural skincare, as it preserves the freshness, without needing to use chemical additives. They are recyclable too, and to help minimise the impact on the planet.

As part of their commitment to people and planet, Petit Jovial donate to charities working on orang-utan conservation projects in Indonesia. Deforestation is devastating Indonesia, removing the orangutans’ natural habitat, putting them on the ‘Critically Endangered’ list, with only around 14,000 Sumatran orang-utans, and 104,000 Bornean orang-utans left in the wild*. This is a cause close to founder Tania’s heart, as her late dad was Indonesian, and she spent much of her childhood there. 

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Care for your baby bears skin with Mama bear

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🐻 Care for your baby bear with Mama Bear baby bath and body cream from @Amazon – It’s a ph skin neutral formulation, with no parabens colourings or synthetic perfumes it’s perfect for keeping their skin super soft and snuggly! You can also buy it in packs of six and can schedule forward deliveries so you never ever forget! 🐻

 

Get your hands on the Mama Bear Mixed pack which includes baby bath, shampoo, baby oil, nappy, face and body cream, online at Amazon.co.uk now!

Treat your teeth to a present this Christmas

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Treat your teeth this Christmas with the new @colgateuk ConnectE1brush which is perfect for the tech-savvy and time deprived parents! It uses #artificialintelligence to track your brushing and tells you via the Bluetooth connected app just how well you’re brushing and even teaches you how to do it better too!

Brushing your teeth is a twice daily occurrence for most yet we still may be missing parts and not getting that perfect brush completed… Throughout your brushing journey you get smile points for each brush plus a percentage of how well you’ve done with an image displaying yellow areas for any missed areas or where you haven’t spent long enough brushing! The coach even shows you the correct angle for brushing too!

Perfect for adults you can equally get the kids involved with two games to play whilst brushing! – They both encourage you to brush certain areas to do better in each game meaning you get fab brushing coverage whilst making it fun!

The toothbrush, which has been designed with the help of dentists, provides real-time feedback on your brushing habits in 16 zones of the mouth, even tracking regularity, your speed and the angle of your brushing. The Colgate Connect E1 Smart Electronic Toothbrush connects to your smartphone via the Bluetooth app. This helps you or your loved one (including the kids) to prevent dental problems before they start.

For a super smile this Christmas shop now exclusively at @apple for £89.95!

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Beat the knots with this fab gift…

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Introducing the multi- award winning @wetbrushuk detangler, the solution to getting rid of those pesky knots gently from your wet hair! I always struggle with this (and most brushes) but this beauty glides straight through with ease! Coming in three new monochrome designs and two original shades of black and pink there’s one to choose for everyone! We particularly like the monochrome patterns as they suit every personality so you cannot go wrong.

How you brush your hair is key to strong and healthy hair and the single most overlooked step in haircare. Hair is at it’s weakest when wet and pulling can snap it like a rubber band. This is why you should brush with a tool like the WetBrush detangler – that gently loosens knots without pulling or breaking hair.

The revolutionary WetBrush Original Detanglers utilise IntelliflexTM bristles technology, which make it the perfect detangling brush in the salon, in the shower, after a gym workout or at the beach. IntelliflexTM bristles are thin, strong and very flexible. They have adaptive flexibility – flexible on one stroke and firm on the next, eliminating all tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping. No spilt ends, no hair loss, just healthy brushing and detangling. This allows for over 45% less breakage, 56% less effort resulting in 100% happier hair.

The WetBrush Original Detangler is the solution, the moment you use it, you will #feelthedifference and you will never want to try another hairbrush.  

Get yours now at @bootsuk @superdrug and @lookfantastic

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Bring your fire with Becca Cosmetics

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🔥 Bring your fire and burn bright for party season with the @beccacosmetics #volcanogoddess palette packed full of pigment rich shimmers and glitters… it’s the perfect gift for a #beauty babe! 🔥

Becca Cosmetics Volcano Goddess Palette, £35 — 46 now £21, available online at amazon.co.uk

Wild Cosmetics launches with new natural deodorant range

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Wild Cosmetics is a range of natural deodorants that caters to the growing demand for high performing, natural alternatives to antiperspirants. The deodorants perform and are applied just like any other deodorant, but contain no aluminium, parabens or sulphates. They are vegan-friendly and are never tested on animals.

Wild has launched with a range of eight deodorants across Stick and Roll on formats available as a one-off purchase or on subscription.

You can choose from one of four natural fragrance options including Mint and Eucalyptus, Rose and Geranium, Lemon and Thyme and an unfragranced version.

Wild use active naturals to combat the smell of sweat whilst still allowing your body to sweat, which they see as a natural and important process used by your body to remove toxins and regulate temperature.

The Roll-On range comes in glass with refill bottles that will reduce plastic use by more than 80% vs normal deodorants. They are also working with a specialist packaging design agency to develop similar eco-friendly packaging for their stick range which currently uses plastic that is 100% recyclable and they hope to be plastic free by Christmas.

Find out more, and pre-order online at wilddeo.com or head to Kickstarter to contribute to helping Wild reach their plastic free target by Christmas

Discover #NOLIMITS with BYKATHRYN’s Petrolhead fragrance

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PETROLHEAD is the perfect vibe for women who set no limits by seeking adrenaline and high octane excitement, whilst retaining an air of femininity and glamour. They are fun and fearless, pushing the boundaries whenever possible, knowing their own minds and not conforming to stereotypes.

Although you don’t have to be a car fanatic to love PETROLHEAD, – Mini 7S Class racing driver Jo Polley is the new brand ambassador for the fragrance. Founder and Managing Director of BYKATHRYN, Katie Forman said, “When I first met Jo, I knew immediately she was the perfect person to be the face of PETROLHEAD. We needed someone who exuded the vibe and you can’t get better than a professional racing driver.” Katie added, “Jo is very glamorous and feminine of the track but ruthless behind the wheel of her Mini 7S.”

PETROLHEAD Opens with a blend of citruses in the top notes, followed with a heart of conifers and jasmine, underpinned by spicy balsamic notes giving a warm almost oriental vibe. We think it’s a perfect summer fragrance for those who like a strong scent that eludes confidence and strength!

PETROLHEAD Perfume, RRP £35 (15ml), For more information or to purchase PETROLHEAD please visit www.bykathryn.ltd

Beat your winter skin!

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Beat the cold weather and protect your skin with this Organic Hemp seed Oil moisturiser and body butter from @yaohltd Give it a go! And beat that winter chill!

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Revive your skin whilst you sleep with beuti skincare…

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After long days and party nights revive your skin whilst you sleep with Beuti Skincare #beautysleepelixir it’s said to be one of Kate Middletons favourite go-to products after someone gifted it to her (it has anti-inflammatory properties which will work wonders after sleepless nights!)

This luxury face oil has a 100% natural blend of 14 plant-based oils, including a Caribbean coral extract which is a powerful anti-inflammatory as it neutralises the enzyme responsible for skin ageing, plus a sandalwood nut kernel oil to help prevent collagen and elastin break down. These are then combined with a generous amount of camellia oil, chia seed oil, bitter cherry seed oil, strawberry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, blueberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, raspberry seed oil, seabuckthorn fruit berry oil, sandalwood oil, lavender herb oil, geranium flower oil, neroli flower oil and capric trglyceride from coconut.

Personally the oily formula isn’t my personal favourite, but by morning theres no residue left, it is all gone and has melted into your skin effortlessly whilst working it’s wonderful magic. You can also wear it under your make up for a brighter dewy look.

Buy yours now online – Beauty Skin Elixir from Beuti Skincare, £42, beutiskincare.co.uk

Work wonders with the new Cowshed skincare staple!

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The #kahai Wonder Balm from @cowshedonline is a fantastic multi-purpose product. With its balm to oil texture, this little pot full of Vit E & F plus retinol can be used as a hot cloth cleanser or moisturiser for face lips and eyes to hydrate and nourish on the go!

We double it up as a cleanser and a moisturising mask before bed to reduce redness and to even our skintone! Sometimes we use it to remove our make-up too!

Key ingredients include: 

Kahai Nut Oil – Cold pressed oil that is harvested once a year. Its high content of natural Vitamin E, F and Retinol nourishes, hydrates, softens and repairs skin

Avocado Butter – Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, fatty acids and lecithin. Combats signs of ageing, such as fine lines and age spots

Helichrysum Oil – Rich in esters, this oil is rich in antioxidants, which help to rejuvenate the skin

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil – Contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, including vitamin C, which is 12 times higher than that of an orange. This oil eliminates toxins and rejuvenates the skin

Jasmine Oil – Aromatic essence reputed to have emotional balancing properties

Rose Oil – Natural fragrance component with nurturing and calming properties

 

Kahai Wonder Balm, £12 (15ml) – £38 (50ml) Buy it online at Cowshed.com

TIP! Pop the handy 15ml size into your handbag, and take it everywhere with you for on-the-go skin treats and to beat the winter chill and prep that pout. giving you a good reason to leave the big pot ready for when you get home after a long day!

My Summer Skin Saviour

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This summer on holiday my burnt (oops – please try and look after your skin responsibly) face was in dire need of help and the Nakin Skincare Performance facial serum, £25 came to the rescue! Rehydrating my skin in minutes with Hyuaralonic acid plus dousing it in pomegranate which helps reverse sun damage – and antioxidants from tea made it the perfect product for us – so much so we will be getting it again ready for our next holiday! (Of course its great for at home too!)

Plus soak in the revitalising face oil, £22 for a hydration boost and soothing treat!

NAKIN Performance Facial Serum, £25 can be found online at NakinSkincare.com or online to order from Ocado

Pollution protection that is just as essential as SPF

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When you aren’t relaxing on holiday, book in hand are you living it up in the city? Protect your skin from the sun and the ever growing city pollution with Hawaiian Tropic Duo defence cream

Packed full of antioxidants such as green tea extracts which reduce the effects of pollutants and are proven to diminish the visible damage already caused by pollutants, extreme weather and free radicals. It moisturises and hydrates whilst giving vital skin protection at SPF30 suitable for all year round use.

What’s more the scent is super fruity alike the rest of The Hawaiian tropic collection and it comes in a super lightweight formula which isn’t sticky leaving you free to stick on that cute printed mini and head to that city rooftop garden party!

Hawaiian Tropic duo defence sun lotion, rrp: £14.99 for 180ml Available at Boots, Ocado and Amazon