Organic Shop Pumpkin and Honey Skincare Review

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Autumn is here and what better way to celebrate than testing out some skincare goodies that have a seasonal feel. I was lucky enough to have been sent the new formula, Pumpkin and Honey skincare range by the Organic Shop to try. These may have been sent to me free of charge (a first for us as our policy is generally to buy retail) but that doesn’t mean I won’t be giving my honest, unbiased opinion on it as usual! Beauty Answers is a space for testing out formulas with the hopes of finding some hidden (and maybe not so hidden) makeup and beauty gems. So, without further ado, let’s get into the Organic Shop Pumpkin and Honey skincare review.

The Organic Shop

Before getting stuck in to testing the skincare, I decided to do a little research of my own around the brand itself. Organic Shop isn’t a brand that I had heard of or tried before, so naturally I wanted to know a bit more about the products I was sticking on my face.

They don’t appear to have a direct website that sells products and instead sell on Amazon and other brand outlets such as the Unexpekted Store. However, their page on Amazon works as a typical product website, displaying all their skincare collection with a brief description of the brands ethos and the products themselves.

Organic Shop seem to stick by their organic name by claiming to use fruit, vegetables, tropical flower extracts with no synthetic fragrances or ingredients all encased in recyclable packaging. An added bonus is the products being Vegan. Kudos Organic Shop, for this reason alone you get a thumbs up from me.

The retail price for their skincare seems relatively low compared to many other skincare brands, with most of their products coming in at the £5 mark. A budget option skincare range is always welcomed, especially at a time when we’re all feeling the pinch, providing the products actually bring some benefits to the skin.

Organic Shop Pumpkin and Honey Skincare Review

This skincare range is tailored towards those with an oily skin type. Honestly, I flit between oily and combination but after having recent breakouts I thought it was time to tackle some of the oiliness I had been experiencing to see if this could banish the breakouts.

I hadn’t seen many pumpkin products available in the skincare section but through my research found that the use of pumpkin in skincare brings antioxidants and vitamins A, E and C to the skin which are typically linked to helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. As well as this, the natural fruit enzymes in pumpkin exfoliate dead skin cells.

To get a full overview of how Organic Shop can help oily skin I called in the help of my friend, Lewis, who is more of a novice to skincare to give another perspective on how he found The Organic Pumpkin and Honey skincare range, for his oily skin.

Pumping and Honey Serum

First up let’s talk about the serum. I was slightly unaware of what this would be bringing to my routine, there was no mention of any of the usual proven-to-work skincare ingredients I usually see in my skincare with the blurb focusing on the benefits and abilities of natural ingredients.

I have to admit, amongst all of the offerings available this is perhaps the one I’m the least enthusiastic about. To be honest, I’m not sure it brought much to my current routine using other serums, with the more concentrated ingredients often presenting more visible results. The main benefit of the Organic Shop Pore Minimizing Face Serum was, believe it or not, to reduce the appearance of pores, so for someone particularly prone to open pores there may well be a more noticeable difference.

Pumpkin and Honey Face Peel

The second product I tested was the face peel. I suffer with combination skin so sometimes find my skin feels slightly grainy in texture. Facial peels typically help to rid the epidermis of dead skin cells to refresh the skin. This peel claims to restore the skin while saturating it with natural ingredients.

When applying the formula it felt disappointingly thin, I felt like I had to apply more to my face than I usually would with other peels, but as it dried I could definitely feel a mask covering my face. However, the smell was slightly overpowering for me even if it was all natural.

If one of the key aims was to suck up additional oils from the epidermis, then I can’t fault it. I could definitely feel a noticeable difference to my skin after use, which felt completely oil-controlled after.

Now it’s over to Lewis to give the down low on how he found Organic Shop Pumpkin and Honey range.

Balancing Face Mask

The initial thing that stood out to me was the packaging – I liked the pumpkin theme as it fits in nicely with the hero ingredient, pumpkin.

 Before getting into the testing it was nice to see more organic alternative skincare brand, especially being so conscious about the environment, I can totally see myself switching to a more natural alternative if I find that these products work for me.

I don’t usually use too many skin care products, the only one I can compare the Organic Shop Pumpkin and Honey facemask to is my Super Facialist For Men facemask, which is way more like clay than the Pumpkin and honey face mask. I felt this was a good thing because normally the face mask feels like a dirt road on my face, but this was of a much smoother consistency and far more pleasant.

The facemask matched the consistency of the face cream more than I had expected, which isn’t a bad thing per se, it was just hard to tell the difference between the two products on first application.

Mattifying Face Cream

From the first application, the mattifying face cream definitely made my skin feel softer without adding any additional oil to my complexion like other moisturisers I’d tried do. I have been cleansing my face before applying the face cream every morning and it’s fitted into my routine nicely as the product was quick and easy to apply.

Just like the balancing face mask, the mattifying face cream smelled overly like the flavour on the label, both have almost no smell, maybe a very slight hint at most. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though as overly scented products can some times feel heavier on the face. All in all, both products definitely made my skin less oily, and I would go as far as to say I could see myself using this on a daily basis now!

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