(The BritMums reviewers were provided the products free to test and review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.)
Faith In Nature was founded in the 1970’s in Scotland, on the belief that natural, ethical, products should be available to everyone. Two of our writers have tried and tested the products to see if their natural products do the job.
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.
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.
I teamed the Rejuvenating Face Wash up with the Intensive Moisturising Cream which is enriched with organic Ginkgo Biloba and olive oil which helps to restore your natural skin balance. It’s quite thick and the pump lets out a small amount which if you are to massage 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 (paraben, 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. Looking on the website Faith in Nature also do a Chamomile Aloe Vera Roll-on Deodorant, and 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.
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 this brand fortunately! I think it is because of their eco credentials, the body washes are all SLS and Paraben free and the label boasts 99% natural origin. I tried three washes in total, the Grapefruit & Orange one was energising and was a fab one 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!
All the body washes felt thick and good quality to lather on. The size is decent (400ml), so you get a lot of washes out of them and the flip lid is handy in the shower to avoid spills and to ensure that you only take the amount of product you wish to use. There is a wide range on the website and 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 5L bottles of body wash to refill at home.
All in all I liked the few varieties I tried, and there are loads more to work through so I would buy from here in the future.
Learn more about Faith in Nature at their website: www.faithinnature.co.uk