Del Brown Approved!

The ingredient-scrutiniser, Del Brown has a passion for natural & organic, chemical free skincare. Researching ingredients and talking with the manufacturers. "Free YOUR skin now!" with skincare free from petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, glycols, PEGs, DEAs, mineral oil, synthetic polymers, synthetic fragrance or colours. All personally researched, tried, tested and Del Brown Approved!

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Beyond Organic Skincare Naturally Fresh Crystal Deodorant


Beyond Organic Skincare Naturally Fresh Crystal Deodorant – 50ml (£8.00)

“The trouble with natural deodorants are, they just don’t work”  Well my friends, not anymore!  I was asked to try this new 99% natural ‘Naturally fresh crystal deodorant’ roll-on by Marianna Tregoning, the founder of Cornwall based Beyond Organic Skincare.  So I have put it to the test.

It is a standard plastic roll-on bottle, which performs very well.  I say that because some roll-on’s I have tried in the past either don’t dispense enough product or end up leaking all over the place.  Not with this one.  The first thing you can smell is the fragrance of cucumbers, not surprising when you see cucumber fruit extract being the fifth biggest ingredient in the bottle.  The natural cucumber smell quickly disperses once applied and you’re left without any lingering fragrance. The liquid also dries quickly, so no delay required in pulling on your clothes.


The base and biggest ingredient in the bottle is Aloe Vera juice, followed by American witch-hazel flower water, potassium alum, a naturally occuring pure mineral salt which is the key natural deodorising ingredient, glycerin, cucumber extract, Carrageenan which is an extract from seaweed.  Amorphophallus konjac root powder, used as a natural thickening agent and has been eaten for 1500 years in Japan.  Salicylic Acid, extracted from the Willow Tree, used here as a bactericidal and finally naturally produced by plants, Benzyl alcohol.

The ultimate question is, does it work?  Can you apply this once in the morning and confidently go all day without risk of odour?  My conclusion is a resounding ‘yes’.  Be it a relaxing weekend or a stressful workday, this deodorant didn’t fail me.

The result is a product that is free from synthetic chemicals and full of skin benefitting ingredients.  The base being that aloe vera juice, which is renowned for its soothing effect on the skin.  If you are easily irritated by under arm products, suffer from sensitive skin, concerned about by the use of synthetic aluminium or like me dislike overpowering synthetic fragrances, then this is certainly comes highly recommended.

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Hamamelis virginiana flower water, Potassium alum, Glycerin, Cucumis sativus fruit extract, Carrageenan, Amorphophallus konjac root powder, Salicylic acid, Sorbic acid, Benzyl alcohol

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Firming eye cream from Beyond Organic

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Beyond Organic Skincare Firming Eye Cream – 15ml (£18.00)

Eye creams often promise the world.  They will sort out your dark eyes, erase lines, reduce puffiness and generally turn back time.  One of my biggest concerns is that the eye area is extremely delicate and sensitive.  The skin around the eye is very thin.  I don’t like the idea of chemical ingredients going anywhere near my eye balls.

This is my first review for both an eye product and from the Beyond Organic Skincare range.  My first comment on this tiny little pot is, don’t be put off by its size!  This 15ml pump is going to last you AGES!  It is highly concentrated and you really do only need a small amount.

I was first drawn towards trying this product thanks to the ingredients list. The biggest ingredient in the pot is Rose flower water, followed by Sunflower oil, Macadamia seed oil, Rosehip oil and Shea Butter.  Almost all of the ingredients in the pot are certified organic and there are some great plant extracts including Rosemary, Wheatgerm, Eyebright and Willow.

Del Brown Application Tip; pump out a small amount onto the tip of your finger. Ideally this will be the finger next to your little finger (less pressure).  Now marry your fingers together so you have an equal amount on each hand. Then gently dab, press and pat into the skin around the eyes. Take it up onto and around the orbital bone and allow the cream to spread and absorb all around the eye area. Paying particular attention to lines around the side and over the eye lid. Don’t use too much, you don’t want to over load the skin with product.

I found this cream absorbed easily and one of the most important factors when using an eye cream, it didn’t make my eyes sting.  That always concerns me when an eye cream makes my eyes sting.  The packaging is gender neutral.  The smell is slight and natural.  The pump is small and convenient to use.

Ingredients: Rosa damascena flower water (Rose), Helianthus annuus seed oil (Sunflower)*, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil (Macadamia)*, Rosa canina fruit oil (Rosehip)*, Butyrospermum parkii butter (Shea)*, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate (Olive leaf emulsifier)*, Hippophae rhamnoides seed oil (Sea buckthorn)*, Euphrasia officinalis extract (Eyebright)*, Cetearyl palmitate (Olive emulsifier), Lysolecithin (Lecithin)*, Sorbitan palmitate (Olive emulsifier), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Propanediol (Corn), Salix alba bark extract (Willow), Triticum vulgare germ oil (Wheatgerm)*, Rosmarinus officinais leaf extract (Rosemary)*. *Certified organic ingredients.

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