Arran Aromatics is a Scottish brand from, you guessed it, Arran.  This company started out in the kitchen in a cottage back in the late 80s but has since become a big brand in Scotland.  Before going cruelty free I had actually never tried their products as I always thought they were expensive, but it turns out I was wrong.  A couple of months ago I was looking for products for a hamper for one of my best friends before she had her baby.  I wanted to put in some new products she may have never tried for a good pamper before and after the baby was born.  This was when I ended up in Arran Aromatics on George Street in Edinburgh.  I was surprised to see the products are not that expensive at all they are all similar in price to Lush products.


Arran aromatics


So anyway, to the products.  I bought a Sea Mud Mask and a Cucumber and Avocado Scrub with Loofah.  The scrub smelled so amazing I had to buy it.  I love a fresh smelling product and, as I may have said before, a friend once told me if you don’t like the smell of something your skin wont like it and I like to think it works the other way round too!  Happy to say it rung true with this one, my skin really loves this product.  I have been using it for about 2 months now at night and it has left my skin clear and healthy looking.  I tend to get pretty dry skin especially in summer around my nose with my hayfever, but using this light exfoliator each night has stopped this.  As I have such sensitive skin most scrubs are just too much for me but as this is loofah it does not irritate my skin at all.  All round my skin has been brighter and less prone to breakouts since using this product so it gets a huge thumbs up from me.


Cucumber and Avocado Scrub


I have only actually used the Sea Mud Mask once as I love the idea of these things but never find the time.  However, I really liked it and will be using it more often!  Again as I have very sensitive skin it is hard for me to find masks which do not irritate it but this was absolutely fine.  I got a thick layer on and relaxed while it dried in.  When I washed it off my skin was much smoother and felt super clean.  It is meant to help reduce oiliness and spots and while my skin did feel much cleaner and smoother, ie not oily, I think I would have to use it more often to be able to agree with this 100%.  Having said that, I really liked this product too and would recommend it.


I am really impressed with these products and will def be trying more!  Have you tried them, what did you think?