Today I’m extending an insight into other Bravura London offerings. I’ll be covering the First Cleanse Oil, Purifying Calendula Toner, Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment and Azulene Moisturizer. I’ve talked/raved about Lactic Acid (10% infused with Rose) and Salicylic Acid (2%) before, you can click here to read.
Since Bravura London have updated their packaging, the temptation has almost tripled to get everything. Bright coloured glass jars which represent colours of our chakras.
First Cleanse Oil aka Fail Proof Oil Cleanse
In Plain Words: Simple, Basic, Fuss free, Effective & Efficient at dissolving and removing makeup, Emulsifying, Non Sticky, One pump job, Inexpensive.
Wonderful certified organic carrier oils are used such as Safflower, Avocado and Vitamin which perform an excellent job whilst essential oils such as Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Rosemary give it an extra edge from a pleasing scent perspective.
Ingredients Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride(From Coconut Oil), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate (emulsifier), Tocopherol (Vit.E), Anthemis Nobilis Oil* (Roman Chamomile Essential Oil), Lavandula Officinalis Oil* (Lavender Essential Oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil* (*Certified Organic).
Purifying Calendula Toner 13%
An exfoliating toner that feels refreshing on skin and smells lovely. Claims to have 10% Glycolic, 3% Lactic acid with Hydrating Aloe Vera, Glycerin and Anti Inflammatory and Soothing Calendula. I don’t feel any acid tingle on application and it fits nicely after cleanse and before hydrating toner (Makeup Removal/First Cleanse – Second Cleanse – *Calendula Toner* – Hydrating Tone). In my opinion, most skin types can use it (normal – combination – oily – slightly dry). The ingredient listing has some major hydrators in the line up with some punchy acids. The whole blend together makes it perfect for morning or evening acid tone. Would be fantastic addition to beginner to intermediate level acid users.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Glycerin, Lemon Juice, Calendula Extract, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Glycolate, Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Lactic Acid, SD Alcohol 40B, Fragrant Oil, Bisabolol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.
Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment
As Amanda calls it Exfoliating yet nourishing. Bravura claims: Glycolic Acid 15% Night Treatment is an effective treatment for dry, mature and problem skin. It has 15% Glycolic Acid which has been partially neutralised and has a PH of 4.5 (where acid is active).
Packaged in a gorgeous heavy grey glass jar, this dense whipped cream is fantastic for the skin. I noticed an overnight difference in my skin. If used consistently (i.e. night after night) it may dry out the skin, so its preferred if layered under hydrating oil or over hydrating serum. Because of it’s thick texture, the tiniest amount goes a long way and I prefer to tap this in the skin rather than massaging it in (it just moves the product around on the face). I guess this product will be my second fave after Lactic Acid.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Safflower Oil, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid and Sodium Glycolate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Arnica Blossoms Extract, Calendula Blossoms Extract, Glucose and Fructose and Sucrose and Urea and Dextrin and Alanine and Glutamic Acid and Hexyl Nicotinate, Tocopherol, Sodium Alginate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Chamomile Extract, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Guar Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Bravura says, this unscented, light emollient cream is ideal for problem skin, in particular non sensitive Rosacea, Azulene Moisturiser provides instant moisture relief with a long-lasting soothing effect.
It’s light, airy, non greasy texture makes it suitable for most skin types. However, dry or very dry skins would need a little something more to thoroughly nourish their skins. As it is fragrance free, it would be a hit with sensitive skins or congestion prone skins.
On application it absorbs nicely in the skin. Doesn’t feel heavy or leave a greasy finish on skin. Also works wonderfully as a makeup base. I noticed my skin didn’t get as oily during the course of the day. This would be the perfect candidate after a microdermabrasion sesh just to calm and soothe the skin. Finally, let’s address the gorgeous colour of blue cream as a result of Azulene (no added colours).
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Safflower Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Sodium Alginate, Hops Extract, Rosemary Leaves Extract, Sage Leaves Extract, Hazelnut Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Triethanolamine, Avocado Oil, Azulene, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate, d-Panthenol, Ginseng Extract, Allantoin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.
Obviously, Bravura also offers cleansers, more toners, more peels, moisturizers and serums. Highly recommend you check this brand as it has wonderful effective products at an inexpensive price point and beyond exceptional customer service. Also if you’re confused what would work best for you and for your specific skin conditions, drop in a line on their website and someone will guide you.