Sunday, 14 February 2010
Inlight Organic Skincare Review
I was contacted in January by the PR for Inlight Organics to ask if I'd like to try some of their products, for consideration for review. As I like organic/non-chemical skincare, I was very happy to try some out. Pictured are the products I was sent, and I've been using them for about four weeks now.
Inlight is certified organic by the Soil Association, and is formulated by Dr Mariano Spiezia, a medical doctor, homeopath and herbalist with 30 years of scientific research under his belt.
The Organic Face Cleanser is an oil/balm type. It smells lovely and just a little spreads over the face well, lifting out grime and make-up before I remove using a damp muslin soaked in warm water. You do need to use the balm cleanser method with this cleanser as it does not emulsify with water; apply to dry face, massage, remove with damp muslin, then rinse with water. This is £24 for 60ml.
If I had to compare and contrast this cleanser with the similar Saaf one I already love, I'd say the Inlight feels slightly more astringent/toning to me. They both remove make-up, including quite heavy eye make-up, very well, and both leave my skin comfortable and not smothered. I'd say if you have very dry, mature skin, it might be worth paying the extra for the Saaf, but if you have more normal or oily skin, or you simply want an alternative, very pure cleanser at a lower cost, the Inlight is absolutely excellent.
I adore the Floral Face Tonic. It's alcohol-free, which is actually quite difficult to find in natural lines; many of them use plant-based alcohol in their toners/serums. This has a herby/earthy smell, rather than a typical floral one, and honestly, it's a bit surprising when you first open the bottle, although I quickly grew to like it. It leaves my skin feeling soft, fresh and comfortable, and although I'm not usually a fan of toners, I'll be keeping this one in my routine. I did feel like it added something to my evening routine, and I also enjoyed using it in the morning to refresh my face after my usual splash with cold water. This is £18 for 100ml.
I was also sent the Firm & Tone Oil. I like that this product doesn't claim to perform miracles, but has ingredients that together with massage can help to improve the tone and elasticity of the skin, and therefore reduce the appearance of cellulite. I don't really have cellulite (and before you all throw things at me, I work out for about 4 hours a week and I don't eat much junk/drink carbonated drinks etc,) but I did feel that this oil helped to combat that time-of-the-month bloated feeling, and I enjoy the feeling and smell of it for a general body oil moisturiser. This costs £32 for 100ml.
The website is at www.inlight-online.co.uk, and the range is also available at www.beingcontent.com.
Please note: products were sent without charge for consideration for review. I am not affiliated, and receive no links if you click on this links in this post or any other post.