If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I have the most super sensitive skin and take reactions to lot's of different creams and make-up. So it's super important for me to watch what I use on my skin and to make sure I try and keep it as hydrated and protected from the things that irritate it as much as possible.
So I decided to investigate some natural brands that I had never tried before so that I could test them out and give you my verdict on them. I love hearing about new brands and I hope that you all do too, it's always good to hear what else is out there that might help your skin.
Over the past year I have seen so many people changing over to all natural skincare brands and I think it's a natural progression as we all are starting to realise a little bit more about all the bad chemicals that they put in certain lotions and potions and we are all thinking that maybe it just might make a bit more sense to use brands that don't do that.
So first up, I want to introduce you to Sophyto (Pronounced So-Fi-Toe) this brand was actually launched in 2008 so in terms of being new, well it really isn't but it's new to me so that counts right? haha!
It has such an interesting concept behind it. Launched by its founder Karen Sinclair Drake who is a skin expert, she decided that unlike other natural brands that just clean and hydrate the top layer of skin, she wanted to make her line of products be able to do more. So she used the principles of medicine and all her research to create skincare that not only hydrates and moisturizes skin but also has the ability to directly affect the root of the problem with your skin, whether that be dryness, blemishes, wrinkles or open pores and change the balance of your skin so your body naturally fixes the problem and restores it to how it should be, all pretty cool huh?
All the products are 100% gluten free and use an average of 95% certified organic ingredients and are perfect for any type of skin including acne prone and sensitive skin types too.
Sophyto were kind enough to let me choose some products to show you and test out and here are the ones I picked...
1. Multi-Tasking Creamy Cleanser - The first thing that you will notice is the smell, I love natural skincare brands but normally they all have pretty yucky smells right? Well that's what I was expecting with this but it was actually quite crazy how this didn't smell of anything seriously, it's the first skincare product that I have ever used that has no type of fragrance and I suppose it just showed how natural this is. The only slight whiff you will get is a sort of dull honey-type smell but its barely detectable so that was a massive bonus for me. This was so beyond soft on my skin it takes off every single piece of make-up even heavy eye-make up and waterproof mascara. It doesn't leave your skin tight at all, it actually leaves your skin feeling like its already been moisturized. Just a really lovely product. You can buy it HERE for £19
2. Replenishing Night Cream - Again same thing has to be said for the smell as above, just nothing there other than a slight buttery honey subtle smell. I've never used a specific night cream before. I always just use my same moisturiser in the day and night which personally I rather as I think my skin doesn't cope well with using too many different products in a day. But after using this I understand why some people do change it up for night as this was so super creamy and rich and just felt really luxurious to use for going to bed. It left my skin with a really silky texture and in the morning my skin looked really plump and smooth which is never a bad thing, huh? You can buy it HERE for £29
3. Tocotrienol Skin Concentrate - This was the product from the brand that I had heard most about and I get why people call it a wonder product. It goes on after your cleanser to moisturise. It looks like an oil and you just pat on a few drops all over your face. It helps take away scarring and marks on your face and hydrates it to make it look younger too. It is also really good for sun damaged skin and for after you've been travelling maybe on planes or trains as skin always gets so dehydrated so them. This was a really lovely product to use. I actually think this would be perfect if you'd been out in the sun all day and if you put some of this on when you came in I think it would really cool and calm your skin down. Such a lovely feeling product on your skin too. You can buy it HERE for £35
I can't recommend these products enough especially the Cleanser and Concentrate I think they are going to be my go-to's for a little while, my skin just felt so soft after using them.
If you have problem skin or are looking to just try something a little bit more natural to what you've been using then I would definitely give this a shot, if it's good enough for those Hollywood celebrities then it's good enough for us, right?
As a special treat for SKIN week, Sophyto have kindly offered all of you a discount on anything that you purchase from them. It can be anything from their website and they also offer free worldwide shipping too!
Use the code Sophyto to get 10% off your order.
I hope you've liked hearing about this awesome brand, let me know if your a fan and if you've got your eye on any of their products!