As you may already be aware, Leonie Botanics is specifically formulated for sensitive skin, inspired by my own personal struggles with sensitive and reactive skin. It's a journey that has its highs and lows.
I've had the pleasure of connecting with Emma from Beautyfolio, who also understands the challenges of sensitive skin. She has graciously contributed a guest blog post, which I encourage you to read below.
Sensitive vs. Sensitised Skin: Leonie Botanics to the Rescue
Our skin is the largest organ in the human body so it’s not surprising that it may require some extra TLC from time to time. If you experience daily challenges with your skin, such as exhibiting unexpected flare-ups, you might be dealing with a sensitive skin type.
Sensitive skin tends to be more reactive than other types, displaying a reduced tolerance to ingredients compared to dry or oily skin. It can be influenced by genetic factors or associated with manageable yet incurable conditions like rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. Sensitive skin is often confused with sensitised skin, a temporary state of irritation triggered by external factors such as weather, pollution, or excessive product use which in turn, damages the skin’s barrier. Sensitised skin is considered injured skin that can be repaired over a relatively short period of time whereas a sensitive skin type requires ongoing management.
Both conditions can be very uncomfortable, and eradicating certain products or ingredients that can aggravate is something which is very useful in keeping sensitive skin soothed and comfortable, while helping to repair the skin barrier and reduce irritation if your skin has become sensitised.
Due to the naturally occurring allergens in essential oils, some may find it helpful to eliminate essential oils from their routine as they can be difficult to tolerate. This, although nice for the skin, can leave the senses a little underwhelmed which is why Leonie Botanics’ range of skincare eliminates common, naturally occuring allergens that still offer a luxurious experience.
While also being essential oil free, Leonie Botanics’ range is also vegan, cruelty-free, palm-oil free and contains a stunning array of natural ingredients that harness the power of nature to leave you feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Leonie Botanics: Luminosity Brightening Oil To Milk Enzyme Cleanser
Luminosity is the gentle formulation that is perfect for daily use, eradicating dead skin cells, balancing sebum production, strengthening the skin barrier and leaving skin more radiant after use.
The oil has a lovely, light fruity aroma and glides across the skin, removing all traces of SPF, make-up and daily impurities before transforming into milky emulsion that rinses away with ease. My skin is always left feeling soft and smooth after use, with any irritation feeling soothed and my complexion looking fresher and brighter after continued use. I find myself keep reaching for this time and time again as it delivers incredible results with each use.
Day Dreamer, with its incredible blue hue and fresh aroma, is an absolute delight with beautiful ingredients to balance moisture levels and sebum production while protecting the skin from external stresses such as blue light and free radicals.
As someone with a drier skin type, I was originally concerned that Day Dreamer wouldn’t be enough for my skin yet I couldn’t have been more wrong, as it simply makes my skin look and feel at its very best, helping to soothe redness and irritation around my nose from eczema flare-ups and keeping my skin feeling nourished all day long.
The very first product that Leonie Botanics launched is still one of my holy grail’s and it's no surprise why. Sweet Dreams is a non-greasy oil which contains some truly beautiful ingredients that are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins to ensure that your skin gets all it needs while you sleep.
The stunning blend of cold-pressed plant oils and extracts help to hydrate, nourish, calm and soothe irritation while the aroma of vanilla helps to unwind the mind before you drift off and get the beauty sleep you deserve. The silky texture leaves my dry skin feeling soft and smooth when I wake, keeping dry patches at bay and leaving my complexion looking fresh and glowing in its appearance.
So whether you have a sensitive skin type, experiencing compromised skin or are simply looking for a luxurious, minimal routine; Leonie Botanics is certainly the brand for you.
Emma @ Beauty Folio