In the last year I have changed career, city and pace – embracing the non-stop craziness of a tech start up and slowing down the weekends to spend time with friends and family. However, the change in career means that my day-to-day is sadly no longer spent with beauty fanatics. So, to quench the beauty-thirst I have decided to dust off my blog and get writing…starting with a review of the Danish skincare brand Ecooking.
I came across Ecooking whilst browsing Cult Beauty last Sunday in the need of a pick-me-up. I think I was looking for lipstick at the time, but I stopped to have a nosy on their brand page as the packaging looked so cool. I immediately imagined the handsoap in my bathroom… it’s cheaper and just as chic as the Aesop handwash I think I need.
Aside from the packaging, the brand boasts an Eco-friendly ethos with ingredients good enough to cook with. It was founded by entrepreneur Tina Sogaard, who decided to create her own DIY skincare following weightloss which left her skin lacklustre and grey. Tina ‘cooked’ up batches of products in her kitchen using a combination of natural and where possible, organic ingredients that she knew to have positive effects on the skin. With her own radiance restored and various friends ailments treated, Tina was convinced to launch her range to the world.
From the range, I decided to buy the Gel Cleanser and the Multi Balm. I’ve just about run out of my Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser and wanted to move away from the clay texture, so this suited perfectly. The gel is light, with a fresh cucumber scent and soothing aloe, great if you’ve seen the sun at all this summer. It’s sulphate free, yet still foams slightly and leaves the skin feeling ‘squeaky clean’. As such, I would say it’s great for normal to oily skin yet I would perhaps avoid if you’re on the drier side as it did leave my skin feeling a little tight. As the cleanser doesn’t remove make up, I would recommend using this as a morning cleanse or second cleanse in the evening. It’s also a great wash for the shower as it has a pump to avoid getting water in the product.
The Multi Balm is a thick salve packed with natural butters and oils designed to intensely moisturise and repair chapped lips, dry skin and eczema. The consistency is similar to Dr Lipp Nipple Balm and so is quite sticky for the day but it makes for a great night time treatment which I’ve been using it on my lips, hands and feet. The product is fragrance free, can be used on sensitive skin and the natural smell reminds me of warm wax. As this is a great multi-tasking product and is even said to relieve insect bites, this is the first thing I’ll be packaging for my holiday next month. I’ll report back on it’s effectiveness post the inevitable mosquito attack…
Jessica Rose x