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Suti skincare review

Suti – the glorious duo for your skin

 

suti skincare

You have heard a lot about Suti skincare here on my blog and I wanted to add some new reviews to my existing love for this fabulous organic brand handcrafted in England. If you are interested more in details about how they distinguish from other brands, feel free to browse in my previous articles and reviews. This time I will focus on two of their products that I have tested recently.

 

Suti skincare CLEANSE Facial Cleansing Balm

suti skincare

Cleanse balm is intented to clense your face from impurities or to remove your make-up in a gentle but thorough way. At Suti the purest list with ingredients is not “enough”, they have perfected their beauty concept with healing properties from Reiki, flower essences and moon cycles which is felt in their products.

This balm has a delicate scent of oils and you need just a small nut size of it to cleanse the face. You can help yourself with the muslin cloth that is included in the package. This type of product is typical for the facial cleansing routine with organic products; you apply the oily balm on the face with massaging it and then you remove it with a damp cloth soaked in warm water. I like that they have added also a plastic spatula so that you don’t need to put your fingers directly in the jar. After the cleansing the skin remains soft and silky. You can follow with their fantastic Rose or Peppermint toner and later with the appropriate oil for day or night. The balm is packed in a nice 50ml jar.

Energetic Intention: Purification, for release and renewal
To Cleanse and Purify is to make small changes to our lives. To be aware of our own rhythms and cycles. To clean out the old and bring in the new.

List with ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Cera Alba (Unrefined Beeswax)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Limonene**, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Citrus Reticula (Mandarin) Oil*, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium X Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil*, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**

* Certified Organic
** Naturally occurring in essential oils.

 

Suti Skincare REJUVENATE Face Oil for Day 30ml

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Now that I have tried all Suti organic oils I can say that I adore them both! The Rejuvenate oil is designed for day use and is packed in a 30ml glass bottle with dropper. It has a more intense scent compared to the night oil. I felt quite a lot of frankincense, which is an oil for women. But it’s loaded also with other luxurious oils like Rosehip Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Argan Oil, Sandalwood and Neroli. I especially like how they have explained the concept even on an energetic level. This oil for instance is described with an Energetic Intention: Calming.

Taking you to your core and deepening the breath – calming and stabilising the Mind, Body and Spirit. Embrace the energy for renewal and regeneration on all levels. Reflecting the combined energy of these beautiful oils – their ability to renew, regenerate, calm, connecting us to the rhythms of life and our source on a daily basis allowing change and transformation.

List with ingredients: Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Argania (Argan) Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Limonene**, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil*, Tocopherol, Santalum Austrocalendonicum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Boswelia Carterii (Frankincense)*, Citrus Aurantium Bigaradia (Orange) Flower Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citral**

* Certified Organic
** Naturally occurring in essential oils

I like to put just a few drops of this precious oil and massage it deeply into my skin. And apart the product itself, all Suti products have an incredible influence on my wellbeing with their scent too! Another time Suti has mesmerised me completely with their uniqueness, quality, beauty and so it’s again on my top list of favourite beauty elixirs!

Have you tried any of Suti products? Let me know more about your experience…

Suti Honour face cream

and a few words about energy, flower essences,…

Suti honour face cream

For those who don’t know I’m an avid lover of gems, flower essences and believer in energy medicine (well, also practitioner of Bach flower essences and recently starting with Reiki too :)). I firmly believe that working with energy, flower essences and other similar “techniques” that help us reconnecting in body, mind and spirit are the future of our wellbeing. And I don’t say it because it’s quite a “modern” thing, but because I’ve proven it on myself when needed it the most and when traditional ways didn’t work anymore. Like Dr. Edward Bach said 100 years ago, the future medicine is to heal our emotions and consequently we will heal the body too. And so I also believe in incorporating all this knowledge in cosmetics and other wellbeing products as well. Simply because everything is energy and what we put in, is what we put out. So for me having a wonderful product with good ingredients and done with a higher consciousness (= Love) is the key! For instance, every time I work with someone, although doing make-up, people feel that they are relaxed in my hands, tensions disappear. This is how we feel each other without seeing it, how everything is energy.

Saying this, you can’t imagine how happy I was to see that Suti skincare is created this way. Their amazing products are now definitely on my must-have list because are “based on the principles of energy healing. Working with Reiki, meditation, crystals, flower essences and the moon cycle to nurture your beauty.” 

Don’t think that I was blindly captivated only by this statement. No, I’m not that kind of person who falls just on words 🙂 It was the feeling of knowing and sensing it, also because I already used their INCREDIBLE Suti rose water facial toner and Suti Nourish face oil for night (click on names to links to both posts). Suti rose water facial toner is actually my favourite facial mist! I can’t get enough of its smell, freshness and I especially sense a great vibe in their products. I feel great only to looking at them, this is one way how I know they are great and made with love!

Suti Honour Face cream

Suti Honour face cream

It’s been for quite a long time that I wanted to try this cream and now I’m mesmerised by it! I can easily claim that for me no cream beats it! I can say this also because I had a period of really dry skin again and used oils and always struggled to find a cream that would nourish, be a good base for make-up and give enough moisture without being too heavy. Well, Suti is this cream that has made my wishes (and needs!) come true. It smells beautiful, the delicate scent of true rose is incomparable. The texture is light but very nourishing, leaving a healthy radiance and it absorbs quickly in the skin.

As all Suti products it’s packed in a beautiful glass bottle (50ml) and embellished with adorable flower design. (I also collect Suti packages, really a fanatic 😀 of them). The bottle has a pump so you can control the quantity needed.

When it comes to ingredients, especially the right choice of them, hands down. They blend so well not too many ingredients, but the right one and of course the best quality. You can simply sense it when you try the product! Suti is among those few brands that really keeps their promises. Here is their original description that I like so much, because they have for each product/ingredient an “esoteric” story behind.

“The development of this beautiful Face Cream came in a dream state of Meditation, resulting in the marriage of three nurturing and indulgent ingredients; Rose, Coconut and Date Seed. Individually each creates energy, combined they become blessed to Honour the integrity of our skin. 

When applying this beautiful cream it becomes a time for reflection, a time to be at one with yourself, a time to create a Sacred Space to Honour – Above, Below and Within. 

Rose, a Universal symbol of love and beauty, known as the Queen of Flowers, symbolic of protection and re-birth. The energy of Rose is that of self-love, self-nurturing and regeneration of life.

Coconut is reputed to protect against damage, to help the skin rebuild and preserve integrity, said to represent Mother Earth, the water, giver of life. The energy of this fruit is of nourishment, cycles, rebirth and renewal.

And Date Seed Extract with clinically proven anti-wrinkle efficacy providing protection from the elements to help prevent ageing and wrinkles. Known as Phoenix Dactylifera, in mythology the Phoenix is a unique bird that lived for five-six centuries in the Arabian Desert, after this time burning itself on a fire and rising from the ashes with renewed energy and youth to live through a new cycle. The energy of this plant is renewal and our skin renews its cycle on a monthly basis.”

Do you already know Suti? What do you think of the holistic concept of beauty? Anyone tried flower essences, Reiki, crystal healing yet?

About hydrolats

Suti ROSE WATER Facial Toner review

suti skincare

One of my favorite cosmetic products are with no doubt hydrolats, mostly when outside temperature is rising and my skin loves everything that feels fresh. Well, I like hydrolats all year-long and use them for other purposes as well. Hydrolats are also known as hydrosols, floral waters, hydroflorates and flower distillates.
I was fascinated since ever with the process of distillation, especially the one related to perfumes. Once, I was collecting perfumes, but then when I switched to green, I started to keep distance from standard perfumes, because of so many hidden artificial ingredients and my health. Of course, my love for the fragrances has not died, it just changed and found a new way. Let’s come back to hydrolats, which are btw. not comparable to eaux de toilettes, but they both have something in common – the process of distillation. To keep the explanation clear and easy, here is a great excerpt on floral waters from Mountain herbs that I want to share with you to understand better what hydrolats are :

“Hydrosols, are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. When a distiller brews plant material with water in a large cooker the steam fills the pot and, as it rises, it causes the glands of the plants to burst and release the oils and essence of the plant into the steam. The oil rises through a condenser and collects in a separate vessel. This is what we know as essential oil, but what about all that fragrant water that was steamed with the original plant material? That is our hydrosol, or floral water.
Hydrosols are usually the result of essential oil production as a by-product. The highest quality hydrosols come from the devoted distillers who, with artist like precision steam the floral and plant material strictly to produce a hydrosol. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong.”
Noted author Jeanne Rose is quoted as saying.
“The best comes from a distillation where it is the hydrosol that is being produced rather than the essential oil. Often the best comes from the earliest part of the distillation rather than the body of the distillation. This usually smells bright and pleasantly fragrant. Although, some of the therapeutic part of the hydrosol is also produced at the very end of the distillation, and usually has a rather grassy or vegetative note. As the plants are being distilled, micro-particles of essential oil are in suspension, they give the aromatic distillate its scent and will separate out as the hydrosol cools.”

 

Green makeup uses the hydrolats:

– as an overall body and face refresher (Suti’s waters are amazing for this!)
– herbal hydrolats (like rosemary’s) as water for refreshing and revitalizing hair or even tired feet
– for setting the mineral make-up
– calming hydrolats (like chamomile or rose) for refreshing the face during the day, instead of using standard mineral waters
– as an air freshener for the house and bed blankets (lavender hydrolat is great for sleeping)
– using it as a mild fragrance.
– mix it with clay or your favorite mask
– I like to spritz even my clothes with some scents

There are many different hydrolats on the market, from herbs or flowers, even spices. Use the hydrolats depending on your skin type and need. You would use a tea tree hydrolat for acne skin for instance, a lavender one for relaxation, geranium for mixed skin or hormonal imbalances (or even PMS) and so on. And choose those made from organic cultivation. Pay attention not to use hydrolats made from cheap synthetic essential oils! There won’t be any benefit.
Note also that not every hydrolat is good for the face, cause it may be too harsh. I love Suti’s Rose floral water for my skin and for uplifting the mood.

 

Suti Rose water Facial Toner review

When Suti sent me this product, I didn’t know it’d become my favorite facial toner. I have some kind of addiction for toners, maybe because they give your skin a refreshing feeling of cleanliness. I was mostly enchanted again by Suti’s philosophy that connect together the knowledge of the body-spirit union. In complementary medicine and other esoteric and alternative sciences it is well-known that the rose has a high vibrational frequency and so many beneficial properties that are especially good for our heart center (or the 4. chakra). This is because the rose scent and benefits cure the emotional and physical wounds with calming us, harmonizing the energies, stress, insomnia and filling us with the sense of compassion. I especially embrace this quotation from Suti and their toner and love the fact they include those old but precious knowledges in their products:

“Suti’s Rose Water Facial Toner uniquely harnesses ‘Rose Moon Essence’ – our own organic floral essence from a rich red ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ rose that has been cultivated and prepared under a full moon. The principles of our Moon Essences take into account the powerful influences of lunar gravity on botanicals. In much the same way that common flower based ‘rescue remedies’ are prepared under the sun to harness these natural earthly energies within the elixir, Suti’s Rose Water Facial Toner with Rose Moon Essence harnesses the more feminine energies of the moon to create a toner that heals and protects the body and mind. Our perception of the Rose Moon Essence is that it is perfect for the heart as it encourages joy and happiness, relieves sadness and grief and opens the heart to receive love.”

In general, rose hydrolat is the queen of hydrolats, cause it acts as an antiseptic, it calms, hydrate and regenerate dull and sensitive skin. It stimulates the blood circulation and calms redness (great for using it after shaving, depilation, sun exposure,…) among many benefits. Suti’s rose water is packed in a beautiful 100 ml glass bottle with spray. For those who prefer fresher scents or have oily skin, Suti has also the Peppermint water.

Hope you have enjoyed this floral and fragrant voyage with me and that you will start to discover even natural fragrances 🙂

My new discovery: Suti skincare

Suti skincare

It seems that spring has brought me a lot of new green discoveries 🙂 Recently, I’ve been trying a few high-quality European organic brands, among which is the quite young British brand Suti. Suzannah (aka Su – ‘the nose’) and Tina Steadman (aka Ti – ‘the eyes’) are the power force behind Suti – a luxurius organic skincare with the most carefully selected ingredients that are simply just desserts for the skin. About their philosophy I love the most the fact that their knowledge is also based on energy, which is for me crucial, because you can sense when something has a good vibration or not = made with Love. Suzannah told me: “I loved the idea allows the plant to absorb energy for life, everything I do is based on energy.” You can discover more in depth the brand on their website.

When I have seen Suti package for the first time, I was very surprised about their simple, modern and very chic product and graphic design. Not to mention the bottles – they are so beautiful! Honestly, I admit that I adore to feed my soul and eyes even when I have in my hands a beautiful glass bottle with an elixir inside such as Suti products are. Their collection consists of 7 products and a muslin cloth for your facial cleansing, which is quite minimalist. But the products are so rich and nourishing with ingredients, that this will be more than enough and most of all a great investment for your skin. Especially for those who are organic oils lovers like me 🙂 Suti has an interesting philosophy based on aromatherapy and holistic approach (that I like so much!) which supports the use of organic oils blends for your skin instead of moisturizers. Here is a short note about this:

Facial Oil vs. Traditional Moisturiser

“Suti’s hero facial oils are cleverly formulated to intensively feed the skin without clogging the pores. A 100% natural blend of pure and potent certified organic plant extracts, Suti’s facial oils are light and silky and sink seamlessly into the skin, delivering a quenching dose of nourishing, vitamin-rich goodness without leaving a slick, greasy, filmy residue. 
Suti’s facial oils go above and beyond moisturising, feeding, balancing and healing the skin – be it parched and damaged or oily and blemished – to leave a complexion that simply radiates with health.”

And here I take the opportunity to answer many of you that have asked me about the difference between mineral and organic vegetable oils: Organic vegetable oils are pure elixirs for your beauty. There is a saying that “for every disease there grows a plant”… While mineral oil is just a CHEAP alternative, a light mixture of alkanes in the C15 to C40 range from a non-vegetable (mineral) source, particularly a distillate of petroleum. In short, I’d say that your choice defines the love for yourself and your skin!

I will continue with one of the best face oils I’ve ever tried! I was very curious about both Suti oils: for day and night. I decided to give a try to night oil since this is very uncommon for an organic brand to recommend oil for night. But my curiosity has led me to try it and ask more about this concept Suzzanah, the creator of this gorgeous oil that explained her insight: “The Nourish Night Oil was originally made for a lady in her 60s who had very dry skin who wanted me to make her an oil that would feed and nourish her skin at night. In addition to this she was experiencing sleeping difficulties and wanted me to include essential oils that would help to calm and induce a good nights sleep. All of our products have been made and formulated as a result of my being in practice and are all based on aromatherapy, homeopathy, flower and crystal essences, all of these energies come together to create a synergy of potent healing energy, all of the products have been made for a specific client in mind when requested to do so.”

 

Suti Nourish Face Oil for Night review

My skin is prone to dry so it’s needless to say that loves oils, even though I don’t use them during night all the time (nor moisturizers). When I opened Suti’s bottle I was totally captured by the amazing therapeutical scent of this oil, where you can smell jasmine, patchouli and geranium the most. When the oil is applied on the skin, even though is very nourishing, it does not leave the skin greasy or thick. It absorbs quite quick. It is packed in a luxurious 30ml glass bottle with a dropper. 2-4 drops of oil are enough for your face and neck, especially if you refresh you face before with one of their face waters. I find the best to massage the oil gently into the skin and stimulate the blood circulation and acupressure points on the face. The best is that this oil is not just great to treat your skin, but also your senses: it really relaxes the spirit and calms you before sleep. You will also notice that the colour of the oil is almost green. The list of ingredients is a holy grail among organic brands and the ingredients are of high quality selection with a plethora of benefits. According to Susannah, she has chosen the following ingredients when creating Nourish face oil for night that I want to share with you. Take notes 🙂

Avocado oil – mild and nourishing, used for dry skin with a high fat content, it gives lustre to tired and dry skin, also containing chlorophyll which gives it its green colour and is possible one of the best anti-oxidants, energising and purifying and quite critical in it’s cell regenerating properties.

Macadamia oil – one of the most important oils for mature skin, a good oil to use on the face at night when make-up is not required.  It has a high level of palmitoleic acid which occurs naturally in our skin to assist the maintenance of moisture levels.

Argan oil – known as the ‘Miracle oil’ from the Tree of Life and contains many vitamins, minerals and fatty acids essential for the building blocks of our skin, it is excellent for skin regeneration, helping to keep it elastic, soft and supple.

Apricot Kernel oil – an oil that is well tolerated in most skin types, highly nutritious and wondefully nourishing, helping to lock in moisture whilst allowing the skin to breath.

Sesame oil – a very softening and nourishing oil, high in omega 6, a fatty acid important for the regeneration of our skin, it is absorbed quite slowly and so therefore offers wonderful moisturizing and is very good to apply at night time.

Jasmine essential oil – known as the ‘king of flowers’, it comes out at night and is its most potent at this time, it is said to have an amazing affect on our emotions and calms the nervous system to aid a good nights sleep, it has cell regenerating properties and is known to treat dry skin.

Patchouli essential oil – is said to help keep us grounded, helping to relieve us of anxiety, inducing calm and serenity and a good nights sleep.  It has spectacular cell regenerating properties, it can assist the healing of scarring, rough and dry skin.

Orange essential oil – conveys warmth and happiness – I call it a happy oil, bright and of radiant sunshine, assisting people to relax and unwind it brings peace so we can sit stable, strong and silent so that we can remain calm and concentrated, it is a balm for any hurts, it helps to soothe dry skin.

Geranium essential oil – a balancing effect on our nervous systems, helping to lift the spirits and calm and soothe, aiding a good nights rest.  It balances sebum production, in dry skin it will help our oil glands to produce more oil and in oily skin it will help to reduce this action.  A wonderful essential oil regulating all our hormonal activity.

Bergamot essential oil – calming properties but uplifting to our spirits and helps to work on our sympathetic nervous system, a wonderfully calming oil to the skin helping to soothe irritations, it again assists in the regulation of of our skins natural oil levels.

Since you all know that I’m a lover of cold-pressed oils (and essential oils as well), I really wanted to share with you all amazing facts about these precious gifts of nature! Today we’ve had a short aromatherapy lesson 🙂 I also encourage you to discover and try the beautiful world of Suti – luxurious elixirs for your beauty 🙂