Sunday 26 September 2010

Peony Rejuvenates Foaming Facial Cleanser and Juniper Exfoliating Crystals

Peony is a new skincare range that was launched in Spring of this year and is based upon the benefits of the white peony plant. It is a range free from chemical additives and parabens.

I think the packaging is pretty and fresh looking,  good enough to be left on show in the bathroom.

Foaming Facial Cleanser -

What Peony says - A rich foaming cleanser which removes make-up without stripping natural oils. Gentle cleanses and removes impurities whilst maintaining the skin's natural pH level. Suitable for the sensitive eye area, leaves skin feeling soft, supple and clean. It is suitable for all skin types.

What I think - The cleanser comes in a pump action bottle, and when it says it's a foaming cleanser, it really means that. The product came out as foam, to be used with water to lather up,  massage into the face for a couple of minutes and then washed off. It smelt lovely (I think it is the Green Tea, smells fresh, similar in scent to Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea perfume).  It does leave your skin looking bright and feeling clean,  unfortunately though I am not a fan of the tight feeling that it leaves the skin with, so this cleanser isn't for me. If however you don't mind that, then you may want to give this product a try.

Gold Juniper Exfoliating Crystals -

What Peony says - A gentle dissolving exfoliator & detoxifier, eliminates dead skin cells, unblocks pores and helps stimulate the skin's cell renewal cycle. Visibly reduces pore size and helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

What I think - The crystals are to be used in conjuction with the cleanser to make an exfoliator. It smells strongly of lavender and on closer inspection I saw that lavender was one of the ingredients. However,  I found the smell doesn't really materialise when the crystals are mixed with the cleanser. I cannot comment on claims that it minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, I saw no evidence of this but I haven't been using the product long enough to tell.

I liked the exfoliator a lot, it left my skin extremely soft and my pores were so clean, they were barely visible.

In conclusion, although I wasn't overly keen on the cleanser on its own, it was a great exfoliator when used with the crystals. The tight feeling disappeared when a toner was used afterwards.

Coming soon - reviews of the Green Tea & Collagen Eye Mask and Pro Collagen & Cell Renewal Serum

Products available at Fenwick or

Foaming Facial Cleanser 150mls - £24.25
Juniper Exfoliating Crystals 15g - £22.75


  1. I love that you care about packaging as much as I do. I have the same criteria, is it pretty enough to be 'on display' or should I relegate it to the cupboard?!

  2. I have been using this for a short while and I have loved the fact it has re-educated my whole skincare regime. From now on anything I use I will be double checking to see if it contains Parabens and toxins etc… since using a more natural skincare routine I have less spots and more confidence. Well Done Peony I love your work

  3. ooo I do like the packaging! May have to give this a go and see how I get on!


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