Sunday, 2 August 2015

Safa Skincare Range




Being a nosey blogger, just putting it out there! I do like to find brands that have never made it to my radar and it's certainly a pleasant experience when a brand asks if I would like to try their skincare, as happened with Safa



So, a little chat about skin type and two *pr samples* arrived in the post. 
For anyone interested in products that are Vegan suitable, alcohol, wheat and gluten free, this may be worth a browse for you. Also products have no animal derived ingredients, they contain a high percentage of organic ingredients and have the accreditation of the Soil Association and the Halaal Food Board.



ABOUT THE BRAND (taken from www.safaskin.com)

As an internationally leading company for skin care products and the sole manufacturer of the Safa brand, Linco Care Ltd has over 40 years’ experience in the cosmetics market.
Safa is a brand developed by a team of experts based in Manchester U.K. Its key identity is the belief that true beauty and the purity in life comes from nature and its creator, whoever you believe the creator to be. Safa is a brand that believes true beauty comes from nature and its source. Unlike many traditional cosmetics, Safa does not make numerous claims with mixed messages that possibly confuse the consumer. It’s a high quality cosmetic range with a detailed and complex ingredient structure that delivers two simple messages: Organic and Halal.
Unlike many traditional cosmetics companies, Safa will not make numerous claims and possibly confuse the consumer. There are two clear messages – ORGANIC and HALAL. All the products combine essential oils with organic extracts to produce quality and purpose with the two clear messages of Organic and Halaal approval to confirm the true value of the products.

One thing to note the Safa range is available from Holland & Barrett on line if you are interested in trying any of the products. 




This lightweight moisturiser was my first outing with the brand, alcohol free with 80% organic ingredients became part of my evening routine. Although perfect for both morning and evening, I needed something for the evening that wasn't too heavy and this was perfect. 
The travel friendly bottle with flip lid contains a fresh smelling fluid that feels cool on the face, it blends away leaving a smooth surface. 
Ideal for combination/oily skin types, this light application of moisturiser is perfect. I still prefer a thicker consistency of moisturiser for the day, this for me was a gentle, relaxing pleasure on the hot evenings we've had in the UK. Soothing when on the face, absorbing without leaving the face overloaded with product and cooling, it was so nice to use. This certainly kept my skin hydrated but I did feel the need to add a facial oil to give the product more bulk and to keep my skin hydrated. 
A perfect lightweight product for oily skin types but for me with dehydrated areas on my oily face I did need more from the skincare. If used as a daily moisturiser it needs to be left at least 10 mins before applying colour, also a separate SPF will be needed, as this has no protection. It does leave a nice hue to the face, healthy with a glow. 
A reasonable product but mainly my skin needs a little more than this has to offer, nice for a light weight option in the evening, perfect for anyone starting a skincare routine in their teens.

Ingredients:


Aqua, cocos nucifera oil, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, argania spinosa kernel oil, borago Officinalis seed oil, xanthan gum, lavandula angustifolia oil, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder.




SAFA ORGANIC FACIAL TONER*

Another travel friendly packaged item, certainly a perfect weight to throw into an overnight bag without breakage worries. 
This 94% organic ingredient based toner is also wheat, alcohol and gluten free.
A watery wheat coloured toner with a strong smell of Aloe that I found at times overpowering, once on the skin it improves greatly, dispersing into a hint of freshness. 
This I used when needed as part of my daily and evening routines (in place of Pixi Glow Tonic). 
Using a cotton wool pad, tip a small amount onto the pad and sweep over the face, it does recommend avoiding any sensitive areas of the face. 
Lightweight solution that cleared away any remaining residue ready for the rest of my skincare routine. 
A nice product that left my skin soft to the touch, however I did develop a red patch under my eye area four days in to using the product (this happens occasionally with new skincare for me, and usually subsides within a day or so.) After two days the patch had gone but I did find certain areas of my face would itch when I used this, nothing excessive but annoying. I stopped for a week and used an exfoliant toner which caused no issues. I have gone back to the Safa toner but have rotated in another toner and not used this all the time again - I still get slight itching when using the product. 

Ingredients:

Aqua, hamamelis virginiana leaf water, camellia sinensis leaf extract, cucumis sativus fruit extract, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, citric acid, ascorbic acid, glycerin


Overall a very delicate and reasonably priced brand, everything is under £10.
A great idea as a starter skincare kit for anyone just discovering skincare and perfect for anyone wanting something natural, without alcohol, vegan friendly and no animal derivatives. 

The Safa Daily Moisturiser & Facial Toner were PR Samples* This is NOT a paid for or sponsored post. The products were sent to me for consideration and review at my discretion. 








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