Tuesday, 2 November 2010

BeautyStat review: H2O Plus 'Sea Pure' natural review.

Hey :)

This is my very first review for the BeautyStat Blogger Network. I hope you enjoy.

To get it out of the way these products were sent to me for review by the BeautyStat Network, I am receiving no monetary compensation for this review and it will be my 100% honest opinion.

Right, thats that out of the way :)

psst, there's a coupon code near the bottom of the page!

H2O Plus is a company that uses mainly sea sourced products with a blend of natural ingredients in their skin care range. Their products are all 100% vegan and biodegradable which makes them a great company for anyone who is trying to be more environmentally friendly.

The 'Sea Pure' range, which is what I am reviewing claims to 'naturally stimulate yourskin's cellular renewal cycle to fade age related imperfections' in other words, it claims to have anti aging properties.

The full range consists of a 'creamy facial cleanser', a 'refining polish', 'renewing prep tonic', 'perfecting eye cream' and 'deep moisture cream'.

So what we have is a full skin care routine plan aiming to reduce the signs of aging which I am going to go human ginuea pig and try out for you!

I am 18 and so Im not really in any need ofanti aging treatments. My mother however is in her early 50s and has agreed to try them out with me.

Therefore I'll be talking about the feel of the products and how they work out just as skin care. My mother will be taking care of the anti aging side of things.

Every week I will give a small update on how me and my mum are finding things and in 5 weeks give my final verdict. \

Right now Im just going to give you my first impressions of the range which I used last night and this morning, going in the order I used it:

Gentle Refining Polish:

This was the first part of the skin care range. I found that while it wasn't really that 'gentle', the granules were very fine. The scrub exfoliated very thoroughly and made my face feel really soft if a little red.
It contains bamboo extract and sea moss and a little research tells me that bamboo extract is a natural exfoliant and is also a rich source of silica, which is helpful in plumping up the skin and making it look fresher.
Sea moss is known for its' soothing properties and improving the circulation, help skin be more resilient.

Creamy Facial Cleanser:

The first thing I noticed about this cleanser was that it had quite a lemony scent. Not overpowering or sharp, just a buzz of lemons, which gave a really refreshing wake up to me in the morning.
It did cream up really nicely on the skin and I didnt have to use very much to get a lovely lather all over. What I didn't like was that when I washed it off, I got a stiff feeling on my skin, similar to when I use soap to wash and it was uncomfortable.
This cleanser contains amino acids and apple proteins which both are used in skin care to stimulate the skin and can help improve skin that has been scarred or has stretch marks.

Renewing Prep Tonic:

I really liked this product, it had the same citrus smell and the bottle had a pump which I loved. I didn't have to tip the bottle onto a cotton pad, I just squirted it on. It felt fresh and lovely on my skin especially in the morning when I was half asleep. Its alcohol free and contains amino acids and sea moss along with natural lactic acid, which helps get rid of dead skin cells and hydrates the skin. So a very useful ingredient.

Perfecting Eye Cream:

Neither of the creams had that same fresh citrus smell that the rest of the products did. Instead they had a strange plasticky smell which I didn't like. They eye cream contains jojoba seed and coconut extracts which both help the skin feel more soft and supple, so great for sagging skin around the eyes. It also contains 'Atlantic sea flora' whatever the heck that is, which is apparently good for making the skin appear brighter so its tackling dark circles too.
I wasn't a massive fan of the eye cream as I found it greasy however I do suffer from dark circles so if it helps with that I will be singing its praises.

Deep Moisture Cream:

This was quite a light cream with a nice silky feel but it made my skin feel greasy after a few hours so its probably best passed on if you don't have dry skin. This contains the same stuff as the eye cream but is less thick. It also sank better into my skin than the eye cream. A good night cream but I found it didn't do very well under my foundation it also doesn't contain any spf, which for me is a disappointment as I think that UV protection is vital for any moisturiser, especially one focused on anti ageing.

Other stuff:

I liked the packaging of everything. It was simple and clean and really goes with the concept of the brand. Fresh natural and simple.
All of the products are 98% natural, aside from the toner which is 96% but thats still a good step. Every product is free of synthetic fragrances, parabens and sulfates. The company is also cruelty free. So in terms of being earth friendly they do a pretty good job. I also really love how they provide a little description of the most important ingredients on the boxes of the products and its benefits.

The price is quite high, with the moisture cream going for $40 for 50ml, thats currently £25, which is more than MACs moisturelush cream which has the same amount. SO its not cheap, but whether its worth it will be revealed in the next few weeks.

also if you want to save a bit there is a coupon code for the products: Just enter 100275 at the checkout.

I hope you enjoyed this review and stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks :)

thankyou for reading xx

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