I tried to make 2019 a year of less rather than more and so I limited my trying of new things to those that were carefully selected for specific reasons. I was really keen to try Beauty Kitchen for lots of reasons, but the primary one being their return, refill, repeat system. I’ve tried a few products now, I’ve repurchased one item already and I’ve got my first three empties waiting to be returned in store to Holland and Barrett so I’m ready to share my thoughts.
First up, let’s talk about that all important packaging and the return, refill, repeat method. You can drop off your empties in store in any Holland and Barrett – they will then return them to Beauty Kitchen to wash and reuse and will also add points to your card so it’s a win-win. You can also return by post and if you live in London, you can head to Boots in Covent Garden and refill the products yourself! The pump is 100% recyclable and trust me when I say there won’t be any product left because you’ll have used it right up!
In terms of products I’ve definitely given a fair few of them a good go. I’ve tried the Organic Vegan Body Cream in Citrus Burst, the Prime Time Cream Cleanser made with Abyssinian Oil (and I’ve already bought my second bottle of this because I LOVE it!), the Bright Night Intensive Cream made with Seahorse Plankton, a Citrus Burst soap bar and a few little samples of other things including serums and the BB cream. I really liked them all and enjoyed using them all too.
I had one little blip with my second bottle of Prime Time Cream Cleanser in that I kept on pumping and nothing was coming out. I think it was just a faulty one as the second one I got worked instantly, but just in case the same thing happens to you, it’s not the end of the world. Just pop it back to Holland and Barrett and they’ll exchange it for you without any bother.
The good news is that the products are currently on offer in Holland and Barrett if you fancy trying them for yourself. Or there is a 70% off sale on the website itself, including some great multi-product options as one complete package which is a great way of trying out the whole range for a reduced price.
In case you haven’t already guessed it, I can highly recommend. The products feel really nice, seem to be suitable for all skin types if my dry and sensitive skin is anything to go by and are also 100% natural, cruelty free, made in the UK and almost exclusively vegan (the remaining 5% is vegetarian).
All in all, I love them!
Have you discovered any sustainable products in 2019? Let me know so that I can check them out for myself.