Guiltless Skin - Brand Spotlight



I have planned on reviewing Guiltless Skin for ages, and I am so excited to finally bring you a full Brand Spotlight on this fantastic ethical business.

For this British brand it is all in the name: Guiltless Skin.  The entirety of the range is formulated so your skincare routine is totally guiltless.  From their certified organic ingredients to their facility in Essex, every aspect of the business is focused on sustainability and integrity.  Each product is free from potential toxins and is totally vegan friendly, plus they are all created with the aim of supporting the skin's natural processes rather than covering up or distracting from the needs at hand.

Guiltless Skin believes in a 'less is more' approach to beauty.  Rather than packing dozens of buzz word or 'fad' ingredients into their formulas, they select high-performance plant powered ones that are gentle but effective.  And even better- pretty much all of their range is suited for all skin types, including the most sensitive!

So what goodies have I tried, tested, and loved so far??  Well...


Timeless Daily Moisturiser*:

You may remember I included this green skincare treat in my Ultimate Ethical Christmas Gift Guide.  If you have been following me for a while, you know I struggle to find moisturizers that actually  work for sensitive spot-prone skin.  The majority of products I have tried have all been missing something or have had major flaws -- some left me with blemishes as they were too heavy, some made my skin feel oily, a few turned my skin streaky or left behind a white tint, some burned me (I swear phenoxyethonal should be banned!!), and many irritated my face and left it red and blotchy.  The perfect day cream was elusive and felt like a rare mythical creature that you only ever hear tell of -- but Guiltless Skin's Timeless Daily Moisturizer finally provided me with the perfect formula.


This daily moisturizer works to hydrate, protect, stimulate healthy cell production, soothe and calm, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores -- all with just fifteen all natural ingredients!  The product provides a matte finish (so it works well as a base for those who wear makeup on the daily!) and only requires a tiny dab to give full results.  That makes this already super affordable product even more cost efficient!  Plus, Timeless is ideal for any season, be it winter or summer, as it is lightweight (no oily feeling!) but with serious nourishing benefits.  That means you do not have to start the hunt for your ideal product all over again with the change of each season.

Guiltless' product is also great for city-living.  Ingredients like vitamin B3 and organic prickly pear help strengthen the skin's barrier and protect against environmental stressors, something that is pretty much impossible to avoid in the modern world.  I have found my skin has been much less irritated since introducing Timeless to my skincare routine, and while I still have the odd flair up with hormonal acne (it's pretty unavoidable for me unfortunately), this has helped calm my semi-sensitive skin.

This moisturizer is the perfect solution for all skin types, including the most sensitive since it is fragrance free!  The formula is nourishing but not too rich, fast absorbing but long lasting, and leaves no residue -- talk about perfection!  I've been so pleased with Timeless since receiving it, and I love that I don't have to worry about any of the negative effects I've experienced with other day creams.  I've finally found a winner when it comes to moisturizers!

Ingredients: Aqua, Carthamus tinctorius seed oil* (safflower oil), Citrus aurantium amara flower water* (orange blossom water), Puntia ficus-indica seed oil* (prickly pear seed oil), Citrullus vulgaris seed oil* (watermelon seed oil), Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Glyceryl stearate (plant-based emulsifier), Glycerin**, Cetearyl alcohol (plant-based emulsifier), Sodium stearoyl lactylate (plant-based emulsifier), Sodium hyaluronate (skin hydrator), Gluconolactone (skin conditioner), Citric acid (ph adjuster), Sodium benzoate (preservative), Calcium gluconate (skin conditioner) --- *Organic ingredient **Organic origin


Clarify Charcoal Cleansing Powder*:

I was sent this charcoal powder a long while ago, and I've found it is genuinely the most multi-functional product I have ever tried -- from cleansing to masking to teeth whitening, Clarify is the ultimate all-purpose powder!  Made with activated charcoal and kaolin clay, the powder is both exfoliating and detoxifying.  The formula works to "draw out impurities, reduce congestion and cleanse pores, leaving skin looking and feeling brighter and smoother."

As a cleanser, this can get a bit messy, but it is so refreshing and leaves your skin feeling super clean and revitalized.  I like to add a drop of facial oil to add some moisture to the formula if I am using it on its own, or use it as is for a quick rinse after oil cleansing.


Even though this has been designed for cleansing, Guiltless has actually created a product that is so versatile and offers great value for money.  The only limits for how you use this is your imagination -- just add a bit of water and you have your base (a midnight black paste full of possibilities!), then become a mix master and add any further ingredients you think will work for your need.

My two favourite uses (other than as a cleanser) so far are as a face mask and as a scalp detox.  You can leave it on your face for four or so minutes to get a deep pore cleanse, or mix it up with your favourite face oil and floral water for a gentler (but still super effective) detoxifying treatment.  And for a scalp cleanse, just apply how you would if you were masking, leave for five minutes, then rinse!  I only do this once a month, as my hair can be quite brittle, but I find this replaces the clarifying shampoo I use and works to remove any build up so my scalp and hair can have a fresh start at the beginning of each month.

Ingredients: Kaolin (clay), Sodium cocoyl isethionate (gentle coconut-derived cleansing agent),  Maranta arundinaceae (arrowroot) powder*, Charcoal powder, Oryza sativa starch (rice starch), Allantoin (skin conditioner), Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder* (aloe vera powder) --- *Organic ingredient


Organic Rosehip Crème Butter*:
This is another green goodie I included in my most recent ethical Christmas present guide, and I'm excited to talk a bit more about it!  Like I said before, if you know you want to give the gift of soft, moisturized skin, but don't want a product that has any added essential oils or extracts, then this body butter from Guiltless Skin is the perfect match.  But why is it so good??


I love a good body butter, but I am pretty fussy when it comes to bodycare products -- I don't like anything that is too wet, that takes long to absorb, that contains drying ingredients like harsh alcohols (as that is so counter-intuitive!), or has clawing scents.  And guess what -- the Rosehip Crème Butter from Guiltless isn't any of those things.  Rather, it is so indulgent and rich while also being incredibly gentle, and provides an ultra-nourishing feel that rivals the most expensive spa treatments:

"An all-over body treatment that will keep skin soft and smooth all day long. Rich in rosehip oil, it is ideal for use on scars and stretch marks. It can also be used to help alleviate dry patches on the face (unless you have blemish-prone skin)."

I love the purity of the ingredients, and despite this not containing any essential oils, it has such a lovely scent -- the shea butter is most prominent with its mouth-watering chocolaty fragrance, but the rosehip seed oil adds an earthier element that provides a more grounding quality to the product.  I like to just breathe in the aroma as the formula begins to melt with the heat of my fingers, then apply to any dry patches on my body.  By the time I'm finished, my body feels moisturized and my mind feels totally blissed out!

Overall I adore how comforting Guiltless Skin's Organic Rosehip Crème Butter is, and really appreciate that it both smells incredible and feels amazing (without costing a fortune!) -- this is definitely a high quality and high performing skincare treat, and one that would make a great gift for the holidays.

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii fruit* (unrefined shea butter), Rosa canina fruit oil* (cold-pressed rosehip seed oil), Maranta arundinacea root powder* (arrowroot), Tocopherol (vitamin e), Helianthus annuus seed oil (sunflower oil) --- *Organic ingredient. 99% organic of total. 100% natural origin.


Illume Moisture Serum:

I recently received a full size bottle of Illume in the November edition of The Natural Beauty Box, and I could not be more pleased with it.  I had all but given up on serums until giving this one a go -- every single serum I have used previously seems to rival my follow up facial oil, either with a strong scent that does not pair easily, or with a texture that is just too heavy or sticky to allow me to finish with my final moisture boost.  That is not the case with Guiltless Skin's Moisture Serum!

Illume is lightweight, fragrance free, and uses pure and simple ingredients that are effective yet gentle.  With just ten ingredients (not counting distilled water), this serum is simple but brings serious strength to your skin's barrier.  Vitamin B3 provides strength and anti-inflammatory qualities, lingonberry brings antioxidants that help protect against environmental stresses and damage, pomegranate works to stimulate elasticity and prompt cell renewal, and hyaluronic acid offers "super-moisture" which leads to firm, hydrated skin.

My favourite thing about this serum is how light it is -- it is quite wet when you first pump the product, but because of this it is also incredibly easy to apply and sinks in almost instantly.  Once Illume sinks into the skin, you can't even tell you have applied an additional step for your routine -- it feels weightless!  The only difference is your skin is that much more hydrated and feeling soothed.


I've also found it has been helping keep my pesky hormonal acne at bay, and my face feels much less sensitive than usual.  And after a bit of a mishap with a different brand's facial tonic that had left phenoxyethonal off the label (it was online, just not on the product itself -- shame on them!), I was left with very sore skin and scared to use too much until I was all healed up.  I was able to use Illume to keep my skin hydrated until I could reintroduce my oils and potions into my routine, and this really saved me during this dry and cold weather we have been having.

Guiltless Skin's moisture serum Illume offers all the benefits with continued use, including plumping, improved luminosity, evened texture, reduced fine lines, and added moisture, without any added essential oils or fragrant extracts.  This is truly an all-rounder, and suits all skin types, making this serum the perfect example of the power of simplicity and utilizing nature's remedies. I am so thankful that Guiltless Skin has created such an incredible plant powered product!

Ingredients: Aqua (distilled water), Glycerin** , Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Gluconolactone (skin conditioner), Sodium hyaluronate (skin hydrator), Vaccinium vitis-idaea fruit extract* (lingonberry fruit), Punica granatum fruit extract* (pomegranate fruit), Amorphophallus konjac root extract (natural thickener, skin conditioner), Sodium benzoate (preservative), Lactic acid (non-dairy) (ph adjuster), Citric acid (ph adjuster)     *Organic ingredient. **Organic origin.



Guiltless Skin has much more on offer than these four products -- facial oils, serums, brightening masks, cleansing oils, bars, and creams, and body oils -- but I think these skincare treats serve as a great overview of what this wonderful British brand has to offer.  There is a little something to nourish every inch of you and leave your skin glowing and healthy no matter the season.  I love that pretty much all of Guiltless' range is safe for all skin types, and that I don't have to worry about my skin becoming irritated or sensitized by harsh ingredients or high quantities of essential oils.  Instead, I can just have a pamper and enjoy how soft and smooth my skin can be!

Have you tried Guiltless Skin yet??  If you have, I would love to hear what you think -- any favourite products, or special stories you would like to share??  And if you have not had the chance to try any of their green goodies yet, which catches your eye the most?  If you're planning on picking up some treats, you can grab £5 off your first order with Guiltless Skin by using my link

It's always lovely hearing from you eco-beauties, so let me know your thoughts!


And just a little reminder for anyone who missed my previous announcements on Twitter, Instagram, or here on The ecoLogical -- I have a special Christmas Giveaway running until Christmas Eve.  I have put together a bundle of beauty treats worth over £300 (with the help of some very generous brands!), and one lucky winner will be taking home this grand prize!  You can find all the details here.






* These products have been kindly gifted by Guiltless Skin

7 comments

  1. These sound really good. I'd love to try the Crème Butter.

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  2. Gosh, that is a very thorough and positive review. Thank you. I'm still thinking about trying charcoal!

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  3. Wow what a positive review! I’ll have to keep a look out for these products :)

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  4. Not heard of them until now but you've got me interested! *off to enter the giveaway*

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  5. I haven't tried any products from Guiltless yet but would love to after reading this review. They sound really good! I need to see whether are doing any trial sizes.

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  6. Not heard of them before I’ll have to keep a look out for these products

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  7. New brand to me but sounds really good and I would love to try some products

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