Posts tagged beauty
Posts tagged beauty
I’m finally in the process of upgrading the labels for Imanmade Natural Skin Care!! The print on my current labels had a tendency to wipe off off after a while. This was highly embarrassing for me at times, not to mention several lost opportunities, as some customers were not able to find out how to re-purchase. But the situation is now being sorted - the labels are being tweaked and printed professionally (yay!!!)
Just be patient a little bit longer and the revamp will happen over the next month or so. This is a big deal for me, and a step forward for Imanmade. I’m chuffed to bits :)
Thanks for still buying my goodies despite imperfect labels. I appreciate you all…
Miss Iman xx
I was interviewed by the Market Trader Newspaper (Roger Mills) While doing my stint at Portobello/Golborne Markets. So they re-worded the quotes a little… but hey, It’s a feature! A first of many to come for Imanmade Natural Skin Care…
Read the paper online here (article is on page 6)
Aside from Imanmade Natural skin care, who will be at the Balham Craft Fair? Read the following post on emmabarretdesigns.co.uk to find out…
I am now 19 weeks pregnant, well into my second trimester and still waiting for that pregnancy glow that everyone is harping on about. Though my hair is coming along, my skin refuses to glow with out the aid of bronzer. The worst that has happened (bar the lack of taste buds, constipation & weird crazings) has been that my lips are the driest they have EVER been (they are like a barren desert!…..more
Natural hair blogger The Naprika reviews the Imanmade Butter & Balm Sample Box and offers a 15% discount code for viewers to redeem at www.imanmade.etsy.com
Today I’m reviewing the Imanmade Butter & Balm sample box. Imanmade is a British based company which aims to create products good for the skin and which are gentle enough to be used on sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
I received the sample box about six weeks ago and I wanted to try…
Sugarpuffish is a beauty blog written by a fellow eczema sufferer with a focus on natural and free-from beauty products and food. Here is the Sugarpuffish review of Imanmade Nourishing Body Butters and yes, its another thumbs up! *smiles*
The body butter was reviewed by the blogger, her mother and a cousin. Each with their own opinions…
Imanmade Natural Skincare
The latest of my Natural Loves is Imanmade, a new Skincare range made with Natural, Fairtrade ingredients.
I’ve been a big fan of the Imanmade range since its creation almost two years ago, in a cosy little kitchen in East London.
Its creator, Iman has been mixing and blending her own creams, lotions and oils for personal use since 2008; the Imanmade brand came about after many unsuccessful attempts to remedy Her own skin complaints, as well as those of her young sons.
The range is slowly starting to expand, and so far the products available to buy at the Imanmade Etsy store are;
- Nourishing Body Butters
- Peppermint Lip Balm
- Face Oil (launches next week)
It’s a tough call for me to pick my favourite products from the Imanmade range; they’re all fantastic, but I’m going to share a few thoughts with you here.
Nourishing Body Butter
The first of the Imanmade range, these Butters are whipped to perfection and are meltingly soft.
The base ingredients for the Original Butter include Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Jojoba and Virgin Coconut Oils. There are also two naturally fragranced Butters available; Lavender & Neroli and my personal favourite, Monoi.
The Imanmade Nourishing Body Butter does exactly what it says on the label.
I use this as an all-over moisturiser (and even in my hair) on dry skin, and straight from the Shower. The Butters absorb really well; as I mentioned before they’re really soft - there’s no need to warm them up to a pliable consistency, something that you need to do with other brands.
The subtle fragrance of the Lavender & Neroli and the Monoi Butters lasts, and all of the Butters leave your skin feeling soft and well moisturised throughout the day or night, with a really nice, non-greasy sheen.
All Imanmade Nourishing Body Butters are available in 30g, 85g and 175g jars.
Peppermint Lip Balm
I love me a good Lip Balm and I think I may have found my Holy Grail!
The Imanmade Peppermint Lip Balm contains Mango Butter and Vitamin E. Bonuses for me are that it’s very light, it’s not greasy and doesn’t leave your lips looking glossy. The minty fragrance isn’t too overpowering (I hate when You can taste Lip Balm) and its texture isn’t ‘bitty’ like some other Mint Lip Balms that I’ve tried.
I find that this Lip Balm lasts quite well too; I keep one by my bed, and after a slick before bedtime, this pretty much stays on until the morning.
I started using the Imanmade Face Oil as part of the Oil Cleansing Method last year, and I was really pleased with the results.
Now, I use the Face Oil as a Primer under my make-up (yes, it’s that light), and in place of a Night Cream. Again, I can’t fault the staying power of Imanmade products; the Face Oil really moisturises and gives a nice, healthy glow to the skin. It doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy or looking shiny, and it doesn’t leave your pores feeling clogged up.
Blended with one of my favourite oils (Sweet Almond), the Imanmade Face Oil also contains Jojoba and Wheatgerm Oils, as well as Vitamin E.
The Imanmade Face Oil will be available online next week.
I genuinely cannot praise the Imanmade range enough.
For ingredients, it’s on point. Imanmade uses 100% Natural Butters and Essential Oils.
For quality, again each product is fantastic. The Butters in particular claim to ‘soften and protect dry, sensitive skin’ and do exactly that.
All products in the Imanmade range are suitable for Vegans.
On price, I’m very impressed. An 85g jar of Body Butter costs just £7, and a little really does go a long way, owing to the richness of it.
Overall Rating: 10 out of 10
You can contact Imanmade, find out more and buy by clicking the following links:
I have finally launched my etsy shop! Yay!!!
There are only a few items to start with, namely body butters and lip balm, but more products will be added on a regular basis. Look out for the gorgeous face oil available next week.
Imanmade products are for everyone, but are especially suited to dry and sensitive skins. All products are created using gentle, natural ingredients.
Imanmade Nourishing Body Butters:
These all-natural body butters help to soften rough, dry skin and protect from moisture loss. They melt on contact and glide over the skin, absorbing quickly, leaving skin soft and supple. There are no toxic chemicals or cheap, petroleum-based fillers, only the highest quality NATURAL ingredients to provide nourishment for healthy skin.
All Imanmade Natural Skin Care products are formulated to be gentle enough for use on very sensitive skin.
There is a choice of Original (unscented), Lavender & Neroli or the gorgeous Monoi.
Original Butter: With (Certified Fair-Trade and Organic) Raw Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E. This body butter is plain but rich in skin cell-regenerating, moisturising and nourishing oils, and is loaded with vitamin E. Perfect for the whole family.
Lavender & Neroli Butter: All the goodness of the Original Butter, with the addition of Lavender and Neroli essential oils to soothe and relieve dry, itchy skin. Lavender has a multitude of properties, but is especially good for healing damaged skin. As well as having a beautiful scent, Neroli is known to aid in the regeneration of skin cells.
Monoi Butter- This butter also has the goodness of the Original Butter, with the added bonus of Monoi de Tahiti Oil, which is coconut oil infused with Tahitian Tiare (Gardenia) flowers. Monoi oil has great skin conditioning and anti-inflammatory properties, and the extra coconut oil gives even more moisture to dry, flaky skin.
To use Imanmade Body Butters, rub a small amount between palms and gently massage into skin. The butters are rich, so a little goes a long way.
Imanmade Nourishing Body Butters are even more wonderful when used on damp skin after a bath or shower. Pat skin with a towel lightly and apply the body butter immediately to seal in the moisture.
Imanmade Natural Skin Care Products are suitable for Vegans and come in recyclable packaging.
On sale from the Imanmade etsy store 20 Feb 2012
Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis) is well known for healing and soothing irritated skin. It is non-greasy and moisturising with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Aloe Vera not only delivers moisture to the skin, it also helps the skin to retain moisture. *side note: The Aloe Vera plant itself can survive in very dry desert climates due to its moisture retention capabilities.
I have a family member that kindly donates Aloe leaves to me regularly, as my own Aloe plants are not mature enough yet. I store the leaf in the fridge, then split it open and scrape out the gel when needed. I also buy hand filleted Organic Aloe Vera GEL from a health store and keep it in the fridge on standby for days when I run out of leaves or need instant relief. Using aloe gel straight from the leaf is a little messier and ‘gooey’ than the store bought kind, but you soon get used to it.
Application of Aloe Vera Gel:
I remove my son’s clothes and spread the cold gel lightly over his skin, massaging it in gently. It absorbs quickly and the cold temperature helps to cool down his skin, reducing the irritation which is often made worse by heat. When the gel has absorbed I repeat the process then put his clothes back on, ensuring the garments are light enough not to overheat him again. The ‘coolness’ of the skin seems to last quite a while.
This also works on My son’s itchy scalp.
Aloe Juice internally?:
When taken internally, Aloe Vera JUICE is said to boost the immune system, assisting it to respond appropriately thus preventing unnecessary reactions. I’m considering giving it to my son in the near future as I feel it would be beneficial to both his immune and digestive systems but we are currently trying out baby probiotics for the same reason and I prefer to introduce one thing at a time to ensure that I am clear on the cause of any improvements/reactions.
Disclaimer: This information is based on personal experience and is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your Doctor or a qualified medical professional before trying any natural remedies.
Next itch remedy: Oat baths