June 20, 2011

MuLondon Natural Organic Skincare

Established in 2008, MuLondon is based in London, UK, specialising in producing the finest natural and organic products for skin, body and home. MuLondon fine products are made by hand from pure, natural and, where possible, certified organic ingredients. 
All MuLondon products are 100% vegan and are registered by The Vegan Society.All MuLondon products are, and always will be: 

  • Organic, where possible. Natural - in the true sense of the word
  • Mild and effective
  • Super-concentrated and full of active ingredients
  • Completely free from man-made chemicals: preservatives such as parabens, emulsifiers, mineral oils and artificial fragrances are banned
  • Cruelty-free: never tested on animals, always free from animal ingredients 

MuLondon products contain no artificial preservatives, emulsifiers or fragrances. Instead, pure natural essential oils and herbal extracts are used to divinely scent and gently preserve.

Boris, founder and owner of MuLondon and self described “head cream-whipper”, very kindly sent me two of his moisturizers to try.

How lovely is the packaging?

L - R: Organic Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh Face Moisturiser and Organic Rose Face Moisturiser

I won't go over the two moisturizers separately as they both work well for me and I really didn't notice much difference between the two, but I would still like to include the description of each one from the MuLondon website:

An exclusive blend of organic Shea Butter and Jojoba oil, extracts of Marigold and Blue Chamomile and the essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh. Ideal for dry & mature skin.

Organic Rose Face Moisturiser (£19 for 60ml or £10 for 30ml)
Luxury 100% organic face moisturiser with Rose otto oil, Rosehip Extract and Rosemary. This amazing trio will pamper, balance and nourish dry, irritated and sensitive skin.

The first thing that I noticed was the smell of the Rose moisturizer. When I first smelled it, I was quite suprised, because it's not your typical cheap and chemical rose scent - this is the real thing. In fact, the essential oil of rose used is certified organic and steam distilled - it is not solvent-extracted, as is the case with the cheaper rose absolute, hence the difference of scent.

Did you know that thirty roses must be used to make a single drop of Rose Otto? This is why this oil is the most precious essential oil in the world.

Another thing that really surprised me was the texture of the product. It looks solid in the tub,  but it feels a little buttery when you scoop it out of the tub but it melts when in contact with your skin. I have never seen something like this before, and let me tell you, I'm amazed!

MuLondon moisturizers are super concentrated: 100% active ingredients and no added water - that's why you  need only a tiny amount, best applied to moist skin, after a bath or shower. You really need a tiny amount of product, otherwise, it could leave your face greasy. Melt a pea-sized amount between the palms of your hands and massage gently into your skin. If your face feels greasy, it means you have used too much. I haven't had this problem, and I find the product gets very quickly absorbed into the skin and moistures it imediately, leaving it soft and smooth.

When I asked Boris which moisturizer he would recommend for my eczema, he told me he have had eczema too for years now - that's why he started MuLondon. The one that works best for his skin is Rose, but he offered me to try Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh cream, as it's got some really great, soothing ingredients - like Marigold and Blue Chamomile extract. I honestly didn't notice much difference between the two moisturizers, except maybe that the Rose one was only slightly more moisturizing.

Honestly, I have yet to come across better moisturizers than these ones from MuLondon. I don't think I have ever used moisturizers that are not water based, and I can tell there's an great difference, especially for my eczema! The texture is perfect, and I can tell you it will be hard to use something else after that.

Check out the MuLondon blog and follow Boris on Twitter or Facebook for health and beauty tips, special offers, updates and competitions.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. They sound amazing Gaby! Where do you find out about these amazing products? So cool!

  2. The products sound really interesting, and I love that last shot in the grass!

  3. Hi GABY! How are you doing? I would like to invite you to join Truly Genuine Beauty Blogger! Please check out the website for more details:

    As soon as you join I will make a blog post all about your blog and ask you a few questions :)
    I'd really appreciate your support and I think you are a Truly Genuine Blogger!

  4. Awesome review! (: The "butter melting action" sounds really interesting. I'd like to try that. This seems promising!

  5. @Tracy@Beauty Reflections : Hi Tracy! You can check out the website here: http://www.mulondon.com/

    @Rocaille: Thank you! I love summer for tking pictures in nature hehe!

    @Mary Elizabeth : Thanks for the invitation Mary, I'll be sure to check out your blog!

    @Tiffo : It is truly an amazing texture, I haven't seen something like this before, and it works really well. I'm sold!

  6. Very cool, and I've never heard of the title 'head cream whipper' before either! Great review of this line!

  7. This cream sounds really nice! I love organic products - I've been trying to slowly incorporate more natural and organic skincare products into my regimen.

  8. Hi Gaby! Wow that's amazing if you haven't come across another moisturizer to top this MuLondon one. It really sounds so luxe and I love how it's vegan/organic.
    Woah that's crazy that Rose Otto essential oil takes 30 roses to produce one drop of oil. Yikes! I can see why it's so coveted and pricey then. But Dale buys me a number of Rosehip scented organic products and I've really grown to love the scent of Rosehips. In the beginning I was not a fan. And I know what you mean about it smelling real - not fake. That's one thing that has kept me going organic now that Dale's bought me a number of organic skincare products. But still, I cling to my Aveeno and Cetaphil products which are not organic :S
    Ooo and Frankincense and Myrrh sounds so nice and unique! This might sound crazy/funny but when I think of Frankincense and Myrrh I think of baby Jesus because of the three wise men gifts
    Good luck in finding a lovely new home with your Mom Gaby! I'm glad you sound excited about it all and I'm sure you'll do well on Wednesday's exam! You have shown us your really high grades before so I'm confident in you :)

  9. They sound really good, love their packaging! xx

  10. Wow! Very nicely packaged and I can just imagine the nice scent it has, it sounds absoulty amazing! This would be a very nice product to review!! I'm glad you had the chance and as always the pictures look great!!

  11. @ Tracy D : Me neither ahah but I love it, it's pretty original (:

    @Rinny : Same for me. It can be hard though as natural and organic products tend to be expensive z=

    @ Karen Law : Hi Karen! At first I was unsure of the scent, I guess I was expecting another fake rose smell, but like you, I've grown to love it. I understand that you cling to your Aveeno and Cetaphil products as they work so well for you. I've been disappointed by them though, but I'm currently trying Diane Lai products (which are natural products for sensitive and eczema prone skin) but they don't seem to do much for my skin either z=

    @Vintage Makeup @Rachel: Me too! So vintage and pretty (:

    @TEA aka MonsterGirl: I'm glad you liked the review and the pictures =D

  12. This looks great! I love organic. I shall check them out. By they way, I awarded you a blog award. Check it out here. http://beingyourownbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-second-blog-award.html