It’s actually easy being Green

For almost 15 years Organic Surge has been caring for your skin, whilst reducing our carbon footprint, with products that (quite literally) don’t cost the Earth.

Here's how our Clean Beauty ethos takes care of the conscience as well as your complexion. 

  1. Keeping it as natural as possible

Our products contain a minimum of 98% naturally derived ingredients and we only use ingredients derived from renewable resources. When we use natural & organic ingredients instead of synthetic ones we enhance the skin's natural function; utilising active ingredients which help optimise our skin's regeneration.

  • 2.    Certified Organic .
    Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics" so rest assured Organic Surge Products contain:
    A minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.
    A minimum of 50% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 5% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.
    3.    Which means absolutely none of these.
    GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes or animal derived ingredients.
    4.    And also #Glutenfree & 100% Suitable for Vegans.
    All of our products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Organic Surge is against animal testing and upholds the European ban. At Organic Surge we are #allergyaware so all of our Organic Surge products are wheat/gluten free and tested for suitability to all skin types even the most sensitive
    5.    Palm Oil?
    Our products do not contain palm oil itself but some products contain
    ingredients which are derived from palm oil. The sources of these
    ingredients vary but we only buy from suppliers who are signed up to the
    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
    6.    Recyclable Packaging & Biodegradability
    We only use packaging materials which can be recycled, and we don't use more packaging than is needed. And although it's not the prettiest parcel you'll ever receive we work hard to make sure that all of our outer packaging for your order contains biodegradable or recyclable materials too.
    7.    NEVER Tested on Animals.
    We absolutely do not and our manufacturing partners do not. Organic Surge
    will always work with ingredients derived from nature wherever possible,
    rather than using synthetic ingredients. Each ingredient is sourced with the
    utmost care for the environment and respect for the welfare of animals.
    8.    And finally
    We're proud that all of our products are made here in Great Britain!
  • Allergy Awareness Week 2019

    ORGANIC SURGE − ALLERGY AWARENESS − CLEAN BEAUTY 

    At Organic Surge, we understand the challenges of sensitive skin. Alan MacKenzie, our founder, set up Organic Surge after suffering from eczema and skin sensitivity, and wanted to create an affordable organic skincare range.  In honour of Allergy Awareness Week 2019, we wanted to tell your more about our fantastic Lavender Meadow Range, which has been clinically tested for eczema prone and sensitive skin.

    This multi-award-winning, fragrant range gently improves the skin’s appearance, while providing daily protection, reducing tension and stress, encouraging restful sleep and uplifting moods,  while calming the mind, body and soul. We love this powerful plant for all its unique properties, which is why we use it in our Lavender & Geranium Essential Oil Blend in all of our Gentle Meadow range. Lavender has been used for centuries for medicinal, natural health and beauty purposes. It has a strong aromatic scent and is full of therapeutic properties to help soothe body and mind.

    LAVENDER MEADOW Lavender essential oil is distilled from Lavender flowers and is a calming, relaxing oil with a herby floral aroma, which is why it’s often used in aromatherapy to combat stress and calm the senses. The essential oil can be used as antiseptic to support skin care and natural healing and balance skin conditions. Geranium essential oil is distilled from Geranium leaves, releasing a rosy, refreshing and intense oil with a sweet floral aroma. It helps to harmonise the emotions and rebalance combination skin, by balancing the production of sebum, while keeping it supple and helping to soothe and heal irritation.

    Every product in our range has been made from the finest skin-loving ingredients. Our Lavender Meadow Shower & Bath Gel, which recently won ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019, will treat your skin with care whilst you enjoy the expert blend of calming lavender with balancing rose geranium essential oils.

    Our Lavender Meadow range has been clinically tested and proven kind to skin and also suitable for people who may be prone to eczema. In the shower, apply using hands or a shower sponge, lather well then rinse off and towel dry. In the bath, add a generous amount under running water to create your own relaxing spa bath at home.

    For super soft skin and lasting fragrance, finish by using our Lavender Meadow Hand & Body Lotion, which uses a blend of lightweight glycerine, rich shea and coca butters, to soften and moisturise your skin.

    Did you also know that all Organic Surge products are 100% gluten free and vegan.

    Find out more here.

    Now with 20% off our clinically tested, award winning Editor’s Choice - this week only!

     

    Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!

    We were recently honoured with the high accolade of Best Value High Street Beauty Brand in the Beauty Shortlist Awards, so we know how to combine the brilliance of science and the power of nature to bring you the most effective Clean Beauty that we possibly can. We know that when it comes to skincare, it is the delicate and often sensitive skin of our faces that needs particular attention and TLC. The key component to ANY skincare regime is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! And we have the perfect one for you:

    Blissful Daily Moisturiser

    Throughout the day your skin is affected by pollutants that simply can't be avoided in today's world, and a good daily moisturiser is your essential base. Help to neutralise environmental irritants, plus keep skin hydrated by using Organic Surge Blissful Daily Moisturiser. Apply liberally to the face each morning, smoothing in with fingertips, avoiding the eye area. A blend of natural hydrators and antioxidants protects skin ensuring a healthy, smooth complexion and is perfect for normal or combination skin.

    Super-Intensive Daily Moisturiser,

    Those with mature or dry skin types should opt for the Super-Intensive Daily Moisturiser, with the additional benefits of Aloe Vera to repair, sooth and moisturise skin. Again, apply liberally to the face each morning, and smooth in with fingertips. Specifically designed for dry skin that needs an extra surge of moisture this intensely hydrating cream provides the ultimate boost to restore dryness. Organic Essential Oil of Rose Geranium is key to restoring skin balance and reviving a dull complexion. With the additional benefits of Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Grape Seed oil to repair, sooth and lock in moisturise, skin will look and feel super soft. 

    Overnight Sensation Cream 

    Avoid the morning blues and that after-party look when you wake up by gently massaging Overnight Sensation Cream into cleansed skin before you hit the hay. This luxurious cream restores hydration and revitalises you whilst you sleep. During the night, skin is at its most receptive and deprived of the goodness it craves. Bursting with natural skin emollients including Shea Butter, Glycerine and Aloe Vera, Overnight Sensation Night Cream lovingly restores skin and keeps it from harm. Organic Essential Oil of Rose Geranium is also included to help keep sluggish skin at bay. Make night time a time for your skin to recoup after a long day with Overnight Sensation Night Cream – for a sensational skin experience night after night!

     

    Eco-friendly jewellery from Susanencapsulates

    This week we talk with jewellery maker Susan Webster, whose handmade, up-cycled Encapsulate jewellery is lovingly made from used aluminium coffee capsules and mixed materials contained within gleaming silver plated settings. Susan is based in the Scottish Highland town of Nairn.

    1. What first led you in the direction of making jewellery?

    I studied for a degree in Design and became an Art and Design teacher for many years. During that time, I became very adept at utilising pre-used materials in creative work. Although I love drawing, painting and other areas of Art and Design, I developed a strong interest in jewellery making while helping my students design pieces for their SQA units. When I finished teaching, I relished the opportunity to make my own pieces.

     

    1. Your jewellery is upcycled, can you tell us why this is so important to you?

    Another passion of mine is caring for the environment. I am pretty rigorous about reducing waste, re-using things and recycling, so if I can find another use for things before disposing of them, I will. The coffee capsules I had collected had a very attractive variety of colours, so I experimented to develop my own style of working with them.

     

    1. What are your favourite materials to use?

    I enjoy using all sorts of materials, but with this particular product, the base material is aluminium, which is quite soft and malleable, shiny and lightweight. For decorating the capsules, I use an array of pre-used, often broken, bits of jewellery; sometimes my own, some contributed by others, and some I buy in charity shops. Single earrings which have lost their partners make really good feature points. My favourite searches are on the beach where I seek out tiny pieces of sea-glass, shells, corals and pebbles and often the beach-themed pieces include a sprinkle of local sand.

    1. How long does it take to make a piece?

    The process of producing each piece involves first of all, drinking the coffee (well, somebody has to do it!), then opening the capsules to clean out the coffee grounds (which I compost), then wash and dry them. I then crush them and fill the backs with clay to give them a little more weight and keep them firm. Once they’re baked, I add a little paint and a few bits and pieces I think will fit and enhance the individual shapes of each one. After a final selection, I stick it all with a non-toxic adhesive. Lastly, I attach the silver bail, brooch pin or bangle. This is all quite time-consuming, so it takes me over 4 hours to make each piece. That’s not counting the sourcing of materials, packaging, photography and marketing.

    1. What inspires your creativity when making a new piece of jewellery?

    My inspirations are very varied, but can be summarised as: nature, culture and fashion- I’ve made pieces inspired by landscapes, beaches, seasons flowers, insects, themes like music, art, sailing, tartan etc. I especially enjoy matching up jewellery to particular outfits, as some people commission me to do for special occasions.

     

    1. What’s your favourite piece of jewellery that you’ve made before and why?

    My favourite is difficult to pinpoint, but I made a set for myself for my daughter’s wedding in September, (as well as hair-vines for the bride and bridesmaids, and a kilt pin for the groom) and wearing them brings back happy memories of that lovely day. You can see it on my Facebook page- peachy coloured.

     

    1. What challenges do you face in your work?

    There are quite a few challenges in my work- like living with my ‘studio’ being my dining room table! Keeping up with marketing when I’d really rather be making jewellery, sourcing eco-friendly packaging etc, and finding time to set up an Etsy shop or website, which I haven’t managed to do yet.  It’s also too easy to hide away and make jewellery instead of taking time out to socialise- I should do more of that. My health imposes a few limitations on how much I can do, as I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis with all its complications since I was 29, but  I’m very lucky to be doing something I enjoy-  I am loving being my own boss, sharing my creations with others, receiving positive feedback and making people happy in my own minor way, while minimising my impact on the environment.

     

     

     

    💫 MOTHER’S DAY COMPETITION 💫

    Mums deserve to be spoilt rotten and when better to do that than Mother’s Day. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, fear not as we are giving one lucky person the chance to win this incredible prize.

    We’ve teamed up with the fabulous   @susanencapsulates to give one lucky winner a chance to win this beautiful, unique upcycled jewellery set, inspired by nature culture and fashion. Eco friendly fashion.
    The winner will also receive our Rose Whisper Hand and Body Collection, created using up to 99% ingredients from natural origins & up to 73% from organic farming, chosen for sensitive skin.


    For your chance to #win simply head over to our Facebook page.
     
      

    Our Top 4 Winter Beauty Routines

     From the everyday to Christmas Day, here are our top 4 products that are essential for creating a wonderful winter beauty routine.

     

    Replenishing Facial Oil

    In winter it’s not just the turkey that’s dry, the colder months can severely dehydrate your skin. Using a facial oil a few times a week, along with your regular moisturiser, will help to seal in moisture, protect it from environmental damage, plump the skin and of course assist with those irritating flaky bits of skin which pop up on your face throughout the winter months. Argan Oil naturally nourishes the skin, increasing skin elasticity, while Yarrow Oil naturally soothes, reducing inflammation.

    Top Party Tip
    I also apply a drop or two AFTER my I put my make up on, to highlight those cheekbones and add a touch of Christmas sparkle.

    Deep Cleansing Face Mask

    Never underestimate the power of a face mask. Quick results, minimum fuss and soft, glowing skin – a real  shortcut to speedy skincare success, as well as being a bit of 'me time'.

    To alleviate signs of parched, tight, winter-weary skin, smooth over your face and leave for 10−15 minutes, then rinse off, then gently dry your skin with a warm towel. Use weekly, or whenever your skin needs a quick brightness boost. 

    Top Party Tip
    For overnight intensive treatment, I like to apply it generously over my face, avoiding the eye area, then I simply rinse it off in the morning.

    Perfecting Face Polish

    The combination of fewer daylight hours, central heating and cold dry air makes your skin even more prone to drying out in the winter.  By exfoliating you banish those dead skin cells, making way for new ones, as well as any dirt and oil trapped in your pores. Our Perfecting Face Polish is made from finely ground coconut shells bound in a lotion made with moisturising oils and soothing herbal extracts, creating a gently exfoliating skin treat. 

    Top Party Tip

    After giving my skin a good buff, not only is my skin cleaner and healthier but it is better prepped to receive my moisturiser.

    Nourishing Rose Day Cream

    Skin sensitivity can often be exacerbated by cold, windy weather. To rehydrate chapped cheeks or soothe a red nose, reach for our Nourishing Rose Day Cream, where a little goes a long way with this moisturiser.

    The rich hydrating cream helps to soothe, repair and nourish skin with the help of its Damask Rose Oil and Argan Oil. Apply all over and then pat on an extra layer where needed.

    Your usual moisturiser may not be enough in this cold snap, so pull out all the stops when it comes to nourishing winter skin with a hard-working hydrator.

    Top Party Tip
    Massage in to your face and neck with gentle upward strokes. For extra hydration, mix with a couple of drops of Replenishing Facial Oil for a beautiful glow.oil rose

     

    Which products are your beauty must-haves this winter? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on social media!

     

    An interview with Yoga Junkies co-founder Hannah Wisniewski

    Yoga Junkies launched on 1 November with a mission to inspire women to be the best version of themselves through the power of yoga.

    Their monthly box subscription contains 4-5 surprise yoga lifestyle products, delivered directly to your door.

    We chatted to Yoga Junkies co-founder Hannah Wisniewski to find out more:

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    Congratulations on the launch of Yoga Junkies. Tell us a little bit about what we can expect from your monthly subscription box?

    Thank you so much. We are so excited to finally start this new journey!

    Each month, our members will receive a stylized box containing yoga lifestyle products from all around the world. The items include a range of yoga equipment, vegan snacks, natural cosmetics, jewellery, and gemstones plus our very own Yoga Junkies magazine. We put a lot of love and hard-work into selecting extraordinary products to provide an amazing experience to our members.

    We are currently working on more ways to bring value to our members. Soon they will be able to access free yoga workouts and videos, our online magazine about yoga, meditation, nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle, and the second edition of our e-book.

    Our vision is to build a comprehensive online community for everybody who loves the yoga lifestyle.

    Where did your passion for Yoga begin, and what were your influences?

    I came across yoga through a workout program called P90X, about five years ago. I loved each of the workouts in the program, but it was the yoga one that especially caught my attention. Not only did it challenge me in different ways– targeting small muscles, concentration, balance, coordination – but it also completely transformed the way I felt inside.

    A short time after, I decided to take a step outside my home and attend a few yoga classes every now and then. This is when I went from a purely fitness-oriented style of yoga to the more spiritual and meditative side as well.

    When did you decide to dedicate yourself to yoga personally and professionally?

    I had a fun and successful career in a promotion agency but always had this feeling deep inside me that I needed to search for something more. I had no idea what kind of fulfillment I was searching for, but I just knew that I needed to make a change to find it.

    So, last year, I decided to quit my job and begin building my own business. I had no idea what I was going to do at the time, but that didn’t stop me. I just followed my heart and let the rest happen as I went through my days. Then, one night at about 3 a.m., I woke up and had only one thought on my mind – “I have to go to India to learn about yoga”.

    One night when I was in India, I finally realized what journey I wanted to begin. My husband Tyler has always loved subscription boxes but always said that the good ones were only in America. As I was thinking about this in India, it became clear that we should combine yoga and subscription boxes to bring a new yoga lifestyle box to the Yoga Junkies of Europe. 

    How does Yoga help you on a daily basis? 

    My daily yoga practice has become a major part of my life. It has made an enormous impact on the way I think and feel in everyday life. Completing a flow or holding a challenging pose allows me to forget my surroundings and look deep into myself. Yoga helped me to become more confident and love myself from the inside out. I became stronger not only on the outside but also on the inside.

    What if someone may feel intimidated by yoga? How can they overcome this?

    I know that seeing pictures online of people doing crazy moves can cause someone to feel intimidated by yoga. But it doesn’t matter if you can bend like a pretzel or if you’re struggling to touch your knees – yoga is for everyone and that’s what we love about it. When practicing yoga there is only one rule: to listen to your body and do what you can according to your ability. Actually, one of the best things about yoga is that the community is so welcoming. It’s amazing! You’ll find out after your first yoga class that everyone is there to learn just like you. So, don’t be intimidated if someone is more advanced than you. Go up to them and ask them to help you and you’ll soon find yourself with a new friendship.

    Why is yoga so important and beneficial for your health & wellbeing? 

    Yoga improves flexibility, builds muscle strength, and therefore, helps to lose weight. It helps you to maintain focus throughout the day and improves your sleep at night. But yoga is not just a form of exercise, it’s an all-encompassing lifestyle that transforms not only your body but also your mind. It provides you with inner strength, self-confidence and it can also reduce stress. Plus, a daily yoga practice boosts your metabolism – and who doesn’t love that?

     How are diet and lifestyle integrated into yoga practice?

    Not at all, and yet so much at the same time. There are no direct links between them, so anybody can practice yoga no matter what their plates are filled with, or how they live their lives. Still, through yoga, you become more aware, present, and mindful to what you say, think, and eat. Starting with small adjustments, yoga helps you get rid of unwanted habits and develop a healthy lifestyle.

    A yoga lifestyle can be lived in so many different ways…

    What are some great nourishing options after a Yoga work-out?

    If the yoga session was challenging, it’s always good to start your meal with some healthy carbs. What you eat really depends on your preferences or the time of day. For morning practices, a nice bowl of oats with fresh fruit on top is a great way to recharge the batteries.

    Also, fresh fruits or smoothies are a good way to nourish your body with loads of vitamins and minerals. However, it can be difficult at times to grab something to eat when you’re busy with life. Thankfully there are more and more brands developing healthy vegan snacks as an easy to-go alternative. We are always so happy when we discover new snacks that help us with our busy schedule, and now we can even share these amazing companies with our members.

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     To order your Yoga Junkies box, visit https://www.yogajunkies.com/

     To WIN a Yoga Junkies box, as well as Organic Surge Super Fresh duo, please visit https://www.facebook.com/organicsurge or https://www.instagram.com/theyogajunkies/

    Breaking bad habits - The Daily Essential Swap for Organic September

    ORGANIC SEPTEMBER
    It’s that time of year again!

    So whether you are an Organic ‘nut’, only shop partly organic, or are only just converting to organic produce, we want to accompany you on your journey and help you make the switch from regular Highstreet skincare products to Organic and Ethical Produce and we can clearly recommend all of our products which:

    • Contain a minimum of 98% plant-based ingredients and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients, by weight, must come from organic farming.
    • Only use ingredients derived from renewable resources.
    • Never contain GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes or animal derived ingredients.

    Step 1: Save yourself precious time in the morning;

    After a sprightly dog walk, I jump in the shower and cleanse my face and neck with a pump of Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser. I use this in the shower to save time, but you of course can use quite simply with a hot cloth over the sink. This is incredibly good at getting rid of any overnight oil build up (even with my oily complexion!).

    In the past I have always used foam cleansers, with the logic that it was the lather that would prevent breakouts and oiliness, but these products actually made my blemishes worse as they stripped my skin of its natural oils.

    Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser even removes the most stubborn eye makeup! Something I have struggled with in the past, and the panda eyes look being an all too familiar one! I also suffer from sensitive skin so in the past if even a smidge of product has gone near my eyes then it has instantly reacted; all of Organic Surge’s skincare is suitable for the most sensitive skin.

    Step 2: A moisturiser which does what it says

    After a quick hot lemon drink for cleansing, I use Nourishing Rose Day Cream for my face and neck; it’s true that a little goes a long way! Not only does it smell incredible and has a lovely light feel but the Argan oil nourishes the skin so deeply, your skin feels truly soft. The damask rose oil also calms redness which I am often prone to. Finally,  Palmarosa and geranium oils infuse  the skin with vital moisture for a luminous, supple complexion.

    After using an organic moisturiser with super concentrated natural ingredients and no chemical nasties, you’ll see what you have been missing out on.

    Step 3: Not all Deodorants are the same

    Why should we put up with products that could be harming our skin and even our health?

    Deodorant is one of those daily essentials that we don’t even really think about, and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the same old products. I myself was guilty of that, until Organic Surge brought out their Super Fresh Deodorant.
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    Specifically formulated with a unique complex of naturally derived ingredients to gently target odour creating bacteria and keep you feeling fresh throughout the day, it omits an ingredient so commonly found in the majority of Highstreet deodorants: ALUMINIUM.

    Many people are not aware of the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant. An antiperspirant uses pore-clogging aluminium to block the skin and prevent sweating, a deodorant simply kills the bacteria that cause body odour whilst allowing the skin to breathe.

    I have been absolutely amazed at the difference switching to an organic Deodorant has made. As a keen runner, I was pretty sceptical about its effectiveness, but there hasn’t been any odour whatsoever and not a sweat patch in sight! I haven’t really suffered from sensitive skin under my arm pits, but applying deodorant after shaving was always excruciating painful and I just learnt to live with the sting! But after using Super Fresh Deodorant the sting just doesn’t happen anymore. I couldn’t believe it!

    Step 4: A handy companion

    Previously, I’ve been guilty of choosing a hand wash based purely on packaging – something that will look great in my bathroom. It’s always been a bonus if it claims to be ‘moisturising’. Yet I've discovered that although many Highstreet brands use a small percentage of moisturising ingredients in their hand washes, they can leave hands dryer than ever, partly due to SLS, which gives the bubbles but is in fact a harsh chemical. SLS strips the natural oils from the skin leaving it dry, out of its natural balance and more susceptible to damage. This time of year is a particularly important time to make the switch to an organic hand and body wash, now that the colder weather is on the horizon. Switching to Organic Surge’s Hand & Body Wash range (available in three fabulous fragrances) which are specially formulated to cleanse even the most sensitive skin leaves me confident that my hands will win the fight against winter this.


    You definitely don't need harsh chemicals to keep your skin in check. Let nature take care of it, switch to organic and you won’t look back!

     

    Are you stuck in a bad skin care habit? Use Organic September as an excuse to switch things around with these Organic Surge essentials. 

     

    Getting the best from moisturising

    With summer just around the corner, it’s never been more important to review your skincare routine. Moisturising sun kissed skin should be an integral part of your daily routine, yet it doesn’t have to be a chore. By making a few adjustments to your application techniques, you should notice a real difference in the results.

    Now you can enjoy many of our skin care products for less in our Spring Skin Event.

    Keep the hydration

    To lock in the all-important hydration, apply your moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp, as opposed to dry. The perfect time to do this is directly after cleansing with the Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser or after applying the Refreshing Face Wash. Catch the excess moisture before it evaporates!WASH

     

     

    Help boost skin's natural rejuvenation cycle

    For moisturiser to sink in you need to eradicate the dead skins which soon pile up. Buff away the dead skin cells by using Perfecting Face Polish 2-3 times a week. This will stimulate, smooth and rehydrate all skin types.

    The oily skin myth

    It’s a common misconception that moisturising oily skin will only exacerbate it, yet it’s just as – if not more – important  to moisturise oily skin as it can actually help to balance your natural skin oils. With its quickly-absorbed, lightweight texture Blissful Daily Moisturiser was designed specifically for combination/oily skin types as it blends natural hydrators, antioxidants and essential oils to balance oily and dry skin zones.

    Find your perfect match

    Never underestimate the power of using the correct moisturiser for your skin type. We have 5 formulations to choose from:glow

    For Normal/Combination Skin try Blissful Daily Moisturiser for a healthy, smooth complexion.

    For All Skin Types, our best selling Overnight Sensation Night Cream contains lavender essential oil to both calm the skin and relax your mind.

    For Dry Or Mature Skin try Super Intensive Daily Moisturiser which contains a rich blend of nut butters, jojoba and grape seed oils to bring welcome moisture to dry and uncomfortably tight feeling skin.

    For normal to dry or mature skin our luxurious, organic rose day cream is the way to go, with a rich, soothing, nourishing day time formula that helps to counteract fine lines, leaving even the most sensitive of skin hydrated

     

    Immerse your skin with intense hydration using our Radiance Recovery natural Night Cream. For normal to dry or mature skin.

    To find out more, click here.

    Finally, how much should you use?

    This is a common question for the Organic Surge team.  We recommend an almond-sized amount of moisturiser to get the best results.

     

    Simply Pure Beauty

    Victoria Jensen, founder of Simply Pure Beauty, Penryn, is a qualified beauty therapist, masseuse and reflexologist of 25 years. Her treatments relax and rejuvenate to enhance mind, body and soul, so naturally we wanted to get know Simply Pure Beauty a little better….
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    Simply Pure Beauty is a beautiful name for your salon, what does it represent?
    I’ve been through a lot of changes in my life and I wanted the business to reflect where I am at this stage; able to celebrate balance and well – being. The salon is quite minimalist and it’s all white, which in part was actually inspired by Organic Surge’s products as I genuinely love everything about them.  I love the fact that they’re simple, organic, and adaptable to many routines.

    What motivated you to embark on a career as a masseuse, reflexologist and beauty therapist?
    I’m very passionate about mental health, and health in general and because I’ve been a beauty therapist for 25 years and worked in so many different places, I feel very strongly about working in a mindful and relaxed manner rather than trying to rush treatments.
    Although I really enjoy doing a variety of beauty treatments − including things like waxing and tinting − I’m really passionate about giving someone a really good treatment, maintaining what you’ve been given naturally and looking after yourself in as holistic a way as possible.

    For someone new to massage, what is the best way for them to begin?
    It depends on the client, if someone was a bit embarrassed or shy then I would encourage them to go for something like a back massage to start with. I always explain what I’m going to do and how I’m going to do it so there’s no surprises. I use a warm bed, so that people can feel like they’re nurtured and the ‘towel technique’ so clients feel less exposed. I also give them the opportunity to ask me any questions, and they can ask me any questions throughout too.

    How often would you advise people to have a massage or a facial?
    I get asked this a lot; I always advise the client that it depends on their time and their budget. Most of my clients come once a month. I personally have a massage once I month.  I think if you leave it any longer than that then it’s like starting from scratch again, so maintenance is important.

    How does massage therapy work and what happens to the muscles before and after?
    In basic terms, when we use our bodies we get a build-up of toxins, especially if you do a lot of physical exercise, and eventually this causes the muscles to become quite tight, which is why you can ache in places such as the lumber spine.  When you massage the muscles, this increases the blood and lymph flow, which gets rid of the waste quicker, so not only are you increasing your blood flow and circulation, but you’re then going to be increasing your lymphatic system. I always advise that you drink lots of water because it will help to flush out the toxins, even if you’re having something like a facial or reflexology, it’s important to drink lots of water afterwards.

    Finally a HUGE THANK YOU for offering an Organic Surge facial as part of the Facebook Competition:
    “That’s my pleasure - I love my facials, they’re such a lovely treatment so I’m delighted to offer this as a prize. The lucky winner will start all snuggled up in a lovely warm bed, in a white duvet, with lots of white towels. Then I use mittens which are warmed up begin with the Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser Enriched with Natural Shea Butter which I remove with the hot mitts, and then sometimes I use an essential oil, depending on their skin type. Then I use the Organic Surge Perfecting Face Polish, which I later remove with the warm mitts, then I will do another cleanse, then we go into the massage. I normally decant a small amount of almond oil which I’ll warm up in my hands and apply to the Décolletage, and around the trapezius. I use the Organic Surge Replenishing Facial Oil Enriched with Argan Oil and warm it in my hands so that they can get that beautiful smell, and then put that over their skin, and then I will massage around their Décolletage, followed by a massage of the whole area. When that’s done I apply the Organic Surge Deep Cleansing Face Mask, and they then get some cotton discs and have a warm compress over their eyes. I then do a head massage, or sometimes a hand massage if they prefer. Once that’s done I cleanse off with a warm mitt, then I will apply the Organic Surge Hydrating Eye Cream Enriched with Jojoba Oil, and then Nourishing Rose Day Cream Enriched with Damask Rose Oil. Luckily the Organic Surge range suits everyone’s skin type.  Then I will put a warm towel around their necks for a nice finishing touch, and then either they won’t want to get up, or they may even be snoring!”

    For more information on how you can win an Organic Surge facial at Simply Pure Beauty, as well as a bundle of Organic Surge products, visit our Facebook page.
    For more information on Simply Pure Beauty visit https://www.simplypurebeauty.co.uk/

     

     

     

    For the love of Roses

    

    Guest blogger Stephanie from Expert Home Tips is here to tell us about her love-affair with roses.

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    There’s just something about the rose. Elegant, feminine and with a whole list of benefits for mind, body and soul, this really is nature at its best!

    All roses have properties that benefit the body, but there’s none quite as special as the Damask Rose. It’s the oldest species of rose known to date, with its use dating as far back as Grecian and Roman times, when it was used to perfume baths.

    It’s the Damask Rose that can be found in the Organic Surge Radiance Recovery Night Cream. Its addition, in the form of essential oils, has many beneficial properties for skin that make this a stand-out product.

    Besides smelling great, here’s what the addition of Damask Rose Oil can do for your beauty regime:

    1.  Helps acne-prone skin

     When pores become blocked with excess sebum, bacteria builds up, and this combination causes acne. For people that suffer from spots regularly, keeping bacteria at bay is essential.

    The damask rose has antibacterial properties that make it an ideal treatment for acne-prone skin. It’s capable of completely destroying Propionibacterium acnes - the bacteria that leads to acne.

    Organic Surge Radiance Recovery Night Cream could just be what your troublesome skin’s been in need of.

    1. Promotes younger-looking skin

    There’s no need to invest in Botox if you choose a skin product containing Damask Rose. High in antioxidants, rose protects skin from sun damage that causes ageing, including wrinkles and sagging.

    Additionally, antioxidants work to soothe and calm stressed skin, helping it to regain that youthful firmness we all chase after.

    1. Calms redness & soothes sensitive skin

    For those with sensitive skin, redness can be a real problem. Many people presume oil would aggravate such skin - Rose oil, however, does the opposite. As it’s 100% natural and has anti-inflammatory properties, it actually works to soothe and calm skin.

    This reduces redness and signs of irritation to leave the skin looking and feeling balanced.

    1. Intensely moisturises dry skin

    Choosing a product that is moisturising enough for dry and damaged skin, but light enough to prevent breakouts can be difficult. This is where the Damask rose in the Organic Surge Radiance Recovery Night Cream comes in.

    Rose oil makes skin more permeable, meaning the product is really able to sink deep into the skin and work its magic. As it’s also 100% natural and extremely light, it won’t clog the pores – Rose is an extremely versatile ingredient suitable for most skin types.

    1. Tones and tightens skin

    One of the reason rose water features so much is toner, is due to its astringent qualities. It has a tightening effect on capillaries, which helps to reduce the appearance of pores as well as brightening the complexion.

    The addition of Damask rose to a night cream is extremely clever, as it will lead to a supple and taught complexion in the morning. What better way to start the day!

    If you love the scent of Rose as much as I do, (a lot and a lot) there’s another flower I’d also recommend exploring - the Rose Geranium.

    Despite its name, the Rose Geranium isn’t actually a rose at all, however you’d be forgiven for thinking it was. One sniff is enough to fool you – it has the same, feminine floral scent, with some citrus added in for good measure.

    If you fancy seeing just what this wonderful flower can do, you can try it in the Organic Surge Daily Care Refreshing Face Wash.

     

    Incorporate Rose Geranium into your beauty regime today to benefit from:

    1. Mood-boosting effects

    The Organic Surge Daily Care Refreshing Face Was has a truly stunning scent. In fact, the aroma of Rose Geranium alone can produce a mood-boosting effect, reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.

    These are the kind of feelings you want products to promote during your beauty regime. Whether you have two minute or two hours, take a few minutes to be at one with yourself and feel utter relaxation with Rose Geranium.

    1. Stabilises both oily & dry skin types

    The reason we experience dry or oily skin is due to and imbalance in the secretion of sebum – the oil that lubricates the skin’s surface.

    One of Rose Geraniums most valued properties is perhaps its power to rebalance this mechanism when the skin is struggling to do so itself. Balanced sebum secretion means clear pores, and clear skin as a result.

    1. Clears and soothes acne-prone skin

    Similarly to the Damask Rose, Rose Geranium also has anti-bacterial properties. This makes it an ideal ingredient in a face wash, ensuring skin is completely cleansed, and all traces of bad bacteria removed.

    Washing the skin with a product like Organic Surge Daily Care Refreshing Face Wash gives acne-prone skin the best chance possible to keep pores, and skin, clear.

     

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    Stephanie Cvetkovic is a fan of doing things a little differently. Whether that be cleaning lime scale with lemons, cleansing with coconut water or upcycling umbrellas, she loves living sustainably and making the most of what she has.

     

     

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