Wednesday, 20 April 2016

GOING ORGANIC FEAT. NAOBAY - MY GO TO TONER & FACE SCRUB

Going organic when it comes to beauty is not as easy process as one would think. You'd say, organic is so in now, what is she on about. You are right of course, however I find that a lot of organic skincare just does not work with my super sensitive skin. Enter Naobay. I got introduced to a brand via a Glossybox, which is where both products have come from and I must say, I'm a convert. Today, I'd like to talk to you about Calming Face Toner and Moisturising Peeling which have been a daily staple in my morning and evening routine for two months now. 



I really love what the company stands for and their ingredients are truly one of the best I've seen. Furthermore there are ingredients that you will never find in any NAOBAY product because we also avoid any ingredient that research show may have a suspected human health risk such as:

PetrochemicalsArtificial preservatives
Artificial colorants/synthetic dyes
Parabens
Silicones
Mineral oils
Genetic modified ingredients
Sodium Laureth Sulphates (SLES)
Formaldehyde
Dioxins
Ethoxylated material
Paraffin / petrolatum
Isothiazolinones
PEG
BHT

Let's start with packaging, shall we? Most natural brands opts in for pretty boring and unattractive packaging. I can't be the one to think that? I love the design of Naobay products, as it clearly relates to the organic and natural products, as well as being pleasing on the eye. I love the combination of white and black writing and the wooden caps are just too lovely. This is where my praise ends, as I have a small complaint on both. Firstly the toner, as you would see from pictures, mine is far from perfect. When I first opened the cap, I was surprised to see the plastic 'block' which normally features a dosing bit is firmly in the cap, therefore I had to use (and waste!) the product straight from the bottle. It just distributes a lot more toner on to the pad than desired, meaning you're wasting a lot of product this way. When it comes to the peeling, I have a similar issue. There's nothing wrong with the packaging per se, however when it stands upright and you open it, there's so much product practically 'falling out'. I must always remember to be extra careful with it. 




Despite my less than pleasant experience with the packaging, however aesthetically pleasant, I must admit I love both the products. The smell of both formulas is quite strong but very pleasant, almost citrus like. I worried on the beginning this could be an issue for my sensitive skin, but glad to report this is not the case. I haven't experienced any negative reaction when using these and I use toner daly and peeling 3-4 times a week. 

Naobay Calming Face Toner (currently on offer on Beauty Bay for £9.00, click here) has been formulated using mostly (93.13%) natural ingredients. It cleanses, tones, soothes and purifies the skin in one go. I find that my skin feels very refreshed and it also helps to calm the redness caused by any cleansing irritation. For you ingredients junkies here's a list and if I say so myself it's a pretty good one:

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract*, Centella Asiatica Extract*, Citric Acid.  * Ingredients from organic farming.

Naobay Moisturising Peeling (currently on 3 for 2 offer on Look Fantastic for £15.00) has been formulated using 98.82% of natural ingredients. Infused with natural peeling particles from Acai tree, its creamy formula soothes, moisturises and replenishes the complexion. It's quite "harsh" of a peel but I use slow and delicate motion and it hasn't irritated my skin in the slightest. In fact skin is super soft to touch after use. I like using it at evening mainly, post double cleanse. Check out the ingredients list now:

  • Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylglucose Sesquistearate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dolcis Oil*, Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Powder*, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum, Centella Asiatica Extract*, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citral, D-Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool. * Ingredients from organic farming.

    Despite little issues with the product waste due to the packaging, I fell in love with Naobay range and want to try more. Not only do they look amazing on my bathroom cabinet, but also actually work for my silly oversensitive skin. The citrus scent is just lovely but it doesn't linger for too long and it's most definitely ok to use for those of you with dry and sensitive skin. I have a lot left of my Face Peeling, so this should last me for a good year and already ordered a new toner on a promo on Beuaty Bay as I wasted a lot of product with the dosing cap issue. I hope this won't be the case for my next bottle, but if it will I will complain to the brand this time. I love the product and I hope it was just a single packaging issue :)
    Thank you for reading,
    Love

    Dorota x

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