It’s the beginning of September and for everyone in the UK, that means we’ll soon be saying goodbye to the (little) sun and welcoming colder days and darker nights. These brightly packaged skin and body products from Anatomicals are the perfect beauty antidote to the Autumn blues and they’ve certainly been bringing some summer vibes back into my bathroom. You can even slip a few into your basket when you’re browsing the ASOS or Selfridges website for the fifth time today (or is that just me?) Here’s my thoughts on some of their quirky range.
I’m a big fan of this product and it’s been my faithful companion for many a recent shower and bath time. Its mango and papaya scent scent is delicious, the shower gel formula leaves me feeling really clean and it’s also free from parabens and SLS if you’re a conscientious bather. It’s also very affordable at only £3 and the large 250ml bottle is lasting me a long time so I would definitely repurchase this. There’s five different scents in the body cleanser range too so there’s plenty of options if mango and papaya isn’t for you! Overall, this cheap and cheerful body cleanser does its job while injecting a little bit of fun into your usual shower routine.
Face Masks and Face Scrub set*, £3.49
These bright skincare sachets come in a set of three for less than £4, or you can also buy them individually, at £1 each for the face masks and £1.49 for the apricot scrub. I think they’re great value choices if you’re pampering yourself on a budget or if you’re having friends over for a night in! My personal favourite of the three was the anti-blemish face mask (particular love for the hottie tottie name of this one). This left my skin feeling surprisingly soft thanks to its soothing cream formula and it didn’t feel harsh on existing blemishes. The apricot scrub and tropical hydrating mask both smell amazing too and make a lovely treat at the end of a long week. There was more than enough product in each sachet and with Christmas fast approaching I think these would make the perfect useful stocking filler!
High Noon For The Prune Dry Relief Balm*, £3.79 and No Old Bags Allowed Eye Gel*, £4
The Anatomicals Dry Relief Balm is a good option if you’re looking for a practical all purpose balm to pop in your handbag and protect your skin against the approaching colder weather. You can use this on chapped lips, cracked heels and basically anywhere you’re experiencing dry skin. The balm contains cocoa butter to moisturise affected areas and soften skin and it’s also got a pleasant subtle rose taste. I’ve mostly been using this on my lips but as I often get dry patches on my hands when I expose them to the cold and wind, I can see my using this balm a lot more in the winter. Again, I love the funky packaging and the balm has been working well on my lips and cuticles which were in need of a bit of tlc. However, while this balm is effective at moisturising dry skin, I don’t think it really does anything a pot of Vaseline can’t do for a cheaper price.
I’ve been using their humorously named No Old Bags Allowed Eye Gel to provide some relief to my tired eyes if I’ve had a particularly sleepless night. While, I find the cooling gel very soothing and my skin does feel slightly tighter when I use the gel, there’s not really a noticeable improvement in my eye bags overall. For the very affordable £4 price tag though, I would recommend giving this product a try to see if it works for you.
Overall, the Anatomicals skin and body care range is full of fun products from an affordable brand that don’t take themselves too seriously. Have you tried Anatomicals products? I would love to know what you think of the range!
*PR Sample or gifted experience. For more information please see my disclaimer.