Below are links to our 'tried and tested' reviews of personal and skincare products which have undergone rigorous testing by our team of reviewers, many of whom either suffer from problem skin conditions (such as acne or eczema) or who have a passion for natural and 'free from' skincare.
There are thousands of products out there and we can never manage to review them all, but you can find links to many other manufacturers and ranges in our skincare directories.
If you want to recommend some products to us which you feel we should test, please do let us know.
Pregnancy: Breast and nipple care products. In Hazel Davis' final review in her three-part ‘free from’ pregnancy skincare special, it’s time for breasts and nipples …
Pregnancy skincare: all over products. This month in the second instalment of her three-parter on natural and ‘free from’ pregnancy skincare, Hazel Davis is lookikng at products for other parts of the body (minus nipples and boobs – which are coming next month!)
PURE Papaya Ointment is a natural, petrochemical-free, multi-purpose ointment which is said to soothe, moisturise and protect dry, cracked or irritated skin whilst promoting skin elasticity – safe to use on sensitive areas including dry or sunburned lips.
Mum's Secret cream helps ‘soothe, support, nurture’ for ‘bump, baby, beyond’ – a family, multi-purpose cream which can help with dryness, suppleness, elasticity and general moisturising care during pregnancy, for baby and for sensitive or eczematous skins of all age
Pregnancy Skincare: Products for Bumps and Bellies… The first part of Hazel Davis' three-part Pregnancy Special review of natural pregnancy skincare. February 2013
Our testers try out Themba, a cream formulated from the fruit of the kigelia africana tree, used traditionally in Africa for dry, damaged and problem skin, including eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, verrucas, burns, bites – and acne. February 2013
All About Aloe. Kelly Rose Bradford goes on a strictly aloe vera-based beauty regime for a month to thoroughly test out all the best products on the market. January 2013
Described as an ‘Instant Serenity Treatment’ for extremely dry and irritated skin, Selexir is a relatively new topical skin cream hailing from Switzerland, and co-created by Elena Herdieckerhoff, a former sufferer of, as she describes it, ‘extreme dry, red and flaky skin’. December 2012
Natural Wisdom. Two new, first-time testers go to work with the Natural Wisdom Rose and Pomegranate Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser – and this is what they had to say about the trio. December 2012
Our reviewers try out KZ or Kuswera Zuro: a soft moisturiser made from African potato tuber which is believed to be good for inflamed, sun damaged or thickened skin – and rosacea. November 2012
We try out a few products from the Alison Claire 'Remarkable' Range – recommended to us initally by one of our forum contributors. October 2012
FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2012: Make up, judges' comments. October 2012
FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2012: Face care products, judges' comments. September 2012 – Part 1 and Part 2.
FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2012: Hair and body products, judges' comments. August 2012 – Part 1 and Part 2.
Skin Shop's anti-acne Yeast Face Masque: a review. July 2012
Intimate care products: Hazel Davis reviews the best in products to maintain intimate hygiene and vaginal health. July 2012
Products for scalp psoriasis. Rachel Jones tries out some of the more natural alternatives to help combat her difficult condition. June 2012
Products for persistent cradle cap. Yvette Johnson's children have suffered from this frustrating condition, so she and daughter Amber volunteered to put some natural skincare products on trial. April 2012
Raw Skinfood Mab Fabulous: two of our testers try out the range. February 2012
NATorigin lipsticks. Three of our regulars give these new lippies a whirl. February 2012
Witch Skincare and Anti-Blemish Cosmetics. January 2012
Queen of Aleppo. Three of our testers put these olive and laurel soaps to the test. December 2011
Babycare products. An in-depth review of the products on the market by Hazel Davis (and baby Clementine). August 2011
NATorigin Cleansing Milk, Cleansing Water and Regenerating Lifting Serum: our reviewers put these products through their paces. August 2011
Tisserand Awakening shower & bath wash, Aromatherapy Replenishing Body Lotion Wild Rose & Lemon Leaf and Purifying Deodorant: a review. June 2011
GreenPeople's Organic Base No Scent. Our tester Gary puts these fragrance-free marvels through their paces. March 2011
Alva Rhassoul Mineral Wash Cream / Alva Rhassoul Active Cream: a review. January 2011
Vitamin C shower filters dechlorinate your water naturally. December 2010
The NATorigin range of ‘extreme tolerance’ and hypoallergenic skincare products: our testers try them out for a month. August 2010
Aalgo Organic Natural Seaweed Skin Therapy: seaweed powder made from 100% organic seaweed for a range of skin problems from athlete's foot to psoriasis. July 2010
Bathe-Away organic oatmeal bath bags. Oat-filled bags containing parsley, chamomile and dried goats milk to relieve affected skin.
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