Review: Le Belle Natural Oil Cleanser & Hydrating Toner (Competition Ended)
A little while ago I reviewed some beautiful Le Belle products I use, and I decided to ask the owner of Le Belle if they would like to be part of my ’12 days of Christmas give-away’. Victoria graciously agreed and I was blessed to experience a new formulation of a product I had yet to try as they re-launch their range, and Victoria offered a lovely moisturiser and cleanser for one lucky winner.
Le Belle believes in luxury skincare that is not only natural and organic, but also supports the environment by using fully recyclable glass packaging, which is also refillable, so nothing is wasted. They sell a range of beauty products including moisturisers, cleansers, body lotions, eye serums and masks (see HERE for the thorough review I did earlier in the year).
Instead of covering the products in fancy box packaging, they chose to use recycled glass for their containers and bottles, and put the additional resources they save from packaging into high quality ingredients. They also encourage refilling some of the products they sell, which further adds to the ecological value of this brand and something I absolutely adore.
Natural Oil Cleanser
For this review I got to try an oil cleanser. I had never even thought of an oil as a cleanser before. I mainly cleanse with a milk cleanser. After talking to Victoria about my skincare needs (rosacea, sensitive) she recommended I try the oil cleanser.
The key ingredients are:
Camellia Oil (organic and cold pressed) – removes make up and impurities that lie deep in the pores and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised. Contains Vitamins A, D, E, K and polyphenols, natural antioxidants that safeguard the skin from the damaging effects of UV exposure and free radicals
Jojoba Oil (organic and cold pressed) – works as an emulsifier to unclog pores. Gives excellent protection to the skin, which stops trans-epidermal water loss.
Thistle Oil (organic and cold pressed) – an excellent source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids (vitamin F). Helps to reduce the size of pores and helps to rebalance the skin.
Hazelnut Oil (organic) – helps to rebalance oily and combination skin to a more normal skin type
Vitamin E & Essential Oils of Ylang Ylang, Palmarosa, Geranium, Lemon, Rosewood
What’s It Like?
Like the other products I have tried from Le Belle this comes in a beautiful frosted, recycled glass bottle. It has an easy-to-press pump for easy release of the oil. I loved the fact that I only need to press this once as less is more when it comes to an oil cleanser I discovered.
After a fully make-upped day, I decided to try it on my skin. It removed my mineral make-up beautifully and smelled heavenly. Instead of roughing up my skin, it took a simple warming of the oil in my hands, applying it to my face and massaging it into my skin in a circular motion . Once fully absorbed, I then warmed a face cloth with water and pressed it against my skin. Could it be this simple to remove make-up? It appears so.
Once I had removed all my make-up, pretty easily for a change, I liked the fact my skin still felt moisturised; it had not dried out at all like many cleansers tend to do to my skin. I loved the combination of ingredients in this cleanser. They really soothed my skin after make-up removal.
Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water.
I love this toner. So gentle. I reviewed it HERE a little while back.
“Firstly, it is alcohol free. When I was younger, I used toners containing alcohol and they simply dried my skin out and did not smell very nice.
It is beautifully gentle and great for removing make-up and toning up my skin. It is also hydrating which really helps support my skin unlike my toners of the past.”
This is a beautiful floral toner that soothes, tones and brightens the skin and it really does make your skin feel refreshed and hydrated. It is perfect for removing any left over cleanser too. I hope you like it as much as I do, whoever wins this competition. Like the oil cleanser this also comes in their gorgeous frosted glass bottles. Something about these bottles just makes me feel really luxurious and my bathroom looks fab too (smile).
We are passionate about our natural organic skincare products and believe that what we put on our skin today will affect our health and well being tomorrow. All of our products are free from petrochemicals (mineral oil), parabens, fillers, PEG’s, phthalates, fillers, animal ingredients, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances. We only use beneficial and therapeutic ingredients in all of our products, which are all lovingly hand blended in the UK.
Le Belle’s Re-launch:
2013 has been an exciting year for Le Belle Skincare, back in May they received gold status in the ‘Hand & Body Take Off’ category in the Free From Skincare Awards, as well as both Cleanser’s being commended. To end the year on a high they are expanding the range to include products specifically targeted to the different skin groups, oily/combination/dry/anti-ageing, as well as a completely nude range (free from essential oils). The date still isn’t confirmed but I believe it will be early December. Keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook or even better make sure you sign up to their mailing list to be the first to hear about the new range.
Until the end of December 2013
Use Code: MagicHappens (case sensitive) at checkout
If you like what you see in this review, you can purchase Le Belle Natural Skincare from from HERE (in the UK) and you can contact Le Belle here if you would like to enquire about delivery outside the UK. You can also keep up to date with Le Belle Natural Skincare on Twitter HERE, Facebook HERE and Pinterest HERE.
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I would like to say a great big thank you to Victoria from Le Belle Skincare
for sponsoring this give-away and providing me with products to review.
MERRY CHRISTMAS & may 2014 be full of blessings for you! GOOD LUCK!
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Kelly Martin is the author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You – Saying Goodbye To ‘I’m Not Good Enough’ , a passionate writer and blogger questioning life’s illusions. After what seemed like a decade of intense anxiety, feelings of failure and grief from the loss of her father she chose to take a mindfulness path and has not looked back since. Kelly encourages people to find the treasures that lie within the pain and suffering and to learn to see themselves as ‘enough’ exactly as they are, right now through her writing and You Tube channel.