This is completely bizarre, my very first blog post of 2017. How fast did that last year go? I've been uhhming and ahhing as to when the Christmas break should end and make my way back to this fabulous part of the internet. It seems today was that day. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and an incredible start to the New Year. I hope this year is going to be a great one! Surely it cannot be as bad as 2016 right? That's the year we just won't speak about, although two good things came out of it, my engagement and finding out I'm pregnant with my second baby. Oh this year sounds like it's going to be pretty good to me.
Anyway, before I babble on any longer I wanted to let you in on a fantastic brand I discovered late into last year, Organic and Botanic. My skin has had its good and bad days, mainly bad days since I found out I was pregnant. One minute I will literally be a hot mess with a dull complexion alongside breakouts and the next it will be a completely different story. With the help of two products from Organic and Botanic I have managed to improve my skins texture and appearance.
Organic and Botanic is as you imagine a completely organic brand which is completely cruelty free and vegan friendly too. The products in question are the *Mandarin Orange Enhancing Night Moisturiser and *Madagascan Coconut Energising Facial Serum.
The *Mandarin Orange Enhancing Night Moisturiser is an absolute dream. It comes packaged within a small 50ml glass jar which lasts a long time. It smells so bloomin' good too! I wouldn't normally use a night moisturiser, my basic skincare routine would be to cleanse, tone and apply a spot treatment(kind of a moisturiser and spot treatment in one). Since adding the Night Moisturiser into my routine I have found my skin to be in better condition. The lightweight and gel-like formula sinks into the skin super quickly and come morning it feels so smooth and soft and I look completely revitalized with a certain glow to my skin. It is truly a brilliant moisturiser if that is what you're looking for, however it is certainly not in the most affordable of price ranges at £67. I guess that's what you have to shell out for the most natural of ingredients.
I'd like to think I would purchase it once it's been used up but personally the price is too steep for me. I have to admit there are some moisturisers on the market at the moment which do the exact same job at a much better price. For example; the Bodyshop Vitamin C Moisturiser and Origins GinZing.
Now onto the *Madagascan Coconut Energising Facial Serum. As I've mentioned before I haven't tried many serums, just because I felt like they would make my skin break out but of course that hasn't been the case which I am pleasantly surprised and happy about. Admittedly I am not usually a fan of coconut scented skincare but the serum isn't very heavily scented, it's natural and subtle which is why I seem to be loving it so much. The serum comes within a 30ml glass bottle with a drop applicator. I find this so handy as it is easy to control the amount of product you apply to your face.
I apply 2 droplets of the Facial Serum after cleansing and toning and before the Night Moisturiser. It doesn't feel greasy in the slightest and my skin drinks it up so easily and quickly but once it has sunk in it feels slightly tacky. I actually find that to be a good thing as you can easily apply it before makeup with no worries about it disrupting your base. It has completely changed my skin in terms of it reducing redness, pigmentation and evening out my skin tone and texture. It is sure going to be a staple in my skincare routine during the next few months of my pregnancy. Unfortunately though, like the Mandarin Orange Night Moisturiser it is pricey at £67.
If you are perhaps thinking of picking maybe one or both of the products up then you'll be pleased to hear that they are currently selling at a reduced rate on Amazon. The Facial Serum is just £9.75 here and the Night Moisturiser is £13.54 here. Now that is what I call a bloomin' good bargain!
Have you tried Organic and Botanic Skincare? Will you be trying out any of the products?