Saturday, 25 October 2014
Review: Seascape Island Apothecary & Les Petits Products
Regular readers will know of my predilection for a beauty product or five, especially yummy bath treats. I first came across Seascape Apothecary in the summer, and love their principles: ethically-sourced ingredients from the beautiful island of Jersey; recycled packaging; and no artificial fragrances, colours, parabens, silicones, SLS or petroleum. Natural, lovely, and with no nasties, but still luxurious and delightful products, with exquisite scents. Just the kind of thing I want to put near my skin, and the girls'.
The Soothe range is designed to induce peaceful, calm sleep and comprises a Body Wash with neroli, lavender and ylang ylang oils to help relax, calm, and balance the mind. The wonderfully rich, thick Body Butter helps to reduce stretch marks and repair damaged skin, and is just the thing for dry winter skin encased in layers of clothes. I have also been using it to prolong the outdoorsy glow of summer. It contains shea butter, cocoa butter, wonderful rosehip seed oil, grape seed oil and sweet almond oil, rich in Omega 3, 6 and vitamin E. It smells, and feels, divine.
All products from the Soothe range are fragranced with pregnancy safe essential oils, so perfect for my hoped for winter pregnancy! The Body Butter is priced £22 and the Body Wash, £16. A lavender-scented Sleep Oil, described as a "lullaby in a bottle", is also available, priced £10.
Babies and children's soft skin is so precious and needs extra gentle care, as the Les Petits range from Seascape recognises. They are made with ingredients such as shea butter, olive oil; honey and beeswax from Jersey to nourish and protect delicate skin; and are fragranced with lavender, chamomile, and mandarin, all baby-safe essential oils.
The Bubble Bath smells divine and foams magnificently with just a tiny amount, the girls love having their baths in it. Afterwards we have been using the Les Petits Body Lotion, which is wonderfully moisturising and easy to apply. It has really helped Sophia's dry skin patches, and even Lara will tolerate having it rubbed into her skin. Tatiana just loves her nightly massage and it is lovely to be able to move on from the oil we usually use to a fragranced lotion.
The Les Petits range also includes a Hair & Body Wash. All 3 products are available priced at £12.00 each, or in a Duo Gift Set at £22.00.
All products are available from www.seascapeuk.com