When it comes to beauty products I use regularly I’m kind of boring, my skin is so sensitive that it is hard branching out, so when you find brands and products that don’t irritate your skin you become kind of loyal. So I was super happy to discover Sabon, an Israeli beauty brand that is enriched with natural oils and vitamins, as well as their approach to putting indulgent pampering back into the bathroom. This is more than just a wash-and-go beauty brand, it makes products that invigorate your senses, seriously I wish this post had scratch-and-sniff technology as the body butter is incredible and has a calming effect that makes bathtime enjoyable and uber-relaxing. Sounds very over-the-top but when I use Sabon bath products it’s like having a mini spa at home.
Sabon does everything from body scrubs to shower oils, body lotions and creams for the body, hands and feet, as well as comprehensive face care collection, dreamy fragrances, candles and luxury accessories. When I realised how many products it produces I was kind of embarrassed that I’d never heard of it before.
As well as all the natural goodness, including using extracts from the Amazon Rainforest and minerals from the Dead Sea, the brand’s apothecary-style, instagrammable packaging makes it so adorable that I’m telling you it will become your new place to pick up gifts for your loved ones. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and the hand-written labels and vintage vibe really works, and then you open up the bottle and you’re blown away by the incredible scents.
To get to know the product range, I would totally recommend a visit to its store on Neal Street in Covent Garden, which is where I was introduced to the brand. Their staff are very knowledgeable and are happy to take you through the products. Here you can test the products and fall in love with how silky soft they make your skin as well as road test the different fragrances, I found some a little overpowering so best to try a few.
I have a number of hero Sabon products that make my skin feel amazing including the Clear Dream Shower Oil, I’m in love with the delicate floral notes as well as the fact it is rich in essential olive, avocado, jojoba and wheat germ oils, which respect the natural PH of the skin. Sabon isn’t cheap, it’s branded as “affordable luxury” and £22 for a 300ml shower gel might seem expensive, which my head totally agrees with, but as soon as I use it my heart takes over and makes me buy it again.
The Lavender Apple Body Scrub (£22 for 320g) is a product that is great especially at winter draws in as the sea salt is great for combating dry and flaky skin. As I have sensitive skin I don’t use it every week, more like once every couple of weeks, and I mainly use it on problem areas, a little really does go a long way.
After I’ve used the scrub I smoother my skin in the Lavender Apple Butter Cream (£23 for 200ml), the creamy and nourishing formula really is amazing at moisturising my dry skin, and the smell is incredible.
Sabon really has an extensive product line that I feel that I’ve only just scratch the surface with my favourite pieces, I’ve already been recommended their hand cream that I’m going to pick up next time I go to Covent Garden and I’m intrigued by their hair masks. But as well as bath products they also have a great nail varnish collection, which is basically every shade of pink you can think of, and at £8 each I really think they are great value.
As they are free from nasties, they do require around three coats, especially for the lighter shades, and I’d give them a little longer to dry as well. But the colours really do pop and they do stay chip-free for around 5 days or so, and considering I’m terrible at keeping my manicure looking great I thought that was pretty good.
Have you discovered Sabon?