#152 Purity Organic Skincare Products Review

I’m really struggling with blogging at the moment due to tiredness. Having my daughter in my bedroom while we wait for a house when she’s sixteen months old is not something I’d wish on my worst enemy. She wakes 5-6 times a night, sometimes every hour to have a “chat” with me and if I ignore her she screams the place down or throws things at me. I’ve tried sleeping on the couch but it gave me a bad back. It’s really affecting my day to day life and more worryingly I have exams coming up. Anyway, that’s why my blog might appear lack lust at the moment. I tried to take a hiatus but I just get bored but at the same time my attention span isn’t what it should be. So frustrating!
ANYWAY, enough about my currently living situation. I have a review today, a review of the Purity Organic Skincare range that is available at Holland & Barret.
I was contacted by Purity Organic Skincare via twitter a few months back about trialling some of their products to be reviewed on my blog. I jumped at the chance as I always struggle to discover new skincare products as I have sensitive skin, a lot of things don’t work for me and therefore it feels like a waste of money. I had been expecting to receive some sample products so I was surprised when the parcel arrived containing two full size products, a facial wash(*) from their morning range and a cleansing lotion(*) from their evening range

To start with, a little bit information about Purity as I’m sure many of you, like myself (until they contacted me), haven’t heard of this particular company. Purity is a British company that use “intelligent” ingredients that are few in numbers and additives but also highly effective that gives you beautiful skin while still being kind to the earth. They try to have the same core ingredients running through all their products to give a simplicity to your skin care regime, which is important for people with sensitive skin, like myself. Purity is also; 
EcoCert certified, with 98% of the ingredients of natural origin and an average of 82% of the ingredients processed from organic farming.” (taken from the Purity website)

All in all they seemed to have not only a good sense of what should go into sensitive skincare such as sweet almond oil, coconut and of course aloe vera but also have a great ethics philosophy. And of course wait until you see the prices! But I’ll get to that.. 

Firstly, I’m happy to report back that Purity products are excellent for sensitive skin. I’ve had no irritation or dry patches while using either of the products and they’re gentle enough to be used every day. For that reason alone I’m tempted to try other products from the range.
Starting with the Facial Wash (RRP £4.99 for 150ml). Very easy to use, massage into the face then wash off with warm water, great for people like me who have to squish washing their face in between making a wee ones breakfast and taking her to nursery. It does foam up but this is through the natural process of massaging your face, it doesn’t contain any additives designed to deliberately make it foam. It is designed to cleanse, soothe and protect your skin, with some added citrus oil to control the pH levels. It’s also easy to get out even with wet hands due to the pop up opening of the bottles (shown below). It is quite a runny liquid due to being so light but I didn’t mind this at all. The only thing that puts me off buying it again is the smell. Due to it being so organic it has a very earthy organic smell which I am not keen on at all. I like anything I put onto my body to have a sweet girly smell or no smell at all. Apart from that it really does the job and leaves my skin soft feeling afterwards.
Moving onto the Conditioning Cleansing Lotion (RRP £4.99 for 150ml). Since my main gripe with the facial wash was the scent, I’m happy to report that the cleansing lotion has no smell at all. Again, very easy to use, simply apply to face then remove with warm water or a damp cotton wool pad. I think this has been a great product to help me move away from face wipes (most of the time anyway) and to use cleansing lotion to remove my make up instead as it’s much better for my skin. Again, like with the facial wash, it’s quite a runny liquid but I think this gives good coverage and means the bottle lasts longer. It contains very similar ingredients to the facial wash such as the sweet almond oil and the aloe vera with additional ingredients such as oats, avocado oil and rose water which is great for toning. It removes all make up apart from Benefit They’re Real mascara, and there I usually have to resort to an oil based face wipe or make up remover but to be honest, this is expected as not much gets that mascara to budge! 
Over all, I’m impressed with Purity as a brand and although I won’t be repurchasing the facial wash I probably will buy the cleansing lotion. I am interested to giving some of their other products a try such as the Anti Aging Mask and Serum (never to early to start with the anti aging!) as I’m really impressed with how my skin reacts to the ingredients. 
Have you tried anything by Purity? If so, what did you think?

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