Plant Based Face Wash – Great For Men and Women
A plant based face wash is a key ingredient to healthy skin, regardless of skin type, age or sun damage. Gentle treatment from a plant based face wash encourages normal collagen production and ensures your skin stays smooth and radiant. What’s more, it helps protect your face from environmental damage, reduces pore sizes and controls sebum production.
Our Savar soap free plant-based face wash is 99% natural and enriched with premium botanical extracts and oils. It’s ingredients include lace bark (regarded for its superior soothing and protecting abilities), organic cucumber (a fabulous hydrator that doubles as a toner) and lemon fruit (which softens, cleanses and brightens).
Gentle enough to keep your skin healthy, our multi-tasking plant based face wash is also a great makeup remover - instantly and gently dissolving makeup, and can be safely used on all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Being a multi-tasking unisex face wash it is also a fabulous natural shaving gel, as creates 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. If shaving tends to irritate your skin – whether male or female, this plant based face wash acts as a great shaving gel with warm water.
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There are so many natural skincare tips we have previously mentioned, such as ensuring regular exfoliating and moisturising, but one of the best natural skincare tips to achieve healthy and glowing skin is to remove your makeup at night before going to bed.
Your body and skin uses the sleeping hours doing everything it can to repair any damage – however minor – the previous day may have created. This includes things like flushing out toxins from your skin and regenerating any loss of collagen. Both of these examples are pretty essential to maintaining healthy skin, yet by leaving your make-up on before you go to bed, you’re making it harder for your body to do a good job at repairing any facial skin damage as your make-up works like a mask that stops anything getting in (like oxygen) and anything getting out.
This is one of the best natural skincare tips we can give you, as wearing make-up to bed clogs your pores leaving you with, at the very least dull facial skin, and at the very worst inflamed spots and blackheads. Then the vicious circle continues as whilst your body should be concentrating on keeping your skin healthy, instead it then has to focus on dealing with the newly inflamed or clogged pores.
Hope this helps!
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.
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Five Essential Natural Skincare Products
There are five natural skincare products that every person should have in their beauty routine no matter what. Ideally, you need to find the best natural beauty product in each category for your particular skin type so you have a collection of natural skincare products to fall back on, safe in the knowledge that your skin loves them.
Natural Moisturiser -- everyone needs to moisture; at least every evening but ideally every morning too. Oily skin types are best suited to lighter natural moisturisers, but they still require moisturising just as much as dry skin does!
Natural Cleanser – whether you prefer cleansing with a flannel or cotton wool, a good, solid natural skincare cleanser is an absolute essential for your beauty routine. Removing daily dirt, grime and make-up is something that, whilst fairly tedious, is absolutely necessary to keep your skin in top condition.
Natural Eye Make-up Remover – even if you don’t wear eye make-up, it’s still important to have this product in your beauty collection to keep your eye area clean. The skin around the eyes is incredibly delicate, so it’s a good idea to keep this product around for when you’ve been out and about.
Natural Serum – a great natural serum is formulated different to a moisturiser, containing smaller particles that find it easier to penetrate your skin. Using a natural skin serum daily under your natural skincare moisturiser is an absolute essential for healthy and glowing skin.
Natural Eye Cream - a lot of people make the mistake of using their skincare moisturiser as an eye cream. Facial creams are usually far too rich for the delicate skin around the eyes, so this skin struggles to absorb the rich cream resulting in a build-up on the surface with often shows as tiny white spots. Therefore, it’s really important to use specific skincare product formulated just for your eye area.
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Natural Face Wash – What You Should Look For
Everyone has a different idea of what makes a great natural face wash. For some it’s an amazing smell, but for most it’s how it performs. A great natural face wash should look inviting and make you look forward to using it, it should smell glorious so you’re happy to use it on your face and it should leave skin feeling wonderfully cleansed without a hint of tightness.
Your skin type can mean you have different needs from a natural face wash. For example, oily skin people tend to enjoy the feeling that their skin has been stripped of moisture (even though it isn’t necessarily the best thing for their skin!) as they’re usually on a constant battle to try and eradicate that oily feeling. Whereas dry skinned people want to have skin that feels as if it’s been given a bath of moisture after using their natural face wash; the last thing dry skin sufferers want is that tight feeling after using a good face wash!
The best way to keep most skin types happy is by using a good natural face wash that won’t upset the natural balance of the skin, so gentle natural cleansers that are soap free are best for all skin types. Look for plant-based natural ingredients in a natural face wash that are great for the skin, will sooth whilst cleansing and will brighten and hydrate the skin.
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A Savar Natural Five Minute Facial
We love natural skincare and pampering, but we know that not everyone has the time or funds to visit the salon and get a facial or treat themselves to some pampering. This is why we have created our own quick and easy five-minute facial that you can do at home, using our favourite Savar natural skincare products.
Start with our Natural Luxury Face Wash. This is a soap free natural face wash formulated to remove dirt, grime and oil to prepare your skin and pave the way for the rest of the facial. Clean skin is a lot more receptive to pampering products and will therefore feel the benefit of our facial.
Next use our Natural Refining Revitalising Facial Exfoliator to buff away any dead skin cells and leave skin smooth and ready for the next phase.
Now, apply a thick layer of our natural Hydrating Antioxidant Moisture Mask and work it into the face. Spend a good couple of minutes massaging it in and keep adding layers as your skin drinks it in. When a few minutes are up, you can tissue away any excess.
Use our Natural Instant Boost Multi-Toner to remove any excess mask and follow with another spritz of facial toner to refresh skin and tighten pores.
Lastly, follow with our Savar Antioxidant Night Cream to nourish and hydrate skin.
This is a really easy way to give yourself a wonderfully pampering natural skincare facial in just a few minutes – we promise you’ll see a big difference!
Olivia and the team x
Savar Natural Beauty Tips for Healthy Glowing Skin
1. Plant-Based Food: You can spend all the money you have on good quality natural skincare and make-up, but if you’re eating junk and avoiding vegetables then your skin will never look its best. It is not about being super strict and sticking religiously to a diet, but a plant-based diet will go a long way to achieving healthy skin, providing your body with all the nutrients it needs.
2. Sleep: Most people take sleeping for granted, but the amazing things that your body undertakes during sleep are essential to achieving healthy skin and making sure everything is working and moving properly. Try and give yourself at least a couple of early nights a week where you allow your body to wake up when it wants to, rather than when the alarm goes off.
3. Pamper: Give yourself at least an hour of ‘me’ time a week where you indulge in whatever way you like. This doesn’t need to involve lots of natural lotions, natural potions and natural masks and can be as simple as an hour of lying around in bed with your favourite magazine, eating chocolate. The important thing is to give yourself some time-out to relax and enjoy doing absolutely nothing.
4. Fun: Happy people have happy healthy skin and there’s no better way to get your happy endorphins going than having some good old fashioned fun. Take some time off and enjoy yourself, relax and de-stress, this will make sure that you’re striking a good balance between work and play.
5. Natural skincare: Obviously we weren’t going to make all these suggestions without the most essential one of all, which is the importance of taking good care of your skin. Keep skin clean, pampered and nourished as often and as effectively as you can with quality natural skincare products; don’t ever go to bed wearing make-up and try and invest some time every week to boost your skin with a facial massage or a natural skincare mask, even if you just spend five minutes massaging in your favourite natural moisturiser, it all makes a difference and keeps skin glowing.
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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.
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The eye area is one of the most sensitive areas of our body as the skin surrounding the area is delicate and thin, making it much more vulnerable than the rest of our face. Therefore, this area is usually the first to start showing signs of ageing and damage in both men and women.
It’s important to keep the under eye area well moisturised and well taken care of. Therefore, we’ve carefully formulated our Natural Wonder Lift Eye Cream for men and women so that it delivers maximum natural benefits with minimal plant based ingredients. We’ve carefully selected a choice few natural, plant based ingredients that are proven to be beneficial for treating the early signs of ageing without irritation. These include New Zealand chamomile to sooth sensitive and irritated skin, organic bilberry to calm and protect and black tea extract, which is known for its anti-ageing benefits and which also encourages firmness and elasticity.
Considering how weak and vulnerable the under eye area is, we believe it’s essential to not only know exactly what you’re putting on this area, but to also keep the ingredients as natural and minimal as possible. This is why we carefully considered each and every ingredient to ensure our Natural Wonder Lift Eye Cream delivered on results whilst keeping skin happy.
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The Best Skincare Regime for Patchy and Dry Skin
It is important to remember that your skin is an organ, and responds to the outward environment as well as what you put into your body. This means it may change, and may fluctuate between dry or sensitive.
If your skin has recently changed, try to figure out what might have caused the changes; have you started using different products? Not just on your face but on your hair or in the shower, as these products will inevitably touch your face at some point during use. Stress is another factor that can dramatically change your skin and cause it to react strangely, so whilst it’s important to get to the root of the problem, it’s also important to act quickly and treat accordingly.
It is likely that your skin is dehydrated which means it’s lacking water. This is common when hormonal changes occur (often brought on by stress) and is a skin condition rather than a skin type. You’ll need to adjust your skincare to include natural products that are still aimed at your original skin type, but also that will help put more water in to the skin. A quick solution for dry skin is to add a richer Natural Normal to Dry Moisturiser to your routine, or using a natural Antioxidant Moisturising Mask, to allow your skin to replace lost moisture.
Another cause may be that your skin lacks oil. Therefore, your skincare routine should focus on products for dry skin that don’t worsen the problem (so avoid anything that foams, unless it is soap free as this will further strip the skin). Search for natural cream-based cleansers and rich natural moisturisers. Your skin type would also benefit from regular exfoliation (gently working a warm flannel over your face in circular motions a few times a week would suffice).
The key to keeping dry skin happy is to give it what it wants; lots of moisture, care and TLC.
Olivia and the team x