Spotlight on: Holos Skincare From Nature
What is Holos all about?
Holos Skincare is the brain child of Niamh Hogan and if you are a fan of Dragons Den then you saw her secure investment from Eleanor McEvoy in April. Holos products are made with pure essential oils, are natural and holistic, ethical produced and are handmade in Ireland. You can’t get any more home-grown and natural than that!
Niamh launched Holos Skincare in 2014 as a 1 woman show. Holos quickly grew momentum as a result of Niamh’s hard work meeting with potential stockiest and doing in store demo’s. Holos also got some great media coverage in its first year which also helped put it on the map.
Holos Product List
Holos is made up of 7 different product categories, aimed at specific needs. These include the following:
Love your Skin – Which are the products I personally used (detail to follow below)
Good Night – Contains calming essentials oils, perfect for unwinding at night-time.
Good Morning – Contains lively and energetic essentials oils and are quick using for them dreaded rush out the door morning. It can be used at any time and works for all but specifically for combination skin.
Blossoms – The emphasis is on femininity, perfect for the all import pamper time!
Woodlands – Created for the lovely men in our lives…yes they deserved to be pampered as well.
Happy Baby – Calming essentials oils (I could have done with this a couple of years back) and perfect for the little people.
Happy Mama – Made up of energizing oils (yes mummy’s rejoice) and is perfectly safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Love Your Skin Range
What Niamh says about Holos Love your Skin range:
“This line of products, our largest in the range is made up of the luscious essential oils of Rose, Palmerosa, Frankincense and Benzoin. There is Body oil, Cleansing cream, Floral toner, Face cream, Anti-ageing facial oil and Hand cream. The range is suitable for all skin types but is highly recommended for mature or Combination/dry skin.”
Niamh very kindly sent me the Love Your Skin Anti-Ageing Facial Oil and Face Cream to try out and a quick summary is – they are amazing!
Love Your Skin Anti-Ageing Facial Oil and Face Cream
I was a bit worried about using the facial oil as I have very oily skin as is it but I have to say I am so impressed. I used a generous amount on the areas of my face that are quite dry (the side of my face) and a small amount around my T-Zone and under my eyes. The best part for me is the smell. It is so delicious and I look forward to opening it up every night!
I only use it at night as I think it would be too much for my skin type under makeup, however, if you very dry skin this would prep your skin perfectly before make up application. After the first night my skin was left feeling so soft but not greasy and my makeup glided on beautifully the next morning.
The face cream is perfect for morning use it is really subtle and it melted into my skin after cleansing. Again it smells so gorgeous; it gives me a little lift in the morning! It is not a heavy cream but yet it is still really moisturizing. It is ideal for people with dry/combination skin and both would be ideal for those with sensitive skin (in the majority of cases). Not only do I suffer from acne/oily skin I also have very sensitive skin and this did not irritate my skin in any way.
To sum up I was delighted with both of the products. They were my first foray into all natural, essential oil products and I was not left disappointed.
You can purchase Holos Skincare online and stores around the country, for a full list of stockist check out the Holos website HERE. Locally you can purchase at the following stores; Horans Health Store, Dargans health store, and Von’s Health Store in Limerick and Meanwell in Ennis.
Till next time!!