May 2020 natural beauty empties

May 2020 natural beauty empties

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

Welcome back, beauty lover!

May has been a good month for empties. I have loved them all – well, except for one – you’ll see which. And there are some definite repurchases from some of my most beloved brands.

There’s an amazing anti-ageing face cream with ingredients that read from your superfood store-cupboard, sumptuous cleansing butter with carrot and mango, a gentle vitamin C serum that’s great for beginners, and a body lotion that promises to boost emotional wellbeing – and much more!

I really hope you enjoy them! Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Natural beauty empties

Tamaar Rejuvenate Anti-Ageing Cream Complex

This is one of my favourite moisturisers – my skin really loves it. And I adore the ingredients, including date palm, tamarind seed, turmeric, green tea, gotu kola, and kefir milk probiotics.

Tamaar Rejuvenate Anti-Ageing Cream Complex

Head over to my full review of Tamaar skincare to find out more about this gorgeous anti-ageing moisturiser and other specialist moisturisers in the range.

Tamaar Rejuvenate Anti-Ageing Cream Complex

Buy Now – £42 at Tamaar Skincare


The Rose Tree Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter

This balm cleanser is cheerfulness in a jar and cleanses like an absolute dream, melting into the skin and whipping away grime and makeup. I love everything from The Rose Tree!

The Rose Tree Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter

The cleanser was one of my top Christmas picks last year, for good reason!

The Rose Tree Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter

Buy Now – £27 at The Rose Tree


The Organic Pharmacy Stabilised Vitamin C Serum

I’m a huge fan of vitamin C to brighten and provide antioxidant protection. This water-based serum is a gentle introduction to vitamin C serums.

The Organic Pharmacy Stabilised Vitamin C Serum

Read all about this and my other stabilised vitamin C choices in my top vitamin C picks.

The Organic Pharmacy Stabilised Vitamin C Serum

Buy Now – £45 at LoveLula


Mádara Supreme Hydration Body Lotion

This is an interesting body lotion – it claims to improve emotional wellbeing. Scientifically, it’s hard to say whether it works – however the placebo effect is strong!

Mádara Supreme Hydration Body Lotion

It smells so sweet and natural, and leaves my skin totally silky and soft.

Mádara Supreme Hydration Body Lotion

Buy Now – £17 at LoveLula


Laboratoire du Haut-Segala Organic Neroli Water

I absolutely love the fragrance of neroli, and this water stayed true to the last drop. It’s so versatile. I especially love to mix it with dry clay masks for a soothing, deep cleansing treat.

Laboratoire du Haut-Segala Organic Neroli Water

Read my review of Laboratoire du Haut-Segala natural wellbeing products.

Laboratoire du Haut-Segala Organic Neroli Water

Buy Now – £13.95 at LoveLula


Balmonds Skin Salvation

Balmonds skincare really does the trick for soothing and healing skin prone to eczema, psoriasis, and other dry or itchy skin conditions.

Balmonds Skin Salvation

Skin Salvation is a super rich balm packed with ingredients to bring relief. This is a definite repurchase – I reach for it every time my hands flare with eczema.

Balmonds Skin Salvation

Buy Now – £7.99 at Balmonds


Weleda Skin Food

Skin Food has featured so many times on my blog! I’m never without it. I even use it during spring and summer.

Weleda Skin Food

It really is a fantastic multi-purpose product! Face, body, hair and nails all benefit from its healing and nourishing qualities. And it smells so cheerful, it’s a delight to use.

Weleda Skin Food

Buy Now – £12.95 at LoveLula


Faith in Nature Hemp Soap

My kind husband bought me this soap for my birthday. Not quite the skincare I was hoping for, dear – but I was grateful and loved it all the same!

Faith in Nature Hemp Soap

Turns out it’s actually a brilliant soap! One of only a few that stands up to life in our bathroom without dissolving into mush!

Faith in Nature Hemp Soap

Buy Now – £1.95 at Amazon


Tabitha James Kraan 4-in-1 Conditioner Amber Rose Travel Size

I reviewed Tabitha James Kraan haircare some time ago – I’m a huge fan of her hair care ethos and products.

Tabitha James Kraan 4-in-1 Conditioner Amber Rose Travel Size

So I bagged the travel size for our holidays. I seriously rate this conditioner as it leaves my hair so silky soft, smells beautiful, and works as a styling product too.

Tabitha James Kraan 4-in-1 Conditioner Amber Rose

Buy Now – £9.50 at LoveLula


Mill Creek Botanicals Biotene H-24 Natural Shampoo

I finished this shampoo in May – but like most I finished the conditioner earlier. It featured in my empties last month where I reviewed them both – please do go take a look if you’re in the market for a natural thickening shampoo and conditioner.

Mill Creek Botanicals Biotene H-24 Natural Shampoo

Or you can read my full review of Mill Creek Biotene H-24 Shampoo & Conditioner.

Mill Creek Botanicals Biotene H-24 Natural Shampoo

Buy Now – £9.99 at Omninatural


Ayumi Sandalwood Body Scrub

This interesting body scrub featured in the LoveLula May 2019 Beauty Box review. It contains some wonderful botanical ingredients such as sea kelp, frankincense and clary sage.

Ayumi Sandalwood Body Scrub

I really love the spicy fragrance and the scrubby pieces of pumice!

Ayumi Sandalwood Body Scrub

Buy Now – £6.99 at LoveLula


Mádara Brightening AHA Peel Mask

This came in the LoveLula August 2018 Beauty Box. I really wish I’d tried other chemical exfoliants before trying this one, since it needlessly put me off chemical exfoliants for a long time.

Mádara Brightening AHA Peel Mask

My skin had a hard time tolerating this mask. It stings the moment it goes on. It’s weird because other Mádara products I’ve tried are so gentle.

Mádara Brightening AHA Peel Mask

Buy Now – £24 at LoveLula


Samples

I haven’t bought any more sample sachets, I promise! These are left over from my stash.

May 2020 natural beauty samples

Samples I would buy full size of:

  • The Rose Tree Rose & Ylang Ylang Bath & Shower Oil – guilt free glass vial!
  • Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil
  • Sophie the Giraffe Face Cream
  • Weleda Skin Food
  • Weleda Skin Food Light

Samples I won’t buy full size of:

  • Jason Vitamin E Pure Natural Skin Food – too thick
  • Comfort Zone Specialist Foot Balm – contains phenoxyethanol which I avoid if I can

Final thoughts on May 2020 natural beauty empties

I hope you enjoyed my May empties! If you have any questions at all, please do let me know!

Coming up in June, I’ll be introducing Kear Greek Skincare, sharing my latest Lavera skincare loves, and sharing 8 neroli skin care favourites from LoveLula. I’ll also be writing about natural micellar water and sharing my thoughts on D’Alchemy Micellar Cleansing Water.

It’s Jonah’s birthday in June, so I’ll be sharing my letter to him, too. I hope you can join me! So please subscribe to stay in touch.

What skincare did you love in May? Let me know in the comments!

7 Replies to “May 2020 natural beauty empties”

  1. I must admit, I need to take better care of my skin and you have given me so many great options. I will definitely start with Balmonds!

  2. Ohhh I love the idea of the cleansing butter. I have so many barely used products that just do not live up to expectation. On the look out for your recommendations.

  3. You finished so many products, I’m trying to make a dent in my samples actually, I don’t want products to expire anymore

  4. Lovely review! I don’t know why my phone doesn’t give me an option to like posts, it is frustrating!
    I am totally with you on a lot of products, love the neroli water and faith in nature is my favourite for hand washing because it stays in shape and lathers so well (and some shops do it without packaging which is even better!). And same for the madara peel, I love Madara products but this one made my skin burn and gave me a bad reaction. It has also put me off chemical peels. But my skin can be quite sensitive so I am not that surprised!
    Quick question: why do you avoid phenoxyethanol? It seems to be in a lot o natural products.

    1. Thanks Camille! My ‘like’ button is broken, I need to fix it. Glad you like the neroli water and Faith in Nature soap, they are great!

      Phenoxyethanol is a controversial ingredient for me. I started to avoid it when I started feeding my son 4 years ago and didn’t go back. I know current research suggests it’s safe used at 1% concentrations or less, and of course its role as a preservative is so useful. On the other hand, in 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled it as unsafe for breastfeeding infants, due to concerns about how it affects their central nervous system. I don’t mind it for wash off products. See https://www.healthline.com/health/phenoxyethanol and on the flip side https://www.paulaschoice.com/ingredient-dictionary/preservatives/phenoxyethanol.html. I don’t wish to scaremonger re ingredients, it’s just a personal choice. Xx

  5. The The Rose Tree Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter sounds absolutely amazing! Now I need to check if it’s available in Canada!

  6. Good summary! I’m definitely going to try the skin food. I liked the faith in nature soap idea, but saw that the top ingredient was palm oil, which harvesting is super detrimental to the environment and to the animals whose habitats are lost. I would avoid that product.

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