Thursday, 4 July 2019

Our magical ingredients

When it comes to selecting skincare products, ingredients are the most important factor to consider. From creams and serums to cleansers and masks, everything you layer on your skin is absorbed into your body - which is why it’s crucial to understand what exactly you’re putting on. The ingredients label on most high street skincare products consist of numerous lengthy, unrecognisable names. Most of these are synthetic, parabens and silicones which preserve the product rather than offer any real benefits to your skin.

Here at Belenos Skin Botanique, we think that less is more. We handpick all of our wonderful natural ingredients - and keep them minimal, by only using up to ten ingredients in each product. Every powerful ingredient is selected for its unique properties and therapeutic benefits. We wanted to delve deeper into some of our favourite fruit oils, to give you an insight into why we’ve included them in our amazing organic products.

Borage oil

Borage seed oil comes from the beautiful dainty starflower (named after it’s striking bright blue star-shaped flowers). Borage oil is incredibly hydrating and deeply moisturising - which is why we included it in our luxurious Repair Serum. The rich oil is perfect for dry, dull or damaged skin, helping to restore a natural healthy glow.

Borage oil contains the fatty acid GLA - Gamma Linolenic Acid - which works wonders for the skin. GLA is a type of mega-6 fatty acid, which helps to enhance the skin’s natural barrier. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, helping to improve the appearance of conditions like eczema, rosacea and dry red patches.

Hemp oil

Our second wonder ingredient is hemp oil, which contains a myriad of powerful properties. A common misconception is that cannabidiol oil and hemp oil are the same - however, hemp oil is created by cold-pressing hemp seeds, whereas CBD is extracted from the plant.

Hemp oil is lightly moisturising, without being too pore-clogging, heavy or greasy on the surface of your skin, making it ideal for oily skin. Even though this may seem counterintuitive, drying out oily skin causes it to overproduce oil to counteract the dryness - whereas using a light oil like hemp to rehydrate and moisturise then reduces the oil your skin naturally produces. We’ve used powerful hemp oil in our Intensive Elixir, to help lessen conditions like acne and oily spot-prone skin, and to rejuvenate dull fatigued complexions.

Maracuja oil

Another one of our personal favourites is the magical Maracuja oil, derived from the passion flower plant. This emollient flower oil is packed with plenty of benefits - it’s rich in nutrients like essential fatty acids and natural vitamin C, and it helps to boost collagen to plump and invigorate tired skin.

Maracuja oil has a light silky texture, making it easy to apply and incredibly versatile. It’s hydrating properties can be used to help chapped lips, frazzled hair and dry areas like elbows, knees and heels. It’s also the perfect oil to incorporate into your summer skincare regime, as it can help repair skin from environmental stressors and sun damage. Treat yourself to our pure Maracuja Oil or Sea Buckthorn Cream to start reaping it’s amazing benefits.

If you’re intrigued and want to find out more about our favourite plant-powered ingredients, browse through our product descriptions for more details. Our aim is to bring you fresh blends of the very best extracts and oils, keeping our ingredient lists short, simple and natural.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

The Home of Handcrafted Natural Skincare

The Home of Handcrafted Natural Skincare We create, craft, whip and pour beautiful all-natural skincare products with our own hands, ensuring that every last ingredient is fresh from the earth. From our pure plant-powered oils to our minimalist eco-friendly packaging, there are so many elements involved in our process - which is exactly why we’ve created a brand new blog. We want to give you all our skincare insights and gems of wisdom, and create a space to explore all the reasons why Belenos Skin Botanique is so special.

In our blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the origins of our botanical ingredients, common skin problems and their solutions, and our top tips for amazing self-care. Firstly, though, let’s delve deeper into the world of Belenos Skin Botanique.

We’re channeling the power of plants

The skincare industry is a minefield. Social media is packed with countless skincare brands, and shelves are stocked high with brightly coloured bottles, wipes, creams and oils. As a result, it can be near impossible to know what your skin truly needs. Products that may appear to be all-natural can be filled with sneaky preservatives, parabens, silicones and other chemicals known to strip your skin of its natural inner goodness. To top this all off, many people’s skincare routines can consist of almost twenty different products - all of which are packed with synthetic ingredients.

We wanted to take a step back - and take things back to basics. Our skin is the body’s biggest organ, absorbing everything around us and protecting us from our environment. It’s so important to honour and care for it properly - and nature is truly our skin’s best friend. Here at Belenos Skin Botanique, we utilise the power of plants to heal from within.

When it comes to self-care, it’s so important to be mindful of exactly what you’re putting into your body and mind - from the foods you eat to the social media you consume on a daily basis. We think it’s equally as crucial to focus on what you’re putting onto your body, and allowing to absorb into your skin. Our products are hand-crafted from high quality essential oils, flowers, butters, seeds and clays, helping you to connect with the earth through a healing, soothing skincare regime that really works.

Kind to your skin, kind to the planet

What’s the point of focusing on using the earth’s resources if you’re then treating the planet in a destructive, selfish way? Our holistic and mindful approach to skincare extends beyond the ingredients - we also focus on having as little environmental impact as possible. Our entire range is cruelty-free and vegan, ensuring that no animals are harmed and that all our suppliers adhere to this ethos. All of our powerful ingredients are completely organic and sustainably sourced - and many parts of our simplistic aesthetic packaging are created from recycled materials. Our natural products aren’t only healing for your skin - we’ve also made sure they’re conscious, eco-friendly and kind to the planet.

Refresh your approach to skincare

If you’ve been inspired to rethink your skincare regime, why not join our holistic community and get back to the power of plants? In our blog, we’ll be exploring our intriguing ingredients, answering skincare questions and helping you inject some more self-care into your life - keep your eyes peeled for more updates. Until then, have a browse through our product range, give us a follow on Instagram and treat yourself to some of our fresh, organic skincare.

Our magical ingredients

When it comes to selecting skincare products, ingredients are the most important factor to consider. From creams and serums to cleansers and...

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