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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229 thoughts on “Pamper time with Ermana – review and giveaway”
Must admit I’d be treating myself, as my skin is in desperate need of some seriousTLC
I would keep this for myself as I could do with a bit of pampering after a few rough months
I would treat my daughter who has an outside job so her face and hands really need a lot of pampering. I could also ‘borrow’ the face oil to see how it works on aging skin.
To my mam for all the free babysitting she does!
I would love to treat myself to a nice pamper xx
perfect for my mum, she doesn’t treat herself very often x
I think for once I would treat myself
I would treat myself as my skin needs more pampering than most!
I’d gift it to my Mother In Law as she loves treats like these x
would keep it for myself…my skin is in need of a treat
I would treat my wife she needs some pampering
I would love to give this to my daughter because she would enjoy a treat for her skin.
Myself don’t often say that! but it sounds amazing
I so need some luxury
I would like to win this for my sister as she is about to have her first baby and this would be a wonderful treat for her.
I would treat myself as my skin is really suffering at the moment.
i would give this fab prize to my big sister fab giveaway thankyou
I would gift this to my son’s girlfriend,I think she would benefit from this set.
I would love to keep this for myself – don’t pamper my skin enough x
i would gift it to my mother in law so she could have a bit of pampering
I would gift it to my mum x
I think this would be perfect for me so I would keep it!
Would treat myself as be nice to try out on my dry skin
I’d treat my beat friend – but I’d be temped to treat myself, this looks amazing!
Myself…as i dont know anyone nice enough to give it too! X
I would treat my mum to say thank you for all her help with looking after my daughter
My mum because she deserves the best
My mum because she’s the best and a great support.
myself! I need a pamper as I have exams at the moment and need to have a pick me up and destresser!
My mum or mother in law
would gift to my sister for all the help she`s given me lately
My mum for Christmas 😀 xxx
would be my mum in a million x
Mother in law 🙂
I would probably keep this for me. I live with 2 sons and my Husband, i doubt the lads would appreciate this.
Would try m6 Mam and hopefully it would help her dry skin
Id keep it to myself, I think we can’t forget about ourselves, we deserve a little pamper from time to time.
I would gift it to my mum in law xx
my wife could do with a treat
to my mummy for all she does for us x
I would give this to my son, to give back to me, for Christmas
would love to win for my mum
Looks nice for my wife.
I would love to treat myself
This would be a perfect gift for my best friend who has had a pretty awful year and deserves something nice and pampering.
I’d share it with my mum
I would treat my mum to it because she has had a hard time recently.
myself im in need of a pamper
I would be giving this to my daughter as she has sensitive skin and tries to just use natural products
My sister, she would love it, just her sort of thing!
a very good friend of mine via a secret santa
To my mum who has delicate skin that needs some TLC. She deserves to be pampered
I would love to treat myself
I very rarely treat myself as all my money goes on the kids!
I’d love to treat my Mum! she deserves a surprise as she is always working hard for everyone else first
my daughter in uni because its so stressful there for her
My sister, we both love things like this and she is a bit run down at the moment and keeps catching colds so it would be a nice pick me up.
id keep it for me! could use a nice pamper evenign with these lovely goodies
My mum as she deserves a treat
me – because I really need it!
I’d give it to my partner as she has put up with me for 20 years so needs a bit of me time.
I am making a pamper hamper for my best friend Emily, who is expecting her first baby. I would gift this to her.
I would like to keep this for myself as I am in need for a good pamper
I would gift this to myself as my skin really needs some attention as things have been difficult at home and my skin and overall health has suffered. Though my daughter keeps reminding me everyday that ‘mummy you are beautiful ‘ bless!
I would treat myself as I really need some great skincare
I would treat myself and about time too! Forgot to say why. I never really look after myself and need pampering.
I would gift this to my sister for Christmas as she deserves a treat
This would be perfect for my mum
I would treat myself.. I need. It more than most.. Just ask my husband :))
This would be a lovely gift for my sister
I would give it to my sister, she has just bought a house and things are a bit tough for her at the moment
My wife needs a pick me up
I would treat myself to some “me time”
my daughter, she is studying incredibly hard at Uni, and needs all the help she can get
I would share this with my daughter, because we both deserve a treat.
I’d gift this to my mum. She’s on the mend after some ill health this year so time for her to relax and pamper herself.
I would love to give it to my daughter but I need it myself. Nice dilemma to have.
I would give this to my mum as she deserves a treat.
I read online that Ermana gets its name from the Spanish word for sister, so I would have to treat my lovely sister with this gift set 🙂
My wonderful Mum, who is 60 in December, and loves bespoke skincare, this is right up her street, thanks for the chance
I think my mum would probably love this, although I would too!
I would give it to one of my sisters as they are both quite awkward to buy for
To my mum she loves these kinds of sets
Would love to keep this for myself as my skin is not very happy with the change in weather.
I would keep it, love to try new things and this sounds great. A nice “me” treat.
I would keep it for myself because I love these products 🙂
I would keep it for myself as I love to try new products.
I would love to treat my mum to this for Christmas.
My mum because she deserves a treat
i would give it to my girlfriend because she works so hard and deserves a treat
I would give it to my mum who needs a treat
My mum works hard and deserves a treat
My mother in law as she deserves some pampering! <3
perfect for my mum
I’d give it to my mum as I think she deserves a treat
I would treat myself. My skin is a tired and neglected middle aged mess
I would treat my Mum because she would like this and she cooks us Christmas dinner every year.
I will give this to my sister so she can relax after a day with the grandchildren
I would definitely give this to my mum, she loves pampering her skin!
I’d be treating my self with 3 young kids I really need this. X
I’d gift this to my sister-in-law as I think she’d really like it.
It’s for me. I am outside all day and need to look after my skin.
I’d treat my mum because she deserves a treat after a long hard year!
Think I would keep,is more yo self my skin definetly needs TLC
I would gift this to my best friend.
I would treat myself because I have worked so hard to get my husband and sons presents that they would like and I suspect that they will forget that I would like something special too, so if I won this, I would address it to me (from Santa) and put it under the Christmas Tree so I could have something nice to open.
I’d gift it to my mum because she deserves a treat. 🙂
My sister as she has been a rock lately
I would give this to my mum as she’s had a rubbish year and needs a treat
My sister as she takes the majority of the chores looking after Mum & I’d like to show my appreciation.
I’ve already bought my mom loads of beauty products for Christmas, so I might just keep it for myself… 😀
To my Mum has she has had a bit of a not good year.
I’d treat myself
My mum would love this and she deserves it too!
I would give this to my Mum because she deserves a treat.
It has been a challenging last few months, I have to admit I would treat myself.
I’ve had an awful year and really need a bit of pampering so I would keep this for me 🙂
I would give it to my sister who needs a wee bit of cheering up
My mum has asked for toiletreis, and this would be perfect xx
I’d give it to my pregnant friend if I won.
This would be for my best Friend Eliza whose birthday is the day after boxing day, she a police officer and works very hard so this little treat would be perfect for her.
I would treat my sister as she hasn’t been keeping well recently so she deserves a treat.
I would treat my partner for the simple fact she is precious to me and I love her x
I think I would have to treat myself with this one. My skin really needs some TLC with my cycle to work everyday!
i would give it to my sister to let her relax and take her mind of her final year at uni for a short time!!
For my sister because I think she would love it
I’d give it to my Mum to thank her for everything she does.
Probably myself – I need all the pampering I can get at the minute!
I love ermana especially the grapefruit facial cleanser so I’d keep it!
My daughter in law as she works full time, is bringing up 3 wonderful children and gives up any spare time to raise funds for the homeless. She deserves a treat
I would give it to my step mum 🙂
i would give it to my best friend
I would treat myself as I very rarely do
I would treat my sister – her face needs all the help it can get 🙂 (Hi sis!)
I’d give it to my mum because she deserves a treat
The mrs as she deserves a treat
lovely giveaway – i would like to keep this for myself
I would give it to my best friend Claire who has given me more than I can ever repay.
So probably myself … will undoubtedly be my only present this year as kids come first (as they should) xx
I would be a bit selfish and keep it for myself for a nice pamper
I’d treat my wife to it, bit of RnR
I think I’d keep this for myself because by the time Father Christmas has done the kids he usually forgets about me
I would treat my mum as she has worked so hard to clear the garden this Autumn.
I’d treat my mum!
I would give it to my sister
I’d be keeping it for myself as I love natural skincare products :o)
Mum aand I reckon she’ll share it with me! haha!
I’d love to give this to my wife as it would make her day
I wold keep this as a treat for myself!
I would be treating my friend as she has looked after me for a few weeks after i had a lengthy operation and couldnt walk
This looks great, I would give as a gift to my mum x
Id treat my best mate as she has had a really bad year
I would give it to my mum!
I’d probably be treating myself because my skin suffers at this time of year.
My mother is rally struggling with dry skon – I would love to give her this
I would treat myself because my skin is awful at the moment
My mum’s birthday is this month and she is going to be 90 so I would give this to her.
The as she is a nurse working all of christmas
Me, because I am so worth it 🙂
I’d give this gift to my mum to say thank you for all the help and love she has given me.
I’d love to treat myself with this after all the hardwork of christmas present buying and making xmas dinner is over I can have a pamper hour to myself!
I would give this to my sister as she is having a tough time as the minute
I would treat my 81 year old neighbour Shirley, who is the most glamorous and well turned out 81 year old you will ever meet!
I would gift the set to my sister in law who is expecting and deserves a treat.
I would keep this for myself. I have made some huge life changes over the last 3 months and my skin is in need of as much help as it can get. This looks/sounds amazing!
My mum 🙂
My aunty as she could do with being cheerd up.
I’d gift it to myself as I think I deserve a treat
You’ve made everything sound so lovely I would love to pamper myself with it all.
I would give it to my daughter who would appreciate it so much.
My mum – she deserves to be pampered!
my sister needs a treat 🙂
I would love this for myself I could do with a bit of skin pampering
I would treat my mum as i’m not seeing her over Christmas x
my momma for being wonderful 🙂
My mum for Christmas as she loves pampering
I’d give this to my sister-in-law for her birthday!
I would treat my sister in law as she deserves a treat for all she does
id keep this for myself!
I would give it to my mum as she deserves some pampering after looking after us all this year and every year
I would give this to my nan as I know she would adore it. She loves to relax & take it easy
I think I would keep it and pamper myself. Will you be called over50andamumtoone soon
I’d like to pamper myself with it
My mum she works so hard she deserves a pamper
My lovely mum as she’s going to need some pampering after her knee operation
I’d treat my sister in law who’s just made me an auntie 🙂
I would be treating this lovely set to my mum for everything she does for me.
I would treat myself as its just what I need at the minute 🙂
My mum or my sister in law.
My mum deserves a nice treat for all her help over the year but shes very difficult to buy for as her skin reacts to so many products, I would have to get her to read the ingredients first.
I would give this to my mother in law, since she could do with some cheering up.
I would keep it. Like you I am heading towards 50, and my skin looks tired. I don’t look after it like I should and it needs a good pick me up. As well as sounding like these would do the job they sound like they smell heavenly and relaxing, so a nice pick me up for the soul too 🙂
My mum, just because she deserves a treat x
to my girlfriend sarah
I would treat my partner.
Me – I’m hurtling towards 50 too and their are days when my skin resembles an old apple with that horrible loose, wrinkly look.
I’d love to treat myself to this lovely prize x
I’d love to treat my mum as she’s looking after me and deserves a lovely treat so thanks for the chance x
id treat my mum
I would gift this to my mum as she has been freat to me all year as always
I would treat myself as not often I get to do that
If be selfish and keep for myself lol. I’m always running around after everyone else and could do with a pamper session!
I would definitely treat my mum to this!
It would be my wife as she deserves only the best
Id like to treat my mum. Shes recuperating from an operation and its taking longer than she expected. Id like to give her a pick me up
My mum could do with a treat its been a tough few weeks
I’d treat my sister because she’s 44 and doesn’t have a skincare routine hopefully giving her this lovely set would help her see the benefits.
would like to win this for my sister as its her birthday in December
i would give this to my nanna for christmas as she loves trying new skincare brands she has always taken great care of her skin
My mum, for working super hard to make a lovely Christmas!
To my eldest daughter who is 5 months pregnant 🙂
My mum who has supported me so much since my daughter was born.
If im being honest i would treat myself. My skin is definitely neglected and in need of a pamper x
I’d give this to my daughter who has been working very hard and surviving on less than 6 hours sleep each night to get the products she manages ready for Christmas.
my aunt she needs a treat
I would treat myself!
I’d treat my mother, she’s had a hard year.
my mum as she always deserves a treat.
i would gift this to my Friend for her 40th birthday 🙂 🙂
I’d be giving this to my best friend, she’s pregnant and due over christmas so could do with a treat!
I’d keep it for myself – my skin could do with a treat.
I’d be treating my mum, shes a paramedic and is always on the go even on her days off. She deserves a good pamper.
I’d be treat myself, my skin could really do with a bit of pampering
I would treat my mum, she is having a rough time this last year
I would actually keep this for myself, as I need some pampering.
I would keep it for myself as my skin needs some tlc
I’d gift this lovely set to my mum! She works so hard caring for others, it’s about time she took some time out to pamper herself!
I’d give this to my mum as she loves products like these