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The Pixiwoo review of St Grape

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:07:06 Europe/London

We were over the moon to be featured and reviewed by influential beauty site www.pixiwoo.com and can’t help keep shouting about it!

We had over 1500 entries to the competition we ran with them too, and with 21000 members on Google along we reached so many of you with news of fantastic, natural, skin friendly St Grape products.

Here is what Pixiwoo had to say:

St Grape is a range of natural skin care products which are hand made using ancient processes. The product range allows you to use spa style products at home.

Ancient Foot Scrub-500g-£25.00

Massive 500g plastic tub filled with coarse sea salt granules. What makes this ancient scrub ancient? I think it is because the salt is infused with natural essential oils including coconut, lotus flower, Jasmine, Rose and Lavender. I recently went to Egypt and the scents in this product took me back to the scents I could smell there naturally. The texture in the pot feels quite dry but as you massage over the feet the oil is dispersed to make massaging into the skin easy. The course edged salt helps to soften hard calloused skin from the soles of the feet. The oils in the scrub are very strongly scented and the main fragrance coming though is the Jasmine and Lavender. The scrub really did soften my feet and left them smelling soapy clean. I would advise using this over a bowl or the bath as the granules drop down whilst massaging.

1 Month Silk Skin Essential Spa-£49.00

Mini clay facial spa package contains an anti-wrinkle essential serum, Lotus-Rose essential toner and precious silk skin clay. Application tools and headband are also in the kit. What to do... Pop 2-3 drops of the serum onto your finger tips and gently pat into the skin. The serum is made of 100% natural ingredients including sesame seed oil, jojoba oil. olive fruit oil, carrot and rose, This serum obviously has a more oily texture and although it is suitable for all skin types it may feel too greasy for an oily skin (would be great at night time though). A really lovely serum on sun damaged skin, eczema and psoriasis although do not use on broken skin. The serum will deeply moisturise and rehydrate the skin. Use it under the clay mask in this kit for a double dose of skin care. Making up the clay mask in this kit was fun and really easy. Using the measuring cup included pour in some of the Lotus Rose Toner. The Lotus-Rose toner is again 100% natural and is designed to soothe and calm an irritated skin. Next open the pot of skin clay. This grey powder is a mix of three types of clay. Originally these clays were used as a wound care clay and they helps to eliminate toxins in the skin as well as softening and drawing out impurities. Spatula in the powder and stir. Keep adding more toner or powder depending on the thickness you would like the mask to be. Once mixed use the supplied brush to brush over the face and neck. They even include a hairband to keep your hair off of your face. Apply a thin layer of the mask, leave to dry and then apply another layer. By doing this the mask will still feel comfortable and not feel tight. This dries quickly and forms a hard chalky mask. St Grape recommend keeping this mask on for up to 30 minutes and have a really good tip to avoid that itchy, dry mask feeling. They advise mixing a little of the toner in with a mineral water spritz and spray every so often onto the face to soften the mask slightly. Remove with warm water. After using this my skin felt surprisingly refreshed, soft and really clean. I like a tightening mask like this as I feel like it gets deep down into the pores. The clay is great if you suffer with congestion and blackheads as the clay helps to draw these out. I advise mixing toner and clay in small quantities to ensure you don't waste any product.

Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub-150g-£12.00

The Aqua Bliss bath scrub is the best-seller for St Grape, the salt grains are manufactured in a special ancient way to give them a consistent 1/5 original size – ensuring a really good exfoliation for perfectly smooth skin, without being too abrasive. The tiny grains almost have a mousse like texture and as you massage into the body the grains gently exfoliate. I love the smell of this, really soapy and clean and although it contains Jasmine and Lavender it isn't over powering at all. A good all round body exfoliator and as it contains no parabens, silicone's or sulfate it is perfect for a sensitive or irritated skin. The fine grains also make this a good skin prep to use before self tan application.

Exotic Soaking Salt-600g-£15.00

I haven't used a bath salt in years and it seems there are multiple ways in which you can use the St Grape pink salts. Firstly it's baby pink which is always a winner! On opening the bottle the Spearmint and Eucalyptus hits you. My sinuses are cleared immediately!! The salt is made from Himalayan pink salt, Pelargonium graveolens flower oil (Geranium oil to me and you), basil, lavender, spearmint, eucalyptus, peppermint and wild mint...yep this is very minty!! Obviously you can pour 3 cups of this straight into your bath for a invigorating soak or you can use it in two other ways which I hadn't thought of. Included with the salts is a muslin cloth bag which you can pour the salts into. Whilst in the bag you can then massage the bag over the skin for a muscle relaxing skin massage. This will help to remove dry skin and stimulate the circulation. Alternatively if you are like me and love a treat for your feet add a cup of the salt to a foot bowl and immerse your tootsies in the water for 15 minutes.

Invisible Skin Massage Oil-150ml-£25.00

This massage oil is 100% made from essential oils so if you are sensitive to oils, pregnant or have any medical conditions then check with your GP before use. The oils are derived from plants, trees, roots and seeds and are combined into organic camellia seed oil and extra virgin olive oil. Again this is very minty. Containing mainly mint extracts this is an uplifting massage oil. The oil sinks in easily so this can be used as a body oil to soften and hydrate the skin. I found once this was massaged in the natural fragrance changed and became a much warmer scent. The rose and grapefruit notes became more apparent. I say treat yourself to a hot bath before bedtime and lock in the moisture with this massage oil.

Thank you to the team at Pixiwoo - Read the full review here http://www.pixiwoo.com/2013/10/st-grape-products-and-competition.html

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St Grape recommended for Eczema at Skins Matter

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:56:18 Europe/London

We are very proud to be recommended by the team at www.skinsmatter.com in their skincare products suitable for Eczema category.

http://www.skinsmatter.com/links/links_skin/eczema.html

St Grape makes are luxurious skincare products using 100% natural and organic ingredients, with vitamins and pure essential oils.

We have been featured and widely raved about by influential beauty bloggers such as Pixiwoo, London Beauty Queen and Miss Budget Beauty over the past few months, you can read more about what the press and the #beauty loving community say about St Grape at:

http://www.saintgrape.com/press

St Grape products are ideal for men, women and children of all skin types – including those with eczema and psoriasis. The range is free from sulphate, petrochemicals, silicone, parabens and artificial colours.

Thank you to Skins Matter for the great write up, running a St Grape Competition and featuring and recommending the St Grape brand.

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SOS extreme weather warning for your skin

Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:44:35 Europe/London

Beware the mild temperatures we have experienced so far this year are likely to be coming to an end we need to get ready for the snow! Dropping temperatures has us reaching for our biggest woolly jumpers, investing in new hat and scarf sets (any excuse!), and long evenings snuggling in front of the fire place. But as we prepare for the cold weather we mustn’t forget to take care of our skin. Cracked, flaky, irritated, or inflamed skin may seem inevitable during winter, but it doesn’t have to be. Making a few adjustments to your routine will reap rewards and ensure you glow with radiance throughout the cold winter days. Top winter skin survival tips 1) Drink plenty of water. This rehydrates the skin from the inside out. And if it’s really cold try a herbal tea to warm you as well. 2) Exfoliate! Remove dead skin cells from your body by including a exfoliant in your weekly skincare routine. 3) Moisturise – indulge your face with a luxury skin moisturiser at the end of the day letting your skin soak overnight. 4) Don’t overdo the hot shower – prolonged exposure to hot water will strip the skin of natural oils. Turn it down a notch and reap the benefits. 5) Watch what you eat. Fish, nuts, olive oil, and avocados are all packed with monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids that will feed you skin with essential oils. 6) Take care of your hands. Invest in some good quality waterproof gloves that keep your hands warm and dry. Apply cream or lotion through-out the day especially after washing your hands. 7) Don’t forget your feet. After a good go with a pumice stone, slap on plenty of moisturiser and a pair of socks to bed. The soaks keep your feet warm which helps when absorbing the moisturiser. 8) Wrap up warm when out and about. Going from extremes of hot and cold can be traumatic for our skin – regardless of skin type. Where possible avoid extreme temperature changes by protecting from the cold and maintaining a moderate temperature at home. 9) Treat yourself to a home spa experience. You might not be able to head off for a luxurious day at an expensive spa, however the same results can be obtained at home with the very best in beauty and natural skincare treatments that will give mind and body a lift.
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