Monday, 4 August 2014

REVIEW | Natural beauty products with akamuti

One of the best things about being a blogger is getting to try out and discover fantastic new brands. Which is exactly how I feel about akamuti. If I wasn't a blogger, I would never have discovered the brand, and I'd have missed out on some wonderful products. In case you don't know, akamuti is an all-natural brand that doesn't use nasty chemicals, preservatives or additives. The brand try to source ethical and fairly traded ingredients and all of their products are handcrafted in small batches to ensure you receive them fresh. 

This was without a doubt the product I was most looking forward to trying out. The powder is a hefty 70g and as you only need to mix a tiny amount in with water, it's going to last you an awfully long time. I wet my face and then massage the powder onto my skin to create a paste. I then leave this face mask on for around 15 minutes and once washed off, my skin is left feeling soft and looking healthy. And of course, it smells delicious. It uses fairtrade organic cocoa, crushed rose petals, nourishing pink clay and softening marshmallow which when combined is great for the skin and great for your nose. 

I absolutely love hand products and this one hasn't let me down. It's a rich cream-gel that combines roses, peach and plum, flower oils of rose and ylang ylang with marzipan to create a delicious aroma. The hand cream itself takes a while to sink into the skin, but once it's absorbed you're left with incredibly soft hands - perfect for those with rough, chapped skin. It's definitely one that's going to be getting a lot of love in the winter.

This is definitely the strangest product of the bunch. It's shampoo in a powder that uses soap from a tree. Once I've wet my hair, I mix the powder in with water to create a paste and massage this into the scalp. I leave it on for around five minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. At first the process felt very strange as the shampoo doesn't lather, but I soon got used to it. It doesn't leave the hair caked in product or weigh it down, it just leaves it feeling clean, fresh and revitalised. Although this hasn't replaced my love of "normal shampoo," it's definitely a product that I love using as a weekly deep cleansing treat.

Have you tried anything from akamuti before? What's your favourite natural brand?
*PR Sample