Plant Based Hand Lotions – Why We Are Obsessed!
Plant Based Hand Lotions are such an underrated but important product! It is so easy to become caught up in wanting the latest serum or moisturiser for your facial skin. However, we need to remember that it is just as important to care for the skin on our hands. This is where a plant based hand lotion plays a crucial role.
Hands are constantly in use, being washed and very rarely protected. It is important to treat them with the care they deserve. Having a few fabulous plant based hand lotions dotted around the house is a great idea and can be a life saver for dry rough skin – they rehydrate and moisturise your hands.
When treating your hands to a new plant based hand lotion try and choose a hand lotion that is formulated to intensely nourish and soften. At Sávar we believe the best hand creams are those enriched with natural, plant based extracts and oils that are rich and uber-nourishing.
If the skin on your hands is particularly dry, we suggest treating yourself to a hand treatment before bed at night by applying a thick layer of your best hand lotion on and then cover with cotton gloves. Leave this hand treatment on overnight! Your hands should feel wonderfully nourished and hydrated.
Your hands will thank you for it!
Olivia and the team x
A plant based hand repair is the secret to ensuring your hands remain nourished and hydrated throughout the day. There’s no avoiding the fact that our hands benefit from regular maintenance. Visiting a professional for regular maintenance is such a treat, however many of us either cannot afford the time or cost! Here are some suggestions of things you can do at home with a plant based hand repair to look after your hands and nails:
Investing in the best plant based hand repair you can find and using it regularly will go a long way to keeping your hands looking great. As a general rule try using the best plant based hand cream for your skin type at least twice a day.
For an extra moisture boost and intensive hand treatment, try investing in cotton gloves. You can then apply a thick layer of your best plant based hand cream and then put on the gloves to lock-in the moisture. Ideally leave them on for an hour, or if you can, overnight.
To stop your cuticles looking dry and flaky, regularly massage your natural hand cream into them.
We recommend using a natural, plant based hand cream like our Savar Advanced Hand Repair that is formulated with New Zealand avocado oil. Avocado oil is well known for its wonderful ability to retain moisture making it excellent for dry, parched and dehydrated skin. It is an oil that is uber- nourishing and brilliant at conditioning skin.
We hope you enjoy, your hands and nails certainly will!
Olivia and the team x
Plant Based Facial Exfoliator – Better for You and the Environment
Savar’s Plant Based Facial Exfoliator is a luxurious, non-abrasive plant based exfoliator that is formulated using an innovative exfoliating agent of miniature beads of natural bamboo. The plant based facial exfoliator effectively buffs, lifts oil, impurities and dead surface cells from your skin, and helps to reduce dullness, remove dry patches and brighten skin tone. Suitable for sensitive skin, it is one of the best natural, gentle ways to reveal smooth, radiant and healthy complexion.
Exfoliators have been receiving negative media attention lately, as those that are not natural exfoliators contain tiny microbeads made of plastic that slip through water treatment filtration systems, and end up polluting our water. This causes a lot of damage long term, and endangers sea life.
At Savar, we value New Zealand’s clean waterways, and think they are worth protecting. Our plant based facial exfoliator is made of bamboo beads that cause no harm to the environment or your skin.
Olivia and the team.
Savar Plant-Based Beauty Tips – Toner
With social media and advertising, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the constant new plant-based skincare products, or the claimed “must have” skincare treatments. At Savar, we do not think it should be complicated, a few key plant-based skincare products do a world of wonder for your skin if used regularly and consistently! A key product is a plant-based facial toner. We love and recommend this product as it provides so many benefits for your skin – here are a few:
1. Completes the cleansing process - many people don’t realise that using a plant-based facial toner after you have used a natural cleanser helps remove any excess make up, debris or oil left on your skin.
3. Hydrates your skin - A gentle plant-based facial toner will also hydrate and condition your skin, letting your favourite natural moisturiser penetrate skin more effectively.
4. Great for break-outs and protecting skin - your skin is exposed to a lot during the day, and a soothing, nourishing plant-based facial toner helps control shine and refreshes skin. It also contains antioxidants to protect against free radical damage that could cause signs of aging like fine lines.
You can see why we are huge fans of a natural face toner as they are a multi functional natural skincare product that works hard to cleanse, hydrate, protect skin and reduce shine - leaving your skin wonderfully hydrated and healthy.
Olivia and the team x
Using Your Savar Plant Based Face Wash
A plant based soap free face wash formulated with soothing, natural ingredients can be one of the best products for your skin – it will comfort and calm your skin. Our Savar plant based soap free face wash is multi-tasking, 100% biodegradable and very gentle on your skin. Below are a few top natural beauty tips for getting the most out of your Savar Luxury Face Wash.
Tip 1: If your skin is prone to break outs use this plant based soap free face wash morning and night. After night cleansing, dab a very small amount of honey (preferably raw) on any spots, leave on overnight and wash off in the morning. This combination will go a long way to achieving healthy spot free skin which is something we all love.
Tip 2: Our Savar plant based face wash also makes a fabulous natural shaving gel for men and women by creating a gentle foam and a good glide for your razor to work over without snagging and causing the razor to catch on hairs or skin.
Tip 3: Gentle enough to keep your skin healthy, our soap free natural face wash is also a great makeup remover instantly and gently removing non waterproof mascara and can be safely used on all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Olivia and the team x
Plant Based Beauty and You
For centuries, people have been extracting and using the numerous benefits of natural plant based beauty products and ingredients – whether that be for diet, health or their skin benefits. Plant based beauty extracts used in beauty products such as ours can do wonders for the skin! Below is a list of just a few of the plant based extracts we use in our products, and the benefits of them.
- White Tea – anti-aging, eases inflammation and soothes irritation.
- Manuka Honey – natural antimicrobial that is powerfully soothing, calming, moisturising, protecting and promotes healthy skin.
- Blackcurrant seed oil – rich in essential fatty acids, anti-aging, renewing and rejuvenating.
- Pomegranate – one of nature’s best anti-aging antioxidants that nourishes, restores and replenishes.
- Fig – deeply hydrating, especially ideal for sensitive skin.
- Avocado –one of natures true wonders that's anti-aging, fast absorbing, uber-nourishing, softening and protecting.
- Aloe vera – soothing, anti-fungal and antibacterial. Assists in calming irritated skin, skin infections and promoting healthy skin.
- Rosehip – super rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that nourish, revitalise, heal and protect skin. It also assists in evening out skin tone and targeting fine lines.
Instead of looking at a label of your skincare product and having no clue as to what you are putting on your face, wouldn’t you rather know that you are providing your skin with the best natural and plant-based support? We at Savar are such big advocates for providing yourself with the best possible support - including a plant based diet, skincare regime and healthy lifestyle!
Olivia and the team x
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Benefits of a Plant-Based Natural Night Cream
We’ve said it before, and will say it again – a good night time plant based natural skincare routine is so important. Cleansing effectively using a natural cleanser to rid your face of all the make-up and dirt accumulated during the day, and then using a plant based natural toner to make sure no cleanser is left are both very important steps. However, arguably the most important step of all is finding and using the right natural night cream suited to your skin type.
Using a natural night cream that not only agrees with your skin type (as a rule of thumb, the more oil in your skin, the less you want in a moisturiser and vice versa) but actually works to improve it can make the most significant difference to your overall skin health.
At night, our body starts doing all the things it couldn’t do when active during the day, including replacing lost moisture. This is the most optimum time to supply it with the right tools to treat skin issues effectively. If you’re applying a good natural night cream before you go to bed, your body doesn’t need to waste any time on replacing lost moisture, so it can instead focus on repairing wrinkle/blemish/pigmentation causing damage and keeping your skin happy.
Therefore, it’s absolutely essential that you not only find a good night cream, but also that you apply it every night and help your body give you the best skin it can. Well moisturised skin is healthy, glowy, dewy and blemish-free, and who wouldn’t want skin like that?
Olivia and the team