Natural beauty and well-being

30 July 2012

Baby Body lotion Pure Beginnings

I went to the Natural and Organic Products show last April and I stumbled across this skincare company from South Africa, Pure Beginnings. They specialise in baby skincare products.
After a brief yet interesting presentation of the range, I got offered some big samples to try: a bodywash, a nappy balm and baby bottom balm.

I admit: I could not resist trying the body lotion for me! Of course, my little one had her share too.



Description: Baby Body lotion
Certified: no
For: baby (and mummy)
Presentation: bottle
Texture: creamy
Price: £10.15 for 200 ml


My opinion

I am always quite a fan of baby cream/lotion. They are often rich, smooth, gentle and I do believe the ingredients used are always the best because your baby diserve the best and the mildest!

Running out of my previous body lotion, I was delighted to open and massage myself with this lovely product. Creamy and rich, the lotion melts onto the skin and get absorbed easily. It is a real pleasure to pamper the body with this lotion ...from head to toes.Yes, I even used it as a foot cream!

The skin is left very smooth and soft, I was impressed and still am. Vegetable glycerin, shea butter, and olive oil bring very valuable plant nutrients that help repair and moisturise skin. Another great ingredient present in this cream is Baobab oil, really rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants, wonderful molecules for dry skins.

The scent is delicate, feels very natural and not overpowering, it is really ideal for babies (and toddlers and mothers!).

Overall rating: 9/10

Product composition: spring water, glycerin, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) hydrosol*, Glycine soya (soybean) oil*, Olea europa (olive) fruit oil*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter) fruit oil*, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, ceteayl glucoside, Adansonia digitata (baobab) fruit extract, stearic acid, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, benzyl alcohol, citric acid, maltodextrin, Lavandula officinalis (lavander) oil*, dehydroactic acid, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) oil*
*certified organic ingredients
The lotion made of an association of gentle botanical oils and flower water. The preservative system uses a combination of essential oils, vitamin E and benzyl alcohol.

My little one has also enjoyed very much this body lotion. Her skin was left so so smooth.

So if you are looking for a highly moisturising body lotion for your mini you or yourself, I would happy recommend this one!
You can browse through their website here: http://www.purebeginnings.co.za/

Do you know this brand? Are you also using baby creams/lotions for yourself?

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02 July 2012

Pampered feet: my little beauty guide

Sun is shining and fliflops are out....(or we hope for it!). Time to show off your beautiful feet?



Huh...not beautiful? do not worry! I understand.

Lack of time, busy life and so on also had an impact on my poor feet lately. However, I have decided to tackle the problem and share with you some secrets.

Here is my little homemade pedicure, simple, effective, and highly relaxing. So book an afternoon in your agenda and have a try!

Turn on some music, ready?

1- Soak your feet in a delicious lukewarm bath for 20 min. For a delicate and aromatic experience, add a a few drop of lavender or lemon essential oil.
If your feet are really tired and feel hot, add instead 2 green tea bags: wonderful to regulate sweatiness.

2- Massage gently your feet with an exfoliant.This is superb and really effective in getting rid of dead cells and harsh skin.
You can mix a bit of olive oil and sugar if you opt for an homemade scrub. But you are in rush, why not trying Neal's Yard or De Saint Hilaire foot scrub?

3- If perhaps your feet present hard skin around the heals or rough calluses, why not trying natural punice stones? Punice stones help in softening hard foot skin and are really complementary to exfoliation. They give a perfect smooth finish and leave feet soft. I would recommend Karawan or Neal's Yard stones.

4- After bath and treatments, gently pad your feet in a soft towel. Ah... how does it feel already?

5- Time to nourish and hydrate them with a rich foot cream or balm, as you prefer! An extra rich body lotion can do if you do not have a specific foot cream.
I really love using So' Bio Etics Argan rich butter or Weleda foot balm.
Organic shea butter is also one of my favorite as it really works 100%: feet are extra repaired!

Results: feets are absolutely gorgeous, feel light, and smell divine......so are you going to give it a go?

Do you have special beauty tips about feet? if so, let me know :-).

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