I have been trying to get this post up for almost a week now! Unfortunately, Squarespace was having some issues with my photos and therefore, failing every time I tried to upload. Everything seems to be working now (yay!) so on to my review of one of my favourite green finds of this year, the Vedani Botanicals No. 21 Cleanser; an oil cleansing specifically formulated for oily skin. I was originally introduced to Vedani through Twitter, and now, I'm really glad to see that they're becoming increasingly popular in the UK green beauty community.
I've been incredibly impressed with Vedani's cleanser. I'll say it now - I'm 99.9% sure that it's going to be my top product of 2016. I've been looking for a 'holy grail' cleanser for almost two years and yes, I think I may have found it.
As mentioned, the No. 21 Cleanser is an oil formula specifically formulated for oily skin. It contains beautiful organic ingredients such as hemp seed oil, tamanu oil, and some of my favourite essential oils, including geranium and bergamot. My skin seems to LOVE this formula. I've known for a while that I prefer oil cleansers, however I hadn't much ventured out other than using my own DIY jojoba and lavender blend. Vedani's offering has completely stolen my heart and at £22 for a considerably long-lasting 50g, I'm not too worried about paying the extra pennies. And let's be honest, that's a great price for the high quality and 97.8% organic ingredients that the cleanser boasts. And can we just appreciate that packing? Floral graphics, textured card, and miron violet glass? Dreamy.
Some of you may know that recently, I've been suffering with an especially stubborn bout of comedonal acne. I really think that this cleanser has made a difference when used in conjunction with acid exfoliators. Yes, acid exfoliators may not be the most natural option but this cleanser has been helping to keep my skin protected and healthy throughout use. With super clean products such as this in my routine, I am happy to use the occasional exfoliator to keep my acne at bay. The cleanser also comes with one of the best muslin cloths I have ever used and I may just have been convinced to stray from my usual cheap flannels.
As a last note, Sadie (the founder) is one of the loveliest brand-owners I have ever had the delight to talk to and I really do enjoy reading her rambling skincare emails!
Vedani also offer a matching moisturiser for the No. 21 Cleanser, using complimentary ingredients; something that I am really excited to try as soon as possible. If you're wanting to try either, Vedani have recently launched their organic skincare trial sets which cost £15 for a travel-sized sample of both the cleanser and moisturiser.