Urban Veda - The Must-Have Natural Alternative Skincare - Really Ree
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Urban Veda – The Must-Have Natural Alternative Skincare

6 Jul 2017 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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The Urban Veda skincare range is inspired by Ayurveda and is free from parabens, GM ingredients, SLS, artificial colours and is against animal testing. (Pretty much free from any nasties).

Urban Veda
Urban Veda Skincare

After using the Neem +Botanical range for one week, is nature the best option for skincare?

Admittedly I used to be sceptical of ‘natural’ products and their claimed benefits. But since I have had the pleasure of consistently using and reviewing them, I must say I’m in love, and I am fast becoming an advocate for natural skincare. I’m a long term acne sufferer (I thought it was a teenage phase, but now I’m twenty four and STILL have a pizza face) so any skincare products which soothe and improve my skin are really a blessing.

Urban Veda Face Wash

Urban Veda Daily Purifying Facial Wash
Urban Veda Daily Purifying Facial Wash

The Urban Veda Daily Purifying Facial wash with witch hazel and astringent quassia claims to decongest the skin. It is certainly very refreshing and smells, well, like tea tree. My skin was glowing after the first use, and it has continued to glow after using consecutively for seven days. However, my only criticism is that the smell can be rather harsh – and it stung my eyes the first few days. But perhaps I just have really sensitive eyes!? Find it here

Urban Veda Purifying Exfoliating Polish

Urban Veda Purifying Exfoliating Facial Polish
Urban Veda Purifying Exfoliating Facial Polish

The purifying exfoliating facial polish is similar to the wash – just a little more abrasive. However, unlike some scrubs it doesn’t leave skin parched. Using this facial polish, versus another brand which would use, for example, artificial colours and parabens – you can feel the difference on your skin. Find it here

Urban Veda Purifying Protecting Night Cream

TheUrban Veda Purifying Protecting Night Cream with spearmint is my favourite product of the range. It’s perfect. Not too thick, not too heavy, not too runny. It sits fluidly on your face and provides a great overnight conditioning mask. I have woken up with smooth skin all week. Find it here

Overall this range is great. Despite the facial wash and polish being slightly harsh in smell and fumes, (if you have sensitive eyes) – it works wonders on your skin so it’s worth it! I generally use up products before moving onto new ones (trying to reduce waste as I am a massive beauty product hoarder), but every so often there are products you review that you just can’t stop using. And this is a range that I will, honestly, continue to happily use as part of my daily routine. Find it here.

Michelle Whitney


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