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  1. Review of Neal's Yard Wild Rose Moisturising SPF30

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    NYR Wild Rose SPF 30 2

    Today I want to share a short review of the Neal's Yard Wild Rose Moisturiser with SPF30.  This product contains Zinc Oxide which is a physical suncream and so it reflects the UVA and UVB rays of the sun.

    Here is the full list of ingredients: Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil*, Zinc Oxide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d'Abeille*, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil*, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Tocopherol, Jojoba Esters, Titanium Dioxide, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil*, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Boswellia Neglecta Resin Oil*, Commiphora Confusa Resin Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed.

    50% organic, 33% mineral - the ingredients marked with a star are organic.

    The ingredients make this moisturiser a powerful product as it contains natural plant oils, butters and essential oils which have anti ageing properties (Frankincense and Myrrh).

    With regards to the consistency, it's a thick, rich off white cream.  I apply aboout 2 pea sized drops to my face and neck.  It is easy to massage into the skin and after about 2 mins is fully absorbed. I do sometimes notice a little bit of the white from the zinc oxide sat in the creases of the skin underneath my eyes as my skin is quite dry there.  So I just have to carefully rub it in a little more.  I am mixed race and my skin tone is brown and it doesn't leave any white streaks on the rest of my skin.

    Now whilst this is a rich cream, it doesn't feel oily or greasy at all when I am wearing it.  I have oily/dry combination skin and I believe the Zinc Oxide balances  out the oily ingredients in the formula.  Therefore I feel that it would be suitable for people with oily skin and people with dry skin may wish to use their regular moisturiser over the top of it.

    I have applied make up on top of the SPF cream, both liquid tinted moisturiser and powder blush/highlighter and they both sit nicely on my skin.  

    The Wild Rose SPF 30 cream does have a natural fragrance that is similar to the rest of the Wild Rose range but it is not overpowering.  

    Overall, I highly rate this product and whilst this is not the cheapest SPF moisturiser I have bought but it will definitely be a repeat purchase.

    Wild Rose SPF Cream is £25 for 50ml and can be purchased here.

    Until next time



  2. 30% off and a Review of the Lumie Body Clock Iris 500

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    lumie clock offer

    The Lumie Body Clock is an alarm clock that also has sunset and sunrise settings, plus 2 aromatherapy chambers to diffuse essential oils.  At the moment, you can buy it  for only £112, which is 30% off.

    I bought mine on the weekend that the clocks changed in October last year.  I have it set to daily timer, which means that you can adjust the time that your alarm goes off in the morning for each individual day.  There are also settings for the sunrise, so before I wake up the light from the clock gradually increases to simulate a natural sunrise, which of course doesn't happen in the autumn/winter in the UK until around 8am in the morning!  I also have mine set to aromatherapy and I use geranium essential oil and set this to diffuse for 45 minutes.

    At night time you can do the same for sunset, so the light gradually dims and your chosen essential oil diffuses into your room.  This is a soothing way to go to sleep and also brilliant for people with sleep problems as you can diffuse an essential oil to help you sleep.  One of the most popular essential oils for insomnia is Lavender, but only add a couple of drops to the aromatherapy chamber as too much Lavender essential oil can actually be stimulating.  Personally I diffuse Frankincense as it is calming to the mind and the nervous system.

    I have found the Aromatherapy function to be invaluable as it helps me go to sleep and wake up with essential oils diffusing.  I find that the sunrise light is very helpful as it helps me to feel much less sleepy and groggy in the mornings.  As for the sunset light I haven't really noticed any difference to my sleep patterns or feelings of grogginess, but it is still a nice way to fall asleep, especially when combined with the essential oil.

    Do be careful to AVOID using any citrus oils e.g. orange, lemon, lime, petitgrain etc as the instruction leaflet says to avoid using those in the aromatherapy chamber.

    Overall, I can highly recommend the Lumie Body Clock a) for its capacity to automatically diffuse essential oils as you go to sleep adn wake up and 2) to help you feel more alert and awake in the morning due to the sunrise function.

    If you want to find out more about the Lumie Body Clock, please click here.

    Until next time



    This product was paid for with my own money and I did not receive any financial compensation for the review either.