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Amly Botanicals Digital Detox & Radiance Boost Silver Rich Face Mist Review

If you have followed me for some time then you will already know how passionate i feel about both the Radiance Boost and Digital Detox Amly face mists. So of course i wanted to share my love for their products and Amly Botanicals as a brand, here on my new blog. I am going to start off explaining a little more about the founders behind Amly Botanicals, their ethos and how they came about, and then review both of the face mists……

About The Brand
Amly Botanicals is a small British Skincare Brand founded by two friends Kerry Moore and Lisa Smallpeice. Both Lisa and Kerry share a passion and love for natural beauty products, and after Lisa moved to Hawthbush Farm situated in the East Sussex Countryside with her family, they noticed the land was virtually untouched. Boasting of 140 acres of organic untouched land, complete with beautiful wild-flower meadows and hedgerows full of wild herbs and medicinal plants (i bet it’s breathtakingly beautiful!?). Shortly after they started looking for a water source and this is where they discovered a water-spring running directly beneath the wild meadow. They decided to bottle this incredible silver-rich water source, basing their entire skincare line around it due to it’s anti-bacterial and anti-microbial healing properties, and Amly Botanicals was born! Did you know that ‘Amly’ is actually the Old English name of the organic wild-flower meadow? You can find out here why silver is good for your skin.

Both Kerry & Lisa knew they wanted to create a natural skincare line free-from nasties like: parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulphates, GMOs, PEGs, mineral oil, silicon and animal-derived ingredients. Creating only clean handmade, cruelty-free and vegan friendly products. The Amly ‘Radiance Boost’ Silver Rich Face Mist was their first creation in their line-up of ‘silver-rich inspired’ face mists. Then they added the younger sister Digital Detox to the Alchemist Family. They aim to create more mists to correspond to various lifestyle needs, and cater to all skin-types. Did you know that every fresh batch of the Amly silver-rich face mists takes 8 weeks to produce?! All of the organic flowers and native herbs are extracted using the gentle and slow process of hydro-distillation. A process where the plants are left to soak and are then heated, leaving the oil and water separated using condensation. Afterwards the floral hydrosols, essential oils and silver-rich water are hand blended. Each bottle truly is made with love, care and passion. Every ingredient within each bottle is inspired by their East Sussex landscape using all the wild plants that live on the land. Lisa and Kerry were determined to create beauty products that not only work, but remained as pure as possible. I think it is because of the natural sources they use, their ethos and passion that i love this brand so much. I honestly have the utmost respect for them both, and yes all of Amly Botanical’s products are cruelty-free and suitable for Vegans.

How to Use
All of the Amly face mists can be used in a multitude of ways: post-cleansing as a hydrating toner to a balance out your skin ready for your next products. As a post-makeup setting spray to help powders to blend seamlessly into the skin and add a beautiful dewy glow. As a buffer in between skincare steps and application, and as a moisturising pick-me-up throughout the day. Each mist is designed to protect your skin from environmental challenges and give a good sense of well-being at the same time. Over this past year the Amly Face mists have become firm staples in my handbag and bath cabinet. Not only do i reach for these throughout my morning and evening skincare routines, but they act as an uplifting refresher whenever i find that i’m feeling a little rundown, fatigued, unmotivated and lazy throughout the day. In fact i always have one of my Amly face mists close to me whenever i am blogging away at my laptop.

 

Directions
Shake well (this is very important, as it is packed full of nutrient rich ingredients that need to be shaken before every use to disperse through) then close your eyes and spray liberally onto the face. Inhale deeply to allow the aromatic oils to stimulate the senses, relax your mind and help you recharge.

 

Packaging

All of the Amly mists come housed within chic, black Miron Glass bottles. With the best nozzles that disperse the most finest mist! (I will admit to being quite the ‘nozzle snob’ when it comes to face mists). The reason why Miron glass is so amazing is because it works like a natural filter, blocking out complete spectrum of visible light & allowing a part of the product inside to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UVA, and infra-red light. Thus lengthening the stability & potency of the product inside without the need to use of any kind of parabens or preservatives. Pretty amazing huh? However i still always store my skincare products out of direct sunlight to help preserve my products longer. May Lindstrom – Link, MUN Skin – Link, De Mamiel – Link, Dafnas – Link, Kahina Giving Beauty – Link, Bella Aura – Link and Lina Hanson – Link are other wonderful brands that i love (plus La Belle Lune – Link, Vintners Daughter – Link) also use Miron Glass packaging. So make sure to check them all out…


Meet Amly Radiance Boost….

“A delicate and lightly floral revitalising and illuminating face mist to deeply hydrate, and lift your senses with a reminiscence of a British country-side walk through the changing seasons.”

My radiance mist is in the old original packaging (which is why it doesn’t say radiance boost on the bottle) however the newer bottles have this labelled. I am now close to finishing my 2nd bottle, i love it that much and i’ve lost count of how many times i have raved about this! The Amly Silver Rich Face Mist is a beautiful lightweight delicately floral, hydrating and toning mist. Amly Radiance Boost is strengthened with moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid in smaller molecules to penetrate the skin faster and battle dehydration, Amly’s signature Silver-rich Spring Water, Peptides, Wild Plant Probiotics and uplifting essential oils to hydrate, revitalise and illuminate the skin. With just a few delicate spritzes of the Amly Radiance Boost you can transform yourself into a beautiful countryside-meadow daydream, and come back refreshed and revamped ready to take on whatever is thrown at you. Which is why this is one of my all time favourite Midday refreshers, especially when i am feeling stressed or fatigued.

 

Radiance Boost Ingredients:
Aqua, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (***Sweet Orange) Flower Water, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aloe Barbadensis (***Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable), Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Leaf Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus Berry) Flower Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Crataegus Monogyna (Hawthorn Berry) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Hydrolysed Hyaluronic Acid, Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide, *Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, *Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Oil, *Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Flower Oil, *Boswellia Carteri (Olibanum) Gum Oil, *Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Absolute Flower Oil, *Matricaria Chamomilla, Glucose, Benzyl Alcohol, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Silver Citrate, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, **Limonene, **Linalool, **Geraniol, **Citral, **Farnesol, **Citronellol, **Benzyl Benzoate (*Natural Pure Essential Oils | **Potential Allergens | ***Certified Organic)

• Hydrolysed Hyaluronic Acid works to deeply hydrate the skin, drawing moisture from surrounding environments to plump up the skin
• Copper Peptides are high in amino acids and help to improve skin strength
• Chamomile, Aloe and Plant Probiotics help to nourish and sooth the skin
• Essential oils Neroli, Jasmine, Rose Otto, Linden Blossom and Frankincense help to sooth and refresh the mind
• St Johns Wart helps to lift the mood by battling any kind of depression and anxiety

Price & Retailers
Amly Botanicals £42 (UK) – Link
^ Content Beauty £42 (UK) – Link
^ Seed To Serum $ (USA) – Link
^ Integrity Botanicals $58 (USA) – Link
^ Green Soul Cosmetics €52 (Italy) – Link
Divine Green Beauty €51 (France) – Link
Super Natural Cosmetics £42 (UK) – Link
The Jamila $55 (Bahrain – covering all of the Arab GCC) – Link
(^) = Ships Worldwide


Meet Digital Detox….

“A protective and re-energising mineral-rich Face Mist to help combat the skin-stressing and energy-zapping effects of digital, environmental and cosmic pollution.”

Digital Detox* has more of a woodsy, floral aroma than Radiance Boost Mist, which is much lighter & delicate in comparison. With strong woody and floral notes of Jasmine, Juniper, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium & Frankincense this mist really compliments the warmer Spring and Summer months. Helping to bring the outside sunshine, inside. Digital Detox is made specifically to protect skin cells, detoxify and de-stress by promoting clarity of mind. Today as a generation we are constantly exposed to electromagnetic fields, emitted from our computers and mobile devices, in our everyday lives. This exposure can really affect our energy levels and even irritate our skin. I mean how many of you find you have dry itchy eyes, or dehydrated skin after sitting in front of a phone or computer screen for a long period of time? Exactly, i know i can relate.

Packed full of natures minerals & antioxidants to shield against environmental aggressors and daily airborne pollutants, battles dehydration by deeply hydrating and preventing moisture loss, and improving concentration and de-stressing the mind…The Digital Detox mist is the perfect preventative-measure against the negative side-effects of technological devices, making it the perfect desk companion. Not only is Digital detox perfect for those of us stuck behind a computer desk, but it is also the perfect travel companion. Whether it be through experiencing the stress of the London underground commute, or mid way through a long flight… this mist is the perfect skin protector, hydrator and pick-me-up all in one. With notes somewhat similar to the May Lindstrom Jasmine Garden but with greater benefits, i would highly recommend trying out, especially if the Jasmine Garden is financially out of your reach. The Amly Digital Detox mist is £27 cheaper and in my opinion much more pleasant and effective (yes i have owned both).

 

Digital Detox Ingredients:
Aqua, Glucose, Rapeseed Acid, Sodium Chloride (Himalayan Pink Salt), Magnesium Sulfate, Aloe Barbadensis (***Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, *Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Gum Oil, *Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, *Jasmine Officinale (Jasmine Absolute) Flower Oil, *Melaleuca Quinquenervia (Niaouli) Leaf/Twig Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, *Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, *Pelargonium Roseum (Rose Geranium) Leaf Oil, *Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Wood Oil, *Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract, Quartz Powder, Panax, Ginseng Root Extract, Salicornia, Herbacea (Glasswort) Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beetroot) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Silver Citrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, **Limonene, **Linalool, **Geraniol, **Citral, **Citronellol, **Benzyl Benzoate, **Benzyl Alcohol, **Eugenol, **Farnesol, **Benzyl Salicylate. (*Natural Pure Essential Oils | **Potential Allergens | ***Certified Organic)

• Frankincense, Niaouli and Yarrow essential oils work in harmony to help detoxify the skin
• Himalayan Salts & Magnesium help to shield against damaging electromagnetic frequencies
• Marine Algae and Salicorne extract have the ability to prevent dehydration and protect the skin from environmental stresses by strengthening the skin’s lipid barrier
• Ylang Ylang, Juniper, Orange Blossom, Cedarwood and Rose Quartz help to de-stress and improve concentration

Price & Retailers

Amly Botanicals £42 (UK) – Link
^ Content Beauty £42 (UK) – Link
^ Seed To Serum $58 (USA) – Link
^ Integrity Botanicals $58 (USA) – Link
^ Green Soul Cosmetics €52 (Italy) – Link
Divine Green Beauty €52 (France) – Link
The Jamila $55 (Bahrain – covering all of the Arab GCC) – Link
^ Super Natural Cosmetics £42 (UK) – Link
(^) = Ships Worldwide


You can socialise with Amly via:
Instagram – Link
Twitter – Link
Facebook – Link

 

I would love to know what your favourite face mists are… What ingredients do you swear by to lift your mood?

 

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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