Every once in a while I come across a brand that isn’t quite right for my dry skin but I think is spot on for you lovelies with oily and blemish prone skin. I know many people with more blemish prone and acneic skin who use really harsh and aggressive products to treat their skin. There seems to be a misconception that natural and organic products are not for them and only attacking with harsh chemicals will do! This actually causes more harm to already traumatised skin and can make things worse.
Yours Truly Organics is a natural skincare range specifically aimed at combination, oily and blemish prone skin that I spotted just over two years ago at a trade show on the very day it launched and have watched it go from strength to strength. It’s now available in Wholefoods too. The line is certified organic by Ecocert with means at least 95% natural ingredients and no parabens, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, or artificial colours or fragrance, as well as biodegradable or recyclable packaging. The founder, Kelita Bignall, herself struggled with such skin issues so I wanted to have a chat with her to find out more.
Why did you launch Yours Truly Organics?
KB: “When I was younger, I faced many skin problems and struggled to find a solution which was both effective and sustainable and I got sick of being unable to leave the house without makeup. I turned to prescription strength skincare remedies to alleviate the problem and, although these worked in the short term, as soon as I stopped taking them my skin problems returned. I wanted to take control of my own skincare regime, so began educating myself by mixing ingredients and attending classes and soon enough everyone was asking about my skincare regime. Then, Yours Truly Organics was born.”
Why do you choose to use only natural and organic ingredients?
KB: “My experience with prescription skincare was that, although it was effective, it wasn’t sustainable. I needed something which would help me in the long term, not just a quick fix. I wanted a healthy lifestyle and that included what I was putting on my skin. I wanted to create a line of skin care products that actually affect change in the skin rather than just being free from X, Y and Z and so turned to natural, organic ingredients. Our philosophy at Yours Truly Organics is that beautiful skin is achievable using ingredients that are in the best interest of your health. So whilst our products are beautiful on the outside, they are also beautiful on the inside.”
What is your Desert Island product from the range?
KB: “It’s hard to pick just one because they’re all great products, but if I had to, I would say the Face Base Face Balm. It’s the perfect all-rounder whilst stuck on a desert island because it gives the skin a beautiful natural glow, ideal for wearing no makeup. Both pea and daisy flower extracts are used to tighten and brighten the skin, leaving the complexion looking luminous.”
What does the term ‘natural beauty’ mean to you?
KB: “I believe that natural beauty is all about embracing the skin you’re in, and feeling confident within yourself; beauty comes from both the inside and out. I hope that my natural products can help to enhance the individual’s natural beauty, and allow women to feel comfortable no matter what.”
What is your top beauty tip (non-product) for those with oily and acne prone skin?
KB: “My top beauty tip is to simply stay hydrated and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important to ensure that you drink water regularly throughout the day and your skin will reap the benefits. In addition, if you wear makeup, it is important to take it all off before bed, followed by a cleanse and tone, to ensure the makeup doesn’t clog up your pores.”
Anything new on the horizon for Yours Truly Organics?
KB: “Yes! I am excited to reveal I have been developing the new Spot Me: Blemish Treatment Gel. This product will help to target specific problem areas and treat blemishes as quickly as possible. The gel formula diminishes any redness and calms the inflammation, with main ingredients including papaya fruit extract and lemongrass oil. It’s a handbag product – something you can carry around with you for any unexpected spots or blemishes!”
I know skin challenges can be a struggle. I have dry and dermatitis prone skin. Whatever you’re dealing with, be gentle with it and treat it with love, it’s the only skin you’ve got! If you’ve got any tips for dealing with blemishes do please share in the comments.
As I’ve heard great reports, I really wanted to offer a reader the chance to experience it for themselves and Yours Truly Organics has kindly provided the entire range! The fantastic prize consists of:
- Take it away! Gel Cleanser 100ml RRP £22.00
- Balancing Toner 100ml RRP £19.00
- Fix Me! Repairing Serum 30ml RRP £28.00
- Face Base Face balm 100ml RRP £25.00
To enter the giveaway and see full terms and conditions, please visit here.
For further information on Yours Truly Organics visit yourstrulyorganics.com