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Ah… Organic Skincare Anti-Aging Routine

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Ah… Organic Skincare is a UK company founded by Andrea Hutchins who has been in the cosmetic business for years. After the skincare company she worked for left the UK, Andrea found herself at a crossroad. She could try to replace that job with another company or she could take what she had learned and create her own line.

Well, she made the right call.

What started out as a small skincare company has become a full 24 product line with happy customers around the globe.

Andrea was generous enough to send me three of her best sellers to try out as an introduction to her line.  

Pro Age Eye Cream

This product is what originally sparked my attention. It’s a delicate eye cream that is infused with green tea extract, arnica oil and argan oil (among others) to help firm the under eye while reducing dark circles.

I’m quite pale, and regularly get up in the night with my 4 month old, so yeah, anything to reduce dark circles is right up my alley.

As Andrea states, the eye area is the first to show signs of aging which is code for this should be your first priority.

Those wrinkles and fine lines around the eye might be caused by knee slapping laughs, but they could be cause by UV rays from that big fire in the sky. So if you find yourself without your sunglasses, Andrea’s got you covered with SPF in her eye cream. Clever, isn’t she?

You can apply your eye cream in the morning under your makeup or in the evening (or both, as I prefer) to get 24 hour anti-aging benefits.

To apply, I just take the tiniest amount and dab it on my under eye area. It is super creamy and is absorbed quickly.

Ingredients: purified water, organic aloe vera leaf juice (aloe barbadensis), palm free vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax (ceatearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60), wheat germ oil, organic sunflower seed oil (helianthus annuus), avocado oil (persea gratissima), olive oil (olea europaea), organic apricot kernel oil, coconut oil (cocos nucifera), organic shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), stearic acid, phenoxyethanol, xanthan gum, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), zinc oxide, silk peptide protein, argan oil (argania spinosa), green tea extract (camellia sinensis leaf), passionfruit extract, vitamin E (tocopherol), arnica oil, fig leaf extract, blueberry extract. raspberry extract, parfum

Elderberry Moisturizer

After applying the Pro Age Eye Cream in the morning, I’ve been applying the Elderberry Moisturizer under my make-up to keep my skin super hydrated.

I’ve heard of elderberry for immune support, but I didn’t know it was also a free-radical fighting, anti-aging machine! Not only that, but this moisturizer contains seven other extracts and oils that were specifically chosen for their anti-aging, and skin toning properties.

Ingredients like Fig Extract which helps tighten pores and tone skin, and Blackcurrant Fruit Extract that is rich in fatty acids that keep your skin looking plump, these are the ingredients that sets this moisturizer apart from others.

It sits well under my make-up without feeling greasy and keeps my skin feeling super hydrated. And, for the cherry on top, it also has an SPF of 25.

Ingredients: purified water, palm free vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax (ceatearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60), organic sunflower oil, avocado oil, rose hips oil, olive oil, coconut oil, organic shea butter, apricot kernel oil, stearic acid, silk powder, vitamin E, zinc oxide, hylauronic acid, burdock root extract, vitamin C, elderberry extract, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol ethylhexylglycerin, parfum

Caffeine Night Moisturizer

Caffeine in the morning in the form of a steamy brew, caffeine in the evening in the form of a stimulating moisturizer, that’s how we do.

In the evenings when I’ve removed my make-up and cleansed, I have been applying the Caffeine Night Moisturizer. The consistency is super creamy and not greasy at all. I sound like a broken record but seriously, they are all just so creamy and non-greasy.

Ingredients: Aqua, palm free vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax NF (cetearyl alcohol & polysorbate 60),organic sunflower seed oil (helianthus annuus), organic avocado oil (persea gratissima),organic rose hips oil (rosa rubginosa), marine collagen, organic apricot kernel oil (prunus armeniaca), organic olive oil (olea europaea), organic coconut oil (cocos nucifera), organic shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), palm stearic acid, zinc oxide, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), silk peptide protein, argan oil (argania spinosa), organic green tea extract (camellia sinensis leaf), organic passionfruit extract (passiflora edulcis), arnica oil, vitamin E (tocopherol), anthan gum, henoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin

The Ingredients

I have gone through the ingredients in each product like I usually do and they look great. Almost all the ingredients rate 1 on the EWG skindeep database. There are two ingredients that score a moderate hazard of 3-4, (Emulsifying Wax (containing Polysorbate 60) and Phenoxyethanol (a preservative)) but those don’t concern me much.

Parfum is listed on the ingredients too, which is something I usually like to avoid (scores high on EWG) but I’ve talked to Andrea about the subject and I really liked what she had to say.

“When creating an organic/natural range aimed especially at those with reactive and sensitive skin it does initially seem a little out of kilter to have ‘parfum’ included rather than leaving the product with its own natural scent. 

However, when we were developing our range we did it in partnership with our existing loyal customers (those with the most sensitive skin) and the range is very much a reflection of that.  We held a number of evenings for small gatherings where we presented them with ‘smells’ and asked for them to mark their favourites.  We also asked them how important scent was to their experience of the product and how they felt about unfragranced products or those fragranced with essential oils. 

Interestingly the majority view was that they preferred some scent rather than none and a number were more concerned about a reaction to essential oil fragrances rather than a lower amount of parfum.  With this in mind we decided to go with the top faves from our survey.  Parfum can be added in up to 1% volumes but we decided to keep that to under .5% which gives the ‘scent sensation’ without challenging reactive skins.”

In other words, she left the decision up to her customers, and even went with a smaller dose so that it wouldn’t cause a reaction to sensitive skin. That shows that she listens to her customers and truly values them and their opinion. This tells me everything I need to know about her brand, two thumbs up from me!

Overall, I loved how these products felt on my skin and that they are hard working multitaskers with anti-aging and SPF properties. Ah… Organic Skincare is a high quality skin care company with slick design and customers at heart. 

A huge thank you to Andrea for sending me these gorgeous products!

ah... skincare | natural skincare | anti-aging routine | green beauty | natural beauty | non-toxic beatuy |

I would love to hear if you have tried Ah… Organic Skincare and what you thought of them!

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