Tried and Tested Skincare Products
NATorigin ‘extreme tolerance’ and hypoallergenic skincare products
The NATorigin range of ‘extreme tolerance’ and hypoallergenic skincare products and make-up uses at least 97% naturally sourced ingredients, which are especially suited to contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes.
Throughout July, two SkinsMatter.com guinea pigs have been testing three of the biggest selling items in the NATorigin range: the NATorigin Mascara; the NATorigin Pencil Eye Liner (which was the winner of the Natural and Organic Awards 2010 Best New Natural Beauty Product); and the NATorigin Eye Make-Up Remover Emulsion (a finalist in the same category).
The testers were Hazel, a contact lens wearer with sensitive skin and easily irritated eyes, and Stephanie, a tester with no sensitive skin or eye issues. Here’s what they had to say about the products.
NATorigin Lengthening Mascara £14.50 for 6g
Stefanie says: “I like that the mascara doesn’t sting when it gets in your eye or when you accidentally poke yourself with the mascara wand. My only criticism is that perhaps it doesn’t lengthen lashes as much as some of the so-called ‘volumizing’ mascaras. I’ve got quite short lashes so I usually use that type of mascara. I would say it’s ideal for day wear but perhaps not so much at night when you want a more dramatic effect!”
The Mascara is available in brown, black, blue and green. It is vegan and made from 98.5% naturally sourced ingredients.
NATorigin Pencil Eye Liner £7.25 for 1.1g
Stefanie says: “I liked it a lot, but my only criticism is that it went very soft in the heat (although it was very hot at the time, as I was abroad in the Med), so you may need to keep the product somewhere cool when the temperature rises. This is generally true of all eyeliners but this one seemed to go particularly soft, although that could be due to the fact that it is totally natural, which of course is a positive.”
The Eye Liner is available in blue, black, brown and green, and is made from 100% naturally sourced ingredients.
NATorigin Eye Make-up Remover Emulsion £11.25 for 125ml
Stefanie says: “It has a pleasant fragrance even though it’s natural or naturally-sourced, whereas a lot of natural products don’t. It’s very soothing. In fact, when I was on holiday and came home from the beach and my eyes were sore because I’d had sun products on my face, it really helped cool them down.”
The Emulsion is made from 98% naturally sourced ingredients.
Other products in the NATorigin range include Detoxifying Moisturising Cream, Firming Anti-wrinkle Cream, Regenerating Lifting Serum, Facial Cleansing Milk and Facial Cleansing Water.
The range boasts excellent ‘free from’ properties, which we know are of major concern to SkinsMatter.com readers: all products are free from parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, silicones, chrome and ingredients of animal origin (hence are vegan friendly).
For further information, visit their website: www.natorigin.co.uk