When it comes to ethical skincare, Buff Natural Body Care are certainly among my favourites, as not only are the aromatherapy-based products high quality but the ethos of the brand is one to be admired.
Buff Natural Body Care was created by Jo, an aromatherapist who wanted to achieve her dream of creating a natural beauty brand with integrity, focusing upon her coastal roots to care for the environment as well as the skin. The Buff range is completely cruelty free, vegan friendly and is housed in packaging that is 99% plastic free and 100% recyclable. But Buff’s passion for great skincare goes beyond the beautiful product range and plastic free packaging, as the brand also supports the Marine Conservation Society as well as Surfers Against Sewage to fight plastic pollution on a much larger scale. Furthermore, the brand aim to educate on plastic waste, writing a blog aptly named ‘Beauty Without Plastic’ to promote wellbeing without sacrificing the world around us.
I have tried a few products from Buff Natural Body Care thanks to it featuring in The Natural Beauty Box and have always been impressed by their overall performance. So you can imagine my delight when Jo, the founder of the brand, asked if i’d like to try some products. With so many incredible collections to chose from, I finally settled on UP, an energising and uplifting morning blend comprising of lemon eucalyptus, spearmint, rosemary and cedarwood to cleanse the mind and promote a feel-good feeling.
The beautiful Pamper Box contains a 15ml body oil, 60ml body scrub and 60ml aromatherapy candle which was sure to promote a sense of relaxation to any pampering experience. The products come beautifully packaged in a simplistic white box with coordinating Buff labelling, with the products nestled in white tissue paper inside. With an option to add a personalised message on the inside lid of the box, and five scent options to choose from, Buff’s Pamper Box makes the perfect gift for any special occasion.
Buff Natural Body Care: UP Body Scrub
After receiving Buff’s Evening Blend Body Scrub in The Natural Beauty Box last year, I was already aware of the amazing quality and performance of the product as their unique texture makes them very different from other scrubs i’ve used in the past. Sea salt is enrobed in coconut oils and the signature UP blend to bring a moisturising formulation that not only exfoliates the skin but also doubles as a nourishing bath soak too. The aroma is intense from the jar yet when it is worked into the skin each essential oil comes into its own, with a lemon eucalyptus aroma that becomes warmer and more invigorating when worked into the skin, finally becoming more earthy and herby with cedarwood and rosemary. To add to the scrub’s versatility, you can also adapt the texture to suit your scrub preference. A few minutes in the fridge makes for a firmer texture or alternatively, you can leave it at room temperature for a more luxurious elixir, with the sea salt adopting a slightly more course texture in the latter. I have utilised the scrub in both ways and have to say that I loved each version, as both have certainly performed well and left my skin feeling incredibly smooth, soft and intensely nourished. This certainly makes bath time feel like a luxe experience, and one which made my skin look and feel at its best.
Buff Natural Body Care: UP Body Oil
I am a huge fan of body oils so was excited to try this one from Buff for the very first time. The uplifting UP blend is accompanied by coconut, apricot, jojoba and evening primrose oils to provide intense moisture without leaving behind any greasy residue on the skin. The oil itself is lightweight and absorbs into the skin beautifully, leaving behind soft and hydrated skin in its wake. What I love most about the body oil is the way in which, much like the body scrub, the blend develops and changes as it is rubbed into the skin. The citrus notes are what hits you first, but is swiftly followed by a more minty and herby scent which is a true treat for the senses. The body oil fragrance lingers on the skin, leaving it smelling beautifully for several hours after use. Much like many other Buff products, the body oil is versatile in its purposes, doubling as a bath oil as well as a body care treat. In the bath, it makes the water smell heavenly, with the uplifting fragrance that is certainly awakening and refreshing, working wonders as a skin softening saviour on all skin types. This is a great oil for utilising in your morning routine, or thanks to it’s small size, would make for a great pulse point oil when you need to boost concentration throughout the day.
Buff Bodycare: UP Scented Candle
No pampering session would be complete without a beautiful natural candle burning in the background and I have to say that Buff’s UP Scented Candle is certainly no exception. The hand-poured candle, made with coconut oil, soy wax and the signature UP fragrance, is the perfect daytime candle to fill the room with a fresh aroma which instantly boosts the mood. The candle itself comes in an amber glass jar, has a cotton wick and boasts a burn time of 20 hours, making it great value for money and simple in its design to match any room decor. What is more impressive about the UP blend is that it is great for use in the garden in the evenings too, as it makes for the perfect alternative to citronella in keeping the bugs at bay. Buff’s candle is clean burning at it’s best, offering an eco-friendly yet high quality candle with a scent which is sure to brighten any day.
To say i’m impressed with the UP Pamper Box is an understatement, as not only does it make for a great gift to that special someone, but is also a great way of trying a selection of products without a large expense. The extensive signature scents from the brand means there really is something for everyone, whether you prefer a relaxing blend, uplifting fragrance or something more floral – Buff have you covered.
I can’t wait to keep putting these beautiful products to the test, so be sure to keep an eye out for full reviews of these beautiful products coming soon.
Have you tried Buff Natural Body Care products yet? Which is your favourite blend?
Emma @ Beauty Folio x
*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge by Buff Natural Body Care. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product. I will never give a positive review on a product I don’t believe in just because it has been #gifted, and each product i’ve received free of charge will be labelled as such.