A lot of exciting things have been happening at Skinfull Affairs, including the arrival of some new, innovative cruelty-free products. From gorgeous natural skincare products by La Canopée to the brand new Mojito mani/pedi treatment, here is a round-up of my favourite beauty picks of the week that are all available at Skinfull Affairs.
SKINCARE PRODUCT OF THE WEEK
La Canopée Soft Cleansing and Makeup Remover Flowers Oil
Fresh to the store in Skinfull Affairs, this innovative French cosmetic brand believes in 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan and eco-friendly ingredients, as well as beneficial active formulas to care for your skin. The use of organic raw materials and the brand’s by-hand manufacturing process ensures high performance qualities on the skin, and its natural ingredients make the range suitable for all skin types.
I have fallen in love with La Canopée’s Soft Cleansing and Makeup Remover Flowers Oil. This luxurious cleanser removes makeup quickly and efficiently, without leaving a nasty, sticky residue on the skin. Formulated with sensitive skin in mind, the active formula combines Camomilla flowers with almond and apricot oils to cleanse and revive the skin. Simply rinse off the oil with warm water for squeaky-clean skin.
A total bonus- the product contains REAL flowers in the bottle! So cute.
INNOVATIVE BEAUTY BUY OF THE WEEK
As many of my own followers are aware, I am obsessed with Pit Putty. Handmade in Ireland, this range of 100% natural deodorant is known to be the most effective natural deodorant on the market, and is free from harmful toxins, chemicals, parabens and aluminium oxide. Originally vegetarian, Pit Putty has now eradicated beeswax from its formulas so that the entire range is now 100% vegan!
But my favourite this week has got to be Three Flowers. This floral scent is unisex and is naturally fragranced with the organic essential oils of geranium, ylang ylang and rose. One tub costs €11.95, which can seem pricey at first, but one tub actually lasts over two months and it is environmental friendly – it does not cost the earth!
BUDGET BEAUTY BUY OF THE WEEK
Banish dead skin and cellulite with this COSMOS Natural certified body scrub. The invigorating scent of fresh lemongrass is a delight in the shower, and you can feel at ease knowing that as you scrub, no toxins or nasty chemicals are entering your skin and thus your bloodstream. This is to date, by far, the best cruelty-free body scrub I have used. The scrub effectively softens the skin and is great for removing fake tan, too! A total bonus is that the entire Organic Shop range is budget-friendly and is great for students who are starting out on their cruelty-free venture.
OFFBEAT BEAUTY BUY OF THE WEEK
Kotanical Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
If you haven’t heard of Kotanical yet, you’re in for a treat. Founded by Karl Murray, an Irish entrepreneur, Kotanical boasts a broad range of 100% organic and non-synthetic essential oils that offers a variety of properties. At the moment, I’m in love with Kotanical’s Peppermint Essential Oil. A multi-beneficial and multi-use oil, the benefits of Peppermint essential oil include:
- Reduction in stress and fatigue
- Effective cleaning agent
- Refreshing aromatic scent
- Healing properties for migraines, nausea and headaches
- Reducing symptoms of cold and flu
- Fantastic cruelty-free alternative to Vicks
If you have been searching far and wide for a 100% organic, cruelty-free, vegan, sustainable and Irish-made essential oil range, Kotanical is the way to go.
BEAUTY TREATMENT OF THE WEEK
Revitalise your digits with the brand new Mojito Mani/Pedi deal in Skinfull Affairs, only €60.00! Allow one of the salon’s experienced therapists to deeply relax your body and mind as you indulge yourself in a refreshing and relaxing pampering experience. The Mojito Mani/Pedi deal includes:
- Filing, shaping and buffing
- Thorough cuticle work
- Refreshing mojito soak with organic Kotanical essential oils
- Luxurious organic mojito exfoliation
- Relaxing organic mojito massage
- Vegan and 7-Free nail polish of your choice
A treatment to-die-for! The perfect, refreshing summer pick-me-up treatment.
MAKEUP PRODUCT OF THE WEEK
I am obsessed with the amazing quality of the Kripa Venezia makeup range that’s available at Skinfull Affairs. This cruelty-free makeup range is suitable for both makeup artists and makeup lovers, and is all 100% vegetarian. The only exception as to why the range isn’t 100% vegan is due to sustainable beeswax being an ingredient in some of the lipsticks, which is sourced from the creator’s beekeeping neighbour.
What makes the Kripa Venezia makeup range stand out is that the formulas for the brand contain:
0% SILICONES, 0% PARABENS, 0% PHENOXYETHANOL, 0% MINERAL OILS, 0% PARAFFIN, 0% EDTA, 0% PROPYLENE GLYCOL, 0% TEA, 0% ALCOHOL, 0% ETHOXYLATES, 0% NANOPARTICLES, 0% FRAGRANCE
Kripa Venezia’s Vibrant Colour Lipstick range has a shade to suit all skin tones and all ages. The lipsticks also contain Biomimetic Peptide, which encourages the lips to mimic the structure of more youthful lips. Forget lip fillers- use Kripa!