Og Ireland peat beauty range : 100% natural and 100% Irish

By Aisling | December 14 2010 | 12 Comments

“This is going to make me black and sticky isn’t it?” I asked the Og Ireland people.

“Well it will make you black – but it won’t be sticky” they promised.

When I first heard about this range it reminded me of Dead Sea mud ranges but with one important difference. This is mud from Ireland. Peat to be more precise and when I hear about an Irish skincare range I always prick up my ears.

Now because of my house move, I am shamefully behind with my product testing. In fact this is my first time to use the mask, but I can tell you it does have the consistency of a runny briquette and is blacker than the stewed coffee in your local pub. It doesn’t smell of peat or muck thankfully and I can feel a definite tingling similar to the sensation of a glycolic product, so I will be very interested to see how this one works out. I’m definitely going to give it another go – anything with that stingy feeling is doing something.

You too could look this good in a thousand years

Peat is packed with essential oils, fatty acids and lipoids. These penetrate into skin hydrating and re-establishing the skin’s natural pH balance. It goes without saying that this range is full of anti ageing promise – after all look at the preservation of bog bodies. But let’s hope that it has the same benefits for actual living skin. As it’s detoxifying and anti inflammatory, peat based products are also reported to be beneficial for eczema, psoriasis and acne.

It’s always great to see an Irish skincare range, particularly one that makes use of one of our most iconic and natural resources. A jar of this mask costs €34 and to find out where to buy and read more details visit their site.

Now I really hope no one calls to the door.

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12 Replies to "Og Ireland peat beauty range : 100% natural and 100% Irish"

  • Karen says:

    I would love to try this!! Haven’t used a face mask in a while, am inspired to do so this evening, might have a bit of my Origins Charcoal Mask left, it’s the closest thing to this one I have hehe

  • Kirstie says:

    the way it’s piled up inside the pot makes it look a bit like … something else

  • Emz says:

    Exactly what I was thinking too Kirstie!

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    It actually doesn’t look like that at all – that’s more of a charcoal look (obviously that’s what you meant yes?). It’s much more sludgy and it would run all over the place if it were piled like that

    Now I’ve made it sound even more like poo haven’t I?

  • Acat says:

    I actually saw this in Stephens Green yesterday, they have a little shop set up in the stands in the centre. Was wondering about it, figured it couldn’t be that good if I hadn’t hear about it here, thought it might be a Victoria jackson job! Will definitely give it a try now tho, my psoriasis is gone mental with the cold weather.

  • Roisin says:

    I realise that the amount of peat going into this is a tiny tiny fraction of what is used for fuel and (scandalously) in garden compost, but……….

    I was under the impression that peat was a non-sustainable resource? I have had a quick squizz at the makers website were there is a page devoted to peat bogs, but they do not make any claims as to their eco-credentials or sustainablility.

  • Glamazon says:

    Oooooh I would love to try this. Must have a look out.

  • OMG OMG OMG I’m totally there! Where’s my credit card?????

  • Macloon says:

    yes, it does look like … something else… after a night on the stout or iron tablets

  • skinni peach says:

    oh for god’s sake, i need this. Im in love with anything natural and the price aint too steep either. It looks horrible tho :(

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