After running out of toner a few months ago, I decided it was high time I purchased a new one. I had been using Liz Earle’s Instant Boost Skin Tonic, and then switched to Witch Hazel, but White Rabbit Skincare had been on my radar for a while, and it seemed like a great time to try some of their products.
White Rabbit Skincare have a lot going for them. They’re an independent luxury skincare company based in Scotland, producing handmade skincare all of which is vegan friendly. Their products are also all natural, and the company has very strong environmental and sustainability values. What’s not to love? It feels so good supporting businesses that tick all of my boxes – our decisions as consumers really do help shape the future.
With that in mind, I put an order in for the Orange Blossom and Aloe Vera Toner, which is as lovely as it sounds. I also picked up a pot of the Chamomile and Carrot Seed Eye Cream after hearing good things about it from other cruelty-free bloggers. Now that I’ve had a good chunk of time to use these products, I thought I’d write a little review of them – if you’ve tried either of these, or any of the White Rabbit Skincare range, let me know your thoughts in the comments!
| Orange Blossom and Aloe Vera Toner
The toner comes in a spray bottle, which means it can also be used as a refreshing face mist anytime of the day. I tend to spritz my face in the mornings after I’ve showered, and use a cotton wool pad to gently pat the product on my skin. The orange scent is not overwhelming at all, but rather subtle and natural. The toner is cool and fresh on my skin, and I’ve not had any problem sweeping it over my eye area.
I usually spray around 7 or 8 times before I have to stop myself – it’s so refreshing I could just keep on spraying!
| Chamomile and Carrot Seed Eye Cream
Eye cream is one of those products I resisted using for the longest time. The skin under the eyes is different to the rest of the face – it’s thinner, more delicate – and therefore requires a gentler approach. The fresh, natural credentials of this eye cream appealed to me greatly, and I have been far from disappointed since I began using it in the mornings (and sometimes at night, if I remember).
You only need the smallest amount – I tend to dab my ring finger in ever so gently to pick up a little blob of product, which I then pat (no dragging or rubbing, as per the instructions) under my eyes until it’s absorbed. The eye cream has a thick, nourishing consistency which really adds long-lasting moisture to the under-eye area, prepping it for face cream and makeup.
The packaging of these two products is very simple and sleek, with their use-by dates and ingredients clearly stated. I love that the containers are 100% recyclable – White Rabbit Skincare also offer a money-off incentive if you send your packaging back! In terms of value for money, I think the pricing is very reasonable, given that the products are handmade using natural ingredients.
As for my next purchases, I’ll certainly be repurchasing the toner and eye cream. White Rabbit Skincare’s selection offers some gorgeous combinations and ingredients, such as rosehip and camellia, and olive and avocado. I particularly like the sound of the lime and coconut cleansing water, and the coconut and rosehip calming cream (ideal for problematic skin) sounds like it could really help soothe my hormonal breakouts.
As a vegan consumer, I love supporting businesses that offer high quality products, and wear their cruelty-free status on their sleeves loudly and proudly, and will definitely look to add to my mini White Rabbit Skincare collection in the not-so-distant future!