Natalie Aroyan is the extremely talented lady behind the Australian skincare brand Pink Hibiscus.Â Her stuff is good, really really good!Â Nat’s products are favoured by local celebs such as Jackie O and Bessie Bardot but that’s not what is going to make you buy them, you’ll buy them ’cause they’re good!
Nat’s products were the first products that I’ve used with essential oils in them.Â It took me a little while to get used to the cleanser but I experienced no breakouts; I’ve always been wary of putting essential oils on the face for this reason.Â I loved the Replenishing Face Cream and Eyelights Eye Balm, I use them every evening after cleansing and toning.
The Eyelights Eye Balm is fragrance free and is enriched with Cucumber and Chamomile extracts to soothe and cool the skin as well as Vitamins A and E for extra nourishment and protection.Â And the Moisturising Cream is enriched with Vitamin E and the essential oils of Organic Lavender, Palmarosa and Organic Sweet Orange.
My favourite product is her Tropical Mango Body Souffle, it smells heavenly, slips over the skin easily and doesn’t leave an oily residue, it’s yum, yum, yum!Â With a creamy base ofÂ hand whipped cream and enriched with Vitamin E and Shea Nut Butter sounds so edible doesn’t it?Â The Souffle also comes in Coconut and Frangipani scents and Hand Souffles.
If you want to pamper yourself in a DIY fashion, you seriously cannot go past her Body Smoother and Tootsies Smoothing Foot Mask.Â I use the Body Smoother prior to turning the shower on, using it on my dry skin I find is much more effective and it doesn’t scratch.Â Application is easy because it’s a cream formula and therefore doesn’t dry out your skin.
Containing Ground Walnut, Papaya Extract and a regenerative combination of Essential Oils, the Body Smoother is an affordable way to regenerate the skin and prepare it for spray tanning or simply to improve the skin\’s texture, boost circulation and assist in the management of cellulite.
The Tootsies mask is a little bit messy and I haven’t perfected the art yet of how best to use it except sitting for 10 minutes on the edge of my bathtub while the mask dries.Â But once again, it’s well worth the effort, feet feel so lovely and soft. Afterwards I slather on some foot cream and pop some socks on and voila, fabulous feet!Â The other option is to put a towel down while you’re watching tele and have a bucket of water next to you to rinse them off with after the 10mins.
The foot mask is infused with the essential oils of Organic Peppermint and Organic Lavender and the French Argiletz White Clay is layered with Ground Pumice to exfoliate your feet.
And her Purifying Mask left my skin feeling so soft and cleansed.Â But be warned, it’s messy.Â I put the mask on once a week before I have a shower so that I can wash it off in a confined environment, the clay is dark and I get it everywhere when I’m rinsing it off but it’s so worth it.
The main ingredient in the Replenishing Clay Mask is Australian Organic Pastel Pink Clay and is beneficial to all skin types. It balances stressed and sensitive skin while aiding in overall firmness.Â It draws out impurities, is rich in iron and minerals and is especially effective on mature skin.
And what I didn’t realise was that we should always keep the clay mask refrigerated!Â Lucky it’s cold and wintery here!
This is such a good quality and affordable skincare regime, I seriously can’t rave about it enough.Â I do like some of my products in tubes or pump bottles, particularly the face products, but Nat is addressing this and will be introducing some of her products in pump bottles, tubes aren’t feasible right now because her products are handmade.Â And her body souffle, I would definitely love to see that in a bigger pump or lotion bottle.
And I’m excited to have Nat on board as a guest editor, she’s going to have a regular Skin Care column providing you with lots of advice and tips on how to keep yours in tip top shape.