I’m always trying to add more natural skincare into my beauty routine, it’s mainly because my skin usually reacts much better to all of the natural ingredients, so when Lovegrove Essentials very kindly asked me if I would like to try a few of their all natural, essential oil based skincare products, I of course said yes. Well, i’ve been using them for quite a while now, and I thought that it was about time that I told you what I thought of them.
For those who don’t know, Lovegrove Essentials, is an all natural, essential oil based skincare brand, based in Dorset, who offer the best in natural skincare that is handmade and carefully formulated to help you through the different stages of your life. They also only use natural and adaptogenic elements, that can uplift, relax, heal, rejuvenate, and inspire you. Lovegrove Essentials also believe that good health is supported by natural purity, and that our bodies respond best to wholesome ingredients, both inside and out.
Lovegrove Essentials very kindly sent me their mini essentials set, which included a 15g tub of Cleansing Balm, a 15ml bottle of Toning Mist with mini atomiser pump, a 5ml glass vile of Healing Touch Serum, a 15g tub of Moisture Cream, a compostable wooden spatula for hygienic application, a natural Muslin cloth, and a burlap wash bag.
Here’s what Lovegrove Essentials say about their Cleansing Balm, their Toning Mist, their Healing Touch Balm, and their Moisture Cream.
The Lovegrove Essentials Cleansing Balm… Perfect for normal, dry, or sensitive skin, and packed full of natural ingredients to boost skins radiance, without irritating the skin. The combination of Apricot Oil and Shea Butter will dissolve makeup and grime to leave your skin feeling soft and clean, while essential oils of Lemon and Geranium help to cleanse and balance your complexion.
The Lovegrove Essentials Toning Mist… Alcohol free, and gentle on skin. This delicious blend of Rose, Lavender and Geranium floral waters, along with toning witch hazel, will ensure all traces of cleanser are gone, paving the way for the next step in your skincare regime. The Toning Mist is also perfect for adding a fine, cooling mist of moisture in a hot or dry environment.
The Lovegrove Essentials Healing Touch Balm… A light, but highly potent blend of nutritious oils including, Plum kernel, Argan, Rosehip, Pomegranate seed, and Sea Buckthorn, This is easily absorbed and highly effective, so only a small amount is needed for the best results. The balm can also be adapted into a deeply nourishing massage oil, or can be used under the Moisture Cream as a night time boost for dry, mature skin.
The Lovegrove Essentials Moisture Cream… Minimise the signs of dehydration with this powerful moisturising cream. Jam packed with skin boosting and plumping naturally active ingredients to smooth and replenish skin with every drop. Containing natures own nourishing oils of Sunflower, Coconut, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, and Vitamin E, this daily moisturiser has a replenishing, creamy consistency, with an instant satin finish.
When I first read the description of the Lovegrove Essentials cleansing balm , I was quite worried that I wouldn’t like the smell of it, as Apricot oil, Shea Butter, Lemon, and Geranium, didn’t seem like scents that would blend well together, but they actually did, and combined to create a really nice creamy yet floral Turkish Delight scent. It also had a kind of minty scent to it once I started to massage it into my skin, which was extremely weird, as there’s no Mint in there at all.
I absolutely loved the consistency of this, as it was a little like a waxy block of oil in the tub, but once I had started to massage it into my skin, it turned into a really nice thick milky cream. I also loved the results that this gave, as after using this, my skin felt incredibly clean and moisturised, but still extremely matte, which was great.
Another thing that I liked about the Lovegrove Essentials Cleanser, was it’s packaging, as it came in a rather cool rounded cube tub, with a lid that took two twists to open, and Lovegrove Essentials’ logo in one of the corners. Well, at least I think it was their logo, haha!
I didn’t really like the smell of the Lovegrove Essentials Toning Mist, as it was just a little bit too much on the floral side for me. I did however like the Lavender in it, as i’m a massive fan of anything that smells of Lavender, especially when it’s a strong true Lavender scent like this was. I also really liked the results the Toning Mist gave, because as well as adding a little extra moisture to my skin, it also kept quite a few blemishes at bay.
I again really liked the packaging of the Lovegrove Essentials Toning Mist, as it came in a little miniature sprits bottle, with a nice pump spray lid. I also found that the pump spray lid gave my face an excellent misting, as it was nice and powerful.
I didn’t really like the smell of the Lovegrove Essentials Healing Touch Balm when I first smelt it, but it was one of those scents that grew on me the more I used it. It actually had quite a nice spicy and earthy ,yet fruity scent to it, that kind of reminded me of Currant Teacakes, and yes I know that sounds strange, haha!
It’s called a balm, but it’s actually more like a serum, as it’s consistency was quite thick when I poured it out of it’s vile, but once I had started to massage it into my skin, it turned into a runny water like serum, that sank into my skin within about thirty seconds..
I absolutely loved the results of the Lovegrove Essentials Healing Touch Balm, as it left my skin feeling incredibly moisturised, and satin soft without leaving it feeling greasy. I also used this as a temple balm from time to time, as I tend to get a lot of headaches, and this was great at soothing my headache and forcing me to relax for a little.
I again really liked the packaging of the Lovegrove Essentials Healing Touch Balm, as it came in a luxurious glass vile, with an extremely secure twistable lid.
The only product that I didn’t like the scent of was the Lovegrove Essentials Moisture Cream, as it smelt like an entire bouquet of flowers, and i’m just not a huge floral lover i’m afraid. I’m sure if you’re a lover of a nice strong floral scent, you would love the smell of this, but it just wasn’t for me. I did however, love the consistency of the Lovegrove Essentials Moisture Cream, as it was extremely thick and felt incredibly luxurious on my skin. I also noticed that even though it was an extremely thick cream, a little went a long way.
Another thing I liked about this, was the results that it gave to my skin, as this was an incredibly intensely moisturising cream that got rid of any dry patches I had within about two uses, and even though it was extremely creamy, it actually dried down in about a minute to leave me with silky soft, moisturised, yet matte skin.
I again loved the packaging of the Lovegrove EssentialsMoisture Cream, as it was just like the Lovegrove Essentials Cleanser packaging, as it was a rounded cube tub, with a lid that took two twists to open with Lovegrove Essentials’ logo in one of the corners.
This set also came with a wooden spatula for hygienically applying the products, but I didn’t really use this as I like to feel any products that i’m applying in my hands, an extremely soft Muslin cloth for use with the cleansing balm, which I loved as it was extremely soft and easy to use, and a nice Burlap wash bag, to contain all of the fabulous products.
Overall I would have to rate the Lovegrove Essentials cleansing balm, a nine out of ten, the Lovegrove Essentials toning mist, an eight out of ten, the Lovegrove Essentials healing touch balm, an eight out of ten, and the Lovegrove Essentials moisture cream, a seven out of ten. I absolutely loved the smell and results of the Lovegrove Essentials cleansing balm, and thought that it was an extremely luxurious cleansing balm, that did a fantastic job. I did like the Lovegrove Essentials Toning Mist, but except for the Lavender, I wasn’t really a fan of it’s scent, I didd love the fact that it kept my blemishes at bay though. I wasn’t a fan of the Lovegrove Essentials Healing Touch Balm at first, but after a while, I eventually grew to love it, and I also loved that it gave me matte yet soft skin, and that I could use it as a temple balm. I’m still not sure why it smelt of Currant Teacakes though, and as I said, I just didn’t like the scent of the Lovegrove Essentials Moisture Cream. I did however love the results it gave to my skin though.
I was very kindly sent the mini essentials set to review, but all thoughts, opinions, and general ramblings are my own.
Have you tried anything from Lovegrove Essentials? What did you think? Please let me know down below.