We are absolutely delighted to report that Aroma-botanicals® Nourishing Hand Cream received the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the esteemed Natural Health Beauty Awards 2010 which were held in March.
This latest accolade makes it the 6th year in succession that Quinessence products have been recognised for manufacturing products using only natural ingredients that have not been tested on animals. Once again it is an honour to have been recognised by Natural Health and Beauty magazine, and we will continue to strive for the same excellence as we continue expand our range of natural skin and hair care products.
According to the magazine’s editor, Sarah Ivory, this year the competition was tougher than ever before with 375 products from over 120 leading brands being scrutinized. The panel of experts were looking for the best, most effective beauty treats and treatments on the market that were free of synthetic chemicals, parabens and petroleum based ingredients to receive their official stamp of approval.
Sarah reported, ‘The last few years have seen natural products hit the mainstream beauty shelves in a big way as we’ve all become increasingly aware of what we are slathering on our skin and lathering into our locks. This has meant that not only has the volume of entries in this year’s awards multiplied in an astounding way but the variety and quality of products has also continued to impress us.’
After testing our Aroma-botanicals Nourishing Hand Cream, the panel of experts at Natural Health reported ‘This handy little tub is packed full of soothing botanical extracts of myrrh, primrose and horse chestnut to hydrate dried out mitts. We loved the subtle floral fragrance and the value-for-money price.’
We take pride in our reputation of providing natural skincare products that are affordable for women everywhere – and that's precisely what we continue to strive for - a high quality range that doesn't rely on harsh chemical compounds or an inflated price tag.
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As well as commemorating the arrival of Spring last month, we also celebrated picking up our latest award at the Natural Health magazine Beauty Awards 2009!
We were honoured and delighted that for the 5th year in succession, a product from our Aroma-botanicals® natural skin care range has won acclaim from the beauty experts at the prestigious Natural Health magazine.
In the category of 'Best Cleansing Face Masks' Quinessence fought off extremely stiff competition to scoop the 'Highly Commended' award for our Aroma-botanicals® Marinal Masque.
Quinessence purifying natural Marinal Masque has a concentrated, triple action formula packed with a rich harvest of marine phyto-nutrients plus organic Geranium and Lavender essential oils to lift impurities, revitalise and tone the skin.
Natural Health magazine said, 'This product feels like someone has scooped up mud from an exotic location and bottled it! The aroma is deliciously non-artificial and the mask is clay based, with ingredients such as Sea Lavender, Algae, Irish Moss and Seaweed supplying its marine-like attributes'.
The stimulating and toning action produced by this facial wash-off mask tightens skin tissues, leaving it feeling lifted and firmer. And best of all, it's safe enough to use on all skin types - even sensitive skin that's easily irritated.
The Natural Beauty magazine claim to conduct the most comprehensive product reviews in the industry, testing 1000's of products from 80 brands covering 6 different categories. This year our skin care products we were competing with leading brand names such as Aveda, Burts Bees, Decleor, Dermalogica, Dr Hauschka, Elemis, Jurlique, Lush, Neals Yard and Weleda.
Learn more about Aroma-botanicals® Marinal Masque.
For the 4th year in a row, Quinessence fought off stiff competition to pick up an exclusive award from the beauty experts at this years Natural Health Beauty Awards.
Aroma-botanicals® Age Defying Cream was voted outright winner in the 'Best Day Cream' category, claiming it was;-
'An excellent value-for-money daily moisturiser. Light and delicately scented it combines extracts of organic English Lavender and Rose Otto oils, together with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera to help plump up the skin and protect against free radical damage'.
In the 2008 Beauty Award Supplement, editor Charlotte Smith commented, 'More and more of us are waking up to the fact that there is no comparison with a face cream manufactured by a corporate giant with cheap ingredients and industrial synthetics, to one that is prepared ethically and conscientiously from organic essential oils and natural plant extracts'.
After many years of striving towards these standards, as a small specialist company we were absolutely delighted and honoured to be recognised by the panel at Natural Beauty magazine. After all, we were competing with many more, bigger, better-known brands than in previous years.
We strive hard to ensure that all of the products in the Aroma-botanicals range are competitively priced to make it even easier for everyone to live a chemical-free lifestyle. There are no harmful ingredients, colours, fragrances or harsh preservatives to be found in the range. Instead it is all about natural, pure ingredients that care for your skin from head to toe.
Whilst Helen Mirren was busy collecting her Oscar in Hollywood, we were celebrating our own industry successes when Quinessence were awarded two prestigious awards in the Natural Health and Beauty Awards 2007.
The Awards, published in Natural Health magazine's March issue, recognised the key selling points of the Quinessence Aroma-botanicals brand - an all-natural range without the usual hefty price tag.
In the category of 'Best Moisturiser' we fought off stiff competition to scoop the 'Highly Commended' award for our Aroma-botanicals® Vitamin E Cream. This innovative cream contains a unique blend of nourishing botanicals including Aloe Vera, Rosehip and Safflower infused with the finest organic Neroli essential oil to provide exceptional moisturising qualities.
This rich and super-moisturising cream is perfect for banishing wrinkles too because vitamin E is well known to be one of nature's finest anti-oxidants, packed with anti-ageing and skin softening properties. And of the three products finalised in that category it was the Aroma-botanicals® Vitamin E Cream that proved to be the bargain of the bunch, with a price tag just a fraction of the cost of the other two products.
We take pride in our reputation of providing natural skincare products that are affordable for women everywhere - a fact that helped seal our second winning entry under the 'Best Value for Money' skin care range category. That's precisely what we strive for - a high quality range that doesn't rely on harsh chemical compounds or an inflated price tag.
For the second year in succession, the Quinessence Aromatherapy Collection has won acclaim from the beauty experts at the prestigious Natural Health and Beauty magazine!
In the magazines Natural Beauty Awards 2006, Quinessence Aroma-botanicals® skin care was voted 3rd place in two separate categories by the panel of judges. Placed in the 'Hot Contenders' category, the team of beauty experts and judges awarded Aroma-botanicals® a 'Best All-Natural Range'.
Further to this accolade, our hugely popular Vitamin E Cream also went on to be voted a Best Bargain Moisturiser under the Hot Contenders category too. Containing organic Aloe Vera, Safflower oil and the finest Neroli oil from Tunisia, this anti-ageing cream is packed full of natural ingredients and costs only £9.25 for a 30ml jar. See Facial Care products.
The Natural Beauty Awards claim to conduct the most comprehensive product reviews in the industry, covering over 25 different categories, and once again this year we found ourselves competing with leading brand names such as Aveda, Elemis, Jurlique, E'SPA, Dermalogica, Weleda, Dr Hauschka and Neals Yard.
Commenting on the results of their exhaustive tests, Natural Beauty magazine said, 'With such a great selection of chemical-free ranges to choose from, you'd think that picking winners for our annual Natural Beauty Awards would be an easy task - but you'd be mistaken! Our team of beauty experts and judges have had a tough time whittling down the vast array of worthy contenders down to the lucky few finalists.'
We are delighted to have been chosen for these awards, since we continually strive at Quinessence to produce the finest products using only natural ingredients that have not been tested on animals. It is an honour to have been recognised by Natural Health and Beauty magazine and we will continue to strive for the same excellence as we expand our range of natural skin and hair care products.
In the Natural Health and Beauty magazine Awards 2005, Quinessence Rose in Jojoba Dilution was voted the outright winner in the 'Best Facial Oil' category!
To win this prestigious award we had to fight off strong competition from well known rival companies such as Neal's Yard Remedies, Tisserand, Dr Hauschka, Elemis and Dermalogica. Hundreds of natural products were tested to see which ones actually lived up to their claims - although in all modesty we don't really make any claims about this product.
People who practice aromatherapy are usually familiar with the vast range of therapeutic benefits that can be gained when using rose oil, the greatest challenge for consumers is actually finding a good quality, unadulterated rose oil at a truly competitive price.
Extracted by an advanced carbon dioxide process, our pure Rose oil (Rosa centifolia) from Morocco is diluted in moisturising Jojoba oil to help bring you soft and radiant skin. Jojoba oil has a shelf life of many, many years which means unlike most diluted essential oils it does not have a short therapeutic life expectancy.
Simply add a few drops of Quinessence Rose Dilution to a light carrier oil such as Sweet Almond, Apricot or Peach Kernel oil to experience the benefits that Rose oil can bring to your complexion. Of course, you need not restrict its use just to your face - it can be used anywhere on the body to improve the skins condition.
The Quinessence Rose Dilution offers excellent value for money and is available in either a 5% or 10% concentration, so you can choose according to your budget.
Other precious and floral oils available in the Quinessence Dilution Range include; Champaka, Jasmine, Linden Blossom, Lotus, Melissa True, Neroli, Tuberose and Violet Leaf.
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"Just to let you know that my order arrived safely and that I am delighted with the products. Best of all, I have found a face cream that not only suits my very sensitive skin, but seems to counteract the dryness effectively too.
I'm actually just about to re-order the Vitamin E Cream for my 20 year old daughter. She came back from university a few days ago with some red, sensitive dry patches over her face - the cream has already nearly cleared them up and her skin is already smoother overall.
Like me, she said it was the first cream to actually work on her very dry skin. We both like the Neroli smell too."
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Above: Rose Otto (Rosa damascena forma trigintipetala)
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