Bespoke and personalised beauty is possibly the biggest trend of 2016. After years of building into an ideal that there are only three hair types, three skin types and three body types, finally we’re breaking out of the restrictive moulds that never did anyone any good. It may be that we have acne prone skin but also want to address those first signs of ageing, or that radiance is more important than oil control, but whatever your need there’s much more choice to ensure we have a bespoke and customiseable routine. One of the most exciting and interesting brands I’ve come across in some time is MixNature; their unique online platform allows you to create your own incredibly personal cosmetics products, which are then made in their state-of-the-art lab and shipped to you within a matter of days. You can choose from face creams, scrubs, liquid soaps, cleansing milks, face masks, eye creams, shampoos, hair masks, hair balms, shower gels, body lotions, hand or foot creams – meaning practically your entire regime can be bespoke to you.
The whole process is incredibly easy, quick and fun thanks to a website which makes the experience a doddle. From picking your base product based on your needs or skin type, to then adding in essential oils (including sweet orange, neroli, peppermint, lavender jasmine, and rosewood,) extracts (including chamomile, reship, green coffee and echinacea) and activating agents (including aloe vera, hylaronic acid, silk proteins and bio collagen) you finish with a product that contains elements to achieve the results you want. With thousands of potential combinations, MixNature is all about experimentation and having fun with beauty, while providing effective and naturally enriched solutions. You may think that this kind of service will cost an absolute fortune, but the face cream base product is priced just £7.07 – with each additional ingredient (a maximum of six can be included in any one item) costing 79p. That means you can create an absolutely unique face cream for under £15.00, knowing it contains all the elements you need to keep your complexion looking fabulous.
What I love about the site is the fact each additional essential oil, extract or activating agent has a little explanation of what beauty benefits it offers – which makes the decision process informative as well as enjoyable. You can pop in a touch of collagen or hylaronic acid to plump the skin, as well as sweet orange oil to stabalise sebum production, with a touch of black pepper to stimulate the circulation and energize your complexion; the choice is yours. Importantly all of the MixNature products are 100% natural and are free from colorants, silicone, paragons, mineral oils, artificial flavours and sodium laurel sulphate; they’re also vegan, handmade and freshly produced so they arrive on your doorstep a matter of days after they were concocted. The products themselves are really rather lovely too; the face mask is lightweight and nourishing, the shower gel provides a delicate lather, the hair balsam gently fights frizz and flyaways, while the beautiful texture of the hand cream soothes dry skin while adding a touch of luxury.
Although I could give you an in-depth run-down of what I created and why, the whole point of MixNature is to experiment yourself and discover the thousands of different combination possibilities. However, I would definitely advise adding in a drop or two of essential oil to boost fragrance and ensure the experience is invigorating (the only thing my concoctions are missing is a beautiful scent,) as well as really thinking about your problem areas before you start chucking things together. What’s also fab is the fact most of the products are multi-functional; the body lotion can be used as a hand cream, the face cream as a mask, the hair balsam as a more intense treatment and the cleansing milks as washes. As the ingredients are 100% natural and made without any potential irritants (although be careful with the essential oils if you have sensitive skin,) you can chop and change how you use the MixNature products with ease. I adore the concept of this brand, as well as the products themselves; they’re even delivered in a beautiful personalised box, making MixNature the perfect treat for yourself or a loved one. The future of beauty is here, and it’s all about you being in the driving seat.
Create your own bespoke beauty products at www.mixnature.com. Get 20% off your order with the code MIXFORFRIENDS too!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mixnature; all opinions are my own. It’s genuinely an awesome idea and a brand I thoroughly recommend testing out.
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