Mallow and White is a brand new beauty brand that launched on September 1st this year and if you’re a fan of organic, natural skincare then you’re going to want to read on.
Check out their aim;
My aim is simple, to deliver the finest organic skincare using minimal carefully selected ingredients to bring maximum benefit to your skin. I care about the big picture, and that means saying no to excess packaging, yes to giving 10% away to charity and always committing to 100% natural organic ingredients.
I like the sound of them already.
Basically, they believe in the beauty of simplicity by saying no to hundreds of ingredients so they can say yes to a few 100% natural potent botanicals that will bring maximum benefits to your skin.
Their products are handcrafted rather than mass produced and 10% of all their profits go to Kiva, a charity empowering people around the world to alleviate them from poverty
Talk about beauty with a conscience.
Now, their collection is compact and features three separate ranges; Restore for normal/dry skin, Revitalise for mature skin and Soothe for sensitive skin.
I opted to try out the two products from their Soothe range as my skin is both sensitive and temperamental!
Sticking with the theme of simple beauty the range comprises of just a Face Mask (£20) and a Facial Oil (£36) but both of these products are very special.
The face mask contains just four ingredients. That’s right, FOUR. This super soft powder contains just White Clay, Organic Marshmallow Root Powder, Organic Cornstarch and Organic Lavender Essential Oil.
That’s it, nothing else, but the ingredients all play an important part of this product.
The mineral rich White clay offers gentle yet deep cleansing and the Organic Marshmallow root powder, contains strong, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties can help treat skin conditions such as rosacea and help promote healthy cell growth.
Organic Cornstarch is a gentle cleanser and skin softener and Organic Lavender essential oil helps to soothe inflammatory conditions and promote the growth of new cells.
This powder can actually be used as both a mask and an exfoliator, simply add 1-2 teaspoons of the powder to 1-2 teaspoons of water to create a paste which you gently massage over your face before washing off to leave your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated.
To use as a mask, create the paste in the same way as above then it can be customised by adding 2 drops of the Soothe facial oil, 1 teaspoon of moisturising honey and 1-2 teaspoons of natural yogurt for extra moisturising nourishment.
Alternatively, 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar can be used to replace the water in the paste mix to help break up dead skin cells and unclog pores. Then apply onto a damp face, avoiding the eye area and leave for 3 - 5 minutes before rinsing off.
There is something very satisfying with knowing exactly what you’re putting on your face and also knowing that it contains no chemicals, especially if you do suffer with sensitive skin.
Next is their facial oil which contains only 5 ingredients; Organic Jojoba oil, Organic Apricot Kernal oil, Kukui nut oil, Chamomile essential oil and Organic Lavender essential oil.
This calming, soothing and nourishing oil has a very delicate aroma of lavender and chamomile, not at all over powering and is far less greasy than I thought it might be.
It’s a bit of a hero product in my house now as it can be used in so many different ways.
Normally, I add 2 drops of it to my normal moisturiser for an added nourishing boost as well as using it alone after cleansing of an evening when I feel my skin is in need of an extra pick-me-up.
As mentioned earlier it can also be used within the face mask and I’ve found it does a great job of keeping my nails and cuticles in tip top condition too!
I have to say I think there’s something very special about this brand and while the range may be pretty small (for now) they have definitely got the products they do have absolutely spot on.