Waking up with Perk NaturalsMonday, October 13, 2014
About a week ago I had a little meeting at my favourite coffee shop with a lovely lady called Emily who has founded one of the most genuinely beautiful beauty brands I have ever come across. Emily is also a local Hamiltonian and we got together to chat about makeup and skincare and for her to show me what she was developing for her new natural beauty brand Perk Naturals. Within minutes, not only did I fall in love with Emily herself but I fell in love with her products.
Perk Naturals is a collection of all natural, completely organic, high quality sugar scrubs for the body, face and lips. Each product has been meticulously thought out and planned to reap the greatest benefits from it's ingredients, there are no additives, chemicals or preservatives and is completely vegan. If you are a regular reader, you will know that I prefer to use naturally based skincare that is going to treat and soothe my skin in a healthy way, so Perk Naturals is right up my alley. Emily and I chatted away for over an hour and I left with a goodie bag of samples, I will be reviewing each sample over the next few weeks but today I am going to talk to you about my immediate favourite - Coffee First*.
Coffee First is a coffee scrub much like Jealous or Franks (but far superior in my opinion), it is made primarily from coffee grounds with the purpose of exfoliating the skin and promoting hydration. I am a big fan of coffee scrubs because they aid in a multitude of ways from stimulating blood flow, treating varicose veins and dark spots, soothing eczema and psoriasis, and helping to prevent cellulite and stretch marks. Coffee First is absolutely the best coffee scrub I have ever tried and it is all down to the ingredients. Made from dark robust fair trade coffee grounds, french salt, grape seed oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, citrus oil and brown sugar, Coffee First is all about the deep hydration. The combination of the four oils (while most scrubs have just one) means that the scrub soaks deep down into the skin and leaves you with the softest and most hydrated skin you have ever had.
I have been using Coffee First on a daily basis and it has turned my morning showers into an invigorating experience. The rich scent of the coffee and the citrus oils blend together to wake up my senses and start my day off on the right foot. The difference with Coffee First is that it truly works, I have milia (small white bumps) on the back of my arms and psoriasis on my knees and this scrub has significantly diminished both! The best bit is that at the end my skin smells like a Terry's chocolate orange and feels so incredibly soft! I have truly fallen in love with this product, the natural ingredients, lack of additives and pure effectiveness make this scrub a must have in my beauty routine.
Perk Naturals is a brand to watch, I have been so impressed by everything I have tried so far and I know for a fact that Emily has even more up her sleeve! Stay tuned to this page to see more from Perk before their official launch on November 7th and in the meantime check out their Facebook page.