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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Friendly Soap Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar

IMG_2583Friendly Soap Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar – 95g £2.49

Followers of Del Brown Approved will already be familiar with Friendly Soaps.  This one is their Cocoa Butter facial cleansing bar.

“Wash your face with a bar of soap? Have they gone mad!  No one does that anymore.. do they?”  

Consider this;  How many ingredients are there in your current face washing product, be that a cream cleanser, face wash gel or anything else you’d care to suggest.


Counted them?  How many were there, six?, ten? more?  How many of them ingredients were of no benefit to you or your skin?  For example, colourings, perfumes, synthetic emulsifiers to stop the ingredients from separating in the plastic bottle.  Synthetic preservatives to stop the product going mouldy on the supermarket shelves.

So straight to the ingredients in this bar.  One third cocoa butter, one third olive oil and one third coconut oil.  That is it.  No fragrances added of any kind, no colourings and no preservatives.  Cruelty free, so no animal testing.  Vegan society approved, so no animal derived ingredients.


If your face is suffering and you’re at your whits end trying to solve any number of skin conditions from itchiness to spots, then I encourage you to try something like this facial cleansing bar for just one month.  See if your skin says ‘thank you’ for not over loading it with a cocktail of synthetic ingredients.

Ingredients: Sodium Cocoa Butterate, Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocotte, Aqua

Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar


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Purely Puti All-Body Salt Scrub


Purely Puti All-Body Salt Scrub – 250ml (£10.00)

Welcome to Scottish brand, Purely Puti, a range of natural, hand made skincare products, suitable for Vegans, not tested on animals and free from synthetic fragrances.  This is their all-body salt scrub.

Just seven, 100% natural ingredients go into the making of this body scrub.  The biggest ingredients are Dead Sea Salt, Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Corn Starch, Vitamin E Oil and finally Lemongrass Essential Oil.


Scoop out a small, table spoon amount, onto your fingers and massage on to dry or slightly damp skin.  As it rightly says on the label; “It should feel rough, but not painful. Don’t scrub too hard or for too long: you only want to rub away the dead skin cells, not the entire top layer of skin.”


The dead sea salt spreads easily, gently exfoliating the skin.  Smoothing rough skin and removing dead surface skin cells, leaving it feeling silky smooth.  At the same time, the unrefined organic shea butter starts to moisturise, hydrating the top layers of the skin.

Once you’ve allowed time to rub and massage the salt scrub into the skin, add some warm water to the mix.  You’ll see and feel the scrub dissolve into an intensively moisturising, silky balm.  Continue to massage the skin, allowing the shea butter, sweet almond oil and extra virgin olive oil to intensively hydrate the skin


Finally, either submerge yourself into a warm bath, or rinse off in the shower.  There should be no need to follow on with a body moisturiser, just gently pat dry and feel the difference.  Take extra caution not to slip in the shower or bath tub, especially if you’ve used this salt scrub on your feet.


I used this scrub on my feet to give them a weekly treatment.  The salt works great to smooth rough skin and freshen, especially between the toes.  There’s no mint fragrance with this one, the fresh lemongrass aroma makes it totally unisex.  The bonus of using something like this is your hands are also left feeling silky smooth and soft.  Unlike some salt scrub’s I have tried, this one doesn’t sit in liquid oil in the tub.  The oils are fully absorbed into the salt.

An excellent rough salt scrub that does exactly what you want it to do.  Fully Del Brown Approved!

INCI Ingredients: Sodium Chloride, Vitellaira Paradoxa Organic SSP Nilotica, Prunus Dolcis, Olea Europaea, Corn Starch, Tocopherol, Cymbopogon Citratus.—250ml/4471861