Tea & Tonic are a 100% natural skincare and wellness brand that aims to help you to discover the secrets to your brightest skin and self. Their luxury wellness products work to holistically balance dry, oily or sensitive skin. All of the products sold at Tea & Tonic are hand blended, sustainably sourced, vegan and cruelty free.
I liked the simple, elegant packaging in a sage green, almost grey, palette.There’s a quality feel to both the bottle (the top unscrews easily and there’s a good quality glass pipette) and the box it comes in. Tea &Tonic also allow you to opt for an aluminium cap, which is a recyclable alternative to their pipettes.
It’s a fragrance free oil, so there isn’t a strong scent, but there is a faint, pleasant, plant aroma when you use the product. It doesn’t linger and as I say, it’s very mild. It’s certainly pleasant and easy to use, plus a few drops goes a long way so a bottle will last for ages.
The Gentle Solitude Rich Face Oil from Tea & Tonic is formulated to soothe and provide comfort for your skin, aiming to leave you with smooth, supple, comforted skin. It slides onto your face easily and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy or weigh your skin down. It does still have a richness though, as the name suggests, and my face feels well moisturised through the night and into the morning when I use it. I’ve only used the product at night, although I think you could easily use it during the day. It leaves my skin feeling nourished, soft and supple, but without overwhelming it. I feel that my skin can breath when I’m using it, which isn’t always how I feel when I use face oils.
From the technical side of things, it’s good to know that the Gentle Solitude Rich Face Oil is high in nutrients and antioxidants. These include vitamins C and E, plus omega fatty acids, notably gamma linolenic acid: the elixir for elasticity. Tea & Tonic source with sustainability in mind from quality, freshness and mileage to the environmental production methods required. This natural skincare product contains over 80% seed oils sourced from UK farms. Ingredients used include Borage (Starflower) oil; Crambe Abyssinian and cold-pressed Camelina Oil which are all grown as part of the Bee Friendly project: RHS Plants for Pollinators which helps local ecosystems by supporting a healthy bee population. I do like using Borage oil products, but I think the other oils are new to me.
I’ve enjoyed using Gentle Solitude Rich Face Oil and my skin seems to like it too. It feels gentle on the skin and I think it would be good for those who have sensitive skin. It’s a product I have confidence in and I’d happily use it again in the future.