When I was invited to the pre-opening press launch for the new John Lewis store in Oxford recently, I was made aware that they would be featuring a number of locally based businesses within their merchandising. I, like a lot of parents, spend so much time making sure everyone else is catered for, I rarely get time to focus on myself. But lately I’ve enjoyed some pamper time with Ermana, and their organic skincare range.
Pamper time with Ermana and their range of hand blended products has been just what this mummy needed. I’m hurtling towards 50 at a rather alarming rate. I’m tired and lost a bit of (ok, a lot of) my va va voom and quite frankly, I probably haven’t looked after my skin quite as well as I should have done. But I’m determined to rectify that before the big day finally arrives in a few months time!
Ermana produce all their products in small batches to ensure that when they reach their customers, they are still really fresh. Nothing in tested on animals, and everything is made from the high quality, organic materials. i have to say that their balms smell delicious too.
My pamper time with Ermana has included the 15ml Comfort Balm, 15ml Cleanse Balm and a 5ml Revive Face Oil.
The Comfort Balm is made using essential oils from lavender, geranium and ylang ylang, and as soon as you open the jar, the aroma feels so refreshing and relaxing. That’s without even applying it. I’m waiting for my new varifocal glasses to be made up at the moment, and I have to be honesty, I can only read the application directions on the jar with a magnifying glass (sobs) but that’s an age thing and also I would imagine the labelling on the larger jars would also be bigger. But that aside, the product itself is really lovely.
This particular balm can be used for dry skin patches, chapped lips (really useful at this time of year) as well as elbows and knees. I’ve been rubbing it into my hands and cuticles and can really feel a difference. Rubbing a little amount of the balm between your fingertips helps it to melt and then you just rub it into the areas in need of some tender loving care. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and refreshed, and I’ve become a big fan of this product.
The Cleanse Balm uses essential oils from grapefruit and galbanum mixed with coca, Shea and coconut butters, as is the Comfort Balm. This product is used to restore and tone the skin and I’ve noticed the difference with my face already. My skin feels so much smoother and the product is just as easy to apply as the Comfort Balm. in this instance, you apply to your skin and massage in, and then remove with a hot muslin cloth to provide a deep cleanse. It’s left my skin feeling fresher and again I’ve been really impressed. There isn’t an overpowering citrus scent either, which ticks the boxes here.
With both products I’ve found that a little goes a long way and are easy to apply.
The Revive Face Oil blends the essential oils of frankincense and lavender with vitamin E, omega oils and natural minerals to really help keep skin hydrated and looking younger. Clearly nothing is going to take 20 years off me, but pamper time with Ermana has left my skin feeling supple and definitely rejuvenated and I’ve been applying a few drops to my face and then massaging in, morning and night. The lavender isn’t overpowering and there’s a really relaxing aroma to this face oil.
I’ve been rather impressed with my pamper time with Ermana and I’ve got to keep up the good work now I’ve started. Ermana also produce a range for both men and mums to be, as well as some lovely gift sets. You can purchase direct online, or through a range of stockists, including John Lewis Oxford. Full details are over on the Ermana website. I’ve also got a voucher code to share with you all – use voucher code mum10 to receive a 10% discount which is valid until the end of November 2017.
disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review
As well as the reader discount I’ve mentioned above I’m thrilled to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Revive Gift Set worth £49. This gift set includes the Ermana 30ml Revive face oil, 60ml Cleanse balm and a cotton muslin cloth. For your chance to win this lovely set, complete the Gleam form below. Good luck
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