|Gifted| I’m always striving to reduce the amount of single use plastic from my day-to-day life and one area of my daily routine that I’ve found easier than most is my beauty regime. With so many brands adapting their formulations and packaging to be more Earth-conscious, finding plastic-free swaps that are highly effective is becoming easier with every purchase. When it comes to plastic-free beauty, Nudge Boutique are one of my favourites, with a selection of hair and skincare products that are not only great for the skin but also eco-friendly too. Their latest offering, in the form of a cleansing bar, is certainly no exception and after trying it for a few weeks now, it is safe to say that it has transformed my cleansing routine for the better…
The new Cocoa & Avocado Oil to Milk Cleansing Bar is a real treat for the skin and senses alike, with a nourishing blend of ingredients that not only effectively cleanses the skin and prevents moisture loss but are also incredibly gentle too. The bar can be used in a multitude of different ways with the same great results, as both a wipe-off or emulsifying cleanser that can be used directly on the face or applied to the hands and then massaged into the skin. I personally really love the size and shape of the Cocoa & Avocado Oil to Milk Cleansing Bar as it is a good size and shape for cleansing, sitting easily in the palm of your hand for hassle free application. The bar itself might be free from essential oils but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is a scent-free product, as the cocoa-rich aroma is certainly a lovely addition that really does make the cleansing experience even more special.
To say that I have been impressed by the performance feels like an understatement, as I have found myself reaching for this time and time again, in both my AM and PM routine. As the bar melts on contact with the skin, it transforms so easily into an oil cleanser and wipes away from the skin nicely to leave it soft and smooth. Yet when you add a little water, it emulsifies with ease, turning to a milky formulation that is gentle, nourishing and offers a deep cleansing experience without any irritation – even on the eyes. I love how it eradicates traces of SPF, make-up and daily dirt and impurites from the skin to leave it clean and soft without any dryness at all.
The Cocoa & Avocado Oil to Milk Cleansing Bar may be exceptional in its performance yet where Nudge Boutique have really excelled is with their packaging options. The bar comes housed in a sleek, black aluminium tin with your initial purchase, not only for easy storage between uses but also making it travel friendly as well. Nudge Boutique then offer a refill option, which comes wrapped in plant-based wax paper and kraft box, allowing you to re-use your aluminium tin time and time again.
As with all Nudge Boutique products, the bar is natural, cruelty-free, vegan and palm-oil free. The lovely Jo over at Nudge makes everything by hand and ensures that she uses local businesses to source ingredients and packaging where possible to not only support the local economy but also have absolute control over the quality of everything that makes Nudge Boutique so unique. It is these small details that make Nudge Boutique products stand out on the green beauty market and the passion for ethical beauty is realised in each creation Jo lovingly creates.
The Cocoa & Avocado Oil to Milk Cleansing Bar has been a game changer in my routine, not only providing great results every time but also making my cleansing routine incredibly cost-effective and Earth-conscious. If you’re looking to upgrade your cleansing routine for a plastic-free option, or simply want to find a cleanser that delivers on its promises, then this is certainly the one for you.
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Emma @ Beauty Folio x
*Disclaimer: This product was kindly gifted to me by Nudge Boutique. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product that has not been influenced by the brand in any way. 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. For more details on gifted products, please check out the disclaimer section on my website which can be found here.