Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Nourish skincare: Radiance and Balance range review

I absolutely love natural and organic skincare and I am always excited to try out new products and add them to my routine. In this case I changed my whole routine and started using Nourish products from the Radiance range for normal skin and the Balance range for combination skin.
As soon as I received the package I fell in love with the beautiful apple scent of the Balance range. I think I actually tweeted that I am taking my make up off to try Nourish products, because I couldn't resist it :) Honestly... the apple scent is heavenly!
Radiance Purifying Cleanser* 100ml £9.95 link
"Blend of soft emollients and foxberry to help brighten the skin. Recommended for normal skin to maintain a healthy and youthful glow. 97% Organic."  
 I really like cream cleansers for removing makeup and to start my cleansing process at night and this one is perfect. I use it after removing my eye makeup and follow with a gel cleanser. 
It is very gentle, leaves my face soft and keeps the moisture in my skin.
If you don't wear make up, or wear a small amount it will be perfect to use on it's own.
I always double cleanse my face to make sure it is 100% clean.

Radiance Refreshing Toning Mist* 100ml £8.95 link
"Blend of soothing botanical extracts. Perfect hydrator to help refresh the skin. Recommended for normal skin to maintain a healthy and youthful luminosity. 97% Organic."
Toner is an essential part of any skincare routine. I am still shocked when I hear some bloggers saying that they don't use a toner. What? Using a toner helps to restore the pH balance of the skin after cleansing, shrinks pores, protects, moisturizes and prepares the skin to absorb goodness of your serums and creams. This toner smells lovely and feels very refreshing on the skin. I always use toners on a cotton wool pad after cleansing, but sometimes I like to spray it directly onto my face , to cool it down.

Balance Nutritious Peptide Serum* 30ml £16.95 link
"With a unique blend of vitamins and minerals, this peptide serum is a refreshing, light textured and effective hydrator that leaves skin visibly healthy and well balanced. Recommended for combination skin, it helps to renew the skin’s natural surface revealing a richer and harmonised look. 80% Organic."
I started using serums about 5 years ago when  found out that they exist. They are packed with goodness and usually sink into the skin right away. This one is amazing- it smells like fresh apples, absorbs quickly and I only need half a pump to massage it onto my face and neck. 
The serum is a generous size and the bottle should last for about 6 months, or longer. 
Combined with the Balance Essential moisturser it hydrates my skin and keeps the sebum under control. I really enjoy using it every day and it is my favourite product from the full range.
I find most pump dispensers too generous with the amount of product that comes out with each pump, but that's something all brands should consider and improve. 
Balance Essential Moisturiser* 50ml £14.95 link
"This unique cream complex contains a superior selection of vitamins and minerals to stimulate the skin to create a healthy equilibrium. With properties to control sebum and restore the skin's natural barrier. 89% organic"
I am very impressed with this face cream. It is amazing at keeping my face oil free. If I use it in the morning, I don't need to worry about my face being oily, or shiny. It keeps my T-zone perfectly matte all day! It absorbs instantly and smells heavenly! It is definitely something everyone with oily skin should try, because it does an amazing job at keeping my skin balanced, hydratetd and soft.

 Argan Skin Rescue Treatment* 15ml £18.95 link
"Natural collagen enhancer to help protect from signs of ageing and restore skin when in distress. Its active ingredients combat the formation of wrinkles by strengthening the protein bonding structures. It neutralises harmful free radicals and reduces the blotchiness and scarring associated with injury, acne, eczema and psoriasis. It inhibits dehydration and simultaneously brings the skin back to equilibrium. Easily absorbed 90% Organic."
Everybody likes a bit of luxury in their skincare routine. If  want to indulge my skin, I use facial oils and treatments to give it an extra boost of radiance and hydration. This treatment does everything I expected from it and more. It leaves my skin really soft and supple and helps to reduce the appearance of discoloration marks and redness. The effect it has on my skin is comparable to the effects of more expensive treatments I used, so I am very impressed. I love using it at the weekend, when I have more time to pamper my skin and I can see and feel the effects the morning after.

 I really enjoyed using all the products. They are very effective and pleasant to use. 
The Balance range impressed me the most, it helped to control oily areas on my face and left my skin hydrated and supple at the same time. The beautiful, natural scents make a big difference, I always look forward to using all the products and can't get enough of the fresh apple smell!
The prices are very affordable, especially the cleanser and toner.
The packaging is very simple, but beautiful at the same time.
If you are looking for something to battle oily/combination skin I can recommend the Balance range for you. My skin is normal/combination so I got a mixture of products and got a chance to test the Radiance range as well, which would be perfect for normal skin.

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  1. Oh they look gorgeous, and the smell sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing xx

  2. What gorgeous packaging! Would love to try this brand out, especially the balance range as i have combination skin xx

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  3. I really like the packaging. I am always into simplistic and clean packaging :) Mmmmm i love fresh apple scents~ Sounds like a great skincare range and its great that you enjoy using it. although I tend to more or less stick to my usual skincare products to avoid breakouts due to the sensitivity of my skin, i may check this range out in the future when i fancy a little change and want refreshing scented products :) Thanks for the review, it was interesting to read xoxo

  4. I love the packaging on these products, I think I'd buy them just for that! :) x

  5. Oh this looks gorgeous! I always mean to try more organic products but never seem to get round to it, i'm a fan of the 'if it works and makes my skin happy, stick with it' so I never move much. I have really awkward skin that errs on the dry side but hates anything overwhelming so it's always a battle. this looked like you really enjoyed trying them and the apple scent does sound gorgeous!


  6. I've read a few positive reviews of these products, I really must add them to my 'to buy' list, the sound amazing!
    Great post Sandra x

  7. I am so, so glad you like Nourish Sandra! They have actually changed my life where my skin is concerned. I know that sounds like a massive exaggeration, but they have! :) xo

  8. Apple scented skin care sounds amazing! Lovely pictures and review :)
    Daniella x

  9. I'm always attracted to products with pretty packaging and I have to admit these products are extremely aesthetically pleasing. The apple scent is definitely an added bonus!

    Joanne, Aisle Three


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