Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Skinfood - A naturally-inspired unisex range from New Zealand

by Jess

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, and the same goes for beauty products. Despite its unusually simple, plain packaging, Skinfood, a New Zealand beauty brand which is making its way over to the UK, is unique for all the right reasons. Though women may initially be put off by the unisex branding of the range, the quality of the actual products is really impressive. Taking a truly simple but effective route to good quality, consistent skincare, you'll see the same reassuring ingredients printed over again throughout the range - spring water, manuka honey, aloe vera gel, orange oil, lavender oil - , with a notable absense of any parabens and the usual chemical-sounding nasties prevalent in so many skincare products.

The Cleans All cleanser is a fantastic all-round product for all skin types and leaves the skin soft and velvety without any tightness, even removing heavy mascara, while the SPF 15 moisturiser is light enough to sink in quickly for morning makeup application, but creamy enough to really get rid of flaky, dry winter skin. The exfoliator isn't abrasive but leaves skin smooth and glowing, while the mud masque is great for a weekly deep cleanse and leaves your face feeling truly clean and revitalised. There are a few different moisturisers to choose from, as well as a foaming shaving gel for men. Each product also has a handy sign to tell you whether it's best used in the morning or in the evening.

A truly unique approach to skincare inspired by nature and designed to protect skin from the elements, Skinfood offers great value, is an excellent choice for those looking to use more natural, environmentally-friendly products and, with its unisex approach, even offers the potential for more cupboard space. A definite winner.

2 comments:

susan said...

any info in which shops will this brand be available?

LatestInBeauty said...

Some of the range is in Tesco - Cleans All, Nourishing Moisturiser, SPF15+ Moisturiser and Exfoliating Scrub. These are in the large stores. Ranges are also available in Lloyds Pharmacy, Morrisons, John Lewis, Waitrose, Amazon.co.uk and many independent pharmacies. Hope this helps!

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