Revamping My Routine With Rare Beauty!

9th December 2018

Hey everyone!

I’ve been very excited for this post! I came across Rare Beauty earlier this year when I saw the opportunity to attend their launch party in Bristol. I did a little digging as to what the company was all about and was really pleasantly surprised so decided to go along. I wrote a post on the event and company here if you want to know more. Having the chance to collaborate with them has been amazing and I’m really excited to share my experience with the products they’ve kindly gifted me…

Nakin Performance Face Serum // £25 for 50ml

A Little Info On The Rare Beauty Brand “Nakin”

The vision of the brand Nakin is to provide top quality, nourishing and natural anti-ageing products to give every age and every day women, beautiful skin. The ingredients used are only the best including plant actives to give the skin a real makeover. As the Rare Beauty site states, their products are “a modern fusion of science, nature and anti-ageing results – the next generation of natural beauty”. Intriguing, right?

The Serum

The serums main purpose is to help re-generate the skin which in turn means it’s great for anti-ageing. Luckily for me, I can’t say I need a product specific for that quite yet. I wanted to try this as It’s rich in antioxidant oils and extracts, it contains hyaluronic acid and is said to improve elasticity of the skin. As someone who has recently suffered with a bout of medication-induced angry acne, a product that regenerates the skin aswell as having all of these extra benefits was the perfect pick.

The consistency of it feels light and it has a sort of gel element to it but is also thick enough to qualify as a serum. The bottle is a pump so it’s super easy to use and dispense the correct amount. The scent is really quite subtle and “barely there” with an earthy undertone which is what you’d expect from a natural based product and is definitely favoured over artificial and highly scented products, these just aren’t the best for your facial skin.

So… How Did The Product Work For Me?

After getting into almost a month of using the product, I must say I’m impressed. I did start using these products with some other new cleansing ones from Dermalogica so my skin initially went through a bit of a detox process with renewing my regime in the form of breaking out in a few places around my face but it’s a normal process and it has been totally worth it.

My skin is definitely looking a lot more plump, healthy and bouncy from the serum and you don’t even have to use much of the product to get a good full face covering of it. It’s been such a great addition into my skincare regime also as in all honesty, I wasn’t using a serum before. I’m sort of trying to see it as a primer for my moisturiser, if that makes sense – it’s amazing to have an extra layer of hydration, especially at this time of year. Despite using it every day, I’ve still got at least half left, too!

Terre Verdi NeroliPom Moisturiser // £41 for 50ml

A Little Info On The Rare Beauty Brand “Terre Verdi”

Terre Verdi products are all vegan, certified organic and award-winning. Their mission is to bring the world ethically-sourced, lovingly crafted and organically originating beauty products. Another interesting fact is that they use and are pioneers in biophotonic glass packaging for organic certified products in the United Kingdom. This glass ensures that their products have a longer shelf life and stay hygienic for longer, benefiting their customers. The brand claim to want to make products that heal your skin and soothe your soul which I think is a pretty sweet statement.

The Moisturiser

It’s suitable for all skin types but is more specifically aimed at more dry or mature skin and is unisex. It’s 84% organic, the first water-based moisturiser in the UK to gain COSMOS Organic certification by Soil Association and is award-winning! A pretty impressive little product. As with the serum, this contains antioxidant and hydrating ingredients so they are a perfect pair. The organic aloe and camellia oils are also said to help settle more problematic areas of the skin.

The consistency of this one is quite lightweight when you pump it out of the bottle but looks can be deceiving. Much like the serum, this is also in a pump bottle but as I mentioned in my information about the brand, this one is made of glass! The scent isn’t as subtle on this one, it’s fragranced with the uplifting aroma of neroli. I’d probably personally describe it as quite a dark, floral scent.

So… How Did The Product Work For Me?

As I said in my opinion of the serum, my skin did initially break out as part of the detox process but this is normal as part of the skins cycle with a new product regime. 4 weeks later and my skin is looking and feeling better than ever. I really do adore this moisturiser, it’s extremely easy to apply, the scent is gorgeously calming and I’ve got to say it’s an exceptionally dreamy base for makeup.

I really felt that previous to using this, my skin was lacking in a lot. I’d been using the same moisturiser for quite a while and just felt like it wasn’t doing much for my skin anymore other than providing moisture. It now feels a lot softer, it looks brighter and paired with the serum, it’s extremely well moisturised and hydrated. I no longer have my makeup clinging to certain patches of my face either because it seems to have balanced out so well. One of my favourite things about it is that it is also SO gentle on the skin, which is just what post-surgery me needs.

Sample Of Oilixia Australian Kakadu Plum Gummy Facial Cleanser

I’ve been wanting to try this product for the longest time since I saw someone describe it as ‘witchcraft for removing makeup’. It’s very unique in its texture and in the way you cleanse your face with it. It’s very sticky and gloopy and once you’ve applied it to the face, you then use your hand to sort of suction the cleanser and consequently the makeup, off of your face. After doing so, you then simply wash your face off with water and voila, the makeup is gone! One of its main selling points is that you’ve no need for a flannel or anything of the type to use with it.

I definitely enjoyed trying something new with this sample but as someone with quite badly eczema-prone hands, I can find it difficult and sometimes painful to have a lot of product on my hands which was the only downfall for me personally. It’s for sure more eco-friendly and cost effective than using a cloth to remove it with a cleanser and honestly really quite a fun and fascinating formula so I’d still definitely recommend adding it to your basket. You can find Oilixia on the Rare Beauty site here.

Have you popped to the Rare Beauty site yet and do you have a favourite natural beauty brand?

’Til Next Time,

15 responses to “Revamping My Routine With Rare Beauty!”

  1. I don’t really have a skincare routine but I think I should definitely start! My skin has become more problematic this last month! I’ll definitely look into these products!

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s definitely wise to have one to keep your skin on top form! Aww I hope you find something to your liking on their website 🙂 Thank you for reading!

  2. My skincare routine is so minimal. Literally just cleaning my face with micellar water mornings and evenings. I had never heard of that brand and box before but I must admit that performance face mask sounds amazing!

  3. Creative Nails says:

    I hadn’t heard of this brand before, it’s completely new to me but they sound really good! It sounds like they have put so much thought into the products but also the packaging which shows they really do care! The serum sounds really interesting, I don’t need products for the anti aging feature yet either but the rest of it sounds like it would be a good for me.That cleanser sounds incredible too?! Hope you weren’t in too much pain when you tried it though!


  4. I basically don’t have a skincare routine except for an occasional scrub and moisuriser everyday but my favourite natural brand is Botanics UK – These products sound like they could be worth a try!

  5. Bexa says:

    I absolutely love the statement ‘heal your skin and soothe your soul’, the moisturiser does sound dreamy, especially as it so gentle to the skin. The scent sounds gorgeous and calming too! I’m loving the idea of a makeup remover which doesn’t need a flannel, that’s genius! I need something like that in my life. The serum sounds amazing too and such a healthy product to add to any beauty routine. I’m glad you had such a positive experience with all these products Alice, thank you for sharing your review and gorgeous photos too! <3 xxx

    Bexa |

  6. This is a completely new brand to me so thank you for sharing and introducing me to it, anything gentle to my skin is a win for me, especially in the winter!

  7. glowsteady says:

    I haven’t heard of them before but I love love love the sound of that serum. They’re definitely my skincare weakness. And as someone with dry skin, prone to flaking, a resurfacing one that also contains oils and HA is exactly what I normally go for. I think I might need this. As long as there’s no c*conut 😂 x


  8. Heather says:

    Something I really need to get more into is skin care, I mean I use a cleanser to take my makeup off and a moisturiser to help the dry skin but recently that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’ve never heard of these products before but they sound great, definitely love the sound of that moisturiser though! Something my skin needs I think.

    Heather | x Highland Beauty

  9. Oooh I’ve not heard of this brand before but they sound absolutely incredible!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  10. Lupe says:

    I’ve been slacking on my healthcare routine lately. I need to step it up, and this seems like an interesting product to try.

  11. Love your photos!
    I’d like to try these products x

    Veronica |

  12. Never heard about nakin before but all the products sounds promising.

  13. anaslilblog says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, but from review it sounds like I should definitely look into it. I definitely don’t have the best skin care routine, and this has inspired me to look into making it better. I also just want to say your photography is lovely – not only the lighting and contrast but also the placement of your props etc! So visually pleasing (: Lovely post!

  14. Alice says:

    I haven’t heard of this brand before but they definitely sound promising! I’ve really let myself down with my skincare lately and all the products I bought in Japan are running low so I need something new to try out. I’ve definitely got my eye on the serum and moisturiser as Winter has really dried my skin out, plus me not looking after it very well so it needs a boost. I’m loving the glowy look lately as well so I’d love something to brighten my face up. I’m off to browse their products now x

    Alice //

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