This week I’ve been trying out a trio of products from Beauty Kitchen’s Inspire Me Brightening & Toning range which came as part of a prize bundle I won with Holland & Barrett.
Inspire Me Body Polish
This is my favourite of the three. It comes in a cute little kilner jar which looks good in the bathroom. It contains detoxing Himalayan pink mineral salt, a blend of carrier oils, including sweet almond and grapeseed as well as the all important essential oils: orange, sage, may chang, lemongrass, spearmint, basil, grapefruit and sweet fennel. These oils have been chosen for their toning and detoxifying qualities and when you slather on the contents, it does have a bit of a spa experience feel about it. I make something similar to this myself with ginger and lime essential oils and I enjoy using this type of scrub. If I have one criticism of this product, then it would be the mess the green bits make in the bath, but I’m being picky.
Inspire Me Body Wash
The body wash contains the same essential oils as the polish, but the carrier is water rather than oil based and contains algae oil derivatives. The instructions on the bottle are to lather up using a sponge, inhale oils, and rinse. Of all the products , this is the strongest smelling and I think the may chang and lemongrass (which smell very similar) overpower the other essential oils. That said, the smell is fresh and invigorating, and smell is all down to personal preference.
Inspire Me Body Oil
I like this product on a number of levels. Firstly, the blue glass jar with a long dropper. It looks good and, always a bonus for me, it can be re-used for my own potions. Secondly, the oil is not too thick and applies and absorbs very easily. Thirdly, this feels like a luxury product which again gives me the ‘spa’ feel that I enjoy. It contains the same essential oils as the others in a mix of carrier oils.
This is a great set of products to use when you are having a detox day. The essential oils they contain improve circulation and have a detoxifying and stimulant effect on the body. Interestingly, lemongrass is the oil most recommended for jet lag, so if you need a pick me up after a flight, this should do the trick!
They contain no parabens, no sulphates, no synthetic fragrance and are made in the UK.
PS I’ll be reviewing the other products in the prize bundle soon.