Well I did not miss waking up at 6am to go to work. It doesn’t help that the sun doesn’t rise until after 7 and I feel like the walking dead as I finish this post this morning. I know I’ve had some time off but I am still annoyed that I’m working on the weekend, oh well.
Today I am reviewing a few Faith in Nature products.
Faith in Nature are certified, both by the Vegan Society and by Cruelty Free International. They make natural, affordable products and believe in benefiting the planet. Not all their products are vegan but the majority are, they don’t use GMOs, synthetic colours or fragrances. Their products are free from SLES, SLS, parabens and artificial preservatives.
I received all the following products as a gift and it’s taken me ages to get round to using everything I received for my birthday.
The first thing I used was the lavender and geranium shower gel and foam bath. I love these scents and I can always do with a bit of calm in my life so I was looking forward to using this. I don’t have a bath so I only used it as a shower wash. I liked the thin, foaming texture of the product and the scent was amazingly strong which I loved, I found it also lingered on the skin. I thought the wash was great. The full sized 400ml product is £5.60.
Ingredients: Aqua, Ammonium laureth sulfate, Maris sal, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Polysorbate 20, Lavandula angustifolia oil, Lavandula hybrida oil, Pelargonium graveolens oil, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil, Anthocyanins, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Citric acid, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol.
I also received one of their deodorants, the chamomile and aloe vera roll on. It’s supposed to fight odour without inhibiting perspiration and contains crystals. I really didn’t like this product, it feels really thin and didn’t actually do anything for me. The only scent I get from it is a faint citrus smell and even that fades quickly. It didn’t matter if I had my underarms free, if I shaved beforehand, this deodorant just didn’t work. I don’t think my body odour is particularly strong but it still left me feeling uncomfortable and I wouldn’t use it again. The 50ml roll on is £3.99.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Ammonium alum, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 caprate, Chamomilla recutita flower extract, Citrus aurantium amara fruit extract, Tocopherol, Parfum, Citric acid, Xanthan gum, Caprylyl/capryl glucoside, Caprylic acid, Sodium citrate, Lactic acid , Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.
Next I tried another two products that I was excited to try, the coconut shampoo and conditioner duo. Both contain organic coconut oil so I was expecting a full on tropical coconut experience.
The shampoo did smell like coconut but also a bit soapy scented. It had quite a thick lather that I really liked and washed out easily. Afterwards my hair was lovely and soft, it didn’t give me any more volume than my basic shampoo but left my hair with more shine. Overall I was pleased but at £5.50 for 400ml I’m not sure that it works well enough to replace my basic shampoo.
Ingredients: Aqua, Ammonium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Maris sal, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl laurate, Cocos nucifera oil, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus seed oil , Parfum, Steareth-4, Glycol distearate, Sodium benzoate , Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Benzyl alcohol.
The conditioner was also quite thick and smelt a little more like rich coconut milk than the shampoo, I had no trouble washing it out and it gave my hair a great shine and left it feeling so soft. This product is also £5.50 for 400ml, but again I’m not sure that it works well enough that I could replace my basic conditioner for that price.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol, Cocos nucifera oil, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Helianthus annuus seed oil, Tocopherol , Glycerin , Parfum, Cetrimonium chloride, Sodium benzoate , Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Benzyl alcohol.
I also tried these naturally gentle 3 in 1 facial wipes, they are pH balanced with natural essential oils and cleanse, moisturise and tone the skin. I found that these wipes worked really well, almost on the same level as my micellar water for removing makeup, even on my eyes. My skin felt really soft and grease free after using and overall I was really pleased but again I had a citrus scent from it that almost reminded me of antibacterial wipes and that put me off. The pack is £3.25 for 25 wipes.
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Olea europaea fruit oil, Tocopherol, Coco glucoside, Citrus aurantifolia oil, Citrus limon peel oil, Sodium citrate, Gluconolactone, Sodium benzoate, Calcium gluconate, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Limonene, Citral.
The last product I tried was their aloe vera soap. The aloe vera is blended with ylang ylang and patchouli oils for what is supposed to be a soothing soap. I found that it smelt soapy, clean and had an almost masculine sort of scent to it. It wasn’t particularly off putting but I just felt like it wasn’t the scent for me. The soap had a nice foam, has lasted a while and left my skin soft. The 100g bar is £1.95.
Ingredients: Sodium palmate, Sodium cocoate, Aqua, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Glycerin, Cananga odorata flower oil, Pogostemon cablin oil, Sodium chloride, Sodium citrate, CI 75810, Linalool, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Farnesol.
There was a mix of products here that I liked and some that I didn’t, if I was to buy from Faith in Nature then I’d like to try their watermelon, chocolate, grapefruit and orange, pineapple and lime or their pomegranate and rooibos ranges. I’d also be interested in trying their home care range in the future.
Hope you’ve had a great week,