July 2021 natural beauty empties

July 2021 natural beauty empties

Hello my dear! And welcome to my July 2021 natural beauty empties!

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

What a month July has been for me personally. We’re in the process of choosing a new house and readying ours for sale, and did you hear my news over on Instagram? We’re expecting our third child in October! So I’m trying to put my feet up a little in the evening which means less blogging.

However, there will always be time for empties, where I share the skincare, haircare, and beauty we’ve used up through the month. And I have another bumper month for you! Packed with summer skincare essentials and beauty products to help you feel good!

In July, I used up a gorgeous digital detox face mist, solid shampoo bar, hydrating moisturiser, vetiver face mask, and more. My kids went through 3 natural sunscreens plus a grizzly mane detantangler!

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The “box shot”

Do you want to learn more about these treasures? Let’s go!

July 2021 natural beauty empties

Ilapothecary Digital Face Mist

Kicking off my July 2021 natural beauty empties is this face mist for screen junkies. And if, like me, you spend too much time at your computer or using your phone, then Ilapothecary Digital Face Mist is for you!

Ilapothecary Digital Face Mist

This refreshing and rosy hydrator claims to protect, regenerate, and detoxify the skin.

It does this through high levels of antioxidants and free radical scavengers. These help protect cells from inflammation and help to prevent photo-ageing.

I enjoyed every drop of this elegant and enlivening mist, so it’s a definite repurchase from me. I’d love to try more from Ilapothecary as the brand’s focus on herbology, naturopathy, phyto-actives, and homeopathy truly resonates with me

Ilapothecary Digital Face Mist

Buy Now – £29 at Ilapothecary


EarthKind Shampoo Bar for Dry & Coloured Hair

EarthKind are hands down my favourite solid shampoo and conditioner bars. My kids love them too. I honestly see the same results as with a liquid shampoo – soft, shiny and manageable hair. I love the delicate fragrance too!

EarthKind Shampoo Bar for Dry & Coloured Hair

Admittedly, solid shampoos take a little longer to use but the zero plastic payoff is definitely worth it.

EarthKind Shampoo Bar for Dry & Coloured Hair

Buy Now – £7.50 at EarthKind


Typology Nourishing Moisturiser 1% Hyaluronic Acid + Shea Butter

This basic daily moisturiser came with a bunch of other Typology goodies I gratefully received from the brand. I wasn’t overwhelmed by it at first, but it gradually showed itself to be a lightweight but highly effective moisturiser.

Typology Nourishing Moisturiser 1% Hyaluronic Acid + Shea Butter

I like that it fits in so well with other products in my routine. It’s fragrance free so it helps me to enjoy the fragrances of my serums and facial oils. And I like how quickly it sinks in, leaving my skin well hydrated thanks to its hyaluronic acid content, but with no residue or shininess.

Typology Nourishing Moisturiser

Buy Now – £22.50 at Typology


Clockface Beauty Face Mask Rhassoul Clay & Vetiver

I love vetiver in skincare, so this Clockface Beauty Face Mask was a great LoveLula pick! It cleanses, tones, and softens while smelling so refreshing and earthy.

Clockface Beauty Face Mask Rhassoul Clay & Vetiver

I love how my skin feels after using this mask and I like how easy it is to wash off, too. A great weekly addition to any masking routine!

Clockface Beauty Face Mask Rhassoul Clay & Vetiver

Buy Now – £26 at Four London


Mar Galliti Youth Elixir Oil Serum

This small bottle of Mar Galliti Youth Elixir Oil Serum gave me a lovely taste of the brand. They make such interesting products! The oil is no exception – it smells potent and alive.

Mar Galliti Youth Elixir Oil Serum

It contains moringa and passion fruit oils to nourish and protect the skin. I also spotted spilanthes acmella extract in the ingredients, which is known as nature’s botox plant. Some of the fragrance comes from lavender and chamomile essential oils, which also work to tone and soothe the skin. The fragrance is very complex though – smell it to believe it!

Mar Galliti Youth Elixir Oil Serum

Buy Now – €73.50 at Lamaes


Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Eye Cream

I’m not a huge fan of using eye creams in my routine since it’s another step that can easily be fulfilled by a regular moisturiser. I do like this Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Eye Cream however, as it lightens up the eye area with real gold for a luminous finish.

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Eye Cream

As well as generally hydrating the area, it boasts some exciting claims to improve elasticity and reduce redness. These appear to be validated by studies in the lab. Definitely worth a try if you love eye cream!

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Eye Cream

Buy Now – £46 at Antipodes UK


Alteya Organics Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil

Alteya Organics Rosehip Oil is an amazing value for money face oil for your collection. Great for treating summer skin, the certified organic oil is rich in protective antioxidants.

Alteya Organics Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil

I found it plumping, soothing, and moisturising. I love the rich golden colour and summery scent of seeds. It looks like it’s bursting with life! A really good oil.

Alteya Organics Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil

Buy Now – £7.04 at Alteya Organics


Weleda Perineum Massage Oil

I bought this to use in my third trimester while pregnant with Cara. I didn’t use it all up at the time, and it got past its date. So I used it up as a regular body oil.

Weleda Perineum Massage Oil

It has the same gorgeous fragrance as Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil. Now that I’m expecting baby number 3, I’ll be starting perineal massage again at 34 weeks so a repurchase will certainly be in order!

Weleda Perineum Massage Oil

Buy Now – £12.95 at Weleda


Black Palm Natural Deodorant Clay

I was so happy to receive a bundle of the amazing Black Palm natural cosmetics a few months ago, and this Natural Deodorant Clay was the first to be finished. It does a really good job of combatting odour, with its fresh lavender scent.

Black Palm Natural Deodorant Clay

You should go take a look at Black Palm – they have some really nice eco-conscious natural beauty products to choose from.

Black Palm Natural Deodorant Clay

Buy Now – £13 at Black Palm


Good Bubble Grizzly Mane Detangler with Prickly Pear Extract

A great value for money detangler with some lovely ingredients including tea tree and prickly pear.

Good Bubble Grizzly Mane Detangler with Prickly Pear Extract

My daughter’s often wild and curly hair is really thankful for this Good Bubble Detangling Spray after her bath before we brush it out.

Good Bubble Grizzly Mane Detangler

Buy Now – £4.49 at Amazon


AYAN Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Baby and Adults SPF50

This Ayan SPF50 Sunscreen is sunscreen for babies and small children done right. The protection level is superb – we’ve yet to have a burn while using it. But, it’s very thick, very white, and it does contain beeswax so it’s not a vegan option.

AYAN Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Baby and Adults SPF50

I really appreciate the small number of simple ingredients, so if you’re looking for a kids sunscreen that simplifies sun care and is the most natural choice, this could well be it.

AYAN Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF35

Buy Now – £23.41 at Amazon


Suntribe Kids Vanilla Sunscreen SPF30

July was a scorcher wasn’t it? And we also used up this Suntribe Kids Sunscreen, which we all love! Especially the delicious scent which makes it a bit easier to apply. It’s a thick, water resistant zinc oxide sunscreen that leaves somewhat of a cast, but does the job well.

Suntribe Kids Vanilla Sunscreen SPF30

Just like the AYAN sunscreen, Suntribe sunscreen contains very minimal ingredients for a worry free experience. I also love that it comes in sugar cane packaging which is less burdensome on the environment.

Suntribe Kids Vanilla Sunscreen SPF30

Buy Now – £23.99 at Suntribe


Only Good The Hydrator Mist & Facial Toner

I picked up this gorgeously sweet scented hydrating mist in Holland & Barrett and didn’t regret it!

Only Good The Hydrator Mist & Facial Toner

It’s designed to balance and hydrate the skin with soothing chamomile, toning blue plum, and hyaluronic acid. Show me more from Only Good please!


Ecodenta Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

I usually use a mainstream toothpaste, but this is the only natural toothpaste I can use regularly to help my sensitive teeth.

Ecodenta Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

I love that it contains potassium nitrite to combat sensitivity, while natural chamomile and clove work to soothe the mouth. Contains fluoride. And what amazing value for money it is!

Ecodenta Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

Buy Now – £4.50 at Holland & Barrett


Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

When I first tried this Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream, I was sure it wasn’t right for me. But soon my skin was thanking me for this rich and deeply moisturising cream – especially while using exfoliating acids.

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

Its ingredients include manuka honey and vinanza grape, and make it truly suited to maturing and dry skin. Read my full review of this and several other Antipodes products – I’m a real fan of Antipodes!

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

Buy Now – £35 at Antipodes UK


Hope’s Relief Soap Free Cleansing Bar

I bought this when my hand eczema was at its peak. I later discovered that regular soap was the trigger for my hand eczema so now this Hope’s Relief Cleansing Bar is my kitchen friend!

Hope's Relief Soap Free Cleansing Bar

It’s softly foaming and very caring, I can definitely recommend it to anybody suffering with dry and irritated skin.

Hope’s Relief Soap Free Cleansing Bar

Buy Now – £9.77 at BigGreenSmile


Odylique Natural Sun Screen SPF30

I feel like I didn’t get enough time trying out Odylique Natural Sun Screen as I opened it during a mini heatwave. Subsequently, it was gone in about a week as I had nothing else for the kids! Nonetheless, I still really like it!

Odylique Natural Sun Screen SPF30

This sunscreen I feel is perfectly suited to the face – it’s zinc oxide based with no other filters but it has a slight yellow tint that blends seamlessly with pale skin tones – not sure how it would work on darker skin tones. I like that it’s vegan and contains some nice botanicals such as sea buckthorn and chamomile. A lovely sunscreen to try!

Odylique Natural Sun Screen SPF30

Buy Now – £15 at Odylique


Timeless Matrixyl Synthe’6 Serum

This serum is by no means what I would consider natural or botanical, but as a gift from my beautiful friend it made it to my empties anyway and is worth a mention! The ingredients are very interesting and contain nothing controversial.

Timeless Matrixyl Synthe'6 Serum

This serum was developed for its ability to boost 6 skin rebuilding essentials, including three different types of collagen, two types of proteins, and hyaluronic acid. Definitely check out the features and benefits below, there are too many to mention! And Timeless Matrixyl Synthe’6 Serum is a pleasure to use and moisturising, too!

Timeless Matrixyl Synthe’6 Serum

Buy Now – £27.99 at Timeless Skincare


Weleda Aknedoron Cleansing Lotion

Although not suited to my skin type or needs right now, I appreciated this highly fragrant cleansing lotion for blemished and acne-prone skin from Weleda.

Weleda Aknedoron Cleansing Lotion

It left my skin soft, refreshed, and hydrated without any dryness. Definitely one to try if you regularly experience breakouts and blemishes.

Weleda Aknedoron Cleansing Lotion

Buy Now – £12.95 at Weleda


Laidbare Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow! Hair Minimising Cream

A refreshing and soothing gel that promises to minimise the appearance and growth of hair on the body. Along with being a great value for money moisturiser, it contains some really helpful ingredients for legs including vein strengthening horse chestnut.

Laidbare Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow! Hair Minimising Cream

I like the light and fragrant gel format, however it is very liquid and it’s easy to make a big mess with it. It was a welcome item inside the LoveLula October 2020 Beauty Box.


Typology 9-Ingredient Lip Balm

Unfortunately this lip balm and I didn’t get off to a great start. After leaving it in my drawer for a few weeks it appeared to be dried up. Cara chewed it which burst it open it about in four places. In the end I cut the tube and used it as both a lip and body balm to avoid it going bad.

Typology 9-Ingredient Lip Balm

It’s a really nice silky lip balm with extracts of lemon that seem to act like mint or menthol in the lip balm for a slight tingle on the lips. I really wanted to appreciate the innovative pointy applicator tip on this lip balm, but I think I prefer a softer doe foot applicator, although it’s great that it’s plastic free.

Typology 9-Ingredient Lip Balm

Buy Now – £13.50 at Typology


Gallinée Prebiotic Face Mask & Scrub

A nice gentle manual exfoliating scrub for a brighter complexion. Leave the scrub on and it’s also a purifying kaolin mask.

Gallinée Prebiotic Face Mask & Scrub

Gallinée focus on probiotic skincare to care for your microbiome, and you can view more of their interesting products at LoveLula.

Gallinée Prebiotic Face Mask & Scrub

Buy Now – £17 at Gallinée


Ooh Travel Size Moringa & Marula Oils

Ooh offer these cute minis that are great for travel or sampling the range.

Ooh Travel Size Moringa & Marula Oils

I tried their Moringa Antioxidant Face Oil and Marula Replenishing Face Oil travel sizes – both gorgeous. And there are so many more to choose from!

Ooh Oils of Heaven

Browse Now at Flawless Organics


Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Mask

I really enjoyed this juicy and refreshing face mask from Fresh. It contains natural AHAs from crushed citrus fruits along with vitamins C, E, B5, and revitalising minerals.

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Mask

My skin was left glowing and clear, and the trial size pot is good for a few applications.

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Mask

Buy Now – £22 at Fresh


Final thoughts on July 2021 natural beauty empties

That’s it for empties this month. Yay for making it to the end of my July 2021 natural beauty empties!

Next month, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite everyday CBD skincare from Holland & Barrett. And, I’ll be revealing Poppy’s wonderful new Super Age-Defying Organic Face Oil.

What natural skincare and beauty did you use up in July? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you! And remember to follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my blog for fresh content.

Until next time!

Helen

5 Replies to “July 2021 natural beauty empties”

  1. Wow you’ve finished so many things, I want to try that shampoo bar, I’m loving them at the moment

  2. I want so many of these! Especially the Avocado Pear night cream. SO much of this sounds like a dream! I want a box like this.

  3. Empty bottles speak volumes! Great review of products I love the Typology 9-Ingredient Lip Balm that is on my list to try.

  4. nadaliebardo says: Reply

    Oh wow so many wonderful natural beauty products to try. I have yet to test out a shampoo bar!

  5. Ooooo sounds like amazing products, I need to try some of these. Thanks for sharing this. so helpful

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