December 2020 natural beauty empties

December 2020 natural beauty empties

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Hello again, my beauty friend! And welcome to my December 2020 natural beauty empties!

What a year was 2020. It goes without saying that it’s been hugely challenging. Like many, I’ve found it helpful to try and focus on the positives.

We’ve learned more about ourselves in 2020 than any other year, discovering just how strong and resilient we are. Life might not be exactly as we want it to be, but we can embrace what we do have. Time with friends and family is limited, but the limitation is reducing the spread of the virus. And it won’t last forever.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. – Anonymous

2020, you helped me to scale back my expectations; to celebrate the little moments of calm and reflection. And I really appreciated the extra time I had for self-care and wellness activities. Yet, I am so very glad to move in 2021! The promise of meeting friends and family freely, and soft play for my children, infinite hugs, and above all the possible end of suffering due to Covid.

Reflections aside, let us return to skincare. In December I used up even more than ever. Why? My husband has extra time off work so I get more time in the bathroom! There’s a big focus on natural fragrance as I realised some of my fragrances were changing. Standout products include serums to treat specific skin concerns of the menstrual cycle, chamomile and probiotic facial mist, and vitamin C cleansing oil. For littles, there’s a fruity bubble bath.

Enjoy my December 2020 natural beauty empties!

December 2020 natural beauty empties

Typology Woman Serums

My review of Typology skincare quickly became one of my most popular posts of 2020. These serums are an absolute life saver to use throughout my menstrual cycle. Not only do the serums address concerns specific to certain times of the month, they really help me to tune in to my cycle.

Typology Woman Serums

For instance, during my period, on week 1, there’s a beautiful hydrating and soothing serum with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, bisabolol, and cornflower floral water. On week 2, during ovulation, and when I’m feeling powerful, there’s a suppleness and radiance serum with vitamin C and fruit acids. On week 3, the start of the luteal phase, there’s a hydrating and astringent serum with sugar extracted from wheat, and ginger extract. And finally on week 4, in the 7 days leading up to my period, there an effective mattifying and anti-blemish serum with seaweed extract and zinc.

I absolutely loved using these serums, I think they’re so beautifully thought out, and I’ll likely buy them once I’ve dwindled my current serum collection.

Typology Woman Serums

Buy Now – £44.90 at Typology


Flow Chamomile & Probiotics Facial Mist

I’m so sad to say goodbye to this little Nordic natural beauty I picked up from Koti Lifestyle. It’s an organic chamomile floral water with probiotics for irritated and dry skin, and I love everything about it.

Flow Chamomile & Probiotics Facial Mist

The first time I used it, I was taken aback by the strong fragrance. It’s like fermented chamomile. But it grew on me, and I really appreciate the soothing effects, especially after retinol and acids.

I’ll certainly be buying it again once I’ve used up another chamomile water in my collection.

Flow Chamomile & Probiotics Facial Mist

Buy Now – £28 at Koti Lifestyle


Lovinah Dragon’s Blood Vitamin C Cleansing Oil

My beautiful friend gifted this to me with enough in the bottle for several cleanses just so I could try the brand for the first time. What a sweetheart she is.

Lovinah Dragon's Blood Vitamin C Cleansing Oil

And I absolutely love the cleanser. Rich, fruity, and yes – as the brand touts itself – supernatural. The cleanser shifts makeup and grime, while keeping skin clear and bright thanks to BHA exfoliation and vitamin C. I can’t wait to try more from Lovinah!

Lovinah Dragon’s Blood Vitamin C Cleansing Oil

Buy Now – £44 at Cult Beauty


Kear Hydrate & Relax Body Oil

This gorgeous Hydrate & Relax Body Oil featured in my review of Greek skincare brand Kear.

Kear Hydrate & Relax Body Oil

The sumptuous sweet lemon scented oil feels like a treat from ancient Greece. It’s more like a liquid balm, and keeps my skin soft all day.

Kear Hydrate & Relax Body Oil

Buy Now – €40 at Kear Life


Weleda Agrume Natural Perfume

Weleda perfumes are no longer available to buy but I have several in my collection. I think this one smells like their sea buckthorn range.

Weleda Agrume Natural Perfume

These perfumes are breastfeeding and pregnancy safe and like a fruity ray of sunshine in a bottle. Unmistakably Weleda, actually.

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Evolve Organic Beauty Daily Defence Moisture Mist

This mist featured in my brief review of goodies from Persephone Beauty. It makes a great daily hyaluronic acid mist in the morning to refresh and prime skin ready for the rest of my AM routine. I also like that it contains prickly pear and moringa peptides to protect and calm.

Evolve Organic Beauty Daily Defence Moisture Mist

Although it contains rose water, it’s not as fragrant as I’d like, but it’s certainly hydrating and calming, and a great addition to any skincare routine.

Evolve Organic Beauty Daily Defence Moisture Mist

Buy Now – £20 at Persephone Beauty


Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Natural Deodorant

I was so excited to find this at my local Tesco! Magnesium and charcoal help to stop odour, and it’s really easy to apply, dries quickly, and has a beautiful delicate fragrance.

Schmidt's Charcoal + Magnesium Natural Deodorant

It’s a really great deodorant and one I’ll certainly buy again.

Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Natural Deodorant

Buy Now – £8.75 at Ecco Verde


Organii Cream Soaps in Almond & Avocado + Green Tea & Lime

Such beautiful soaps from Organii. They smell lovely and natural, lather well, and hold their shape well. I featured them in my plastic free swaps post in July.

Organii Cream Soaps in Almond & Avocado + Green Tea & Lime

Organic, vegan, and great value for money, too!

Organii Cream Soaps

Buy Now – £2.95 at Organii


Weleda Birch Body Scrub

This is a really delightful and gentle body scrub. The soft jojoba wax beads massage and exfoliate skin and the creamy base leaves skin fresh and smelling glorious.

Weleda Birch Body Scrub

If you like Weleda body washes, definitely give this a try.

Weleda Birch Body Scrub

Buy Now – £9.95 at Weleda


Childs Farm Bubble Bath in Tangerine

We pick this Childs Farm Bubble Bath up on our weekly shop.

Childs Farm Bubble Bath in Tangerine

The kids love the fruity fragrance and we all love the gentle ingredients.

Childs Farm Bubble Bath in Tangerine

Buy Now – £7.49 at Boots


Amoora Peace Rose & Jasmine Shower Bomb

This was a lovely gift from my husband, who made me my own advent calendar with goodies from Holland & Barrett. If you haven’t seen it, you should go and take a look over on my stories.

Amoora Peace Rose & Jasmine Shower Bomb

The shower bomb is basically a tablet that sits in the shower and releases a beautiful fragrance. It’s really lovely!

Amoora Peace Rose & Jasmine Shower Bomb

Buy Now – £2.99 at Holland & Barrett


Balm Balm Single Note Perfumes Gift Set

Balm Balm make gorgeous single note perfumes that you can wear alone or blend together for unique combinations. I chose these when expecting Cara and recommended them in my natural perfumes for pregnancy. I noticed they were changing so I had a lot of fun trying them all over again.

Balm Balm Single Note Perfumes Gift Set

Definitely one to check out if you like simple, beautiful fragrances.

Balm Balm Single Note Perfumes Gift Set

Buy Now – £16 at LoveLula


Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

This came in a Moisture Boost Minis gift box that featured in my Christmas stocking filler recommendations in 2018.

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

The lovely day cream is actually surprisingly rich, and smells like beautiful vanilla. It’s packed with anti-ageing antioxidants and Manuka honey for clear and healthy skin. If you’re a fan of Antipodes, definitely give this a try!

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

Buy Now – £7.75 at Beauty Bay


Mádara Smart Anti-Pollution Repair Mask

This lovely mask came in the September 2020 LoveLula Beauty Box. With black northern mud and charcoal, it’s recommended to reverse free radical damage caused by pollution.

Mádara Smart Anti-Pollution Repair Mask

I found it makes a lovely once a week treat for bright and fresh skin.

Madara Smart Anti-Pollution Repair Mask

Buy Now – £7 at LoveLula


Maison Sybarite Perfume Samples

Maison Sybarite make the most amazing fragrances – complex, heady, and sensual. I reviewed the Bed of Roses fragrance, which I’m still enjoying!

Maison Sybarite Perfume Samples

These water based fragrances are very gentle, so those with sensitivities to alcohol should definitely give them a try with the discovery set.

Maison Sybarite Discovery Set

Buy Now – £25 at Bloom Perfume


Avenoir Perfumery Tester Kit

I featured these beautiful small batch fragrances over on my Instagram.

Avenoir Perfumery Tester Kit

They’re beautiful, and you should definitely pick up a tester kit to discover the entire range of 4 fragrances. Each has a wonderful back story, too.

Avenoir Perfumery Tester Kit

Buy Now – £7.50 at Avenoir Perfumery


Pretty Special Beauty Night Samples

I was so pleased to receive these night care samples from Pretty Special Beauty. This brand’s founder, Lisa, makes the most fragrant artisan aromatherapy skincare.

Pretty Special Beauty Night Samples

I tried the Restorative Night Balm with mango, kukui, and palmarosa – a sumptuously melting balm that keeps my skin happy all night and smells warm and cocooning. My skin feels like velvet after this one!

I also tried the Night Oil, with avocado, rosemary, carrot seed, and palmarosa. This is rich decadent night oil feels rich, warm, and comforting. My skin is really glowing!

Try Me Edition of Pretty Special Beauty Overnight Replenishing Oil

Buy Now – £4.50 at Pretty Special Beauty


Oskia Samples – Super 16 Collagen Serum & Nutri-Active Day Cream

Last but not least, my curiosity for Oskia lead me to pick up some samples along with a Black Friday order from Naturisimo.

Oskia Samples - Super 16 Collagen Serum & Nutri-Active Day Cream

Needless to say, I loved them and would love to try a full sized product.

Naturisimo Samples

Buy Now – from 50p at Naturisimo


Final thoughts on December 2020 natural beauty empties

That’s it for December empties. Next month I’m sharing my favourite face oils for winter, elegant and fragrant hand sanitisers from Purdy & Figg, the wonderful Tam Mason hand scrubs, the newly launched Beauty Cleanse Skincare Anti-Pollution Deep Cleansing Oil, Essence of Nature CBD Face Serum, and finally my initial thoughts on Kiss The Moon sleep goodies!

Following this, I’m taking a month long blogging break but will still be a little active over on Instagram.

What did you empty in December? Let me know in the comments! And if you want to hear from me regularly, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and subscribe to receive my new blog posts.

Happy new year! I hope you have a great one!

6 Replies to “December 2020 natural beauty empties”

  1. After this year I need a whole CASE of that hydrate and relax body oil!

  2. All of this sounds awesome. I will have to try some of these out for sure!

  3. I love facial mists! I can’t do without them in a hot summer day!

  4. Thank you for sharing your empties Helen. I’m loving my Pretty Special Skincare samples too, such a lovely brand and lady. Happy new year to you and yours.

  5. Always great to read your posts to find and discover new products. Have a great 2021 x

  6. Amber S Battishill says: Reply

    Those serums that go along with your cycle sound amazing! My skin changes so much due to hormones and I feel like that would be super helpful!

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