Silk + Honey is a relative newcomer to the beauty market, having launched in February 2014, but that doesn’t mean the products aren’t impressive. In fact, with the sleek packaging and lovely website you wouldn’t know that these formulas were cooked up in their creator, Sharonda Flynn’s, kitchen.
When Sharonda very kindly offered bloggers the opportunity to sample her products I jumped at the chance.
The first product I sampled from the range is the Shimmering Body Cream*. It is beautifully scented with delicate lavender and a lovely cooling texture. Although very hydrating the formula isn’t greasy or sticky. The shimmer itself is very subtle but there is just enough to give a soft, healthy glow to the skin.
The second product I received to try is the Shea Butter Hair Mask* which some people got to sample in their June Birchbox. This has a subtle, fresh perfume from rose essential oil and a light creamy texture. With no artificial silicones the mask rinses off well, leaving no residue. The shea butter and silk proteins condition and smooth my hair without weighing it down. With it’s gentle yet effective formula it a perfect intensive treatment to smoothe frazzled hair after exposure to sun and chlorinated or salt water.
Silk + Honey products actually come in a kit form when bought full sized, which is a great idea. Mixing the product together yourself you know that you have something that is fresh and that you’re using it at its very best. You also know exactly what’s going into your products and why. These kits provide a generous amount of product so you can share your creations with friends and family.
As well as the products I tried the kits also include an Anti-Ageing Hand Cream and Natural Lip gloss (prices range from £35 – £55). Each one contains step-by-step instructions and all the ingredients you need to make up the products. The process is designed to be as easy and fun as possible.
Silk + Honey products are 100% natural, vegan-friendly and completely free from parabens, artiﬁcial colours, PEGs, aluminium chlorohydrate, mineral oils, silicones, synthetic perfumes. Where ever possible they use recyclable packaging.
I love the ethos and concept of this company. It’s a fabulous idea that, through making their own natural products, people can see that they don’t need a huge list of ingredients and to be bulked out with synthetic chemicals to be effective and feel luxurious.
Silk + Honey have their own website where you can find out more and you can also purchase the kits through Birchbox.
Have you tried Silk + Honey or made any of your own DIY beauty products? If you did I’d love to hear your views and recipes!