Back in 2008, Sue Donnellan’s husband, a jet pilot in the military, complained that where water was in short supply, shaving was not easy, quick and painless.
As a result, a product called Speed Shave was formulated and extensively tested to offer a ground-breaking waterless shave and BodyVerde was formed.
Over the last 10 years, BodyVerde, an American natural skincare company has offered a range of products based on naturally derived botanicals and renewable resources. The products are designed to care for your skin without causing harm to the environment and there are no parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oil, petroleum, artificial colours or any of the other common chemical nasties.
The brand has now launched the range in the UK with 5 of the bestsellers initially.
Speed Shave (£13.30, 236ml) – a revolutionary new series of unisex waterless shaving products that protect and hydrate the skin while you shave without the need to lather or rinse.
Speed Shave To Go (£12) – A portable razor with Speed Shave lotion in the handle so you can shave without water absolutely anywhere.
Spot On (£14.95, 15ml) – Everyone suffers from the occasional breakout. Spot On uses nutrient-rich kaolin clay to blitz those spots while you sleep.
Pore Tight (£16.50, 15ml) – This lightweight serum rich in vitamin E, berry fruit and marine plant extracts, makes a fabulous primer, all the while working to make your pores less visible.
Miracle Skin Renew (£14.95, 15ml) – The ultimate multi-tasker! Made from 16 of nature’s most skin-friendly and healing plant oils, Miracle Skin Renew Serum is nature’s ‘Medicine Chest in a Bottle’ designed to repair any damage from cuts and grazes to sunburn and stretch marks.
I was sent a bottle of Miracle Skin Renew to try and it is proving very useful indeed. I’ve tried it on flaky patches of skin on my face, dry skin on the backs of my hands and on other assorted nicks and scratches I seem to acquire whenever I am let loose in the kitchen.
It’s a light, easily absorbed oil and you only need a few drops. It does have a light fragrance but it is a natural, pleasant smell.
It’s made from a blend of 16 essential plant oils – Sea Buckthorn, Soybean, Sesame, Jojoba, Coconut, Grape Seed, Meadowfoam, Borage, Rosehip, Casot Bean, Andiroba, Shea, Avocado, Squalane, Wheat Germ and Hempseed.
Because there are no additives it is safe to use on the kids. You can use it on burns, sunburns, wrinkles and even chapped lips. You only need a couple of drops so the bottle will last a long time.
It’s easy to carry in your make-up bag and to take on holiday with you.