Monday, 13 June 2011

Living Nature 100% natural skincare and make-up

I’m so thrilled to be able to trial and promote Living Nature - 100% pure, certified natural skin care and cosmetics range from New Zealand.   Their range is really extensive, I’m a huge fan of their make-up – currently their lipstick and tinted moisturisers are my new best friends !

Living Nature founded in 1987, in New Zealand, was one of the world’s first companies to produce a skin care line without the use of synthetic preservatives or parabens.  Using the native healing plants of New Zealand that are organic and wild crafted, Living Nature is a pioneer in blending science and nature to create high performance, naturally potent botanical products.  None of their products contain synthetic preservatives such as parabens, alcohol, phenoloxyethanol, sodium lauryl sulphate, artificial fragrances, phthalates and petroleum and mineral based oils along with other chemical nasties and they’re certified natural under the strict standards of BDIH, Germany, a world-leading independent auditor of natural skin care and cosmetics.

They have the best makeup remover I’ve come across, a brilliant facial oil The Radiance night oil and the Firming flax serum which has been voted winner the skin serum category of the natural health and beauty awards/

Its an  anti-ageing treatment that effectively firms, smoothes and softens the skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and
Its scientifically-proven to benefit the health and beauty of skin.  In-vitro tests, at the highly respected ABICH Laboratories in Italy, confirmed that the advanced, all-natural formulation of Living Nature’s Firming Flax Serum maximises the healing and renewal process of the skin that takes place during sleep.   Crucially, Firming Flax Serum was shown to increase synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid, which is naturally produced by skin and gives it its firmness and protection against moisture loss, by up to 86% after 48 hours after exposure.

Active Manuka Honey is included in this unique rejuvenating serum for its ultra-moisturising, nourishing, rejuvenating and protecting benefits.  Manuka Honey also possesses special antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help stimulate the body’s natural repair processes,  It also contains Harakeke, (I confess I'd never heard of that before) - the New Zealand Flax plant also provides Living Nature’s Firming Flax Serum with intense soothing, hydrating, antiseptic and healing benefits and Rosehip oil is included for its potent antioxidant properties that help prevent signs of ageing on the skin.

I’ve been applying it before bedtime and I’ve just realised you can mix it with a drop of their Radiance night  oil for an even more intensive treatment.  You'll find Living Nature in some health stores and -

Doidy cup from Bickiepegs - natural and healthy alternative to spouted cups and bottles

Is your little one sucking frantically on a plastic trainer cup ?  this could change everything !

If you’ve just welcomed a new addition to the family or you know someone who has, I want to tell you about a revolutionary product that you simply must have, I came across the Doidy cup when my little girl was a few months old and I was really fed up I hadn’t known about it for my other 3 kids, I’d done some research and found that speech therapists don’t recommend the usual plastic training cups that babies drink from as they were seeing children aged 5 and over with speech problems due partly to the use of spouted training cups.  I've never liked them either, I always worried about the plastic especially when it got scratched and if you’ve ever tried to drink from one of those cups you’ll know just what an odd shape you have to force you mouth into to get anything through the spout.

They come in a great range of colours and the unique design helps children to drink from a rim rather than forcing their lips into an unnatural position to drink from a spout or bottle.
I'm not a fan of the plastic and importantly Doidy cups are made from food safe materials and don't contain bisphenol, pvc or phthalates.

You can use them from 3 months or earlier and they're fine for expressed breast milk, recommended by health professionals and  by the national Childbirth trust.

You can buy them at lots of nursery outlets and John Lewis and from
Yes - the company behind the Doidy cup are also behind ......................

Bickiepegs teething biscuits, a unique brand developed many years ago by a leading Harley St Paediatrician and used for many years in royal nurseries 

They’re not wheat and gluten free but they do contain
matural wheatgerm and wheatflour.   Theres no added sugar, salt, additives, colourings or chemicals and they are handmade in a dedicated bakery in Scotland 

Of course the idea of the teething biscuits is to encourage chewing skills to develop correctly by exercising the jaws

They're recommended by health professionals, dentists and midwives, you can find them in chemists, supermarkets and at -