Thursday, 2 June 2011

Connock London: Elegant, Dignified Luxury

I am sure many bloggers and Twitterers will be no stranger to this British brand. I however was introduced to it via blogs and people I chatted to on Twitter. 

Founded by Amanda Connock, whose parents founded A&E Connock, a specialist raw ingredients suppliers for the cosmetic and perfume industry. What's so special about this range? Amanda strives to bring to us age-old skincare secrets from exotic native ingredients discovered while travelling or through business dealings with her parents' company.

The first range, Kukui Oil Collection, hails from Hawaii. Cold pressed from the Kukui nut, the oil is high in linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids (essential fatty acids) and is highly effective in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, dry skin and acne. Used by native Hawaiians for centuries, babies were bathed in the oil to help protect against the harsh elements.

Anyway being the romantic that I am, I cannot help but be entranced by such a heritage behind the company. I kept conjuring up images of palm trees and exotic women, very much like film stills from South Pacific, the film! But do they work? I'm pretty heretical when it comes to moisturising twice a day after every shower so if this works, I'll be pretty impressed.
Kukui Oil Hydrating Body Lotion 300ml Rrp £32.70
With ingredients including Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil and of course Kukui Oil, this light lotion melts into skin to help plump skin and maintain moisture. Upon using I could stop sniffing myself! The light frangrance is intoxicating, bringing up images of hot sandy tropical beaches and exotic white flowers, yet still clean and unisex. Yes it's a good moisturiser but the big selling point for me is definitely the scent.

Kukui Oil Comforting Body Wash 300ml Rrp £22.50
Let's be honest, a body wash is a body wash so what's so special about this? Once again that incredible scent but this time even lighter so it just leaves a lingering hint after you wash it off. The golden gel lathers gently to refreshingly cleanse without stripping the oils from skin. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to heal, sooth and protect. Papaya Extract with Papain(Enzyme) helps dissolve dead skin cells to promote smoother skin. I usually cover myself with moisturiser as soon as I shower but I found that my skin was refreshed and soft and incredibly smooth after using this without any need for moisturiser. And the scent!! 

Kukui Oil Wonder Balm 10ml Rrp £18.50
A highly nourishing blend of Kukui Oil, Manoi, Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter and Beeswax, this easy to carry balm melts with body temperature to nourish and moisturise any areas of extreme dryness. I used it on my lips, heels, cuticles and elbows.

I only chose these 3 products but the range also includes a bath oil, soap and candle. Connock London is available to buy at www.connocklondon.com, Urban retreat at Harrods, Fortnam & Mason and www.beautique.com.

So final thoughts? Yes it's a luxury range that makes you feel spoilt and pampered. The quality of the products are great and I love the whole heritage of the company and I feel quite safe and reassured to use any of it without worrying about how it would react with my skin. It's not gimmicky, loud or screams for attention. I can only just describe it as quietly-dignified and very very elegant and luxurious.

11 comments:

  1. I've tried the body lotion and the bath oil and they are absolutely beautiful. I was rubbish at applying body lotion until I tried this and now I apply twice a day, it has transformed my skin. I am at the moment reviewing the Wonderbalm, all I have to say on that at the moment is that the product is very aptly named :) xx Jude @jadlgw

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  2. @Jude: Isn't gorgeous? I just love the scent of the products. I have yet to try the balm still and shall look forward to using it soon. Thanks lovely x

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  3. It's the most gorgeous brand. I love it. I have the soap in my soap dish, the balm & candle on my dressing table, and not much shower gel left! booo!

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  4. @Charlie: I have you to thank/blame for this! Haha it's gorgeous! I love it and dread when my shower gel finishes! Thanks hon xx

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  5. omg totally in love with this stuff! The wonder balm is fab for dry cuticles! works a treat ;)

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  6. @beautyWowza: Indeed!! I'm finding that out ow! Love it too, thanks for the comment x

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  7. I'm really interested in trying this brand but can you write the full list of ingredients of this body lotion and body wash? xxx

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  8. @Yvonne: Hi, thanks for reading and also commenting. I am on holiday now but if you provide me with an email address, I will get back to you ASAP. X

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  9. @Yvonne: Hi Yvonne here's the ingredient list for the lotion. The wash is coming up as soon as I get it.
    Aqua (water), C12-15 Alkyl Benzonat, Gycerin, Aleurites Moluccana Seed
    Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetearyl
    Glucoside, Macadamia Inegrifolia Seed Oil, Squalene, Parfum (Fragrance),
    Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin,
    Benzophenone-4, Linalool, Disodium EDTA, Laureath-7, Butylphenyl
    Methylpropional, Propylparaben, Citronellol, Limonene Coumarin, Eugenol,
    Isoeugenol.

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  11. @Yvonne: Hi Yvonne, sorry for the delay but here's the ingredient list for the wash.
    Aqua (Water) Aloe Barbadensi, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Parfum (Fragrence), PEG-10 Olive Glycerides, PEG-10 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Coco-Glucoside, Glyeryl Oleate, Cocamidprpyl Betaine, PVP, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Benzyl Benzonate, Sodium Chloride, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Aleurites Moleccana Seed Oil, Benzophenone-4, Carica papaya Fruit Extract, Tocpheryl Acetate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Citronellol, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Papain, Methlchloroisothaiazolinone, Tocopherol, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 17200 (red 33), CI 19140 (Yellow 5) CI 15985 (Yellow 6)

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