Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Skincare

Ruth Crilly Face Beauty Review

I’ve been trying out a few of the products from the Aromatherapy Associates Soothing range and have to say that I rather like the Calming & Comforting face oil for days in front of the computer. I have my little fan heater on during “at-home’ days because it’s pointless heating the entire house when I’m stuck in one room, but the downside of this is that the air gets very dry. Moisturiser doesn’t really cut it, and I just want something quite straightforward to massage into my skin and keep it from wizening up into an old witch’s prune-skin. The Soothing Face Oil is lovely – nothing too overscented or complicated, and doesn’t seem to be flaring up any spots or sensitivities. It’s actually aimed at sensitive or reactive skin, so that could be why it feels so pleasingly gentle.

I’m not so keen on the cleansing balm, and that’s because it’s one of those ultra-moisturising ones that leaves a residue. A bit like the Organic Pharmacy Carrot Butter or the Antipodes version. Great for those with very dry skin, perhaps, but not for me with my combination face. It’s a suitability thing, rather than any problem with the product – the texture is lovely and it removes makeup really well. I’d love to hear from you in the comments if you’ve tried this and have drier skin!

The Soothing range from Aromatherapy Associates is on FeelUnique and has free delivery – I’ll be doing a face oil “roundup” soon!

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  1. December 11, 2012 / 8:03 am

    Great idea: I don’t like to use humidifiers because I worry about the nasties that can build up, even with proper cleaning, changing filters, etc. This sounds like the perfect solution. I’d never have thought of this myself, so a huge thanks!

  2. Lukasz
    December 11, 2012 / 11:41 am

    Yeay for the face oils roundup!! :D

  3. Sylvie
    December 11, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    I, too, would like to express support for a face oil roundup! (and not sure if they have this in the UK- but give Pangea Balancing Oil a go; it’s one of my favorites! I’ve also had the Ren rose one as a sample and that one seems great for winter!)

  4. LP MU
    December 11, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    Hi Ruth! Is the oil good for oily skin too? Have you tried their Refining Face Oil, which is for oily skin? Thanks!


  5. Michelle
    December 11, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Ruth, I don’t know who else to talk about this but after using Natures Gate Pure Vitamin E roll on for about a month straight or so all over my face before bed my boyfriend and I both (he did it as well) have developed a vitamin e (tocopherol, tocopherol acetate) allergy. We have had a rash on our face around our mouth and eyes (little red blisters, dry pieces, sometimes flat red spots that look like eczema) for over 3 months. We recently found out about a week and a half ago what it was that we were allergic to (we thought it was candida, eye mites, so ma
    ny things we had thought of and researched about!) So I’ve stopped using my shampoo with it, soap, and wearing makeup which almost all makeup has it and it’s helped a little but I recently just started a job and I HAVE to wear makeup and I don’t know what to do because when I do wear it the breakout gets noticeable and I don’t want to live restricting what makeup I wear since I’m on my way to becoming a model. It’s easier for my boyfriend because he doesn’t have to wear makeup but right now I’m trying to find makeup options that don’t have tocopherol and it’s hard especially since I’ve invested so much money in products that DO have it in the ingredients. My question is have you heard of this before happening to anyone? I would just like to know what you think or if you have any advice.
    I think since my boyfriend and I induced our allergy that we can get rid of it and not be allergic forever but I don’t know what to think.

  6. Fatima
    January 5, 2013 / 2:24 am

    Hi Ruth, ive recently gotten into face oils! but i only use natural olive oil and almond oil, r they any good? do u have a video on face oils? x

  7. bebeautiful withpunam
    March 5, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    hey can you please suggest some good eye cream or serum for dark circles,& any spot reduction creme/serum for oily skin..

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