The Company –
I was recently offered the opportunity to try out a Beauty Kitchen product. Beauty Kitchen is a company based in Glasgow that produce 100% natural and cruelty free beauty products. What’s great is that they also maintain an affordable price point for this type of branding. As well as the store in Glasgow, Beauty Kitchen products are now stocked in Holland and Barrett stores nationwide.
The ethics of this brand are second to none, as well as the product itself being 100% natural and cruelty free, they have also considered the packaging. The labels are made from waste limestone rock – no paper, water or bleach are used in the production of the labelling. The business owner is also a beekeeper and uses the honey in a lot of the products!
They hold ‘Create Your Own’ workshops at their Glasgow HQ and in some Holland and Barrett stores they have ‘mini-kitchens’ and mixing machines. You can also download recipes from the website to create your own from home, how amazing is that!
Onto the Product –
The product I’ve been testing is the Abyssinian Oil 5 Minute Miracle Mask. It claims to ‘visibly draw out dirt and cleanse congested pores’. It retails for £14.99 (always worth checking the Holland and Barrett special offers because it is currently in the ‘buy one get one half price’ deal). This mask is a thick, creamy consistency and the directions are to apply a thin layer to the face and neck, leave it on for 5 to 15 minutes and remove using warm water and a cloth.
After the first use I felt a little unsure as to whether I had put enough on because I found that I was guessing what they would class as a ‘thin layer’. I left it on for 15 minutes and my face felt refreshed and super clean although there was no difference to my pores. I continued to test the product by applying it every couple of days and I also used a slightly thicker layer and that’s when I really started to feel a difference. My visible pores are a big challenge for any beauty product but I’ve definitely seen an improvement with this mask, they look cleaner and less ‘open’. I’m looking forward to being able to continue using this mask and see if the improvement in my pores continues.
Something to note would be that I did feel it tingling sometimes on my skin so I’m not sure if this is something that people with sensitive skin would need to be careful with – I would probably suggest testing it on a small area if you have really sensitive skin, just in case. It is quite a fragranced product which I know can sometimes be an issue for people with sensitive skin. I absolutely love the fragrance, it’s quite unusual and you can tell that it comes from a mixture of scents. I’m not the best at describing fragrances but for me, I think the main ones coming through are the orange and rose oils.
The packaging is simple yet feels good quality and you get 50ml which should last a while due to the small amount used on each application.
The Verdict –
Overall, I’m really happy with this mask and I find the brand itself really intriguing so will definitely be having another look on their website. It seems they are really proving that you don’t need to use lots of harsh chemicals and test products on animals to create a product that works, so hats off to Beauty Kitchen!
This product was sent to me through the Experts Club at So Feminine for my honest review. All views expressed in this post are my own.
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