Susan Kohutova has worked in the health and beauty sector for over 20 years as a consultant and therapist for some of the top cosmetic companies. Having personally suffered with extremely sensitive, allergy prone skin she was determined to develop a range of natural cosmetics, free from harsh detergents and synthetic ingredients that could be tolerated by even the most delicate skin and so Zuzka Natural Beauty was born.
As a registered Medical Herbalist Susan has in depth knowledge of herbs, plants and flowers and these ingredients are key to all Zuzka’s formulas, which are also free from harsh detergents, sodium lauryl sulphate, synthetic ingredients, parabens, animal ingredients and artificial fragrance.
Susan very kindly sent me some products from her Honey Glow and Botanicals ranges; suitable for dry, sensitive and mature skin these are products which offer to sooth and rejuvenate all skin types but especially those that are tired and stressed. After a difficult festive season that’s most definitely me so I was certainly looking forward to giving my skin some TLC using these divine sounding products.
The first product I tried is the Honey Glow Royal Gold Nourishing Day Cream* (50ml, RRP £34.99). A rich non-greasy moisturising cream containing Royal Jelly, this is packed with vitamins and skin softening silica. Ideal for mature and dry skin this cream can be used both morning and night after cleansing and toning.
I loved the delicate scent of the Orange Flower in this cream and the texture was ideal; extremely hydrating and comforting but not too rich that became was greasy. Although my skin can get dehydrated in winter, it soon tends becomes oily as the day progresses. Suprisingly this cream seemed to keep the oil slick at bay and it made a great base for my makeup.
The second product I sampled is the Argenine Hydroxy Rejuventating Mask*
(50ml, RRP £25). An ice cold fruit enzyme jelly mask, this contains a high level of Argenine Hydroxy fruit acids which help to smooth the appearance of the skin. In addition Argenine Amino acid penetrates deep into the base layers of the skin, offering intense correction of wrinkles and expression lines.
I don’t often use a moisturising mask, but with the cold, harsh weather we’ve had of late my skin has certainly been waiting for this. Applied after thoroughly cleansing my skin literally drank this mask up in the 20 minutes I had it on, and the cooling texture of the jelly made it a very relaxing experience. The skin-friendly Vitamin E and the soothing properties of Rose certainly plumped and brightened my skin, although with very few wrinkles I cannot really comment on how well it corrects lines. Still it is a lovely product for anyone whose skin requires a little extra TLC.
I was astounded by the range of Zuzka products available when I browsed the website; from skincare and bodycare to hair care and even mineral makeup! If you’re looking for beauty products that don’t compromise on ethics and quality and that deliver on their promises then Zuzka Natural Beauty is definitely worth a look.