Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Review: Suti Purity Balm
Suti is a British brand, produced in partnership by Suzannah and her business partner Tina Steadman, together they aim to bring a wholly natural skincare brand, founded on the principles of aromatherapy, homeopathy, organic farming and crystal healing. Think what you like about some of those - and I have to admit that my own feelings on some of them are mixed to the point of being contradictory* - you can't argue that sustainably-sourced, responsibly-produced products which are ethically tested are a bad thing, so don't even try. Suti are all of those things, and I applaud them for it.
Personally, what I care about in my skincare is results, and for my recently sore, blotchy and (accidentally) badly-treated skin, this gloriously moisturising, soothing and calming balm definitely does what it says on the tin. It promises to be naturally healing, and strengthening, whilst calming and soothing irritated, inflamed and blemished skin. I've found that it does all of those things, whilst also not being heavy or cloying or greasy.
Containing a blend of sunflower, sesame and apricot kernel oils, alongside unrefined shea butter (which leads to this balm's distinctive slightly grainy appearance), it also contains chamomile, calendula, and lavender extracts to calm skin that's having a bad face day. This has worked wonders on my blotchiness and I admit, I'm a tiny bit in love with the stuff. It has a wonderful slightly herbal-menthol smell - which is actually from the lavender - and I just scoop a little from the jar (a very little) emulsify it in my hands, and then gently pat it into my skin, whenever it needs a healing treat.
More than reasonably priced at £22 for a 50g pot, which will last you practically forever (I've been using a tiny, tiny sample pot for several weeks now, and haven't even used half of it), this is a product that, if Get Lippie had a hall of fame, this would have a permanent place in it. It's certainly going to have a permanent place in my bathroom from now on, which is almost the same thing ...
* My mum is a reiki-master/aromatherapist/reflexologist who works in the NHS. She thinks a lot of complementary therapies are b*ll*x, to be honest, but they help the people who believe in them, so that's why she does it. I ... reserve judgement ... to be honest.
The Fine Print Sample sent direct from Suti, and I shall be eternally grateful.
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