SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub

There are lots of skincare stuff hidden on our kitchen shelves that we seldom use. One among those is my favorite ‘Coffee’. The revitalizing smell of coffee calms the senses. When used in excess caffeine maybe bad for health, but when applied to the skin coffee has a number of benefits. SkinYoga was kind enough to send me a sample of their “Coffee Body Scrub”. In this post I am going to review the “SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub”.

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Skin Yoga Product Review

It has been a long time since I have posted. I almost abandoned the blog for a month or so. But finally I am back with an interesting post for halal and vegan beauty product lovers. The halal beauty scene is growing day by day. Good to know that, as I am myself a lover of halal beauty products. A few days ago, a brand contacted me to review a few of their skincare products. I was really happy to know the company’s claim of being cruelty free, halal and vegan friendly. What more does a Muslimah want when choosing skincare products.

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Now let me introduce you to this new awesome brand — Skin Yoga.  This is a brand started and owned by three sisters Radhika, Jargriti and Deepika. They beleive in the essence of natural remedies, and this belief is what led to the beginnings of the brand Skin Yoga.

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Halal skin care brands(U.K)

Asalamualaikum lovelies!!!. Finally back after a wonderful Eid-ul-fitr. Had loads of fun Allhamdullilah!!! Wore lovely dresses, makeup, had yummy food and enjoyed the weekend just lazying around as hubby was at home. I haven’t posted in the beauty category since long. Just remembered that long back I posted about halal skin care brands from India. Now finally did some intense research and listed out a few halal skin care brands found in the U.K. I have tried only a very few  from the London brands, as I purchase my skin care products mostly in bulk from India and also thanks to amazon and eBay for the ease with which they make anything available online. So finally here’s the list.

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PHB ETHICAL BEAUTY (Pure. Handmade. British):
An exemplary halal beauty brand, PHB Ethical Beauty has its origins in the city of Birmingham. It is a family owned business, and offers a range of skin care products, hair care products and cosmetics along with a men’s range. This brand boasts of manufacturing products that are— cruelty-free, halal-certified, organic, vegan, paraben-free and hand-made. I haven’t seen them in any of the drug stores or high-street shops, but they have a very attractive online shop that delivers world-wide at reasonable prices.

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SKIN YOGA: (Towards being a purer you)
Started by three lively and lovely sisters, the brand of Skin Yoga offers cruelty-free, preservative-free, paraben-free, halal and vegan skincare products. The company was kind enough to send me products for review, and I absolutely love them. Skin Yoga offers natural products with no chemical additions to them. The products might take time to work, but will leave the skin beautiful than ever if used persistently. I love the fact that these products are raw without much processing, and are therefore packed with the goodness of natural ingredients.  Do try them out. They sell in UK, through their online website.

SIMPLE— Sensitive Skin Experts:
Simple is a really simple brand :-P. The website states quite frankly that a few of their might contain ethyl alcohol which is haram. Rest most of their products are alcohol free and animal byproduct free, except for two products, one’s a shampoo and the other a conditioner which use animal products as the website states. Rest of their products are vegan and alcohol-free. This brand is easily available in any drug store or online. The pricing is quite classy and the products are effective from my personal experience.

MY PURE:
Yet another indigenous brand of Britian. The brand of My Pure was started in the year 2004. Their products range from body care, skin care, hair care, men’s care and also include baby care products. It’s an all-rounder in personal care products. The company website proudly claims to be vegan, vegetarian, organic, cruelty-free, paraben-free and sulfate free. Mashallah! that’s once nice brand. But not sure of the presence of alcohol in their products. So please check the label to be sure. The pricing is also quite appropriate.   

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LUSH COSMETICS:
The world famous lush is an English brand with its headquarters in Dorset, United Kingdom. I think this brand really needs no introduction, as it is a really famous one. Lush offers a variety of products that include body care, face care, hair care, makeup and perfumes. The brand is famous for being 100% vegetarian,  against animal testing, fair-trade, hand-made and for its naked packaging. But I do feel the pricing is a bit on the higher side. But the products are really worth the pounds.

SUPER DRUG ‘B’— B is for Beautiful:
Humility thy name is Superdrug!!!. I just love love love their products. Superdrug B range includes skin care, makeup, anti-aging, men’s range and also includes make-up accessories. I have used their moisturizers and sunscreens which were really awesome. Not to forget their range of essential oils is also a hit. The makeup range is really wow! as you get really impressive products at a very humble cost. The Superdrug B brand is completely vegan, vegetarian and cruelty-free as the products themselves state. This brand is a leaping-bunny certified one. As per the alcohol just checkout for ethyl alcohol or ethanol.

MONTAGNE JEUNESSE:
The Montagne Jeunesse’s is one famous British brand. I have seen many of their face-masks in the high-street drugstores, but never tried them. Their products include face-masks, hair range, eye&nose range, body range, foot range and men’s range. Have heard that their products are really effective for their ordinary pricing.This brand is vegetarian society certified, leaping bunny verified and PETA certified. Their products are made from organic ingredients and surely stand up to their claims. Alcohol as an ingredient varies in products just check out for that one.

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BENTLEY ORGANIC:
Soaps and shampoos always are at a risk of containing sodium tallowate— an ingredient derived from beef fat or pork fat. Yeww!!! So to be safe one can go for the Bentley Organic range of soaps and shampoos. This is an authentic English brand which offers body care, hair care, baby care and household cleaning products. Their products are vegetarian, vegan(except for the ones containing honey), paraben-free, organic and cruelty-free. Bentley organic is a U.K Soil Association approved brand.

In addition to these English brands, there are other brands as well that produce real good vegetarian and vegan beauty products and are available in the U.K. Ethyl alcohol OR ethanol is the only problematic ingredient to be searched for. Rest, all the above brands offer really effective products at decent prices. No mess of checking for animal fats :-P.

Insha Allah will update halal cosmetic brands soon. Till then see ya!!!. Jazakallah khayr.