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Natural skin care products are getting more and more mainstream, which is great news for skin and the planet! There are many ingredients to avoid in skincare products and by choosing to buy natural skin care you can be sure you are giving them all a miss.
I spend a lot of time testing and reviewing natural skin care products and am delighted that there are so many small companies developing and producing products. There has never been a better time to try going natural in your skin care and make-up products!
I was delighted recently to receive a jar of Lyonsleaf Body Butter to try out which has earned FreeFrom Skin Care and Green Parent beauty awards.
Lyonsleaf - the company
Lyonsleaf are a natural skin care company based in the Mendip Hills in Somerset who produce award winning 100% natural skin care products, suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.
Lyonsleaf Body Butter - the product
The product comes in a 120ml glass jar with an aluminium lid in a cardboard box. The product is extremely concentrated and you need only a tiny amount, a little goes a long way. I have been using the product for weeks and I still have about half a jar left.
The product itself is pale yellow in colour and is soft and easy to get out of the jar with your finger tips. The balm has a very mild smell, I can only just pick out a mild vanilla from the benzoin and then the palmarosa. It is 100% natural and has 98% organic/wild harvest ingredients.
Lyonsleaf Body Butter - Ingredients
Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil** • butyrospermum parkii (raw shea butter)** • persea gratissima (avocado) oil** • helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil **• tocopherol (natural vitamin e) • styrax (benzoin) resin • essential oils of pelargonium graveolens (geranium) and salvia sclarea (clary sage) • calendula (calendula flower) extract**. Note: the essential oils contain: citral • geraniol • benzyl benzoate • benzyl cinnamate • limonene • linolool.
** organic/wild harvest
Lyonsleaf Body Butter - what the ingredients do
Coconut Oil - is softening and lubricating and good for sensitive skin
Shea Butter - a creamy butter which comes from the nuts of the shea tree Shea butter is deeply nourishing and rich in nutrients for the skin. It helps promote skin elasticity and healing
Avocado Oil - good for skin regeneration and helps to keep moisture in the skin
Sunflower Oil - deeply moisturising and contains a blend of vitamin e and fatty acids
Vitamin e - good for boosting the skin's regenerating properties
Styrax Benzoin Resin - superb for dry and chapped skin
Essential Oils - palmarosa for cell regeneration, clary sage for inflamed or puffy skin
Marigold Flower Extract - one of my favourite healing ingredients. Superb for calming down redness and irritation and a wonderful skin rejuvenator.
How to use Lyonsleaf Body Butter
Use just a small amount of the product at a time. I found it best to take a little out on the end of my fingers and warm it in my hands before applying to my legs, arms or body. I found it really nice to have a hot bath at night and then use the body butter so that after my shower the next morning my skin would still be really soft.
If you have a shower and then use the body butter and leave it on for a few hours, you can shower it off and then apply fake tan to perfectly moisturised and plump skin, you get a great finish!
You can use the body butter anywhere on your body where you have dry skin, such as feet, knees or elbows, but I wouldn't recommend use on any skin that is acne prone, naturally oily or has large pores as the coconut oil in the product makes it unsuitable for those types of skin areas.
Overall Review - Lyonsleaf Body Butter
The body butter worked well on my super sensitive skin and it moisturised deeply, even on dry flaky shins. I found it very economical to use and love the fact that it is 100% natural and 98% organic/wild harvest.
All the ingredients in this body butter are skin friendly and will help boost the natural barrier of the skin to help keep it strong and supple, which is something that we need to take more care with as we get older.
Continued use of the body butter has kept my skin in tip top condition and I can see I will be using it frequently as the weather turns colder.
A 120ml jar of Lyonsleaf Body Butter costs £19.99 and you can also buy an 8ml sample of the product for £1.99 if you fancy trying it out first. You might also be interested in my review of Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm.
If you are looking for a natural body oil then check out my review of Wildsmith Skin Stillness Body Oil or if you fancy a great body lotion, check out my review of Evolve Beauty African Orange Aromatic Lotion
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