Ko-To-Ha Lavender Cleanser

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa..

I was recently contacted by Yoko who founded her Japanese beauty company Ko-To-Ha in 2015, to ask me if I would like to try some of her skincare products and then review them here on Elegant Ageless Beauty. As its natural skincare something that I love, I was more than happy to agree to trialing. I have 4 products in all to share with you, and I will writing a separate post for each product.

The first thing I noticed about Ko-To-Ha‘s products is the  packaging, it’s pretty, clean white with a hint of pink! Winner for me. But the ingredients are also a huge winner for me. Ko-To-Ha uses Japanese  Oriental Shoyaku herbs in all their products. Shoyaku is Japanese “active medicinal herb” and ko-To-Ha uses a combination of them. These herbs are: Ginseng, which   contains Vitamin B1, B2 and B12 Amino acid. Ginseng also helps the regeneration of skin cells and it amazingly has the ability to stop the decrease of Hyalauronic acid! There’s Peonia Lactiflora it’s used for its anti inflammatory purposes and is also astringent. When used it also helps to reduce the look of large pores. Chinese Angelica, contains Amino Acid its anti allergen and is often used to treat eczema. Mulberry Root Bark, contains flavonoids, is a powerful antioxidant and is 30 times more powerful than vitamin c! Licorice, is a skin brightener and it’s an anti-allergen so safe for eczema too. Green Tea, contains antioxidants , it helps with the regeneration of skin cells. Some or all of these wonderful herbs can be found in the ko-To-Ha products I’m sharing with you over the next few blog posts. So let me start at the beginning with the  Skin Cherish Lavender Cleanser.

Okay, so it’s certainly Lavender it smells amazing of it, absolutely gorgeous if you like the fragrance of Lavender. So after the initial “hit” of the fragrance I picked up the cute little scoop to take some product from the pot. I thought it was going to be a soft rich cream, but no it’s not soft at all. It is actually more like a “balm” or even coconut oil that has set hard in its jar. I scooped out the cleanser and followed the instructions on how to use, which I do recommend you read if you get hold of the cleanser. This is how Ko-To-Ha say to use the Skin Cherish Lavender Cleanser.

  1.  Take one spatula-full of cleanser in the palm . Spread the cleanser evenly on your palm (your palms should look white all over).
  2. Dip your fingertips in warm water and blend with cleanser. Then the cleanser becomes smooth. Please be sure to just add water little-by-little.
  3. Spread the cleanser on your face using a circular motion. If the cleanser becomes dry and hard, add a little warm water again to make it smooth. Repeat this process so any remaining dirt and makeup blends with the cleanser.                            
  4. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Now, I did this and when the cleanser is spread all over your hands they do look very white, the cleanser feels like no cleanser I’ve ever used, before adding water to my hands it feels “hard” it’s not oily or greasy in any way at all. I did think how on earth was this going to cleanse my face! But once I had added warm water to my hands and began smoothing the cleanser over my face it massages in wonderfully. I like to massage for a good couple of minutes and I found that the cleanser goes dry and hard while massaging my face, but I just added more warm water and it was okay again. I washed the cleanser away with a face cloth to complete the routine.

After I finished cleansing, my skin looked clean, bright and felt very soft, neither dry or tight. I would however use this as a second cleanse after removing makeup, or as my morning cleanse which in fact is what I am doing, I use it every morning and am really enjoying it. You can find this lovely cleanser HERE.

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“The First Bee Venom Cleanser in the World” Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare…

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’ve another Heaven Skincare product to share with you today. This is the New Edition Cream Cleanser from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare 

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This is the first cleanser to contain a Botox alternative (without the use of needles) Abeetoxin* using bee venom, and was created and patented by Deborah Mitchell. There will be more about Abeetoxin* in a later post when I shall explain more. All I shall say to you right now is that if you are allergic to bee stings then this cleanser is not for you. 

An anti-aging cleanser for all ages and all skin types, especially dry skin and perfect for hormonal skin, said to remove makeup, dirt and grime from face and eyes, and with Abeetoxin* in there also helps to keep the skin wrinkle free. Some of the other ingredients within this cleanser are Lavender essential oil, Rose essential oil, Shea Butter, Honey extract, Marshmallow Extract and Jojoba too. 

Can I just say to start with that this cleanser smells amazing! I can really smell natural Lavender, it’s just like walking through a Norfolk Lavender field, gorgeous! So the cleanser is in a pump bottle, I have the travel size but I think that the full size bottle will be the twist up pump dispensary. I used 4 pumps of cleanser massaged over my face and eyes which I then left on my skin for a few minutes before removing it with a warm wet face cloth/muslin cloth. It removed ALL traces of makeup, including mascara. Apparently it will remove waterproof mascara but I can’t say yay or nay to that as I don’t have a waterproof mascara. After cleansing, my skin looks and feels fantastic. It’s so smooth, it doesn’t feel dry or tight, I also think it looks a bit plumper too, especially around my eyes. I haven’t tried it yet, but after cleansing you can actually re-apply the cleanser and use it as your moisturiser, which will be perfect for weekends away and holidays when you have limited case space. I’ll try it as a moisturiser and get back to you. A truly beautiful cleanser, you can find it HERE

I’d love the full size bottle of the Special Edition Cream Cleanser, it’s £37.00 so this is one to go on my Birthday wishlist. 

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