As many of you know, Alexa Sky Botanicals have been one of my favourite brand discoveries this year as they never fail to impress me with their high quality and innovative products. I have loved every product I’ve tried, as you can see in my previous reviews here, and I can only praise their impressive customer service.
If there was one factor I love most about skincare brands, it is the ability to be able to purchase smaller, trial sized products so you can try before you buy full-sized. Not only this, but I find smaller products not only come in handy for travelling but are also a great way to gift someone natural skincare items.
Alexa Sky Botanicals Healthy Skin Essentials Travel Set is the epitome of what a travel set of products should be, as you certainly have everything you need to have a complete skincare care routine. You can also add a gift box to make this set extra special, as it makes the perfect gift for the beauty enthusiast in your life.
The One Balm
The One Balm certainly lives up to its name, as it will be the only balm you need in your skincare routine, as at first glance, you may think that this is just another cleansing balm to which you’d be very much mistaken. As a cleansing balm, The One is incredibly effective, melting away make-up, dirt and impurities in an instant to leave behind skin which is clean, soft and beautifully nourished. What impressed me more is that it can also be used as a moisturising balm too, from dry elbows and feet to the hands and lips – it is an intensive balm that is incredibly versatile in it’s application. The texture is smooth and spreads across the skin with ease meaning that you only need the smallest amount to work its magic. The light scent is a joy with subtle lavender, zesty bergamot and feminine geranium giving The One Balm its very own signature fragrance that is both a treat for the skin and the senses. You can read more about my thoughts here, but this is certainly a balm you’ll struggle to live without and the Healthy Skin Essentials Travel Kit could not exist without this little pot of wonder.
Zen Mist Facial Essence Toner
Toner is an integral part of my skincare routine and Alexa Sky Botanicals Zen Mist Facial Essence Toner is one of my favourites thanks to the amazing ingredients which have been supercharged with crystals to aid healing and promote tranquility. This toner brings with it a wealth of benefits including as it soothes, nourishes and hydrates the skin, as well as creating a barrier against environmental damage and pollution. It has a glorious light and fresh scent of rose and neroli, which is a treat for the senses as well as the skin. This mini toner is small and mighty, as it provides you with several applications despite it’s small appearance. You can find out more reasons as to why I love it so much here, as it really is a facial toner unlike any other.
This was the first time using Alexa Sky Botanicals’ Phyto Power Complex Face Oil but I have to let you into a little secret – I loved trying it out so much that I have already purchased the full sized version! Formulated with Watermelon, cranberry, spinach and calendula oil, it promises to hydrate, soften and soothe while also protecting the skin from pollution, environmental damage and the aging effects of blue light omitted from the technology around us. The scent harnesses the aromas of the natural ingredients which make up this beautifully lightweight oil but also comes in a fragrance-free option if you prefer. I’ve obviously only been using this mini for a short time, and will have a full review of the long term effects in the new year, but I loved the way this made my skin look, and feel, after use. My skin felt instantly moisturised and certainly smoothed areas of dryness on my forehead and around my nose. It absorbed into my skin well and left my complexion looking brighter and more radiant with every application. What I loved most is how a little oil goes a long way, so it is incredibly good value for money. I’ll keep you updated on the long term effects in due course, but as far as first impressions go, this is certainly a keeper.
I have to admit that despite loving my bath time treats, I rarely opt for a bath oil over salts or soaks as I always find they leave a greasy residue on my skin as well as the tub. You can imagine my delight when I used the Rooiboos & Roses Bath Oil from Alexa Sky Botanicals for the first time and discovered that it was unlike other oils i’ve used in the past. Despite it’s rich oil formula, created from almond, calendula, avocado and argan oil, it actually melts into the warm bath water and becomes a luxurious soak which softens and nourishes even the driest of skin types. What I love most is the beautiful and uplifting scent of frankincense, neroli, sweet orange and bergamot that has a warm and zesty fragrance that makes for a stunning relax in the tub. To enhance the experience further, the bath oil is charged with amethyst to help alleviate tension and raise awareness as well as aiding irritated skin. After my bath, my skin felt silky smooth and intensely moisturised – so much so that I didn’t necessarily need to follow with a body oil. This little bottle of amber nectar is the perfect remedy for a stressful day, or when you feel the need for a pampering session, as it certainly lifts your spirits, relieves stress and leaves skin feeling at its best.
This gorgeous set of products from Alexa Sky Botanicals has yet again wowed me with the performance and overall experience of using each item featured. Having already fallen in love with two of the products previously, I had high hopes for the additional two yet they have certainly exceeded my expectations. To use a product in a short space of time yet still experience the true benefits of the formulations themselves is very special, and I can’t wait to see the long term effects on my skin.
This lovely set of miniature goodies is perfect for trying out the range, for travelling or for gifting to someone special. The set featured in my Christmas Gift Guide this year, alongside Alexa Sky Botanicals’ 24K Skin Metamorphosis Skin Elixir, which is also an innovative product with amazing results.
To find out more about the brand and their gorgeous product range, head over to their website. You can also find more reviews of all the other Alexa Sky Botanicals’ products i’ve tried and tested here.
Have you tried anything from Alexa Sky Botanicals yet? Let me know in the comments below.
Emma @ Beauty Folio x