28.5.13

Inner-Soul Organics Bespoke Facial Oil


Inner-soul Organics got in touch with me to see if I would like to try their bespoke face oil. I accepted the offer because I was intrigued by the service and enticed by the opportunity to have a tailor made product.

“Inner-Soul Organics believes that natural, organic skincare is the future. Born out of understanding and love for aromatherapy and the body's response to massage, this range delivers the finest nourishment to all skin types whilst balancing mind and soul.”

Emma is the founder and creator of products. Her background is nursing and aromatherapy, creating oils in her kitchen for clients. I was sent a Consultation Questionnaire to complete which asked me to describe my skin, what I look for in a product, skin issues, allergies, if I take medication and ingredient dislikes. Emma then analysed my answers and decided what ingredients would suit me.

“Your face oil design is now completed. It takes a while because I try to take everything into account from your questionnaire, as well as looking a little at what is behind your answers. For example, in your case, I have taken into account your preference for 'light' products - in terms of scent and also texture - in addition to your sensitivities, and skin tone. I have also looked at providing you with protection from allergies in the future.”

Before Emma sent me the oil I was given the opportunity to approve a list of ingredients and given explanations of why they were chosen. I was very impressed because there were a number of ingredients which I would choose for myself (Manuka, Lavender, Calendula, Rosehip, Shea butter) and a few which I was not familiar with (Chia seed & Helichrysum). Once I approved the formula Emma had it is manufacturer by her friend in London. 

I have to say the oil is spot on to my personal taste. I had stressed to Emma that I did not like strong fragrances and the aroma is a lovely light blend, perfect for me and it does not make my nose twitch. The oil itself is a pleasure to use and I am gradually seeing my complexion look brighter, fresh and smooth. If I was to criticise one thing it would be the packaging. The bottle is clear and not dark coloured so it is important to keep the product out of direct sunlight. I understand that people like to see how much product is remaining in bottles but it’s not ideal for oils. 

Emma says she always tries to theme the oils and in my case she used the meaning of my name as a basis of a quotation she put on the bottle - Nobody but a real Princess could be so sensitive – Anderson, H.CThis attention to detail did make me smile.

Since this is a bespoke service it does come at a price (£75 – 30ml) and this is one of the most expensive products I have featured on my blog. I will let you decide if you feel it would be a worthwhile investment. What I will say is do not dismiss Inner Soul if the bespoke service is not within your budget constraints as there are other ready made products to buy – Barefaced Serum (£34), Circulation Boost Skin Oil (£35), Romance Me Skin Oil (£35), Mum & Babe Apricot Oil (£22), Mum’s Special Breast Soothing Oil (£22). Click here to view the Inner Soul website.



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12 comments:

  1. First thing came to my mind at the end of this blog post is Wow! How wonderful is having a skin product that is design for your type of skin complexion and taste and makes you feel and look better...it' like a bespoke suit..expensive but a real treat to use for special occasions ;)
    Thank you Sarah,

    Ila x

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    1. I totally agree there is something to be said for a product that isn't mass marketed to one skin type. It does feel like a treat every time I use it and with time I can see the benefits of the ingredients

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  2. This sounds amazing! You always review such nice products :) x

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    1. I'm very selective about what I review and I have had some great opportunities to find some lovely products :)

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    1. It's very nice to use as it has been tailored to my needs :)

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  4. This sounds amazing - what a wonderful idea. I think it makes sense for skincare to be despoke since you are all different, even 2 people with "oily" skin have different skin, if you know what I mean. I love the attention to detail....wonderful.

    I do think £75 though is a lot, it might be worth it if you have particular skin needs that other brands do not cater for.

    I have never heard of this brand but it sounds fab!

    Great post xx

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    1. Totally agree with you Grace, this was very much tailored to some personal requirements outside of having sensitive & allergy prone skin so I can see the benefits compared to an off the shelf product

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  5. Nice review Sarah! it looks really great!...but pricey
    :-)x

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  6. I think it is wonderful to be able to get something tailored for your skin, price wise it is not as expensive as some brands like tata harper which are not tailored to you

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    1. You make a very valid point there Tammy and I agree re: tata harper. I don't think it's expensive service but I know readers have various budgets so I didn't want to focus too much on the price in my review :)

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