As we head into October our thoughts turn to how we’re going to protect our skin during the cold weather. Personally one of the biggest challenges I encounter every year is trying to keep my lips hydrated. They get incredibly dry during the cold weather, they get so sore and chapped and I cannot seem to keep product on them as it keeps soaking in.
A few weeks ago I received an email from Ruth asking me if I would be interested in trying some of her gorgeous products and to be honest I jumped at the opportunity. I’m such a big fan of any natural beauty products and all of Ruth’s products contain no parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, synthetic colour or fragrance. They also contain no palm oil which means they are environmentally friendly, rainforest friendly and orangutan friendly, which I think is just fantastic!!!
So Ruth very kindly sent me a selection of her beautiful lip balms to try, five different types, Original, Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender and Patchouli Mint. They come in a tube so they’re extremely handy for your handbag with no mess and no fuss.
Having tried them all now I have to say categorically that the Peppermint is my favourite, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Although it does make your lips tingle when you use it it’s not in an overpowering, uncomfortable way. I love how moisturised my lips feel when it’s on and I’ve also been using it over Matte lipsticks topping them up when I get that overly dry feeling and that works a treat, injecting moisture into my lips without affecting the colour.
My least favourite I think is the Patchouli Mint I find the scent just too overpowering but all of the others are beautiful. These products are going to be a handbag staple for me from now on. I normally don’t go anywhere without a tub of Vaseline with me but with that you could be applying and re-applying until the cows come home, I didn’t find that with Ruth’s lip balm at all. Once you had it on it stayed on and kept your lips really well moisturised for longer.
Ruth also has shower gels and soaps within her range and I have to say that having tried the lip balms I can’t wait to try those especially her Lavender range.
Ruth has a list of stockists available on her website most of which have online stores and her products are also available online from Ethical Souls boutique, I will leave all of the links below.
Natural, handmade beauty products really are the way of the future. To me it’s a no brainer, you get a beautiful product with the guilt of wondering how ethically it was made. What’s not to love about that?