10 Things To Do When You Suffer from Sensitive Skin

These days it’s not uncommon to have sensitive skin, mainly because of the environment we live in, the food we consume, the products we use and the normal stresses of everyday life. Not to mention the genes we’ve been ‘blessed’ with. Usually, it’s a combination of some or all of these factors that can cause our skin to break out from even the mildest imbalance. This can be so disheartening for anyone that has experienced sensitive skin issues such as, eczema, rosacea or psoriasis, or just general sensitive or dry skin.

The good news is that because it IS so common, a lot of skin problems CAN be brought under control with a variety of lifestyle changes, and here are some top tips to help you alleviate those problematic skin complaints.

  1. The ‘wrong’ skincare products: Strong perfumes, artificial colours, preservatives and petrochemicals can all irritate the skin. Organic Surge products are NOT tested on animals and are 100% free of harsh chemicals – no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, no artificial fragrances or colourants and no genetically modified ingredients.In addition to this, and following some wonderful feedback from customers, we have put our Lavender Meadow products through clinical testing which has proven them to be suitable for use on eczema prone skin.
  2. Stay Hydrated: staying hydrated in crucial to our health. Not only that, but it flushes out any toxins in your body, and the benefits of drinking plenty of water will soon reflect in the way your skin looks. Drink at least 1.5 litres of water a day to ensure that your body and your skin are supplied with enough water to function optimally and flush out toxins from your system.
  3. Baths not showers: While showers may be quick and convenient, or relax you after a long day, a hot shower will also open up your pores and cause delicate skin to flush. The result of this makes sensitive skin even more sensitive and reactive. Showers can also strip the skin of its protective oils. Try to have a bath instead, or if that’s not an option, try turning down the temperature and end your shower with a burst of cool water.
  4. Using a water softener: If you live in the UK, particularly in Southern England, you will be well aware of the white, flaky deposits of lime scale in your kettle and on your shower screen. This usually means that you live in area of hard water. Hard water contains a higher than normal amount of lime scale, or calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Lime scale is known to interfere with the skin's protective barrier, causing irritation to dry skin. If you notice that your skin reacts to it, you can reduce lime scale by using a water softener. You can find out more here.
  5. Avoid or reduce Spicy food: Now we don’t want to be the fun police, because, let’s face it, who doesn’t like a nice spicy curry. However, as with most treats, if you do suffer from any form of sensitive skin then just try to reduce your intake of a spicy curry, as spicy food can often trigger or exacerbate it, particularly chilli, horseradish or MSG foods.
  6. Steer clear of processed foods: What we eat has a huge impact on our well-being, including your skin. Avoid eating heavily processed foods, which often contain additives. Eating a more plant-based, organic diet, rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and beans, will provide your body with beneficial vitamins, minerals and nutrients, which will improve your health and well being and revitalise your skin.
  7. Cut out cigarettes and alcohol: It sounds like a no-brainer, yet we still do it. Alcohol consumption causes dehydration, skin spots and permanent changes in the quality and elasticity of your skin. Try giving up smoking and consuming alcohol in moderation. By setting yourself realistic goals you’re more likely to stick to them.
  8. Carefully manage your sun exposure: getting the balance of sun exposure is incredibly important – too much can aggravate sensitive skin, not to mention accelerate the effects of ageing and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Too little sun is detrimental to sufferers of eczema and psoriasis. Vitamin D is crucial for the balance of the immune system and healthy bones, and also our skin.
  9. Staying calm: Stress and anxiety are known triggers for a number of mental and physical ailments but did you know that they can also affect the skin? Try a simple meditation for 5 minutes a day, just by sitting still with your eyes closed and focus on your breathing. If meditation doesn’t float your boat, then relax in a way that suits you – exercise, long bath or listening to your favourite tunes.
  10. Catch some Zzzzs! Sensitive skin can be a symptom of lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation affects the skin’s natural barrier function which can lead to dryness, irritation and increased skin sensitivity. The epidermis is less likely to be able to protect itself from chemicals and pollutants in the environment, so having an early night is more important than you think!.

 

Living with sensitive skin can be so disheartening. Organic Surge’s founder  Alan MacKenzie started Organic Surge because of his own issues with sensitive skin, and wanted to create an affordable organic skincare range. With a combination of the right lifestyle choices and the right products for you, your skin can regain its healthiness.

As always, please let us know how you get on!

Why choose Organic?

We’re clearly passionate about organic. Our founder Alan MacKenzie set up Organic Surge after suffering from eczema and skin sensitivity. He was frustrated that he couldn’t find good-quality, genuinely organic skincare at an affordable price.

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We’re a small team, based in the Scottish Highlands. We’re proud to be fully independent and striving always to make the best products we possibly can – products that are good for your skin as well as for the environment – is the heart and soul of what we do.

We wanted to find out more about why you choose organic skincare and beauty products, and the differences you see after switching to organic. We were blown away by the response. We had an incredible 214 replies to our Facebook question and we want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed. So rather than hearing it from us, here are the top ten reasons why you choose Organic Surge skincare, bodycare and haircare.

 

  1. ‘Organic Surge beauty products don’t irritate sensitive and eczema-prone skin’ came up time and time again in your replies. We understand the challenges of sensitive skin. SLS, parabens and synthetic fragrances are the most common irritants in skin and bodycare products so it's safe to switch to Organic Surge, which is 100% free of these harsh ingredients. Plus, all Organic Surge facial skincare products have been clinically and dermatologically tested and are suitable for sensitive skin. Find out more about how we test our products to ensure they are safe for sensitive skin here.
  2. You share our passion for choosing organic because it’s better for the environment. We work with Ecocert’s global standards and ensure we use ingredients derived from renewable resources that are manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. We also work with Ecocert on ensuring our packaging is always reusable or recyclable. You can find out more about Ecocert’s standards here.
  3. You choose Organic Surge because we don’t use any of the chemicals you want to avoid, including GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced such as beeswax).
  4. We were delighted that you said you choose our products because you like our honest approach. This is so important to us. We are a small team and don’t have a marketing department or even an employee dedicated to marketing. We put developing great performing products first and always try to be transparent and honest in everything we do.
  5. You like the way our organic products feel to use. A word that came up time and time again was ‘better’. We don’t use any synthetic fragrances in our products, only pure essential oils. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their skincare benefits and mood-enhancing properties. They also give our products their vibrant, uplifting fragrances.
  6. You try to eat organic, so why wouldn’t you choose organic for your skin, body and haircare too?
  7. Thank you so much Katy Beardmore for feeding back on the quality of our customer services. Coreen and Jenny, who look after our customer services, are based in our office in the Highlands. They are on hand by phone on +44(0) 1955 606 061 or email, at info@organicsurge.com , to help with any questions or advice, so please do get in touch.
  8. You buy our products because they are cruelty-free.
  9. Do you do your grocery shopping on Ocado? Several people told us that they loved being able to easily pick up their favourite Organic Surge products with their weekly shop. Caroline A Emerson is a busy mum who told us that choosing Organic Surge gave her peace of mind for her skin and family.
  10. You also told us that you choose our products because they last and offer great value for money. The quality of the products was mentioned in many of your replies – which we are delighted about. We love reading your product reviews – Alan personally reads every single one. We include them on our website so you can read first-hand, unbiased reviews and feedback on every product.

Eat your way to a smoothier skin!

By Organic Surge


It’s easy to be a fan of clean living when every day we can see the difference using organic and natural beauty products makes to our skin and hair.

We all enjoyed National Vegetarian Week and we are finding it so inspiring to see all the great new vegan, plant-based, healthy living and sugar-free bloggers, chefs, cooks and writers out there. With new books from Deliciously Ella, Detox Kitchen, Madeline Shaw, Hemsley & Hemsley and Amelia Freer, there’s never been a better time to add nourishing plant-based recipes to your repertoire or even to go full out new vegan!

Bo from Bo's Kitchen is the rising star of the plant-based food revolution and definitely one to watch. She’s a vegan blogger and photographer whose Instagram page is a visual feast of delicious and easy-to-make original recipes.

We caught up with Bo to find out more about her beauty routine and life as a vegan.

Organic Surge Moisture Boost Haircare sits in the grass

Bo's top tips

OS: What is your beauty routine?

Bo: I cleanse and moisturise in the morning and cleanse, tone and moisturise in the evening. For cleansing, it has to be Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser. The pump dispenses just the right amount (so there’s no waste) and the texture is perfect for getting off every last trace of make-up. It’s brilliant value compared to other natural hot-cloth cleansers and it leaves my skin smelling like a bunch of roses! I also dry body brush as much as possible and do a hair mask at least once a week – I’m finding the Organic Surge 2-Minute Moisture Hair Mask is really fabulous.

Organic Surge Extra Care Products surrounded by smoothie ingredients
OS: What differences have you noticed to your skin and hair since you started using Organic Surge?
Bo: I’m very fussy about my skincare brands, but with Organic Surge I find my skin feels plumper and has a more even tone. I’m quite pale and can suffer from rosacea, but the Organic Surge Extra Care range perfectly suits my sensitive skin and the powerful ingredients (damask rose oil, shea butter, aloe vera, orange and geranium oil to name a few) mean I’m still getting a treatment every time I use them. I’m in love with anything rose and these products smell heavenly. The Replenishing Facial Oil is fabulous under the Nourishing Rose Day Cream – it sinks in quickly but leaves your skin soft all day.
OS: What is your top tip for a health-boosting food to include in our diets?
Bo: Spirulina and wheatgrass are my two top superfoods – both pack a nutritional punch to give you a huge boost and make you glow from within. I noticed a visible difference in my skin and hair after taking these superfoods with my smoothies. If you can’t get hold of them, my top tip is to drink lemon and hot water first thing in the morning – it fires up your digestive system and alkalises the body, which is perfect for healthy skin.

OS: When did you become a vegan and why?

Bo: I became vegan about ten years ago, just to see if I could do it. There aren’t any cons to the vegan lifestyle – sure, you have to cook a little bit more than before, but I think everyone should know what goes into their food. I have more energy than ever, work out every day, eat a huge variety of food and rarely get ill. It’s also very cheap to eat vegan – good for my wallet too!

You are what you eat

Bo has created  two super-easy and delicious breakfast recipes for us to start your day right.

A Picture of Cacao and coconut chia pudding next to Organic Surge Extra Care Replenishing Facial Oil
Cacao and coconut chia pudding

Chia seeds are little miracles for your skin – packed full of vitamin E, omega 3 fats, fibre, zinc, magnesium and protein, all of which help maintain a youthful glow. For the chocolate layer I added some cacao, which is high in antioxidants, increases blood flow to the skin and contains omega 6 fats which helps heal wounds and scars. Both of these superfoods combine in a creamy coconut milk mixture to make this deliciously healthy pudding.

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp cacao

6 tbsp chia seeds

1.Mix 1/2 cup coconut milk with 1/2 cup of water and add the chia seeds. Stir very well.

2.Split the mixture between two jars and add 2 tbsp of cacao to one jar. Mix well again. Leave both jars overnight in the fridge, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.

3.Layer your coconut chia pud and cacao chia pudding in your jar and top with raspberries and coconut.

Radiant Skin Smoothie Bowl next to Organic Surge Hot Cloth Cleanser and Rose Day Cream
Radiant skin smoothie bowl

This smoothie is actually a green smoothie bowl in disguise! It tastes sweet and creamy and boasts a whole host of skin boosting ingredients such as strawberries, beetroot, kale, avocado and flaxseed. The recipe makes enough for two bowls or three small glasses.

1 large handful of frozen strawberries

3 frozen bananas

1 large handful of kale (stalks included)

1/2 avocado

1 tbsp ground or whole flaxseed

1/4 cup coconut or almond milk

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp beetroot powder or 1 small raw beetroot

2 tbsp dairy free yoghurt

Toppings of choice: I used blueberries, kiwi, cacao nibs and shredded coconut

1.Add all smoothie ingredients apart from the yoghurt to your food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Pour into your bowl.

2.To make the pretty yoghurt topping, add small dollops of yoghurt all over your smoothie bowl. Stir with a chopstick of knife to make swirls. Top with fruit, cacao nibs and shredded coconut.

Time to Travel

By Organic Surge

It’s that time of year when we’re beginning to think about holidays – getting away from it all, discovering new places, escaping familiar routines. Wherever you go, though, your beauty needs and the problem of fitting everything into a too-small bag seem to follow you. So at Organic Surge we’ve created mini versions of some of our essential products to solve your problems.


The Organic Surge travel friendly tinctures lie next to sunglasses, flip-flops and jewellery ready to get packed.

Good things in small bundles

•Our must-have cleanser, Organic Surge Daily Care Refreshing Face Wash, containing 98.89% natural ingredients and suitable for all skin types, is available in a handy 95ml bottle. 

• Squinting at the sun? Rejuvenate and nourish the sensitive area around your eyes with Organic Surge Hydrating Eye Cream, available in a 20ml bottle.

Organic Surge Replenishing Facial Oil (30ml) will instantly hydrate parched, sun-kissed skin.

• And you can get Organic Surge Super-Intensive Daily Moisturiser, enriched with rose geranium essential oil and aloe vera, in a 50ml jar. ‘I wouldn’t be without my intensive moisturiser. Nothing else out there comes close,’ says customer Janny. Even on holiday, there are some things you just don’t want to change!

Organic Surges Home City bathed in golden morning sunlight.

Grown in Britain

You may not know it, but Organic Surge is based in Wick in Caithness, in the far north-east of Scotland, just a few miles south of John O’Groats. It’s a beautiful setting, even if we say it ourselves – lots of peace and quiet, picturesque houses built of local stone, a ruined castle (the Old Man of Wick) looking out over the sea and a scenic fishing harbour that was once the busiest in Britain. We’d recommend it as a holiday spot any time! Our favourite place is Keiss Beach on Sinclair’s Bay, a long strip of sand below by craggy cliffs where you can catch glimpses of seals and puffins. We’re proud to come from an area of the British Isles with so much natural beauty – it’s part of our inspiration for Organic Surge. We choose only essential oils and plant extracts certified as natural. It’s our way of protecting not only ourselves, but the environment around us as well.

Organic Surges Gardeners hand cream lies on a city guide near some pearls.

Preparing for take-off

If you are flying – to Scotland or beyond – a few simple precautions can minimise the effects of dry cabin air on your skin:

• Drink lots of water: the pressurised air in airplanes is notoriously low in humidity. A litre of water for every five hours of flight time should restore your body’s natural balance.

• Take care of your skin: up your moisturising regime before you travel and use an intensive moisturiser such as Organic Surge Gardeners Hand Cream to protect from dehydration during the flight.

• Keep moving: simple exercises such as stretching your arms, rotating your head or flexing your ankles keep your blood circulating and muscles relaxed to minimise fatigue. And don’t forget that the journey is only the start of the adventure to come!

Sleeping Beauty

By Organic Surge

 

We’ve been doing some research into sleep tips – how to get more sleep, as well as how to make it work better for you. Sleep is nature’s way of resetting and restoring our system: we can’t live without it. And the good news is that you can help the process along with natural organically-certified body care products that boost your body’s responses.



Organic Surge Overnight Sensation cream rests between a sleep mask and three lavender cuttings.

Replenish and renew

During sleep your cells rebuild and repair themselves and your skin renews itself – so good-quality sleep is essential to keep you and your skin fresh and healthy. This night-time magic also enhances your skin’s responsiveness to nutrients, which is why enriching organic night creams are work so well. Organic Surge Overnight Sensation Night Cream is a soothing organic moisturiser that uses cocoa and shea butters to nourish and rehydrate your skin and boost the natural benefits of beauty sleep. Relax, drift off – and wake to a brighter, more radiant you.

Organic Surge Gently Cleansing Shower Gel sits on the edge of a bath in a white, brightly lit bathroom wrapped in a towel

Essential aromas

Lavender has long been a top sleep tip to promote a good night’s rest – traditionally lavender flowers were tucked into pillows and apothecaries prescribed lavender oil to ease ‘griefs and pains of the head and brain’. More recently, research has indicated that the smell of lavender lowers the activity of the nervous system, easing anxiety and leaving you feeling more relaxed. Our organic skincare range uses lavender not only in the Overnight Sensation Night Cream but also in our Lavender Meadow Hand & Nail Cream. Apply both before bedtime to soothe your senses with a delicate and calming aroma. It makes sleep as easy as breathing.

Lavender Meadow Gently Cleansing Shower Gel rests in a shower, still wet

Soak or shower

Your temperature naturally drops during sleep – so stimulating the process makes you drowsy as well as boosting your chances of night-long rest. Sleeping in a cool room helps. But another top sleep tip is a hot bath or shower – this warms you up so your body experiences a sleep-inducing drop in temperature when you climb out. Organic Surge Lavender Meadow Hand and Body Wash, Hand and Body Lotion and Hand and Nail Cream all maximise the warming experience of a soak or shower by adding the soothing smell of lavender. Relax, enjoy and set your body clock for sleep. Naturally.

Organic Surge Comforting Hand and Nail cream placed on parchment paper next to a sleep mask, a cutting of lavender and a sleep diary.

Sweeter dreams


You may be getting enough sleep, but are you maximising its benefits? Here are three top sleep tips to make sure the effects of a good night’s rest are visible on your skin.

• Sleep on your back: lying on your stomach can constrict the blood vessels in the face, causing dark circles.

• Plump up your pillows: keeping your head raised can help prevent the fluid accumulation that cause puffy eyes.

• Threads of kindness: use a pillowcase with a high thread count that feels soft against your cheek and avoid fabrics or dyes that might irritate sensitive skin.

Spring is in the Air

By Organic Surge

Spring seems to have arrived – and we’ve been sharing things we notice. Leaves coming into bud, birds gathering twigs for nests, the feel of the sun on our faces, the colour of the sky… We find that just being aware of everyday pleasures really enhances our quality of life. You could say it’s a form of mindfulness – a centuries-old meditation technique that focuses the mind in the present to help relieve stress and anxiety. You can begin small by simply becoming more aware of the world around you and of your own thoughts and feelings. Birds, bees, blossom, bulbs – welcome the joys of spring!


Spring Cleaning

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but it’s not just your home that can benefit. Winter can leave your skin looking tired and dull, but our top-quality, natural cleanser – the Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser – will make you feel radiant and renewed. This must-have product is enriched with shea butter to moisturise as well as damask rose and orange peel oils to calm, hydrate and rejuvenate. And it’s organically certified as using 99% natural ingredients. ‘I am soooo pleased with my skin's new bright skintone, smooth appearance and firmness, giving me (I am told) a noticeably younger look!’ says customer Cath H. Just massage the cleanser into your face and neck then wipe away with a facecloth rinsed in hand-hot water. You really will notice that spring is all around you. Find out more about our Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser here

Spring Hot Cloth Cleanser next to flowers

Lighten up

Spring is a time for wearing lighter clothes and eating lighter food. Suddenly here at Organic Surge we’re all sharing recipes for salads and looking out for British asparagus and berries. So why not lighten up your beauty routine too by switching to a facial oil? Organic Surge Replenishing Facial Oil Enriched With Argan Oil instantly hydrates your skin yet leaves no heavy traces. It’s an ingenious blend of three oils: argan, safflower and yarrow. Safflower oil comes from a thistle-like plant with a history that stretches back to the Egyptians. Yarrow – which you often see in butterfly gardens – is a traditional medicine known for its astringent effects. Our Replenishing Facial Oil is 100% natural, with over half its ingredients from organic farming. What better way to celebrate the spring? Find out more about our Replenishing Facial Oil Enriched with Argan Oil here.

Facial oil next to flowers

International Mother Earth Day

April 22 is the day designated by the UN for thinking about safeguarding the planet for future generations and living in harmony with nature. At Organic Surge we always do our best: we use organically certified natural ingredients not only to be kinder to our skin and bodies but to save the environment from pollution by unnecessary chemicals. ‘So thrilled to throw away all my chemical-filled facial products,’ says new customer Samantha S. We also donate funds to charity projects including the Kenyan Children’s Home in Nairobi and Mercy Ships, a floating hospital that brings healthcare to some of the world's poorest people. Living organically can help us all to live life better.

And it needn’t cost the earth.

New Years Means New Skin Routine

By Katherine Oakes

That post-holiday look and feel can, for many, be less than glamorous: dry and muddled skin tone, a lackluster complexion, and dark undereye circles tend to reflect our lack of self-care throughout the most wonderful time of year, making this part well, simply not the most wonderful time of the year. It is easy to think of your new beauty regime as “getting back on track” but sometimes that’s not the case – sometimes, it’s discovering a more healthy and holistic way of caring for your skin that can transform the way you think and act when it comes to beauty. So whether you are a seasoned skincare savant who has fallen off the wagon (and hey, we don’t blame you) or someone totally new to the process, the good news is that it is truly simple and starts right in your own home with the Organic Surge skincare line. And hey, it’s just one more excuse to turn your bathroom into your own personal spa sanctuary  something that we at Modernize get behind one hundred per cent.

Beauty as a Lifestyle

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, as well as its own intricate ecosystem with a delicate balance that can be easily disrupted. However, this transparency is a dead giveaway  and it’s also your biggest tool for getting back on track toward whole body wellness. Supple, moisturized, radiant skin reflects your overall well-being so you can be sure that when things go awry the solution isn’t just in a tube. Organic Surge’s line of Extra Care skin products are free of harsh chemicals, toxins, parabens, and sulfates  the ingredients that are found in many commercial skin care products but are extremely harmful to your health and thus the health of your skin. Instead, Organic Surge nourishes and enriches your skin with 100% certified natural and organic products that beautify you from the inside out. With recyclable packaging and Organic Surge’s dedication and investment to helping alleviate impoverished children suffering in a Kenyan orphanage, it’s the kind of product that makes it easy for you to live a conscious and mindful lifestyle  the kind that not only makes you feel happy on the inside but radiates outward, too.

 

Introducing our 'safe arrival': Little Miracles Baby Cream

We've been bursting at the seams to tell you all about the latest addition to the Organic Surge family: LITTLE MIRACLES. An earth-friendly lifestyle range for babies, children and the whole family!

This year is an exciting time for Organic Surge. Not only are we celebrating 10 years of our Great British Brand, but we are also launching the Hero product in our exclusive Baby Care Range, Little Miracles.

After two years in the making, with the diligence and integrity you would only expect from Organic Surge, we début with our newborn essential, Gently Does it Baby Cream, which “loves your baby’s skin as much as you do, keeping it as soft and gentle as the day they were born.”BABY CREAM

Building upon our 10 year commitment to protect our environment and champion a natural and organic lifestyle by offering families a high quality, high organic content line of products, we bring you a cream of Organic lavender, aloe vera, German chamomile, shea butter and cocoa butter which makes our Gently Does it Baby Cream effective for delicate new skin, gently preventing future flare ups of Nappy Rash.

Formulated with German Chamomile Oil to create a multipurpose cream which is soothing to red, dry and irritated skin and gentle enough to be used on new born babies and all the family, caring for the entire family from head to toe.

baby

Organic materials are certified by an independent body to be grown and processed according to standards controlling contact with pesticides and other chemicals.

Our Gently Does it Baby Cream is certified by Ecocert to be manufactured according to standards to produce natural and organic products maximising natural materials and minimising use of synthetics.

Shea Butter is expressed from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). It is a natural butter melting near skin temperature with rich triglyceride content assisting skin protecting and moisturising.

Cocoa Butter is extracted from Cocoa Beans and it has a  velvety texture and excellent moisturizing effect.

Aloe Vera Juice provides a protective gel component to the cream. A well known mild material suitable for babies skin.

Lavender Oil, the expressed fragrance from the lavender bush used in aromatherapy.


Chamomile Oil comes as a blue/green colour due to its natural content of azulene – its major skin active conditioner. It distinctive almost apple like fragrance makes it often used for aromatherapy properties.

Happy 10th Birthday Organic Surge!

Ever wanted to pick the brains of Natural Health expert and Organic Surge Founder Alan Mackenzie? Well now’s your chance.


Alan is a born and bred Scotsman, and after establishing his career in teaching and then Interior design, he also set up the largest hairdressing business in the Highlands. Alan suffered from sensitive skin and this inspired him to develop an understanding for hair and skin products, so together with renowned Italian cosmetic Scientist, he travelled to Milan to research and develop products that would alleviate sensitive skin issues. By 1995 he realised that the future lay in natural and organic ingredients and he scoured the world for the very best ingredients and formulations, and so Organic Surge was created.

 

What were you doing before you launched Organic Surge?
I suffered for many years with sensitive skin, and after founding a hairdressing business I became interested in the effect that chemicals have on the skin. I began working with an esteemed cosmetic scientist and discovered that natural formulations with organic ingredients were hugely beneficial for his skin. The rest is history!

How did you go about turning an idea into actual useable products?
It took many years of hard work and research to complete all the formulations, and the team are firm believers that that money should first be spent in research and development so that the product line up would be world class and the results would speak for themselves.


What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I feel most rewarded when a customer takes the time and effort to contact us and  say how much they love Organic Surge and the huge improvement it’s made to their skin.

I know how hard we all work at Organic Surge to ensure that our products are not only beautiful to use but give real lasting results. It really does make all the development work so worthwhile. We can put as much as three years in to developing a new products and bringing it to the market place.

If you could give one piece of health & beauty advice what would it be?
Listen to your skin...choose products which are natural and work with your skin and not against it. Even if you are unfortunate enough to suffer from eczema, you can guarantee that there’ll be something in our range that will suit you, for example we spent a lot of time and research in to our lavender range which has been clinically proven suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin.

What’s your best Organic Surge discovery?
Our Hot Cloth Cleanser. We tested and tested to bring the best Hot Cloth Cleanser to the market place, and it’s since won several awards. I'm very proud of it.

What is the OS product that you couldn't live without?
The Hot Cloth Cleanser. Male, female, whatever skin type, I don’t know anyone that doesn't love using it. That’s why we've brought out a special limited edition version for our Anniversary.

 Ten years on, Alan still strives to source the very best and affordable skin care, and is constantly innovating the successful problem-solving products of Organic Surge. With this objective in mind, Organic Surge has created many revolutionary products that really do deliver results, as well as the continuous perfection of what exists with innovations, formulas that are constantly reinvented and best-sellers that stand the test of time.

Daddy, daddy cool!

Father’s day is fast approaching (just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month) and I’ve been thinking about which of our products our Daddies would like to open up on Sunday morning, along with breakfast in bed of course!

While we appreciate that most of our 1 million fans are more ‘pink’ than ‘blue’, we also appreciate that a lot of men DO care about what they slather on their skin, and Organic Surge does have its fair share of male enthusiasts, and here's what our beloved male customers have to say about our shower gel range:


"What a blast. This'll wake you up, but in a nice way. I'm going back for more and have never showered so much! "  Steven, a fan of our Citrus Mint shower gel. 

"I can’t believe how long the freshness lasts and that a shower gel is making all of that happen!" Andrew, a fan of our Super fresh shower gel. 

"So happy with this product. Will keep buying it from you!" Jamie
"This will wake you up from the deepest daze. It lathers up really well and cuts through acres of dirt at a stroke".  Steven G
"This is such a wonderful shower gel. I will purchase again soon." James

All fans of our Ocean Fresh shower gel!

But it’s not just shower gel that the guys like (for some of them like to look rough, tough and smell nasty). Men have sensitive skin too, and if they are going a little thin on top (sorry Dad) then there’s no shame in giving them a little extra boost. Try buying him the Volume Boost Shampoo and Volume Boost Conditioner (half price this week!) and watch the delight on his face as hair follicles perk up.

And of course, we couldn’t finish without asking our leading expert at Organic Surge what HIS favourite product was. Over to you Alan, founder and creator of Organic Surge:

"I've got really tricky skin so I've developed a new routine for myself...firstly I use the Hot cloth cleanser to cleanse my beard area and that softens my beard well. I thought for fun I'd try shaving with the Hot cloth cleanser and it worked a dream so I shave with it and then use a hot wet towel after to remove any residual cream and then I complete it with the replenishing facial oil. A ten out of ten routine for me...and here's an extra tip..if I haven't shaved for a few days I use the Hot cloth cleanser and then a tiny bit of facial oil with the Hot cloth cleanser as I shave! I also use the rose cream on all non shaving days..I really like it because it's non greasy yet my skin feels supple with it (well as supple as an old man's skin can be)."

 


So there you have it. Never be stuck for ideas again! And don’t forget, there’s still time to get 20% off all ‘gifts for him’ this father’s day.

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