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Gerlinde Naturals Vegan Skincare - Cleansing Oil and Whipped Shea Butter



Gerlinde Naturals Face Cleansing Oil
I first mentioned Gerlinde Naturals in my post about Vegan natural and organic skincare. They are a small artisan vegan business based in the South of England. I accepted an offer from Gerlinde, the founder, to try some products. She went above and beyond for me sending cleansing oil and whipped shea butter formulated without essential oils. That right there is why I love handmade skincare and smaller brands because their owners listen to customer needs and have the ability to adapt their products.

The key ingredients for the cleansing oil* are coconut, hemp, jojoba, apricot and caster oil (complete list is available on the website). It is slightly heavier than others I have in my collection but just as effective and a pleasure to use. My cleanser came with a Washi cloth and I was pleased to see Gerlinde had this partnership. It does make a pleasant change to the usual muslin cloths. Washi cloths first featured on my blog in 2012 but for those not aware they are similar to a traditional flannel but slightly thinner. 

Gerlinde Naturals Vegan Skincare Whipped Shea Butter
Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will know that I love shea butter. For me, it is perfect for my naturally dry skin and works well on mild eczema patches to maintain moisture levels. The Gerlinde Natural shea butter*(face & body cream) is whipped which makes it light and fluffy to the touch. No need to dig into the jar with a spatula this one is easy to scoop out with your fingers. Mine is missing the essential oils but it does contain calendula, evening primrose and vitamin E which are excellent ingredients for sensitive skin. 

Gerlinde Naturals gets my seal of approval. These are honest products with good ingredients and certainly what I look for when choosing skincare.

Sarah x


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16 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your lovely review Sarah! I am so pleased you like the two products plus the Washi Hot Cloth x

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    1. My pleasure Gerlinde, Thank you once again for the opportunity to try them

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  2. These both sound lovely! I think its great that these smaller brands can adapt to your needs. I will be having a little browse of the website in a minute. x

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    1. It's a joy to find companies like this one when you have problems with certain ingredients. Happy browsing, let me know if anything takes your fancy :)

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  3. I have never had the pleasure of sampling this brand, but I love the sound of these two products. Especially the Whipped Shea Butter as the light texture sounds like a dream for warmer months.

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    1. IMO whipped shea butter is much easier to handle so you can easily control the application to use sparingly. I hope that one day you get to try some products from Gerlinde Naturals :)

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  4. This looks so lovely! The shea butter sounds great and I agree with you on the cloth... I am not a muslin cloth fan and use flannels instead. The cleansing oil sounds interesting, you didn't find the coconut oil too heavy for you? So great to find little companies like this, you are the masted of that game Sarah!
    Rach xx

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    1. Thanks Rach :) My skin is so very dry naturally that I don't have any problems with coconut oil but I understand some people find it heavy. Gerlinde Naturals do have a cleansing cream & milk if you have concerns about the coconut :)

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    2. Oh I am so annoyed with myself! I have just checked the latest comment and noticed that I have never published my reply to your post Rachel *drrr* Let's try it again :-) You are right Rachel, Coconut Oil can be on the heavy said but I use fractioned Coconut Oil which has some fatty acids removed and is therefore lighter and a good moisturiser. The slightly heavier feel is down to the high viscosity of Castor oil, which is an important ingredient in skin cleansing products and is also skin softening. Like Sarah said, if you prefer lighter products the Cleansing Cream and Cleansing Milk are an equally good option x

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  5. So pleased you like Gerlinde's skincare range too. I bought her cream cleanser and face oil and she kindly sent me a sample of her moisturiser and cleansing oil to try too. They are really lovely products. And Gerlinde is so lovely too. I love the Washi clothes too; much better than a muslin cloth x

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    1. Yes, lovely products, lovely people :D

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    2. Awww thank you so much Charlie and Sarah!! Much appreciate your feedbacks and lovely comments. I have to pass your great comments about the Washi! hot cloth on to Louise, she's going to be over the moon! :-)

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    3. Oh Lin is absolutely right, I'm definitely over the moon to read your lovely comments about my little Washi! cloths... looks like the eclipse may arrive early! I'm so glad you're enjoying Gerlinde's products, and also my little cloths - thanks so much Charlie and Sarah. I became a fan of Lin's products a few years ago, and I've not been disappointed with anything I've used. The textures and smells are heavenly, and have made a big difference to my own skin. Having her products freshly made to order, and her flexibility to work with your skin problems .... she is like the Fairy Godmother of perfect skin! Great to be in touch with you all, thanks again for your kind words, Louise xx

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  6. I did a search on this brand after seeing it mentioned in Two Orchids YouTube video. Lovely to see they omitted the fragrant oils as I can't tolerate fragrant oils in any of my skincare being they are just irritants for me. Would love to try their products hoping they sell a version like yours to the public that has no essential oils. Lovely review!

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    1. I'm sure if you have a word with Gerlinde she will be able to answer any queries you have regarding her products

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    2. Hi Kenny, thank you so much for your interest! It's not a problem to omit Essential Oils in any of my products!
      You have two options depending on your wishes. You could either drop me a line info@gerlindenaturals.com or you could leave a note in the comment box at checkout on my website if you just want me to omit the Essential Oils. I mix every product freshly on order, that's why I can adjust easily to your needs :-) x

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