Oh, yum! The Beauty Kitchen 60 Second Manicure selection that I recieved today is absolutely delicious. A blend of exfoliating sugar grains, oils including grapeseed, sweet almond and vitamin E, and a blast of aromatherapy makes them rather more-ish! You know when your hand are really dry they can feel tight and look very dehydrated and creased? Well, these formulas spring them back to life really..
As you might guess, you just add about a teaspoon to the palm of your hand and then start to rub your hands together to distribute all of the product. You’ll feel the sugar doing its job in getting rid of any dead skin cells, while the oils give it plenty of slip so it’s an easy process. At the same time, the aromatherapy oils are actively scenting the experience. Once you’ve rinsed away with warm water, your hands feel softened and happier, and the aromatherapy notes stay a while, too. Abyssinian oil, nettle, lemongrass and grapefruit aim to give skin a brightened effect – I can’t say I properly noticed this but all three are by my sink so I have plenty more chances to see if brightness emerges.
Chill Me uses Benzoin resinoid, lavender, petitgrain, eucalyptus, clary sage, geranium, ylang ylang, bay, rosemary as aromatherapy support, while Inspire Me contains Orange sweet, litsea maychang, lemongrass, spearmint, basil, grapefruit, fennel, mandarin red, peppermint. My least favourite, although it looks the prettiest, is Love Me, with Orange sweet, cedarwood, cinnamon leaf, mandarin red, patchouli, clove bud, frankincense, ginger, coriander, benzion resinoid, pine needle, chamomile, peru balsam. I’m not much of a gardener I must admit, but I can imagine coming in from the garden, using the Beauty Kitchen 60 Second Manicure to get rid of all the ingrained soil thanks to the sugar exfoliation and having hands moisturised, scented and soft instead of trying to work in a hand cream for hours onto rough skin (see, I have actually planted a few things in my time!).
As you can see, they’re in kilner jars which makes them look stylish and at £9.99 a jar (100g), they’re very reasonable for the quality. Beauty Kitchen is based in Glasgow where all the products are freshly made and use all natural ingredients. I’d definitely like to know a bit more about the Beauty Kitchen story.. You can find the brand HERE.
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