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!

Burts Bees honey body lotion

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Neals Yard Bee Lovely Body Lotion – 295ml (£20.00)

Sit this body lotion from Neals Yard next to the bed. When you next find yourself fresh out of the bath or shower, maybe you’ve used a body exfoliator or body scrub.  With the aid of the convenient pump, sooth your skin with this moisturising, organic honey and aloe vera infused, body lotion.

This body lotion contains 94% organic ingredients.  The base is sunflower oil and glycerin.  It then has a mix of beeswax, orange peel oil, mandarin peel oil, honey and aloe vera.  The cream coloured light textured lotion has an aroma of zesty oranges, is easily absorbed and in an emergency, can even be used as a hand or foot cream!

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oil expressed*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil expressed*, Styrax tonkinensis (Benzoin) resin extract*, Mel (Honey)*, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Tocopherol, Xanthan gum, Alcohol denat.*, Levulinic acid, Sodium levulinate, Potassium sorbate, Sodium dehydroacetate, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.


*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 94% organic ingredients.

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/Bee-Lovely-Body-Lotion

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Sore throat? Man flu? Neals Yard Eucalyptus Pastilles

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Neals Yard Eucalyptus Pastilles – 45g (£5.00)

As with the Burts Bees Lip Balm, I really had no need for these Eucalyptus Pastilles from Neals Yard, until the day I got the dreaded MAN FLU!.  Then these were quickly dragged out of the cupboard and put to the test.

Within the cardboard box sits a small clear packet containing lots of little brown waxy looking pastilles.  Taking two at a time, I sucked on these and quickly felt the benefit of a mildly numbing throat and tongue.  This much needed relief helped sooth my throat and freshen my otherwise unpleasant mouth.

The pastilles contain eucalyptus, mint and rosemary oil.  This together with propolis extract (take a moment to discover the properties of propolis) and honey, sweetened with natural brown sugar and all held in place by gum arabic.  Not an artificial colour, or synthetic ingredient in sight.

Ingredients: Gum arabic, brown sugar, honey, pure propolis extract, essential oils of eucalyptus, mint and rosemary.

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/remedies/herbal-remedies/simple-remedies/8287.html

A daily face wash from Neals Yard

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Neals Yard Purifying Face Wash – 100ml (£15.00)

This clear liquid gel face wash gently foams up and cleans the face well. If you’re a bearded brother, this doubles up as an excellent beard wash. One of the biggest ingredients in the bottle is Rooibos leaf extract.

It comes in a classic Neals Yard glass bottle, good for recycling or if you’re concerned about the chemicals in plastic packaging.  The easy to use pump delivers a measured dose.  On the downside, the packaging makes it impractical when travelling or throwing in the gym bag.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Glyceryl laurate, Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) leaf extract*†, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract*, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil expressed*, Citrus paradisi m. (Grapefruit) peel oil expressed*, Copaifera officinalis (Balsam copaiba) resin*, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) fruit oil*, Salvia sclarea (Clary sage) flower oil*, Ocimum basilicum (Basil) oil*, Ferula galbaniflua (Galbanum) resin oil*, Laurus nobilis (Bay) leaf oil*, Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender) oil*, Abies balsamea (Pine balsam) needle oil*, Tagetes erecta (Tagettes) flower oil*, Eucalyptus smithii (Eucalyptus) leaf oil*, Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) herb oil*, Glycerin, Levulinic acid, Panthenol, Alcohol denat., Citric acid, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/Purifying-Face-Wash

Rejuvenating daily moisturiser from Neals Yard

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Neals Yard Rejuvenating Moisturiser – 50g (£22)

This was originally sold in a heavy glass jar, which wasn’t particularly practical, especially when travelling or thowing in a gym bag.  However, the latest incarnation comes in a small plastic tube and is just the ticket!

Some of the biggest ingredients in the tube include Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee) Seed Oil, which is an antioxidant.  Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil and Butyrospermum Parkii, also known as moisturising Shea Butter.

It has a thicker texture to that of the fluid Neals Yard Moisturisers found in the glass bottles with the pumps. Needless to say, being from Neals Yard it doesn’t contain any parabens, PEGs, EDTA, mineral oil or phthalates.  Within the ingredients list, 88% of them are from organic origin.

It has a pleasant smell, absorbs easily, doesn’t feel greasy and does the job nicely!

Ingredients: Aqua, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*+, Cetearyl alcohol, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Glycerin*, Cetearyl glucoside, Galium aparine (Cleavers) extract*, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Coffea arabica (Green coffee) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil expressed*, Citrus paradisi m. (Grapefruit) peel oil expressed*, Copaifera officinalis (Balsam copaiba) resin*, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) fruit oil*, Salvia sclarea (Clary sage) flower oil*, Ocimum basilicum (Basil) oil*, Ferula galbaniflua (Galbanum) resin oil*, Laurus nobilis (Bay) leaf oil*, Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender) oil*, Abies balsamea (Pine balsam) needle oil*, Tagetes erecta (Tagettes) flower oil*, Eucalyptus smithii (Eucalyptus) leaf oil*, Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) herb oil*, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice powder*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Tocopherol, Alcohol denat.*, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Xanthan gum, Levulinic acid, Potassium sorbate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. +Nut/seed based ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 88% organic ingredients. This is a vegan product.

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/Mens-Rejuvenating-Moisturiser

Citrus liquid hand wash from Neals Yard

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Neals Yard Citrus Hand Wash – 200ml (£12)

This pleasant smelling hand wash comes in glass bottle, so be careful not to knock it into the sink!  It doesn’t contain any SLS.  The fragrance comes courtesy of natural essential oils of Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange. not a synthetic perfume in sight.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Polyglyceryl-6 caprylate, Sucrose laurate, Cinnamomum camphora linalooliferum (Ho) leaf oil, Citrus limonum (Lemon) peel oil expressed*, Citrus paradisi m. (Grapefruit) peel oil expressed*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oil expressed*, Chamomilla recutita (Chamomile) flower extract*, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Citric acid, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 62% organic ingredients. This is a vegan product. 

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/citrus-hand-wash

Lavender soap from Neals Yard

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Neals Yard English Lavender Soap – 160g (£6.50)

For baldy brothers that want minimal fuss in their grooming regime, get yourself a bar of this and rub it literally everywhere.  Start on your head and work your way down, lather up and rinse.  Your skin will be clean, the lavender will keep it in good condition and the shea butter will keep it moisturised.

Ingredients: Sodium palmate*, Aqua (Water), Sodium cocoate*, Sodium olivate*, Glycerin**, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavander) oil*, Alkanna tinctoria (Alkanet) root extract, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter*, Sodium chloride, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Organic ingredient. **From organic origin. Natural constituent of essential oils.

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/english-lavender-soap

Bee lovely bath and shower gel from Neals Yard

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Neals Yard Bee Lovely Bath & Shower Gel – 295ml (£14)

One of my favourite shower gels.  The big pump delivers the product conveniently, you’re hit with the strong aroma of citrus and mildly honey.  It lathers up well, without the use of SLS and has good coverage.  Nothing not to like with this one!

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Lauryl glucoside, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Mel (Honey)*, Alcohol denat.*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel oil expressed*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil expressed*, Styrax tonkinensis (Benzoin) resin extract*, Sodium levulinate, Levulinic acid,Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed.

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/Bee-Lovely-Bath-Shower-Gel

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