I’m excited to share this Harvest Garden Reviews post with you! Harvest Garden is an Australian family owned business creating skincare products from nature with two simple philosophies. Firstly, Harvest Garden believes you should be able to read a label and understand the ingredients. Secondly, Harvest Garden believes that what you put ON your body is as important as what you put IN it! I totally agree! As a result when I was given the opportunity to trial three Harvest Garden bath and beauty products I was so excited and accepted instantly!
Matcha Body Scrub with Peppermint, Passionflower & Bamboo
A cooling and invigorating scrub packed full of botanical extracts, vitamins and antioxidants. Designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, soothe tired and aching muscles and reveal softer, smoother skin.
The first thing that struck me when I opened this snap lock sealed packaging was the divine peppermint scent of the body scrub. This alone refreshed me before I even started applying the scrub!
The mixture itself was moist and easy to grab by the handful to rub all over my arms, legs and body.
After massaging this scrub into my skin for 5 minutes, the mixture of the oils and exfoliators left my skin feeling cleansed, smoothed, softened and nourished.
I also felt more relaxed. Whether this was due to the action of the massage or the product itself, or more likely a combination of the two, I’m not entirely sure.
This body scrub’s ingredients include sea salt, certified organic raw sugar, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, bamboo exfoliant, peppermint essential oil, green tea extract, passionflower extract, matcha green tea, vitamin E and sambucus nigra fruit extract.
Due to the inclusion of the peppermint essential oil this product is best avoided during pregnancy.
Matcha green tea seems to be the ingredient of the moment currently. I’m seeing it everywhere! But having now researched the benefits of it I fully understand its popularity.
Matcha green tea contains chlorophyll, a powerful detoxifier and high in anti-oxidants. It reduces inflammation and fights free radicals that otherwise would accelerate skin aging.
Pink Grapefruit & Passionflower Lip Balm
This soothing blend of butters, oils and extracts moisturises, repairs and protects your lips. Enriched with shea butter for added nourishment, pink grapefruit for its uplifting citrus scent, passionflower extract for its antioxidant benefits and pink clay for a hint of colour.
Theingredients include sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, certified organic shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E and essential oils.
As you can imagine with the above ingredient list this lip balm felt moisturising and nourishing on my lips.
I’ve been wearing it to bed at night and in the mornings my lips have been feeling so much softer and healthier than normal!
The scent is beautifully subtly and I can only detect it when applying the lip balm.
Although the colour looks quite dark in the tube when applied I found this lip balm mainly added a clear shine with a gorgeous shimmer. I couldn’t really see any colour on my lips.
Kaolin and Activated Charcoal Facial Masque with Licorice Root and Gotu Kola
All the ingredients of this facial masque are contained in its product title! Thus the ingredients of this facial masque are kaolin clay, activated coconut charcoal, licorice root extract and gotu kola extract.
Clay is a natural gift from mother earth that draws out impurities and toxins with its naturally absorptive abilities.
Kaolin clay cleanses, purifies, heals, soothes and nourishes the skin.
Activated coconut charcoal helps to tighten pores, smooth the skin and reduce inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging. It also contains antibacterial properties making it ideal for oily and acne prone skin types.
Licorice root extract is used for soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties.
Gotu kola is a key element in skin repair.
To make up this masque you need to add one teaspoon of this clay with up to one teaspoon of liquid of your choice and then mix it into a paste before applying it to your face with the included brush. You then leave it on for 15-20 minutes and remove it before it hardens.
You can use a number of different liquids such as diluted apple cider vinegar, honey or your favourite carrier oil. The bottle of facial masque is reportedly enough for up to 16 applications.
The first time I used this mask I added Manuka honey to it which was a bit too sticky and messy for my liking and hard to mix and apply. The second time I added a mist toner instead and loved it! It was easier to mix, easier to apply and easier to remove! Plus my skin received the benefits of the toner and masque! I’ll be using the mist toner again next time. My skin felt cleansed, tightened, refreshed, smoothed and nourished after I removed the masque. Now you know what’s coming don’t you?!! One simply cannot write a review about a facial masque without including an obligatory mask selfie – lol! So here it is! Would you answer the front door looking like this?
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* The above three Harvest Garden products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration.
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Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Having previously worked in the health industry she loves effective beauty products that are based on scientific evidence. Also being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance suited to your specific needs. Ingrid was an Influencer Judge in the TVSN Beauty Awards 2021 in the hair care, targeted product and anti-ageing treatment categories. She has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.