Wondering whether you should try Faith In Nature shampoo and skincare products? BritMums tried and tested the beauty brand. Read the reviews from our team.
About Faith In Nature products
Faith In Nature was founded in the 1970s in Scotland, on the belief that natural, ethical, products should be available to everyone. The brand advertises itself as vegan and cruelty free, including recycled and recyclable containers. Two of our writers have tried and tested the products to see if their natural products do the job. (The BritMums reviewers were provided the products free to test and review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.)
Joanne Dewberry reviews
BritMums writer Joanne Dewberry tried out the Faith In Nature skincare. Here she gives her verdict:
Like, everyone, I’ve really been thinking a lot more about the products we use around the house, what we eat, where it comes from and being more eco-friendly. I’ve heard of Faith In Nature products before, as many of the plastic-free shops locally have refill stations. This means you can bring your empty bottles (or any container) to certain shops and fill up with your favourite shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, and body washes etc … eliminating single-use plastics.
Faith In Nature also use organic ingredients and are vegan-friendly which again I’m interested in. Small steps in the right direction.
Rejuvenating Facial Wash
I have really dry skin and struggle to find creams that don’t aggravate it, especially if they are heavily perfumed. As I’m nearly 40, anything with the word rejuvenating in catches my eye too! The Rejuvenating Facial Wash is enriched with organic aloe vera as well as being hypoallergenic and paraben-free.
This face wash is a thin, creamy milk, which lathers a little but is incredibly nourishing. I usually use something more abrasive and have terribly dry skin but since using this facial wash everyday, my skin feels more hydrated. I haven’t yet woken up looking 21 but there’s still time! One pump is more than enough to wash your face and my hands have felt lovely too.
At £6.25 per bottle (150ml), it’s at the pricer end for a face wash I’ve used such a minimal amount in the last 2 weeks that I would recommend to others. The rejuvenating face wash has a soft mild scent and is part of the vegan-friendly range at Faith In Nature. I will be purchasing this again and making it a staple in my skincare routine.
Intensive Moisturising Cream
I teamed the Rejuvenating Face Wash up with the Intensive Moisturising Cream, which is enriched with organic ginkgo biloba. It also includes olive oil, which helps to restore your natural skin balance. It’s quite thick and the pump lets out a small amount. If you massage it into your face and neck, you do need more like 2 or 3 pumps.
However, having said that, for me the citrus/perfume scent was a little overpowering therefore I tend to just massage into my forehead and cheeks. Again at £6.65 for 50ml, it’s expensive compared to others on the high street. I won’t be replacing it once it’s all gone.
I also gave the Green Tea and Aloe Vera Natural Deodorant a test drive. I wasn’t a massive fan. The rollerball is quite small and I seemed to be rubbing it under my arm for ages. For me, it had a really pungent vinegar smell to it which I didn’t like and I ended up wearing a lot of perfume to hide it.
My 11-year-old daughter, however, has just started to wear deodorant and as this is natural, vegan-friendly and free of nasties (parabens, alcohol, aluminum chlorohydrate) it seems like the perfect starter deodorant for her. She has been more than happy with it, anything which makes her feel more grown-up.
The natural deodorant is an eco-conscious refill (unlike the face wash and moisturiser). By unscrewing the bottom you expose a bottle which can be refilled. Faith in Nature also do a Chamomile Aloe Vera Roll-on Deodorant — it’d be nice to give that a whirl too. At £3.99, it is expensive but I like the idea that you can refill rather than buying more single-use plastic.
Review of Faith In Nature body washes
Blogger and former BritMums editor Nadine Hill tried out the Faith in Nature body washes
I love a nicely scented body wash, something that smells fruity and whole – but I find that some brands smell a little ‘synthetic’. Not Faith In Nature! I think it is because of their eco credentials, but these body washes are all SLS (aka sulfate) and paraben-free and the label boasts a 99% natural origin.
I tried three washes in total, the Grapefruit & Orange one was energising and was fab to use in my early morning shower. It really helped to wake me up and I loved the smell.
The Dragon Fruit wash intrigued me but it wasn’t my favourite smell. I got used to it by the end of the bottle (perhaps an acquired taste?) but on first impressions, I ranked it 3rd place.
I also tried the Seaweed & Citrus body wash – this was lovely. It had a pleasant scent and as it was detoxifying, I put it in my gym bag and used it after my workouts!
How the body wash feels
All the body washes felt thick and good quality to lather on. The size is decent (400ml), so you get a lot of washes in one bottle and the flip lid is handy in the shower to avoid spills and ensure that you only take the amount you wish to use. There is a wide range of product on the website and additional scents including Lavender & Geranium, Wild Rose, Coconut and Blue Cedar, among others.
The verdict and value of Faith In Nature body wash
All in all I liked the varieties I tried. I love the ethos of the company and the fact that I’m not using harmful chemicals each time I shower.
The prices are all around the £4.34 mark, and the bottles are handy for washing out and reusing at home — you can buy bulk from Faith in Nature. They sell 5-litre bottles of body wash to refill at home. I like the fact that I can reduce the amount of packaging I use this way too.
I recommend the body washes and will be trying others in the future.
Learn more about Faith in Nature at their website: www.faithinnature.co.uk.
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