I first heard about Michael Todd when some of the “beauty guru’s” on YouTube were mentioning the brand a good few months ago. It was around the time I wanted to start switching to natural products and the fact that their products are aloe vera based stood out so they sounded like a good company for me to check out!
I figured the best way to try out the brand would be to order one of the discovery/travel sets sooo that’s what I did! I think it around mid-April when I bought the Sensitive Skin Discovery Set (I don’t think this particular set is available anymore but they have a few other sets with various products from the range!) It was $39.00 when I bought it which was about £26.00 at the time – yes a little on the pricey side plus I had to pay postage for shipping from the USA to the UK but I really wanted to try them out!
The first product in the set is the Honey and Oat Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser (full size $24.00/approx. £15.00). Unfortunately about a quarter of the bottle had leaked everywhere by the time it was delivered to me in the mail. This was slightly annoying considering it’s supposed to be a travel bottle so I expected the seal to be better, but maybe I had a faulty bottle or something! Anyway despite the loss of product I’m surprised to say I still have some of this left 4 months later after using this several times a week!! A little really goes a long way with this honey and citrus scented cleanser. You just need to massage in to wet skin, let it foam slightly and rinse. It removes makeup really well, doesn’t irritate my eyes and also leaves my skin feeling soft too. I think I’ll miss this when it runs out so I might consider getting a full-sized bottle (I just hope that one won’t leak too!)
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Oat Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Beta-Carotene, Honey, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Potassium Sorbate, Orange Peel Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Lavender Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phospholipids, Disodium Edta, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.
Next up is the Tropical Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant Scrub (full size $18.00/approx. £11.50). This totally smells like tropical fruit which I love. It uses Papaya and Pineapple enzymes to remove dead skin cells and also has very tiny gentle exfoliating beads to help it along. Again a little goes a long way, but sometimes I almost feel like this scrub a slightly too gentle and doesn’t quite do enough exfoliating for me. If you have sensitive skin though and can’t usually use scrubs this could potentially work for you! Also I’ve just discovered this product contains Phenoxyethanol which I know some of you natural bloggers like to avoid so just a heads up there!
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice, Coconut RBD Oil, Jojoba Wax Beads, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Emulsifying Wax, Palm Stearic Acid, Walnut Shell Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Green Papaya Extract, Organic Pineapple Extract, Organic Papaya Extract, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Sodium Benzoate, Glucolactone, Quince Juice, Licorice Extract, Acai Fruit Pulp Powder, Sugar Cane, Banana Fruit Puree, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Rooibos Tea Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Organic Jojoba Oil, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Green Tea Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), DL-Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Acai Fruit Pulp Powder, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Charcoal, Black Willowbark Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Essential Oils.
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Kelp Extract, Organic Blue Green Algae Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Hyaluronic Acid, Black Willowbark Extract, Acai Fruit Pulp Powder, Dead Sea Salt, Polysorbate, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Glucolactone, Citric Acid, Certifed Organic Lavender Hydrosol.
Ingredients:Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Juice, Hibiscus Sp. (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Palm Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Beta Carotene (Pro Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Fruit) Pulp Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol), Dl-panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Citrus Cinensis (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil, Citrus Deliciosa (Mandarin) Essential Oil, Citrus Limonium (Lemon) Essential Oil, Citrus Arauntifolia (Lime) Essential Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Essential Oil, Litsea Cubeba (Litsea) Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Essential Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Essential Oil, Citric Acid.