January 2020 natural beauty empties

January 2020 natural beauty empties

Advert: this post contains references to PR gifted products. My views are honest and my own.

This post marks 2 whole years of writing about my empties! I really love creating empties posts. I get to share all the lovely skincare that I enjoyed enough to finish up, but might not have had chance to review in a separate post.

And it has been a bumper month for using up lots of delicious natural and organic skincare products. I present probiotic serum, age-defying body cream, daily moisturiser for eczema, natural haircare, natural makeup, and much more!

So let’s get started rooting through my empties box!

January 2020 natural beauty empties

Esse Plus Probiotic Serum

Have you tried probiotic skincare before? It’s recommended by many dermatologists, since our skin is dependent on the balance of good and bad microbes living on and in the skin.

Esse Plus Probiotic Serum

What’s the hype with probiotic skincare?

Research has shown that probiotic skincare can protect our skin from bad bacteria, and potentially inflammation and ageing – all while balancing the skin’s pH levels.

I’ve only just started to learn about the benefits of using probiotic skincare, and it’s super-interesting. Since this is an area of interest for me, I’d like to try more probiotic natural skincare and share my thoughts here. I’m hoping probiotic skincare can help heal the eczema on my hands.

Back to Esse Plus Probiotic Serum

Esse created this serum in its plus range, which as the same suggests, offers a little something extra. These products aim to “boost your skin’s microbiome for maximum anti-ageing results”.

The serum contains 50 million live probiotics per drop!

Along with probiotics, the serum also contains marula oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter for a nourishing and moisturising experience.

Using Esse Plus Probiotic Serum – my experience

This is a thick, oil-based serum in a glass pump bottle. It has the enjoyable, comforting fragrance of vanilla. I press one pump of the serum into my skin between my water-based serum and my moisturiser.

As for results, the greatest benefit for me was a reduction in the redness of my skin and healing of a dry patch on my forehead that appears in winter. The serum helped my skin to retain more moisture and improved my skin’s radiance over time. I hope this was down to the probiotics.

Any figures? Well, according to Esse, independent testing proved the product increases skin firmness by 16% in 28 days. All testers had positive results with the serum, which really speaks well for it.

Of course, the downside to this product is the price. It would be very expensive for most at £100 a bottle. That said, I’d so love to explore more from the range and would be quite willing to invest my money to find out more.

Esse Plus Probiotic Serum

Buy Now – £100 at LoveLula


D’Alchemy Age Defying Body Cream

A few months ago I reviewed a few D’Alchemy moisturisers and this was my favourite! It’s absolutely beautiful. Rich, creamy, smells divine, and wraps winter skin in a cocoon of softness that feels great all day.

D'Alchemy Age Defying Body Cream

Did I mention it’s tailored to mature skin and promises anti-ageing results too? Targeting loss of firmness, wrinkles, and age spots with continued use.

Definite repurchase!

D’Alchemy Age Defying Body Cream

Buy Now – £47.86 at LoveLula


Balmonds Daily Moisturising Cream

This rich vegan-friendly cream is based on Balmonds amazing Skin Salvation balm. It’s an easily absorbed cream to hydrate and soothe sensitive and dry skin conditions.

Balmonds Daily Moisturising Cream

Balmonds really care about how it feels to have an itchy skin condition, packing their formulations with soothing anti-itch ingredients such as chickweed.

I wasted no time using up all of this cream. My dry skin really enjoyed the level of hydration and protection from hemp oil and shea butter.

Definitely consider Balmonds to take care of eczema or psoriasis prone skin. I love them!

Balmonds Daily Moisturising Cream

Buy Now – £13.99 at LoveLula


Akoma Raw Shea Million Shea Butter

This beautiful shea butter from Akoma is so fluffy and light. It’s amazing value for money given the quality of the shea butter.

Akoma Raw Shea Million Shea Butter

I used my shea butter in all kinds of recipes, such as my breastmilk lotion, and just as a gorgeous multipurpose butter on its own.

Akoma Raw Shea Million Shea Butter

Buy Now – £5.97 at Akoma


Weleda Nipple Balm

This soothing natural nipple balm saw me through the early days breastfeeding Cara when she was newborn.

Weleda Nipple Balm

I finished up using it as a super-rich and healing hand and cuticle balm.

Weleda Nipple Balm

Buy Now – £7.95 at LoveLula


D’Alchemy Age-Cancellation Booster

As I’ve mentioned already I love, love, love D’Alchemy and their age-supportive skincare!

D'Alchemy Age-Cancellation Booster

This moisturiser for oily and combination skin was so easy to use up! It smells beautiful and hydrates well, leaving a matte finish. It’s not quite rich enough for me everyday in winter so I’ve switched to their Age Defence Broad Spectrum Remedy which is perfect for normal to dry skin.

Age Cancellation Booster is great if you have oily mature or sensitive skin, or even for breakout days!

D’Alchemy Age-Cancellation Booster

Buy Now – £42.78 at LoveLula


Logona Concealer Cream

This was a very good value for money little concealer. Its texture is very liquid and it dries quickly to a non-greasy matte finish. I had to work quickly to blend it! As for the coverage, it’s medium.

Logona Concealer Cream

Unfortunately the applicator snapped off inside the tube and was irretrievable so I probably won’t buy this again.

Logona Concealer Cream

Buy Now – £11 at BigGreenSmile


Naissance Calendula Infused Oil

This is simply calendula infused sunflower oil. I used it for several recipes including my breast milk lotion DIY.

Naissance Calendula Infused Oil

As well as DIYs, it’s also really nice as a light massage oil, especially for children – calendula is so soothing!

Naissance Calendula Infused Oil

Buy Now – £8.99 at Amazon


Bentley Organic Hand Sanitizer

It’s always useful to keep a hand sanitiser in your handbag. Bentley Organic Hand Sanitizer kills 99% of germs and contains no perfume.

Bentley Organic Hand Sanitizer

The alcohol-free formula contains contains glycerine to counteract the drying nature of the product.

Bentley Organic Hand Sanitizer

Buy Now – £3.60 at LoveLula


My. Haircare Infuse My Colour Treat Conditioner

This conditioner came in the July 2018 LoveLula Beauty Box. It’s part of the Infuse My Colour range, but makes a lovely conditioner in its own right.

Infuse My Colour Treat Conditioner

It’s vegan, silicone free, and doesn’t weigh fine hair down. With fragrant neroli and hair-loving tangerine butter plus sunflower seed extract for improved shine and elasticity.

My favourite thing about this conditioner is how soft and swishy my hair feels after using it!

My. Haircare Infuse My Colour Treat Conditioner

Buy Now – £18 at LoveLula


The Handmade Soap Co. Shampoo & Conditioner

These came as part of a cute 4-piece travel set. I recommended them in my natural beauty stocking fillers under £20. Who doesn’t love a cute skin and haircare travel set?

The Handmade Soap Co. Shampoo & Conditioner

We really enjoyed taking them on travels with us because they’re appealing to all genders with the clean fragrance of lemongrass and cedarwood. The bottles are also incredibly reusable for your next adventure!

The Handmade Soap Co. Travel Minis Set

Buy Now – £18.95 at LoveLula


MoMineral Foundation sample in Sundarata

This is an empty from my mum. I was sent the light sample set by MoMineral and this is the darkest shade that I gifted to her as it’s a better match for her skin.

MoMineral Foundation sample in Sundarata

This is my favourite mineral foundation to date, and now my mum is a convert too! We both love it. If you’re pale, or dark and you can never get foundation to match, definitely go take a look. They have such an extensive range.

MoMineral Foundation Sample Kit

Buy Now – £6 at MoMineral


John Masters Organics Spearmint & Meadowsweet Shampoo sample

I really love this sweet minty and herbal shampoo from John Masters Organics. We took it with us and used it on the whole family.

John Masters Organics Spearmint & Meadowsweet Shampoo

It’s invigorating and leaves hair super-clean and shiny. I keep meaning to try more from this range.

John Masters Organics Spearmint & Meadowsweet Shampoo

Buy Now – £21 at LoveLula


Final thoughts on January 2020 natural beauty empties

That’s it for January empties! In February, I’m learning about female fertility and what you can do to get a good picture of your hormonal health. I’ll share what I find, plus the results from my female hormone test. Exciting!

Also in February, I’m introducing J Botanics – a wonderful natural beauty and baby brand with family values at its very core.

Last but not least, learn my LoveLula February picks. This month focusing on natural haircare. And my purchasing blunder! 😉 Don’t forget to subscribe to stay in touch.

PS did you learn about the lip care finalists in CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards in my last post?

What was your favourite January empty? Let me know in the comments!

5 Replies to “January 2020 natural beauty empties”

  1. mriveraediblesense says: Reply

    I definitely need to try that anti-aging body cream! Mine is definitely showing its age these days.

  2. So many beauty products that I haven’t tried yet! I have to check them all out!

  3. I haven’t heard of any of these but my body is craving that age defying body cream! And the probiotic serum sounds amazing!!

  4. Everything sounds wonderful but I’d love to try the age defying body cream…

  5. I definitely need to try these! All of these sound like great products!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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