Review: Aromatika Mini Facial Kit – I believe in supporting local businesses, which is why, as soon as I moved to Devon, I started looking for local beauty companies. However, I struggled to find any. Luckily, a friend mentioned Aromatika to me. However, I was so busy with work that I didn’t manage to pop into their store right away. I was dying to browse there, but I had very little free time.
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Aromatika Mini Facial Kit
Then on my birthday, what does the fiance surprise me with? You’ve got some products from the Aromatika store in Exeter! I honestly don’t think I could have been more excited or pleased – he picked me the perfect present.
He’d picked out a mini facial kit, complete with cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. These handy travel-sized kits come in five options relating to skin type; regular, dry, oily, sensitive, and combination, which the fiance got me.
Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I have sensitive skin, but sadly the store was all out of these kits, so the fiance opted for combination skin. He told me that the lovely lady who served him explained that as the products are all-natural, they shouldn’t cause any irritation or soreness, and she was right.
Aromatika’s Products Are All-Natural
The fact that Aromatika’s products are all-natural was one of the main things that appealed to me when my friend mentioned the company. I suffer from eczema-prone skin, so using products containing harsh chemicals isn’t an option for me. As far as possible, I always try to use natural products.
The other thing about Aromatika that I LOVE is that all their products are SLS and paraben-free and, most importantly, are not tested on animals. All of the products on sale in the store are handmade in small batches and plant-based. (So basically, they are as natural as you can get!)
After the fiance treated me to my mini facial, he took me into the store to have a browse. As I looked around I couldn’t believe how many products they sold, from skin care items to beauty bits and bobs, there were so many different things on offer. It had such a lovely, fresh feel to it.
While in the store, I also found out that they offer various treatments. (Once I’ve had a treatment, I’ll be sharing my experience with you all, so watch this space.) I cannot wait to get myself booked in for one; I desperately need some pampering.
Anyway, going back to my mini facial, in the £20 kit, I received a lavender cleanser, a lavender toner, and a sandalwood moisturizer. (This cute mini kit comes with 15 ml of cleanser and moisturizer and 25 ml of toner.)
The Cleanser Is a Mixture of Lavender
The cleanser is a mixture of lavender, sweet almond oil, and apricot oil. The toner is a simple concoction of soothing lavender water produced with some of the best mountain-grown French lavender. The moisturizer is a combination of sandalwood, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, and orange, and it smells AMAZING!
All the ingredients listed on the gorgeous little glass jars are listed, which I love. However, there are no instructions for the kit, which I would say is the one downside. A facial isn’t rocket science, but even so, some form of education would have been excellent.
The cream cleanser was very light in terms of consistency. And because of this, it was easy to apply. I started off by dampening a cotton pad with warm water and gently wiping it across my face, I then followed this by using the cleanser. Myself popped a small amount of this onto a clean cotton pad and slowly wiped it around my cheeks, forehead, nose, and eyes. I then used another damp cotton pad to remove the excess cleanser. This gentle cleanser left my skin feeling soft, fresh, and lovely.
I followed this by applying the toner across my face – this smelt divine. It wasn’t sticky; it was easy to use and quickly soaked into my skin.
I Applied The Moisturizing Cream
Finally, I applied the moisturizing cream. The thing that I love about this cream is how light it is and how far it spreads. I only needed the smallest amount to cover my entire face and neck. While this gentle cream soaks in after a couple of minutes, it does leave a somewhat oily residue on your skin. However, after a few minutes, this completely disappears and leaves your skin feeling soft, silky, and incredibly well hydrated.
Would I repurchase it? At first, I wasn’t sure, only because of how small the pots looked. However, after trying the products, I’ve found that a little goes a long way. Plus, with all the items being natural and free of parabens, spending a little extra is worth it.
I couldn’t find the mini facial kit on the Aromatika website, but there were many other lovely products. While the facial kit wasn’t on the website, you can pick up one from there if you pop into the Exeter store.