About Lyonsleaf – The republic of natural skincare
Nestled in the Mendip hills, Lyonsleaf is a family-run company that small but perfectly formed range of natural beauty products.
Their award-winning skincare is made with 100% natural ingredients, as many as possible of which they grow themselves on the farm, to guarantee they are of the highest quality and grown without chemicals. All their products are made without water meaning they can also be made without chemicals including preservatives and emulsifiers.
Lyonsleaf products are suitable for almost everyone, and they specialise in safe products for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis prone skin that contain powerful herbal extracts
How it started?
Ben and Vicky started out selling produce they grew on their farm to local restaurants and to individual customers at farmers markets. Making skincare products with herbs they grew themselves as a hobby grew into a business when they started selling them alongside their produce at farmers markets and they were an instant hit with customers.
The feedback was so positive, particularly from people amazed at the effect the creams were having on eczema and psoriasis. Great feedback combined with personal experience led the couple to believe they could offer a better and more natural alternative and decided to focus on skincare alone.
Natural, Active and Water-Free
All Lyonsleaf products are 100% waterfree. Most creams and lotions are around 70-80% water meaning you have to adjust the amount you use and get used to using less product.
But just think of the added value you are getting by not paying for all that water.
Use oil-based moisturisers after a bath or shower, it’s always best to apply moisturisers to clean skin, your skin will absorb better and moisture gets locked in.
Lyonsleaf pride themselves on the fact that their products are 100% natural. Ditching the water means that Lyonsleaf products are able to be truly natural and completely chemical-free. Plus they use predominantly organic ingredients where the cost justifies the benefit. And only use refined oils.
When you put water or water-based ingredients into beauty products you have to have added an anti-microbial preservative usch as parabens. You also need an emulsifier to ensure the oil and water mix and these emulsifiers are often responsible for causing reactions in people with sensitive skin.
Using 100% natural ingredients, grown without the use of chemicals (and as much as possible on their own farm), Lyonsleaf creates safe, soothing and nourishing balms and creams for even the most sensitive skin. And of course, they leave out all artificial colours and fragrances.
Lyonsleaf products are also 100% active. No water, no chemicals, no filler, just natural oils and nut butter carefully chosen for their skin benefitting properties. These oils are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and are all used in the most unprocessed state possible to maximise the benefits for your skin.
Kinder to your pocket and the planet
Lyonsleaf are a company on a mission to change the way we think about skincare, creating natural products that actually work without the price tag often associated with natural and organic or high-end beauty brands.
They are all about using fewer products, natural ingredients, less packaging, and choosing homegrown products wherever possible. Switching to a single concentrated water-free product for both cleansing and moisturising means less packaging and less cost.
What is Lyonsleaf beauty balm
Lyonsleaf beauty balm might just be your new favourite skincare product. You can cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise, nourish and protect your skin all from one little eco-friendly glass pot.
Plus it’s made from 100% natural ingredients and is water-free meaning no parabens, no preservatives, no emulsifiers and no other nasties.
While some multi-use products might fall into the jack of all trades master of none category this balm really can be used in so many ways to reveal your most beautiful skin.
Lyonsleaf beauty balm is a highly concentrated oil-based moisturiser and cleanser containing a carefully chosen blend of plant butter and oils that are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids that nourish the skin, improve the skin barrier, fight free radicals and protect the skin against break out and infection.
How to use Lyonsleaf beauty balm
Apart from the fact that it’s completely natural, made only with active ingredients and contains neither water nor chemicals, we love the fact that beauty balm can be used in so many ways.
Lyonsleaf beauty balm is suitable for all skin types, whether you have dry skin, oily skin, normal or combination skin, problem skin or sensitive skin you can use and benefit from this beautiful balm. It is not, however, suitable if you have nut allergies or are allergic to plants from the daisy family or have specific allergies to any of the other ingredients.
First of all Lyonsleaf beauty balm can be used as a cleanser using the oil cleansing method. Oil cleansing or hot cloth cleansing is a gentle, nourishing, balancing and hydrating method of cleansing that lifts away dirt, grime and dead skin cells to reveal healthy and radiant skin.
Instead of using harsh soaps and chemicals that strip the skin, oil cleansing uses the principle that like dissolves like. Massaging a little of the balm into dry skin will remove even waterproof eye makeup, dissolve dirty sebum (including blackheads over time), while application of a hot cloth opens the pores and removes dead skin.
As well as effectively cleansing the skin Lyonsleaf beauty balm also improves the skin barrier. Instead of stripping natural oils which can cause overcompensation and breakouts, cleansing with natural oils nourishes the skin, locking in moisture and giving you soft plump skin all day.
No stripping the skin of its natural oils and improving the skins natural barrier has the effect of balancing both dry and oily skin. And because a good skin barrier also keeps out pathogens you can use beauty balm to protect against breakouts and infection and to soothe conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Beauty balm can also be used as a deeply hydrating moisturiser and intensive moisture mask. Many people find they no longer need to use a moisturiser when they start oil cleansing but for others applying a small amount of the balm to cleansed skin is rich and nourishing, you can even do this before drying your face for easier application and absorption.
Once you have a pot of beauty balm you’ll also discover it makes a great intensive moisturiser for dry skin patches all over the body, a wonderful hand and nail cream, a Hydrating lip balm you can even add a spoon of sugar for a great body scrub.