Ermana Natural Skincare is an exciting new range of skincare and bodycare brought to us by Glasgow based Claire Twigge-Molecey, (a former Fashion & Homeware Buyer) who hand-blends the products in small batches in her kitchen at home in Battlefield, on the south side of the City.
She first started making face oils and balms for herself, family and friends about 10 years ago and decided to go back to college to study anatomy, physiology and skincare.
One of her greatest supporters (apart from her husband James) is her sister Nicola and the brand name comes from the Spanish "hermana" for sister.
Claire very kindly sent me Cleanse Balm with Grapefruit & Galbanum (60ml - £24)* to test out and review as well as Nurture Body Oil with Neroli, Petigrain & Ylang Ylang (50ml - £28)*. The Cleanse Balm also comes in a handy 15ml travel/try me size (£8).
As well as the products being a delight the packaging is super cute too! The collection is 100% natural, there is no animal testing and products are free from parabens, sulphates, artificial colours and fragrances.
UK based suppliers supply the ingredients and packaging and products should be used within six months of opening.
Cleanse Balm is made with natural Cocoa, Shea and Coconut butters along with Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax and Essential oils of Grapefruit and Galbanum which restore and tone the skin. The balm deeply cleanses the skin removing daily grime and make up and has a light citrus herbal scent. To use: massage a small amount of balm in your fingertips before applying to the skin in circular motions over the face and neck. Remove with the super-soft warm damp muslin cloth.
Nurture Body Oil is one of the nicest body oils I've used this year! It is heavenly scented with Neroli, Petigrain and Ylang Ylang and sinks easily into the skin. The plant oils used are full of Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants and Omega Oils making this great for dry skin. The body oil absorbs easily leaving the skin delicately scented and nourished. Love this!
P&P is £3.30 UK First Class, £7.95 UK Special Delivery and International Orders ship at £9.50. If you spend £40 or more shipping is free.
I'll update you as to how I'm getting along with the products. Check out the full range HERE.