Jo Loves

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Jo Loves is a brand of fragrance that has been created by Jo Malone, the founder of the Jo Malone brand which is now owned by Estée Lauder a brand that does allow their products to be tested on animals as they are sold on mainland China.

Her new brand Jo Loves is all about the fragrances that she loves, inspired by her memories.

I have a lot of admiration for Jo Malone and her journey as a female entrepreneur and creator is incredibly inspirational. From fairly humble beginnings to starting her own business creating fragrances in her bathtub and going on to become one of the most prestigious fragrance brand names is quite an extraordinary achievement.

I recently reached out to the Jo Loves customer service team to ask if they were Cruelty Free and Vegan friendly, this was their response.

 

Thank you for your email and for your interest in Jo Loves.

 I am happy to confirm that Jo Loves products do not contain animal derived substances and nor does Jo Loves conduct or commission animal testing on our ingredients or products. We do not sell in China.

 With kind regards,

Alistair Divers

Customer Services

 Jo Loves

Created by Jo Malone

 Jo Loves Limited

Suite 4

Queripel House

1 Duke of York Square

London SW3 4LY

 T: +44 (0) 207 730 6091

I additionally checked that their suppliers were also cruelty free and they confirmed that they are to their knowledge.

 

The Location

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Jo Malone has returned to the place where her passion for fragrance began, where she first worked as a florist at No 42 Elizabeth Street in London and this is the one and only Jo Loves store.

Purchases can be made online via her website for the UK and for all other territories I have included some links below.

USA: SEPHORA.COM

WORLDWIDE: NET-A-PORTER.COM

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: EMIRATES HIGH STREET

 

Jo Loves is a unique, high end, quality perfume brand that is not only creating fragrances but is innovating new ways in how we apply our fragrance.

 

Jo Loves Fragrance Brush

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The Fragrance Brush is a gel formula that holds the scent and when applied to the skin dries in seconds, perfect for carrying in your handbag.

Four of the Jo Loves fragrances are currently available to purchase as a paintbrush and retail at £40.00.

These include Pomelo Jo Malone’s signature scent, White Rose & Lemon Leaves, Red Truffle 21 and Green Orange & Coriander.

 

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The Fragrance Range

The combination of strong base notes mixed with floral and citrus notes make the fragrance longer lasting, this kind of blending also makes most of the fragrances unisex.

Some of the fragrances like Gardenia, one of my personal favourites are considerably more feminine and likewise some of the fragrances have a more masculine appeal ie. Red Truffle.

Other products include bath oils, cleansers and lotions.

There is also a Jo Loves candle range and I can confirm they are made from mineral wax.

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This high end perfume brand is expensive and unfortunately they no longer offer  reasonably priced sample boxes that you can purchase online. That said all the write up’s of the fragrances are very descriptive helping you decide on the right fragrance for you.

 

 

 

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Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Facial Oil

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Dr Botanicals is a London based Vegan/Cruelty Free brand of Natural Skincare Products that was founded in 2016 .

Personally I much prefer facial oils as part of my skincare regime over cream based moisturisers for a number of reasons and I recently tried Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil.

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The fragrance of Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose facial oil has the most beautiful scent of a skin care product I have ever used.

The consistency of the facial oil however is unlike any other facial oil I have used as it is very light and feels more like water than oil. This surprised me initially as it was not what I was expecting and I felt somewhat disappointed because I was concerned that the product was not going to be as hydrating as I’d hoped it would be.

I’ve been using the product now for 2 weeks and I love it and I can confirm that it does all that Dr Botanicals says it does, it feels nourishing and visibly brightens and evens out the skin tone.

The instructions say that you only need to apply 2-3 drops, I’ve easily triple this amount  for a couple of reasons. Firstly it’s winter and my skin feels like it needs deeply moisturising to protect it from the harsh winter elements. Another reason why I like to use more than the recommended amount is because as part of my skincare routine I think it’s important to massage the face daily, if you don’t do this then 2-3 drops maybe an adequate amount for you.

One of the advantages of this facial oil being very light, it allows me to use in the morning without making my face greasy before I apply my make-up.

I use the product both in the morning and evening, despite easily using 7-9 drops per application I have only used a fraction of the bottle and I am expecting this bottle to last me between 2-3 months.

This Dr Botanicals Moroccan Facial Oil Retails at £35.90 for a travel size bottle.

Below is Dr Botanicals product description
Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin

This Moroccan Rose infused Facial oil is packed full of minerals and vitamins, all working together to rejuvenate, renew and protect skin. Rich in antioxidants and moisturising properties to keep your skin protected and hydrated when it needs it most.

We believe oils and plant extracts can make a genuine difference to skin. Never tested on animals, this range embodies our belief in the potent power of botanicals.

The main active ingredients in the formulation are:

1) Vitamin C helps to stimulate collagen production, for younger-looking skin.
2) Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant with aims to rejuvenate skin, even skin tone and reduce the signs of ageing; while protecting from free radicals.
3) Almond Oil deeply moisturises and nourishes skin, whilst brightening the complexion for brighter fresh looking skin.