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RINGANA Eco-Friendly Beauty | FRESH Travel Essentials

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As I become more environmentally conscious, my decisions require more consideration. Beauty products are a weakness of mine, but I’m regularly discovering great eco-friendly beauty brands like RINGANA. Becoming more conscious of the environment doesn’t have to be all-consuming, but every switch towards ethical practises helps.

WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RINGANA

RINGANA is an eco-friendly beauty brand to watch. Their ethical approach produces natural skincare products which, as you’d hope, boast both vegan and cruelty free status.

RINGANA believes in protecting resources and safeguarding an environment worth living in. In other words, they acknowledge the importance of sustainability. By packaging their products in materials such as recyclable glass and sugar cane, they put their money where their mouth is by prioritising renewable resource wherever possible. They also run a fantastic recycling incentive.

Earlier this year, RINGANA kindly gifted me their FRESH travel set. Overall I have very positive things to say about the brand and its products, of those I’ve tried. However, I must admit that these keep in line with findings from my own experience, that ethical products tend to be more expensive. For the product sizes that are included in the travel set, I do think that the price is steep.

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FRESH TRAVEL SET LIGHT CONTENTS | £54.72

This travel set presents all of the eco-friendly skin, body and hair care essentials. It’s not only perfect for travel because of the miniature sized products but because of the transparent beauty bag that the they’re packaged in. I took this with me to the Dominican to transport my liquids through airport security and it completely simplified the process. This trip was the first I’ve not had to stand before security, awkwardly transferring liquids from my makeup bag into the clear bags that they provide and hoping that they all fit. Sure, you can buy transparent bags from a lot of places, but this one is made from made of recycled PET bottles.

I’m a little late to reviewing the travel set, but since my holidays I’ve used up the last of most of these products. RINGANA is such a wonderful brand that I wanted to make sure I gave them a mention.

FRESH CLEANSER

The mild cleansing milk removes dirt and makeup gently yet thoroughly. It removes even stubborn makeup and contains almond kernel and grape seed oil to pamper the skin. Although the texture of this is more like what I’d describe as a pre-cleanse, I got on great with it. I used it alongside a trusty favourite, as travel can wreak havoc to my skin and I didn’t want to take any chances. However, I’m sure it would be fine to use alone.

FRESH TONIC PURE

I got on well with this too and could definitely feel that it was working. I love that it contains mulberry tree extract to hydrate the skin whilst preventing shine. It also includes ingredients which act to strengthen the skins natural skin barrier and refine complexion.

FRESH HYDRO SERUM

Skin hydration is all the more important during travel, we’ve all heard the horror stories about what aeroplanes can do to the skin. This serum claims to provide maximum hydration with amino acid ectoin. It also contains hyaluronic acid which is an ingredient I love to see in my skincare. This feels luxurious and works wonders.

FRESH CREAM LIGHT

This light moisturising cream brightens the complexion with extract from black elderberry, enabling a more even skin tone. Aloe vera fresh plant juice delivers moisture, while cherry bud extract protects the cells against premature ageing. This is a real does what it says on the tin product. It’s not fancy but lives up to both moisturising and brightening claims.

 

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HAIR AND HYGIENE

FRESH BODY WASH

Containing organic almond oil, orange fruit water and coconut oil, I expected this to smell a little more fruity than it does. The eco-friendly pump dispenses foam which I’m not the biggest fan of, but it does the job I suppose.

FRESH SHAMPOO

This is another foam product, which surprised me. I’ve not used anything quite like this before and must admit that in terms of eco-friendly beauty, I get on much better with shampoo bars. I’ve tried this a couple of times but it’s not easy to use and its simply not effective for my hair type. I didn’t end up finishing this product.

FRESH STAY FRESH

This cleansing foam is a green and health-friendly alternative to moist toilet paper. Honestly, I’ve not used this simply because I’d be doing so for the sole purpose of speaking about it here. I’ve never really used moist toilet paper so haven’t naturally reached for it. Maybe it’s more popular in other countries? Maybe I’m unhygienic for not using it? Who knows.

I guess if you’re properly travelling this could come in handy if you have limited access to washing facilities. If you’re just going on holiday (which is my kind of travel) then it’s not a necessity.

FRESH DEODORANT 

A good deodorant is non-negotiable when travelling. This innovative deodorant is a water-in-oil emulsion and feels like quite a thick cream. As someone who has transitioned from aerosols to roll ons for the sake of the environment, I really wanted to like this but I don’t.

The scent doesn’t scream fresh and although it does an okay job of preventing odours, it definitely couldn’t multitask in order to mask them. Although this is rarely necessary, when it comes to tropical travel, you want to know you’re covered. I still have some of this left and it’s been fine for days at home when I know I don’t need extra protection.

FRESH TOOTH OIL

I’m open to trying a whole host of quirky products in the name of beauty. I’ll admit though, that this one isn’t for me either. I’m a stickler for dental hygiene and as such, toothpaste is simply non-negotiable.

 

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BODY

FRESH BODY MILK

Containing avocado and macadamia nut oil to nourish and soothe dry skin and aloe vera fresh plant juice and bisabolol to soothe irritation and tension, I like this. It’s soothing and moisturising, again, in a simple yet effective kind of way.

FRESH FOOT BALM

I’m not sure I’ve ever viewed foot balm as a travel essential. This tiny 15ml one is lovely though. At just the right consistency, it feels thicker and more appropriate for feet than your average moisturiser but absorbs quickly too. Weirdly, this smells more appealing to me than a lot of the other products. It has a bit of subtle minty-ness going on.

FRESH HAND BALM

This claims to sooth and regenerate skin with valuable seed oils from cranberry, raspberry and chia. Another product I’m not sure I’d view as a travel essential, but it’s nice. When attempting to optimise space I’m likely to use a multi-tasking balm or cream for feet, hands and body.

OVERALL

I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on the brand and am likely to purchase some of their single products. A travel set that features various moisturising products that could be combined into one, but which doesn’t feature conditioner seems a little odd to me. I suppose this all depends on priorities, so maybe I’m the outlier to popular opinion here?

However, I’m fully behind such an ethical brand and am looking forward to future releases which I’ll be sure to try out.

 

*  This post contains gifted items. As always, all words, images and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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28 Comments

  • Reply Lucy

    This set sounds really good! I love the fact that it’s eco friendly too x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    November 21, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Leah

    I’ve never heard of this brand before and it’s so good to read such an in depth review into the products!

    November 22, 2019 at 3:48 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you, I’m so glad you think so! x

      November 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    It is great that you are becoming more environmentally conscious, especially with your usage. I like the overall vibe of Ringana. It is great that you got to collab with them to try out their different products. You can never go wrong with milk cleansers! They keep your skin super soft. Oooh, it is so cool that they have their whole toiletry set, including a deodorant! It is a bummer that it wasn’t the best at masking odors. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    November 23, 2019 at 5:37 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you, every little helps, right?! I totally agree, it’s so handy to have a whole travel set in one package x

      November 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Aaliyah

    I haven’t heard of this brand before but it’s such a good idea to get all of these products in a travel bag! The clear bag is really helpful taking through airport security. I love the sound of the cleanser and tone! X

    November 24, 2019 at 10:59 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I don’t think they’re stocked here, but they do ship to us! Absolutely, I love the clear bag and even more so for being made of recycled products! x

      November 24, 2019 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds amazing! I love how eco-friendly it is, being both vegan and cruelty free as well as using recyclable packaging (which still looks really impressive, btw). I loved reading your review and I’m now very interested in buying this brand for myself. I want ALL the products!

    November 24, 2019 at 11:05 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad that the brand has interested you- they definitely have incredible ethics! x

      November 24, 2019 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Martyna

    These products look really nice. I’ve not heard of them before!
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    November 24, 2019 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    Their ethics sound amazing. And it’s a little pricey but I don’t think it’s too steep compared to others on the market. I like the convenience of the set! And I’m always up for trying a new hydrating serum. I find the concept of the tooth oil a little confusing? Not sure if that would be for me either! x

    Sophie

    November 24, 2019 at 8:09 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I agree- and unfortunately, it’s nothing unusual to have to pay a little more for ethical and sustainable brands. I’m so glad it’s not me who was a little put off by that- I guess it’s a good option for someone who may be travelling, or maybe it’s an alternative to mouthwash, I’m not sure! x

      November 24, 2019 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I certainly like the look of this brand from the offset. I like the sound of their ethos and commitment to the environment too. It’s a new brand for me. I’ll keep an eye out for them.

    November 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad to hear that – they’re definitely the place to go for ethical beauty x

      November 24, 2019 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Jazmin

    Oh wow sounds like these products contain some amazing ingredients! I love the brand values. Xx

    November 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Leah

    I love that there’s a focus on cruelty free and environmentally friendly products!

    November 25, 2019 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Melissa Kacar

    This sounds like such a great brand! I never heard of them before, but I’ll definitely have to check them out now! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

    November 25, 2019 at 8:47 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I really respect their ethos and how hard they’re working towards sustainability! x

      November 26, 2019 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Prettiful Blog

    I love how clean and minimal the packaging is!

    November 25, 2019 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Katrina

    Some of these products sound great and I love what they’re about!
    I agree, shampoo bars are so easy to use and I don’t know how I’d get on with a foam shampoo either x

    November 25, 2019 at 2:35 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Some of them are definitely ones I’ll look to use again! I will be sticking to the Lush shampoo bars though haha, I’m glad you get on well with them too x

      November 26, 2019 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Mai

    This set sounds great! I have been trying to be more conscious about buying eco-friendly products.

    Mai
    ✰ maidoesthings.com

    November 26, 2019 at 2:23 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’d change a few things about it but overall the products are good and you can’t beat the brand ethos! That’s so great- every little helps x

      November 26, 2019 at 9:53 am
  • Reply mercy

    Such a pretty and clean looking travel set. It will def be a good travel companion.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    November 26, 2019 at 5:35 am
  • Reply Joyce

    I read this as Rihanna haha, I haven’t heard of this brand before but they sound like amazing products x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com

    November 26, 2019 at 6:42 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Haha close! I just think their ethics are unbeatable! Definitely a conscious brand to watch x

      November 26, 2019 at 9:48 am
  • Reply katy gilroy

    This sounds like such an interesting brand – I’ll have to try some bits out! x

    November 26, 2019 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Gemma Louise

    The packaging is so lovely, definitely a brand to keep an eye on!

    November 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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