Save your skin: natural skincare review


Pure Lakes is all about keeping things as pure, natural and safe as possible. There is nothing harmful, damaging or superfluous in any of their products. This is not only reflected across each of their ranges (they only use the best and most effective ingredients, but don’t overload their products with unnecessary ingredients, scents or colourants), but also in the ethos of their business and even the chic, stylish design of the packaging.

Pure Lakes is a family run business with a focus on quality, enhancing natural beauty and enjoying the simpler things in life. Good skincare shouldn’t take be faffy or time consuming, it shouldn’t be obscenely expensive and it certainly shouldn’t come at any risk to the environment or our health. The fair pricing is simply an extension of the whole Pure Lakes ethos. The products are beautifully made, using premium quality natural ingredients but they are much more affordable than many other similar brands. All of their leave-on skincare includes rosehip seed oil and hyaluronic acid – these powerful natural ingredients are renowned for their age-defying properties.

Rosehip seed oil

This potent natural oil is brimming with antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. It is not only proven to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin, but is shown to soothe itchiness, soften fine lines, reduce the appearance of scarring, balance skin tone and boost the skin’s natural radiance. It’s no wonder that Pure Lakes use it in all of their leave-on skin preparations! Rosehip seed oil absorbs quickly, meaning that you’re not left with any surplus residue. It also benefits from anti-inflammatory properties, so is great for even the most sensitive of skins. If you are looking for restored elasticity and protection against pollution stressors (that can lead to premature ageing, dullness and dryness) then it makes sense to opt for a skincare regime that includes rosehip seed oil.

Hyaluronic acid

This brilliant natural ingredient has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in moisture, which is why it is so essential to hydrating skincare. Hyaluronic acid naturally boosts collagen synthesis, improving both the hydration and elasticity of the skin. HA also protects the skin from the damaging effects of UVB. HA is present in a lot of age defying skincare, but you have to read the labels. It is frequently mixed with ingredients such as alcohol, sulfates and parabens that can cause a great deal of damage to the skin. Opting for brands that exclusively use natural ingredients (such as Pure Lakes) is the best way to take care of your skin.

Pure Lakes Soap Free Exfoliator (Rosehip Seed) – This lightweight gel exfoliator contains tiny natural jojoba beads to gently buff away impurities and leave your complexion glowing. I’ve been using it in the shower every morning for the past six weeks and I love it. As with all of the Pure Lakes products, it has a subtle natural scent – simply due to the beautiful ingredients that it is made of. I love how fuss free it is to apply, and how it instantly smoothes my skin. I don’t always like to wear foundation, but I like my skin to glow so this natural exfoliator is perfect. It gives your skin a beautiful radiance and provides the perfect base for the next step of your beauty routine.

Pure Lakes Facial Hydration Cream – I’ve been using the Rose, Jojoba and Frankincense Facial Hydration Cream (as recommended by Gareth McKeever, Director of Pure Lakes) as my skin is prone to dryness. This cream has a beautifully rich texture yet absorbs quickly, leaving you with nourished and hydrated skin. Your skin immediately looks plumper and healthier after application, and regular use gives a marked improvement in the radiance and youthfulness of the skin. I adore the scent, with comforting notes of rose making this cream a real treat for the senses. It leaves your skin feeling beautifully soft, which is a wonderful boost of confidence to take you through the day.

Pure Lakes Facial Hydration Gel – I’m a big believer in intuitive skincare. I don’t want to simply throw on the same products every day without any consideration. I understand that some days (depending on variables such as diet, sun exposure, stress, hormonal changes, dehydration, lack of sleep etc) that my skin behaves differently and has different needs. Whether it’s my skincare routine or my makeup, I like to consider the appearance and texture of my skin before I take any action. It doesn’t take much thought. If my skin needs a lighter hydration and perhaps more balance then I reach for this wonderful hydration gel. It absorbs instantly and leaves your skin feeling supple and smooth but without the richness that the cream gives. The gel is also great prior to exercising or for when you just want a little refresh later on in the day – perhaps before a night out when you don’t want a creamy moisturiser, just something light and simple.

Pure Lakes Hydrating Eye Gel – This incredible pot of magic includes rose, geranium and chamomile to soothe, brighten and refresh the eye area. The scent is beautifully relaxing yet uplifting. The gel absorbs instantly giving an immediate lift to the area, while adding a light hydration which leaves you with the perfect base for applying concealer. I love how soothing and cooling this product is. It also has a soft aroma that sits beautifully alongside the other products in the range. It’s the perfect way to finish off your skincare routine.

If you’d like to try the beautifying effects of Pure Lakes for yourself then you can buy their products from using code NM25 for 25 per cent off your first purchase.

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