Saturday, 20 June 2015

Born to Bio shower gel mango. Review


today I would like to review an organic shower gel by Born to Bio. I got Tropical Mango but there are many different options available. 

I have to admit that at the beginning I was a bit sceptical about this product. In the past I have tested two products from Born to Bio company: a hair conditioner and a deodorant. Unfortunately they weren't any good for me and I was very disappointed with those products.

Luckily the shower gel is very good. First of all it has a gorgeous scent  and the fragrance is 100% natural. I think that at this point I should quotate what the producer says: "let yourself be taken into a desert Island and explore the sweetness of a  juicy mango." Well, I don't know about being taken into an island but this shower gel smells deliciously fruity, it gives me a positive energy and puts me in a good mood:). And that already means a lot...Especially when the morning is cold and dark:). But, hold on, there is more positive things to come...
The Born to Bio shower gel is mild, doesn't dry out the skin. In fact there is even no need to apply a moisturizer after the shower- I have normal skin, I cannot tell how it would behave with a dry skin.
The shower gel doesn't lather much but its cleansing properties are very good. So, yes, it is gentle yet effective plus it smells gorgeous. Apart from that the product consists of 99.5% natural ingredients, 10% of ingredients come from organic farming.
It is free from  parabens, glycol, phthalates, dyes, silicone, phenoxyethanol.
And it has two certificates: Cosmébio, ECOCERT
Also the product is affordable: about 6 euros for 300 ml.
I can highly recommend this product to everyone. This shower gel is suitable also for small children.
Greetings and thank you for reading.


Ingredients (INCI): Aqua, Pseudotsuga Menziesii Water*, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Glycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Lactic Acid ,Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Benzoic Acid

* organic

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo


today I would like to review a Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo. 

The shampoo is suitable for dry and damaged hair. It is made with 72% organic ingredients and contains organic jojoba seed oil and organic sage leaf extract. The shampoo should help to strengthen the hair by reducing breakage and split ends.
Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo
After the winter and wearing the hat for a couple of hours a day my hair became dry and damaged like never before. Luckily I don't have split ends but you could easily notice the breakage, especially in the strong light. I must say it was a very unpleasant surprise for me:(. 
I wanted and needed to improve the condition of my hair fast.  As you know I prefer natural body and hair care products but I knew that this time natural conditioner will not help. I needed something with silicons so I purchased professional masks and oils (Kerastase Elixir Ultime oil and products from Schwarzkopf Bonacura Miracle Barbary Fig Oil ). I thought to myself:  ok those products are packed with chemicals so I need a decent natural shampoo. But which one? After doing some research I picked up the Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo. And that was a good choice:).
This shampoo has helped with condition of my hair a lot. It is moisturizing, it does smooth the hair. It adds volume and shine. My hair is oily but this shampoo didn't weight it down. It didn't irritate my sensitive scalp either.
Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo, back of the bottle
Because it contains mild and biodegradable surfactants it doesn't lather much (like most of natural shampoos).  But don't worry it will still clean your hair properly but please remember to distribute the product evenly. The best way is to mix the shampoo with water prior to application. 
The shampoo has pleasant scent- according to the producer it smells of mimosa flowers and tonka beans.
The consistency is rather runny, so it will not last too long. The bottle consists of 190 ml of product and the cost is about 8-9 euros.


adds volume
gentle to the scalp - you can forget about itchy and irritated scalp:)
doesn't weight down the hair
lovely scent

good natural ingredients
72% of ingredients are organic


consistency-a bit watery so it will not last too long

I can highly recommend Weleda Oat Replenishing shampoo to all of you. It is a good, delicate and natural shampoo that will moisturize and clean your hair gently yet efficiently.

Thank you for reading.

Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo, ingredients
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Alcohol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Laurate, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium PCA, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, PCA Glyceryl Oleate, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein,Sodium Phytate, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*.

* from natural essential oils

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate review


today I would like to review another product from Neal's Yard Remedies. This time it is a Beauty Sleep Concentrate. I have read a lot of positive reviews about this product and decided to give it a try.

Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate
According to the producer: "our luxurious, lightweight and easily absorbed Beauty Sleep Concentrate has been scientifically formulated to support your skins natural night time regeneration, while helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles".
This product should support your skin's night time recovery. It should also help to prevent premature skin ageing and refresh and replenish your skin.

For me the most important is that Beauty Sleep Concentrate is 90% organic, vegan and cruelty free.
It also has fantastic ingredients like: cocoa seed butter, grape seed oil, castor oil, aloe vera, ylang ylang, orange and patchouli oil, etc.


I have combination, blemish- prone skin. I was a little bit afraid that this product will cause break out but luckily nothing like that happened. On the contrary I think that Beauty Sleep Concentrate actually speeds up the skin's healing process.
After using it my skin feels refreshed, looks radiant and plump. 

How I use it:
I apply 3 pumps of Beauty Sleep Concentrate on my face and neck. The texture is quite thick but it absorbs very quickly. It doesn't leave any greasy residue. In my opinion it actually could be also used in the morning.

Now, another important thing - the smell. Beauty Sleep Concentrate has an intensive and natural scent that is very different if compared to non organic products. If you don't have too much experience with organic cosmetics be ready for a small shock:). 
Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate smells strongly of ylang-ylang and patchouli. The scent is relaxing and I have read that they might help you to fall asleep faster:).


speeds up the skin's healing process
moisturizes the skin
nourishes the skin
doesn't clog the pores
easy to apply
light formula
absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue
smells nice
natural ingredients
cruelty free


I can recommend Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate in 100 % to everybody. It will moisturize, nourish and heal your skin.

Greetings and thank you for reading,



Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycine soja (Soya) oil*, Glycerin, Cetyl alcohol,Cetearyl olivate, Cetearyl glucoside,Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil*, Narcissus tazetta (Chinese sacred lily) bulb extract, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Sodium hyaluronate, Cananga odorata (Ylang ylang) flower oil*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oil expressed*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, Styrax tonkinensis (Benzoin) resin extract*, Alcohol denat.*, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) leaf oil*, Salvia sclarea (Clary sage) flower oil*, Sorbitan olivate, Sodium levulinate, Levulinic acid, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Xanthan gum, Potassium sorbate, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Citral, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 90% organic ingredients. This is a vegan product.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream. Review.

today I would like to review a Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream. The Neal's Yard company has been my latest discovery in organic skin care. This is a London situated company where people "believe that beauty, health and wellbeing should be natural, not synthetic". They have said that they believe in nature (and who doesn't by the way) and customer's right to know what goes into the products he buys. I think that those statements sound great:).

Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

Before in the shop I wouldn't pay too much attention to Neal's Yard Remedies products because I simply didn't like the packaging. I wouldn't find it too appealing. But because I always want to try some new organic skin products I got this Melissa hand cream when it was in promotion:)

Melissa hand cream has nourishing and protective properties. It is good for hard working and dry hands. The cream is rich and can also be used on the feet and elbows.

It contains fantastic ingredients: different types of oils and herbal extracts. for example: almond, jojoba and olive oil, rose flower extract, beeswax, citrus and mandarin peel oil, oils of frankincense and myrrh, comfrey extract, etc.

Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

Because it contains essential oil of melissa (lemon balm) it has citrusy scent. I like this scent a lot and I think it has calming effect on me. This is like aromatherapy:). But I have also noticed that many people around me don't like the smell. I am actually not surprised because organic cosmetics do smell differently comparing to chemical ones. If someone doesn't have much experience with organic products then she/he may think that they smell bad. Anyway I have stopped using melissa hand cream when I am in the school and I apply it only when I am at home.

Neal's-Yard-Remedies-Melissa-Hand-Cream-back-ingredients-and-open-lid-showing-the-consistency-of-the cream
Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream
I apply in not only onto the skin but I also massage the fingers and the base of the nails. This is actually the first product I use for both hands and nails and it works great. Because I wash my hands a lot my nails are really dry and even split (cleaning, washing, household jobs, etc. contribute a lot). Luckily the melissa hand cream has improved condition of my nails a lot. Now they are nourished, stronger, and they look whiter as well:).
My hands are nourished and the skin feels softer and soothed but I would preferred a little bit more of moisturizng action

Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

The cream is great for the winter time because it protects the hands from the cold, wind, dryness. It leaves a bit greasy residue and it takes a while to absorb.
I have been using this cream for about 3 weeks (but not every day) and about 60% of the product is gone. The tube is rather small - 30 ml so it will not last long.
It is also quite expensive.  

  • good ingredients
  • 82% organic
  • cruelty free
  • nourishing
  • soothing
  • softening
  • smells nice
  • good for the nails
  • price
  • availability
  • doesn't last long

Aqua (Water), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*+, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Alcohol denat., Rosa centifolia (Rose) flower extract, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) extract*, Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) extract*, Zea mays (Corn) starch*, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) extract*, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil*, Litsea cubeba fruit oil*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil*, Citrus aurantium amara (Petitgrain) oil*, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) oil, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) oil*, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. +Nut based ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 82% organic ingredients

I recommend this product especially during the winter and as a night treatment. It will repair your hands and nails when you sleep. And it will protect your hands from the cold weather.

Greetings and thank you for reading,

Friday, 6 March 2015

Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo

today I would like to review a  Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo. This shampoo is supposed to stimulate and revitalise the hair. It is made with 70% organic ingredients.

I am a fan of natural hair and body care and I am always happy to try something new.
In the past I have not had much luck with natural or organic shampoos. They were either irritating my scalp or overdrying my hair. And they were expensive as well. However, I wouldn't give up and kept searching for a decent natural shampoo. 
Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo

Recently I have found Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo.
I must tell you that I am really happy with this product. This shampoo is mild and doesn't irritate my scalp because it doesn't contain nasties like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate:). Instead it contains many good ingredients like aloe vera, citrus oils, sunflower oil, chamomile flower oil and extract.

Bentley Organic shampoo is gentle enough to be used daily. After washing my hair is clean but not squeaky clean which means that this shampoo doesn't strip natural oils from the scalp.

The shampoo has a lovely citrus scent. It does not lather too much so you will need a generous amount of the product. This way the shampoo will not last you too long. Mine lasted about 3,5 weeks.
Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo


  • gentle 
  • good for daily use
  • doesn't irritate the scalp
  • washes the hair without stripping the scalp of its protective oils
  • contains natural, good ingredients
  • not drying
  • smells nice


  • availability
  • watery consistency
  • doesn't last long
  • expensive (10 euros for a 250 ml bottle)
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Lauryl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Limonene*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Extract, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Parfum*

* Certified Organically Grown Ingredient

I can recommend Bentley Organic Frequent Use shampoo to everybody because it is gentle, contains natural good ingredients and leaves the hair nice and clean.

Greetings and thank you for reading,


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem

Witam serdecznie,

dzis chcialabym Wam opisac moja ostatnia "milosc", czyli rewitalizujacy zel pod prysznic z wiesiolkiem firmy Weleda. Swoja droga, to zawsze mysle, ze wiesiolek, to taka zabawna nazwa, nijak nie kojarzy sie z evening primrose:). 
Wracajac do Weledy, to firmy nie trzeba chyba przedstawiac, ale powiem tylko, ze Weleda produkuje naturalne, wysokiej jakosci kosmetyki, ktore zwykle pieknie pachna i maja dobre sklady:).

Ten zel nie jest wyjatkiem. Przede wszystkim ma taki piekny, uzalezniajacy zapach, ze czlowiek ciagle chcialby sie myc:). Zapach jest trudny do opisania (wedlug producenta jest on swiezy, kwiatowy, inspirowany kwiatami wiesiolka). Dla mnie zapach jest bardzo zmyslowy, relaksujacy, jakby stworzony do odprezajacego prysznica czy jeszcze lepiej kapieli ( ale jak wspominalam wczesniej w Finlandii nie ma wanien).
Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem
Przyznam Wam, ze mysl o tym zelu i balsamie (tak, tak, mam jeszcze balsam z tej samej serii) pozwolila mi doslownie przetrwac czas malo interesujacych praktyk.  Nie wnikajac w szczegoly, wracalam do domu zmeczona i zniechecona. Zaraz jednak wskakiwalam pod prysznic i niesamowity zel pomagal mi zmyc z siebie znuzenie. Zmyslowy zapach kosmetyku wprowadzal mnie znowu w dobry nastroj:).
Zel, oprocz niesamowitego zapachu, ma rowniez wspaniale wlasciwosci nawilzajace. Nie trzeba nawet uzywac balsamu do ciala. 
Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem
Kosmetyk ma kremowa, bogata konsystencje. Mimo, ze slabo sie pieni, to bardzo dobrze, a zarazem delikatnie myje skore. Zel latwo sie splukuje. Dlatego, ze nie wytwarza piany, to trzeba go dosc duzo uzyc i z tego powodu jest nieco mniej wydajny.
Drugim minusem jest cena, choc zawsze powtarzam, za jakosc sie placi. Co nie zmienia faktu, ze udalo mi sie go kupic w czasie swiatecznej promocji o polowe taniej:).
Weleda. Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic z wiesiołkiem

Water (Aqua), Coco-Glucoside, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Farnesol*.
* z naturalnych olejków eterycznych

Rewitalizujący żel pod prysznic Weledy polecam wszystkim, a przede wszystkim tym, ktorzy lubia naturalne kosmetyki i niebanalne zapachy.

Pozdrawiam Was i dziekuje za uwage,


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Seri maska do wlosow suchych z miodem. Recenzja

Witam Was serdecznie,
dzis postanowilam zrecenzowac maske do wlosow Seri z miodem zanim zupelnie zniknie z pudelka, bo wtedy nie bede w stanie zaprezentowac produktu:).
Maska zostala oczywiscie zakupiona pod wplywem dobrych opinii w internecie.
Musialam miec i ja:). Maska jest w wieeelkim litrowym pudelku, duza i ciezka. Przez te wielka pojemnosc nie moglam jej przywiezc osobiscie do Finlandii (zawsze podrozuje z malym bagazem) i w koncu zostala przeslana w paczce:).


Maska Seri przeznaczona jest do wlosow suchych i zniszczonych i ma za zadanie zregenerowac i odzywic wlosy. Zawiera miedzy innymi ekstrakty z miodu i migdalow, ktore sa bogate w aminokwasy, witaminy i mineraly. 
Maska jest bardzo gesta, jak galaretka, przez co jej aplikacja moze byc nieco utrudniona. 
Ma jasnozolty kolor i przyjemnie pachnie. Jest zamknieta w przyjemnym dla oka pudelku:).



Dzialanie: w moim przypadku maska srednio sie sprawdzila, to znaczy ulatwila w pewnym stopniu rozczesywanie wlosow, nieco je wygladzila i nawilzyla, ale to troche za malo. Dlatego dosc szybko zaprzestalam jej stosowania. Jako, ze nie chcialam jej wyrzucic ( w koncu dostarczenie jej tutaj kosztowalo troche wysilku), to zaczelam uzywac jej jako produktu do mycia wlosow i tu sprawdzila sie duzo lepiej.

Moje wlosy nieziemsko sie przetluszczaja. Umyte z rana, juz wieczorem potrafia sie "stluscic" przy glowie. Na pewno jest to tez negatywny wplyw czapki, ale odkad musze uwazac na zatoki, to z czapka nie rozstaje sie przez 7-8 miesiecy w roku.
Probowalam juz roznych srodkow: szamponow komercyjnych, naturalnych, dla dzieci, delikatnych, oczyszczajacych, etc. 
Zauwazylam, ze szampony z sulfatami (czy to komercyjne czy naturalne) swietnie mi myja glowe, sprawiajac, ze wlosy sa tak czyste, ze az skrzypia. Z jednej strony jest to przyjmne uczucie, ale z drugiej strony mam swiadomosc, ze pozbawiam skalp i wlosy naturalnej ochrony. Na dluzsza mete stosowanie takich szamponow powoduje u mnie swiad glowy i w efekcie lupiez.


Szampony delikatne tez maja swoje plusy i minusy: nie podrazniaja skory glowy, ale wlosy nie sa super domyte. I badz tu czlowieku madry. Koniec koncow wolalabym efekt bardzo czystych wlosow, umytych ciezszymi szamponami, ale moja skora glowy jest innego zdania i w ramach protestu swedzi niemilosiernie:).

Juz dawno probowalam przerzucic sie na mycie wlosow specjalnymi mydlami (porazka totalna), czy tez odzywkami (np. odzywki Babci Agafii), a nawet Facelle, ale niestety nic moim wlosom nie przypasowalo.
Odzywka Seri jak na razie najlepiej sie sprawdzila. 

A oto moj sposob aplikacji (mysle, ze odpowiedni sposob aplikacji, to klucz do sukcesu w myciu wlosow odzywka): rozrabiam dosc duza ilosc odzywki z woda w kubeczku i staram sie, zeby konsystencja mieszanki byla jak najbardziej plynna, bez zadnych grudek (oj, zajmuje to troche czasu, bo maska jest naprawde gesta). Potem uwaznie nakladam mieszanke na skore glowy, uwazajac, zeby ja rownomiernie rozprowadzic. W przeciwnym wypadku, koncze z brudnymi, niedomytymi plackami na glowie. Potem wmasowuje maske w skalp, splukuje nieco, zostawiajac jednak czesc produktu we wlosach i znowu masuje dokladnie. Nastepnie dluuugo splukuje, bo kosmetyk produkuje mnostwo piany. Caly "proceder" niestety dosc dlugo trwa. Plusem jest to, ze nie musze juz stosowac zadnej odzywki po myciu wlosow:).  

A efekty? Efekty sa takie, ze wlosy pozostaja swieze przez okolo 1,5 doby - co w moim przypadku jest duzym sukcesem. Sa dociazone, gladkie, krotko mowiac "zadowolone":). A najbardziej zadowolona jest skora glowy: uspokojona, wrecz odprezona, zrelaksowana. Wlosy i glowa sa czyste, a zarazem nie pozbawione ochronnej warstwy:).


Maske Seri z miodem moge polecic  kazdemu, zeby sam sobie poeksperymentowal. Zapomnialam wspomniec, ze wielkim atutem tego kosmetyku jest jego cena: okolo 10 zl za litr produktu:). 
A czy Wy macie jakies ulubione odzywki do mycia wlosow? 

Pozdrawiam cieplo z zimnej Finlandii,



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