Savar Skincare Tips - The Benefits of a Natural Toner
We love natural toners at Savar, as they provide so many benefits for your skin, yet are so underrated. They are very beneficial for those with oily or acne-prone skin, or people who wear facial make up or heavier face products such as sunscreen.
Applying your natural toner to a cotton wool pad and gently wiping your facial skin after cleansing will remove any excess make up or oil left on your skin. A good natural skincare toner will also help close pores and quickly rebalance your skin at the same time.
A natural toner can also help bind moisture to your skin as well as refresh and revitalise your skin and is ideal to set make up and relieve dryness from air-conditioning at work or while travelling.
Toners really are a multi functional moisture boost that reduces shine and brightens your skin leaving it feeling radiant and refreshed.
Olivia and the team
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
Natural New Zealand skincare is no longer a necessity developed and marketed at only women, but there are now many natural skincare brands that have created lines specifically for men. However, male skincare requirements are no different to women; all skin needs to be kept clean and well moisturised, so in case the man in your life is having doubts, here are two reasons why men should definitely start using a natural moisturiser:
1) Keeping skin plumped and moisturised delays the ageing process. As we age, our skin becomes less able to keep itself moisturised, so a natural moisturiser will do wonders to keep his skin soft and subtle.
2) Well moisturised skin is more capable of healing quicker, so if prone to shaving rash, regularly moisturising skin will help it recover more quickly from the abrasion of shaving.
Natural skincare is not solely for women – men’s skin is subject to the same environment, UV rays and daily build up as women’s skin is. At Savar, our products are designed to be unisex. So feel free to share your Savar products with the man in your life!
Olivia and the team
Best Natural Skincare Products For Your 20’s
Finding the best natural skincare products is essential at any age, yet difference ages need different things. Most people in their 20’s will have the benefit of youth on their side, so they won’t be showing too many signs of ageing and are likely to still be producing plenty of collagen to ensure skin regularly and competently renews itself. Therefore, here are some suggestions for the best natural skincare products if you’re in your 20’s:
Younger skin is more likely to produce excessive oil. Therefore, using a natural facial wash, rather than cream cleanser, is a better way to remove all dirt, grime and oil. Toning is a great way to remove any excess make up or grime that your natural face wash has not removed, so invest in a good quality, natural face wash and natural toning spritz to keep skin hydrated and oil-free.
Whilst ageing won’t yet be a huge concern if you’re in your 20’s, it’s still a good idea to take preventative measures by find a natural skincare moisturiser that’s suitable for your skin type. This should include a natural day cream, and a natural night cream that have been formulated to work with your skin type.
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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.
Olivia and the team.
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.
Olivia and the team.
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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