Saturday, 27 August 2016

Natural Moroccan Argan Oil | Dr Organic*

I've been trying to eat a bit healthier recently. My lifestyle of duvet days and Bourbon biscuits was [when I think about it] probably not the one; I have expanded massively around the hip / stomach region and become some kind of mad, chocolate guzzling beast.

I guess a part of this healthy[ish] new attitude I'm trying to embrace is ensuring that what I put on my body [as well as in it] is good for me  - and not packed full of chemicals that will soak into my system and eff me up in years to come. So when Dr Organic full on spoilt me and sent me some products to try from their totally natural, argan oil infused range, it definitely fell at the perfect time. 

Dr Organic are an award winning company who use only natural ingredients in their range [which cover hair, body and oral care products] which are both skin and environmentally friendly. All their products boast organic & naturally sourced bioactive ingredients and no harsh chemicals, animal ingredients, animal testing, mineral oils or genetically modified are used in any of their ranges. 


The products I was sent are from their Organic Argan Oil collection; Moroccan Argan Oil being a natural solution for preserving the skin against premature aging - as well as a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Argan Oil helps nourish skin, hair and nails. Each product in the range has a natural, refreshing fragrance; a bit peppery and with a note of pine, I think. It reminds me of days at the Spa and some of the relaxing fragrances you come across whilst having a massage. Talking of the range - let's see some!



Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Bath & Massage Body Oil*, £10.29

I can't even imagine how lux this is going to be - I'm so excited to try this out. I've actually already packed it in my suitcase, ready for when I go away soon - as I figured it would be super relaxing to massage a bit of this in after a lovely day in the sun  [and that it will nourish and rehydrate my sunkissed skin.] I'll let you know how I find it, but if it's anywhere near as good as the other products I've tried from Dr Organic so far, I'll no doubt love it.

I love the fragrance of these products - I think it's really relaxing and awakening; so this is the perfect oil to be massaged with. It feels good, it smells good and it does your skin good at the same time. #Win 


Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo*, £6.29 and Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner*, £6.29

I love this duo. It's a tough job keeping my hair under control, but it felt soft and considerably more manageable after using these products for very first time. It takes a lot to detangle my birds' nest of hair. Like, a lot. But this Conditioner got straight in there and sorted me out; I was really impressed with it. My scalp felt super refreshed after I used these products and my hair stayed squeaky clean and soft for longer than normal, too.  Yay!


Organic Moroccan Argan Lip Balm*, £3.49

I love this stuff. It makes your lips feel so soft, smells lovely and has a cheeky SPF15 side to it too - meaning it's perfect for taking away with you [and I've definitely packed this in my suitcase already.] This balm also contains an infusion of Avocado and Almond to hydrate your lips - and I frigging love a good Avocado, me like. #Basic


Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Body Wash*, £5.99

This stuff is that good, it's won awards. I loved it too - it smells lovely, feels luxurious & thick on application and it left my tired, dull skin feeling soft and reinvigorated.  A little goes a long way too when you're lathering up. This product has definitely worked its way into my daily routine.


Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Skin Lotion*, £7.59

I can't wait to try this out on holiday. Yes, that's right - I've packed this bad boy to take on my travels, too. The revitalising, hydrating and nourishing ingredients in this lotion will be perfect for moisturising after a long day in the sun on my upcoming vacay; breathing moisture and life back into my potentially sizzled skin. I'll let you know how it goes.


Next up are the big three for me... The Tanning Trio

First step - exfoliate


Moroccan Glow Body Polish*, £8.99

I always slack on exfoliating before I apply my tan. I don't know why - it always just seems like pure effort. This Body Polish however, has changed that; as it's so quick and easy to apply in the shower and defo works wonders shifting dried up fake tan from nights out past. Instead of containing those tiny beads like other scrubs do [you know, the ones that end up on the bottom of the ocean and harm the fish] this scrub contains microparticles of pure volcanic lava. How cool is that?! It really works as well; it managed to blitz some dodgy old fake tan stains I'd been left with from a while back, and which nothing else would shift. Traa dry skin.


Second step - tan


Moroccan Glow Medium Self Tan Mousse*, £14.99

If there's one thing I love, it's being tanned. I'm a firm believer that life is better with a tan. I've tried numerous different tans over the years; the good, the bad and the downright ugly - you know the ones, those that leave you with brown hands, streaks galore and an overwhelming aroma of biscuits. During this time, I've found that for me, mousse formula products definitely work best. I also usually opt for a medium shade. So I was dead excited to try this Self Tan Mousse from Dr Organic, as it ticked aaaaaallll the right boxes for me.

The Dr Organic fake tan experience was totally unique and unlike any product I'd used before. First off, the smell when you're applying it. None of this biscuits malarky - this product smells like all the others in this range; peppery fresh spa days. This is the only fake tan I have ever used [to date] which neither starts or end smelling of digestives. 

The mousse itself comes out as a thick, white foam and applies clear. A little also seems to go a long way [meaning the bottle will last me a while] and my skin actually felt pretty smooth and refreshed after application. Sometimes with fake tan, I feel pure desperate to wash after I've applied it; as it feels a bit heavy and dry on my skin somehow. Not this stuff - it's light and feels fresh on your skin; like you've just moisturised.

I'm really impressed with this tan. Everytime I've used it, I've never had any streaks or dark patches, it seems to nicely avoid any potential dry areas of skin [something which I've struggled with with other brands] and the colour of the tan itself is very natural; not orangey or excessively dark. The colour definitely started to develop more as the day went on and I'd say it takes slightly longer to darken than other tans I've tried, but  even as it develops, it remains natural looking and doesn't streak at all. I'm always a bit wary when trying a new fake tan, but I had such a good experience with this tan that I'd recommend it to anyone. I'm going to pop some of this on before I go away; so that I have a subtle, natural tan and don't look like a pure pear shaped milkbottle by the pool on my first day. Potential for my new favourite fake tan this, in all honesty.


Third step - maintain


Moroccan Glow Tan Extender*, £11.99

The idea behind this stuff is genius - it basically helps extend the lifespan of your tan to make it last longer. I always feel pale a day or so after rinsing my fake tan off, so this lotion will help me keep my preferred terracotta tones intact. It smells lovely and hydrates your skin as it protects your tan. Genius. I haven't tried this that much yet to give you a pure [or accurate] opinion, but I'll certainly report back to you guys after I've tried it over a few more days. And as I've got on so well with all the other products from the Organic Moroccan Argan Oil range, I have no doubts that this will be amazeballs too!

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I have loved trying out these bits from Dr Organic - they look good, smell good and do your skin / nails / hair good too; winner! If you're looking for some au natural products without a nasty chemical kick or involving any animal cruelty, Dr O is the place to go!

You can check out their website here. All products are available to purchase at at Holland and Barrett [plus H&B have an offer on at the moment for buy one, get one free on all Dr Organic products!]


Have you tried anything from the Dr Organic collection before? Do you love their ethos as much as I do? Is there anything you have your eye on?



*This post contains items I was gifted by Dr O for review. However, all opinions are firmly my own - as always.
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