Review: Seascape Island Apothecary skincare range

Seascape Island Apothecary is a hit with me!

I really care about what I put on my skin and my family’s skin, so I was intrigued when I was asked to review some products from Seascape Island Apothecary.

It was great to be safe in the knowledge that the ingredients that go into Seascape products are so well considered. All products are paraben, silicone, petroleum and SLS free, and all products are free from artificial colours and fragrances and not tested on animals. Badda boom, what’s not to like!

Beyond that, it is really heartening to know that all the ingredients that Seascape use in their products are sourced from ethical suppliers and that along with the products being made in the UK with a fusion of British ingredients, all the bottles and packaging are also made in the UK and are recyclable.  Seascape really is my kind of brand!

The range includes products for men, women and children (Les Petits). But do the products live up to expectation?

Seascape Les Petits Body Lotion

My favourite product has to be Seascape Les Petits Body Lotion. Ma Puce has a tendency towards sensitive skin, so I have to be exceptionally careful what I put on her little bod and often steer away from putting anything on it. That said, as her skin is fairly dry, it really benefits from added moisturisation.

Having read and re-read the label to check it really was going to be suitable for her – it is, the Les Petits range is dermatologically tested and formulated with essential oils that are safe for both babies and children with sensitive skin – I slathered a little on to her skin after her bath.

The first thing that struck me was the warmth of the scent, a gentle mix of lavender and camomile. It wafts up and delights the senses before fading away to almost nothing. Something I am very happy with, because I like my daughter to smell like her – a nice, clean her obvs. – there’s plenty of time for her to play around with perfume when she’s older!

The body lotion goes on easily and sinks well into the skin, leaving behind it a fine coating of moisturising shea butter and olive oil, which is apparently locked in by Jersey Beeswax to protect the skin. Ma Puce’s skin immediately looked and felt hydrated and fair play to the people at Seascape, the Jersey Beeswax served to keep it that way for a good while afterwards.

It was a good job that I was sent other products, otherwise I may well have snaffled the Les Petits Body Lotion for myself – bad mummy.

Seascape Island Apothecary Soothe Body Butter

So, what of the other products? Well, I’ve been using the Seascape Island Apothecary Soothe Body Butter for a few days now and I like it. I really like it.

I must admit I didn’t at first, but that was more to do with the fact that I’ve always used lotions rather than body butter on my skin. So, when I got a big glob of it and slapped it on without first warming it up in my hand, my legs looked like I’d greased them up with goose fat so I could swim The Channel.

On bemoaning this fact to a friend more in the know about this kind of thing than I, I was enlightened and tried again, this time finding my skin glowing with soft, buttery delight. The fragrance lingers a lot longer than the Les Petits Body Lotion, which is fine by me, because the blend of lavender, ylang ylang and mandarin has that kind of upscale spa scent, which hopefully serves to make me seem a little more upscale!

Other ingredients in with the essential oils combo include – deep breath, wait for it – Jersey Beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, rosehip seed oil and sweet almond oil rich in omega 3, 6 and vitamin E. All of which serve to soothe and repair damaged skin – apparently including stretch marks, though having none I cannot confirm or refute this.

Oh yes, I should also mention that essential oils used in Soothe Body Butter are ‘pregnancy-safe’.

Seascape Island Apothecary Peppermint Lip Balm

The other product of note is the Peppermint Lip Balm. I think it is always good to know with products that you end up kind of eating that the ingredients won’t make a chemist’s eyes boggle!

Whilst the lip balm has a faintly gritty texture when first applied, the grittiness dissipates quickly and I’ve noticed that my lips feel moisturised for a fair while after I have applied it.

 

Seascape Island Apothecary Homme Daily Moisturiser

I may at some point be adding a review of the Seascape Homme Daily Moisturiser. But my wholly un-metrosexual husband has yet to give it a proper trial run, so don’t hold your breath.

There’s a competition to win Seascape products in the offing…

If you are feeling tantilised by the products in this ‘ere review and want to find out more about the range you can visit the Seascape Island Apothecary website OR you can keep a close eye on mother.wife.me, because I have had a little chat with the folks at Seascape Island Apothecary and will be running a competition to win a bundle of these lovely products in the run up to Mothering Sunday.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a selection of Seascape Island Apothecary products for the purpose of reviewing them on mother.wife.me. My opinions are 100% honest and trustworthy.

 

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