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Fair Trade Ethical Living - Odylique Product Review, Videos and Photo shoot

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Odylique Product Review, Videos and Photo shoot

Odylique Product Review, Videos and Photo shoot

 

Products tested include the following:

Odylique Spot-On Serum - Reviewed by Sabeena Ahmed The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE - March 17 

Product: Odylique Spot-On Serum, 100% Natural Origin, 95% Organic Bio, Soil Association Organic Certified.

Verdict: I've been using this serum for the last 6 weeks. The serum is effective and has helped to reduce my inflammation on new acne and has reduced my acne scars.

It has a refreshing smell of lemons and cools and gently soothes red inflamed areas. Although, it did not prevent spots. Acne and spots healed quickly.

 

Odylique Creamy Coconut Cleanser - Reviewed by Sabeena Ahmed The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE March 17

Product: Creamy Coconut Cleanser, 100% Natural Origin, 87% Organic Bio, Soil Association Organic Certified.

Verdict: I've been using this cleanser sparingly.The cleanser made my skin glow. I was worried about using it on my very delicate sensitive eyes, I shouldn't have, it worked a treat.

I've always been cautious about using cleansers on my skin as previous brands have always produced excess sebum which block my pores creating black heads which often become inflamed painful acne.

My Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott said it tightened her pores.

The only slight drawback is the amount needed to cover your face, neck and eyes.

 

Product: Odylique Superfruit Concentrate, 100% Natural Origin, 100% Organic Bio, Soil Association Organic Certified.

Verdict: I've been using the concentrate sparingly. All you need are a few drops to hydrate your skin.

My skin has felt fresh, nourished, soft and has been glowing in the morning.

I would highly recommend all three products to those who suffer from adult acne, sensitive and reactive skin.

 

More about Odylique

Last year I had a couple of lovely online conversations with Abi Weeds Managing Director and Emma Hopewell of Odylique - Essential Care (Organics) Ltd.

I was particularly interested to support Odylique as it is a leading brand of cosmetics and natural skin care based in the United Kingdom. The company prides itself on promoting their organic, vegan, fairtrade, cruelty free ethos and specialise in treating problematic sensitive, reactive and allergy prone skin.

Abi explained how the company was established by her mother Mrs Margaret Weeds over 30 years.

All Odylique products are Soil Association Organic certified and the brand has won numerous awards for their pioneering products, best of all they are cruelty free so you can wear them with pride knowing that they have been tested on other individuals with sensitive prone skin like mine and yours. Their products are suitable for children.

As a long term suffer of adult acne, 20 years to be precise, I was excited and anxious to use their products.

To be very honest, I don't wear make up because I've always endured painful acne and sensitive skin. I don't know how to apply make up and am very weary of cosmetics that contain parabens such as, methylparaben, propylparaben, butlyparaben, triclosan, triclocarbon, and diethylphthalate (DEP), sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and (SLES) sodium laureth sulphate that are linked to breast cancer. I have also learnt it is better to avoid products that list fragrance or parfum.

Since my mothers passing last year I feel its my duty to educate others about the dangers of applying toxic chemicals on our delicate skin and its been therapeutic conducting research about the alternative organic, vegan, socially conscious brands that are available on the high street. For those who are more adventurous do it yourself recipes are widely available online.

Abi and Emma sent me a box of cosmetics to try and I have recorded and posted photographs of my recent photoshoot.

You will be pleased to learn that all their products were suitable for my adult acne, sensitive, allergy prone skin.

For those interested Odylique were the number one cosmetic company featured in Ethical Consumer March/April 2017 magazine.

Other videos featuring Odylique cosmetics

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 Summary featuring the

Odylique photoshoot at 3.38.

 

 Six Items Challenge 2017 Week 2 featuring the

Odylique make up at 4.11.

 

Photographs courtesy of Mrs Saima Tahqiq for the

Odylique photo shoot March 2017

 Odylique - Essential Care (Organics) Ltd make up palette used by Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd, Dubai,UAE March 2017

 Odylique cosmetics

 

Odylique - Essential Care (Organics) Ltd product review by Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd, Dubai,UAE March 2017

 Bare selfie

 

Odylique - Essential Care (Organics) Ltd product review by Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd, Dubai,UAE March 2017

 Odylique make up photo shoot

 

Odylique - Essential Care (Organics) Ltd product review by Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd, Dubai,UAE March 2017

Odylique gold make up for my sensitive eyes

 

Many thanks once again to the Odylique team and I look forward to visiting them in the UK very soon.

 

Further Reading and Links

Odylique

Ethical Consumer 

Breast Cancer UK





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My sister sent me links to webinars about Great Mental Health Day which took place 26th January 2024.

I am grateful to all the guest speakers and trainers who took time out of their busy schedules to talk about Suicide Prevention, Bereavement and Write to Speak Your Poetry.

Translation in Urdu

میری بہن نے مجھے عظیم دماغی صحت کے دن کے بارے میں ویبینرز کے لنکس بھیجے جو 26 جنوری 2024 کو ہوا تھا۔

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January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
January 2024 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) - February 2024

During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.

Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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